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October 26, 2008 | By Steve Goldstein FOR THE INQUIRER
With ancient dhows fishing offshore, an absence of cars, and astoundingly vast and empty beaches, the Indian Ocean port of Lamu seems a bit like The Land That Time Forgot. But it wasn't until my daughter, Lissa, rode a donkey down the main thoroughfare that we truly appreciated the enchantingly weird charm of the place. This was our last stop on the Kenyan coast and, in all ways, the most memorable. Most visitors to Kenya go for safari, and that, indeed, was the first part of our trip.
NEWS
April 9, 2007 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
"I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't do drugs," declares one diehard gamer in Seth Gordon's winning documentary, The King of Kong. "I play videogames, which is a far superior addiction. " A deep, dark look into gaming culture - pasty-faced guys with astounding hand-eye coordination and an obsession for "retro games" like Pac-Man - Gordon's film focuses on the rivalry between the long-reigning Donkey Kong champion and a nice-guy schoolteacher challenger. In one corner: a long-haired chicken-wings, hot-sauce magnate named Billy Mitchell, who has held the highest Donkey Kong score known to humankind (and nerdkind, too)
NEWS
April 9, 2007 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
"I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't do drugs," declares one diehard gamer in Seth Gordon's winning documentary, The King of Kong . "I play videogames, which is a far superior addiction. " A deep, dark look into gaming culture - pasty-faced guys with astounding hand-eye coordination and an obsession for "retro games" like Pac-Man - Gordon's film focuses on the rivalry between the long-reigning Donkey Kong champion and a nice-guy schoolteacher challenger. In one corner: a long-haired chicken-wings, hot-sauce magnate named Billy Mitchell, who has held the highest Donkey Kong score known to humankind (and nerdkind, too)
NEWS
February 8, 2007
AS A PARENT and alumna of Holy Name of Jesus elementary school, which closed in June after 100 years in Fishtown, I think it is wonderful that the archdiocese is finally addressing this issue. Too many children have been uprooted from their beloved parish schools and far too many parents or guardians have had to deal with not only finding replacement schools, but with the yearly tuition increases as well. There are some programs that assist parents with tuition, but some of us make just a little bit too much and can't enroll in them.
NEWS
November 22, 2003 | By Jeff Wilkinson INQUIRER FOREIGN STAFF
A barrage of rockets fired from two donkey carts yesterday morning pounded Iraq's Oil Ministry and two downtown Baghdad hotels used by Western journalists and contractors. The attacks wounded one person seriously and shattered a week of relative calm in the embattled capital. Soldiers found a third, unfired donkey-cart launcher with 21 rockets near Kurdish Party headquarters. "These are spectacular attacks intended to capture headlines," said Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmett, the chief coalition military spokesman in Baghdad.
NEWS
February 3, 2003 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The donkey in the corner didn't say much. If he had a name, no one at Congregation Shaare Shamayim knew what it was. But as religious congregations across the city struggle with dwindling attendance, the donkey's presence at a Northeast Philadelphia synagogue yesterday spoke volumes about how city churches can stay vibrant even when much of their membership has moved to the suburbs. "We originally wanted a camel," says Jacques Lurie, the frenetic principal of Shaare Shamayim's Hebrew school, known for staging wacky community-building events.
NEWS
December 10, 2000 | By Fawn Vrazo
Hi, kids! Wanna hear about the hottest new board game for the holidays?? It's so new that it hasn't even been PRODUCED yet! (And if any clever game entrepreneurs think they can steal the idea from here, watch out.) The game is called . . . Monopolize! The whole aim, see, is to monopolize the board while jumping ahead from square to square, blocking your opponents' path but being careful to avoid scary pitfalls - men in black robes, lawyers in dark suits, women with big fake eyelashes - that might block your own path.
NEWS
November 21, 2000 | By Peggy Noonan
For many years there has been a famous phrase that derives from the 12-step recovery movement. It refers to a thing that is very big, and obvious, and of crucial importance, that people around it refuse for whatever reason to acknowledge. It's called "the elephant in the living room. " There is an elephant in the living room in the Florida story. Actually, it's a donkey. And actually, there are a number of them. When the story of the Florida recounts and hand-counts and court decisions is reported on TV and in the newspapers, the journalists uniformly fail to speak of the donkey in the living room.
NEWS
September 21, 2000 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Laura T. Barnes has written books about some of those closest to her, but none of her characters needed to be thinly veiled. That's because the lovable figures in her "Ernest" children's series are animals whose real-life counterparts owe much to Barnes' passion for adopting four-legged orphans. Barnes will be at Kenny's News Agency & Bookstore, 17 W. State St., Doylestown, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday to sign Twist and Ernest, the first in her self-published two-book series - and to take orders for Teeny Tiny Ernest, the second volume, which will be published next month.
NEWS
April 24, 2000 | By Aamer Madhani, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The politicizing of the giraffe started at Christmas. That is when Betty Pihs innocently bought her daughter-in-law Cindy Rau-Hatton, a Township Council member, a giraffe pin. When she saw the gold-trimmed lapel pin with rhinestones at Kohl's department store, Pihs said, she thought it would make a cute accessory to the suits that Rau-Hatton wears to council meetings. Little did Pihs know that she would be inspiring a political icon for her daughter-in-law's reelection bid as an independent.
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