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December 23, 2008
JUST WHEN we think we have heard it all, along comes the recent Associated Press story of a New Jersey couple who were turned down by their local ShopRite grocery store when they attempted to obtain a birthday cake with the inscription of the name of their son, "Adolf Hitler Campbell. " Regrettably, a Wal-Mart outlet acquiesced to the couple's demands. The news report indicates that the "loving" parents do not understand what all the fuss is about. How detached must a person be from civilized society to name their child after one of the most evil, savage men that ever lived?
NEWS
August 4, 2011 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Vineland bakers who felt burned by a decision to outsource their city's 150th birthday cake will get a slice of the action after all. A sweet agreement will enable four city bakeries to share the limelight with an "official" cake from Hoboken-based Carlo's Bake Shop - home of TV's Cake Boss - during the birthday bash Sunday. Local confections will be arrayed in a separate tent next to a display of the celebrity cake. "It's a good compromise and absolutely the right thing to do," says Dawn Hunter, executive director of the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | BY NATALIE POMPILIO, pompiln@phillynews.com 215-854-2595
YESTERDAY was Iriana DeJesus' 17th birthday, and her mother couldn't help but wonder: Would her youngest child have been thin or chubby? Would she have had long hair or short? Would she have been a girly-girl or more of a tomboy? "I try not to cry. I try to be strong," said Lizasuain "Mota" DeJesus, "but it's her birthday and I wish, I really wish, I could see her again. " Iriana was 5 years old in July 2000, when she was abducted from her Hunting Park neighborhood.
NEWS
December 6, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TOM GRALISH
It's not every day you turn 100. And so when staff members at St. Joseph's Hospital, at 16th and Girard, heard that one of their outpatients, Ethel Brown, of North Philadelphia, had reached that truly golden age, they threw a party. Some of Brown's relatives and her family physician, Tana Fishman (right), were on hand in the lobby to watch her receive a birthday cake, a handmade comforter and other gifts.
NEWS
March 16, 2013
Mother Mary Phresh Out the Runaway Birthday Cake Talk That Talk Pour It Up Cockiness (Love It) Numb You Da One Man Down Rude Boy What's My Name Jump Umbrella All of the Lights Rockstar 101 What Now Loveeeeeee Song Love the Way You Lie Take a Bow Cold Case Love We Found Love S&M Only Girl Don't Stop the Music Where Have You Been Stay Diamonds ...
NEWS
February 7, 1986 | By BRUCE DRAKE and JEROME CAHILL, New York Daily News (Reuters also contributed to this report.)
In a cheerful and combative mood on his 75th birthday, President Reagan scoffed at Congress yesterday for pinning a "dead on arrival" label on his new $994 billion budget and brushed aside demands for a compromise that would lead to a tax increase. Reagan told reporters at the White House that Democrats on Capitol Hill "may have prejudged" the condition of the fiscal 1987 budget, which seeks deep cuts in domestic spending while boosting defense outlays. "We'll give it artificial respiration," the president vowed.
NEWS
February 12, 1989 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, Special to The Inquirer
It will be a day to touch history while enjoying a piece of birthday cake. The staff and volunteers of the Brandywine Battlefield Park are throwing a birthday bash in honor of a famous American general who fought the Battle of Brandywine against the British on Sept. 11, 1777. In fact, Gen. George Washington and his wife, Martha, will be on hand to greet well-wishers and share cake and cider on Feb. 18 at the park in Chadds Ford. Beth Rorke, an interpretive guide at the park who wears Quaker garb to give tours, said the party had been getting bigger each year.
NEWS
February 12, 2001 | By Julie Stoiber, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Big bowls were heaped with popcorn, a scrumptious-looking English trifle in a glass dish was drawing oohs and ahs, and guests were streaming through the door. The only thing missing was the homemade birthday cake, and Fran Byers meant to find out whether it was on its way. "Does anyone have a cell phone?" she called out. "It's a big birthday cake," she explained yesterday. "It says 'Happy Birthday Charles Dickens.'" That's Charles Dickens, the 19th-century novelist who has been dead for more than 130 years and who had no particular ties to West Philadelphia, yet whose birthday, Feb. 7, 1812, is marked with a spirited celebration each year in the neighborhood around Clark Park, at 43d Street and Baltimore Avenue.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2009 | By Monica Peters FOR THE INQUIRER
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse in Fairmount Park reopens the playground for the season with the fourth annual Play-a-Palooza on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taller Puertorriqueno and Univision will provide games, arts and crafts, and painting activities for children 10 and younger. Families can take a park tour on a Philadelphia Fire Department engine. Adding to the fun will be a mascot who will mingle with the children. Free hot dogs and sweet treats will be available. Fourth annual Play-a-Palooza, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, near North 33d and West Oxford Streets in eastern Fairmount Park.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2003 | By Rob Watson FOR THE INQUIRER
Eat cake and let loose, It's the 99th birthday of Dr. Seuss. Ahhh, only Dr. Seuss can throw a monthlong birthday bash where rhyme and reading are the party favors. The Seuss man (his real name was Theodore Geisel) would have been 99 this month, so the Please Touch Museum is using the occasion to launch its "Celebrate Stories" event. "We have never had an entire month dedicated to reading," said Kathleen Miller, publicist for the museum. "But what better way to start than with one of the most celebrated children's authors of all time?
