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June 14, 2012 | Wires
2 cups sugar ? cup cocoa powder 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules 1 cup water Shaved chocolate, to garnish 1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, cocoa powder, instant coffee and water. Whisk until the sugar and instant coffee dissolve. Remove from the heat and strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Allow to cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to use. 2. To use with shaved ice, stir the syrup then drizzle a bit over a cone or bowl of ice, then garnish with shaved chocolate.
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January 31, 1996 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The exotic dancer said she fell for a man named Ice, and now she's in the cooler charged as an accomplice in a murder that Ice allegedly committed. Ice has given the cops the slip. Wanda Alamo, 19, of Penn Street near Harrison, Frankford, told Homicide Detective Walter Hoffner that Ice (she doesn't know his real name) persuaded her to lure Vincente A. "Tony" Peralda, 26, of 15th Street near Wingohocking, to her apartment on Dec. 29, so he could rob him. Assistant District Attorney Arlene Fisk said that, when Peralda arrived, Ice bound and gagged him and stole the victim's money.
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February 27, 1999 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Jim Colembeski and his daugher Rebecca, 12, join up for some partner skating yesterday at the Blue Cross River Rink at Penn's Landing, during an outing for students at St. Peter's School on Lombard Street.
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January 1, 1986 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TOM GRALISH
Gliding through their routine, above, Tracey Walker (left), 18, of Bethlehem, Pa., and Kelly Bowersox, 18, of Harrisburg, try out for parts in Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom on Ice, which is now appearing at the Spectrum. Open auditions were held yesterday before performance director Tami Martin, but none of the five who tried out were selected. At right, Colleen Moyer, 19, of Lansdale, gets a card and an invitation to try again next year from Martin.
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November 26, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Princess-for-the-day Brooklyn Ludwig, 9, of Fishtown, looked dazzling in sparkling silver eye shadow and powder-blue-swirled cheeks. She and her prince charming - father George Ludwig - glided around the ice at the "Royal Celebration" opening weekend at Blue Cross River Rink at Penn's Landing. Daughters and fathers were in abundance, taking advantage of the many princess perks. Little girls made tiaras and had their faces painted and dusted with glitter as they waited for the Zamboni machine to smooth the ice. The "Royal Celebration" theme included visits from skaters costumed as Disney princesses, including Ariel and Snow White.
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December 29, 1992 | by Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
Imagine the pressure of working at "Walt Disney's World on Ice. " Each year, you have to conceive and produce blockbuster family entertainment that meets ever-rising public expectations. This season, Disney comes through with a beautiful version of "Beauty and the Beast. " It features the original voices from the motion picture, including Angela Lansbury, Robbie Benson and Jerry Orbach, as well as marvelous skating and costumes. Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Goofy and friends appear at the beginning of the show to set the scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1994 | By Lea Sitton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There is magic enough in Walt Disney's latest skating extravaganza for even the most savvy of youngsters. The special effects in Walt Disney's World on Ice - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which will start a two-week run at the Spectrum on Monday, are sophisticated; the props and costumes, bigger than life. And even though the skaters get disappointingly little show-off time, there are flashes of Olympic quality. Yet after all these years - after the Grimms' fairy tale of the gentle princess and the Disney animated classic that sprang from it, after technological advances that leave little to the imagination - the basic story of Snow White still captivates us. As Minnie Mouse says at the end of this latest production, "Oh, Mickey, that's such a romantic story.
SPORTS
June 5, 1995 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
Question: When is home-ice advantage a disadvantage? Answer: When the circus is in town, it's early June, and you're playing the New Jersey Devils. Let's explain. The combination of hot, humid weather and the weight of elephants and assorted other circus animals trampling over a protective sheeting that covered the rink, made the Spectrum ice squishy and bouncy Saturday night, and promises to leave it in like or worse condition for tonight's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final series.
NEWS
May 7, 1993 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
The prosecutor said the drug called "ice," a pure crystal form of methamphetamine, was invented by the Japanese during World War II and used by kamikaze pilots who savored its day-long "high. " Last year someone tried to smuggle about 13.2 pounds of ice, worth $3 million, into Philadelphia on a passenger train, but the shipment was discovered by a federal agent in Albuquerque, N.M. It was the first, and so far the only, seizure of methamphetamine ice in the continental United States, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said.
SPORTS
April 8, 2015
Phillies ace Cole Hamels continued a recent trend regarding his first start of a season. He is 1-7 with a 5.13 ERA in his 10 season debuts. He has lost his last five. Year    Inn.    Hits    ER 2006    5       1       0 2007    7       4       0 2008    8       5      1 2009    32/3   11       7 2010    5       5       3 2011   2 2/3    7       6 2012    51/3    8       3 2013    5       7       5 2014    6       6       2 2015    5       5       4
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June 13, 2015 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A city inspector approved the unsafe installation of a security gate at a Rita's Water Ice stand, and five years later the gate fell and killed a 3-year-old girl, according to documents and interviews. After that accident last summer, another inspector covered up the mistake, say four current or former inspectors for the Department of Licenses and Inspections, citing agency records. The accident happened on June 28, 2014, a year after L&I had been rocked by the deaths of six people in the Center City building collapse at 22d and Market Streets.
