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March 3, 1988 | By Thomas Hartmann, Special to The Inquirer
Most Americans know who the patron saint of Ireland is, or given a moment, can figure it out. But the patron saint of Wales? Even though the Main Line was known as Welsh Valley in the days of William Penn, about the only apparent remaining ties to that small nation are place names: Bryn Mawr, Bala Cynwyd and Narberth. To help cement international ties, the mayor from the Welsh Narberth will arrive in the Main Line Narberth Monday for a visit. Mayor Andrew William Walker will be staying "a fortnight," and during his visit hopes to establish a twin cities project between the two towns.
BUSINESS
February 13, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Campbell Soup Co. will continue to raise prices on its namesake soups as appropriate, building on several years of increases, said chairman and chief executive David Johnson. If the company can get consumers interested in new products, they'll buy even as prices go up, he said. Meanwhile, the company yesterday said its earnings rose 7.3 percent in the fiscal second quarter on higher prices, lower costs and better U.S. soup sales. The company said net income rose to $276.3 million, or $1.18 a share, from $257.
NEWS
April 22, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TODD BUCHANAN
SHELTERING UNDER AN UMBRELLA, Benjamin Frank Diamond from Tampa, Fla., waits for the start of a parade in honor of his namesake yesterday. Diamond, 12, got the trip to Philadelphia by winning an essay contest.
NEWS
September 29, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
Friends and families of SS. Cosmas and Damian Church on Fifth Avenue and Maple Street in Conshohocken celebrated its 76th annual festival honoring its two namesake saints Sunday. After a 12:15 p.m. Mass was offered, a procession of saints was held, including the statue of St. Clementine, borne by (from left) Josette Gourdain, Retala S. Jour, Marily St. Ellen and Annesly Orbuthnott, all of Brooklyn. People came from as far away as Canada and the Caribbean to take part in the festivities.
NEWS
July 5, 2011
Mace Security International Inc., the Horsham maker of its namesake pepper spray, said it has tendered a rights offering, giving existing shareholders an opportunity to buy additional shares of its penny stock. The offering, effective until July 25, unless extended, permits shareholders to purchase three shares, at 20 cents each, for every share owned as of June 27. Shares were trading Tuesday at 24 cents, down 1 cent. Mace chief executive Dennis Raefield said in a statement that the funds raised would be used to pay debt, fund operations and marketing efforts, and make strategic acquisitions.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Tom Avril and Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writers
Vandals set fire to a giant wooden sculpture of the town's namesake bird early Saturday morning in Phoenixville, barely 16 hours before it was to have been burned in a ceremony at the borough's annual Firebird Festival, officials said. But taking their cue from the mythological lore of the phoenix, volunteers rallied to rebuild a smaller version of the winged figure in time for the annual event. The replacement wooden phoenix was ignited shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday while hundreds watched, despite the daylong rain.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013
LAST FRIDAY, a few dozen people suddenly started following me on Twitter. "Cool," I thought. "All this writing is finally paying off. " I puffed my chest out, grateful that my eight novels and countless columns were earning me recognition where it counts - on Twitter. While silently thumbing my nose at those haughty book reviewers and the elitist snobs who run the New York Times best-sellers list, I began typing a tweet to thank the little people. "At long last, after years of hard work and sacrifice, I've arrived among the giants in my craft.
FOOD
November 18, 2010 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Restaurateur Stephen Starr and Talula's Table owner Aimee Olexy say they will open a restaurant in his Washington Square space at 210 W. Washington Square. Neither the name nor a firm concept has been determined. The opening is projected for the spring. Olexy and her then-husband, Bryan Sikora, worked for Starr before they burst onto the BYOB scene in 2001 with Django, which they sold in 2005. She was general manager of Pod and Blue Angel, and briefly was director of Starr restaurants.
NEWS
April 14, 1988 | By John P. Martin, Special to The Inquirer
Forty-seven years ago, Stinson Markley bought 60 acres of land in Charlestown Township. The cost of the land was $3,000, but because he had no job, Markley could only offer the finance officer the $31 he carried in his pocket. On Tuesday night, just one month before his 90th birthday, Markley presented plans to the Charletown Township Planning Commission to divide and donate his land on Union Hill Road to the Chester County Historical Society and the Charlestown Nature Center. Of the 54 acres he still owns from his original purchase, a 13-acre lot will be given to the nature center and 10 acres to the historical society, Markley said.
NEWS
July 16, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
The walls of a vacant house can echo a kind of hollow sadness as if no one has ever lived there. Inhabitants may have moved out yesterday, but with them they've taken the warmth, the intimacy, the personal effects that made the house a home. Another scenario is to enter a house, hoping to make it yours, when all evidence suggests that the seller still calls it home. Either way, the result for a potential home buyer is a blank canvas or, at best, the "remains of the day," both of which challenge all but the most creative eyes to envision their own lives in that setting.
