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June 3, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Since the inception of the women's world golf rankings in early 2006, only two Americans had made it to No. 1. Cristie Kerr, for a total of 5 weeks in 2010, and Stacy Lewis, for a month last year. Now, Lewis will get to experience what it feels like once again. This time, the 29-year-old Texan has her sights set on making it last at least a little bit longer. "I definitely want to stay there," she said yesterday at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club after winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic by six shots to move past Inbee Park, who'd held the top spot for the last 59 weeks.
NEWS
June 3, 2014 | BY DYLAN SEGELBAUM, Daily News Staff Writer segelbd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5917
WHEN KYLE MINK heard that Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Center City was giving away pizza to the homeless, he went there, walked up to the counter and got two plain slices - no questions asked. Then, he ate them in the shop in disbelief. "It's amazing," said Mink, 30, who sleeps in an alley on a piece of cardboard at night. "They're the only people doing something like this, you know? And I'm very grateful for it. " Mink is one of up to 30 men and women who regularly stop by Rosa's to take advantage of a program that lets the homeless have slices of pizza paid for in advance by generous customers.
SPORTS
June 1, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - In her first 10 starts on the LPGA Tour this season, Jennifer Johnson's best finish was a tie for 12th. Yesterday, the 22-year-old Californian opened her 11th with a 9-under-par 62 at Stockton Seaview's Bay Course, which gave her a one-stroke lead over Japan's Haru Nomura after one round of the 54-hole ShopRite Classic. Surprised? Well, maybe we shouldn't be. Two years ago, Johnson carded a second-round 63 here. After starting with a 77. She tied for 18th.
NEWS
May 23, 2014
J EANNE CHANG, 37, of West Philadelphia, is chef and co-owner of Lil' Pop Shop, which makes and sells gourmet Popsicles on 44th Street above Spruce in West Philly. A California native and pastry chef who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, she opened the shop in 2012, and soon Food & Wine magazine listed it in "Best Popsicles in the U.S. " Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Lil' Pop Shop? A: I was living in Durham, N.C., and we went to a place called Locopops and it was healthy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Let me set a shopping scene for you: I enter a store, presumably for a reason. I may need towels or a tablecloth or a gift. But I'm never totally occupied by the mission of the moment - not with acres of seductively distracting wares spread out before me. My lifetime pattern has been to approach shopping as a combination of blood sport and happy hour, one that engages body, mind, and soul. Now let me set another shopping scene for you, this one with the man I married. We enter a store, but only for one reason.
NEWS
May 12, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Josh Evans went to the Cherry Hill Mall last week to try on shirts at Abercrombie & Fitch, look at shoes at Nordstrom, and enjoy a cappuccino at Starbucks. But he was mainly there to test-drive a 2014 Honda Civic Coupe. "Oh, this is nicer than I thought it would be," Evans, 24, of Erial, N.J., said as he slipped into the leather seat of the shiny black Honda loaded with a sunroof, red wheel trim, and a rearview camera. To see how it handled, he drove around the mall's 2.5-mile perimeter.
NEWS
May 11, 2014 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors is affectionate and fun, and you and I both know why. No, the show doesn't have any of its contemporaries' trademarks: not Sondheim's sophisticated lyricism, Webber's puffed-up self-importance, Kander and Ebb's slickness, or Ahrens and Flaherty's jaunty appeal. Nonetheless, it's a closet favorite in the hearts of several recent generations of musical-theater lovers. Maybe you first saw or performed it onstage as a kid, watched the Frank Oz-directed film featuring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin, or caught the Roger Corman original and spotted a young Jack Nicholson.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Ken Sylvester, the road to being a tire mogul started under the hood. Sylvester, president of United Tire & Service Co., began his career as an auto mechanic. A switch to tires, and a quarter-century later, Sylvester finds himself leading a David vs. Goliath effort to keep local dealers like himself on equal footing against the Pep Boys and Mr. Tires of the world. "There are a lot of large tire chains coming into the market and buying up as many of the mom-and-pop shops as they can," said Sylvester, who started in the business, with a partner, by owning stores in Ambler and Bustleton.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
AS SOON AS Ronald Galati took his seat at the defendant's table in U.S. District Court in Camden yesterday, he took some hits from an inhaler, blew his nose several times and coughed repeatedly into a tissue. Galati, who is accused of plotting to shoot and kill his daughter's boyfriend in Atlantic City, isn't doing so well apparently. His attorney said taxpayers are footing his medical bills. "He has multiple health issues and some of them are life-threatening," Galati's attorney, Anthony Voci, said after a brief appearance before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez.
NEWS
April 15, 2014 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA If mixed religious metaphors be heresy, so be it. For more than a century, Shane's candy shop at Second and Market Streets has been Mecca during the weeks leading up to Easter. We are talking Easter candy here, brothers and sisters. A sacred rite of spring. Let us not question the holiness of hollow chocolate bunnies and the divine inspiration of coconut cremes. Generations of indulgent parents and their bug-eyed kids have made the trip to the old factory building with the curved stained-glass windows, anticipating that first hallelujah whiff of warm sugar and chocolate.
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