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“Reporting South Philadelphia the way it deserves”
School Wants You To Know Who It Is
SOUTHWARK ES Principal Jill Silverstein, right and community leader Karen Brown show off temporary sign that school will erect in frnt of entrance.
by Rory G. McGlasson One of South Philadelphia’s oldest learning institutions has been seeking its own identity for almost 100 years. Now, Southwark Elementary School, 1835 S. 9th Street, has finally found it. It’s not like the teachers, student or parents don’t know what Southwark School is; they just want a sign on their school, so everybody else does. They have gone almost 100 years without any kind of signage on the school. Delivery guys have gone to Bok HS that sits adjacent, with deliveries. Worse yet, new residents and outof-town visitors have mistakenly thought the school nothing more than an annex of Bok because of its close vicinity. (Cont. Page 2)
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Racing In The Street ...Page 18
Springsteen To Sing For Obama; McCain Wants To Use Your Voice by Rory G. McGlasson
One of South Philadelphia’s favorite adopted sons will be in town Saturday to throw his rockstar status behind Barack Obama. Singer-songwriter
Bruce Springsteen will perform at a rally for Obama on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The musician will perform an acoustic set in order to assist the Obama campaign’s voter-registra-
tion and volunteer-recruitment efforts. The concert will take place on the Saturday before Pennsylvania‘s voterregistration deadline on Monday. (Cont. Page 2)
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St. Nick’s Fest St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church holds the “Italian Festival” this weekend with music, food, games and fireworks 12-9 p.m. Oct. 5 at 9th & Morris Streets. For more information, please call (215) 463-1326. Read All About It! Come read all about it at Santore Library next week! The “ReadAboutIt” class will take place 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 15, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10 at the library, at 932 S. 7th St. Call (215) 686-1766.
Art Camp The Philadelphia Dept. of Recreation will start a fall art camp at Murphy Recreation Center, 4th & Shunk, this Saturday. The program runs 911:30 a.m. It will extend to Nov. 8. A third session is scheduled for 11-1 p.m. on Nov. 15. It costs $60. Please call (215) 685-2871 or visit www.phila.gov for more details. Under The Tuscan Sun A group of South Philadelphia wine experts (Cont. Page 2)
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Southwark School Closes In On Century Mark
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drop off packages at Bok; they cannot find the entrance way because we have no sign.” Now they do. The school signed an official partnership with its namesake, the Southwark Civic Association, last week at its first Back-To-School Meeting. The first piece of business the civic group handled was to find the school a sign. It’s only a temporary sign for now, as the School District must make sure the new permanent sign is safe before it is erected. Silverstein says it plans to unveil the electronic sign, like the one at Southern HS, next March, as part of its 100-year celebration. 586 children attend Southwark ES, a K- through 8thgrade facility. What is unique about the school is the languages the five-year-old to 14-year-old students speak. Eleven different languages resound in its halls, a plethora including Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Khmer, Indonesian, Burmese, Albanian, Arabic and English. The staff has translators for all except Burmese.
The much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act also shines an inaccurately bad light on schools like Southwark, according to Principal Silverstein. According to NCLB, schools have to achieve 98 of the goals under the guidelines, or you fail. Under the Corrective Action 2 guideline, any school that doesn’t achieve this, benchmark fails the No Child test. But in the last four years, it would be hard to see how Southwark has failed. Reading scores, for student measured “advanced”, are up from 4% in 2004 to 48% in 2008. Math is up from 9% in ’04 to 56% in 2008. “The measuring stick does not reflect the degradation of data,” Silverstein said. Silverstein has worked for the Philadelphia school board. She has 20 years experience as a school principal in Philadelphia. Now she believes she is moving Southwark in the right direction. “Once our teachers come here, they don’t leave,” she says. “It’s getting them here that is the biggest problem.” Silverstein was appointed
Principal in 2004, replacing Anna Jenkins. She notes graduating students are getting to choose their own high-school route. She said, “This year, 52 out of 80 got to go to a HS of their choice. When I arrived here, only three students got the chance to choose their high school.” When Southwark started out in 1908, only Southern HS existed as a public school in its area, when then ran from Mifflin Steet to Snyder Avenue and 7th Street to Broad Street. Southwark ES is the oldest elementary school in the area and has many years on its neighboring learning institutions. It now serves a catchment area from 7th to 11th Streets, between Mifflin and Moore Streets. By contrast, Bok started out in 1929, St. Nicholas of Tolentine in 1949 and St. Maria Goretti in 1959. Southwark will host its next Back To School Meeting Oct. 21. It will celebrate its 100th birthday on Mar. 30, 2009. For more information, please call (215) 952-8606.
Bruce To Rock The Vote
(Cont. from Page 1) “Sen. Obama is a great fan of Bruce Springsteen and is honored to have his support. This will be a great opportunity to gather tens of thousands of our supporters together in one place as we register new voters and bring new volunteers into this campaign for change,” said Craig Schirmer, the Pennsylvania state director of the ObamaBiden campaign. Springsteen, a New Jersey native, endorsed Obama in April, writing that the Democratic nominee “speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music ... a country that’s interested in its collective destiny and in the potential of its gathered spirit.” While Obama supporters listen to the sounds of Springsteen, Sen. John McCain’s Philadelphia team will officially open offices at 1008 Arch Street and begin using 1618 E. Passyunk Avenue as a key phone-bank hub. The Republicans are seeking your voice. “We are now less than 40
days from Election Day and need all the help we can get in turning out our supporters in the city,” said McCain’s Philadelphia Co. Field Director, James Fitzpatrick. “A good showing in the city will put us on track to securing victory in Pennsylvania for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin.” The phone banks will run on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fitzpatrick said volunteers can stop and give as much time as they can, whether it’s 30 minutes or the entire day. For more information, please contact Fitzpatrick at (215) 490-8780 or email him at jfitzpatrick@mccain08hq. On Sunday, at the St. Nicholas Italian Festival, 9th & Watkins Streets (near Morris), McCain volunteers will run a voter registration and literature drop from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Contact Ed Bonett at firstname.lastname@example.org to help. He is asking supporters to meet at the corner of 9th & Watkins at 4:00 p.m.
(Cont. from Page 1) set off on a tour of Tuscany yesterday. Parishioners at St. Monica’s Church put together the two-week trip to Italy. They set off from Philadelphia International yesterday evening. About 10 people set off on the food and wine tour stopping at Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Padua, Venice and Umbria. South Philly Bear Hug Michael Berenstain, a 2ndgeneration author/illustrator of the famous Berenstain Bears book series, was in town yesterday. He visited two Mercy LIFE centers in area to promote a new series of 12 faith-based books released this month. Children from Care-A-Lot daycare joined the author at the Life Center, 3001 Moore Street. The author then moved on to Mercy Life Center at 1500 S. Columbus Boulevard.
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where kids don’t get shot and grandmothers don’t get shot.” The filmmakers spent $5,000 out of their own and their families’ pockets to shoot more than 1000 hours of footage. Hundreds of hours later, they had edited it into 1 hour, 35 minutes of finished product. Now Evans and Angel are getting a taste of the business end of movie-making. They have begun to look for a distributor. It hasn’t been easy so far. “A lot of distributors won’t touch it because of lack of release forms,” Evans admitted. (Street-level rap culture, which is all about borrowing and sharing sounds and im-
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grant, was then a student in Temple’s RTF program. He provided the equipment and technical training. Evans, then 22, a Franklin HS graduate, had produced a rap record that made it to radio. He felt something deeper could come out of rap culture than the usual musical DVD. They took to the streets, armed with camera and microphone, to shoot a documentary. It turned into an obsession. “I wanted to create a realistic change in the culture,” Evans recounted later. “I don’t think this film is going to stop the violence all by itself. It’s more like guidelines to a heaven
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by Tony West Some young men have been driven to violence on Philadelphia’s grimmer streets, and others to despair. Instead, Barry Evans and his partner Brandon Angel were driven to make a movie. Now they’re looking for ways to bring it to an audience. Philadelphia Homicide City: Money, Murder and Politics is a documentary of citizens’ responses to street crime, shot from an inside-out view of the youthful rap culture. With
ages, doesn’t pay much mind to legal niceties.) “Then again, the type of movie it is, a lot don’t want to be bothered,” Evans notes. The subject matter is disturbing and the response it demands is sober. Many streetcorner scenes are tense, jumpy and vivid. But a sit-down interview with attorney Sharif Street isn’t exactly a dance number. It will be interesting to see if Philadelphia finds a way to experience their vision.
