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NEWS
January 13, 1992 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
How serious is the recession here? It is even beginning to affect the beloved British dog. The dog industry was thought to be recession-proof in Britain, if any industry could be recession-proof in any country. After all, this a place where dogs outnumber children under the age of 11, where puppies are given as stocking-stuffers at Christmas, where canines, as valued members of the community, have the right not to be leashed or licensed. "We always thought that whatever happened, old ladies would starve themselves to feed their puppies," said Peter Kemp, whose company specializes in dog-grooming products.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2007 | By BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
DON'T HAVE A COW, man! But it's OK if you eat one, and wash it down with a supersized Squishee. After 18 seasons on TV, Matt Groening's lovable cartoon gang comes to the big screen tomorrow in "The Simpsons Movie. " As much as social commentary figures prominently in the show - over the years it's lampooned everything from illegal immigration and video-game addiction to the rapture - the family's love affair with food, if you can call it that, is a huge part of the Simpson charm.
SPORTS
September 10, 2009 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five sacks of dog food for every sack? A heap of chow for each kapow? Yesterday, Main Line Animal Rescue, in an ad in the Washington Post, put a pledge behind its distaste for Michael Vick, the convicted Bad Newz Kennels conspirator. Each time the Eagles' new gadget guy-backup quarterback is tackled during the Oct. 26 away game against the Redskins, five bags of dog food will be donated to a D.C. animal shelter. "Because there are no second chances on an empty stomach," the ad says.
NEWS
March 26, 1987 | By RON AVERY, Daily News Staff Writer
For three months, 19-year-old Lisa Ann Thomas says, she was chained in a basement dungeon, raped daily and beaten regularly. Since last Dec. 22 she has eaten nothing but dog food, dog biscuits and water, she says. She says she slept in the dirt at the bottom of a pit wearing nothing but a shirt. She says she saw two young women die. But, she says, from time to time her captor, whom police have identified as Gary Michael Heidnik, entertained her and the other young women police say were imprisoned in his home in the Franklinville section of North Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2007 | By Joseph Galante INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dressed in a mesh bodysuit, white hairnet, and purple apron, Litza Flores ran her finger along the top of the 3,400-pound pressure cooker one last time to make sure it was clean. "Are you ready?" Flores asked Susan Gee, the quality assurance manager at the Quakertown dog-food plant. Gee pulled out a swab and dabbed the stainless-steel machine. If the daily high-pressure wash, or the chemical foam bath, or the chlorine hand-scrub had left behind any trace of protein on the giant pressure cooker, the chemical swab would find it. "A good flashlight helps, too," said Gee, whose job is to keep the plant operating at human-food standards.
NEWS
June 20, 1994 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
Joey Skaggs seems to be a guy who just likes to stir things up. Skaggs, a New Yorker who bills himself as a "conceptual performance artist," claims responsibility for foisting upon an unwary public a number of the choicest hoaxes of the past couple of decades. He made some gullible people believe that there was going to be a windsurf voyage from Hawaii to San Francisco, that cockroach hormones could be fabricated into a miracle cure for all the world's ills, that there was a sperm bank with contributions from rock stars and other celebrities, and that a Fat Squad employing commandoes was available to forcibly keep people from breaking their diets.
BUSINESS
August 17, 1987 | By Neill A. Borowski, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alpo Petfoods Inc. is going to the cats. Dogged by nearly no growth in the canine population and inspired by climbing growth in the cat population, the dog-food manufacturer has begun testing the cat-food market and expects one day to be a large producer. Alpo, a $400 million-a-year company that's been told by parent firm Grand Metropolitan PLC of London to aggressively acquire other companies, also may get into pet-related, non-food products as well as grocery products for humans, company executives say. But that doesn't mean Alpo has turned its back on dogs.
FOOD
March 26, 1986 | By POLLY FISHER, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: My favorite Pointer involves mothers helping mothers. Some friends and I have done babysitting exchanges to save money and for the security of leaving our children with someone we trust. We have also set aside one day a week to get together with all our children to do a project. We might bake pies, sew, or make Christmas ornaments with the children. We might help, as a group, one of the mothers do a major project that is otherwise boring and tedious, such as washing windows, cleaning out the garage or, as we did recently, building a sandbox for the children.
NEWS
June 26, 1987 | BY MIKE ROYKO
For the first time since their troubles began, I experienced a twinge of sympathy for Tammy and Jimmy Bakker. It came when Tammy blubbered - her favorite means of communication - that the new custodians of the PTL had stolen her doggies. While she and Jimmy had been praying and shopping in California, they had left their dogs behind in their palatial South Carolina home. But when they returned, the dogs were gone. And it turns out that Jerry Falwell's people had given them to a kennel, which had found new homes for them.
LIVING
June 29, 1986 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
Selecting the proper dog food from the bewildering choices so alluringly displayed on supermarket shelves is a problem for many pet owners. A recognized authority on canine nutrition, David Kronfeld, D.V.M., professor at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school, recently offered some guidance on the subject at a Penn-sponsored symposium. He warned that the National Research Council (NRC), which sets federal standards to which dog-food manufacturers must adhere, recently lowered its requirements.
