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September 25, 1988 | By Jack Hurst, Special to The Inquirer
George Jones has given country listeners many musical treats over the years, and the latest is his introduction - via the hot new duet "If I Could Bottle This Up" - of the most precocious female voice to grace Nashville, Tenn., since Tanya Tucker. It belongs to 19-year-old Shelby Lynne, an Alabama native who previously had performed only at fiddlers' conventions and had one short professional stint in a nightclub. She was discovered in an unlikely way. Auditioning unsuccessfully for a performing job with the cast of the Opryland USA theme park in Nashville, she recalls, she was approached at the audition by an Alabama songwriter so impressed by her voice that he asked her to sing his song-demonstration tapes.
SPORTS
July 10, 1990 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
To some people, it means no more than the Pizza Hut Softball Classic or a stop on the memorabilia circuit. But to a few select men who will play tonight in the 61st All-Star Game, at Wrigley Field, this is a night at the ballpark to be remembered and savored as long as they live. Two of them shouldn't even be here. There seemed to be a better chance of the Toledo Mud Hens' winning the World Series than of Braves catcher Greg (Not the Pitcher) Olson's getting here. But he did, becoming only the fourth player in history to make an all-star team after starting the season in the minor leagues.
NEWS
June 4, 2010
ARLEN Specter lost my vote when he ran an ad against Joe Sestak's military record, especially since he never served in the military. Also, no one is owed a government job forever. Specter has been feeding at the trough long enough. Give someone else a chance. J.W. Daniels, Philadelphia Arlen "Single-bullet" Specter lost. Now the real Democrats may thank their lucky stars. Mark. A. Vare, Philadelphia
NEWS
February 4, 2009
YOU GUYS on the editorial board are a work of art. We are so blessed to have our own tough cookie, Lynne Abraham, as our district attorney. Do you awake each day and think: "Hmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . who can I attack today?" Lynne Abraham is a remarkable human being in every sense of the word. She's brilliant. Devoted. A true Philadelphian. She could be making a seven-figure income working with any fancy-shmancy law firm in the city - but she opts to devote herself to us. Cut her a break and count your lucky stars.
NEWS
July 27, 2004
ITHOUGHT that the NFL was about physical and mental competition on the gridiron. Silly me. In light of the Eagles selling a lingerie calendar featuring pictures of their cheerleaders sans their cheerleading outfits (and most of their other clothes as well), I realize the NFL - or at least the Eagles - are porn merchants. This calendar is not only inappropriate for children, but demeaning to women as well. If NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is serious about promoting the NFL among women and children, he could start by ordering the Eagles to quit selling their lingerie calendar.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2012 | Dear Abby
DEAR ABBY: There is a guy at work I've been attracted to for as long as I have worked here — six years. I work in the office, and he is in the field. We see each other a couple of times a week, if that. We attended a retirement party for one of the employees recently. He started pursuing me. We ended up getting to know each other and stayed together the rest of the night. We took a drive, and he was holding my hand and saying all the things a woman wants to hear. We kissed.
NEWS
November 24, 1987 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
The district attorney's office says jeweler Ron Perlstein's poverty claim doesn't have a ring of truth to it. "His expenses and lifestyle significantly exceed his income," Assistant District Attorney Denis Cohen told Municipal Judge J. Earl Simmons yesterday. Perlstein, 35, who operates a retail store at 8th and Sansom streets, appeared in court for a hearing to determine his ability to repay about 800 disgruntled former customers who had bought diamonds of lesser quality than represented.
SPORTS
January 14, 2010 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The last time Flyers left winger Dan Carcillo faced Toronto, he scored a goal and mocked the players on the Maple Leafs' bench, pretending he was high-fiving them and later giving the throat-slash signal to one of their coaches. The NHL wasn't amused; it fined Carcillo $2,500 for the slashing gesture. The Leafs, who dropped a 6-2 decision at the Wachovia Center in that fight-filled Jan. 6 game, figure to seek retribution tonight when the teams meet at the Air Canada Centre.
NEWS
March 10, 1995 | Daily News wire services contributed to the report
Sharon Stone and Robert De Niro have collaborated on a movie called "Casino," and Stone recently made this critical assessment of her co- star's talents in their scenes d'amour: "Robert kissed me right out of my shoes. I was like, 'Wheeeee! I think we need another take on this one.' " PRETTY RUMORS While there is probably no truth to the rumors that Richard Gere and Julia Roberts (Mrs. Lyle Lovett) are playing footsie with each other, it does seem to be a matter of record that the two stars are in negotiations to make a sequel to the box-office-busting "Pretty Woman.
NEWS
May 28, 1993
STILES HAS THE SUBSTANCE When Attorney General Janet Reno demanded the resignations of all 93 U.S. attorneys two months ago, there was grousing from Republican ranks that she was "politicizing" the positions. In truth, federal prosecutors always have been picked by the party in power, subject to Senate approval. But here in Philadelphia, with its history of political malefaction, such complaints resonate. Indeed, the last Republican-appointed prosecutor who was ousted by a new Democratic administration - David Marston in 1977 - was hot on the trail of two corrupt U.S. congressmen, who were eventually convicted.
