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NEWS
March 19, 2007
THE UNANIMOUS vote in City Council last week to put a referendum question on the May primary ballot prohibiting the building of casinos within 1,500 feet of homes, schools, libraries and churches is not expected to hold much legal water. As such, some write it off as a cheap and empty gesture toward re-election by members of Council. The fact is, the state's power is considerable, especially on the waterfront, where both casinos are now sited: I-95, Delaware Avenue, the port, as well as the riparian rights that impact most waterfront development, are all under state control.
FOOD
July 26, 1989 | By Polly Fisher, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: What is the difference between "dice," "mince" and "chop," as used in recipe directions? - Arleth The difference is in the resulting cut food. "Chop" can really mean anything, but it usually refers to fairly rough cutting of vegetables, meats and other foods into smaller pieces. "Dice" means to chop the food into even, uniform pieces, perhaps 1/4- to 1/2-inch square. "Mince" means to chop very finely into uniform tiny pieces perhaps 1/8-inch square or less. Then there's "coarsely chop," "finely dice," etc. Unless you're doing something really fancy, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just do what seems best and easiest.
NEWS
January 20, 1992 | By William H. Sokolic, Special to The Inquirer
Pupils at Seaview Elementary School in Linwood have little in common with inmates at Trenton State Prison, but the kids and the cons both have the casino industry to thank for a small part of their lives. They get some of the refuse of gambling. The kids get dice and playing cards to use in a pilot math program, Project Prism. And the cons, like those in other prisons throughout New Jersey, get monthly supplies of playing cards. These are just two of the dozens of organizations and agencies that receive gaming's daily discards.
NEWS
September 20, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The 19-year-old Southwest Philadelphia man got off on the wrong foot when he showed up to rob a craps game last year. Joemon Higbom, of Ridewood Street near 56th, shot himself in the right thigh, said Assistant District Attorney Max Kramer yesterday. Even though Higbom didn't have a leg to stand on, he pulled out two guns and began shooting at dice players while crouched down about 6 p.m. on Nov. 21, 1999, said Kramer. About six gamblers scattered from Salford Street near Race.
NEWS
February 5, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com
"Yonkers Joe" is a seedy, indie variation on "Ocean's Eleven. " The title character is a small-time con man (Chazz Palminteri) who ekes out a living using loaded dice and card tricks to scam amateur players at beef-and-beers and Lion's Club picnics. Joe barely makes enough to keep himself in a rowhouse, and so faces a crisis when he's told his Down syndrome son (Tom Guiry), while high-functioning, is too old and too unruly for the institution that has cared for him. Finding a proper facility is an expensive proposition, and Joe can't look after the boy himself and carry on with his chosen vocation, which keeps him away from home for long stretches.
SPORTS
August 6, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The NBA is going "all-in" with its All-Stars. The 2007 NBA All-Star Game is headed to Las Vegas, the first time a city without a franchise has been chosen to host the event. The festivities, on the weekend of Feb. 16-18, will take place just off the Strip, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus. Commissioner David Stern called it "a merger between the basketball capital of the world and the entertainment capital of the world" during a news conference yesterday, while downplaying any concern about linking the image-conscious NBA with Sin City and gambling.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2012 | By Dan Gross
YOU DON'T SEE Dice Raw with the Roots on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon ," but the North Philly rapper/producer/songwriter played an integral part of the hometown hip-hop heroes' newest release, "Undun. " Dice Raw, born Karl Jenkins , sings on "Lighthouse" and "One Time," two fan favorites on "Undun," and co-wrote and sings or raps on several other songs from the record. A longtime collaborator of the Roots, Dice's contributions to "Undun" and 2010's "How I Got Over" seem to be bringing him the attention he deserves.
NEWS
May 19, 2002 | By Amie Parnes INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Let's play a game. You go first. Roll the dice. Six. Uh-oh. You just landed on St. Mike's Fair. That's too bad. Time to fork over the cash. Yes, you owe $100. Oh well, it could have been worse. You could have been stuck at the gas riots, and that would have cost you $200. Or you could be trapped in conversation, talking about the gas riots, and that would cost you hours. At least that's what the creators of "Levittown at 50: The Board Game" hope. For a very real $19.95, Levittowners and anyone else can move their tokens around a board, spend some serious play money, and reminisce about what once was. "We want families to sit around the table and talk and talk and talk about wonderful Levittown," said Jim Murphy, 48, one of two Levittown men who created the game in honor of the working-class town's forthcoming 50th anniversary.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2001 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Norman A. Gardner is betting that some high-tech security innovations in gambling paraphernalia will turn his fledgling Bala Cynwyd company into a high-stakes player in the gaming industry. The two-year-old company, LaserLock Technologies Inc., uses laser beams to ensure that no one is able to sneak his or her own dice, chips or cards into a casino. And LaserLock's "invisible ink" aims to prevent the counterfeiting of gaming tickets used with cashless machines. When trained on authentic dice and chips or the wrapping on a new deck of cards, the company's laser beam lights up a pigment embedded in the object.
NEWS
March 31, 1995 | by Jim Nolan and Marisol Bello, Daily News Staff Writers Staff writers Jack McGuire and Yvonne Latty contributed to this report
They rolled the dice - and their luck ran out. But what happened to four boys playing craps on a West Philadelphia sidewalk Wednesday night was no game. And it did not happen by chance. Police sources said an interloper with a grudge drew his gun and changed the odds forever. Now 13-year-old Cordell Erwin is dead from gunshots to the head and chest. His 15-year-old brother, Eric, is in critical condition at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, clinging to life after a bullet went through his brain.
