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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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June 30, 2015 | BY MADISON T. SHOCKLEY II
THIRTY-FIVE years ago, the foremost American comedian of his day, Richard Pryor, returned from his first visit to Kenya and declared that he would never again call another black person "n-----" or use the word in his public performances. He sparked a movement that gained near universal affirmation if not participation. In time, it seemed that the euphemism "n-word" had vanquished its dark shadow. Then President Obama spoke the word "n-----" out loud in a podcast interview aired this week.
SPORTS
June 28, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers are close to making a decision that will dictate center Joel Embiid's immediate and long-term future, general manager Sam Hinkie said in a news conference Friday. Hinkie said that another surgery has not been ruled out, and that he can't see Embiid playing for either of the Sixers' two summer league teams. Embiid, 21, missed what would have been his rookie season after surgery last June to repair the navicular bone in his right foot. In March, nine months after his injury, Hinkie said Embiid had a CT scan that "looked right on schedule.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn Virginia Corp., the embattled Radnor oil- and gas-exploration company whose stock price soared by nearly 23 percent Thursday amid takeover rumors, issued a press release Thursday announcing that "it did not issue a press release earlier today. " Some British media reported Thursday that Penn Virginia, whose earnings have been battered by low prices and which is under pressure from activist investor George Soros, had turned down an $8-a-share takeover offer from oil giant BP. Penn Virginia's stock price, which opened Thursday at $4.46 on the New York Stock Exchange, jumped as high as $5.58 before settling down to under $5 following its press release announcing that it had no comment on market rumors.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
The June 30 deadline is fast approaching for a final agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program, and it's hard to see how the negotiators can meet it. That may not be a bad thing. The gaps are still wide between Tehran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) on a deal by which Iran would restrict its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. Most disturbing: Iran has yet to answer questions put by international inspectors about a suspected nuclear weapons program prior to 2003.
NEWS
June 25, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
FALLOUT FROM the controversial fatal police shooting of Brandon Tate-Brown continued in an unexpected place last week - beneath a mural memorializing fallen officers outside Olney's 35th Police District. Slogans including DA PIG PEN and F--- CHUCK were chalked on the sidewalks and brick walls early last Wednesday beside a mural honoring Chuck Cassidy, Walter Barclay and Bob Hayes, officers gunned down while on duty. Activists with the group Philly Coalition for R.E.A.L. (Racial, Economic and Legal)
NEWS
June 24, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
Many Americans today may have little knowledge of the man on the $10 bill: Alexander Hamilton, the onetime Philadelphian famous for his early contributions to the country's financial system and the Federalist papers. But some with a more personal connection to the founding father - his direct descendants - are grappling with the Treasury Department's recent decision to demote their ancestor, who may share the ten-spot in some capacity when it is redesigned in 2020 to feature a woman.
SPORTS
June 24, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - It is no secret that Chase Utley has struggled through the first 70-plus games of this season, and that his contract status for next year hinges on his reaching 500 plate appearances during this one. But despite the 36-year-old second baseman's sub-.200 average and the Phillies' rebuilding status, manager Ryne Sandberg said Utley's vesting option for 2016 will not factor into his decision-making with the team's lineup. Utley entered the series opener Monday night at Yankee Stadium hitting .182, the worst average among 164 qualified major-league hitters.
SPORTS
June 23, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It was the top of the second inning and there was cheering in the press box. Pat Gillick, the president of the worst team in baseball, had just watched Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, second baseman Cesar Hernandez and catcher Cameron Rupp team up for an unconventional double play that cut down a St. Louis Cardinals base runner at home. "Hell of a play," Gillick said as he stood and clapped during a conversation with a reporter. When the Phillies used four hits, including a couple of doubles, to score three times in the bottom of the second inning off Cardinals ace Michael Wacha, Gillick's emotions surfaced again.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three months ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, the new president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society said the city's hospitals are prepared to respond if a medical crisis - even a disaster - arises during the pope's stay. Francis' September arrival is expected to draw up to two million people to Philadelphia. The city's hospitals are gearing up for the medical situations that arise regularly during big events, such as fainting in crowds, as well as the possibility of disasters or problems with Francis' own health.
SPORTS
June 21, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ON THE DAY he was supposed to take the mound against baseball's best team, only to have his start scratched with a minor right hamstring injury, Cole Hamels said he felt "really good. " He will not go on the disabled list. His eyes nearly rolled out of his head when he was asked - twice - about that possibility yesterday afternoon. Hamels plans to throw his regular, in-between starts bullpen session tomorrow with an eye on rejoining the Phillies' rotation Wednesday afternoon at Yankees Stadium.
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