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Kim Lewullis and Nikki Watts have a lot of things in common.
Frank Fitzpatrick: My father worked nights, slept days, and rose for dinner in a mood as sour as my mother's iced tea.
Bob Ford: An unprecedented thing happened in 2013 with the four major professional sports teams in Philadelphia.
'Hank, you're a real patriot. Why are you helping China?" The question was put to Henry "Hank" Paulson Jr., former CEO of Goldman Sachs and U.S. treasury secretary during the 2008 financial crisis, last year when he spoke to financial executives in Boston.
I'm heading to Iraq this week and then to Jordan for a closer look at the progress (or regress) of the war on ISIS.
Reading is usually a solitary activity, best pursued in a comfy armchair or a secluded corner of a library. Even on a crowded bus during the morning commute, the reader is essentially alone.
Students too young to know movie now know the moves.
I was one of 17 guides working Wednesday during Quaker Days events at the University of Pennsylvania. Hundreds of high school seniors from all over the world were being given the full-court schmooze by faculty, staff, students, and volunteers to commit to becoming a member of the incoming Class of 2019.
Two centuries ago, the Pennsylvania Evening Post was where people in Philly turned for news.
One of my sons, who rides SEPTA's Subway- Surface Lines to work, wanted to know: "Why do all the trolleys have their own WiFi networks," each of them password-protected, and tantalizingly visible to connection-starved users as they stare at their mobile- network availability screens?
When John F. "Neutron Jack" Welch Jr. retired as chief executive of General Electric in 2001, after 20 years of shifting, selling, or shutting factories and expanding into TV networks and Asian loan offices, GE was the world's most valuable corporation.
Population: 54,582 (2010) Median household income: $48,035 (2012) Area: 17.2 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 104
Mayor Nutter says he's just negotiating a business deal as Philadelphia heads into talks with Comcast over a cable-franchise renewal. The city wants the best possible terms from its hometown cable, Internet, and entertainment giant - six public forums are scheduled next week, if you'd like to weigh in.
When the housing bubble exploded in 2007, it ripped away nearly 25 percent of the value of Bristol Township's homes. For many in this Bucks County community, short sales and foreclosures followed, slowly and painfully, over the next five years.
How independent do we want our kids to be? And when should we begin letting them leave the nest without us?
Inside the Phillies: Four-fifths of the Phillies' eventual 2015 rotation may be pitching elsewhere at this time next year.
Two centuries ago, the Pennsylvania Evening Post was where people in Philly turned for news.
Students too young to know movie now know the moves.
I was one of 17 guides working Wednesday during Quaker Days events at the University of Pennsylvania. Hundreds of high school seniors from all over the world were being given the full-court schmooze by faculty, staff, students, and volunteers to commit to becoming a member of the incoming Class of 2019.
Reading is usually a solitary activity, best pursued in a comfy armchair or a secluded corner of a library. Even on a crowded bus during the morning commute, the reader is essentially alone.
I'm heading to Iraq this week and then to Jordan for a closer look at the progress (or regress) of the war on ISIS.
'Hank, you're a real patriot. Why are you helping China?" The question was put to Henry "Hank" Paulson Jr., former CEO of Goldman Sachs and U.S. treasury secretary during the 2008 financial crisis, last year when he spoke to financial executives in Boston.
Bob Ford: An unprecedented thing happened in 2013 with the four major professional sports teams in Philadelphia.
Frank Fitzpatrick: My father worked nights, slept days, and rose for dinner in a mood as sour as my mother's iced tea.
Fans have supported the Tank I and Tank II seasons while others dubbed the Sixers a laughingstock.
Rose joins Fox Banned from baseball for betting on the sport, ex-Phil Pete Rose has a new gig with Fox. He will work as a guest analyst for the MLB on Fox pregame show on Fox and Fox Sports 1 and will also appear on MLB Whiparound, America's Pregame and Fox Sports Live on FOX Sports 1, the network said Saturday. Rose has asked commissioner Rob Manfredi to end his lifetime ban from baseball.
Kim Lewullis and Nikki Watts have a lot of things in common.
Mike Sielski: Berube and Hextall had been teammates with the Flyers a generation earlier.
One of my sons, who rides SEPTA's Subway- Surface Lines to work, wanted to know: "Why do all the trolleys have their own WiFi networks," each of them password-protected, and tantalizingly visible to connection-starved users as they stare at their mobile- network availability screens?
Speeding up the game Minor-league teams from New York and Connecticut will play an experimental game this weekend aimed at finding ways to speed the pace. Some fans have complained that baseball games take too long.
Rose joins Fox Banned from baseball for betting on the sport, ex-Phil Pete Rose has a new gig with Fox. He will work as a guest analyst for the MLB on Fox pregame show on Fox and Fox Sports 1 and will also appear on MLB Whiparound, America's Pregame and Fox Sports Live on FOX Sports 1, the network said Saturday. Rose has asked commissioner Rob Manfredi to end his lifetime ban from baseball.
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