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May 20, 2000 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
You knew it was over for Philadelphia last night long before the final buzzer heralded a Pacers victory in their 106-90 rout of the 76ers. It was over halfway through the final period when four ostensibly loyal Philadelphia fans, two wearing shirts with Allen Iverson's number, began to cheer. "Let's go, Flyers. Let's go, Flyers," they yelled from their seats in section 222. "Give Philadelphia a win. " And you knew it was over when up in Suite 19 Michael Harding and his wife, Holly, fans from Aston, turned their team giveaway rally towels into crying towels.
SPORTS
May 17, 2012 | By DAN MCQUADE, mcquade@gmail.com
It only took about a decade for the rally towel to become the Philadelphia sports giveaway of choice. Like all great Philadelphia ideas, it's a ripoff: In this case, we ripped off Pittsburgh and their famous yellow terrible towel. (Pittsburgh's terrible towel is a ripoff, too, of a regular towel.) Philadelphia rally towels are white, not yellow, and every local sports team has given them away. The earliest towel I have is the Dec. 31, 2000, Eagles' Wild Card playoff win over Tampa Bay. (This was so long ago one of the heroes of that game was Mike Mamula.)
SPORTS
November 8, 2012
The NFL has fined the San Diego Chargers $20,000 because it said a member of the equipment staff failed to immediately surrender towels when ordered to do so by a game official against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 15. The NFL also said in a statement Wednesday that after investigating the Chargers' use of towels that included an adhesive substance, it was determined that San Diego did not violate any rules. After consulting with the Competition Committee, the league said it has advised all clubs that the use of towels or other products that contain any type of adhesive substance is prohibited on game days until further notice.
LIVING
July 25, 2008 | By Marni Jameson FOR THE INQUIRER
My five houseguests are due any minute. The guest rooms are ready except for towels. I head confidently to the linen closet. One of the few things I pride myself on is that I tie sets of sheets and towels in ribbons, precisely so I can easily retrieve full, coordinated packages for guests. I open the closet. It's been ransacked! Call the police! Ribbons are unfastened. Once-nicely-folded towels are shoved in wads on shelves, frayed and faded. Apparently, my ribbon system didn't prevent certain members of my family from having their way with these sets.
NEWS
August 25, 1986 | By Bill Adair, Special to The Inquirer
Every 12 seconds, someone steals a towel from a Holiday Inn. That's about 10 per room every year, or more than 2.7 million smuggled from that hotel chain alone. Most bath towels cost hotels about $5 each; at fancier places, they can exceed $10. So if the average room loses about 10 towels a year, that's a loss of up to $10,000 for a medium-size hotel of 200 rooms. But managers aren't throwing in the towel. They're fighting back with subtle - and not-so-subtle - measures aimed at discouraging customers from taking their precious linen.
NEWS
November 15, 1997 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camden City detectives yesterday issued warrants charging three men with the theft of nearly $60,000 worth of linens and towels from a business in June. Detectives Eric White and Kevin Strickland said they had recovered more than $50,000 worth of the stolen property from a trailer in the rear yard of one of the suspects. Among the men arrested were two former employees of the Penn Linen & Uniform Co. White and Strickland said that when they used a search warrant at the home of George Valentine, 36, of the 1700 block of River Road, they found the stolen property in a trailer in his yard.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1989 | By Leslie Scism, Daily News Staff Writer
Bob Goudie, a college dean from May's Landing, N.J., checked into the Wyndham Franklin Plaza one recent Saturday, eager for a fun-filled convention, which he planned to begin with a long shower. But, when he walked into the bathroom, he found no towels. Was this bad hotel management? An incompetent service staff? No. The day Goudie checked in for his convention of college and university business officers, the Church of God in Christ conventioneers were departing - allegedly with suitcases bursting with hotel goods.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2000 | By Edward J. Sozanski, INQUIRER ART CRITIC
If you haven't regarded your dish towels analytically, look at Andrea Cooper's. The hangings made from store-bought towels that she's exhibiting at the Fleisher Art Memorial encode a complex dialectic on the dynamics of class, gender, creativity, shopping and relative aesthetic values. One must read Cooper's lengthy statement on her methods and intentions to appreciate the full range of her argument. But it's too much freight for these simple pieces to carry. After all, they're just towels that, when sewn together in grid-like arrays, create rhythmic patterns.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2010
Q: When I line-dry my laundry, the towels end up stiff. Are there any tricks to keeping them soft? A: You're smart to line-dry your clothes. Among home appliances, only refrigerators and washing machines use more electricity than dryers, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Although the airy scent is a plus, line-dried towels can feel stiff. Try using less detergent, especially if you soften your water. Or add 1/4-cup of white vinegar or baking soda to the wash (the vinegar smell dissipates during the rinse cycle)
NEWS
August 8, 2011
By Mary E. Leithead After 15 summers, I am packing away my dented, lime-green Wheelie Cool cooler, retiring my canvas L.L. Bean towel tote, and literally hanging up my khaki "Pool Mom" baseball hat. I am a pool mom no more. You can't be a pool mom without children to take to the pool. My son, 20 and in college, hasn't been to the pool in years. My daughter, 16, now loves horses, and would rather canter around a dusty rink than backstroke up and down the pool. Unlike the serious swimmers and mah-jonggers, I would never show up without them.
