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April 16, 2005 | By Alfred Lubrano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Subtle as ad-plastered NASCAR drivers, Americans these days are endlessly self-adorning with "awareness" wristbands. The synthetic rubber bracelets are traced to 2004 and Lance Armstrong, who gifted the world with yellow "Livestrong" bands to raise awareness of testicular cancer. Civilization has been inundated by piles of variously colored bangles ever since. Notables including President Bush, Sheryl Crow, Matt Damon and Nelson Mandela have sported them. Each bracelet is meant to corral and uplift consciousness for a disease or cause.
NEWS
September 27, 1990 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pop craftsman Phil Collins will play a surprise concert at the Tower Theater tonight to benefit the homeless. Because seating is so scarce (the Tower has a capacity of only 3,000), tickets could command massive prices - well into the hundreds of dollars - on the scalper market. Except the box office wasn't selling tickets. Only wristbands. When officials of Electric Factory Concerts, the promoter, announced the show to radio stations yesterday afternoon, they also decided that, in place of tickets, they would distribute surgical-type wristbands that could not be removed without cutting, and thereby invalidating, them.
NEWS
September 28, 1990 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
They drove straight to Electric Factory Concerts on Vine Street in Center City to buy their tickets - in the form of hospital-style wristbands - and didn't drop off the cake until 9:30 p.m. "They weren't too pleased with us," Montefusco, 23, said of his friends last night as he stood in front of the Tower. But, hey, birthdays come every year. How often does a big-name rock star like Phil Collins play a benefit concert for the homeless at a theater that seats only 3,000 people? Last night's concert and its new ticketing procedure were both big hits with the fans who packed the theater.
NEWS
November 21, 2006 | By Ellen Harris
I am the proud, yet worried, mother of a 22-year-old U.S. Marine who just left for his second deployment to Iraq. When my son enlisted in the Marines in 2004, I was drafted into an unfamiliar and frightening new world. As a parent, I have often had occasion to turn to others to guide me through new and difficult challenges. But there was no way I could prepare to send my son off to war the first time, let alone a second time. Before he left in early October, we celebrated an early Thanksgiving with a quiet family dinner.
SPORTS
November 28, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THINKING ABOUT giving Power Balance wristbands to family and friends this holiday season? Think again, says Mark Cuban. The Dallas Mavericks owner literally trashed the energy bracelets, which are sold at $32.99 each on NBA.com. The silicone bands, whose customers include professional athletes, come in numerous colors and styles. The ones on sale at the NBA Store feature team logos. The bracelets, according to the manufacturer, include a hologram "based on eastern philosophies of health and wellness.
SPORTS
May 3, 2008 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The red wristbands have been retired. For two years with the Phillies, Aaron Rowand wore red wristbands on his forearms that proudly proclaimed "Beer Pong Champ. " But red doesn't work with the San Francisco Giants' color scheme, so he retired "Beer Pong Champ" for a pair of black wristbands with the logo from comic book hero "The Punisher. " He's not quite sold on "The Punisher. " "I might have to get some [alternative options] made," Rowand said, although he punished the Phillies last night when he homered in the 10th to give the Giants the lead before Pat Burrell's two-run homer won it for the Phils.
NEWS
October 4, 2007 | By Ken Alan FOR THE INQUIRER
Hot stuff will be coming through - sweet, smoky and mild, too, as 60 teams feature their bubbling best at the fifth annual West Chester Rotary Chili Cook-off Sunday. It all happens from noon to 4 p.m. along Gay Street from High to New Street. Ten dollars buys an all-you-can-eat chili wristband (children 10 and under eat free) and the chance to vote on the People's Choice award. There will be several other privately judged chili competitions; a top-five pick for "best of" in the restaurant, business, nonprofit and hometown-cook categories, along with the best-decorated booth award.
NEWS
June 25, 2007 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philly singers, start warming up those pipes. American Idol is coming to town for auditions on Aug. 27 - the first time ever. The Wachovia Center will be the venue as the Fox series prepares for the seventh season, premiering in January. Previous Philly-based finalists had to travel to an audition city, such as New York (Justin Guarini), Cleveland (Anthony Fedorov) and Nashville (Nicole Tranquillo). Philadelphia is the final stop in a series of seven audition cities.
NEWS
January 3, 2005
MUMMERS: A LITTLE DEBAUCHERY NEVER HURT ANYONE THE MUMMERS and the Amish have the same problem - getting their young to make the sacrifices necessary to carry on their traditions. The traditional Mummers, the fancies and string bands, are struggling to survive. The comics, the party animals of the parade are thriving. Why? Because the comics offer a quick, easy and affordable option for ringing in the New Year in a fun, fantastic, free-flowing fashion. Don't be surprised if by 2025 the parade consists of 10,000 comics (wenches, preferably)
NEWS
August 4, 2006 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Young burglars broke into the headquarters of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in Ardmore and stole donations and wristbands - and bottles of lemonade - sometime last Friday night. "You can't get more despicable than that," Haverford Township Detective George Christake said yesterday. A lipstick-size security camera captured the grainy images of four juveniles as they climbed onto a truck parked at a loading dock behind the building, hopped onto the roof, tore off the window screens, and broke into the office of the organization.
