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Ringside With The Shadowboxer

Navy Vet Gets Rematch Today’s edition of the Public Record honors our Veterans and accordingly, will feature Philly pro boxer Steve “USS” Cunningham. The nickname “USS” is in reference to Steve’s service in the US Navy on the aircraft carriers USS America and USS Enterprise. In 2008, Cunningham lost his IBF Cruiserweight Championship to Poland’s Tomasz Adamek in a fight of the year candidate. Immediately, talk of a rematch began, but shortly after, Adamek moved up to the Heavyweight division, which put their careers on different paths, until now. In his last bout, Steve made the move up to the Heavyweight division and will now get the rematch with Adamek that he has been craving. The

bout will headline Main Events’ Dec. 22 afternoon card on NBC, taking place at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem. SHADOWBOXER would like to close by thanking Steve and all veterans for their service to our country. As a journalist, I realize you’re reading this article today because it was the veteran who has given us the freedom of the press and all the other freedoms we in the US enjoy.

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What does he mean when a player like Michael Vicks throws out a statement saying, “I’ve got to go, and I’ve got to play lights out. I’ve got to play the game and leave it all out on the field and play aggressive and shoot it, and run the ball when I feel there’s a need to”? What exactly does that mean? At what point did you ever stop playing lights out and leaving it on the field? More importantly, isn’t this the gladiator sport we’ve all come to love and watch week after week, based on the fact professional athletes should be doing nothing less than playing “lights out” every single down?

Maybe Vick didn’t realize where he was playing this game. Doesn’t he know it’s our city! Week after week, we expect aggressive play and more wins than losses. I think someone needs to tell Michael Vick preseason has long been over. I love the Philadelphia Eagles, I bleed green. I even wanted the Eagles to win, except when I was playing for another team against them. I am a fan, and I believe the game is moving in a different direction, less playing and more talking. So Vick, beware of what you say. Understand your fans don’t want to hear what you keep promising and don’t do.

ED. NOTE: Floyd E. Wedderburn is a former professional American football player who played guard for five seasons for the Seattle Seahawks. Floyd attended Upper Darby HS, where he lettered in football, basketball, and track and field. While at Upper Darby, he earned Pennsylvania Player of the year, Gatorade player of the year, and was the first player to make every All-American team at Upper Darby HS. Floyd went on to play under Coach Joe Paterno at Penn State University where he was a standout athlete. Pre-season All-American, All Big 10, co-captain, and a starting player who overcame adversity and was awarded the Red Worrell award in 1997 and offensive Most Valuable Player award in 1998. While playing in the National Football League, Floyd had success as starting left guard, and was also a co-captain for the Seattle Seahawks. He spent five years playing under Coach Mike Holmgren. He is currently retired from professional sports, but his passion has always been to help men and women on and off the field.

Old Fashioned Campaigning MAKING subway stops early election morning for President Obama were Gov. Ed Rendell and Mayor Michael Nutter. They can show this photo to President Barack Obama if they need proof they helped his campaign big time. Photo by William Myers

‘SEPTA Philly’ Invites Rider Photos Do you “SEPTA” to work? The museum? A game or concert? There are many reasons why people in the Greater Philadelphia Region use SEPTA. Now customers can tell the Authority why they ride with Instagram. Using the Instagram photo application, riders will be encouraged to take photos of SEPTA during their daily use of the system and caption the photo with what riding SEPTA means to them, along with the hash tag #iseptaphilly. Photos will be aggregated into a photo stream, which will go live on the home page. The feed went live on Nov. 1. Weekly prizes, including tickets to concerts, 76ers games and Blue Mountain Ski Area and SEPTA passes and

gear, will be awarded for the best pictures. “We’re looking for more than the ‘I’m sitting on the train, heading to work’ photos,” said Elizabeth Bradford, the Authority’s Director of Marketing. “Our customers are creative — we’re looking for them to use their artistic skills and submit inspired images of why and how they ‘SEPTA Philly’. Let’s prove the old adage true – a picture really is worth a 1,000 words.” Or, in this case, two tickets to Jingle Ball to see Justin Bieber! The Authority launched its I SEPTA Philly campaign in spring 2012 to attract the next generation of public transit riders — people between the ages of 18-34. In unscripted commercials, riders talk about safety, cleanliness, ease of use

Tartaglione Senior Expo Draws Man With confusion swirling about voting rights and the future of health care and hundreds of seniors turned out last week for State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s (DKensington) Senior Expo for answers to a wide variety of questions. “The political season has brought with it some confusing advertising about seniors and health care and that’s been a problem for many people,” Tartaglione said. “Thrown on top of that is the uncertainty about voter ID, so this might have been the most important senior expo we’ve ever had.” Tables lining the gymnasium at Excel Academy on

and affordability — topics raised during focus groups held with individuals in the targeted age group. Throughout the summer, the SEPTA asked riders to submit their I SEPTA Philly videos to the website. “The video contest was a success,” said Bradford. “The Instagram feed makes it even easier for our customers to tell us why they SEPTA Philly — they can upload their photos while they are still on the bus, trolley or train.” The photo contest is open to all members of the public. Submitted photos will be reviewed by SEPTA staff for approval before being accepted for the contest and the website. For more information on how to SEPTA Philly and to enter the contest, visit

STATE SEN. T i n a Tartaglione answers questions from one of seniors attending her well-received senior expo at Excel Academy. Bustleton Avenue were manned by experts from government and private industry on topics ranging from foot wear to Medicare. “There is a wealth of information at the expo, but there’s also a lot of fun. I get so see a lot of friendly faces that I haven’t seen since last year’s event,” Tartaglione said. The Senior Expo has been a longstanding partnership between Tartaglione and students at Excel Academy. The

students volunteer to set up the event, serve food, help seniors find their way around and take down more than 100 tables afterward. “Bringing together two very-different generations to one big event really brings people together and gives them an appreciation of the city they share,” Tartaglione said. “It’s very touching to see the hugs and pats on the back among people separated by 50 years or more.”

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COMFORT HOUSE ...for veterans and family fortably and have meals during weekdays, free of charge. It was a helping hand from veterans to other veterans, a gift to and from family. Representatives from groups across the community spectrum, including the veterans-service organizations, labor unions, government and the private sector, joined forces to buy the building, renovate the structure and

purchase the needed materials to make their idea a reality. After much hard work, the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House was born. Working with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and veterans-service organizations, PVCH over 15 years helped countless veterans and their families make their time here restful and free of the burden of a daily commute. However, over time PVCH realized they could do more for veterans and decided to tackle the issue of veteran homelessness. In January 2010, working with VAMC’s social-work staff, PVCH welcomed its first homeless guests and continues to offer that service to veterans seeking to rebuild their lives. With 11 beds, full baths, a modern kitchen, entertainment and recreational rooms, it is well suited to that task. From its first beginnings in 1994 to today, the PVCH’s

WOUNDED WARRIORS ....their symbol of care mission remains the same: to leave none of our brothers and sisters behind as we work day by day to make their lives more rewarding and less complicated. It is a mission we are proud to accomplish. Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. was founded by late Maj. Gen. Gerald Sajer and his wife Helen in 2006. Mrs. Sajer, who is president of the organization, said,

wounded warriors. We use the money to pay their overdue bills and for emergencies. We also provide them opportunities for relaxation and recreation they could not enjoy on their own, such as trips to Hershey Park for them and their families, sporting and a host of other events.” Seventy-one soldiers and their families were on the last Hershey Park trip. She quotes her husband, who said, “Those who risk their lives in combat, in the defense of our nation, deserve a place of honor above all others in our society, for their courage has made everything else possible for us.” Treasurer of the group is Col. Allen Kifer. Secretary is Dan Ocko. Much of her board is made up of retired officers from various branches. Donations can be made to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc., 2665 Lake Meade Road, E. Berlin, PA 17136-9655. Calls can be made to 1 (717) 259-7213.

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Among the many notable groups existing to help veterans who have served honorably in all the wars in which America has been engaged, two are outstanding in this state and this city. Singled out by the Philadelphia Public Record to benefit from this year’s special commemorative edition are the organized labor and endorsed Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House and the Pennsylvania Wounded Veterans located in East Berlin, Pa. Beginning in 1994, members of the US military veterans community in the Philadelphia area had an idea. Inspired by the success and humanitarian mission of the Ronald McDonald House, they proposed a place where vets, currently commuting daily between the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and their homes across Pennsylvania, could live com-

“When our son Frank, then a Lieutenant Colonel, came home from Iraq alive, my husband and I looked at each other at Thanksgiving and said, ‘We need to do something for our wounded soldiers and their families’.” This Saturday night, Nov.10, PWW is sponsoring a special banquet for soldiers returning from both Iraq and Afghanistan at the Radisson Hotel Ballroom in Camp Hill, Pa. It’s a formal military gala with all expenses paid for its military guests. Mrs. Sajer, who serves without pay as do the other members of her board, committees and volunteer staffers, notes the PWW mission is “to help restore our wounded to good physical, mental and emotional health.” Her group was awarded a Dole Leadership Prize of $25,000 on Oct. 14 for its efforts caring for injured service members and their families. She says, “100% of all donations made to us go

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Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors And Comfort House

Lest We Forget! Saluting All Branches of the Military, Active and Retired! HAPPY

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Philadelphia Celebrates Homeless Veterans Month D id you know that November is Homeless Veterans Month in the city of Philadelphia? Approximately one-third of the adult homeless population is comprised of military veterans. A large number of veterans who suffer from the lingering effects of post-traumatic stress are at a greater risk for becoming homeless and are twice as likely as other Americans to become and remain chronically homeless.

