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December 31, 2014 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philly rapper Freeway has invested in a product close to his roots, literally. The 36-year-old rapper has debuted his contribution to manscaping with the release of his All Natural Best Beard cream. Packaged in silver tins, the handcrafted creams come in an assortment of scents, from sweet blueberry to the limited-edition holiday spice that smells like nutmeg. As of late, men have been saying so long to the chin strap, the goatee, and the soul patch as more have been growing full-on thick beards of glory.
SPORTS
January 6, 2009
Are you growing an Eagles playoff beard along with Andy Reid and his players? If so, we'd like to see it. You can show your Eagles spirit by e-mailing a photo of your beard to . Please send photos in .jpeg format. We'll post your picture on our Web site, philly.com, where you can see how your playoff beard compares with others'.
NEWS
July 26, 2012 | Associated Press
FORT HOOD, Texas - An Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood will be forcibly shaved if he doesn't remove his beard himself, a judge said Wednesday. Maj. Nidal Hasan appeared in court Wednesday sporting a beard as he did during a court appearance last month. The beard violates Army regulations, but Hasan said it is an expression of his Muslim faith. The judge, Col. Gregory Gross, held Hasan in contempt of court for keeping the beard and fined him $1,000.
SPORTS
May 31, 2001 | By Janet Paskin INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Cherry Hill East Cougars were on a winning streak, and it showed all over first-singles player Michael Nagelberg's face. Inspired by Australian player Patrick Rafter, Nagelberg turned up to the state Group 4 tournament sporting a healthy beard. He stopped shaving when he realized the team was on a winning streak, he said. Though Nagelberg lost a match ? his first loss of the season ? on May 19 to Van Homer Pangilinan at the South Jersey Interscholastic Championships at Vineland, he decided to keep the facial hair growing until the team lost.
NEWS
October 8, 2011 | By Michael A. Fuoco, PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
Ohio authorities have charged three men with cutting off an Amish man's beard - an act degrading to the Amish - and promise more arrests in that case and three others, all said to involve members of a group of former Amish who have split from the main community. Two of the three men are sons of Sam Mullet, 66, who heads the breakaway group that lives in a compound with houses, barns, outbuildings, and a schoolhouse in a valley near the Ohio River in Bergholz, Jefferson County.
NEWS
November 24, 1988 | By Bernice Z. Heron, Special to The Inquirer
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" warns, "You'd better watch out, you'd better not cry" during the holiday season, but the famous line has never really applied because everyone knows Santa is a pushover and will come through with something, no matter what. Old St. Nick is that wondrous being who mysteriously reads wishes in children's minds, lovingly forgives their shortcomings, and makes each one feel special. But the people who carry on the tradition and gently encourage unwavering faith in Santa are ordinary folk.
NEWS
April 7, 1994 | By Galina Espinoza, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
From the presence of television cameras and the whooping sounds that trailed through the air, a passerby would have thought it was Arsenio Hall who had just strolled into the all-purpose room at Clara Barton Elementary School. But the man in the natty gray suit and wire-rimmed glasses was no celebrity. He was principal Phillip Reed. And Reed was not going to deliver a monologue or jam with a band. He was going to do something much more exciting, something that would really earn the adulation of the 500-plus members of the student body who had come to see him. He was going to shave off his beard.
NEWS
August 15, 2001 | By Sam Anderson
In normal times, I might have been just another smooth-cheeked man who, through a lapse of judgment, grew a horrid experimental beard. But these are far from normal times. By pure chance, my heinous crime of facial aesthetics sprouted in coincidence with an equally horrid beard - on the cheeks of Al Gore. By now, everyone has seen Gore's mangy little fuzz of a beard. The scruff, or at least those parts of it dense enough to show up on camera, has been paraded through newspapers and broadcast on television.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
SOMETIMES the line between hero and zero is razor-thin. Or so it seems on television, where unshaven sidekicks - popularly known as Bearded Best Friends - have lately become a must-have accessory for sitcom leading men. For this we can probably blame Zach Galifianakis, whose characters in "The Hangover" and HBO's "Bored to Death" blazed a trail for his hairy brethren. In some ways, it's just a replay of the old Rhoda-Mary dynamic, where "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" had Valerie Harper playing a character who was presented as funnier but just enough less attractive than her best friend, Mary, to make it clear whose name was on the show.
NEWS
August 12, 2003 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If you come across a Philadelphia police officer with a beard, don't worry. He may be the real thing. Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson yesterday changed the department's decades-old clean-shaven rule, allowing the force's more than 7,000 officers to sport facial hair under limited conditions. From now on, officers may sport full beards - for religious or medical reasons - as long as the beards are short and neatly trimmed. Neatly trimmed mustaches have always been allowed, but yesterday's order does away with a rule that had been in effect since at least the 1920s.
