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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.
NEWS
March 7, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, STAFF WRITER
In 1793, the Aedes aegypti mosquito carried yellow fever from the tropics to Philadelphia, killing 10 percent of the population and forcing much of the rest - including President George Washington and his entire government - to flee. That same mosquito is now spreading the Zika virus through Latin and South America. But the insect species no longer thrives anywhere near Philadelphia. What has changed? Modern living. Screens, air-conditioning, sewers, insecticide, and better health care combined to deprive this particular mosquito of its favored meal, human blood.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Aramark has decided to keep its global headquarters in Philadelphia, ending speculation that the food- and facilities-services giant may decamp to another city with its jobs and prestige. The company is not yet sure whether it will remain at its namesake headquarters tower at 1101 Market St. or move to another building, but it has concluded that Philadelphia's business costs, talent supply, transportation links, and other advantages will keep it in town, communications chief Tod MacKenzie said in an interview ahead of Thursday's announcement.
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.
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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NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
A judge in Gloucester County on Wednesday convicted a Philadelphia nun of driving while intoxicated, rejecting a claim that she had been "sleep-driving" under the influence of medication. "The court finds the defendant was under the influence of alcohol," Washington Township Municipal Court Judge Martin Whitcraft said in finding Sister Kimberly A. Miller guilty. Whitcraft flatly rejected the so-called Ambien defense, argued by Miller's lawyers and an expert who said she was "sleep-driving" after an adverse reaction to the drug and should not be held responsible.
NEWS
April 21, 2016
Fresh off her victory in New York, Hillary Clinton will make two appearances Wednesday in Philadelphia. She will join a discussion with former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Mothers of the Movement at 4:15 p.m. at St. Paul's Baptist Church, 1000 Wallace St. Due to space constraints, this event is invitation only. Clinton will appear Wednesday night at the Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Fishtown. An event listing from her campaign says Clinton will "discuss her vision for the future and plan to help Americans across the country break the barriers that are holding them back.
SPORTS
April 21, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
When Ryan Mathews said that his mother spent more time following the Eagles' offseason and how it affected her son than he did, it seemed utterly believable. Sure, he followed the DeMarco Murray rumors and his eventual trade to the Titans in March. And, yes, he realized that Murray's departure bumped him up to the top spot on the running back depth chart - at least on paper. But Mathews doesn't appear to be the kind to sweat the uncontrollable. "It dawned on me, but, again, you never know," Mathews said Tuesday before the Eagles' first voluntary practice of minicamp.
NEWS
April 21, 2016
By Carl Dranoff Philadelphia has gained its rightful place as a national model of urban renewal, and the proof is all around us. It is in our skyline punctuated by Liberty Place and the Comcast Center. It's along corridors such as the Avenue of the Arts, one of the most successful catalysts for economic growth in the United States. It winds through the Schuylkill River Trail, voted the best urban trail in America. And it's in the $6.7 billion of new development underway throughout the city.
NEWS
April 20, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Honi, one of the Philadelphia Zoo's western lowland gorillas, is pregnant. The zoo announced Monday that the 21-year-old gorilla is expected to give birth in early fall. The baby will be the first gorilla born at the zoo in about 20 years, spokeswoman Dana Lombardo said. "Honi is doing great but, as with any pregnancy, we are carefully monitoring her health," Keith Hinshaw, the zoo's director of animal health, said in a statement. "Although this is early in the pregnancy, by using ultrasound imaging, we are able to see that the baby has a normal heartbeat, which is a very good sign.
NEWS
April 19, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
A PHILADELPHIA police officer, identified as Officer James McCullough of the 18th District, was shot in the left thigh while chasing two suspects during a botched car theft on Sunday night in West Philadelphia. Investigators said McCullough, 24, was shot during the foot pursuit. After he was struck once in the leg, he managed to apply a tourniquet over his wound and kept pursuit of the suspects. McCullough remained in the hospital at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in stable condition with a flesh wound.
SPORTS
April 19, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
The bases were empty with two outs in the 10th inning Sunday, and manager Pete Mackanin opted to allow Jeanmar Gomez to face Bryce Harper. The manager knew the risk. Harper had homered in three straight games. Then he made it four straight. Gomez offered Harper a full-count fastball, and Harper rocked it to right-center field, pushing the Nationals to a one-run lead in an eventual 3-2 Phillies win. It was Harper's sixth straight game in Philadelphia with a home run, tying a mark for visiting players set by Ernie Banks in 1955.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Lillian Ciarrochi, 85, of Philadelphia, a feminist who campaigned to improve the lives of women both here and nationwide, died Wednesday, April 13, of an aneurysm at her Center City home. Eleanor Smeal, the former president of the National Organization for Women, called Ms. Ciarrochi "a real jewel, a lover of action, a fighter, a strong friend, and an indefatigable feminist who worked constantly for women's rights. " "She did whatever needed to be done and never looked at any clocks.
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