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Say What? Archive: October, 2009
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The most segregated hour in America
Sun, Nov 1, 2009, 2:00 AM
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once referred to 11 a.m. Sunday as “the most segregated hour in this nation,” but two Philadelphia...
Let someone else walk in your shoes
Sat, Oct 31, 2009, 6:00 AM
Here’s a good reason to clean out your closet and help a worthy cause. Philadelphia Sports Club is collecting new and gently worn shoes...
Hit-and-run bicyclist a worst-case example
Sat, Oct 31, 2009, 4:00 AM
Somewhere in Philadelphia, there’s a hit-and-run driver who needs to face up to the awful consequences of having run down and fatally...
Why is Halloween gaining on Christmas as a holiday?
Fri, Oct 30, 2009, 11:26 AM
What does it say about our culture that Halloween has become the second biggest decorating holiday in America, lagging behind only Christmas? Notice...
The key to better students is better teachers
Fri, Oct 30, 2009, 3:00 AM
By 2014, the country’s 95,000 public schools will need to hire as many as a million teachers and principals. More than half will be trained...
Easy credit for easy marks
Fri, Oct 30, 2009, 2:00 AM
Buried in a gaming bill that began as a reform measure (only in Harrisburg) is a provision that will enable casinos to provide customers in-store...
Tax reform efforts lack a sense of urgency
Thu, Oct 29, 2009, 4:00 AM
Philadelphia’s budget crisis all but ended the tax-cutting efforts begun in the early 1990s that are credited with revitalizing Center...
Cheaper isn't always better when it's a private jail
Thu, Oct 29, 2009, 2:00 AM
When Bill Ackman speaks, people listen. So, the Pershing Square hedge fund manager got a lot of people’s attention last week when he...