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May 2, 2000 | by Regina Medina, Daily News Staff Writer
Three mutilated goats that may have been slain as part of a ritual were found yesterday in a wooded area in East Bradford Township, authorities said. Chuck McDevitt, public relations manager for the Chester County SPCA, said the goats had been decapitated and their stomachs were slit with a steak knife and then stuffed with legumes similar in size to baked beans. Also, in place of one of the goat's heads were two small bird heads. The birds appeared to be either pheasants or guinea hens, McDevitt said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1994 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Goats took the stage at the Trocadero on Thursday night in a rush. Speaking the praises of "Philly Blunts," rappers Madd and Swayzack (the third MC, OaTie, who rapped on the Goats' debut, Tricks of the Shade, is gone) bounded out to the screaming crunch of bass, drums and guitar. They were in a hurry to serve up material from their long-time-coming sophomore effort, No Goats, No Glory (Ruffhouse/Columbia), due Sept. 20. Madd wore a bearded, goatish grin; Swayzack seemed calm, until he leapt head-first into the crowd.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2012 | By Sandy Bauers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The officials in Millbourne Borough were at an impasse with an impenetrable, seemingly invincible enemy: the tangle of weeds on a hillside near the western reaches of the Frankford El. Volunteers had failed to clear the mess. The bank was steep, so mowing was out. Herbicides might foul Cobbs Creek. Finally, weeks ago, officials brought in weed control's top guns: goats. Brian Knox, owner of the Maryland firm Eco-Goats, unloaded Larry, Georgia, Deb and 31 more goats from a trailer and herded them onto the roughly one-acre plot, encircled by an electric fence.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1995 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
No more Goats, no more glory. On Saturday night at the Khyber Pass Pub, the Philadelphia rap band the Goats will play their final show. The Goats had two good-to-great albums under their belt: 1992's politically charged Tricks of the Shade and last year's No Goats, No Glory. But the larger bummer is that the Goats are that rare group of rappers who can bring their music off on stage with a crackling, funky live band. "It's a major loss for the whole Philadelphia music community," said Glenn Manko, publicist for the band's label, Ruffhouse Records of Conshohocken.
NEWS
December 4, 2009 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
The overgrown meadow at Bartram's Garden has been a nettlesome project. What to do about all those weeds? A controlled burn is the preferred way to manage it, but Bartram's is in a dense, urban neighborhood and burning is illegal in Philadelphia. Chemical treatments are an option, but the stewards of this historic site on the Schuylkill's west bank felt herbicides should be a last resort. And so the jokes, then serious talk, turned to goats, nature's weed-eaters, for whom a 15-acre field knotted with Canada thistle, mugwort, and vetch isn't a problem at all. It's a smorgasbord, one that's increasingly being offered to goats around the country as a natural way of ridding parks, hillsides, vacant lots, and pastures of overgrown brush and tenacious weeds.
NEWS
October 26, 1989 | By Connie O'Kane, Special to The Inquirer
Donald and Barbara Mangus don't want Mansfield's zoning rules to get their goats. So they have filed suit in Burlington County Superior Court challenging a township ordinance that threatens three of the four goats kept on their land. The suit, filed yesterday, contends that an ordinance restricting the number of livestock on township land is so vague as to be unconstitutional. According to the ordinance, only "one livestock" can be kept on one acre. But, the suit contends, the word livestock is not defined.
NEWS
June 7, 1997 | By Walter F. Naedele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The goats that will rescue the serpentine were released yesterday morning in Nottingham County Park in southern Chester County. Serpentine is the gray-green rock that occurs mostly on ocean bottoms but breaks land in a few rare places - like Nottingham Park. The only places in North America where it occurs - outside of eastern Maryland and Southeastern Pennsylvania - are California, Quebec and Nova Scotia. And where serpentine occurs, prairie grass grows. So, down near the Maryland border are prairies just like in Nebraska and the Dakotas.
NEWS
July 20, 2011
Any manager of natural lands knows the plague of invasive plants. Now, the Friends of the Wissahickon are trying a new weapon: goats. The group has chosen six test sites in Wissahickon Valley Park with comparable terrain and conditions. At two of the sites, the herbicide glyphosate will be applied in midsummer and again in late summer. At two more, volunteers will yank away weeds. The last two will be the purview of six Angora goats owned by Yvonne Post, who reports that "goats like to eat vertically, and anything on the ground they will pull.
NEWS
August 29, 1991 | By Michelle R. Davis, Special to The Inquirer
Pygmy goat owners in Tredyffrin Township need worry no longer that their animals may be banned from their property, after the Zoning Hearing Board ruled that the goats were exotic pets and not livestock. The board unanimously agreed last week that Susan Hansen, of Tory Hollow Road, did not have to find a new home for her pygmy goats, Daisy and Samantha. Hansen's home is in a residential area, and zoning ordinances prohibit keeping livestock on her property. "I was shocked," Hansen said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1992 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
In February, when the Goats became the first Philadelphia act signed to Ruffhouse Records - the home of the pop-rap duo Kris Kross - one Goat was working as a hot-dog vendor in Old City. Another drove a delivery truck. And the third principle Goat was about to leave for Africa to join the Peace Corps. "I was literally days away," recalls OaTie (real name James D'Angelo), the Peace Corps-bound Goat. He's sitting in the kitchen of a two-story Old City apartment/studio, the home of the Goats, talking about the group's roller-coaster year, which culminates this week when the band's debut album, Tricks of the Shade, reaches record stores.
