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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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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?"
NEWS
July 30, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
BACK IN April 2008, Kenneth Wiggins, 19, stole more than $1,000 from Qentin Salmond during a dice game in Germantown. Three days later, Salmond, his brother Bernard and their friend Jamil Baynes got revenge on Wiggins in broad daylight. Just before 1 p.m., as Wiggins left Skyline Restaurant on Chew Avenue near Chelten, Qentin Salmond, disguised in a Muslim woman's outfit, and Baynes, wielding a handgun, approached from behind and shoved him to the ground. Baynes then opened fire, fatally shooting Wiggins in the chest.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THAT TIME you spend waiting around for your next flight at Philadelphia International Airport could be spent investing in public education - if playing a one-armed bandit is your idea of investing. City Council will decide in the coming weeks whether to push for airport slot machines that would benefit Philadelphia's cash-strapped schools. Yesterday, it approved a resolution to hold hearings on the subject. The scheme would still need approval from state lawmakers in Harrisburg.
SPORTS
October 29, 2013 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Despite giving up nearly 300 rushing yards and failing to capitalize on a couple of golden scoring opportunities, Downingtown West found a way to beat neighboring Downingtown East for the first time since 2009. The Whippets, who posted a dramatic 29-28 victory Friday night in front of an overflow crowd at Kottmeyer Stadium, also overcame second-half injuries to a pair of starting running backs. "We had lost the last three years to East," West coach Mike Milano said. "This series has been a series of streaks.
SPORTS
March 16, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Just six days ago, Temple seemed nearly invincible. Coming off a nationally televised blowout of No. 25 Virginia Commonwealth, which was their seventh straight win, the Owls appeared unstoppable in their quest for an Atlantic Ten tournament title. It didn't happen. Temple's seemingly well-oiled machine was wrecked by Massachusetts for the second consecutive season in the A-10 tourney quarterfinals. This time, the Minutemen prevailed, 79-74, on Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
SPORTS
February 11, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
DAISUKE MATSUZAKA agreed to a minor league contract with Cleveland. Matsuzaka, who pitched for new Indians manager Terry Francona in Boston, must pass a physical for the deal to be finalized. The Indians' pitchers and catchers reported to camp Sunday in Goodyear, Ariz., with physicals scheduled to take place Monday. Matsuzaka, 32, would get a 1-year, $1.5 million contract if added to the 40-man roster and would be able to earn $2.5 million in performance bonuses based on innings and starts.
SPORTS
February 11, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
If you are underwhelmed by the coaching staff Chip Kelly has assembled in the NovaCare Complex, you are not alone. Utilizing stealth and patience, Kelly lured coordinators Pat Shurmur and Billy Davis in an apparent attempt to re-create the magic that was the 2012 Cleveland Browns. But take heart. As long as no one says the words "wide nine" out loud, there is hope. The non-announcement of Davis as defensive coordinator Thursday gave, at long last, some public sign of what Kelly's defense will look like.
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