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Bucceroni Family Thankful For Help

17TH DISTRICT P/O JOHN BUCCERONI is joined by Carmela Risaca and detective John Tocco at fundraiser in his honor at the Mummers Musuem, 2nd and Washington Avenue, last week. Photo by Donald Terry

Vol. II No. 48 (Issue 60)

To say it’s been a rough year for the Bucceroni family would be putting it mildly. It’s been a tough year for the 17th Dist. Police Officer John Bucceroni! He has been suffering from a work-related illness, Hepatitis C, and is awaiting a liver transplant while he is on medical leave. If this wasn’t enough to occupy his mind, Bucceroni has been on leave without pay and recently lost his medical benefits. However, friends and family

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gave John and his family a little Thanksgiving cheer at a fundraiser held last week in his honor at the Mummers Museum. Hundreds of friends and family came out to the Mummers Museum, as well as many law enforcement officials, to raise money for John to help his family in their time of need. Donations can still be made. For more information, please contact, Charles Bucceroni at (856) 904-4650.

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Driving Away The Cold Auto Dealer Gifts 68 Winter Coats To Kids

Unions To Host Charity Night Looking for something to do this Thanksgiving weekend? Forget about spending hundreds of dollars at fancy restaurants around town. Come with your partners, or bring the entire family to Finnigan’s Wake Saturday, Nov. 29, for a good live band and a good time … for a bargain price of $25! Union tradesmen will join host Rich Mancini of Mancini Productions to put on a family-style get-together in Northern Liberties. The beef-and-beer gala is to raise money for the Veterans Comfort House and for the families of our fallen Fire and Police officers. Fundraiser runs 4-7 p.m. at Finnigan’s Wake. Emjoy a live band, open bar, good food and all the trimmings for a $25. “It’s a chance for all our brothers and sisters and their families to get together and in return give a little back to our fallen officer and our veterans,” said Mancini. (Cont. Page 2)

CHILDREN FROM St. Gabriel’s School in Grays Ferry thank David Kelleher, of David Chrysler, for winter jackets he donated from the Driving Away The Cold program to Grays Ferry Community Council. The GFCC will distribute 68 coats around the neighborhood this winter.


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by Rory G. McGlasson A number of South Philadelphia children will be a little warmer this winter, thanks to a local auto dealer. With the driving cold reaching perishing temperatures this week, 68 kids from Grays Ferry walked out of a local council office wrapped up and ready for the winter. David Kelleher, owner of David Chrysler dealership at the Airport Auto Mall, handed out winter coats to 12 youngsters from St. Gabriel’s School last week in Grays Ferry. (Cont. Page 3)

Spreading Her ‘Angel’ Wings by Al Boccella Rita Monzo is not a household name, but to the many persons that have experienced her hand of kindness she is an angel. Rita is a retired employee of Strawbridge and Clothier’s department store, where she worked in the credit department. She retired many years ago and has found her true passion in life: volunteering to help those who are most in need, senior citizens, homebound and the handicapped. Rita visits the seniors and brings them food packages and holiday bas-

…RITA MONZO kets. She is always available to help them but she also is dedicated to Annunciation Parish, always willing to assist in charitable projects. Monzo is compassionate about her visits to the homebound as she speaks with pride about the joy she experiences. She relates about persons like Mrs. P. who is handicapped and homebound but always manages to give Rita a big smile and a heartfelt thank you. Rita always feels blessed that she is still able to perform her mission. In January 2009 the South Philadelphia Public Record and the Philadelphia Consumer Council will honor the “Senior Eleven”. It will be a chance to meet 11 of South Philadelphia’s outstanding, well-loved, popular seniors – whom we need you to nominate from your local senior centers and church groups. We know there are South Philadelphians out there living their golden years to the fullest. Do you know somebody that makes the Senior Eleven best? If so, call either Lois Bartella (215) 791-5049 or Al Boccella (267) 2694046.

Fumo Library Fight Continues Ron Panepinto Community members, young and old, came together with local elected officials in protest of the proposed closure of the Fumo Family Library Monday night. The rally at 2437 S. Broad Street staged by Lower Moyamensing Civic (Cont. Page 21)


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South Philadelphia Business Association

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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.

To join as a member of the SPBA, please call (215)-336-1108

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) Cedar Shopping Centers Partnership, LP - 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) South Phila. Orthodontic Assoc.- Steven Cohen 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) South (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) For more information, please call Mancini at (610) 505-0842 or contact Doug Baron at (267) 718-2472. You can also contact them by email at Eagles Host Fan Festival The Philadelphia Eagles will be hosting Sportsradio 610 WIP host Howard Eskin at a live broadcast where fans will have the opportunity to win tickets and meet Eagles players today. Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett and tight end Brent Celek will sign autographs for fans who come to the Pro Shop broadcast. Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders will also be there to take photographs and sign autographs. Those fans in attendance will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Thursday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. To enter the sweepstakes, fans must bring in a canned food item or make a cash donation as part of the Eagles Women’s Association and 6abc Food Drive which will be held at the Thanksgiving game. The funds and items collected will go to Philabundance and will directly impact those in the Philadelphia area. Fans can also enter by purchasing black team merchandise during the event in anticipation for the Thanksgiving Blackout. The Thanksgiving game will be the only game this season where the team will be wearing their black jerseys. Fans are encouraged to wear black as well to show their support. To kick off the holiday shopping season, the Eagles are giving away a GO GREEN reusable shopping bag to those who spend more than $50 in the store from 3-7 p.m.

For more information on this event and the Philadelphia Eagles, please visit How Bazaar JCCs Stiffel Senior Center will host a Bazaar 1-3 p.m. Dec. 3. at 604 Porter Street. For more information please call (215) 468-3500 Toys for Tots The Lobster Club is collecting Toys for Tots. On Saturday, Dec. 6 the Marines will be at the Lobster Club starting at 10 p.m. to meet everybody and pick up all the toys. The Club will have a DJ and karaoke that night too. If you can’t make it that day to donate a toy, the Club is asking you stop by any Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. The Lobster Club is located at 1310 Porter Street.

Also, Century 21 Advantage Gold will participate in this year’s Toys for Tots program. If you would like to donate to this cause, please make sure all toys are new and unwrapped. Donations can be dropped off at the South Philadelphia drop-off point, 2010 Oregon Avenue, Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, please call (215) 465-1400. Paws for Thought Looking for a Holiday pet? Philadelphia PAWS holds “Yo! South Philly,” an animal adoption event, every Saturday and Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at PetSmart, 24th Street & Oregon Avenue. Adoption fee is $40. For more information, please call (267) 385-3800 or visit

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overwhelming numbers with its contribution of 10,000 new winter coats for children in the preschool through elementary school age-range. With the help of Operation Warm and various social service agencies, these coats will be distributed throughout the fivecounty Philadelphia area to families in need during the fall months of 2008. The gift of a new winter coat builds a child’s self-confidence and improves self esteem. Driving Away The Cold will help 10,000 kids arrive to school warm, on-time and ready to learn this winter. But, they didn’t stop there ... dealerships donated additional costs! October 2008 was Driving Away The Cold month! The participating dealers agreed to donate more new coats when vehicles were sold at their stores. Collectively, they contributed another 8,325 coats to the cause – bringing the grand total to 18,325 new coats!

