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NEWS
July 11, 1986 | Inquirer photographs by Clem Murray
Philadelphians have been showing some style lately in getting rid of their trash. At left, Michael Clayton Jr., 7, hefts a big bag at the garbage dump in the 4700 block of Market Street. Below, Howard Peters adds to the growing trash mountain. At right, Reggie Morris sees his opening and takes a shot basketball-style. At far bottom, Diane Baring unwinds and gives it her all.
NEWS
November 22, 1994 | BY DAVE BARRY
I was at an airport, reading a newspaper, when the World's Three Most Boring People sat down next to me and started talking as loud as they could without amplifiers. They were so boring I took notes on their conversation. Here's an actual excerpt: First Person (pointing to a big bag): That's a big bag. Second Person: That IS a big bag. First Person: You can hold a lot in a bag like that. Third Person: Francine has a big bag like that. First Person: Francine does?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2010
THIS WEEK'S DVD releases are a big bag of so-so. The most prominent title is "Green Zone," the failed Iraq thriller that reunited Matt Damon with "Bourne" collaborator Paul Greengrass, without much success. Younger viewers may prefer "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," but this is another kid-lit adaptation that failed to capture the appeal of the book and certainly failed to ignite another Harry Potter-like franchise. Teen girls prepping for next week's "Twilight" sequel might want to check out Robert Pattinson in a non-vampire role in "Remember Me," but then again they might not. Especially if they've seen it. Mom and dad might get something out of "The Last Station," a staid period and literary drama that scored Oscar nominations for Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer.
NEWS
July 19, 2009 | By Stephanie Linker FOR THE INQUIRER
Who would have thought that little yellow containers of the smelly clay I used to mold and shape as a little girl could bring so much joy and amazement? That they could make children who didn't speak my language laugh and play? Or make the teachers in their fancy saris break out of their strict, authority-figure roles and giggle like little girls? My two fellow Lehigh University students and I, in India last winter as part of the Global Citizenship program, had been getting desperate.
LIVING
February 24, 1995 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
"We learned black history in school. I was the cop in the play we put on. I acted. It was about Martin Luther King. He died and saved this nation and paid freedom's cost. He was a great man. " Jonathan, 10, is delighted to be sitting on the rug having a conversation. Though his speech is not clear, he repeats words with gentle grace. He wants to be understood, above all, no matter how his patience is tried in the process. His social worker says he is on about a second-grade level and making slow but steady progress in special classes for educably retarded children.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
WITH ITS LONE graffitied, abandoned house, grassy vacant lots and sparse signs of life, the desolate stretch of 3rd Street just north of Susquehanna Avenue in North Philadelphia seems like the perfect place to dump a body. And that's exactly what someone did, police said yesterday. About 5:30 a.m., a man picking through trash on the block, which is flanked by several grassy lots and the back of a warehouse, spotted a duffel bag outside the three-story, tan-brick rowhouse with boarded-up windows and made the grisly discovery, said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman.
NEWS
May 23, 1994 | BY KATHLEEN SHEA Staff Writer Rose DeWolf, Daily News wire services and the New York Times contributed to this report
ALL ABOARD CONCORDE: Like the speed-traveling rich and famous, you too can board the world's fastest commercial aircraft, British Airway's Concorde, when it touches down here on a promotional visit Thursday. Free tours start at 7:30 p.m. from Gate 11 of Terminal A at Philadelphia International Airport. Although they are only scheduled to last an hour, a British Airways rep said she doubted anyone would be turned away. The supersonic bird is scheduled to land at 7 p.m. en route from Dulles Airport in D.C. Capt.
NEWS
October 17, 1993 | By Tia Swanson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Guess what? Garden State Park - where they race horses, bet money, have flea markets, and generally provide lots of neat stuff for adults but not much for children - is giving itself entirely over to the younger set next Sunday. Big time. The second annual Kids Fair will come to town then, and about 15,000 people, at least a third of them children, are expected. Those who missed last year's fair might not know the day will be a kind of utopia for the small people, with face painting, cookies, an indoor playground, a chance to listen to their heart beat, bike checks, dance lessons by the Pennsylvania Ballet, Tastykakes, insects, a story hour, yogurt, fingerprinting, a lesson on snake care and hot dogs.
SPORTS
October 6, 2013 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
JERRY LEWIS, uh-huh, that Jerry Lewis, the slapstick comic, looks Muhammad Ali right in the eye, and screeches, "You're a big bag of wind. " A startled Ali interrupts, sputtering. Lewis finally yelps, "Shut up and let me finish . . . you're a big bag of wind but you're one of the greatest entertainers . . . " It's just a moment in "The Trials of Muhammad Ali," a lively new documentary being shown at the Ritz at the Bourse. A defining moment? Entertainer? Is that what Ali was?
