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“Reporting South Philadelphia the way it deserves”

READY FOR Class of 2012 to arrive on these steps, Neumann-Goretti’s Admissions Director Veronica Tremoglie and President Ron Jakows believe they have a model for community-centered secondary education in the 21st century.

Labor Day Parade Keeps Growing Neighborhood residents who belong to organized labor will enjoy a very special party this weekend, right in their own backyard. This year’s 2008 Labor Day Parade will draw a record 35,000 union members and their families as they march along Christopher Columbus Boulevard to mark the 21st annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family Festival which follows at Penn’s Landing. It is now the largest local celebration

by Tony West SS. Neumann-Goretti HS accomplished its first big mission this past June. That’s when it graduated the first class of seniors who had known no other high school. Neumann-Goretti resulted from a merger of St. Maria Goretti HS for Girls with St. John Neumann HS for Boys in September 2004. For four years the school worked to blend two physical plants, two faculties, two student bodies and two traditions into one: a coeducational Catholic high school with a focus on contemporary South Philadelphia. After 50 years of single-sex education, says Father Ron Jakows, the school’s president since last year, “the merger went smoothly. We have a great faculty and staff, and a welcoming atmosphere. Now, Neumann-Goretti is the place to be.” It’s a place with two campuses. Classes are held in the old Goretti building at 10th & Moore. The building is in

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of Labor Day staged in the country. Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO and the Tri-State Labor Day Parade Committee, this year’s parade and festival will include political candidates from both parties as well as top labor leaders from throughout Pennsylvania and the United States. The parade route will run from the spacious grounds of the Sheet Metal Workers Union at Columbus & Reed. (Cont. Page 2)

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Catholic High School Finds Neighborhood Mission (Cont from Page 1) evenly divided between girls and boys. A strong development program has unleashed a string of improvements. A new science laboratory has been installed. Fundraising for a fieldhouse on the athletic campus is underway. After that, Father Jakows says the school’s supporters are contemplating a drive to update the auditorium. In this age, Catholic high schools compete aggressively with each other, with other independent schools and with charter schools. Each one that succeeds must find its niche. For Neumann-Goretti, its niche is its neighborhood. “We are a neighborhood school,” says Veronica

Tremoglie, a St. Maria Goretti graduate who came back to serve the new Neumann-Goretti as its admissions director. “Our young people don’t have to leave this neighborhood to attend a topnotch school with a safe atmosphere.” And it produces results. Of its graduates, 90% go on to post-secondary education. They are well prepared for the challenge of financing that education, too. The Class of 2008 garnered more than $6 million worth of scholarships. The school has an Honors Program. Six Advanced Placement courses are offered. In addition, NeumannGoretti is affiliated with unique partnerships that speak to two of South Philadelphia’s

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awards. Its Catholic core is taken seriously at NeumannGoretti. The school’s ProLife Club is the largest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. And its Community Services Corps involves large numbers of students to bring Thanksgiving dinners and presents from Santa Claus to needy people in South Philadelphia. The athletics program has done well in recent years. Basketball in particular has seen the Neumann-Goretti Saints make it to the playoffs frequently and win championships in the process. Religion and values matter to Neumann-Goretti. Although 20% of the students are not Catholic, everyone must take the theology course. “Our parents typically appreciate our effort to instill values,” Tremoglie judges. Asian families in particular think highly of NeumannGoretti’s climate. This is an environment in which uniforms are worn, rules are enforced and disci-

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economic bases. The Hospitality Academy is linked with Community College of Philadelphia. Juniors and seniors can take four courses in the burgeoning field of hotels and restaurants, earning CCP credits as well as high-school grades. The Academy of Process Technology, founded by Sunoco, is housed at Bok HS; NeumannGoretti is the only Catholic high school whose students participate in it. APT emphasizes chemistry, petrochemicals, science and technology. Many of its graduates wind up in well-paying jobs at Sunoco on receiving their diplomas, along with college scholarships. Neumann-Goretti encourages students to pursue their individual interests in its dozens of clubs and organized activities. They include school publications and theater; band and orchestra; mathematics, science and Latin; debate and mock trials. Its student newspaper, the Crown, has won numerous

