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Election Enters Final Stretch

Who Will Hit A Home Run? • • • • • • It’s Up To You Now • • • • • •

by Rory G. McGlasson Songwriter Bob Dylan once wrote in a popular song he “doesn’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” It’s been howling up and down Broad Street this week, from Citizens Bank Ballpark across the entire city. We have had the Fightin’ Philadelphia Phillies battling the elements in their attempts to bring home the World Series, while the Presidential candidates are stepping to the plate for their Party in inclement weather conditions too. As much as the weather can play a part in a ball game, it can also play a role in how many people come out to vote next week at the polls for the ‘08 Presidential Election. South Philadelphians cannot control the way the Phillies win a ball game. Sure, we can roar them through the rain to victory, and help bring the World Series home, but the decisions are in the hands of the players, umpires and coaches. (Cont. Page 2)

Dixon House Boosted State Sen. Anthony H. Williams will help recognize AT&T Pennsylvania and CSX Transportation for their Education Income Tax Credit scholarship donations at a ceremony on Oct. 29. The check presentation will take place at St. Michael’s Nursery School, in Yeadon, at 10 a.m. As the son of a retired school teacher, Williams is a long-time proponent of the EITC and many other educational initiatives. The Bridge Educational Foundation facilitated the allocation the $7,500 in scholarships to students attending St. Michael’s Nursery School, Dixon Learning Academy, Cornerstone Christian Academy and Philadelphia Christian Academy. “A highly educated workforce is critical to the future of our Commonwealth,” said Joe Gerdes, Bridge Educational Foundation Board Member. “With support from AT&T and CSXT and local interested citizens, we are boosting the educational-achievement opportunities for children and families in Southeastern Pennsylvania and laying a strong foundation for Pennsylvania for years to come.” The EITC initiative allows companies to donate funds to schools, or organizations such as the Bridge Educational Foundation, for educational scholarships, with the added incentive of a 75-100% tax credit, depending on various factors. “The Educational Improvement Tax Credit program offers another avenue for CSXT and (Cont. Page 2)

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Oldest Business Association in South Philadelphia – Chartered in 1897 1505 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215)-336-1108 (215)-336-1149 (fax) Executive Board President – Louis Lozzi, Sr. Vice President – Barbara Capozzi, Esq. Secretary – Lou Cerino Treasurer – Reggie Lozzi Executive Director – Edward J. Wright, Jr.

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Growing SPBA Members A.J. Mechanical (John Franklin) Academy of Sacred Arts (Sr. Paula ) Allstate Insurance Agent (Michael Phillips) Allstate Insurance Agent (Frank Genzano) Alpha Realty Group (Joseph Bianco) Angelo’s Tile & Marble Outlet (Angelo Bucci) Area Shopping Center Mgt. (Bruce Nobile) Armando Rey Jewelers (Armando Rey) Beneficial Savings Bank (Donna Russo) Business Development (Joe Reo) Capozzi Real Estate (Barbara Capozzi) Career Link (Janice Amoroso) Carmana Designs, Ltd (Annamaria Vona) Catch (Ray Pescatore) Century 21 (Stephanie Capocci) Century 21 (Albert Perry) Cheech’s Beef & Ale (Frank Spatocco) Chickie’s Deli (Henry George) Chris Miceli (Christine Miceli) Citizen’s Bank (Darlene Cellucci) Clinical Research Services (Tracy Abraham R.N.) Commerce Bank (Rosaanna Chiappetta) Commerce Dept./OBS (Marge Marziani) Conestoga Bank (Jackie Fitzpatrick) Creative Financial Group (Tom Hayn) DeFino Law Associates (Vince DeFino) DeMarino Chiropractic Ctr. (JamesDeMarino) Dom’s Auto Repairs (Dominic Vitale) DP Construction Mngt. LLC (Mark DeMatteis) Engineer Bldg Supervisor (Phil Filippello) Foundation Investment LLC (Phil Sestito) Galdo’s Catering (Lou Galdo) Gangemi Funeral Home (Vince Gangemi) Goebel Insurance Agency (Chris Goebel) Gold Medal Disposal (Lou Gentile) Goldstein’s Men’s Clothing (Vince Talatta) Home Helpers (Ralph Digneo) JohnDelGaiso,Pediatric Dentist (John DelGaiso) Landmark Prof. Design (Vince Mancini) Leonetti/O’Leary Funeral Home (Katy Logan) Louis Tag Agency (Louis Cerino) Lou Lozzi’s Auto (Lou Lozzi) M & S Garage (Sonny Marino) Maggie Moos (Frank Pantano) Mamma Maria’s (Sante Chiavatti) Mason’s Local #592 (Mike Fera) Mercury Realty (Greg Ferry) Merit Manufacturing (John Ciancaglini) Micolex Pest Control (Michael Busillo) Money Mailer of Philadelphia (Thomas Cimino)

Monti-Rago Funeral Home (Mark Rago) New York Bakery (Stephen Candeloro) Olivieri Jewelers (Daniel Olivieri) Oregon Window Co Inc. (Tony Nardy) Pacifico Ford (Rocky DeGregorio) Packer Café Inc. (Ciarrocchi) Pastificio (Frank Sangiuliano) Penna Burial Company Inc. (VictorBaldi Jr.) Petal Pusher Florist (John Vacca) Phila Family Medicine (Joseph Di Renzo) Phila Performing Arts School (Joan Pescatore) Phil’s Excellent Auto Repair (Phillip Rick’s) Pietro Jewelers Inc. (Pietro Pace) Precise Realty (Ray Rizzo) Presto Printing (John Savarese) Professional Custom Tailoring (Pat Scioli) Prudential Savings Bank (Nick DiGianvittorio) Public Record (Jim Tayoun) Ralph & Rickey Inc (Rickey Sciulli) RHG Products (Michael Ristagna) New York Life Insurance (Rosetta Conigliaro) Rizzio’s General Auto Repairs (Mike Rizzio) Ron Donatucci, Reg. of wills (Ron Donatucci) Ron Patterson, Esq. (Ron Patterson) Royal Villa Café (Nella Scafidi) Scaramuzzi Construction Co. (Frank Scaramuzzi) Simonetta’s Italian Deli (Philip Simonetta) South Phila Family Practice (Bill O’Brien DO) Stolfo Funeral Home (Paul Stolfo) Sunoco Oil Refinery (John McCann) Swan Caterer’s (Carmen D’Aquilante) The Cutting Point (Jerry Masciantonio) The Temple Group Inc. (Maceo Cummings) Today’s Styles (John Palella) United Savings Bank (Denise D’Eletto) University Dynamics MRI (Linda A Duffy) Vare Ave. Auto Sales (Todd Coles) Vince Guisini, Esq. (Vince Guisini) Website Design (Don Burleson) Weccacoe Development Inc. (Fred Druding Sr.) William Mestichelli, DDS (William Mestichelli) Southern Auto Tags (Anthony Prisco) Southwark Civic Assn. (Karen Brown) South Philly Pretzel Factory (Sam Sklaroff) P.N.C. Bank (Joanne Baccari) P.N.C. Bank (Chad Shank) Your Optimal Health LLc (Freddie Ganno) United Check Cashing (John Shegda) William Festa Realty (Ed LeClair)

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(Cont. From Page 1) However, as Election ‘08 enters its final stretch, with less than five days before we go to polls, it is we the people who will decide that outcome. Thousands of South Philadelphians chose to watch the Phillies last night over Sen. Barack Obama’s public address to the nation. But if you pay attention to the polls, Obama has been hitting Sen. John McCain out of the park for the last couple of months. On the economy, the Illinois Senator seems to have hit a grand slam against his Republican opponent, after recent polls show the country favors the Obama-Biden ticket over the McCain-Palin ticket as to which they trust to get this country out of its current economic crisis. However, according to late polls the race continues to tighten, and you wonder if the wind is changing in favor of a McCain comeback. South Philadelphia loves a great comeback. Both Democrat Obama and Republican McCain both lost ground in a contest that is now a four-point game, bottom of the seventh, according the latest Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby daily tracking telephone poll. Obama lost 0.9 points and now stands at 49.0% in the tracking poll, while McCain lost 0.4 points and now stands at 44.7% support in a head-to-

(Cont. From Page 1) its employees to make a difference in the communities it serves, funding scholarships in schools in Southeastern Pennsylvania and other schools across Pennsylvania,” said William Goetz, president of CSX Transportation.

Help Is Here Express State Rep. Bill Keller will host “The Help Is Here Ex-

head match-up. Another 6.3% said they were undecided, up from 4.9% the day before. McCain wins 87% of the Republican support, Obama 84% of the Democratic support, and each candidate wins 11% of the opposing party’s support. Obama continues to lead among independent voters — his advantage now stands at 16 points, 51% to 35%. McCain leads among men, 48% to 45%, while Obama leads among women by a larger 53% to 42% margin. Among white voters, McCain leads by a 53% to 41% margin. Among Hispanics, Obama leads, 66% to 28%, and among African Americans, Obama wins 88% to McCain’s 9%. The battleground state of Pennsylvania is touted to decide this election on Tuesday. Like the World Series, Pennsylvania and Florida might be the two big players. Philadelphia is key to victory in the Keystone State, according to the Obama team. Local candidates like Republican Jack Morley and Larry Farnese, who are running in the 1st Dist. Senatorial race, are working overtime in our neighborhood because large numbers of South Philadelphians will not pull or punch the straight-party ticket. Democratic nominee Farnese, a likely winner because of registered Democrats, press” for prescription assistance 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Acme Parking lot at 10th & Reed Streets.

Magic Gardens To celebrate this culmination of artistry that has spanned two decades, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens will kick off a year of celebration with "A Moveable Feast in the Magic Gardens" on Saturday, 6-1 p.m. at 1020-26 South Street, featuring eclectic music, uncommon art, colorful company, and

noted parts of South Philadelphia will not vote one way. “In South Philadelphia it’s not guaranteed everybody will pull the straight ticket,” he said. “Even with a commanding majority of Democratic registered voters, it’s important they vote for me and for the entire Democratic ticket.” Political insiders are touting a record high 60% turnout on Tuesday. However, just like with our fighting Philadelphia Phillies, the weather might play a part in how the Election game day plays itself out. Rain is forecast for next Tuesday. And history tells us people stay indoors and away from the polls during wet and windy weather, no matter who is at the poll. Maybe the answer to who wins Tuesday’s election is “blowin’ in the wind”.

Your races In the 1st Dist. Senatorial race Democrat Larry Farnese will take on Republican Jack Morley. In the 182nd House Dist. Republican Candidate Wally Zimolong will attempt to pull off a shock win over longterm incumbent Babette Josephs. In the 186th, Democrat Kenyatta Johnson is running uncontested and will replace Harold James. State Rep. Bill Keller is similarly unopposed in the 184th. plenty food and drink! This exciting event will help raise funds to support Philadelphia's famous mosaic labyrinth as PMG expands its programs and events.

Memorial Fund Alfonso Cavaliere Memorial Fund Concert featuring the Bel Canto Lyric Opera Company Singers and Orchestra is 4 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets: $5-$15. SS. Neumann-Goretti HS, 10th & Moore Streets. (215) 3340529.


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Obama ‘Tidal Wave’ Hits Rocks In Some Of Our Neighborhoods by Russ Carlton Any political observer walking around North Philly, West Philly, Center City or Chestnut Hill could not help but notice the extraordinary popularity of Sen. Barack Obama – the buttons with the Senator’s messianic profile; the t-shirts showing his image superimposed over the American flag altered from the traditional red, white, and blue to the Afrocentric red, black, and green; and the multitude of the other Obama political paraphernalia on display for sale at corner stands. Yet if this same observer took a walk down Passyunk Avenue in South Philly, Cottman Avenue in Mayfair, Thompson Street in Port Richmond or Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, such popularity would be nowhere in sight. Is the Obama campaign in for a surprise on election night? “The ‘change’ Barack Obama seems to be promising

is clearly not the sort of change these neighborhoods want,” said Al Schmidt, Executive Director of Republican City Committee. “There are more Obama lawn signs on any given street in Chestnut Hill than in all of Northeast Philly and South Philly combined.” McCain lawn signs, while fewer in number than Obama lawn signs in some other neighborhoods, are far more apparent this election than they ever were for George Bush. The explanation? According to Schmidt, Reagan Democrats! “Contrary to scurrilous suggestions by some local and national political commentators, Reagan Democrats are supporting John McCain for all the right reasons – not because of race,” said a McCain campaign official, who attended the Republican Fall gathering at Cannstatter on Tuesday night. “The only political activists bringing up race in this cam-

paign are Democrat ward leaders and Democrat union bosses,” the official said, referring to several recent comments quoted in other Philadelphia newspapers reminding Democratic voters that Obama is “half-white. It’s absurd. They just can’t get away from a racial mindset and need some excuse to explain why John McCain is going to win wards in Philadelphia that no Republican candidate has won since Reagan in 1984. “Did those ‘Reagan Democrats’ cross over to vote for the Republican based on race in 1984? Both candidates were white – it doesn’t make sense.” “McCain transcends party affiliation,” said Schmidt. Schmidt noted much of the Obama advertisements are the same everywhere in the state. In contrast, the GOP operative said, “We prove we make a difference by indicating which neighborhoods we are targeting in our literature.”

