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Vol. III No. 54 (422)

Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia

March 22, 2012

Philadelphia Daily Record

On The Air

PATRICK MURPHY has been taking his message to groups large and small across Penna. as he campaigns in Democrat primary for Attorney General, including this 27th Ward meeting this past Monday. Today, he’s taking his message to the airwaves. Story p. 4


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Mar. 22“Touch of Class” fundraiser for State Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen at 6040 Belfield Ave., 5-7 p.m. Wine and cheese reception. For info and to volunteer for her campaign, call (215) 848-1283. Mar. 22Reception for State Senate candidate Alfonso Gambone at IATSE Ballrm., 2401 S. Swanson St., 6-10 p.m. Music, open bar, buffet. Tickets $100, couples $175, tables $675. For info www.votegambone.com.

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Mar. 23Bernice Hill hosts Democrat 63rd Ward Spring Fling at American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newton Rd., 7-11 p.m. DJ, dancing, drinks, refreshments, raffle. RSVP (215) 698-9421. Mar. 25Annual Men’s Day Breakfast in Fellowship Hall, Zion Baptist Church, 3600

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N. Broad St., 8 a.m. Speaker Michael A. Rashid, President and CEO AmeriHealth Mercy. Donation $8. Mar. 25Fishtown Neighbors Association announce 2012 Chili Cook-Off at Skybox at 2424 Studios, 2424 E. York St., 1-4 p.m. Mar. 26Congressman Bob Brady takes to airwaves via WURD 800 AM from 7 am to 10 am at Woodlawn Village Restaurant, 5234 Woodland Avenue. For info, contact Andale at 21`5 724-6600. Mar. 27-29 AFL-CIO State Convention hosted by Phila. Council AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding at Sheraton Downtown Hotel, 17th & Race Sts. Mar. 28: COPE Dinner. Mar. 2966A Ward Leader Shawn Dillon hosts fundraiser for Ed Neilson, Democrat State Rep candidate, at Bridgeman’s Ha., 11600 Norcom Rd., 7-9 p.m. Tickets $30. Beef and beer. For info Shawn Dillon (215) 637-6360. Mar. 29State Rep. Rosita Youngblood hosts fundraiser at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 7-9:30 p.m. Dinner, open bar, dancing. Tickets $75. For info (215) 745-4306.


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Printer’s Error: Wrong Date On Today’s Print P.1 The printing plant placed the wrong front page on today’s citywide edition of the Philadelphia Public Record. Instead of the correct Mar. 22

front page, the Feb. 23 front page was reprinted. All the interior pages are correct. The South Philadelphia Public Record of Mar. 22 was not af-

fected by this error. It is entirely correct. Corrected newspapers are being printed and will be distributed tomorrow, Friday, Mar. 23.

Casey Hails Ex-Im Bank For Making Jobs In State US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is pushing for passage of a bipartisan measure to renew the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which supports Pennsylvania companies and jobs by boosting exports. The bank, which helps US companies facilitate trade, will see its charter lapse unless Congress acts before it expires in May. Reauthorization is currently being debated in Congress. “The Export-Import Bank provides critical financing to help Pennsylvania businesses sell their products and provide good paying jobs,” said the Senator. “The bank has long received bipartisan support and it should be extended without delay. Playing politics with this effort could cost Pennsylvania jobs and hurt the economic recovery.” 3|

Since 2007, the Export-Import Bank has lent over $1.7 billion to over 200 Pennsylvania companies, helping them create and retain jobs and compete in the global economy. This financing has supported over $3 billion in export sales for Pennsylvania businesses in the past five years. The bank is a self-sustaining, independent federal agency that operates at no cost to taxpayers. Export-Import Bank financing is critical to help level the playing field for Pennsylvania exporters who compete against foreign companies who receive more export financing from their own governments. In 2011, the Export-Import Bank supported approximately 290,000 American jobs, Casey said. More than 200 Pennsylva-

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nia companies have benefited from it recently, including six in Philadelphia. They are Wachovia Bank ($8,844,000), Renaissance Management Group ($1,397,000), Bassetts Ice Cream (($958,000), Kingsbury, Inc. ($164,000), Stretch Devices ($35,000) and Branch Medical Group ($28,000).

