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February 12, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
He always did have a craving for ice and rarely hesitated to indulge it. That ice is melting now. So diamonds, it turns out, really are not forever. A Georgia judge has ordered Allen Ezail Iverson to pay a jeweler about $860,000. But apparently he can't, so his bank account has been commandeered, and his earnings, whatever of them may be left, are to be garnisheed. The King of Bling, it would seem, is about to become the Prince of Pawn. The man who is the best small scorer in the history of the NBA, who lit up Philadelphia nights with his pyrotechnic play, is said to have worked his way through the better part of - big inhale here - $150 million.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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February 23, 2012
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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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December 11, 2007
REP. MARK Cohen has called for a "state-system college" for Philadelphia. In fact, Cheyney University, part of the state university system, has had an urban campus in Philadelphia for years, offering graduate degrees and certification programs in education. My understanding is that Cheyney would be happy to expand their course offerings in Philadelphia, perhaps even extending them to undergraduates. So there is a strong base on which to build. And, since Cheyney has an agreement with Community College of Philadelphia about accepting CCP students, there could be a smooth transition.
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April 11, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After spending 10 years with the Eagles and signing with the Indianapolis Colts last month, Trent Cole and Todd Herremans will not need to wait long to return to Philadelphia. The Colts will visit the Eagles for the preseason opener in August, the first of the team's four-game slate announced Thursday. The other opponents are the Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, and New York Jets. The dates and times will be announced later. The Eagles will not play the New England Patriots, which means they will not have joint practices with the defending Super Bowl champions after the two teams worked together during the last two preseasons.
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April 9, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Northeast Philadelphia man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in last year's execution-style slayings of three men in Lawncrest during a drug robbery. Cori Thompson, 22, announced his decision during a brief appearance before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge David C. Shuter. The charges against Thompson - three counts of murder, conspiracy, robbery and burglary and multiple gun counts - now proceed to trial in Common Pleas Court. Thompson, of the Castor section of the Northeast, was charged in November in the Feb. 13, 2014, slayings of Keurlin Charles, 25; Vander Freemont, 34, and Brian Williams, 25. Charles and Freemont, who lived in the house in the 6300 block of Martins Mill Road where the bodies were found, were each bound hands and feet with duct tape and shot once in the back of the head.
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April 9, 2015 | Stephan Salisbury, The Inquirer
Gail Harrity, president and chief operating officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the alliance has announced. Carolyn Boyce, alliance executive director, said Tuesday that Harrity and the Art Museum have "diligently" cared for all of "the historically and architecturally significant buildings" in their care, citing renovation and refurbishing of the Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, the main building, and the museum's two historic Fairmount Park mansions.
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April 9, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
In the late fall of 1863, Pvt. Franklin Hill of Northern Liberties was fighting his way through the Tennessee Valley with the Union Army. Tattered and tested at the age of 20, Franklin had already been through hell and back. He was wearing a dead man's pants. He was eating a pig he bought with a Confederate $20 bill he found in the same dead Rebel's pocket. And he was worried sick over his white star. The white star was the emblem of Franklin's famed regiment - the 29th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
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April 8, 2015 | Victoria Mier, Inquirer Staff Writer
  This city gets it. Poetry suits our personality: forthright, outspoken, political. We get to the meat of things. So does poetry. At least, Kathleen Volk Miller, the editor of Painted Bride Quarterly, thinks so. Philadelphia's love of poetry is so strong, she says, that "people are out of their houses, out of their sweatpants, out in the cold, all to hear some random strangers read, and they don't even know if it's going to be good. " Perhaps that's what makes National Poetry Month - also known as April - a repeated success in this city.
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April 8, 2015 | William Bender, Daily News Staff Writer
JIM KENNEY. White. Irish Catholic. Mummer. The future voice of black Philadelphia. Strange as it might sound - and look - that's precisely the message that state Rep. Dwight Evans and other African-American political leaders in Northwest Philadelphia sent to voters yesterday when they publicly backed Kenney for mayor. Kenney, 56, won the coveted endorsement at Relish restaurant on Ogontz Avenue, drawing praise not just from Evans, but from City Councilwomen Marian Tasco and Cindy Bass and state Reps.
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April 7, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
While the coincidence of Easter, Passover, and a rare blood moon were reason enough for celebration, the addition of free parking in Philadelphia on Sunday seemed to heighten the harmonic convergence. An admittedly unscientific survey of tourists, Philadelphia residents, and business owners found most people had no idea metered street parking is free on major public holidays, as it was on Easter Sunday. The Philadelphia Parking Authority lists free parking holidays on every meter.
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April 7, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Jake Hoyle, 15th place just wouldn't do. "It was a huge disappointment," said the Philadelphia native and Columbia University junior, reflecting on his finish at the 2014 NCAA individual fencing championships. "It was one of those results that you put up in your locker to make you work harder during the year. " That hard work - mostly mental, according to Hoyle, 20 - paid off. Last month at the NCAA championships in Columbus, Ohio, Hoyle went 19-5 in his 24 bouts to win the men's epée title.
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April 6, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
President Obama's proposal to make community college free for most students may never get through Congress. But for freshly graduated high school students from Philadelphia's low-income families, that might not matter. Community College of Philadelphia has decided to help pay their way. The school is doing away with tuition for all seniors graduating from a city high school this spring who have low-enough family incomes to qualify for federal Pell grants and who meet certain other requirements.
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April 5, 2015 | By Shaun Bradley, For The Inquirer
Jazz Appreciation Month, a national observance, has special resonance for Philadelphia, where more than 40 jazz-related events are planned for April. To kick it off, the Philly JAM honored Philadelphia-born jazz great McCoy Tyner on Wednesday. Tyner's life in jazz began in the humble environs of his mother's West Philly beauty shop, the only place the family could fit his piano. Returning home Wednesday morning, Tyner found himself in the far more formal setting of the Mayor's Reception Room at City Hall, where Mayor Nutter presented him with the city's Liberty Bell Award.
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