On any given night in Philadelphia, approximately 350 homeless veterans are living in shelters or on the streets. Do to the efforts of Councilman William Greenlee, and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Philadelphia has become the first and only City in the United States to have a month dedicated to recognizing our homeless veterans. At a ceremony held on 18 May 2012 in the City Council Caucus Room, this important Proclamation was officially read into record by Councilman Bill Greenlee. Frank Sileo, United States Army retired, was present and states, “This is one of the greatest things the City of Philadelphia has ever done, God bless all our veterans". Jeffrey Little, Co-Founder of Phila/911 Inc., also present, states,"Philadelphia is the greatest City in the Country and this is further proof that it is". Please remember all our Veterans this November and every day. Larry Haney, United States Army retired, urges all Philadelphians, “When you see a veteran or active Military personnel, Thank them. If you see a homeless veteran, please help them when you can.” A special “Thank You” from Frank Sileo, Mark Squilla, Michael “Ozzie” Myers, Matthew Myers, Senator Anthony Williams, John Spadea, Larry Haney, Jeffrey Little and Reverend Kathleen Jones of the Potter House Mission for homeless veterans, goes out to everybody that made this important Resolution possible. A fundraiser for homeless Veterans will be held at Downey's restaurant at Front and South streets on November 15th, from 6 pm — 9 pm. Contact Cara Colantuono, and Call 609-707-41 03 . "A Soldier Shall Never Stand Alone On The Field Of Battle Or At Home" Quote by: Frank Kennelly, United States Army and Philadelphia Police retired.

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son, 28.5% of the total population had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Over 92% of veterans 25 and older had a high-school diploma or higher in 2011, compared with 86% of the population as a whole. Annual median income of veterans, in 2011 inflation(Cont. Page 7)

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trum, 1.8 million were younger than 35. When They Served There were 7.5 million Vietnam service veterans in 2011: 5.1 million served during the Gulf War (representing service from Aug. 2, 1990, to present); 1.8 million in World War II (19411945); 2.4 million in the Korean War (1950-1953); and 5.4 million in peacetime only. The number of living veterans in 2011 who served during the Vietnam era and both Gulf War eras and no other period are 51,079. Other living veterans in 2011 who served during three wars: 43,942 served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam era. Living veterans in 2011 who served during two wars and no other period: 876,663 served during both Gulf War eras; 205,205 served during both the Korean War and the Vietnam era; 129,972 served during both World War II and the Korean War. Three states have the largest veteran populations, numbering over 1 million each. These states were California (1.9 million), Florida (1.6 million) and Texas (1.6 million). Alaska leads in the percent of people 18 and older with 14% who were veterans in 2011. The percent of the 18and-older population who were veterans was 12% or more in Maine, Montana, Virginia and Wyoming. An educated group: 26.3% of veterans 25 and older had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2011. In compari-

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There are 21.5 million military veterans in the United States as of 2011. They are honored on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Some interesting stats: The number of female veterans in 2011 totals 1.6 million. The number of Black veterans in 2011 was 2.3 million. Additionally, 1.2 million veterans were Hispanic; 264,695 were Asian; 153,223 were American Indian or Alaska Native; 27,469 were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and 17.2 million were nonHispanic white. (The numbers for Blacks, Asians, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, and non-Hispanic whites cover only those reporting a single race.) Over 9.2 million veterans are 65 and older in 2011. At the other end of the age spec-


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Who Are These Veterans We Proudly Honor Now?

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“On this very special holiday, our union pays tribute to all of America’s Veterans”

member of The Hooters, as well as singer, songwriter and guitarist, Marshall Crenshaw, will make special appearances on stage. The house band, which will play with the veteran bands throughout the evening, will include pillars from the world of rock, such as Mark Rivera, Kasim Sulton, Mike Visceglia, Andy York, and Anton Fig, all of whom have helped coach the veterans as they prepared for the benefit show. Rivera has played with the Billy Joel Band for over 20 years and is the Music Director of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band. Sulton, of Utopia, has toured with Hall & Oates, Cheap Trick, and Todd Rundgren, among others. Visceglia, Suzanne Vega’s music director, has played with Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Dar Williams, and Bette Midler. York is the lead guitarist with John Mellencamp. Fig is the drummer for the CBS Orchestra, which is the house band for Late Night with David Letterman, and has worked with Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and countless others. Sulton said, “It’s been an honor playing with all of the veteran Bands of Brothers cast members over the course of the fall — I’m so proud of how far they’ve come and how much their music and talent represents.” (Cont. Page 8)

100% and eligibility for compensation depends on one’s rating. Over 16 million veterans were expected to vote Tuesday since that is the number reportedly having done so in the 2008 presidential election. Seventy-one percent of veterans were expected to cast a ballot in this presidential election. Fifty-seven percent of veterans voted in the 2010 congressional election.

In the world of business, 9% of all US nonfarm firms that are majority owned by veterans. Veteran-owned firms comprised an estimated 2.4 million of the 27.1 million nonfarm businesses nationwide in 2007. Seventy-five percent of veteran owners of respondent firms were 55 or older in 2007. This compares with 37% of all owners of respondent firms. Similarly, in

2007, 56% of veteran-owned respondent firms with employees reported that their businesses were originally established before 1990. This compares with 39% of all employers of respondent firms. Veteran owners of respondent firms who were disabled as the result of injury incurred or aggravated during active military service came to 8%.

The Public Record • November 8, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for the Bands of Brothers Veterans Day Benefit Concert on Nov. 11 at World Café Live in Philadelphia. The show will feature performances by three veteran-led bands that have been playing together since September to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress in the veterans’ community – a process documented by the reality web-series “Bands of “Brothers TV. The bands will be joined by special celebrity guests and musicians who will make appearances onstage. Proceeds from the show will help Bands of Brothers and its partners raise awareness of post-traumatic stress in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Bands of Brothers is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to removing the stigma of post-traumatic stress for returning veterans and to raising funds for the treatment of veterans suffering from stress. “We are thrilled to bring the Bands of Brothers veteran bands to the stage on Veterans Day,” said Bands of Brothers Co-Founder Steve Holtzman. “The concert will be an amazing tribute to all of the veterans that are standing up against PTSD.” Bands of Brothers CoFounder Lou Faiola added, “These veterans have worked incredibly hard and I expect an unbelievable show.” Eric Bazilian, a founding

(Cont. From Page 5) adjusted dollars, was $35,821 compared with $25,811 for the population as a whole. There were 9.1 million veterans, 18 to 64, in the labor force in 2011. Over 3.5 million veterans have a service-connected disability rating. Of this number, 810,245 have a rating of 70% or higher. Severity of one’s disability is scaled from 0 to

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Band Of Brothers More About Veterans We Honor Concert Aids Vets

Thank You For Your Service To Our Country

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Veterans Court Grads New Class

The Philadelphia Veterans Court, a holistic Treatment Court approach to dealing with US military veterans who have become involved in the criminal-justice system, graduates its 2012 class last Friday in a moving ceremony in Courtroom 305 of the Criminal Justice Center. Under the leadership of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery -– both veterans -- and Municipal Court President Judge Marsha H. Neifield, Veterans Court was established in recognition of the tremendous service members of the US Armed Forces provide to our nation. This initiative – a collaboration between the Courts, District Attorney, Public Defender, Veterans Administration and numerous veterans agencies – assists veterans as (Cont. Page 11)

Concert Benefits Veterans (Cont. From Page 7) Monies raised by the Bands of Brothers benefit concert and program will support the work of two nonprofits -- the nationally recognized organization Give an Hour and the Philadelphia Veterans MultiService and Education Center, NOV. 2 saw graduation of over 50 enrollees in Phila.’s Veterans Inc. -- which seek to address Court. Mostly low-level offenders with substance-abuse or other the psychological needs of health problems, they received intensive intervention from partner- veterans. ship between courts, attorneys and VA system to rehabilitate their lives. Now, their charges expunged, they begin anew. Each walked to podium, shaking hands with program coordinators and judges, to make personal statement.

Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing free counseling and other mental health services to active duty service members, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities, will speak at the concert. “The concert will be a momentous occasion for

Bands of Brothers and our mutual efforts to raise awareness about the issues facing our military men and women. We know that people respond differently to different types of therapy. Music therapy is great way to reach those who might be averse to traditional therapeutic methods.” The Benefit Concert begins (Cont. Page 22)

Happy Veterans Day To Our Service Men And Their Families Councilman

Mark Squilla ONE GRADUATE of trailblazing Veterans Court was Bronze Star winner William Goodwin, who was grateful to program, thanking, from left, Judge Pat Dugan (a veteran), Assistant DA Guy Garant and Judge Joe Waters (a veteran). Phila. program is being hailed as national model.

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Our Opinion ... Division Is Strength

The Public Record • November 8, 2012

We have all gone through a divisive presidential campaign and it is clear the country is closely divided. But in this division, we find strength. To the victor go the spoils, and to the losers, it will be a time to figure out what went wrong. And for the next four years, with division in the Congress, we predict there will be legislative movement, the kind most necessary for the welfare of the people. The problems plaguing us all will not go away, so they must be addressed. If they aren’t addressed, then the pressures that will be brought forth by the voting public – which will find much in common, such as a need to make money, a cause that can unite the 47%, 99%, and the 1% groups – will erupt with unprecedented furor two years hence.

