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May 31, 1989 | By Robert Zausner, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
The current and former minority chairmen of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, both Bucks County Republicans, accept campaign money from utilities even though the committee oversees the utility industry. Despite the fact there is no legislative election this year, state Reps. James L. Wright Jr. and Edward F. Burns Jr. have scheduled a Harrisburg fund- raising event for June 12 to which they have invited a number of utilities or utility lobbyists. Both contended in interviews that they have not and do not accept contributions from utilities, saying that the purchase of a ticket by a utility to a fund-raising event is not the same as a campaign contribution.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2013
A report Tuesday by the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) in the Navy Yard recommends that utilities provide a one-stop outlet for energy consumption data for building owners to comply with Philadelphia's new benchmarking law. The city's biggest utility, Peco Energy Co., has already initiated plans to create an automated data transfer service aimed at easing compliance with the benchmarking law, which requires owners of large commercial buildings...
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June 20, 2012 | BY Holly Otterbein
SOME PEOPLE have all the luck. In May, It's Our Money reported that taxpayers covered hundreds of thousands of dollars in utility bills for Water Works Restaurant & Lounge, a private business owned by the politically connected Michael Karloutsos. Now, It's Our Money has found that taxpayers also paid for utilities used by Boathouse Row Café, another business owned by Karloutsos. He leased space in city-owned Lloyd Hall, which he shared with the Parks and Recreation Department.
NEWS
September 29, 2008
With Pennsylvania electricity consumers facing record rate increases in the next few years, what's the state Senate doing guarding the bottom line of Peco Energy Co. and other utilities? Having delayed action for months on a House-approved energy-savings measure, the Senate last week suddenly gutted key consumer protections in the bill. Utilities will be the winners; consumers and the state's business climate the losers. The Senate approach would leave consumers even more vulnerable to looming double-digit rate increases.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1990 | By Julia C. Martinez, Inquirer Staff Writer
In 1989, Philadelphia Electric Co. charged off $27 million it couldn't collect from customers - about 1 percent of total revenue. That was about $3 million to $4 million higher than the year before, said Charles Rogala, PE's manager of customer service and accounts. To nudge these laggards out of their monthly bill-paying complacency, PE is doing what more and more utilities are doing: turning over to national credit agencies all customer-account information - good and bad. This means that whether customers pay their bills on time, a few days late or routinely relegate them to the nearest dumpster, credit agencies will have their number the next time they try for a mortgage, car loan or other form of credit.
NEWS
September 1, 2011 | Staff Report
With Irene long gone, the lights are finally back on for most of those who lost electricity last weekend in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Area utilities say that of the hundreds of thousands who lost power in the region, all but a few thousand have electricity again. However, PSE&G, a major supplier in New Jersey, says there are still about 15,000 customers without power in North and Central Jersey, which were particularly hard hit by the storm and resulting floods.
NEWS
September 6, 2012 | By VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
Both the electricity and gas have been turned off at the Berean Institute since utility workers found that service was being provided at the historic location, but that there was no official record of service with the two utilities. The gas and electric were shut off Aug. 30, according to a worker with ABO Haven, a job-training company that said it signed a lease with Berean to rent office and classroom space for $9,000 a month. The worker said both the gas and electric were turned off the same day a story appeared in the Daily News about a leasing conflict between ABO Haven and Berean Institute, on Girard Avenue near 19th Street.
NEWS
December 14, 1987 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, Daily News Staff Writer
Joseph B. Muldoon, a noted utilities and railroads analyst, died Saturday. He was 67 and lived in Ardmore. "Railroads were one of his great passions," said his son-in-law, Steve Friedman. "He took trains all over the country. Railroads, his family and Jerome Kern. " A member of the research department at the Philadelphia brokerage firm of Janney Montgomery Scott and a chartered financial analyst, Muldoon was a kindly man with a ready wit. He was remindful both in temperament and appearance of "Santa Claus in a three-piece suit.
