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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.
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
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
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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SPORTS
August 22, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Jordan Matthews said he would "for sure" be back by the regular season. The Eagles' top wide receiver has missed both preseason games because of a bone bruise on his left knee. Coach Doug Pederson said that Matthews was day to day and the that Eagles would love for him to play Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts, but the team is not going to rush him. Matthews did not know whether he would play in that game. Pederson said that if the third-year receiver doesn't play Saturday, he will not return until the regular season opener.
REAL_ESTATE
August 21, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
I was going to pass on further discussion of tankless heaters until I received an email from Sandy Wardrop, who offered a contrarian viewpoint. I had received a number of responses to my original query about user experiences. "Put me in the 'never again' group," Wardrop said of tankless heaters. Wardrop said the model was a big-name gas brand with no support from a mini-tank - one that is put on a sink to boost availability. The issues: Every time you call for hot water, it emits a burst of gas into the environment as gas is built up to heat the water.
NEWS
August 19, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - In a stark reversal, Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) said Wednesday that he would oppose a major international trade deal whose prospects he once hailed, changing course as he faces a tough reelection and simmering voter anger against such pacts. Toomey, a staunch free-market conservative, has promoted the benefits of international trade, and voted last year for a measure seen as crucial to completing the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations.
NEWS
August 19, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, STAFF WRITERS
SCRANTON - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane seemed the picture of serenity Wednesday as she walked into her office for the last time as the state's top law enforcement official. "I try to live my life without any regrets," Kane, who was convicted this week of perjury and other crimes, told reporters outside her Scranton office. "I try to live every day like it's my last," she said. "I try to do the best job I can every day. And I have no regrets. I hope that people see that we've done our best.
NEWS
August 19, 2016
Jimmy Buffett. Johnny Depp. Nick Nolte. Me. Common denominator? Hawaiian shirts, and they're back in style. Wearing one is a statement. Now that they are "in," the joy-deprived haters must crawl back into their button-down or plaid tunnels. I feel vindicated. Proof they're back was provided July 10 when fashion columnist Elizabeth Wellington announced the return of the colorful shirts (as if they ever really went away). Today is  the  day to talk about this. It is Hawaiian Shirt Day, always the third Friday in August, marking the anniversary of when Hawaii added the 50th white star to Old Glory.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, Staff Writer
The greatest danger to Pennsylvanians is less likely to come from terrorists plotting attacks halfway around the world than from a homegrown extremist in their own backyard, the state's homeland security chief said Monday. "The 'lone wolf' doesn't need ISIS," Homeland Security Director Marcus Brown said at a terrorism awareness and response symposium in King of Prussia. "They're much less pushing the organized attack from ISIS to the United States, they're saying, 'Go do something, don't wait for us to tell you.' " Brown was among more than 600 law enforcement personnel gathered at the Valley Forge Sheraton for the daylong conference put on by the state.
SPORTS
August 16, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The Eagles continue to miss starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who has been out since last Monday with a hamstring injury. Coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday that he expected Kendricks back at practice by the weekend, but Kendricks was absent both Saturday and Sunday. Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said the team does not want to rush Kendricks back to the field. "Mychal is a very, very conscientious player and he works very hard off the field," Schwartz said. "So he's getting all the mental reps and he's staying up and he's asking a lot of questions.
NEWS
August 16, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
Military veterans and New Jersey lawmakers are lobbying Gov. Christie with new vigor to approve a bipartisan bill that would allow marijuana use to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. In the past, the Christie administration had rebuffed requests to add the condition to the list of ailments that qualify for cannabis use. But Christie did not rule out signing the bill when asked about it two weeks ago at a news conference. "I'll read it," he said, softening a bit from his oft-repeated previous statements that he would veto any expansion of the six-year-old medical marijuana program.
NEWS
August 14, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Camden city officials have temporarily closed the North Camden Community Center after an employee developed symptoms similar to those of Legionnaires' disease, but a spokesman for the city said that the case was unconfirmed and that no other possible cases had been reported. All events scheduled to take place at the center are being held elsewhere until testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is complete, city spokesman Vincent Basara said. "This is a proactive measure," city business administrator Robert Corrales said.
NEWS
August 14, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Gerald Sykes is 76. He still has three bullets in him from when a state trooper - who responded to his home two weeks ago after a 911 call was mistakenly traced there - shot him. And he's pretty sore. But he likes to get out and move around. So what's the first thing Sykes did when he returned to his rural home this week, following stays at Cooper University Hospital and his stepdaughter's home? Mow the lawn. "That's why they call me tough," Sykes said Friday by phone from his house in Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, where the glass door that the trooper shot through is boarded up, awaiting new glass.
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