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October 5, 1986 | By Mark Bowden, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has been two years since Geraldine A. Ferraro's historic campaign for the vice presidency ended in resounding defeat, and nine months since she announced that she would not run for the U.S. Senate in New York. But the legal woes that have beset her family grew even more serious last week with the indictment of her husband, John A. Zaccaro, apparently on charges of trying to use political influence in 1981 to broker the contract for a cable television franchise in Queens. Zaccaro has denied any wrongdoing.
NEWS
October 12, 1991
It's hard to believe that former Gov. Dick Thornburgh's persistent mispronunciation of his Democratic opponent's name wasn't intentional. The Republican candidate for Senate insists he was calling Sen. Harris Wofford (WOFF-erd) "WOE-ford" and "WOOF-erd" because he has "trouble with names. " Getting names right is a skill every politician develops and hones to a fine art. If nothing else, Dick Thornburgh is a good politician. Even if he really does have trouble with names, it defies credibility that such a seasoned campaigner wouldn't have made a point of learning his opponent's name.
NEWS
April 2, 1993 | BY MIKE ROYKO
The most frustrating part of this job is being unable to do something for a troubled soul who has a problem and cries out to a newspaper for help. The harsh fact of life is that there are some problems for which there are no easy solutions. And the most we can do is offer comforting words. And I felt this frustration in reading a poignant letter sent to me by Susan Waitkus, of Chicago's Morgan Park neighborhood. I hope I don't ruin your day with this tale of woe. But her story should be shared because it could happen to others.
NEWS
June 13, 1991
Because his tale of woe pried dollars from Philadelphia passersby, Nick Jerome Ward has been arrested on 'flimflam' charges. These are some American flimflammers who have not been arrested: Neil Bush Alan Cranston Oliver North
NEWS
February 5, 2000 | By Don Rooney
An open letter to our customers: First, we'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to you, our customers, for choosing us. We appreciate your patronage and promise to provide the service, reliability and convenience you've come to expect. Now to the matter at hand: our recent merger with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We feel this merger is in the best interests of all parties involved, and we feel that the joining of our companies with the state will deliver more goods and services faster to a wider number of people.
NEWS
March 12, 1987
I am writing to protest the advertisement of condoms on television and in the newspapers. I think and feel it is disgraceful and outrageous. It is a blatant abuse of promoting immorality. It promotes promiscuity. It is offensive to Almighty God and to all of His people. It promotes fornication as being all right instead of sinful. God says that fornication is worshiping false gods. It demeans and destroys family life and values. The big lie and deception is that you are hoping to stop AIDS.
NEWS
October 10, 1991 | By Katharine Seelye, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flash. After six weeks of campaigning for the U.S. Senate, Dick Thornburgh is finally learning how to pronounce his opponent's name. Let's face it. Harris Wofford wasn't exactly a household name, even after Gov. Casey appointed him in May to replace the late Sen. John Heinz. The front-running Thornburgh campaign gleefully spilled forth after Labor Day with two versions: WOE-ford, as in, woe is him. And WOOF-erd, as in, howling at the door. Both suggested a hapless candidate, so anonymous that voters wouldn't know the difference anyway.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sheen has woe on top of woe Charlie Sheen, accused of assaulting his wife, Brooke Mueller, on Christmas Day in Aspen, Colo., has another headache. His Mercedes SUV was stolen yesterday from his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home. Police, who found the abandoned vehicle in a ravine in the wee hours of the morning, were investigating. Meanwhile, TMZ says authorities in Colorado plan to charge the Two and a Half Men star with felony menacing and misdemeanor assault. Tidbits 'n' pieces A vid is making its way around the Web showing Ke$ha and her pals using sheets and paint to change the iconic Hollywood sign into Ke$hawood.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2000 | by Earni Young, Daily News Staff Writer
THE CORNER of Judson and Norris streets had been left behind by the New Economy - until Sister Mary Scullion, founder and director of Project H.O.M.E., got working on it. Scullion has raised $2 million to build a three-story technology learning center on a vacant lot on the southwest corner of Judson and Norris as part of her 10-year effort to revitalize this blighted section of North Central Philadelphia. The tech center will provide neighborhood children with the opportunity to gain the same technological skills as children from more affluent areas.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 1996 | By Stephan Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Academy of Natural Sciences was supposed to find joy in WOE, revel in it, live on it for years. But WOE - "What on Earth!," a $1.2 million earth-sciences exhibition unveiled amid great fanfare at the end of 1991 - proved to be riddled with grief. In a word, WOE bombed. With museum attendance and related programs sagging,the academy took action: In 1994, it quietly shuttered the newest "permanent" exhibit after only 2 1/2 years. WOE is but one public example of the distress - some might say turmoil - afflicting the oldest continuously operating natural-history institution in the nation.
