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March 11, 1998 | by April Adamson, Daily News Staff Writer
She's strutting around her cage. She's throwing food. And finally, four weeks after smoke muted her parrot voice, Rupert the heroine is babbling again. "Come here, bad boy," she squawked from an exam room at her vet's South Jersey office yesterday, after Dr. Michael Weiss announced he would send the fiesty bird home on Friday. For Weiss, Rupert's babbling is the perfect finale to one of his most challenging cases. For Rupert's owner, Lynn Norley, the familiar words were music to the ears.
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October 4, 1991 | By Marc Freeman, Special to The Inquirer
Fritz Carr Jr., 10, was almost in tears after placing Sylvana on his right arm and kissing his blue-and-gold parrot on the beak before an array of reporters and photographers who came to Sesame Place to see the two reunited. Sylvana, a 4-year-old female South American macaw, flew three miles away from her young owner last weekend, to a place famous for Big Bird, when the two were out taking an evening walk near Fritz's Levittown home. Sesame Place, ironically, puts on an exotic parrot revue, featuring macaws.
NEWS
September 19, 1996 | By David E. Wilson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Lucky for the thief, JoJo can't talk yet. Someone nabbed JoJo, a $900 green, orange and yellow Senegal parrot of undetermined gender, on Tuesday evening from the Pet Company in Moorestown Mall. About 8 p.m., assistant manager Tuwanga White and her two co-workers ducked into the back room for a few minutes for an emergency with one of their kittens. "We came up front, and the girl I was with said, 'Where's JoJo?' " White said. The three workers looked around and found not so much as a feather.
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July 25, 2009 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Area officials are on the lookout for an institutional escapee, and the miscreant is hard to miss. Bright yellow head. Emerald-green rear. A splotch of orange around both eyes. The culprit is a zoo parrot called a sun conure. And while parrots are renowned for their intelligence, it's difficult to know whether this one got lost, as suspected, or shrewdly took advantage of a free-flight performance to head for the great beyond. The parrot disappeared from the Philadelphia Zoo on Wednesday.
NEWS
January 6, 2008 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Editor's note: Because of a production error, last Sunday's cover story was not published entirely. This is the complete story. Ever thought about what it would be like to have a pet as a confidant? Nancy Brewster Grace takes the idea and runs with it as the literary device in her new book, Letitia. Grace, 97, uses a parrot named Lettie to tell the story of her life as a Philadelphia and Main Line-area divorcee. The memoir-novel, written in spurts over 30 years, is being self-published, even as its author remains bedridden at a Haverford retirement facility, unable to get out and enjoy her success.
NEWS
July 22, 2003 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It turns out Gloria - the person a lost African grey parrot was trying to tell handlers about at an Abington animal shelter - isn't Gloria after all. She is Laurie, the daughter of the parrot's owners, John and Larrice Campbell of Cheltenham. And the bird, a 6-year-old male named Fire, is back home on Waltham Road. The Campbells picked him up yesterday after submitting photos and medical records that proved they are the owners. "We're very happy," said Kim Bonanni, humane educator for the Montgomery County SPCA.
NEWS
August 12, 2009 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, campisg@phillynews.com 215-854-5935
Tex the parrot may have instigated his own birdnapping. "If you knock at the door, he'll say, 'Come in,' which isn't so good," his owner, Jackie Miller of Northeast Philadelphia, said yesterday as she and her family frantically searched for Tex, a 24-year-old bluefront Amazon parrot that apparently was stolen from her house while the Millers were at the Shore. The whole family is "devastated," but Tex and her son, Jake, 13, are particularly tight, Miller said in between posting fliers and checking out tips on the bird's whereabouts.
NEWS
January 24, 1995 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The chances that a baby Senegal parrot stolen Sunday from a Chester Pike pet store is still alive are slim, says a Souderton bird expert. The 6-week-old female parrot, which was taking three feedings of formula a day by hand, will most likely dehydrate within 24 hours without them, Debbie Bolander said. "It's very doubtful the bird would survive. . . . Babies dehydrate and die very quickly," Bolander said. The parrot, an African breed that would have been priced about $600, was stolen from Captain's Exotic Pets by a couple who had been asking about it, store owner Ralph Ardary said.
NEWS
March 5, 1998 | by April Adamson, Daily News Staff Writer
Her wheeze had subsided. She was chirping happily from her cage. With so much to live for - a new Internet site, a contest to rename her, a slew of interviews with tabloid television - it seemed Rupert the gray African parrot was headed for stardom and recovery. But yesterday, the heroine bird took a turn for the worse. Her vet said she may have only two days to live. Rupert spent yesterday undergoing a barrage of tests and struggling to breathe. Once, she slipped into respiratory distress and appeared near death.
NEWS
December 4, 1992 | BY PETE DEXTER
When I was a kid, nobody knew about cholesterol. The only nutritional rule I ever paid attention to was never go drinking on an empty stomach, and the reason I paid attention to that was that I'd seen some of the guys who always went drinking on an empty stomach - their stomachs were distended and their skin hung on their arms - and I didn't want to look like they did. Beyond that, everything was all right. As far as I knew, eggs were good for you, steak was good for you, anything connected to steak was good for you - fat, greasy potatoes, salt, beer.
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January 28, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* 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?
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer
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)
NEWS
February 9, 2013 | By Allison Steele and Mike Newall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
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.
NEWS
July 1, 2012 | By Jason Straziuso, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
November 1, 2011 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 28, 2011 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's most famous Bird now has a bird of his own - or at least his family does. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who spent 18 months in federal prison on dogfighting charges, now shares his home with a baby parrot. Vick's fiancee, Kijafa Frink, bought the bird for her daughters, family spokesman Chris Shigas said Thursday. "The bird is doing fine," Shigas said. "She felt he would be good company for them when Mike is traveling. " His name is Rio, after the animated movie about a macaw who takes off on a South American adventure.
NEWS
October 27, 2011 | By Amy Worden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia's most famous Bird now has a bird of his own - or at least his family does. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who spent 18 months in federal prison on dogfighting charges, now shares his home with a baby parrot. Vick's fiancee, Kijafa Frink, purchased the bird for her daughters, family spokesman Chris Shigas said Thursday. "The bird is doing fine," Shigas said. "She felt he would be good company for them when Mike is traveling. " His name is Rio, after the animated movie about a macaw who takes off on a South American adventure.
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