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Yo! Here we go again with some important things that we all need to read about. Read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are! It will give you information on how to stay young. 1. Try everything twice. On one woman’s tombstone, she said she wanted this epitaph: “Tried […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Hurdles For The A.V.I.

The suspense is building on MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER’S Actual Value Initiative in Harrisburg. The Mayor has had to deal with a number of personality hurdles with members of the House and Senate delegation. Nutter believes he needs to pass legislation without amendments in order to implement his plan to collect $100 million from property owners […]

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  Yo! Here we go again with this actual dialogue of a former WordPerfect Customer Support employee: OPERATOR: Ridge Hall, computer assistance may I help you? CALLER: I’m having trouble with WordPerfect. I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away. OPERATOR: Hmm. So what does your screen look like […]

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BY DENISE CLAY/ We talk a lot about education in this country. I can’t tell you how many political rallies I’ve been to where the phrase “the children are our future” has been trotted out to thunderous applause. It’s like one the favorite phrases of the rubber-chicken circuit. But education in most cases is becoming […]

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MEMORIAL DAY approaches: All those brave men and women who fell in service to their country should be honored. The best way to do so is to take time out to REMEMBER them. Thank them and know: “They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor […]

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Yo! Here we go again with an oxymoron or a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.” Got it? I hope you agree with some of them. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks? Why the third hand on […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Beyoncé … Really?

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OUT & ABOUT: Beyoncé … Really?

On Saturday, May 19, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists will hold its annual awards ceremony celebrating the past, the present and the future of journalism in our town. Hosted by former Philadelphia Daily News columnist Elmer Smith, this year’s awardees include the following: the late Fatimah Ali, host of WURD-900AM’s The Real Deal With […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: Truman’s Afterlife

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Yo! Here we go again with these facts about Harry & Bess Truman, sent to me by Catherine M. who lives in Florida. I thought you’d enjoy this! It’s one you’ll want your children and grandchildren to read. They won’t believe this happened, but it did and we will never see this again. It is […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: Are You An Old Geezer?

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Yo! Have you heard of all the spring activities at the Donatucci Free Library, located at 20th & Shunk Streets in South Philly?  Mark your calendars Apr. 28 (Saturday) and rain date May 5. This is our big Flea Market Family Fun Day – Flea Market spots are going fast and are only $15. Toys, […]

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