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NEWS
March 5, 2015 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
The sun will set at 7 p.m. Sunday, and astronomers are calling for a 100 percent chance of an equinox in a little over two weeks. So why is the atmosphere stuck in January? After the second ice-shellacking in two days Tuesday, the National Weather Service was warning of the possibility of several inches of snow from Wednesday night into Thursday. "I'm very confident Thursday is going to be a difficult day," said Walter Drag, a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.
NEWS
March 5, 2015 | Mensah M. Dean, Daily News Staff Writer
NO ONE LANDED a knockout punch. No one stumbled badly. Thus, no one broke away from the pack. Instead, at last night's latest mayoral forum, six candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor showed themselves to have quite similar views on a range of issues. Hosted by the Next Great City Coalition, which represents 130 community, faith, environmental, business and union organizations, the forum at the Pennsylvania Convention Center focused on the coalition's six key initiative areas: improving substandard housing, supporting small businesses, cleaning up public spaces, improving nutrition for children, creating more trails and bike lanes, and storm preparedness.
NEWS
March 5, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
A federal agent assigned to drive deportees from Philadelphia to the York County Prison has been charged with theft and related offenses for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars from the vulnerable immigrants he transported. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Justin M. Ford, 32, of Stratford, was arrested Feb. 24 in an elaborate sting that involved marked bills, an undercover officer who posed as a non-English-speaking immigrant, cooperation from the prison's intake unit, and the takedown of Ford by a Philadelphia Police Department SWAT team.
SPORTS
February 24, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
TULSA, Okla. - Temple has zero margin for error concerning the NCAA tournament after a performance Sunday in which its shooting was even colder than the brisk Oklahoma weather. The Owls' lack of proficiency from the perimeter enabled Tulsa to defeat Temple, 55-39, in an American Athletic Conference game before 5,130 at the Reynolds Center. The Owls went 0-2 on this critical two-game road trip against the AAC's top two teams, starting with a 67-58 loss Thursday at Southern Methodist.
NEWS
February 21, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Their coach calls them "Fire and Ice. " The Morton brothers don't think of themselves that way, except when each considers the other. "I guess in comparison to him, I'm like that," Kwame Morton said of his reputation for keeping cool as opposed to his more emotional brother, Kaleb. Kwame Morton is a 6-foot-8 senior with smooth moves and an unflappable demeanor on the court. He is "Ice," according to Delsea High School coach Tom Freeman. Kaleb Morton is a 6-5 junior with a creative knack for scoring and a raging competitive spirit.
NEWS
February 20, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vanilla served to convicts? Sometime pop star Vanilla Ice ( Robert Van Winkle ) has been arrested on a charge of home burglary for allegedly nicking a bunch of furniture and household items from a house in Lantana, Fla. Authorities tell Variety the house is adjacent to a property Mr. Ice and his crew recently renovated for his DIY Network TV show, The Vanilla Ice Project , in which the dude refurbishes and flips houses. (He cased the joint while working next door?
SPORTS
February 19, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BY THE TIME Kimmo Timonen hurried to the rink from the doctor's office, his teammates were already on the ice for practice. He didn't have much time to think - let alone scramble to throw on his equipment to join them for yesterday's morning skate, which sometimes doesn't last more than 20 minutes. When he put his head down and stepped on the ice in his gray jersey, the rest of the Flyers stopped and turned. They tapped their sticks on the ice, welcoming Timonen back to the ice for his first practice with teammates since last April.
SPORTS
February 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers players tapped their sticks on the ice as a tribute Tuesday morning and Kimmo Timonen skated in a loop and raised his stick triumphantly. After nearly 10 months of uncertainty, of trying to figure out if his career was worth resuming while he took medication for blood clots, Timonen was back with his teammates at their Voorhees practice facility. For the first time since April 30, in Game 7 of the playoffs against the New York Rangers, Timonen practiced with his teammates.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Water ice isn't just a summer thing: "We do more sales in January than July," says Richard Trotter , owner of Rosati Italian Water Ice and its brick mixing-and- packaging plant at South Glenwood and East Madison Streets in Clifton Heights. Rosati sold 22 million water ice cups to schools from here to California, plus 100,000 two-quart "buckets" at groceries like Acme in 2014. Unlike the popular scooped ice sold from summer stands and trucks, which sits well in a chiller for a day but tends to harden rocklike in a dairy freezer, this packaged ice is mixed and sweetened to keep cold for about 18 months, so it can be stored with ice cream.
SPORTS
February 9, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
KIMMO TIMONEN shook his head as he unlaced his skates yesterday, still sweating after ending his longest on-ice absence since he started playing hockey at age 7 in Finland. "I saw a couple articles where people say crazy things," Timonen said. "People who don't know what they're talking about saying I'm going to bleed out on the ice if I get cut. " Words dripping with sarcasm, he added, "Good image for my family. " Timonen took the first stride toward resuming his career yesterday - on blood-thinning medications, with a blood disorder, a month shy of his 40th birthday - with one message in mind.
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