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April 30, 1988 | By David Iams, Inquirer Staff Writer
Auctioneer Barry S. Slosberg is saluting the arrival of the merry month of May with a sale well-suited for spring: Starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow at his gallery, 232 N. Second St., he will auction off more than 400 lots of fishing equipment. At least one lot in the collection is expected to sell for a four-figure price. The equipment, including more than 100 rods, more than 100 reels and scores of lures, creels and publications, as well as a dozen firearms, comes from an Upper Darby physician who is liquidating a 40-year collection.
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May 8, 2011 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
In the big, crammed corner of an old mill building in Port Richmond, the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour shares shelf space with Fritz Lang's The Blue Gardenia . A stack of 1940s B westerns - Alan Ladd in Whispering Smith , a posse of Buck Jones oaters - is stored with thousands of canisters and cardboard boxes holding 8, 16, and 35mm prints. There's Joan Crawford in This Woman is Dangerous ; Raymond Burr in episodes of Perry Mason ; The Story of Menstruation , an educational 'toon made by Disney animators for Kotex; Panama , a 1920s travelogue; Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in a Technicolor print of Tennessee Williams' Boom ; The Frank Sinatra Show ;   Lionel Atwill in The Strange Case of Doctor Rx ; a Lee Marvin-narrated TV show about great feats of engineering called It Couldn't Be Done . . . . It's unlikely that anywhere else in the United States - or the world - does there exist such a collection of vintage film and TV reels, topicals and industrials, stag movies and silents, found footage and old Hollywood cartoons, quite as eclectic, eccentric, and wonderfully obscure as the one Jay Schwartz maintains in this gritty neighborhood a few miles northeast of City Hall.
NEWS
April 4, 1993 | By Gail Stephanie Miles, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Bob Christy is hooked on collecting. While some people collect art or stamps, Christy collects antique fishing equipment, including a stone hook that may be a thousand years old. Christy, 38, began collecting the equipment about 2 1/2 years ago after his father-in-law, Joseph Brennan, gave him a Steel's Wigglefrog lure, made in 1949. "A lot of my pieces have a real sentimental value, so I make a promise never to sell them," said Christy, a maintenance worker for DeLuxe Check Printers in Moorestown.
NEWS
November 23, 2006 | By Michael T. Dolan
Thanksgiving weekend is regarded as one of the more important holiday weekends for the Hollywood studios. They send new films to the big screen when friends and family have the time to spend together watching. In all, the top 10 movies this weekend will likely bring in close to $150 million. That's a lot of cash for which the studios can be thankful. My family always participated in this great movie weekend, but we did it in the comfort of our living room. With a turkey or two well-devoured, we'd all make our way from the dining room and sit ourselves in front of a white projection screen.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2006 | By Reid Kanaley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"Gone fishin' " could be the epitaph for Philadelphia manufacturing's glory days, but Penn Fishing Tackle is still here making the reels. The company on Hunting Park Avenue in the city's Nicetown-Tioga section has made fishing gear for 74 years and sells 1.2 million reels a year. And, though it laid off 86 workers and closed a plant that employed them in Schuylkill County last year, chief executive officer David H. Martin said his Penn Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Co., also known as Penn Reel, has a "goal and a mission" of keeping production of its high-end reels in Philadelphia.
NEWS
January 25, 1994 | By Daniel Rubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Boxes of junk film scream at Todd Kimmell. Buried in basements, unwanted by libraries, free at flea markets, they sense that he'll take them - and view them. To Kimmell, the dustier and more disorganized the boxes, the more promising the film. He hauls them to his Queen Village living room and threads them into a 16mm Kodak Pageant that resembles something pinched from high school health class. Sometimes he finds himself sitting through reels and reels of black-and- white footage of squirrels, as was the case with films he took off the hands of the Women's Humane Society.
NEWS
April 14, 1996 | By Lisa Kozleski INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Go ahead, admit it. Even though their accents enchant you, even though you wonder what's worn under their kilts, and even though you long to dance a jig with a red-tressed lad or lassie, when you're honest with yourself, your knowledge of Scottish folklore and dance ends somewhere between Braveheart and Brigadoon. Not to worry - you're not alone in admiring the plaided people of the North. And your best bet for finding others like you, while broadening your international horizons, is at a country-dancing class.
NEWS
June 11, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TOM GRALISH
Taking his mission to field-test fishing reels literally, Neil Mackellow, a champion surf-casting fisherman from England, tries one out in the softball fields at Fairmount Park's Belmont Plateau. Reel designers from Penn Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Co. of Philadelphia brought Mackellow to the park because it was the only place they could find to accomodate his casts of almost 300 yards. The company is seeking to expand into European markets and has hired Mackellow as a consultant.