Will He Go Or Will He Stay? We have a photo in this edition showing Mayor Michael Nutter and Gov. Ed Rendell chasing voters at a transit stop early Tuesday morning, promoting President Barack Obama. We believe Obama must find someone to reward to show his gratitude to this city for delivering the state into his winning column. Who better than either – or both? We realize many more here will be pulling to see Nutter go to Washington, since Obama’s cabinet can make use of the pizzazz which these two gentlemen have.

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Remember Homeless Vets

of life. I can only tell you what the experts tell me. The causes are many: mental illness, alcohol and other substance abuse, difficulties reintegrating into society, a bad economy, a lack of jobs. Many also suffer from post-traumatic stress and other mental disorders which leave these veterans at greater risk of becoming homeless and often make them twice as likely as the average American to remain chronically homeless for greater periods of time. I have heard on any given night in Philadelphia there may be as many as 350 veterans on the street or in a shelter. I have no idea what the true number is because, in the organization I am involved with, 60% of the veterans I service each month are self-identifying for the first time as being homeless. The number is fluid. During this month, it is vitally important to remem-

and women, I often wonder how much worse the plight of our veterans might very well be. Unfortunately, many of these homeless veterans remain invisible and lack a voice. I would ask those of you who read this to become an advocate for our homeless veterans and become their voice. Use every bully pulpit at your disposal to remind every elected official you come across, be it at the state, federal or local level, that there are heroes walking the streets of Philadelphia every day without a place to live or enough food to eat. This is a national scandal and it must be eliminated. As we approach thips Veterans Day, I would also ask that each of you who read this to make plans to visit one of the veteran service providers I mentioned and volunteer some time. You will walk away from that organization a different person. I guarantee that to you. Happy Veterans Day to all who served. Thank you for your service.

Nov. 8- Be a Hero, Hire a Hero Veterans’ Career Expo at Nat’l Constitution Ctr., Grand Hall Overlook, 525 Arch St., 10:30 a.m. Companies looking to hire veterans. Eagles cheerleaders will meet and greet veterans. Nov. 8- RowHome Magazine Honoree Night at Vie, 600 N. Broad St. Program begins at 6 p.m. For info (215) 462-9777. Nov. 9- Councilman Kenyatta Johnson hosts Job Fair at Anderson Rec Ctr., 740 S. 17th St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More than 40 employers. Dress for success. Nov. 11- American Flag Raising on new 25-ft. flagpole in front of Veterans Comfort House, 4108 Baltimore Ave., 11 a.m. Nov. 13- Sheriff Jewell Williams will conduct how to buy a property at Phila. Sheriff’s Sale at Sheriff’s Office, 5th floor, Land Title Building, 100 S. Broad St., 11:30 a.m.

in Spanish and 1 p.m. in English. Reservations necessary (215) 686-3569 or 686-3550. Nov. 15- Friends of Babette Josephs host farewell wishes for State Re at Ten Stone, 21st & South, 5:30-8:30 p.m. RSVP required Nov. 17- Latin American American Legion Post 840 invites all to Discovery of Puerto Rico Parade, noon, from Norris Square Park North ending at Fairhill Square Park 4th and Lawrence. For info Wilfredo Gonzalez (215) 425-7050. Nov. 17- Watoto Children’s Choir Concert of Hope, raising awareness about Ugandan orphans, free-will donations accepted, at ASCANA Hall, 5524 Chester Ave., 7 p.m. For info (215) 729-8225 x105. Dec. 5- 132nd Anniversary Celebration of United Republican Club of Phila., 5:30-7 p.m. at Sheraton Society Hill. $100 per person, $175 per couple. For info (215) 5452244. Honoring John J. Egan and Fran O’Brien. Dec. 7-9Penna. Society annual meeting at Waldorf Astoria in New York City. • 215-755-2000

by Joe Eastman US Navy (Retired) Dir. of Veterans Services Broad Street Ministry Last spring, Philadelphia City Council, spearheaded by Councilmen Bill Greenlee and Mark Squilla, honored the military veterans of Philadelphia by declaring November as Philadelphia Homeless Veterans Remembrance Month, thus making Philadelphia the first and only city in the United States to set aside a period of time to remember and reflect upon the plight of our homeless military veterans. They continue to walk the streets of Philadelphia every day searching for food, shelter and the other basic necessities of life the vast majority of us take for granted. I am often asked what causes once-proud men and women to end up on the street, many after having very successful careers in the military and other areas

ber these countless men and women who have served this great country with honor and selflessness. We must also remember many of these same men and women willingly and knowingly risked their lives to protect the many freedoms we all cherish only to come home to a life of poverty and homeless. These heroes deserve better and it is the duty of each of us to see that they get it. To that end, we must also say thanks to the many dedicated organizations in Philadelphia who work tirelessly to see that our less fortunate veterans have the tools, resources and support systems necessary to enable them to get well and return to the society that owes them so much. Organizations such as Project HOME, The Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House, The Veterans Group, Impact Services and Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center, to name just a few. Without these organizations and their wonderful men • 215-755-2000

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C. Waters, Jr., who also are veterans of the United States military. “Philadelphia’s Veterans’ Court has been a wonderful success to date and a great example of the benefits of intervention services in greatly reducing recidivism rates among the city’s veterans,”

said President Judge Neifield. “These are men and women who served our nation honorably, but who have come in contact with the criminal justice system largely through drug and alcohol abuse and other issues often associated with the horrors of war and Post-Traumatic Stress Disor-

Comfort House Seeks Blankets For Veterans Though the term has a vastly different meaning within the US armed forces, starting Nov. 12, the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House will launch ‘Operation Blanket Party’ for those living on the streets of Philadelphia. With blankets already collected, and those expected to be donated by local veterans and members of the community, PVCH personnel will distribute blankets to any person in need of them on the streets, vet or non-vet.

Every other Monday night until April, Operation Sleigh Ride is scheduled for the other Mondays during that period; PVCH vehicles will search out across Philadelphia and make warmer those who will need the help during the cold months. Founded in 1994, the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House is a shelter for homeless vets and vets undergoing serious medical treatment at the local VA hospital. Supported by individuals, the VA Medical Center, the vet-

erans community, unions, businesses, community groups and volunteers, the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House provides meals, shelter and support to our nation’s military veterans in need. Comments PVCH Executive Director David Kamioner, “We’ve all seen homeless persons huddled in doorways and sleeping on subway grates for warmth. Well, we’ve seen it one too many times. This is our way of giving back to our city and helping out those in need.”

Veteran To Veteran —A Special Meaning grown in a lifetime of knowing. Never think for one moment you are escaping from that life. You are only escaping the ‘job’ and merely being allowed to leave ‘active’ duty. So what I wish for you is that whenever you ease into retirement, in your heart you never forget for one moment that you are still a member of the greatest fraternity the world has ever known. NOW... Civilian Friends vs. Veteran Friends Comparisons: CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you’re too busy to talk to them for a week. VETERAN FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily carry on the same conversation you were having the last time you met. CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry. VETERAN FRIENDS: Have cried with you. CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it’s yours. VETERAN FRIENDS: Borrow your (Cont. Page 22)

mine appropriate needs and levels of care, and directs them to benefits to which they may be entitled. The assessment determines the veterans’ suitability for an array of VA programs, including any required treatment (alcohol, drug, mental health or medical) as well as housing, job training and job referrals. After consultation with a defense attorney, if an eligible veteran chooses to accept the terms of the offer from the Philadelphia District Attorney to participate in this voluntary program, the veteran may be paired with a Mentor, who as-

sists the Veteran in working toward a successful resolution of the criminal charges, including a change in life choices, so that future contacts with the criminal justice system can be avoided. In addition, Philadelphia Veterans’ Court is fortunate to have the full support of the Philadelphia Dept. of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services, whose representative regularly attends Veterans Court and provides referrals and treatment to veterans not receiving services through the Veterans' Administration.




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VETERANS… Thank you for your service. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for your allegiance to the United States of America. 11/12/12 Offices to serve you for all your state needs: District Office Satellite Office 1701 W. Lehigh Ave. 6418 Rising Sun Ave 215-227-6161 215-342-8170 For up-to-date news, visit • 215-755-2000

by A Veteran When a Veteran leaves the ‘job’ and retires to a better life, many are jealous, some are pleased, and others, who may have already retired, wonder if he knows what he is leaving behind, because we already know. 1. We know, for example, that after a lifetime of camaraderie that few experience, it will remain as a longing for those past times. 2. We know in the Military life there is a fellowship which lasts long after the uniforms are hung up in the back of the closet. 3. We know even if he throws them away, they will be on him with every step and breath that remains in his life. We also know how the very bearing of the man speaks of what he was and in his heart still is. These are the burdens of the job. You will still look at people suspiciously, still see what others do not see or choose to ignore and always will look at the rest of the Military world with a respect for what they do; only

der. They are deserving of the Court’s help in turning their lives around and Veterans’ Court has proven to be a lifeline for many of our military vets. We’re once again proud to be graduating a new class of vets who have successfully completed the requirements of the Court.” The Veterans Treatment Court model requires regular court appearances, mandatory attendance at treatment sessions, and testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol). Veterans respond favorably to this structured environment given their past experiences in the Armed Forces. The Veterans Treatment Court is able to ensure that our vets meet their obligations to themselves, the court, and their community. Those veterans who qualify for Veterans’ Court are directed to representatives of the Veterans Administration, who are on site in one of Philadelphia’s courtrooms. The VA staff schedules eligible Veterans for an assessment to deter-

