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Archive: June, 2011
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Duck-boat safety still a question mark
Fri, Jul 1, 2011, 2:00 AM
On a holiday weekend, Philadelphia can expect that many tourists will want to enjoy the duck-boat rides on the Delaware River. But their joy...
Should test scores save Ackerman's job?
Thu, Jun 30, 2011, 10:36 AM
Philadelphians are discussing whether schools Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman should hit the road before her contract expires in 2014. There...
Colbert gets his PAC, and that's not funny
Thu, Jun 30, 2011, 4:24 PM
If humorist Stephen Colbert's petition to the Federal Election Commission to start a super political action committee had been rejected, Americans...
Don't let mobs crush North Broad revival
Wed, Jun 29, 2011, 2:22 PM
Nothing will stall the North Broad Street renaissance faster than a repeat of the violence that hit Saturday night when a mob of teens wantonly...
Gates excellent choice for Liberty Medal
Thu, Jun 30, 2011, 2:00 AM
The National Constitution Center has made an excellent choice in naming Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates the recipient of this year’s...
GOP budget cuts hurt vulnerable Pennsylvanians
Wed, Jun 29, 2011, 9:58 AM
Schools and social-service agencies across Pennsylvania have little choice now but to accept the reality that there’s little likelihood...
Don't let Christie veto end adoption-law effort
Tue, Jun 28, 2011, 3:00 AM
In the best of situations, when a mother decides to give up her baby, she meets with the adoptive parents and they agree to retain at least...
Veto of revised DROP isn't the final word
Tue, Jun 28, 2011, 2:00 AM
With his veto of a proposed new version of the costly deferred-retirement program known as DROP, Mayor Nutter kept the original program going...