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April 18, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / GREG LANIER
Benjamin Franklin said, "A penny saved is a penny earned. " So, in honor of the city's Benjamin Franklin 1990 celebration, Franklin (a.k.a. Ralph Archbold), the Mint and the visitors bureau yesterday gave away $40 in pennies to tourists.
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December 28, 2004 | By Bob Fernandez INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities in Philadelphia charged three pharmacists and two doctors yesterday with illegally selling hundreds of thousands of pills, including popular medications Prilosec, Celebrex and Prozac, that drug companies had handed out as promotional free samples. The samples were sold in retail pharmacies in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, federal prosecutors said. Four other individuals - two of them drug company representatives - were charged earlier this year in federal court in Philadelphia in the alleged schemes of selling drug samples for cash.
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May 15, 1990 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
The "Perrier Cafes" were the places to belly up to yesterday as free samples of the mineral water were being given out to pedestrians at several Center City locations. At Broad and Chestnut streets, Ellen Shulman dispenses bottles of Perrier's "Nouvelle (New) Production" as Tom Turner provides live entertainment. Both are employees of the Burson-Marsteller ad agency. Perrier is using samples to promote the resumption of sales after a worldwide recall in February, when benzene was found in some of the firm's bottled water.
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May 3, 1995 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
Do not - repeat - do not eat before attending the Philadelphia International Women's Show. You will want to save all available tummy space for free samples. The price of admission ($7 at the door) buys access to seminars - a new one every half hour, to beauty and fashion shows sponsored by J.C. Penney, scheduled through the day, to cooking demonstrations, to medical screenings and to a veritable shopping mall created inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. And the reason they hand out shopping bags at the Women's Show is because so many of the exhibitors pass out free samples, discount coupons, recipe booklets and health tip brochures.
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November 30, 2011 | By Margery A. Beck, Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. - A Swiss pharmaceutical company is asking Nebraska officials to return a drug the state plans to use to execute death-row inmates. Earlier this month, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services announced it had obtained a new supply of sodium thiopental, one of three drugs needed to carry out executions by lethal injection, from the Swiss company Naari AG. The drug is no longer manufactured in the United States and is in scarce supply...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2011
WHAT'S Philadelphia's best beer? The guys on 610 WIP Sportsradio's Midday Show will declare their pick tonight in the finals of their summertime Beer Brawl. Over the past several weeks, hosts Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow have been chatting with area brewers and sampling their beers in a rigorous attempt to declare a champ. They've narrowed their choice to nine beers in three categories that they'll focus on at Chickie's and Pete's (1526 Packer Ave.) from 7 to 10 tonight. The live broadcast will feature a careful taste test by a panel of celebrity judges, including Joe Sixpack, chef Georges Perrier, former Temple coach John Chaney, Comcast's Leslie Gudel, ex-Phillie Ricky Bottalico, ex-Eagle Ike Reese and Tom Burgoyne, who was last seen hanging out with the Phillie Phanatic.
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April 24, 2011 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
I did my Easter duty last week: I confessed my sins to the patient Franciscans at St. John's , behind what used to be Wanamakers . They're old and a little deaf, so they ask broad questions: "You did what ?" For big companies and their collaborators, penance works differently. Johnson & Johnson , which has collected a list of federal fines and scoldings for acts of omission and commission, got nailed again April 8, when it agreed to pay the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission $70 million to settle allegations it bribed doctors and hospital and government officials in four countries to buy J&J's painkillers and breast implants, instead of someone else's.
NEWS
November 22, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Love Park seems to have a new "love" sculpture. It's giant yellow noodle, freshly set up today near 15th and JFK. The latest brainstorm of Claes Oldenburg? After all, the sculptor created Philly's Clothespin and the new boldly colored Paint Torch, as well as, in other cities, oversize rubber-eraser wheels, shuttlecocks and safety pins. Nah, this proves to be much cheesier, starting with its presumptuous message: "You know you love it. " Symmetrically curving up at each end, the piece is remindful of an eyeless smiley face - or Alice's enigmatic Cheshire cat. Love what?
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December 5, 2004 | By Karen Heller INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mindy Tamaccio is supremely passionate about makeup. When informed that a client left a case containing all her worldly cosmetics in the backseat of a Boston taxi, Tamaccio asks seriously: "Do you think your insurance might cover it?" True, the makeup was expensive, but not that expensive. Wardrobe consultants have long helped folks pitch clothes that never worked and were rarely worn. Now, Tamaccio does the same for makeup. That is correct: She's a professional lipstick eliminator.
NEWS
April 15, 1991 | By Elaine Tait, Inquirer Food Writer
A hungry horde of food-loving Philadelphians crowded into Memorial Hall Saturday and yesterday for snacks, drinks, cooking information and an entertaining escape from the chilly weather. In the diverse crowd at the second Book and the Cook Fair were tots in strollers, dowagers complaining of being jostled, and large numbers of food- knowledgeable men insisting that they, not their wives, were the better cooks in the family. It also gave the attendees a chance to meet some of their favorite authors.