GRAYS FERRY COUNCIL staffers Claire Williamson, Mary Dougherty and Margie McGrath show off the new winter coats they will help distribute to children in the community. SIX YEAR-OLD ZOE MAGEE of Point Breeze and her father Gordon show off new winter coat given them this winter from David Chrysler Auto dealership.

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SIX-YEAR-OLD Kylie from St. Gabriel’s school in Grays Ferry gives David Kelleher hug for her new winter coat.

(Cont. from Page 1) The other coats will be given tochildren from around the by the Grays Ferry Community Council. David Chrysler donated 72 coats to the Center Foundation in Media PA and 68 coats to the GFCC as a part of Driving Away The Cold, a program in cooperation with Operation Warm. “We wanted to reach out to families that lived around our two dealerships in Pennsylvania,” said Kelleher. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 17% of children in Pennsylvania live in poor families. This percentage equates to over 2.7 million children in just our state. For these families, with an annual income of less than $21,200, purchasing a winter coat for their children may be an insurmountable task. On behalf of all of its dealer members, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation hopes to make a dent in these

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David Chrysler Donates Coats to Kids


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Kids Fight for their Library The richest person in the world – in fact, all the riches in the world – couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library. –Malcolm Forbes Books were very expensive during the time of Benjamin Franklin and not everyone was able to afford them. In 1731 the first lending library in America was opened in Philadelphia and reading became fashionable, even among the less educated. In 2008, Mayor Michael Nutter seems to be at war with the printed word and books by permanently shuttering 11 libraries, including the Fumo Family Library in a fully accessible handicapped building. Councilman at Large Jack Kelly is concerned the Mayor did this budget without sunshine. “They didn’t give us information in making these reductions. A full explanation and details are needed.” Added Acting Chief of Staff John Cerrone, “City Council wasn’t provided with the Who, the What and, most importantly, the Why.” Yes, why? Why balance the budget on the backs of children, the less fortunate, the disabled, the immigrants, the unemployed, and the future of the city? Is this the start of the dumbing down of Philadelphia? Libraries are for more than reading. Computer literacy, book clubs, career strategies, English as a second language, gardening, health, arts and cultural and more can be found within the walls and in the stacks. At a rally in front of the Fumo Family Library this week, President of the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association Carter Liotta told me, “There are a lot of people upset. The community is getting the raw end of the deal and the libraries are the first to suffer. Philadelphia is in

President of the Friends of Fumo Family Branch Marilyn Barr. the top 10 for urban poverty rate. This library also services the handicapped. The next closest fully handicapped library is at 2nd & Snyder, which means multiple bus transfers. The South Philadelphia Branch at Broad & Morris has the meeting room on the second floor. You’re at the mercy of the elevator and the doors are not adequately friendly. The Donatucci Family Library has no handicapped access. By closing this facility, you are de facto creating a barrier. It’s ludicrous to assume the elderly will go up and down the subway steps.” I’m apprised by Board Member Susan Gould the City doesn’t even own the building but has a 99-year lease for a dollar a year. “The

Caring People Alliance owns the structure and The Fels South Philadelphia Community Center, in which this library is housed, does the maintenance. The City cannot sell this building!” Lisa Brown and her children Karyn and Michael were also distressed about the closing. My kids come here two to three times a week for research, homework help and afterschool activities.” With big brown eyes, Michael and Karyn implored, “Please, Mr. Mayor, don’t close our library!” Marilyn Barr, who is president of Friends of the Fumo Family Library, is incredulous that this is happening. “Twenty-six schools use this library. The services and programs are very necessary. I just feel so bad for these schools that come to depend on this as part of learning, and part of their curriculum.” The City emphasizes education, but at the same time sabotages the very heart of scholarship and wisdom by denying the books and research materials needed to develop the mind. The children are our future. How in good conscience can an administration not collect the moneys owed them, like the $8-million debt by the Eagles or the half a billion bucks owed by tax scofflaws, yet deny a child the resources to achieve success?

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LDC HEALTH AND SAFETY FUND Laborers’ District Council Health and Safety Fund Of

Philadelphia and Vicinity 319 N. 11th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Tel: 215-925-5327 • Fax: 215-925-5329 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

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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 The Laborers Employers Cooperation and Education Trust 319 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Telephone: 215-922-6139 Fax: 215-922-6109 Web: Administrator, Richard Legree

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Yo! Here we go again with this question: “Did you ever read those personal ads and wonder what the advertiser was really saying?” Well here is something that I found on the internet that might help: the Handy Dictionary to Decipher Personals Ads. WOMEN’S ADS: 40-ish = 49. Adventurer = Slept with all your friends. Average looking = Has a face like a basset hound. Beautiful = Pathological liar. Contagious Smile = Does a lot of Ecstasy. Emotionally secure = Medicated. Free spirit = Junkie. Fun = Annoying. Gentle = Comatose. Good listener = Borderline autistic. New-Age = All body hair, all the time. Old-fashioned = Lights out, missionary position only. Open-minded = Desperate. Outgoing = Loud and embarrassing. Passionate = Sloppy drunk. Poet = Depressive schizophrenic. Redhead = Bad dye-job. Romantic = Looks better by candlelight. Sociable = Has been passed around like an hors d’oeuvres tray. Chubby = Fat. Voluptuous = Very fat. Weight is proportional to height = Hugely fat. Wants soul mate = Stalker. Widow = Drove first husband to shoot himself. Young at heart = Old bat. Sad they are so deceptive, isn’t it? But wait; men also advertise in the personals and here is their dictionary. MEN’S ADS: 40-ish = 52 and looking for 25-year-old. Athletic = Watches a lot of NASCAR. Average looking = Unusual hair growth on ears, nose, and back. Friendship first = As long as friendship involves nookie. Fun = Good with a remote and a six-pack. Good looking = Arrogant. Very good looking = Dumb as a board. Honest = Pathological liar. Huggable = Overweight, more body hair than a bear. Likes to cuddle = Insecure mama’s boy. Mature = Older than your father. Openminded = Wants to sleep with your roommate but she’s not interested. Physically fit = Does a lot of “12-ounce curls”. Poet = Wrote ex-girlfriend’s # on a bathroom stall. Sensitive = Cries at chick flicks. Very sensitive = Gay. Stable = Arrested for stalking, but not convicted. So the next time you read the personal ads, just remember these translations. If you write a personal, be careful – for now your readers will know how to interpret those “little white lies” of yours.

The turnout for Chief Federal Defender MAUREEN KEARNEY ROWLEY’S retirement party held at the Oceanaire Restaurant was most impressive. It was a “who’s who” of Federal and State judiciary, Federal and State defenders, Federal criminal-law practitioners, Federal prosecutors, local law-school faculty and national-defender program representatives, along with a good assortment of family and friends. Guest speakers included Chief US District Court JUDGE HARVEY BARTLE, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals SENIOR JUDGE FRANKLIN VAN ANTWERPEN, leader of the Defender Association of Philadelphia ELLEN GREENLEE and DAVID McCOLGIN, the appellate chief in the Federal Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. JOE MILLER, 1st assistant Federal Defender, served as master of ceremonies. Two out-of-town speakers from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in Washington, D.C. were TED LITZ and STEVE ASIN. The planning committee for the event was Magistrate JUDGE FELIPE RESTREPO, PATRICK EGAN, ESQ., Assistant Federal Defenders DINA CHAVAR and CATHERINE HENRY, and KIM CAMPOLI, paralegal in the Federal Defender office. The room was wall-to-wall people. The atmosphere was lively and upbeat, and the circulated appetizers delicious! Among the guests were her sister, Municipal Court JUDGE FAY STACK; niece TEESA NARDI; Teesa’s children TOM (he recently completed a successful campaign as a staffer for CONGRESSMAN PATRICK MURPHY) and the lovely MEGAN NARDI, a junior at Nazareth Academy. Maureen’s brother MIKE ROWLEY, senior general counsel for Crown Cork & Seal, and her nephews, STATE SEN. MIKE STACK (recently reelected by a 3-1 margin) and Bail Commissioner PATRICK STACK with wife BETH, were also in attendance. Other family members at the celebration were Maureen’s nieces, CAROL STACK POGGIO and her husband MARK POGGIO, chief of security at 1801 Vine Street; MOLLY ROWLEY, currently a speechwriter for US SEN. DICK DURBIN from Illinois, and EILEEN STACK MIRSCH of Chalfont, Pa. Rowley’s long-time partner JUDGE PAT McINERNEY and daughters KATE and MAURA were an essential part of the evening’s festivities. The elegantly attired Kate was accompanied by the (Cont. Page 18)

