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Wednesday, November 02, 2005
That's Happening Here? 5 Stories Fast Operation Safe Streets didn't make the city safer, says a new study. Putting police officers on high-crime corners only made those corners safer, as "dealers simply moved a short distance away," Tom Ferrick writes in his column. ... Sharapova, Davenport quit Philly tournament. Tennis fans are disappointed to lose the two top seeds and gate attractions. More. ... Hot language in Philadelphia schools? Mandarin. Now 1,700 students take it, up from 900 two years ago. That world-record pumpkin's seeds are valuable. That's partly why grower Larry Checkon crawled inside to get them, before it was carved into a jack-o-lantern Monday. See story with link to many photos. See slide show. ... Angler of the year is Philly's Louis Cook. At least as far as the Carp Society is concerned. He bagged the biggie: 37 pounds. See Newsmakers.