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January 6, 1996 | by Don Russell, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writers Leon Taylor, Yvette Ousley and Mark de la Vina contributed to this report
Some rappers rhyme about killing cops. Steady B and Cool C are charged with doing the deed. The two rap artists were arrested yesterday for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Lauretha Vaird during an attempted bank robbery Tuesday. A third suspect was still at large last night. At the height of their careers, Warren Sabir "Steady B" McGlone and Christopher "Cool C" Roney performed with Philadelphia's biggest rap acts, sharing the bill with the likes of D.J. Jazzy Jeff and Will "Fresh Prince" Smith.
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April 18, 1991 | By Emilie Lounsberry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Back in Chester County, he was known as "the singing judge. " Now that he's moved to the federal bench, Judge Robert S. Gawthrop 3d is becoming known for his poetry. The unlikely subject: the conviction of a drug dealer. Actually, defense attorney Labron K. Shuman started it with a memorandum last week. In rhymed verse, he conceded that there were no grounds for appealing the case: My position I surrender To the decision You must render. Errors were not many And they were not worth a penny.
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April 17, 2012
DETROIT - The potential shortage of a key component used to make fuel lines and brake lines could force automakers in the U.S. and around the world to close car and truck plants as they run short of parts. A March 31 explosion in western Germany damaged a factory that makes CDT. That chemical is a key component in a nylon resin called PA12, which is used to make a specialized plastic. The plastic is used in auto fuel lines and brake lines. It is also a component in solar cells, pipelines, sporting goods and household items.
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December 31, 1990 | BY DON HARRISON
Happy new year, everyone; Tomorrow's nineteen-ninety-one. It's something we should celebrate 'Cause '90 wasn't so darn great. But 'twas the year, you may recall, The scaffolding left City Hall, The skyline blossomed into view, And Logan Circle's fountains too. So let us chase away the blues By hailing those who've made the news: To Wilson Goode, we wish success In cleaning up this fiscal...
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September 23, 2011 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the beginning there was the Big Bang, and then free food and frontal nudity, also called the Garden of Eden. Or that's how it goes in a zany 70-minute show called The Big Bang , at the Kimmel Center for an October run. Any show whose lyrics rhyme Caesar and geezer has me as its sucker, but Jed Feuer's music and Boyd Graham's lyrics and script hooked me with more than slick wordplay - the whole concept is a hoot. We're all supposed to be sitting in the Park Avenue living room of a wealthy couple while two characters - named Jed and Boyd, like the authors - and their pianist hold what's called a "backers' audition.
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December 17, 2000 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Sitting huddled in a semicircle at her feet, the second graders in Judy Lalli's class recited the poem by heart. "I'm mad. It looks bad. I think I broke my wagon. It has a dent. The wheel is bent. And everything is draggin'. The handle's loose. Oh, what's the use? I hope somebody kicks it. I want to shout And throw it out! But I think I'd better fix it. " The verse is from I Like Being Me, one of Lalli's five books of poetry written for children and educators that promote messages of nonviolence, self-esteem, kindness and diversity.
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July 3, 2012 | Dan Gross
EAGLES WIDE RECEIVER DeSean Jackson joined Philly rapper Freeway onstage Thursday night at The Village Club in Lancaster and performed a song that seemed to amp up the crowd. It's not Jackson's first foray into hip-hop: He also rhymed on a Gillie Da Kid track along with Sixer Lou Williams.   ‘Top Chef' heading to New York City? "Top Chef" fan favorite and Somerton native Jennifer Carroll applied for a liquor license on a restaurant space in New York, EaterPhilly.com reported Friday afternoon.
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April 16, 2007 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
Yeah, right. Like I wanted to sit through two hours of rap. Who knew I'd be laughing and clapping and waving my arms in the air? 11th Hour Theatre's production of the Off-Broadway hit The Bomb-itty of Errors is one funny show. For preposterous and complicated plots, you can hardly beat Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, an early play about two sets of identical twins who finally find each other and . . . well, we've been there before, friends. But Bomb-itty goes the Bard one better on the improbability chart - not only by upping the ante to quadruplets, but by adding numerous goofy characters all played by the same four guys.
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October 7, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The question came up in conversation: How did Steve Jobs pronounce his last name? The legendary Apple co-founder and tech-design guru died Thursday, at age 56, possibly of complications from a bout with pancreatic cancer that began in 2004. On news reports, his surname has most often been said to rhyme with lobs . But some say the correct way is like the Biblical character, Job, and the name should rhyme with lobes . A couple of YouTube videos give a clear answer.
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May 2, 2004 | By Susan Weidener INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Poet and playwright Kimmika Williams recited and acted out her poem "Braiding Hair," an anthem to the women in her family going back to slavery who had sat at their mother's knees while their hair was braided. Williams told students at Radnor Middle School that poetry offers opportunity for reflection and storytelling. Yet, too often, young people abandon personal writing. "Middle school is a time when students think it is no longer cool to write," said Williams, one of several visiting poets at an all-day workshop at the school celebrating National Poetry Month.
