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June 8, 2008 | By Roberta Sotonoff FOR THE INQUIRER
I love the private treatment you get at posh spas. But the Chinese movie The Shower, which made Chinese public baths look like a culturally rich experience, piqued my interest. Since China began its zealous modernization, most apartments have showers or tubs. Public baths are disappearing, but we found them in dusty Xian. Our guide, Jing, takes us to the King Care Hotel, where I am escorted upstairs to let it all hang out, literally. Everyone is buck naked. So bathers won't have to look at my body, which is equivalent in size to three Chinese women, I grab a towel.
LIVING
April 9, 1993 | By Isabel Forgang, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Steam showers and whirlpool tubs. When people dream of remodeling their bathrooms, those are at the top of their wish lists. "The spa is no longer the spa of the future; we've turned the future into now," reveals New York designer Florence Perchuk. And with interest on home- equity loans hovering around 6 percent and 7 percent, this may be the time to take out a loan and finally get that glamorous bath. If you're feeling flush, go for broke with a new whirlpool tub, oversized shower with multiple sprays, steam or sauna enclosure, bidet, exercise area, and a vanity with custom storage and a decorative sink.
NEWS
May 14, 2002 | By Nancy Phillips INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A physician testified yesterday that he was sexually abused by two South Jersey priests starting at age 13 and that a third priest showed him pornographic magazines. Mark K. Depman said the abuse began in the sacristy of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Merchantville, where he served as an altar boy and played the organ at Mass. Depman, 47, of Guilford, Conn., said he was alone with the Rev. John P. Kelly one day in 1967 when the priest hugged him and kissed him on the mouth.
SPORTS
April 15, 1990 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a world filled with uncertainties, there are still some sure bets. Such as: President Bush never will forsake his pork rinds for broccoli. Imelda Marcos never will wear sensible shoes. A good little man never will beat a good big man. Well, you can count on that last item, but barely. Michael Nunn retained his International Boxing Federation middleweight title last night, winning a 12-round majority decision over welterweight champion Marlon Starling.
SPORTS
October 30, 2011 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reports that Ilya Bryzgalov strolled into Friday's practice with a smile on his face and a purpose to his walk were encouraging, indications the Flyers goalie may not have been as haunted by his recent slipshod play as might have been expected following his stunningly candid self-assessment after Thursday night's 9-8 loss to Winnipeg. Smiles and swagger don't stop pucks, though, which is why the curiosity level of the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center Saturday night was higher than usual when the $51 million man planted himself in front of the Flyers' net against Carolina.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Raghunandan Yandamuri said he never intended to kill or harm anyone. The Montgomery County man told detectives that he simply wanted to kidnap 10-month-old Saanvi Venna for ransom. What happened next, he said, was "unexpected. " First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele, however, said Yandamuri acted quite deliberately. Motivated by gambling debts, he was carrying a four-inch kitchen knife to kill the child's grandmother and a note that demanded $50,000 and threatened to have the baby "cut into pieces.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2012
A COURTSIDE KISS between Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith was caught on the "kiss cam" at Friday's Sixers game at the Wells Fargo Center. The crowd cheered when the couple arrived during halftime of the Sixers/Miami Heat match-up with their two children, Willow , 11 (sporting green hair), and Jaden , 13. Will and Jaden are in town filming M. Night Shyamalan's "After Earth. "   Friday at the Friars Birthday boy Jerry Lewis turned 86 in the Big Apple on Friday night, flying from his home in Las Vegas to celebrate at some of his favorite haunts, including the Friars Club in midtown Manhattan.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Raghunandan Yandamuri said he never intended to kill or harm anyone. The Montgomery County man told detectives that he simply wanted to kidnap 10-month-old Saanvi Venna for ransom. What happened next, he said, was "unexpected. " First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele, however, said Yandamuri acted quite deliberately. Motivated by gambling debts, he was carrying a four-inch kitchen knife to kill the child's grandmother and a note that demanded $50,000 and threatened to have the baby "cut into pieces.
NEWS
November 29, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
George Wendt, Norm on Cheers, Judd Hirsch, a star of the Taxi series, and movie actor Joe Morton (Apt Pupil, Blues Brothers) will take over the roles in Broadway's Tony Award-winning play Art on Dec. 22. They will replace the all-British cast of Brian Cox, David Haig and Henry Goodman, who joined the production Aug. 30. The show opened at the Royale Theater March 1. Sandra Bernhard's one-woman show, I'm Still Here . . . Damn It!, has had its run extended at Broadway's Booth Theatre to Feb. 28. The show, which opened Nov. 5, was scheduled to close Dec. 31. A CD of the production was released Tuesday.
NEWS
December 15, 1986 | By Donald Kimelman
Dear Richard Cohen, A cold wind must have blown through the board rooms of health club corporations when your Op-ed column (Dec. 4) celebrating the demise of your health club reached the nation's breakfast tables. An entire generation, inspired by so prominent a dropout, may be on the verge of liberating itself from the self-imposed torture of excercise cycles and Nautilus machines. But timely as your message was, it was too defeatist. In choosing early death over "pain, boredom and inane lectures from triceptologists," you failed to point out that there is an alternative to letting your pectorals settle down to your ankles.