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NEWS
August 15, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
WHEN JASON Walters first met Winchester, the German shepherd was a 120-pound ball of energy so big and high-strung that his overwhelmed owners had given him up to a shelter. He was exactly what Walters, a SEPTA police officer, wanted. "High-strung, for us, is a positive," said Walters, who helped transform Winchester into a working police dog (now a svelte 95 pounds from rigorous training). "Training these dogs is like playtime for them - their work is hide-and-seek. " Their partnership has proven so successful that Walters has created a charity, the Throw Away Dogs Project, that aims to train unwanted shelter dogs to be working police dogs.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Pet food isn't cheap. Americans are expected to spend $21.3 billion on pet food this year, up 3 percent from $20.6 billion in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association. Walk through any pet shop and you can see why. Store shelves are stocked with high-end meals, from organic cat food to frozen raw dog food. While pricier options might have less filler and more protein, and can be healthier, they are not always necessary, says Liz Hanson, a veterinarian at Corona Del Mar Animal Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif.
NEWS
July 18, 2012 | By Alfred Lubrano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
LITITZ, Pa. - The wolf-dog met the media Tuesday, panting but content. The animal formerly known as Levi was introduced to the public with a new name - Liberty - to reflect his connection to Philadelphia, where he was loose in Pennypack Park from March until his capture July 3. That's his third name in five months; when he was only a ghostly, lurking presence in the park, before anyone knew he was Levi, Liberty was actually called Penny....
NEWS
March 29, 2012
GARY HEIDNIK is Philadelphia's most infamous murderer. Between November 1986 and March 1987, he tortured and raped six young women in the basement of his home on North Marshall Street, in Franklinville. He kept the young sex slaves captive in a dirt hole, tethered to chains. Heidnik, 43, killed two of the women - Sandra Lindsay and Deborah Dudley. He cooked Lindsay's body parts and mixed them with dog food to feed his prisoners. He dumped Dudley's body in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
NEWS
November 13, 2011 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
My golden retriever and I are eating food that looks exactly alike. And for almost the same reason. This can't be good. But it's delicious. You may remember that last summer, I tried to lower my cholesterol the natural way, without drugs. That meant I had to lose weight, which was when I discovered that my problem is portion control. In that I have none. Please tell me I'm not alone. I can't be, because I've noticed that more and more food marketing is targeted at people like me, in that pretzels, cookies, and chips now come in 100-calorie packs.
FOOD
September 22, 2011 | By Michael Klein, PHILLY.COM/FOOD
Philadelphia-area photographer Sabina Louise Pierce was sitting on the patio of the White Dog Cafe one night with Maddie, her wirehair fox terrier, and a thought came to her: "Wouldn't it be great if there was a menu for dogs, instead of 'a bite for me and a bite for her'?" She filed that away. Shortly after the 2007 pet-food recall over melamine, chef Matt Levin, at the time working at Lacroix in the Rittenhouse Hotel, let on that he cooks for his dogs. Pierce approached her friend, the author Kathryn Levy Feldman, with the idea of a cookbook: Pierce's photographs and Feldman's words.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2010 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
A few years back I heard NPR's JJ Sutherland hold forth on the subject of Joe Mathlete's odd blog, Marmaduke Explained: "Marmaduke [the comic] simply is not funny. However, someone explaining Marmaduke - that's funny. " Mathlete's curious blog mines the deep shallows of Brad Anderson's cartoon, which has been around since the second year of the Eisenhower administration. Its central figure is Marmaduke himself, that Dennis the Menace of Great Danes, a creature that might be perceived as Scooby-Doo's dogfather.
SPORTS
September 10, 2009 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five sacks of dog food for every sack? A heap of chow for each kapow? Yesterday, Main Line Animal Rescue, in an ad in the Washington Post, put a pledge behind its distaste for Michael Vick, the convicted Bad Newz Kennels conspirator. Each time the Eagles' new gadget guy-backup quarterback is tackled during the Oct. 26 away game against the Redskins, five bags of dog food will be donated to a D.C. animal shelter. "Because there are no second chances on an empty stomach," the ad says.
LIVING
June 3, 2009 | By Dawn Fallik and Natalie Pompilio FOR THE INQUIRER
Stephanie Kerrigan takes her Seeing Eye dog-to-be, Harrison, shopping at the mall. She takes him to sporting events, and to friends' houses. The biggest challenge, the Rowan University junior said, is taking him to class. "He tends to snore . . . and he's loud," said Kerrigan, a psychology major. "I don't take him to exams because I don't want his snoring to distract the other students. " At college campuses nationwide, students are taking on more than a full load of classes and part-time jobs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2009 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
EVER SINCE Tattle saw Jerry pass out on his first day on the "Biggest Loser" campus, we wondered when reality TV was going to go too far - when some "Loser" was going to keel over for good, a "Survivor" would eat a fatal berry or a "Wipeout" stunt gone awry would leave a contestant paralyzed. So far, it's only broken ribs on "Dancing with the Stars" and broken hearts on "The Bachelor. " But . . . police in Colorado Springs say a driver being tailed by bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman during filming for his reality TV show was involved Tuesday in a rollover crash.
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