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July 16, 2012 | Dear Abby
DEAR ABBY: There is a guy at work I've been attracted to for as long as I have worked here — six years. I work in the office, and he is in the field. We see each other a couple of times a week, if that. We attended a retirement party for one of the employees recently. He started pursuing me. We ended up getting to know each other and stayed together the rest of the night. We took a drive, and he was holding my hand and saying all the things a woman wants to hear. We kissed.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2011
"DANCING with the Stars," perhaps in a bid to live up to its title (yuk, yuk), will deal with a whole new caliber of celebrity for the 13th season. Although the entire cast won't be revealed until Aug. 29 during the season finale of that STD- awareness campaign called "Bachelor Pad," rumors are a-flying over who will slip on their dancing shoes for the reality- show juggernaut that starts filming next month. TMZ is adamant that hip-hop royalty Queen Latifah and "Jersey Shore" doyenne Snooki will hoof it up next season.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2010
DEAR ABBY: My son, "Jason," is a 17-year-old high-school senior honor student. My wife and I have managed to establish a fairly open relationship with our children; we encourage honesty and have attempted to establish mutual respect. Recently, Jason asked if he could have seven or eight friends over to drink. My wife, reasoning that if teenagers are going to indulge in alcohol, it's better for them to do it in a safe, controlled environment, said yes. I, on the other hand, said no, based on the fact that the parents of the other teens would not approve.
NEWS
October 6, 2010 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wilson Valdez may have thought his biggest contribution to Game 1 of the National League Division Series would be getting to a pharmacy and buying some red dye, to turn his goatee a nice shade of Phillies red. Instead, third baseman Placido Polanco was scratched Wednesday after experiencing "soreness and stiffness" in his middle back. Valdez, the super sub of the 2010 season, was inserted into the lineup batting eighth, in the first postseason game of his career. "I thought he was going to play," Valdez said before the game of Polanco.
NEWS
June 21, 2010
RE YOUR June 14 editorial ( "It's Kind of a Done Deal" ): Saying that the sheriff and his office are "unnecessary" is to say democracy itself is unnecessary! The very things that make us the country we are with the form of government we enjoy are the checks and balances included in the Constitution and our City Charter that are designed to ensure a fair way to administer the law. The business of the sheriff's office is to execute law for the courts and carry out their judgments, be it serving writs and warrants, conducting sheriff's sales or prisoner transport and court security.
NEWS
June 4, 2010
ARLEN Specter lost my vote when he ran an ad against Joe Sestak's military record, especially since he never served in the military. Also, no one is owed a government job forever. Specter has been feeding at the trough long enough. Give someone else a chance. J.W. Daniels, Philadelphia Arlen "Single-bullet" Specter lost. Now the real Democrats may thank their lucky stars. Mark. A. Vare, Philadelphia
NEWS
March 23, 2010 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
LAST WEEK, I wrote that America has a decades-old national health-care plan that goes by a familiar name. It's called luck. If you're healthy and well-employed, this plan totally rocks. If you work for a company that offers good medical benefits, and if your job pays well enough that you can afford all the unreimbursed prescriptions, tests and co-pays, thank your lucky stars, you're good with the plan. All you have to do is stay healthy, don't get cancer, don't fall on your head and don't ever lose that job with all its great benefits.
SPORTS
January 14, 2010 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The last time Flyers left winger Dan Carcillo faced Toronto, he scored a goal and mocked the players on the Maple Leafs' bench, pretending he was high-fiving them and later giving the throat-slash signal to one of their coaches. The NHL wasn't amused; it fined Carcillo $2,500 for the slashing gesture. The Leafs, who dropped a 6-2 decision at the Wachovia Center in that fight-filled Jan. 6 game, figure to seek retribution tonight when the teams meet at the Air Canada Centre.
SPORTS
October 15, 2009 | By JENNIFER BARKOWITZ For the Daily News
Living in LA is awesome - but times like these, I miss home, badly. The camaraderie and excitement being experienced all over Philadelphia make this time so bittersweet. Here are a few differences between my hometown and the city I have lived in for the past 8 months since leaving the Daily News. Time: The fact that Philadelphia is 3 hours ahead of LA isn't a big difference, until you live here. Whenever you sit down to watch a football game at 1 p.m. on a Sunday, remember that on this side of the world, some of us are just waking up. Meeting up with friends to watch that game at the local watering hole is not an option here, either.
NEWS
February 4, 2009
YOU GUYS on the editorial board are a work of art. We are so blessed to have our own tough cookie, Lynne Abraham, as our district attorney. Do you awake each day and think: "Hmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . who can I attack today?" Lynne Abraham is a remarkable human being in every sense of the word. She's brilliant. Devoted. A true Philadelphian. She could be making a seven-figure income working with any fancy-shmancy law firm in the city - but she opts to devote herself to us. Cut her a break and count your lucky stars.
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