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January 6, 2016 | By Michael Matza, Staff Writer
Mayor Kenney on Monday barred almost all cooperation between city law enforcement and federal immigration agents, reverting to a policy that made Philadelphia one of the nation's "sanctuary cities. " "The only way that people buy into [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is when they . . . have input into the process," Kenney - who had promised to rescind his predecessor's eleventh-hour order on his first day in office - said at a signing ceremony where immigrant-rights activists cheered.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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February 1, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
Thousands of people flocked Saturday to Mount Holly, scouring the area for parking spots and then joining a downtown throng to soak up colorful sights and sunshine just one week after a major storm barreled through the area. They came to see sculptors create masterpieces from ice that was bound up in 300-pound blocks, not swirling about and wreaking havoc. Oh yes, they came, too, for the spicy hot chili that was being served up as the annual Fire & Ice Festival unfolded on a three-block stretch in the business district.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Over the weekend, tons of snow were whipped into a frenzy by gale-force winds and deposited unevenly onto roofs in the region. A little bit on some sections of roof; a lot on others. Now, after a couple of days of higher temperatures and melting, weight shouldn't be a major issue, though roofs that aren't in good repair may still run the risk of cave-in. Jonas was the first major storm of the winter, and unless a residential roof structure is damaged or decayed, it should be able to support 20 pounds per square foot of snow before becoming stressed, the Insurance Information Institute says.
NEWS
January 11, 2016 | By Michael Matza, Staff Writer
A drive by federal agents to round up and deport Central Americans who entered the U.S. illegally after 2014 and have exhausted their asylum appeals is rattling immigrant communities nationwide. Representatives from Juntos, the Latino advocacy group with offices in South Philadelphia and Norristown, say they have been fielding "countless phone calls and Facebook messages" from people in "absolute fear" of the new effort by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "They can't keep going after these families who are coming here as refugees," Juntos executive director Erika Almiron said Friday.
NEWS
January 9, 2016
PENNSAUKEN Camden County's WinterFest Ice Rink will present free professional ice skating shows four times a week beginning Friday and continuing through Valentine's Day. "Rock the Ice" skating shows will be presented at 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. "Come see the performers as they bring modern music to life on ice," said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. "The show features upbeat dance moves, specialty skating acts, triple jumps, backflips, and great music.
NEWS
January 7, 2016 | By Jeff Gammage, Staff Writer
On Tuesday morning, after firefighters extinguished the blaze, the clubhouse at the Cobbs Creek Golf Club stood burned and encased in ice. It marked a frozen end to a once-noble building, crafted from the ruins of a farmland mansion when the course was built in 1916. In the 1950s, it hosted players like Billy Casper and Arnold Palmer. It was home to great African American golfers, who played at race-neutral Cobbs Creek when much of the sport was segregated. Now, Cobbs Creek players and fans said Tuesday, the fiery demise of the clubhouse could push the future of the course toward a climax, toward a moment when years of effort on a planned, hoped-for renovation could be thrust forward or thrown back.
NEWS
January 6, 2016 | BY MICHAEL MATZA, Staff Writer
MAYOR KENNEY yesterday barred almost all cooperation between city law enforcement and federal immigration agents, reverting to an earlier policy that made Philadelphia one of the nation's "sanctuary cities. " "The only way that people buy into [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is when they . . . have input into the process," Kenney, who had promised to rescind his predecessor's 11th-hour order on his first day in office, said at a signing ceremony where immigrant-rights activists cheered.
NEWS
January 6, 2016 | By Michael Matza, Staff Writer
Mayor Kenney on Monday barred almost all cooperation between city law enforcement and federal immigration agents, reverting to a policy that made Philadelphia one of the nation's "sanctuary cities. " "The only way that people buy into [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is when they . . . have input into the process," Kenney - who had promised to rescind his predecessor's eleventh-hour order on his first day in office - said at a signing ceremony where immigrant-rights activists cheered.
NEWS
December 24, 2015
SANTA MAYOR NUTTER on Tuesday, without a hearty ho-ho-ho, gave an early Christmas present to law-abiding Philadelphians, who must have been nice this year. Unhappily, the gift seemed like a lump of coal to those dedicated to protecting illegal immigrants, including those foreigners who have been convicted of a crime. The mayor reversed his 2014 executive order that had curtailed cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a federal agency under the Department of Homeland Security.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2015 | By Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News Staff Writer
A few weeks ago, City Hall's Dilworth Park opened its ice rink. On Friday, Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing debuted for the season. And at noon Saturday, actors at Arden Theatre will ice-skate on stage in the opening-day performance of the world premiere of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates . Playwright Laura Eason adapted the 1865 children's classic - the story of a brave, obstacle-overcoming, canal-skating Dutch brother and sister, written...
TRAVEL
November 23, 2015 | By Habeeb Salloum, For The Inquirer
QUÉBEC CITY, Canada - "Every winter, I hear stories about Québec City's Ice Hotel. Let's try it for a night or two. " My daughter, Muna, was urging me, in essence, to try living the life of a polar bear. And I quickly agreed. A few years back, I visited the Hôtel de Glace, and I wanted to further investigate this celebrated snow palace 10 minutes from downtown. As I thought of our trip ahead in the winter of 2016 - the hotel is open from Jan. 4 to March 28 - memories of my earlier adventure there came flooding back.
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