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Corbett Announces Additional Shippers Come To Port; Brady And Casey Laud Obama OK Of Dredging Funds Business is beginning to grow rapidly at the Port of Philadelphia. In a press conference at 1:30 this afternoon at the Packer Terminal, Gov. Tom Corbett is announcing the arrival of Horizon Lines. This international shipper will be bringing in a ship a week, opening more jobs here and more shipping opportunities to the many other ports it serves. Earlier in the month, Rickmers-Linie, a regular carrier at the Port of Philadelphia since 2008, expanded its service at Tioga Terminal with the addition of a westbound RoundThe-World Service that will connect markets in Asia, South America and North America. Making that announcement was Charles G. Kopp, Esq., chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority. The new monthly service is now underway and will complement Rickmers’ fortnightly Eastbound Round-The-World “Pearl String” service at Philadelphia. Like the earlier service, the new westbound service will call at PRPA’s Tioga Marine Terminal, which is operated by Delaware River Stevedores, Inc. “The use of the port by these

SEN. Bob Casey listens to Maritime Exchange President Dennis Rochford introducing him as Phila. Regional Port Authority Executive Dir. James T. McDermott and City Transportation chief Rina Cutler listen at Race Pier. Casey announced more federal funds for river’s dredging. two shippers is wonderful news project cargo by sea. With for the Port of Philadelphia,” regular sailings and reliable said Kopp. “Not only will the schedules, the company has Port’s connections to Asia be set new industry standards. enhanced, but it’s extremely ex- The Round-The World “Pearl citing that we’ll have new serv- String” service (which has ices expanding our reach to called the Port of Philadelemerging markets along the phia’s Tioga Marine Terminal East Coast of South America.” since 2008) connects the core In addition to the Port of businesses of the world. Liner Philadelphia, Rickmers-Linie’s services between the US, Eunew Westbound Round-The- rope, Middle East/India, as World service will call on ports well as special charter sailings in Yokohama, Masan, Tianjin on demand add value for globXingang, Shanghai, Singapore, ally active customers. RickCape Town, Buenos Aires, mers-Linie’s new Westbound Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Vitoria, Round-The-World service is Savannah and Houston. the newest addition to the carRickmers-Linie is one of rier’s roster of services. the world’s leading specialists Last week Congressman in the global transportation of Bob Brady and Sen. Bob breakbulk, heavy lift, and Casey announced President

Obama had included $20 million to complete the dredging of the Delaware River Channel in his FY2014 budget. “This funding keeps this critical project on pace to completion,” Brady said. “This effort started before I was first elected and I’ve fought for it every year since.” Brady noted, “This has been a joint effort for many years with our partners: former Congressman Bob Borski; State Rep. Bill Keller; Jim Paylor and Boise Butler of the International Longshoreman’s Association; and Charles G. Kopp, chair of the PRPA, to finally bring this to fruition.” Brady said he is pleased with the progress of the Delaware River channel-dredging project designed to deepen the river’s shipping channel from 40 to 45 feet from Philadelphia/Camden to the Atlantic. More than 27 miles of the river have been dredged and according to the Army Corps of Engineers work on the remaining 14-mile stretch will be completed in May. Brady said, “This project has been an uphill battle, but now we are just weeks away from ensuring that the Delaware

River ports will be competitive with other East Coast ports.” The dredging/deepening project will mean the Delaware River will be able to accommodate larger and more deeply loaded ships with deeper drafts. “As I have said on many occasions, there is no way to overestimate the importance of this dredging operation. Our ports are responsible for 75,000 jobs and $1billion in wages for our region. If we had not continued this fight those jobs and our regional economy would have taken a serious hit.” 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. • 215-755-2000

Report Sees Philadelphia As Economic Hub City Councilman at Large David Oh and Pennsylvania State Sen. Michael Brubaker (R-Lancaster) have released “A Preliminary Report on Improving the Global Competitiveness of Philadelphia.” The report captures the main findings from a two day joint hearing between the City Council Committee on Global Opportunities & the Creative/Innovative Economy chaired by the Councilman and the Pennsylvania State Senate International Commerce Caucus chaired by the Senator. Forty expert witnesses descended upon City Hall repre-

STATE SEN. Mike Brubaker and Councilman David Oh report on city business growth. senting government officials, business and industry leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and others to testify. “Those hearings were really the start of identifying where Philadelphia

stands currently and what we can do to become more business friendly and globally competitive,” said Oh. “This forum was a significant step forward in determining what we can do to help prosper and grow our business marketplace and jobs climate for the people of Pennsylvania. These hearings were important to begin the process of breaking down the walls internationally, building upon our great relations and ensuring the City of Brotherly Love and this entire Commonwealth broadens its scope of doing business,” said Brubaker. "We as legislators can help

foster an environment where companies can create good paying, family sustaining jobs for the people of Philadelphia.” Many witnesses also identified a significant lack of a comprehensive city strategy for international business attraction and branding to catch the attention of companies and tourists. Because economic activities have become more globally integrated in this century, the international business component of the City’s commerce activities must be strategically aligned with its broad economic development goals. With over 70% of the

world’s purchasing power located outside of the US, the City and the Commonwealth will have to take advantage of this global demand to prosper and create quality jobs. Brubaker added, “When appropriate, international relationships improve Pennsylvania’s business climate for our citizens and workers, and that's why it is imperative we support and encourage such initiatives. Although I believe our Commonwealth has been successful at creating new opportunities and opening doors to our international partners, I also believe we can do better and should do more.”

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Friends Salute O’Neill

KNOWLTON Mansion was crowded with friends and supporters as they gathered to toast Councilman Brian O’Neill for his years of service. With him are, from left, Al Taubenberger, Jack Kelly and City Commission Vice Chairman Al Schmidt. Photos by Harry Leech

IRISH Eyes are smiling as Ann Marie Coyle is congratulated by labor leader Joe Ashdale at salute to Councilman O’Neill for picking number one in ballot position for Common Pleas Court.

FELLOW Republican Coun- PINNING BADGE on new Fire Dept. Deputy Chief Troy cilman David Oh congratu- Gore is proud mother Theresa Gore in historic moment as lates his minority leader in Fire Dept. promoted him and others in ceremony. Photo by Leona Dixon City Council Brian O’Neill.

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ANTI-DRUGS activist C.B. Kimmins, in his trademark hat, joins ELAINE TOMLIN hosts Pre-Election Party at Portuguese Club in N. Malik Aziz, front and judicial canPhila. where she was joined by her hard-working committee people and didate Leon King, and attendees ward volunteers. Photo by Rory McGlasson at Elaine Tomlin’s ward party.

WARD LEADER Elaine Tomlin, 3rd from right, is joined by would-be judicial candiTRAFFIC CT. candidate Omar dates Marnie Aument-Loughrey, Fran Sabir and community activist Shields, Henry Lewandowski, Tamika Donald Birts flank host Elaine Lane, Robert Coleman, Dawn Tancredi and Joe Fernandes. Tomlin at ward party.

