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NEWS
September 16, 1999 | by Jim Nolan, Daily News Staff Writer
During the Eastern Hockey League season, it is the home of the Stingrays. But during Hurricane Floyd, the North Charleston Colosseum has been home to the hedgehogs. And the chinchillas. And the flying squirrels. Then add another 500 dogs and cats and assorted creatures great and small, all evacuated to the arena from the Charleston area because they had no place to go to escape the storm's fury. "We have shelter dogs on the left, owner-dogs on the right, exotic animals and birdies up front and cats and rabbits in the corner," said Dr. Robert E. Carlson, the local director of the SPCA and designated Noah of the hockey rink-turned ark. The idea to create a pet shelter came following Hurricanes Andrew and Hugo, during which hundreds of pets succumbed to the elements because owners were forced to leave them when they were forced to flee their homes to people-only shelters for safety.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Connecticut's mythical Port Chester University, which has the fated acronym of PCU, is such a militarized zone of political correctness that a prospective freshman - excuse us, freshperson - can't take an orientation tour without triggering World War III. The Womynists hate the Jocks, the Jocks hate the Republicans, the Republicans hate the Vegetarians, and everybody hates those jokers who live in the Pit. More about them in a nanosec. Consider Tom (Chris Young), an incoming undergraduate, who quickly finds that at any given event, nearly half the campus is protesting and the other half boycotting.
NEWS
May 24, 2004
I'M WRITING about the issue of prisoners' being prohibited visitation of their pets. I am the proud parent of a 3-year-old Belgian German shepherd. I say parent, because I am so close to him that I consider him part of my family. I know my sentence will be longer than my pet's life-span, and I most likely will never see him again. I broke the law, and am ready to accept whatever punishment the government and society see fit, but at the same time, I am saddened by not being able to have my animal visit.
LIVING
June 12, 1998 | By Dianna Marder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Take a look at Will Augenbraun. He's 27, single, a graduate of Akiba Hebrew Academy and Tulane University and a commercial real estate broker with a big Center City firm. He seems nice enough, but most Jersey Shore homeowners would sooner let a guy like Augenbraun date their daughters than rent their summer homes. Part of the problem is that Augenbraun and the three others in his group probably started looking too late - in March. The selection got thinner and thinner each week and now, with the season under way, there is little hope.
NEWS
October 24, 2006
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son. - Dean Vernon Wormer, "Animal House. " Rep. Bob Ney (R., Ohio) should have learned a lesson from "Bluto" Blutarsky. Instead, the portly congressman who admits an alcohol problem ended up pleading guilty Oct. 13 in the Jack Abramoff scandal. Ney admitted selling his office for golf trips and poker chips. But this felon still is receiving his congressional salary of about $450 a day. He has not yet resigned his seat. His colleagues have yet to expel him. Worst of all, in 10 years Ney will be eligible to collect a taxpayer-funded pension of $30,000 a year.
NEWS
August 27, 2010
By Silvio Laccetti The boys are back in town. So are the girls. With their testosterone-fueled tantrums and hormonal hysteria, the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore recently returned to Seaside Heights, and there was trouble soon after they set foot on the sand. Cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was arrested for disorderly conduct; news reports say she was unbelievably inebriated. Then, last week, co-star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was hauled to police headquarters for outstanding warrants.
SPORTS
August 24, 2009 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boston backstop debate Slowly but surely, the heroes of 2004 are departing Boston. Curt Schilling, Pedro Martinez and Bill Mueller have moved on. By most accounts, Jason Varitek - the heart and soul of the '04 world champions - will be next. Last season, Varitek batted a career-low .220 with a career-low 43 RBIs. After a long internal debate, the team signed him to a one-year, $5 million deal with mutual options. After hitting two home runs May 28, the 37-year-old catcher was batting .207 in 53 games, with four home runs and 24 RBIs, entering last night's game.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2003 | By ELLEN GRAY Daily News Television Critic
All these years, women have had Lifetime to turn to when they needed their fix of "intimate" celebrity "portraits" and movies about unfaithful husbands and serial killers. But, other than ESPN and the History Channel and the major networks on weekends, there was nowhere for men to go for their special needs. Now they have Spike TV. Actually, they've had Spike TV for most of the summer, though the name change from TNN, delayed by a now-settled lawsuit filed by director Spike Lee, didn't take place till last week.
NEWS
August 22, 1999 | By Anne Barnard, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael Salvucci, 21, spends his nights delivering pizzas. He has worked for Drexel Hill Pizza in Broomall ever since graduating from Marple Newtown High School. That's not to say he has no higher aspirations. A hot afternoon last week found him at the Ladies Tone-Up gym in the Springfield Square Shopping Center, his body stiff and horizontal, suspended about four feet off the floor in the arms of Damon "The Jewish Bomber" Feldman. Feldman flipped him over and dumped him, dramatically but gently, onto a blue mat. Salvucci practiced his grimace.
