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June 26, 1991 | By Tina Kelley, Special to The Inquirer
The photograph of the Batsto River is as clear as a freshly wiped mirror. There are thick ripples in the water, but they're not from the current or from the nearby grist mill that shoots water into the race. They're from the photographer, shivering in his gym shorts in the April- crisp river. Michael A. Hogan has devoted himself, body and soul, to the pictures he takes of the woods and bogs of South Jersey's Pinelands. He uses a view camera, the old-fashioned kind that requires the photographer to get under a dark cloth to look at the image.
NEWS
July 23, 1990 | By Anthony S. Twyman, Daily News Staff Writer
This week, if you took a look up at the City Hall tower, you'll be able to set your watch by it for the first time in a long time. Some of the $3 million in scaffolding that has surrounded the City Hall tower since the city embarked on restoring it three years ago has been removed, and the face of the clock in the tower is visible again. At one point, the scaffolding encompassed the statue of William Penn, which stands on top of the tower. William J. Fetters, supervisor of the $24.5 million tower project, said all of the exterior work should be completed by Sept.
NEWS
February 20, 1998 | By Nicholas P. Cipriano
It was a beautiful morning as I cruised up I-95 northbound. Just about 7 a.m. Zero traffic. What a delight. None of the usual maniacs dodging in and out of lanes as if they were driving go-carts. Just a quiet ride into the city. Just past the Girard Avenue exit, I looked up, and I could not help noticing the Center City skyline. It was a particularly clear day, and everything just looked very calm. As my eyes scanned over the tall buildings, I started thinking just how much I really love this city.
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A Rutgers University student gave some of the most damaging testimony yet Wednesday in a former classmate's trial for allegedly using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. Lokesh Ojha described helping the defendant, Dharun Ravi, adjust his webcam so he could get a clear view of his roommate's bed. Authorities say that by then, Ravi had already spied on roommate Tyler Clementi once and...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
As we move into fall, Eagles fans are finding they need a spring staple to take with them to the stadium: the transparent tote. You wouldn't think the NFL policy allowing only these kinds of bags would be a problem for lovers of fashion and football. After all, translucent bags have been in the fashion realm for decades. Our favorite brands from Hammitt to Chanel offer a bunch of plastic pocketbooks with chunky hardware, perfect for Monday Night Football, yes? No. "It's OK if the bag has a logo, but it has to be clear," stressed Norman Vossschulte, the Eagles' assistant director of guest experience.
NEWS
April 4, 1987
With all sorts of worthy causes competing for a limited supply of charitable dollars, it probably is unfair to single out any project as particularly worthwhile. But William Penn has been suffering within his scaffolding for too long. A million dollars is needed to free him, a manageable sum if enough of Billy's latter-day constituents pony up. The William Penn Restoration Committee has come up with a simple and appropriate scheme for raising much of the money. Beginning next week, it will be selling "Free William Penn" buttons for a dollar each at numerous locations around the city.
SPORTS
July 22, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THE UNION has played more games than any other of the 18 MLS clubs, so any reference to Philadelphia's Eastern Conference standing needs to be made with that in mind. But the fact is that after scoring a late penalty kick to earn a 1-1 draw at Chicago on Saturday night, the Union entered a 12-day break from league play one spot in the standings out of a playoff spot. The point earned against the Fire was an important one, as it pushed the Union (5-8-8) into sixth place rather than dropping it into a further hole.
SPORTS
January 18, 2013 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
THE BASEBALL manager cannot shake the image of an overmatched, backwoods rube . . . and he won a World Series and more games than any of his predecessors. The football coach who was just fired achieved unprecedented success . . . and continually was depicted as an oafish, overweight, fumbling fool. The hockey coach revels in confrontation, always rises to the fight. The chip on the shoulder of the basketball coach is slightly smaller than the statue on top of City Hall, but it might weigh more.
NEWS
October 29, 1992 | By Sid Holmes, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Armed with backpacks, blankets and flashlights, the men, women and children milling about the grocery store parking lot were eager to begin the hunt on one of the chilliest nights of the fall. But the elusive quarry they were seeking would not be found on land or in the waters of the nearby Schuylkill. They were hunting for meteors. "We'll give them a few minutes more," said their leader, Bob Elmer, leaning on his maple walking stick as another car pulled into the lot. A seventh-grade physical science teacher at the Phoenixville Area Middle School, Elmer has been meteor-watching plenty of times.
NEWS
September 30, 1988 | By Tanya Barrientos, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Please God, please God," pleaded Ampy Vega as the ground trembled and the sky lit up a fiery orange. As Discovery pulled away from the Earth's grip, the voices of about 60,000 people who lined the banks of the nearby Indian River rose along with it. "There she goes!" yelled one man, perched on top of his beige Winnebago. "Go, go, go, go," urged a woman, thrusting her fist into the sky. "This is great, this is great," said another woman, as the shuttle, trailing a giant spiral of thick smoke, headed for the clouds.
