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August 8, 2002 | By Bethany Klein FOR THE INQUIRER
Although former Pixies bassist Kim Deal is the only original remaining in the band, the five current Breeders play as equals. At Tuesday's Trocadero show, drummer Jose Medeles sat front and center, flanked by Deal and her guitarist twin sister, Kelley. Bassist Mando Lopez and guitarist Richard Presley - both of early L.A. punk band Fear - capped off each side, creating almost perfect symmetry. It was soon clear that this visual crispness would not be matched by the merrily shambolic sound offered by the group.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2002 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
Forget about the nine-year gap between the Breeders' last record, the ricochet-rocking smash Last Splash, and their moody new Title TK (4AD/Elektra), the sturdiest, most honorable rock CD of 2002, a blunt, nonchalantly mid-tempo work recorded with a pure-analog, first-take feel by Steve Albini. After all, forgetting about the gap is what guitarist Kelley Deal is doing. "Thank God we're still releasing records and that people love that we're still raw," she said about the band's frenzied rock resolve.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1997 | By Sara Sherr, FOR THE INQUIRER
The main objective was fun Friday night at the Theatre of Living Arts, where the Breeders made their first Philadelphia appearance in two years. It was like hanging out with old friends at a house party. When an audience member from the capacity crowd yelled out a garbled request, effervescent bandleader Kim Deal requested that she repeat it. When the reply was "Never mind," Deal playfully retorted, "Chicken!" While Deal and the band posed as laid-back partygoers, they certainly didn't play that way, unveiling new songs from a soon-to-be-recorded effort, their first in four years.
SPORTS
July 16, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TTWO TEXAS quarter-horse breeders want a federal jury to rule that their cloned animals should be registered by the American Quarter Horse Association, something the organization has banned since 2004. Panhandle, Texas, rancher Jason Abraham and Amarillo veterinarian Gregg Veneklasen sued the 280,000-member organization last year in an attempt to overturn the prohibition of cloned horses from the registry. AQHA spokesman Tom Persechino said the antitrust lawsuit, to be heard in Amarillo beginning this week, will be closely monitored by horse breeders and registries worldwide because no registry currently allows clones.
SPORTS
October 30, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ARCADIA, Calif. _ Bob Baffert is one trainer who never hides his feelings. When he thinks he has a special horse, he lets everybody know. It has been clear for weeks he is in love with American Pharoah, the certain favorite for Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita and the trainer's best hope for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. The Derby is still possible, but Baffert announced yesterday morning that American Pharoah won't make the Juvenile. "He has a deep foot bruise in his left front," Baffert said.
NEWS
August 26, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Karen Mackay of Pitman saw some red flags before she bought a puppy almost two years ago from a dog broker in Salem County, particularly an inoculation record that didn't seem to come from a veterinarian. But Mackay adored the collie and decided to take it home for the holidays that December. By the time they got there, the dog, which Mackay had been told was in treatment for routine kennel cough, was vomiting and had diarrhea. "I should have known better," said Mackay, who has owned other dogs, including a collie mix. This month, the broker, Jessica Durkin of Salem, was sued by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office on behalf of four other dog owners who allege Durkin sold them sick puppies, including one so ill that the family had it euthanized.
NEWS
February 25, 2010 | By DANA DiFILIPPO, difilid@phillynews.com 215-854-5934
Philadelphia animal-cruelty officers say six Lancaster County breeders sold sick, defective dogs at an Ohio auction last October and should be prosecuted for animal abuse. The breeders say the investigators fabricated phony abuse in a stunt to fan media attention and spur donations from pet-lovers. A judge will decide who's right, because the breeders have filed a federal lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals (PSPCA) and Main Line Animal Rescue.
NEWS
December 9, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sue Johnson needed little time to make up her mind about Jenny. The Chihuahua sported a black-and-white coat and little tufts of reddish-brown fur over her deep, dark eyes. "She's very sweet," Johnson said. "How could you not?" Jenny met one more criterion that was essential for Johnson, of Quakertown, who got the dog for her sister Saturday at the Pets Plus Natural store in Lansdale: The animal came to the store from a rescue shelter. The big-eared pup was one of at least 10 rescued animals customers had adopted at the store by 5 p.m. Following the lead of hundreds of other pet stores nationwide, the owners have vowed to stop selling animals from commercial breeders at all 10 of their stores by the end of 2015 - converting them one by one to stores that handle adopted dogs and cats only.
SPORTS
November 1, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
AS YOU SIFT through my picks in the 14 Breeders' Cup races today and tomorrow, know that a few picks should be leveraged in multirace wagers. Read on and you will know which horses I like and which horses I really like. Building bets around your best opinions is the key to winning money over the next 2 days. And that is the best thing about horse racing. There is nothing subtle about the results - you either have more money than you started with or you don't. Today MARATHON 1. Indian Jones.
SPORTS
November 1, 2014 | By Joe Clancy, For The Inquirer
The sun will come out from behind the trees soon, but a chill still hangs about in the shadows atop a hill in Chester County Sunday morning. A hillside over, some cows moo. Closer, geese take flight with great ha-honks, and a hawk drops from a tree and soars out of sight. The horse is off in the distance and down the hill, invisible, but out there. Hardest Core, upset winner of the Grade I Arlington Million in August, will have his final prerace training session for Saturday's $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf on this morning.
