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March 30, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When she found out early in her pregnancy that one of her identical twins would die at birth, Sarah Gray began a five-year journey that culminated last week in Philadelphia. She had to carry the sick baby to term in order to protect his healthy twin. And she also looked into organ and tissue donation. "Instead of thinking of our son as a victim," she said, "I started thinking of him as a contributor to research, to science. " On March 23, 2010, Thomas and Callum Gray were born at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1990 | By Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
It's still Frank's, thanks. But because of the quiet sale of the 95-year- old local institution to an Elizabeth, N.J., bottler, Frank's Beverages are no longer made in Philadelphia. Frank's sodas, including cream, birch beer and the legendary Black Cherry Wishniak, are being manufactured and bottled these days in North Jersey, at the plant of C&C Cola. The grandson and great-grandson of founder Jacob Frank sold the business in August to C&C, owned by a fellow independent bottler who'd been wooing them for some time.
NEWS
January 5, 2010
STANDING IN line in the post office the other day, I was delighted at the response when two customers at the window were short of cash. Each time someone quickly supplied the 10 cents and 48 cents needed. And a lady asked an elderly woman (me) to go ahead of her in line! Did you know that on Nov. 26, Mayor Nutter participated in a reading from scripture in City Hall at the invitation of the American Bible Society? Indeed, the mayor read from Psalms and was followed by the president of the Westminster Theological Seminary and then by many others.
NEWS
February 3, 1991
Friday's front page brought news about two of Philadelphia's genial, if quite different, old gentlemen - G. Stockton Strawbridge and Peter Camiel. Mr. Strawbidge, 77, the Grand Old Man of Market Street East, was receiving the Powell Award for his civic accomplishments; Mr. Camiel, the one-time boss of the city's Democratic Party (but who is somewhat more famous as the man who proved Frank Rizzo a liar), had died at 81. The easy thing is to talk about Mr. Strawbridge's grand and glorious achievements and contrast them with Mr. Camiel's amusing if venal activities in trying to make the world a better place for, among others, the state's beer distributors in whose behalf he labored ceaselessly while a state senator.
NEWS
November 16, 1988 | By DAN ROTTENBERG
Over lunch the other day, the head of a high-profile Philadelphia company confided that he recently almost moved his headquarters from Center City to Bala Cynwyd. His company needs more space, he said - and if it's going to move, why not move across City Line, where taxes are lower, traffic is lighter, potholes are fewer and you can go for months on end without confronting a vagrant, hooker, a drug dealer or a mugger? My executive friend ultimately decided against such a move - but only because of its potential negative effects on his company's image.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Staff Writer
AOL co-founder Steve Case wants to take in entrepreneurs' new ideas, to pick their brains, before picking one to receive an investment of $100,000. "The idea has to be more than a scribble on a paper napkin," he said Monday. "There has to be something to show, a product with some momentum that needs a boost of cash but hasn't gotten big enough to get the interest of venture capitalists. " Case has been on this mission for a year or so, clocking 3,000 miles on a bus, visiting towns (14 so far)
SPORTS
November 19, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
Philadelphia won the intercity squash racquets matches for the Lockett Cup with 5-0 victories over Baltimore, Boston and New York yesterday at Chestnut Hill Academy. The Philadelphia team included Ben Desombre, Jim Masland, Rob Whitehouse, Rich Sheppard and Trip Davis. Desombre is the Philadelphia champion. Baltimore won the Class B title by defeating Philadelphia, 3-2.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2012
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SPORTS
April 29, 1999 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Overbrook's Chris Lange and Andy Thompson each won singles matches and teamed for a 4-and-3 win in the better-ball competition against Little Mill's Mike Hyland and Manasquan's Bob Housen to lead the Golf Association of Philadelphia to an 11-7 win over the New Jersey State Golf Association yesterday in the 37th annual Compher Cup at Metedeconk National. The results Singles matches Ron Vannelli, Metuchen, def. Jamie Slonis, Little Mill, 2 and 1; Robbie Gaglioti, Twin Brook, def. Jarrett Kling, Merion, 1 up; Oscar Mestre, Overbrook, def. Kevin Purcell, Forest Hill, 3 and 2; Chip Lutz, Berkshire, def. Bill Henry, Forsgate, 5 and 4; Harry Goett 3d, Ash Brook, def. Tom Shallow, Phila.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2015 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
WITHIN FIVE HOURS on the road, something wasn't right. The light-blue Oldsmobile Cutlass with the rusted holes through the wheel wells couldn't make it around a city block, let alone reach California, yet Brad Ingelsby and his cousin Bryan Paterson thought they could get one last ride out of the decrepit heap. It didn't take long for the car to begin huffing, puffing and lurching. Ohio was the first of many breakdowns by the side of the road. Another came in Joplin, Mo., tornado country, where Bonnie and Clyde once robbed banks.
