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NEWS
February 12, 2003
GREAT news: the SUV backlash has begun. We've always disliked the fact that sports utility vehicles are so big and dangerous (consumers believe they're safe, when they're anything but) and that they guzzle gas. But now, with war looming, and our dependence on foreign oil increasingly problematic, driving an SUV today is downright unconscionable. That's why we support a recent bill introduced in Congress, by Sens. Diane Feinstein and Olympia Snowe that would raise the standards for fuel efficiency in SUVs.
NEWS
January 20, 1987
City Council President Joseph Coleman's attitude and the actions of Council in overriding the veto of the recent pension bill can be described in two words: Oink, oink. Gilbert A. Levy Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 12, 1991 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Skippack farmer John W. Hasson stood ankle-deep in mud, pumping milk into a wooden trough as his pigs, squealing and grunting, snouts quivering, climbed over each other to get to their feed. Hasson inhaled deeply. "Does that smell sour to you? That's what they call noxious fumes," he said with a sniff toward his new neighbors, Ironbridge Estates, a subdivision of two-story colonial houses costing $200,000 plus. Ironbridge's developers say Hasson's farm smells. And his 250 pigs squeal too much.
NEWS
September 17, 2002 | By Cynthia Kaplan
What's the story with those French truffle pigs? If they like truffles so much, how come they don't just eat them? What's stopping them? What's stopping them from saying to those French truffle farmers, "Buzz off, monsieur, I saw it first," and then snarfing them down? I'll tell you what's stopping them. Muzzles and leashes and whaps on the snout with a knobby walking stick. That's what's stopping them. How would you like it to be your portion in life to constantly be searching for the yummiest thing you can think of, the thing you want the most, and then every time you find it, someone schleps you back with a jerk, snapping your head probably and whapping you on the nose for good measure, and then takes it for himself?
NEWS
June 27, 1995 | By Jeff Eckhoff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Somebody's finally packed up Thomas Kaden's potbellied pork and taken it away. The last four members of a nine-pig family that township officials deemed a nuisance to neighbors have been removed from their quiet suburban home, Upper Dublin Zoning Officer Jesse Hayden confirmed Friday. "The roosters are still there, but the pigs are finally gone," Hayden said. "All he's got to do right now is get rid of the chickens, and we're all happy. " Upper Dublin officials filed papers in Montgomery County Court two weeks ago demanding that Kaden pay the $1,750 in fines levied against him two years ago, when a Common Pleas Court judge ruled that Kaden's pigs were illegal under zoning laws.
NEWS
May 7, 2008 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The one-vehicle rush-hour accident on the Route 30 bypass yesterday morning would have qualified as routine - but for the porcine passengers. State police said a tractor-trailer carrying 100-plus porkers took the ramp for Route 202 in West Whiteland Township a little too swiftly, hitting the side of the bridge and tipping onto the guardrail. Neither pigs nor people were injured. Motorists were delayed - but not hamstrung - by the 6 a.m. crash, said police, who closed the ramp for about two hours and detoured traffic to the Frazer exit, where drivers could access 202. Trooper John Hanosek said the closure was necessary so the swine could be transferred from one tractor-trailer to another, a process that strained the senses for about an hour and a half.
SPORTS
April 16, 2010 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
ALLENTOWN - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs rode three home runs Thursday night to a 4-1 victory over the Rochester Red Wings in the International League. Cody Ransom's two-run shot in the second inning provided all the runs starter Nate Bump would need. Scott Mathieson pitched two shutout innings for the save. Dewayne Wise and John Mayberry both hit solo homers in the fourth. Trenton 4, Portland 2 PORTLAND, Maine - Damon Sublett stroked a two-run homer in the top of the 11th to give the Thunder the Eastern League win. Eric Wordekemper struck out the side in the bottom of the inning to get the save.
NEWS
October 16, 1991 | BY ANNA M. WARROCK, From the New York Times
All right, gentlemen, you win. Yes, you can tell me I have a real pair of knockers. While I'm typing your memos, you can describe to me what sexual acts you'd like to watch or perform and with what implements. Go ahead, play professional sports, and take out a beauty queen. But don't bother to listen to her; threaten her until she listens to you. You are men, it's your world, you can be president and we can't, so why complain? Give me another understanding editorial about how the victim, the poor victim, needs support, needs to be heard.
NEWS
December 7, 1996
On permanent replay deep in every psyche are phrases like: Clean up your room! Cut the lawn! Stop that noise! And our favorite: Have you made up your bed? Nagging may be the reason we don't all live like pigs. But it's no fun to listen to - or to deliver. Now, thanks to the creative divorced mother of a lethargic 11-year-old, parents have a new tool to shift kids from idle into overdrive - while saving their breath, except to say "Oh, sweetie, your room looks lovely!" Under the name Harper - for "harping" rather than "nagging" - Rowena Starling of Berkeley, Calif.
NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Harry Stotsenburg, a fourth-generation pork farmer, keeps about 500 pigs on his farm in Deptford. The industry has evolved significantly since his family began raising pigs. "They don't want you to use shocks. They don't want you to use whips. It's one thing after another," said Stotsenburg, 43. "It's hogs. It doesn't mean nothing to me. And that's how we're feeding people. " Because he buys pigs and raises them to be sold, Stotsenburg does not use gestation crates - narrow cages for pregnant sows that animal-rights groups denounce as inhumane.
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NEWS
September 8, 2014 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
How can you bore me? Let me count the ways: 99. Fortunately, we don't have to sit/stand through all 99 Breakups , just 11, in Pig Iron's disappointing, self-indulgent, and thoroughly fatuous new work. My overwhelming feeling was, "What a waste!" A waste of a superb venue, a waste of fine performers I recognized from many other shows, and a waste of Pig Iron's honored spot in opening on the Fringe Festival's first official night. Not to mention a waste of my time. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a magnificent building, filled with major paintings.
NEWS
June 1, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
The aorta is a marvel of elasticity, expanding and contracting millions of times a year to accommodate the pumping action of the heart. Yet the body's largest artery is not so elastic when a metal block slams into it at nearly 30 m.p.h. This is what Kurosh Darvish does in a lab at Temple University, again and again, in an effort to make cars safer. SKREEEEeeeee . . . BANG!! An associate professor of mechanical engineering, Darvish and his graduate students have rigged up an elaborate, 19-foot aluminum track where they can simulate the violent impacts of a car crash.
NEWS
May 2, 2014
What to get: Philly's "artisanal porkmongers" offer several tantalizing items, but there's a reason the Hog Roast Sandwich ($7) is at the top of the menu. The combination of tender pork, apple slaw made with Granny Smith apples, house pickles and bacon on an onion-brioche bun is a winner. A must-try in the city's growing food-truck scene. "It never leaves the menu. It's the one thing that's always on there," said chef/porkmonger Zach Whirledge, who learned to cook in San Diego and has been a chef for about 15 years.
SPORTS
February 27, 2014
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NEWS
November 13, 2013 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
The New Jersey Senate plans to try Monday to override Gov. Christie's veto of a bill backed by animal-rights activists to ban the use of pig gestation crates by farmers. "I would be shocked if we're not successful," said Sen. Ray Lesniak (D., Union), the bill's sponsor, adding that "I hope and expect" enough senators will vote for the override. While an agenda for Monday's voting session has not been released, a spokesman for Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) confirmed that Sweeney had approved posting the bill for an override vote.
NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Harry Stotsenburg, a fourth-generation pork farmer, keeps about 500 pigs on his farm in Deptford. The industry has evolved significantly since his family began raising pigs. "They don't want you to use shocks. They don't want you to use whips. It's one thing after another," said Stotsenburg, 43. "It's hogs. It doesn't mean nothing to me. And that's how we're feeding people. " Because he buys pigs and raises them to be sold, Stotsenburg does not use gestation crates - narrow cages for pregnant sows that animal-rights groups denounce as inhumane.
NEWS
September 20, 2013
What you'll find: Their motto is "globally inspired gourmet comfort food. " Their menu is basically pork, pork and more pork, with the perk that it's hormone-free and organically pastured, from Leidy's, in Souderton. Come hungry: This is no place for dieters. And better get the stain-stick ready. Sandwiches come heaping, dripping and greasy - in the best possible way. The details: The Western is smoked pork, sharp cheddar cheese, thick-cut bacon and barbecue sauce ($9); Penguin's Pub is smoked pork, provolone, sautéed onions and jalapeño relish ($9)
NEWS
September 19, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
WOOLWICH TWP. He's the talk of the town. Most haven't seen him, though his pink skin tone and tail stick out on the highway from time to time. But those who have spotted Dubbs, the little pig that has been on the run for two weeks in Woolwich, Swedesboro, and that was last seen in East Greenwich, have failed to corral him. "People are seeing the pig everywhere, and they can't seem to catch it," said Cassandra Hagstoz, 17, a senior at Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich.
NEWS
August 8, 2013
NOW FOR a tale of clout, political power and how, sometimes, things get done. State Senate President Joe Scarnati is a man with serious sway and a willingness to use it. Folks running Brookville Area Schools in Scarnati's sprawling western Pennsylvania district are experiencing this firsthand. The school district, in Jefferson County, last month was handed a PennDOT decision that came, well, out of the blue. It requires the district to bus the kids of a Scarnati family friend, even though the kids live within state-designated walking distance to school.
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