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September 29, 2005 | By Paul Krugman
For the politically curious seeking entertainment, I'd like to propose two new trivia games: "Find the Brownie" and "Two Degrees of Jack Abramoff. " The objective in "Find the Brownie" is to find an obscure but important government job held by someone whose only apparent qualifications for that job are political loyalty and personal connections. It's inspired by President Bush's praise, four days after Katrina hit, for the hapless Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency: "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. " Brown has been defending himself before a very skeptical congressional committee this week.
NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
Two kindergartners fighting. One student calling another "fat" because the first called him "short. " A rough game of tag. And an alleged racist comment about brownies at a third-grade class party that drew national attention. These were among 22 complaints Collingswood police investigated during the last month of school, when officials in the district of 1,875 students began reporting nearly every incident of student misbehavior to law enforcement as part of a new policy. The incidents are detailed in police reports that the Inquirer obtained Friday through a public records request.
NEWS
March 3, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, STAFF WRITER
More charges could be filed in a Bucks County case involving the sale of marijuana-laced brownies at a middle school, police said Tuesday. Jacob Francisco, 18, a Bensalem High School senior, was charged Monday with selling five brownies for $40 to a middle school student, who then sold them to classmates. Bail was set at a steep $100,000. Other juveniles might be charged, officials said. The distribution of marijuana-laced brownies at Robert K. Shafer Middle School affected children, a handful of whom ate the brownies, said Bensalem police.
BUSINESS
October 19, 1992 | By William H. Sokolic, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Some folks know Debbie Bailine as a fourth-grade teacher in Linwood, N.J., others as a devoted single mom. But most people in Atlantic County know her simply as the Brownie Lady, who bakes nine flavors of brownies available at sub shops, supermarkets and casino-hotel gift shops. What began as a search for something to do in her spare time has become a thriving, albeit still small, business. Bailine and her brownies are in such demand that she had to give up teaching Sunday school this fall.
FOOD
December 14, 2006 | By Dawn Fallik INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Here's the scenario: You've been invited to a party. It's a potluck. There may be children. It might be on Sunday at noon. The point is - you can't bring something in a bottle marked "adult beverage. " You're trying to impress someone, possibly someone delicious, so you can't bring something store-bought. We're here to help you cheat. At dire consequence to our waistlines, we here at The Inquirer put several box brownies (and one homemade ringer) to the test so that you can ring that doorbell with a warm container in hand and the word homemade on your lips.
SPORTS
January 5, 1995 | By Dave Caldwell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now stepping up to the NFL karaoke machine and belting out a few bars of "My Way," the dedicated but dour, self-assured but oft-misunderstood head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Mr. Bill Belichick. "My job is to win. I'm not worried about popularity contests or whatever," said Belichick, 42, who takes his surprising Brownies into Three Rivers Stadium for an AFC division playoff game Saturday against the rough, tough Pittsburgh Steelers. So there is your cue. Ridicule him for his apparent lack of a sense of humor, or for his flat, computer-programmer monotone.
LIVING
November 5, 2000 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Teatime has been mercilessly robbed of its sanctity. That Julie Andrews once halted My Fair Lady rehearsals for her daily "cuppa" is now ancient showbiz mythology. The era when the ultimate English-schoolboy put-down was insulting your mother's tea is now quaint, cute and gone. Yet every Wednesday afternoon - behind closed doors and not remotely open to the public - teatime erupts at the Rittenhouse Square headquarters of the Curtis Institute of Music. It's not as civilized as the dying British version of tea. But then, Curtis began as the St. Petersburg Conservatory in exile.
NEWS
March 19, 1992 | Special to The Inquirer / SHARON GEKOSKI
More than 500 Brownies and Girl Scouts gathered at Camden County College on March 12 and engaged in 16 various activies as well as a rededication ceremony to commemorate the birth of girl scouting in America. Founded in Savannah, Ga., in 1912, by Juliette Low, the organization was designed to provide healthful, character-building activities.
NEWS
January 22, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / JOAN FAIRMAN KANES
The thin mint cookie was deemed best of the Girl Scout batch by seven chefs in a taste test Monday. The contest to kick off the Freedom Valley Girl Scout Council's cookie sale also attracted about 600 scouts and Brownies from Bucks, Montgomery and Chester Counties.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013
D EAR ABBY: It is easy to watch or read the news and think people are awful and this world is going nowhere fast. At New Year's I made a resolution to try and do something about it. I decided I'd do 30 random acts of service for strangers. I know it may seem small and insignificant, but at least I can say I'm trying to make this a better place to live. Ideally, one or two people will notice and pay it forward. It's spring, and I'm already falling behind, and I'm struggling to come up with some good ideas.
