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June 7, 2010
Before the Finals started, and before Bernie joined Team Talkin', someone gave me an interesting Flyers shirt. I believe you two are familiar with it: it shows Bernie Parent in goal along with the words "Only the Lord Saves More Than Bernie. " It's one of the most famous sayings in Philly sports history - up there with the "Fo, Fo, Fo" and "Why Can't Us?" and the like. Bernie, what was it like the first time you heard that? And does anyone know exactly who first said it or when?
BUSINESS
March 21, 1994 | By Donna Shaw, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone. " - Henry David Thoreau From an Elliott's Amazing Juice cap Elliott Hirsh is a bright and witty man who owns a popular fruit-juice company, dreams up innovative ideas, and who, according to his lawyer, is too nice to be a businessman. Elliott Hirsh is volatile and short-tempered, gets into rancorous legal battles, and, according to a competitor's lawsuit, adulterates his apple juice with sweeteners and other additives.
NEWS
March 21, 1992 | By Andrea Knox, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For aficionados of Elliott's Amazing Juices, it's been a long, dry season. It's not the flow of juice that dried up, but the flow of philosophy - those pithy sayings pasted inside the bottle caps that are more precious than the nectar itself to many die-hard Elliott's drinkers. After all, apple, grape and even papaya juice are not unique to Elliott's. But no other brand offers eclectic musings from such greats as Jean-Paul Sartre and Branch Rickey in the same package. So consternation has run high in the past year as the undersides of the caps on the squat brown bottles sporadically showed up naked of aphorisms.
NEWS
January 4, 1987 | By Theresa Conroy, Special to The Inquirer
Frank Monaghan offers his own gas-pump philosophy. While most service-station owners provide only the usual fare - leaded, unleaded and diesel - Monaghan, owner of the Plymouth Meeting Gulf station, pumps a little advice into the think tanks of his customers. To motorists who stop by or pass the Germantown Pike station, a sign propped against the curb provides weekly words of wisdom, advice or humorous commentaries on life. Mostly, Monaghan said recently, his posted sayings cause drivers to chuckle, belly laugh or shout out the car window in reply.
NEWS
May 11, 1986 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The words are among the most familiar in the Gospels: "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. " But as closely associated with Jesus as those phrases have come to be, a group of scholars and clergy says Jesus probably never said them. Gathered in the basement of Arch Street United Methodist Church last week, about a dozen clergy from several denominations, led by three prominent biblical scholars, discussed the passages and then voted on the authenticity of the sayings, attributed to Jesus in the fifth chapter of St. Matthew's Gospel.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | By Laurie Halse Anderson, Special to The Inquirer
Capitol Electric Sign Advertising in Lansdale has posted witty ditties and sage sayings on its billboard next to Route 309 for years. Usually they are harmless notes about the weather or wry observations intended to give commuters a chuckle. Some people did not find last week's message on the north side of the sign amusing. It read: "A good secretary must Look like a woman, Think like a man And work like a dog. " "When we put it up, we wondered if anyone would take umbrage.
NEWS
October 3, 1995 | by Valerie M. Russ, Daily News Staff Writer
Debby Butler came to Philadelphia as a young girl, but her roots run deep in the Georgia soil, where she spent childhood summers listening to old folks' sayings: "Plant on a full moon" and "Let the children help you because all that God made with children is good. " "All these old sayings, I believe in them because when you plant on a full moon, your plants go wild," Butler says. Though Butler, 32, lives in the heart of Point Breeze in South Philadelphia, she always wanted to own a big farm.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1991 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
As inventor and marketer of "The Final Word," Budd Goldman has made a major fortune in just five months. But he also admits "it's a jungle out there" in consumer electronics land. "Rip-off artists" are biting at his heels, he grouses, stealing his grand idea. "We've already discovered several copyright-infringing knock-offs of 'The Final Word,' " Goldman noted with a half-smile at the recent Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. "I may wind up making as much from our lawsuits as from the invention itself.
NEWS
October 5, 2010 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary R. Barone, 87, of Haverford, a retired English instructor at Villanova University, died at her home on Thursday, Sept. 30, of complications from a stroke. Mrs. Barone, whose lifelong passion was teaching, worked as an adjunct professor at Villanova from 1978 until 1997, when she retired. She especially liked teaching the short story and English composition. Born in Chester, Mrs. Barone graduated from Chester High School in 1940 and earned a master's degree in secondary education from the then-West Chester State Teachers College in 1946.
SPORTS
December 2, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
In the anxious moments before the season opener, Pennsauken coach Clinton Tabb asked one of his captains to address the team. Senior Justin Anderson-Copes didn't talk offense or defense. He didn't stress strategy or appeal to the Indians' emotional fervor. Anderson-Copes simply referred to one of the 13 principles that have guided the Pennsauken football team to the brink of the program's first South Jersey championship in 25 years. "We will not panic in the face of hard times," Anderson-Copes reminded his teammates before kickoff against Shawnee on Sept.
