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June 12, 1992 | From Daily News wire services
SYDNEY LEFT HOLDING A BAG Police said a 25-year-old woman was changing her baby's diaper in the backseat of her car in a suburban shopping center parking lot yesterday when she felt someone pulling at the bag of dirty diapers near her leg. A man kicked her and punched her in the face to get the bag, causing bruises and breaking her tooth. The thief got away.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / DAVID T. FOSTER 3D
For $39,000 (plus tax and delivery charges), you can own the world. Well, you can own a replica of it. The geophysical globe, six feet in diameter and 500 pounds, was delivered yesterday to the new Rand McNally Map & Travel Store at One Liberty Place in Center City. A crew of six was needed to carry the globe and hoist it, hemisphere by hemisphere, into place, suspended from the ceiling. The store, Rand McNally's fifth, will be open to the public on Aug. 31.
NEWS
June 8, 1999
This war is . . . the end of Europe, the end of the United States, the end of Serbia, and the end of Kosovo. But it is the beginning of the world. Why? This illegal war (because it was taken on without the United Nations) confirms the existence of a right in principle to intervene in cases of serious violations of human rights in any country. It is a first step in a process that is leading to the creation of a global police. We are living through the first war of globalization.
NEWS
December 29, 1994 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Ruairi Ward, 8, enjoys unseasonably warm temperatures while playing with a plastic globe yesterday in Rittenhouse Square. Ruairi, who is from Ireland, is visiting relatives here.
NEWS
October 19, 2000
If people choose to buy Allen Iverson's CDs, that's up to them. It's freedom of speech. It's like buying cigarettes or booze. People may be offended, but if people are going to make him richer by buying his CDs, it must be the world accepts it. I don't agree with what he said and it's offensive, but it's like what the President did. Notice: He's still in office. Kelly Hall Richboro Have an opinion on the news or issues of the day? Call Voicebox, The Inquirer's voice opinion line, 24 hours a day at 215-854-4405.
NEWS
April 30, 1992 | Inquirer Correspondent / JAY GORODETZER
What is it like to don the white toque of a chef? About 30 students from a home economics class at Scott Intermediate School in Coatesville traveled to Clemente's Ristorante in West Chester on Monday to find out for themselves.
NEWS
March 22, 2005
IN THE electric-blue state of Pennsylvania, I often find myself defending my limited support for President Bush. I wouldn't describe myself as a red-blooded conservative, though I have been known to strike an extremely conservative pose on some issues. But recently I have tired of defending a man mocked and criticized by blood-thirsty liberals who refuse to see anything but the worst. Perhaps, in one final attempt, someone might listen. It strikes me as odd that so many were ready to crucify Bush after his first term.
NEWS
June 25, 2002
ASUMMER SOMETHING to rave about: The gorgeous arrangement of perennial flowers and ornamental grasses has graced the median of Spring Garden Street for nearly a decade, but this year the color is particularly arresting. The arrangement is part of the "public landscape" program of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Philadelphia Green, which since 1987 has worked with corporations, government and ordinary citizens to transform the public areas that mark visitors' entrances into the city.
SPORTS
March 18, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Switzerland's Stephane Lambiel won the men's world figure skating gold medal yesterday in Moscow, impressing judges with his imaginative spins and solid jumps. He finished ahead of Canada's Jeffrey Buttle while American Evan Lysacek, at the worlds for the first time, won the bronze. U.S. champion Johnny Weir, his foot ailing, entered the free skate in seventh place and rallied to fourth.
NEWS
August 19, 2008 | Sally Quinn
Sally Quinn writes for the Washington Post When I was little, I had a recurrent dream that there was a terrible earthquake. My father, his body a horse with wings, swooped down from the sky, kneeled so I could jump on his back, and flew away just as the earth cracked open beneath me. It was my most comforting dream. I want to live in that world again. I want to live in John McCain's world. My father was a military man. My parents were friends of McCain's parents and lived in the same apartment building.