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Poplar activists by State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas brought out a packed audience who joined him in planning a response to a rash of crime that has hit this North Philadelphia community. Thomas told the audience the rash of violence in a few weeks included four shootings with one death, involving a shooter 14 years old, and one rape and “had generated fear and concern throughout the community.“

BISHOP Ethan Thornton of Greater Harvest Church stands beside 14-year-old Wayne Belser who narrowly escaped becoming a casualty as bullets whizzed by his head in one shooting. Both listen to points made by State Rep. Curtis Thomas as he addressed community activists.


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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., James Vail Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Local 332, Samuel Staten, Jr., Vincent Primavera, Sr. Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Local 413, James Harper,Sr., Fred Chiarlanza Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Local 57, Richard McCurdy, Jr., Harry Hopkins Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Laborers District Council, Ryan N. Boyer, Business Manager. Samuel Staten, Sr., Business Manager Emeritus of the Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity and Local 332. 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. This ad is presented by LECET

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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, Business Manager; Laborers’ District Council; Business Manager; Ryan N. Boyer Samuel Staten, Sr. Business Manager Emeritus Of Laborers’ District Council and Local 332

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Our Opinion ... Good Pay For Good Elections Our City Council, now hard pressed to make reductions in needed expenditures, with a long list to be given to them by Mayor Michael Nutter, must not put on the shelf the need to raise the pay of election workers. These people — judges of elections, machine inspectors, majority and minority inspectors and minority clerks — will be working at every poll from 7 a.m. till well past 8 p.m. without breaks. The long lines on Election Day will test these people to their capacities. They will be blamed for every delay and denied credit for any ease with which voters are able to cast their votes. Most delays will not be due to any fault of the election machinery, which has been fine-tooth combed to near perfection by the City Commissioners under the tutelage of Chairwoman Margaret Tartaglione. Even though the ballot is small – in some cases with seven choices, others with six – there will be many voters, especially firsttimers, who will take more than the usual three minutes to work their way through the ballot and eventually exit from the voting machine. It is important for City Council and the Administration, in these tough times, to seriously consider increasing the compensation of these workers. State law has enabled Counties to almost double their salaries, which have not been raised in years. If that is not possible, consideration should be given to some increase. The City Commissioners and the ward leaders of both parties, who are vested with finding competent workers, are finding themselves with “no shows”. These can be plugged in at the last minute, but sometimes aren’t, slowing up the voting procedure. This group has lobbied and testified before Council for a pay raise. It’s time to make that happen.

I am one of many community activists that were cut from City funding of positive youth programs. I was working with a community-based prevention program in East Police Division. I personally served over 126 at-

ble. RSVP Belinda Nelson (215) 533-4676, Arlene Lyons (215) 459-5135. Nov. 1- Wynnefield Rally for Obama at 5343 W. Berks, 12 m. Elected officials invited. Nov. 2- Marion Wimbush hosts annual Breakfast at Oak Lane Diner, 6528 N. Broad St., 9 a.m.-12 noon. Meet outstanding Democratic candidates. Broadcast Live on WURD 900 AM. Nov. 2- Get Out Vote Brunch For Obama presented by Leadership 2000, Lou & Choo’s Lounge, 2101 W. Hunting Park Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations $8. For info Bill Mackey (215) 384-4164. Nov. 4- Phila. Corp. for Aging honors Claude A. Lewis and Acel Moore at Union League, 140 S. Broad St., 12 noon. Nov. 8- State Sen. Shirley Kitchen hosts free Mortgage Foreclosure & Public Utility Clinic at Bright Hope Baptist Ch., 12th & C. B. Moore

Ave., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 8- Author Dr. Joseph Ruggiero’s book signing at Twin Shops, 10th & Tasker Sts., 1-3 p.m. Nov. 11- State Rep. Angel Cruz invites seniors to Senior Citizens Health Seminar Series on dental health at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 N. 54th St., 12-3 p.m. Local seniors may RSVP (215) 5735597. Nov. 15- State Sen. Shirley Kitchen hosts free Mortgage Foreclosure & Public Utility Clinic at Hartranft Sch., 720 W. Cumberland St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17- State Sen. Shirley Kitchen hosts free Mortgage Foreclosure & Public Utility Clinic at St. Paul’s Lutheran Ch., 5900 N. 5th St., 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 29- 1st annual Glen Foerd Leadership Award Dinner honors Al Taubenberger at Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., 7 p.m. Donation $100. For info call (215) 632-5330.

Oct. 30- Annual Fall Reception, University City Republican Committee at Cavanaugh’s Restaurant, 39th & Sansom Sts., 7-8:30 p.m. Al Schmidt, executive director of Republican City Committee, featured speaker. Tickets $20 and $50. For info call Matt Wolfe (215) 387-7300. Oct. 31- State Sen. Vincent Hughes’ birthday fundraiser at Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St., 52nd fl., 5-7 p.m. Friends $50 & $100, Sponsors $500. Call Jennifer Gomez (215) 4710507. Oct. 31- Halloween Party Fundraiser for State Rep candidate Belinda Nelson at Fiso Restaurant and Lounge, 1437 South St., 5-8 p.m. Donation $50. Come in costume if possi-

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risk youths that are being thrown to the wolves due to Mayor Nutter's hidden agenda. I am currently struggling to provide services to these troubled youth and their families in the absence of funding, dealing with issues like truancy, curfew, anger management and conflict resolution, not to mention other quality-of-life programs that deter youth from crime and delinquency on our streets. I will continue to fight the good fight for our city's youth, funding or no funding. Greg Bucceroni

A Sorry Ad I am outraged at your publication of an ad concerning someone's psychiatric diagnosis, identifying this person and his businesses by their names. The advertiser pretends because this information is already part of the "public record" (via a court proceeding), she is notifying the person it concerns of how that disclosure could put others "at risk." Poppycock. If those concerns were sincere, she would have addressed them to the individual privately. Instead, it's obvious the purpose of the ad was to ruin that person's businesses and his life by exploiting the continuing stigma against people with mental illnesses.

I intend to respond to this ad by patronizing those businesses – which I never had previously as I don't frequent that particular market – and encouraging my friends to do likewise. As for the Public Record, I would urge you review your policy concerning ads and revise it to make clear you will not run something of this malicious nature in the future. Eric Hamell (ED. NOTE: You’ll enjoy the 9th Street Market.)

Step Up For Goode I've been watching this whole "Wilson Goode, Jr. thing" very closely, as many of you have, and, in my opinion, it's way past the time for that issue to be over; I mean, really over, as in back to both Councilman’s and media’s focusing on critically needed, constituent-based legislation. Let me say for the record, I believe W. Wilson Goode, Jr. is one of those rare African American elected officials who has figured out how to command respect and make critical input across the entire legislative agenda without sacrificing one bit his commitment to speak for, and create legislation to serve, the needs of historically underserved Black voters. He has, arguably, been the most productive City

Council Member over the past eight years, on a wide number of mostly economic issues. Maybe that's why the Councilman always ranks among the highest vote-getters, overall, in Councilmanic elections and, certainly, why he has consistently been able to attract the greatest number of African-American votes among all City Council candidates. All of that being said, in June, Jeff Cole, the local Fox TV affiliate's investigative reporter, started out to do a story about whether Latrice Bryant, chief legislative assistant for Councilman Goode, had been improperly signing her time sheets in Goode's City Council office. When the reporter, who is apparently a credible journalist, visited City Council chambers in late September to ask Bryant questions, in person, she refused to be interviewed and was followed by him in City Hall. Recognizing that his employee was not comfortable being followed by the reporter, and a cameraman, Councilman Goode stepped in and said to Cole, "Don't you ever disrespect a Black woman like that again." Bruce Crawley (ED. NOTE: A recent editorial of ours did just what you suggest. Welcome aboard.)


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Wally opposes casinos and feels their current locations in Philadelphia are a result of bad government.

Babette Josephs voted for casinos in Philadelphia. Her committee is directly responsible for the casino bill being brought to a vote.

Taxes

Wally believes taxes in Philadelphia are high enough. Wally favors continued wage tax cuts. He will reduce property taxes for seniors. Wally also favors eliminating the corporate net income tax on small businesses.

Babette Josephs wants to raise taxes on the middle class and small businesses. Babette opposes reducing Pennsylvania’s gas tax—one of the nation’s highest.

Education

Wally believes in comprehensive education reform. Wally supports giving parents the right to send their children to the school of their choice. Wally also supports a zero tolerance approach to our school violence problem.

Babette Josephs opposes a parent’s right to choose which school is best for their child. Babette has taken no position on the school violence epidemic.

LGBT Issues

Wally supports giving LGBT couples the same rights as all other couples. He promises to introduce a bill that would guarantee the LGBT community full financial and medical equality within the first 100 days in office.

In 24 years, Babette Josephs has never introduced a bill that would give LGBT couples the same rights as all other couples.

Wally understands that Pennsylvania faces a health care emergency. He will fight to increase access to health care and decrease its cost. Wally will stand up to greedy trial lawyers and frivolous lawsuits which cost you money.

Babette Josephs’ solution to the health care crisis is a bureaucratic, government-run health care system which will cost taxpayers millions. The trial lawyers endorse Babette Josephs

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Reform

Babette Josephs is a known antireformer. Babette opposes fair redistricting, banning taxpayer-funded bonuses, reducing the size of the legislature, and putting government salary information online.

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Wally supports banning taxpayerfunded bonuses and gifts from lobbyists. Wally also supports fair redistricting, ending lame duck sessions, and putting government officials’ salary information online.

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Wally’s Good Government Guarantee: 1. He will serve only two terms. 2. He will give his two years’ salary to charity if he is not reelected after his first term. 3. He will fight to end taxpayer-funded bonuses. 4. He will fight to end lame duck sessions of the Legislature. 5. He will fight to end partisan districting designed to protect politicians. 6. He will fight to ban gifts from lobbyists to politicians. 7. He will fight to put legislators’ and staff salaries online. 8. He will fight to give you the right to send your child to the school of your choice. 9. He will fight for more police to secure the safety of our neighborhoods. 10. He will continue to make John Street-style politics a thing of the past.

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WHEN REPUBLICAN VP aspirant Sarah Palin visited Irish Pub on Walnut Street host of foes awaited her outside. Service Employees International Union, Planned Parenthood, Clean Water Action, the AFL-CIO and Keystone Progress organized vigorous protest.

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Janiya Youngblood, granddaughter of Rosita Youngblood, and her girlfriend Willesha Harris will keep this photo with Barack Obama taken at Vernon Park rally as a memento. Both volunteer every day and weekends at Obama’s Germantown campaign office.

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REPUBLICAN VICE PRESIDENTIAL candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is greeted at Irish Pub on recent visit by Vincent Fenerty and Al Schmidt, as she visited the City. Palin also made stops at DiBruno Bros. in Center City and Tony Luke’s on Oregon Avenue as part of her three-day visit.

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STATE REP. Thomas P. Murt presents $10,000 Dept. of Community and Economic Development grant check to Hatboro YMCA. It will use grant to offset operating costs for its programs.

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CONGRESSMAN Patrick Murphy is flanked by Shawn Dougherty and State Rep. Michael McGeehan’s aide Dave Wyszynski at Democratic rally at Curran’s. Photo by Donna DiPaolo

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SETH Williams, DA candidate, catches up with Democratic VP hopeful Sen. Joe Biden as he campaigned here Photo by Harry Leech in Philadelphia.


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Tina Reaches Out To Seniors En Español

More than 300 seniors turned out for State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s Senior Expo at the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations in Northern Liberties. “With times getting even

more difficult and uncertain for seniors, it’s important that they know what help is available and how to find it,” Tartaglione said. “I think we were able to answer a lot of questions and

ease some anxiety today.” The expo was Tartaglione’s second this year, this one targeted toward towards a largely Hispanic population. Dozens of vendors and State agencies pro-

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vided information on subjects ranging from mortgages to home heat and health care. “Although State lawmakers have worked hard to make sure seniors have adequate heat, health care and protection from scam artists, some of the programs can be confusing and complicated,” Tartaglione said. “A language barrier can make it even more difficult. It’s not enough to have help available; we have to make sure the help gets to where it’s needed.” The expo wasn’t all work and warnings, however. Seniors were also treated to lunch, free massages and prize drawings. “The senior expos give me an opportunity to take one on one with people and hear their concerns,” Tartaglione said. “There’s nothing like seeing hundreds of smiling faces and making new friends.” Along with the vendors and state agencies, dozens of students from the Daniel Boone School volunteered to make the expo a success, lending a hand with setup, clean-up and food service. “Part of their education is understanding the importance of community service,” said Steve Flavell, a team leader at Daniel Boone. “This is a great opportunity for the students to begin what we hope will be a lifetime of giving their time to those who need help and creating a better community.”

