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April 10, 2008
SO OBAMA didn't make the obligatory stop at Pat's or Geno's. I applaud him on skipping the two tourist traps that are the McDonald's and Burger King of cheesesteaks in the city. There are other joints to get a great cheesesteak, including Jim's, D'Allessandro's and John's Roast Pork. Bryan Flannery, Chalfont
NEWS
March 15, 2007
WHAT IS HAPPENING to our city? A soldier had to come home from the war to bury his mother. He's been in the Army for 16 years and the last two, he's been defending our country and protecting us against the terrorists. Unfortunately, while he was over in Iraq, no one was looking out for his mother. She was a woman who worked hard trying to make a living for her family, a mother who raised five children, 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren - and all she wanted was a ride home.
NEWS
December 4, 1990
Bejamin Frankin offered his thoughts on the efficacy of war in a letter to one of his sisters written from Philadelphia in 1787. It was selected by Roy Goodman, research librarian of the American Philosophical Society. I agree with you perfectly in your disapprobation of war. Abstracted from the inhumanity of it, I think it is wrong in point of human prudence, for whatever advantage one nation would obtain from another, whether it be part of their territory, the liberty of commerce with them, free passage on their rivers, etc., etc., it would be much cheaper to purchase such advantage with ready money than to pay the expence of acquiring it by war. An army is a devouring monster . . . when you have raised it, you have not only the fair charges of pay, clothing, provision, arms and ammunition, with numberless other contingent and just charges to answer and satisfy, but you have all the additional knavish charges of the numerous tribe of contractors . . . (who take)
NEWS
April 21, 2003
COLUMNIST Michael Kinsley wonders what an honest opponent of the war should do now (OpEd, April 16). First, most of the organized antiwar groups aren't honest - they are the Socialist Workers Party and the free-Mumia crazies on the far left. Others, though, might admit that they were wrong, and question their weakness of character in always opposing their country. Finally, the Hollywood antiwar crowd like Tim Robbins and Mike Farrell might opt for the ancient Japanese rite of contrition called hara-kiri.
NEWS
June 2, 1995 | Associated Press, KRT Graphics, Defense Dept., United Nations; DAILY NEWS GRAPHIC
Any attempt to rescue the hostages by force would be "an absurd, catastrophic mistake. " - Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic On sending U.S. troops: "As long as the mission was strictly limited for a very narrow purpose and it was something that we could do for them that they couldn't do for themselves, upon proper consultation with Congress, I would be inclined to do that. " - President Clinton "The U.N. mission in Bosnia has failed. It must be withdrawn and the U.S. should not refuse to assist in its withdrawal.
NEWS
January 27, 1991 | By David Zucchino, Inquirer Washington Bureau
After the first 24 hours, there was the illusion that this war would be easy. But there was a nagging sensation that the antiseptic, technology- controlled script the White House and Pentagon had created was too clean. The euphoria is gone. Now, 11 days into the war, the White House is warning that the conflict may be long and bloody. What America has seen is not the war itself, but the illusion of war. It is war by briefing, not battle. Satellite TV can relay the life and death of a smart bomb, but the war below remains inscrutable.
NEWS
February 12, 2003
I am writing about the people who are protesting against the war. I think that our President knows what he is doing. . . . All of the protesting is just making his job harder. Anthony Conway There must be other options beside war. I feel President Bush is seeking revenge for, or to complete, what his father was unable to complete. This is the wrong reason for war. Ashley Taylor The writers are juniors at Mercy Vocational High School in Philadelphia.
NEWS
November 10, 2006
SIGNE WILKINSON'S Nov. 8 "Stop the War" editorial cartoon accurately depicts the election results as a clear referendum on the war in Iraq. Nevertheless, her analysis is dead wrong on two fronts. First, Republicans and Democrats alike evidently voted for a change in U.S. policy in Iraq. So the words "Stop the War" ought to be purple. Using blue, over a red map of the U.S., perpetuates a false dichotomy of the electorate with regard to Iraq. Second, the cartoon implies that those who voted Democrat want the war to end, regardless of the situation on the ground.
NEWS
January 31, 2003
HAS ANYONE considered researching how many presidents since FDR have had sons of eligible draft age? Almost every president has had some dealings with war. However, none, to my knowledge, has had sons who enlisted, fought or were eligible to fight in an existing war during their term. Most presidents, Kennedy excluded (John was only 3), had daughters. I believe presidents, congressmen and senators would exhibit a different mind-set if their sons were going off to war. Regina Powell, Lansdowne
NEWS
August 22, 1991 | Special to The Inquirer / CHERIE KEMPER-STARNER
Members of the Rolling Thunder Pa. group rode from Phoenixville to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Saturday. The group brought back etchings of the names of the eight Phoenixville men who were killed in the war. They will be part of the area's planned Vietnam memorial.
