VALERIE SAFRAN and her partner, Marcie Turney, were in desperate straits. They were running a home-decor store called Open House at 107 S. 13th St., which they had financed by maxing out their credit cards, and they wanted to open a restaurant in the same block.
IN PHILADELPHIA, JULY 4, 2007, the unanimous Declaration of this columnist of the Daily News. When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to criticize the political bands, which have connected them with another, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that he should declare the causes which impel him to utter such criticism.
MY WIFE and I took our four grandchildren to the Broad Street run on Sunday so they could watch their mothers cross the finish line. As we were walking back to our car with our family, I noticed my wife had her arm draped around one of my daughters, trying to keep her sweaty body warm from the crisp breeze.
AS THE MAYOR'S race heads for the home stretch, I wonder about a lot of things. I wonder if there is anyone in Philadelphia who predicted nine months ago - and can prove it - that Tom Knox and Michael Nutter would be racing to the finish line vying for first place. Last summer, to the extent that anyone thought about him, it was, "Tom Who?"