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(Cont. From Page 8) they work to overcome the burdens carried from service to our country, which have been exacerbated by involvement with the criminal justice system. Veterans’ Court is presided over by Judges Patrick F. Dugan and Joseph

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Tuesday night, over 200 people were packed into the second floor of Paddy Whacks at 2nd & South Streets to watch the election returns. Unfortunately, as the night wore on, the Republican crowd increasingly turned to drowning their sorrows. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA won the Electoral College solidly, but his share of the popular vote was much narrower, indicating that we remain a divided nation. The Democrats gained three seats in the Senate, but not a 60% majority needed to pass certain types of legislation. The House of Representatives remains solidly in Republican hands. All of our local incumbent Republican US Congressman won, including PAT MEEHAN (PA 7th), MIKE FITZPATRICK (PA 8th), JIM GERLACH (PA 6th) and JON RUNYON (NJ 3rd). Republicans also increased the size of their Pennsylvania Delegation to Washington with KEITH ROTHFUS’ victory over Democrat CONGRESSMAN MARK CRITZ for in the 12th Congressional Dist. Election turnout in Philadelphia was higher than expected. We did not see the long lines that we saw in 2008; however, not everything went smoothly. Bold violations of election laws are alive and well in Philadelphia. Some of our election-day issues made the national press. As in 2008, a New Black Panther Party member stood menacingly outside a polling place in the 14th Ward. The Pennsylvania Republican Party (PAGOP) had to go to court to have a more-than-life-sized mural of President Obama situated behind a polling machine covered. PAGOP determined one way to reduce voter fraud in the city was to have more Republicans present in polling places. PAGOP, primarily through the work of JOE DeFELICE and ANNIE HAVEY, identified and received credentials for roughly 300 Minority Inspectors for polling places that have not seen Republican election-board workers in 50 years. The Democratic Party had opposed the certifications of these election-board workers in court last week, but Republican attorney LINDA KERNS prevailed in all but a few cases. We had heard rumors Democratic ward leaders had instructed Democratic Judges of Elections to refuse to seat the new Republican Minority Inspectors. Irrespective of good or bad instruction from Democratic Party officials, PAGOP anticipated a large number of Democratic Judges of Elections would not understand they had to accept the Republican Minority Inspectors. In many cases, they would have to send home the Democrats that had been recruited for and had served in these positions for years. Therefore, PAGOP set up a hotline to deal with these problems. There were numerous incidents where Judges of Election called (Cont. Page 33)

Well, thank goodness that’s over. The long, WWE Rage in the Cage match that was the 2012 Presidential Elections ended Tuesday night. Thankfully… There’s a lot of things I won’t miss about this year’s elections, and I’m a political junkie. Hopefully, it’ll be a while before we get anymore of the following: * Poorly moderated debates with questions that don’t reflect any of the issues facing large sections of the country. * Campaign commercials featuring the kind of mud that you make up in large vats to throw. * Laws designed to tick off octogenarians and nonagenarians who only want to observe a right to vote – which they probably had to deal with someone trying to shoot them over, when they were young…. * And people throwing bombs at Sesame Street… something that’s real unacceptable, by the way… It was the Silly Season in a variety of ways. And yet, while many things changed, a whole lot of other things stayed the same. Let’s start with the big thing: President Barack Obama (and Scranton’s own Vice President Joe Biden) won a second term of office, smacking GOP nominee Mitt Romney around in the Electoral College, 303 to 206. He also won the popular vote by more than a million votes. If there’s any state the President needs to thank for making sure he still had a job for the next four years, it’s Pennsylvania. In order for the Prez to maintain his hold over Pennsylvania, the City of Brotherly Love had to come out in droves. And, believe it or not, it did. More than 400,000 Philadelphians took time out of their day to vote… and many of them stayed in lines for as long as two hours to exercise that right. Why? Because when someone tries to take something valuable away from you, it makes you use the heck out of it when you get it back. Many of the people standing out in line would have been sitting this election out had the voter-ID law passed by the legislature had been allowed to stand in time for this election. This law, which required voters to get statesponsored ID in order to vote, so annoyed people that they came out in droves. (Cont. Page 33)

Yo! Here we go again with these very interesting questions that a reader sent to me. They sure got me to wondering about the answers and I hope that you get a smile from them. Ready? Here we go. Why do giant drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front? Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke? Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters? Why do we leave cars worth many thousands of dollars in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage? Why do we buy hotdogs in packages of 10 and buns in packages of eight? Did ya ever wonder: why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin? Why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed? Why you never see the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”? Why is “abbreviated” such a long word? Why is it doctors call what they do “practice”? Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavoring, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons? Why is the man who invests all your money called a “broker”? Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called “rush hour”? Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food? Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes? Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections? You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes; why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff? Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?Why are they called “apartments” when they are all stuck together? If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the “terminal”? Now that you’ve smiled at least once, it’s your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle) ... in other words, send it to everyone. We all need to smile every once in a while.

Power attorney and future judge JIM CRUMLISH III demonstrated his international connections on Election Day. He escorted a delegation of European Parliament members to observe the election process. Among them were LORD ALFRED DUBS of the House of Lords in Great Britain, HUGUES HILTPOLD and TROND HELLELAND from Switzerland and Norway respectively. The Europeans were impressed by the well-run Democratic Party organization. They spent some memorable moments with WARD LEADERS TIM SAVAGE and MIKE McALEER. JOHN SABATINA’S progressive coalition of Ward Leaders lunched at Tiffany’s in the Northeast. Among the diners were BOB DELLAVELLA, PAT PARKINSON, BILLY DOLBOW, BERNICE HILL, FRANK CONAWAY and STATE REP. JOHN SABATINA, JR. With the strange twist in redistricting, Rep. Sabatina may have to face off against STATE REP. ED NEILSON in the next election. But don’t expect Sabatina to back down. He is well liked and has built up a significant bank account, favors and friends. Local 98 powerhouse JOHN DOUGHERTY organized a massive labor rally for SEN. BOB CASEY at the Mayfair Diner. COUNCILMAN BOB HENON served as master of ceremonies and STATE SEN. MIKE STACK helped fire up the crowd. Among the labor leaders present were Teamsters’ DANNY GRACE, Steamfitters’ TIM McGRATH, Sprinklerfitters’ WAYNE MILLER, Laborers’ SAM STATEN, JR. and PAT GILLESPIE of the Building Trades Council. State Rep. Ed Neilson also joined the rally. The rally helped Casey, who won by 10 points in the state – but 73 points in Philadelphia. Dougherty referred to Henon as “Mayor Henon.” That would be another headache for Northeast candidate ALAN BUTKOVITZ. Perhaps Doc was just kidding. Doc also put in significant face time at Famous Deli downtown on Election Day. Well-respected former MARTY BEDNAREK laid his mother to rest at Fluehr Funeral Home. Sadly, his father passed just days later. He and wife LORI, the current 64th Ward Leader, received many VIPs at the viewing. Among them CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY, former COUNCILOWMAN JOAN KRAJEWSKI, Ward Leaders Mike McAleer and SHAWN DILLON, and countless other well-wishers. Highly respected labor leader JOE ASHDALE also lost his mother recently. Among the (Cont. Page 33)

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Veterans Mural To Be Dedicated The City of Philadelphia’s

Mural Arts Program and

Warrior Writers invite veterans and others to join them at dedication of two murals created by and for Philadelphia Veterans. They will be located at 4129 Woodland Avenue and will be unveiled Monday, Nov. 12th at 10 a.m. Called “Communion between a rock and a hard place”, the murals were painted by veterans Phillip Adams and Willis Humphrey.

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Republicans Pack Cannstatter

AMONG Republican leaders at annual election gala held by Republican City Committee at Cannstatter were Debbie Smith, Walt Vogler, Chuckie Tilley, Joe Samuel and Calvin Tucker. Photo by Harry Leech

POWER PACK group seen here were among many gathered at annual election-eve gala held by Republican City Committee at Cannstatter. In photo are 21st Republican Ward Leader Walt Vogler, 65th Republican Ward Leader Tom Matkowski, attorney Jim DiVergilis, Republican General Council Michael Meehan and Republican Chair Vito Photo by Maria Merlino Canuso, Esq.

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REPUBLICAN City Committee Chair attorney Vito Canuso shares moment with Ward Leader Timmy O’Brien.

STATE senatorial candidate Mike Tomlinson gets last-minute election tips from 55th Ward Committeeman Michael Kinney and Republican Chair Vito Canuso.

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FRAN O’BRIEN, who will be honored with Mary Tierney Award when United Republican Club holds its 132nd anniversary celebration at Sheraton Society Hill Dec. 5, finds herself between Republican City Committee’s top leaders, Vito Canuso and Mike Meehan.

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calls for a local-impact report. Applicants must file the report with the City by Thursday, Nov. 8. The Appendix says an applicant must “provide a local impact report, engineering reports and traffic studies, including details of any adverse impact on transportation, transit access, housing, water and sewer systems, local police and emergency-service capabilities, existing tourism, including historical and cultural resources or other municipal service or resource. A copy of the local impact report shall be provided to each political subdivision in which the licensed facility will be located at least seven (7)

days prior to the filing of the application for a slot-machine license. The applicant shall file a proof of service with the Board.” The local-impact report should be sent to the City’s Commerce Dept. in care of Duane Bumb, senior deputy commerce director, at 1515 Arch Street, 19102. For more) information, call (215) 6832005.

