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September 10, 1990 | JUANA ANDERSON/ DAILY NEWS
A clown follows 4-year-old Heidi Miller yesterday at Penn's Landing, where more than 300 fishing boats, runabouts, cruisers and sailboats were showcased at an in-water boat show this weekend.
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May 18, 1994 | Inquirer photographs by Vicki Valerio
Al Rios, a three-year veteran of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, clowned around yesterday at Joseph Leidy Elementary School in the city's Parkside section. He talked about community and teamwork. The circus comes to town June 1.
NEWS
June 1, 1988 | By Valerie Sweeten, Special to The Inquirer
A hush fell over the room. A brightly painted clown face peered through a slit in the curtain. "Is anybody ready to get started?" the clown asked. "Yes," the young crowd said. "Let's try it again. Is anybody ready to get started?" "Yeeees," the children shouted as their eyes grew and smiles widened in anticipation. "I can't hear you," the clown teased. "Yeeeessss!" they screamed, unable to contain themselves any longer. The clown bounced onto the stage as the children jumped to their feet, whooping and gasping with joy. The clown, who called himself Cowboy Mike, rode into Pennsauken on Wednesday with a message for the youngsters at St. Cecilia's Catholic School.
NEWS
January 7, 1993 | by Nels Nelson, Daily News Jazz Columnist
The great ones defy the traffickers in words by the very breadth of their lives - where does one grab hold of them when it comes time to explain who they were and what they were? Where does one begin an appreciation of John Birks Gillespie? How does one hug a mountain? The easy way is to start with his humungous cheeks. Dizzy was the answer to every photographer's prayer the instant he addressed his jauntily cantilevered trumpet and put those natural twin bellows to work. One of life's more perplexing mysteries is why Eastman Kodak never gave him the key to Rochester for inspiring the sale of literally millions of miles of Super-X film.
NEWS
June 5, 1989 | By William B. Collins, Inquirer Theater Critic
By a happy stroke of programming, satirist Paul Zaloom and clown Kenny Raskin turned up in the same place Saturday night to give an International Movement Theater Festival audience a sampling of the New Vaudeville from different points of its compass. Their appearances on the stage of the MTI Tabernacle Theater in University City was a one-time-only event, which is too bad. Surely there is a sizable public in Philadelphia for such top-drawer talent. I mean, look how successful Penn & Teller were downtown earlier this season.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
BATAVIA, N.Y. - A Massachusetts man whose colorful golf attire was briefly mistaken for a clown outfit has been charged in New York with driving a golf cart while drunk. The Genesee County sheriff says authorities got a report that someone dressed as a clown was operating a stolen golf cart in the western New York town of Batavia on Sunday night. Deputies found 37-year-old James Straub, of Stoneham, Mass., driving along a road. He wasn't dressed as a clown - just wearing some colorful clothing after an outing at Terry Hills Golf Course.
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August 25, 2010 | By Jon Nielsen, DALLAS MORNING NEWS
DALLAS - Nick Rainone found his identity in face paint and clown shoes. His father is a clown. His mother was a clown. His fate, it seemed, was set from the beginning. But as a teenager, Rainone rebelled. He joined a punk rock band, got some bad tattoos, and began running from his parents' influence, only to find that what gave him the most happiness was the laughter of others. He found it again on a recent Friday when he earned a chance to become a traveling clown with the Ringling Bros.
NEWS
June 15, 1989 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three men, two of them disguised in clown makeup, beat and robbed a Blackwood man who stopped to help them on Interstate 76 in Camden because he thought their car had broken down, police said. The victim, Thomas Massey, 25, of the first block of Brown Avenue, suffered rib injuries when he was beaten by one of the men in clown makeup, who wielded an iron pipe. Massey was listed in stable condition last night at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center. Massey told police he was driving a tow truck owned by his employer, Beaverbrook Motors of Runnemede, on southbound Interstate 76 at the Route 130 exit at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday when he saw a dark Monte Carlo parked on the shoulder.
NEWS
August 18, 1991 | By Julia M. Klein, Inquirer Staff Writer
At least it will be a break from hashing over abortion rights and school desegregation. This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will have a crack at deciding who's more of a Bozo, at least where restaurants are concerned: Bozo the Clown or Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q. The dispute, which involves the niceties of trademark law and definitions of interstate commerce, started in 1982 when the family-owned barbecue place about 40 miles northeast of Memphis applied for a federal trademark.