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NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
Two kindergartners fighting. One student calling another "fat" because the first called him "short. " A rough game of tag. And an alleged racist comment about brownies at a third-grade class party that drew national attention. These were among 22 complaints Collingswood police investigated during the last month of school, when officials in the district of 1,875 students began reporting nearly every incident of student misbehavior to law enforcement as part of a new policy. The incidents are detailed in police reports that the Inquirer obtained Friday through a public records request.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband has suggested and arranged for a series of spray-tan sessions for my 12-year-old daughter. I feel that telling my preteen girl that she should spray tan is sending her the wrong message, and we should instead be teaching her that she's beautiful just the way she is. How do you feel about this? Should I allow my 12-year-old daughter to tan? - Tan or Not in Texas DEAR TAN OR NOT: NO! Your ex-husband may mean well, but unless a product is 100 percent safe, I cannot endorse using it on a minor child.
NEWS
March 3, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, STAFF WRITER
More charges could be filed in a Bucks County case involving the sale of marijuana-laced brownies at a middle school, police said Tuesday. Jacob Francisco, 18, a Bensalem High School senior, was charged Monday with selling five brownies for $40 to a middle school student, who then sold them to classmates. Bail was set at a steep $100,000. Other juveniles might be charged, officials said. The distribution of marijuana-laced brownies at Robert K. Shafer Middle School affected children, a handful of whom ate the brownies, said Bensalem police.
NEWS
March 2, 2016
A Bucks County high school student was arrested Monday for allegedly selling marijuana-laced brownies. Jacob Francisco, 18, a senior at Bensalem High School, admitted that he sold five brownies last week to a middle school student, who then sold them to classmates at Shafer Middle School, according to Bensalem police. The second student's identity is not being released because he or she is a minor, said Lt. William McVey. Police say the investigation is ongoing, and they have identified multiple students who purchased or ate the brownies.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HER FAMILY called Arlene Beverly a "force to be reckoned with. " That was because Arlene, from childhood, "had definite opinions and specific requirements for the way things should be done," her family said. "Somehow she often prevailed in making others see things from her perspective. " It seemed that everything Arlene did, she did it the best it could be done, from music and ballet to gourmet cooking to her professions as a dedicated social worker, court officer and occupational trainer.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
NEW YORK GIANTS offensive tackle Justin Pugh , originally of Bucks County, returned to the Keystone State this weekend to give some love back to his hometown. The 2013 NFL first-round draft pick, standing at 6 feet 4 inches and hailing from Holland, Pa., donned his best black tie for the Autism Cares Foundation's sixth annual Gala and Silent Auction. It was Saturday at the Spring Mill Manor, in Ivyland, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. "I am fortunate life has been good to me, and I would like to give back to the Bucks County community that has always supported me," Pugh said.
NEWS
November 21, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chris is sexiest dude 2014 Chris Hemsworth has been graced with the greatest honor in the land: People's Sexiest Man Alive 2014. The 31-year-old thesp has graduated in a decade from Australian soap opera Home and Away to become the god Thor himself. He says he's honored and that he will use his new title to bug his wife, Elsa Pataky . "I think you've bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house," Chris tells People. "I don't need to do the dishes anymore, I don't need to change nappies.
NEWS
May 30, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
In three hours, a gaggle of golf-club-wielding Brownies would arrive at Shawnee High School to test the big kids' engineering projects. But 18-year-old Luke Growney was laughing Tuesday afternoon as he poured water into a gold-painted toilet bowl, and John Hannon appeared calm - or wary - as he tested his lighthouse with a golf ball. "I electrocuted myself two times last night," said Hannon, 18, seated on the floor of a glass-enclosed atrium outside the auditorium. Before him was a 20-foot plywood-and-carpet miniature golf course hole.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013
D EAR ABBY: It is easy to watch or read the news and think people are awful and this world is going nowhere fast. At New Year's I made a resolution to try and do something about it. I decided I'd do 30 random acts of service for strangers. I know it may seem small and insignificant, but at least I can say I'm trying to make this a better place to live. Ideally, one or two people will notice and pay it forward. It's spring, and I'm already falling behind, and I'm struggling to come up with some good ideas.
NEWS
February 8, 2013
I SAW AN ad the other day pushing bacon as an ideal Valentine's Day gift, and I had to laugh. It's like saying, "Here, sweetheart, I want you to die sooner!" OK, I know this holiday is not about eating "right. " It's about something bigger, and that something is love. Love and chocolate. Dark chocolate is the treat that loves you back. Healthwise, you can have your chocolate cake and eat it, too, especially if you mix it with - don't laugh - fruits and veggies. It's not a new idea.
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