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Columbus goes Hollywood

Entertainer Connie Stevens will be the grand marshal of the 45th Annual Philadelphia Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 13. Council President Anna C. Verna and state Sen. Vincent J. Fumo will co-chair the event....

Sky is no limit

Air travel is different today than it was a year ago -- an obvious statement to anyone who has traveled post-9-11 and had to remove his shoes for inspection at an airport security...

OK, don’t move!

Are mechanical brooms about to become extinct in South Philly? That's the first question that needs answering, especially after the street-sweeping program recently endured its most radical change since its inception. Last...

Liquid asset

No one has dipped a toe in the refreshing waters of the Fante-Leone Pool for two years, and many residents hope it stays that way. This week the Bella Vista United Civic...

Falling for apples

M.F.K. Fisher wrote a book called Consider the Oyster. Today, let's consider the apple. Apples are thousands of years old. They have roots in Asia, so many Talmudic scholars believe Eve probably did...

Flirty dancing

The unmistakable scent of patchouli oil surrounds Dahna Rohanna as she enters the room. Perfect posture caps off a sculpted physique, while soulful dark eyes and luminous deep-brown hair announce to the world...

Brave heart

"I want a new heart." That was 3-year-old Jason Carpenter's first request when two representatives from the Make-A-Wish Foundation paid him a visit. Monique Carpenter said her own heart broke into a...

Tax and sympathy

The outcry from homeowners over property-tax increases reached a new pitch yesterday as City Council began public hearings. Disgruntled residents were among those to testify in favor of a bevy of bills...

Divining a course

For the first time in 68 years, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is seeking advice to shape the future of the Church, and some from South Philly will be among the delegates bending Cardinal...

School insecurity

Feuding factions of teens blamed for two violent incidents in and around Audenried High School last week are putting the school district's new zero-tolerance policy on violence to the test. Ten students...
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