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JUDICIAL CANDIDATE Tracy B. Roman details her platform to local voters. during her career as a defense attorney. “I would tell my clients not to plead guilty and demand for them jury trial. Odds were evened out for my clients that way. They understood the seriousness of their plight and why pleading guilty to their felony was not the right option.” In her 22 years as a battling attorney, she found the situation getting “more critical because the criminal cases before the courts have risen to such high numbers, many de-

fendants found themselves in a numbers driven criminal justice system. Too often, they were being coerced into a plea agreement without judicial counseling as to the seriousness of pleading guilty without a fight.” This is her first campaign and her primary ballot position is giving her a favorable amount of momentum. She’s pulled the coveted second spot on the Common Pleas ballot, #104. But as a lifelong Democrat,

and well acquainted with the power of the Democratic City Committee, and without their endorsement, she’s accepted the challenge. “I will carry my message of injustice throughout my campaign and go wherever I know a group of committee people have gathered to get that message across.” She also is being guided through the minefield that creates problems for neophyte candidates by one of the top consulting teams in the Democratic Party, nicknamed the “Three Musketeers”: Joe Russo, Joe Stivala and former State Rep. David Shadding. She understands she has turned her husband Ed Roman into a temporary political widower. “He has my back and so does my child. It feels good and he wants win the primary, knowing of my frustration at the inequity dominating the over deluge of cases now flooding the criminal court.”

STATE REP. Ed Neislon and State Sen. Mike Stack, 2nd and 3rd from left, break ground for Aria expansion followed by Stack who detailed his efforts to get state nancial help. Photo by Harry Leech

State Sen. Mike Stack (DNortheast) helped to break ground for a $37 million construction project that will expand vital emergency health care services at Aria Health’s Torresdale campus in Northeast Philadelphia. Stack and Sen. Tommy Tomlinson were instrumental in securing $3 million for the project from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. They announced the approval of the funding in August. “We’ve waited a long time for this day, and it’s very special for me to take part in this groundbreaking,” Stack said. “This isn’t just making something bigger; it’s making it better and providing a better quality of life for this region with a

world-class facility and technology that will improve care and save lives.” When construction is completed next year, the Aria Health-Torresdale Emergency Dept. will have 42 beds, 12 more than currently available. “Most importantly,” Stack said, “doctors and nurses will be better able to evaluate and treat patients and return them to their families.” Stack said Aria expects to add 200 new jobs to the 1,500 that already exist on the Torresdale campus. Aria counts 4,000 jobs on its Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks Co. locations. RACP funds helped to pay for the construction of the new parking garage.

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Tracy B. Roman, 51, a married mother of an eighyear-old boy who is passing out his mom’s campaign literature, has found herself frustrated after 22 years of being an attorney to the point she wants to become a Common Pleas Judge to “right the wrongs.” She says, “I’ve seen scores of individuals accepting guilty pleas for lesser sentences or for a promise of probation without being warned the felony conviction to which they agreed sentences them a life time of being branded as a felony and for many of them, making them unemployable.” That scene was impressed on her mind, day after the day in the city courts. “The judges not warning the defendants before them, that a guilty plea makes them unfortunately second-class citizens: I can’t sit on the sidelines any longer,” she adds. She has battled this fiasco

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Our Opinion... Our Prayers Go Out...

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We’re being advised by the entire media spectrum to support our Boston Marathon runners in any way possible. Prayer is the best, money is the second, and the third is to press our Federal government to come up with the perpetrators. The bombing has signaled to all Americans we are now in a permanent marathon. No matter the culprit, the door has opened for the continuation of similar catastrophes, especially as time drags on before this bomber or his group is brought to justice.

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MARGARET THATCHER: Lessons In Outreach For Philly Republicans

see what lessons we could learn from his years in power so that we can revitalize the Republican Party. Perhaps we Republicans can learn from Thatcher’s legacy, not only as it relates to the national stage but also to state and local politics. At first blush, one may think Thatcher was too “polarizing” to offer any insights into our current political dilemmas. After all, the pundits state Republicans are out of touch with society, have chased away our moderate party members and have embraced wingnuts. The term “polarizing” is one that many in the media use to describe strong women. While it was repeatedly used to describe Thatcher, it has also been used to characterize Congresswoman Michelle Bachman and yes, even liberal former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. If Thatcher was so polarizing, how did she become the longest-serving British Prime (Cont. Page 22)

Apr. 18- State Sen. Larry Farnese holds Business Leadership Series at Moore Coll. of Art & Design, 20th & Parkway, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Event is designed for area small business to learn about available state and local services, funding opportunities and current trends. Apr. 18- Reception for Justinian Law School chapters at City Hall Law Library, 5-7 p.m. Introductions by Alessandra Carrafiello, Esq. and Judge Matthew Carrafiello. Apr. 18- Thomas J. Johanson, Esq. hosts Fundraiser for Judge Kenneth Powell at Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly, PC, 1800 JFK Blvd., Suite 1900, 5:30 p.m. Patron $500, Friend $250, Supporter $150.

Apr. 18- Ethical Humanist Soc. hosts candidates Night at 1906 Rittenhouse Sq., 6:308:30 p.m. Candidates RSVP Aissia Richardson (215) 2361878. Apr. 19- Laborers Local 332 hosts Breakfast Meet & Greet with Traffic Court candidate Omar Sabir at 13th & Wallace Sts., 8 a.m. sharp. Supporters make checks payable to Sabir for Traffic Court Committee. Apr. 19- Councilman Kenyatta Johnson hosts Senior Fair at Myers Rec Ctr., 58th & Kingsessing Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info (215) 686-3412. Apr. 19- Cedar Park Neighbors and other community groups host meet-&-greet for Congressman Chaka Fattah at Calvary Community Ctr., 48th & Baltimore Ave., 6-8 p.m. Apr. 19- Rhythm & Blues Dinner Dance Fundraiser for Traffic Ct. candidate Lewis Harris, Jr. at Wharton Centre Gym, 1712 N. 22nd Street, 711 p.m. Dinner and music.

$25 payable at door. For info (215) 651-4757 or (267) 3405908. Apr. 20- State Sen. Anthony Williams hosts Helping Hands conference for older caregivers at W. Phila. HS, 4900 Chestnut St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. To register Brenda Rich (215) 870-4955. Apr. 20- 52nd Ward Democrats host bipartisan Candidates Meeting at Pinn Memorial Ch., 54th & Wynnefield Ave., 9:30 a.m. For info Steve Jones (215) 879-6049. Apr. 20- Bar-B-Que Fundraiser for Controller candidate Brett Mandel at 1026 S. 22nd St., 4-9 p.m. Pulled pork, ribs, chicken, prime rib. $500 Bulldog $500, $250 Watchdog $250, Guard Dog $100, Puppy Dog $50. RSVP Hillary Parker (215) 3002618. Apr. 20- African American Chamber of Commerce marks 25th anniversary at Enterprise Center, 4548 Market St., 5-8 p.m.

