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Seventh’s deadly sins

Prostitutes defecating in alleyways, homeless men camped out on the steps of area businesses, and even a man who lets his pit bull run loose in the Port Authority field. The Seventh Street...

Charity in need

The organizers of Extra Mile Outreach Center, a charity that has donated food, clothing and other goods to thousands in need, are facing a situation shared by many of the people they have helped...

Hitting their spots

Having to report to work at 9 a.m. was not going to stop Mamie Singleton from joining the hordes of people who crammed the local chain stores to participate in Black Friday. After...

Enlighten your dinner table

27019937 Good morning! Happy Thanksgiving! Tomorrow is the first night of Hanukkah, "The Festival of Lights." Thanksgiving is late, Hanukkah is early. Go figure. My sister Sandy and I will be doing some shopping...

Swirlwind tour

27019962 Destiny would surely guarantee great things for someone born with the name Hercules. In Greek and Roman mythology, Hercules, son of Zeus, was the greatest of heroes, famous for physical feats of strength....

Maserati returns

27019947 I'm not sure how they got a 2003 Maserati Spyder inside Manhattan's Four Seasons, since the doors didn't seem nearly wide enough. But it was, in fact, there in the lobby, oozing style and...

Mountain retreat

Of the nine musicals Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote together, The Sound of Music was the last and one of the most financially suc-cessful. On Broadway, it ran for 1,443 performances, while in London it...

Out of this world

27019942 Solaris PG-13 Playing in area theaters Three-and-a-half reels out of four Most science-fiction movies ask you to leave your thinking cap at the door. Solaris, Steven Soderbergh's remake of the Russian film of the...

Property attacks?

27019912 Hold on to your houses. Legislation under consideration in Harrisburg could affect the home insurance policies of thousands of Philadelphians, namely those who live in blighted areas. And the changes, according to...

Violence is elementary

27019907 Kim Lipscomb believed things were finally looking up for her daughter after she successfully lobbied the school district to transfer the youngster from James Alcorn Elementary School. But then second-grader Vennessha Lipscomb wound...
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