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April 24, 1997 | By Daniel Rubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cheryl Dunye knew she had created something for the books when she watched the final edit of her first feature film, The Watermelon Woman. But to be denounced in the Congressional Record was not what she had in mind. "I wouldn't show [this movie] to my parents. I wouldn't show it to my wife. I wouldn't want my kids to see it. I don't think any of my friends would want to see it," Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R., Mich.) said on the House floor in June, as he introduced an amendment to cut the National of Endowment for the Arts budget by the $31,500 it spent on Dunye's work.
NEWS
February 28, 1997 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services and the New York Daily News contributed to this report
Byko's Birthday Book TODAY: Chairwoman of the City Commission Marge Tartaglione registers 64; songbird Elisa Fiorillo warbles 28; Flyers captain Eric Lindros scores 24. TOMORROW: City Paper news editor Howard Altman is logical at 37. SUNDAY: Temple U's Miss America Suzette Charles reigns 34. If Jewel had it to do all over again, maybe she'd wear underwear. You remember Jewel, the lovely young nominee for best new artist at Wednesday night's Grammy Award festivities.
NEWS
February 4, 1997 | by Gar Joseph, Daily News Staff Writer
So who was that willowy blonde photographed on Mayor Rendell's arm at President Clinton's inauguration? Well, all right, it could have been any number of willowy blondes. But in this case it was Mary Frangipanni, the Zelig of Philadelphia politics. She's the same woman pictured in the Jan. 26 Inquirer with bigshots at the 140th anniversary concert for the Academy of Music - and last winter at the meeting of the English Speaking Union. And the same one seen at the Academy Ball, the Gay News Christmas Party, the Shubert Festival Dinner.
NEWS
January 5, 1997 | By Mark Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You see a stub left over from last month's Peco bill. Al Dezzi sees Scarlett O'Hara. Yes, that Scarlett. To Dezzi, who heads the city's Recycling Office, choosing to bundle up the old Peco statement along with other papers is like the options facing that green-eyed beauty in Gone With the Wind: The old way didn't work anymore for the planter's daughter, and she had to adapt to survive. What better metaphor for recycling? Dezzi asked. "Recycling is about making changes in life," he said last week.
NEWS
October 17, 1996 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
The weekly City Paper's scoop on the cleanup, fix-up, paint-up job on state Sen. Vincent Fumo's Victorian mansion in Fairmount may prove as slippery as a freshly waxed hardwood floor. Fumo is seeking to hold the giveaway newspaper in contempt of court for obtaining off-limits city records detailing renovation work on the 19th century mansion on Green Street. Common Pleas Judge Albert W. Sheppard, who ordered the building permits sealed last year, has not ruled on the contempt charge.
NEWS
August 14, 1996 | By Kathy Boccella, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The story in the Philadelphia Weekly about the long-ago love affair between the burly baseball slugger and the baby-voiced actress was sweet and sentimental. It also was a fake. The July 3 cover story featured supposedly long-lost love letters between Philadelphia baseball star Jimmie Foxx and actress Judy Holliday, written in the summer of '45. The newspaper's editor, Tim Whitaker, said yesterday that the story and letters were invented by freelance writer Tom McGrath.
NEWS
April 18, 1996 | by Joseph R. Daughen, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Stu Bykofsky contributed to this report
The 15-year-old City Paper, an irreverent weekly that distributes 95,000 free copies, has been sold to Montgomery Newspapers Inc., for about $4 million. Bruce Schimmel, who founded the City Paper with a $15,000 stake in 1981, will leave his job as editor and publisher and join Montgomery Newspapers as a consultant, said Arthur W. Howe, Montgomery Newspapers' president and publisher. "This newspaper made me a millionaire before I sold it," said Schimmel, 43. "Success is sweet, but it really gets kind of boring.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1996 | By Michael L. Rozansky, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The City Paper, a Philadelphia alternative weekly started with $15,000 in 1981, is set to be sold today for about $4 million to Montgomery Newspapers, which publishes a chain of suburban weekly newspapers. The City Paper would become the 22d publication of Montgomery Newspapers, a Fort Washington company that publishes 15 community weekly newspapers such as the Ambler Gazette and Main Line Life, along with a half-dozen specialty publications such as Art Matters and Philadelphia Golfer.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1996 | By Michael L. Rozansky, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He's ba-a-a-a-ck. Philadelphia journalist Dan Rottenberg, who created the freewheeling format of the Welcomat, a weekly Philadelphia newspaper, has returned as editor of a new Center City newspaper that debuts today and is modeled in part after the Welcomat. Fifty thousand copies of the newspaper, called the Philadelphia Forum, will be distributed free to Center City homes, stores and offices. The start-up becomes the third major Center City alternative weekly, after the City Paper and the Philadelphia Weekly, which changed its name from the Welcomat last year.
NEWS
October 31, 1995 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
Unless you live in a galaxy far, far away, you know that kids in Power Rangers costumes aren't the only things that go bump in the night on All Hallows Eve. Being fully aware that grown-ups need a place to get their ghostly groove on, we dug up information on events designed to have you baying at the moon. The Philadelphia Orchestra enters an alternate dimension when it presents its second annual Halloween Concert at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust streets, at 7 tonight.
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