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NEWS
April 19, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOWER MERION Five years ago, Abri Bernstein's mother took her to see a grim documentary called The Devil Came on Horseback, about war, famine, and genocide in a remote land 6,500 miles away, the troubled Darfur region of Sudan. Bernstein was a 13-year-old seventh grader in Harrisburg at the time, but after what she saw, she said, she had to do something. "Being Jewish and having distant relatives who were killed in the Holocaust, it bothered me that genocide was happening," she recalled.
NEWS
April 17, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT APPEARS as if the auction is already underway for control of the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com. Wealthy businessman Lewis Katz said in Delaware Chancery Court yesterday that he is prepared to match the $77 million that partner-turned-rival George Norcross has offered for Interstate General Media, parent company of the three media organizations. Katz and Norcross, the co-managing partners of IGM who want to force each other out, were back in court yesterday with a small army of lawyers, seeking to convince Judge Donald F. Parsons Jr. that their respective auction plans are in the company's best interests.
NEWS
April 1, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN MARTIN Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in August 1963, Joseph K. Reed was among the nearly 300,000 who heard him. Joseph was part of the local delegation to the march representing the rights of labor, urging "jobs and freedom. " A longtime civil-rights activist, Joseph didn't hesitate to collar anyone he thought would hear out his opinions on politics, the rights of man and the need for spiritual attainment. Joseph Clark, a longtime electrician for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, an Army veteran of the Korean War, an active churchman and a devoted family patriarch, died March 6 at age 85. "Joseph was the cornerstone of his family and instrumental in nurturing everyone's life he encountered," his family said.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three weeks ago, President Obama and Connecticut Gov. Dannell P. Malloy ate lunch at Cafe Beauregard in New Britain, Conn. The restaurant became the setting Thursday night for the governor to sign a law lifting the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, from $8.25. That will make the Nutmeg State the first to heed Obama's call to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, up from the current national minimum of $7.25. "Increasing the minimum wage is not just good for workers, it's also good for business," Malloy said in a statement Wednesday.
NEWS
March 28, 2014
IN 2014, Joe Manganiello will appear in a Terrence Malick movie and an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, an acting feat surely never to be duplicated. As if being voted favorite pop-culture werewolf of all time were not already enough. The "True Blood" regular (Alcide Herveaux) just learned that he made the final edit for director Malick's latest mystery opus, "Knight of Cups. " He also plays one of Schwarzenegger's posse in "Sabotage," opening today. You may also know him as the stripper Big ---- Richie in "Magic Mike.
NEWS
March 23, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
The timing could not have been predicted or contrived. Just as Russian/American relations veer toward breakdown over the annexation of Crimea, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented a concert of Sergei Prokofiev's three so-called War Sonatas - Nos. 6-8, Opp 82-84 - a surprisingly overt reaction to Stalin's purges of the 1940s, played by a pianist with a certain family history of Russian persecution, Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Whatever the influence of current events on Solzhenitsyn's performance Thursday at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, the impact on the audience was immeasurable.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
BUFFALO, N.Y. - This is apparently a minority opinion, and so be it. But putting Villanova and Saint Joseph's in adjacent spots in the same NCAA Tournament bracket is a cynical, lousy bit of business committed by the selection committee. A Holy War in March is wholly unnecessary. It plays to story lines and television ratings and misses the point of the thing entirely. Philadelphia does not get everything right, but it does get college basketball right. When it comes to this time of year, we celebrate the wins and lament the losses and that's about as critical as we get. We hope, most of all, that everyone gets something good out of the journey - and, best of all, sports writers get a chance to avoid writing about Chip Kelly and DeSean Jackson for a week or 2. But this bracket intrudes on that mindset.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brittany Daniel's cancer war Brittany Daniel , star of BET's The Game . has revealed that she has battled cancer - and prevailed. Daniel, 38, began suffering from back pain and flulike symptoms in the summer of 2011. She got a big shock when she was told she had stage IV non-Hodgkins lymphoma. "It happened so suddenly," Daniel tells People mag. But it was anything but a death sentence. "I want to let people know it is absolutely possible to get through something like this," the actor tells People mag. Her battle with the illness included chemotherapy as well as the support and love of her family, including her twin sister Cynthia . "There is no way I would have ever gotten through this without my family," she says.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
AS FAR AS Bill Platt was concerned, there's a right way of doing things and a wrong way, and anything in between is suspect. And Bill didn't hesitate to call out anyone who violated this principle, be it politicians, government officials, greedy business executives, incompetent doctors or referees and umpires with vision problems. He would fire off an angry letter with the slightest provocation, making it unquestionably clear how he felt about anyone who didn't abide by his code of honor and responsibility.
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
PUTTING VILLANOVA and Saint Joseph's anywhere together can often be a dicey proposition. They don't call their rivalry the "Holy War" for nothing. But the selection committee found a place where the two will have to coexist. They are going to Buffalo and would meet in the third round Saturday, if they get past their first opponents. "I swear, I really think there are so many connections [among teams]," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. "I do think it's random. " St. Joe's plays Connecticut.
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