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December 27, 2015
Services catering to children, seniors and pets. Child-enrichment, especially STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education, tutoring, sports agility/leagues, swimming. Adult entertainment, such as "paint-and-sip" studios. Senior care, nursing-home searches, hospice facilities, senior learning. Animal care, grooming and boarding. Food, especially noodle/salad bars, fresh-juice bars, artisan pizza, and low-calorie restaurants. Property management (for real estate, boats and vacation property)
SPORTS
March 7, 2013
The host Chicago Blackhawks set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory and extended their points streak to 29 games with a 5-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Bryan Bickell scored twice in the first period and Patrick Kane added a big goal in the third as Chicago (20-0-3) remained the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss. It also snapped a tie with the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens for the second-longest points streak in league history. Elsewhere: Eric Fehr scored 37 seconds into overtime and the host Washington Capitals rallied from a three-goal, first-period deficit to beat the Boston Bruins, 4-3. . . . Radek Martinek scored the tiebreaking goal eight minutes into the third period and the host New York Islanders handed Montreal its first regulation loss in nearly a month with a 6-3 victory.
SPORTS
January 17, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
HENRIK ZETTERBERG scored the first of Detroit's three goals in the opening period and the Red Wings broke a franchise record with their 15th straight home victory, 5-0 over the Buffalo Sabres last night. It is the longest single-season winning streak by an NHL team at home since 1976 when the Flyers won 20 in a row to match a league mark set by Boston during the 1929-30 season, according to STATS, LLC. The Red Wings won 14 straight at home in 1965. Detroit's Jimmy Howard made 27 saves for his fifth shutout this season and NHL-high 27th victory.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2012 | BY CHRISTY LEMIRE, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - It's the question we've all been pondering from the second we heard that three more "Star Wars" movies were planned: Who will direct them? When George Lucas announced last week he was selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion, he also revealed that the long-rumored Episodes VII, VIII and IX were in the works. Instantly, fans began tossing around names of directors who'd be a good fit for this revered material. So let's call this a wish list, a wouldn't-it-be-cool list.
SPORTS
April 30, 2013
'C LAP YOUR HANDS, everybody, for the Delaware 87ers. " On Saturday the 76ers announced the completion of the purchase of a franchise for the NBA Development League, to be called the Delaware 87ers, which will play games at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware campus. The team nickname refers to 1787, the year Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. "The creation of the Delaware 87ers is an important milestone in our quest to ensure that the Philadelphia 76ers are viewed in all respects to be a world-class and cutting-edge NBA franchise," said managing owner Josh Harris.
SPORTS
March 6, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
IT PAYS to play a skill position in the NFL, like New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, or receivers Wes Welker and Dwayne Bowe. It also pays to be a kicker, as five placekickers and one punter were given franchise tags, protecting their current teams from losing them without compensation. The NFL's deadline for applying the tags was yesterday afternoon, and a late flurry saw 10 players added to the list. In all, 21 players were tagged. Only Brees, the 2011 Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year, was made an exclusive franchise player, meaning he is not free to sign with another team.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
Among many enlightenments realized from the controversy over the "Speak English" sign at Geno's Steaks was this: The cheesesteak experience in Philadelphia is a situational one, varying from vendor to vendor and griddle to griddle. Now comes a former financial planner whose goal is to bring consistency to the recipe - with a franchise. At Wit or Witout? - Philly-speak for whether you want onions - gentility in addition to high-quality products will be served in sun-splashed, roomy dining areas, says Tony Altomare, the man behind what is now a two-store chain (in Mayfair and Red Lion)
BUSINESS
May 6, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lisa Kornstein says she grew up a tomboy and was "never really into clothes. " That changed while she was getting her master's degree in counseling and took a part-time job at a store in South Carolina. She realized she could sell. Then 25, Kornstein went on to open her first Scout & Molly's boutique in Raleigh, N.C. in 2002, offering women's apparel and accessories. The stores, named after her two Labradors, are now being franchised nationally, with 21 under development, including four in the Philadelphia area.
SPORTS
May 7, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie married Philadelphia resident Tina Lai in a private ceremony this weekend. Lurie, 61, announced last July that he and Christina Weiss Lurie were getting divorced after 20 years of marriage. Lai will have no official role in the Eagles organization. The wedding was attended by family and close friends. "I am happy and excited as Tina and I begin our lives together," Lurie said in a statement. Lai, 39, is from a family that owns restaurants in Philadelphia, including the Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown and the Vietnam Cafe in University City.
NEWS
December 3, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eight months of negotiations over Comcast's next franchise with the city will stretch a few days longer after a committee of Philadelphia City Council on Tuesday again declined to vote on an agreement, saying it still needs work. Chief among Council's concerns are whether Comcast Corp. will pay all of its workers at least $15 per hour, provide more career and technical training for young Philadelphians, and eliminate the requirement that only those without Internet service for 90 days are eligible for its low-income discount program.