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Snooper’s LATE NEWS: The Public Record and ALL of its employees want to express their sincere sympathies to our great friends, Johnny “Doc” Dougherty of Local 98 and his brother, Hon. Kevin Dougherty, Administrative Judge – Family Court, as well as Maureen. We were ALL so sorry to hear THERESA DOUGHERTY, “The Matriarch of the Dougherty family”, passed away last week. Theresa was A MOM first, and we all knew it. “MOM” will be looking out for all of you, and also with you. She is now in Heaven, and The Virgin Mary was waiting for Theresa! Snooper Sightings (The Billy Meehan Clambake): The first person I met was an old friend, JOHN SODA, former Court Crier - MC Court. He was there with his son-in-law and his son. Here come Commissioner JOSEPH DUDA; VITO CANUSO; and MICHAEL MEEHAN with his wife, mother, and his son JOSEPH. Gov. TIM PAWLENTY of Minnesota was their ‘main’ speaker. Look at this trio: State Reps. JOHN TAYLOR and GEORGE KENNEY with Judge PATRICK “The Captain” DUGAN - MC Court, and let me add this one, Hon. SANDY NEWMAN, formerly of The Supreme Court. There’s MATT TAUBENBERGER and ADAM LANG, both ‘candidates’. Look at The Quaker String Band with BOB SHANNON. Yo Boss, I met a GENE SULLIVAN, he com(Cont. Page 8)

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Well, we have the first team of the Prez Sweepstakes in place, with SEN. BARACK OBAMA selecting none other than Delaware SEN. JOE BIDEN. The Biden pick is interesting in many ways. Of course, this being a Republican column, I’ll tell you all the reasons why it’s a bad choice for Obama. First off, it appears Obama is admitting he is weak on foreign affairs, that he needs a Vice Prez who can advise or steer him in the right direction when it comes to dealing with foreign countries and their leaders. The allies will be easy; it’s the unfriendly ones that concern Americans the most. Secondly, Biden has a very charismatic personality, sometimes getting a little too excited. On occasions this could overshadow the main candidate Obama. Third, as far as electoral votes are concerned, Delaware brings next to nothing. But like I said, this is a biased opinion and time will tell how this new tandem works together. In the meantime, Dina’s Food Market in South Philly is offering a new special: the ‘Obama Hoagie’. As the deli man explains it, “No matter how we make it, you are gonna love it … if not, we’ll change the ingredients until you do.” Local Elephants stampeded to their familiar haunt this past Sunday for the annual “BILLY MEEHAN” Clambake. Billy must still be pulling some clout up in the Pearly Gates because once again the weather was fantastic; it’s hard to re(Cont. Page 10)

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At the Democratic Convention NANCY PELOSI, Speaker of the House, spent a great deal of time reminding the delegates and the voters on television of the many fine programs advancing social justice in the United States which were sponsored by the Democratic Party, starting with the minimum wage and continuing with the many housing programs and civil rights laws. Much ado is being made about BARACK OBAMA’S choice for Vice President of the distinguished Senator from Delaware, JOE BIDEN, who is chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and considered to be very knowledgeable in foreign affairs. Both of these facts are bad-weather harbingers. When the leaders of the party perceive a weakness with the candidate, they then fall back on the performance of the party and not the candidate. This was the case with the weak Presidential candidates GEORGE McGOVERN, JIMMY CARTER and WALTER MONDALE. Whether these warning signs continue, or whether the emphasis will return to Obama, will determine the outcome of the election. The overwhelming issue continues to be the war in Iraq. This is a wasting war, both economically and from the viewpoint of bleeding the young manhood of this country. It should be remembered that no national interest of the United States was served by this war once it was determined that the Iraqis had no weapons of mass destruction. During the eight years of the Bush Administration, this resulted in a minimum budget deficit of 2½ trillion dollars ($2,500,000,000,000). Government runs on cash and when there is a deficit, how do you pay for goods and services? The answer is, by issuing Treasury notes. These are IOUs by the government, which are being purchased, in enormous numbers, by foreign countries, including China. Until this terrible situation is corrected, the country will continue in a downward spiral.

