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November 27, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Edgar Berman, 72, a physician and author who gained notoriety for saying that women could not be leaders because of their "raging hormones," has died of a heart attack. Dr. Berman was pronounced dead Wednesday at Sinai Hospital after he was stricken while driving near his home Tuesday night. In the 1950s, he successfully completed the first implantation of a plastic esophagus in a human and assisted in the first heart transplant in a dog. Dr. Berman, the physician of former senator and vice president Hubert H. Humphrey, wrote books about Humphrey and Albert Schweitzer, with whom he worked in Africa in 1960.
LIVING
September 4, 2009 | By Sally Friedman FOR THE INQUIRER
From the curb, the home of Molefi Kete Asante and his wife Ana Yenenga looks like many well-manicured stone split levels in Elkins Park. Inside, however, it springs to life with striking signs of African heritage around every corner. And no wonder. Molefi Asante, 67, professor and former chairman of the Department of African American Studies at Temple University, has earned international recognition as one of the most distinguished scholars in his field, with no fewer than 70 books to his credit.
NEWS
August 26, 2005
Thank you, Ocean City, for a wonderful month. After years of talking about it, my husband and I decided to spend July at the Shore. We rented the top floor of a duplex. The first two weeks, we shared the apartment with my brother and sister-in-law. The second two weeks, friends joined us. We did all the things we had talked about all winter: bike rides in the morning, afternoons on the beach, day trips to Atlantic City, Cape May and Rehoboth, and walks on the boardwalk at night.
NEWS
November 8, 1988 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Ralph Brooks Jr., the 7-year-old South Philadelphia boy paralyzed by a suspected drug dealer's bullet in July, arrives at school in a paratransit bus yesterday to start in the second grade.
NEWS
July 25, 1992
You know librarians, they're always trying to give away books (provided people agree to return them). Nothing newsworthy there . . . except that at the Free Library of Philadelphia, they've done a rather spectacular job of giving out books in the last 12 months. Library officials report that the central library and 53 neighborhood branches circulated some six million volumes during the fiscal year ending June 30. That's the highest count since 1966, the period city librarians reverentially refer to as the Free Library's "heyday," when 6.2 million tomes were borrowed.
NEWS
February 15, 1996 | by Yvonne Dennis, Daily News Staff Writer
JumpStart, A Love Story Robb Armstrong (HarperCollins / $12) A VALENTINE KISS Carla Fredd, Brenda Jackson, Felicia Mason (Pinnacle / $4.99) If you're saving your sweetie's Valentine treat for the weekend (or you just plain forgot), two new books appealing to the traditionally mushy and the playfully poetic may be just the ticket. Philly resident Robb Armstrong moves his JumpStart comic strip up to the big time with his first full-length cartoon, "JumpStart, A Love Story.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / WILLIAM F. STEINMETZ
The opening of Borders Book Shop in Center City yesterday invited browsing and the sampling of coffee in a corner espresso bar. In the former Nan Duskin building at 1727 Walnut St., it is the 11th of a Michigan chain known for its large selection and hard-to-find books.
NEWS
May 2, 1993 | For The Inquirer / J. MICHAEL McDYRE
The Great American Read-Aloud gave books a voice, and it gave many shoppers something different to do at the Springfield Mall on April 24. The event was sponsored by the Delaware County Library.
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July 20, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
The path to David Casarett's new book began when one of his patients at Penn Medicine's Wissahickon Hospice asked him if medical marijuana could help her. As usual with such questions, he scoffed, telling her the drug was still illegal and there was no evidence to support its use. His patient, a retired English professor, pushed him for more information. He discovered that there was indeed research, and she knew more about it than he did. "She was tough," he said. He promised he would look into it for her. That was about a year and a half ago. The result of his quest - Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana - was published last week.