Snooper’s “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”: Here we go again. Yes, another fine Police Officer killed in the ‘line of duty’. Now the dreadful fate has befallen SGT. TIMOTHY SIMPSON of the 24th Police Dist. He is the second one to be killed from this District. Think about this: He is the third sergeant in a row to be killed. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. The Public Record sympathizes with all of you. Snooper “Update” Bureau: I told you about the NEW President Judge elected by The Board of Judges, Court of Common Pleas. The new President Judge is HON. PAMELA PRYOR DEMBE, and, she’s already begun to initiate some programs to help bring her Court System into the 21st century. She is the second female to head up The 1st Judicial District. The first was HON. FREDERICA MASSIAH JACKSON. Good Luck PAMELA! Snooper Scooper: My BIG CONTEST will be coming up very soon; I’ll let you know when and where. Remember, in order to win, you must know the winning ‘saying’, “ARE YOU THE REAL SNOOPER?” Coming! Snooper’s POLITICAL NEWS bureau: There is great SADNESS in the Democratic Party this week, due to the death of HON. CAROL ANN CAMPBELL, former Councilwoman, and also the Treasurer of The Democratic City Committee. This young woman will be absolutely missed by all, because she was definitely a SERVICE-oriented person. She was also a dedicated WARD LEADER and, I was told, she took care of her constituents no matter what time, or what they needed. Carol was truly a very much ‘loved’ person. JUDGE JIM DeLEON stated, “She was a person, I might add, that didn’t care what COLOR, RACE or CREED you were. It never bothered her.” Snooper’s Wrestling News: Hey, did all you know that “The Nature Boy” RIC FLAIR was in town last week at Chickie’s & Pete’s? He is actually ‘retired’, but he’ll always be ‘the leader’ of The Four Horsemen. I’LL bet you can’t name them. Blanchard, Olie and Arn Anderson, and “the Man” Ric Flair, they were the originals! Remember The N.W.A. Snooper ‘Sightings’: Hey Chief, I got invited to a BOXING MATCH up at Front Street Gym, where I met FRED DRUDING, along with Brian McGinley, Billy Abel, Jimmy Binns, Larry McDonald, (he’s the Father of Patrick McDonald, the slain Police Sergeant), Charlie Fuller, Mr. Frank Kuback, Earl ‘The Pearl’ Hargrove and the big guy, BUSTER DRAYTON. Check photos. They were holding a Charity Boxing Show.

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The economy sucks. The country is still at war with more than a few people. We’re cutting libraries here in Philadelphia and the Mummers have been defunded by the City. Doesn’t sound like there’s a lot to be thankful for, does it? Actually, that depends on whether or not you see the glass as half empty, half full, or broken in pieces on the floor. When you look at all of the stuff I just mentioned, there’s a temptation to see everything as bad. I do it sometimes. In fact, I had a space last month where it seemed like every headline said, “Be an optimist. I dare you!” But, I’ve got a lot of stuff to be thankful for as Thanksgiving 2008 rolls into the station, as I’m sure we all do. I’ve been thinking about it a lot and here’s my list, in no particular order: I’m thankful Christmas is around the corner and South Philly will soon be the best place to see Christmas lighting displays in the country. Whenever I’m feeling down, I take a ride around the neighborhoods and see all the decorations. I especially like the lights that entire blocks string across to make up a joint light show. That’s community building in a nutshell. I’m thankful there will be much more literate press conferences at the White House for the next four years. While I didn’t mind seeing a live production of “Bush-isms, the Musical” every time the President took the microphone because it was just plain funny, it did make the United States look like a nation where the primary language (namely English) was the President’s second. I’m thankful my family is doing okay. My mom is getting on in years now and has had a health issue or two. She’s doing all right now and I look forward to having some of her world-famous macaroni and cheese today. I’m thankful this semester of graduate school is coming to a close because, and I never thought that I’d say this, I’m tired of reading. I’m thankful the Phillies are “World #@& Champions.” (You can’t hear that enough!) I’m thankful for the life of Kendall Wilson, who was laid to rest this past Saturday. When it came to covering Black people and the political process here in Philly, Kendall Wilson had no equal. He had forgotten more people, places and things than I could ever hope to know. One of the last things that we talked about was his covering the Inauguration. I was hoping (Cont. Page 18)

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Tina Backs Footballers For Spinal Research State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione joined Eagles’ rookie sensation DeSean Jackson and former Penn State cornerback Adam Taliaferro last week to raise money and awareness for spinal-injury research. Tartaglione, who was paralyzed in a 2003 boating accident, and Taliaferro, whose miraculous recovery from a paralyzing neck injury was documented in a popular

book, discussed advances in research with Jackson at a fundraiser sponsored by the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. “Nearly every college or professional football player has experienced that frightening moment when they see another player lying motionless on the field,” Tartaglione said. “I’m grateful DeSean took the time to

join Adam and me in the fight to find better treatment options and, eventually, a cure for paralysis.” Tartaglione, Taliaferro and Jackson were guests at “Raise a Glass for a Cure,” a Citizens Bank Park fundraiser that was expected to raise more than $300,000 for spinal-cord research. The Buoniconti Fund is the fundraising arm of The Miami Project, founded by Dr. Barth A. Green and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti, after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal-cord injury during a college football game. Since then, The Miami Project has

become the world’s largest, most comprehensive spinalcord injury research center. Taliaferro has been a leader in the effort to raise money for spine-injury research since he walked out of Magee eight months after suffering what was originally thought to be a permanent injury in a football game. “Adam was a great football player, but he’s been an even greater inspiration and partner in the cause,” Tartaglione said. “Although his football career ended, he’s become one of the region’s finest role models.”

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Pioneers Honored Kitchen Swings Networkers At Work

KAL RUDMAN congratulates Broadcast Pioneer Hall Of Fame inductee Bob Pantano at 2008 ceremony held at Bala Country Club this week. Joining them here are Pantano’s nephews, Joe and Michael Acello.

BROADCAST PIONEER Person Of The Year Bill Campbell hangs out with 2007 Person Of The Year Kal Rudman.

