January 17, 1996 |
ROYAL OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS ON SUBURBAN READERS' DOORS Britain's Queen Mother is advertising for a butler in a suburban local newspaper because she wants to give job opportunities to unemployed men living outside London. "Under Butler required for Royal Household in London. Please apply to Comptroller, Clarence House," said the ad in the Reading Evening Post this week. The butler's tasks include serving food, opening the door and answering the telephone at the 95-year-old Queen Mother's London residence.
January 23, 1996 |
Melting snow makes a dirty cave over a subway grate at Broad Street and Ridge Avenue. That subway heat should get a boost from on high today, with temperatures expected to climb well into the 40s. The weather won't be all that great, though, with little sun expected. Tomorrow's forecast calls for clouds, wind, rain and temperatures in the 50s.
September 4, 2008
Cheese of the Month A little "cave time" can be a good thing, especially if you're a cheese. Consider this spectacular two-year-old Swiss Gruyère from Emmi: the aging transforms the mild waxiness of a standard Gruyère (usually about five months old) into a far more intense experience. The texture of a firm, smooth slice is densely creamy, but also has the salty crunch of protein crystals sparking in every bite. The whey crunchies come about when the cheese's curds are heated and pressed.
February 28, 1986 |
Part of a street in the city's Richmond section collapsed last night, opening a crater that swallowed a van and resulted in the evacuation of 18 families, authorities said. The cave-in occurred on Thompson Street just south of Clearfield Street shortly before 6 p.m., and was accompanied by a roar that several residents said sounded like an explosion, according to authorities. Police and firefighters as well as representatives of the Philadelphia Gas Works and the city Water Department rushed to the scene but found no evidence of an explosion, authorities said.
May 24, 1993 |
In some places it plunges almost vertically from ground level, diving 1,000 feet through the earth: an eons-old, 75-foot-thick slab of rock the color and bulk of a whale. In other spots, just south of here, for example, it rises toward the surface, leveling out and breaching the rolling green pastures and fields of young wheat and corn. Its existence has enabled the formation of one of the most beautiful caves in the state. And it has promoted the creation of one of the most famous trout streams in the country.
March 12, 2000 |
It may not be every woman's fantasy to be surrounded by gyrating, nearly naked men - most women want their men to clean the bathroom or pick up after themselves without being asked. But a nightclub dedicated to flaunting bathroom-scrubbing men wouldn't be much fun, would it? So the Cave (on Delaware Avenue near Spring Garden Street) has filled the role by giving women a wicked night out with buff, handsome men, all more than willing to get their groove on just for fun. For a $10 cover, women can enjoy a floor show featuring an Army guy, a cowboy, or a regular suit-and-tie guy. A specialty of the house is a lap dance.
October 26, 2008 |
I have nothing against extreme heights. Birds, kites, airplanes: Some things are made for those altitudes. But not me. Grabbing onto the mountain, I could have told myself anything to feel better, but there was no turning back. A senior at Villanova, I was on a study-abroad trip last fall to Tibet, Nepal and India with 25 other college students. We had backpacked for two weeks, traveling by foot, donkey, bus, plane, train - even tractor. Finally, we stood only 100 or so feet from the summit of this mountain that, by Tibetan standards, did not deserve a name.
July 14, 2011
The wife of the winner of a Phillies' fan man cave was misidentified in a caption accompanying a July 7 article in the Magazine section. Her name is Tiffany McDonald. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
July 24, 2015 |
In 1796, when Thomas Jefferson was vice president of the United States, he received a shipment of "certain bones" found in a cave in Virginia. The bones and three claws, from an unknown creature, proved tremendously exciting to Jefferson, who at the time was also president of the American Philosophical Society, the nation's premier scientific association, founded in 1743 in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin. Examining the enormous claws, Jefferson became convinced they were concrete evidence that his young nation harbored lions more fierce than anything known to the Old World.