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SPORTS
March 13, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ST. LOUIS - Ron Hextall listened to the question and swallowed hard. Will the Flyers begin to give younger players and unknown commodity prospects a shot at playing in the NHL over the next 31 days? "Our goal is still to make the playoffs," Hextall responded. "Until we're officially out, that will continue to be our goal. " In his heart of hearts, there has to be a difference between what Hextall says publicly and what he truly believes. He is a numbers guy, someone who has studied the analytics.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | BY GINA SPADAFORI
  IN THE YEARS between my writing Cats For Dummies and co-authoring Your Cat: The Owner's Manual , a huge amount of work has been done to make veterinary practices more "feline-friendly. " With wellness checkups for my cats, Ilario and Mariposa, on the calendar, I reviewed my plan of action and prepared for V-Day. Everything went perfectly. The cats traveled quietly in their carriers, were relaxed if not exactly happy at the veterinarian's, passed their wellness exams with flying colors and settled back into their routines at home without a hiccup.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
This weekend's "Pup Rally" and a 5K with a post-race party mark the start of Paint the Town Red Week, the Phillies' annual build-up to the first games at Citizens Bank Park. Leading this crimson tide of enthusiasm will, of course, be the Red Phanatic, who's expected at every event. Note that Thursday is the deadline to buy tickets for Friday's On Deck With the Phillies Reception. Phillies Charities 5K, Saturday. It's too late to sign up to be one of the 5,000 runners, but fans on hand at 9 a.m. on Phillies Drive at the park will get to see former pitcher Tommy Greene, ballgirls, Phoebe Phanatic and broadcaster/event emcee Jim Jackson, and pick up "Phillies beads and cheercards (while supplies last)
SPORTS
November 8, 2012
The NFL has fined the San Diego Chargers $20,000 because it said a member of the equipment staff failed to immediately surrender towels when ordered to do so by a game official against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 15. The NFL also said in a statement Wednesday that after investigating the Chargers' use of towels that included an adhesive substance, it was determined that San Diego did not violate any rules. After consulting with the Competition Committee, the league said it has advised all clubs that the use of towels or other products that contain any type of adhesive substance is prohibited on game days until further notice.
SPORTS
May 17, 2012 | By DAN MCQUADE, mcquade@gmail.com
It only took about a decade for the rally towel to become the Philadelphia sports giveaway of choice. Like all great Philadelphia ideas, it's a ripoff: In this case, we ripped off Pittsburgh and their famous yellow terrible towel. (Pittsburgh's terrible towel is a ripoff, too, of a regular towel.) Philadelphia rally towels are white, not yellow, and every local sports team has given them away. The earliest towel I have is the Dec. 31, 2000, Eagles' Wild Card playoff win over Tampa Bay. (This was so long ago one of the heroes of that game was Mike Mamula.)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2011
ARE YOU SOMEONE, or do you know someone, or would you like to get to know someone, who doesn't eat meat? If so, here's your handy 2011 V for Veg Holiday Gift Guide: TofuXpress . You're welcome. OK, we do have a couple of other suggestions, but first, let's talk tofu. It's an ancient concoction from soybeans that is famously superhigh in protein and superlow . . . all right, supernonexistent in flavor. But it absorbs flavors well - when it's not already full, that is. A block of tofu packed in water needs that liquid squeezed out before it can be permeated with, say, a marinade.
NEWS
October 9, 2011
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Bad teams in the National Football League come in three flavors. They are: 1) the teams that are significantly lacking in talent, 2) the teams that make too many mistakes and, 3) the teams that roll over and quit. Which are the 1-4 Eagles? No. 2, you should excuse the expression. But all eyes now are on the question of whether or not rolling over is entering the equation. Yes - it is getting that bad, this early. For the record, I don't see any quit yet. The fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills offered a pretty clear demonstration that everybody is still trying on both sides of the ball, and that frustration at their predicament has not yet overwhelmed them.
NEWS
September 30, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies will share their whoop-de-doo with a rolling rally looping around Center City early this afternoon. On board a 33-foot trolley, bearing a city promotional slogan "With Love, Philadelphia XOXO," will be the Phanatic, ballgirls, broadcasters Tom McCarthy and Larry Anderson, as well as various officials and media notables, including ex-Phils pitcher Ricky Bottalico. They'll be stoking up fans in anticipation of the playoffs, which begin Saturday with a 5:07 p.m. game at Citizens Bank Park.
NEWS
September 2, 2011 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia is called a city of neighborhoods, and when things are good, a narrow street of rowhouses can be an oasis in a raucous world. When there are problems, those same close quarters can become a pressure cooker. That was the case Aug. 17 in Feltonville, when a simmering feud between rowhouse neighbors in the 4700 block of Rorer Street erupted in a melee. When it was over, a man was in critical condition with multiple stab wounds and a woman who tried to help him was dead of a heart attack.
NEWS
August 8, 2011
By Mary E. Leithead After 15 summers, I am packing away my dented, lime-green Wheelie Cool cooler, retiring my canvas L.L. Bean towel tote, and literally hanging up my khaki "Pool Mom" baseball hat. I am a pool mom no more. You can't be a pool mom without children to take to the pool. My son, 20 and in college, hasn't been to the pool in years. My daughter, 16, now loves horses, and would rather canter around a dusty rink than backstroke up and down the pool. Unlike the serious swimmers and mah-jonggers, I would never show up without them.
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