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January 17, 2006
GEORGE WASHINGTON was taller. Thomas Jefferson more presidential. John Adams more fervent. But of all the Founding Fathers, our favorite has always been Benjamin Franklin. How can you not love a guy who once said that "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to prosper"? Franklin was Joe Sixpack before we had a Joe Sixpack. Franklin lived a life as large as the nation he helped form. And even though he went out seeking immortality only as a printer, he was so much more.
SPORTS
December 24, 2006 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shawn Andrews, the Eagles' third-year offensive guard, received an early birthday present last week when he was named to his first Pro Bowl. Andrews, who turns 24 tomorrow, could earn an even bigger present - a playoff berth - if the Eagles upset the Dallas Cowboys in tomorrow's showdown in Big D. After suffering a season-ending fractured right fibula during the first game of his rookie season in 2004, Andrews bounced back to start all 16 games...
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April 2, 1987 | By Shelley Hall, Special to The Inquirer
The birthday party filled the Food-A-Rama market at Torresdale and Longshore Avenues on Saturday and spilled out on to the sidewalk. The clown, the man on stilts, the organ grinder with his monkey, the Mummers trio and the dancers swirled around as Joe Rosenwald held court of sorts near his beloved produce section. The party was for Rosenwald's birthday - his 91st - and was held in the store he founded as a roadside stand more than 50 years ago. Rosenwald's birthday was actually yesterday, but an April Fool he is not, and he still works six days a week.
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February 28, 1993 | For The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
A birthday bash for old George was celebrated at Washington Crossing Historic Park on Monday. Above, all 261 candles on a huge cake - measuring 5 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet - baked by students at the Bucks County Technical School in Fairless Hills are lighted by James W. Gallagher, in costume as the birthday boy, and Ann Hawkes Hutton. Below, (from left) Amanda, Julia and Jan Reed of Burlington, N.J., enjoy some of the food at the party while dressed in their colonial finery.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2011
Wishing One Sweet Day this week to Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris . On Friday the heart-melting tenor turns a boyishly manly 38. On July Fourth, Morris joined fellow Boyz Shawn Stockman and Nathan Morris at the ?uestlove-orchestrated Wawa Welcome America Philadelphia finale. That night, the most successful R&B group of all time crooned its greatest hits and handed red roses to swooning fans - but it was a beefed-up Morris who turned extra heads with his etched-out lightning bolt 'do. (Perhaps he was hoping ex-flame Brandy was tuning in to rekindle their Unique Attraction?
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August 11, 2003 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
With the Festival Pier's sky-high staging on a humid Saturday night, Ween - sitting on stools with acoustic guitars - could have been mistaken for your typical outdoor act. Until, that is, the summery sheen of the Weens - singer/strummer Gene and guitarist Dean, the pride of New Hope - and their tight, mighty band turned to the Moorish folk and hippie-gypsy sentiment of "Birthday Boy" or its steel-drummed, mocking '70s treatise "Bananas and...
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August 27, 1993 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
It's not unusual to hire an entertainer for a child's birthday party these days. Clowns are always a hit. Barney is popular this year. Felicia Miles pushed the envelope for kiddie parties. She hired a stripper for her son's 12th birthday party. The dancer stripped down to a halter and G-string at the March 6 party, and the son licked whipped cream off her breasts as his mother looked on. Her 6- year-old daughter and 3-year-old son also were at the party. Well, the party's over for Felicia Miles, 30. She got 45 days in jail, a year's probation and was fined $200 on Wednesday after pleading guilty to permitting the sexual abuse of a child.
NEWS
June 29, 1988 | By Nancy Goldner, Inquirer Dance Critic
The Paris Opera Ballet may not always be joli, but it can't be beat for la gloire. The oldest dance company in the world has descended on the Metropolitan Opera in full sail, bringing more than 100 of its 150 dancers, 90 students from its school (founded in 1661 by Louis XIV) and a repertory that places the company as emphatically in the present as in its illustrious past. The troupe's three-week New York season, which will end July 9, came to a climax Monday when some 250 people joined in a unique French processional called the grand defile.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Michael was half an hour early for Mihir's 30th birthday party, but there was already one person sitting in the festively decorated restaurant booth. "I see this girl, with lovely long hair, busy texting on her phone," he remembered. "The birthday boy told me to get there early to greet people," Sophia explained. The inevitable conversation about how they both knew their mutual friend led to some remarkable discoveries. Sophia and Michael grew up mere blocks from each other in Somerton.