SPORTS
February 26, 2004 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Phillies closer Billy Wagner flexed his finger. He moved it around. "There's not too much concern," he said yesterday morning at Bright House Networks Field. "Just give it time. " Wagner has inflammation in the soft tissue in the middle finger of his left hand. An MRI showed no ligament, tendon or joint damage. Phillies manager Larry Bowa said the best-case scenario is that Wagner begins to throw again Monday. "I didn't think it was anything serious because he threw the ball well [Tuesday]
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July 16, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
WITH ITS LONE graffitied, abandoned house, grassy vacant lots and sparse signs of life, the desolate stretch of 3rd Street just north of Susquehanna Avenue in North Philadelphia seems like the perfect place to dump a body. And that's exactly what someone did, police said yesterday. About 5:30 a.m., a man picking through trash on the block, which is flanked by several grassy lots and the back of a warehouse, spotted a duffel bag outside the three-story, tan-brick rowhouse with boarded-up windows and made the grisly discovery, said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman.
SPORTS
October 6, 2013 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
JERRY LEWIS, uh-huh, that Jerry Lewis, the slapstick comic, looks Muhammad Ali right in the eye, and screeches, "You're a big bag of wind. " A startled Ali interrupts, sputtering. Lewis finally yelps, "Shut up and let me finish . . . you're a big bag of wind but you're one of the greatest entertainers . . . " It's just a moment in "The Trials of Muhammad Ali," a lively new documentary being shown at the Ritz at the Bourse. A defining moment? Entertainer? Is that what Ali was?
NEWS
April 26, 2013 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
REALLY, PHILLY, this is how you're gonna do me? Me, who's been your one-woman cheering squad for months now? Who's been full-steam ahead with the whole "No Philly Shrug" campaign - despite the sometimes universal, it seems, eye-roll from haters? Me, who's been so rah-rah about Philly that old friends who know that optimism and boosterism and, oh-who-am-I-kidding, even smiling doesn't exactly come natural for me have wondered if I was having some sort of breakdown. No! I'd proclaim.
TRAVEL
February 24, 2013
The folks at Household Designs aren't kidding when they call their featherweight totes MightyStor. Yes, this polyethylene-tarp zippered storage bag is mighty strong, but it's also mighty big - 22 inches wide, 26 inches high, and 12 inches deep, and that's the medium-size model. The large size (30 inches wide, 26 inches high, and 12 inches deep) could carry a collie - not that you would want to. These rugged bags are tear- and water-resistant and have sewn-in nylon double shoulder straps and a side grab strap.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2010
THIS WEEK'S DVD releases are a big bag of so-so. The most prominent title is "Green Zone," the failed Iraq thriller that reunited Matt Damon with "Bourne" collaborator Paul Greengrass, without much success. Younger viewers may prefer "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," but this is another kid-lit adaptation that failed to capture the appeal of the book and certainly failed to ignite another Harry Potter-like franchise. Teen girls prepping for next week's "Twilight" sequel might want to check out Robert Pattinson in a non-vampire role in "Remember Me," but then again they might not. Especially if they've seen it. Mom and dad might get something out of "The Last Station," a staid period and literary drama that scored Oscar nominations for Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer.
NEWS
December 31, 2009 | By Amy S. Rosenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was a year in which words and phrases showed up and got used up in record time. Catchphrases no longer catch on these days, but get bobbled around in everyone's hands for a nanosecond before dropping for an incomplete pass. Like a December blizzard, or our hero Cliff Lee, nothing sticks around for long. I'mma let you finish, Kanye, but nobody cares anymore. As the signs at Citizens Bank Park read in the blink-and-it's-over Cliff Lee era, unbeLEEvable. Remember the epic-at-the-time beer summit between President Obama, Skip Gates, and some cop?
SPORTS
December 23, 2009
JEFFREY LURIE says he can't wait to induct Brian Dawkins into the Eagles' honor roll, and that nobody will ever wear the No. 20 for as long as he has anything to say about it. You can tell that the Eagles owner is sincere when he says, "I miss Brian. My attitude is, he's going to be with us probably longer than I live, the next 40, 50 years. He's going to be one of those great Eagles you see around the team, you see come back. There will never be anybody more of a favorite. That's not possible.
NEWS
July 19, 2009 | By Stephanie Linker FOR THE INQUIRER
Who would have thought that little yellow containers of the smelly clay I used to mold and shape as a little girl could bring so much joy and amazement? That they could make children who didn't speak my language laugh and play? Or make the teachers in their fancy saris break out of their strict, authority-figure roles and giggle like little girls? My two fellow Lehigh University students and I, in India last winter as part of the Global Citizenship program, had been getting desperate.
SPORTS
February 20, 2009
SITTING HERE . . . waiting for the Carolina Panthers to help the Eagles . . . waiting . . . waiting . . . On draft day last year, the Panthers handed the Eagles a gift that most of their fans thought was a moldy fruitcake. But it really was a gift: By every available measure, all of the draft value charts, all of that, the Eagles got the considerably better part of the bargain when they swapped their first-round pick last year for the Panthers' first-round pick this year plus second- and fourth-round picks in 2008.
SPORTS
February 26, 2004 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Phillies closer Billy Wagner flexed his finger. He moved it around. "There's not too much concern," he said yesterday morning at Bright House Networks Field. "Just give it time. " Wagner has inflammation in the soft tissue in the middle finger of his left hand. An MRI showed no ligament, tendon or joint damage. Phillies manager Larry Bowa said the best-case scenario is that Wagner begins to throw again Monday. "I didn't think it was anything serious because he threw the ball well [Tuesday]
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