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August 29, 2001 | By ELMER SMITH
PERSONALLY, I ain't mad at Martina Hingis. How can I be? The tennis world's top-ranked women's player has given us the first fresh perspective on the matter of color since Kermit the Frog. It ain't easy, Kermit told us. Sure ain't, Hingis agreed. It ain't easy to justify your No. 1 ranking when you haven't won a major tournament in more than two years or when you go two years without a winning record against three of the players ranked behind you. It ain't easy to have to come into the biggest tournament of the year and face some of these same players when you and they all suspect that they are better.
NEWS
October 18, 2005
If the world were made of magic and whimsy, we all would look as good as Kermit the Frog on our 50th birthday. This amphibian, a half-century-old, doesn't look a day over ageless. He has found the secret of health in helping young children to learn and have fun at the same time. Hail to one of the nation's pioneer promoters of early childhood education. Kermit, the creation of Muppet master Jim Henson, has come a long way from his television debut on a five-minute puppet show in 1955.
NEWS
September 17, 2009 | By Amy S. Rosenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jim Henson wanted to make the world a better place, and he did. But back in the 1960s, Henson also wanted to come up with a funny way to sell Linit Fabric Finish and Pak-Nit pre-shrunk fabric, and he did that, too. (For the latter, he dreamed up two Hansel-and-Gretel-ish creatures, Shrinkel and Stretchel, who get thrown into an oven by a witch and live to tell the tale, with no marked size change.) At various times in his life, on avenues other than Sesame Street, Henson sought to explore surrealistic themes of time and confinement, fantasy and world peace, human emotions and futility, all through visual metaphors of Muppetness and Dali-ness, the mystical and the mythological, with a bit of Tolkienesque sci-fi thrown in. Not only that, but the creator of Kermit the Frog and the genius behind the Muppets, who died in 1990 at age 53, dreamed of building a pink psychedelic nightclub in the shape of a geodesic dome.
NEWS
March 2, 1989 | By Shelly Phillips, Special to The Inquirer
Kermit looks like a mop with dreadlocks. But don't let that fool you. Under 8 pounds of black corded coat, this prize-winning puli has springs in his feet, sparkle in his eyes, and the jaunty attitude that made him a champ. Champion Wallbanger Kermit J. Bounce recently became the first puli ever to win best in group at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York, beating out the top shepherds, collies and sheepdogs in the country for his blue ribbon. Kermit's owners are Ann Bowley of Coventryville and John and Mildred McNeill of Oxford, Ohio.
NEWS
September 22, 1991 | By Sally Downey, Special to The Inquirer
Boom bahs don't go boom bah. Instead they go bish, bash, bang, bing and bong. Boom bahs advertised as the "the most uncommon entertainment in Eastern Pennsylvania," are featured every weekend here at the Leather Corner Post Hotel. They don't go oomph pah either, but people are always confusing the two. According to Don Gilliard, the hotel's owner, "Folks are always dropping by looking for oomph pah music. " They come expecting musicians in lederhosen playing accordians. They discover something very different.
NEWS
October 5, 1994 | By Marc Schogol, with reports from Inquirer wire services
A YANK AT OXFORD: KERMIT THE FROG It's not easy being green - with envy - but we are. Kermit the Frog is to follow in the footsteps of Mother Teresa and former President Ronald Reagan and address Oxford University's famed debating society. He will talk about life, love and the environment - but he does not intend raising the delicate subject of Miss Piggy, the Muppet character who pursues him on television and in films. "His life has been the university of life and he wants to talk about it," Adrienne Garner, spokeswoman for Jim Henson Productions, told Reuters yesterday.
NEWS
May 22, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Henson said he wanted his funeral service to be a celebration, not a lament, and 5,000 New Yorkers honored the request yesterday at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. That became very clear around the time the rafters began rocking to the strains of "Lydia the Tattooed Lady. " Almost no one wore black, either, per Henson's request, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band gave the 2 1/2-hour service the New Orleans flair he asked, kicking it off with a rousing version of "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," and finishing with "When the Saints Go Marching In. " This precise choreography was possible because four years ago Henson put his wishes into letters for family and friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1986 | By Christopher Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Civic Center may not be Broadway, but for a skinny-legged, sentimental frog named Kermit, it's still a long way from doing five-minute comedy skits after the evening news in Washington. That's how it started 30 years ago for Kermit and his creator - master Muppeteer Jim Henson - lip-syncing songs like "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face" for viewers who lingered in front of their television sets after the nightly local newscast. Ah, but all great performers have had to endure small beginnings.
NEWS
March 1, 1996 | By Lola Smallwood, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Yes, it is leap year. But that's not the reason Michael Givler kissed a frog yesterday. Givler, principal of Friendship Elementary School, had promised to buss an amphibian for the benefit of primates. To collect, pupils had to raise $100 for each of the five grades toward rebuilding the Primate House at the Philadelphia Zoo. Givler thought they'd never make it. But Wednesday night, he learned they had raised $300 per grade from a read-athon, plus $200 more from spare change collected in a jar in the library - $1,700 in all. "There were no other prizes or incentives," said Lisa Crane, a second-grade teacher and coordinator of the event.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 1990 | By Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
Imagine a pot-bellied frog with ping-pong eyes. Imagine a starlet pig, dripping with jewels and Hollywood glamour. And she's in love with the frog. Twenty-five years ago, they would have been hard to picture. But thanks to the fertile imagination of Jim Henson, who died yesterday at age 53, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are part of every child's circle of friends. Although the entire cast of Muppets was brought to life by several talented men and women who worked with Henson, it was the soft-spoken Mississippian who in 1955 first crossed a puppet and a marionette to create the fuzzy-skinned, googly-eyed characters.
