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February 20, 2012 | By Faye Flam, Inquirer Columnist
"Planet of the Apes" by Faye Flam does not appear this week.
NEWS
March 3, 2000 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
One of the nice things about the Internet and Hollywood is that they make the holidays last so much longer. It's March, and we're still getting gifts ordered through dot-com companies about four months ago. We're also still getting Christmas movies, like "Reindeer Games," set during the holidays but released, rather suspiciously, as the daffodils bud. When a "Christmas" movie is released in March, it can can mean three things: There...
NEWS
September 8, 2008
Both parties have selected leaders with little experience to run a nation, let alone deal with foreign affairs. One candidate stands at the top of the ticket, the other is at the bottom. So why the fuss? Let?s face it, the most important issues in the minds of the American people are oil and the war. If the Republicans win, there?s a chance that we?ll dig for oil and salvage what remains of a cancerous economy. If it?s the Democrats, we can expect troop withdrawals that will leave the Iraqi people fending for themselves.
NEWS
March 15, 1990 | By Pheralyn Dove, Special to The Inquirer
Be kind to the environment. Clean up polluted air and water. Protect Earth's ozone layer. Nurture its ecological systems. Preserve its natural resources. And, acknowledge the beauty and diversity of humanity worldwide by respecting various cultures and traditions. That was the gist of the message Friday for the students at Wyncote's Ancillae-Assumpta Academy, which celebrated Catholic Schools Week by participating in a special program called "Our Planet In Every Classroom.
NEWS
November 29, 2007 | Kathleen Parker
Kathleen Parker is a columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group Hey, did you hear the one about the woman who aborted her kid so she could save the planet? That's no joke, but Darwin must be chuckling somewhere. Toni Vernelli was one of two women recently featured in a London Daily Mail story about environmentalists who take their carbon footprint very, very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that Vernelli aborted a pregnancy and, by age 27, had herself sterilized.
NEWS
July 26, 2001 | By ALEX ABRAMOVICH
THE TAGLINE for Tim Burton's upcoming ape movie is "Rule the Planet," but given the flood of products pegged to its release - action figures, baseball caps, binders, board games, comic books, fanny packs, key chains, lunchboxes, scooters, skateboards, stickers, trick-or-treat bags, temporary tattoos - "Rule the Playground" might be more appropriate. Judging from the previews, Fox ended up with a shadowy space-opera whose flash libretto was drawn up in crayon. It's a neat reversal of the pattern established by five previous Ape flicks: There, the production values were comically shoddy but the story lines strikingly mature.
NEWS
April 13, 2006 | By Martin Levin
Moorestown, which Money magazine named the top town in the United States last year, again lived up to its reputation for being on the cutting edge by hosting South Jersey's first Pachamama Symposium. The first what? Pachamama Symposium. Pachamama is a word from the Quechua language of South America often translated as "Mother Earth" or, more fully, "the sacred presence of the Earth, the universe and all time. " The symposium brought together about 30 caring citizens at Moorestown High School on March 25 for a daylong program based on the best information available regarding the question: What shape is our Earth in?
NEWS
August 6, 2012 | Reviewed by Sandy Bauers
Moonbird A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 By Phillip Hoose Farrar Straus Giroux. 160 pp. $21.99   It was Feb. 20, 1995. The bird-banding team had caught so many birds that they ran out of the usual colored bands. Someone found black plastic in one of the trucks, and they fitted strips of it around the legs of the final birds, including one very special bird - a small shorebird that probably has become one of the most iconic birds known.
NEWS
November 19, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
The animated sci-fi spoof "Planet 51" makes you wonder if things might be more interesting on Planet 52. The movie's reverse "E.T. " premise has a cocky astronaut (voice of Dwayne Johnson) landing on a planet where the little green men and women live in a near-facsimile of 1950s America - with tailfinned vehicles and a paranoid fear of being invaded by aliens. The movie has fun with its proud lack or originality, up to a point - after a while, you realize even its sci-fi riffs are re-riffted.
NEWS
February 15, 2000 | by Bob Strauss
In an effort to avoid the complaints about racial stereotyping that greeted "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" last summer, series creator George Lucas is apparently planning to give the next film, which is scheduled to be released in 2002, a more ethnically diverse cast. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like the concept of diversity's subtler points has quite been grasped up at Skywalker Ranch. According to the entertainment trade paper Variety, Lucasfilm's casting director, Robin Gurland, has asked several Hollywood agencies to look for actors who can fill such new, proposed roles as a spiritual American Indian and an Asian who might be good at martial arts.
