Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774
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For 81-year-old Estelle Cohen, who lives by herself in a small apartment in Northeast Philadelphia, life can be lonely. Her children and grandchildren are all grown up, and while she does regularly talk with her family, day to day she often finds herself alone. When her doorbell rings on Thursday afternoons, however, Cohen knows she'll be in for a little...
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With a solid eight months to go until Election Day, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is having a tougher time winning another term than practically anyone expected. Since the official announcement of former Pittsburgh Steelers star and Republican candidate Lynn Swann back in January - which came on the heels of nearly a year of unofficial campaigning by the African-American celebrity...
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Fringe Player Could Sway Vote In an interesting twist to Pennsylvania politics, it appears that if pro-choice activist Kate Michelman runs as a third-party candidate to challenge Republican Sen. Rick Santorum in November, she might deliver a victory to the staunchly pro-life two-term senator in his re-election fight against Democratic state Treasurer Bob Casey. Michelman, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice...
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Legislators Balk at Arab Presence on U.S. Ports Faced with the prospect of an Arab-held company managing operations at the Port of Philadelphia, two Delaware Valley legislators basically told President Bush last week, "not in our backyards." On the heels of the Feb. 13 announcement of the administration-backed $6.8 billion takeover by Dubai Ports World of Peninsular & Oriental Steam...
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"I planted a tree," 5-year-old Sam Schulz proudly declared. He hadn't actually placed a seed in the ground yet, but the budding arborist had - with the help of a volunteer at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania in Chestnut Hill - placed a seed for a dawn redwood inside a plastic cup. Sam was one of about...
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