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May 23, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When Aaron Dontez Yates, the speed rapper/producer known as Tech N9ne, created the Strange Music label in 1999, he must have known his life's vocation. Tech N9ne's sound consistently has been odd yet alluring - quick, industrialized hip-hop with incendiary, socially conscious, sci-fantasy lyrics that would make Harlan Ellison green with Martian envy. And Yates' rapid, chopping style makes Tech N9ne a dog whose bark might just be as bad as its bite. Tech N9ne played the Trocadero on Wednesday night, with future-forward electro-rappers such as MURS and Chris Webby along for the ride.
SPORTS
April 2, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News taff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THIS MAY HAVE been a disappointing year in Philadelphia sports, but mankind once again came through with plenty of missteps for our annual report on the year in fools. While social media was again a big contributor, there are plenty of other examples of man having the proverbial chair pulled out from under him. From KKK outfits to the stadium design that resembled a toilet, we certainly fumbled our way through these last 365 days. As always, we start with the easiest target in this annual exercise of tossing boulders from the living room of our glass house.
SPORTS
November 4, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
JADEVEON CLOWNEY was too sick to play against the Eagles yesterday. But apparently, the Texans linebacker - or someone with access to his Instagram account - was well enough to "like" a photo of a woman at the very same time his team was losing to the Birds. The info comes by way of Nick Wright, a morning-drive host for SportsRadio 610 in Houston. "Man, I just checked," Wright tweeted at the time. "Clowney, or someone on his account, absolutely "Liked" someone's Instagram picture at 12:45 p.m. today.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
BEST-SELLING legal thriller novelist John Grisham apologized yesterday for saying in an interview with London's Daily Telegraph that many men imprisoned for child-pornography offenses in the U.S. probably just had too much to drink and "pushed the wrong buttons. " Grisham added that U.S. prisons were "filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who have never harmed anybody, would never touch a child. " Actually, they're more likely to be filled with 25-year-old black men who smoked a joint.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2014 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
In French a beast is called "la bête" But here he's a troubadour, not a pet. The Prince says, "I'm smitten with this clown, "Obey me now: Force not a frown! "I am the boss of your thee-ayter "And to my taste you all must cater. " "Fie, fie, great Sire," the director declares, "Our art does not traffic in vulgar wares. "We cannot - will not! - perform mere shows "Since we're married to the High and Beaux. " Endlessly talking and blowing, the Beast Ignores their quarrel, critiques their feast.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2014 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
Herb Gardner's A Thousand Clowns is an odd choice for a revival. It's not particularly relevant, and its "work is for squares" credo held more weight back when the American Dream signified middle-class mass uniformity and there was enough of a middle class to include the masses. But, mostly due to its success as a 1965 film starring Jason Robards as Murray Burns, unemployed comic TV writer and default foster dad to nephew Nick, there's still an audience with a fondness for this sort-of romantic sort-of comedy.
NEWS
December 9, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
It's odd to think of William Shakespeare writing a Christmas play in the same way Hollywood studios release their holiday blockbusters. Yet Twelfth Night, or What You Will, was just that in 1602 - a popular, fanciful entertainment marking the end of Christmas' 12 days and the coming of the Epiphany. There is a noble yet hilarious dreaminess to the play's proceedings - psychic bait-and-switches and twists-upon-truths, wherein servants imagine they can become lords, and ladies dress as men for the sake of romance and, of course, high comedy.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Clowns used to scare the daylights out of me. (OK, they still do.) They were uncanny, creepy creatures with the darkest and scariest of souls, - why else, I reasoned, would they need to hide behind so much garish face paint? Seems the Chiodo brothers felt the same way. Born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, the dynamic filmmaking trio is responsible for the 1988 cult classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space , a delightfully schlocky horror comedy about a race of vicious, bloodthirsty invading aliens who look like circus clowns - but with very sharp teeth.
NEWS
August 9, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
    Agnes M. Faux, 73, of Glen Mills, a volunteer clown who cheerfully listened to the troubles of hospital patients even as her own health declined, died Saturday, Aug. 3, of cancer at her home. Mrs. Faux devoted her life to volunteering - as Cub Scout den mother, foster mother to seven, church worker, and counselor at the Delaware County women's prison. But her best-known role was as "Nurse" Tessy Tickles, a caring clown who appeared with clown-husband Fred (as "Doctor" Tee Time)
SPORTS
September 6, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer
WE HAVE always thought Jets coach Rex Ryan was a clown. Now, it seems, so does the New York Post. The front page of Tuesday's edition featured an illustration of Ryan dressed like Bozo - he even has a bulbous red nose - while driving a clunker. To his right is Tim Tebow wearing a small Jets-green derby with a daisy sticking out the top and a polka-dot bow tie. To Ryan's left is Mark Sanchez wearing a hobo hat and a painted-on frown. Next to the Jets jalopy is a shiny convertible sporting the New York Giants logo.
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