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June 19, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
WE'D REACHED the part of the process where we were supposed to ask the manager solemn questions about his future, and Ryne Sandberg seemed to understand that as he sat in the dugout at Citizens Bank Park yesterday. The Phillies were coming off an embarrassment that had been brewing for months, a 19-3 loss in which a starting pitcher strained a hamstring covering home, a reliever gave up five home runs, a rightfielder threw 48 pitches, and a pitching coach was forced to wave the white towel - literally - because the bullpen phone was off the hook.
SPORTS
June 8, 2015 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When the Phillies left for Colorado three weeks ago, Freddy Galvis was their hottest hitter. The shortstop was batting .347, nearly 70 points better than his career average. In the three weeks since, however, Galvis' performance at the plate has started to descend to its past level. Galvis went 0 for 3 in Saturday's 7-5 loss to San Francisco. He would have been lifted for Ryan Howard in the ninth if Cody Asche reached base with two outs. Galvis is hitless in his last 29 at-bats. It is the longest hitless streak by a Phillies position player since Raul Ibanez went 0 for 35 during the 2011 season.
SPORTS
June 1, 2015
Luis Garcia arrived at Citizens Bank Park on Friday sporting a 3.18 ERA. When he left Saturday evening, it was 4.50. The Phillies have not received consistency from the bullpen, a position group viewed as their strength entering the season. Garcia's weekend struggles are just the latest example. Over the team's six-game losing streak, the bullpen allowed multiple runs five times. "Out of the bullpen we're just looking for consistency," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said after Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, "and that's basically what's lacked.
SPORTS
May 10, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union are in a dire goalkeeping situation. Goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi, who returned to the Union this week after the team suggested he take time off after a rough start, didn't travel to Vancouver, and won't play in Saturday's Major League Soccer game against the Whitecaps. He attended practice Tuesday and Wednesday and wasn't on the field with the team on Thursday before they departed for Vancouver. Brian Sylvestre, 22, was acquired by short-term loan and will be the Union's starting goalie.
NEWS
March 23, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
HORRIFIC SCENES from a killer drought in the African valley where he was raised inspired Elijah Korich to become a champion for life. Korich, 64, is the founder and quiet force of nature behind Keiyo Soy Ministries, a faith-based organization that pulls resources from congregations in and around the city in support of its guiding principle: To improve the quality of life in western Kenya, especially through clean water. This morning, Korich will hold his Walk for Water, a 5K race on the Schuylkill River Trail, now in its sixth year, which serves as the annual linchpin in his fundraising efforts.
SPORTS
March 13, 2015
ST. LOUIS - Talk to those closest to Claude Giroux and they'll tell you that the person in front of the camera and front-and-center for questions after a gut-wrenching loss isn't always the same away from the microphones. Like, that time last April, a family member caught a ride home from Giroux after a Stanley Cup playoff loss the Rangers. The entire 15-minute trip, from South Philadelphia to Center City, Giroux slammed his fists on the steering wheel and cursed up a blue streak - in French.
SPORTS
March 2, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jonathan Pettibone visited three doctors and underwent several MRI exams last year but never got an answer as to what was ailing his pitching shoulder. It was not until a surgeon looked inside his shoulder, the 24-year-old righthander said Saturday, that Pettibone learned the problem. He underwent an operation June 17 to repair a labrum tear. His 2015 season will begin after most of the other starters in the Phillies' major-league camp. "It was a relief, I guess, at the time," he said of finally discerning the reason for his shoulder problems.
SPORTS
February 21, 2015 | By Courtney Ratkowiak, For The Inquirer
DAYTON, Ohio - With 4.5 seconds left and St. Joseph's down by two to Dayton, DeAndre' Bembry had the ball and a chance to tie the game. The Hawks had outshot and outrebounded Dayton all game. They had a chance to end Dayton's 18-game home winning streak and end their own seven-game road losing streak. Instead, Bembry lost the ball, awkwardly dribbling it out of bounds under the basket. The critical turnover abruptly sealed a 68-64 loss Thursday night. "We messed up the last play.
NEWS
February 9, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The wrath of Hurricane Sandy and Atlantic City's financial meltdown left many Shore towns with among the highest property-tax increases in the state over the last five years. Atlantic County had the greatest increase in property-tax bills - 34 percent - from 2009 to 2014, according to an annual report from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs released last week. Ocean County property-tax rates went up an average of 14 percent. But the average property-tax bill in Point Pleasant Beach rose 22 percent, and the town of Long Beach had a 21 percent increase.
NEWS
February 6, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - When he started working on defense issues, Ashton Carter said Wednesday, there was just one big worry: the Cold War and its threat of nuclear disaster. "Those were the good old days," said Sen. James M. Inhofe (R., Okla.). Now, as Carter stands poised to become the civilian head of the U.S. military, the Abington High School graduate faces a much more complex tangle. "We are in a time where the number and severity of risks is not something I've seen before in my life," Carter said during the first hearing on his nomination to become secretary of defense.
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