State Sen. Shirley Kitchen joined with officials from the City of Philadelphia to honor five Philadelphia musical artists who were just inducted into the Philadelphia Walk of Fame. “Many Philadelphia artists have made significant contributions to the music industry, and we are so honored to have so many stars who represent our city,” Kitchen said. “The Walk of Fame is just one way that we can immortalize these gifted men and women.” Grammy Award-winning singer Billy Paul, jazz musician Clifford Brown, R&B singer Dee Dee Sharp, Motown singer Tammi Terell and

rock pioneer Charlie Gracie were inducted. For more than five years, Kitchen has worked on behalf of and supported the ongoing effort to present Billy Paul with a plaque on the Walk of Fame for his contribution to the music scene in Philadelphia, as well as nationally and internationally. Kitchen joined with the Avenue of the Arts, Inc., Philadelphia International Records, the Philadelphia Music Alliance, the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, University of the Arts, the City of Philadelphia and various celebrities and dignitaries to induct this year’s honorees. STATE SEN. Shirley Kitchen listens to speaker Kenny Gamble, founder of Philadelphia International Records, at Philadelphia Walk of Fame ceremony as MC Jerry Blavat looks on.

COUNCILWOMAN María Quiñones Sánchez chats with noted activist Marc Stier at well attended Neighborhood Networks forum at Unitarian Church in Rittenhouse Square.

27TH WARD Democratic Leader Carol Jenkins chews fat with progressive Larry Flood. They were among more than 100 to show up to hear hot political discussions by Councilwoman María Quiñones Sánchez and DA aspirant Seth Williams, among others.

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Our Opinion ... The Poor Man’s Holiday

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Another Opinion Automatic Spending Caps A Disaster by William George, Pres. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO As Pennsylvania prepares to commence the New Year by grappling with an overwhelming budget deficit. It is a safe bet both House and Senate will see a fresh attempt to ram through legislation that would require the Commonwealth to limit spending automatically without deliberation, debate or discussion. Automatic spending caps are an old idea – and a bad one. Among other things, if enacted, they would: Force the legislature to make deep cuts year after year in the most fundamental public services, such as K-12 education, higher education, senior citizen programs, transportation and health care. Make it harder for the legislature to roll back tax breaks for corporations that haven’t created promised jobs. Do nothing to create more accountability in the legislature or guarantee that the priorities set by the legislature are the right ones for Pennsylvania’s working families. So far the House and Senate have not held a single public hearing on any spending cap proposal. In previous years they have taken votes on these important legislative proposals without a single opportunity for the public to comment on

or question the cap proposals! Hearings would allow the Administration and citizens affected by State programs to discuss the impact that caps could have on the State’s goals to increase educational attainment, accelerate economic growth, enhance environmental protection, and protect public health. Please contact your State legislators today and tell them you are opposed to spending caps and want a full public hearing on the issue. Spending caps have done great harm in other jurisdictions around the nation. About 12 years ago Colorado adopted spending caps in a so-called "Taxpayer Bill of Rights" (also known as TABOR). On Nov. 2, 2005, the voters of Colorado voted in a statewide referendum to suspend TABOR 52% to 48. Why? In 1992, Colorado spent close to the national average on higher education, but by 2004 it spent just 57% of the national average, forcing double-digit tuition hikes for students at the University of Colorado this fall. Under TABOR, Colorado declined from 35th to 49th in the nation in K-12 spending as a share of personal income. Colorado now ranks 48th in high-school dropouts (in other words, more students drop out

than in all but two other states). Under TABOR, Colorado dropped from 24th to 43rd in the nation in the share of children receiving their full vaccinations, fell to last place in the number of poor children without health insurance, and now ranks 48th in pre-natal care. Crime prevention has suffered as caseloads for Colorado parole officers now stand at nearly twice the national average. Colorado business and community leaders view TABOR as deeply flawed. As Neil Westergaard, editor of the Denver Business Journal, recently noted, “[Business leaders] have figured out that no business would survive if it

were run like the TABOR faithful say Colorado should be run – with withering tax support for college and universities, under funded public schools and a future of crumbling roads and bridges.” In California, voters soundly rejected a proposal to set state spending caps in their state referendum of November 8, 2005. The proposal failed by a margin of 62% to 38%. To learn more about the potential impact on automatic spending caps in Pennsylvania, take a look at 17 Questions and Answers About Spending Caps in Pennsylvania, or visit The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's website.

Nov. 26- State Rep. Cherelle Parker and Kitchen of Love host pre-Thanksgiving Day dinner for families at Upper Room Baptist Ch., 7236 Ogontz Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All community members are welcome to attend. Nov. 29- Union tradesmen will join host Rich Mancini of Mancini Productions to familystyle beef and beer in Northern Liberties. The gala is to raise money for the Veterans Comfort House and for the families of our fallen Fire and Police officers. runs 4-7 p.m. at Finni-

gan’s Wake. Live band, open bar, good food, and all the trimmings for a $25. For more information, please call Mancini at (610) 505-0842 or contact Doug Baron at (267) 718-2472. You can also contact them by email at 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.Dec. 6State Sen. Shirley Kitchen hosts free Mortgage Foreclosure & Public Utility Clinic at Holy Trinity Bethlehem Presbyterian Ch., 1100 W. Rockland St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thanksgiving has many virtues, as holidays go. Polls consistently show most Americans regard it as one of their two or three favorite communal celebrations. It does entail a fair bit of cooking and traveling for many, and that can be a hassle. But it is a hassle gladly undergone, for the most part, and the peace and security most people find around the dining-room table is real. Commercialism increasingly dominates the public square on holidays. In part this is due to increasing pressures to refrain from mentioning famous religious holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan or Yule. In a society ever more sensitive to religious diversity, it is becoming a dubious act to wish your neighbor a “Merry Christmas.” While we understand the reasons for this caution, it means the spiritual dimension to the holiday season is more easily drowned out by the bray of marketing messages, which apparently are not construed as an offense against anyone’s freedom of religion. That’s a pity, because most Americans of all faiths, no matter how much they like to spend money, don’t really think simply spending money is the essence of their own soul’s desire, of social well-being, or of the republic we live in. Still, the jingle of advertising and the glitter of window displays are already everywhere as marketers try to persuade us to avoid peace of mind and fling ourselves instead into a frenzy of shopping. Indeed, some commentators seem to think it’s a public duty for us all to go shopping. Amid all the talk about the economic downturn, which is leading us into the unknown of 2009 with a vengeance, is the worry that if Americans don’t buy lots of stuff this December, a catastrophe will result. That may be true. Still, the downturn has already started and it ensures many ordinary folks will not buy lots of stuff this December, like it or not. That’s why, in such a time, we give sincere thanks for Thanksgiving. This is one holiday whose spiritual underpinnings are both inescapable and ecumenical enough to offend no one. So the focus remains on the ritual of coming together – of communion. Nobody wants to starve on Thanksgiving. But the basic foods of this ritual are affordable, and even hard to overspend on. You’re welcome to order a side of filet mignon with truffles if you want, but the main dish for most is the turkey and that turkey is good enough. You can go to a show if you want; but oozing onto the couch after dinner and watching television is all most people want anyway. Fly to Aruba if you have the means; but most people are happier spending the day with their grandparents in Upper Darby. Gifts? Hallelujah, there aren’t any. Just bring a dish, if you must. As a result, Thanksgiving is a weekend beyond corruption by materialism and greed. We wish all our readers humble contentment, and harmony both with those they love and with the wider world that encompasses us all.

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School Bag Giveaway Kids Gain With CORA And Army STATE Sen. Anthony H. Williams capped off his school-supply giveaway with book bags filled with school supplies and educational materials at VILLA on 52nd Street and at Lakeview ES in Ridley Park, Delaware Co. Williams partnered with SEPTA, Minsec and Greentree Education to sponsor the giveaway.

