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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.
NEWS
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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August 9, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
What it is: Blueberries are supposed to be a super food. So they should still be good for you when they are enrobed in cream and sugar and frozen and made into ice cream, right? Let's go with that theory and talk about the blueberry ice cream produced by Royale Crown Homemade Ice Cream & Grille in Hammonton. Royale Crown, situated along one of the main Shore route alternatives to the Atlantic City Expressway, has been welcoming customers to its White Horse Pike (Route 30) location for 62 summers.
FOOD
July 31, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
When La Colombe first opened 21 years ago, co-owner Todd Carmichael was puzzled by customers who would order iced coffee . But, with a disdainful shrug, he'd serve them a red-eye over ice. Slowly, though, his outlook changed - to the point where he now believes his newest creation, cold latte by the can, may be his greatest accomplishment. "I'm more proud of this than everything else combined," said Carmichael, who has opened 12 cafés, starred in a Travel Channel docu-series, and helped revive the Haitian coffee industry.
NEWS
July 24, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I'm frustrated about how to connect with my young adult son's 18-year-old girlfriend. He told me she has a bad relationship with her divorced parents, so he's hoping we can bond. A problem that comes up frequently is, she's so anxious to show me how skilled and knowledgeable she is, she misses any tips and techniques I try to subtly teach her. They live together in another state, so our weekend visits at each other's homes seem to amplify the problem. I'll give you an example: When I removed ice cubes from an ice tray, I ran water over the bottom briefly before twisting the tray.
FOOD
July 24, 2015 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
I didn't plan to buy a cone. But "just a taste please" turned into "whoa" and then "I cannot stop eating this . . . " at an alarming speed once I took my first few licks of this summer's edition of the Honeycomb ice cream at the Franklin Fountain. A large part of what makes it so amazing is the fact that it's a true "roof-to-cone" delight: The honey comes from the spring honeycomb of hives just upstairs on the Franklin Fountain's Old City roof managed by the Philadelphia Bee Co. But it's the sweet alchemy of the Berley brothers, co-owners of Franklin, that elevates this cone to magic.
FOOD
July 24, 2015 | Emma Eisenberg, For The Inquirer
Philadelphia has seen a steady rise in its premium ice cream cred over the last few years, and this summer, the frozen stuff is even more tricked out, with soft-serve cones injected with dulce de leche, fresh-picked berry ice cream stuffed between slabs of sugar cookie, and La Colombe-infused mocha ice cream layered with hazelnut chocolate for an affogato cake. And these are just a few of the offerings being churned up by the best of Philadelphia's small-batch ice cream makers. What follows is a list of this summer's best.
NEWS
July 21, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Columnist
Melissa Murray Bailey, the Republican nominee for mayor of Philadelphia, was running a low-key campaign in a sleepy race. That all changed two weeks ago when Bailey began staking out positions on issues, including some with a national profile. Drawing national attention could help Bailey's campaign, which as of last month had raised less than $10,000, in the race against Democratic nominee Jim Kenney, who had more than 12 times that much campaign cash in the bank as of June 8. Bailey, in one of her campaign's first official statements, said she would not continue Philadelphia's status as a so-called Sanctuary City if she won. "Providing a safe harbor in Philadelphia for illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes is the wrong choice," Bailey said.
SPORTS
July 9, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE wasn't bothered by the physical constraints in recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He wasn't really concerned with not being on the ice; just being able to be 100 percent when he returned was paramount. Above all else, the most difficult part was just being alone, said the Flyers' third round pick in 2012. So he got by - excuse the Beatles reference - with a little help from his friends, one family member and another of the "man's best friend" variety.
NEWS
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.
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