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November 28, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THINKING ABOUT giving Power Balance wristbands to family and friends this holiday season? Think again, says Mark Cuban. The Dallas Mavericks owner literally trashed the energy bracelets, which are sold at $32.99 each on NBA.com. The silicone bands, whose customers include professional athletes, come in numerous colors and styles. The ones on sale at the NBA Store feature team logos. The bracelets, according to the manufacturer, include a hologram "based on eastern philosophies of health and wellness.
NEWS
May 29, 2008 | By Nick Browne FOR THE INQUIRER
The time has come again for Brandywine Hospital's Strawberry Festival, which starts at 5 p.m. today on the hospital grounds in Coatesville. The annual festival will run all weekend with a wide variety of fun and games, including tonight's Battle of the Bands, which pits last year's winner, Eden's Unknown, against newcomer Circian Dubb. Tomorrow night is T.G.I.F., sponsored by ArcelorMittal, the Coatesville steelmaker, with a concert by Common Crave, a new Philadelphia band.
SPORTS
May 3, 2008 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The red wristbands have been retired. For two years with the Phillies, Aaron Rowand wore red wristbands on his forearms that proudly proclaimed "Beer Pong Champ. " But red doesn't work with the San Francisco Giants' color scheme, so he retired "Beer Pong Champ" for a pair of black wristbands with the logo from comic book hero "The Punisher. " He's not quite sold on "The Punisher. " "I might have to get some [alternative options] made," Rowand said, although he punished the Phillies last night when he homered in the 10th to give the Giants the lead before Pat Burrell's two-run homer won it for the Phils.
NEWS
October 4, 2007 | By Ken Alan FOR THE INQUIRER
Hot stuff will be coming through - sweet, smoky and mild, too, as 60 teams feature their bubbling best at the fifth annual West Chester Rotary Chili Cook-off Sunday. It all happens from noon to 4 p.m. along Gay Street from High to New Street. Ten dollars buys an all-you-can-eat chili wristband (children 10 and under eat free) and the chance to vote on the People's Choice award. There will be several other privately judged chili competitions; a top-five pick for "best of" in the restaurant, business, nonprofit and hometown-cook categories, along with the best-decorated booth award.
NEWS
October 3, 2007
AS A 58-year-old, I just want to say that Sunday allowed me to remember that there's still a piece of the 15-year-old boy who lay in his bed in 1964 listening to By Samm on the radio as that 6 1/2-game lead with 12 to play slipped away. I held my World Series tickets and cried. Thank you, Phillies, for bringing back to so many such an innocent time. It's been a joy to watch. Whatever the playoffs hold for all of us, the team reminded me of a happier time for myself and so many others like me. Thank you!
NEWS
June 25, 2007 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philly singers, start warming up those pipes. American Idol is coming to town for auditions on Aug. 27 - the first time ever. The Wachovia Center will be the venue as the Fox series prepares for the seventh season, premiering in January. Previous Philly-based finalists had to travel to an audition city, such as New York (Justin Guarini), Cleveland (Anthony Fedorov) and Nashville (Nicole Tranquillo). Philadelphia is the final stop in a series of seven audition cities.
NEWS
November 21, 2006 | By Ellen Harris
I am the proud, yet worried, mother of a 22-year-old U.S. Marine who just left for his second deployment to Iraq. When my son enlisted in the Marines in 2004, I was drafted into an unfamiliar and frightening new world. As a parent, I have often had occasion to turn to others to guide me through new and difficult challenges. But there was no way I could prepare to send my son off to war the first time, let alone a second time. Before he left in early October, we celebrated an early Thanksgiving with a quiet family dinner.
NEWS
August 4, 2006 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Young burglars broke into the headquarters of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in Ardmore and stole donations and wristbands - and bottles of lemonade - sometime last Friday night. "You can't get more despicable than that," Haverford Township Detective George Christake said yesterday. A lipstick-size security camera captured the grainy images of four juveniles as they climbed onto a truck parked at a loading dock behind the building, hopped onto the roof, tore off the window screens, and broke into the office of the organization.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2005 | By Alfred Lubrano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Subtle as ad-plastered NASCAR drivers, Americans these days are endlessly self-adorning with "awareness" wristbands. The synthetic rubber bracelets are traced to 2004 and Lance Armstrong, who gifted the world with yellow "Livestrong" bands to raise awareness of testicular cancer. Civilization has been inundated by piles of variously colored bangles ever since. Notables including President Bush, Sheryl Crow, Matt Damon and Nelson Mandela have sported them. Each bracelet is meant to corral and uplift consciousness for a disease or cause.
NEWS
January 3, 2005
MUMMERS: A LITTLE DEBAUCHERY NEVER HURT ANYONE THE MUMMERS and the Amish have the same problem - getting their young to make the sacrifices necessary to carry on their traditions. The traditional Mummers, the fancies and string bands, are struggling to survive. The comics, the party animals of the parade are thriving. Why? Because the comics offer a quick, easy and affordable option for ringing in the New Year in a fun, fantastic, free-flowing fashion. Don't be surprised if by 2025 the parade consists of 10,000 comics (wenches, preferably)
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