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Yo! Here we go again with this question: what was possibly Japan’s largest export? It just might be Gojira, pronounced “Go- Dzree-La”. This creature was almost as big as a whale (kuhira) and uglier than a gorilla. We knew him as Godzilla, renamed to approximate its Japanese pronunciation. His full name was Godzilla, King of the Monsters. On Mar. 1, 1954 the United States tested the world’s first hydrogen bomb, which was 1,000 times more powerful that the Hiroshima bomb. About this time, Tomoyuki Tanaka, a Japanese film producer, found himself with surplus time, money and actors because of an unfilmed movie. On his way home to Tokyo he hit upon an idea: an American-style monster movie with the Bikini nuclear test, telling the serious message of the threat of radiation and nuclear weapons testing. He got approval from his studio to do a version of an American story of a dinosaur that was awakened by a nuclear test from its million-year ‘nap’ to attack New York City. This movie was The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. Tanaka hired Ishiro Honda to direct the movie using special effects created by Eiji Tsuburaya. They used miniature sets, which were shot separately from the scenes using real actors. The movie was started. One thing not easily worked out was what the monster looked like. Many designs were proposed until Tanaka was satisfied with his monster. It was decided to film a man in a monster suit, in real time – on miniature sets. The final latex rubber monster suit weighed 220 lb. The sequences were filmed at high speed, then slowed down for viewing. Thus the ‘destruction’ was more realistic. However, this meant the set had to be lit twice as brightly and the temperature in the monster suit was as high as 120 degrees. With only four small eyeholes in the suit’s neck for ventilation, most of the monster scenes were filmed in about three minutes. (Cont. Page 10)


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Snooper (Cont. from Page 7) plained of not getting our paper! I forgot, Judge Poserina’s 50th Wedding Anniversary last week. Snooper’s South Philly News: “Little” James Hanna, son of William & Haifa Hanna, is now going into the 2nd grade at South Philly’s Performing Arts Charter School. “Little” James is quite a character, and his Mom and Pop love him. Snooper’s Good News Dept: I’m pleased to inform all of you the PARKING AUTHORITY is doing just fine. Its employees are 100% professionals and they do a great job. Their Customer Service

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pleaded GUILTY. They all wanted a ‘lighter sentence’ for their testimony. I predict there will also be one more WORM to ‘turn’. The Feds 3, Fumo 0! Snooper’s VICTORY CIRCLE: Let this be a lesson to ALL OF YOU. The Casi-NO protestors did it. THEY WON! Foxwoods will now go shopping for another site for its Casino. Yes, they will not be building on the waterfront, thank God. I commend all those protesters for a job well done, also our Councilman Frank DiCicco; he never gave up the fight. I’m glad this City woke up and realized it would have never worked, especially THE WATERFRONT. Let them go to THE BUDD site – this makes sense! Snooper’s Question of the Week: Boss, tell me – WHO IS WATCHING THE D.R.P.A.? Can you believe it wants to “up” all the tolls on your favorite bridges, because it needs money? Excuse me – then why did it give over $300 million for The Citizens Bank Ballpark? Those were our monies it gave away. Now they’re telling us it has a small surplus of $34 million, but this is for special projects already in the works. Hey, WE let them get away with it; you tell me WHY. I thought WE paid for ALL those bridges a long time ago, Boss.