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NEWS
October 31, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Things continue to roll well for Philadelphia's Wash Cycle Laundry, the bicycle-powered laundry delivery service that recently expanded to Washington and Austin. Gabriel Mandujano, founder and CEO of the eco-friendly company, won the $25,000 first-place prize Tuesday at the Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day pitch competition in New York. Calling Blackstone "among the savviest investors on the planet," Mandujano said the win was valuable recognition for sustainable businesses in general.
NEWS
September 9, 2014 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Staff Writer
There are more ways than you might realize to save the planet. You can swap your old clothes for other people's old clothes. You can eat crickets on crackers instead of creamed cheese. Or, you can purchase a $136,650 BMW hybrid sports car to tool around your favorite unspoiled paradise. The list of ways to do environmental good was long enough on Sunday to staff vendor tables from Spruce to South Streets at Headhouse Square's regular farmers market, where the Clean Air Council was holding its ninth annual Greenfest.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2014 | By Jacqueline Bigar, For The Inquirer
ARIES (March 21-April 19) ***** Friday night you might experience a significant mood change. Your ruling planet moves to the sign Scorpio, adding to your charisma and desirability. Those who fought with you for the last 5 months now cannot get enough of you. Love the moment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) **** Your charm finally pulls in an interesting potential suitor. Attraction unresolved often can lead to fights and warlike situations. Do not hesitate too much or you might prefer to move on as the fireworks could be overwhelming.
NEWS
May 23, 2014
ONCE MORE, Christine Flowers has deigned to bless us earthlings with her biased opinions. Sine we live on different planets it will probably take a few days for this message to get to her. I would like to know what laws are not based on emotion, i.e., this is good, this is bad? Just because you don't like it doesn't mean any law is being violated. If you disapprove of gay marriage that's OK, but don't pretend it's illegal or unwarranted. Too many people disagree with you, although that's never stopped you in the past.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
PAT SAJAK may not think the Earth is getting warmer, but one thing is for sure: Sajak himself is steaming. The usually mild-mannered "Wheel of Fortune" host took to Twitter to claim, "Global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists. " Huh? While a reasoned argument might be that civilization is too dependent on fossil fuels to put that genie back in the bottle so we're just going to have to live (or possibly not live) with the consequences, the notion that being overly concerned with the future of the planet (right or wrong)
NEWS
April 16, 2014
Healing the planet As holistic nurses, we appreciate the spotlight that the approach of Earth Day focuses on protecting and preserving the planet ("Cleaning up New Jersey's act," April 7). It reminds us that we can't function or live well if water is polluted, the air contaminated, or the land poisoned, and ensures we consider the health of the ecosystem in relation to the health and safety of those in our care. Since we are taught to encourage natural healing from sunlight, minerals, and plants, Earth Day is a day for celebrating how body, mind, and spirit come together and are supported by the environment in which we live.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2013 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
How big is Big Data? Big enough that it may someday justify all the hype it has generated over the last few years - and big enough to have stirred a flurry of economic activity visible almost anywhere, from the lowliest start-ups to the nation's largest companies. That was the message delivered Wednesday by Jeanette Horan, IBM's chief information officer, and her smaller-company counterparts who followed her to the stage at the Software and Information Industry Association's "Data Is Destiny" conference this week at Philadelphia's Hyatt Regency Hotel.
NEWS
April 20, 2013 | By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - NASA's planet-hunting telescope has discovered two planets that seem like ideal places for some sort of life to flourish. And they are just the right size and in just the right place. One is toasty, the other nippy. The distant duo are the best candidates for habitable planets that astronomers have found so far, said William Borucki, the chief scientist for NASA's Kepler telescope. And they have astronomers thinking that similar planets that are just about right for life - "Goldilocks planets" - might be common in the universe.
NEWS
April 14, 2013
A Novel By Ken Kalfus Bloomsbury. 224 pp. $24. Reviewed by Glenn C. Altschuler The equilateral triangle combines the virtues of uniformity and variety, Sanford Thayer, the main character in Ken Kalfus' new novel, proclaims. The component of all regular pyramidal solids and the basis of all human art, it is "the most visually satisfying geometrical figure of them all. " Drawing on his cigar, Wilson Ballard, Thayer's chief engineer, shoots back: "Bloody difficult to dig, though.
NEWS
March 30, 2013 | By Derrick H. Pitts
By Derrick H. Pitts Considering the recent close calls our planet has had with various asteroids, meteors, and comets, it's time to develop an early-warning system - a cosmic "heads up" - to detect the wanderers zooming through the solar system. The major concern, of course, is whether any of these space travelers is on a collision course with Earth. Our geologic record clearly indicates that not only have we been hit before, but in one instance, the object was large enough to significantly change the planet's environment, triggering the demise of the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. If they couldn't survive an impact, what chance would mere humans have to survive?
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