GOP Slams Casey, Says ARA ‘Killing Jobs’ “When liberal US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) cast the 60th and deciding vote for President Barack Obama’s health-care law, it didn’t just cut $550 billion from Medicare but also included a slew of job-killing taxes that are crushing small businesses across the Keystone State,” charged the National Republican


THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD Senatorial Committee yesterday. The Republican campaign organization cited reports Pittsburgh based-Alcoa took a $5.3 million charge because of “ObamaCare” while US Steel recorded a $27 million charge and Alcoa took an $80 million charge. It also noted Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, testified in February the health-care law will kill 800,000 jobs nationwide.

Conservative PAC Backs Tom Smith In Primary The Tom Smith for Senate Campaign announced the endorsement of the conservative Citizens United Political Victory Fund, the affiliated PAC of Citizens United. “Tom Smith has a truly American story, from starting out on his family’s farm, to owning a small business that eventually employed more than 100 people,” said David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United. “Washington needs entrepreneurs like Tom Smith in the halls of the US Senate to right a ship of state that has been adrift way too long. “Tom is running because he believes in American Exceptionalism and wants future generations to have access to the American dream. Washington is full of ca4|

reer politicians and I am sure Tom Smith will be able to teach them a thing or two about how to balance a budget and create jobs for Americans because he has actually done it. Smith has the tools necessary to take on Bob Casey Jr. this fall,” Bossie added. “I’m honored to have the support of CUPVF, and share their conservative vision of reducing the size of government, lowering taxes, cutting spending, and promoting family values,” said Smith. “I look forward to working with them to defeat the Obama-Casey agenda in November.” CUPVF has also contributed $10,000 total – $5,000 each for Smith’s primary and general elections. Smith adds the Citizens United endorsement to a growing list of national endorsers that includes Dick Morris and Steve Forbes.

Murphy First On Air In Dems’ AG Race With the first television advertisement of the Attorney General race, Iraq War veteran and former prosecutor Patrick Murphy highlights his military service and commitment to fighting for the rights of every Pennsylvanian. The 30-second spot started running today in Pittsburgh. Its full

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texts is as follows: “MURPHY: My dad was a cop for 22 years. He taught me early on the importance of fighting for what’s right, no matter what. “NARRATOR: Patrick Murphy: husband, father, Army paratrooper, West Point law professor. Murphy prosecuted terrorists in Iraq and came home to help end the war. “As attorney general, he’ll enforce the law fairly, to protect the rights of workers, our environment, and protect a woman’s right to choose.”

10 Days Left To Get A Free Yard Tree A free yard-tree request must be made by Mar. 31 in order to get your tree in time for spring planting. With support from Wells Fargo bank, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s TreePhilly campaign is empowering residents to beautify their homes and blocks, improve their health, reduce their energy costs, and reduce stormwater runoff all in one shot, at NO COST. Philadelphia property-owners who have space in the front or back of their property to plant and care for a new tree, should visit www.treephilly.org or call (215) 683-0217 to request a free yard tree.


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Wellness For Men Is Promoted

ACCLAIMED ACTOR Allen Payne, best known for his roles in such blockbuster hits as, Jason Lyric and New Jack City and most recently, a starring role in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne joined over 300 attendees at the 15th Annual Wellness Event for Men. Universal hosts this free preventative health educational forum for males to learn the latest information on both traditional and complementary medicine. Wellness screenings offered included rapid HIV/AIDS testing, blood pressure and glucose, and non-invasive chiropractic consultation. Resources were disseminated by organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association, Family Food, LLC, the Family Planning Council, Men’s Health Initiative and others. A healthy and delicious meal was also served. Dr. Joseph Cammarata, DC, chiropractor and founder of Non-Surgical Solutions discussed the most common causes of back pain and how to prevent it. Pete Pajil, CNHP naturalist from the Moy Yat Ving Tsu Martial Arts Intelligence School spoke of integration of body, emotion and diet. Among his expert advice to attendees was the importance of regular water consumption. According to Dr. Pajil, dehydration and stagnant diet are preventable causes of many ailments plaguing men. Allen Payne offered motivational words about the role a positive mental attitude plays on overall health. Frederick Burton, MD, founder and medical director of the Burton Wellness Injury Center shared causes and remedies to erectile dysfunction, a common malady for men during mid-life. Photo: Martin Regusters, Leaping Lion Photography • PHILADELPHIADAILYRECORD.COM

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