NEWS
September 1, 1995 | By Tamara Chuang, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Three state legislators yesterday unveiled a plan to fight future rate shocks by public utilities involving state-mandated projects. "This should be a simple matter of state mandate, state pay," said Assemblyman Steve Petrillo, the bill's chief sponsor. The legislation, to be introduced Sept. 28 in the state Senate, would require the state to finance, through bonds and low-interest loans, any public-utility projects that arise from its mandates. It also would require privately owned utilities to extend the period that they can recover costs from large projects to more than 30 years, in order to spread out the costs charged to ratepayers.
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A woman was in critical condition after being pulled out of the Delaware River by the police Marine Unit near Penn's Landing Saturday morning, police said. The woman was rescued at about 10:30 a.m. near the Blue Cross RiverRink, by the 100 block of South Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Old City. Police said CPR was performed. Medics rushed the woman to Hahnemann University Hospital. No information was available on why the woman was in the water. - Julie Shaw
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DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old man who has been meeting women online for a few years. I recently met "Molly," whose profile said she was 60. We dated several times and then she spent a few days at my house. Certain things she said made me suspect she was older. So I looked her name up online and found out she was seven years older than she had advertised. I consider lying on a dating profile to be similar to lying on a job application. When she asked me when she could come over again, I nicely said I couldn't consider a long-term relationship with someone her age. So what's the penalty for putting false info on a dating profile?
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Unseen forces can and will be felt. In fact, they will be much more powerful than what seems to take up space. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Respect can't be demanded, it has to be commanded. Your confidence is best displayed in a gentle tone. Soft words have real impact if they are delivered with clarity and intention. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Classes, churches, teams, groups ... more will be accomplished inside of them than out these days. It will be worth it to show up to the gathering.
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July 17, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from an online discussion. Question: When I'm in an elevator and someone takes it to go up one floor, there's the occasional rude stare or snide comment. This really bothers me because I have friends with "invisible" disabilities that limit their use of the stairs. I want to speak up but am hesitant to do so to a stranger who just made a hostile remark and is sharing a confined elevator with me. Answer: Meh. Let these people stew in their own bile. Their getting gratuitously into other people's business isn't worth the brain space you've already devoted to getting into theirs.
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CLASSIC CHICKEN SALAD WITH GRAPES 4 cups chicken stock 2 cups white wine 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1/2 small yellow onion 3 thyme sprigs 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped plus ¼ cup minced celery 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 cup red grapes, halved 2 tablespoons minced shallot 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt...
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July 15, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
PPL Electric Utilities ranked first in customer satisfaction among 16 large eastern utilities, according to the annual J.D. Power study of residential customers that was released Wednesday. Public Service Electric & Gas Co. ranked second and Peco Energy ranked fourth. While electric bills have fallen to their lowest levels in a decade and overall satisfaction is increasing, J.D. Power said that electric companies still struggle to match other industries in customer satisfaction, including auto insurance, retail banking and airlines.
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July 15, 2016 | By Shaun Brady, For the Daily News
WHEN PIANIST Sumi Tonooka headlines the 10th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival on Saturday, it will mark her second time at the event, having been a special guest with guitarist Monette Sudler's band at the 2010 installment. But she was far from a stranger to the neighborhood even then; though she's called New York, Boston, and Seattle home over the years, Tonooka was born and raised in Powelton Village. "The festival is literally right down the street from where I grew up," Tonooka said last week, already in Philly and barraged with reminders of her old environs.
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DEAR ABBY: We have been attending the weddings of our friends' children and work colleagues. We enjoy them, but we have noticed a change in some of the traditions. The best man's and maid of honor's toasts to the bride and groom seem to have devolved into telling stories about their past escapades, with "digs" at the bride and groom. Some of these speeches can go on for more than 10 minutes. Abby, many guests attending these celebrations really don't care to hear these kinds of things.
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July 14, 2016 | By Steven Rea, MOVIE CRITIC
IT'S HARD NOT to think of Breaking Bad while watching The Infiltrator . And not just because Bryan Cranston stars in both - as Walter White, the chemistry teacher-turned-mad-meth-king in the groundbreaking series, of course, and as Robert Mazur, an undercover G-man who burrows deeply, dirtily, into the world of drug cartels and international money-laundering in Brad Furman's true-crime pic. Cranston was iconic, a walking tornado of moral crisis,...
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