Say What? Archive: October, 2009

The most segregated hour in America

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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... Read more

Let someone else walk in your shoes

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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... Read more

Hit-and-run bicyclist a worst-case example

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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... Read more

Why is Halloween gaining on Christmas as a holiday?

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What does it say about our culture that Halloween has become the second biggest decorating holiday in America, lagging behind only Christmas? Notice... Read more

The key to better students is better teachers

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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... Read more

Easy credit for easy marks

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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... Read more

Tax reform efforts lack a sense of urgency

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Philadelphia’s budget crisis all but ended the tax-cutting efforts begun in the early 1990s that are credited with revitalizing Center... Read more

Cheaper isn't always better when it's a private jail

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When Bill Ackman speaks, people listen. So, the Pershing Square hedge fund manager got a lot of people’s attention last week when he... Read more