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November 22, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NORWOOD, N.J. - Gregory Papalexis, whose Sabrett hot dogs have become a part of the New York City experience, has died. He was 86. Papalexis was president, CEO and chairman of Englewood-based Marathon Enterprises, a supplier of hot dogs, buns, onion sauce and other products, and the owner of the Sabrett trademark. He died Friday in Rockleigh, N.J., according to the Barrett Funeral Home in Tenafly, N.J., which is handling arrangements. Sabrett hot dogs are sold nationwide.
NEWS
February 4, 2014
IF IGLOO TEMPERATURES have been shivering your timbers, let me take you somewhere warmer, to a place nearly all of us love. The Jersey Shore. Think AC, Longport, Brigantine, Avalon, Margate, Cape May, Wildwood, Sea Isle City . . . Let's stop there, at Sea Isle. If you're thinking Sea Isle, you're thinking blue water, warm sand and maybe LouDogs. For decades, it was nothing more and nothing less than a family-owned, propane-powered hot-dog cart. It was not destined to be a gift that kept on giving.
SPORTS
July 14, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd and Gary Carter are the worst hot dogs in the major leagues, according to a survey conducted by the Toronto Globe and Mail. The newspaper polled 26 players - one from each team - and asked them to pick the best and worst in each league in several categories. Among the winners in the other categories were: DIRTIEST. Toronto's George Bell in the American League and Pete Rose in the National League. WORST MANAGER. Dick Williams of the Seattle Mariners ("He treats people like they're not people," one player said)
NEWS
July 4, 1995 | By Kristin Vaughan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
What better way to celebrate the day before the biggest cookout day of the year, than to, well, have a cookout? That's exactly what organizers of the fourth annual All-American Barbecue at Miles Park in Whitemarsh did for the children enrolled in the Parks and Recreation Summer Playground program. Although turnout was down because of holiday travel, more than 60 children ages 6 to 12 enjoyed hot dogs, played kickball and sported patriotic garb. "We thought of it as a way to tie into the Fourth of July with something special and a little different from the actual day they'll spend with family," said assistant director David Stewart, who, true to the mood of the day, was clad in an American-flag shirt.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2012 | Mitchell Hecht
Q: This past July 4th, I watched Nathan's hot dog eating contest on TV where the winner (for the sixth time), Joey Chestnut, ate an incredible 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes! How can someone eat that much? He's not even that big a guy. Can't someone's stomach explode from doing that? Does he need to vomit afterward? A: The stomach is a muscular sac, and like the urinary bladder, it can be stretched way beyond its normal capacity with a lot of willpower and determination. Normally, there's a sense of fullness where you "just can't eat another bite.
NEWS
June 29, 2012 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
Philadelphia has always been a cheesesteak city. Hoagie mecca, completely. Burger town, yes, and getting better all the time. Now, finally, with a wave of trendy and upscale offerings, building on a foundation of old-school staples, Philly can finally claim another point of pride: great hot dogs. We've got the city's most lauded chefs making their own links, multiple new hot dog stands experimenting with flavor combinations, and a proud representation of the "Texas Weiner" lineage.
SPORTS
July 6, 2012 | by Mark Perner, Daily News Staff Writer
JOEY CHESTNUT is not the only person eating hot dogs in this country of ours. According to www.hot-dog.org (yes, there is such a website), Americans devoured 150 million on the Fourth of July.   But nobody devours them faster than Chestnut. The San Jose, Calif., resident accounted for the consumption of 68 of those 150 million doggies on Wednesday on the way to winning The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. Chestnut, a three-time Wing Bowl champ (2006-08)
NEWS
July 3, 2010 | By JAN RANSOM, ransomj@phillynews.com 215-854-5218
It was a hot-dog-delicious, good day for Rita Schaeffer and two of her children, who enjoyed free gourmet beef franks yesterday during the Independence Picnic, which kicked off the Fourth of July weekend. Schaeffer, 43, and her children, ages 11 and 14, are living at the Salvation Army Eliza Shirley House, a shelter in North Philadelphia. Besides the free hot dogs, quality time with her family was on her mind. "We're just having fun and learning things while we're doing it," Schaeffer said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2012 | Dan Gross
EATING MACHINE Joey Chestnut chomped his way to a sixth straight victory at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Championship at Coney Island. The San Jose, Calif., resident and three-time champion of Sportsradio 94 WIP's Wing Bowl tied his 2009 record of 68 hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes. He remains the world's top-ranked competitive eater. Three local professional eaters — Royersford's Bob "Notorious B.O.B. " Shoudt, Drexel Hill's Micah "Wing Kong" Collins and Downingtown's Sean "Flash" Gordon — competed in the Major League Eating event but got nowhere near Chestnut's numbers.