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As this Presidential election gets closer, I’m noticing an uptick in the amount of email I get. I’m invited to debate parties, fundraisers, and all sorts of soirees by my politically minded friends and in some cases even by the politicos themselves. I know most of them are hoping that I’ll mention them in this column or set up an interview with them for Election Night, which is okay. But among the “Hey, want to have a drink on me that I know you won’t accept because your ethics prohibit you from doing so?” emails, I get others that aren’t so cool and they go something like this: “Election Day is actually Nov. 5 this year.” “If you’re a college student and you use an absentee ballot to vote because you know you’ll be in classes and won’t make it to the polls, you’ll lose your financial aid and may get arrested.” “If you have a parking ticket or traffic ticket and you go to the polls, you’ll be immediately arrested.” “If you walk into a voting booth and you’re wearing a button or t-shirt supporting a candidate, they’ll make you get out of line, go home and change before they let you vote.” So I sat down with Zach Stalberg, president and CEO of the Committee of 70, the organization that keeps track of voting issues such as these. When I got the email regarding t-shirts and buttons for the fifth or sixth time, I decided I needed to find out what the truth and what the lie was. First of all, he explained, putting out myths like these isn’t an official campaign tactic. It’s usually the work of freelancers who tell themselves they’re helping the campaigners. While many of these myths are innocent misunderstand(Cont. Page 48)

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH has said the American troops will remain in Iraq until final victory. Victory connotes a losing party. In this case the winner would be the United States and the loser would be … ??? Is it the Shiites in Iraq? Is it the Sunnis in Iraq? Is it the Taliban in Afghanistan? Is it the terrorists in Iraq? Is it the Iraqi Army which was defeated by the US forces in 2003? Is it the Iraqi Army which is being trained by the United States military to be a viable force once again? Is it the insurgents, that group in Iraq that likes neither the existing government nor the United States Army occupation? In the event of a victory, who surrenders to the United States forces? There is no organized group which has been combating our forces for the last five years. In the mean time, the war goes on at the rate of $10 billion a month. The charge is frequently made that withdrawing our troops from Iraq and leaving that country to work its way out of a chaotic situation which we are solely responsible for, is in some way a mark of shame for the United States. When the Russians withdrew from Afghanistan, they did not have any problems justifying their move. When the Russians withdrew from Georgia, they did not have any problems justifying that. When the colonial British withdrew during the Revolutionary War, their leadership did not have any problems with saving the royal face. Would the Persians (Iran) attack the Arabs (Iraq) if we were to withdraw over a course of 16 months? The United States’ ultra-sophisticated aerial weapons alone would be enough to keep Iraq safe from attack by Syria, Lebanon or Russia. The direct and indirect cost of the war to the United States is $4 trillion. That is the difference between what the national debt was when George Bush took over as President in 2000 and what it is now, which is over $9 trillion. When the United States ends the war in Iraq, we will have a miraculous recovery of all the world economies that are currently in big trouble financially. Regardless of the reasons economists give for the current state of the economy, it boils down to the war. The United States owes over $1 trillion to the Chinese who hold the Treasury bills of the United States. The election is Nov. 4. George Bush continues to serve until the third Tuesday in January of the year 2009. That is plenty of time to put in motion the ending of the war in Iraq, which will be made known to the world by the start of meaningful withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

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Yo! Here we go again with this question – can you describe the Bigfoot monster? Sure you can – a big, hairy apelike creature, right? How about the Abominable Snowman – just like a snowbound Big Foot. How would you describe the Jersey Devil? Hmmmm . . . I know there were many people who have seen the Jersey Devil but I don’t think that you are one of them — although you may have. Just what is the legend? The Jersey Devil originated in the New Jersey Pine Barrens – the ‘Pinies.’ This is a dark, beautiful area of New Jersey that could be a fictitious fairy tale from Eastern Europe: 2,000 square miles of New Jersey that was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians until Henry Hudson explored it in 1609. It was found to be too dry and infertile for farming but it later became an industrial center when bog iron was discovered there. That resource was mined out to supply a large percentage of the ammunitions used during the Revolutionary War until a new source of iron was discovered in the west. The oak, cedar and, of course, pine trees in the Pine Barrens became a natural resource for the use of the wood industry until its collapse. Many animals still call the Pine Barrens home. Here is where the lore of the Jersey Devil resides. According to the legend, in 1736 Mrs. Jane Leeds, an indigent woman eking out a living in the Pine Barrens with her 12 children, found out she was pregnant again. She exclaimed, “I don’t want any more children – let the devil take it.” The baby was born horribly deformed. It is rumored to have crawled from her womb and up the chimney and out into the woods. It was supposed to have fed on small children and livestock while haunting the area for years to come. It was exorcised from the area in 1740, for 100 years, an arrangement that allowed it to return in 1840 and it did indeed. There are sightings recorded in 1840, 1859, 1873, and 1880. In 1899 George Saarosy was awoken by loud high pitched screams from what he saw: a creature with the head of a horse, large wings and claws. It had roughly four-foot long serpentine body. Saarosy reportedly saw the Jersey Devil fly past his house. In 1909 literally thousands of encounters with the Jersey Devil were reported. In Woodbury N.J., Mr. Zack Cozzens heard a loud hissing sound on roadside, and then something (Cont. Page 18)

Snooper’s BIG QUESTION: Whatever happened to “The Goode Debacle” involving his Chief of Staff? WHY is it being ‘swept under the rug’? Nothing has been done, especially regarding her RACIAL remarks, and her slanderous sign she exposed to all the City Council Persons, and, naturally, not one member stood up to chastise her for this racist behavior. How about if it were a ‘white person’ who did what she did in the City Council Chambers? Oh sure, Mr. Goode was quick to pay back the monies she stole; after all, she’s a personal friend, as those photos proved. I agree with STU BYKOFSKY 100%, he hit ‘the nail on the head’: BRYANT SHOULD BE FIRED. NO, this won’t happen, yet people at THE B.R.T. were fired for less than this; they lost everything. The arrogant BRYANT lost nothing because of her bossman! Snooper’s ELECTION DAY SPECIAL: This TUESDAY is ELECTION DAY, thank God, and I approve of this message. This will be one of the most important elections you will ever be asked to participate in, and if you don’t, SHAME ON YOU! I’m urging ALL OF YOU to VOTE for the candidate of your choice. This means don’t let anyone tell you how to vote. Hey it’s your choice to separate the TRUTH from GARBAGE. Please don’t forget all our LOCAL CANDIDATES, i.e., Congressmen, State Senators and State Representatives, including, you have to admit, some who really don’t deserve your vote. Snooper Correction: Yeah Boss, I too make mistakes; after all, no one is infallible. Last week, I told you all about the passing of a beautiful young lady, ANNA FULLER CARTER, but I neglected to mention her “Big Boy” Tommy. I personally apologize for this and, I might add, it was not in(Cont. Page 18)

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Wow, talk about a leader! STATE REP. JOHN PERZEL has been rolling out serious funding to help young MATT TAUBENBERGER hold onto GEORGE KENNEY’S House seat next door to his own. He’s unleashed a fierce ad campaign taking Matt’s opponent BRENDAN BOYLE to task for running a string of beat-up rental properties in seedier parts of town. It may not be illegal but it doesn’t sound as pretty as “political consultant,” which is how Boyle usually describes his job. Hanging onto that seat is Job One for City and State GOP if they are to have a shot at winning back the House. Still, you gotta hope Big John doesn’t get so carried away with helping others that he forgets to help himself. In 2004, when JOHN KERRY ran, the resulting Democrat tide came within a few hundred votes of sweeping Perzel away too. I know the Speaker Emeritus has polls telling him he’s doing fine, but State Rep races are always dicey to poll. Speaking of Speakers, more than a few eyebrows were raised when DENNY O’BRIEN showed up to hobnob at the Democrat City Committee. He wasn’t even shopping around a judge or anything, just … there. I mean, even though O’Brien is running against himself in his 169th Dist., as a Democrat and as a Republican, still, the Republican Denny did come first, right? It left me scratching my trunk. To be fair, O’Brien’s balancing act as Republican Speaker of a Democrat majority does require him to do some things that would be hard for us ordinary folks. One thing is sure: His home base is very loyal to him. The Bull Elephants turned out in force at Cannstatter for the preelection Republican City Committee bash. State Republican Chairman ROBERT GLEASON, JR., State McCain Chairman BOB ASHER and Chester Co. COM(Cont. Page 18)


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October 1, 2008 Dear Union Members & Friends of Labor: Without a doubt, the November 4, 2008 Presidential Election will mark a turning point in history for the Union Labor Movement as well as the Middle Class Workers of America! While it is always important for the citizens of our Country to exercise their right to vote, it has never been more important then it is today! Just take a look around… our Country is changing right before our eyes! Never has the United States of America been so indebted to foreign nations of the world. Never have there been so many American workers displaced from their jobs! Never have there been so many American families put out of their homes! Never have there been so many American people suffering in illness because of the lack of health insurance! And, NEVER has there been such a devastating decline in the ‘union workforce’ which has dropped to only twelve percent (12%) of all American workers; while, simultaneously our National Trade Deficit is skyrocketing at the rate of sixty two (62) billion dollars per month. All of which are the result of ‘corporate greed’ due to the outsourcing of good American manufacturing jobs. Because American construction jobs can not be outsourced, the ‘Union Construction Industry” on which we depend to provide a decent living for our families is in serious jeopardy of becoming extinct because the current Republican Administration has refused to enforce our Country’s existing Immigration Laws. Thereby, permitting illegal Mexican immigrants to be hired (and exploited) by unscrupulous non-union construction contractors, in turn, causing an unfair disadvantage to the Union Construction Industry. Please believe me, this is not happening unintentionally! The Republican Party, especially on the national level, has never been a friend to Organized Labor. They have always been anti-union… and essentially, anti–labor! Make no mistake about it; they would like nothing better than to bust our Construction Trade Unions. As they share the same philosophy as their corporate supporters… the less they spend on labor, the more they make in profits; thus the reason that the Republicans have consistently challenged American Labor Unions. The fact that our Country’s minimum wage workers had to wait ten (10) years until the Democratic Party acquired the majority in both the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Senate before they could receive a wage increase is proof that the Republican Party is against American workers. The fact that George W. Bush, immediately after he and his Republican cohorts had stolen the Presidential Election from Al Gore in 2000, outlawed “Union Construction Project Labor Agreements” proves that the National Republican Party is not a friend of Union Labor. The fact that the Republican Candidate for President of the United States of America, John McCain, has vowed to defeat the “Employee Free Choice Act” is proof again that the Republicans staunchly support Corporatism over the American workers. And, the fact that John McCain’s Senate voting record on legislative issues that would benefit America’s workers is only seven percent (7%), is yet another example of the Republican Party’s ignorance towards problems that affect the working class people in our Country. McCain even wants to tax individual workers on the amount an employer contributes into group health plan coverage. Despite the fact that John McCain is a blue blooded Republican, even he admits that we must make drastic changes in Washington, D.C. The irony of his call for “change” is the fact that “change” is only necessary because of the blunders of his own party. We can’t change anything by replacing a Republican with a Republican! Think about it! George W. Bush’s Republican Administration took the helm of a prosperous nation in January of 2001. By the end of that same year, we experienced a crash in our stock markets, from which our union’s Pension Funds have yet to recover… and, now