CORA Services staff met with Army Experience Center staff at Franklin Mills Mall to get first batch of toys for their Holiday Fund. CORA and Army Experience Center will collect unwrapped toys at both sites until Dec. 12, and soldiers will assist CORA in wrapping and distributing toys, food and other gift certificates to families that CORA serves. Pictured from left are Joyce Millar, Al Flood, Pat Storrele, Major Larry Dillard, Jane Millar and Ev Bold from CORA. To contribute toys call CORA at (215) 342-7660 or the Army Experience Center (215) 612-7630 to get drop-off times.

Senators Join With NFL Moms In Food Drive FOODSTUFFS going to Philabundance as result of work of students from Community Academy of Phila. Charter School and NFL Moms.

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STATE SENS. Tina Tartaglione, seated, and Shirley Kitchen, far right, joined NFL Mothers who are tackling hunger with Chunky Soup food drive. They teamed up at community Academy of Phila. Charter School. In photo are Deputy CEO Priscella Fuentes, CEO Joe Proietta, Linda Harrison (Marvin Harrison’s mom), Debbie Hall, Wendy Blackson and Zelda Westbrook (Brian Westbrook’s mom).

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Team Blackwell Bands Together

The 12th Annual Blessing of the Navity Scene At Independence Naonal Historical Park

EMBRACING Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, right, at huge W. Phila. multiple ward meeting is Clerk of Quarter Sessions Vivian Miller.

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CANNONBALL TAVERN in Bridesburg threw a benefit for family of slain Police Officer Isabel Nazario. From left are Traffic Court Judge Michael Lowry, State Rep. Mike McGeehan, tavernkeep Bill Hird, James Keith of Police Strike Force, Traffic Court Judge Bob Mulgrew and Municipal Court Judge Patrick Dugan. Photo by Donna DiPaolo

PHA Executive Director Carl Greene and HUD Secretary Steve Preston meet during grand opening of Nellie Reynolds Gardens. Both men say relationship between PHA and HUD is strong and productive. prevents it from running off can spend free time in a suninto an already overtaxed City drenched 3,000-square-foot sewer system. The green roof community room. Those also retains heat during win- needing a framework of daily ter and has a cooling effect in activities can take advantage the summer, reducing energy of the older-adult daily-living usage by about 15%. The center, scheduled to open in complex also includes “Green early 2009. Label” carpet (for better in“Locating services and door air quality), environ- housing in the same complex mentally friendly paints and has proven to be a great sucprimers, and Energy Star ap- cess in the two other locations pliances and fixtures. where we have used this The low-income seniors model. Working with the lucky enough to be moving in Pennsylvania Dept. of Public

Specter Gets Eagles Game On Tube US Sen. Arlen Specter announced the NFL has agreed to let cable companies carry

Baum Honored At Blondell Event

Specter continued, “I urge the NFL to adopt a similar policy with respect to the Thanksgiving Day game between the Eagles and the Cardinals and for the other four remaining NFL Network games.” In a letter dated Oct. 28, Specter, along with 12 other Senators, raised the issue with Commissioner Goodell by protesting the NFL Network’s exclusive coverage of football games, which precludes many fans from watching their area or local football teams. “That the NFL would choose to have fewer viewers for select games again this year is an indication of its interest in moving toward a pay television model,” the Senators wrote. The Senators noted the NFL enjoys an antitrust exemption, conferred by Congress, and they are concerned “the NFL is now leveraging the success of its over-the-air broadcasts to move games to pay television, to the detriment of NFL fans across the country.”

PHA COMMISSIONER Nellie Reynolds is joined by HUD Secretary Steve Preston, left, PHA Executive Director Carl Greene, and Holly Glauser-Abel of the Penna. Housing Finance Agency at ribbon-cutting for new senior development. and the public infrastructure – fresh look at the issues. He including the green roof – kept his word and showed cost $3 million. strong, principled leadership The rare appearance of a in resolving our differences. HUD secretary at a PHA cer- We are grateful he accepted emony was especially mean- our invitation to help dediingful to the leaders of PHA, cate this wonderful new who had engaged in an almost place.” two-year battle with the FedPHA, the nation’s 4th eral agency over a number of largest housing authority, issues that threatened PHA’s serving almost 84,000 resifunding. dents, is an innovator in the Said Greene, “Secretary financing, construction, and Preston came into office this management of affordable year promising to take a housing.

Pay Tribute To Carol Ann Campbell Dear Friends, We have received several inquiries from colleagues and friends as to whether or not the Philadelphia Public Record will be putting out a special edition commemorating and honoring the achievements of our newly departed former Councilwoman Carol Ann Campbell.

The answer is yes! To those of you who already have in mind what it is you want to say in your salutatory commemoration and advertisement, fax it to (215) 6894099 or e-mail Prices are available upon request.* Funeral services for Councilwoman Campbell will take place Dec. 1 at St. Matthew’s AME Church, 57th & Vine, starting at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 12 noon. Our special edition will come out the 4th. Deadline is the 2nd of Dec. Thank you, Jimmy Tayoun

E. Harris Baum, Esq., honorary Consul General of the Republic of Korea and member of the Fairmount Park Commission, was honored at the 4th annual Men of Distinction reception on Oct. 30. The event, sponsored by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown, recognizes distinguished gentlemen in the Philadelphia community. “I was sincerely honored,” said Baum, “not only to be selected, but doubly honored to be in the company of all who have dedicated themselves to making meaningful changes for our illustrious city.” Sharing the honors were labor leader Sam Staten, Sr., housing activist Anthony Lewis and State Sen. Vincent Hughes. Baum is also Philadelphia’s liaison with the Korean Embassy in New York.

the Thanksgiving game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals. Originally, the Thursday game was only to be available to fans in the immediate Philadelphia area; now fans from Central and Eastern Pennsylvania will also have access. The NFL made its decision known to the cable companies on Friday night. Specter advocated for this change in a series of letters to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter dated Nov. 21, the Senator commended the Commissioner for his recent decision to the allow cable companies to carry the broadcast of Thursday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears so that fans outside the immediate Pittsburgh area could watch the game: “This decision appears to represent a step toward a reasonable policy that will benefit the NFL and respect the bond between the teams and their regional fan bases.”