SPORTS
June 4, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THERE'S NOTHING funny about drunk driving. But you can't help but chuckle after learning a Fargo, N.D., man was sentenced to nine days in jail yesterday after being convicted of DUI while behind the wheel of a Zamboni. No one was injured on the January night that Steven James Anderson drunkenly drove an ice-resurfacing machine at a girls' high school hockey game. According to Dana Mogck, a news anchor for Fargo's local ABC affiliate WDAY6, Anderson was weaving on the ice and crashed into the boards several times.
NEWS
June 4, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gary and Patricia Marino of Franklin Township have seemingly developed a "dive-in" approach to business - perhaps fitting for a couple who also go by Mr. and Mrs. Penguin. With no relevant experience, the Marinos decided on a whim in the spring of 1995 to buy a struggling roadside ice cream stand on Route 40 in their rural hometown. They renamed it the Purple Penguin and added a full menu, including cheesesteaks and hot dogs. People "thought we were nuts," Patricia Marino, 61, said this week inside the Gloucester County shop.
NEWS
May 29, 2015
WHO DRIVES through a blizzard to pick up an ice-cream cake? Me, apparently, and I'm glad I did. I'm also glad I lived to eat it. This past February, my wife surprised me with my kind of birthday present: a "Mustachio Pistachio," from the Beese Knees, a new frozen confectionery based in Powelton Village. The beautiful cake, in all its vanilla-cardamom'd, pistachio'd and choco-crunchified glory, was ready for us. All we needed to do was go get it. As we "Tokyo Drift"-ed from South Philly to West Philly and back, tires spinning and kicking up slush every time I braked and swerved to avoid plowing over bundled-up pedestrians and manic children in mittens, I couldn't help but think: Dessert better be worth it. Oh, it was. And now that the local forecast is a little less arctic, the Beese Knees is emerging from the igloo to make brain-freeze believers out of the rest of you. Kids' stuff reimagined Leave it to two Jersey Shore kids to start an ice-cream company.
SPORTS
April 8, 2015
Phillies ace Cole Hamels continued a recent trend regarding his first start of a season. He is 1-7 with a 5.13 ERA in his 10 season debuts. He has lost his last five. Year    Inn.    Hits    ER 2006    5       1       0 2007    7       4       0 2008    8       5      1 2009    32/3   11       7 2010    5       5       3 2011   2 2/3    7       6 2012    51/3    8       3 2013    5       7       5 2014    6       6       2 2015    5       5       4
NEWS
March 30, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lawyers for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Philadelphia have nearly doubled their use of the sparingly used prosecutorial discretion to close deportation cases this year, a new study shows. The trend, which grants relief from deportation to a larger pool of undocumented immigrants, won praise from some local immigration lawyers, and concern that it could end abruptly if President Obama's executive actions on immigration are nullified in the hotly contested federal court challenge playing out in Texas.
SPORTS
March 26, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Kimmo Timonen was working out and trying to return to the lineup after being sidelined by blood clots, he dreamed of skating onto the Wells Fargo Center ice this spring and being in the thick of a playoff race. On Wednesday, the veteran defenseman will get that chance. Timonen had hoped to do it for the Flyers. Instead, he and his Chicago Blackhawks will be facing the Orange and Black. The Flyers dealt Timonen, now 40, to Chicago last month for a second-round draft pick in June and a conditional selection that could be a second-rounder in 2016.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
CALGARY - Normally, the return of yet another defenseman to the Flyers' lineup would induce a quiet groan from the stall of Carlo Colaiacovo. Just about every time one has healed up enough to get back on the ice, Colaiacovo would receive a tap on the shoulder, letting him know he's the odd man out. But when Michael Del Zotto returned last night, Colaiacovo beat the numbers game for the first time all season. In fact, he has played so well over the past 2 weeks that he changed the numbers, with Craig Berube opting to go with seven defensemen and 11 forwards last night against the Flames rather than the usual six and 12. Vinny Lecavalier sat instead as a healthy scratch.
NEWS
March 13, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
At night, after John Gallagher prosecuted gang and drug violence, his sporadic search resumed. The assistant U.S. attorney, based in Philadelphia, scoured the Internet for hints of Val James, the first American-born black man to play in the NHL. There were no interviews, zero traces, and Gallagher suspected that James confronted cruel backlash in his attempt to crack a sport dominated by whites. A tip buried in the comments beneath video showing James in a hockey fight led Gallagher in 2012 to Great Wolf Lodge, a water park in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
NEWS
March 7, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
About half of Pennsylvania's 67 counties have stopped honoring federal demands to detain county jail inmates beyond their eligible release dates, ending the practice of holding them solely to accommodate Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations, according to "A Changing Landscape," the first comprehensive study of "ICE holds" in Pennsylvania. The 51-page study, released this week by the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice of Temple University's Beasley School of Law, is based on a survey sent to county officials in August.
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