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June 26, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Writing from the Pennsylvania prison where he is serving three consecutive life terms, former West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and the Daily News. The 14-page typed document, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, contends that public comments by Williams and Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron, and two 2015 articles in the Daily News, "compromised [Gosnell's]
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Empire announces its return with a spectacle. Swizz Beats opens the second-season premiere of the Fox soap, airing at 9 p.m. Wednesday, by saying 1.68 million black men are incarcerated in this country. It's in protest of the incarceration of Empire 's emperor, Lucious Lyons (Terrence Howard). Except, unlike much of the prison-industrial complex Swizz Beats decries, Lucious deserves it. A gutsy move by Empire , but then its is a gutsy show.It left us last season with a reinvigorated Lucious in jail for murdering lackey Bunkie Williams.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Day of D-D-Divorce!!! What was more remarkable Monday: the rumors that weren't true, or the truths that weren't just rumors? The world gasped to think that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith might actually be divorcing like everybody said they were. But, groan, no, they like each other, get away, yuck. But then the bombs rained down. Beloved country singer Reba McEntire and manager-producer guy Narvel Blackstock announced they were flingin' their rings into the volcano after more than 26 hitched years.
NEWS
June 6, 2014 | By Casey Fabris and Bob Moran, Inquirer Staff Writers
The 22-year-old son of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who is serving life in prison for killing fetuses, was shot early Wednesday while allegedly burglarizing a residence in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia, police said. Barron Alexander was shot three times by an occupant inside a house in the 3700 block of Brandywine Street shortly before 7 a.m., police said. He was listed in critical but stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was charged with robbery, burglary, and related offenses.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
  P   HELIM McAleer , the filmmaker behind "FrackNation," the conservative response to the Academy Award-nominated "Gasland," wants to make a TV movie about Kermit Gosnell , the Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of first-degree murder last year. McAleer and his producing partners have taken to the crowdfunding site Indiegogo ( igg.me/at/gosnellmovie ) to raise money for the movie. "Hollywood is not interested in funding this kind of film," McAleer said.
NEWS
December 1, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
'Catching Fire' torches turkey Did the gang clear out post-turkey, as they did at our place, to go see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ? So did the whole world! The Jennifer Lawrence vehicle set an all-time record for the gratitudinous holiday, with a $14.9 million take, beating the $13.1 mils of 1999's Toy Story 2. Fire may earn $100 mils total through Sunday! Whaaaat? The only flick anywhere near was Frozen, with $11.1 mils.   Snoopy obliterates Gaga!
FOOD
July 26, 2013 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Aimee Olexy has built off the rustic elegance of Talula's Table and Talula's Garden with a cafe/market/"supper club" called Talula's Daily , which opened this week adjacent to Talula's Garden on the ground floor of the Ayer building at 210 W. Washington Square (215-592-7787). Olexy, partnering again with Stephen Starr and working with Richard Stokes Architecture, fashioned an industrial-meets-country charmer designed to serve many purposes: Local grocery with milk and yogurt brought in from Lancaster County, healthful-prepared-foods shop (kitchen and refrigerator cases)
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | BY JESSICA GLAZER, Daily News Staff Writer glazerj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5915
AN UNLICENSED staffer at the former West Philadelphia clinic of disgraced abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was sentenced yesterday to house arrest on charges of conspiracy and participation in a corrupt organization. Eileen O'Neill was tried alongside Gosnell, who was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this year. She performed work as a doctor at the Women's Medical Society in West Philadelphia, where Gosnell performed illegal late-term abortions and ran a pill mill that put thousands of doses of prescription painkillers on the street.
NEWS
May 16, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Enigmatic as ever, West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell left court for a life in prison this morning without explaining what happened during the 31-years he operated an abortion clinic dubbed the "house or horrors. " "Is there anything you wish to say?" asked Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart before imposing three consecutive life prison terms plus 2-1/2 to 5 years. "Not at this time," replied Gosnell. Gosnell, 72, thanked the judge for his nine-week trial and turned to defense attorney Jack McMahon and said, "Good job. " McMahon shook Gosnell's hand and slapped him loudly on the back.
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THE CASE against Kermit Gosnell is expected to come to an end today, when the disgraced abortion doctor is sentenced after he unexpectedly waived his right to appeal in order to avoid a death sentence. Gosnell, 72, who was convicted of the first-degree murders of three babies born alive in his West Philadelphia abortion clinic, was supposed to face a penalty-phase hearing starting Tuesday. But yesterday afternoon, Gosnell changed the script when he stood before Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart and waived all of his appellate rights in exchange for a life-without-parole sentence.
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