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REAL_ESTATE
June 9, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
They share the same name - and a renovation project involving a historic Queen Anne Victorian in downtown West Chester. Ed Bardzik Jr., 74, and son Ed Bardzik III, 43, recently completed a six-month, $100,000 remodeling of the twin house, which sits on a corner of West Union Street in the thriving college town. Built in 1900, the house is once again a single-family residence, after years of use for student rentals. The story began a decade ago. Ed Bardzik III had purchased and moved into the twin next door on West Union Street.
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
The guys grew up in and around Deptford Township in the 1950s and '60s, in hamlets, neighborhoods, and housing developments with names like Almonesson, Blackwood Terrace, and Oak Valley. Some of them married their high school sweethearts; others joined the military; all learned trades or found jobs leading to careers that carried them into retirement. They're pushing 70 now. Many have great-grandkids. And once a month, since 2008, a small group of these men from the Deptford High Class of 1963 have been sharing breakfast - with a supersize side of memories - at the Seven Star Diner on Route 41. "We're not a stellar group of doctors or Ph.D.s," says George Wise, 68, a Haddon Heights jeweler who helped organize the group.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
ALL THAT'S missing from the set-up to "The Purge" is the Rod Serling intro. This is a very "Twilight Zone"-y horror movie of ideas (plus some 2013 violence) set in a near-future America wherein a willing populace trades 364 docile, crime-free days for one day of anything-goes mayhem - the so-called Purge, during which all crime is legal. Business is good, as you might guess for enterprising suburbanite James (Ethan Hawke), who sells purportedly impregnable security systems to other McMansion dwellers.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2013 | By Mike Newall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
School buses of drunk college kids are never a good thing. Especially in Old City. That's the message Capt. Brian Korn of the 6th Police District wanted made clear after large crowds of college students arrived at a Market Street lounge in yellow school buses Thursday night. "This lends itself to an 'Animal House' atmosphere, which of course is not a very inviting atmosphere for the non-fraternity type of visitors Old City businesses like to attract," Korn wrote Friday in a e-mail to Graham Copeland, executive director of the Old City Special Service District.
NEWS
January 30, 2012 | By Faye Flam, Inquirer Columnist
Anyone doubting our evolutionary tie to other apes should check out that Philadelphia festival of food and fun known as Wing Bowl. The annual event has some striking parallels to behavior outlined in the article "Chimpanzee Hunting Behavior and Human Evolution," which appeared in the magazine American Scientist. Chimpanzees sometimes "go on hunting binges, in which they kill a large number of monkeys and other animals over a period of several days or weeks," the article states. The hunting is done mostly by males, though there are a few female hunters and the party is joined by many other females in estrus (heat)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2011 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
BEYOND THE exhibits featuring dinosaur bones and dioramas at the Academy of Natural Sciences lie real live animals. The Florence R. Foerderer Live Animal Center is home to 100 animals representing 70 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians whose origins can be traced back to five continents (sorry, Antarctica fans). So academy patrons can see a Kenyan sand boa and a Moluccan cockatoo up close and personal. Despite being known for its inanimate exhibits, the Live Animal Center has been at the museum since 1936, when the center was used as part of an education program for Boy Scouts.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2010
GLORY DAZE. 10 tonight, TBS. TBS, IT SEEMS, really would like Conan O'Brien and his viewers to feel at home. For the host of "Conan," that means a new Tuesday night lead-in whose stars are from roughly the era he is. For his fans, at least the young guys TBS hopes will stick like glue as the first-week ratings glow wears off a little, it's an hour-long comedy about, well, young guys. In a frat house. Doing crazy frat-house things. OK, so the setting for TBS' new "Glory Daze" is a college in Indiana called Hayes.
NEWS
August 27, 2010
By Silvio Laccetti The boys are back in town. So are the girls. With their testosterone-fueled tantrums and hormonal hysteria, the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore recently returned to Seaside Heights, and there was trouble soon after they set foot on the sand. Cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was arrested for disorderly conduct; news reports say she was unbelievably inebriated. Then, last week, co-star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was hauled to police headquarters for outstanding warrants.
SPORTS
August 24, 2009 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boston backstop debate Slowly but surely, the heroes of 2004 are departing Boston. Curt Schilling, Pedro Martinez and Bill Mueller have moved on. By most accounts, Jason Varitek - the heart and soul of the '04 world champions - will be next. Last season, Varitek batted a career-low .220 with a career-low 43 RBIs. After a long internal debate, the team signed him to a one-year, $5 million deal with mutual options. After hitting two home runs May 28, the 37-year-old catcher was batting .207 in 53 games, with four home runs and 24 RBIs, entering last night's game.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2007
Casinos Atlantic City Hilton Boston at the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-7111. www.hiltonac.com . Monster Mash With Jerry Blavat - Halloween-themed dance party. $40. 10/26 9 pm. Bally's Atlantic City Park Place & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-340-2000. www.ballysac.com . Darren Romeo. $25. 10/27 7 & 10 pm. 10/28-10/29 7 pm. 10/30-11/1 3:30 & 7 pm. Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com . DJ Tiesto.
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