NEWS
June 6, 1994 | by Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
Imagine listening to this mob hit parade for hours on end: THE LAW OFFICE TAPES: 1,369 cassettes of 45 minutes each, recorded over two years during mob meetings inside the law offices of Salvatore Avena, who has represented several mob bosses through the decades. THE WARFIELD STREET REELS: 89 reels, not exceeding three hours each, from the Warfield Breakfast and Lunch Express, on Warfield Street near Wharton in South Philadelphia, where conversations were recorded for four months last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2002 | By STEVE GARY For the Daily News
With spring just around the corner, it is time to get your gear in order before heading to your favorite fishing hole. Beginning at 11 tomorrow morning, auctioneer Charles Whitaker will provide a great opportunity to acquire vintage fishing gear, some of which will likely be better off left at home on display than taken to a stream. There will be assorted 19th-century American fly rods, fly reels, surf rods and surf casting reels. The offering will include several fly rods made by John Krider, H. L. Leonard, A.B. Shipley, and F.E. Thomas.
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NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel and Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writers
Fallout from the primary election continued across the Philadelphia suburbs Wednesday as some candidates prepared to challenge close results and others celebrated or reeled from upsets. In Coatesville, two judicial candidates said they would pursue complaints against the primary winner, incumbent Magisterial District Judge Grover Koon, over his campaign conduct. Jacquelyn Carter said Koon distributed mailers with confidential information about a protection-from-abuse-order she had obtained - in a case in which Koon presided.
SPORTS
May 6, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - Two months ago, Aaron Rowand stood inside the home clubhouse in Clearwater, Fla., and gushed over Odubel Herrera. "Athletically," Rowand said, "he's off the charts. " Rowand had just finished an early-morning workout with Herrera in centerfield at Bright House Field. Herrera, the 23-year-old Venezuelan the Phillies took in December's Rule 5 draft, never played a game in the outfield in his first 487 games and five seasons in the Texas Rangers' minor league system.
SPORTS
February 6, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
James Franklin received plenty of attention - and some criticism - during his introductory news conference as Penn State's new head coach about 13 months ago when he said he wanted to "dominate the state" in recruiting. On Wednesday, he came to the same podium in the Beaver Stadium press room to talk about the Nittany Lions' signed recruiting class of 2015, armed with numbers showing that he pretty much did what he said he intended to do. "We had seven of the top 10 players in the state of Pennsylvania, the most in more than a decade," Franklin said.
SPORTS
February 5, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Glassboro High School's Juwan Johnson first talked about Penn State with a member of former coach Bill O'Brien's staff, the tone of the presentation left him "not that interested" and figuring he'd have to find another place to play college football. But when James Franklin took over the helm of the Nittany Lions in January last year and accompanied wide receiver coach Josh Gattis to South Jersey for their first meeting with Johnson, everything changed. "The thing was, they're really fresh, they're really energetic," said the 6-foot-4, 205-pound wide receiver, who is one of 22 players expected to sign national letters of intent Wednesday with Penn State.
SPORTS
October 12, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sold-out Beaver Stadium was a sea of white and an ocean of noise for more than four hours until Bill Belton's touchdown run in quadruple overtime gave Penn State a 43-40 win over Michigan last October and touched off a roar that would have drowned out a jet engine. Last year's game might have been a seminal moment in the career of Christian Hackenberg, who led the Nittany Lions 80 yards in the final 50 seconds of regulation to the tying touchdown. It also reminded fans how much they would miss wide receiver Allen Robinson after he was gone which, as it turned out, was shortly after the season ended.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer and Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writers
In his sparsely decorated office at Comcast Cable Security, Joseph Clancy kept a few well-placed photos on his desk. But rather than pictures of him with world leaders he had encountered, or the presidents he had served, or the first families, the photos were of his own family. Those who have spent time around him say that the array was quintessential Joseph Clancy. "He is not a guy who propels himself into the spotlight," said William Strahan, head of human resources at Comcast.
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - While the amusement-park sound of slot machines filtered through Trump Plaza on Saturday, the men and women who staff the casino put on their brave faces. While they dealt cards, swept the gaming floor, or emptied trash bins as usual, the crisis in this battered resort had deepened the night before. Owners of Trump Plaza confirmed they plan to close the casino in mid-September and will issue formal layoff notices Monday to about 1,600 employees. "I'm not ready to believe it until I get that notice in my hands, telling me it's time to look for another job," said slot attendant Parimal Mehta, 57, of Egg Harbor Township, who has worked at Trump Plaza for 22 years.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers have been at their best lately against the NHL's elite teams, and that's why it's so surprising that they have come up small in pivotal games against division rivals Columbus and the Rangers. They were brushed aside by both teams, getting outscored by a combined 5-1 margin. As a result, the Flyers' chances of catching the Rangers, who are second in the Metropolitan Division, have grown smaller, and they are going to have to fight off pesky Columbus for third place and an automatic playoff spot.
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - It seemed like an obvious question, one that 76ers coach Brett Brown had to privately ponder once it became obvious his team might not win another game this season: What does he realistically expect from the Sixers (15-51) heading into a rough stretch against Indiana (Monday), Chicago (Wednesday), New York (Friday), Chicago (Saturday), San Antonio (next Monday), and Houston (March 27)? "I hope that we hold our heads high," Brown responded. "I hope that we come out swinging, and that we compete.
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