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August 26, 1994 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
"Wagons East!" is the late John Candy's last movie and, I'm sorry to report, far from his best. The rotund comedian stars as James Harlow, a reformed drunk and semi- competent wagonmaster who leaves a train of disaffected settlers back east, where they can bathe and enjoy cappuccino. "Wagons East!" is a spoof, a smart-alecky anti-western that pokes fun at the dubious virtues of frontier life and aims for laughs by packing the movie with contemporary references (a wagon driver tells his son to "buckle up. ")
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August 4, 2006 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphians are in a pessimistic mood, with 64 percent saying the city is moving in the wrong direction, according to the first Keystone Poll gauging opinions in the 2007 race for mayor. The same supermajority of residents - 64 percent - named crime, drugs and violence as the most important problems facing the city, the poll found. It was a stark reversal from the Keystone surveys in the 2003 mayor's race, when a majority of Philadelphians felt the city was doing well and no single issue dominated public concern.
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June 20, 2000 | By Robert Sanchez, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Michelle Bettcher was trying to sleep in the backseat of her friend's 1996 Nissan Altima when she heard screams and saw two headlights coming at her from the wrong direction on the Schuylkill Expressway. "We hit, and then everyone was yelling," Bettcher, 17, told jurors yesterday in a Montgomery County courtroom that quickly turned into standing room only. "I got out and fell to the ground. My leg was broken. " Bettcher was one of several witnesses testifying during the first day of the trial of James T. Saye Jr., 30, of Downingtown, who is charged with third-degree murder in the death of a front-seat passenger in the car, Elizabeth Summers Ciunci, 18, of East Whiteland.
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August 10, 2005 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Collingswood man who investigators say crashed into a motorcyclist while driving drunk in the wrong direction on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge was charged yesterday in the rider's death. Robert T. Arcari's blood-alcohol level was 0.18 percent when he drove his 2000 Acura into westbound bridge traffic about 12:11 a.m. July 31, authorities said. State law considers a person with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent or greater to be driving drunk. Arcari, 53, of South Park Drive, told detectives that he had realized he was going in the wrong direction but decided to continue rather than stop or turn around, according to court documents.
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September 13, 2008 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A woman driving an SUV heading north in the southbound lanes of the Blue Route early yesterday crashed head-on into another car, killing the other driver. Roisin O'Neill, 22, of Newtown Square, the driver of the SUV, was flown to Temple University Hospital and admitted. Police were withholding the name of the 63-year-old woman who was killed until next of kin could be notified. Kevin Steele of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said the case was under investigation.
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August 4, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
TRENTON - A new poll finds more New Jerseyans are optimistic about the direction of the state. In the Fairleigh Dickinson/PublicMind poll out Wednesday, 42 percent of residents said the state is on the right track. That's up 7 percent since May. The number of pessimists is down. Forty-eight percent said the state is going in the wrong direction. That's down 7 percent from May. Sixty percent say they prefer less government spending to higher taxes, even if programs have to be cut. About 47 percent approve of the performance of Gov. Christie, while 36 percent disapprove.
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September 10, 1986 | Special to the Daily News by Bruce Johnson
Rescue workers wheel away a man who was injured about 7:30 last night in a nine-car accident on I-95. Police said the crash was caused by a stolen car that led officers on a wrong-way chase in the highway's northbound lanes. An unidentified man, who police said was driving a stolen maroon Pontiac, and his female passenger were taken into custody. Police said the couple were injured in a 40-foot jump from I-95 to the street below and admitted to St. Mary's Hospital. Police said they chased the car south on southbound I-95 from Bridge Street to Allegheny Avenue at speeds up to 80 mph. The car exited at Allegheny and swept through several city streets before re-entering I-95 in the wrong direction and eventually crashing near the northbound Girard Avenue off-ramps.
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August 5, 2010
TRENTON - A new poll finds more New Jerseyans are optimistic about the direction of the state. In the Fairleigh Dickinson/PublicMind poll out Wednesday, 42 percent of respondents said the state was on the right track. That's up 7 percent since May. The number of pessimists is down. Forty-eight percent of respondents said the state was going in the wrong direction. That's down 7 percent from May. Sixty percent said they preferred less government spending to higher taxes, even if programs had to be cut. About 47 percent approved of the performance of Gov. Christie, and 36 percent disapproved.
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November 21, 2011
A 35-year-old West Virginia woman died early Saturday in a two-vehicle crash in Chester County that closed Route 1 for about three hours, state police said Monday. Police said Bonnie Lynn Porter of Paw Paw was traveling in the wrong direction on northbound Route 1 at Route 272 in West Nottingham Township at 3:35 a.m. when her 1990 Ford struck a 1998 Chevrolet head-on. Porter was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the Chevrolet, identified by police only as a Hispanic male, was airlifted to Christiana Hospital and remains in serious condition, police said.
