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NEWS
June 28, 1987 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Democratic State Committee yesterday approved the censure of Sen. M. Joseph Rocks for supporting Republican Frank L. Rizzo in the race for mayor of Philadelphia. The unanimous vote was the first step toward removing Rocks from the committee, said state party Chairman Lawrence J. Yatch. The censure would take effect upon Yatch's determination that Rocks is publicly and openly supporting the Republican candidate. Once that determination is made, Yatch said, he is required to write a letter to Rocks asking him to cease his support of Rizzo, the former Democrat who is running against Mayor Goode, the Democratic incumbent.
NEWS
January 29, 1990 | By Joseph Grace, Daily News Staff Writer
Can Democrats overcome their penchant for self-destruction and unite to bury Republican state Sen. Joe Rocks once and for all? Call that the $15,000 question in the 4th Senatorial District. In a race already attracting statewide interest because of the abortion issue and because control of the Senate could be in the balance, Democrats smell blood for several reasons: Party registration. Rocks, twice elected as a Democrat, has never run as a Republican in the heavily Democratic district.
NEWS
August 3, 1990 | By Joseph Grace, Daily News Staff Writer
Republican state Sen. Joseph Rocks stood in front of a closed trash-burning plant in Roxborough Wednesday and painted himself as the environmentalist senator whose crusade led to the plant's shutdown in 1988. Yesterday, two non-partisan lawyers who worked on the plant's shutdown said Rocks played no role in the legal fight that actually closed the facility. The lawyers said, in effect, that Rocks was spreading political smog. "It was the community groups and PILCOP who did it," said Jerome Balter, a lawyer with the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP)
NEWS
April 18, 1990 | By Burr Van Atta, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Summerdale Civic Association took time out this week from its battles over auto thefts, zoning, vandalism and vacant houses to honor two benefactors: City Councilman Jack Kelly and state Sen. M. Joseph Rocks. The two Republicans were honored by more than 90 members of the organization at a standing-room-only meeting Monday night at the Houseman Playground, Summerdale and Godfrey Avenues. Kelly was saluted for his work in helping the 18-month-old group organize and for providing staff assistance until the association could stand on its own and tackle neighborhood problems.
NEWS
November 10, 1996 | By Brian Thevenot, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Bob Ucciferri, proprietor of Cherry Hill Stone, wants to capitalize on the "keep up with the Joneses" attitude among homeowners. Ucciferri sells rocks, mostly, to round out the gardens his customers are building to decorate their yards and, perhaps, to get one up on their neighbors. "This is a real trendy area," he said. "There are a load of landscapers here, and they are all busy. . . . "People have the attitude, 'If the Joneses over here get landscapers to cut their grass, well then, I better not be seen out there pushing a mower.
NEWS
November 23, 2007
YOU WANT PRETTY? Watch Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins go deep in the hole, snag the ball, pivot, and fire a perfect throw to Ryan Howard at first. So smooth, so effortless. You want sweet? Watch Rollins round the bases, a blur of speed and agility. You want excitement? You've got J-Roll. Jimmy Rollins this week was voted the National League's Most Valuable Player. It is a well-deserved honor, if we do say so ourselves. The little shortstop with the surprising home- run power was one of the players who made last season's team fun to root for. J-Roll is a throwback.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1994 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Pavement's "Cut Your Hair," a scalding commentary on fledgling rock bands from the current Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, contains one verse that sounds like a classified ad: "No big hair/Chops a must/Songs mean a lot. " It's a bit of mockery, but Saturday at the sold-out Trocadero, the rising stars of independent-label rock made at least part of it ring true: The songs did mean a lot. There were few guitar solos, and fewer moments of musical...
NEWS
April 13, 1991 | By Anjetta McQueen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock filled the Academy of Music last night with the sounds of struggle, endurance and hope straight from the womb of history. For 2 1/2 hours, five voices - a sixth member of the all-woman group is a signer for the deaf - ebbed and flowed from the ancient, beckoning African rhythms to the new-age melange of gospel, folk, blues, jazz, rap and reggae they are known for. Wrapped in flowing swaths of brilliant hues, Sweet Honey often surpassed its musical impact with its visual presence by echoing melodies with graceful hand gestures and dancing.
SPORTS
July 11, 1997 | by Tom Mahon, Daily News Sports Writer
John Bush, who won $1,000 in the Daily New Home Run Payoff contest, is a rocker in more ways than one. The 25-year-old Phoenixville man is a geologist who likes - what else? - rock music. He wasn't listening to the radio when Gregg Jefferies smacked the contest-winning homer that put the Phillies ahead, 5-2, in the sixth inning of last night's loss to the Florida Marlins. Instead, he was listening to the Foo Fighters at the Electric Factory. When he returned home and learned of his good fortune, Bush was truly stunned.
NEWS
January 11, 1988 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE and JOE CLARK, Daily News Staff Writers Daily News staff writers Kurt Heine and Joe O'Dowd also contributed to this report
A tremendous explosion, felt and heard as far away as South Jersey, ignited a five-alarm fire this morning at the Atlantic Oil refinery at Passyunk and Schuylkill avenues in South Philadelphia. One employee, Pete Sanduski, suffered facial cuts when he was struck by flying glass. Fire officials said the blast, which broke windows and rocked homes in several South Philadelphia neighborhoods, occurred at 9:21 a.m., blowing the top off a tank containing what a refinery spokesman described as "sour water" - various waste by-products used in the refining process.
