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February 9, 2015 | Mike Newall
Amber Hellesten had the small knife in her pocket that frigid night in South Philadelphia. Had it close. She was 15 and said she carried the knife because she was afraid. Afraid from years of abuse. Afraid of the men who beat her mother. Afraid of the man who attacked her when she was 13. She'd see that man outside the drug clinic some mornings on her walks to school. She didn't know Azim Chaplin. He was 14 and walking down Snyder Avenue with two friends last February. Azim and his friends followed Amber and her friend for blocks, taunting them with gibes over their clothing and sneakers and throwing ice balls and garbage.
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.
NEWS
January 1, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, Staff Writer
Chip Kelly was grilling dinner Tuesday night for his family while on vacation in Hilton Head Island, S.C., when his phone buzzed again and again. "Well," he said, "something happened. " His father-in-law popped outside. "Chip Kelly just got fired by the Eagles," he said to Chip Kelly. Already, some in the strange universe that is Twitter had aimed their ire at the vacationing Kelly, a 41-year-old executive for a California start-up. His phone glowed with every tweet sent to his handle - @chipkelly - and there were hundreds, starting with four laughing and crying emojis in one tweet, delivered six minutes after the Eagles announced the more famous Kelly was fired.
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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February 5, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
CONDUCTOR Riccardo Muti 's official website says the conductor has undergone hip surgery in Italy following an accident. The website said yesterday that as a result the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra , and former director of the Philadelphia Orchestra , cannot conduct concerts planned this month in Chicago. It said the accident was not serious, but provided no details. The news agency ANSA reported that Muti underwent the surgery in the Italian city of Ravenna after a fall at home.
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
Before the Eagles fired Chip Kelly, defensive end Vinny Curry became resigned to the idea that he would play elsewhere next season. During the coaching search, he craved updates with the fervor befitting someone who grew up with Eagles gear in his childhood home. His curiosity was more specific than most fans', though. Curry wanted to know what defensive scheme the Eagles would run. Because Curry admitted he would not have re-signed if the team didn't change schemes. By firing Kelly, the Eagles also moved on from his preferred 3-4 base defense.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2016
It wasn't the right time, and it wasn't the ideal situation, but Debbie's pregnancy at 21 was the accident that shaped the rest of her life. She was working in a bank and living with her parents. There was a boyfriend, but she had no intention of marrying him. The baby, she says, "helped me focus more on who I wanted to be. " Her pregnancy was difficult - gestational diabetes meant she couldn't gobble the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches she craved - and the birth was traumatic.
NEWS
February 4, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Rose Feith, 100, of Elkins Park, a longtime philanthropist who, with her late husband, gave generously to causes here and in Israel, died Friday, Jan. 29, at home of complications from a fall. For 59 years, Mrs. Feith was married to philanthropist, community leader, and businessman Dalck Feith. The pair gave time, effort, and financial support to many institutions and charitable causes. In Philadelphia, these included Einstein Medical Center, the Philadelphia Psychiatric Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Gratz College, and Beth Sholom Congregation.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2016 | Lauren McCutcheon
The long: Took more than a century, but the organizers of Philly's 116-year-old, 700,000-square-foot car show finally get it: Unlicensed drivers wanna climb behind the wheels, too. The short: More fun than Detroit. The Jeeps: If they're too big for car seats, they can be buckled in for a bumpy, up-and-down, pro-driven, four-wheel-drive ride in "Camp Jeep" (noon-10 p.m. weekdays, from 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday). If they're big enough to steer, they'll queue up to drive mini versions in Jeep's Kids' Course.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
MRP Realty is placing a big buy order on Philadelphia's original trading floor, the Bourse building. America's first formal commodities exchange is the main draw in a package of buildings in which the Washington developer acquired a controlling stake Monday. MRP's plans for the 10-story Bourse include higher-end dining and cocktails on the ground floor, with the offices above revamped into what it hopes will be some of the city's most enticing workspaces. The renovations are part of $40 million in improvements to be made to the Bourse and two nearby midcentury office buildings that MRP now possesses in a venture with Philadelphia's Kaiserman Co., the properties' previous sole owner.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2016 | By Nancy G. Heller, For The Inquirer
It's not an obvious career path: Eduardo Vilaro has gone from starring in a middle school production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown to becoming an award-winning choreographer and director of an internationally celebrated, New York City dance troupe currently celebrating its 45th anniversary. This Friday and Saturday, Vilaro will be at the helm of Ballet Hispánico when it makes its first Philadelphia appearance in nearly two decades, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
SPORTS
February 1, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
It took the top team in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference to spoil a potential milestone for Philadelphia University's Tom Shirley. Entering a CACC showdown Saturday against Bloomfield with 699 career wins, the coach saw his women's basketball team lose, 63-58, to visiting Bloomfield in a CACC matchup between unbeaten division leaders. Both Philadelphia U. and Bloomfield entered the game 12-0 in CACC play, with Bloomfield on top of the North Division and the Rams leading the South.
SPORTS
January 31, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Brent Celek couldn't sleep on Monday night. It was his 31st birthday, and the details had been finalized on a new three-year deal. Celek put pen to paper on that contract Friday. The Eagles tight end called it "one of the greatest days of my life. " Celek signed contracts that were more lucrative than this deal, which a league source said pays him $13 million, with $6 million guaranteed. But this deal likely ensures that Celek will finish his career where it started. "This is the greatest city to play for in the NFL," Celek said.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Emails between the Philadelphia Parking Authority and taxi owners about legislation to limit ride-sharing services in the city are evidence of the PPA actively fighting against cab competitors, rather than just regulating, Uber representatives said Friday. "The PPA is unelected, unaccountable, and now we know untrustworthy as well," Jon Feldman, Uber's Pennsylvania general manager, said at a news conference Friday afternoon. The parking authority has authority over taxis in Philadelphia, and receives money from the industry in the form of medallion sales and licensing fees.
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