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December 31, 2007
To stop the violence in this country, start at the top. Thou Shall not kill does not have an amendment that says 'except for a state-ordered execution.' Mark Conte Mary Esther, FL You don't have to do drugs to know that candy was intentionally designed to look like crack. I don't hunt, but I know what a gun looks like. Stop acting naive. Get your head out of YOUR crack. Keith Callan Philadelphia
NEWS
October 9, 1988 | Inquirer wire services contributed to this article
Food and Drug Administration tests did not identify as strychnine the powdery substance found on candy dinosaurs, despite earlier reports, but the agency is investigating, an FDA spokesman said yesterday. The powder was found on a piece of candy in a package of Sunkist Fun Fruits and Dinosaurs bought at a Bergen County grocery store. County Prosecutor Larry McClure said Friday that laboratory tests by the state police determined that the powder was strychnine, and he said yesterday that without an explanation for the discrepancy he would "have to rely on the state lab's verification.
NEWS
February 11, 2012
Nello Ferrara, 93, the candy company executive who brought the world Lemonheads and Atomic Fire Balls, died Feb. 3 at his home in the Chicago suburb of River Forest, Ill., surrounded by his family. Mr. Ferrara took over the family business when he became chairman of Ferrara Pan candy. His father founded the company in 1908. His son Salvatore Ferrara said that Mr. Ferrara created the Lemonhead because he claimed his son's head was shaped like a lemon when he was born. The Atomic Fire Ball came after Mr. Ferrara lived in Japan during World War II. Ferrara Pan candy also makes Red Hots and Boston Baked Beans.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The 8-year-old girl, dressed in a yellow blouse and green skirt, was nervous when she took the witness stand to testify against a man accused of killing her mother. "Do you want a piece of candy?" Municipal Judge James M. DeLeon asked, stretching his arm toward Sabrina Marvella Metz. "Yes," the girl said with a smile, and took the piece of hard candy. Then, as she squeezed the unwrapped candy, Assistant District Attorney Joseph McGettigan asked about the last time she saw her mother, Sabrina Mack, on July 29. "I heard my mom screaming, and I went to the middle room," the little girl said.
NEWS
February 8, 2013
"True Love. " "Let's Kiss. " "Hug Me. " It's February, and that's NECCO Sweethearts candy time. And time for an upscale do-over. Pastry Chef Thomas Heck of Davio's (111 S. 17th St., 215-563-4810, davios.com) has come up with a homemade Sweethearts recipe in lemon, orange, peppermint and cocoa. All he needs is witty talk with which to decorate the sweets. Tweet your ideas @daviosphilly with the hastag #candyheartsphilly. If yours is selected for Valentine's Day at Davio's, you'll win a $50 gift card to the restaurant.
NEWS
October 19, 1989 | By Peggy Salvatore, Special to The Inquirer
A teenager identifying himself as a member of the Council Rock Hockey Club bilked a 27-year-old Holland woman out of $45, Northampton Township police said. The woman's identity is being withheld by police. She was approached at her home on Durham Place East in the Village Shires development about 4:10 p.m. Sept. 12, police reported. The young man told her he was affiliated with the hockey club and had a project of was selling candy to raise money. She bought both the story and a total of three boxes.
NEWS
January 22, 1995 | By Wendy Beech, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Raymond S. Beck Jr., 75, whose position as a candy connoisseur won him a spot on the popular television program To Tell the Truth, died Friday at West Jersey Hospital-Voorhees. He had lived in Southampton. "To Tell the Truth was his claim to fame," said his wife, Peggy. "He really took pride in it. " Mr. Beck was marketing director for Frank H. Fleer's, a bubble-gum company in Philadelphia, when he was selected for the program. "The show was always looking for interesting people and Fleer's thought it would be interesting to submit Ray's application.
NEWS
October 27, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Uncle Jim and Anthony Giambri are looking down now, they're smiling. Their Giambri's Quality Sweets in Clementon was just named a New Jersey Family Business of the Year, an award now in its 22d year that is sponsored by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University, PNC Bank, and New Jersey Monthly. "It's quite an honor," said Dave Giambri, 51, Anthony's son and company president. He was nominated by his son David, 22, a recent Drexel University graduate and the fourth generation in the family business.
NEWS
October 30, 2013 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST CHESTER More than 40 pounds of marijuana-laced hard candy - in every color of the rainbow and in sizes ranging from a marble to a small orange - was seized last week from a West Chester University apartment, prosecutors said. The candy, found wrapped in plastic bags for distribution, were intended for college students, not children, Chester County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Carmody said Monday. He said the timing of the bust was likely a coincidence but still was a concern considering its proximity to Halloween.
NEWS
October 19, 2001 | By Leonard N. Fleming INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It all seemed so odd and mysterious: A buyer walks into a Sam's Club in Delran, buys more than $9,000 worth of candy bars, then returns them the same day. In a time of anthrax scares and terrorist fears, customers and residents called police late last week. After inspections were conducted last Friday, Burlington County health officials said the packages of candy - among them Twix, Skittles and Three Musketeers - were safe to be placed back on the shelf and resold. Linda Friedman, the candy buyer for Joseph Friedman & Sons who returned the items on Oct. 10, said the Pennsauken company buys candy, cigarettes and tobacco in bulk at places such as Sam's Club and resells them to gas stations and convenience stores.