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Our Opinion ... Today’s Union Leaders

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What must impress most political and business leaders is the acumen of today’s labor leader. On the average, labor leaders today are well versed in economics, health and welfare benefits, investments of pension funds, what wages can be maintained or raised and when to bite the bullet. They understand the general economics of what makes the world go around. That was evident recently when Mayor Michael Nutter and the City’s seasoned union leaders came to a one-year contract. The willingness of unions to cooperate with their economic partners is also very much in evidence on the national scene, as industry after industry has come to the unions for help to cope with deteriorating conditions. Unions today are a far cry from what they were when they first started to come to the rescue of the common man. Today they are the partners of commerce, power brokers, and political leaders. Their advancement has benefited all … especially the average family just looking for a decent living.

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Wright Mistreated I read the 35-page Federal indictment of Councilman Jack Kelly’s Chief of Staff Chris Wright that I obtained from the internet. I can't believe the Federal prosecutors are charging Wright for anything. Wright helped one of Kelly's campaign contributors with an outstanding City tax matter. Those brothers still had to pay 100% of the taxes due, 100% of the interest due and 100% of the

penalties. As a CPA, over the years I have represented individuals against the City in tax matters and all my settlements have been better than that, without any political pushes. The indictment states Wright is going through a divorce. Everyone knows that you can have troubles with house foreclosures and divorce proceedings. As stated in the indictment, Wright initially hired other costly attorneys to represent him, ran out of money, probably due to his divorce issues, and one of the defendants did Wright's legal work pro bono. The Feds called it more bribery. Wright received a "Christmas" present of $1,000 from a defendant and disclosed it on his "2005 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Statement of Financial Interests". The indictment calls it “hiding the bribe in plain sight." If this is all there is, then the Feds are just wasting our tax dollars and ruining the life of Chris Wright. Mayer Krain

Aug. 29- Young Democrats Membership signup, $10, at Fiso Lounge, 1427 South St., starting at 6 p.m. Sep. 3- Let’s Love Logan festival on Wyoming Ave. from Broad to 11th St., 12 m.-8 p.m. For info call Michael Hayward (215) 324-7036. Sep. 4- Urban Family Council presents Making a Difference! Fundraising & Networking Luncheon at Union League, 11:30-1:30 p.m. For info call C. Wertz, (215) 879-2485, ext. 105. Sep. 5- State Rep. Bill Keller brings Partnership for Prescription Ass’t Bus to ShopRite at Front & Snyder Avenue (Snyder Plaza), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free service helps patients search for reduced-cost or free medications from drug companies. Sep. 5- S. Phila. Business Association and Linda & Victor Baldi III host fundraiser for Larry Farnese, candidate for 1st State Senate Dist., at 319 S. Reserve Dr. (formerly

Choo’s, 21st & Hunting Park, 5-9 p.m. Tickets $7. For info call V. Tutie Edwards (215) 228-3134. Sep. 13- Block party to raise funds for Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski’s family hosted by Lower Moyamensing Town Watch, Laws of Justice Town Watch and Lobster NYA at 1300 block Porter St., 1-6 p.m. All donations appreciated. For info contact Mike D’Imperio (215) 356-1518. Sep. 13- John Sabatina, Sr.’s 56th Ward Democrats will celebrate 26th annual Picnic at Burholme Pk., Cottman & Central Aves., 2 p.m.-dusk. 35th, 53rd, 55th, 57th & 66thA Wards will join as cohosts. Admission $30. For info (215) 742-8600. Sept. 13- Drs. Robert and Annette Griffith host Marina Kats, GOP candidate in 13th Congressional Dist. at 1640 Stockton Rd., Meadowbrook, Pa. Contribution $500. Guest speaker Sen. Arlen Specter. For info contact Justina (215) 038-7590 or info@katsforcongress.com. Sep. 15- Monday Night Football with State Rep. John Taylor, Romano’s Catering, 1523 E. Wingohocking St. For info (215) 545-2244.

