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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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April 16, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - The Republican-dominated state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would invalidate Philadelphia's new mandatory paid sick-leave law. The bill, which passed by 37-12, would effectively preempt local governments from requiring companies to provide workers with paid sick days. The measure's supporters say it is necessary to have uniform rules across the state for businesses. The bill's sponsor, Sen. John Eichelberger (R., Blair), called Philadelphia's sick-leave law "a mistake.
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.
NEWS
June 24, 2015 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Advocates for the poor announced a fund-raising campaign Monday that is as pragmatic as it is spiritual - using Pope Francis' forthcoming visit as a focal point of giving. Sister Mary Scullion, executive director of the Philadelphia anti-homelessness group Project HOME, stood outside the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, to describe the formation of the Mercy and Justice Initiative charitable fund. The goal is to raise $1.5 million.
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.
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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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June 24, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
With the recent release of Déjà Vu , his first solo album in 30 years, producer/composer Giorgio Moroder shows that at 75, he's making music as vitally on-point as ever. And this time around, it has a local beat. Rather than rely on the stammering arpeggios and swirling synthetic string sounds of disco - like the 1970s dance-floor hits Moroder and lyricist Pete Bellotte crafted for the late, great Donna Summer - Déjà Vu does the next best thing. It deals in the currency of EDM - disco's slickly dressed grandson - with a theatrical flourish, pumping four-on-the-floor rhythms and vocal contributions from a murderers' row of femme hit-makers Charlie XCX, Kelis, Kylie Minogue, Sia, and Britney Spears.
NEWS
June 24, 2015 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Advocates for the poor announced a fund-raising campaign Monday that is as pragmatic as it is spiritual - using Pope Francis' forthcoming visit as a focal point of giving. Sister Mary Scullion, executive director of the Philadelphia anti-homelessness group Project HOME, stood outside the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, to describe the formation of the Mercy and Justice Initiative charitable fund. The goal is to raise $1.5 million.
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June 24, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROME - " Omnia parata sunt ," the Rev. William Donovan declared on a perfect evening outside the amber-colored Sofitel boutique hotel where he and 35 other people from Philadelphia are staying to finalize plans for Pope Francis' visit. The loose Latin translation: "Everything is prepared. " Not everything, but organizers say that three months out, fund-raising is on track to hit the target of $45 million, and planning is 90 percent complete for the papal visit Sept.
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June 24, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HE WAS A South Philly kid who made good. Joseph de Pasquale set new standards for the viola, playing for the Boston Symphony and, more famously, for the Philadelphia Orchestra in a career of performing and teaching that began at age 15 and ended with his retirement in 1996. He died yesterday at the age of 95. He lived in Merion Station. Joseph and his brothers, three of whom would comprise the world-renowned De Pasquale String Quartet, were born in South Philadelphia with the sound of classical music ringing in their heads.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2015 | BY ALIYA Z. KHABIR, For the Daily News
THERE IS no place in the world (other than Mecca, for obvious reasons) that I would rather be during Ramadan than Philadelphia. If you grew up in the local Islamic community, as I did, you know there is something special about how Muslims here observe the faith's holiest month. Ramadan, the ninth month on the Islamic lunar calendar, commemorates the month in which Muslims believe that the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. During Ramadan, Muslims fast - no food, drink or even water - and refrain from sexual intercourse from dawn until sunset.
BUSINESS
June 23, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cars, cars, parked everywhere in South Philadelphia. On expansive lots below the Walt Whitman Bridge, on parcels at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. On Norfolk Southern Corp. rail land, and along the old Mustin military airfield now part of 200 acres known as Southport, at the eastern end of the Navy Yard. Since August 2010, when Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. moved their vehicle-import business from Baltimore and Newark, N.J., ports to Philadelphia's waterfront, the number of shiny Hyundai Sonatas and Kia Sorentos rolling off ships has risen from 127,406 in 2011 to 143,258 in 2012 and 151,296 last year.
SPORTS
June 22, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Before the pair of renaissances that yielded the Phillies their only two World Series titles and salvaged some pride for a franchise paralyzed by humiliation, Bucks County-born author James Michener was asked how he endured the ups and downs of being a baseball fan. "Ups?" Michener replied. "What ups? I'm from Philadelphia. " The Philadelphia Michener knew as a boy was a robust industrial hub, a city frequently referred to as "The Nation's Workshop. " But by the time the prolific writer died in 1997, most of the factories that had cranked out everything from locomotives to hats were shuttered.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there It was early January 2008, and Megan joined seemingly most of her South Philadelphia neighbors at Serenade Night - an annual celebration for that year's Mummer's Parade Fancy Brigade winner. She and a girlfriend hit the Shamrock Pub, and - darn it! - a guy she was trying to avoid was at the bar. She was so glad to spot Jason. She knew him only as a friend's friend's brother, but word around Two Street was he was one of the nice guys, and talking to him might keep that other guy away.
SPORTS
June 22, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cole Berman had played with and against Michael Davis enough to know that his longtime friend and rival from their Inter-Ac days would keep fighting after Berman rolled to an early lead in the final of the 115th BMW Philadelphia Amateur. However, every time Davis tried to rally Saturday, Berman would drain another clutch putt. The last putt that fell, a 25-foot birdie, clinched the Georgetown player's 6-and-4 victory at Llanerch Country Club. The win for Berman, 19, of Philadelphia Cricket Club, was his second straight in a Golf Association of Philadelphia major for which he was eligible.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia is in the middle of its biggest hotel-building binge since the late 1990s, as developers rush to accommodate an expected burst of business travelers, tourists, and conventioneers. Eight hotel projects now in the planning stage or under construction in and around Center City would bump up the number of rooms by more than 2,000, or almost 20 percent, from current levels - the sharpest increase since the surge that surrounded the Republican National Convention in 2000. The new hotels range from a Four Seasons atop the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, which when completed will be one of the country's tallest buildings, to boutique projects such as the planned transformation of a historic court building just off Benjamin Franklin Parkway into a Kimpton Hotel.
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