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2008-07-24 15:01:08

By Stacey Burling, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 24--Temple University Health System's doctors are notifying patients that they've reached an impasse in contract negotiations with Keystone Mercy Health Plan. The contract expires Aug. 31.

2008-07-24 03:00:52

By Jane M. Von Bergen, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul.

2008-07-23 06:00:25

By Harold Brubaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 23--Don't expect the sign at your local Wachovia Bank branch to change anytime soon, executives said yesterday after reporting an $8.86 billion second-quarter loss.

2008-07-23 06:00:12

By Todd Zolecki, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 23--NEW YORK -- So, chew on this one for a moment: So Taguchi. Yeah, So Taguchi. The guy who has been buried so deep on the Phillies' bench that he might as well be the 26th man on a 25-man roster.

2008-07-22 12:00:49

By Linda Loyd, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 22--US Airways reported a second-quarter loss of $567 million, reversing a profit of $263 million in the same period last year, because of soaring fuel prices.

2008-07-22 12:00:21

By Josh Goldstein, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 22--This year an estimated 59,180 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the stomach and pancreas. More than 45,000 patients with the two cancers are expected to die, according to the American Cancer Society.

2008-07-22 12:00:14

By Stacey Burling, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 22--European researchers yesterday reported disappointing results for Vytorin, a costly, heavily advertised cholesterol drug, when it came to treating heart-valve disease.

2008-07-22 09:01:04

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, July 20: ___ The next president faces a daunting challenge: to keep this country going without wrecking the environment. In energy and environmental policy, there's much overlap between John McCain and Barack Obama.

2008-07-22 03:00:00

By Dan Hardy, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 22--WASHINGTON -- A program created by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah to help low-income students get into college will soon be expanded to help students make it through their first year.

2008-07-22 03:00:34

By Troy Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 22--Cherry Hill police yesterday recovered the remnants of a bronze statue that thieves stole from the former Garden State Park racetrack and sold for scrap.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.