Welfare, we have put PHA on track to cost-effectively meet the demand of the growing number of aging seniors in Philadelphia,” Greene said. The building’s name is a natural. Long-time publichousing resident leader and advocate Nellie Reynolds managed a community garden on the land for many years. When PHA decided to build the new facility on the site of Nellie Reynolds’ garden, the agency named the building as a tribute to Reynolds’ 40 years of leadership in the movement for public-housing residents’ rights and responsibilities. Like virtually all of PHA’s newly built developments, Nellie Reynolds Gardens represents a combination of federal funding and private investment. Wachovia Bank and MMA Financial provided the private investment. The residential portion of the building cost $15.7 million. The commercial portion – including the adult daily living center – cost $2.5 million,

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The Philadelphia Housing Authority has ushered in a new era of environmentally friendly public housing with the opening of Nellie Reynolds Gardens, a 64-apartment building for seniors with an adult daily living center in North Philadelphia. Ceremonies were held in the building’s indoor “garden” under a large glass atrium, where new residents were joined by the US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Steve Preston, who came to help celebrate PHA’s latest public-private partnership, costing $21.2 million. “This facility exemplifies PHA’s commitment to help our senior residents live with the kind of dignity they’ve earned. It also underscores how seriously we take our role as custodians of the environment,” said PHA Executive Director Carl Greene. The building features a 20,000-square-foot “green” roof with natural vegetation that absorbs rainwater and

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Holidays feature a visit from Snow Queen, music and art by Ruth R. Russell My father used to say that we should not reminisce. That observation was usually made before he shared his recollection of an event with great detail and much enthusiasm. I am inclined to do as he did (not as he said) and reminisce about an experience of mine. When I was a community newspaper editor a number of years ago I interviewed Landis Smith, a promising young theatrical entrepreneur. His ensemble staged live productions, using life-sized puppets, character masks, pantomime, original music and magic in small local settings. Over the last 20 plus years his group has enjoyed growing success, touring the world and performing with major symphony orchestras. I am pleased that his troupe, now called the Enchantment Theatre Company, is based at home and is once again presenting a holiday show. This

year it will be The Snow Queen, based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson and adapted by Landis Smith, with Jennifer Blatchley Smith and Leslie Reidel. The adventures of the boy (Kai), the girl he loves (Gerda), his grandmother, and the cold but beautiful Snow Queen is portrayed with drama and a happy ending. The show, at the Prince Music Theater at 1412 Chestnut St., December 2-January 4, is suitable for all ages. Admission is charged. Visit Thanksgiving parade Obviously, in Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day means a major parade, the 6ABC/IKEA Parade. Now in its 89th year, this city’s march is the oldest annual Thanksgiving parade in the country. There will be wonderful bands, floats, and appearances by Hollywood celebrities and, of course, Santa Claus, all

Ruth Russell along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 8:30 a.m. to noon. To learn more, call 215636-3300. Then, after the parade and a fabulous turkey dinner, there will be many things to do this weekend, November 28-30. Some were described here last week: (Christmas Village on Dilworth Plaza, 215-627-2332; Franklin Institute’s ‘Narnia’ exhibit opening, 215-4481200; the Please Touch Museum’s Enchanted Colonial

Village, 215-581-3181; the Dino Weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences, 215-2991000, and the National Constitution Center’s presidential Thanksgiving dinners, 215409-6600.) Check with your favorite museum. Most are open and eager to welcome you. Holiday Garden Railway At the Morris Arboretum, the popular garden railway returns for the holiday season. There will be a gala celebration on Saturday, November 29, from 1 to 3 p.m., with costumed carolers, holiday storytelling and refreshments. Kids and adults will have a chance to make an ornament from natural materials to take home. Of course there is always the remarkable railway itself, with a quarter mile of track, seven loops and tunnels, two cable cars, nine bridges and the Gscale model trains wending their way through a display of

buildings all made of natural materials such as bark, leaves, mosses and dried flowers. This event is free after entry fee. Call 215-247-5777 for directions and information. Handel’s ‘Messiah’ The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Germantown Oratorio Choir, conducted by David C. Daugherty, will perform George Frederic Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, November 30, at 3 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, 35 W. Chelten Ave. This is one in a series of free concerts; contributions are accepted. For complete details, call 215-843-8811 or visit Keepers of Culture A program of poetry, songs and historical interpretations centering on personalities and major events before and during the Civil War will be presented by Keepers of the Culture —

Souls of Freedom: A Living History of Africans in America, on Sunday, November 30, at 2 p.m., in Montgomery Auditorium of the Central Library, 1901 Vine St. Seating at these Sundays on Stage programs for all ages is on a first-come, firstseated basis and admission is free. Call 215-686-5415 to learn more. Clay cartoon sculptures Parents and kids are invited to develop a drawing of a cartoon character (inspired by Peter Saul artwork on display) and transform the sketch into a clay figurine, at a family workshop at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Broad and Cherry Streets, on Saturday, November 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lance Hanson is the instructor. This session is free to members and free with Academy admission for non-members. For further details, call 215-972-2061. Email news for CitiLife to

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Despite economy, free turkey for hundreds from Ralph by Len Lear “I don’t have to tell you how the economy is hurting us as well as many other restaurants,” said Ralph Berarducci, owner of Portofino, 1227 Walnut St., “but there is no way in the world that I can stop our Thanksgiving tradition. People look forward to it for months, so I will find a way to get it done. We will provide free dinners for hundreds of needy and homeless people, just as we always do. “I’m over 70, and it’s getting harder physically to get this done, but I have no family in the US, so the customers are my family.” The odds of a Center City restaurant lasting for more than 35 years are not quite as great as the odds that poodles will be seen flying over City Hall, but they’re close. Yet, Berarducci, who came to Philadelphia in 1963 in his mid-20s from Italy’s Abruzzi region, has made a career of defying the odds. After a brief stint at Geno’s, 1613 Walnut St., Ralph began to work as a breakfast waiter at the Barclay Hotel, having to work tirelessly just to prove he was qualified to work lunches. After one year his travel visa was running out and his father pleaded with him to return home to Italy, but instead Ralph walked out on the high wire and opened his own restaurant, Pinocchio’s, at 15th and Latimer Streets. After rave reviews in local publications, Berarducci suddenly found lines outside the door waiting to fill his 65 seats and sample his sophisticated Northern Italian cuisine. (Remember, this was before the city’s restaurant renaissance when Italian restaurants were almost all of the red gravy and checkerboard tablecloth variety.) Tiring of turning away customers because of his limited seating, Ralph sold the sixyear-old Pinocchio’s in 1971 and proceeded to open Portofino (named for a region of Italy that holds happy mem-

long. You can’t imagine how good it makes me feel to see all of those people eating a great Thanksgiving dinner. I only wish I could do more” Portofino is open for dinner seven nights a week and lunch Monday to Friday. For more information, call 215-215-923-8208 or visit www.por tofino -

Len Lear ories for him) at 1227 Walnut St. in a building that once housed a brothel. The larger main dining room and balcony seating enabled Ralph to accommodate twice as many customers as Pinocchio’s. Recently there was also an extensive interior makeover. In a business where success often has the longevity of a flea’s adolescence, Portofino has consistently offered fine food and service at reasonable prices. In addition to turning out great Italian food for more than 35 years at Portofino, he also has one of the biggest hearts in the Delaware Valley. For 20 years he has been providing hundreds of free turkey dinners annually at Thanksgiving time to many of the city’s most destitute individuals. Every year Ralph contacts local shelters and churches that serve the poor and homeless, and he invites those neediest of Philadelphians to come to the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day for a free turkey dinner. Last November Ralph set a personal record when Portofino fed 650 Thanksgiving dinners to the poor. “There is no charge,” he said. “The hardest thing for me is finding the staff to come in on Thanksgiving Day to do all of the work and provide all of the service. But this is a service I owe to God. He told us that if we have a loaf of bread, we must share it with those who have nothing. The least I can do is share what I have with those who have no family. I am blessed to be able to do it. I look forward to it all year Tanking lobster prices Along with the price of crude and other once heavenbound commodities, the crustacean market, at least in the case of lobsters, has crashed. And with that crash comes a silver lining — lower prices. So Seafood Unlimited at 270 S. 20th St. is ask-

ing diners to save a lobster fisherman this season and come in for an affordable lobster dinner. Every night through the end of the year, guests can enjoy a 1 1/8 lb. [$19.75], 1 1/2 lb [$27.75] or 2 lb. jumbo lobster [$37] served with two side dishes. On Tuesdays, lobster prices tank even further with a 1 1/2 lb. lobster

served with two sides, for $24.95 all night. Seafood Unlimited’s Nightly Lobster Special is available in the dining room or to take home, and they will also deliver. Seafood Unlimited has been in business since 1971. For more information, call 215-732-3663.