we are witnessing the most disastrous decline in our country’s economic structure since the ‘Great Depression of 1929’. Every union pension fund in America is being severely affected by the current economic crisis! Just imagine if George W. Bush and his Republican friends on Wall Street had been successful in privatizing our Social Security Retirement Funds which, John McCain still wants to do. On September 11, 2001, none of us will ever forget the terroristic attacks on America’s World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon Complex in Arlington, Virginia, which resulted in the incineration of thousands of innocent American citizens. Incidentally, we recently marked the seventh (7th) anniversary of those horrid attacks on our homeland. Meanwhile, the murderous pig responsible for masterminding them is still walking the face of this earth. This is an absolute disgrace! It portrays a sign of weakness to other countries; as well as embarrassment to the proud and patriotic people of the United States of America. While Osama Bin Laden goes unpunished, and defiantly celebrates the anniversary of his atrocious acts against our Country. Instead of hunting him down, our soldiers find themselves being killed and mutilated in a senseless and unwinnable conflict where they never come face to face with the enemy. And, in a country (Iraq) that had nothing to do with the terrorists who committed those attacks against us. Never before have the American people been so deluded by our Government to make us believe that the war in Iraq was necessary. It was not necessary and it is not even a war! It is an unwarranted occupation of a country whose people are composed of various sects of religious “fanatics” who have been killing each other for centuries. That entire country is not worth the life of one American soldier! Yet, John McCain voted with George Bush to send the young men and women of the U.S. military to fight an eternal war that can not be won, a war against an invisible enemy that will not show its face and for a people whose religion does not believe that we should even exist. What the hell are we doing there? Would you send your son or daughter there to die for no good cause at all? Is it worth the squandering of our Nation’s economic security at a cost of ten (10) billion dollars per month, especially at a time when our National Debt is fast approaching the eleven (11) trillion dollar mark? Is it for the oil that is so plentiful in Iraq? Are we sending our young soldiers to die while protecting the “black gold” for the same corporate “oil mongers” that are swindling our people at the gas pumps while reaping billions of dollars in profits? If not, then again, why are we there? How much longer are the working class people of America going to allow themselves to be exploited by the National Republican Party? What more can they do to us and our Country before we realize that they do not share our American Dream? When are we going to pull together to break their choke-hold on the poor and middle class citizens of America and stand up to their tyranny and reverse Robin Hood tax policies? What ever happened to our forefathers’ ideal of “a Government of the People, By the People and for the People”? Brothers and sisters, it is time for America’s people to speak out and say enough is enough! It is time to say that we are tired of the lies and deceit and that we will no longer tolerate a Government of the Corporations, By the Corporations and for the Corporations! It is time to give our Country back to its people! And, most important of all… it is time for We, the People, to outsource the National Republican Party and send Barack Obama and Joe Biden to Washington, D.C. along with the mandate that We, the People of America, want America to be America again!!! Sincerely & Fraternally yours, Joseph J. Dougherty, Business Manager Financial Secretary / Treasurer Ironworkers’ Local Union No. 401


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with this developmental disorder, so it’s crucial that Pennsylvania offers a solid source of information on the coverage that will be available to them.” In addition to the large group private insurance coverage, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Welfare will provide coverage to children that exceed the $36,000 cap. DPW will continue to provide autism service coverage to children whose parent’s pri-

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Youth Center In Battle

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(Cont. From Page 1) hoping to spark development that would do her constituents more good than harm. She convened a public meeting last Tuesday at 4601 Market Street so Everett Gillison, the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, and his staff could unveil the design for the center. More than 80 neighbors packed a narrow room, tensely scrutinizing the officials who stood before them and grilling them relentlessly. Neighbors worried volubly about traffic, noise and safety issues. In response, Gillison assured them a reconstructed Market Street would soon reduce congestion on Haverford Avenue. The facility is designed as a low-rise with leafy plantings around its residential sectors to reduce noise. And the young inmates will not be violent offenders who pose a threat to residents even if they

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COUNCILWOMAN Jannie Blackwell managed often-fractious community meeting at which Everett Gillison, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, unveiled plans for new Phila. Youth Center at 48th & Haverford Avenue in Mill Creek. manded reassurances on that break away, he said. Other residents fretted score. The West Philadelphia about the impact such a facility will have on their home val- Coalition of Neighborhoods ues. Formerly blighted, Mill and Businesses had negotiated Creek is starting to improve a deal with Mayor John and some homeowners don’t Street’s administration in 2006 want to lose this progress. for a community advisory Gillison shrugged and said the council to monitor all these Youth Study Center, which concerns as the youth center is has been in Center City for built. They dismayed to hear decades, doesn’t seem to have the incoming Nutter adminislowered property values along tration had essentially disthe Parkway. Many neighbors avowed this signed agreement. seemed unconvinced by this Gillison vowed on the spot, argument and called for a however, such a committee study into the real-estate im- would be established. The meeting left some West pact. Still others in this predomi- Philadelphians mollified. Most nantly African American com- neighbors, however, are munity suspected they deeply wary of the project and wouldn’t get their fair share of have yet to be won over. jobs on the project and de-


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CLUSTERED around one of several television sets to watch Phillies in World Series are group of 100 youngsters from the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia’s Fairmount PHA North Unit. They were treated to hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy at John Street Center in Richard Allen Development.

State Rep. Ronald G. Waters will introduce legislation that would require each State and county correctional facility to provide inmates with voter registration materials upon their release from prison. Waters said the intent of this measure is to invite these individuals to return home to connect with their community. "I feel it's important we give people reentering society a real chance to become part of it again with an opportunity like

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PHA Hosts Youth Waters Bill Eases Inmate Registration

GATHERING around, Boys & Girls Club managers Jeff Waldron and Jack Law share a moment with youngsters during World Series rain delay Saturday night at John Street Center. Philadelphia Housing Authority partnered with PHA’s Fairmount North Unit as club hosted PHA youngsters.

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MOUNTING strong street campaign in 2nd Senatorial Dist. is attorney Robert Nix, left, bucked up by comrades State Rep. John Taylor and 56th Ward Leader Mike Neisser.

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Rallying For Barack Obama

DESPITE RAIN, Maryland Gov. Marty O’Malley joined New York City ConFORMER DEMOCRATIC National Com- troller Tom DiNapoli for Barack Obama mittee Chair Terry McAuliffe talks with S. Rally at Marconi Plaza. Ward Leaders Phila. Barack Obama supporters recently at Eddie Thornton and Ron Donatucci E. Passyunk Square Rally. Photo by Joe Stivala were also on hand.

MIKE DRISCOLL, popular owner of Finnigan's Wake and co-chair of Blarney PAC, was on hand to greet his old friend Gov. Marty O’Malley at S. Phila. rally. Photo by Joe Stivala

182nd Candidates Debate

CHALLENGER Wally Zimolong, from right, and State Rep. Babette Josephs met to debate at Palumbo Rec Center. BVUCA meeting was hosted by BVUCA Treasurer Carolyn Verdi and President Vern Anastasio.

Lang Rallies For Congress

AT A VOTER rally at Marconi Plaza last weekend, 2nd Dist. Congressional candidate Adam Lang delivered a speech defining difference in work ethic between himself and his opponent, Congressman Chaka Fattah. Lang was joined by other Republican candidates at rally.

REP. WATERS LOOKING FORWARD TO A BETTER FUTURE

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Nathaniel Lee With Election Day swiftly approaching, the nation is gearing up for an unprecedented election turn-out. Record numbers of new voters have been added to the polls and even those who have typically chosen not to participate in this democratic process are now anxious to roll up their sleeves and get out there to cast their votes on November 4th. Not only are the nation’s constituents energized, but so are our elected officials, especially those in the Democratic Party such as Philly’s own State Representative Ronald G. Waters. “We look forward to a better future in America and the world,” says the representative of the 191st Legislative District. “It’s an exciting time for us,” says Waters referring to the Democratic Party. With talk of a potential global economic collapse, a housing crisis at home and growing concerns about America’s reputation abroad, this election may indeed perhaps be the most important election of our time. With so much at stake, who does Rep. Waters support? “I wholeheartedly support Senator Barrack Obama,” proclaims Waters with pride. He also warn voters to not forget that other democrats are also running for elections. “In all of the excitement we forget that other elected officials are running as well.” The popular four term incumbent himself runs unopposed in November.


SEPTA board members took time out to show their support for Phillies and their quest to bring World Series Championship back to Philadelphia. Pictured from left, rear: Frank G. McCartney, SEPTA board chair; Pasquale Deon Sr.; Kevin L. Johnson P.E.; Thomas E. Babcock; Michael O’Donoghue; front: Joseph E. Brion; Denise J. Smyler; Christian A. DiCicco; Jettie D. Newkirk; Thomas Jay Ellis; James C. Schwartzman.

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BISHOP Gregory Mansour sprinkles holy water inside shrine dedicated to St. Jude Thaddeus inside St. Maron’s Roman Catholic Church at 10th & Ellsworth Streets as pastor Msgr. Sharbel precedes him with incense in religious ceremony.

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CCD Salutes Police Heroes OFFICER Mariano Santiago is congratulated by Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey for heroism in quelling Center City crime as Center City District chief Paul Levy looks on. CCD issued commendations to a score of police personnel for efforts to reduce crime in Center City to current low levels at Union League luncheon. Crimes of violence against strangers have become a rarity in Philadelphia’s central business district, which generates half the jobs in city – “and supports half the pensions of public-safety officers,” noted Levy.

Waffleman (Cont. From Page 11) white flew across the road. Cozzens reported he saw two spots of phosphorus – the eyes of the beast. Sightings of the Jersey Devil disappeared from public view until 1927. The next sighting was noted in 1951 by a 10-year-old boy. Each time the reports of sightings swamped the local police. The next report came in 1966 from Steven Silkotch

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Snooper (Cont. From Page 11) tentional. I know how much “The Big Boy” meant to her and the rest of her wonderful family. I also neglected to mention some other important people, i.e., CARL SAVOY and CHERI SMITH, also DAVID & DONNA. R.I.P. ANNA! Snooper Comment: Holy Cow, what a week we had last week. The City of Philadelphia must be proud to know everyone, everywhere, is now looking up to all of us CHAMPIONS OF THE BASEBALL WORLD. Chief, it’s true, a winning team can do a lot for any City, especially here in Philadelphia. Yes, isn’t it great to see our City standing so proud, and how about “THE CLASS” our team The Phillies showed? Now, I only hope the rest of our teams, THE EAGLES and THE 76ers can do the same. That would be awesome! Snooper’s Special Warning: Please, I want ALL OF YOU to read this and take it seriously, because it’s now a MAJOR PROBLEM. I must tell you, this problem is not only here in Philadelphia but is presently ALL OVER our

who blamed the death of his entire shed of poultry on the Jersey Devil. What is still amazing is the shed was guarded by two German shepherds that were torn to shreds, just like the poultry. The Jersey Devil was again seen in 1974 by an ambulance driver who heard the screams and saw the Jersey Devil dash across the road in front of his ambulance. Scattered reports occurred until the most recent sighting occurred in 1999. Fire ranger

John Irwin reported he was startled while driving through the Pine Barrens to find the road blocked by the Jersey Devil. He stated the creature and he stared at each other for several minutes. The monster finally turned and ran into the Pinies. Today there only a few isolated sightings of the Jersey Devil, possibly because the population expansion has driven the monster so far into the Pinies that it seems to have vanished altogether.

If the Jersey Devil is just a myth, how do we explain the sightings and witness accounts for over 250 years? These reports were not hearsay or the results of heavy drinking. Reliable accounts from reliable persons cannot be dismissed. If the Jersey Devil not just a legend and is still out there in the remote regions of the Pine Barrens – is it just waiting to be found? I pray I will not be the one to find it – or be found by the Jersey Devil, in fact. How about you?

Country. The problem: IDENTITY THEFT! THE POLICE and every other LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY are very concerned, and it’s spreading. They tell me YOU, all of YOU, are to blame, because you make it so easy for them. Please be careful. It’s your IDENTITY they’re after. Trust me on this! Snooper’s Judicial News Bureau: The Governor, Hon. Edward Rendell, last week made quite a few Judicial appointments, and they benefited The 1st Judicial System here in Philadelphia. THOMAS NOCELLA will now become the newest member of The Philadelphia Municipal Court. Gov. Rendell also appointed two new Judges for The Common Pleas Court. Here’s our congratulations to all! We’ll be looking forward to meeting all of them too. The Public Record Newspaper will keep you all up to date on these Judges! Snooper’s Person of the Week: This is one person who really deserves our gratitude and thanks. HON. GLENN B. BRONSON, Judge, Court of The Common Pleas. Let me warn you, if you try to shoot a POLICEMAN, this is one JUDGE you

don’t want to have hear your case. This is the JUDGE who handed down 25 to 50 years to a defendant who appeared before him. Yes, this defendant attempted to shoot a POLICE OFFICER in this City. He found out JUDGE BRONSON is one tough Judge; ask him, DONYEA PHILLIPS. He is currently in prison serving the Judge’s sentence. Snooper’s Judicial Update: We have learned, due to the elevation of HON. C. DARNELL JONES III, the former President Judge, HON. WILLIAM MAZZOLA, who has been designated as overseer, has set the date of NOV. 12 to elect their new PRESIDENT JUDGE. Here are the three Judicial candidates in the running, they are: HON. WILLIAM MANFREDI, HON. JACQUELINE ALLEN and HON. PAMELA PRYOR DEMBE. Yes, on NOV. 12, we will know who the next President Judge will be for The 1st Judicial District. The Editor of this newspaper will have more on this special election! The two new Judges for The Common Pleas Court are HON. JOYCE EUBANKS and HON. LISA ROCCA. GOOD LUCK! Snooper’s City Hall Bureau: Last week, City Council pre-

sented a SPECIAL RESOLUTION to a well-deserving gentleman, HON.MARVIN BARRISH, ”The Pride of the Northeast”. This gentleman has received numerous awards from Presidents, Congressmen, Senators, State Representatives, and now The Philadelphia City Council. Mr. Barrish does a radio show on WNJN RADIO 1360 AM and he has quite a following, especially from many City Officials. HON MARIA QUINONES SANCHEZ, Councilwoman who proposed the Resolution, did the honors for City Council. Listen to him on Sundays and call (856) 227-1360!

