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June 23, 1988 | By Bridgett M. Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Tuesday night, Silvana Bianchimano couldn't take it any more. Just before drifting to sleep, the Glenside resident made a vow. "I said, it's Silo's tomorrow, my first opportunity. " And that is where Bianchimano could be found early yesterday morning - browsing through the cool, comfortable Abington appliance store in search of a brand-new air conditioner for her bedroom. "I just can't tolerate the heat any longer," Bianchimano said of the record-breaking temperatures that have averaged in the 90s all week.
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May 8, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
GOOD THINGS were forecast for feminism when women in Hollywood gained control of their filmmaking destinies, as has happened with "Hot Pursuit. " Reese Witherspoon produces, Anne Fletcher directs and Witherspoon stars as Cooper, a cop escorting federal witness Riva (Emmy winner Sofia Vergara, on loan from "Modern Family") to the trial of a dangerous drug kingpin. So, it's with some disappointment that we report that most of the jokes in "Hot Pursuit" involve cutting remarks about physical appearance - Vergara is busty and vain and likes expensive shoes, Witherspoon is short and boyish and looks "like a lesbian.
NEWS
May 8, 1993 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The gray 1981 Audi bolted through the main gate of Atco Raceway early yesterday morning with a rooster tail of dust splayed out behind and a police car in hot pursuit. With the pulsing lights and blaring sirens, the speeding two-car procession looked like a garden-variety stolen-car chase. But after leading Waterford Township Police Sgt. Larry Ruocco on a fish- tailing, wheel-spinning excursion through the raceway's sprawling grounds, the Audi did a 180-degree turn and drove slowly back the way it had come.
NEWS
January 26, 1997 | By Michael Matza, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The call lit up the Lower Merion police switchboard. Thieves parked in a driveway in Ardmore were loading a computer into the trunk of a suspicious-looking car. An officer responded, saw a Nissan Maxima peel off, and gave chase. Running the plate number, he learned that the car was hot, having been stolen in Lower Gwynedd the day before. As the Nissan charged across City Avenue into Philadelphia, the officer radioed city police to say he was crossing the border in hot pursuit. But when the driver put pedal to metal, the officer broke off the chase.
NEWS
May 12, 1987 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
Five years ago, Steve Lisberger directed Tron, a video game masquerading as a movie that reduced its characters to blips on the screen and relied heavily on its stunning special effects. Tron proved an especially instructive example of a point that George Lucas has both preached and demonstrated often - that people and plot matter far more than visual pyrotechnics. In the end, Tron was done in by the fact that its tale of programmers sucked into the innards of a vast computer began in the middle.
NEWS
May 11, 1987 | By MARIANNE COSTANTINOU, Daily News Staff Writer
Meet Dan Bartlett, prep school nice guy. Give him a pair of Bermuda shorts, let him spend a couple of frustrating days in the Caribbean and presto, Rambo. Bartlett, played by John Cusack, is the teen hero of "Hot Pursuit," a comedy adventure film directed by Steven Lisberger ("Tron. ") He is unlike any teen hero we've met in recent years. And that's too bad. Bartlett is not charming, like Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick). He's not daring, like Tom Cruise in "Risky Business.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1987 | By MARIANNE COSTANTINOU, Daily News Staff Writer
"Hot Pursuit," a comedy action film starring John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle, Jerry Stiller. Directed by Steven Lisberger. Screenplay by Lisberger and Steven Carabatsos. Running time: 90 minutes Meet Dan Bartlett, prep school nice guy. Give him a pair of Bermuda shorts, let him spend a couple of frustrating days in the Caribbean and presto, Rambo. Bartlett, played by John Cusack, is the teen hero of "Hot Pursuit," a comedy adventure film directed by Steven Lisberger ("Tron.
NEWS
July 26, 1990 | By Laurie Halse Anderson, Special to The Inquirer
Larry Clever, president of the recently formed North Wales Citizen's Association, persistently has asked tough questions of the Borough Council and appears to have gained status for his group. After Clever made a statement to the Borough Council during Tuesday night's meeting, the council decided to include copies of all future correspondence from the association in each member's agenda package. It also agreed with Clever on how communication between the council and association should be handled.
NEWS
June 7, 1995 | BY MIKE ROYKO
It's about time that Cook County state's attorney Jack O'Malley receives praise and glory for cracking down on men who have sex with underage females. This is the crime that used to be called statutory rape. It now has another name, but it still adds up to men having their way with females under 17. In Chicago, more than 10,000 unmarried teen-age girls have babies every year. In the suburbs, another 2,000 to 3,000. Experts say more than 60 percent of the male seducers are over 20. So clearly, a shocking amount of statutory rape is going on around here.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2012 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
They keep coming, these supremely gifted young players. Is there a place for them all in the contracting classical cosmos? Violinist Benjamin Beilman, 22, made a strong case for himself as a rare talent in a Sunday afternoon Astral Artists Trinity Center recital in Poulenc, Brahms, Messiaen, and Schubert. It was a program packed with stylistic diversity, and with sheer notes. Schubert's Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major (D. 934 ) has so much etudelike repetition the violinist begins to seem like a sous chef slicing and dicing his way through the task.