NEWS
August 26, 2015 | BY JEFF GAMMAGE, Inquirer Staff Writer
THE PARENT COMPANY of the Daily News , the Inquirer and Philly.com named a new publisher yesterday - Terrance C.Z. "Terry" Egger, an industry veteran who previously led the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Egger, 57, takes over Oct. 1 at Philadelphia Media Network, the region's largest news company, which has fought to keep its journalism strong while battling steep slides in circulation and advertising revenue....
SPORTS
August 24, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Sam Bradford waited 364 days to play 235 seconds. One series covering 12 plays, and the quarterback's preseason debut with the Eagles on Saturday night was over. It was more of a pop quiz than an endurance test for the twice surgically repaired left knee that limited Bradford to seven games during his final two seasons with the St. Louis Rams. He was pleased to have passed it. "I was excited. I was nervous. There were a lot of emotions," Bradford said after the Eagles' 40-17 preseason rout of the Baltimore Ravens.
NEWS
August 22, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
New York-based window treatment maker The Shade Store is leasing a two-story building at 1725 Chestnut St. in Center City, which will house its first Philadelphia-area showroom. The store, which opens Friday, will occupy the first floor of the 4,000-square-foot building that previously housed a succession of restaurants, including a Famous Dave's barbecue, said Larry Steinberg, a senior vice president at real estate brokerage CBRE, who brokered the lease. "For their first foray into the Philadelphia-area market, they chose Center City," Steinberg said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Showtime is adapting Loving Day , the semiautobiographical novel by Philadelphia-born and -raised writer Mat Johnson, as a comedy about race. The critically acclaimed Loving Day is about biracial Warren Duffy, who returns to his hometown of Philadelphia from Wales when his life falls apart. He has inherited his late father's dilapidated - and potentially haunted - Germantown mansion and learns he has a teenage daughter who believes she is white. The title refers to the annual June 12 celebration marking the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia , which struck down all bans on interracial marriage.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
A subsidiary of Philadelphia-based AmeriHealth Caritas was one of four companies selected by Iowa officials to participate in the management of the state's $4.2 billion Medicaid program, which serves about 560,000, officials announced Tuesday. AmeriHealth and the other winners - units of Anthem Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc., and WellCare Health Plans Inc. - will compete statewide for Medicaid beneficiaries under the program, which starts Jan. 1, 2016. Iowa officials picked four of 10 health insurer applicants that completed the process.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
WHEN IT opens, the Fillmore Philadelphia will have more in common with its iconic San Francisco forebear than its name. The two music halls also will share Bonnie MacLean. MacLean, 75, has been commissioned by the Fillmore to create a poster commemorating the venue's Oct. 1 grand opening - a sold-out concert by Hall & Oates - copies of which will be presented to ticketholders. It's a gig for which she is more than qualified. In the late 1960s, MacLean, a Frankford native who now lives in the Doylestown area, was the lead poster designer for San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium (a/k/a the Fillmore West)
NEWS
August 19, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
It sounds straight from the Department of Irony, but the organizers insist they're serious. They want Philadelphia - long known as the scourge of Santa Claus, lately as the wrecker of traveling robots - to embrace an unusual endeavor to welcome the Dalai Lama and celebrate the visit of Pope Francis: A day of kindness. A day in which Philadelphians, despite their city's reputation, would for 24 hours treat each other with nothing less than caring affection. Maybe they slide a quarter into an expiring parking meter.
NEWS
August 17, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Staff Writer
What's keeping the Philadelphia Folk Festival - in its 54th annual incarnation - humming like a well-oiled music box this sunny weekend at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township? It takes a family. Make that three generations of family now, both bloodlined and "extended. " All bonding over the music, the colorful (often tie-dyed) scene, the shared and embracing sense of community. "Even people you don't know, you feel like you do," suggested second generation festival-goer and sometime volunteer Barrett Oterson.
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