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SPORTS
February 14, 2015 | By Rich Fisher, For The Inquirer
For years when she was a child, Cozette McAvoy would ask her mom for a pony. One day years later it hit her that, hey, a high-powered corporate lawyer can buy her own horse. Since that revelation, McAvoy has become an owner, trainer and breeder of harness racing horses. She even shoes her own horses. And while many lawyers own horses, it's not as common to find ones who train and shoe them. "I don't really know any other attorneys that do this," said McAvoy, a Coatesville resident who received her undergraduate degree from West Chester, a master's from Lehigh, and law degree from the University of Georgia.
NEWS
December 9, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sue Johnson needed little time to make up her mind about Jenny. The Chihuahua sported a black-and-white coat and little tufts of reddish-brown fur over her deep, dark eyes. "She's very sweet," Johnson said. "How could you not?" Jenny met one more criterion that was essential for Johnson, of Quakertown, who got the dog for her sister Saturday at the Pets Plus Natural store in Lansdale: The animal came to the store from a rescue shelter. The big-eared pup was one of at least 10 rescued animals customers had adopted at the store by 5 p.m. Following the lead of hundreds of other pet stores nationwide, the owners have vowed to stop selling animals from commercial breeders at all 10 of their stores by the end of 2015 - converting them one by one to stores that handle adopted dogs and cats only.
SPORTS
November 25, 2014 | For The Inquirer
Market Share, co-owned by Richard Gutnick of Blue Bell, Pa., was a disappointing eighth in the $500,000 Breeders Crown for open trotters on Saturday night at The Meadowlands. The race, won by European star Commander Crowe, saw Market Share trotting on the outside throughout the mile with his driver Tim Tetrick unable to make up ground on the leaders. Market Share, trained by Linda Toscano, won the Hambletonian in 2012 but has had a challenging year, with just four wins in 16 starts, though his seasonal earnings of $443,948 put him at $3,558,960 for his career.
SPORTS
November 20, 2014 | For The Inquirer
There are 127 horses in the entry box for Friday and Saturday's $5.4 million Breeders Crown races for all age, gait and gender divisions at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. As the last stakes races of the year, the results are expected to play a major role in end of year honors, including the Horse of the Year. The 2-year-old pacing filly JK She'salady is at the top of the Hambletonian/Breeders Crown Top Ten Poll by virtue of her perfect 11 for 11 season. No juvenile pacing filly has ever won Horse of the Year honors.
SPORTS
November 1, 2014 | By Joe Clancy, For The Inquirer
The sun will come out from behind the trees soon, but a chill still hangs about in the shadows atop a hill in Chester County Sunday morning. A hillside over, some cows moo. Closer, geese take flight with great ha-honks, and a hawk drops from a tree and soars out of sight. The horse is off in the distance and down the hill, invisible, but out there. Hardest Core, upset winner of the Grade I Arlington Million in August, will have his final prerace training session for Saturday's $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf on this morning.
SPORTS
October 30, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ARCADIA, Calif. _ Bob Baffert is one trainer who never hides his feelings. When he thinks he has a special horse, he lets everybody know. It has been clear for weeks he is in love with American Pharoah, the certain favorite for Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita and the trainer's best hope for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. The Derby is still possible, but Baffert announced yesterday morning that American Pharoah won't make the Juvenile. "He has a deep foot bruise in his left front," Baffert said.
SPORTS
September 17, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
This week, a horse will arrive from California and briefly turn a track on Street Road in Bensalem into the epicenter of North American thoroughbred racing. For at least a couple of minutes on Saturday, the sport will turn its eyes to Parx Racing, where Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will bolt from the No. 1 gate in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. This year's race marks the first time a reigning Kentucky Derby winner will be in the field. Chrome, scheduled to arrive at Parx on Tuesday, was installed as the even-money favorite in the eight-horse field of 3-year-olds on Monday.
NEWS
August 26, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Karen Mackay of Pitman saw some red flags before she bought a puppy almost two years ago from a dog broker in Salem County, particularly an inoculation record that didn't seem to come from a veterinarian. But Mackay adored the collie and decided to take it home for the holidays that December. By the time they got there, the dog, which Mackay had been told was in treatment for routine kennel cough, was vomiting and had diarrhea. "I should have known better," said Mackay, who has owned other dogs, including a collie mix. This month, the broker, Jessica Durkin of Salem, was sued by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office on behalf of four other dog owners who allege Durkin sold them sick puppies, including one so ill that the family had it euthanized.
BUSINESS
June 5, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Win or lose at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome will be racing with the weight of a TV network and a beleaguered horse-racing industry on his powerful shoulders. NBC expects to more than double the TV audience of a typical Belmont to 17 million viewers because of Chrome's story and his chance for the coveted Triple Crown - the last one was Affirmed in 1978. Over the last dozen years, four horses raced for the Triple Crown in the Belmont without winning: War Emblem in 2002, Funny Cide in 2003, Smarty Jones in 2004, and Big Brown in 2008.
SPORTS
May 19, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Each spring at Triple Crown time, when thoroughbred racing briefly flowers on the American sports landscape like an exquisite azalea, I think of Joe Bummer. His actual name escapes me these four-plus decades later, but I'm certain it couldn't have described him any better than the nickname my friends and I gave him. (The actual name we called him was a Yiddish word for perennial dissatisfaction, but after 40-some years I can neither pronounce nor recall it.) Joe was a railbird at Garden State Park and Brandywine Raceway.
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