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(Cont. From Page 11) MISSIONER JOHN JUDGE showed they take Philly seriously by all showing up. The mood was upbeat as County chiefs VITO CANUSO and MIKE MEEHAN predicted they’ll make strong inroads, with even surprises in a couple of races. That’s the scoop, guys and gals! Now let’s hit the trail in earnest between now and the next time you read my trumpetings. See ya at the party Tuesday night.


HOSTING Christopher Columbus Day Parade VIPs as they have for half a century were Anthony & Shirley DeGeronimo flanking Parade Coordinator and Marshall Co-Adjutor Kathy Murray.

REPRESENTING Sheriff John Green at Parade is chief RIDING IN lead car were State Sen. of staff Barbara Deeley, seen Vincente Fumo, a Commendatore and DA CANDIDATE Dan McCaffery, left, here with S.Phila. Business parade chairperson, and Mayor and Jonathan Saidel escort lovely Dawn Association Executive DirecTancredi to Parade start. Michael Nutter. tor Ed Wright.

CAVALIERE Severino Verna continues to be Parade Marshall, role he has adeptly handled since parade’s inception. Like Penn State’s Joe Paterno, he managed it from sideline.

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT Commendatore Anna Verna was co-chairperson of Columbus Day Parade. With her at JNA Culinary School prior to parade march-off were Emile Bucceroni and State Chairman of Sons of Italy Vincent Turco.

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GOP congressional candidate Adam Lang shares a WARD LEADER Ann Brown was pre-Columbus Parade mojoined by her son Shawn and ment with Angela granddaughter Molly. DiGiulio. S T A T E R E P . William Keller, 3rd from right, was joined by host of supporters as he marched in Columbus Day Parade.

CHEERING on Columbus Day Parade marchers on S. Broad Street were advertisers, staffers of Public Record and members of Carpenters Union.

AMONG VIPS at Columbus Day parade was GIVING Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate newly elected member of Italian Parliament Jonathan Saidel inside tip on political infightAmato Berardi, right, seen here with fellow ing are Veteran Boxers Association Board parliamentarian Biagio Manzella, center, Members Fred Druding and Charles Sgrillo. and Ciro Moriello. Photo by Joe Stivala

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FOLLOWING breakfast at Galdo’s, Grand Marshall Connie Stevens, Sons of Italy Executive Director GreLOYAL parade watchers included gory Pasquale Ciminera, and Council President and Debbie and Joe Sinni & Dr. James Chairperson Anna C. Verna don their parade sashes. Tayoun, Jr.


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from Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey says I graduated with a BFA, a Bachelor of Fun Arts. When I returned home from the circus, I was Honey LuLu, the Birthday Party Clown, and enjoyed a few years of children’s entertainment until I married another clown, The Groom and Gloom. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last. I was a white-faced clown and he was a two-faced clown. For the last 30 years, Linda Wood, aka Clowny Clown, has made her mark in the area. A decade ago, she was the pride of South Philadelphia with her eponymous cable show “The Clowny Clown Show”. First on Greater Media, then on Comcast, Wood, who credits cameraman Jim Sicile and

music producer Jim Montana for much of her success, wrote songs and original content for her kiddy fans.

“The Lord gave me a vision,” she says in earnest. “I hated clowns as a child, but when I had my babies, I

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Linda “Clowny Clown” Wood without makeup.

needed to support myself and them. Clowning was a way to work and take the children with me.” She took a number of clown seminars and juggling classes. Her makeup is really pretty and professional. She has three songpublishing credits: “Who’s The Best Clown In Town”, “Those Bassets!” and “Hide and Seek”. Growing up in foster homes until she was seven years old, Wood has a big heart when it comes to the cause of abused children and feels she has spiritually touched their lives. “Because of clowning, my mom and I now have a good relationship,” she reveals. Always giving 110% of her mind, talent and time, Wood became burned out. “I

had to set aside the show and just do volunteer work. I was totally drained. I got calls from the station asking me for more shows. They liked my material because it was educational. I had The Good Deed of the Day, visits to interesting places, caring for animals and an advice column called ‘Dear Clowny’, but I had to regenerate my energy source.” After a long hiatus, Clowny Clown is ready for the spotlight. “My show is coming back on public access television,” she beams. “I still adore children. I never gave up loving kids. My theory is: If you give a lot of love, you’ll get a lot of love.” Email Clowny Clown at lindaraupp07@comcast.net.

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Throughout history most cultures have had clowns. About 3000 BC, during the reign of Pharaoh Dad KeriAssi, a dwarf jester performed in the court. In 1818 BC, one of China's rulers, neglecting ancient religious rites, filled his court with clowns. His successors restored the rites, but also kept the clowns. Chinese clowns were also given great freedom of speech. As my father used to say, “The truth comes out in a joke.” Most Native American tribes had some type of clown character. These clowns played an important role in the social and religious life of the tribe, and in some cases were believed to be able to cure certain diseases. In my former life, I was a circus clown. My diploma

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ELECTION NEWS Important information for you ! Commissioner Margaret M. Tartaglione, Chairwoman of the City Commissioners, Commissioner Anthony Clark and Commissioner Joseph J. Duda urgently request that Philadelphia’s voters take note of the following changes in voting procedures in effect in all elections including the November 4, 2008 General Election. Recent changes in Federal and State Election Laws require that newly registered voters in a Division show an approved form of Identification when they appear to vote in their Division polling place for the first time. If you registered, or changed your address on your voter registration, since January 1, 2003 and you have not yet voted in your Division, your registration record at the polling place will be marked “ID REQUIRED” and polling place officials will ask to see your identification.

APPROVED FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS: 1. APPROVED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION ( Must be Valid): - PA Driver’s License or ID Card issued by PennDOT - ID issued by U.S. Government - ID issued by any Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Agency - Employee ID

- U.S. Passport - U.S. Armed Forces ID - Student ID

If the first time voter does not have any of the above photo identification then they may use any of the following approved non-photo identification.

2. APPROVED NON-PHOTO IDENTIFICATION: (Must include the name and address of the elector) - Voter Identification Card issued by the Voter Registration Division. - Non-Photo ID issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Non-Photo ID issued by the U.S. Government - Current bank statement - Current paycheck

- Firearm Permit - Current utility bill - Government check.

If you are unable, or unwilling to show the polling place officials one of the approved forms of identification listed below you will not be permitted to vote on the voting machines, but will be given the opportunity to cast a paper Provisional Ballot. Additionally, individuals who appear to vote and find their name not listed in the Pollbook do not have to go to Election Court for a Court Order, but will be given the opportunity to cast a paper Provisional Ballot at the polling place. After the election the City Commissioners office will verify the registration status and identity of each individual casting a Provisional Ballot. If an individual is determined to be an eligible, registered elector, the Provisional Ballot will be counted for all offices in which the elector is determined qualified to vote.

The City Commissioners Office is mailing a Help America Vote – Voter Education Notice to every registered voter in Philadelphia. This Notice will include important information to help you vote, including the date of the election; the time period during which the polls are open; your name and address as it appears on your registration record; the name and address of your assigned polling place where you must vote; information on whether your polling place building is accessible for disabled voters; information on whether you are required to show identification to polling place officials and other important voting information. To insure that you have no difficulties on election day please review the

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information on your Help America Vote Notice and take it to your assigned polling place on Election Day for reference. You do not need this Help America Vote Notice to vote. If you do not receive this Notice you can locate your polling place on our website at www.phillyelection.com or by using the Ward and Division numbers listed on your Voter Verification Card or Voter ID Card and checking our advertisement in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News on Monday, November 3, 2008.

VOTE – NOVEMBER 4, 2008 PHILADELPHIA CITY COMMISSIONERS Margaret M. Tartaglione, Chairwoman Anthony Clark, Commissioner Joseph J. Duda, Commissioner

BE SURE, BRING IDENTIFICATION PHILADELPHIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS Bob Lee, HAVA County Plan Manager Bill Rubin, Acting Supervisor of Elections

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If you use a wheelchair, the voting machine will be lowered by the machine operator before you enter. When the machine is lowered, the entire ballot is within your reach from the wheelchair. You will be able to vote without assistance unless you request it for some other reason. 2. THE BALLOT The Ballot on Philadelphia’s 1242 ELECTronic Voting Machines closely resembles our old mechanical voting machines. The Offices to be voted on are printed in the first left hand column from top to bottom and the Political Party of candidates on the ballot are in the top row from left to right. Each candidate name is in a separate box, located in the candidate’s party column to the right of the Office they are seeking. A flashing red light appears inside each office or issue title box in the left column. This indicates that you may select a candidate for that office. IF THE WHITE DOOR LIGHTS ARE NOT ON AND THE RED OFFICE CAPTION LIGHTS ARE NOT BLINKING WHEN YOU FIRST ENTER THE MACHINE, CALL OUT FOR ASSISTANCE FROM A POLLING PLACE OFFICIAL.

5. CHANGING A SELECTED CANDIDATE If you change your mind after selecting a candidate, and don’t want to vote for a candidate whose light is on, press that candidate’s Number again to deselect the candidate and the light will go off. 6. SELECTING A WRITE IN Find the Write-in box for the Office for which you want to write in a candidate’s name. Press the Write In button in the box. Then press the Large Flashing Red button at the top of the machine to open the Write In Window. Write or Stamp your candidate’s name on the exposed paper in the window. Then pull the black shutter down over the name you have written, closing the window. The single Write in Window at the top is used for all write in votes.

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Some voters may be using the City’s new Electronic Voting Machines for the first time in the November 4, 2008 General Election. The new machines have been used in every election, in all of the City’s 1,681 voting Divisions, since May 2002. If you have not voted since 2001 or are voting in Philadelphia for the first time, please take the time to review the instructions for voting on the new machines below prior to Election Day. 1. ENTER VOTING BOOTH 4. SELECTING This machine does not have a curtain rod lever. INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES You enter the voting machine by parting and walkIf you do not want to use the Straight Party buting through the curtain. The curtain will fall closed ton, you can select your candidates individually behind you after you enter the booth. It is securely by pressing the Numbered box within your candifastened to the ballot doors on the machine providdates’ position box and a red light will go on next ing complete privacy and secrecy for your ballot. to the number within your candidates’ position, indicating the names you have selected. VOTERS USING WHEEL CHAIRS

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6. VOTING ON A QUESTION Ballot Questions are usually located in the far right hand columns. A sample question box is shown above. The two selection buttons are located in the box on the right side.

When the office title light goes off you have selected the maximum number of candidates allowed for that office. You do not have to make selections for all offices or candidates if you don’t want to.

The Yes / Si in the Yes button box indicates you approve of the issue or question. The No in the No button box indicates that you disapprove. Make your selection by pressing either of the buttons. The red light next to the button will turn on indicating your selection.

3. VOTING A STRAIGHT PARTY BALLOT If you want to vote a straight party ballot, (voting for all candidates of the same party), press the numbered button next to the word Straight Party within the Political Party or body box of your choice. The Political Party and Body boxes are located across the very top of the ballot sheet. After you press the Straight Party button, a red light will turn on next to the button of all candidates in that party column below. To record your Straight Party ballot, next you must press the large, GREEN button labeled VOTE at the bottom right corner of the ballot.

7. CASTING YOUR BALLOT REVIEW YOUR SELECTIONS making sure the red indicator lights for all of your candidate selections are lit. .After you have made all the candidate selections you want and reviewed your ballot, look for the GREEN button labeled VOTE below in the bottom right corner of the ballot. PRESS THE GREEN VOTE BUTTON to cast and record your ballot.

PHILADELPHIA CITY COMMISSIONERS MARGARET M. TARTAGLIONE, CHAIRWOMAN ANTHONY CLARK JOSEPH J. DUDA

8. LEAVING THE VOTING MACHINE After you finish voting by pressing the green VOTE button on the bottom right side of the ballot, the lights inside the ballot doors and all of your selection lights will turn off. You will hear a low bell tone indicating you have finished. This machine does not have a curtain rod lever. To leave, part and exit through the curtain.

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When you press the GREEN VOTE button all of your candidate selections will be recorded, all lights in the voting machine will go out, and you will hear a low bell-tone indicating you are finished.


