October 12, 1994 |
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)
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.
May 1, 1986 |
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.
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.
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.
May 8, 1992 |
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.
November 23, 1990 |
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.
October 16, 1986 |
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.
February 27, 2001 |
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.
May 27, 2010 |
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.