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I wanted to correct the record regarding something that appeared on the front page of the Aug. 21 Public Record, in "Pols on the Street". With regards to the Brendan Boyle-Matt Taubenberger race, the article stated, "Labor is not united in backing one candidate in the race." The article then gives the impression organized labor is divided in the race. That is simply false. Brendan Boyle has won the endorsement of every major labor organization. Boyle has been endorsed by the AFLCIO, the Fraternal Order of Police, all of the Building Trades, the SEIU State Council, the Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers and the Teamsters Joint Council (which represents every Teamsters local in the area). Of the major labor organizations, Boyle is being supported by all of them. There is clearly no division. In terms of locals, Boyle has been endorsed by over 100 local unions. Boyle's op-

ponent has been endorsed by exactly one. That's hardly "division". For those of us who are active in organized labor, we are proud to endorse Brendan because we know he is a fighter for the working families we represent. He comes from a labor family and he will be a great State Representative for all working people. Wayne Miller Business Manager Sprinklerfitters Union Local 69

Buck La.) in reserve of Packer Pk., 5:30-7:30 p.m. $250 friend, $100 attendee. RSVP (215) 629-8585. For directions call Vic (215) 888-7051. Sep. 6- GOP candidate for 173rd House Dist. Belinda Nelson hosts Beef & Beer at McCullough’s Irish Sports Bar, 3517 Cottman Ave., 610 p.m. $50. Live entertainment. Call (215) 533-4676 or (888) 44-TONYS. Sep. 6- Kenyatta Johnson sponsors Back To School Rally at Marian Anderson Rec. Ctr., 17th & Fitzwater, 1-6 p.m. Sep. 7- Councilwoman Joan Krajewski’s party at Wissinoming Yacht Club, Devereaux & Delaware Ave., 2-6 p.m. Tickets $25. Call Kathy Price (215) 624-1872. Sep. 8- COPE-PAC Fundraiser at Phillies vs. Marlins, 7:05 p.m. game time. $250 includes food, drink at Roof Top Bleachers. For info call Joni Bernard (15) 665-9800. Sep. 9- Fundraiser for 1st Dist. GOP Senatorial candidate Jack Morley at Vesper Club, 6 p.m. Tickets $250. For info call (215) 389-1768. Sep. 12- Al Stewart’s 11th Democratic Ward presents Fish Fry Friday at Lou &


Hero Thrill Show

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A WURD With Nutter

MAYOR Michael Nutter spends moment with Thera Martin Connelly of 900AM WURD, along with Phila. Deputy Commerce Director Bilal Qayyum and WURD listener Darryl B at Nicetown CDC Festival.

DILWORTH PLAZA was humming at noon Tuesday with police and supporters pushing the upcoming Hero Thrill Show at Wachovia Complex this Saturday. Proceeds from this spectacular send children of slain public-safety workers to college. Photo by Donald Terry

Out & About (Cont. from Page 7) member a clambake where there wasn’t nice weather. A nice crowd was on hand. This is a resilient party; the faithful never give up. Powers to be on location were Minnesota GOV. TIM PAWLENTY, who is mentioned as a possible running mate for JOHN McCAIN; State ATTORNEY GENERAL TOM CORBETT, who may have Gubernatorial interests; State House power JOHN PERZEL; City COUNCILMAN BRIAN O’NEILL;

and, of course, the host who has been representing his late dad for many years now, MICHAEL MEEHAN. The crowd also had its share of members of the opposition party, the Democrats, present. That’s always been the case through the years – there is and always has been a mutual respect between the two

Out & About (Cont. from Page 7) morning and while everyone played nice, and the talk was of helping Sen. Barack Obama become president of the United States, you could kind of sense some folks were still learning the words to “Kumbaya”. One of those who has learned the words and is passing out the sheet music is Mayor Michael Nutter. Although he ran, and was elected, as a delegate for Sen. Hillary Clinton, he says he’s ready to start working toward an Obama victory. “I’ve met with Obama’s people and told them that I’m willing to help anytime and any place,” he said. But while Nutter, who was one of Clinton’s most-visible Pennsylvania surrogates during the campaign, has accepted that