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May 8, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
GOOD THINGS were forecast for feminism when women in Hollywood gained control of their filmmaking destinies, as has happened with "Hot Pursuit. " Reese Witherspoon produces, Anne Fletcher directs and Witherspoon stars as Cooper, a cop escorting federal witness Riva (Emmy winner Sofia Vergara, on loan from "Modern Family") to the trial of a dangerous drug kingpin. So, it's with some disappointment that we report that most of the jokes in "Hot Pursuit" involve cutting remarks about physical appearance - Vergara is busty and vain and likes expensive shoes, Witherspoon is short and boyish and looks "like a lesbian.
SPORTS
January 3, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's on. The Eagles and Browns will vie for Chip Kelly as both teams have scheduled interviews with the Oregon coach to fill their vacancies, an NFL source said Wednesday. Moreover, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman will compete with their former colleague, Joe Banner, who is now the Browns CEO. USA Today, which first reported the Eagles and Browns interviews, included the Bills as the third NFL team that is set to meet with Kelly. The Eagles and Browns have Kelly high on their wish lists, if not at the top, multiple NFL sources have said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2012 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
They keep coming, these supremely gifted young players. Is there a place for them all in the contracting classical cosmos? Violinist Benjamin Beilman, 22, made a strong case for himself as a rare talent in a Sunday afternoon Astral Artists Trinity Center recital in Poulenc, Brahms, Messiaen, and Schubert. It was a program packed with stylistic diversity, and with sheer notes. Schubert's Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major (D. 934 ) has so much etudelike repetition the violinist begins to seem like a sous chef slicing and dicing his way through the task.
NEWS
January 10, 2008 | By Will Hobson FOR THE INQUIRER
By the morning of Nov. 16, the news had spread throughout the community that Michael Caulder, 60, had died two days earlier of a gunshot wound to the head in his Tredyffrin Township home, in what police would later rule as a homicide. That afternoon, a photographer from a local newspaper was taking pictures of the outside of the house, and making small talk with a police officer guarding the Vassar Circle home. Another photographer, much younger, with shaggy, sandy brown hair, snapped shots as well.
NEWS
June 14, 2005 | By Kathleen J. Corbalis
When I was a child, one of my favorite books was Dr. Seuss' And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Told by his father to look out for interesting sights on the way to school, young Marco uses his imagination to transform a plain horse and wagon into a zebra pulling a chariot and even more fantastic sights as the tale goes on. As an adult, I still hold fast to the idea that the world is full of hidden wonders if you just, as Marco's father...
SPORTS
November 23, 2002 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The tours are over. Jim Thome, David Bell and Tom Glavine, the three free agents the Phillies have hotly pursued this month, have all seen the rising red steel and heard the steady pounding of pile drivers at the new ballpark's construction site. They've toured the city and the suburbs, eaten cheesesteaks, watched the local hockey team, and fielded lucrative offers. Now it's time for decisions - and suspense. Even as Glavine took off from Philadelphia, rumors also flew: The Phillies had stealthily increased their three-year offer by $3 million to a new market high of $30 million (according to today's Bergen Record)
NEWS
September 29, 2001 | By Martin Merzer INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
A small number of CIA operatives and U.S. Army commandos have slipped into northern Afghanistan to scout Afghan military positions and seek information on the whereabouts of suspected terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, senior administration officials said yesterday. The Pentagon refused to comment on the military movement, and President Bush said that neither he nor other senior administration officials would publicly discuss details of his war on terrorism. "But make no mistake about it," Bush said.
LIVING
July 31, 2000 | By Faye Flam, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In his 1884 science-fiction classic, Flatland, mathematician Edwin A. Abbott wrote of mythical 2-D shapes that slid around each other in a perfectly flat world, unaware of - and unable to comprehend - the 3-D universe above and below them. At the time, Abbott and his Victorian colleagues were toying with the possibility that we are just as trapped in our own world of length, width and depth, oblivious to fourth or fifth dimensions surrounding us. Since then, the notion of extra dimensions has cropped up in both science and science fiction (someone got lost in the fourth dimension in an episode of The Twilight Zone)
NEWS
March 24, 1999 | BY SEAN RILEY
No, it was not a filming of a "Dukes of Hazzard" special. Even the Duke boys had only two, maybe three Hazzard County cops in "hot pursuit. " One recent week, however, Philadelphia's finest found a way to crash five police cruisers in 20 minutes. That's right, five police cars crashed - in pursuit of what? A serial killer? A mob boss? The Unabomber? Nope, the five police cars were part of a 50- mile high-speed chase, along with seven State Police cars and a State Police helicopter in pursuit of a pickpocket through the streets of West Philadelphia, pinballing off parked cars, trees and, believe it or not, each other.
SPORTS
November 1, 1998 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Another day, another lead by Vijay Singh. But going into today's final round of the $4 million, season-ending Tour Championship, the plot is plenty thick. After a par round of 70 yesterday that was anything but pretty, the PGA Championship winner, at 7 under, holds a 1-shot lead over a pair of hungry pretenders to the Tour Championship throne and the $720,000 winner's check: Jim Furyk and Hal Sutton. "Today was a struggle," said Singh, who scrambled more often than a young Randall Cunningham after hitting only six fairways and 12 greens all day. "It was a very up-and-down round, very patchy.
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