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July 1, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
That smiling scrubber continues to clean up. With nearly seven million happy-faced pads sold since its national debut in 2012, Scrub Daddy is now the most successful product in the five-year history of Shark Tank , ABC-TV's competition show for entrepreneurs. On QVC alone, more than 2.5 million Scrub Daddys have sold since April 2012. You can find them at Bed Bath & Beyond and Walmart, as well as in supermarkets. But consumers told the daddy of Scrub Daddy, Voorhees inventor Aaron Krause, that they want more.
SPORTS
September 14, 1990 | By Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
The temperature on the practice field was over 100 degrees. It was more like 110, actually, with no shade, no breeze, nothing to cool off a weary football player. The Phoenix Cardinals worked out for almost three hours again yesterday, finally straggling off the field and into the locker room, leaving behind a trail of perspiration deep enough to float a sailboat. Carl Hairston was one of the last players off the field, walking along with the other defensive linemen, squinting into the Arizona sun. He was talking with Jim Wahler, a young tackle, and he was laughing.
NEWS
August 13, 2001
RELYING TOO heavily on bureaucrats and institutions is the fatal flaw in Mark Alan Hughes's well-considered anti-blight plan (July 31). Their neglect, indifference and avarice have created this problem. Who says that, once you relocate people, they won't blight the neighborhood they move to? Get corporations with a profit incentive to develop a plan where people wouldn't just be given a house, but would have personal interest and accountability to help restore the areas themselves.
SPORTS
January 10, 1990 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Carl Hairston doesn't exactly have the prototypical NFL defensive lineman's body. If you're a health club owner, this isn't the guy you want as your spokesman. Reggie White has a body by Nautilus. Hairston's looks like it came from Dunkin' Donuts. You want eye-popping muscle definition, call Gold's Gym. You want a guy to play Santa Claus at your next office Christmas party, Big Daddy's your man. "I'm not an Atlas," the rotund 6-2, 270-pound Cleveland Browns defensive tackle said with a smile.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1999 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
This is how an ordinary desperate guy tries to save a relationship: He picks up his dirty clothes, proposes marriage, surrenders the clicker. Only an Adam Sandler kind of desperate guy adopts a child to show his girl that he's responsible. This is the premise of Big Daddy, an intermittently funny, frequently desperate comedy starring Sandler, Everyscrub, as a law-school grad who'd rather slack than litigate. The Adam Sandler beloved by fans is an unhousebroken and mischievous pup. The Adam Sandler of Big Daddy is paper-trained and obedient of the Hollywood rules of redemption.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2015 | By Molly Eichel
THE RUMORS are true: North Philly rapper Meek Mill and superstar Nicki Minaj are an item. How do I know? They cuddled up next to each other at Friday night's Wale show at the TLA. Mill 's buddy Rick Ross and his gal pal, Ming Lee, were also there in support of his Maybach Music Group crew, along with local boxer-turned-designer Simon "One Punch" Carr . A spy tells me that Minaj kept a low profile, hanging in...
NEWS
April 1, 2014 | BY BROAD STREET BALLER as told to DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
LIKE SO MANY long-suffering Sixers fans, I walked into Wells Fargo Center feeling like the two Delaware County teens who sat in nosebleed seats with a handmade sign: #WITNESS27 . If the Sixers were going to lose their 27th game in a row Saturday night, earning them the longest losing streak in major American pro sports, I wanted to see it. "We are true Sixers fans," said Joe Bakey, 16, of Brookhaven, who held the sign. "But this is a big moment in sports history. " His cousin, Ryan Stephano, 14, of Garnet Valley, said, "LeBron James' motto is 'Witness.' And we are here, witnessing.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1990 | By Nels Nelson, Daily News Theater Critic
No labyrinthine intro here - let's get right down to business. The Barry and Fran Weissler production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" last night alighted at the Forrest prior to Broadway, and the only thing you really and truly want to know is, HOW WAS SHE? Awright, here's the scoop: Kathleen Turner comes out perhaps a mite overwhelming as Maggie the Cat - you know, what Southern belle worth her salt would toss away her velvet glove and lead with her iron fist, right from the gitgo?
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Food Network star "Big Daddy" is one step closer to opening an American bistro in downtown Camden, but with a long way to go still. Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., a Camden High School graduate whose claim to fame comes from winning Season 4 of The Next Food Network Star and from his cooking show Big Daddy's House on the network, received a $100,000 Camden Urban Enterprise Zone grant on Tuesday for his planned restaurant. McCargo wants to take over the former Market West Grill space at 3d and Market streets, along with an adjacent building.
NEWS
January 14, 1988 | By NELS NELSON, Daily News Theater Critic
There is not much that I found to like in the Walnut Street Theatre Co. production of the Tennessee Williams play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," which opened last night on the Walnut mainstage, but I couldn't take my eyes off the best of the meager selection of affirmative features all evening long. Was it Maggie the cat? Well, no, though I must note that Jana Robbins comes the closest of all the Maggies I have seen - anatomically speaking - to the ideal Maggie who dwells in my head.