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NEWS
July 20, 2013 | By Christopher Torchia, Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG - Hospital visitors say Nelson Mandela smiled and nodded Thursday - his 95th birthday - and South Africans celebrated upbeat reports about the former president's health after weeks of worrying that he was on the verge of death. Children sang "Happy Birthday" at school assemblies, and many honored the man known as "the father of the nation" by performing acts of charity for 67 minutes, symbolizing Mandela's 67 years of public service. Outside the Pretoria hospital where Mandela was admitted for a recurring lung infection, well-wishers paid tribute and some received slices of a large birthday cake.
NEWS
March 16, 2013
Mother Mary Phresh Out the Runaway Birthday Cake Talk That Talk Pour It Up Cockiness (Love It) Numb You Da One Man Down Rude Boy What's My Name Jump Umbrella All of the Lights Rockstar 101 What Now Loveeeeeee Song Love the Way You Lie Take a Bow Cold Case Love We Found Love S&M Only Girl Don't Stop the Music Where Have You Been Stay Diamonds ...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On overly sexualized clothing for girls: Why feel nervous about little girls' short-shorts and midriff tops? Would people similarly get nervous about a little boy playing outside in the summer with no shirt on? I know it's hard to raise kids in a world that isn't always safe for them. Does a little girl's clothing choice matter in that regard? How can you say that to a child without hurting her? "We don't want you to wear the short-shorts in fashion because we don't want you to attract the wrong kind of attention.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2012 | By Dan Gross
YOU CAN'T SEE Scott Hartnell on the ice this season, but you can see the Flyers wing in a speaking role in the Judd Apatow's next film, "This is 40. " Hartnell, teammate Matt Carle and former teammates James van Riemsdyk and Ian Laperrière spent a day in Hollywood in August 2011 filming a bar scene with Megan Fox and Leslie Mann . In the film, which opens Dec. 21, Hartnell and Laperrière can be seen dancing with Fox and...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2012 | Choose one .
Classical The Philadelphia Orchestra presents the Philadelphia premiere of Symphonic Spectacular, an interactive night of popular classical music with a backdrop of large-scale images and fireworks. As Michael Krajewski conducts pieces like "Ride of the Valkyries" and "Flight of the Bumblebee," producer Elliott Forrest displays video featuring Philadelphia landmarks and scenes from around the country. — Jonathan Lai 8 p.m. at the Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave. Tickets: $12.50–$49.50.
SPORTS
June 18, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
"Nobody loves Goliath. "   - Wilt Chamberlain "I played too hard to prove people wrong. "   - LeBron James The Palestra, that wonderful little passion pit, was packed on a winter night. The latest Golden Child, LeBron James, was bringing his traveling troupe of fellow high school dunkateers to town, and this was the chance to see for your own critical eyes the source of all the commotion. He turned out to be all that had been advertised. He did, with elegant ease, whatever he pleased, redefining what is meant by a man among boys.
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | BY NATALIE POMPILIO, pompiln@phillynews.com 215-854-2595
YESTERDAY was Iriana DeJesus' 17th birthday, and her mother couldn't help but wonder: Would her youngest child have been thin or chubby? Would she have had long hair or short? Would she have been a girly-girl or more of a tomboy? "I try not to cry. I try to be strong," said Lizasuain "Mota" DeJesus, "but it's her birthday and I wish, I really wish, I could see her again. " Iriana was 5 years old in July 2000, when she was abducted from her Hunting Park neighborhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2011
Saturday It's Betsy's birthday! The annual party that celebrates America's most celebrated flagmaker is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St. The fete marks her 260th birthday celebration with storytelling by Betsy Ross, make-and-take crafts, and a balloon artist. Birthday cake will be offered at 1:30 p.m., and an audio guide will be free with regular admission of $4; $3 for students, seniors, children, and military. Information: 215-686-1252 or www.BetsyRossHouse.org Friday-Feb.
NEWS
October 25, 2011 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
JODI MALLON called with a strange request. She needed to find out where the rescued men and women of the Tacony house of horrors were staying. Because she wanted, badly, to bake a cake for victim Derwin McLemire. Like anyone with a working heart, Mallon had recoiled at reports of the torment that mentally disabled adults and children endured at the hands of monsters allegedly ring-led by Linda Ann Weston. The breadth of the sadism left Mallon, a sales assistant at Dietz & Watson, too numb to cry. Until she saw McLemire interviewed on TV. He had moved into Weston's Florida home a year ago, and he described a life of hell.
NEWS
August 4, 2011 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Vineland bakers who felt burned by a decision to outsource their city's 150th birthday cake will get a slice of the action after all. A sweet agreement will enable four city bakeries to share the limelight with an "official" cake from Hoboken-based Carlo's Bake Shop - home of TV's Cake Boss - during the birthday bash Sunday. Local confections will be arrayed in a separate tent next to a display of the celebrity cake. "It's a good compromise and absolutely the right thing to do," says Dawn Hunter, executive director of the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce.
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