Apr. 20- Ducky Birts Foundation Medallion Scholarship Banquet at 1st Dist. Plaza, 3801 Market St., 6-10 p.m. Tickets $75, 2 for $125. For info (215) 242-1220. Apr. 20- Women Organized Against Rape hosts Take It All Back Community Walk & Speak Out in Center City to bring awareness about the fight to end sexual violence. For details or (215) 985-3315. Apr. 22- John Pallante, Esq. & Anthony Zarella, Esq. host Fundraiser for Common Pleas candidate Giovanni Campbell at Pallante Law, 1528 Walnut St., Su. 1701, 5-7 p.m. Supporter $100, Friend $250, Sponsor $500. Apr. 22- Libertarian Party of Phila. annual business meeting and officers’ election at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, 631 N. 3rd St., 7 p.m. Apr. 22- Sonny Campbell’s 4th Ward meets at 5946 Vine St. For info Sonny Campbell (Cont. Page 29) • 215-755-2000

by Denise Furey Last week one of the most influential conservative political leaders of the 20th century, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, died. Her impact on history was so colossal that we are only able to appreciate it fully now she is gone. Many Americans remember her as a loyal political ally of President Ronald Reagan. She, like Reagan, believed in free markets and the use of monetary policy and not fiscal intervention to solve the economic problems of their day. Both were also staunch opponents of communism, not just because of the government control of commerce in those countries but also the totalitarian control of all aspects of they lives of citizens. After Gov. Mitt Romney’s defeat in last year’s Presidential election and the few seats we lost in the US Senate and House of Representatives, Republicans were despondent. We looked back to Reagan to

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by Joe Shaheeli It's getting to be a classic, the 13th Congressional Dist. race a war between counties. Montgomery Co. Democratic leadership doesn’t know it yet, but Philadelphia's wards in the Northeast are being told by City Democrat Chairman Congressman Bob Brady, “It’s time to support one of our own for the District. The emphasis needs to be for this county.” He’s had conversation with Brady, who told him, “If you are the one Philadelphian in the race you can rely on our endorsement for this race. Win and bring back the District to Philadelphia.” Brady believes Philadelphia, which could easily produce a heavier turnout than Montgomery Co. in the Democratic primary, deserves a representative who will focus on the two counties in the district, and not show partiality to one or the other. Since Brendan now is the only Philadelphia horse in the race, and as we said last week, already pressing hard, he thanked Brady for that news and has begun trumpeting he has been tapped by Brady. since there are no other Philadelphians officially in the race. Boyle could have been bowled over by State Sen. Michael Stack, who has his eyes focused only on the gubernatorial race and has been campaigning around the state for that primary support. The receptions Stack has received have been “good to great.” Congressman Brady’s endorsement of a Philadelphia candidate is the latest big endorsement for the Boyle Campaign. Just in the last few weeks, the following organizations have officially endorsed Boyle: Fraternal Order (Cont. Page 9)

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KICKING OFF energy-information workshop at Paschall Avenue American Legion Post, State Rep. Ron Waters, right, was joined by Ward Leader Ann Brown and 12th Dist. Police Cat. John Moroney. last term out, and has been ing, already raised $218,000 busily seeking to become the since she filed Mar. 14. She city's endorsed candidate even has a network of supporters albefore Allyson officially an- ready voting for her on e-polls. nounced her decision to vacate Dr. Arkoosh, a University the seat after a 10-year tenure. of Pennsylvania doctor, we beSo Allyson may have to en- lieve will have the full weight dorse if she wants to keep some of the Montgomery Co. Desupport. Also seeking the seat mocrats, even though Brendan is Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, who is has made some inroads into married to Schwartz’s congres- that county, having worked in sional campaign treasurer. She a bi-county association of two has financial friends abound- Montco legislators and his

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KEYNOTING Holocaust remembrance ceremony on Parkway were State Sen. Anthony Williams, right, and State Rep. Brendan Boyle, who have introduced historic legislation to require Holocaust education in Penna. McGinty, a star in the Gov. Rendell administration. Brendan is proving to be the one Democrat who has moved up because he just won’t stand still. He’s always working, to the effect he was instrumental in getting his brother Kevin elected to an adjacent House seat. He was tasked with helping House Democratic candidates win

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(Cont. From Page 8) of Police Lodge 5, Sprinklerfitters Local 692, Steamfitters Local 420, Plumbers Local 690, Ironworkers Local 401, Operating Engineers, Teamsters Local 115, IBEW Local 98 and Transport Workers Union. In the camp of Allyson Schwartz, the Congresswoman’s team may have to go back on her statement she will not be endorsing. She has many friends who indicated they would attempt to fill her 13th Dist. shoes. These included former City Controller Jonathan Saidel, who was her campaign chair when Allyson first ran for Congress in 2004. He is a Party mainstay, at every event, and fulfilling every assignment nobly. When Jonathan announced he was dropping out of the race, that made Boyle the heir apparent for Brady's support. But Schwartz' fast pace for the race for the Democratic primary nod for Governor may not be an easy win for her. Her former ally and former Congresswoman Margorie MargoliesMezvinsky has announced she may enter that race. So has Katy

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Republican candidate for City Controller TERRY TRACY is running a smart and energetic race. His performance in last week’s Controller debate sponsored by Young Involved Philly, hosted at WHYY and moderated by CHRIS SATULLO, was noteworthy enough to merit praise by DAVE DAVIES. Tracy has the unified support of all factions of Philadelphia’s warring Republican Party. Kudos to Tracy’s campaign manager, JOHN KATRINA, for getting Tracy in the public eye and keeping him engaged despite having no primary challenger. Tracy demonstrated he clearly knows the issues and understands the importance of transparent and efficiency – two words that do not come to mind when thinking of the City of Philadelphia. Unlike the three Democrats, he has extensive private-sector work experience (where you lose your job if you fail to watch to the bottom line). Tracy runs nationwide strategy and store operations for a major US retailer. A number of Republicans came out to support Tracy, including Republican activists KAREN CHIZECK, NATHAN SCHRADER, MAURICE GOODMAN, MIKE BARRAM and JOHN FEATHERMAN, as well as WARD LEADERS MATT WOLFE, PHIL INNAMORATO and LINDSAY DOERING. DAVID KRALLE, former State Rep candidate, and STEWART GRAHAM from COUNCILMAN DAVID OH’S office were also there. On the other hand, DANNY ALVAREZ, the Republican candidate for District Attorney, appears to be a bright, articulate person but he needs help when it comes to campaigning. DA SETH WILLIAMS is unchallenged in the primary. That means Alvarez is the only challenger and he needs to fill the void by being much more visible and making a forceful case as to why voters should replace Williams with him. Speaking of smart, young Republicans, Kralle is now working as the Philadelphia lobbyist for Triad Strategies and has been a fixture at the City budget hearings lately. And a big (Cont. Page 16)