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December 8, 2014 | By Tom Avril and Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writers
Vandals set fire to a giant wooden sculpture of the town's namesake bird early Saturday morning in Phoenixville, barely 16 hours before it was to have been burned in a ceremony at the borough's annual Firebird Festival, officials said. But taking their cue from the mythological lore of the phoenix, volunteers rallied to rebuild a smaller version of the winged figure in time for the annual event. The replacement wooden phoenix was ignited shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday while hundreds watched, despite the daylong rain.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
This Friday, when the Hobey Baker Award is presented to 2014's top NCAA hockey player, the ceremony at the Loews Hotel in Center City should be more poignant than usual. For a first time, it will happen in the hometown and final resting place of the award's namesake, an early 20th-century hero whose astonishing legend spanned sports, war, and literature. Hobart Amory Hare Baker was a flesh-and-blood Philadelphia Main Liner whose accomplishments were as fantastic as any in fiction.
NEWS
September 21, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a rare cancer ended the too short, but bountiful, life of Leo Roselli, upward of 700 people lined up to pay their respects at his nearly five-hour wake. Even his preschool teacher came. "I never took a bathroom break," his widow, Laura Roselli, said. While she and Leo's other family and friends knew he was a great guy, they had no idea of the extent of his good works - the long list of people to whom he delivered free food from his family's Italian food business, the funds he raised, the chores he did for people in need.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013
LAST FRIDAY, a few dozen people suddenly started following me on Twitter. "Cool," I thought. "All this writing is finally paying off. " I puffed my chest out, grateful that my eight novels and countless columns were earning me recognition where it counts - on Twitter. While silently thumbing my nose at those haughty book reviewers and the elitist snobs who run the New York Times best-sellers list, I began typing a tweet to thank the little people. "At long last, after years of hard work and sacrifice, I've arrived among the giants in my craft.
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a $100 million donation 20 years ago, Henry Rowan transformed a small Gloucester County college, creating a nationally recognized engineering program at what has become one of New Jersey's major academic research institutions. Rowan University today bears little resemblance to the Glassboro State College that preceded it, thanks to the Inductotherm Corp. founder's gift, at that time the largest ever to a public college or university. The school will celebrate the man who made its metamorphosis possible Thursday at an anniversary event where a bronze statue of Rowan, now 89, will be unveiled.
SPORTS
November 30, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writersilaryt@phillynews.com
LIKE MANY PEOPLE, Najee Goode likes to type his name into Google and see what pops up. He was doing exactly that in the fall of 2009 when, surprise, surprise, he discovered a guy named Najee Goode was a promising football player at West Virginia University. "That was pretty exciting. A guy with my name who was good in football," this Najee (pronounced nah-GEE) said. That Najee, a rookie, is now a backup linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "Oh, yeah. I'm a big fan," this Goode said.
BUSINESS
December 31, 2011 | By Mark Clothier, Bloomberg News
Ford Motor Co. said its namesake brand exceeded two million U.S. sales this year for the first time since 2007, led by gains for small cars such as the Fiesta and the Focus, as well as the revamped Explorer sport-utility vehicle. Smaller cars are on pace for a sales increase of more than 20 percent this year, while light trucks including the Explorer, the Escape SUV, and the F-150 pickup may rise at least 30 percent, Ford said in a statement Friday. The second-largest U.S. automaker is benefiting from a market that through November grew 10 percent from a year earlier.
NEWS
December 5, 2011
Financial-sector interests trying to block the stricter rules needed to protect the public from their avarice likely danced a little jig at the news that their ace nemesis, Barney Frank, was retiring. Without the Democratic representative from Massachusetts around, they believe it will be easier for them to repeal or dilute the law he coauthored to rein in the type of money-lending excesses that helped send the nation into recession. They must not succeed. With only a fraction of the Dodd-Frank rules in effect, Wall Street firms are already reverting to their old ways.
NEWS
July 5, 2011
Mace Security International Inc., the Horsham maker of its namesake pepper spray, said it has tendered a rights offering, giving existing shareholders an opportunity to buy additional shares of its penny stock. The offering, effective until July 25, unless extended, permits shareholders to purchase three shares, at 20 cents each, for every share owned as of June 27. Shares were trading Tuesday at 24 cents, down 1 cent. Mace chief executive Dennis Raefield said in a statement that the funds raised would be used to pay debt, fund operations and marketing efforts, and make strategic acquisitions.
FOOD
November 18, 2010 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Restaurateur Stephen Starr and Talula's Table owner Aimee Olexy say they will open a restaurant in his Washington Square space at 210 W. Washington Square. Neither the name nor a firm concept has been determined. The opening is projected for the spring. Olexy and her then-husband, Bryan Sikora, worked for Starr before they burst onto the BYOB scene in 2001 with Django, which they sold in 2005. She was general manager of Pod and Blue Angel, and briefly was director of Starr restaurants.
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