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October 12, 1994 | By Marilynn Marter, INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
Like most pop culture, "pop cuisine" is a grass-roots phenomenon that grew slowly over the last century. That's "pop" as in soda. The cuisine developed along with the carbonated drinks that became key ingredients. Records are scant, but Southerners surely were the first to use the sweet syrups available at pharmacy soda fountains in non-beverage ways - principally to flavor and sweeten cakes, and as ice cream toppings - even before the turn of the century. In the years since the creation of Coca-Cola in Atlanta in 1886, cola drinks (led by Coke and Pepsi)
SPORTS
May 2, 2011
ZDENO CHARA won't be Coked-up when the Flyers host the Bruins in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series tonight. The Boston defenseman has been told by the league that he can't drink Coca-Cola while sitting on the bench during games, something he did during Game 7 of the quarterfinal series against Montreal. According to QMI, a Canadian-based media agency, Chara received a memo from the NHL telling him things apparently don't always go better with Coke. Especially when Pepsi is one of the league's advertising partners.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1986 | By Dick Polman, Inquirer Staff Writer
She was sitting there, a deskbound beauty with flowing blond tresses, the very embodiment of the girl next door - wholesome in appearance, lissome in movement, with a 70-watt smile that spoke of good clean fun on a moonlit stretch of sand. She was greeting the guests at Coca-Cola's international headquarters, and she was ever so nice. And suddenly, you realize you've seen that face before, frozen forever in ads spanning the century: She was the flapper with the pearls who held a Coke aloft in 1923.
NEWS
May 19, 1988
This just in from the front lines in the Drug War: For the first time ever, city-sponsored detoxification programs are admitting more people strung out on cocaine than on alcohol. It hasn't exactly been a gradual shift. In the last quarter of 1987, the programs logged in 1,776 coke addicts - a figure that matched the total for the entire preceding year. The numbers alone are staggering. But they don't begin to tell the whole story. At the same time those numbers have been climbing, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has quit reimbursing for hospital-based cocaine detox treatment - unless there are other health problems that go ago with the drug abuse.
NEWS
October 25, 2011
DETROIT - An 87-year-old Indiana man arrested in Michigan with 104 bricks of cocaine in his pickup truck has told a judge he was forced at "gunpoint" to carry the load. Leo Sharp of Michigan City, Ind., man was released on bond, three days after he was stopped for improper lane use while driving alone on Interstate 94 near Chelsea, 60 miles west of Detroit. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration state troopers with the help of a drug-sniffing dog discovered 104 brick-sized objects of cocaine Friday.
NEWS
May 8, 1992 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The driver of the car was under the influence of cocaine, and apparently didn't see the 74-year-old man crossing the street in the Wisssinoming section last Sept. 9, said the prosecutor. But the driver, William Bigwood, 35, of Riverside, N.J., claimed George Pulignano, of Keystone Street near Hellerman, a retired factory worker, ran in front of his car and was struck and killed in an unavoidable accident. Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge Lisa Richette convicted Bigwood of homicide by vehicle while under the influence of cocaine.
NEWS
November 23, 1990 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The Fairmount man said he was so high on drugs that he thought he was killing a stranger inside his home last September. The victim was the man's brother. "He didn't look like my brother," Kenneth Shostak, 36, said in a statement to Homicide Detective David Baker, read during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. "I was high on cocaine," Shostak insisted. "I didn't think it was my brother. " Municipal Judge James M. DeLeon ordered Shostak to stand trial on a general charge of murder for killing his brother, Joseph, 39, inside their home on Ringgold Street near Poplar.
BUSINESS
October 16, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Wendy's International Corp. yesterday said it was making a $1.6 billion switch from Pepsi to Coke at its fast-food restaurants, ending a 17-year relationship with PepsiCo Inc. Wendy's said it was dropping Pepsi products from the menu at its company- owned outlets because PepsiCo's push into the restaurant business has made the soft-drink company a competitor of Wendy's. "They, in effect, are a competitor of ours, and that is a conflict we just cannot stand," said Paul Raab, a spokesman for Wendy's.
NEWS
February 27, 2001 | by Rob Walker
Kids love Harry Potter and marketers love kids. So if you have a product to market - like Coca-Cola, for instance - what you want is to figure a way to imply that the children's book hero endorses that product, however indirectly. This fall, Warner Bros. plans to release the movie version of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," and now the studio has forged what is said to be a $150 million marketing alliance with Coca-Cola. Often such marketing deals are mutually reinforcing.
NEWS
May 27, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mythbusters was wrong. A hot day can make a can of soda explode in a car. And we have a photo from yesterday to prove it. Today brings a more worrisome set of explosive conditions, with thunderstorms - potentially severe, with damaging winds and hail - expected starting this afternoon. Possible downpours pose a threat of localized flooding, especially along the Shore, according to the National Weather Service. The high is expected to hit the upper 80s. (For more on the forecast, go to http://go.