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Ant-Man is upon us. On Friday, another superhero heads to the multiplexes. A Silver Age brethren of Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Thor, Ant-Man is, um, a little different. Sure, he has the superhuman strength, the supercool costume, and the supersmart-alecky retorts of a Marvel Comics crimebuster. But this guy is less than an inch high, and if he joined his fellow Formicidae in an invasion of your kitchen pantry, you'd grab the Raid and gun him down with the rest of the pests. How can this tiny speck possibly do battle with evil masterminds bent on world domination?
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Lini S. Kadaba, For The Inquirer
Paul McCartney keeps a piano bedside to try out musical ideas that come to him in the middle of the night. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin ( The West Wing , Sports Night ) overcomes writer's block by taking six or more showers a day. And John Kounios, a pioneer in the study of insight, rides the quiet Regional Rail car on his commute to and from his West Chester home so he can carve out a creative, idea-inducing space for himself. The Drexel University professor of psychology further isolates himself by donning noise-canceling Bose headphones (to block the rumble of the train)
BUSINESS
July 12, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
American Airlines will transfer US Airways passenger bookings to the American reservations system the weekend of July 18, for travel beginning 90 days later, on Oct. 17. Airport check-in kiosks, gates, and ticket counters will get new American signage. The US Airways website will disappear at that time, American announced Friday, a key step in blending the two airlines under their 2013 merger agreement. Philadelphia International Airport is a hub for US Airways and American, which operate 460 daily flights and have 77 percent of the air travel market here.
NEWS
June 15, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
If someone had told me three months ago that the hundreds of thousands of books I saw sitting unused and going to waste in the basement of Philadelphia School District headquarters would by now be almost fully catalogued, ready to be shipped to the kids who need them, I probably wouldn't have believed it. I might have even laughed. The task at hand seemed simple enough: There were a lot of unused books and a lot of kids who need books. Sort the books and give the kids any they could use. But in a drowning district, nothing's simple.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2015 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Were you raised by wolves? For most kids (and many adults), the answer might be, "I wish" - especially if they've read The Jungle Book , Rudyard Kipling's stories of the fantastic adventures of Mowgli, a child abandoned in the woods. Nurtured and taught by wild animals, including those wolves, Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Kaa the snake, and a gang of monkeys - all the while dodging the tiger Shere Khan - Mowgli learns valuable life lessons that can apply in any jungle.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2015 | Solomon Jones, Daily News Staff Writer
I'M STARTING to fear for the future of Philadelphia's children, because education seems to have taken a back seat to imprisonment. At least that's what it looks like to me. Why else would City Council consider Bill No. 150406, which would empower the city to spend $7.27 million to buy land at 7777 State Road? The land, according to bill sponsor Councilman Bobby Henon, could eventually be home to a new, possibly $500 million prison, replacing the 140-year-old House of Correction. To be sure, there are legitimate reasons to replace the aging prison, which houses 1,500 minimum-to-medium-security inmates.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News
YOU'D NEVER guess it from her grammatically challenged tweets, but South Philly's own Amber Rose has reinvented herself as a wordsmith. Of sorts. A new glimpse at the former Delilah's employee's self-induction into the world of important literature has arrived via Instagram. Naturally. "Check out the Official cover for my book," captioned the ex of Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West . The Bard himself couldn't have come up with a more poetic title: How to Be a Bad Bitch . Rose's post showed the book's latest cover, a David LaChapelle seaside shot of the auteur bedecked in a single strand of gold floss and gloves made of metallic body paint.
NEWS
June 7, 2015
The Royal We By Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan Grand Central. 464 pp. $26 Reviewed by Jen A. Miller Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Happy ending, right? Especially when boy happens to be the Prince of England? Not quite, at least not in The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, which uses the real-life relationship of Prince William and Kate Middleton as a springboard. The initial courtship and declaration of love come early.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2015 | By Howard Gensler, Daily News
SINCE TV super-showrunner Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Scandal," etc.) isn't busy enough, Simon & Schuster will publish her book, Year of Yes , in the fall. This is as opposed to Tattle's book, Year of No . According to thewrap.com, Rhimes in the book will chronicle the power of saying "yes. " "Saying 'yes' for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made," Rhimes said. "It was also a little insane, a lot terrifying and sometimes wildly embarrassing.
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