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NEWS
July 5, 2015 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
The endearing, talented, always-a-pleasure Bearded Ladies have concocted a new show, Bitter Homes and Gardens: A Botanical Hoedown . In it, they ask this question: If plants had voices, what would they sing? This outdoor production, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Pop-Up Gardens, is in the heart of South Philly, across Ninth Street from Pat's Steaks. The BLs perform on a makeshift stage with the crumbling mural faces of Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, and Frankie Avalon looking down upon them.
NEWS
June 15, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
ONE THING Michael Vessels can't get out of his mind, a prosecutor told a jury yesterday, is the face of the gunman who stood over him, shot him execution-style, and told him, "You won't talk no more. " Vessels, a minister who witnessed a crime on the North Philly block where he lived, was shot five times on Sept. 26, 2011, so he wouldn't testify in court, Assistant District Attorney Douglas Rhoads said in his closing argument at the trial of Shaheed Williams, 23, and Aki Jones, 39. Williams, nicknamed "Pizza," is accused of shooting Vessels.
SPORTS
May 9, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Too often, heavyweight Joey Dawejko had to make a choice. He'd just spent another 10-12 hours on top of a roof, with nowhere to hide from the unforgiving summer sun. Scorched and exhausted, Dawejko would get home around 9:30 p.m. knowing he needed to rise by 3:30 a.m. to do his roadwork. Should he sleep and recover? After all, at the time he had two children - he has three now - to feed. Or should he continue to break his body down with early morning runs and sparring as the once-promising amateur heavyweight chased what appeared to be a fading dream?
NEWS
May 3, 2015
BASEBALL NONLEAGUE Gloucester Catholic 8, Morristown Beard 1: Tyler Mondile went the distance and struck out seven in a road win for Gloucester Catholic. Anthony Harrold went 2 for 3 with a home run for the Rams, who are ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Fran Kinsey had a triple and scored twice. Delsea 7, Pitman 3: Quinn Collins and Bradley Dobzanski each belted a home run to power the Crusaders at Pitman. BURLINGTON COUNTY LEAGUE Cinnaminson 6, Holy Cross 4: Nick Thevanayagam had three hits, including a double; two RBIs; two runs; and three stolen bases in the 10-ranked Pirates' win at home.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2014 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philly rapper Freeway has invested in a product close to his roots, literally. The 36-year-old rapper has debuted his contribution to manscaping with the release of his All Natural Best Beard cream. Packaged in silver tins, the handcrafted creams come in an assortment of scents, from sweet blueberry to the limited-edition holiday spice that smells like nutmeg. As of late, men have been saying so long to the chin strap, the goatee, and the soul patch as more have been growing full-on thick beards of glory.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
SOMETIMES the line between hero and zero is razor-thin. Or so it seems on television, where unshaven sidekicks - popularly known as Bearded Best Friends - have lately become a must-have accessory for sitcom leading men. For this we can probably blame Zach Galifianakis, whose characters in "The Hangover" and HBO's "Bored to Death" blazed a trail for his hairy brethren. In some ways, it's just a replay of the old Rhoda-Mary dynamic, where "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" had Valerie Harper playing a character who was presented as funnier but just enough less attractive than her best friend, Mary, to make it clear whose name was on the show.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
What's with the accounting industry? Every company needs outside bean-counters to audit the books, trim taxes, and help make a case for tough decisions. But you need a chart to keep track of them all, the way local firms have joined, split, and been replaced. Ten years ago, Robert Ciaruffoli moved his office and his home to Society Hill from northeast Pennsylvania with the goal of building the firm now known as ParenteBeard L.L.C. into a formidable player, from New York to Washington.
NEWS
September 15, 2014 | By Joan Capuzzi, V.M.D., For The Inquirer
Ish has always been content to lounge in the yard with his owner, occasionally showing his "silly side" by zipping around the house before slumping down in front of the screen door to gaze outside. "He just fits me," said Stephanie Stepansky, of Harrisburg, who purchased the orange-flecked bearded dragon from a pet store six years ago, at age three months. But in January, Ish went from leaping lizard to lump. His normal fervor for daily playtime became uninterrupted rest in the log hollow within of his 75-gallon tank.
NEWS
September 10, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
UNDER A SETTLEMENT reached with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Philadelphia School District will have to revise its attire-and-appearance policy for school police officers and provide training in matters related to people who have religious concerns. The settlement follows a lawsuit filed in March against the school district by the Justice Department on behalf of school cop Siddiq Abu-Bakr, who is Muslim and who has a long beard for religious reasons. The school district in 2010, under a new police chief, had implemented a policy that prohibited officers from having a beard longer than a quarter-inch.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2014 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The largest Philadelphia-based accounting firm, ParenteBeard L.L.C., will join Chicago-based Baker Tilly Virchow Krause L.L.P., the two firms said in a statement Wednesday. The combined firm will be called Baker Tilly Virchow Krause L.L.P. The ParenteBeard name will disappear, the combined firm will be headquartered in Chicago, and Baker Tilly leadership will remain in place. But, Baker Tilly spokesman David Pendery insisted, the transaction was a merger and not an acquisition by the larger Baker Tilly.
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