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Waffleman (Cont. from Page 7) Entire blocks of downtown Tokyo were constructed. Tiny cars, trucks, buses and trains were made from cast iron to insure that when Gojira stepped on them, they would crush realistically. And the monster’s roar? The sound guys tried many sounds, but nothing seemed right. Akira Ifukube hit upon it. He rubbed the strings of a base violin his fingers in a rubber covered glove. Now you know. In only 122 days, Gojira premiered in Japan. It had cost over 60 million yen. This was a huge sum for a film and was about 250 times the average cost of a Japanese film, but no matter, it was a success. Audiences loved the action and the message of the nuclear terror was understood and appreciated by them. American move studios saw it as a potential hit also. They bought the rights, changed the monster’s name and the title of the movie and the plot. Most of

parties when possible – but they always show up and support the clambake, especially since it’s named after the late Bill Meehan, whom many pols of different stripes all loved and respected. Hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend and stay safe!! Obama will be the Democratic standard bearer, Gov. Ed Rendell, Clinton’s biggest Pennsylvania backer, is still reaching for acceptance. “My wounds healed a long time ago,” Rendell said. “But I’m not so sure about the Party.” But not too long after Rendell said that to me, he told NPR’s Michelle Norris he planned to vote for Clinton during the Roll Call and these were votes that she deserved to be able to claim. Yep, still reaching acceptance. By this time next week, I’ll have a lot more DNC stuff for you and will put together a column-long wrap-up, including the sights and sounds of Obama’s acceptance speech. Until then, please check out my blog, The Mad (political) Scientist at http://themadpoliticalscientst.blogspot.com. the scenes were rearranged, changed or just removed. Raymond Burr was also inserted – yes, inserted – into the film. He couldn’t appear on the alreadyfinished film but through the magic of editing, many of the Japanese actors appeared to be talking to him. Now with all the changes made, Tanaka’s wonderful shock adult film with a serious message was turned into a drive-in theater monster movie. It was just what the film industry needed to combat the advent of television. Godzilla, King of the Monsters was released and made over $2 million at the box office in its first year, which was an astonishing sum in the 1950s. It was then exported back to Japan with the Raymond Burr character dubbed into Japanese. This film led to the release of many other Godzilla movies and made Godzilla a superstar. Who knew an actor in a rubber suit, stomping on miniature sets, would become a classic cinema creature? Thank you, Tomoyuki Tanaka, and all those who shared your dream.


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Hanging With Keller’s Crew At Doc’s Local Labor leaders gathered at Doc’s Union Pub last week and joined in solidarity to help reelect State Rep Bill Keller. Still service-oriented and caring about her Fishtown neighborhoods, retired State Rep. Marie Lederer gives her nod of approval to her old ally Keller. Keller wants to grant older Pennsylvanians the opportunity to live in their current place of residence for as long as possible, also known as “Age in Place.” Keller is drafting a bill that would establish and support NORCs, or Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities, so senior citizens do not need to leave their homes and live in

an institutionalized setting. The Age in Place legislation also will aim to help the residents of aging communities obtain the Federal and State funding needed to live in their neighborhoods, prolong their independence and improve their quality of life. Keller encourages collegebound high-school seniors to apply to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program. “I know how many students may not attend college because they can’t afford it,” Keller said. “A scholarship opportunity like this shouldn’t be passed up.” Administered by the Foundation for Enhancing Communities, the program is

not affiliated with any political party and is renewable for up to four years of college. Two scholarships are awarded per year in the amount of one semester at a State System of Higher Education university, approximately $2,500.

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(Cont. from Page 1) mistake when I went the auction route to sell my building. I did not intend for people to think we were going out of business. I had hoped to get a fair market value for our building since I wanted to move further west on Washington Avenue. I thought an auction sale would get me a better return than trying to sell the building in a very sluggish real-estate market.” The South Philadelphia Public Record was among those that thought the auction conducted by Associated Auctioneers was the end of Harry Falcone’s career as an outstanding supplier of carpeting, flooring and fine furniture. That was what the paper

reported last week, sending a score of phone calls into Falcone’s, with people wondering what was happening to their orders. Falcone’s career in furnishing interiors of homes and business and institutions covers a span of 45 years. He began by cleaning rugs while still a teen, literally the beginning of his going into business. He remembers fondly the first truck he bought, back in 1975: “That told me I had arrived.” Harry’s present building, a two-story structure, was built by him several years ago at the estimated cost of $2 million. It is stocked with over 1000 varieties of rug and floor samples and

