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October 30, 1995 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Unquestionably, the new Electric Factory nightclub is bringing excitement to the live entertainment scene. Its contemporary music bookings are timely and tantalizingly packaged. The size of the room (3,000 capacity) and concept (new rock for all ages, and those over 21 can drink) is right for the times. Parking is decent and could be very good, if more lot-rich neighbors (like American Red Cross) participated and the police weren't so itchy to ticket and tow illegally parked cars.
NEWS
June 1, 2008 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cal Ripken Jr.'s themes were simple, his words plain. But the punch they packed had the stadium crowd standing and applauding about as much as any home run or record-breaking streak the Hall of Famer had delivered in his stellar baseball career. "First, find a career that is your passion," the 6-foot-4 slugger and signature shortstop told the crowd of more than 24,000 at the University of Delaware's 159th annual commencement yesterday. "Second, persevere to be the best you can be as you perform your tasks.
SPORTS
May 10, 1994 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shelley Hamlin says her life is richer since her recovery from breast cancer, and now she's trying to spread as much of that richness around as she can. She is the perfect spokeswoman for it. The personable 44-year-old Californian looks and sounds as if she's enjoying every moment of life on the LPGA tour, on and off the course. That's something she may have missed out on before undergoing surgery in 1991. "Finding out I had cancer was one of the hardest things for me to swallow, but in my case everything turned out for the best," Hamlin, the defending champion of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, said yesterday at the event's media day at Greate Bay Resort and Country Club.
NEWS
July 2, 1998 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
Knowledge is power, and if you want to understand why a Spiderman comic book can command $16,500, or why somebody would pay $9,900 for a fishing lure, check out the latest edition of Warman's Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide. Categories run from ABC plates used to teach the alphabet to the poor to Zsolnay pottery, Hungarian ceramics that fetch up to $4,250 for a cache pot decorated with young girls dancing around a tree. Warman's is a buyer's guide, a "guesstimator" of what to expect in sticker prices from dealers and flea market entrepreneurs.
NEWS
March 9, 2004
WHY IS Michelle Malkin, the syndicated columnist and apologist for the Republican Party, allowed to write her poison for your paper? My father has always given sound advice to all his children (I am No. 7 out of 8). His favorite political explanation of why NOT to ally yourself to the Republican Party was simply, "The rich get richer!" If she is looking for a job, someone should tell Ms. Malkin that the glass ceiling for women and minorities in the conservative cult she desires to be included with could get her as far as an envelope licker for Santorum's "We hate gays campaign.
NEWS
March 9, 1994
More than a few times in the last 18 months, the folks doing a rewrite of the rule book for city government have proven willing to listen to average Philadelphians' concerns and, more important, to heed sound advice. The result has been to enhance an already impressive list of proposed changes to the 1951 City Charter. In particular, the Philadelphia Charter Commission improved the oversight of city parks and created a utility commission to set water rates and give consumers an official voice - both in response to public comment.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2011
DEAR ABBY: It saddened me to read the letter from "Lacks the Mothering Gene. " Seven months pregnant, she feels nothing for her baby, and her husband is furious with her for feeling as she does. You told her that she should discuss this with her obstetrician, and you were sure that once the baby arrived she would fall in love with her baby. Not always, Abby. There are, in fact, many situations in which mothers DO NOT fall in love with their babies. I have led pregnancy- and postpartum-support groups for 20 years, and I would have advised "Lacks" to see someone who is professionally trained in working with women who are psychologically distressed during pregnancy.
SPORTS
June 25, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
ADONAL FOYLE knows what this year's NBA draft class is going through. The former NBA center played his sophomore season at Cardinal O'Hara High before transferring to a school in Hamilton, N.Y. He went on to play at Colgate and was selected eighth overall by the Warriors in 1997. Yesterday, on ThePlayersTribune.com, Foyle doled out some free advice to the players who will be drafted tomorrow. "You worked all your life to get to this point," Foyle wrote. "But how you navigate your NBA career (regardless of how well you perform on the court)
NEWS
November 8, 2007
AS I HAVE counseled and consoled the many mothers who've lost their children to guns, drugs and incarceration, the refrain I hear over and over is this: "If only I knew where to get help or where to turn when my child started to get into trouble or to make poor choices. " For many of these women, often struggling alone with absentee fathers, the lack of resources when they most need them is what they cite for their feelings of helplessness and inadequacy as their youngsters stray down the wrong path.
NEWS
October 2, 2005 | By Christine Schiavo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An 81-year-old woman died and her husband was critically burned in an early-morning fire that engulfed their home and damaged others in the city's Logan section yesterday. Fire officials said the woman, identified by public records and a neighbor as Virginia China, was asleep in a second-floor bedroom when the fire started in the kitchen of her home in the 4500 block of North 13th Street. Her husband, Clarence, was rescued by firefighters. He was in critical condition yesterday at Temple University Hospital.