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July 22, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THE UNION has played more games than any other of the 18 MLS clubs, so any reference to Philadelphia's Eastern Conference standing needs to be made with that in mind. But the fact is that after scoring a late penalty kick to earn a 1-1 draw at Chicago on Saturday night, the Union entered a 12-day break from league play one spot in the standings out of a playoff spot. The point earned against the Fire was an important one, as it pushed the Union (5-8-8) into sixth place rather than dropping it into a further hole.
NEWS
February 28, 2014
  B   UZZ: Hey, Marnie, I saw this TV ad with Amber Rose drinking whipped-cream vodka. How do you make vodka out of whipped cream? Marnie: That's easy, Buzz - you don't. What you're thinking of is flavored vodka, where a neutral base spirit gets dolled up with fancy flavors. Advertising can blur the lines of what's an ingredient and what's an added "flavor. " Buzz: And have you seen that "wedding cake" vodka? Is wedding cake even a flavor? Heck, my wedding cake was made out of beef jerky.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
As we move into fall, Eagles fans are finding they need a spring staple to take with them to the stadium: the transparent tote. You wouldn't think the NFL policy allowing only these kinds of bags would be a problem for lovers of fashion and football. After all, translucent bags have been in the fashion realm for decades. Our favorite brands from Hammitt to Chanel offer a bunch of plastic pocketbooks with chunky hardware, perfect for Monday Night Football, yes? No. "It's OK if the bag has a logo, but it has to be clear," stressed Norman Vossschulte, the Eagles' assistant director of guest experience.
SPORTS
January 18, 2013 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
THE BASEBALL manager cannot shake the image of an overmatched, backwoods rube . . . and he won a World Series and more games than any of his predecessors. The football coach who was just fired achieved unprecedented success . . . and continually was depicted as an oafish, overweight, fumbling fool. The hockey coach revels in confrontation, always rises to the fight. The chip on the shoulder of the basketball coach is slightly smaller than the statue on top of City Hall, but it might weigh more.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My boyfriend of 21/2 years loves to push my buttons. We are both incredibly stubborn, hate to be wrong/love to be right. About once a week, a normal disagreement (e.g., a wrong turn) will cause major heart- and headache. He says these things that really get under my skin - and in my anger I call him every name in the book. When he doesn't seem fazed by it, I escalate it by saying I don't know why someone who loves me would try to say such hurtful things and I don't know why I would sign up for this for the rest of my life (marriage)
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A Rutgers University student gave some of the most damaging testimony yet Wednesday in a former classmate's trial for allegedly using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. Lokesh Ojha described helping the defendant, Dharun Ravi, adjust his webcam so he could get a clear view of his roommate's bed. Authorities say that by then, Ravi had already spied on roommate Tyler Clementi once and...
NEWS
March 21, 2006 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thirty years after it opened as the permanent shrine for the most sacred relic of American democracy, the Liberty Bell Pavilion yesterday sat forlorn and deconsecrated, slated for removal, a symbol of the impermanence of modern life. Officially, it was a morning of celebration - Operation Mall Vista - removal of the structure from which the bell was moved in October 2003 to give visitors an unblocked view from Independence Hall to the National Constitution Center two blocks north.
NEWS
December 18, 2005 | By Carrie Budoff INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It would seem obvious: Democratic Senate candidate Robert P. Casey Jr., who opposes abortion, believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned. "You can't say you have the position I have and not believe that," Casey said in a recent interview about the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made legal abortions available nationwide. But some antiabortion Democrats - including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Ron Klink, the party's nominee in the 2000 Pennsylvania Senate race - have parsed their position when confronted with the question: Do you believe Roe v. Wade should be overturned?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2005 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
When the trains whoosh by in Danny Boyle's exhilarating children's story, Millions, the 7-year-old hero's elaborate cardboard shack shakes, rattles and rolls. Damian (Alex Etel) hunches inside his makeshift hideaway, the railcars rocketing past a few feet away, his face pop-eyed with adrenalized joy. Damian, along with his older brother, Anthony (Lewis McGibbon), 9, doesn't have much to be happy about. Their mother has recently died, and her absence is still raw and palpable. But there are good things happening, too. Dad (James Nesbitt)
BUSINESS
February 27, 2004 | By Henry J. Holcomb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia's skyscraper wars dominated a real estate conference that attracted 500 paying participants yesterday. All the key combatants were there, making pressing arguments for and against offering developers tax breaks and other public assistance to build three office towers in the city. There was also much talk of the need to reverse a dramatic decline in the number jobs in the city - from 766,000 in 1970 to 576,000 in 2000. Arresting that decline, most agreed, requires modernizing the city's industrial-era tax code to allow modern business to grow and streamlining government to reduce the cost of doing business here.
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