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FOOD
July 10, 2015 | By Jill P. Capuzzo, For The Inquirer
NEW YORK - If there were a Food Olympics, beets would be overtaking kale in the produce competition. In the flavor event, two unlikely competitors, lavender and sriracha, would be out front, with their counterparts, elderflower and habaƱero, close behind. Matcha, the trendy powdered green-tea drink, would dominate the beverage field, while waffles would be leaving cupcakes in the dust (or perhaps crumbs). And, in a stunning upset, a Vermont goatherd would take the gold in the confection class, beating out powerhouse European chocolatiers with his goat's-milk caramels.
NEWS
June 16, 2015
ISSUE | SCHOOL FUNDS Last taxpayer out, shut off the lights City Council and Mayor Nutter are determined to place property tax burdens on fewer and fewer residents without regard to consequences, let alone fairness ("Funds for schools, with strings," June 11). No sooner did they pass an alleged actual-value reassessment a few years ago than they're following it up with a proposed 4.5 percent property tax increase. (The mayor wanted a nearly 10 percent increase.) Since the reassessment was hardly evenhanded, the proposed property tax increase makes the notion of actual value laughable.
SPORTS
May 28, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - There is no handy manual for when a major league manager should take out his starting pitcher, so the men who make the decisions must do so more on feel and gut than any strict guidelines. Jacob deGrom, reigning National League Rookie of the Year, didn't look like a pitcher anywhere near ready to leave the playing premises of Citi Field when he wrapped up his seventh inning of work against the Phillies last night. He retired 21 of the 24 batters he faced, nine via strikeout.
NEWS
March 15, 2015 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
My farm-to-table fantasy? I harvest eggs, milk and honey with my own hands and eat the fruits of my labor, aglow in the setting sun. Yet I'm a city slicker with a short attention span. So where's the happy medium for a potential urban farmer like me? Renting. Yes, just in time for spring, you can rent chickens for eggs (with an option to adopt if you come to love them) or goats for grazing your lawn (they don't bite). You can even rent your own honeybee colony to buzz about on your rooftop or in your backyard.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
The season twinkles with tradition, but secular celebrations also light up cold, dark December nights. Put the gift-wrapping on hold for a night or two: This extended holiday weekend is meant for weirdness. A Night for Jack: Remembering Jack Rose. Though not holy in the conventional sense, a wintry night recalling Philadelphia's pastoral/primitive guitar great Jack Rose is a religious, heartwarming, soul-stirring experience. On the fifth anniversary of his death, guitarists Daniel Bachman and Chris Forsyth, among others (including DJ/friend Ian Nagoski)
SPORTS
October 12, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
IMAGINE THAT in, the not-so-distant past, you had a hard time catching the football. Then imagine that in the biggest game so far this season, against a bitter rival, no less, you cost your team points and possession after a fumble near your opponent's end zone. Now, picture that football spiraling toward you in another crucial situation, carrying with it a chance at redemption, but also another chance at failure. Haverford School wide receiver Dox Aitken found himself in that very predicament yesterday just before his interception return for a touchdown sealed the Fords' 22-6 win against visiting Malvern Prep.
SPORTS
October 3, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - It's been an overtold and well-known first few chapters, but the author is still working to finish one of Penn State's most puzzling and polarizing narratives in recent memory. Sam Ficken will always be remembered for Sept. 8, 2012, in Charlottesville, Va. One second remained in a one-point game against the Cavaliers. Ficken, a then-sophomore who had missed three field goals and had an extra point blocked earlier in the afternoon, lined up in the middle of the field for a 42-yarder to win it - and missed wide left.
NEWS
June 18, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A herd of about 45 goats is expected to descend upon a small woodland park in Mount Holly this week to munch away the invasive English ivy that is choking the forest floor. The goats will be released on the 10-acre site to help themselves to free food - which includes poison ivy and small saplings - while their owners, Grazing Green Goats of Hummelstown, Pa., will be paid between $8,000 and $10,000, depending on whether it takes the animals three or four weeks to lick the plate clean.
NEWS
May 29, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The goats are not coming. That is, the 70 goats from Maryland that were supposed to arrive in Mount Holly this week to eat the ivy that is smothering trees and shrubs at a woodland park affectionately known as the Mount. Normally, the herd indiscriminately consumes leaves, twigs, and other things found in nature. But it won't make a dent in the thick carpet of ivy that has spread across the Mount, says Brian Knox, owner of Eco-Goats, which bills itself as an environmentally friendly vegetation control service.
REAL_ESTATE
May 25, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mercer Hill Farm in Unionville sits on over 100 acres of rolling, verdant land, part of the former King Ranch in Chester County's countryside. The farm's owners, Richard Buchanan, an architect, and his wife, Cindy Buchanan, a veterinarian, run Mercer Hill as a working farm, training and riding horses, herding goats, keeping a pack of dogs, and raising their two daughters, Audrey and Maggie. But one thing the stunning property lacked was a "party barn. " A growing trend, party barns are essentially "any outbuilding that is not strictly for agricultural use," explained Buchanan on a tour of his party barn, what he dubbed his "man-cave garage Mahal.
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