March 20, 2016
To adopt from Jojo the Grey Adoption and Rescue for Birds Inc., you must: Complete an application, available at www.jojothegrey.org . Allow rescuer Margaret Ouali to visit your home twice to assess its safety and suitability for one of her charges. Go to Ouali's house in Upper Darby twice to meet available parrots. "People don't choose the parrot," she says. "The parrot must choose them. " For information: 610-713-0331
March 20, 2016 |
Margaret Ouali lives in a four-bedroom, five-birdroom house in Upper Darby with 10 of her own parrots, a dozen or so rescues up for adoption, and a man who has to be the most understanding husband in Delaware County. "I tell him, 'This isn't your house; it's a bird house,' " Ouali says, laughing before quickly adding that husband Ali, an electrical engineer, is so kindhearted that "even the meanest birds just love him. " Ouali rescued and found homes for 354 parrots, parakeets, and finches last year, and more than 3,000 birds since she started her nonprofit Jojo the Grey Adoption and Rescue for Birds in 2002 - the only parrot rescue in the Philadelphia area.
January 28, 2014 |
THE AIR WAS redolent of charred wood, the furniture black with soot, half-burned papers were strewn about - but in the cherished tradition of journalism, the staff got the newspaper out. Someone had deliberately set a Dumpster on fire in 1998 outside the building in North Philadelphia where the weekly Community Focus was being published, and the fire spread into the building. Drug dealers were believed responsible, angered by editorials demanding they be shut down. But this wasn't the first time the newspaper was the target of somebody's anger.
November 14, 2013 |
* PARROT CONFIDENTIAL. 8 tonight, WHYY12. * GROUND FLOOR. 10 and 10:35 p.m. tomorrow, TBS. POLLY, it seems, wants much more than a cracker. That's the takeaway from "Parrot Confidential," tonight's installment of PBS' "Nature," which makes a compelling case against breeding parrots for pets while offering fascinating glimpses of what it's like to live with highly intelligent creatures whose care can represent more than a lifetime's commitment. I'm no sucker for nature documentaries - I probably couldn't pick a wildebeest out of a lineup - but who doesn't love a talking bird?
August 16, 2013 |
TO UNDERSTAND Lee Daniels, said Cuba Gooding Jr., you have to understand why, in the middle of shooting "The Butler," he suddenly demanded a parrot. "We're all trying to get this scene right, and it's not working, and all of a sudden Lee yells, ‘Get me a parrot!' " Gooding said. "And amazingly enough, somebody gets a parrot. And we're all tying to do our lines, and ‘squawk!' every 10 seconds it's ‘squawk!' and it's annoying, but all of a sudden everybody's thinking of the parrot, and nobody's thinking about how the scene is going," said the actor who co-stars in the movie with Forest Whitaker (both men play White House butlers)
February 9, 2013 |
Police on Friday morning searched and removed potential evidence, including a talking parrot, from a Cobbs Creek home in connection with the case of a 5-year-old girl abducted from her West Philadelphia school last month. Detectives also questioned a 19-year-old woman who was in the house. Police sources said the evidence leading to the house evolved like this: Investigators had brought the girl to the neighborhood near the school numerous times after the Jan. 14 abduction. Each time, police walked her around, hoping she would recognize the house where she was taken.
February 7, 2013 |
We're just going to write it. We don't claim to comprehend it. Says here that 80 percent of the surviving members of Monty Python's Flying Circus will do a new Monty P movie, a sci-fi flick, starring, of course . . . Robin Williams . Working title: Absolutely Anything . Well, in the Mork and Mindy days, Robin was sort of Pythonish. That was faux-sci-fi. Fo fum. Fo Forbes, the source of this tale. Robin will play a dog's voice, and extant Pythons John Cleese , Michael Palin , Terry Gilliam , and Terry Jones (who'll also direct)
August 29, 2012 |
It looks to be a jam packed night in the Philadelphia area - in more ways than one. Three area venues will rock with sports and music at about the same time tonight, meaning the tail-end of rush hour could be significantly impacted. First, the Phillies take on the New York Mets at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park. Though the Phillies ended their 257 consecutive games sellout streak in the beginning of August, attendance is still high at most games, and could hover around 45,000 tonight - give or take a few thousand.
July 1, 2012 |
LE JARDIN DU ROI, Seychelles - The green parrots that live on the tropical paradise of Seychelles fly into the bamboo stalks next to Micheleine Georges' 150-year-old farmhouse at dusk. The birds are small and cute. They are also marked for death. The eradication of the Indian ring-necked parakeet is the goal so that a Seychelles' national bird - the black parrot - may live, those carrying out the EU-funded project say. The black parrot could be wiped out by a disease that the Indian ring-necked parrot carries.
November 1, 2011 |
Two giraffes and as many as 15 parrots died Sunday in the second fatal fire this year on a Burlington County property that houses a zoo and pet store. About 20 dogs were rescued from their kennels, said George Sipp, whose brother, Burton, is a longtime owner of Animal Kingdom Zoo on Jacksonville-Jobstown Road in Springfield Township. Seven giraffes, among those stabled in a barn attached to the store, were unharmed in the three-alarm blaze. Burton Sipp's wife, Bridget, also a co-owner, died in an April house fire on the 38-acre property.