The May 21 Pennsylvania Primary doesn’t really have a whole lot going for it in terms of races. The top of the ticket isn’t much of one if we’re honest with ourselves. There’s no race for governor, mayor, president or even city council on the ticket. So it’s probably gonna be tough getting folks out to the polls. Especially since the most interesting race is to see who will, for want of a better way to put it, be the city’s accountant. I found myself at the studios of WHYY-91FM radio last Thursday night for a debate featuring the four men——-three Democrats, one Republican——who are running for the office of City Controller. Now on it’s face, you probably want to ask me “What bet did I lose?” But since this holder of this office is the person who is going to be responsible for making sure that the city is spending the tax money it collects the way its supposed to, it might be a good idea to know who these folks are and where they stand. Now the one thing that Democratic challengers Brett Mandel and Mark Zecca and Republican Terry Tracy can agree on is that incumbent Alan Butkovitz needs to go. (Something that Butkovitz doesn’t agree with by the way…) But the three challengers don’t necessarily agree with who should replace him, something that showed in this debate. For starters, were it not for the fact that Zecca and Tracy were really strong candidates and characters in their own right, this whole thing could have turned into the “Butkovitz and Mandel Show”. That’s because Butkovitz and Mandel, the two men who faced off for the Controller’s seat four years ago, (a) have unfinished business and (b) don’t appear to like each other very much. Observe: On the topic of the controversial AVI (or the Added Value Initiative), Butkovitz accused Mandel of supporting the program because “he was one of the people who thought it up.” Mandel’s response was to accuse Butkovitz of trying to “scare” people… Before the evening was over, Mandel would use the word “shenanigans” twice and Butkovitz would call Mandel “cute”…but not in a “Wanna date?” kind of way. For their parts, both Zecca and Tracy said some interesting and constructive things. But it was hard for them to make an impression.

Questions that haunt me!... Why do you have to “put your two cents in” ... But it’s only a “penny for your thoughts”? Where’s that extra penny going to? Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity? Why does a round pizza come in a square box? What disease did cured ham actually have? How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage? Why is it people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up like every two hours? If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing? Why are you IN a movie, but you’re ON TV? Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground? Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway. Why is “bra” singular and “panties” plural? Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat? If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him? If the professor on “Gilligan’s Island” can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t he fix a hole in a boat? Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs! If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn’t he just buy dinner? If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from? If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons? If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape or shoplifting? Can you cry under water? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Do the “Alphabet Song” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” have the same tune? Why did you just try singing the two songs above? Why do they call it an asteroid when it’s outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it’s in your butt? Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window? (Cont. Page 30)

The National Museum for American Jewish History was the site of the 65th anniversary of the state of Israel celebration. The Consul Gen. of Israel YARON SIDEMAN presided over a packed house of well-wishers and dignitaries. Among the elected officials were STATE SENS. STEWART GREENLEAF, ANTHONY WILLIAMS and MIKE STACK; City COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON; and City COUNCILWOMAN MARIAN TASCO. The Senators and Council Members spoke and presented citations congratulating the Jewish community and the state of Israel. Interestingly, Williams continues to court the Jewish community and Jewish voters in anticipation of the mayoral run in 2015. Williams is a sponsor of legislation which mandates teaching of the Holocaust in public schools. Both Greenleaf and Stack have traveled to Israel and Stack has authored the Iran terror-free investment bill and is now working on the Iran free service contracts bill. The race to succeed CONGRESSWOMAN ALLYSON SCHWARTZ for her seat has taken new twists and turns. Now former CONGRESSWOMAN MARJORIE MARGOLIESMEZVINSKY will enter the race along with STATE SEN. DAYLIN LEACH, DR. VALERIE ARKOOSH and STATE REP. BRENDAN BOYLE. JONATHAN SAIDEL, who claimed to be running, has once again withdrawn from the race. CHS has heard a rumor that former GOV. ED RENDELL was gathering support for Saidel. He was phoning other candidates to ask them to withdraw from the race in order to back Saidel. At the very moment of the calls, Saidel withdrew from the race. Boyle can benefit from a crowded field. He needs to make sure there are numerous Montgomery Co. candidates and so far that’s the case. COUNCILMAN BOBBY HENON was the honorary chairman of a fundraiser for State Sen. Mike Stack at Michelangelo’s Restaurant on Bustleton Avenue. Among the well-wishers were 66 WARD LEADER MIKE McALEER, State Rep candidate JOHN DelRICCI, developer JOHN PARSONS and a long list of other business people. Former City COUNCILMAN DAN SAVAGE is seriously considering a run against incumbent STATE SEN. TINA TARTAGLIONE, but is currently working hard to secure judicial support for JIM CRUMLISH III. Crumlish has a very bad ballot position, but he is (Cont. Page 30) • 215-755-2000

Condolences to the families of the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon and prayers for wounded. The herd is grateful that Deputy City COMMISSIONER DON GARECHT and his family, who had been near the race shortly before the tragedy, were unharmed. Garecht’s wife GRETA, a participant of the Boston Marathon, passed the finish line only minutes before the bombs exploded in the nearby spectator area. Garecht, his nine-month-old daughter and his in-laws had been there to cheer on his wife.

Frank Rizzo May Seek Mayoralty

lost opportunity to develop his father’s style of leadership. You either loved or hated Mayor Frank Rizzo. Junior has no hold on either category, or the support that went with it.

It’s Cianfrani Night At 2nd Ward Meet

State Sen. Henry “Buddy” Cianfrani, long-time Democratic leader of the 2nd Ward, will be remembered at the (Cont. Page 15)

Taylor, Farnese Fight Illegal Guns

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Councilman Frank Rizzo has given an indication he may enter the mayoral race. Imagine “Frank Rizzo for Mayor” signs popping up in some sections of South Philadelphia and the River Wards. However, we suggest Frank, Jr., look at the demographics which have changed what was once sure Rizzo territory into a mosaic landscape

TV media star and remembered by voters. Add to that the fact he has been silent after leaving Council on erupting city crises that called for individual officials past and present to speak out – more

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(Cont. From Page 9) behind-the-scenes stories you get to read here first, which he does so well. It’s possible he may be leaving the hospital as you read this, however. He’s taking that hospital time to guide Tracy B. Roman, his choice for Common Pleas Court in the Democratic primary.

dominated by more-liberally motivated voters. We think he’d get a decent vote from the 26th, 1st and 2nd Wards in South Philadelphia and possibly the 31st Ward in Kensington. We see little enthusiasm anywhere else. We suggest that Frank, although he had a great service reputation as a Councilman, realize his silence on key issues during his long tenure were lost chances to become a

A Player With A Team MANDATORY incarceration for Phila. illegal gun trade is focus of bill introduced by State Rep. John Taylor and State Sen. Larry Farnese at Roundhouse last week. They were joined by State Rep. Mark Cohen, DA Seth Williams and two suburban DAs who insisted this reform is no-brainer and urgently needed. State Rep.