Combatting Violence On Film Proves Tough
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LDC HEALTH AND SAFETY FUND Laborers’ District Council Health and Safety Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity 319 N. 11th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Telephone: 215-925-5327 Fax: 215-925-5329 Web: www.ldc-phila-vic.org UNION LABORERS WE DON’T JUST DO IT, WE DO IT SAFE Our mission is to promote and enhance Contractor competitiveness And to protect the occupational health And safety of Laborers and their families. Laborers District Council sponsors LDC Health and Safety Fund
Local 135, Daniel L.Woodall, Jr., Business Manager; Local 332, Samuel Staten, Jr., Business Manager; Local 413, James Harper, Business Manager; Local 57, Richard A. McCurdy, Jr. Business Manager; Laborers, District Council, Building Better and Safer Communities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties Laborers, District Council of the Metropolitan area of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Samuel Staten, Sr., Business Manager Laborers’ District Council and Business Manager of Local 332, Emeritus
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On Presidential Campaign Sports betting aside, more Philadelphians are reported contacting their “old bookies” to get the odds on the Presidential campaign. As of a week ago, the odds were “Pick – you lay $6 to win $5.” That’s not much of an edge and indicates the election between Barack Obama and John McCain for the Presidency is still too close to call. Betting on Presidential elections is not a new phenomenon. When Americans surrounded the London office of the United Associated Presses to get news of the outcome of the Presidential race between McKinley and Bryan in 1896, they weren't driven by patriotism or homesickness. It was all about money. The betting odds on McKinley had been as high as 10 to 1, some of the most dramatic in history. In the late 1800s through the early 20th century, Presidential betting served the purpose that
polls do today: offering regular looks at who was leading and by how much. The practice was so institutionalized that American stock markets offered odds and booked bets. The bets were watched carefully, offering surprising precision and creating an excitement that polls just can't match. The history of Presidential betting is documented almost entirely through newspaper coverage, which captured both the emotion and the facts of the day. Marta Lee-Perriard has a unique view of the coverage. Through her day-to-day work with ProQuest Historical Newspapers, the largest digital newspaper archive in the world, she's analyzed the long, entertaining past of Presidential betting. Lee-Perriard says the coverage is peppered with unique stories. Among her favorites are stories of sitting Presidents who lashed out at Wall Street,
unhappy with the odds placed against them in stock markets. "Betting changed the flavor of voting. Because there was money involved, there was tremendous suspense as the votes came in," says Lee-Perriard. "And, quite frankly, the incentive bets provided for voting was tremendous ... what better way to protect your bet?" There are still remnants of Presidential betting. The University Of Iowa College Of Business runs an electronic market, which sells futures on the outcome of political events. Intrade runs an online prediction market. However, most Presidential betting has fallen by the wayside. The excitement of this campaign has a lot of people guessing, which is why some of the more enterprising bookies in this area are reaching out to their customers to offer a chance to place their bets on the Presidential campaign.
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AFL-CIO Labor 2008 Bus Tour
PENNSYLVANIA AFL-CIO Election 2008 Bus Tour of Eastern Penna., led by President Bill George and Secretary-Treasurer Rick Bloomingdale, is touring Eastern Penna. worksites supporting Barack Obama and Joseph Biden as well as other Democrats on the ticket. It appeared at Navy Yard and in front of Hahnemann Hospital on Tuesday.
LABOR LEADERS turned out at 6 a.m. bus rally at Navy Yard in front of Akers Shipyards passing out flyers to employees. Identified here are Mike Fera and Pat Gillespie.
Union Labor... Building it right for a better and stronger community! Laborers' District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and vicinity is comprised of four unions:
Local 135, Daniel L. Woodall, Jr., Business Manager Local 332, Samuel Staten, Jr., Business Manager Local 413, James Harper, Sr., Business Manager Local 57, Richard McCurdy, Jr., Business Manager Laborers’ District Council promotes a safe work environment, jobs completed on time and on budget, and represents union members, who are well trained, productive, professional, and take pride in their work. Union labor…building better and safer communities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Samuel Staten, Sr., Business Manager.
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FROM LEFT, Joe & Renee Zuritsky; Robin Roberts, co-host of ABC's “Good Day America”; Bonnie Squires, of Wistar's Communications Committee; and Dr. Russel Kaufman, CEO of Wistar Institute, acknowledge Roberts’ receipt of Wistar's President's Award for advocacy and public-awareness efforts at College of Physicians luncheon Sep. 26. Roberts, a breast-cancer survivor allowed her network to televise her progress through treatment, while urging early detection. Squires had nominated Roberts for Wistar award. Previous winners included US Sen. Arlen Specter and Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf. Photo by Bonnie Squires
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Our Opinion ... Boob Tube Is Key
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If economic anxiety continues to dominate the Presidential election, the election tilts in Barack Obama’s favor. Polls this week show that. Obama also continues to press the fact opponent John McCain and President George Bush are stable-mates. Voters can expect much of the same Bush policy with McCain. But key for Obama is how he uses the television set to get that message across. TV commercials, 24-hour news stations and live prime-time debates help sway those undecided voters that each candidate targets as they both pull into the final stretch of their respective campaigns. From the E! Entertainment news network to our local news channels, the 21st-century saturation in televised news means you cannot get away from it. It would be surprising if Bruce Springsteen’s acoustic concert along the Parkway this Saturday were not televised live on MTV or VH1. Take tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate. People will take a seat in their homes and watch and listen to what Sen. Biden and Gov. Palin have to say. Then some will watch the over-analysis on their pick of news networks, as they form their opinion. Others may down a couple of beers and finish the debate gazing at Palin’s brown eyes or Biden’s grandfatherly nods. Either way, your boob tube will help determine who our next Commander in Chief is.
Letters Letters Stack Was Wrong
one might have reservations about Stack's potential for making somewhat rash decisions. Or they might question just whose pocket Mike Stack might be in; or where he draws the ethical lines on service to all the people of his District; or his view of honoring contracts; or his respect for the rights of others, particularly those with opposing views. Using his position as a State Senator in an attempt to interfere with a private contract in force regarding private property, raises serious ethical questions about the Senator. Then, arrogantly protesting the landlord's refusal to bend to what appears to be Stack's employment of tortious acts in a political vendetta, even to the detriment of the People he allegedly serves, raises grave questions of legality, and Stack's fitness to hold office. I think an investigation is warranted. If I were the landlord, I believe I would consider Mike Stack's public withdrawal of a public office from my premises while under lease, seemingly designed to pressure me and hold me up to public shame and ridicule, as a direct attack on my reputation, with (Cont. Page 10)
Oct. 2- State Rep. Rosita Youngblood fundraiser at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets $100. For info (215) 745-4306. Oct. 3- Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s Senior Citizens & Caregivers Expo 2008, New Courtland Community Education Ctr., 6950 Germantown Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Workshops, continental breakfast and lunch. Free to public. To register contact Alicesha Vaughn (215) 686-3438. Oct. 3- State Sen. Mike Stack’s Senior Expo at Northeast Armory, 2700 Southampton Rd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4- Benefit for family of Police Officer Isabel Nazario at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 87 Hall, 2171 Wakeling St., 2-6 p.m. $25 per person. Oct. 4- Megan Simpson-Burke Memorial fundraiser to cure breast cancer at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 7-10 p.m. Open bar & buffet. Tickets $40. For info call Jim or Mary Simpson (215) 332-9896. Oct. 5- Vanessa Brown hosts Women Calling Women Vote Drive at 5100 Lancaster
nament 1-5 p.m., cocktails & dinner 4-7 p.m. Individual donations $150, foursome $600, dinner-only patrons $100. For info call Kathy Ondrejka (215) 520-7784. Oct. 13- Jerry Segal Golf Classic hosts Race Cars For Rehabilitation at Simeone Foundation Museum, 6825 Norwitch Dr. behind Airport Auto Mall, 6-9 p.m. For information call (215) 587-3090. Oct.14- Black Alliance for Education Options, Philadelphia Chapter annual Membership Meeting at Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter Sch., 5501 Cedar Ave., 6:30-8 p.m. Philadelphia BAEO has awarded 88 students scholarships totaling over $115,000. For reservations or info contact Ruth Knox (215) 8511795 or email@example.com. Oct. 16- Matt Myers’ 39B Ward Fundraiser, Chickie’s & Pete’s, 1526 Packer Ave., 5:30-8 p.m., $50. Order tickets by writing Kevin Carroll, 141 Ritner St., Phila. PA 19148 or calling (215) 4674643 or (215) 334-3691. Oct. 16- 41st anniversary Self Help Movement, Inc., dinner at Nat’l Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Rd., 6 p.m. For info call Dr. Joseph Ruggiero (215) 677-7778. Oct. 16- 26th Ward GOP Fall Festival, Waterfall Rm., Front & Snyder Ave., starting
6:30 p.m. Oct. 17- State Rep. John Taylor’s Senior Expo at Cohocksink Rec Ctr., Cedar & Cambria, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct.17- Farewell Party for State Rep. Harold James at Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 610 p.m. Community tickets $50, businesses $100. For info Blondell Parsons (215) 370-5756. Oct. 18- Democratic 9th Ward Get Out The Vote Fundraiser at Venetian Club, 8030 Germantown Ave., 7-11 p.m. Tickets $40. RSVP to John O’Connell (267) 312-1925. Oct. 20- Autumn Cocktail & Buffet Party by Democratic City Committee at Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. Tickets $150. For info (215) 2417804. Oct. 23- 66A Ward Democratic Executive Committee annual pre-election gala at Chickie’s & Pete’s, 11100 Roosevelt Blvd. $35. For info Shawn Dillon (215) 637-6360 Oct. 26- Ceremony commemorating 25th anniversary of Beirut bombing in which 8 Phila. Marines were killed, at Korean War Memorial / Purple Heart Memorial, Dock & Columbus Blvd., 10 a.m.