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With the deadline for filing a Category 2 slot-machine license application with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board set for Nov. 15, the City of Philadelphia is advising applicants to be aware of a provision in the Board’s application process that requires the filing of a Local Impact Report. Alan Greenberger, deputy mayor for economic development, said, “The local-impact report must be filed with the City at least seven days prior to the filing of the application for a slot-machine license.” The specific provision in the Slot Operator & Management Company Application & Disclosure Form, Appendix 34,

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150 Years Of Photos

PRESIDENT Eileen Eckstein and VP Morris Klein, of Photographic Society of Phila., stand next to Proclamations from Mayor Nutter and President Barack Obama commemorating 150th anniversary of Society. Photo by Bill Myers • 215-755-2000

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Veterans Beirut Memorial "Remembers"

Twenty-nine years ago, a total of 241 marines, sailors and soldiers died during the Beirut, Lebanon terrorist bombing on Oct. 23, 1983. Dying along with them were 58 French paratroopers and six Lebanese civilians. Every year this event is memorialized at the

Beirut Memorial in Philadelphia. The event is known as “If You Forget My Death ... Then I Died in Vain”. In addition to the 241 initially killed in the bombing, 32 others have died since of injuries from that blast. Several years ago, Congressman Bob

Brady spearheaded fundraising to restore the Memorial, which is a huge bell near theVietnam Memorial. For additional information, one can contact Patrick J. Hughes, USMC ChuLai 67-68, Upper Darby Marine Corps League Detachment #884, by calling MOTHER of Cpl. Louis J. Rotondo places flower at Memorial and gently touches her son’s name. In addition to 241 initially killed in bombing, 32 others have died since of injuries (610) 529-6440. from that blast.

TWENTY-NINE years ago a total of 241 Marines, Sailors and Soldiers died during terrorist bombing in Beirut, Lebanon on Oct. 23, 1983 along with 58 French paratroopers and 6 Lebanese civilians. Guest speaker Col. John C. Church, Jr., USMCR addressed audience at Beirut Memorial Service, Dock Street & Columbus Boulevard. Photos by Patrick J. Hughes

SEAN Gallagher, Beirut bombing survivor, and Col. John C. Church, Jr., USMCR with their sons after ceremonies. • 215-755-2000

Parker Schedules Veterans Workshop State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker (D-Northwest) sponsors her fourth annual Veterans Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Finley Recreation Center, 7701 Mansfield Avenue. “This year’s workshop is centered around the theme of, ‘Family, Survivor and Caregiver Benefits’,” Parker said. “Information will be available on family and caregiver support services, as well as resources and educational opportunities for survivors and family empowerment.” The workshop will include keynote presentations by Project HOME and Philadelphia

Veterans Multi Service &Education Center. Representatives from LIHEAP, Philadelphia Corp. for the Aging, New Courtland, TRIO Veterans Upward Bound, Veterans Support Group of America, PECO, SEPTA, and Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco’s Office also will provide service information. Veterans will be greeted with a continental breakfast and music from Eva Donaldson of Eva Donaldson’s School of Music, Parker said. Additional information is available by contacting Parker’s constituent service office at (215) 242-7300.

SHRIMP CZAR Sid Booker, right, enjoyed this picture. From left were Booker, State Sen. LeAnna Washington, State Sen. Shirley Kitchen, and State Reps. Rosita Youngblood and Vanessa Lowery Brown.

RALLYING for President Obama at restaurateur Booker’s LaPointe, Broad & Belfield, were, from left, State Rep. Ron Waters; Sid Booker; State Sen. LeAnna Washington; State Rep. Gary Williams; State Sen. Shirley Kitchen; State Reps. Mark Cohen and Rosita HOST SID BOOKER offers to share buffet Youngblood; candidate Stephen Kinsey; State Rep. Vanessa Lowery with Councilwoman Cindy Bass and Joey Tem- Brown; candidate J.P. Miranda; Councilwoman Cindy Bass; and ple. candidate Jordan Harris.

HERSELF a ward leader, hostess State Sen. Shirley Kitchen introduced to crowd of voters fellow Ward Leaders State Rep. Rosita Youngblood, Lou Agre, State Rep. Gary Williams, John Connelly and Bill Dolbow.

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PRESIDENT Obama election rally sponsored by restaurateur Sid Booker and State Sen. Shirley Kitchen brought out many Democrat leaders to Booker’s famous oasis at Broad & Belfield. From left are State Rep. Mark Cohen, Booker, ENJOYING rally were Congressman Bob Brady Kitchen, State Sen. LeAnna Washington and Bob Brady’s staffer Ducky Birts, Donna DeRose, State Sen. LeAnna Washington and Ward Leader Bill Dolbow. Chief of Staff Ward Leader Shirley Gregory.

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STATE REP. Ron Waters and Cindy Bass admire Obama t-shirt held by Anita Gordy as OLD TIMERS Fletcher Lone and Howard they entered Sid Booker’s Night Club and Williams share moment with host Sid Booker. Shrimp restaurant for preelection rally.


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Veterans Eligible For Sandy Relief Wartime honorably discharged veterans in Pennsylvania may be eligible for flood damage relief from Hurricane Sandy. The relief program is administered by the Pennsylvania

Dept. of Military & Veterans affairs. Under normal conditions, it provides emergency funding for veterans who suffer a sudden loss of income. A provision exists in the law that allows wartime veterans to

receive funds from that program for those who suffer water damage from a natural disaster. For further information one can contact: In Philadelphia Room 494, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19101 (215) 686-3256 (215) 563-3162. In Bucks Daniel Fraley, 1260 Almshouse

Road; Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-3307 (215) 345-3278. In Montgomery - John Nowak, County Website, 1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 194040311 (610) 278-3285 (610) 2785935, or PVMS&EC Inc., 213–217 N. Fourth Street. Philadelphia PA 19060.


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Marking 25th Anniversary Vietnam War Memorial Dedication

JUDGE PAT DUGAN and Councilman David Oh, both veterans, were in attendance at Friday night Memorial rededication. A M O N G VIETNAM WAR veterans attending 25th anniversary commemoration of memorial were John Tomosky, Hortense Taliaferro and Charles Clarke.

READY TO kick off evening candle light ceremony marking 25th anniversary of founding of Vietnam War Memorial on Dock Street are Bill Crowthers, Marsha Four, Sandy Bukowski and Steven Uchniat.

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BIKER “HORTON” keeps his motorcycle steady as Chris Wright, Sr., and twoyear-old Chris, Jr. pose for this photo.

BIKERS heading for Vietnam Veterans Memorial Parade were D e l a n o Stones, Jim Harris and Joseph Waters.

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2 6 6 T H Color Guard gets ready to kick off Parade marking 25th anniversary of Vietnam Memorial.

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Concert Benefits Veterans (Cont. From Page 8) at 8 PM with a special VIP reception taking place beforehand. Sponsors include: The Cherry Hill School of Rock and IBEW Local 98. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased on World Café Live’s website: mances.asp?evt=4495

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Cong.Patrick Meehan presented the Presley Award for Trooper of the Year to Army Iraq Veteran Sgt. Edwein Gonzalez at Phila. Veterans Comfort House’s 2nd Annual Fall Gala and Veteran Recognition Awards aboard the Cruiser Olympia. Gonzalez’ wife and son accepted the honr since Sgt. Gonzalez was undergoing training for upcoming overseas deployment and could not attend. Proceeds of the event went to fund the purchase of hot meals and cold weather gear for local homeless veterans during the holiday season.

Salute to our Veterans.. State Representative Gary Williams, I97th Legislative District, and Staff salute and Congratulatesour Veterans on their contributions to our country, and for their continuous battle here in the community. I have authored a Bill for veterans which offers reciprocal training standards for US. Armed Forces & EMT Licensing (HB-2495). Join me, as I continue to salute and recognize those who have made positive contributions to our country, our community, and our fair city. It has been my great pleasure serving you as State Rep. of the I97th Legislative District. IT'S AN UPHILL JOURNEY....BUT YOU GOTTA KEEP CLIMBING ALL THE TIME.' • 215-755-2000

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stuff for a few days then give it back. CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you. VETERAN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you. CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that’s what the crowd is doing. VETERAN FRIENDS: Will stand by you no matter what the crowd does. CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while. VETERAN FRIENDS: Are for life. CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences... VETERAN FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no citizen could ever dream of...

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you’ve had enough. VETERAN FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, ‘You better drink the rest of that before you spill it!’ Then carry you home safely and put you to bed... CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will ignore this. VETERAN FRIENDS: Will forward this. A veteran - whether active duty, retired, served one hitch, or reserve is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The Government of the United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life’. From one Veteran to another, it’s an honor to be in your company. Thank you for your service to our country and defending the freedoms we enjoy.

for her wedding; Sylvester Stallone’s signature; Mickey Rooney’s jacket and belt, signed by Mickey, and cheat signs used by Mickey in two of DeFeo’s motion pictures; a Jerry Blavat signature on one of his earliest checks; a Frank Gasparro letter; singer Bessie Smith’s jewelry box; a Martin Luther King’s signed book; John Barry-

more’s cocktail shaker; a Will Smith lease, and much more. Included were several hundred paintings, old photographs and costumes worn in motion pictures, as well as antique furniture. Those interested in finding out what is still available may call Rosemary at (267) 909-9554, or 9564.