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NEWS
May 19, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Rutgers University wants to organize a massive community service event through its Camden campus, it turns to its "civic scholars," dozens of undergraduate students who have committed to dedicating a large part of their college lives to civic engagement. The Rutgers-Camden students put in at least 300 hours each year: working with neighborhood groups, attending conferences and workshops, organizing campuswide days of service during student orientation and Martin Luther King's Birthday.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It isn't as well known as Haddonfield or as hip as Collingswood, but these days Haddon Township is much more than a pass-through from one borough to the other. This Camden County community has a life of its own - from the businesspeople, retirees, and friends who start the day with breakfast at the Westmont Diner at Haddon and Maple Avenues to the long line for sticky buns Sunday mornings at the venerable McMillan's Bakery at Haddon Avenue and Cuthbert Boulevard.
SPORTS
May 7, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
After watching Olympic champion Bruce Jenner declare himself a transgender woman during a nationally televised interview last month, Billie Jean King realized her next ophthalmologist visit was going to be a long one. King's ophthalmologist is Renee Richards, the tennis player who in 1975 underwent a sex-change operation to become a woman. "We'll be having a lengthy discussion about it, I can guarantee you that," said King, 71, who became one of the first openly gay sports superstars following a 1981 lawsuit by a former lover.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2015 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
How can you invest like multimillionaire Mitt Romney? Through something called a self-directed IRA. The former presidential candidate held from $20 million to $100 million in one. Self-directed individual retirement accounts let you invest in real estate, precious metals, even Eagles tickets. What is a self-directed IRA? Simply, you decide what, beyond Wall Street's offerings, to invest in your retirement account. It's a niche vehicle, with complex rules (see IRS Publication 590)
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
Children who set up a small savings account for college are more likely to attend and graduate from college than those who have no such savings, according to a report from Stateside, a project funded by the Pew Charitable Trust. Some states (alas, not Pennsylvania or New Jersey) have set up junior savings accounts for college in which $100 is automatically deposited upon a child's birth. The federal government might set up something similar if U.S. Sens. Chris Coons and Marco Rubio prevail.
REAL_ESTATE
May 4, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you want to rent out your home to tourists and other strangers, you have two big-ticket opportunities: the World Meeting of Families in September and the Democratic National Convention in July next year. Lodging for the World Meeting of Families will be in high demand. An estimated 1.5 million people are expected for the Roman Catholic gathering on Sept. 22-27, highlighted by a visit by Pope Francis on the last two days, said Donna Crilley Farrell, executive director, World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia 2015.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2015 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pokey LaFarge creates music built on an amalgam of styles - early jazz, ragtime, jug band, country blues, Western swing - that long predate him. "They never seemed like they were so old growing up, and they don't really seem too old to me now," the 31-year-old singer and guitarist says over the phone from his home in St. Louis. "It just seems like it's real and it's honest and true - just a well to draw from. I think the only thing that makes it strange for people is that it's just old enough to where they don't have a point of reference for it. " Whatever the case, LaFarge has always brought a distinctive songwriting voice to the music, which helps give it a renewed relevance.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer
As Burt Reynolds mingles with fans at Wizard World Philadelphia this week - his first-ever Wizard World Comic Con - the geek speak is likely to center around what might have been. He might have been Han Solo. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas queried him about the job, but Reynolds turned it down and instead made "Smokey and the Bandit," a hit in its own right. "I saw the director, and we talked about it, but I wasn't really enthusiastic about it," said Reynolds, speaking from his home in Florida.
NEWS
April 30, 2015 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
BALTIMORE - I am in one of the two Baltimores, but it could be any street in any neighborhood in one of the two Philadelphias or Hartfords or Bronxes, places I know well: A whole block of gutted rowhouses surrounded by small patches of shiny, new construction surrounded by even more empty lots. A garbage can overflowing with trash just steps from streets so clean they nearly shine. Young men standing on a corner smirking as a woman in scrubs takes reporters to task for rushing to the city only at its worst.
NEWS
April 29, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Organizers of September's World Meeting of Families need 10,000 volunteers to help with everything from greeting visitors at 30th Street Station to live-tweeting events. Registration is now open for more than 100 events for the conference, Sept. 22 to 27, and Pope Francis' visit as part of the event. The five-day Catholic convention is expected to draw 15,000 people from 150 nations. More than 1.5 million are expected to flood the Parkway for Francis' Sunday Mass on Sept. 27. The registration website went live Monday at http://worldmeeting2015.volunteerhub.com/ "Whatever your passion, whatever your talent, there is a role for you," Donna Crilley Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia 2015, said at a news conference at the Convention Center Monday morning.
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