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REAL_ESTATE
August 15, 2016 | By Sally A. Downey, For The Inquirer
In 2003, George Funkhouser and Susan Nitka drove to Bridgeton, N.J., where George, who buys and sells precious metals and antiques, was going to meet with a client. At the time, the couple were living in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section in a home she had inherited from her parents. They had been together for a decade and were considering buying a larger house. That day in Bridgeton, they drove down streets lined with mansions built in the 19th century, when the city was a center for industry in South Jersey.
NEWS
August 14, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, STAFF WRITER
Long before he was diner owner Luke Danes on Gilmore Girls - a role he reprises come November in the four-part Netflix reboot A Year in the Life - Scott Patterson was a kid from South Jersey with a passion for rock music. Of course, diners - like Ponzio's in Cherry Hill - were also a staple of his childhood. "Like most kids that pick up a guitar, I would sit there in my room and listen to Stones records and Jimi Hendrix records and try to play along with those guys," said Patterson, 57, who grew up in Haddonfield and went to rock shows at the Spectrum.
NEWS
August 12, 2016
A THIN WALL separates warring rowhouse neighbors on a block of North Warnock Street in the Fern Rock section of the city. Two intelligent but belligerent retirees argue about almost everything, from when their war started to what the issues are. What they share? A feeling of dissatisfaction with the service they got from the oft-called 35th Police District, and that each is living in hell. When next-door neighbors are at war, a reset button is often impossible. One of the women, Deborah Young, is so angry about the neighbor - and with the police and the district attorney - that she's put up a large sign on her front lawn to complain.
NEWS
August 9, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
For most of the last decade, Livvie Forbes, 18, suffered from debilitating medical disorders that left her looking different than other children, and from attacks by school bullies that left her feeling hopeless. Her voice was silenced by sadness buried so deep within her that she was unaware it was her lifeline. Then, last year, she rediscovered it, reclaimed it, and recorded a demo. Members of the Hooters, the iconic Philly rock band, were so blown away that they offered to produce Forbes' first album for September release.
NEWS
July 25, 2016
A Route 4 SEPTA bus was hit by another vehicle in Fern Rock Saturday morning, injuring the drivers of both vehicles, a SEPTA spokesman said. The injuries did not appear life-threatening, Andrew Busch said. The accident happened about 10 a.m. as the Route 4 bus, which had just begun its route from the Fern Rock Transportation Center, was heading south on 10th Street, approaching Olney Avenue. No passengers were on board, Busch said. A preliminary report indicates that the driver of a passenger vehicle struck the bus in the front, either at or near the intersection, Busch said.
NEWS
July 22, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
IN 1985, ROCK impresario Bill Graham was one of the producers of Live Aid in Philly. Now, 25 years after his death in 1991, The National Museum of American Jewish History here at 5th and Market Streets will host the East Coast premiere of "Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution" from Sept. 16 to Jan. 16, 2017. Graham was a holocaust survivor who fled Nazi Germany as a boy to come to America and become one of the most influential promoters of the rock era. If you were a big act from the 1960s to the 1980s - The Grateful Dead , Jefferson Airplane , Janis Joplin , Jimi Hendrix , Santana , Fleetwood Mac , the Who , Led Zeppelin , the Doors , Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young , Bob Dylan , The Band , the Rolling Stones - Graham had some role in your career.
NEWS
July 20, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A police officer was injured after a man armed with a rock attacked another officer Monday afternoon in Chester County, police said. Officer Jared Davis was on patrol about 1:50 p.m. when Eric L. Watson, 29, allegedly stepped into the street in front of the Coatesville Area Public Library and threw a large rock at his patrol car, shattering part of the windshield As Davis attempted to exit his vehicle near the library at North Fifth Avenue...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2016 | By Jonathan Valania, For The Inquirer
Steve Gunn is a sandy-haired mop top with raccoon eyes who can play the guitar just like ringing a bell. Perched somewhere between Television's Richard Lloyd and Jerry Garcia, Gunn is adept in the dark arts of arpeggio, clustered overtone and the kind of modal chording arabesques that make Western stoners feel like Sufi mystics for the space of an album side. Straight out of Drexel Hill, Gunn established a beachhead in Brooklyn more than a decade ago, where he's been releasing pleasantly complicated albums of effortless art rock since at least 2007.
SPORTS
July 11, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
DENVER - It was simple to pinpoint the moment on Saturday night when Jerad Eickhoff began to unravel. The Phillies pitcher had cruised through the first four innings and looked to be working on another strong outing before the all-star break. And then Eickhoff faced the opposing pitcher with two outs in the fifth. An easy third out turned into a two-run homer. Eickhoff's night - the worst start of his career - started to spiral out of control, and an 8-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies was sealed.
TRAVEL
July 10, 2016
Q: We recently booked a room at Trilogy at Polo Club in Indio, Calif., for a weekend special. We spoke with an online sales consultant who allowed us to add an additional day to our stay. The very next day, we heard that there was a big concert in Coachella Valley on the same weekend of our stay, featuring the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Neil Young, among others. We figured this was an opportunity of a lifetime, so I patiently waited online for tickets to go on sale and was able to buy two reserved seat tickets for $750 each.
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