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Only Pete DeFeo could put such a collection together, but it was all there for the public to gaze on and to bid upon for four days, starting last Saturday at the old Pearl Store at 4th & South. His International Artist Studio had cleaned out its Prop closet, which included movie and stage art, furniture, silver and gold trappings, including many from motion pictures DeFeo produced and in which he acted. The collection reflected DeFeo’s amazing career as a well-known artist, stage and screen actor, real-estate developer, arts promoter and one of Philadelphia’s pioneering motion-picture producers. Featured at the auction were Bing Crosby’s 1972 Rolls Royce, which DeFeo lent to Crosby’s daughter and in which he chauffeured her

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AN ACTOR as old and tried as Mickey Rooney doesn’t need to rehearse. For Pete DeFeo’s movies, he read aloud from these “cheat sheet” cue cards, part of auction memorabilia. In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 120903323 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure U.S. Bank National Association, Trustee for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Tanya Mills, Deceased & Rebecca Mills, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Tanya Mills, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s) To: The Unknown Heirs of Tanya Mills, Deceased & Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s), whose last known address is 218 West Sparks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120. 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, U.S. Bank National Association, Trustee for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, 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 No. 120903323, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 218 West Sparks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120, 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 following pages, 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 claimed in the Complaint 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, 3638 N. Broad St., Phila., PA 19140, 215-227-2400/215-981-3700. Phila. Bar Assoc., One Reading Center, Phila., PA 19104, 215-238-6333. Michael T. McKeever, Atty. for Plaintiff, KML Law Group, P.C., Ste. 5000, Mellon Independence Center, 701 Market St., Phila., PA 19106-1532, 215.627.1322. • 215-755-2000

In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 120601611 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure JPMC Specialty Mortgage LLC f/k/a WM Specialty Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Grace Epperson, Deceased, Errick Epperson , Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Grace Epperson, Deceased, Edward Epperson, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Grace Epperson, Deceased & Epharant Epperson Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Grace Epperson, Deceased, Mortgagors and Real Owners, Defendants To: The Unknown Heirs of Grace Epperson, Deceased, Errick Epperson , Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Grace Epperson, Deceased and Edward Epperson, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Grace Epperson, Deceased, Defendants, whose last known address is 314 East Montana Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119. 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, JPMC Specialty Mortgage LLC f/k/a WM Specialty Mortgage LLC, 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 No. 120601611, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 314 East Montana Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119, whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia Notice: You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, 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 claimed in the Complaint 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, 3638 N. Broad St., Phila., PA 19140, 215-227-2400/215-981-3700. Phila. Bar Assoc., One Reading Center, Phila., PA 19104, 215-238-6333. Michael T. McKeever, Atty. for Plaintiff, KML Law Group, P.C., Ste. 5000, Mellon Independence Center, 701 Market St., Phila., PA 19106-1532, 215.627.1322.

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Sen. Washington Hosts Veterans At Luncheon Scores of Veterans were honored by State Sen. LeAnna Washington at her 4th annual Veterans Luncheon program yesterday at the Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ, 6401 Ogontz Avenue. She presented certificates and medals to many of the veterans in attendance in her position as a member of STATE SEN. LeAnna Washington is seen here with the State Senate Veterans Affairs and Cadets from Phila. Military Academy at Leeds Emergency Preparedness Committee. Washington said the luncheon is a which performed military rites at her luncheon for "tribute to all veterans. Now, more than veterans.

ever, the courageous men and women, who serve our country in all Branches of the Armed Forces, need the support of our elected officials on the local, state, and federal levels." Keynote speaker was Richard Gordon, founder of Veterans Support Group of America. Also addressing the veterans was Michelle Griffin of the same group. Providing taps and the Star Spangled MEMBERS of city police force and honored veterBanner were Cadets from the Philadel- ans took a moment for this photo prior to beginning phia Military Academy at Leeds. of luncheon. • 215-755-2000

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bar, but didn’t. Dunbar had a good press campaign, raised a big chunk of change, claimed to have worked every division and shook thousands of hands in his bid to unseat Taylor in the battle. He was also aided by an increase in Black and Latino voter registrations in the district. Though Dunbar raised enough bucks to wage a strong campaign, he did make one mistake. He should have committed a tiny bit of his campaign chest to do what Taylor did: take out a fullpage advertisement in this paper. But he didn’t, although he flooded us with campaign releases. Taylor is, for sure, the only Republican who will remain seriously uncontested in future elections, especially since the redistricted 177th seat two years hence brings in additional Republican registrations. He’ll continue to be the city’s voice in the stillGOP-dominated General Assembly. Any chance the Republicans hoped to regain the other Northeast legislative seats they lost two years ago is gone for good as freshman State Reps. Ed Neilson and Kevin Boyle easily defeated the strongest-possible chal-

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lengers the Republicans could muster, Dave Kralle and Al Taubenberger, respectively. All of the city’s Democrat incumbents were easily swept back into office, an expectation that would have occurred even without the tsunami generated for Obama. These included Congress Members Bob Brady, Chaka Fattah and Allyson Schwartz along with State Sens. Lawrence Farnese, Shirley Kitchen, Michael Stack and Vincent Hughes. The city’s landslide made it easier for the Democrat sweep in the statewide offices. Winning were Kathleen Kane for Attorney General, Eugene DePasquale for Audi-

tor General and Bob McCord for State Treasurer. Credit goes to State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Northeast), chairman of the House Democratic Campaign Committee, for his efforts to win back Democrat seats lost in the last go-around. Pennsylvania House Democrats appeared headed toward a net pickup of three seats, which would represent the second-best result for the House Democrats since the 1990 election. In addition, for the first time in a decade, not one House Democratic incumbent lost. The House Democrats picked up the following Republican-held seats this cycle: Dists. 39, 131, 146 and 169.

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Thank you to our brave veterans and current service members for their great service to our country. A veterans’ services coordinator is now available by appointment at my office at 8016 Bustleton Ave. to assist with various issues, including housing for homeless vets, access to medical services, obtaining deceased vets’ medals for surviving families and more. To make an appointment, call 215-695-1020.

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When Brendan Boyle became chairman in July 2011, the HDCC faced a $2 million deficit. Boyle instituted the first-ever RFP process in HDCC’s history and restructured it so to make the campaigns more efficient. This fiscal discipline, combined with a new high in door-todoor campaigning, proved successful. According to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the national committee for all legislative races, House Democratic candidates in 2012 knocked on

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The only Democratic-held seat HDCC lost was the open seat in the 74th Dist., the seat held for decades by Bud George. In addition, there is still the possibility of an additional pickup in the 163rd Dist. as Democrat Sheamus Bonner, who is only a few tenths of 1% behind longtime incumbent Nick Miccozzie, with provisional ballots and absentee ballots still yet to be counted.

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by Joe Shaheeli A potentially record-setting wave of almost 60% of the city’s eligible voters – more than 650,000 – swept away almost every vestige of a Republican presence in Philadelphia, and literally was responsible for breaking the over three-decade hold the GOP had on the State Attorney General’s office. So strong was the tidal wave generated by the wake of Democratic voters of Philadelphia, it easily sank Republican efforts to swing the state to Presidential challenger Mitt Romney and US Senate challenger Tom Smith, giving an easy ride to victory for President Barack Obama and US Sen. Bob Casey. There was one GOP survivor! State Rep. John Taylor (R-Kensington), 57, easily held onto his 177th Legislative Dist. in the river ward district encompassing Bridesburg, Port Richmond and Kensington. Taylor beat back Willie Dunbar 11,801 to 8,774. It was obvious many Democrats appreciated the service he has given them over the years and cut Dunbar in favor of the incumbent. This was not one small feat. It took place in a deluge of straight-ticket voting that should have benefited Dun-

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Sandy Was Kind To Port Of Philadelphia Officials of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority report, after a brief closure due to Hurricane Sandy, the Port of Philadelphia reopened for business by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, well ahead of ports to the north and south. This fact was pointed out in detail by Capt. James Roche, president of the Pilots Association for the Bay & River Delaware, who is also a PRPA board member. “Something we should point out to prospective business,”

said Captain Roche, “is that even though the eye of Hurricane Sandy passed over the Delaware Bay, we were up and running for business riverwide before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, while the ports of New York and Baltimore were still closed. That’s less than 24 hours after landfall.” Concluded Capt. Roche, “Having a port that’s 90 miles from the sea is not such a bad thing. It’s not all that far for vessels to easily reach us, but far enough to protect us from events like this.”

In further good news, preliminary inspections by PRPA’s engineering staff and terminal operators indicate little or no damage was sustained at PRPA’s facilities. Pending any new information, PRPA will release further information about its facilities and operations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. PRPA is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with the management, maintenance, marketing, and promotion of

publicly owned port facilities along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, as well as strategic planning throughout the port district. PRPA works with its terminal operators to modernize, expand, and improve its facilities, and to market those facilities to prospective port users. Port cargoes and the activities they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania.

