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Small hopes

It is customary to wish everybody peace and happiness in the new year. Of course I wish those good things for you, good reader, but let's face it, I can't pretend to have much...

Human cloning

"For medical purposes, I would agree 100 percent, but if they do it from a person with criminal behavior, it would be a bad idea." Edna Quarles, 24th Street and Passyunk Avenue "I don't agree...

The holidays

I have always felt you can tell the difference between those people who truly love the holidays and those who just go through the motions by when they take their tree down. But then,...

Big stories of 2003

"War with Iraq, and the Eagles will win the Super Bowl." Karen Cohen, 2500 block S. Broad Street "I'm going to say war with Iraq." Jennifer Crimmins, 2600 block S. Carlisle Street "The Pope will die and...

Christmas glitz

The Christmas season brings with it many joys, but it also turns our area into a Yuletide version of the Las Vegas strip. It all began innocently enough with a few outdoor lights, but...

Logic, anyone?

Is it a good thing that President Bush is seeking the approval of the United Nations to oust Saddam Hussein? In so doing, Bush bowed to those who counseled that definitive proof is needed...

U.N. weapons inspections

"I think it's pretty much settled that we're going to war no matter what." James Bond, Front Street and Oregon Avenue "I don't think it'll have much impact. I don't even think they have nuclear warheads....

The lost art of conversation

It is well established that nobody writes well anymore. Ask a college English instructor to tell you how many of his students can write a couple of simple paragraphs that have all the necessary...

Eminem and other confections

I must confess that I'm not very astute about forecasting the next superstar. When Elvis made a hit of Hound Dog, I preferred the version by Freddie Bell and the Bellboys. I was even...

Looie’s advice

I was in my favorite diner, sitting at the counter with a nice strong cup of coffee, when Looie came in and sat down beside me. Looie, as you might remember, is my favorite...
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