NEWS
July 2, 1995 | By Shawna McCoy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mothers and fathers came. So did daughters and sons. Aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews were there, too. They all came to take part in Lawnside Family Day. Under a spotted-blue afternoon sky, residents and family members ate barbecue, fried turkey and more than 2,000 hot dogs. Later, they listened to jazz and watched fireworks. Lawnside Family Day, held on June 24 this year, is a grand fair for this borough of nearly 3,000. It is also much more: The annual event, which dates back more than 40 years, is a borough reunion.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
THE WIENER and still champion . . . Former three-time Wing Bowl champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut beat his own record in regaining Nathan's Mustard Yellow International Belt Monday, downing 70 hot dogs and buns - and more amazingly, keeping them down - to top defending champ Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie at the annual July Fourth eating contest. Chestnut, 32, was on a roll as he easily secured victory by swallowing 17 more hot dogs than Stonie, who last year ended Chestnut's streak of eight straight wins to take the championship title at Nathan's Famous on Coney Island.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
DID YOU EVER have one of those conversations that you thought would go one way but took you in a really unexpected direction? I had three of them Tuesday. And I can't believe how much better they made me feel about Philly and the blizzard that has buried us up to our whiny mouths. I'd been prickly about the snow. My street got plowed, yes, but I'm itchy from woolly scarves and sweaters and thwarted by how long it takes to slip and slide from one place to another. Poor, poor me. I needed to remember that I'd once again don breezy cotton tops and sockless flats (because, apparently, wearing summer clothes as recently as Christmas Eve, when it was 71 degrees, wasn't gift enough)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2015
The long: Delco's fave farm-tainment complex still has Douglas and Canadian firs for DIY cutting. (Also there: wreaths, poinsettias, ornaments, lights, cocoa and Christmas dinner.) The short: You need a lotta Christmas, right this very minute. The deal: Get there by 4 p.m. tomorrow, hop aboard a tractor-drawn hayride, grab a bow saw and fell yourself a $59.99 tannenbaum. (Sorry, no last-minute sales.) Even quicker: Dozens of precut trees are also yours for the choosing.
NEWS
November 23, 2015 | By Jack Tomczuk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pat Ercole remembers when her great-uncle Joe would visit the family home in Broomall, and give her five brothers haircuts. And when Joe O'Flynn was done with the boys, he would cut the girls' hair. Pixie bowl cuts that always left her and her three sisters in tears, Ercole said. Nevertheless, Uncle Joe, who himself sported a considerable puff of white hair, was "the most jovial little leprechaun," she said. Uncle Joe, who never married, would invite his nieces and nephews to his house on 20th and Cherry Streets every Thanksgiving to watch the parade, said Ercole, a 58-year-old physical therapist from Media.
NEWS
March 24, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
THERESA "TERRI" Robinson ignored the pitfalls of working full time as a health-care manager while attending Lincoln University full time to earn a master's degree in human services. She smoked. She ate salty, fatty foods. She was in her 50s but didn't think about her family's high-risk medical history. Until one night in late March 2012, when she suffered a brain aneurysm. "Finding my mother lying on the floor was one of the most devastating moments of my life," said Robinson's son, Michael, 26, who called 9-1-1 in time to save her. Robinson, 58, who lives in Germantown, said she should have seen the warning signs long before she lost her 25-year health-care career and nearly lost her life.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2014 | BY BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
TAKE ONE helping of moxie, add some street smarts born of desperation and a hefty dash of unstoppable Polish work ethic - slap it all between a freshly toasted, American-made bun, and you have Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, a Coney Island icon since 1916. The story of this business, and the man who founded it is the subject of "Famous Nathan," a documentary about Coney Island's frankfurter king screening Nov. 16 at the National Museum of American Jewish History. It's one of two documentaries about food that sandwich the Philadelphia Jewish Film Fest, each exploring food icons of New York City.
SPORTS
July 24, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
TODAY IS National Hot Dog Day. And, while the rest of the nation celebrates by scarfing down a tasty wiener or two, we decided to roast a different type of hot dog: the athlete who craves attention. Some we cheer, some we boo. It's not a definitive list. In fact, we welcome any additions you may have. But no list would be complete without: Terrell Owens: Situps in driveway say it all. Chad Johnson/Chad Ochocinco: A jerk by any other name. Johnny Manziel: A legend in his own mind.
TRAVEL
July 7, 2014 | By Bob Ecker, For The Inquirer
MILWAUKEE - It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times. One minute I'm high-fiving cheering people in the stands, and the next thing I know, I'm a bum. Ah, the life of an athlete - or at least one wearing a giant foam costume for a day. Klement's, the well-known Milwaukee sausage maker, sponsors the nightly "Sausage Races" at Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, always in the middle of the sixth inning. This night, I was in it. With one out in the sixth, I donned "Frank," the Hot Dog outfit.
NEWS
February 4, 2014
IF IGLOO TEMPERATURES have been shivering your timbers, let me take you somewhere warmer, to a place nearly all of us love. The Jersey Shore. Think AC, Longport, Brigantine, Avalon, Margate, Cape May, Wildwood, Sea Isle City . . . Let's stop there, at Sea Isle. If you're thinking Sea Isle, you're thinking blue water, warm sand and maybe LouDogs. For decades, it was nothing more and nothing less than a family-owned, propane-powered hot-dog cart. It was not destined to be a gift that kept on giving.
FOOD
July 26, 2013
Party platter These trays, handcrafted by furniture designer David Rasmussen, are both elegant and funky, made of classic black walnut with just a touch of color around the edges. So they can serve up fancy hors d'oeuvres as well as a pile of hot dogs. Each tray is sold separately, so mix and match. - Michelle Dembo Wud Walnut Platter, 18 by 12 inches, $49.95, at cb2.com   Rolled and ready Buttery, smoky Scottish-style salmon is rolled with cream cheese mixed with chives and a hint of lemon to create these pinwheels.
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