The Public Record reports on Page 1, "State Sen. Michael Stack has closed his Bridesburg office to show support for union labor" (Sep. 18). Sen. Stack, who has authored 46 pro-union bills during his tenure, "urged" the landlord of his 2644 LeFevre Street 5th Dist. Senatorial office to break a contract with a non-union contractor hired to refurbish the building, and instead to hire a union contractor. Both wisdom and ethics prevailed, and the landlord refused Stack's 'request'. Protesting his landlord's refusal to break the contract, Stack then ordered the public Senatorial office closed, and that his staff find a new location with a supposedly more union-friendly landlord. Stack is quoted as saying, "I found I was stuck with a lease, but I closed the office anyway." So much for the convenience of people serviced by that office. As noted in the Public Record, Stack is purportedly on the short list for the Democrat chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee. Now, in light of the Senator's handling of the circumstances addressed here,
Ave., 3:30-7 p.m. Oct. 5-Filitalia International S. Phila. Chapter honors Judge Alex Bonavitacola and James T. Dintino as 2008 Persons of the Year at Celebrations Banquet Hall, Bensalem, Pa., 5 p.m. Black tie optional. Oct. 7- Fundraiser for Congressional candidate Adam Lang at Mike Cibik’s house, 334 S. Front St., 6-8 p.m. Tickets $75/$125. Oct. 9- Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown hosts Minority Small Business free conference at Sheraton City Center Freedom Ballrm., 17th & Race Sts., 6-8 p.m. RSVP Alisesha Vaughn (215) 686-3438. Oct. 10- US Sen. Arlen Specter, Patrick L. Meehan and RNC’s Bob Asher host reception for Robert S. Nix, Marc Perry and Wally Zimolong at Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St., 5:30-8:30 p.m. $250 person. For info call Judy Camiel (610) 660-1730. Oct. 11- 37th Ward Dems’ Get Out The Vote block party at 100 block W. Lehigh Ave., 11-5. Free food and talent show. Oct. 13- Sheriff’s “Green On The Green” golf outing at J. C. Melrose C.C., 7600 Tookany Ck. Pkwy., Cheltenham, Pa. Registration 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., tour-
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ruptcy and received a discharge. When can I file again and get another discharge of all my debt?
by Michael A. Cibik, Esq. American Bankruptcy Board Certified Question: I was in bank-
Answer: A person can file a Chapter 7 again if it has been more than eight years since they filed the previous Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, you must wait only four years after you filed a Chapter 7 and received a discharge, to receive a discharge in a subsequent Chapter 13 bankruptcy;
and wait only two years after you filed a Chapter 13 and received a discharge, to receive a discharge in a subsequent Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Next week’s question: If I use a credit counselor, won't I get a better credit rating than if I go bankrupt?
Righting The Record Sheriff Green Tees Off In the article “Parole System Is Starving” (Sep. 18), State Rep. Jay Costa’s name was incorrectly spelled “Jay Acosta.”
In the same issue, “Pennsylvania! Meet Joe & Jill” stated Pennsylvania’s electoral votes total 23. The actual total is 21 electoral votes.
Sheriff John Green is inviting all golf addicts to pick up their clubs and join him at his first annual Golf classic Monday, Oct. 13, at the J.C. Melrose Country
Club, 7600 Tookany Creek Parkway, Cheltenham, Pa. Registration takes place at 11:30 a.m. For info call Kathy Ondrejka at (215) 520-7784.
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Anyone who’s been watching Philadelphia politics knows about the Goode family. Father Wilson was the city’s first African American mayor and now runs a program designed to help the kids of people in jail. Son Wilson, Jr. became the city’s youngest Councilman when he was sworn into his at-Large seat in 2000 and has made it his business to make sure when the City puts major construction projects out to bid, people of color get a fair shot at the work. But while the elder Goode had a lot of good things he could point to as accomplishments during his tenure as mayor, he had one overarching incident — the MOVE bombing — that became the defining moment of his career. Unfortunately, his son seems to be headed toward that same bit of infamy. But unlike the MOVE bombing, which was precipitated by a longstanding feud between that group and the City, Wilson Goode, Jr.’s incident appears to be coming from that place where loyalty and common sense clash. His issue is in the form of his Deputy Chief Legislative Aide Latrice Bryant, and if he doesn’t allow common sense to rule the day, he may find himself on the outside looking in next election season. In case you don’t tune in to the Fox 29 News at 10 or have been living in a cave the last couple of weeks, Bryant is (Cont. Page 26)
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Snooper Scooper: There’s a BIG BROUHAHA brewing in the JUNIATA PARK AREA, specifically, The Juniata Golf Club. Not too long ago, it had one heckuva meeting involving proposed changes to this prestigious GOLF CLUB. It seems this GOLF CLUB wants to raise much-needed monies; therefore, it has proposed a few erratic changes. These proposed changes have upset many members. Here are the proposals: 1. Change it from an 18-hole course to a 9-hole course. 2. Keep it an 18hole course, but add Family-Friendly Activities, specifically a Driving Range. 3. Reduce it to a 9-hole course and add a Skating Park, also Batting Cages and a NEW ACCESS ROAD off Wyoming Avenue. Hey, if you need more information about all of these changes, please call (215) 743-4060. Please, I suggest you call them immediately, or it’s F-O-R-E! Snooper’s SPECIAL EVENT Bureau: HON. JOHN TAYLOR, the popular State Representative, will hold his 24th annual SENIOR EXPO. This special event will take place at COHOCKSING RECREATION CTR., Cedar & Cambria Streets, on FRIDAY, OCT. 17 from 10:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. Representative Taylor will be there to personally answer any and all your many questions you may have concerning THE SENIOR EXPO. Please call him at (215) 425-0901. Hey Boss, tell them THE SNOOPER will be there too. BE THERE! (Cont. Page 24)
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Now that's what I'm talkin’ ‘bout! That was a real Presidential debate down at Ole Miss. This was a great format, letting each candidate go at each other in five-minute segments. The closer we get to the finish line, the more intense it should get. In this debate I saw no clear winner. However, if SEN. JOHN McCAIN’S plan was to look more experienced and Presidential than SEN. BARACK OBAMA, he succeeded in a big way. The man really knows his foreign affairs. With terrrorism always lurking behind the scene, I think national security will play a big role in voters’ minds in the end, and so will the economy – that's what makes this such a close race. In all fairness, Obama was no slouch either; he gave a strong performance. One of his biggest strengths is the fact he is so articulate, and not a bit nervous for such a newcomer to this big of a stage. What's the voter to do – pick the candidate who can talk the talk, or the one who has walked the walk? Next we move to the VP debate, where poor SEN. JOE BIDEN has to face off against a former beauty-queen contestant, who still looks darn good! GOV. SARAH PALIN had better have done her homework for this one, because one sign of not grasping important issues and that beauty will dissipate real quickly. Biden is gonna be cautious not to look too bullying, and that will be tough on Joe, who is from the aggressive part of politics. (Cont. Page 24)
FLEA MARKET COMES TO SOUTH 10TH STREET