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Local 332, Samuel Staten, Jr., Vincent Primavera, Jr. Business Manager/Co-Chairman L.E.C.E.T. Co-Chairman Local 135, Daniel L. Woodall, Jr., Damian Lavelle Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Local 413, James Harper, Jr., Fred Chiarlanza Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Local 57, Walt Higgins Harry Hopkins Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Laborers District Council, Ryan N. Boyer, Business Manager. Laborers’ District Council promotes a safe work environment, jobs completed on time and on budget, and represents union members, who are well trained, productive, professional, and take pride in their work. Union labor…building better and safer communities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. This ad is presented by LECET The Laborers Employers Cooperation and Education Trust 319 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Telephone: 215-922-6139 Fax: 215-922-6109 Web: Juan F. Ramos Administrator

by Michael P. Boyle, Esq. I wrote last week about an NPR story, “Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise of Disability in America” (see In response to the story, eight former Commissioners of SSA issued a joint response (see The Commissioners raised concerns with how the series characterized disability and SSI programs, stating: “We are deeply concerned that the series ... failed to tell the whole story and perpetuated dangerous myths about the Social Security disability programs and the people helped by this vital system.” The Commissioners point out that “Less than one-third of initial DI [disability] and SSI applications are approved,

and only about 40% of adult DI and SSI applicants receive benefits even after all levels of appeal.” The Commissioners acknowledge that “DI has grown significantly in the past 30 years,” mostly as a result baby boomers entering their highdisability years, and women entering the workforce in large numbers in the 1970s and 1980s so more are now insured for DI based on their own prior contributions. The Commissioners also noted the “increase in the number of children receiving SSI benefits in the past decade is similarly explained by larger economic factors, namely the increase in the number of poor and low-income children.” They emphasized DI and SSI benefits “provide critical support to millions of Americans with the most-severe disabilities, as




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When you turn on the rear wiper and you listen, do you hear the wiper motor running even though the wiper arm is not moving? This could be a lot of work for yourself unless you are quite adept with your vehicle’s wiring. Depending on what kind of vehicle you have, there could be various other answers. I am sure you want your wipers working with the weather we have been having. We have an easy way to make an appointment right on our website at if you would like to bring your vehicle in we would be happy to help further! Tom has been serving automotive customers in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years as a salesman and then General Manager of Pacifico Auto Group. Rocco is a top automotive consultant.

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by Michael A. Cibik, Esq. American Bankruptcy Board Certified Question: Can I discharge payday loans in my bankruptcy? Answer: Payday loans can be dangerous forms of credit. Interest rates are astronomically high (according to an FDIC advisory, between 300% and 1000% when calculated annually), a significant number of payday loan customers take out multiple loans per year, and it’s difficult to determine a legitimate company from a flyby-night business front. Many customers get trapped in a never-ending cycle. By the time the loan comes due on the next payday (along with an additional $1.50 to $2 for every

$10 borrowed), the customer can’t afford to repay the loan and pay his current bills. He then takes out another payday loan for just a bit more. When one loan company stops extending credit, the customer moves to the next, borrowing to pay off the first. Nothing about this sounds good or appealing, right? Typically, payday loans can be discharged in your Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. But it just makes good sense to stay away from this scheme of lending in the first place. Don’t become one of the 12 million caught in a cycle of misery with these loans. Next Week’s Question: Stockton, Cal. bankrupt; is Philadelphia next?

A study by the US Pharmacopeial Convention has found the most commonly fraudulent products are olive oil, milk, saffron, honey and coffee. Tea, fish, clouding agents (used in fruit juices, like lemon, to make products look freshly squeezed), maple syrup and spices were also top imposters. Most of the fraud was committed by producers adding fillers (i.e., other plant leaves to tea leaves), mixing in lessexpensive spices with highvalue spices or watering down

liquids. Olive oils were often replaced and/or diluted with cheaper vegetable oils. Don’t buy into the newest health trend. Food fraud appears more commonly in highvalue ingredients that are linked to health benefits and consumers pay a premium for. Beware “white tuna” – it’s often not a member of the tuna family at all. Escolar is commonly marketed as white tuna. It is edible – and legal – but it includes a waxy substance humans can’t digest and can cause purgative effects.

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by Tom Flynn and Rocco DeGregorio Question: My rear wipers are driving me crazy. I can’t get them to work! Rear wiper motor has been changed and the rear wiper still does not work. Answer: I do not think the cause of your no-wiper is electrical. I believe the wiper motor could be running but the pivot is bad and the wiper arm is really not connected to the moving motor. But it could be could be a fuse or a relay. Have you checked those? It could also be the switch itself. I would start by checking the fuses then turning the wiper on and checking for voltage at the new wiper motor, if you have voltage going to the motor, there is a chance the new motor was defective, or there could be a bad ground. You might need to find a wiring diagram.

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African-Am Chamber Marks 20th Kevin Dow, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia, will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE Annual Meeting today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Enterprise Center, 4548 Market Street. Shalimar Blakely, executive director of AACC, stated, “From entrepreneurs to corporations, it’s important African American businesses understand how their successes can lead directly to the growth of African American communities.” Celebrating 20 years of service to the African American business community, the AACC’s annual meeting also aims to highlight legislative matters that could impact the minority business community. Proceeds from the AACC Annual Meeting provide support to events and programming for AACC members. For tickets and additional information, visit www.aacham

Fattah Awards Three Grants Congressman Chaka Fattah, senior appropriator for science, research and technology the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Temple University, will receive almost $3 million in science awards from the Dept. of Health & Human Services and the National Science Foundation. The grants are for research in spinal-cord injury, transplant repair, allergies and math.

On a fast track is the effort to undermine constitutional law by the State Supreme Court. With its Chief Justice Ron Castille, who has a big stake in this move, now 69 and facing resignation at age 70 should he win retention for another 10-year term, there is

Ted Martin, executive director of Equality Pennsylvania, said his group has endorsed candidates across the state in various judicial and administrative seats for their support of the LGBT agenda. In Philadelphia, this could mean a boost for endorsees Common Pleas candidate Giovanni Campbell, Municipal Court candidate Shoshana

Rep. Sims’ Influence Spreading In ’Burg?

It may or may not be true State Rep. Brian Sims (D-S. Phila.) had a hand in the appointment of his former campaign manager Matt Goldfine as the House Democratic Campaign Committee’s new political director. Also helping Goldfine was the fact he had been HDCC Chair State Rep. Tim Briggs’ (D-Montgomery) Chief of Staff for several years. A Second Casino Makes Big Sense

Another casino is a dire need for Philadelphia. It’ll make this City the Atlantic City of Pennsylvania, a bigger draw for gamblers who want some of the excitement in the way of entertainment and

Miranda Hosts Financial Literacy Class For Teens TEENAGE children in N. Phila. listen to State Rep. J.P. Miranda offer advice on finances during “Teen Financial Awareness Day” held at Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School, 910 N. 6th Street.

eateries only found here. Pennsylvania’s casinos set a monthly record for gross revenue from table games, with its 11 casinos generating $67.4 million in gross revenue from table games for March, up 9% from March 2012, when the casinos set the previous monthly record. Thanks to State Rep. Rosita Youngblood’s (DNorthwest) efforts rescue for the city of the second casino which had been due it, Philadelphians will share in the revenue sure to be generated from the second casino when it is up and running. In meantime, the Gaming Board is asking Gov. Tom Corbett to slow up on Lottery privatization since the contract may give Camelot Global Services illegal forms of gambling. Corbett Counts Port Jobs As He Ignores Local Pols

It’s been noted time and again, Gov. Tom Corbett doesn’t think doing anything for city pols will earn him votes. He is constantly

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Schwartz Has Beaucoup Dollars For Guv Race If Congressman Allyson Schwartz understands what truly needs to be done to win a statewide race, especially for Governor, she must dip deeply into her war chest, which reportedly has climbed well over the $3 million mark. She must take with her a huge hand bag and dip into it to refresh parched Democratic county leaders who haven’t seen much rain since the Republicans put a stranglehold on State Government. It won’t do well for her to spend it all on television.