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August 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jackie Chan, it seems, doesn't just play indestructible heroes. He is indestructible. Since he made his film debut in the mid-1970s, the martial-arts superstar has performed some of the most wondrous, stunning, bone-crunching stunts, fights, and action scenes on the screen. Now 61, Chan proves he can still punch with the best of them in Police Story: Lockdown , the sixth entry in the loosely linked Police Story film series that made Chan an international star in the 1980s.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
EASTER. 'Tis the season to buy chocolate. Seems every Philadelphian has a favorite - Bayard's, in Cherry Hill; Lore's, in Center City; Old City's Shane's; Kensington's Blasius. Right about now, such shops have lines around their counters. Question is, which ones are worth the wait - and the splurge? Filling a midsize basket with a few pounds of locally made chocolate can easily set a bunny back $40. In the interest of saving you time and money, the People Paper took on the tough job of taste-testing Easter candy - milk- and dark-chocolate eggs filled with coconut cream, vanilla buttercream or peanut butter.
FOOD
February 13, 2015 | By Anna Herman, For The Inquirer
Want to show loved ones that they are worth a little extra effort? Handcrafted cards are nice, but on Valentine's Day, nothing is better than homemade treats. Who wouldn't be wooed by hand-dipped chocolates? Or reminded of fond affections with sugar cookie missives? Homemade confections are as perfect a gift for the teacher who cares for your child as they are for your mom or dad. And you can create an assortment of goodies just the way your sweetheart or friend or firstborn likes them best.
NEWS
January 9, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey became part of the majority when a new Senate was sworn in Tuesday, and on Wednesday he gained another sweet taste of power: the right to stock the Senate candy desk. Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, promised a rush of chocolate and other treats from the Keystone State. "The Candy Desk duty is Mounds of responsibility," Toomey said in a news release. "I campaigned for this assignment on the platform of life, liberty, and the pursuit of Peeps, and hope Pennsylvania's treats will sweeten the bitter partisan atmosphere.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Ben Finley and Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writers
CRESCO, Pa. - After school let out Friday, families in Barrett Township dashed for their garages, pulling out plastic severed heads, bloody-looking chains, and fake tombstones. Brandon Eden, 8, pulled on a flowing black cape for his vampire costume. His mother, Ashley, ran out to buy bags of KitKat bars, Reese's candy, and Jolly Ranchers. His father, James, hauled out an inflatable skeleton riding a horse for the front yard. For those in this small Poconos community, who lived a real-life horror story for nearly seven weeks, the last-minute celebration of Halloween was a welcome break.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 13-year-old trick-or-treater in Montgomery County made a horrifying discovery Saturday morning after unwrapping a candy bar he picked up on Halloween: a large razor blade. The candy had been sealed when the boy opened it and immediately discovered the blade loose inside the wrapper, not hidden in the candy itself, said Sgt. John Cutrone of the Towamencin Township Police Department. "I was just sitting in my living room, my son's sitting in the kitchen . . . he opens up the wrapper, and there's a razor blade, like the ones you get out of a cutter, right on top of it," said Jennifer Gage, the boy's mother.
NEWS
October 27, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Uncle Jim and Anthony Giambri are looking down now, they're smiling. Their Giambri's Quality Sweets in Clementon was just named a New Jersey Family Business of the Year, an award now in its 22d year that is sponsored by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University, PNC Bank, and New Jersey Monthly. "It's quite an honor," said Dave Giambri, 51, Anthony's son and company president. He was nominated by his son David, 22, a recent Drexel University graduate and the fourth generation in the family business.
NEWS
October 16, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Jean Kintisch of Wayne, Halloween can be a scary time of year - and not in an exciting, haunted-house kind of way. That's because her youngest daughter has nut allergies that make trick-or-treating a potentially life-threatening activity. This year, though, Kintisch may feel a little less frightened, thanks to a campaign called the Teal Pumpkin Project that invites people to display a teal-painted pumpkin or a printable flier to notify trick-or-treaters that nonfood treats such as stickers or crayons are available.
NEWS
June 7, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Make room, violet and honeybee. Share the stage, goldfinch. New Jersey may soon have a new state symbol, and how sweet it is. The Assembly's Tourism, Gaming, and the Arts Committee released a bill Thursday that would make salt water taffy the official state candy. Making a persuasive case for honoring the Shore staple were fifth graders from Samsel Upper Elementary School in Sayreville, a community greatly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, who made the trip Thursday to Trenton. They proposed the state sweet to Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D., Middlesex)
NEWS
April 18, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
BLESS ME, Father, for I have sinned. I lied to a cop. On Holy Thursday. At least I desecrated the Lenten season for a good reason: Chocolates. Not just any chocolates, but silken wonders by Blasius' Own Make. Including a solid, dark-chocolate bunny for a co-worker and a hollow, white-chocolate one for my boss. Two pounds of cherry cordials for a fellow reporter's sweet tooth. Big coconut eggs - the kind you slice into sticky slabs - for the editor. And for the rest of my Daily News family, shiny white boxes of thickly dipped chocolate pretzels, nuts, caramels and jellies.
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