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September 19, 2013 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
Rachel Simpson loves to read to her two children - 5-year-old Rebecca and 5-month-old Benjamin - but she steers clear of nursery rhymes. "They are scary," said the Cherry Hill mom. Hansel and Gretel get pushed into the oven; the three little pigs are hunted by the big, bad wolf. "I prefer stories that teach a lesson but aren't scary or violent while they're doing it. " Jessie Menken, owner of children's store Ali's Wagon in Fairmount, doesn't read nursery rhymes to her kids, either.
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January 23, 2013
  "IF BEYONCE'S weave thinks she can upstage me, she is sorely mistaken" - @FirstLadysBangs That's right, folks. First lady Michelle Obama's new hairstyle has its own Twitter account. It makes sense, since the hairdo, unveiled on FLOTUS' 49th birthday last week, was one of the most talked-about things on Inauguration Day. Even President Obama affixed his presidential seal of approval. Way to mix it up, Michelle. She did us proud. I was hoping FLOTUS would turn it out for the inauguration.
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September 10, 2012 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hal David's life was the spectacle of a hard thing done well, with grace. David completed his song in Los Angeles on Sept. 1, at 91. As a musician and lyric-writer, I grew up with his words, especially his celebrated work with Burt Bacharach. How easy the words rode - how twisty the musical rails. I asked a very accomplished songman, Paul Williams ("We've Only Just Begun" and much else), who is president and chairman of the board of the music company ASCAP, what he valued about his friend's lyrics.
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August 6, 2012 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
The shears came out - real beauty parlor shears - when Aesop Rock introduced his song "Racing Stripes" at the Union Transfer. The underground rapper pulled a woman from the audience to brave an impromptu haircut while he rapped the less-than-reassuring refrain, "Dude, it'll grow back. " Aes didn't actually wield the clippers. He left that duty to opening band hip-hop duo Dark Time Sunshine, introducing them as "two of the best dudes and worst barbers I know. " That song, like much of his set, comes from Skelethon , Aes' first solo album in five years.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | Dan Gross
EAGLES WIDE RECEIVER DeSean Jackson joined Philly rapper Freeway onstage Thursday night at The Village Club in Lancaster and performed a song that seemed to amp up the crowd. It's not Jackson's first foray into hip-hop: He also rhymed on a Gillie Da Kid track along with Sixer Lou Williams.   ‘Top Chef' heading to New York City? "Top Chef" fan favorite and Somerton native Jennifer Carroll applied for a liquor license on a restaurant space in New York, EaterPhilly.com reported Friday afternoon.
NEWS
April 17, 2012
DETROIT - The potential shortage of a key component used to make fuel lines and brake lines could force automakers in the U.S. and around the world to close car and truck plants as they run short of parts. A March 31 explosion in western Germany damaged a factory that makes CDT. That chemical is a key component in a nylon resin called PA12, which is used to make a specialized plastic. The plastic is used in auto fuel lines and brake lines. It is also a component in solar cells, pipelines, sporting goods and household items.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2012 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's not just about the story, it's also about the way you tell it. The French playwright Edmond Rostand gave us the story of Cyrano de Bergerac 115 years ago, and he told it in French rhyme - this great tale of unrequited passion, beauty, and ugliness, and the virtues and dangers of being larger than life. The play itself, about a cocky, eloquent swordsman whose Renaissance-man flair competes with his ungainly nose, sprawls, beginning in a theater, eventually moving to a theater of war, and finishing in a convent 15 years later.
NEWS
December 23, 2011 | By Marc Levy, Associated Press
HARRISBURG - A state Supreme Court justice known for writing opinions in rhyme has done it again, producing six pages of verse Thursday in the case of whether a check forger had also committed insurance fraud. Justice J. Michael Eakin, writing for a 4-2 majority, concluded in six-line stanzas that a man's attempt to deposit a forged check that appeared to be from State Farm didn't constitute insurance fraud. "Sentenced on the other crimes, he surely won't go free, but we find he can't be guilty of this final felony," Eakin wrote.
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December 19, 2011 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
If Nadir, 12, has three wishes, they're to find a permanent family, to be a professional boxer, and to have a nice life. He likes to laugh and make jokes. Enrolled in seventh grade, he is an excellent student and a good athlete. He enjoys boxing and playing basketball and dancing. Nadir says education is very important to him and he makes sure to be on time for school each day. Nadir also likes to write poems, one of which is called "The Things I Don't Have. " "The things I don't have is a mom and a dad, that is why I sometimes stress and why I'm sad. " Nadir has experienced many separations and losses in his life, and would thrive in a patient, loving, "forever" family that would provide him with a structured environment and help him reach his considerable potential.
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October 7, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The question came up in conversation: How did Steve Jobs pronounce his last name? The legendary Apple co-founder and tech-design guru died Thursday, at age 56, possibly of complications from a bout with pancreatic cancer that began in 2004. On news reports, his surname has most often been said to rhyme with lobs . But some say the correct way is like the Biblical character, Job, and the name should rhyme with lobes . A couple of YouTube videos give a clear answer.
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