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November 2, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
One in an occasional series on America's changing face. Grigory Konkin hurls a pail's worth of water into the huge, hellishly hot brick oven. Steam too hot to fog diffuses in the room as men and women in bathing suits file in. Banya veterans scurry to the highest of its three benches, where the temperature can exceed 200 degrees. Some wear felt hats to prevent scalps from scorching. Some carry veniki , soaked branches used to whip skin to a rosy hue, increasing the sensation of heat.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Raghunandan Yandamuri said he never intended to kill or harm anyone. The Montgomery County man told detectives that he simply wanted to kidnap 10-month-old Saanvi Venna for ransom. What happened next, he said, was "unexpected. " First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele, however, said Yandamuri acted quite deliberately. Motivated by gambling debts, he was carrying a four-inch kitchen knife to kill the child's grandmother and a note that demanded $50,000 and threatened to have the baby "cut into pieces.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Raghunandan Yandamuri said he never intended to kill or harm anyone. The Montgomery County man told detectives that he simply wanted to kidnap 10-month-old Saanvi Venna for ransom. What happened next, he said, was "unexpected. " First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele, however, said Yandamuri acted quite deliberately. Motivated by gambling debts, he was carrying a four-inch kitchen knife to kill the child's grandmother and a note that demanded $50,000 and threatened to have the baby "cut into pieces.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2012
A COURTSIDE KISS between Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith was caught on the "kiss cam" at Friday's Sixers game at the Wells Fargo Center. The crowd cheered when the couple arrived during halftime of the Sixers/Miami Heat match-up with their two children, Willow , 11 (sporting green hair), and Jaden , 13. Will and Jaden are in town filming M. Night Shyamalan's "After Earth. "   Friday at the Friars Birthday boy Jerry Lewis turned 86 in the Big Apple on Friday night, flying from his home in Las Vegas to celebrate at some of his favorite haunts, including the Friars Club in midtown Manhattan.
SPORTS
October 30, 2011 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reports that Ilya Bryzgalov strolled into Friday's practice with a smile on his face and a purpose to his walk were encouraging, indications the Flyers goalie may not have been as haunted by his recent slipshod play as might have been expected following his stunningly candid self-assessment after Thursday night's 9-8 loss to Winnipeg. Smiles and swagger don't stop pucks, though, which is why the curiosity level of the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center Saturday night was higher than usual when the $51 million man planted himself in front of the Flyers' net against Carolina.
NEWS
June 8, 2008 | By Roberta Sotonoff FOR THE INQUIRER
I love the private treatment you get at posh spas. But the Chinese movie The Shower, which made Chinese public baths look like a culturally rich experience, piqued my interest. Since China began its zealous modernization, most apartments have showers or tubs. Public baths are disappearing, but we found them in dusty Xian. Our guide, Jing, takes us to the King Care Hotel, where I am escorted upstairs to let it all hang out, literally. Everyone is buck naked. So bathers won't have to look at my body, which is equivalent in size to three Chinese women, I grab a towel.
NEWS
May 12, 2006 | By Melissa Dribben INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Every May, commencement speakers step up to the podium feeling, like Ron Burgundy, that they're "kind of a big deal. " Yet the chances are statistically insignificant that down that long, promising road of life on which they are about to embark, members of the audience will remember anything you say, let alone that you were the one to say it. (Exceptions noted for presidents of the United States, winners of the Nobel Prize, and Click and Clack,...
NEWS
May 20, 2002 | By Nancy Phillips INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Even as Camden Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio preaches compassion for victims of childhood sexual abuse, the church is taking a markedly different approach inside a third-floor courtroom in Atlantic County. Last week, a lawyer for the church asked one man who has sued whether he became aroused when a priest fondled him and whether he had ejaculated when the priest performed oral sex on him. He asked the man whether he had masturbated as a teenager and asked him detailed questions about his intimate relationship with his wife.
NEWS
May 14, 2002 | By Nancy Phillips INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A physician testified yesterday that he was sexually abused by two South Jersey priests starting at age 13 and that a third priest showed him pornographic magazines. Mark K. Depman said the abuse began in the sacristy of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Merchantville, where he served as an altar boy and played the organ at Mass. Depman, 47, of Guilford, Conn., said he was alone with the Rev. John P. Kelly one day in 1967 when the priest hugged him and kissed him on the mouth.
NEWS
August 12, 1999 | By Susan Perloff
Blame it on National Public Radio. The phrase You're welcome has vanished, or at least faded, from our speech. And it's largely NPR's fault. When Charlayne Hunter-Gault calls in a report from Johannesburg, and the host of All Things Considered thanks her for contributing, Hunter-Gault says, "Thank you. " When Jim Cobb, professor at the University of Mississippi, discusses the anniversary of integrating Little Rock High School, and the host of...
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