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STATE SEN. MIKE STACK was the guest of honor at a reception held at La Veranda on the Philadelphia waterfront. This is a very fine restaurant with great atmosphere and good food, from the hot hors d’oeuvres to the highly caloric desserts. The occasion was a fundraiser to assist in Mike’s campaign for re-election. The treasurer of the event was former Democratic City Chairman MARTIN WEINBERG. Among the guests in attendance were former CONGRESSMAN BOB BORSKI; COUNCILWOMAN JOAN KRAJEWSKI; former Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association GABE BEVILACQUA; President of Somerton Civic Association MARY JANE HAZELL; President of Greater Bustleton Civic Association BERNICE HILL (63rd Democratic Ward Leader); TOM DARCY; well-known trial lawyer STEVE POLLACK; former Ward Leader of the 55th FRANCIS GLEASON; DR. RUTH HORWITZ and her husband ALAN; Chairwoman of the 58th Ward ARLENE PETROFF; DIANE CARUSO, accompanied by her son JEFFREY; JIM McGINLEY, former VP of the Teacher’s Union; HARRY CITRINO, well-known Northeast real-estate mogul; HENRY WINKLESPECHT, treasurer of the 58th Ward; ROSEMARY RUBINO; ALAN CUSHNER; Vice Principal at Washington HS DAVID KAPLAN; Sen. Mike Stack’s chief of staff CINDY MERILIA; Ward Leader of the 57th FRANK CONAWAY; Ward Leader of the 45th HARRY ENGGASSER; and SHAWN DILLON, ward leader in 66A. The smell of burning oak wood greets you when you arrive at La Veranda. It also has an excellent pizza oven and an array of quality meats publicly displayed. There are a variety of dining areas which seat anywhere from two to 10 people. The Senator’s affair was held in a private dining room overlooking a marina with cruisers of various sizes. The restaurant is in the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge and has a fine ambience. Incidentally, there will be an evening reception for the Senator at the Rittenhouse Hotel in (Cont. Page 26)
Yo! Here we go again with this interesting item sent to me by Terry Mitchell. I have seen some of this as I grew up in the ‘40s and ‘50s with practical parents. I had a mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before they had a name for it. Furthermore, I had a father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones. Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee-shirt and a hat; and Mom in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand and dish-towel in the other. It was the time for fixing things. A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep. It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy. All that re-fixing, reheating and renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there'd always be more. But then my mother died, and on that clear summer's night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning sometimes there isn't any more. Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away, never to return. So while we have it, it's best we love it and care for it and fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage and old cars and children with bad report cards and dogs with bad hips and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. Some things we keep. Like a best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special and so, we keep them close! There are 10 things God won't ask on that day. 1) God won't ask what kind of car you drove, He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation. 2) God won't (Cont. Page 24)
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Another Opinion Self-Protection In Emergencies by Mayor Michael Nutter and Tom Foley, CEO, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross Just about everyone saw news coverage of the devastating eight-alarm apartment-complex fire in Co n s hohocken last month, and some may have seen the chemical spill on the Schuylkill Expressway. But there were 652 other disasters in Philadelphia last year, many of which did not make headlines, and all of which affected people who would have benefited from being prepared for the unexpected. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, along with Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management, will host preparedness events around the City and the region to make sure families are prepared in the following ways: 1) Get a kit. Prepare
both a Shelter-In-Place Kit and an evacuation Go Bag with essential survival items. Your sheltering kit should have three days’ worth of supplies, including non-perishable fo od, water (one gallon per person, per day), non-pre sc ription medications, cash and change, a radio, a flashlight, extra batteries, and a first-aid kit. If you had to leave in a hurry, your evacuation kit needs items such as extra clothes, important papers, extra keys, and prescription medication, as well as a list of your medications, and bank account, credit card and insurance policy numbers. 2) Make a plan. Take time now to create an emergency plan, and identify your neighborhood evacuation routes with rallying points in case your family becomes separated. 3) Get informed. In an emergency, every second counts. Taking 10 seconds
now to sign up at www.ReadyNotifyPA.org, for the region’s emergency text and email alert system, may enable you to avert disaster. In addition to these steps, it’s important for people to volunteer with the Red Cross or another organization that helps peo-
ple in times of disaster, whether it is a house fire or a region-wide disaster. The Red Cross has built partnerships through its leadership of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and has held 10 preparedness summits this past year to train represen-
tatives of over 700 local organizations in emergency planning skills. Opportunities like this, as well as additional information about how to prepare for a fire, a flood, a pandemic or other disaster, can be found at www.redcross-philly.org. The time to start planning for an emergency is not in the middle of one. In an emergency, you are either
ready or you’re not. Be ready. Make a plan. Get what you need and stay informed. For more information on Emergency Preparedness or Philadelphia’s evacuation routes, visit www.phila.gov/ready or call 1 (877) READY-11. You can also view copies of Philadelphia’s evacuation routes at your local library.
(Cont. from Page 7) obvious damages thereto. As a citizen and taxpayer, I certainly here and now demand public proof positive Stack himself is paying out of his own pocket without any reimbursement from the time he closed the office until the end of the lease term, for the existing lease on the office he so arrogantly shut to the People. Bill Kitsch Fox Chase
paper after the dates of certain events. This has been going on for a year. Not only your newspaper, but departmentstore ads and other mail come in late. I have complained to the post office. They claim they deliver the mail each day. What do we do to change this? Ms. S. Kerns Tacony
Richman To Get Pink Ribbon Award Letters Letters The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in celebration of its 15 years of education, advocacy, and research. Pat Halpin-Murphy, president and founder of the PBCC, said, “The PBCC Conference is the only statewide breastcancer conference in Pennsylvania bringing together breast-cancer survivors, advo-
cates, medical professionals, volunteers, legislators and corporate leaders.” Registration for this highly acclaimed conference includes a continental breakfast, Pink Ribbon Awards Luncheon, and conference tote bag. One thousand people attend this conference. Continuing-education credits are also available for nursing attendees. Registration is available online at www.pabreastcancer.org/conf.
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South Philadelphia Business Association Oldest Business Association in South Philadelphia – Charted in 1897
Hundreds Flock To Aid Marco
Executive Board President – Louis Lozzi, Sr. Vice President – Barbara Capozzi, Esq. Secretary – Lou Cerino Treasurer – Reggie Lozzi Business Development-Joe Rao Engineer Bld. Supv.- Phillip Filippello Executive Director – Edward J. Wright, Jr.
To join as a member of the SPBA, please call (215)-336-1108
Growing SPBA Members Micolex Pest Control Money Mailer of Philadelphia Monti-Rago Funeral Home New York Bakery Olivieri Jewelers Oregon Window Co Inc. Pacifico Ford Packer Café Inc. Pete Pastificio Penna Burial Company Inc. Petal Pusher Florist Phila Family Medicine Phila Performing Arts School Phil's Excellent Auto RepairPhilip Ricks’s Pietro Jewelers Inc. Precise Realty Presto Printing Professional Custom Tailoring Prudential Savings Bank Public Record Ralph & Rickey Inc RHG Products New York Life Insurance Rizzio's General Auto Repairs Ron Donatucci, Reg. of wills Ron Patterson, Esq. Royal Villa Café Scaramuzzi Construction Co. Simonetta's Italian Deli South Phila Family Practice Stolfo Funeral Home Sunoco Oil Refinery Swan Caterer's The Cutting Point The Temple Group Inc. Today's Styles United Savings Bank University Dynamics MRI Vare Ave. Auto Sales Vince Guisini, Esq. Website Design Weccacoe Development Inc. William Mestichelli, DDS Southern Auto Tags Southwark Civic Assn. South Philly Pretzel Factory P.N.C. Bank
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HUNDREDS of raffle items filled corridors beneath Stella Maris while young Marco DeLuca’s fans worked to collect tickets, like these, from left: Missy Bressi, Sharon Dubal, Joe Furie, Rosemarie Caporale and Stephanie Laver.
POURING it on at the tap for ‘Team Marco’, Richie Nawalany made sure the 400 folks who thronged to Marco DeLuca’s fundraiser.