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THE Arc of PA’s day in Harrisburg saw Nofre Vaquer, COO of SpArc Phila.; and Laura Princiotta, CEO of SpArc Phila., meet up with State Rep. Jim Roebuck in his Harrisburg office to thank him for advocacy and support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Photo by Bonnie Squires


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STATE REP. J.P. Miranda joins Strawberry Mansion HS students Albert Cheeseboro, 18, Tyrone Cheeseboro, 16, and Marquis Graham, 17, at his “Teen Financial Awareness Day” held at Palmer Charter School.

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awarding commission assignments to anyone but a handful you count in Philly. Now he’s recognized a host of local government officials for “outstanding service to their communities and local government associations.” We see as a direct slap to Mayor Michael Nutter, whose administration has members who have been honored nationally. In the meantime, his obvious commitment to grow the Port continues to attract more shipping lines, using it as a destination, and growing port jobs. He has brought back with him from South America a new manufacturing plant and new business pacts which produce jobs in other parts of the state. We say again: Don’t count him because his polls are low. He’s attending to the kind of business that generates future votes.

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(Cont. From Page 11) ward’s candidates night Apr. 29, at Saigon Maxim, 612 Washington Avenue. All candidates are invited. If you have a Cianfrani tale, you may be invited to tell the audience of committee people and friends. Expect to hear a few from Congressman Bob Brady, who’ll kick off the event. For information call the ward office at (267) 978-4839.

no reluctance seen on the part of his benchmates to rule on the challenge to the retirement mandate. It’s definitely fasttrack, with oral argument scheduled for May 8. Should the majority of the Court recuse themselves, since at least four are still in their prime, but nearing the age limit? That is the question! • 215-755-2000

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Elephant Corner (Cont. From Page 10) congratulation is in order for Young Republican board member DARIN BARTHOLOMEW for his victorious election as President of the Temple University student body. Maybe under Darin’s leadership, the mostly liberal crowd at Temple will get a taste of common sense.

The United Republican Club has an advocate in MIKE BARKOVITCH. Mike is doing a great job of promoting URC events that both raise funds for the historic club and attract new members. Keep up the good work, Mike! Tomorrow Tracy will be having a fundraiser at the United Republican Club in Kensington. Tracy’s wife LYNSEY will be the guest bartender.

In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 130103606 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor in Interest by Purchase from The FDIC as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank f/k/a Washington Mutual Bank, FA, Plaintiff vs. vs. The Unknown Heirs of the Estate of Carol Dunn, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s) To: The Unknown Heirs of the Estate of Carol Dunn, Deceased, Defendant(s), whose last known address is 3828 Bennington Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124. 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, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor in Interest by Purchase from The FDIC as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank f/k/a Washington Mutual Bank, FA, 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. 130103606, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 3828 Bennington Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 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, 215227-2400 or 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.

As the May 21 primary approaches, the city’s Republican ward leaders are preparing their troops. Rumors indicate the split party is close to coming together under the combined leadership of MICHAEL MEEHAN as party boss and JOE DeFELICE as executive director. US SEN. PAT TOOMEY has made news for his role in gun control. Enhanced background checks is not an earth-

shattering issue here in Philadelphia. It respects the 2nd Amendment and does not target law-abiding citizens. Councilman Oh muscled through two resolutions ast week. One authorized his committee on Global Opportunities & the Creative/Innovative Economy to hold hearings on making the waterfront and seaport a state harbor. That would bring in state and federal dol-

In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 130201529 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor in Interest by Purchase from The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank, Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Lucia L. Allen, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s) To: The Unknown Heirs of Lucia L. Allen, Defendant(s), whose last known address is 7608 Dicks Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153. 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, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor in Interest by Purchase from The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank 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. 130201529, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 7608 Dicks Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153, 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 or 215-981-3700. Phila. Bar Assoc., One Reading Center, Phila., PA 19104, 215-2386333. 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.

lars. The other called upon the Mayor to move forward on natural gas and submit an application for a federal license to export liquid natural gas. While Philadelphia is the closest port to the Marcellus Shale fields, which is the second-largest source of natural gas in the world, the limp-along Nutter Administration has let 20 other municipalities get ahead of us in filing for the federal li-

cense. Both assets need to be developed and would create thousands of good jobs for Philadelphians while lowering our tax burden. COUNCILMAN DENNY O’BRIEN introduced a resolution that was passed last week recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month in Philadelphia. A long-time supporter of people with special needs, keep up the good work, Denny!

In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 130200138 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Unknown Heirs of Blanche Johns, Deceased & Dwight Johns, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Blanche Johns, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s) To: Unknown Heirs of Blanche Johns, Deceased & Dwight Johns, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Blanche Johns, Deceased, Defendant(s), whose last known address is 2216 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. 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, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., 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. 130200138, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 2216 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 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 or 215-981-3700. Phila. Bar Assoc., One Reading Center, Phila., PA 19104, 215-2386333. 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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FORMER Sheriff Barbara Deeley, left, Mayor Nutter’s senior advisor Sid Booker, attorney Sharif Street and Councilman Bob Henon’s aide Lisa Deeley were glad to give boost to Controller ATTORNEY Larry Pitt and his Office Manager Phyllis JUDICIAL candidates Giovanni Campbell and Sierra Alan Butkovitz at his birthday affair at Palm Restaurant. Meloff share a moment with Controller Alan Butkovitz Thomas Street paid their respects to Controller Alan Photo by Maria Merlino and attorney Dan Muroff. Photo by Maria Merlino Butkovitz at his fundraiser.

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AmeriHealth Mercy Becomes AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Cos., a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health-care solutions for the underserved, announced it has chosen AmeriHealth Caritas as its new company name.

“Caritas” is Latin for “charity” and embodies the 30-year legacy of caring that AmeriHealth has established in several states and communities across the country. AmeriHealth Caritas is a ma-

jority-owned subsidiary of Independence Blue Cross; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan holds a minority interest. “AmeriHealth Caritas’ legacy of caring – which is captured in its new name – led to its

becoming a nationally respected expert in care management in government-funded programs,” said Dan Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, which serves 7 million people nationwide. “Consider

the proof: as a result of AmeriHealth Caritas’ passion for serving the hard-to-reach and chronically ill, membership increased by almost one-third in the past 15 months.” AmeriHealth Caritas began

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Candidates At Health Fair

COUNCILWOMAN Jannie Blackwell takes blood-pressure test during her annual Wellness Fair. Checking on Jannie’s wellness are State Rep. Jim Roebuck; Sierra Street and Katie Scrivner, Common Pleas Court candidates; and Omar Sabir, Photo by Joe Stivala Traffic Court candidate.

