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Vol. II No. 137 (297)

Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia

September 12, 2011

Philadelphia Daily Record

Citizens, Heroes

VP JOE BIDEN and Dr. Jill Biden walk past the newly unveiled Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. on Saturday. Also pictured are President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, President Bill Clinton, Secretary Ken Salazar, and Jon Jarvis, director of National Park Service. Official White House Photo by David Lienemann


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Sep. 15Senior Fair sponsored by State Rep. Brendan F. Boyle at Klein JCC, 1100 Jamison Ave., 11 a.m.2 p.m. For info (215) 342-1700. Sep. 15President John McNesby and FOP Lodge 5 host City Council candidates at 1336 Spring Garden St., 5:30 p.m. By invitation. Sep. 15Mario Lanza Institute & Museum will be beneficiary of 3-tenor concert featuring Viktor Antipenko, Luigi Boccia and Maurice El Zein at Settlement Music Sch., 416 Queen St., 7 p.m. Ticket $25. For info (215) 238-9691. Sep. 1611th Ward Fish Fry at Lou & Choo’s, 21st & Hunting Pk. Ave., 5-9 p.m. Tickets $10. For info V. Tutie Edwards (215) 228-3134. Sep. 16Fundraiser for Bill Rubin, Democrat candidate for City Council 10th Dist., at Ashburner Tavern, 8400 Torresdale Ave., 5-8 p.m. Tickets $25. For info Ed McMullin (215) 510-0444. Sep. 17Ward Leader John Sabatina hosts Fall Picnic, in conjunction with Democrat Wards 35, 53, 55, and 63 at Burholme Pk., Central Ave., from 1:30 p.m. $35 donation. Sep. 17Autism Beef & Beer Fundraiser at EOM Club, 138 Moore St., 7-11 p.m. 50/50 raffles, silent auction. Tickets $30. Call Mina Deever (215) 427-1133 or email cjdever@aol.com. Sep. 18Korean Folk Festival for Children at John Russell Field, 7420 Penrose Ave., Elkins Pk., Pa. 1-5 p.m. THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD

Free. For info (215) 884-8443. Sep. 18Northeast High School 62nd Reunion Brunch for January/June 49 classes brunch at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Trevose, from 10 a.m. to 2 .m. For info call Jay Silver at 215698-1556 or Phil Klear at 856985-5811. Sep. 20Republican S. Jersey Coalition hosts candidates forum Sep. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at N.E. Sheraton, 9461 Roosevelt Blvd. Confirmed candidates include Karen Brown for Mayor, Al Schmidt for City Commissioner and David Oh for Council at Large. Free for members and $20 for “e-team and nonmembers”. For info (610) 667-1263. Sep. 24Fundraiser for Frank Talent at World Gym, Haldeman Ave. & Roosevelt Blvd., 7:30-9 p.m. Wrestling matches. Meet Frank himself. Donation $25. For info Marvin Barrish (215) 342-7020. Sep. 25Vendemmia Wine & Food Festival, Girard Park, 21st & Porter Sts., 2-7 p.m. supporting Students of Italian heritage in S. Phila. For info www.vendemmifoundation.org. Sep. 26Spirit of Life Award Reception hosted by Tri State Labor & Mgmt. Council honor AFL-CIO President Richard W. Bloomingdale and Edward J. Radetich, Jr., CPA and Kyler Award honoree Penna. AFT President Ted Kirsch at Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. & Dock St., 6-9 p.m.

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Mayor, Others Note Sad 10th Anniversary Mayor Michael A. Nutter participated in events throughout Sunday as part of the City of Philadelphia’s observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance to mark the tenth anniversary of Sep. 11, 2001. All the events took place on or around Independence Mall, near the birthplace of the Nation. The City’s observance embraced the theme ‘Honor, Educate, Serve’ as a sign of hope for Philadelphia and the nation. The day began with the City Fire Department’s ‘9/11 Day of Remembrance’ March from the Fireman’s Hall Museum to the historic Betsy Ross House, which included a flag folding ceremony and bell tolling to honor the fallen. “As we remember the events of Sep. 11, 2001, we cannot recall that day without thinking about the men and women in uniform who courageously fulfilled their duty and saved the lives of so many,” said the Mayor Nutter. “They represent the very best of our nation and what it means to serve others. With service comes honor, and no one can deny the honor of these Americans. I deeply appreciate the men and women of the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments, EMS Units, and all of our City’s First Responders who serve the citizens of Philadelphia with dignity and honor.” During the afternoon, Nutter at25 AUGUST, 2011