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June 25, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
ADONAL FOYLE knows what this year's NBA draft class is going through. The former NBA center played his sophomore season at Cardinal O'Hara High before transferring to a school in Hamilton, N.Y. He went on to play at Colgate and was selected eighth overall by the Warriors in 1997. Yesterday, on ThePlayersTribune.com, Foyle doled out some free advice to the players who will be drafted tomorrow. "You worked all your life to get to this point," Foyle wrote. "But how you navigate your NBA career (regardless of how well you perform on the court)
NEWS
March 6, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JOE Mastropaolo wouldn't let a little thing like turning 100 keep him from the pool tables or the dance floor. He might not have been Minnesota Fats, but he could run a table with the precision of a much younger man, and proved it frequently after turning the century mark on Jan. 6, 2013. As for dancing, he might not have been Fred Astaire but he could cut a rug, as they used to say, with the best of them, and always made it a point to dance with every lady in the house. "He didn't want anybody to feel left out," said his daughter, Rita Ferrara.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2011
DEAR ABBY: It saddened me to read the letter from "Lacks the Mothering Gene. " Seven months pregnant, she feels nothing for her baby, and her husband is furious with her for feeling as she does. You told her that she should discuss this with her obstetrician, and you were sure that once the baby arrived she would fall in love with her baby. Not always, Abby. There are, in fact, many situations in which mothers DO NOT fall in love with their babies. I have led pregnancy- and postpartum-support groups for 20 years, and I would have advised "Lacks" to see someone who is professionally trained in working with women who are psychologically distressed during pregnancy.
SPORTS
August 15, 2011 | BY PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
LOVE AT FIRST sight is innately irrational, an unreasoned leap of faith. Still, it's not hard to explain why Philadelphia has so quickly embraced Hunter Pence with open arms. And wallets. Already, Pence No. 3 jerseys dot the stands at Citizens Bank Park. Philly fans like players who care as much as they do. That's a requirement that, if met, almost trumps all other considerations. When Lee Thomas was the Phillies' general manager, he'd always advise newcomers (who just may have heard how demanding the paying customers could be)
SPORTS
August 11, 2011 | BY CHUCK BAUSMAN, bausmac@phillynews.com
WE WOULD OFFER Rex Grossman the very sound advice of shutting his yap and going back to his day job. Except, he isn't very good at his day job. Grossman is the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins. If that isn't shocking enough, and it should be, he stunningly was talking some smack about his team winning the NFC East this year. Wouldn't/couldn't make it up. "We don't need people saying we're the best right now, but when it's all said and done, I really feel like this team's gonna win the East," Grossman said in an interview with the Comcast SportsNet branch in Washington.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2011
DEAR ABBY: I loaned money to a couple of family members when I was overseas. They had fallen behind on their bills, so I sent them each $1,000 to get caught up. It's two years later, and I have yet to see a dime from either one of them. I have sent them both letters asking to have "some" money paid back; both sent me excuses about why they can't pay anything. However, on Facebook they write about how they went shopping, joined a gym and so on. I feel I have been taken advantage of. What can I do to get this settled?
NEWS
July 8, 2011 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
NYEME TAYLOR was the kind of guy you liked to have around. He had a winning smile and a friendly personality that drew people to him. He also was a devoted family man, who was raising six children as part of an extended family that also included his parents, a grandmother and five brothers and a sister. But Nyeme's brief sojourn in life ended tragically June 26 when he was shot to death in a neighborhood dispute at a party on the Mander Playground in Strawberry Mansion. He was 30. A daughter, Kianna, 15, was hit by a bullet that shattered her left leg, but she is recovering.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2010
OH, JOY, the holidays are almost here. That's right, next week is Thanksgiving. For many, the holiday season heralds increased stress and anxiety. Even last week, I heard people worrying aloud out about the boundless temptations to come. Although the holidays can pose a challenge for even the most saintly food epicure, would it not be more enjoyable if we simply focused more on our relationships with family and friends, instead of obsessively concerning ourselves with the food? After all, isn't the real purpose of the holidays to celebrate life and love?
NEWS
August 11, 2010 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
HER FAVORITE Bible passage was: That was Martha Burns. If anyone worked righteously and spoke the truth, it was she. And she passed on her belief in what a righteous life should be to her 105 direct descendants and anyone else who went to her for her wisdom and compassion. Martha Burns, devoted churchwoman, busy traveler and family confidant blessed with a "listening ear," died Sunday. She was 86 and lived in South Philadelphia. It was interesting that one of her favorite hymns, "Because He Lives," includes the phrase: "How sweet to hold a newborn baby," because the Burns family tradition was that Martha had to give every newborn baby his or her first bath.
NEWS
June 1, 2008 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cal Ripken Jr.'s themes were simple, his words plain. But the punch they packed had the stadium crowd standing and applauding about as much as any home run or record-breaking streak the Hall of Famer had delivered in his stellar baseball career. "First, find a career that is your passion," the 6-foot-4 slugger and signature shortstop told the crowd of more than 24,000 at the University of Delaware's 159th annual commencement yesterday. "Second, persevere to be the best you can be as you perform your tasks.
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