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The union with a heart made its presence known this past week with the contribution of $20,000 to the Jenkintown Day Nursery. LDC 332 hosted its annual golf classic earlier in the year. The check was presented by Perry Blackman, LDC’s Auditor and Chairman of the Laborers’ District Council Charity Fund Golf Classic Committee. Receiving the grant for the Nursery were Lori O’Donnell and Nancy Deibert.

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City Hall Sam (Cont. From Page 7) dashing DAN FITZGERALD. Her radiant sister Maura, a high-school senior, was escorted by the dapper MATT TAUSCH. Common Pleas Judges at the Oceanaire included GENE MAIER and his wife LANA; BEN LERNER; SHEILA WOODS-SKIPPER; and FLORA WOLF. From the 3rd Circuit bench were CHIEF JUDGE ANTHONY SCIRICA, JUDGE TED McKEE and former CHIEF JUDGE DELORES SLOVITER. From the US District Court bench were JUDGES TIM SAVAGE, LAWRENCE STENGEL, NORMA SHAPIRO, MICHAEL BAYLSON, RONALD BUCKWALTER, STEWART DALZELL and, newly appointed to the Federal bench, JUDGES DARNELL JONES and MITCH GOLDBERG. Magistrate Judges were TOM REUTER, FAITH ANGELL, TIM RICE and Phil Restrepo. Former US Attorney PAT MEEHAN was also there. Rumor is he may be a candidate for Governor in 2010. Also present was the acting US Attorney LAURIE MAGID and LINDA HOFFA, who is chief of the US Attorney Criminal Division. A number of former and

current assistant Federal Defenders and assistant US Attorneys and supervisors attended; other attorneys representing many of the big firms in Philadelphia, leading members of the criminal-defense bar and Federal Defender colleagues from areas as far away as Seattle, Washington and Sacramento, Cal. also joined in the celebration. 3rd Circuit Federal Public Defenders RICH COUGHLIN from New Jersey, JIM WADE from Harrisburg and EDSON BOSTIC from Delaware stopped by. Others in attendance were 1st Assistant Defender CHARLES CUNNINGHAM; Dean of Temple Law School JOANN EPPS; lawschool professors ED OHLBAUM and LOU NATALI; Federal Defender supervisors LEIGH SKIPPER, FELICIA SARNER, MICHAEL WISEMAN, MATTHEW LAUREY, BILLY NOLAS, SHAWN NOLAN, REBECCA BLASKEY, TERESA RAUSCHER and SHAWN ISERN; Clerk of Court MIKE KUNZ; PAT CARDELLA and her cousin DEBBIE OWENS. The Brehon Law Society will hold its annual Christmas Party at the Vesper Club. Honored guest of the evening will be Speaker of the House DENNIS M. O’BRIEN. JOHN J. O’MALLEY is the

president of the Society. JUDGE SANDRA MAZER MOSS was honored by the Brandeis Law Society at a portrait-unveiling celebrating her 25 years of judicial service. All this took place on Nov. 25. Among those in attendance were Judge Gene Maier and his wife, Lana, MC Judge Fay Stack and her husband, Mike, well-known trial lawyer AL DRAGON and his wife BARBARA, Sandy’s husband BILL, JERRY SCHANE and his wife BETTY. Cora Services had a donor appreciation reception last week in the form of an Open House and breakfast to thank the many donors to its worthwhile cause. COUNCILWOMAN BLONDELL REYNOLDS BROWN has completed the first session in her 3rd term. Reynolds Brown recently held a celebration of Grandparents Brunch to commemorate the fact over 50,000 children in Philadelphia are being raised by the grandparents. For the past eight years, her “Warmth in Winter” project has provided new hats, gloves and scarves to children in need. JUSTIN CARDINAL RIGALI will host an annual Christmas Party for children of all faiths served by Catholic Social Services at the Sheridan Philadelphia Center City Hotel at 17th & Race

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Sts. on Dec. 16 at 2:30. This heartwarming occasion is open to the public. Among those on the committee is ROSE ANITA COFFEE, who has long been active with St. Agatha’s Home. CONGRESSMAN JOHN MURTHA is the guest of honor at a luncheon Reception to be held on Dec. 15 from

noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Westin Philadelphia Hotel at Liberty Place. Murtha is renowned for his political courage in opposing the war in Iraq. He is a former Marine Corps officer. The Law Alumni of St. Joseph University honored JUDGE FRANK T. HAZEL with the McClanaghan, in

recognition of his distinguished accomplishments in the field of law. Also honored was PATRICIA McELWEE MAHONEY with the Sheehan Award, in appreciation of her steadfast loyalty and dedication to St. Joseph’s University. This transpired at a dinner at the Union League last week.

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self, for making sure I eat and I take a nap every once in awhile, for worrying about me when it seems like I’ve made your doing so a fulltime job, and for giving me a hug … often without my asking for it. I love you all. And lastly, but certainly not least, I’m thankful for the folks here at the Public Record. The editors here are kind enough to put up with my weekly musings and I appreciate the fact they give me the space. I hope I occasionally make the most of it. I’m also thankful for you, the readers of the Public Record. I’ve met a few of you in my travels around the city and you are always kind, considerate, and filled with nice things to say about this col-

umn and the paper itself. Without you, we’re nothing, so I’m glad to have this space to say thanks for reading. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m about to go and watch the one thing I’m not thankful for this year: Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid. It’s really time for him to go.

(Cont. From Page 7) to help him find a news organization that would send him to Washington. Now, Kendall has possibly the best seat in the house — in Heaven. God rest your soul, Kendall. You will be terribly missed. I’m thankful for the people I love and for those who love me. To say I have a wildly eclectic group of friends and family would be the understatement of the year and I like it that way. I learn so much from these folks it’s ridiculous. I thank you for teaching me, letting me teach you, for letting me cry, for yelling at me when it seems like I’m feeling sorry for my-

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PHEEA Aid Guide Available The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency has made its annual Guide to Student Aid available online, according to State Rep. Cherelle Parker. The free guide is available at and is a comprehensive document outlining the financial aid process and providing information on all student financial aid programs available to Pennsylvania students. The guide offers information on financial aid options, determining financial need, the

application for aid and a program description. "This information contained in this guide is critical to all Pennsylvania students applying to or planning on going to college," Parker said. "The guide and the Education Planner are great tools for getting potential college students what they need from financing to career and school choice. I urge everyone in my district to go online and look at the information that is available." The Education Planner is an award-winning college

planning Web site created for students in grades 8 through 12 to assist with career choice, school choice, applying for admission and financial aid. The site is home to one of the world's largest free scholarship databases, offering more than 1.8 million awards worth nearly $8 billion. For more info, individuals can contact Parker's constituent service office at (215) 242-7300 or email her through her Web site at

Airport Gets Good Eats Awards Since the Philadelphia Marketplace at Philadelphia International Airport opened a decade ago, giving customers a variety of quality food and beverage choices from a nice mix of national and local merchants, the Airport’s concessions program has earned numerous industry awards for quality, service and innovation. The Airports Council International-North America (ACINA) added to the long list of accolades on Nov. 12 when it named The Philadelphia Marketplace Food and Shops in the B/C Terminal Complex the “Best Food and Beverage Program” among large airports in North America at the ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions annual contest. This is the highest honor bestowed upon the Airport’s concessions program since it received the Richard A. Griesbach Award for “Best Overall Concessions Program” from ACI-NA in