LETTERS • LETTERS • LETTERS • LETTERS • Appreciation Dear Editor: I just wanted to say thanks for the articles on Broad Street trash (9/18) and our pole cleanup (9/25). We really appreciate the support. Peter Zutter South Broad Street Neighborhood Association, 1440 South Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19146
In The Dark I recently read an article published in August in the South Philly Record. The article was on Shannon Austin, a young girl who was struck by a vehicle. There are several things you need to know. The driver was not “racing”
Columbus Day Volunteers Wanted The South Philadelphia Business Association is asking its members and others, if anyone wishes to join them to help carry off the Columbus Day Parade in style on Sunday, Oct. 12, to please contact Reggie Lozzi at (215) 336-1108. In other news, SPBA’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Galdo’s Catering.
or speeding, and was not charged with any crime. The accident happened at approximately 9:00 p.m and it was dark outside as it was NIGHT TIME. Shannon was also dressed in all black. Were these “children” given permission by their parents to cross a MAJOR INTERSECTION (Trooper & Audubon Road) in the dark, because they are do-gooders at their church? Maybe if they were dropped off at the church this would never have happened. I would never allow my 14 year-old child to cross, for example, Route 100 and Route 30. Children and teens make bad choices. It is part of growing up. Unfortunately, this poor girl will most likely never be the same and neither will my son who is haunted by her coming through his windshield and mostly because he feels responsible for changing this child’s life permanently. He will also have to live with this for the rest of his life. My heart goes out to her and her family. We sent roses to Shannon and my son wanted desperately to visit her, but we were turned away I guess, understandably so. Cherie Ferrantello (Eric Groff’s Mother)
Why The Ad? I usually enjoy reading the South Philly Public Record, this issue was a bit strange though. Why would the Public Record allow someone to take out an advertisement to defame someone’s character? (To Anthony Thomas Anastasio, page 3) I do not know Mr. Anastasio or the author of the “letter” Celeste Morello so I certainly do not care what either of them think of the other. Is this information want?
I am disappointed that you would allow this. I guess I can buy some space next month and say whatever I want about anyone I choose. I think you better have your proof-readers, do more than look scan for typos. Or is it just about the money Celeste Morello paid? A. Razler South Philadelphia
Your Paper Honored
SOUTH PHILADELPHIA Public Record Editor Rory McGlasson and Publisher James Tayoun, Sr. receive community leadership awards this week from Karen Brown, president of Southwark Civic Association.
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HANDLING press of ticket-seekers at gate in Stella Maris Hall unflappably were, from left, Marti Sechuk, Isabel Belgiorno and Carol Salerno. Ticket proceeds went to underwrite the DeLuca family’s effort to obtain care for young Marco’s fight against leukemia.
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Vendemmia Draws 5,000 For Its 12th Year Of Charity Giving The 12th annual Vendemmia this year not only drew a record crowd, but wound up with raves by the over 5,000 who waited out a rainy morning, enjoyed a sun-filled afternoon, and were on their way home shortly before evening showers hit. They came away happy. For only a $40 ticket, they were given Vendemmia-imprinted wineglasses and biscotti, and entered a field dotted with fine restaurants serving cuisine and vintners pouring wine into those glasses. They were treated to a musical extravaganza put together by radio personality Bob Pantano, featuring Billy “Frank Sinatra” Ruth, the famous Carmen Dee Orchestra, rock ‘n roll legends Chubby Checker and Charlie Gracie, and recording artist Rocco DePersia, lead singer of Cintron. Restaurants and bakeries contributing their famous meals included Galdo’s, La Famiglia, Maglio Sausage, Center City Pretzel, and Esposito’s Porchetta, among others. Founder Dr. Gerard V. Vernose, president of the Vendemmia Foundation, announced, “Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will now become
our primary benefactor, while we maintain the scholarship program for the students as it has been in the past.” Funds raised in the past have gone to St. Agnes Medical Center. Also recipients were grade- and high-school students who received scholarships. High-school students get $4,000 over four years and grade-school students, $2,000 over four years. This year’s 8th-grade winners were Anthony Panvini, Stella Maris; Danielle Koskinas, Sacred Heart of Jesus; Lauren Esposito, St. Monica; Gina Gambacorta, Epiphany; Matthew Krussell, Annunciation; Anthony Fleet, St. Gabriel; Nina Gindville, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel; Michael Giangiordano, St. Nicholas; Gabriel Mazza, Holy Spirit; and Joseph Hatton, St. Richard. High-school winners were Emanuel Ryan, Masterman; Gabrielle Vafanes, SS. Neumann-Goretti; Stephen Donaldson, St. Joseph’s; Adsam Jezzi, Masterman; Valerie Spinosi, Neumann-Goretti; Danielle Zambrano, Girard; Stephanie Deal, Hallahan; Dominique Picuri, Hallahan; and Arianna Vona, Masterman.
LINES WERE long, but moved quickly as more than 5,000 attended 12th annual Vendemmia Harvest Gala founded by Dr. Gerard V. Vernose.
CONGRATULATING Amato Berardi on his election to Italian House of Deputies are Vincent DeFino and Frank Punzo, among thousands who attended Vendemmia.
REPUBLICAN City Committee Chairman Vito Canuso and his wife were among many who brought Italian foodstuffs to Vendemmia to share with visitors.
THE DONATUCCIS and Infantolinos team SAMPLING WINE were early tailgaters to FELIX “Spanky” DiFelician- up for this family photo at Vendemmia. From Vendemmia Mike Panetta, Mike Pigaro, Nick tonio is flanked by Yvette Lo- left, back row, are Dr. and Mrs. Anthony InCinquino and Frank Permatti. Biondo and Carmel Morris. fantolino, Stephanie and Ronald Donatucci.
COUNCILMAN Bill Green shares a moment with his wife Margaret and staffer Maria Crawford.
VINTNER and Ward Leader John Sabatina was among those who entered wines in annual wine contest which preceded opening of gala. SHARING wine toast were Ken Adams, Bob From left are Joe Scarpignato, his wife Bev- Dellavella, Maria Merlino, Vito Canuso and Councilman Bill Green. erly and Lisa Sabatina.
LOU GALDO made sure patrons got a chance to get his delicious Italian foodstuffs from a booth that stretched over 30 feet.
ENTERTAINER BOB PANTANO, in cap, is joined by Robin FRANK SINATRA sing-alike vocalist Valentino, Tom McCarthy and AMONG THOSE enjoying Vendemmia were and recording star Billy Ruth croons as Michael Devine. Pantano put enGabe Spinosi, Joe DiOrio, Charlotte DeLuca Charlie Dee, standing right, leads his fa- tertainment package together for and Ralph Spinosi. Vendemmia. mous orchestra.
DELICIOUS FOOD greeted those lining up for fine Italian foods served to Vendemmia patrons. LONGTIME SUPPORTERS of Vendemmia were Mercy Life’s Trish Bronson Lynos, Gerry Crowding and Connie Gibson.
SHARING MOMENT with big-time HAPPY VENDEMMIA patrons included Don Vendemmia supporter Register of Wills Seymour, Richard Davis, Karen Bruccoleri, Joe Ron Donatucci were Jud Borck and Joe Heinreich and attorney Stephen Bruccoleri. and Marianne Procopio.
CHEERING on Phillies, who were winning on other side of park, were Michel Gentile, Glenn Donia and Mike Henkel.
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Running or Walking, 2 Street 5K Run Draws Many
FATHER DAN SULLIVAN, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, has a few words with 1st Ward Committeeman Tom Rhumba, as he watches racers line up in annual 5K Run down 2nd Street organized by John Dougherty, business manager of IBEW Local 98. Proceeds go to scholarships for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Sacred Heart Parish Schools.
HELPING ORGANIZE popular 5 K Run (or 2 Street Run) were Local 98’s Charlie Murphy, Jim Foy, and George Fiocca.
IF YOU can’t guess what’s unusual about this photo, then you “ain’t a political junkie”. That’s 1st Senatorial Dist. candidate Jack Morley, who participated in the run, with Local 98’s Johnny Doc insider Brian Stevenson. Was it deal-making time, or did the Public Record just put the two together to keep WHEEL DIVISION of 5K Two Street race readies at the lineup at 3rd & Reed Streets. you guessing?
TWISTING AWAY as Chubby Checker held sway were these happy people.
FAMOUS Italian eateries brought out their most popular menus to feed the hungry crowds. Service was fast and the lines seemed short. Photos by Bob Mendelsohn
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CHUBBY CHECKER proved he never ages as he took the Vendemmia crowd back to his early twistin’ days.
Vendemmia Draws 5,000
Good Times Had By All “It’s a beautiful day in a beautiful neighborhood,” observed realtor Barbara Capozzi. “Just imagine, if you lived in Packer Park you could walk to the Vendemmia!” I’m hanging out at the IBEW Local 98 area, where there are eight tables topped with the most magnificent gift baskets from Cellini’s on Passyunk Avenue and big trays of food from Chickie’s on 10th Street. There’s also a case of wine from master winemaker John Patane and the amethyst liquid is flowing into our stemmed glasses. “I remember seven years ago, it was the second Vendemmia,” recollects Ken Adams. “I was there representing the union and NECA, the National Electrical Contractors Association. John Dougherty had bought one table. A couple of Local 98’s business agents showed up but we had nothing.