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NEWS
June 24, 2016
By Taylor Hosking Some concerned citizens have been raising questions, a lot of questions, about what Philadelphia will look like post-soda tax. I have a few ideas that I'm sure will quell concerns. No more free soda with your $5 halal. They'll all want an extra dollar for that soda, so there's no longer a good way to decide which halal food cart is the best. You might as well have gotten Chipotle. To save money, soda companies will deliver fewer days out of the month. The real soda addicts will figure out what days those are - and you'll know when it's empty shelf day. In order to increase sales, Coke will capitalize on the success of its names-on-the-can marketing campaign by adding millennial slang and Philly-specific words.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Bobby: Whitney drugged at wedding I mean no disrespect, but Bobby Brown sure seems to be getting a kick out of raking up old stories - and not very flattering ones - about his late daughter and late ex-wife. In a clip from a 20/20 interview that was to run Tuesday, Brown recalled that he caught Whitney Houston on their wedding day, "hunched over a bureau, snorting a line of coke. " Drugs played a part in Houston's 2012 death, as they did in the death of their daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown , who died last year at 22. Bobby Brown, 47, followed up the ugly memory with a defense of Houston.
NEWS
March 29, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
AS COCA-COLA and PepsiCo executives work to stop Mayor Kenney's proposed soft-drink tax, they are fighting the latest battle in a war to reduce the share that their products pay in taxes. In the late 1990s, the Coca-Cola Co. paid 36 cents of every dollar it earned as income taxes, its annual financial reports show. But for each of the last 10 years, Coca-Cola's overall tax rate has fallen below 25 percent. The beverage giant accomplished this by shifting plants and earnings to lower-tax countries and by accepting "tax incentive grants" from nations ranging from Brazil to Swaziland, all eager to host Coca-Cola operations, its annual reports show.
NEWS
February 7, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
A South Jersey woman was sentenced Friday to 21 years in prison for her role in an international drug ring that shipped cocaine to New Jersey. Under the term imposed by Superior Court Judge John T. Kelley, Marsha G. Bernard of Cherry Hill must serve 15 years without parole eligibility, acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced. Bernard, 34, was convicted in December on charges of distribution of cocaine, money laundering, and conspiracy, the prosecutor said. Bernard also was sentenced Friday to a consecutive six-year term on the money-laundering charge, he said.
NEWS
January 24, 2016 | BY MARI A. SCHAEFER, Staff Writer
A CHESTER COUNTY man has been charged with murder after he allegedly injected cocaine into his girlfriend in what he called a Romeo and Juliet-style suicide pact, then changed his mind after watching her die. Anthony Michael Noble, 27, of Phoenixville, is also charged with drug delivery resulting in death, tampering with evidence, and related crimes, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said. He was arraigned and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility without bail awaiting a preliminary hearing in the case.
TRAVEL
December 7, 2015 | By William Ecenbarger, For The Inquirer
SHELTER ISLAND, N.Y. - While Solomon takes an order for a BLT with one hand and downshifts a cherry Coke at the soda fountain with the other, Bennett is multitasking at the grill with the calm assurance of a man who's been doing this for 20 years. Sizzling in various stages of completion are an egg-white omelet, a hamburger, a grilled cheese, hash browns, and onions. He sprinkles the omelet with mushrooms and tomatoes, puts a slice of cheese on a burger and covers it with a small lid, puts the grilled cheese on the plates and hands it to Solomon, who has served the Coke and is slicing a roast beef sandwich that looks big enough to gag a shark.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE FEDERAL TRIAL of six ex-narcotics cops accused of robbing suspected drug dealers resumed yesterday with combative cross-examination of a man who said he was lifted over a third-floor balcony, followed by an ex-drug courier who said cops stole 3 kilos of cocaine from him. Orlando Ramirez testified that on the evening of Sept. 6, 2009, he and another man, Rodney Lord, went to an Upper Darby parking lot on their way to meet with drug buyers. Ramirez said he worked as a courier on behalf of his uncle, who at the time lived in Mexico.
NEWS
November 20, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Vera Coking famously refused to sell to Donald Trump. But in the end, she sold to Carl Icahn. Property records in Atlantic County show that Coking's famous but now-vacant white house, in the shadow of the famous but now-shuttered Trump Plaza, is now owned by IEH Enterprises - Icahn. The house at 127 S. Columbia Place was sold at auction in August for $583,000. At the time, Atlantic City lawyer Pat Agnellini said he was the bidder on site - and on the phone - who walked away with the winning bid. Agnellini declined to say at the time whom he represented other than himself, or what the plans were for the property.
NEWS
May 9, 2014
WRITER/producer Laurie David has a new anti-sugar movie, "Fed Up," opening tomorrow, and has written a cookbook ( The Family Cooks ) to go with it. We sat down with David recently to talk about her crusade against sugar and processed food, and her complementary campaign to get American families back in the habit of cooking together, eating together and having fun in the kitchen. Q: "Fed Up" identifies sugar as a cause of obesity and chronic illness, singling out culprits like soda.
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