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April 20, 2012 | Vance Lehmkuhl
FUNNY THING about the lists of "helpful planet-saving tips" that show up as Earth Day (Sunday) approaches: They rarely include, much less spotlight, the daily action that could have the most impact: cutting down your meat and dairy consumption. The United Nations has repeatedly stated that we must drastically change our eating patterns, given that somewhere from 18 percent (if you credit the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization 2006 estimate) to 51 percent (Worldwatch Institute's estimate, 2009)
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November 30, 2011 | By Margery A. Beck, Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. - A Swiss pharmaceutical company is asking Nebraska officials to return a drug the state plans to use to execute death-row inmates. Earlier this month, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services announced it had obtained a new supply of sodium thiopental, one of three drugs needed to carry out executions by lethal injection, from the Swiss company Naari AG. The drug is no longer manufactured in the United States and is in scarce supply...
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November 22, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Love Park seems to have a new "love" sculpture. It's giant yellow noodle, freshly set up today near 15th and JFK. The latest brainstorm of Claes Oldenburg? After all, the sculptor created Philly's Clothespin and the new boldly colored Paint Torch, as well as, in other cities, oversize rubber-eraser wheels, shuttlecocks and safety pins. Nah, this proves to be much cheesier, starting with its presumptuous message: "You know you love it. " Symmetrically curving up at each end, the piece is remindful of an eyeless smiley face - or Alice's enigmatic Cheshire cat. Love what?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2011
WHAT'S Philadelphia's best beer? The guys on 610 WIP Sportsradio's Midday Show will declare their pick tonight in the finals of their summertime Beer Brawl. Over the past several weeks, hosts Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow have been chatting with area brewers and sampling their beers in a rigorous attempt to declare a champ. They've narrowed their choice to nine beers in three categories that they'll focus on at Chickie's and Pete's (1526 Packer Ave.) from 7 to 10 tonight. The live broadcast will feature a careful taste test by a panel of celebrity judges, including Joe Sixpack, chef Georges Perrier, former Temple coach John Chaney, Comcast's Leslie Gudel, ex-Phillie Ricky Bottalico, ex-Eagle Ike Reese and Tom Burgoyne, who was last seen hanging out with the Phillie Phanatic.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2011 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
I did my Easter duty last week: I confessed my sins to the patient Franciscans at St. John's , behind what used to be Wanamakers . They're old and a little deaf, so they ask broad questions: "You did what ?" For big companies and their collaborators, penance works differently. Johnson & Johnson , which has collected a list of federal fines and scoldings for acts of omission and commission, got nailed again April 8, when it agreed to pay the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission $70 million to settle allegations it bribed doctors and hospital and government officials in four countries to buy J&J's painkillers and breast implants, instead of someone else's.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2007 | By Karl Stark INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It used to be that patients could get free drug samples straightaway in a doctor's office. That still happens, but now patients also may get a voucher with an expiration date to pick up drugs at a pharmacy. Or they may receive a plastic card giving them $20 off, but only if they spend a specified amount. The burst of creativity shows how effective samples have long been - along with television advertising - in encouraging patients to try new drugs. A sample "can play a key role in the doctor selecting a drug," said Michael Luby, chief executive officer of TargetRx Inc., a pharmaceutical-marketing firm in Horsham.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2007
Frankford Avenue has a world-class assortment of beer drinkers' bars. That's a good thing because there are world-class reasons to cry in your beer as you mourn important civic history that's been lost to modernization. If you go, bring a box of Kleenex along with your designated driver. The Grey Lodge Pub 6235 Frankford Ave. You can drink: Preferably, one of the 10 microbrews that are on tap the day you visit. The selection changes often and include intriguing options like Middle Ages Wailing Wench and Troegs Sunshine Pils.
NEWS
May 3, 2006 | By Dawn Fallik INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There will be no more free lunches at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. No more notepads promoting a heartburn drug or pens pushing arthritis pills. And medical students, no more Friday pharma buffet for you, either. Less than five months after a major medical journal chastised doctors for accepting gifts and meals from the pharmaceutical industry, HUP announced a crackdown, requiring sales reps to make appointments to see doctors and forbidding even the smallest gifts - during office hours.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2004 | By Bob Fernandez INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities in Philadelphia charged three pharmacists and two doctors yesterday with illegally selling hundreds of thousands of pills, including popular medications Prilosec, Celebrex and Prozac, that drug companies had handed out as promotional free samples. The samples were sold in retail pharmacies in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, federal prosecutors said. Four other individuals - two of them drug company representatives - were charged earlier this year in federal court in Philadelphia in the alleged schemes of selling drug samples for cash.
NEWS
December 5, 2004 | By Karen Heller INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mindy Tamaccio is supremely passionate about makeup. When informed that a client left a case containing all her worldly cosmetics in the backseat of a Boston taxi, Tamaccio asks seriously: "Do you think your insurance might cover it?" True, the makeup was expensive, but not that expensive. Wardrobe consultants have long helped folks pitch clothes that never worked and were rarely worn. Now, Tamaccio does the same for makeup. That is correct: She's a professional lipstick eliminator.
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