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FOOD
July 28, 2016
Makes 4 side-dish servings or enough filling for 32 empanadas 1 tablespoon butter 1 leek, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 4 ears of corn, grilled, kernels cut from the cobs 1 zucchini, sliced into thin rounds 1 red bell pepper, seeded, cut in small dice 1 poblano pepper, seeded, cut in small dice 1 serrano pepper, seeded, cut in small dice 1 teaspoon cumin Salt and pepper For the sauce: 1/2 cup...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
AS THERE are only so many movies which can be turned into Broadway musicals and so many shows worth reviving, Broadway may soon turn to "new" source material the movies are already mining. Board games. The Hollywood Reporter says a stage musical based on Monopoly is in the works, thanks to a new partnership between Hasbro and The Araca Group. "Monopoly is one of the most iconic gaming brands of all time," said Simon Waters , general manager and SVP, Hasbro Entertainment and Consumer Products.
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
Hollywood loves a hooker story, but if you're looking for sexual frankness, you'll find more in two new comedies - and one returning one - than in The Girlfriend Experience , an indie-style drama premiering Sunday on Starz in two back-to-back episodes. Grim, claustrophobic, and only occasionally riveting, the show, inspired by Steven Soderbergh's 2009 film, stars Riley Keough ( Mad Max: Fury Road ) as the kind of sex worker in whom people who pay for sex (or make TV shows)
SPORTS
April 6, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
CINCINNATI - The first Phillies player to step onto the field Monday before batting practice was a rookie lefthander from Humble, Texas. Daniel Stumpf, one of two Rule 5 picks to make the Phillies roster, surveyed Great American Ballpark. "There's a lot of emotions," said Stumpf, 25. "I'm excited to show these guys what I can do. " The Phillies are just one of two teams (San Diego is the other) to carry two Rule 5 picks at the start of the season. It is rare for any Rule 5 pick to stick; an average of five per season have stayed on a roster for the whole season since 2006, according to Baseball America.
SPORTS
October 28, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The playing field immediately after an NFL game is an odd mingling of friendship and formality, a quick armistice after three hours of bashing one another so violently that a half-dozen participants are routinely helped or carted off. Former teammates, from college or a previous professional stop, find one another to embrace and catch up. There are little clusters of guys from the same hometown, acquaintances from recruiting trips, or clients of...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
ASSUME the position. As in, are you sitting down? Don't rule out seeing the one and only Andrew "Dice" Clay starring in an "Adventures of Ford Fairlane 2" in the near future. The Diceman is back to enchant us tomorrow night at the Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) and he's pulling no punches. But first - we give thanks to humble beginnings. "Whenever I meet someone from Philly, I say, it's your city that made me a star," Clay told me in a recent interview. "I was building a following there before anybody knew who I was. " Clay has deep roots in our City of Brotherly Love.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2015 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
  The devised theater troupe Rude Mechanicals hails from Austin, Texas, but with Now Now Oh Now , it continues integrating itself into Philly's theater ecosystem. This production marks its third Philly Fringe visit (this time as a guest in the new FringeArts building), and among the show's cast is Dito Van Reigersberg, a founding member of the Pig Iron Theatre Company and no stranger to "devised" (i.e., collaboratively created) work. The casting is an interesting choice, drawing on the show's own themes.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
There's a good chance that 102.9 WMGK's John DeBella has a life much more exciting than yours. I've never gotten to say, "Remember that time Andrew Dice Clay and I were mistaken for drug smugglers in Mexico and were almost arrested?" Have you? I agreed to chat with comedian Clay about his new memoir, The Filthy Truth , and his return to the Philly area, where at the height of his career he was able to sell out the Spectrum. (He'll sign books at 7 tonight at Collegeville's Towne Book Center & Cafe.)
NEWS
October 24, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Karl Jenkins - also known as hip-hot artist Dice Raw - is standing onstage at the Freedom Theatre as a whirlwind of activity goes on around him. Dancers and actors are to the left as choreographer Rennie Harris busies himself with legwork. Director Ozzie Jones is stage right, consulting writer Phillip S. Brown's script. As Dice Raw, Jenkins deals with this kind of maelstrom regularly. He's the rapping wingman for the Roots and holds down a solo career in hip-hop. But with the 2013 release of the album Jimmy's Back , Raw opened a powder keg of anti-prison rhetoric, one set to explode onstage Friday and Saturday at Freedom, when his performance art/hip-hop musical/dance presentation The Last Jimmy debuts at the North Philadelphia venue.
TRAVEL
September 8, 2014 | By Larissa and Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
LAS VEGAS -   . For starters, Richard "Tex" Coe, a former Air Force F-16 fighter pilot, performed several barrel rolls, and flew upside down to test Larissa's stomach - then handed the controls over to her! She flew the plane through an adrenaline-pumping inverted 360-degree loop as she pulled 7 G's (that's seven times the force of gravity), her face contorted into an odd Hobbitlike mien before reverting to unbridled glee at what she had just accomplished. Upon returning to terra firma Larissa declared, "My knees are wobbling, when can I go again?"
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