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Application for Reorganization and Expansion under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 35, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or “usage-driven” FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s “service area” in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to the ForeignTrade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on October 19, 2012. FTZ 35 was approved by the Board on March 24, 1978 (Board Order 128, 43 FR l453l, 4/8/1978) and expanded on August 21, 1980 (Board Order 162, 45 FR 58388, 9/3/1980), December 29, 1993 (Board Order 678, 59 FR 1372, 1/10/1994), September 25, 2001 (Board Order 1189, 66 FR 52742, 10/17/2001), and June 27, 2002 (Board Order 1236, 67 FR 45456, 7/9/2002). The current zone includes the following sites: Site 1 (2.4 acres) – 2994-2996 Samuel Drive, Bensalem, Bucks County; Site 2 (90 acres) – Pier 98 South Annex, Columbus Blvd. at Oregon Ave., Philadelphia, Philadelphia County; Site 3 (3 acres) – Pier 38 and Pier 40, 1 Brown Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County; Site 4 (35 acres) – Penn Terminals Complex, 1 Saville Avenue, Eddystone, Delaware County; Site 6 (38 acres) – Publicker Site, 2937 Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, Philadelphia County; Site 7 (2 acres) – American Foodservice Corporation, 400 Drew Court, King of Prussia, Montgomery County; Site 8 (35 acres) – Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County; Site 10 (4.8 acres) – Philadelphia Naval Complex, Building 694, 1701 Langley Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County; Site 11 (37.52 acres) – Urban Outfitters, Inc., 755 Brackbill Road, Gap, Lancaster County (approved on a temporary basis until 12/31/2012); and, Site 12 (80 acres) – Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, Inc., 1 Sinter Road, Fairless Hills, Bucks County (approved on a temporary basis until 11/30/2013).

The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be Philadelphia, Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Lancaster and Berks Counties, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Philadelphia Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include existing Sites 1-6, 10 and 12 as “magnet” sites and existing Sites 7, 8 and 11 as usage-driven sites. The applicant is also requesting approval of the following usage-driven sites: Proposed Site 13 (2.462 acres) – Delaware River Stevedores, Inc., 3451 North Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, Philadelphia County; Proposed Site 14 (10.12 acres) – David’s Bridal, Inc., 44 North Lane, Conshohocken, Montgomery County; and, Proposed Site 15 (26.5 acres) – David’s Bridal, Inc., 100 Crossing Drive, Suite B, Bristol, Bucks County. The application would have no impact on FTZ 35’s previously authorized subzones. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is December 24, 2012. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to January 7, 2013. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, ForeignTrade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230-0002, and in the “Reading Room” section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at or (202) 482-0473.

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Take note, all you duffers, Republican Counsel Michael Meehan has proven he is adept on the golf course as he is in matters political. He demonstrated this with a hole in one on the 4th hole at the Bala Club as he took part in the annual Navy League Charity Outing on Columbus Day. He now is the holder of the official recognition by the Philadelphia Public Record’s City Party Leader’s Hole In One Award, with this commentary. Another GOP first comes from Rick Hellberg, chair of the state-sponsored Republican City Committee, who credits Pam Warren and his marketing and PR committee with their first newsletter. It included quotes from local candidates as well as US Senatorial candidate Tom Smith. Hellberg also credited Roman Sosalski for his work with Philadelphia Victory office volunteers and Anne Havey and her interns who succeeded in adding 307 new minority inspectors to the

OPERATIVES galore descended on Famous Deli for gathering of all sorts of political pros such as, from left, S. PHILLY luminaries at Famous Deli included, from left, Thomas Donatucci, State Rep. Maria POLITICAL matchmakers Al & Eleanor Dezzi consultant Maurice Floyd, fundraiser Alan Kessler, Donatucci, campaign strategist Ted Mucellin and were delighted to link up with former DA Lynne Controller Alan Butkovitz, publisher Mark Segal and Photo by Maria Merlino fundraiser Daniel Berger. Photo by Maria Merlino State Sen. Larry Farnese. Photo by Maria Merlino Abraham. Tereshko Still Earthquake Moore and he does it well. Anthony Clark. polls election day. Running For Turkeys Holding Court This time around was no This move was in the works The next big question State Philadelphia community acAn apology is owed Judge exception. He went on robo- for a while but could not be GOP Chairman Rob Gleason tivist Paul “Earthquake” Alan Tereshko, who last week calls for Kathy Boockvar in made until election day was must now answer is whether he intends to continue funding was reported in this column as the 8th Congressional Dist., over. Look for some changes Moore is running again for dothe state-sponsored Republi- resigning from the bench. messaging Bucks and Mont- in the hiring practices of nations of turkey and stuffing, (Cont. Page 32) can City Committee, as he has Judge Tereshko is still sitting gomery Co. voters, and then temorary workers. as a judge on the Philadelphia popped back into Philadelphia for the past two years in an effort to take over undivided Court of Common Pleas, to rally with local Democrat control of the party’s affairs Civil Trial Division. He had leaders at an afternoon event only resigned from his posi- election eve at the Palestra, in Philadelphia. Although the state-spon- tion as Supervising Judge of 215 S. 33rd Street. Earlier, Monday afternoon, he was sored RCC dramatically out- the Civil Trial Division. We thank his Law Clerk boosting Congresswoman performed Meehan’s RCC in recruiting minority inspectors Jessica Varzaly, Esq., for Allyson Schwartz at a Blue – the only possible way for help in correcting our earlier Bell rally. He has that charm! the GOP to grow again in this report. Glad to see he’s still Stephanie No Longer city – this gain did not trans- where he belongs. What’s With Clinton Chair Of Commissioners late to gains in Republican And Philadelphia? Stephanie Singer’s turbuvotes, especially in the city’s Seems no campaign, be it lent career as chairperson of African American community, as the state faction had citywide, statewide or presi- the City Commissioners came CROSS-SECTION of civic leaders at Famous Deli included, dential, would be memorable to an abrupt end yesterday hoped. from left, PNC Bank Senior VP Sal Patti, Ben Haney, attorNo doubt, the feud will without President Bill Clinton with the announcement she has ney Dawn Tancredi, Ron Donatucci Jr., Register of Wills continue – but at what inten- showing up to lend his sup- been replaced in the lead role Ron Donatucci and PNC Bank President Bill Mills. port and rev up the troops ... by co-chairs Al Schmidt and sity? Photo by Maria Merlino

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(Cont. From Page 25) well-oiled get-out-the-vote machine, and despite the disparities that periodically occur during primary elections, the Party presses on like a juggernaut when it’s time to take on the Republican Party challenges. That’s when it is obvious Bob Brady has his hands on the throttle, with everyone in synch, knowing what their leader expected.

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by Michael A. Cibik, Esq. American Bankruptcy Board Certified Question: Should I be worried about going to my meeting of creditors? Answer: After you file a bankruptcy case, you are required to attend a meeting of creditors. This is scheduled for about a month after your petition is filed, and is usually the only appearance you will need to make during the bankruptcy process. Should you be nervous about it? Probably not, especially if your bankruptcy lawyer knows what he or she is doing. Your attorney should prepare your bankruptcy petition and schedules with plenty of attention to detail and accuracy. Before you sign your petition, you should carefully review it and correct any items that are incorrect or incomplete. At the meeting of creditors, the bankruptcy trustee will ask you some questions which you will answer under oath. I suggest you follow these simple rules when you answer the trustee’s questions: 1. Tell the truth. 2. Listen to the question. 3. Let the trustee finish before you start speaking. 4. Answer in as few words as possible. The trustee will already know much about your financial affairs. Before your scheduled meeting, your attorney

use insulin, which controls blood sugar. Caffeine may be a factor, too, but many coffee studies have found decaf to be beneficial as well. “The health benefits of coffee come from the antioxidants and polyphenols,” noted Dr. Robert Newman, a certified nutritionist. Harvard researchers found coffee consumption is “associated with a substantially lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.” Men and women who drank more than six cups daily were 35% less likely to have Type 2 diabetes than people who drank fewer than two cups daily. Those who

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by Nick Tate A morning cup of coffee may boost more than just your energy level. A slew of new studies suggest coffee – once derided as a harmful stimulant – may improve your health by lowering the risk of diabetes, dementia, heart disease, and even some cancers. Scientists aren’t sure exactly why coffee is protective. It contains healthful antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols including chlorogenic acids, which have been shown to prevent disease. Coffee also contains minerals such as magnesium and chromium that help the body

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Democrat Gala Beats Out Sandy And Halloween

SHARING photo with Master of Ceremonies and Host Bob Brady were State Rep. Ron Waters, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz McElroy and Councilman Mark Squilla.

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WELCOMING Attorney General candidate Kathleen Kane to stage were Ward Leader Ron Couser and Jonathan Saidel.

STATE SEN. Michael Stack received early congrats on his reelection campaign from Ted Vigilante, Ward Leader Mike McAleer and Congressman Bob Brady.

CITY COMMISSION Chair Stephanie Singer brought Halloween spirit into gala, pleased her Registration Commission has made it possible for thousands of voters to register.

COUNCILMAN Mark Squilla is joined by Boiler Makers’ Ed Harkins, Bob Gormley and AFLCIO Treasurer Elizabeth McElroy.

GRAY-HEAD politics surface when Charlie Bernard and 11th Ward Leader Al Stewart come together.

FORMER Pro Football player Floyd Wedderburn and Richard Subbio, in rear, share this moment with legislative dean State Rep. Frank Oliver, attorney Frank Canty and State Rep. Michelle Brownlee.

LYNWOOD SAVAGE introduces his daughter Sierra to Democrat City Committee Chairman Bob Brady at crowded Sheet Metal Hall as Democrats marked annual preelection gala.

DISCUSSING fast progress of port EDGAR CAMPBELL III shares happy dredging and its positive impact on Port moment with veteran Committeelady were Congressman Bob Brady and State Mary Eley. Rep. Bill Keller.

LEGISLATIVE candidate Willie Dunbar took time out from campaigning to enjoy company of Albert Littlepage, Charles Hannah and State Sen. Anthony Williams.

WARD LEADER Ed Thornton, right, and brother Tim join up with Congressman Bob Brady.

ATTORNEY GENERAL candidate Kathleen Kane got to meet this powerhouse of vote-getters. From left, Sharon Lozier, State Rep. Louise Bishop, Sheriff Jewell Williams and Sonny Campbell.