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April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
How should Congress address the steady stream of data breaches that often expose lax practices in handling your personal data? I'd bet you wouldn't reply: by making it easier for companies to sweep breaches under the rug, or by weakening protections for sensitive data such as your cable-TV viewing history. But that's just what a coalition of consumer, privacy, and technology groups warn would happen under a bill backed Wednesday by a House committee. Called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015, the bill is supported by businesses - particularly the 21st Century Privacy Coalition, whose founders include cable and telecom companies such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon.
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February 27, 2015
WHEN I WAS about 11 or 12, I saw a made-for-television movie called "The Man Without A Country. " It was based on a short story written by Edward Everett Hale, and told the tale of a man who - angered at being tried for treason against the United States - spouted out in the middle of the trial, "I wish I may never hear of the United States again!" In punishment, the astounded judge grants him his wish: He is found guilty and sentenced to spend the rest of his life on U.S. Navy warships.
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September 11, 2013 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vvella@philly.com, 215-854-2513
TEEN HEARTTHROB Louis Tomlinson spilled his guts yesterday. Tomlinson, one-fifth of pop powerhouse One Direction, was playing in a charity soccer game in Glasgow, Scotland, when he took a rough tackle from Gabriel Agbonlahor , a pro soccer player for England's Aston Villa. The impact was so rough on the boy-band star that he was escorted to the sidelines, where he promptly vomited. Little Louis is all fine and dandy now, but Agbonlahor drew massive criticism from One Direction's army of screaming fans.
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July 12, 2013
IN REFERENCE to Karen Morrisey's letter regarding Joe Orenstein's accusation of Pat Dougherty's racism, let me tell you, Karen: I am for real. Your letter continues with the rants of Ms. Dougherty with the same accusations of Mr. Obama's ineptitude. Let me explain this to you clearly, Ms. Morrisey: I have blamed George Bush for nothing, not even his seven (7) trips to Africa on the country's dime. His record speaks for itself: tax cuts for the rich, starting two needless wars and many other acts of sheer stupidity.
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May 13, 2012 | By Laura Chanoux, FOR THE INQUIRER
In July 2010, my boyfriend Eric and I were five days into our first trip together. After two days in Marseille, France, we planned to take a train to Nice. From there, we'd fly to Rome. When we got to the train station, Eric asked a conductor (in French!) which train went to Nice. We boarded, settled into comfortable seats, and pulled out our books for the trip. As we pulled away from the platform, the conductor began announcing the stops. After a minute, I realized the cities were going the wrong direction.
NEWS
March 19, 2012
SO, MARK Fiorino is the new "Matt Dillon" in town. He and his posse will openly be carrying guns on their hips thanks to a court decision on a previously little-known law. Now I guess the police will have to stop everyone with a gun in view to check if they have a permit, potentially creating more lawsuits. Why doesn't the city just give everyone openly carrying $10,000 so we can save $15,000 for each idiot? Charles Veterano Philadelphia Come on, Stu Bykofsky, don't you have an ounce of common sense?
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November 25, 2011 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 22-year-old Delaware County man who killed his best friend during a 2006 underage drinking party was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after he drove his car into a Chester County house, police said. West Goshen Township police said Sean Owen O'Neill Jr. of Glen Mills was driving at 12:55 a.m. in the 800 block of Westtown Road when he lost control of his black Cadillac, which traveled down an embankment, smashed into two cars, and then crashed into the garage of the house.
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November 24, 2011 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 22-year-old Delaware County man who killed his best friend during a 2006 underage drinking party was arrested this morning on suspicion of drunk driving after he drove his car into a Chester County house, police said. Sean Owen O'Neill Jr. of Glen Mills was traveling at 12:55 a.m. in the 800 block of Westtown Road when he lost control of his black Cadillac, traveled down an embankment, smashed into two cars, then crashed into the garage of a residence. West Goshen Township police said.
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November 22, 2011
A 35-year-old West Virginia woman died early Saturday in a two-vehicle crash in Chester County that closed Route 1 for about three hours, state police said Monday. Police said Bonnie Lynn Porter of Paw Paw was traveling in the wrong direction on northbound Route 1 at Route 272 in West Nottingham Township at 3:35 a.m. when her 1990 Ford struck a 1998 Chevrolet head-on. Porter was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the Chevrolet, identified by police only as a Hispanic male, was airlifted to Christiana Hospital and remains in serious condition, police said.
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