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BUSINESS
July 11, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
For any parent who has stepped barefoot on a Lego brick, or crawled around the house looking for missing pieces, Larry Davis' new career might sound like a nightmare. With Philadelphia's only Snapology franchise, Davis prefers to be thought of as a pioneer, and to inspire children to embrace what educators say so many American students lack: skills in science and math. "There's any number of businesses you can start," said the 53-year-old resident of the Graduate Hospital area and father of a 4-year-old son. "This is something that can keep you young, and it can really benefit children.
SPORTS
June 29, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
PHOENIX - One year ago this week, Andy MacPhail stepped into Citizens Bank Park as the first outsider to become president of the Phillies. He had zero ties to the franchise, had been out of baseball for almost four years, and had agreed to oversee an arduous rebuilding process. MacPhail has witnessed quite a bit of losing since then. But the 63-year-old executive believes his mission is succeeding. "You really can't ask for a lot more," MacPhail said this weekend in San Francisco.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2016
LOS ANGELES - When I interviewed Lana Condor , who plays fan-favorite mutant Jubilee in her first feature-and the new franchise entry, X-Men: Apocalypse , she did not even have a Wikipedia page yet. "No, I don't think I would," the 19-year-old said before laughing. Condor said starting out in such a giant tentpole movie had pluses and minuses. "It's a platform I'm lucky to have," she said, "and hopefully can use to get more work. But the downside is that filming X-Men was a dream.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
Of all the workouts Don Powers endured in a 20-plus-year career focused on exercise, the one he hated most was when members of the gym he ran in King of Prussia would press him hard about a broken piece of equipment. "I couldn't stand being the owner/manager and a customer coming up to me and saying, 'Don, when is that treadmill going to be fixed?' and me trying to get a service manager on the phone. " Finding someone to evaluate a malfunctioning treadmill or elliptical machine and fix it quickly often was as sweat-inducing and tortuous as a 10-mile run uphill.
SPORTS
May 28, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The latest goaltender to shepherd his team to the Stanley Cup Finals hadn't been a full-time starter in the NHL until this season and has a name that sounds like a mutual-fund firm. Martin Jones is 26 years old, stands 6-foot-4, and had appeared in all of 20 games for the Los Angeles Kings before the San Jose Sharks acquired him in a trade last June (after he spent four days as a Boston Bruin). The Sharks immediately made him their No. 1 goalie. He played 65 regular-season games and has started all 18 of their playoff games, and his team is in the Finals for the first time in its 24 years of existence.
NEWS
May 10, 2016
ISSUE | EAGLES Bradford needs to prove himself Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford needs to grow up and get back to work ("An unfair fight," Wednesday). He is acting like a juvenile refusing to honor the two-year, $35 million contract he signed ($22 million guaranteed). His behavior might be understandable if he were a bona fide franchise quarterback. Being a franchise quarterback needs to be earned, not proclaimed, however, and he has not yet earned that in Philadelphia. If he were to show up for work and earn what he is being paid, he might find himself in Philadelphia beyond his two-year contract or position himself for a big payday elsewhere.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
In all of Hollywood history, there have been 139 comic book adaptations to the silver screen. It only seems as if that many will be released in the next two years. The reason for the surge? Success. Let's start with the enormous success of Deadpool , one of the Top 10 Marvel-based films ever as far as tickets sold, and which is still going strong in theaters. The long-predicted "superhero fatigue" not only hasn't materialized, there's also no sign of it on the horizon.
NEWS
March 11, 2016 | By Steven Rea, MOVIE CRITIC
It's practically palatial, the underground bunker in 10 Cloverfield Lane , compared to Brie Larson and little Jacob Tremblay's claustrophobic shed in Room . The cozy warren where Mary Elizabeth Winstead awakens, her leg shackled and an IV poking into her arm, looks like a luxury Airbnb. There's a kitchen, a living room, a jukebox, a TV, and a library of DVDs and VHS tapes - and she has her own private place to sleep. Sure, the door is locked from the outside. But things could be worse.
SPORTS
February 17, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The Eagles are on the clock with Sam Bradford. The window for NFL teams to use their franchise tags begins Tuesday and extends to March 1. If the franchise tag is not used on a pending free agent during that period, that player would be free to sign elsewhere beginning March 9. Teams can use the franchise tag on one free agent to help keep that player off the open market. The tag provides a one-year contract at the average of the five highest-paid players at his position or 120 percent of his previous year's salary, whichever is greater.
SPORTS
February 17, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
THE EAGLES have a complicated, less-than-happy history with the franchise tag, which NFL teams can begin applying today to keep key players from becoming free agents. The Birds aren't expected to use the 2016 tag, today or at all before the March 1 deadline, to ensure the retention of their most prominent free agent, quarterback Sam Bradford. They still might sign Bradford, but they don't seem wed to him to the extent that they're willing to dedicate $20 million or so of their 2016 salary cap to the notion.
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