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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.
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.
NEWS
April 6, 1996 | By Joseph Sobran
Once again, the three chief newsmagazines have devoted their Holy Week cover stories to the endless controversy over who and what Jesus was, claimed to be, and actually said and did. The perennially trendy view, of course, is that the Gospels are unreliable and the church is founded on myths. We are invited to gather, with a sense of relief, that the great Christian dogmas are false. This means that the morality based on them isn't obligatory; it's just another optional lifestyle.
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NEWS
September 18, 2016 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
Saying that Lincoln University is in "free fall," a group of students, parents, and faculty is calling for the ouster of board of trustees president Kimberly Lloyd, who they complain has done little to resolve the school's deepening fiscal and academic troubles. Armed with a petition that had 472 signatures as of Friday afternoon, they plan to make their case against Lloyd at a news conference Saturday morning on the Chester County campus of the nation's first degree-granting historically black university.
NEWS
September 17, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Pennsylvania State University plans to ask for $25 million more in state funding next year with hope of avoiding a tuition hike. At a presentation to university trustees Thursday, Penn State president Eric Barron acknowledged the request for $350 million - an 11 percent increase over its current allocation - might be a "stretch. " Barron said the university also will look to make $26 million in cuts for the 2017-18 year. That figure does not include savings the school anticipates from staff reductions as part of a voluntary retirement program announced this month.
FOOD
September 16, 2016 | By Beth D'Addono, For The Inquirer
When he was a student at Harriton High School in Lower Merion, Alon Shaya chopped a lot of onions. That's because Shaya - now a superstar chef whose New Orleans spot was just named best new restaurant in the country - was a troublemaker as a kid. And every time he got thrown out of class, he'd ask to be sent to Donna Barnett's home-economics class. Barnett, a spitfire of a woman who just retired after 25 years at Harriton, saw something in the troubled teen. When he was at his worst, Shaya would face a mountain of onions.
NEWS
September 14, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
DOUG PEDERSON had it right Monday, in reviewing Carson Wentz's performance in the Eagles' season opener: It wasn't so much the arm, it was the decisions that stood out. Pederson had been asked to enumerate his favorite throws, from Wentz's 22-for-37, 278-yard, two-touchdown debut. He mentioned both the touchdowns, then a slant to Jordan Matthews, and the fourth-down conversion to Zach Ertz, Wentz standing in as unblocked blitzer Christian Kirksey leveled him. The next question was whether only a few quarterbacks could execute those passes.
NEWS
September 14, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
More than 230,000 residents in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware would pay no tuition for a four-year public college, according to details of Hillary Clinton's higher education plan released by her campaign Monday. The bulk, 141,000, are in Pennsylvania, while 84,000 are in New Jersey and 7,000 in Delaware. In July, Clinton announced a plan to make college tuition-free at four-year public universities and community colleges for families earning up to $125,000 by 2021. In the first year of the plan, families earning less than $85,000 would qualify for the tuition aid. According to the campaign, by 2021, 86 percent of Pennsylvania households would be eligible for the aid, each saving up to $53,560.
NEWS
September 14, 2016
A Clementon man used his neighbor's WiFi to download and distribute child pornography, authorities said Monday. The use of that WiFi initially led investigators to search that neighbor's house along Woodmill Drive. Authorities said they then interviewed the homeowner and realized neighbor Louis LaSalle, 55, was using their WiFi, which was not password protected. LaSalle was charged Sept. 1 with possession and distribution of child pornography and taken to the Camden County Jail on $150,000 bail.
NEWS
September 14, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - Gov. Christie's decision to end a decades-long agreement with Pennsylvania that allowed taxpayers to pay income tax where they lived instead of where they worked is a positive development for the Garden State's credit, a Wall Street ratings agency said Monday. The new tax arrangement is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, though Christie, a Republican, has suggested he might abandon the change if the Democratic-controlled Legislature cuts health-care costs for public workers. In a confirmation hearing Monday, acting state Treasurer Ford M. Scudder said the State Health Benefits Program Plan Design Committee had achieved $100 million in savings for the current fiscal year.
NEWS
September 12, 2016
One of the best things that could happen to TV this fall would be for JJ DiMeo to become just another sitcom character. The oldest child on ABC's Speechless , which premieres Sept. 21 between The Goldbergs and Modern Family (and is previewing early on ABC.com ), JJ is, like many TV teens, good-looking and a bit of a smart-ass. Like his mother, Maya (Minnie Driver), he challenges authority. Including hers. And like Micah Fowler ( Labor Day ), the actor who plays him, JJ has cerebral palsy.
NEWS
September 12, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Melissa Shang's transformation from a quiet Chester County fifth grader into a national disability advocate began with a battle over a doll. Born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a neurological disorder that causes muscular atrophy in her legs and arms, Melissa wanted to see herself in her favorite toy. Almost three years ago, when she was 10 and her sister, Eva, was 17, they started a widely shared online petition asking the maker of American Girl...
NEWS
September 11, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
Huddled in the hot sun outside the Compassionate Sciences dispensary in South Jersey, a group of medical marijuana patients clutched bags that contained cannabis-infused oils they had just purchased. They began a lively debate on the best way to use the new products, though dispensary staff had told them Friday morning that the oil was recommended as a topical, to be applied to the skin and absorbed. The sale of the oil Friday at the Bellmawr dispensary marked the first time in New Jersey that a manufactured cannabis product was offered to registered medical marijuana patients in the state, six years after the program was started.
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