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December 5, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rather than close his eyes and make a wish on his 18th birthday, Ron Johnson is going to pursue his prize with all his speed and strength. "I never won a championship," Johnson said. "That's what I want for my birthday. " Johnson, a tight end/defensive end and Michigan recruit, will lead Camden into the South Jersey Group 3 championship game against Delsea at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Rowan University. Delsea will be seeking its fourth straight sectional crown, an unprecedented feat for a South Jersey public team above the Group 1 level.
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December 13, 2012 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Michael was half an hour early for Mihir's 30th birthday party, but there was already one person sitting in the festively decorated restaurant booth. "I see this girl, with lovely long hair, busy texting on her phone," he remembered. "The birthday boy told me to get there early to greet people," Sophia explained. The inevitable conversation about how they both knew their mutual friend led to some remarkable discoveries. Sophia and Michael grew up mere blocks from each other in Somerton.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Ruth Tengood arrived early for her birthday party Saturday afternoon. Didn't want to miss her 100th. "I'm waiting for my brother," she announced. "Where is he?" Her son, Steve, had picked her up five minutes away, at Harmony Place, and brought her to where her twin brother, Alfred Pick, lives at Paul's Run. The conference room at the Northeast Philadelphia seniors community was decorated with balloons that framed two large photographs on the table, sepia-toned portraits of a girl and a boy both no older than 6. Four generations of family would be celebrating the centennial of siblings who made a life in Philadelphia after fleeing Nazi Germany.
NEWS
September 24, 2012
Happy Birthday tomorrow to West Philly's own Will Smith . As the rapper-turned-actor-turned-Hollywood heavyweight turns 44, he's still a movie hero. After reprising Agent J for "MIB 3," he'll return to the big screen as Hancock, and, according to industry buzz, as Detective Mike Lowrey and Del Spooner. The stars say the Fresh Prince's new year will offer more money (as if), more romance (Jada?) and family time. Also celebrating this week: "The Office's" Zach Woods lurches into 28 tomorrow.
SPORTS
March 19, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, mahont@phillynews.com
IF YOU'RE a weekend duffer, you can relate to PGA professional Charlie Wi. Wi shot a 13 on the par-5 fifth at the Transitions Championship yesterday in Palm Harbor, Fla. He finished with a 78 en route to a last place finish. Here's how his hole went: 1. Tee shot into the right rough. 2. Hit into trees. 3. Hit a tree and watched ball carom onto driving range. Took a drop, costing him a stroke. 5. Hit tree and watched ball carom onto driving range.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2012
A COURTSIDE KISS between Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith was caught on the "kiss cam" at Friday's Sixers game at the Wells Fargo Center. The crowd cheered when the couple arrived during halftime of the Sixers/Miami Heat match-up with their two children, Willow , 11 (sporting green hair), and Jaden , 13. Will and Jaden are in town filming M. Night Shyamalan's "After Earth. "   Friday at the Friars Birthday boy Jerry Lewis turned 86 in the Big Apple on Friday night, flying from his home in Las Vegas to celebrate at some of his favorite haunts, including the Friars Club in midtown Manhattan.
NEWS
January 2, 2011 | By Maria Panaritis and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
It all happened so fast: the passing comic, the stuffed-monkey handoff, the friendship among strangers on the sidelines of the annual Mummers Parade. "We got a birthday boy - can we get a monkey?" The voice belonged to Tracy Williams, a 50-year-old Norristown man who had gone to the parade alone on an incredibly warm New Year's Day and was in a crowd near City Hall when a comic in yellow satin strutted past. The wench (he was not just a comic, you see) was with the Bryson New Year's Brigade, a South Philly troupe that had just dispersed up Market Street after putting on its "Monkey Business" performance for the judges.
SPORTS
December 24, 2006 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shawn Andrews, the Eagles' third-year offensive guard, received an early birthday present last week when he was named to his first Pro Bowl. Andrews, who turns 24 tomorrow, could earn an even bigger present - a playoff berth - if the Eagles upset the Dallas Cowboys in tomorrow's showdown in Big D. After suffering a season-ending fractured right fibula during the first game of his rookie season in 2004, Andrews bounced back to start all 16 games...
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