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NOVEDADES SOBRE LAS ELECCIONES ¡Información importante para usted!

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La Commissioner (Comisionada) Margaret M. Tartaglione, Presidenta de los City Commissioners (Ayuntamientos), el Commissioner (Comisionado) Anthony Clark y el Commissioner (Comisionado) Joseph J. Duda solicitan urgentemente que los votantes de Filadelfia tomen nota de las siguientes modificaciones en los procedimientos de votación que se encuentran en vigencia, incluyendo las Elecciones Generales del 4 de Noviembre de 2008. Los cambios recientes que se han efectuado en las Federal and State Election Laws (Leyes Electorales Federales y Estatales) requieren que los votantes que se han registrado recientemente en un Distrito electoral muestren una forma de identificación aprobada al momento de presentarse a votar por primera vez en su lugar de votación dentro del distrito electoral. Si usted se registró o modificó su domicilio en su registro de votante desde el 1º de Enero de 2003 y todavía no ha votado en su distrito, su registro en el lugar de votación se marcará con frase “SE REQUIERE IDENTIFICACIÓN” y los oficiales presentes en el lugar de votación le pedirán que les muestre su identificación.

FORMAS DE IDENTIFICACIÓN APROBADOS PARA QUIENES EMITEN SU VOTO POR PRIMERA VEZ: 1. IDENTIFICACIÓN CON FOTOGRAFÍA APROBADA (Debe ser válida): - Licencia de Conductor emitida en Pensilvania o Célula de Ciudadanía emitida por el Departamento de transporte de Pensilvania (PennDOT) - Pasaporte Estadounidense - Identificación emitida por el Gobierno Estadounidense - Identificación de las Fuerzas - Identificación emitida por cualquier Organismo del estado Armadas Estadounidenses. de Pensilvania - Identificación de Empleado - Identificación de Estudiante Si la primera vez, el votante no cuenta con ninguna de las identificaciones con fotografía mencionadas arriba, debe utilizar cualquiera de las siguientes identificaciones sin fotografía aprobadas.

2. IDENTIFICACIÓN SIN FOTOGRAFÍA APROBADA: (Debe incluir el nombre y el domicilio del votante) - Célula de Identificación del Votante emitida por la División de Registro del Votante. - Identificación sin fotografía emitida por el Estado de Pensilvania - Identificación sin fotografía emitida por el Gobierno Estadounidense - Estado de cuenta bancaria actual - Recibo de sueldo actual

- Permiso para portar arma de fuego. - Factura de servicio público actual - Cheque del gobierno.

Si usted no puede o se rehúsa a mostrarles a los oficiales presentes en el lugar de votación una de las formas de identificación aprobados que se encuentran detalladas debajo, no se le permitirá votar en las máquinas de votación pero se le dará la oportunidad de emitir un (Provisional Ballot) Voto Provisional. Además, los individuos que se presentan a votar y no encuentran su nombre en la lista del Pollbook (Registro de Votación) no deben dirigirse a la Election Court (Corte Electoral) para obtener una Court Order (Orden de la Corte), sino que se les dará la oportunidad de emitir un voto provisional en el lugar de votación. Después de las elecciones, la City Commissioners office (oficina de Ayuntamientos) verificará el estado de registro y la identidad de cada individuo que emita un voto provisional. Si se determina que un individuo es un votante apto y además se encuentra registrado, el Voto Provisional se contará para todas aquellas oficinas en las que se determine que dicho elector se encuentra apto para emitir un voto.

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La Oficina de los Comisionados de la Ciudad está enviando por correo una notificación para votantes relacionada con la ley Help America Vote (ayude a los Estados Unidos a votar) Esta notificación incluirá información importante que lo ayudará a votar, como la fecha de la elección; el período durante el cual las elecciones se encuentran abiertas; su nombre y domicilio según aparecen en su registro; el nombre y el domicilio del centro de votación que se le ha asignado y donde debe votar; información acerca de si el edificio del centro de votación cuenta con accesos para los votantes discapacitados; información acerca de si se requiere que presente una identificación ante los funcionarios del centro de votación y otra información importante sobre la votación. Para asegurarse de no tener dificultades el día de la elección, revise la información que se encuentra en la notificación Help America Vote (ayude a los Estados Unidos a votar) y llévela a su centro de votación asignado el Día de la elección para usarla como referencia. No necesita esta notificación para votar. Si no recibe esta notificación, puede ubicar su centro de votación en nuestro sitio web, www.phillyelection.com, o puede utilizar los números de Distrito y División electorales que se indican en su Cédula de verificación de votante o Cédula de identificación de votante y consultar nuestro anuncio en los periódicos Philadelphia Inquirer y Philadelphia Daily News el lunes 3 de noviembre de 2008.

VOTE-4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2008 PHILADELPHIA CITY COMMISSIONERS (AYUNTAMIENTO DE FILADELFIA) Margaret M. Tartaglione, Chairwoman (Presidenta) Anthony Clark, Commissioner (Comisionado) Joseph J. Duda, Commissioner (Comisionado)

SIÉNTASE SEGURO, TRAIGA IDENTIFICACIÓN PHILADELPHIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS (COMITÉ DE ELECCIONES DEL CONDADO DE FILADELFIA)

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Bob Lee, HAVA County Plan Manager Bill Rubinm, Acting Supervisor of Elections


Votando en la Nueva Máquina de Votación de Filadelfia Danaher Controls ELECTronic 1242

1. INGRESO EN LA CASETA Esta máquina no posee un portacortinas. Usted ingresa a la máquina de votación abriendo la cortina y pasando a través de ella. La cortina caerá y se cerrará tras su ingreso a la caseta. Ésta última se encuentra fijada en forma segura a las puertas de la balota lo que brinda una total privacidad y confidencialidad a la hora de emitir su voto. VOTANTES EN SILLAS DE RUEDA Si usted se encuentra en silla de ruedas, el operador de la máquina de votación la bajará antes de su ingreso. Una vez realizada tal operación, toda la balota se encontrará a su alcance desde la silla de ruedas. Usted podrá votar sin asistencia a menos que lo solicite por alguna otra razón. 2. LA BALOTA La Balota en las Máquinas de Votación ELECTronic 1242 de Filadelfia, se asemeja mucho a nuestras viejas máquinas mecánicas de votación. Los cargos a votar se encuentran impresos en la primera columna del lado izquierdo desde la parte superior hacia abajo y el Partido Político de los candidatos se encuentra en hilera de izquierda a derecha, en la parte superior. El nombre de cada candidato se encuentra en un cuadro por separado, ubicado en la columna de partido político del candidato hacia la derecha del cargo que buscan. En la columna izquierda aparece una luz roja parpadeante dentro de cada cargo o cuadro de título de cada categoría. Esto indica que usted debe seleccionar un candidato para ese cargo. SI LAS LUCES BLANCAS DE LA PUERTA NO SE ENCUENTRAN ENCENDIDAS Y LAS ROJAS DEL TÍTULO DEL CARGO NO ESTÁN PARPADEANDO CUANDO INGRESA POR PRIMERA VEZ A LA MÁQUINA PÍDALE ASISTENCIA A UN OFICIAL DEL LUGAR DE VOTACIÓN. Cuando la luz del título del cargo se apaga, usted ha seleccionado en número máximo de candidatos permitidos para ese cargo. No debe realizar elecciones para todos los cargos o candidatos si no lo desea. 3. VOTAR POR UN PARTIDO POLÍTICO COMPLETO Si usted desea votar por un partido político completo, (votar por todos los candidatos del mismo partido), presione la tecla enumerada próxima a la palabra Partido Político Completo que se encuentra dentro del partido o cuadro de su elección. El Partido Político y los cuadros de contenido se encuentran ubicados a través de la parte inferior del voto. Una vez presionada la tecla Partido Político Completo, se encenderá una luz roja próxima a la tecla de todos los candidatos en la columna de ese partido, que se encuentra debajo. A fin de registrar su votación por el Partido Político Completo, debe presionar a continuación, la gran tecla VERDE que se encuentra marcada con la palabra VOTO en el extremo inferior derecho de la balota.

4. SELECCIÓN DE CANDIDATOS INDIVIDUALES Si no desea utilizar la tecla de Partido Político Completo, puede seleccionar sus candidatos en forma individual presionando el cuadro enumerado dentro del cuadro de cargo de su candidato y se encenderá una luz roja próxima al número que se encuentra en dicho cargo, la misma indica los nombres que usted ha seleccionado. 5. CAMBIAR UN CANDIDATO YA SELECCIONADO Si usted cambia de idea una vez seleccionado un candidato y no desea votar a uno cuya luz se encuentra encendida, presione el Número del candidato nuevamente para quitarle la selección y la luz se apagará. 6. SELECCIÓN DE UN CANDIDATO NO REGISTRADO Encuentre el cuadro para no registrados, correspondiente al cargo para el que desea registrar el nombre de un candidato. Presione la tecla registrar en dicho cuadro. A continuación, pulse la gran tecla Roja parpadeante que se encuentra en la parte superior de la máquina, a fin de abrir la Ventana de Registros. Anote o selle el nombre de su candidato en el papel expuesto en la ventana. A continuación, jale el postigo negro hacia abajo sobre el nombre que ha escrito, cerrando de este modo la ventana. La ventana individual de registros en la parte superior, se utiliza para todos los votos no registrados.

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Es probable que algunos votantes se encuentren utilizando las Nuevas Máquinas de Votación de la ciudad por primera vez en las Elecciones Generales del 4 de Noviembre de 2008. Las nuevas máquinas se han utilizado en todas las elecciones, en cada uno de los 1.681 Distritos Electorales de la ciudad desde Mayo de 2002. Si usted no ha votado desde el 2001 o se encuentra votando en Filadelfia por primera vez, por favor tómese el tiempo necesario antes del Día de la Elección, para repasar las instrucciones a fin de votar en las nuevas máquinas que se encuentran debajo.

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6.VOTACIÓN EN BASE A PREGUNTAS Las preguntas de la boleta electoral se encuentran ubicadas, por lo general, en las columnas del extremo derecho. Arriba se visualizará un cuadro de pregunta a modo de muestra. Las dos teclas de selección se encuentran ubicadas en el cuadro del lado derecho. La palabra Yes/Sí en la tecla de aceptación significa que usted aprueba el tema o la pregunta. La palabra NO, en la tecla de negación indica que usted se encuentra en desacuerdo. Presione cualquiera de las teclas a fin de hacer su selección. La luz roja próxima a la tecla se encenderá a fin de indicar su selección. 7. CONFIRMACIÓN DE SU VOTO REVEA LAS SELECCIONES QUE HA REALIZADO asegurándose que las luces rojas de indicación para todos los candidatos que ha elegido, se encuentren encendidas. Una vez seleccionados todos los candidatos, revisado el voto busque la tecla VERDE marcado con la palabra VOTO que se encuentra debajo, en el extremo inferior derecho de la balota. PRESIONE LA TECLA VERDE DE VOTO para confirmar y registrar su voto.

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8. SALIDA DE LA MÁQUINA DE VOTACIÓN Una vez que termine de votar presionando la tecla verde de VOTO en el extremo inferior derecho de la balota, las luces que se encuentran dentro de las puertas de ésta última y todas las luces de las selecciones realizadas se apagarán y escuchará un leve tono similar a una campanilla que indica que ha finalizado. Esta máquina no posee portacortinas. Para salir, abra y salga a través de la cortina.

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43-Year Committeeman

Go Phillies! Win!

CONGRATULATING Nick Armata, left, on his 43rd year as active committeeman in 1st Ward are State Rep. Bill Keller, center, and IBEW 98 Business Mgr. John Dougherty.

GO PHILLIES! Delaware River Port Authority workers put up banner on Walt Whitman Bridge to cheer on Philadelphia Phillies as salute in their quest to become Baseball World Photo by Mike Williams Series champions.

Local Artist Pens Phillies Fight Song A South Philly-based recording artist has released a new Phillies World Series fight song called "Fightin' Phillies". Radio host Richie Rosati, who co-wrote the song, says it will be heard on several radio stations in Philly, New Jersey, and Delaware and is now featured on Fox TV 29's Phillies Phever Website. “Fightin' Phils” was recorded and produced by Rosati and directed by South Philadelphia’s own Debi Marcucci. You can download your free copy in lieu of parade down Broad Street at www.philliesphever.com or at www.angelfire.com/ri/richiero sati.

