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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...
NEWS
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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August 21, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Saturday at 7 p.m. Talen Energy Stadium Records: Toronto, 10-7-6, 36 points; Union, 9-8-7, 34 points. TV: The Comcast Network. Coaches: Toronto, Greg Vanney, 27-28-12; Union, Jim Curtin, 25-28-19. Goals for: Toronto, 33; Union 42. Goals against: Toronto, 24; Union 37. Toronto on the road: 3-6-3. Union at home: 7-2-3. Most recent MLS game: Toronto played to a 1-1 draw at Houston on Sunday. The Union defeated the host New England Revolution, 4-0, on Saturday.
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DEAR ABBY: I need some words of wisdom from you. This past weekend I went to see my 7-year-old nephew play baseball. These are all young kids just learning the game. There was one young player whose father kept shouting horrible things at him like, "Catch like a MAN!" and, "I don't know why I waste my time coming here!" It was horrible to see that poor kid just wilt under his father's abuse. Maybe I should have spoken up, but I was scared. Was there anything I could have said? What can be done under those circumstances?
NEWS
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). To bring full attention to dressing, eating, walking and the rest is a form of meditation. It's almost impossible to execute, but you'll learn how easily and often we fall out of the moment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're not looking for love, but love is looking for you, and it will finally make eye contact this afternoon. The attention will trigger contradictory emotions; you may feel like fighting the attraction. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You want to learn, but you don't like the feeling of being managed by an authority figure.
NEWS
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DEAR ABBY: I'm a 21-year-old college student. Recently, my cousin (also 21) moved in with my parents and me because her mom is verbally and mentally abusive. Lately, I'm having issues with her being here. She constantly barges into my room, leaving me no time for myself. Most days, she ends up napping in my bed instead of hers, leaving drool on my sheets. When she comes home from school, she drops all of her things in my room. My parents cleared out a room for her, yet most of her stuff is in mine.
NEWS
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DEAR ABBY: I am 32 years old and divorced my wife two years ago. Although I tried dating for a bit, it was a brave new world of online apps and profiles. It wasn't for me, and I became discouraged. A year has gone by, and female friends are telling me I need to get back out and date. I find the whole endeavor depressing and prefer to spend my time elsewhere and single. They say my decision to stay single is emotionally driven, that I "deserve love. " My argument against dating is that I wasn't a good husband, and I have no interest in devoting the time or energy to date in the scary and confusing world of the web. Can you settle this dispute so that we can stop the back-and-forth arguments?
NEWS
August 19, 2016 | By Steve & Mia, $util.encode.html($!item.bycredit)
Q: I have an issue that cost me my relationship. My girlfriend (now my ex) has a tattoo on her arm that says "Big John" with a heart drawn next to the letters. I was very upset and offended when I was out with her and it was visible. I was seeing her for approximately four years and everyday when I see her, I had to look at that stupid tattoo. We had many arguments and disagreements about this. She felt, if I was tired of looking at it, I should pay to have it removed or covered. I was really tired of looking at it. My suggestion to her was to at least wear a long-sleeved shirt to cover it. I am curious as to what you both think.
ENTERTAINMENT
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DEAR ABBY: I am a 40-year-old man, divorced with teenage children, and have been exclusively dating a woman who has a 4-year-old daughter. There have been no clashes among our children. We have yet to have sex. When I'm over at her place, I sleep on the living room floor, either on an inflatable air mattress (her idea) or in a sleeping bag (my response when I just couldn't take the air mattress any longer). Either way, I feel like I'm left to sleep on a dog bed - not great for my self-esteem, as you can imagine.
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