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March 15, 2001
We can rest easy now that the cop in that photo snapped by a Fat Tuesday reveler on South Street has been identified and charged with offensive conduct. By swapping beads for a glimpse of a brazen hussy's bosom, he's earned himself a disciplinary suspension. It seems a little much, but it's better than clapping him in irons, especially since he's a one-time Daily News Cop of the Week. More people seem outraged by the baring of breasts on Fat Tuesday than by the looting, assaults on cops (worse yet, on their horses)
NEWS
November 16, 2003 | By Gloria A. Hoffner INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Proof of Kristen Colvell's artistry greets visitors at the door of her home in a colorful rock garden, then continues through rooms decorated with hand-painted stenciling and into the studio where she creates jewelry. In the pale green, sunny studio, Colvell uses her eye for color and delicate skill with wire and needle, to turn small individual beads into necklaces, earrings, bracelets, watchbands and eyeglass holders. It is a passion that often keeps her working late at night.
NEWS
February 7, 1988 | By Lita Solis-Cohen, Inquirer Antiques Writer
Beads are a perfect collectible. They are intriguing, durable, portable and available in infinite variety. Some are beautiful and valued objects of adornment; others unlock secrets of civilizations. Until now, there has been no comprehensive book on beads. Bead collector Lois Sherr Dubin has filled the need with The History of Beads From 30,000 B.C. to the Present (Abrams, $60). With the cooperation of museums, researchers and collectors, Dubin delves into the history of beads in nearly every part of the world.
NEWS
October 6, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Supreme Court yesterday ordered a federal appeals court in Philadelphia to reconsider its decision to allow a Catholic inmate at Graterford Prison to carry his rosary beads into the prison's visiting area. The justices told the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to restudy its ruling that banning such conduct violates inmates' religious freedom unless prison officials can show that the rosary beads represent a security problem - which Graterford officials did not, the court said.
NEWS
October 1, 2001 | By Wendy Ginsberg INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For hours at a time, the four women and young girl surrounding Marlene Robbins' kitchen table barely look at one another. Heads bob, and arms constantly reach for the safety pins and colored beads collected in the middle of the table. Conversation rarely lags. The volunteers - from age 4 to 81 - have spent much of the last three weeks threading the beads on safety pins and then threading smaller safety pins on larger ones. When everything is put together, the beads become an American flag lapel pin, about two inches long and a half-inch tall.
NEWS
March 5, 2001 | by April Adamson Daily News Staff Writer
Internal affairs is still investigating a police officer who was busted on camera last Tuesday night during the South Street Mardi Gras revelry, allegedly trading beads for boobs. A photo snapped by an amateur photographer shows a woman, cigarette in mouth, lifting her shirt while a cop holds a strand of beads in his hands. In the photo's foreground and background, two additional cops are pictured, one smiling, and another woman stands by grinning. The photo was allegedly snapped by two Temple University students at 6th and South streets during the Mardi Gras festivities last Tuesday night, and spurred Police Commissioner John Timoney to launch an Internal Affairs investigation to identify the officers in the photo.
NEWS
February 21, 2012 | Staff Report
Today is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, a rowdy day of hedonism in preparation for the stoicism of Lent in the Roman Catholic calendar. The Carnival celebration, one of the biggest parties in the world, culminates today in New Orleans, but plenty of parties are expected in Philadelphia. Locally: -Chris' Jazz Cafe on Sansom street hosts Hoppin John Orchestra tonight in celebration of Fat Tuesday. www.chrisjazzcafe.com . -The Wild Bohemians perform at the World Cafe on Walnut Street.
NEWS
July 24, 1997 | By Linda Wright Moore
An exchange between two women at the office this week crystallized for me just how tough it will be to have the productive dialogue about race that President Clinton has proposed. Prompted by the rattle of the beaded cornrows constituting my annual summer do, a black coworker commented that she is put out when she sees a white woman with beads and thread woven through her hair. It was, she implied, a form of theft - one more attempt to trivialize black culture by reducing it to a white fashion statement.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1989 | By Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
Management guru W. Edwards Deming uses a hill of beads to help explain why he thinks America's business leaders aren't worth a hill of beans. Deming is the quality-control expert - now 88 years old - who helped turn Japan into an industrial powerhouse. He taught Japanese managers techniques developed in America, yet largely ignored by American managers, to produce quality goods at low cost. Deming conducted his "red-bead experiment" during the course of a four- day seminar sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
August 25, 2011 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a collection of rosaries that numbers 860, the prayer beads that started it all look like supporting players amid the headliners. There are the shimmering (with garnet beads from Bavaria), the miniature (just three inches long), and the relics (filled with soil from Italy's catacombs). The plain ebony strand that traveled with her grandfather from Ireland and the silver beads that spent decades in a mother's handbag have history on their side. "I brought it for my mother when I was 19," said Gloria Hoffner, 82, about the silver rosary.
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SPORTS
February 25, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Sianni Martin went up the ladder to cut down a piece of the net at the Palestra. Her teammate on the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball team, Ciani Cryor, soon followed. Moments earlier, Martin and Cryor grabbed the Philadelphia Catholic League championship plaque first after the Saints won their second straight title by beating Archbishop Wood, 50-45. The game was played against a backdrop of controversy as Wood's coach, John Gallagher, resigned two weeks ago amid allegations he sent anonymous emails questioning the eligibility of some of the Saints.
