Sunday, October 26, 2014 Heshvan 2, 5775

Incumbents face tough house fights
Election Day may seem far off - more than nine months to be exact - but already, 2006 is promising to be a spicy year for Pennsylvania voters. Some say it will get downright annoying in the Philadelphia area, with television viewers treated to attack ads for not only the gubernatorial race at the top of the ticket, but also...
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Teenage girls and boys frantically hugged one another and exchanged high-fives while their parents wiped away an occasional tear as a group of high-schoolers returned home last week after a nearly six-month stay in Israel. Yosef Razin - a bushy-haired 16-year-old and one of the 51 members of Akiba Hebrew Academy's junior class to travel to the Jewish state -...
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The Dec. 20 federal-court decision ruling that the teaching of intelligent design is unconstitutional may not have the far-reaching authority of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, but the lead attorney who successfully opposed the Dover Area School District's efforts believes the case has significantly shifted the ongoing debate concerning the teaching of evolution in public schools. "It certainly doesn't control...
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The confirmation fight over federal Judge Samuel Alito, nominated by President George W. Bush to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, made one final stop in Philadelphia over the weekend before landing for good at the U.S. Capitol, where the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing into Alito's fate. In town for the occasion on Sunday were...
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The Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood celebrates the 15th anniversary this year of what some would call a turning point in how local Jews viewed and utilized the center - the opening of the Conston Fitness Center. "With the new center, people became connected and the size of the summer-camp enrollment grew dramatically," said Amy Krulik, spokeswoman for the Jewish Community...
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