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December 25, 1992 | By ACEL MOORE
My friend weeps as she describes the lives of children living in poor neighborhoods throughout the city. These are children who will neither have a Christmas tree nor get a present. For them this is nothing new. During their young lives, they have never celebrated the holiday. As she weeps, I am reminded of an American classic holiday story, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. There is one scene that profoundly defines the meaning of the holiday. This sequence chronicles the Grinch's transformation from an evil and miserable person into a caring, big-hearted character.
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January 18, 1986 | By KATHY SHEEHAN, Daily News Staff Writer
When their Christmas tree was stolen from a Roxborough back yard Dec. 24, Mary and Robert Berry thought it shouldn't take a detective to figure out who was the culprit. "The only thing we saw was a hat that belonged to Local 30 and roofers up the street," Mary Berry said. Her husband, in a Jan. 8 article in a neighborhood weekly, angrily blasted Roofers Union Local 30-30B for ruining his family's Christmas. But yesterday, five union officials anxious to set matters straight visited the Berry family on Fowler Street near Hermitage, bringing toys for the children and money for next year's tree.
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November 17, 2000 | by Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
When Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" in 1957, he saw it as a "big book," one that would protest the commercialization of Christmas. The book's most famous line - "Maybe Christmas doesn't come from the store, maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more" - spoke to Geisel's profound belief that Americans had turned the holiday into an orgy of consumerism and greed. And this was back in the days when stores actually waited until after Thanksgiving before breaking out the Christmas decorations.
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December 23, 1997 | By Acel Moore
Before First Union bank CEO Edward Crutchfield Jr. changed the bank's plans to make Philadelphia its regional headquarters after its merger next year with CoreStates, I was going to make the case that the Grinch who stole Christmas was really a banker. Officials of the two banks said initially that 3,000 jobs would replace some of those that will be lost in the merger and would be in the eight-county Philadelphia area. And that Philadelphia would be the headquarters for the new bank's five-state northeast region.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2000 | By Eils Lotozo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Christmas-shopping riot, a samba version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," eight dancing Santas, and sunglass-wearing elves in black. Those are just a few of the things you can expect when Philadanco performs the world premiere of Daniel Ezralow's Xmas Philes tomorrow at Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre. But, even though the choreographer has special pull in Whoville, don't look for any Whos filling out the cast. Not that he didn't try. Ezralow, you see, choreographed Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Jim Carrey-starring Hollywood version of the classic Christmas tale now in theaters.
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October 25, 1991 | By Mary Anne Janco, Special to The Inquirer
Snow White, the Wicked Witch and the Three Blind Mice have been snatched from Pumpkinland. And the caper has put a real damper on the spirit of Halloween at Linvilla Orchards - home of the Pumpkinland display - in Middletown Township, Delaware County. The folks at Linvilla suspect it's the work of the Grinch. Who else would try to steal Halloween? In the early morning hours of yesterday, the culprit crept into the pumpkin patch - known as Pumpkinland to area children - and kidnapped the life-size storybook characters.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2012 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Hi, folks. Ebenezer Scrooge here, with my guest this evening, Grinch, the noted critic who loves to hate Christmas shows. I hope this finds you well, Grinch, despite the pervasive holiday cheer. Hi, Scrooge. And a very bah humbug to you, too. What's on the agenda for tonight's critical roundup? ES: The new holiday show at the Walnut Independence Studio on 3, Plaid Tidings . Thoughts? G: Thoughts? Are you kidding? What's to think about a show this inane? Its premise is that a singing group called the Plaids, which has been boring the angels to death in heaven since 1964 when the four guys were killed in a car crash, return to Earth for one night to put on a Christmas show.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2007 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
SURE, WARNER BROS. is looking for publicity for "August Rush," but we already have Keri Russell on the Yo! cover. Her co-star, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, didn't have to get himself arrested. Rhys Meyers, who served an alcohol rehab stint in April, was charged Sunday with public drunkenness and breach of the peace at Dublin Airport. The actor was arrested after police twice confronted him over his erratic, abusive behavior at an airport gate and at a desk of the British airline BMI, on which he was planning to fly to London.
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December 26, 1997 | By Karen Auerbach, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If Patricia Hartigan ever explains to her children, in the tradition of Dr. Seuss, what happened to their Christmas presents this year, she might tell them something like this: Santa and his elves had gotten an early start on Christmas this time around. They began their work just before Halloween, and by Thanksgiving had filled the sleigh with presents: Nintendo, Gameboy cartridges, dolls, a spaceship, winter coats, clothes. But in the dead of night, just a few weeks before Christmas, the Grinch made off with the presents and the sleigh, which was parked in the driveway of Hartigan's Deptford home.