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NEWS
May 26, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Terry Newton does not usually trust police officers. But after his 28-year-old son was shot and killed in Norristown last month, he found comfort at an unexpected place: the police station. Norristown police Chief Mark Talbot stood among Newton's family. He expressed sympathy for the death of Keithon Majors. He made eye contact. He answered questions. "It was almost like I was in his living room," Newton said. That approach is typical for Talbot. In his first 18 months on the job, the chief has worked to transform his department and overcome what borough officials called a long-standing lack of trust between residents and police.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
MAYBE IT WAS because he looked like a stunt double for U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, but when Peter McDermott of Mayfair told the City Planning Commission that he "couldn't think of a worse use for a waterfront property" than putting a prison on it, the commission listened. After McDermott's passionate appeal, the commission on Tuesday voted to disapprove a bill to give the city authority to buy a 58-acre lot on the Delaware River at State Road near Bleigh Avenue in Holmesburg for up to $7.2 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
WITH ALL those kids, one had to get in trouble. Josh Duggar , the oldest of the 300 Duggar children made famous (or infamous depending on your point of view) by the hit TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting," had a troublesome bit of his past raised yesterday when In Touch magazine reported that when Josh was underage, he was named in a police report as the "alleged offender" in a sexual-abuse probe. To summarize quickly, Josh (who was likely 16 or 17 at the time of the incident)
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don't go scraping off the "Jersey Girls Don't Pump Gas" bumper stickers just yet. Two state senators - soon to be joined by an assemblyman - are sponsoring legislation to end New Jersey's more-than-six-decade-long ban on self-service gas. If the bill were to pass, Oregon would be the only state to ban self-serve. However, Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester), an ardent supporter of full service, said Tuesday that there was no way he would allow a vote on the bill. "As long as I am Senate president, the ban on self-serve will stay in place," Sweeney said in a statement.
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Even as the New Jersey Supreme Court considers whether Gov. Christie violated public workers' rights by slashing this year's payment to their pension system, the state treasurer and the Legislature's top budget analyst said Tuesday that New Jersey doesn't have the money to make a full contribution. "I think, frankly, that ship has sailed," Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff told the Senate Budget Committee. "If the Supreme Court were to direct the state to make the additional payment before June 30, I'm not sure that that's fiscally or physically possible," David Rosen, budget and finance officer for the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services (OLS)
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
After being at the helm of Pennsylvania State University's athletic department for less than a year, Sandy Barbour says, "every week, every day, every month" she learns more about what she sees as the overwhelmingly positive impact of football coach Joe Paterno. And she's not talking about national championships. "To me, Coach Paterno brought a . . . value of combining athletics and academic success that I've not seen anywhere else, the idea of success with honor," said Barbour, former athletic director at the University of California, Berkeley, who previously worked at Northwestern and Tulane Universities, and the Universities of Massachusetts and Notre Dame.
SPORTS
May 20, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FORMER FLYERS center Jim Montgomery knows a little about the new coach his ex-team hired yesterday. Montgomery, 45, has coached the University of Denver ice hockey team for the past two seasons. This year, the Pioneers went 2-2-1 against Dave Hakstol's North Dakota team. So Montgomery is familiar with the Flyers' new hire. But, like many fans, he wasn't expecting the move. "I personally was surprised," Montgomery said yesterday. "The last time [a coach went from college to the NHL]
BUSINESS
May 16, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Better training might have prevented the deaths of four workers killed by lethal gas November 15 at DuPont's facility in LaPorte, Texas, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Health and Safety Adminstration said Thursday. OSHA fined the company $99,000 for 10 violations, including one for insufficient training. The incident began when one worker opened a drain on a methyl mercaptan vent line and was overcome. Three people who tried to help also died. None had respirators.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The National Labor Relations Board said that Crozer Chester Medical Center management acted unfairly before, during and after a two-day strike in September involving 550 nurses in the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals. A hospital spokesman was not immediately available for comment. The NLRB said Wednesday that the hospital improperly interfered with informational leafletting and threatened other employees with retaliation, if they showed support for the nurses by honking their horns or waving signs.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | Chris Brennan & Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writers
They're not altogether wild about the choice of Philadelphia mayoral candidates on Tuesday's Democratic ballot. They're glad for a lack of "mudslinging" so far, as one put it. Some are wary of candidates' ties to unions, donors, or City Hall. And some just haven't decided. A handful of the 600 registered Democrats interviewed in the poll commissioned by The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com, and NBC10 spoke with Inquirer reporters this week. Here are some of their comments.
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