No food. No wine. We didn’t bring anything. But there were friends all around and they shared their food and wine with us. Doc knew Vernose and as the years went by, he got more involved and donated a lot of time and services like the electric connections for power. The scholarships provided are meaningful to him, as education is the key to success.” From the Italian Parliament, the Hon. Amato Berardi is filled with pride. “The Vendemmia is a great event. It keeps our culture and heritage alive for the younger generation.” District Attorney hopeful Dan McCaffery and his pal Frank Punzo, president of the youth group SEYAA, are very enthusiastic. “This is awesome, meeting and greeting all of our neighbors,” declares Punzo. “It’s a huge group of people that share the same ideals.”
Sheriff Green’s Important Steps to Saving Your Home Step 1: Assemble your current financial information, and call your lender.
Step 3: If you feel uncomfortable handling mortgage negotiations, consult a professional housing Counselor
Step 4: Take time to carefully investigate the offers you receive to avoid becoming a fraud victim Sheriff John D. Green Philadelphia
Visit www.phillysheriff.com to learn more about borrowers’ rights, loss mitigation and abusive servicing practices. Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 215-686-3525 for more information
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Oktoberfest, Fall Festivals, varied activities launch month by Ruth R. Russell Autumn brings a variety of festivities. In this area several events are being planned to observe the arrival in 1683 of the first German-speaking immigrants from Krefeld, Germany, who settled in an area of Philadelphia soon called Germantown. Although Germans had been here since the 17th
century, the arrival of these 13 families on the ‘Concord’ is viewed as the official start of people coming from Germany to seek a better life for themselves and their children. A Mayor’s reception and proclamation reading will take place on Friday, October 3, at noon, but other events are coming up. A wreath will be laid at Pasto-
rius Monument in Germantown’s Vernon Park on Monday, October 6, at 10 a.m. Sonne, Sterne, Mond & Co. (Sun, Stars, Moon & Co.), a musical space journey and laser show for all ages, will glow in the Fels Planetarium of the Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., on Friday, October 3, at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.;
Saturday, October 4, at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday, October 5, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Guided tours of Pennsylvania German and German Art will be given at Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway, daily through Tuesday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hour. German Colonial cooking will
be on t h e front burner at Historic Rittenhousetown, Ruth Russell 206 Lincoln Drive, on Saturday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A gala Oktoberfest and street fair is planned at the German Society, 611 Spring Garden St., on Saturday, October 4, starting at 11 a.m., along with a gardenfest, exhibit of German language Bibles, dance performance and other weekend activities. There’s lots more happening. Find out at germanamericanday.org. Fall Festival A wonderful day of outdoor fun will return to the Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., on Sunday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in a setting of colorful trees and foliage. The annual Fall Festival will feature honey demonstrations, craft making, a chance to decorate a pumpkin, face painting and a scarecrow making contest (materials supplied and a small fee charged). A master falconer will display his birds and demonstrate the ancient sport of falconry. Organic and locally grown produce will be on sale. The festival is free after Arboretum admission fee. For directions and more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit www.morrisarboretum.org. A winning shell game A different type of festival will soon arrive at the Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th Street and the Parkway. The annual Shell Show will be presented on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, and the Shell Festival those days and Monday (it’s a holiday weekend) by the Philadelphia Shell Club. There will be beautiful mollusks and shells from around the world for all ages to peruse as well as competitive shell displays, a shell marketplace, crafts, lectures, raffles and ‘Behind-theScene Tours’ of the Academy’s malacology collection, one of
the oldest in the world. Special events include ‘Squid Dissections’ and a ‘Shell Matching Game’ as well as free shells and Shell Story Times for kids. For complete details, visit www.ansp.org/shell/schedule.php. Create animation toys Toys that created moving images to trick the eye were popular in the 19th century, and families will learn about them at a workshop at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Broad and Cherry Streets, on Saturday, October 4, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will make their own phenakistoscopes at the session, which is free for members and free with Academy admission for nonmembers; there are special group rates. Learn more at 215-972-2061. Free at the Kimmel The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, will host Daria, a multi-cultural performer and folksinger, on Saturday, October 4, at 11 a.m., in the Rendell Room as part of PNC Grow Up Great. Moving ahead, the Baird Sisters will play traditional ballads and some original compositions on acoustic guitar and banjo on Thursday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m., on the Commonwealth Plaza Stage. Both concerts are free. Visit www.kimmelcenter.org for more information. ‘What Are They Wearing?’ Tours for Tots will return on Sunday, October 5, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway. ‘What Are They Wearing’ is the theme of this session of movement, play and hands-on activities for preschoolers and their parents. Also that day is Early Bird Read and Look (for ages 3-5), focusing on Go Away, Big Green Monster at 10:15 a.m. Same day walkup tickets, obtained at the Visitors Service Desk, are needed for both of these programs and space is limited. To learn more, call 215-235-7469 or visit www.philamuseum.org. Email Ruth@phillyrecord.com.
by Len Lear We first met Clark Gilbert in 1999 when he was executive chef at Square Bar, the hot-as-lava restaurant when it opened at the Sheraton Rittenhouse Square Hotel. Like so many Center City dining spots, however, Square Bar went from sizzle to fizzle after a while, but it certainly wasn’t because of the food. I can still recall two fabulous dishes of his that blew us away: linguini with sundried tomato, goat cheese and black olives; and a grilled vegetable sandwich with buffalo mozzarella, pesto and salmon involtini. (I wrote at the time, “The couches in this restaurant are the plushest outside of the Versailles Palace. Once you settle into one, it may take a crowbar to get you out.” Apparently, there were too many crowbars in the Rittenhouse Square area during that time.)
Over the years, Clark has been behind the stoves at some of Philly’s best restaurants, such as the Fountain Room at the Four Seasons Hotel, the Saloon and La Terrasse, but the restaurant business can be tougher than a Marine drill sergeant. Gilbert was once so burned out that he made an 18-month detour as a patient liaison worker at a physical rehabilitation facility in South Philadelphia. “It was unchallenging,” said Gilbert, 42, a native of Wynnewood. “If I had any doubts about a career with food, that ended the doubts. That’s when I finally decided to get serious about cooking.” In July of this year, Gilbert left Restaurant Taquet in Wayne on the Main Line, where he was executive chef and director of operations. Shortly thereafter he heard through the grapevine that the owners of Jonathan’s Ameri-
can Grille, Tim and Jonathan Zeigler, were looking for a new concept and a new chef. The Zeiglers, who still own the restaurant in the Jenkintown Train Station, hired Gilbert, closed Jonathan’s American Grille in early September and, after some tweaking, reopened it as a mid-price Italian, Mio Pomodoro, on September 18. (The Zeiglers have a fascinating personal story of their own. Jonathan, who is African American, was adopted as a child by Paul and Gloria Zeigler, members of the family that owned and operated Zeigler’s Apple Cider, a 75-yearold company that has provided its product to supermarkets in most US states and at one time produced about half of all the apple cider sold in this country. Paul and Gloria are now retired from the apple-cider business.) The new restaurant is in a
Len Lear spectacularly beautiful, cavernous building, 3000 square feet, that’s as peachy as cobbler. In the warmly lighted main dining room, shades of red, gold and green are intermingled with the station’s stone walls, limestone columns and beautifully restored cathedral ceiling. There is a smaller dining area adjacent to the larger room and the bar. There is also a café, accessible from the station’s train platform, which features
a custom-crafted white, slate and apple-green porcelain tiled floor and long white marbletopped bar. Previous restaurants that occupied the building have had a tough time filling all 220 seats in the massive property. Before it was home to Jonathan’s American Grille, it housed Station Grill, Stazi Milano and Greenwood Grille. But if Clark Gilbert can’t fill the seats, nobody can. Mio Pomodoro has an extensive Italian menu, with appetizers from $7 to $12, soups at $6, salads $7 to $8, pasta and risotto entrees from $13 to $19, pizzas from $11 to $13, sandwiches and panini at $10, children’s entrees at $6 (it’s very child-friendly), seafood and beef entrees from $17 to $25, and desserts at $6. We personally loved a spring mix salad with candied walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese and poached pear ($7) and the lus-
cious, muscular wild mushroom risotto entrée ($17). There is also an extensive wine and cocktail list. For more information, call 215885-9000 or visit www.miopomodoro.com. Debut of Bar 210 Another newcomer to the local dining scene is Bar 210 at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel. Bar 210, named after its famous street address, 210 W. Rittenhouse, opened in mid-September in the elevated portion of the Lacroix dining room. This upscale bar features handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list. Executive chef Matthew Levin has created the bar menu. The designers set a mahogany wood bar back with an elegant ushaped Bellagio granite bar top in the center of the dining room flanked with 10 comfortable chairs. For reservations or more information, call 215-790-2533.