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December 19, 2014
RELIGION IS important to me. So is heritage. Being anti-abortion sharing a zodiac sign, a preference for cold weather and disgust for mayonnaise also figure rather prominently in whether I'll want to share a beer with you (except that I hate beer, and if you insist on that we really don't have much common ground). But I have many friends who are not Catholic, who love to sweat, who eat mayo by the tablespoon out of the jar and who refuse to watch "The Godfather" trilogy on a loop.
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December 19, 2014 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
FANTA CLAUS doesn't enjoy doing this, but there are a lot of little boys who are getting coal in their stockings. Obviously, there is plenty of blame to be spread around when players face-plant on the field and ruin the visions of fantasy championships that have been dancing in our eyes like sugarplums. It could be the offensive coordinator, the head coach, the other team's defense, or - in the case of Demaryius Thomas - the unidentified teammate who stepped on his ankle in a practice leading up to a Week 14 game against the Bills.
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December 19, 2013 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE GRINCH may have stolen Christmas, but a change of heart saved his reputation in the end. Volunteers for a South Jersey Toys for Tots program say they weren't so lucky, though: In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the volunteers say they were falsely accused of being Grinch-like around the holidays last year, and that the resulting media coverage ruined their reputations. According to the lawsuit, filed in Camden, Desmond Newbill and Shawna Boyce, both volunteers for the Toys for Tots program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, entered a Walgreens in Cherry Hill on Dec. 12, 2012, to collect toys from the donation bins.
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December 15, 2013 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
  NETHER PROVIDENCE Police are looking to reunite packages with their owners after a woman stole dozens of boxes off Delaware County porches. The Upland Borough woman admitted to driving around neighborhoods in the Nether Providence area and taking boxes left by delivery trucks, police said. Police have not released the woman's name, because she has not yet been charged with a crime. When police finish their investigation, she faces charges of theft and receiving stolen property, said Chief David Splain of the Nether Providence Police Department.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
'TIS THE season for stockings, car commercials, wish lists, egg nog and scammers. With the student financial-aid application season beginning soon, state officials are reminding students and families that they may be contacted by individuals or companies via email, social media or traditional mail, offering assistance in securing scholarship money for a fee. Some of the organizations are legitimate; others are not. Families can avoid scams...
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December 8, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
Haste prevents waste sometimes. Especially with expiring lottery tickets. In one local case, Santa's threatening to become the Grinch. Last Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve - a Powerball ticket purchased in Mount Holly won $200,000 by matching the first five numbers drawn: 14, 16, 30, 51 and 52. It failed to match only the Powerball of 19. No one has yet filed a claim, and time's up one year after drawings in New Jersey, as it is in most states,...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2012 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Hi, folks. Ebenezer Scrooge here, with my guest this evening, Grinch, the noted critic who loves to hate Christmas shows. I hope this finds you well, Grinch, despite the pervasive holiday cheer. Hi, Scrooge. And a very bah humbug to you, too. What's on the agenda for tonight's critical roundup? ES: The new holiday show at the Walnut Independence Studio on 3, Plaid Tidings . Thoughts? G: Thoughts? Are you kidding? What's to think about a show this inane? Its premise is that a singing group called the Plaids, which has been boring the angels to death in heaven since 1964 when the four guys were killed in a car crash, return to Earth for one night to put on a Christmas show.
NEWS
November 29, 2012
I WAS TICKLED at what my 17-year-old said when her aunt asked her what she wanted for Christmas. "Well, when you get older the number of gifts decreases, so I'll get one or two big gifts," she said. "It's really not fair, but I've come to accept it. " She was right. She has so much already that there isn't much to give. But on her short list are some expensive hair products and a pricey North Face jacket. Upon hearing about the jacket wish, I said: "Could I just have you face north and give you a less expensive jacket?"
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December 27, 2011 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three burglars used rocks to break into Cherry Hill Mall on Christmas and steal more $35,000 worth of electronics from the Apple Store, township police said Monday. But the burglars didn't factor in the mall security cameras. Cameras captured the burglars driving up to the mall in a Nissan, putting on ski masks, and breaking in around 4:45 a.m., Lt. Bill Kushina said. Mall security immediately contacted police. "While they were breaking in, we had guys en route," Kushina said.
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