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NEWS
June 2, 2009 | By Craig LaBan INQUIRER RESTAURANT CRITIC
Old Colonel Sanders would be rolling in his grave of secret herbs and spices if he knew what was going on with his beloved chicken dynasty. The problem is not necessarily KFC's desire to update its deep-fried image. Good fried chicken is timeless, but the concept of a presumably healthy grilled alternative is long overdue. And the issue goes well beyond the public relations controversy over the company's launch of its "Kentucky Grilled Chicken" last month, when an Oprah-sponsored giveaway had to be temporarily suspended because of unexpected demand, leaving nearly six million hungry coupon holders with a mail-in rain check.
NEWS
June 2, 2009 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
Old Colonel Sanders would be rolling in his grave of secret herbs and spices if he knew what was going on with his beloved chicken dynasty. The problem is not necessarily KFC's desire to update its deep-fried image. Good fried chicken is timeless, but the concept of a presumably healthy grilled alternative is long overdue. And the issue goes well beyond the public relations controversy over the company's launch of its "Kentucky Grilled Chicken" last month, when an Oprah-sponsored giveaway had to be temporarily suspended because of unexpected demand, leaving nearly six million hungry coupon holders with a mail-in rain check.
NEWS
March 25, 2008
FRIED-CHICKEN lovers are in mourning. Not only has the fried-fowl fraternity lost one of its original founders, but now comes word that frat members may no longer have to answer "regular" or "extra crispy" when ordering chicken. Can you say "grilled"? Al Copeland, founder of Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken chain, died this week in Germany. He was 64. He started Popeyes in 1971. His spicy Louisiana-style fast-food chicken recipe was far different from the fowl fare served by the industry giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2007 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ramone: Gimme gimme royalties Ramones drummer Richie Ramone (born Richard Reinhardt) filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court in New York, claiming he is owed more than $900,000 in royalties on Ramones songs sold over the Internet without his permission. The suit, which names numerous digital music stores including RealNetworks and Apple, also seeks an injunction to prevent all further use without written permission of the six tunes Richie composed for the band. The songs include "Smash You," "Somebody Put Something in My Drink," and "Human Kind.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2006 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
KFC Corp., the home of Colonel Sanders' Kentucky-fried chicken, will start using oil without trans fatty acids in the United States after a lawsuit and health experts claimed its food raises the risk of heart disease. The Louisville, Ky., company said yesterday that it was phasing out trans fats in cooking its Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken, Potato Wedges and other menu items but has not found a good alternative yet for its biscuits. Health experts say trans fats raise levels of cholesterol, which clogs arteries and contributes to heart disease.
NEWS
May 6, 2005 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Beat writer Jack Kerouac has become the first writer to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Well, technically, it was a bobble-head doll of the On the Road author that got the honor. The doll is a promotional giveaway by the Lowell Spinners, the minor-league team from Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Mass. "The Hall of Fame's collections are rich and diverse, given baseball's history and role in helping to shape and define American culture," hall spokesman Jeff Idelson said.
NEWS
April 27, 2005 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Soccer deity David Beckham and his ex-Spice Girl wife, Victoria, announced yesterday they would sue a former nanny for breaching a confidentiality agreement by airing some of the ?ber-celebs' dirty laundry in the News of the World. In the story, Abbie Gibson said the couple's marriage is on the verge of flatlining, but they stick together to protect their image, which has landed them multimillon-dollar endorsement deals. The couple will also sue the tabloid, which they've already sued over stories that Becks had an affair with his personal assistant Rebecca Loos.
NEWS
February 15, 2005 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Conservative Web gossip-teer Matt Drudge has whipped himself into a froth over provocative comments made by Chris Rock . . . two weeks ago. In an Entertainment Weekly story about his gig hosting this year's Academy Awards, Rock said he had never watched the show, and dismissively said: "Come on, it's a fashion show. . . . What straight black man sits there and watches the Oscars? Show me one. " When pressed by interviewer Josh Wolk about Oscar fashions, Rock, who's known for his raw, unsanitized comedy routines, said, "Nothing against people who aren't straight, but what straight guy that you know cares?"
SPORTS
December 17, 2004 | By Rob Parent INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Hey, if Jared Fogle can do it, why not Derrell Hand? You know Jared, that guy with the goofy grin who used to do nothing but eat, but then started eating only Subway sandwiches? Great move by him, both for his diet and his wallet. Now comes Mr. Hand, the always smiling 6-foot-4, 300-plus-pound senior for West Catholic, the man in the middle of an impressive performance by the Burrs' basketball team last night, leading a 47-34 cross-division victory over La Salle. "We're still trying to jell together as a team," said Hand.
NEWS
July 31, 2003
READING your article on Smith Playground brought me to tears. As a child we went to the playground weekly - and it was a fun place to go for free. We had my sister's birthday parties there for seven years straight. My father played there as a child. The city wants to build a new playground, but we don't need a new one. Donate to the one that has been in Philadelphia for over a century. We can start by helping raise the money to save Smith Playground and discuss proper investment strategies for the future so that this will not happen when my children want to take their children there.
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