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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW AUGUST TERM 2008 NO. 0541 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE QUANTUM SERVICING CORPORATION Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Sue Ella Smith, Deceased and Darryl C. Smith, Solely In His Capacity as Heir of Sue Ella Smith, Deceased Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendants TO: The Unknown Heirs of Sue Ella Smith, Deceased and Darryl C. Smith, Solely In His Capacity as Heir of Sue Ella Smith, Deceased, Mortgagors and Real Owners, Defendants, whose last known address is 1316 North 62nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19151. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff QUANTUM SERVICING CORPORATION, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to August Term 2008 No. 0541 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 1316 North 62nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19151 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia.
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Philadelphia COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW APRIL TERM 2008 NO. 0300 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE HSBC BANK USA N.A. Plaintiff vs. Unknown Heirs of Rhashe Allen, Deceased & Walter Butler III, Known Heir to the Estate of Rhashe Allen Deceased Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendants TO: Unknown Heirs of Rhashe Allen, Deceased & Walter Butler III, Known Heir to the Estate of Rhashe Allen Deceased, MORTAGORS AND REAL OWNERS, DEFENDANTS whose last known address is 1725 South Conestoga Street Philadelphia, PA 19143. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff HSBC BANK USA N.A., has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to April Term 2008 No. 0300 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 1725 South Conestoga Street Philadelphia, PA 19143 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia.
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STATE SEN. Mike Stack presents $500,000 check to Nazareth Hospital in N.E. Phila., a grant for purchase of new MRI machine.
Fire Prevention Committee Thanks Rudman
PHILANTHROPIST Kal Rudman’s multiple contributions toward enhancing fire safety for Philadelphians earned him prestigious Partnership Award from Citizens’ Fire Prevention Committee in ceremonies in Frankford. Among those congratulating Rudman, center, are Lt. Frank Squillace, Deputy Fire Chief; attorney Jimmy Binns; Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers; and Deputy Fire Commissioner John Devlin.
enhanced imaging to make a clearer diagnosis, while providing patients with a better hospital experience,” Stack said. “I’m so pleased to provide this to Nazareth Hospital, which has always been vital to Northeast Philadelphia.” The new scanner will provide better image quality by providing 3D imaging, decreasing scan time and increasing resolution. It will allow for scanning of larger areas with better image quality. Additionally, the machine’s large opening and quieter gradients will make patients feel more comfortable and less claustrophobic. The MRI scanner currently used by Nazareth Hospital’s Medical Imaging Dept. was installed in 1989 and is unable to perform high-quality smalljoint imaging studies, breast MRI or high-resolution 3D volume studies. “This new MRI scanner will ultimately improve health care at Nazareth Hospital and enhance the staff’s already-exceptional ability to help patients,” Stack said.
NAZARETH HOSPITAL employees confirm State Sen. Stack’s belief new MRI is essential to improving health care for residents in his District.
David Oh Joins Zarwin, Baum Launching a governmentrelations group and building on a strong international-practice area with deep community ties, the Philadelphia-based law firm Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. announced David Oh, Esq., will be joining the firm as a shareholder and chair of the firm’s new Government Relations and International Practice Groups. “Our firm recognizes the Delaware Valley has quickly
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State Sen. Mike Stack presented a check to Nazareth Hospital for $500,000, which will go toward the purchase of a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner. MRI is a valuable tool in diagnosing a broad range of conditions, including cancer, heart and vascular disease and muscular and bone abnormalities. “The new equipment will give doctors the ability to use
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become an international region,” said Mitchell Kaplan, Esq., Zarwin Baum’s managing shareholder. “Zarwin, Baum wants to be at the apex of the opportunities created by the emergence of the global economy in this region. By attracting David to our firm, we believe that his extensive local political ties and vast international experience should provide our commercial clientele with access to a multitude of opportunities.”
PROUDLY MANAGING PENNSYLVANIAʼS INTERNATIONAL SEAPORT SINCE 1990
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority A Promising Future By Championing the Channel-Deepening Project And Substantial Port Expansion
Once Again, We Thank Gov. Ed Rendell For Giving Our Port A Great Opportunity And
John H. Estey, Esq. Chairman
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(Cont. from Page 9) Snooper’s “Did You Know” Files: Here’s one for all of our ROCK FANS. I’ll bet not too many of you, including THE WAFFLEMAN, knew this one. STEVIE WONDER’S actual ‘birth name’ is STEVELAND HARDAWAY JUDKINS. HEY CHIEF, this makes a great trivia question for all of them. Also, who was ANTOINE DOMINQUE? Oh Yeah, he was one of the biggies in 1955. In fact, he’s still around doing ‘his thing’. Tell me who you think that might be! Snooper’s Special Memo: TO: KATHY RAPONE, MC Court’s Chief Deputy Administrator - Civil Unit. Yo Kathy, what’s going on with your beloved PENN STATE? They now are instituting a NO-SMOKING BAN anywhere on their campuses. Yes Kathy, this is true and it is now ‘the law’ on each one of their campuses throughout the State of Pennsylvania. Let Mr. Rich McSorley know, in case he
may have purposely missed it, PENN STATE - 45, TEMPLE - 3. Please let him know, also, TEMPLE is also planning a NO-SMOKING BAN too. What’s going on, Kathy? Snooper’s Question Of The Week: Yes, we have had another BRUTAL BEATING, and I’m asking, WHERE WERE THE S.E.P.T.A. POLICE? Hey Chief, whatever happened to THE GUARDIAN ANGELS, especially since they were giving FREE PASSES to ride on the subways and trains? Whatever happened to all those CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISIONS that are supposed to be monitoring all of your station platforms for our PROTECTION? I too am beginning to believe SUBWAYS ARE NOT SAFE, and S.E.P.T.A. had better wake up before it’s too late. Will it happen again? YES
INDEED! Tell me, who the heck was ‘Sleeping at the Wheel’ on this one? Yo S.E.P.T.A., please do something to assure all of us it’s SAFE to ride your SUBWAYS and TRAINS again. Tell all of us now. WE WANT TO KNOW just how SAFE WE are going to be. Snooper’s UPDATE NEWS: Many of you have been asking how you can get your EMAILS to The Snooper. Please write down this important information: send all your
(Cont. from Page 9) Shifting from the political scene for a minute, another fallen hero enters our sad history as we prepare to bury OFFICER PATRICK McDONALD. This is getting all too familiar in our city. We must somehow change the
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emails to him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can write to him at The Public Record at 1323 S. Broad Street. Phone calls are at (215) 755-2000. Snooper’s Special Message: To the family of the assassinated Police Officer PATRICK McDONALD: We here at THE PUBLIC RECORD NEWSPAPER sympathize with you. This was truly a fine POLICE OFFICER and, I might add, one heckuva GENTLEMAN. mindset of certain people on our streets and that's no easy task. Some interesting developments in Harrisburg when ATTORNEY GEN. TOM CORBETT hinted there could be another phase to Bonusgate. He said it would be after the coming elections, sparking a cry from his foe JOHN MORGANELLI, who said the delay was deliberate. Hey John, welcome to the political world. You would do the same thing if you were the incumbent and Phase Two was aimed at your side of the aisle.
Waffleman (Cont. from Page 9) ask the square footage of your house, He'll ask how many people you welcomed into your home. 3) God won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He'll ask how many you helped to clothe. 4) God won't ask what your highest salary was, He'll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it. 5. God won't ask what your job title was. He'll ask if you performed your job to the best of our ability. 6) God won't ask how many friends you had, He'll ask how many people to whom you were a friend. 7) God won't ask in what neighborhood you lived, He'll ask how you treated your neighbors. 8) God won't ask about the color of your skin, He'll ask about the content of your character. 9) God won't ask why it took you so long to seek Salvation, He'll lovingly take you to your mansion in Heaven, and not to the gates of Hell. 10) God won't have to ask how many people you told of this; He already knows.
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Thursday: 6801 Essington Avenue
October 7, 2008 • October 14, 2008 October 21, 2008 • October 28, 2008
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Out & About (Cont. from Page 9) Goode, Jr.’s deputy chief legislative aide. She makes $90,000 a year, has worked for Goode for nine years, has her own ideas about “dressing for success” and has a bad habit of coming to work late. Really late. Sometimes,
Bryant shows up two or three hours late, depending on the day. She also tends to leave early on those occasions. When you do that in City Hall, someone usually notices and calls someone who does my job to rat you out. A tipster called Fox 29’s investigative reporter Jeff Cole and he was on the case. He and his inves-
tigative team began following Bryant to see what she’s up to. If you want to check out the report, it’s on Fox 29’s website. Basically, Cole and company caught Bryant coming in as late as 11:30 a.m., yet signing in at her regularly scheduled time of 8:30 a.m. My personal favorite was when Bryant and Councilman Goode
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went out for lunch at Wendy’s and followed up with a case of beer at Goode’s home. Cole came to a City Council session to get comment from Goode and Bryant and their responses have caused a stir. Instead of just answering the question or even saying, “No comment,” Goode accused Cole of “disrespecting Black women” and Bryant, in true ‘hood-rat fashion, flashed a series of signs that said such things as “Jeff Cole KKK” and “Fox 29 are racist.” During the next Council session, another aide of Goode’s pushed Fox 29 reporter Claudia Gomez as she tried to talk to the Councilman.