…Richie Rosati

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Columbus Day Mayoral Hug Stephanie Marsico, daughter of Public Record Circulation Mgr. Steve Marsico, receives a hug from Mayor Michael Nutter as Columbus Day Parade ends at Marconi Plaza.


by Len Lear Last April I wrote in this space about David Katz when he was executive chef at M Restaurant, which was located at 225 S. 8th St. behind a wrought iron gate in the rear of the Reynolds-Morris House, a superb example of Georgian architecture that dates back to 1787. (The building, now called the Morris House Hotel, offers 15 guest rooms and extendedstay suites. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.) Katz, the 31-year-old veteran of other restaurants such as Salt, Lula, Avenue B and Pollo Rosso, already has more than 18 years of professional cooking experience despite his youth. (His first job was washing dishes at a restaurant in Cape May, New Jersey, at age 13.) The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig

LaBan, who can be brutal with young chefs (and old ones), wrote about him, “Chef David Katz is impressive, with a minimalist New American menu that focuses on great ingredients and vividly framed flavors.” On the evening when we visited M restaurant to have dinner and interview Katz, however, an emergency forced him to leave the premises just before we arrived. A dishwasher called in earlier in the day and reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint the day before on a South Philadelphia street. The thief stole the young man’s cell phone, among other things. As a result, another restaurant employee decided to call his co-worker’s cell phone number. When he did that, the robber answered and said he would return the cell phone for a $60 charge. He agreed

to meet with the victim to make the transaction at a Center City location. A time was agreed upon for the meeting. Needless to say, the victim called police (duh!), who sent out officers to observe the transaction while hidden from sight. The robber did show up with an accomplice, and as the transfer was taking place, the police showed up. One of the crooks ran away, and the other one was arrested. Chef Katz had left the restaurant to be with the dishwasher for moral and physical support, and they then had to go to the police station to help with paperwork and thus were not able to get back to the restaurant. As for our dinner (definitely an anti-climax after hearing that story), the flavors were generally heavenly, although portions were small by contemporary restaurant stan-

Len Lear dards. Not long after our visit, M restaurant closed its doors, which had nothing to do with the police incident or with the food, which had received nothing but raves. I think the location was the major culprit since pedestrians could walk by and not even know there was a restaurant there. (Historically certified buildings are extremely restricted in their signage.) In any event, David Katz

has just resurfaced, opening a 42-seat BYOB (at least for now) called Mémé (pronounced MAY-may) on September 29 at 2201 Spruce St. in the Fitler Square section of Center City. The property was previously occupied by Melograno, which has moved to another location. The name Mémé is a colloquial Moroccan expression for “grandmother,” which is a tribute to David’s Moroccan-Jewish grandmother, who was born and raised in Casablanca. (David does use some Moroccan flavors and flourishes, but his menu is essentially “New American.”) The new restaurant has bistro chairs with solid cherry wood tabletops, blackboard menus and walls covered with food photography by David’s friend, Brett Thomas, a professional photographer. Katz’ menu, which in-

spires sharing, is divided into “small-ish” dishes (from $9 to $18), “larger” dishes (from $14 to $25), dishes “for two” (from $28 to $30) and “desserts and cheeses” (from $7 to $14). On any given day this fall, the menu might feature heirloom tomatoes and seared ricotta salad with grilled bread and aged balsamic vinegar; house-cured salmon with artichokes, lemon confit, capers and herb crème fraîche; skirt steak with asparagus and mushrooms with a brandy-peppercorn sauce; scallops with butternut squash and bacon brown butter; duck breast with chard, beets, onions and a port sauce, etc. Mémé is open for dinner every night but Tuesday. For more information, call 215735-4900 or visit memerestaurant.com.

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Tot Time is Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Pro-country and Pro-McCAIN/PALIN

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River Banks Get $1 Million In Grants The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is putting a $1 million in grants for use on Delaware River bank restoration and some recreational activity. “The Schuylkill and Delaware rivers don’t always get the attention they deserve, but they remain the lifeblood of the Delaware Valley. They were a key reason why Philadelphia’s forefathers settled here and they are no less important today,” said DVRPC Executive Director Barry Seymour. Seven of the projects will impact the Schuylkill River, while six will impact the Delaware River. In all, there are six capital projects, five

Reminder To All Judges The election of the next President Judge (to succeed C. Darnell Jones, II) will be on Nov. 12 in Courtroom 643, City Hall. The poll will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

planning projects and two programming events. Grants range from $25,000 to $125,000. The grants are: • $100,000 to the Schuylkill River Development Corp. for a trail system on the DuPont Crescent section of the Schuylkill Banks linking Bartram’s Gardens and Fort Mifflin. • $75,000 to the Delaware River City Corp. to make structural repairs to the pier and install railing and grass landscaping at Lardner’s Point Park. • $125,000 to the East Falls Development Corp. for improvements including a restaurant and trail house amenities to the Bathey House at the East Falls Gateway. • $100,000 to the New Kensington CDC to provide signage, lighting and public art in and around Penn Treaty Park. • $75,000 to the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for Digital Arts Festivals

for the Schuylkill “River Room” at the main post office. $100,000 to the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association to implement a linear park along Spring Garden Street. $75,000 to the Delaware River City Corp. for final design of construction of 1.6 miles of an off-road trail along Delaware Avenue and Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond as part of the East Coast Greenway. $83,000 to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for final design elements for the 58th Street Connector Greenway connecting the Schuylkill River with Cobbs Creek. $50,000 to the Schuylkill River Development Corp. for a feasibility study for a pedestrian bridge accessing the west bank of the Schuylkill River and Bartram’s Garden. $49,000 to the Delaware River City Corp. to move

the wetland concept plan for Lardner’s Point Park into final design and to complete project permitting. • $80,000 to the John Bartram Association for planning and design of the Schuylkill Trail section at Bartram’s Garden.

• $25,000 to the New Kensington CDC for Wednesdays on the Waterfront, an eight-week summer concert series for two years at Penn Treaty Park.

• $63,000 to Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for the Spring Shad Festival at Penn Treaty Park and for the Fall River City Festival.

Northeast Chamber Hosts 86th Gala Pennsylvania House Speaker Dennis M. O’Brien, Wesley Enhanced Living, and retiring State Rep. George T. Kenney, Jr. will be honored Friday, Nov. 14 at the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s 86th annual Dinner Dance Gala Accolades Ball at Knowlton Mansion, Rhawn Street & Verree Road, 7 p.m. Speaker O’Brien, who was first elected to the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1976, will receive the Thacher Longstreth Award, named in honor of the late Philadelphia City Councilman. O’Brien represents the 169th Dist. in the Far Northeast.

Wesley Enhanced Living, a local leader in retirement services and communities, will receive the Crystal Vision Award. Retiring State Rep. Kenney, a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature since 1985, will be honored with the Fellowship Award. Kenney represents the 170th Dist. in Bustleton and Somerton. GNPCC President Al Taubenberger will serve as co-host and emcee. Mary Anne T. Benner, VP of the GNPCC Membership Development Committee, chairs the Accolades Ball, one of the business group’s signature events. Along with a ded-

icated team of volunteers and the GNPCC staff, Benner promises an elegant evening in a most dramatic setting: Knowlton Mansion, designed in 1879 by renowned architect Frank Furness. A cocktail reception begins at 7 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 8 p.m. and dinner and dancing. The David Christopher Orchestra will provide music and entertainment. Black tie is optional. Tickets are $200 per person. There are sponsorship opportunities available from as little as $25. For more information, call the GNPCC office at (215) 332-3400.

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

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James T. McDermott, Jr. Executive Director

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for more information about free events. Medieval Art Stop The secrets used by artisans to create stained glass, masonry and panel painting during the Middle Ages will be explained on Sunday, November 2, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway. Museum staff members will demonstrate these ancient techniques, and all ages are welcome. Also that day will be Early Bird Read and Look (ages 3-5) centering on Isabelle and the Angel from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and Tours for Tots (ages 3-5) with a theme of ‘Nature in Art’ at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The second two require “same day walk up” tickets and space is limited. To learn more, call 215-684-7580. Email news for CitiLife to ruth@phillyrecord.com.

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advance, $10 at the door. Call Milt Cohen, 215-247-6186 for advance tickets and further details. Native Nations Dance This will be a busy weekend for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, with several free events in the Commonwealth Plaza. On Saturday, November 1, the Native Nations Dance Theater will perform at 11 a.m. as part of PNC Grow Up Great, Argentinean musician Tito Castro will appear at 1:30 p.m., Lesley Mitchell & Kelly Ray will demonstrate the tango dance experience at 5 p.m. and ArtJaz Gallery will present an exhibit of work by JacksonCollins and Emani Silva, also at 5 p.m. The next day, on Sunday, November 2, the Maplewood ensemble will give a concert at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.kimmelcenter.org

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Ruth Russell by-Side’ will be on display as well as the ongoing exhibit of ‘Heroes from Around the World,’ which tells of ordinary people who perform extraordinary deeds. There’s also a weekend craft corner. Museum admission is charged, except for families on Sundays. Call 215-9252800 or visit www.libertymuseum.org to learn more. Masterpiece Makeover Imagine a satirical version of famous paintings such as ‘The Gross Clinic’ by Thomas Eakins. Peter Saul, who alters works in such a fashion, will provide the theme for a family workshop at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Broad and Cherry Streets, on Saturday,

November 1, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (during an Art and Politics Symposium). Those who come will learn cartooning techniques to use to paint their own comic masterpiece makeovers. Lance Hanson is the instructor and the session is free for members and with Academy admission for non-members; there are also special group rates. Learn more at 215972-2061. Storytelling event Keepers of the Culture and Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild invite the public to enjoy “diverse and entertaining stories” on Saturday, November 8, at 2 p.m., in the parish hall of Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane. Mark your calendar for this event for Tellebration 2008 in Philadelphia, part of a nationwide celebration of tales of various cultures. Admission is $8 in

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host to an interactive quiz show in which kids will hear stories about US presidents and join teams to compete for prizes. This activity is free with museum admission and takes place in the Kirby Auditorium. For game reservations (which are a must), call 215-409-6700. In addition, on Election Day, parents can take their kids with them to the polls and then bring them to the NCC ‘Election Central’ in the Grand Hall Lobby. Children of all ages will have a chance to cast a vote, report on breaking news in the election, role-play as president and enjoy games and dramatic presentations. Entry will be free all day for visitors under the age of 18, with the purchase of an adult ticket. Learn more at www.constitutioncenter.org. Presidential guessing game Visitors to the National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St., are invited to see the ‘White House China Collection’ and guess who the next president will be, what design is likely to be on the dishes he uses, and who he would be asking to dinner. In addition, the portraits of ‘All 43 American Presidents Standing Side-

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by Ruth R. Russell Sports, rather than politics, have taken center stage in our house. What a pleasure it was to watch the Phillies win games over the last couple of days and the Eagles collect a victory Sunday. For sports lovers there was lots of good news — the Flyers won, some local colleges had successful games and Penn State, a popular favorite in this area, downed mighty Ohio State. It was great to see cheering crowds and “man-in-thestreet” interviews that had nothing to do with the seemingly endless political campaign. As we look ahead to the coming week — with resolution of the World Series, Halloween and finally Election Day — we find varied activities some of which are campaign-related and others, I am happy to report, are not. Presidential pointers Naturally the National Constitution Center (NCC), at 525 Arch St. on Independence Mall, will highlight this election season with a presidential quiz game on Saturday, November 1, from noon to 2 p.m. Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don’t Know Much About History, will serve as


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Republicans Rally Rank And File For Pennsylvania Battle

IUPAT members share moment with Republican Counsel Michael Meehan at Republican City Committee’s Fall Election Fundraiser at Cannstatter. From left are Matt Kearney, Tim Crowther, Mike Meehan, Joseph Ashdale, Matt Trzaska, Joe Bartlett and Joe Truedale.

LOOKING forward to big wins in their districts are State Reps. John Perzel, left, and CONGRESSIONAL candidate Adam Lang, John Taylor, 3rd from left. Discussing exleft, shares moment with Joe Samuel, Elmer pected Election Day turnout are Reynolds Money and Jim Green. Baldwin and Mike Meehan.

CANDIDATE Adam Lang and attorney Jon Marshall have ear of Councilman Frank Rizzo at Republican gala.

REPUBLICAN power was evident at Cannstatter gala. From left are Ward Leader Bill Ivers, State Rep. Chairman Robert Glea- FAN Joe Londi guaranson, Jr., Joe Lombard, Commissioner Joe Duda, Commissioner tees State Rep. John Perzel a sure reelection. John Judge and Republican counsel Mike Meehan.

SHERYL Perzel greets Mr. & Mrs. Hillel Levinson at Republican gala.

CARMELLA FITZPATRICK shares delicious buffet line tidbits with Councilman Brian O’Neill and his daughter Elizabeth.

SENATORIAL candidate John Farley was in attendance with his brother Mike.

ENJOYING Republican gala were Carl Ciglar, Kevin Pasquay, State Rep. John Taylor, Bill Pettigrew, Louis Vega and Evan Mattiaci.

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JOINING Republican City Committee Executive Director Al Schmidt were attorney Brian Preski and Ken Rodgers.

