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December 31, 1992 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Jim Mora had the best description of New Orleans quarterback Bobby Hebert. "Bobby," Mora said, "is one tough cookie. " No one ever will describe Hebert as artful, no one will compare him to Dan Marino as a pure passer. There won't be any rush to put him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame once he retires. But a tough cookie? Yeah, Bobby Hebert is that. Eight concussions, six broken ribs, four knee operations and a torn rotator cuff. Hebert has survived all that and more in his 10-year pro career.
NEWS
April 26, 2005
D.A. Lynne Abraham should charge that 15-year-old girl and her father with a crime for allowing the girl to drive a car in Philadelphia in violation of state driving laws. The severity of the charge should depend on the evidence, but they should be charged minimally with driving a car under the age of 16 and without a learner's permit or driver's license. Lynne Abraham always calls herself a "tough cookie," but so far she has not been as tough here as she had been on several previous controversial cases that she pursued and lost to either judges or jury decisions.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | By Marc Freeman, Special to The Inquirer
Go on, have a bagel. Try the lox and cream cheese spread, or the whitefish salad. Sample the danish. With the rabbi's blessing, have a brunch. But don't eat too much. Leave some room for Lynne Abraham, Philadelphia's district attorney and resident "tough cookie. " Speaking on a full plate of topical subjects, Abraham was the featured guest at Sunday's men's club brunch at Congregation Beth Chaim in Feasterville. Working the room like a comedian looking for laughs, Abraham, 50, traded friendly jabs with Rabbi Maurice E. Novoseller and blended Yiddish phrases into her talk.
NEWS
February 4, 2009
YOU GUYS on the editorial board are a work of art. We are so blessed to have our own tough cookie, Lynne Abraham, as our district attorney. Do you awake each day and think: "Hmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . who can I attack today?" Lynne Abraham is a remarkable human being in every sense of the word. She's brilliant. Devoted. A true Philadelphian. She could be making a seven-figure income working with any fancy-shmancy law firm in the city - but she opts to devote herself to us. Cut her a break and count your lucky stars.
NEWS
March 19, 2001 | by Chris Brennan Daily News Staff Writer
A radio campaign advertisement due to start running this week promises to make racial tension a key issue in the Democratic primary for district attorney. Alexander Talmadge Jr. compares District Attorney Lynne Abraham to Bull Connor, the Birmingham, Ala., police commissioner who authorized attacks on civil rights activists, and Mark Fuhrman, the former Los Angeles police detective exposed as a racist in the O.J. Simpson trial. The ad attacks Abraham's record in racially sensitive issues, including a fight at George Washington High School, a rape at Veterans Stadium and her opposition to the nomination of an African-American judge to a seat on U.S. District Court.
NEWS
November 4, 2005 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The race for district attorney pits an enduring figure in Philadelphia politics against a newcomer who hopes voters are in the mood for change. Incumbent District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham, the Democrat, is seeking a fourth full term, banking on her well-tended image as a "tough cookie" who aggressively prosecutes street crime - as well as her party's huge registration advantage. Republican challenger Louis S. Schwartz argues that Abraham has not done enough to combat gun trafficking and suggests that assistant prosecutors should be deployed along neighborhood lines to reduce the percentage of felony cases dismissed before trial.
NEWS
May 14, 2005 | By L. Stuart Ditzen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
She, in his view, is out of touch with the people and no tough cookie. And he, in her view, is a "an empty suit - a souffle" with no record to run on. The two Democratic candidates for district attorney - incumbent Lynne M. Abraham and challenger Seth Williams - talked about each other and the issues yesterday in separate appearances on WHYY-FM (90.9). Abraham, running for her fourth term, declined to go head-to-head with Williams in a radio debate, saying she previously had done a television debate with him, and that, in her view, was enough.
SPORTS
December 24, 2002 | By Stephen A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Yao Ming arrived from China, his new teammates on the Houston Rockets didn't know what to expect. All they knew was that this 7-foot-5 giant being heralded as a savior would draw a lot of attention, including taunts from opposing fans and tests from opposing players. "Before he even arrived, we were concerned about him," said Steve Francis, the Rockets' all-star guard. "We were all sitting around, imagining what life would be like for us if we had to go over to China by ourselves, with no friends, adapting to a new environment like that.
NEWS
September 15, 1993 | by Leigh Jackson, Daily News Staff Writer
Tough cookie Lynne Abraham is crumbling at the prospect of public debates, according to opponent Charles Cunningham. As he stood in front of the district attorney's office yesterday, candidate Cunningham crushed a Nabisco brown-edged wafer into a Cunningham for DA cup to demonstrate exactly how half-baked her campaign has been. "It's time for the press and the public to not allow a self-proclaimed tough cookie to be coronated for the next four years," he said. Cunningham said that he first proposed public debates on July 28. Abraham has not committed to a debate yet. She won election in 1991 to finish out the term of Republican Ron Castille, who had quit to run for mayor and now is seeking a full four-year term.
SPORTS
June 29, 2002 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wladimir Klitschko strolled into a nightclub at the Trump Taj Mahal earlier this week wrapped in the aura of a heavyweight champion. He is a champ, of course, but his WBO title is not as highly regarded as the WBC and IBF belts that Lennox Lewis owns, belts the 26-year-old Klitschko (38-1, 35 knockouts) wants. At 6-foot-7 and a sleek 232 pounds, the fighter from Kiev, Ukraine, will enter the ring tonight at the Taj against veteran Ray Mercer (30-4-1, 22 KOs) looking to prove he is worthy of a shot at Lewis.