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formation of the United States. Executive Chef Armando Monterroso, with a résumé spanning San Francisco, New York and Costa Rica, has crafted an American-inspired menu of contemporary comfort foods. “Shareables” include pulledpork sliders, steamed mussels and potato pierogis. Salads include a classic Cobb steak salad and lobster salad. Sandwiches range from the “Thirteen burger” — a cholesterol classic with Canadian bacon, Gruyêre cheese and fried egg — to the fried shrimp hoagie. Dinner entrees include a Lancaster chicken pot pie, pan-seared salmon and stuffed sweet peppers. Steaks and chops offer a

14-ounce double-cut pork chop, a 10-ounce skirt steak and 8ounce filet, among others. The average entrée price is $22. Additionally, The Terrace at Thirteen offers outdoor dining space, as well as a lounge for relaxing and socializing. This will not be the restaurant for a quiet, romantic dinner, however, since there is an armada of flat-screen TVs featuring sporting events. The restaurant and bar are also WiFi, just in case you just can’t make it through lunch or dinner without getting the latest business news. Thirteen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. For more information, call 215-6252900 or visit www.philadel-

phiamarriott.com. Bonjour, Du Jour Last Friday also saw the opening of Du Jour Café & Market at the Symphony House, Broad and Pine Streets. It is the second location for the casual eatery of the same name in Haverford. Owner Marty Grimes also owns the Moshulu at Penn’s Landing and three restaurants at the Jersey shore — Daddy-O, The Inlet and Plantation. Du Jour, which does have a liquor license, is a casual spot known for its coffee, gelato, composed salads, paninis and pizzas as well as full-course meals and carry-out. According to Grimes, the concept is “high-

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When it was over, the annual Pacifico Ford Classic Auto Show was called the “show of shows”, with a record number of entries and over 72 prizes being awarded to classic-car owners who mobbed the Pacific Ford Agency at Essington Avenue at the head of the Airport Auto Mall. According to Kerry Pacifico, Jr., and General Sales Mgr. Tom Flynn, “We were torn as to who topped whom. Lucky for us, we had enough trophies — 72, to be exact — on hand. Even then, we could have used a few more, so great were the entries.” Pacifico said a total of 200 classic cars competed in the daylong event, which was free to the public. David Chrysler Stars At Unity Day When Joseph “Butterball” Tamburro took the wheel of a 7-passenger jeep donated to him for his use on Unity Day, it was evident he felt the power under his seat as he wheeled from event to event, thanks to David Chrysler which donated the use of a jeep to the event. Dawn Hopson, director of operations for David Chrysler Jeep Suzuki, said the legendary disc jockey “was a quick learner as I ran down the details on what makes Jeep such a fun vehicle to drive.”

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Sealed proposals will be received by the School Reform Commission at the School Administration Building located at 440 North Broad St., 3rd Floor, Office of Capital Programs, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, September 16, 2008. A nonrefundable fee for each set of bid documents is as scheduled. The School District will only accept bids from companies that have been placed on its current Pre Qualified Contractors List as shown at psit.org. All School District Project require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. BUDGET FEE B- 801 C of 2007/08 Single Prime Willard Replacement School $ 30,000,000.00$ 500.00 1930 Elkhart Street A pre-bid meeting will be conducted at 440 N Broad Street on September 9, 2008 @ 10:00 A.M in room 3126. Specifications and/or plans and contract documents may be examined and copies thereof obtained from the School Reform Commission, 440 North Broad Street, 3rd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Information as to contract documents, etc., may be obtained at the above address, or telephone 215-400-5225. Make checks payable to the School District of Philadelphia. The School Reform Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids and make the awards to the best interests of the School District of Philadelphia.

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