Now when a story like this winds up on television, any public-relations professional with an ounce of savvy will tell you to answer the allegations, correct the problem and make it go away. Bryant has since apologized for the signs, but still stands by her charge of racism. So it’s still in the news. While those who get caught in his crosshairs may have less than exemplary things to say about Cole, saying he’s racist is off the mark. He goes after anyone who isn’t conducting the public’s business in the right way. He’s gotten a Rainbow Coalition of folks fired for malfeasance with his reports.
So, other than making Goode and herself look silly, what is Bryant getting from this? Well, one thing she’s getting is a lot of people angry at her, and by extension the Councilman. Because of this, Goode might want to do one of two things: (a) Tell Bryant to back off of the racism charge or (b) Fire her. Since she shows no signs of doing (a), (b) is the only course of action he has. Will he take it? I doubt it somehow. Despite being given evidence Bryant was wrong, Goode has been steadfastly defending her. But he’d better hope the voters have short memories.
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on the handling of the proposed $700 billion bailout of Wall Street when McCain interrupted his campaign to return to Washington to participate in the negotiations. Apparently the negotiations fell apart shortly thereafter. The country has a $10 trillion national debt, which is almost two times the amount it was when GEORGE H. W. BUSH was sworn in as President. This means the interest payments on the debt will total about onetenth of the gross annual prod-
uct for the government. This money mostly goes to foreign countries to pay for the treasury bills and bonds issued by the Federal government. McCain’s choice of a running mate appears to have quickly turned from an asset into a liability. The overall impression from the weekend is not one the McCain campaign wanted to convey. Instead of having picked an experienced administrator, he gives the impression that he is a “shootfrom-the-hip” type of executive.
(Cont. from Page 9) the Boathouse Row Bar on Monday, Oct. 20. Contributions are recommended to begin at $1000. This past weekend the Republican candidate JOHN McCAIN appears to have hurt his campaign chances significantly. One of the negotiators, CONGRESSMAN BARNEY FRANK, was quoted as saying they were close to a settlement
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DRIVERS-WANT GREAT MILES AND STILL BE HOME EVERY WEEKEND? MARTINI IS HIRING CO. DRIVERS & O/O’S WITH CDL-A & 1 YEAR OTR EXP. 866-460-8464 WWW.GOMARTINI.COM DRIVERS- GREAT PAY, STRONG FUTURE. VAN AND FLATBED FLEETS. SMITHWAY MOTOR XPRESS SINCE 1958. 23 YO, 1 YR. OTR, CDL-A 8888 3 9 - 2 0 1 3 WWW.SMXC.COM HELP WANTED MISCELLANEOUS: FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES WITH LIBERTY TAX SERVICE IN TOWN! ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE RANKED AS THE 5TH LOW-COST FRANCHISE AND 17TH FASTEST GROWING. CALL 301-8760985 OR EMAIL AD.OAKS@LIBTAX.COM HOMES FOR RENT 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH ONLY $232/MONTH! BUY FORECLOSURE! STOP RENTING! (5%DN, 20 YEARS @8.5%APR) FOR LISTINGS 800-935-3407 EXT. 1243 HOMES FOR RENT BANK REPOS FROM $20,000! 1-4 BEDROOMS! PAYMENTS FROM $199/MONTH! FOR LISTINGS 800-935-3574 EXT. 1290. HOMES FOR SALE 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FORECLOSURE ONLY
$36,900! BUY FORECLOSURE! BANK OWNED HOME! FOR LISTINGS 800935-3407 EXT. 1202 JOB OPPORTUNITY EARN EXTRA INCOME MAILING BROCHURES. WEEKLY PAY + BONUS! SUPPLIES FURNISHED. GUARANTEED OPPORTUNITY. 1-888-885-1616 CODE 19. LAND FOR SALE: NY SPORTSMAN LAND SALE. 5 AC W/DEER CAMP- $25,900. .47 AC ADIRONDACKS- $49,900. 20 AC LITTLE BLACK CREEK -$39,900 OVER 100 PROPERTIES. MAJOR DISCOUNTS. BULK ACREAGE AVAILABLE. N. CATSKILLS, ADK’S WESTERN NY & TUG HILL. MANY RIVER & LAKE PROPERTIES. CHRISTMAS & ASSOCIATES 800-229-7843 WWW.LANDANDCAMPS.C OM LAND FOR SALE POTTER COUNTY -4.5 ACRES WITH POND ADJACENT TO STATE GAME LANDS IN HEBRON TOWNSHIP. ELECTRIC, PERC APPROVED, HARD ROAD FRONTAGE, $39,900. OWNER FINANCING. 800668-8679 NYS FOREST LANDDRIVERS: Top Pay + Bonuses! Excellent Benefits! CDL-A 1 yr. T/T Exp. Blue Line Foodservice. Apply at: 501 Arlington Blvd Swedesboro, NJ 08085. Call: 856-467-0641 EOE
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OWNER SELLING COUNTRY PROPERTIES-RECREATIONAL LANDS 5AC W/NEW CABIN $29,900. 81 AC- SALMON RIVER NEARBY $99,900. 141ACADIRONDACK/ LAKE ONTARIO- $139,900 63ACONIEDA LAKE NEARBY$89,900 EXCELLENT FOR SNOWMOBILING, ATVING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING & FISHING, CANOEING & FAMILY TIME. WE OWN IT, WE’LL FINANCE YOUR PURCHASE! CALL 1-800-229-7843 OR VISIT WWW.LANDANDCAMPS.COM MISCELLANEOUS ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM HOME. MEDICAL, BUSINESS, PARALEGAL, COMPUTERS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE. JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. COMPUTER AVAILABLE. FINANCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED. CALL 866-858-2121. WWW.CENTURAONLINE.C OM NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST OFFICE JOBS. $18$20/HOUR. NO EXPERIENCE, PAID TRAINING, FED BENEFITS, VACATIONS. CALL 1-800-9109941 TODAY! REF #PA08 AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTRAIN FOR HIGH PAYING AVIATION MAINTENANCE CAREER. FAA APPROVED PROGRAM. FINANCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED- JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. AVIA-
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MICHELLE/ADAM). 1-800790-5260. HELP WANTED DRIVERS PENNSYLVANIA/EAST REGION ONLY: DRIVER $5K SIGN-ON BONUS FOR EXPERIENCED TEAMS: DRY VAN & TEMP CONTROL. SOLO LANES ALSO AVAILABLE. O/OS & CDL-A GRADS WELCOME. CALL COVENANT 866-684-2519. EOE JOB OPPORTUNITY PENNSYLVANIA/WEST REGION ONLY: EXTRA INCOME MAILING BROCHURES. WEEKLY PAY CHECK! FREE 24 HOUR INFORMATION. 1888-250-8110
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BUILDINGS FOR SALE POLE BUILDINGS: 24X40X10’, $9,995 INCLUDES 1-9’X8’ GARAGE DOOR, 1-3’ DOOR. 30’X40’X10’ $10,995 INCLUDES 1-10’X10’ SLIDING DOOR 1-3’ DOOR. FULLY ERECTED. MAINTENANCE FREE. WWW.FETTERVILLESALES.COM 800-3311875 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE DO YOU EARN $800 IN A DAY? YOUR OWN LOCAL CANDY ROUTE. INCLUDES 30 MACHINES AND CANDY ALL FOR $9,995. 1-800-4604027 HOTTEST ENERGY DRINK ROUTE AVAILABLE. $40K$400K PROFIT POTENTIAL YEARLY! TURN KEY ESTABLISHED NATIONAL ACCOUNTS. CALL 24/7
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K & A Auto Salvage Inc. 2160-66 E. Somerset - Phila., PA 19134 215-423-4255 Fax: 215-423-4256 In accordance with chapter 73 of the vehicle Code Authorization of the department of Transportation the Following vehicles will be publicly auctioned @ K&A Auto salvage Inc. 2160 E Somerset St on October 4, 2008@10:00 YEAR MAKE
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