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NEWS
September 12, 1986 | By Gail Shister, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former rocker Michelle Phillips has California Dreamed her way onto the cast of the hottest soap at CBS. (Outside of the news division, that is.) Our Knots Landing spy reports that Phillips, the onetime Mamas and Papas star whose recent book on the '60s group has thrust her back into the national spotlight, will join the Knots intrigue for at least 10 episodes, beginning with the 17th segment. Phillips will pop up as the presumed-to-be-dead mother of young Paige Matheson, played by the impossibly leggy Nicollette Sheridan.
NEWS
September 28, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Was Pope Francis still inside the basilica? Sister Mary Scullion of Philadelphia wasn't sure. The Mass had ended. She had gotten a ticket at the last minute, from some friends. She had stood along a side wall. So Scullion waited. Standing amid her now famous Knotted Grotto installation, the longtime advocate for the homeless folded her arms, wondering if Francis might yet walk out and go into the grotto to bless it. She'd heard he wasn't feeling well. Rey Mendez, 52, of Second and Girard, waited, too. He was waiting for the pope, waiting to see Francis walk into the grotto, push those 100,000 prayers written on strips of paper closer to fulfillment with a blessing, maybe turn and wave, who knows?
NEWS
July 31, 2015
ANY BOY SCOUT can tell you that there are a lot of different types of knots. Square knots. Slip knots. Rope knots. Figure Eight knots. They each have a different purpose, significance and importance, and they're not interchangeable. Kind of like men and women. Of course, these days you won't hear a lot of people talking about the uniqueness of the male/female dichotomy. It's not considered polite to point out that only women can have babies, with the complementary help from men. Beyond that, it's now illegal to tell two women they can't marry each other, and God forbid we slip and call Caitlyn by his/her former name: Bruce "Olympian" Jenner.
NEWS
November 12, 2009 | By Jeff Davidson INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When local fiber artist Ed Bing Lee makes his art, he likes it to be flexible - no getting bogged down by machinery, computer automation or bulky looms. For the 76-year-old Philadelphian, 10 fingers and a table do just fine. Lee's work is on display at the 33d annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, which runs through Sunday. His intricate fiber creations are "definitely in the vein of one-of-a-kind, and that's what this show is all about," says show manager Nancy O'Meara.
NEWS
September 13, 1999 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The "Big J" is homeward bound. In the dawn's early light yesterday, the USS New Jersey inched out of its mothball berth between the aircraft carriers Ranger and Midway and was tethered by chains and braided steel cable to the seagoing tug Sea Victory for the long, slow trip to its birthplace in Philadelphia. With the 249-foot Sea Victory towing the New Jersey and two smaller tugs on its port and starboard sides, the 887-foot battleship glided out of Sinclair Inlet on the slack high tide at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and headed for Rich Passage before entering the shipping lanes of Puget Sound.
NEWS
January 25, 2013
WHETHER IT'S WOOL or cashmere, a solid knit or patterned cloth, the scarf is one of winter's most stylish accessories. These Philadelphians were ready for the week's bitter cold, wrapping up in style with fancy French knots and utilitarian around-the-world whorls. Email: Bigrube@streetgazing.com On Twitter: @BigRubeHarley Blog: streetgazing.com
REAL_ESTATE
May 4, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
A Shore homeowner wrote me several weeks ago about replacing an air-conditioning unit and expressed disappointment that I didn't show up to install a new unit guaranteed to last 100 years for free. Yet the problem of salty ocean air doing in air-conditioning units before their time is very real. In this space, I recommended research, including contacting contractors who work at the Shore and asking neighbors about their experiences. Hank Ohls e-mailed the day after that column appeared, offering advice.
NEWS
November 10, 1999 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The battleship New Jersey is slated to arrive this afternoon at the mouth of the Delaware Bay to begin the final 24-hour journey to its birthplace in Philadelphia. About 1,000 people have signed on for a sold-out special cruise aboard the Cape May-Lewes ferryboat Cape May to greet the warship this afternoon, and officials expect boaters and spectators to turn out along the river tomorrow for a Veterans Day salute to "The Big J. " The New Jersey, which had been in mothballs in Bremerton, Wash.
NEWS
June 16, 1986 | Inquirer photos by Tom Gralish
Drawing between 300 and 400 scouts from Connecticut to Virginia, the sixth annual Handicapped Camporee, sponsored by the Philadelphia Boy Scouts, was held over the weekend at the Philadelphia Navy Base. The scouts, both physically and mentally handicapped, participated in outdoor skills and games. They practiced first aid and tying knots, they went bowling and ate in the base mess hall, and they seemed to be having a fine time rollicking on the sun-drenched fields.
SPORTS
February 1, 1987 | By Al Morganti, Inquirer Staff Writer
The crew of Stars & Stripes probably couldn't have dreamed of a worse scenario in which to enter the first race of the America's Cup. A sky that had been clear and filled with a radiant sun nearly every day for about two months was suddenly mottled with a building cloud cover. And the Indian Ocean's surface had flattened from foamy blue-green swells into a mean-looking slate of gray. Worse than that, the cloud cover ensured that the bully sea breeze called the Fremantle Doctor would lay down in surrender.