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January 13, 2015 | By Molly Eichel
THE RUMORS are true: North Philly rapper Meek Mill and superstar Nicki Minaj are an item. How do I know? They cuddled up next to each other at Friday night's Wale show at the TLA. Mill 's buddy Rick Ross and his gal pal, Ming Lee, were also there in support of his Maybach Music Group crew, along with local boxer-turned-designer Simon "One Punch" Carr . A spy tells me that Minaj kept a low profile, hanging in...
BUSINESS
July 1, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
That smiling scrubber continues to clean up. With nearly seven million happy-faced pads sold since its national debut in 2012, Scrub Daddy is now the most successful product in the five-year history of Shark Tank , ABC-TV's competition show for entrepreneurs. On QVC alone, more than 2.5 million Scrub Daddys have sold since April 2012. You can find them at Bed Bath & Beyond and Walmart, as well as in supermarkets. But consumers told the daddy of Scrub Daddy, Voorhees inventor Aaron Krause, that they want more.
NEWS
April 1, 2014 | BY BROAD STREET BALLER as told to DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
LIKE SO MANY long-suffering Sixers fans, I walked into Wells Fargo Center feeling like the two Delaware County teens who sat in nosebleed seats with a handmade sign: #WITNESS27 . If the Sixers were going to lose their 27th game in a row Saturday night, earning them the longest losing streak in major American pro sports, I wanted to see it. "We are true Sixers fans," said Joe Bakey, 16, of Brookhaven, who held the sign. "But this is a big moment in sports history. " His cousin, Ryan Stephano, 14, of Garnet Valley, said, "LeBron James' motto is 'Witness.' And we are here, witnessing.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
CELEBRITY BOXING promoter Damon Feldman reportedly got into a scuffle with Wing Bowl competitor "Gentleman" Jerry Coughlan at the Columbus Club early yesterday. An eyewitness told me that Feldman and Coughlan started a skirmish about 3:30 a.m. that ended when Feldman was escorted out of the Clifton Heights club. "Feldman wanted a piece of him, but there were too many people between them," the witness told me, adding that he believed Coughlan was the instigator. Neither Coughlan nor the Columbus Club returned calls for comment.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Food Network star "Big Daddy" is one step closer to opening an American bistro in downtown Camden, but with a long way to go still. Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., a Camden High School graduate whose claim to fame comes from winning Season 4 of The Next Food Network Star and from his cooking show Big Daddy's House on the network, received a $100,000 Camden Urban Enterprise Zone grant on Tuesday for his planned restaurant. McCargo wants to take over the former Market West Grill space at 3d and Market streets, along with an adjacent building.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2012 | By Dan Gross
AMONG THOSE who will miss Arlen Specter are his comedy buddies. The former longtime U.S. senator, who died of cancer Sunday at 82, released a statement while hospitalized recently that he looked forward to getting back on the stand-up comedy stage. He was booked to perform Nov. 16 at the Media Theatre with 94 WIP's Big Daddy Graham and Joe Conklin . Graham recalls the first time he worked with Specter at the Phoenixville Theater a couple of years back. "I had never met him, but had interviewed him a lot on the air. I was sitting in the green room waiting to go on," Graham said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2012 | By CHUCK DARROW and Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN WIP-FM (94.1) personality Big Daddy Graham recalls his late dad, the memories don't come flooding back. Trickling back is more like it; Graham has exactly 67 memories of his father, Al Gudonis, who died of cancer at age 62 in 1974.   Those recollections were collected in Last Call … Remembering My Dad, a 2003 volume so slight it's kind of a stretch to call it a book. Each got its own one- or two-sentence page (e.g. "The only proof of his existence at all is [a] set of Dutch Masters playing cards.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2011
MY 18-YEAR-OLD nephew, John Armstrong, gasped when I told him that the star of the Food Network's "Big Daddy's House" would be coming to my house to cook us dinner. "He's coming to your house?" "That's right. Big Daddy's coming to our house," I repeated, pausing for emphasis. Yeah, I was name-dropping. But it's not every day that McCargo cooks a meal in somebody's home. Maybe back in the day, but not since 2008, when he became the last man standing on "The Next Food Network Star" and wound up snagging the grand prize - his own TV show.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2010
Q: My husband and I have been married 25 years. He's at the top of his career and receiving a lot of acclaim, but we rarely see each other during waking hours. How can I get him to focus more on our marriage and less on his career? He's always at work. The only time I see him is in the newspaper or on TV and we are raising three small children. Steve: You need to tell him exactly what you just told us. If Mr. Big is so powerful and successful, then he has the power to break away and spend time with his family.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2010 | By CHUCK DARROW, darrowc@phillynews.com 215-313-3134
DURING THE past 12 months, comedian and WIP sports gabber Big Daddy Graham has: _ Had a burst water pipe destroy a big chunk of his South Jersey home. _ Undergone major back surgery. _ Suffered a serious staph infection. _ Buried his mother after she died of an Alzheimer-related illness. _ And successfully battled throat cancer, although radiation and chemotherapy left him with "burned-out" taste buds, a condition that continues to limit his diet to canned protein shakes.
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