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ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2011 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
Derrick Beckles was not particularly happy working in the television industry. "I would just come home and want to brush my teeth with a shotgun," Beckles said. To abate thoughts of dental hygiene-by-firearm, Beckles would transform himself into Pinky Carnage, the mad, splicing scientist behind "TV Carnage," a series of DVD mix-tapes culling the most wacked-out clips from all corners of the television landscape. " 'TV Carnage' is like a head enema," Beckles said. Tonight he's bringing the live iteration of "TV Carnage" to International House.
NEWS
October 2, 1991 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A spectacular seven-alarm fire visible for miles last night destroyed a vacant North Philadelphia candy factory, damaged some surrounding homes and forced the temporary evacuation of about 160 residents, authorities said. Fire Commissioner Roger M. Ulshafer called the fire inside the old Wunderle Candy Manufacturing Co. suspicious, adding: "Vacant building fires don't start accidentally. " Heat from the three-story brick building, on the northeast corner of Eighth and Somerset Streets, was so intense it ignited wooden utility poles on the opposite side of Eighth.
NEWS
February 5, 1987 | By MICHAEL SOKOLOVE, Daily News Staff Writer
Inside a tattered green binder labeled "Homicides 1983," police detectives have constructed a narrative of 8-year-old Eric Shunk's last trip to the store. He left his Kensington home about 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 1983, with four quarters in his pocket, which his mother had given him to buy a copybook for school. He made it to the Shop-n-Bag at C Street and Allegheny Avenue, two blocks from his house, purchased the book - he was 15 cents short but the clerk, who knew him, said he could pay the rest later - and headed for home.
NEWS
May 20, 2010 | By Matt Katz INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Freida Morton, a 43-year-old grandmother hooked on crack, set down the box of food she had just collected at a food pantry, leaned against a car, and looked up at the gleaming new building in front of her. Politicians had, moments earlier, cut the ribbon on the building - a two-story, 72-bed addiction-treatment center - and Morton offered herself as the first client. "I don't want my grandbaby seeing me out here on the streets," Morton told an employee from Volunteers of America (VOA)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2007 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Epic Movie is another remedial comedy from the makers of Scary Movie and Date Movie. They've cornered the market on simpy, scattershot jestfests for teens with stunted attention spans. The premise here is that four orphans, Edward (Kal Penn), Peter (Adam Campbell), Lucy (Jayma Mays, the Texas waitress on TV's Heroes), and Susan (Faune A. Chambers), all stumble upon golden tickets that free them from their initial movie settings, respectively Nacho Libre, X-Men, The Da Vinci Code, and Snakes on a Plane.
NEWS
February 11, 1987 | By TONI LOCY, Daily News Staff Writer
Former broker Herbert L. Cantley testified yesterday that he thought he was "doing a service" for his clients - and not laundering money - when he took cash from them and bought cashier's and treasurer's checks. Under questioning by his attorney, Thomas Bergstrom, Cantley told a U.S. District Court jury that he did not realize at the time that he was breaking the law or violating any New York Stock Exchange rules when he mixed his personal funds with his client's money. Cantley, 47, of Huntingdon Valley, is accused of conspiring with his former employer, Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc., and with admitted gambler Joseph V. Mastronardo Jr., the son-in-law of former Mayor Frank L. Rizzo, to launder more than $1.1 million in illegal gambling profits from October 1982 to August 1984.
NEWS
May 20, 2010 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Staff Writer
Freida Morton, a 43-year-old grandmother hooked on crack, set down the box of food she had just collected at a food pantry, leaned against a car, and looked up at the gleaming new building in front of her. Politicians had, moments earlier, cut the ribbon on the building - a two-story, 72-bed addiction-treatment center - and Morton offered herself as the first client. "I don't want my grandbaby seeing me out here on the streets," Morton told an employee from Volunteers of America (VOA)
NEWS
August 2, 1997 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John H. Ware 3d, 88, formerly of Oxford, a Chester County businessman and civic leader who served in Congress and state Senate, died Tuesday of cancer at the Glen at Willow Valley, a nursing home where he had been two years. Born in Vineland, N.J., Mr. Ware graduated from Miami (Fla.) High School and from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1930. In 1944, he founded Penn Fuel Gas Co. in Oxford, a natural gas distribution company, and remained as president for 45 years.
NEWS
May 5, 1988 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
At least one person was killed and more than 200 were injured yesterday after several powerful explosions destroyed a rocket-fuel plant and a candy factory in the desert southeast of Las Vegas. The midday explosions at Pacific Engineering & Production Co. sent fire and smoke billowing into the sky and damaged homes as far as 10 miles away. Closer to the plant, the blasts blew over railroad boxcars, tractor-trailers and autombiles. By last night the fires were out, and firefighters searching the wreckage of the rocket-fuel facility and the nearby Kidd & Co. marshmallow plant found one body about 8 p.m. No identity was available, but authorities said the body was about 25 feet from the Pacific Engineering plant.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1995 | By Rachanee Srisavasdi, FOR THE INQUIRER
Richard Barag has been a loyal customer at Ostroff's Own Make Candies since the day he first tried its chocolate. That was 18 years ago. Now he turns to the Kensington shop not just for himself, but for clients of his real estate firm in Northeast Philadelphia. He buys numerous boxes of chocolate meltaways - one of Ostroff's most popular items - to give to clients nationwide during the Christmas holidays. He says the personal service at Ostroff's, plus the delicious products, are what keep him coming back.
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