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NEWS
May 19, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
A car door slammed on South Reeds Beach Road, and 300 feeding shorebirds - ruddy turnstones, sandpipers, and red knots - took wing, shrieking out over the Delaware Bay. The commotion caught the attention of Rutgers University biologist Joanna Burger. She rose from the nearby bulkhead where she was monitoring an experiment, and started walking over. All seemed calm on this Middle Township beach in Cape May County. And yet there is growing tension here between economics and ecology, conservationist and oyster farmer.
NEWS
May 17, 2016
Lapped by barely audible waves, the Delaware Bay beaches seem peaceful, but they are the scene of a roaring man-vs.-nature struggle. Oyster farmers are vying with red knots, a threatened bird species, for the shoreline where the migrating avians stop and feed before continuing their epic journey from South America to the Arctic. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently granted the farmers a permit to encroach on the birds' feeding grounds. But the shore is big enough to accommodate both.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic
You can expect drama of all sorts in the sushi cellar that is Double Knot - including the kind you drink. An aromatic whiff of cinnamon and clove smoke, ignited table-side and smoldering off a barrel stave, curls up inside an upside-down snifter destined for the signature Double Knot cocktail. The drink itself is beverage manager Zachary Davis' boozy play on the "double" theme, with two kinds of whiskey (Maker's Mark 46 bourbon and Dickel rye), two vermouths (bitter Punt e Mes and delicately sweet Carpano Bianco)
BUSINESS
April 17, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Uber and the Philadelphia Parking Authority are turning out to be rowdy passengers on the journey to craft a state bill regulating ride shares, said the legislator charged with getting a bill to the General Assembly. "Time is of the essence, and we've had two damn years," said State Rep. Bob Godshall, head of the House Consumer Affairs Committee. He said the PPA has been disengaged and Uber has inflamed tensions. On Thursday, Uber thumbed its nose at a player in the negotiations, the Philadelphia International Airport.
FOOD
February 5, 2016
Coffee and (sushi) rolls Michael Schulson has upped the cool factor next door to his Sampan. It's the two-level Double Knot (120 S. 13th St., 215-631-3868), whose ground floor is a tastefully appointed coffee bar overseen by Elixr Coffer Roaster's Evan Inatome; it opens at 7 a.m. with a full line of drinks and pastries. Inatome invested in low-profile Modbar coffee-dispensing equipment, used later in the day for coffee-based cocktails. Lunchtime brings Vietnamese fast-casual dishes.
NEWS
September 28, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Was Pope Francis still inside the basilica? Sister Mary Scullion of Philadelphia wasn't sure. The Mass had ended. She had gotten a ticket at the last minute, from some friends. She had stood along a side wall. So Scullion waited. Standing amid her now famous Knotted Grotto installation, the longtime advocate for the homeless folded her arms, wondering if Francis might yet walk out and go into the grotto to bless it. She'd heard he wasn't feeling well. Rey Mendez, 52, of Second and Girard, waited, too. He was waiting for the pope, waiting to see Francis walk into the grotto, push those 100,000 prayers written on strips of paper closer to fulfillment with a blessing, maybe turn and wave, who knows?
NEWS
September 24, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
THROUGHOUT THE DAY, hundreds of pilgrims from the World Meeting of Families made their way to the Knotted Grotto, beside the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, to write their prayers on strips of cloth and add them to the 40,000 already tied there, stirring gently in the breeze. Each pilgrim wrote a personal plea, tied it to a fence, then untied someone else's prayer, carried it inside the grotto, tied it to the wood frame and prayed for a complete stranger, bound together only by a mutual Catholic faith.
NEWS
September 4, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
AMID THE MADNESS surrounding Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, there is a stirring public art project that's been quietly created, a living story of our city's struggles dedicated to a man who brings hope for a happily ever after. "Mary, Undoer of Knots Grotto," the interactive art installation that asks people to share their struggles - and to share the struggles of others - was officially dedicated yesterday outside of the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, where it will remain throughout the papal visit.
NEWS
August 6, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Every few years, a case shakes Centre County to its core and reverberates across the state: The still-unsolved disappearance of District Attorney Ray Gricar in 2005. The 2012 trial of Jerry Sandusky for child molestation at Pennsylvania State University. Now, it's a web of allegations including forgery by the current district attorney, improper relationships among judges and prosecutors, and conspiracy by the county's top elected officials. Battle lines have been drawn for nearly a year, and a grand jury report Friday clearing District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller of forgery has done little to ease tensions in the county seat of Bellefonte.
NEWS
July 31, 2015
ANY BOY SCOUT can tell you that there are a lot of different types of knots. Square knots. Slip knots. Rope knots. Figure Eight knots. They each have a different purpose, significance and importance, and they're not interchangeable. Kind of like men and women. Of course, these days you won't hear a lot of people talking about the uniqueness of the male/female dichotomy. It's not considered polite to point out that only women can have babies, with the complementary help from men. Beyond that, it's now illegal to tell two women they can't marry each other, and God forbid we slip and call Caitlyn by his/her former name: Bruce "Olympian" Jenner.
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