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August 7, 1998 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
Kermit the Frog got it all wrong. It's not easy being queen. I tried it, so I know. I didn't get to play Queen Elizabeth Regina Gloianna I - that part was already cast. But as a member of her court at the 18th annual Renaissance Faire, I can tell ya, there's more to this royal business than that little "wave thing" they do on CNN. Everyone knows that "heavy hangs the head that wears the crown," but has anyone ever once mentioned how hot one can get when summoned into her majesty's royal presence?
SPORTS
April 16, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Umpire Laz Diaz was attacked by a fan who came out of the stands during last night's game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox in a frightening reminder of what happened last year at Comiskey Park. Security and players immediately came to the aid of Diaz, the first-base umpire, and the man was quickly taken away. Earlier, the game was delayed three times when fans ran onto the field before being tackled by security guards. U.S. Cellular Field, formerly Comiskey Park, will host the All-Star Game on July 15. The Royals rallied to win 8-5 - running their record to 11-1 - by scoring four runs in the ninth as Mike Sweeney hit a two-run homer.
NEWS
August 3, 1994 | BY MIKE ROYKO
It is obvious that you do not mess around with his royal highness, Prince Jaiyesimi, a member of the Ijede ruling family in Lagos, Nigeria. That's what Gerry Gross, a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver who is not of royal birth, is learning. Gross is one of the alleged villains in a $120 million federal lawsuit the prince brought against the city of Chicago, CTA and the Police Department because they hurt his royal feelings. In a media release distributed by Bayo Adeyemo, executive director of the Council on African Relations, the abuse to Prince Jaiyesimi is described: "On Jan. 27, 1994, Prince Jaiyesimi tried to board a CTA bus . . . After allowing two elderly white passengers to board ahead of him, Prince Jaiyesimi attempted to board the bus, but the driver, Gerald Gross, shut the door in his face and proceeded.
NEWS
October 4, 1994 | By Dick Polman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It reads like a bus station dime novel. But nobody claims it's fiction: "As he took her in his arms and held her, it was as if he was infusing her body with a desperately longed-for elixir of love and strength. He kissed her tenderly, romantically. He was hungry for her, but suspected that this soft nurturing was all that she wanted, all that she expected . . . . " The woman is Princess Diana. The man is not her husband. "As she lay next to him, with his muscular arm wrapped tight around her, she marveled at his uncomplicated masculinity . . . . " The man is Maj. James Hewitt, Diana's illicit lover for five years.
NEWS
December 2, 1988 | Marc Schogol and including reports from Inquirer wire services
BIRTH DEFECTS. Women who took vitamins around the time they got pregnant were much less likely than other women to have babies with spina bifida and related birth defects, a comprehensive study has found. But Centers for Disease Control researchers were quick to add that they didn't know whether to credit the vitamins or some other factor they couldn't measure - such as the women's diets. CHILD-ABUSE DETECTOR. A high-tech diagnostic test may help authorities catch child abusers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1991 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
John Goodman gives new meaning to the phrase "screen presence. " His abundant girth makes him an imposing figure under any circumstances, but projected onto the big screen, he looks like he could displace as much water as the USS Missouri. His ability to match his enormous size with charisma has been demonstrated by his quick march to the front rank of supporting actors. He has been the leading man's jolly best friend in several movies, most recently "Always" and "Sea of Love.
NEWS
November 23, 2005
WELL, Andy Reid, because of your decision and probably McNabb's to not take back T.O., the season has finally come to an end. When you hired T.O., you knew his background. But you said you could deal with it. Is this how you're dealing with it, getting rid of the best receiver in the league? Can't you see what is happening to your team without him? Do you not care? I can see Jeffrey Lurie not caring because he still fills the stadium year after year. Maybe if these people that pay their money to see a mediocre team stopped going, then changes would be made.
NEWS
June 13, 2008 | By Andrew Maykuth INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a month of sweet talk and caresses, it was time for Ravi Murarka to try a different approach to woo the hesitant female: new shoes. Murarka, chief veterinarian at the Pennsylvania SPCA, yesterday ordered up a set of four steel shoes for Princess, the 6-year-old mare who bolted from her owner in Germantown last month, crashed into a car, and suffered a deep gash before being corralled by authorities in Mount Airy after a two-mile chase....
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2002 | By HOWARD GENSLER gensleh@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report. REGINA MEDINA has the day off
IN "Attack of the Clones" he fights for the Republic. Next he'll portray the writer who almost brought down the New Republic. Actor Hayden Christensen told Tattle's Laura Randall that he is trading in his lightsaber for a notepad, when he and his brother start filming the story of Stephen Glass in Los Angeles later this year. Tove Christensen was an English major at Penn the same time Glass was an editor at Penn's student paper, the Daily Pennsylvanian. Glass made headlines in 1998 when it was learned he had fabricated dozens of stories for the New Republic.