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October 26, 2012 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer
AS A SOUTH JERSEY town prepared to say goodbye to its "tough cookie," some members of Autumn Leigh Pasquale's family raised questions Wednesday about the investigation into her violent death. A girl who loved the Phillies, the color blue, and mismatched socks will be laid to rest in her town Saturday, just two days before she would have become a teenager, and some of her relatives were not at peace. Her uncle Paul Spadafora urged New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa to investigate how the search for Pasquale was handled.
NEWS
June 21, 2011 | By Michael Klein, PHILLY.COM
Take a boisterous South Jersey family, trays of cookies, and the warm-weather pageantry of Ocean City, and you have the newest Food Network reality series. Tough Cookies , a summertime skein premiering at 10 p.m. July 11, stars sisters Susan Adair and Linda Brand as they run Crazy Susan's Cookie Co., which Adair founded in 2006 on a whim. Based on the promos, the show is less Food than Network . "We have a big Italian family," says Adair. "We're fortunate, [mostly]
NEWS
September 21, 2010
BY THE TIME the district attorney and police commissioner arrived on the scene, confusion and chaos had given way to an almost eerie calm. It was nap time at Children's Village Child Care Center. Aside from the occasional whining often associated with the start of nap time, nothing had happened, certainly nothing that would prompt an intervention by Commissioner Charles Ramsey and D.A. Seth Williams. They were there to make a point: If there were more "high-quality" pre-K programs like Children's Village, they said, there would be fewer crimes to solve and fewer criminals to prosecute.
NEWS
May 9, 2010
The late Mayor Frank Rizzo called Lynne Abraham a "tough cookie," and she milked that moniker for years. But Abraham was really nothing more than a bully. Abraham left office in January after 18 long years as Philadelphia's district attorney. After all that time as the city's top prosecutor, it was telling that the best job she could land was at a second-tier law firm based in New Jersey. Abraham seemed destined for a quiet life in private practice. But she was back in the news briefly last week, blaming everyone but herself for the city's troubled justice system.
LIVING
July 10, 2009 | By Virginia A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Evelyn Lovitz has waves of coneflower in her Cape May garden, mostly pink, purple and white, traditional colors for this popular North American wildflower. But two relative newcomers in the exploding coneflower market have her attention this season: 'Sunset,' which has salmon-orange petals and a henna-brown cone or center, and 'Twilight,' whose deep rosy petals encircle a button-center in rare burgundy. "Coneflowers are pretty, you can get them in all kinds of colors now, and if you want butterflies, they're like a magnet," Lovitz says.
NEWS
May 12, 2009
IT'S EASY to get cynical. Listening to the news and reading the paper can be disheartening - stories about greed at AIG, Vince Fumo, City Council and DROP. So many are only looking out for themselves and don't care about others. But there ARE wonderful, caring people in this world. My 5-year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor behind her eye five days after her fifth birthday. She had surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, but they were unable to remove all of it. She started chemotherapy in February and will have it until December.
NEWS
February 4, 2009
YOU GUYS on the editorial board are a work of art. We are so blessed to have our own tough cookie, Lynne Abraham, as our district attorney. Do you awake each day and think: "Hmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . who can I attack today?" Lynne Abraham is a remarkable human being in every sense of the word. She's brilliant. Devoted. A true Philadelphian. She could be making a seven-figure income working with any fancy-shmancy law firm in the city - but she opts to devote herself to us. Cut her a break and count your lucky stars.
NEWS
December 24, 2008 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gladwyne businessman Todd Carmichael has claimed the record for a solo walk across Antarctica to the South Pole. Explorersweb.com, which collects expedition data, reported yesterday that Carmichael, who arrived at the bottom of the world Sunday, completed his 700-mile journey in 39 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes. The previous record, set by Hannah McKeand of Britain in 2006, was 39 days, 9 hours and 33 minutes. The difference - 1 hour and 44 minutes - was less than 0.2 percent of the time on the ice, said Explorersweb.
NEWS
August 28, 2008 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Michael Smerconish is at the Democratic National Convention this week - and he'll be in Minneapolis with the GOP next week. Here are some of his impressions. THE "tough cookie" handed me one with chocolate chips and nuts en route to Denver. Philadelphia's veteran crime-fighter D.A. Lynne Abraham smuggled some Famous 4th Street cookies onto our flight to the convention. (She also gave me the window seat.) At the Marriott where the Pennsylvania delegation is sleeping, I see state Sen. Dwight Evans grabbing a bite, and it occurs to me that he is Barack Obama a few short years ago: A tall, articulate African-American state senator.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2007 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
A modern-day Jekyll and Hyde tale about a respected citizen who moonlights as a serial killer, Mr. Brooks is entertainingly creepy - and the film offers Kevin Costner, William Hurt and Demi Moore a lot of dark, juicy stuff to chew on. Wild-eyed, mussy-haired comic Dane Cook also shows up (with hair pasted down), in a role that isn't funny, but does a funny thing to the movie: It makes Costner's Earl Brooks, a guy who gets off on offing people, sympathetic. Scripted by Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon, a veteran writing team ( Stand by Me , Star Man )
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