DEBBIE TAYLOR is introduced to party Chairman Congressman Bob Brady by 58th Warder Tom B. Johnson.

REPRESENTING 2nd Ward were Kevin Price, Louise Hannible, long-time 90-year-old Committeeman Bill Price and John Tart.

ELECTION tales were traded by Ed “Sonny” Campbell, Ducky Birts, Sheriff Jewell Williams and Jeffrey Blackwell.

GREETING 13TH Dist. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz to DCC gala were Jonathan Saidel and Sheriff Jewell Williams.

KEVIN CARROLL, Sr., and Jr., flank State Rep. Bill Keller and Ward Leaders Matt Myers and Bill Dolbow.

MARNIE Aument Loughrey discusses next EVER-POPULAR Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell was election calendar with Martin Coleman. surrounded by admirers.

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SHARING LUNCH at Famous Deli were Brian Stevenson, NORTHEAST Ward Leaders gathered Councilman Bob Henon, John J. Dougherty, Sr., Steve for lunch at Tiffany Diner. Here Sen. Lauer, Joe Rafter and John Stevenson. Mike Stack, IV, shares moment with Tiffany owner John Petrogiannis and manager Simon Fever. Photo by Harry Leech

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AGREEING on what they saw as need to focus energies of Registration Commission on its mandated mission, Commissioners Al Schmidt and Anthony Clark have voted to become co-chairs of City Commission, relieving Commisioner Photo by Rory McGlasson Stephanie of her role as chair. down Woodland Avenue. The day, Nov. 11. run will start on Woodland Monetary donations, Avenue at 50th Street and end turkeys and accessories will at Island Avenue/Cobbs gladly be accepted on the day Creek Parkway at 11 a.m. on of both events. Any wellSaturday, Nov. 17. A 24-hour wisher can mail a donation to food-a-thon drive will be held PO Box 5323 Philadelphia, by Moore the weekend before PA 19142. Another Farewell the run in the parking lot at Event For Josephs the Island Market, Island & State Rep. Babette Josephs ENJOYING LUNCHEON break at festivities were Jeff Woodland Avenues at Cobbs Creek Parkway, beginning at (D-S. Phila.) has been kept Arkin, Karen Chisek and Robin Shatz who share electionnoon on Saturday, Nov. 10 busy with farewell events in day gossip with Congressman Bob Brady. and ending at noon on Sun- her honor. The latest will be held next Thursday at Ten Stone, 21st & South, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. RSVP Contractors and Home Owners! is required to Dream kitchens at a price you can afford! Guaranteed lowest prices on marble and Thanks Be To God, granite countertops and solid Obama Emails End "real" wood vanity and kitchen cabinets. Got an email from Rufus Bring us your lowest bids and we'll beat it Gifford,, who informed Office: 609-318-0357 us he was saying goodbye to 0N%CING David Cell: 609-338-7497 A IN our inbox. Before we could E F Tayoun L ILAB AVA Fax: 609-344-2744 congratulate ourselves, he asked for a donation to the campaign. Rufus was one of dozens of authors of news releases, campaign blurbs, and fundraiser appeals inundating us every week for the last three months. We’ll miss them, since many were signed by the President and started off “Dear Jim”. Maybe we 26,000 Original Miles should have saved some, printed them out, and framed 5-Speed Manual • Sunroof • New Tires them for our walls to show visitors how close we had beCall: come to the President. The few we did get from Mitt Romney groups also started as though written by the candidate, “Dear Jim”. We lost the golden opportunity to show off those, as well, since all were deleted shortly after they came along. • 215-755-2000



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a closet with a cement door; and people of color would love it if you would recognize the Emancipation Proclamation is established law. And young people? Well, they’d just love to see you at least try and work with the President to create the kind of economy that will allow them to use that degree that they

paid all that money for to earn them the kind of cash that will allow them to move out of their parent’s homes. If you don’t, you’re going to get beat down a lot over the next few years. And you’re eventually going to go the way of the Whigs. But while the Republican Party had its share of losers,

it did have one big winner: vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Now, why was he a winner? He was a winner because he ran for reelection for his house seat while running for nation’s second-highest office. Guess he was a better student of Ayn Rand than we thought….

NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, on May 9, 2003, a certain mortgage was executed by Mary R. Brogden, as mortgagor in favor of Financial Senior Funding Corp, a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB as mortgagee and was recorded in Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County in Mortgage Document# 50751580 (“Mortgage”); and WHEREAS, the Mortgage encumbered property located at 1539 North Robinson Street Philadelphia, PA 19151, parcel number 69N03-81 (“Property”); and WHEREAS, the Property was owned by Mary R. Brogden, by virtue of deed dated April 9, 2003 and recorded September 5, 2003 in Document #: 50751579; and WHEREAS, Mary R. Brogden died on May 11, 2011 and by operation of law, title vested in her two surviving children, Charles Brogden and Lilburne Brogden; and WHEREAS, the Mortgage is now owned by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“Secretary”), pursuant to an assignment recorded on October 6, 2010 in Document# 52267079, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; and WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Mortgage as Mary Brogden died on May 11, 2011 and in that the payment due on August 6, 2012, was not made and remains wholly unpaid as of the date of this Notice, and no payment has been made sufficient to restore the loan to currency; and WHEREAS, the entire amount delinquent as of August 6, 2012 is $47,600.29 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date; and WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Mortgage to be immediately due and payable; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, l2 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR Part 29, and by the Secretary’s designation of me as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on September 29, 2011 in Misc. Instrument #: 52395684, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, notice is hereby given that at Novembrt 14, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Southeast Entrance of Philadelphia City Hall located at Broad Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, all real and personal Property at or used in connection with the following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot or piece of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, Situate on the Easterly side of Robinson Street at the distance of 182 feet 06 inches Southwardly from the Southerly side of Lansdowne Avenue in the 34th Ward of the City of Philadelphia, County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania. CONTAINING in front or breadth on the said Robinson Street, 15 feet and extending of that width in length or depth Eastwardly between parallel lines at right angles to the said Robinson Street, 96 feet to a certain 03 feet 7/8 of an inch alley extending Northwardly from Media Street into another alley 03 feet 7/8 of an inch wide alley, extending from the said Robinson street to 61st Street. BEING known and numbered 1539 North Robinson Street. BEING BRT #34-2-274500. BEING Plan/Parcel #69N3 81. TOGETHER with the free and common use, right, liberty, and privilege of the aforesaid alleys as and for passageways and watercourses at all times hereafter forever. The sale will be held on Novembrt 14, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Southeast Entrance of Philadelphia City Hall located at Broad Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid $47,600.29 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date. Ten percent (10%) of the highest bid is the deposit required at the sale. The amount that must be paid to HUD by the mortgagors or someone acting on their behalf so that the sale may be stayed is the total delinquent amount of $47,600.29 as of August 6, 2012, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his prorata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bid, all bidders, except the Secretary, must submit a deposit totaling ten percent 10% of the Secretary’s bid as set forth above in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. Each oral bid need not be accompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of ten (10%) percent must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within thirty (30) days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the high bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyance fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for fifteen (15) days, and a fee will be charged in the amount of $150.00 for each fifteen (15) day extension requested. The extension fee shall be paid in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder’s deposit will be forfeited, and the Commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD Field Office Representative, offer the Property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein. • 215-755-2000

(Cont . From Page 14) the police to have the Republican election workers removed. In Philadelphia the police can only enter a polling place to vote or at the request of the Judge of Elections to deal with a “disturbance”. In one instance, the police were called, but wisely refused to remove the Republican. However, it took the efforts of two Republican attorneys, the Republican ward leader and a Republican poll watcher to persuade the Judge of Elections to finally seat the Minority Inspector – three hours after the polls opened. In other cases, attorneys had to obtain court orders. The hotline managed other complaints, including the presence of reportedly over 100 attorneys from the Obama campaign who were in polling places without watchers’ certificates. They had official-looking badges and had letters in hand signed by KEVIN WASHO, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, stating they should be accorded the same treatment as “poll watchers.” The only people allowed in the polling place are voters, election-board workers and poll watchers with watchers’

certificates issued by the Philadelphia City Commissioners. In the 60th Ward, the Republican leader noticed these attorneys in a polling place at 58th & Walnut Streets. After speaking to the hotline, she told the Judge of Elections the letter was not equivalent to a City Commissioners Watchers Certificate. The Judge asked the Obama attorneys to sit outside the polling area. As the ward leader was leaving, she was called by an Assistant DA. She told the Judge if the Judge of Elections had not removed the Obama attorneys, he would send Detectives who would do so.

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(Cont. From Page 14) Because of this, Democrats did well overall. In fact, the Keystone State made history. Kathleen Kane became the first woman in the Commonwealth’s history to serve as Attorney General. It also should have shown the Republican Party it might be time to realize something that it hasn’t: There ain’t as many white folks as there used to be. I know some of you are going to read this and think I’m being racist, but I’m not. I’m only pointing out something related to former Presi-

dent Bill Clinton’s favorite subject: arithmetic. While Romney got 59% of whites, which was around the same percentage that has brought other Republicans to victory in the past, that wasn’t enough to carry him. The coalition that has kept the Obamas from having to pack up and move back to Chicago was made up of women, young people, gays and lesbians, and people of color. Otherwise known as people some Republicans wouldn’t spit on if they were on fire. Like it or not, this coalition is the majority, and if it’s folks you don’t talk to, you

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