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March 7, 2013
Inquirer staff writer Virginia Smith is writing this week from the Philadelphia Flower Show. These posts appeared on her blog, "Kiss the Earth," at philly.com/kisstheearth. Read her stories at philly.com/ginny, and other Flower Show coverage at philly.com/flowershow. Victoria: The Seductress Got your attention, did I? "The Seductress," in this case, is the Victoria water lily, an "aquatic marvel" that is on display in the show's central feature. A hefty new book about this amazing plant - 468 pages, $69.99 - is making its debut here.
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April 13, 1999 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
QUOTE "It's not a farewell thing. I saw The Who do that 15 times, and it got kind of old. " - Billy Joel, on tour this month, declining to call his so-called final tour a farewell tour Trouper Liza Minnelli has been down before. She appears to be back up, but is blaming her most recent woes on The Curse of "Victor/Victoria. " In 1997, the actress and singer did a turn in the Broadway musical "Victor/Victoria," the show made famous by Julie Andrews, about a woman masquerading as a man pretending to be a woman.
NEWS
October 22, 2009 | By Samantha Melamed, For the Inquirer
t took Laura Schriver 11 years to persuade the previous owner of her house to sell it. And, once she and her husband, Eugene Schriver III, finally purchased the Huntingdon Valley home in 2000, they spent several more years lovingly restoring and expanding it to its current 12,000 square feet. Yet the proudest day in the long and storied life of this centuries-old stone colonial was the wedding of the Schrivers' daughter, Victoria, to Jamie Luteman. "To invite people to your home for a wedding is very fulfilling," Laura says.
NEWS
April 29, 2002 | By Paddy Noyes FOR THE INQUIRER
Victoria is a sociable, well-liked 12-year-old who enjoys arts and crafts and other creative projects. Museums delight her, and so does the zoo. She especially likes the giraffes. Her activities include swimming lessons at the Y, bike riding, and listening to rhythm and blues. She is a Girl Scout and recently collected cans to help clean up the environment. She is in fifth grade and receives special help in reading. Her favorite books are the Harry Potter and Goosebump series.
LIVING
December 10, 1999 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
Victoria, 9, was in a program called "Hay, Horses, and Youth" and completed the course with flying colors. In addition to riding the horses, the children are taught to be responsible and care for the animals. It helped to build Victoria's self-esteem, and she enjoyed the challenge. New adventures are met with enthusiasm, and traveling anywhere and camping are tops on her list. Neglect and abuse are in Victoria's background, and she has been uprooted many times. She receives therapy and takes medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and impulse control.
NEWS
March 1, 2003 | By Jennifer Moroz INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Split factions, changing allegiances, accusations of cronyism and shoddy leadership. It might sound like township politics - but the world of midget football can be as divisive around here. The Williamstown Warriors are at the center of this war in Gloucester County. Upset with the management of the league - which caters to boys 5 to 14 and aspiring cheerleaders of the same age - a group of coaches has splintered off, taking many of their athletes with them and touching off a veritable football feud.
LIVING
June 2, 2000 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
Victoria, 10, was in a program called "Hay, Horses, and Youth" and completed the course with flying colors. In addition to riding the horses, the children were taught to be responsible and care for them. It helped to build Victoria's self-esteem and she enjoyed the challenge. New adventures are met with enthusiasm, and traveling and camping are tops on her list. Just tell her that there's a trip planned and that she can dress up to go, and she's delighted. There is neglect and abuse in Victoria's background and she has been uprooted many times.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2009 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
'What little girl does not dream of growing up a princess?" asks Emily Blunt in her voice-over at the start of the deliciously dressed-up protofeminist biopic The Young Victoria . But, you know, "even a palace can be a prison," she muses, ruefully. Ah, yes. There she is, cloistered teen, granddaughter of George III, next in line for the throne, wandering the gilded halls and formal gardens, no friends, no fun, no iPhone. What's a lonesome heiress presumptive to do? Whether or not director Jean-Marc Vallée and writer Julian Fellowes' depiction of the accession of Britain's mighty 19th-century monarch is accurate, the film they've made, with its candlelight-flooded parlors, its royal balls and banquets, and its backroom scheming, stands as grand entertainment.
NEWS
June 3, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
a. William I (1066-87). b. Richard I (1189-99). c. Henry VIII (1509-47). d. Elizabeth I (1558-1603). e. James I (1603-25). f. Charles I (1625-49). g. George III (1760-1820). h. Victoria (1837-1901). i. Edward VIII (1936). j. George VI (1936-52).
NEWS
October 12, 1997 | By Julie Blair, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Victoria and Dave Halliday built their lives together on their love of playing polo. They met four years ago at a polo match in Valley Forge. They held a scrimmage with their wedding party before exchanging vows. Dave even named his two companies - Windsor and ComRex Construction - after favorite ponies Windsor and Rex. It is hardly surprising, then, that the couple's next move was nesting together in a country house - located on a one-of-a-kind, 16-acre polo ranch designed by Victoria.