PRPA Executive Director James McDermott is greeted at door by Republican City Committee Chairman Vito Canuso.

RUSHING in, a bit late, were Ward Leader Mike Cibik and Ken Adams.

Only a few weeks remain to get ready for the Nov. 4 Election. And while more Americans are expected to vote this year than ever before, many still haven’t climbed on board. Too many voters get lost on Election Day, because their polling place has been moved since the last election. To help Americans vote, the nonprofit State Democracy Foundation is offering a chest

full of free voter tools through its StateDemocracy.org website. By simply entering their ZIP code, information-seekers can download a voter registration or absentee-ballot application, as well as find the local polling place for any precinct throughout the nation. Hundreds of thousands of citizens have also used StateDemocracy.org to correspond since 2001.


TWO LEADERS met when State Sen. Rosita Youngblood, right, was joined by Nna Dedei Omaadru III, Queen Mother of Ga Nation in Ghana, West Africa.

GLAD to lend a hand to State Rep. Rosita Youngblood’s campaign include, from left, Dr. Samuel Quartey, Judge Patrick Dugan, Dr. Ralph Smith, Jesse Ziegler and Angelo Cameron.

Marching To Stop Violence In Home

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CENTERPIECE at her own fundraiser at Finnigan’s Wake in Northern Liberties is State Sen. Rosita Youngblood, flanked by Democratic 12th Ward Leader Gregory Paulmier and lovely wife Lillian.

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WOOFING each other up, State Rep. Dwight “Big Dog” Evans and State Sen. Anthony Williams answer State Sen. LeAnna Washington’s challenge. The two men MAYOR Michael Nutter vows to oversee added pro- together pledged tens of thousands grams to combat domestic violence before march on of dollars as co-chair Charmain King Drive organized by State Sen. LeAnna Wash- Matlock-Turner of GPUAC ington, left, herself once a victim. watches in approval.

Rochford Woman Of The Year Walk In’s Welcomed A.J. Sbaraglia & Toni

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MARY E. ROCHFORD, first-ever female Superintendent of Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, accepts “Catholic Woman of the Year” honor by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Knights of Columbus members.


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Flying at David

IT’S Eagles and Phillies mania at David Chrysler as Ken Carson waves behind Eagles Mascot, who’s driving off the showroom with a Sebring Convertible.

Council Members Darrell Clarke and Donna Reed Miller have appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court the Commonwealth Court’s ruling that Philadelphia City remain preempted from enacting local gun-violence prevention laws. The Commonwealth Court action challenged the constitutionality of State preemption law asserting gun regulation is not purely a matter of statewide concern, but of local concern particularly given the current set of circumstances in Philadelphia. It asserted that the General Assembly has a duty to create a reasonably safe environment for its citizens and a duty not to inhibit officials of municipal government from creating a reasonably safe environment for citizens within the municipality, and also the State’s statute as it stands is inapplicable to the proposed regulations the City seeks to enact. The Commonwealth Court’s decision was 4-1 in favor of continued preemption. “Although we were disheartened by the Appellate Court’s stance on this critical issue,” said

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MARC Welcomes Join in welcoming home Kevin McCloskey, a Northeast Philadelphia son and solider who has been severely wounded in the war in Afghanistan, on Friday at 1pm on the 4100 Block of Princeton Avenue. To assist the McCloskey family, a "Support Spc/4 Kevin McCloskey Fund" has been established at Wachovia. To donate: "Support Spc/4 Kevin McCloskey Fund", 5135 Bleigh Ave., Phila., PA 19136.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA 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, November 25, 2008. A non-refundable 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. FEE BUDGET Electrical Contract Edward Steel School $ 350,000.00 $100.00 Elevator Replacement 4301 Wayne Ave. Phila. Pa. 19140 *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on November 7, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. B- 022 (C) of 2007/08*

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 215400-5225. 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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Councilman Clarke, “we are not discouraged. We anticipated this action would eventually find its way to the Supreme Court …There has been a significant change in the City’s circumstances since the Court’s last ruling on this issue, and we believe the Court’s attitudes in this regard have likewise changed.” Councilwoman ReedMiller added, “We believe the Supreme Court will see that this is obviously an issue of ‘local concern’. Every official in this city is vigilant in our efforts to stem this deadly epidemic. We think about this every day! The General Assembly is obviously NOT concerned…. You would expect concerned people to employ every reasonable means available to help ensure that another Philadelphian is not killed on our streets by handguns.”

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PHILANTHROPIST Kal Rudman, right, teams up with longtime friend Lew Klein at Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater “Lew Klein Alumni in the Media” Awards. Klein and Rudman have worked in media over 40 years.

Clarke, Miller Appeal Gun Law To Supreme Court

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Out & About (Cont. From page 11) ings and some of them are deliberate attempts, the hoped for result of all of them is the same: suppressing voter turnout, Stalberg said. “Things like this can intimidate voters, especially young voters and first-time voters for whom voting is not a habit,” he said. “With these voters, there is the greatest potential for harm. As Election Day gets closer, we may see more of it.” In this year’s elections, the stakes are high and Pennsylvania’s 27 electoral votes could be the difference in the contest between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain. Since the majority of Pennsylvania’s population is here in the Southeast, how this section of the state goes will determine who wins it.

That’s why it’s important to be armed with the right information when you go into the voting booth. If you are a voter in the City of Philadelphia, you can wear a t-shirt, button, hat, or anything else supporting your favorite candidate when you go into the booth to vote. But if you’re a poll worker, you can’t do that because it’s considered electioneering, which is trying to influence voters inside the polling place. In the suburbs, the electioneering laws are interpreted differently, so it might be wise for you to bring a sweater or jacket to cover your t-shirt to the polling place just in case, Stalberg said. If you are a convicted felon who is no longer in jail or no longer in a halfway house, you can vote, Stalberg said. You can also vote if you’re on parole. The only

way that you can’t vote if you have a record is if you are still in a facility maintained by the Dept. of Corrections. Also, you can’t be arrested at the polling place because police aren’t allowed within 100 feet of a polling place. You can’t get kicked out of school or arrested if you vote using an absentee ballot because you’re a college student and fear that you won’t be able to make it to the polls. Granted, it’s kind of late to do absentee now in Pennsylvania, but it was an option. If this is not your first time voting in a specific polling place, you do not need to present ID to go to the polls. ID is only necessary if it is your first time. ID includes a driver’s license, a school ID, a phone bill, or anything that shows your correct address. If you need any other help, volunteers from the Commit-

tee of 70 will be on hand to answer any of your voting questions, to take complaints, and to make sure that the process runs as smoothly as voting in Pennsylvania ever does. If you’d like to be a volunteer, please contact the Committee of 70 at (215) 557-3600 or visit their website at www.seventy.org for more information. Make your voice heard … vote!

Public Hearing Notice The Committee on Public Health and Human Services of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at 1:00 PM, in Room 400, City Hall, to hear testimony on the following item:

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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Public Hearing Notice The Committee on Public Safety of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing Thursday, November 6, 2008, at 1:00 PM, in Room 400, City Hall, to hear testimony on the following item:

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Center in the Park (CIP), the site for older adult programs in Germantown, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with many events including its annual art show. ‘Art Without Boundaries’ will be in a new location, at October Gallery’s 2008 Philadelphia International Art Expo in

the Liacouras Center on the Temple University campus. The exhibit may be viewed from Friday through Sunday, November 7-9. An awards reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on the 9th. For tickets and information, call CIP at 215848-7722 or visit www.centerinthepark.org.

Philadelphia filmmakers are exploring politics and the upcoming election in a month-long exhibit of independent media presented by the Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association (PIFVA). The show is running at the Projects Gallery, 629 N. Second St., in Northern Liberties, through Saturday, November 8. The

program will be looped during gallery hours on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m. The exhibit closing November 8, from 3 to 6 p.m., will be hosted by GreenCity Journal’s Caryn Hunt. For more information, call PIFVA at 215382-2579 or email contact us@pifva.org.

Resolution authorizing the Council Committee on Public Health and Human Services to hold hearings regarding the health, financial, and quality of life issues of veterans.

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An Ordinance amending Chapter 19-2600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Business Privilege Taxes,” by amending Section 19-2602 thereof, entitled “Licenses,” to add a new subsection requiring licensees operating a food service establishment to cooperate in the reporting and investigation of violent crimes in or near the establishment, under certain terms and conditions.

Immediately following the public hearing, a meeting of the Committee on Public Safety, open to the public, will be held to consider the action to be taken on the above listed item. Copies of the foregoing item are available in the Office of the Chief Clerk of the Council, Room 402, City Hall. Patricia Rafferty Chief Clerk

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TO: Unknown Heirs of Edwin Adler, Deceased and, MORTAGOR AND REAL OWNER, DEFENDANT whose last known address is 2100 Unruh Ave Philadelphia, PA 19149. 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 M&T BANK S/B/M FRANKFORD TRUST COMPANY, 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. 4487 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 2100 Unruh Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19149 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia.

TO: Unknown Heirs of Robert T. Moore Sr. Deceased MORTAGOR AND REAL OWNER, DEFENDANT(S) whose last known address is 718 East Westmoreland Street Philadelphia, PA 19134. 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, NATIONSCREDIT FINANCIAL SERVICES 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. 0263 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 718 East Westmoreland Street Philadelphia, PA 19134 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.

NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the above, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claim in the Complaint of for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700 PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-238-6333

NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the above, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claim in the Complaint of for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-238-6333 COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central 3638 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700 Michael T. McKeever Attorney for Plaintiff Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever, PC Suite 5000, Mellon Independence Center 701 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-1532 215-627-1322

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Michael T. McKeever Attorney for Plaintiff Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever, PC Suite 5000, Mellon Independence Center 701 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-1532 215-627-1322

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW AUGUST TERM 2008 NO. 0263 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NATIONSCREDIT FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION Plaintiff vs. Unknown Heirs of Robert T. Moore Sr. Deceased and Robert T. Moore Jr, Known Heir of Robert T. Moore SR, Deceased Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendants

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW APRIL TERM 2008 NO. 4487 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE M&T BANK S/B/M FRANKFORD TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Edwin Adler, Deceased and PAUL ADLER, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Edwin Adler, Deceased Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendants


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Back To Indian Roots Taylor Hosts Seniors

Apples For St. Chris

MEMBERS of Yemasee Blackfeet Muskogee Nation converged on W. Phila.’s Muhammad Park, Lancaster & Girard Avenues, for Pow Wow in support of Vanessa Brown, Democratic candidate for 190th House Dist. Brown, 3rd from left in front, includes Blackfeet in her ancestry.

APPLE FEST fundraiser drew luminaries from across region to Stotesbury Mansion in Rittenhouse Square to support St. Christopher Hospital for Children. Key activists included, from left, House Speaker Denny O’Brien, Maria McColgin, Tom Forkin and Paul DiLorenzo.

Winners At Stack’s Expo

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AT SENIOR EXPO in Northeast Armory, State Sen. Mike Stack hands out prize to Marie & Joe Pinciotti in honor of their wedding anniversary.

SENIOR Josephine Blasick and Adam Snyder, 3, and Walt & Jean Ehley join host State Rep. John Taylor at Senior Expo in Port Richmond.

FRANK SCHMIDT gets some advice from his State Rep. John Taylor at Senior Expo.

STATE REP. John Taylor greets Alice Coffin and Ann Rennich to Senior Expo.

Controlling The ‘Big One’

FORMER City Controller Jonathan Saidel meets with Traci Kelly and Joe Yocavitch of JML Financial Group, Inc., to discuss current national financial crisis and proPhoto by Bonnie Squires posed bailout plan.


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Termination of Parental Rights in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Family Court Division - Adoptions Branch - July Term, 2008; No. 90048

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To: Khalil Scott (or any unknown birthfathers of) Baby Girl Boseman A petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your child Baby Girl Boseman, who was born on March 31, 2008 in Philadelphia PA. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That hearing will be held in Courtroom “O” before Hon. Walter Olszewski at the PHILADELPHIA Family Court, 1801 Vine Street in Philadelphia, PA, on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child may be ended by the Court without your being present. You have a right to be represented at the hearing by a lawyer. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer or cannot afford one, go to or telephone the office set forth below to find out where you can get legal help. You are also warned that if you fail to file either an acknowledgment of paternity or claim of paternity pursuant to 23 Pa. C.S.A. Sec. 5103, and fail to either appear at the hearing to object to the termination to your rights or file written objection to such termination with the Court prior to the hearing your rights may also be terminated under Pa. C.S.A. Sec. 2503(d) and Sec. 2511 (a)(6) of the Adoption Act. Contact immediately the Law Offices of Jay H. Ginsburg, at 527 Swede St., Norristown, PA 19401 (610-277-1999), or: Lawyer Referral & Information Service 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 Telephone: 215-238-6333


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