NEWS
October 10, 2013 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Clarke Horowitz needed a bar mitzvah community service project, selling beads to help children in Africa seemed like a perfect way to give back. So far, Horowitz, 13, of Voorhees, has raised $1,200 to support children in Uganda. Although his bar mitzvah was a few weeks ago, he plans to keep selling the beads. "I enjoy it, so I would like to help," Horowitz said. "I know there's probably a kid just like me in Africa. " Horowitz and two other students who organized projects in South Jersey to help children in Uganda whose families have been ravaged by HIV/AIDS had a chance Tuesday to hear firsthand how their work has made a difference.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
This weekend's "Pup Rally" and a 5K with a post-race party mark the start of Paint the Town Red Week, the Phillies' annual build-up to the first games at Citizens Bank Park. Leading this crimson tide of enthusiasm will, of course, be the Red Phanatic, who's expected at every event. Note that Thursday is the deadline to buy tickets for Friday's On Deck With the Phillies Reception. Phillies Charities 5K, Saturday. It's too late to sign up to be one of the 5,000 runners, but fans on hand at 9 a.m. on Phillies Drive at the park will get to see former pitcher Tommy Greene, ballgirls, Phoebe Phanatic and broadcaster/event emcee Jim Jackson, and pick up "Phillies beads and cheercards (while supplies last)
BUSINESS
April 8, 2012 | By Diane Mastrull, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shelly Fisher's world is dominated by the unfashionable. Not people, but the illnesses and other medical conditions that plague them. Diabetes, heart disease, peanut allergies. There's nothing stylish about any of it. Except, perhaps, for the contributions the Villanova mother of three has made over the last nine years on her way to building an internationally known company. Hope Paige Designs L.L.C., operating out of cluttered third-floor space in a West Conshohocken office building, creates medical-identification bracelets with a twofold purpose: to save lives and be chic (or cool, depending on the targeted age group)
NEWS
February 21, 2012 | Staff Report
Today is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, a rowdy day of hedonism in preparation for the stoicism of Lent in the Roman Catholic calendar. The Carnival celebration, one of the biggest parties in the world, culminates today in New Orleans, but plenty of parties are expected in Philadelphia. Locally: -Chris' Jazz Cafe on Sansom street hosts Hoppin John Orchestra tonight in celebration of Fat Tuesday. www.chrisjazzcafe.com . -The Wild Bohemians perform at the World Cafe on Walnut Street.
TRAVEL
September 18, 2011
Attention, couch-surfers: The new Typillow from Accessory Workshop acts as either a dedicated lap pillow for an iPad 2 (the original iPad won't fit in the integrated iPad slot) or, reversed, a real pillow for you. The 17-inch-square micro-suede pillow is filled with featherweight beanbag- style beads that shift and adapt to the contour of your lap (or head, or back). Perhaps a bit galumphy to schlep onto an airplane as carry-on, the Typillow may be worth stashing in checked luggage and is certainly a boon for car travel (passengers only, please)
NEWS
August 25, 2011 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a collection of rosaries that numbers 860, the prayer beads that started it all look like supporting players amid the headliners. There are the shimmering (with garnet beads from Bavaria), the miniature (just three inches long), and the relics (filled with soil from Italy's catacombs). The plain ebony strand that traveled with her grandfather from Ireland and the silver beads that spent decades in a mother's handbag have history on their side. "I brought it for my mother when I was 19," said Gloria Hoffner, 82, about the silver rosary.
NEWS
June 25, 2010 | By Caroline Tiger, For the Inquirer
Parents can rest easy as their little ones play with these imaginative toys that don't contain a shred of plastic. Your pint-sized foodie will be whipping up dinner in no time with the Stir Fry Set ($18.95) by Melissa and Doug. Available at Gene's at the Piazza, 1050 N. Hancock St., Space #73, and shopgenes.com. Is it a tunnel or a rainbow? An arch or a mountain? The possibilities are endless with the Large Wooden Rainbow Stacker Toy ($22). Available at etsy.com/shop/ Imaginationkids.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2008 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
It's a pity the Geneva Conventions haven't been invoked to end the cruel abuses regularly inflicted on Cajun and Creole cuisine hereabouts - horrible bread suffocating the po'boy, gumbos salty beyond belief, gummy rice, unrecognizable jambalaya, odd olive salads that insult the great state of Louisiana. I have taken to squirming and averting my eyes upon encountering Cajun-themed eateries, unleashed by the blackened-redfish craze of the 1980s, still popping up now and then, often in the worst of all possible hands.
LIVING
August 6, 2008 | By Natalie Pompilio FOR THE INQUIRER
Five years ago, Deborah Potter was almost 50 years old, a vice president in the corporate world. Earning almost six figures, she had great benefits, long vacations, and was, in her own words, "living large. " But it wasn't enough. So she gave it all up and put her future on the line to do something more creative and more hands-on. And in the process, she found herself helping girls thousands of miles away build secure futures of their own. Potter opened a bead store in Chestnut Hill - Village Earth Bead Market - but her even greater passion is Beads for Education, the nonprofit group she supports through shop sales, fund-raisers, and promotional events such as a charity walk.
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