tended Philadelphia’s third annual Civic Engagement Expo and Volunteer Service Project, coordinated in partnership by Serve Philadelphia, Global Citizen and Greater Philadelphia Cares. More than 100 community organizations participated in the Expo, while volunteers from around the region participated in the Service Project: an effort to package 10,000 meals for people suffering from hunger and disease in Somalia. Later, the Mayor took part in the Prayer Gathering of Memory and Hope convened by the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia in the Arch Street Friends Meeting House. Leaders from a wide variety of faiths and traditions joined Mayor Nutter in a call to stop violence in Philadelphia and around the world. The day of service and remembrance concluded with the City of Philadelphia’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Independence Mall. Students from Mastery Charter School gave a surprise pop-up performance at the conclusion of Nutter’s address to the people gathered on the Mall to mark the solemn anniversary. The Mastery Charter students pledged in unison to honor, educate and serve, reflecting the theme of the City’s day of observance. “Just as the families of those lost on 9/11 honor the memory of their loved ones; educate young people; THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD

and serve each other in times of need, so too must we as a city, a region and a country honor those who sacrifice for us at home and abroad; educate each other about our differences and our freedoms; and serve our fellow citizens in times of need,” said Nutter. “That will be what defines us as a nation. Ours is the American story, and we will be the ones to write it.”

Are You A Flood Victim? Beware FEMA Scammers Always ask for identification if someone approaches you about your personal or business disaster losses, advises the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. If the person claims to be with a government agency they will have an official ID. It’s very important not to give out personal or business information unless you are presented with an ID. If you have any questions, ask if you can call the person’s office for verification. “It is a double tragedy to become a victim of fraud after suffering the effects of a disaster. But disaster survivors become prime targets for fraud, identity theft and other crimes linked to the event,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. MCool. Here’s what to |

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expect from authorized officials. All FEMA and PEMA representatives will be wearing an official picture ID in plain sight on their person. The US Small Business Administration follows the same practice. Insurance adjusters should be able to provide identification upon request. Inspectors and adjusters will call to arrange an appointment before visiting a disaster victim or their property. Local building inspectors who ensure compliance with building codes should also have a picture ID. FEMA, PEMA, SBA or other officials will not ask for your personal or financial information.

For more information, contact the FEMA Fraud Hotline at 1(800) 323-8603.

Hughes Calls To Push Through Jobs Act “President Barack Obama made his jobs presentation to Congress and to the American people on Thursday evening. He was pretty dynamic and very determined,” said State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-W. Phila.) “His $450 billion proposal, entitled the American Jobs Act, is comprehensive and is paid for by additional cuts in the federal budget. His constant refrain in his speech was for Congress to pass the plan now, and that the American people cannot wait. I know we all agree the need to act

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“According to the White House, the purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans. The plan won’t add a dime to the deficit and is fully paid for through a balanced deficit-reduction plan that includes closing corporate tax loopholes and asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. “Many leading economists and corporations’ executive officers weighed in on the proposal. Pimco CEO Bill Gross said if it is passed, it could lead to ‘hundreds of thousands of jobs.’ Citigroup Chairman Richard Parsons issued a statement noting, ‘The President’s proposed combination of personal and business tax relief, targeted spending to support infrastructure, and aid to states offers several direct and innovative ways of creating jobs and bolstering our economy. The President’s focus on assisting small business is spot on, since small business is the engine of job creation.’ “It is time to put differences aside and put this jobs package in place – the American people have suffered far too long. I know so many of you unfortunately understand this struggle first hand. I encourage everyone to let his or her member of Congress know that you want the American Jobs Act passed now. Together, we can put people back to work.”

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Penn Museum Show Portrays Wars Of Long Ago REG CATHEY, actor who starred in award-winning television series “The Wire,” “Homicide: Life on the Streets,” and “Oz,” became a Roman General named Cato for a dramatic reading on Sunday afternoon at Penn Museum. Cathey is part of a nonprofit called Outside the Wire, which presents dramatic readings around country, stimulating town hall discussions of war, courage, patriotism, and virtue. Sunday’s offering, excerpts from Joseph Addison’s 18th-century play Cato, dealt with Roman civil war, with Cato pitched against Julius Caesar. Panel discussion which followed included panelists Capt. Sean Casey, a veteran of Iraq; Majid Alsayegh, chairman of Intercultural Journeys; Liz White, an official of Red Cross, who worked for months at Ground Zero; and Penn Prof. Carolyn Marvin from Annenberg School of Communications. Phyllis Kaufman, co-director of Outside the Wire, is a Philadelphia native and Bryn Mawr College graduate. Photo by Bonnie Squires

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W. Philly Salutes Its New School

SWOOP, the Eagles mascot, joined in dedication of the new W. Phila. HS on opening day. Among dignitaries participating were, from left, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell; Acting CEO of Schools Leroy Nunery; Penna. Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis; State Sen. Vincent Hughes; and State Rep. Jim Roebuck. Photos by Bonnie Squires

FROM LEFT, VIP participants in the dedication of W. Phila. HS included State Rep. Jim Roebuck; Rick Forman, CEO of Forman Mills, one of whose stores is next door to new school; Acting CEO of Schools Leroy Nunery; Robert Archie, head of SRC; and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. 6|

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MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER and Principal Mary Dean greet students after ribbon-cutting in the gym of new school.

STUDENTS were delighted with their fantastic new facility, as well as number of dignitaries who joined in dedication on first day of school.

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