2002-2003. The specialty retail program in the B/C Terminal Complex placed third in the large airports category. The ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions contest, which recognizes the best in airport food, beverage and retail shops in a variety of categories, received more than 120 entries from large, medium and small airports in this year’s competition. Entries were evaluated on concessions goals, use of concepts/branding, design/layout, customer service and revenue performance. “Customer service is a priority in this administration, and offering Airport patrons top-quality food, beverages and retail merchandise fits nicely with that initiative,” noted Rina Cutler, deputy mayor for transportation and utilities. “Philadelphia Marketplace and the Airport are to be commended in their collaborative efforts to achieve high

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SEPTA General Mgr. Joseph Casey saluted City Year Corps members on their 20th Anniversary 4 at Municipal Services Plaza. With Corps members are, from left, Francis Kelly and Casey of SEPTA, Casey, Rex Carney and Meghan Poperowitz of City Year, and Frances Jones of SEPTA.

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JACKIE Gorham wins turkey dinner at raffle Tuesday, as part of Sen. Williams’ Thanksgiving Turkey Drive at St. Charles Senior Community Center. Statistics reports, for the month of September, joblessness rose to 6.1%, up from 4.7% last year. The Federal Reserve’s recent projections do not foresee a decrease, expecting unemployment to rise as high as 7.6% next year. South Philadelphia is not free from the troubles facing the rest of the country. Philadelphia Co., with the second-highest unemployment rate in Pennsylvania, increased 1.5% from last year, to a staggering 7.6%. Delaware Co.’s unemployment rate also increased 1.2% from last year to 5.2%. “Most of us with jobs live from paycheck to paycheck, and we know how tight times

(Cont. from Page 1) Association (“LoMo”) showcased colorful props and banners. The Fumo Family Library, built in 1999, is a public space cherished in South Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter's sweeping proposals to bridge a five-year, $1 billion budget gap call for the closing of 11 public libraries. Communities around the city are rallying around libraries that face the ax, calling on the Mayor to put “Books Before the Budget!” South Philadelphians joined the protest on Monday, in an effort to save their local branch. “The Fumo,” as it is affectionately called, is in fact the only library in South Philadelphia that is 100% handicapped-accessible. The branch, with its generous holdings and modern facilities, is used by every demographic group imaginable. “It is an indispensable thread in the fabric of its South Philadelphia neighborhood,” says Carter Liotta, president of LoMo. “Our schools rely on the library to bridge the gap for their students.”

Lower Moyamensing Civic Association President Carter Liotta and Board Member Susan Gould protest Library closure, Monday night. Photo By Maria Merlino The Fumo is also unique in that it offers access to educational computer software designed especially for pre-schoolers. Liotta said the neighborhood’s many local day-care centers flock to the library to provide early exposure to technology and promote literacy. He said, “Should the Fumo

branch be forced to close, making the long trek to another library would not be an option for very young or very old library-goers who rely on this centrally located branch. “There are no other libraries within reasonable walking distance for these important members of our population.”

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have been as of late,” Williams said. “For those of us who have found themselves without a paycheck – even under temporary conditions – the devastation can be immense.” With the recent economic turmoil, energy prices have decreased. However, food prices, which increased due to the high costs of shipping, still remain high. Food banks and soup kitchens, which typically benefit from holiday food drives, are struggling this year. Williams encourages constituents to remember toy, food and blood drives during their holiday shopping and other activities. Blood donations typically decline during the winter months when lives become hectic with holiday activities. “Thanksgiving is only the start of this season of giving, not a means to an end,” Williams said. “If it’s a can from your own cabinet, time helping someone else or rolling up your sleeve to give blood for the Red Cross, there are a thousand ways you can impact a life. Take the time to share. There is no better way to give thanks for what you have than to show generosity to others in need.”

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by R. George Linton With a kick-start to the holiday season and the spirit of giving, State Sen. Anthony H. Williams will travel across South Philadelphia for his annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. During these challenging economic times, Williams recognizes the need for everyone to give back, now more than ever. “Providing a turkey to a struggling family is more than furnishing a meal,” Williams said. “It helps reinstill a sense of community compassion for our neighbors. Thanksgiving is one of the most symbolic of our national holidays because it is inclusive, shared and celebrated by all Americans, regardless of color or creed. Helping to infuse and preserve a spirit of optimism for those teetering on the financial edge is important.” On Tuesday, Williams visited the Southwest Community Center, St. Charles Senior Community Center and Smith Playground throughout the day, distributing turkeys donated by Brown’s Family ShopRite and Fresh Grocer supermarkets. Home foreclosures, cutbacks, and unemployment are increasing across the country, reaching levels not seen in years. The Bureau of Labor

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1902 Passyunk Ave. Mancuso Cheese products 1941 Passyunk Ave. KaMarr 200 Snyder Ave. Free Library of Phila. Branch 2025 S. 5th St. Roseman’s 2500 blk S. Broad St. Fels Community Center 2nd & Miffilin St. Pennsport office 2nd & Tasker St. BOX 3rd & Oregon Ave. BOX 5th & Oregon Ave. BOX 8th & Oregon Ave. Scotty Paint 9th & Oregon Ave. Ippolito’s Seafood Broad & Jackson St. Starbucks Broad & Oregon Ave. BOX (NEC) Broad & Pattison Ave. BOX Broad & Porter St. BOX Broad & Wolf St. BOX Broad & Wolf St. BOX (SEC) Broad & Wolf St. Methodist Hospital Moyamensing & Clarion St. Big Nick’s Deli & Grocery Darien & Oregon Ave. Donnie’s Front St. & Oregon Ave. Tony Luke’s Restaurant Front St. & Oregon Ave. Tony Luke’s Stand 2901 S. Front St. ILA Memorial Hall Marvine & Oregon Ave. Mike’s Oregon Express Marvine & Oregon Ave. Barbershop 3rd & Oregon Ave. BOX Pretzel stand(NE) 302 Oregon Ave. BOX (Oregon Diner) Passyunk & Moore St. BOX Passyunk & Morris St. BOX Passyunk & Tasker St. BOX Swanson & Ritner St. PPA Bldg. Ritner & Bancroft St. Potito’s Bakery Whitman Plaza K-Mart Whitman Plaza Pathmark Zip Code 19153 2851 Island Ave. Free Library of Phila. Branch 2821 Island Ave. (Mercy Wellness Center) Auto Mall Chapman Nissan Auto Mall Enterprise Rentals Auto Mall Family Dodge Auto Mall Maaco Collision Auto Mall Metro Acura Auto Mall Metro Pont.-Buick-GMC Auto Mall Metro Suzuki-Chrysler Auto Mall Pacifico Ford Auto Mall Pacifico Airport Valet lot Auto Mall Payless Car Rentals Auto Mall Piazza Honda Auto Mall PPA lot Auto Mall Quick Lanes Auto Mall Saturn of Philadelphia Auto Mall Value Kia Auto Mall Winner Airport Valet lot Island & Lindbergh Blvd. Shop-Rite - Penrose Plaza Island & Lindbergh Blvd. K-Mart - Penrose Plaza

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