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May 15, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Victoria Ellen Denenberg, 69, of Merion, archivist for the NFL's treasure trove of game footage, died Monday, May 5, of cancer at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life. Ms. Denenberg began her career at NFL Films in 1966 as an assistant to the league's business manager. She handled a variety of duties before becoming the manager of its film library. In that role, she oversaw the cataloging and archiving of all footage shot by NFL Films camera operators. NFL Films was located initially in Philadelphia, but when it moved from Center City to Mount Laurel in 1980, she helped guide the transition.
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October 10, 2013
E D STROJAN, 29, of West Philadelphia, co-owns the Victoria Freehouse, a pub/restaurant on Front Street near Market, in Old City. The business, which took over a space in March previously occupied by the Swanky Bubbles bar, serves all-British draft beer, including casks, and all-British food. It sells 200 pints of Wells Bombardier beer a week. Q: What made you decide to open this place? A: We always wanted to be in the city and have a liquor license, and thought it would be awesome to do really good English beer.
NEWS
June 25, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
VICKY GADSON didn't hear her teenage son sneaking out of the house on those long-ago summer evenings, opening the garage door and wheeling her motorcycle out to the street. Or, at least, she pretended not to. Her son, Richard, would borrow Mom's bike regularly to race through city streets with his buddies. Maybe she was able to rest more securely in the knowledge that Rickey knew what he was doing. After all, he had been riding two-wheelers since age 5. Mother and son were part of a family tradition that saw motorcycles as a normal mode of transportation - and fun. Her husband was Richard "Suicide" Gadson, a legendary biker who was the only civilian in the New York City Police Department allowed to ride in its thrill shows.
SPORTS
June 3, 2013 | By Sara Cavanagh, For The Inquirer
Victoria Colvin, who had dominated junior weekend, and Kelley Farmer, who had dominated the hunter divisions, reigned in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Sunday at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Colvin, 15, of Loxahatchee, Fla., won the two-round Derby on Betsee Parker's Inclusive. She won the first round with 187 points and the second round with 189.5 for a total of 376.5. Farmer was second on Commentary with a score of 373, third on Skorekeeper with a score of 364.5, and fifth on Mythical with 361. Hope Glynn on SVS Caremunde Z was fourth, also with a score of 361, but she won the tiebreaker for third.
NEWS
April 19, 2013 | By BETSY SHARKEY, Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES- "Simon Killer" is an amoral tale, and a cautionary one, that reminded me my mama was right when she said, "Never talk to strangers" and "Looks can be deceiving. " What is so disturbing about this contemporary noir is that Simon could easily be mistaken for just another American college boy wandering around Paris on break, one of those troubled, slightly broken intellectual types that women are forever trying to save. The truth takes shape over time, like a shadowy figure slowly emerging from the darkness.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013
Inquirer staff writer Virginia Smith is writing this week from the Philadelphia Flower Show. These posts appeared on her blog, "Kiss the Earth," at philly.com/kisstheearth. Read her stories at philly.com/ginny, and other Flower Show coverage at philly.com/flowershow. Victoria: The Seductress Got your attention, did I? "The Seductress," in this case, is the Victoria water lily, an "aquatic marvel" that is on display in the show's central feature. A hefty new book about this amazing plant - 468 pages, $69.99 - is making its debut here.
SPORTS
January 8, 2013
Defending champions Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus are the top-seeded players for the Australian Open announced Monday. The year's first Grand Slam tournament starts next week. Djokovic is followed by Roger Federer of Switzerland, U.S. Open champion Andy Murray of Britain, and David Ferrer . He replaces fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal , who withdrew because of a stomach ailment. On the women's side, French Open champion Maria Sharapova of Russia is seeded second.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
NEW YORK - Rihanna rocked lingerie at Wednesday night's Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York, providing the highlight of the live-music soundtrack and holding her own on the catwalk with some of the world's top models. And those models even had props, including Adriana Lima's ringmaster wand, Doutzen Kroes' body cage and several pairs of the oversized wings that the retailer has made its signature. It would be a close contest who got the biggest wings: Toni Garrn's giant poppy pair or Miranda Kerr's swan-style feathered pouf.
NEWS
November 9, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Victoria P. Lombardi, 64, of Newtown, a teacher, editor, and volunteer, died of breast cancer Sunday, Nov. 4, at the home of friends in Bucks County. Her husband, Thomas Francis Lombardi, had hoped to honor his wife's wishes to die at home, but as Hurricane Sandy approached, he moved her to dodge the expected power outage. The move was prescient. "On Saturday, my house lost power," he said. Mrs. Lombardi died peacefully after spending the previous two weeks receiving friends. Her husband, emeritus English professor at Holy Family University, said the two met when she signed up for his seminar on Shakespeare.
NEWS
October 28, 2012
Karen Rile teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania Earlier this month, I got a call about a 13-year-old poet growing up in a chaotic, challenging environment in West Philly. The caller was an eighth-grade math teacher, an algebra and geometry kind of guy. He told me that he didn't know much about poetry, but he was moved by the young girl's expressive words and wanted to support her development as a writer. So I shot out an e-mail to the Kelly Writers House community at Penn, where I teach.
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