Ringside With The Shadowboxer PHILLY BOXING guru John Gallagher, with his wife Rose at his side, was inducted into Penna. Sports Hall of Fame as part of its 2013 Class. Coach, second, manager, judge, timekeeper, announcer, director, chairman, and promoter are some of his boxing titles, but Gallagher said what he relishes the most from all his years in boxing is friendships he has maintained with his protégés.

BOXER KELLY Ryan and former Eagle Vince Papale were part of capacity crowd at Cannstatter for 22nd annual Penna. Sports Hall of Fame Banquet.

12th Ward Hosts Candidates Congrats To Alexander

JOHN CONNELLY, 12TH Ward Leader, center, hosted these candidates at his ward’s fundraiser. They are Omar Sabir, candidate for Traffic Court; Tracey Roman, Common Pleas Court candidate; Sierra Street, Common Pleas candidate; and Photo by Joe Stivala Joseph Russo, consultant. • 215-755-2000

Beyond Sport Summit Headed To Philly PHILA. will host 2013 Beyond Sport Summit in September. Making the announcement at City Hall yesterday were Phila 76er and NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, Beyond Sport founder Nick Keller, Phila. Eagles President Don Smolenski, Mayor Michael Nutter, Phila. Eagles Co-Owner Christina Weiss Lurie, and former Phila. Eagle Brian Dawkins. Beyond Sport Summit will be held in City on Sep. 9-11. Photo by Rory McGlasson

J A L O N ALEXANDER, grandson of former City Commissioner Maurice Floyd, a national high school champion debater, has just been elected president of the Penn State Student Body.

Goode Receives Community Development Champ Award City Councilman at Large W. Wilson Goode, Jr. received the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations’ 2013 Community Development Champion Award in recognition of his creation and expansion of the Philadelphia Community Development Corp. Tax Credit Program. The award was presented at PACDC’s Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony. The CDC Tax Credit Program was created by Councilman Goode through a bill approved on Nov. 14, 2001. It began as a pilot program under which up to 10 businesses would receive tax credits of $100,000 per year against business income and receipts tax liability for each year the

business contributes $100,000 in cash to a qualifying CDC. Each business is required to enter into a contribution agreement with the City for 10 years. The permanent tax-credit program was recently expanded to 42 partnerships each contributing at least $850,000 over 10 years. “The program secures a long-term flow of private capital for CDCs engaged in economic development,” said the Councilman. “Among other things, this money enables them to develop commercial and industrial real estate, support entrepreneurial and workforce development and, most importantly, it helps them create jobs.”






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COUNCILWOMAN Jannie Blackwell, 1st left, held meeting on AVI at USciences campus. She was joined by Phila. Chief Assessor Richie McKeithen and three University City AVI experts: Casey Thompson, 2nd left, who designed famous AxisPhilly interactive AVI map; and 3rd left, moderator Patrick Kerkstra, who wrote PlanPhilly series on AVI, with Penn economist Kevin Gillen, whose real-estate data are basis for PlanPhilly’s analysis.

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19TH WARD candidates night at New Palladium in Kensington was overflowing with contestants on primary ballot. From left are judicial candidates Omar Sabir and Joe Fernandes, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez, candidate Marnie Aument-Loughrey, affable host Democratic 19th Ward Leader Leslie Lopez, and candidates Donna DeRose and Leon King.

Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.) marked Equal Pay Day by saying more needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men – including enactment of the critical Paycheck Fairness Act. Equal Pay Day symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages MAKING splash at New Palladium’s 19th finally catch up to what men Ward event were Traffic Court candidate were paid in the previous year. “According to a new report Donna Laws, City Controller Alan Butkovitz seeking renomination and Common Pleas can- from the American Association of University Women, the didate Leon King.

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T hatcher’s Lessons (Cont. From Page 22) Minister of the 20th century? I believe there are three takeaways from Thatcher’s political career: Privatizing state-run enterprises is best for the economy; overly powerful unions can and should be dealt with; and finally, we need to recruit and promote women and minority within the party. On a federal level, I question whether the government should as involved in financing mortgages (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA) and offering student loans (Sallie Mae). More locally, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania should not be in the business of selling liquor. Happily, a bill recently passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is a step in that direction. I am less optimistic we will see the sale of government-owned businesses at the local level. In particular, the City of Philadelphia should sell the Philadelphia Gas Works and the Water Dept. should be sold to private-

sector operators. Although Mayor Michael Nutter wants to sell PGW, I doubt he could get City Council support. Thatcher faced off with very powerful trade unions. The most-notable case was with the coal unions. Thatcher believed the state-owned coal business needed to be profitable and numerous actions needed to be taken to do so, including closing mines. After a roughly yearlong strike, the unions conceded on most issues. In 1994, the coal industry was privatized in Great Britain. We also have serious problems brewing with public-sector unions in the US. However, the issue of wages and potential layoffs is less onerous than the need to deal with pension and other post-retirement plans for public-sector union and nonunionized employees. Both Pennsylvania and Philadelphia public-sector employee pension plans are currently underfunded and expected to worsen. The plans need to be

revised and the unions are expected be the greatest impediment to change. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Thatcher herself is an example of whom the Republican Party must recruit. She rose to power in a party dominated not only by men, but men from socially and/or economically advantaged backgrounds. She was the daughter of a grocer who grew up in a coldwater flat above her father’s store. Not only do we need to reach out to women, but also to minorities. In recent years, we have seen a number of females and minorities emerge in other states, including but not limited to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. However, in Pennsylvania we have not done such a great job. We have no female Republican US Congressmen, Senators or state row-office holders. Gov. Corbett did appoint some women to responsible positions including Secretary of the Common-

wealth Carol Aichele. While Republicans have made some inroads into the minority communities in Philadelphia, the situation remains sad. The only non-white male elected official is City Councilman David Oh. Of the roughly 60 ward leaders, only a handful are female most notably Agnes Tilley, Annie Havey and Linda Kerns (whose dog Thatcher is the late Prime Minister’s namesake). Of the 12 Philadelphia members of Republican Pennsylvania State Committee, six are female. However that is because the state party requires that half be women.

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TRAFFIC CT. seeker Inja Coates, a well-known progressive activist, got dozens of wishes come true at her birthday party at Stir Lounge in Rittenhouse Square: her friends turned out to boost her candidacy. Among those joining Coates, 3rd from left, was prominent former citywide campaigner Sherrie Cohen.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA Sealed proposals will be received by the School Reform Commission at the School Administration Building located at 440 North Broad St., 3rd Floor, Office of Capital Programs, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. A non-refundable fee for each set of bid documents is as scheduled. The School District will only accept bids from companies that have been placed on its current Pre Qualified Contractors List as shown at All School District Projects require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. BUDGET FEE B—012 C of 2012/13 General Classroom Modernization $233,000.00 $100.00 E. Washington Rhodes Middle School 2900 W. Clearfield St. Philadelphia, PA 19132 * A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location at the main entrance, on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. BUDGET FEE B—013 C of 2012/13 Electric Classroom Modernization $121,000.00 $100.00 E. Washington Rhodes Middle School 2900 W. Clearfield St. Philadelphia, PA 19132 * A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location at the main entrance, on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Specifications and/or plans and contract documents may be examined and copies thereof obtained from the School Reform Commission, 440 North Broad Street, 3rd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Information as to contract documents, etc., may be obtained at the above address, or telephone 215-400-4730. Make checks payable to the School District of Philadelphia. The School Reform Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids and make the awards to the best interests of the School District of Philadelphia.