NEWS
April 16, 1988 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International and the New York Daily News
Alexandra Ripley has been picked by agents of the Margaret Mitchell family to write the sequel to Gone With the Wind, the May issue of Life magazine discloses. The author of such historical novels as Charleston and New Orleans Legacy was picked from a field of 12 writers, and has already completed an outline and the first two chapters. She was picked, said an attorney for the Mitchell estate, because "she's a very talented writer" and "is a native of the South and understands it. " Ripley, 54, said she was not sure how the book would end or whether Scarlett and Rhett would get that way again.
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August 29, 2014
NOT EVERYONE is outraged at the whopping news that Burger King is reincorporating in Canada in order to avoid taxes. The fast-food giant just bought the Canadian-based Tim Horton's doughnut chain and as part of the deal will keep the BK headquarters in Miami but incorporate the new entity in Canada, which has a lower effective tax rate than the U.S. Supporters of the move say that it's no big deal, that Burger King owes it to its shareholders to...
NEWS
May 20, 2013
YOU ARE BORN insanely rich, so rich you will never have to work a day in your life, but you will "work" and be royally compensated. Sound inviting? You are the second grandson of the monarch, the second son of her son. You are the "spare," after the "heir," as the Britons say. Your name is Prince Henry, they call you Prince Harry, but you are really Prince Redundant. In Ye Goode Olde Days, you would spend your days happily drunk, dissolute and in the arms of whores. It could be worse.
SPORTS
December 5, 2012 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Andy Reid can't hope to dispel the disappointment surrounding the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles before the end of this season, but he is making great strides erasing the memory of the 2010 Tennessee Titans. Reid had another crumpled idea hauled from the driveway early Monday morning when the tow truck backed up and removed Jim Washburn from his position as defensive line coach. That did nothing to change the particulars of the wreck itself, but at least he doesn't have to look at the steaming reminder of it during coaches' meetings anymore.
SPORTS
August 10, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Now that NFL players are at the forefront of the Twitter revolution, I think it's time that Eagles coach Andy Reid developed the habit, too. Imagine the tweets we might get from the ever-informative @CapnAndy:   New Lands' End catalog just arrived here at Lehigh. May switch color of my sideline wear this season. Fans say black makes me look heavy. Is ebony too out-there? So many new faces. Do I call our left corner Rodgers? Or Cromartie? What about Aso . . . Asam . . . Asamug . . . that other guy?
NEWS
May 8, 2011 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
Even a week later, I'm still excited about the royal wedding. Go ahead, judge me. I watch the reruns on the cable channels, and I bet I'm not alone. Menopausal women and 10-year-old girls are glued to those shows. They're like the best episode ever of Say Yes to the Dress , plus a kingdom and a cool blue sports car. What's not to like? I got a hot flash when the royal couple said their vows, which I guess is called a Royal Flush. And now I talk about the royal wedding so much, I've become a royal pain in the you-know-what.
SPORTS
June 6, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Adam Lind and Lyle Overbay hit solo home runs and host Toronto gave Kansas City ace Zack Greinke a rare pounding with last night's 9-3 win. Rod Barajas added a two-run shot for the Blue Jays, who boosted Greinke's ERA from 1.10 to 1.55. Seeking to join Toronto's Roy Halladay as the only nine-game winners in baseball, Greinke (8-2) was instead tagged for a season-high seven runs - five earned - and nine hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out three. The righthander dropped to 1-4 with a 7.07 ERA in his career at Rogers Centre.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2009 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The radical pamphleteer Thomas Paine, whose pro-revolution "Common Sense" was an early American literary hit (about 150,000 copies in three months) in Philadelphia in 1776, was as effective with his pen as George Washington's troops would be with their muskets. He wasn't nearly as powerful in other areas of political and social thought, as the new one-man play Citizen Paine, being staged by Iron Age Theatre in Norristown, makes clear. But his heart was in the right place. In fact, much of Paine's vision of democracy - over the top at the time - is now an accepted part of everyday America.
NEWS
June 13, 2008 | By Andrew Maykuth INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a month of sweet talk and caresses, it was time for Ravi Murarka to try a different approach to woo the hesitant female: new shoes. Murarka, chief veterinarian at the Pennsylvania SPCA, yesterday ordered up a set of four steel shoes for Princess, the 6-year-old mare who bolted from her owner in Germantown last month, crashed into a car, and suffered a deep gash before being corralled by authorities in Mount Airy after a two-mile chase....
SPORTS
October 2, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The Detroit Tigers head to Yankee Stadium for the playoffs, knowing all too well how close they were to winning the AL Central title and opening at home. Needing one more victory to clinch the division, the sagging Tigers lost their final five games of the season. They wound up with the wild card after yesterday's disappointment - wasting a six-run lead and then watching All-Star starter Kenny Rogers lose in relief 10-8 to the last-place Kansas City Royals in 12 innings. "We got beat," Tigers centerfielder Curtis Granderson said.
NEWS
November 23, 2005
WELL, Andy Reid, because of your decision and probably McNabb's to not take back T.O., the season has finally come to an end. When you hired T.O., you knew his background. But you said you could deal with it. Is this how you're dealing with it, getting rid of the best receiver in the league? Can't you see what is happening to your team without him? Do you not care? I can see Jeffrey Lurie not caring because he still fills the stadium year after year. Maybe if these people that pay their money to see a mediocre team stopped going, then changes would be made.
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