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January 30, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Gottlieb Zehender, 75, of Philadelphia, a trailblazer for women in the field of advertising, died Thursday, Jan. 15, of an intestinal ailment at her Center City home. Over three decades, Mrs. Zehender rose from clerk to partner and executive vice president at Dorland Global Health Communications in Philadelphia. She was a single mother of two small children with a graduate degree in special education when she knocked on the door of Harry Sweeney, Dorland's president. "I don't know anything about advertising," she told him. "But I'm smart, I'll do anything, and I really need a job. " The pitch worked.
NEWS
January 30, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
City inspectors believe that the freezing and thawing of water caused part of a nearly 90-year-old building to collapse, crashing through the roof of a neighboring Center City clothing store Tuesday and injuring three people, a top city official said Wednesday. Carlton Williams, commissioner of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, said temporary repairs were underway to secure the building at 1529 Walnut St., where a parapet wall toppled onto the Lululemon Athletica store at 1527 Walnut.
FOOD
January 30, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
  What's on the way Center City is crisscrossed by tiny alleys that time, developers, and the 21st century largely forgot, so you may not have noticed an orange liquor application on what appears to be an orphaned carriage house at 1432 Cypress St., behind Vetri's parking lot and the Center City One condo building. If neighborhood resident Ram Krishnan has his way, the turquoise-trimmed building will become a European-style cafe called the Republic . Krishnan, a world-traveled consultant, who bought the place last year to keep it from becoming another parking lot, said he was not looking for a big, splashy affair at what was the Scribe Video Center.
FOOD
January 30, 2015 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Years before anyone cared about kale and way before Brussels sprouts went viral, Tozer Seeds, the largest family-owned vegetable-breeding company in England, started playing around with the idea of producing a hybrid combination of the two. Called Flower Sprouts, they debuted in 2010 at a single department store, Marks & Spencer in London. By late 2014, the market had spread elsewhere in the U.K., Scandinavia and Europe, where sprouts' popularity dwarfs kale's. Now the American version from Tozer - under the brand name Kalettes, to cash in on our continuing obsession with all things kale - is available at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and other select supermarkets.
NEWS
January 29, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
JOHN HALEY and his wife got more than they bargained for when they decided to browse through a trendy Center City athletic-apparel store yesterday. "You wouldn't catch me dead in that store usually," Haley said of Lululemon Athletica, which caters partly to yoga enthusiasts. "And you know what? I almost was dead. " The store's roof came crashing down about 3:45 p.m., city officials said. Debris from the upper level of the store, on Walnut Street above 15th, fell onto the shoppers below, including Haley and his wife, visiting from upstate New York.
NEWS
January 29, 2015 | By Robert Moran and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Part of the roof of a neighboring building fell onto a Center City clothing store Tuesday afternoon, injuring three women, authorities said. A roof parapet and adjoining bricks from a six-story building at 16th and Walnut Streets fell into the Lululemon Athletica store around 3:25 p.m., authorities said. Christine Vamvalis-Haley, 60, was browsing inside the store, which specializes in workout clothing, when she heard "a huge boom. " She turned to one of the store workers and expressed alarm at the noise, and "within seconds" the ceiling collapsed, she said.
NEWS
January 29, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
The American Bible Society will give up its tony Broadway address for one in Philadelphia's historic district. The society, which has had its headquarters in New York City for 199 years and has operations all over the world, will relocate to 401 Market St., steps from Independence Mall. Mayor Nutter will announce the nonprofit's move, which will bring more than 200 jobs to the city, at a news conference Wednesday. The society's primary mission is to engage more people with the Bible.
NEWS
January 28, 2015
PEDESTRIANS, the Philadelphia Police Department has your back. Actually, it's on your back. Motorists and bicyclists, you can ease back. Last year's numbers put a torch to assurances from the city that enforcement is necessary for bikes and cars and pedestrians to coexist. Even the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia applauds enforcement. How did that pie in the sky taste? Let's start with tickets written to motorists for moving violations in Philadelphia last year.
NEWS
January 28, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA & JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
IN ROMAN mythology, the goddess Juno is hailed as a protector, a guardian of her people. A different "Juno" is bearing down on the Philly region and doesn't seem interested in protecting anyone. Winter Storm Juno forced the city's public schools to close today. Meteorologists had tracked the formidable storm all week, and it was expected to hit the city late last night, bringing heavy snowfall and powerful winds. Last night, the forecast from the National Weather Service called for 10 to 14 inches of snow, the brunt of it expected early this morning.
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