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May 4- Fundraiser for Sierra Thomas-Street at Pleasures on the Ridge, 2154 Ridge Ave., 4-7 p.m. Donations $20. For info Tim Cooper (215) 8500251. May 5- Friends of Marian Tasco host Jazz Brunch at The View, 800 N. Broad St., 1- 4 p.m. Live music, bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Tickets $65. For info (215) 437-3294. May 5- Fundraiser for Judge Kenneth J. Powell Jr. at home of Brian & Sandy Powell, 8440 Ardleigh St. (one block east of Germantown Avenue), 3-7 p.m. Light appetizers, beverages, beer and drinks. Rain date May 19. For info Judy Camiel (610) 667-1730.

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7719 Crittenden St., 2-5 p.m. Tickets $30. For info Isabella Fitzgerald (215) 429-8051. Apr. 29- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall Mtg. on state legislation at Cardozo Audit., Brith Sholom Ho., 3939 Conshohocken Ave., 10 a.m. For info (215) 482-8726. Apr. 29- Former Sheriff Barbara A. Deeley, Mark Lopez and Bob & Winnie Clowry host fundraiser for Congressman Bob Brady at Winnie’s LeBus Manayunk, 4266 Main St., 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets $100. For info and sponsorships call Barbara Deeley. (215) 9060339 or Mark Lopez, 215-2084400. Apr. 30- City budget hearings for public testimony at City Hall, Council Chamber, Rm. 400, 10 a.m.-12 m. and 1-4 p.m. Apr. 30- Fundraiser for Judge Kenneth Powell, Jr. hosted by brother Dennis M. Powell at Union League, 140 S. Broad St., 5:30-7 p.m. Apr. 30- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall Mtg. on state legislation at Teletorium, Mandeville Ha., St Joseph’s U., 5600 City Ave., 7 p.m. For info (215) 482-8726. May 1- 37th Ward hosts Candidate Night at St. Mark’s Ch., 924 W. Cambria St. (at Germantown Ave.), 6-7 p.m. May 2- PFCU hosts fundraiser for judicial candidate Anne Marie Coyle at PFCU, 1600 Locust St., 5:30-

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Apr. 25- Fundraiser for Judge Kenneth Powell, Jr. at 1600 Locust Street, sponsored by Phila. Credit Union-PAC, Mike McCallister, Mike Driscoll and William Brennan. Apr. 26- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Prom Gown Giveaway at Greater Bible Way Temple Inc., 1461 N. 52nd St., 3-7 p.m. Safety education. Donations accepted. To donate (215) 879-6615. Apr. 26- SW Phila. District Services hosts Candidates Forum at Kingsessing Rec. Ctr., 50th & Chester Ave., 69 p.m. For info Louis Wilson (215) 275-8296. Apr. 27- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Prom Gown Giveaway at Greater Bible Way Temple Inc., 1461 N. 52nd St, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fashion show, safety education. Donations accepted. To donate (215) 879-6615. Apr. 27- 40B Ward Democrats present candidates’ lunch at William P. Roche Post, 64th & Paschall Ave., 12-3 p.m. Donation $50. Apr. 27- Ducky Birts hosts annual Health Fair & Gospelrama at Mt. Zion Baptist Ch., 3600 N, Broad St., 12-5 p.m. Apr. 27- Rhythm & Blues Dinner Dance Fundraiser for Traffic Court candidate Lewis Harris, Jr., Wharton Centre Gym, 1712 N. 22nd St., 7-11 p.m. Dinner and music. $25 payable at door. For info (215) 651-4757 or (267) 340-5908. Apr. 27- 10th Ward hosts Spring Fling at Platinum Grill,

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(Cont. From Page 10) (267) 978-4842. Endorsed candidates only. Unendorsed not welcome! April 22- Fundraiser for Judge Kenneth Powell, Jr. hosted by Guy R. Sciolla, Esq. at Fratelli’s Italian Bistro, 1339 Chestnut St. between Broad & Juniper Sts., 6-7:30 p.m. Open bar and light appetizers. Apr. 23- Fundraiser for judicial candidate Vince Giusini at Galdo’s Catering, 20th & Moyamensing Ave., 6 p.m. Open Bar, full buffet, music. Minimum contribution $100. Young adults 18 to 25, $35. Previous donors on VIP list at door, no charge. Apr. 23- City budget hearing for public testimony at City Hall, Council Chamber, Rm. 400, 6-8 p.m. Apr. 23- Coalition of Fire Protection Professionals hold Dinner to benefit Burn Foundation. Keynote speaker is former Gov. Mark Schweiker. For tickets John Morley (215) 389-1768.

Apr. 24- Fundraiser for State Rep. Michelle Brownlee at Jack’s Fire House, 21340 Fairmount Ave., 2130 Fairmount Ave., 6-8 p.m. Friend $25, Supporter $100, Host $150, Benefactor $250. Checks payable to Friends of Michelle Brownlee. RSVP Thera Martin Milling (215) 519-1241. Apr. 25- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Prom Gown Giveaway at Greater Bible Way Temple Inc., 1461 N. 52nd St, 3-7 p.m., Fashion show, safety education. Donations accepted. To donate (215) 879-6615. Apr. 25- Fundraiser for Sierra Thomas-Street at Chris’s Jazz Café, 1421 Sansom St., 5-7 p.m. Donations $50. For info Tim Cooper (215) 850-0251. Apr. 25- Historical Site Cigar & Wine Tasting for State Rep. John Taylor at Colonial Dames of Phila., 1030 Latimer St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. For info (215) 545-2244. Apr. 25- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall Mtg. on state legislation at Wolcoff Audit., Roxborough Mem. Hosp., 5800 Ridge Ave., 7 p.m. For info (215) 482-8726.

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(Cont. From Page 10) backed by several important interest groups The City Controller’s race is not heating up, but it is at least turning lukewarm. The candidates squared off in a debate, with ALAN BUTKOVITZ clearly showing he’s the expert fiscal watchdog. BRETT MANDEL did land one or two punches in confusing jabs regarding AVI, but was unable to really hurt Butkovitz. MARK ZECCA showed he was well-

meaning, but did not have a firm grasp of fiscal issues. A third candidate, MICHAEL WILLIAMS, has already left the campaign. A more-crowded field is better for Butkovitz. But even with Williams’ withdrawal, Butkovitz should win easily. Now a question faces Butkovitz: Will a victory in 2013 position him for a mayoral run? TOM KNOX has already said he is considering a run. Right now the front-runner is Tony Williams, but if another African American candidate shows, things could change.

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