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June 4, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THERE'S NOTHING funny about drunk driving. But you can't help but chuckle after learning a Fargo, N.D., man was sentenced to nine days in jail yesterday after being convicted of DUI while behind the wheel of a Zamboni. No one was injured on the January night that Steven James Anderson drunkenly drove an ice-resurfacing machine at a girls' high school hockey game. According to Dana Mogck, a news anchor for Fargo's local ABC affiliate WDAY6, Anderson was weaving on the ice and crashed into the boards several times.
SPORTS
April 24, 2008
1 Stay out of the box. It's as obvious as making sure the Zamboni has gas, but the team that allows the fewer power plays is halfway home. 2Keep them in front of you. The Canadiens can skate, and if they turn this into too much of a track meet with odd-man rushes, it will hurt the Flyers. 3Get physical. The Flyers can't sag back and allow the Canadiens to gain the offensive zone with speed. - Ed Barkowitz  
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February 13, 1994 | By David Rohde, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Strange things started happening in the Face-Off Circle ice skating rink on York Road last Sunday afternoon. Pee-wee hockey players started feeling dizzy and nauseous for no apparent reason. It was later discovered that the players were inhaling carbon monoxide gas that was hovering over the ice. "The rink has been open for 17 years, and this has never happened before," said Peter Pietrangelo, the rink's manager. "Everyone has their theory about where it (the gas) came from.
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November 27, 1993 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
WHEN LOVE RODE IN, IT RODE IN ON A ZAMBONI A Zamboni machine can do more than just smooth the ice at a skating rink. It can also smooth the path of love. Just ask Christy Stubblefield, whose boyfriend staged a free Zamboni ride for her and proposed on the ice during a break in a minor league hockey game in Huntington, W.Va. "Is this the last place you expected this to happen?" Alan Gianettino, 25, asked before dropping to one knee. "Will you marry me, Christy?" She answered in the affirmative, whereupon he slipped a ring on her finger.
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October 16, 2002 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Patrick M. "Pat" Feerick, 63, of Havertown, manager of the Skatium skating rink in Havertown, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill. When the Zamboni made the rounds of Haverford Township's municipal skating rink, Mr. Feerick was usually in the driver's seat. He resurfaced the ice, knowing the perfect blade position and the precise amount of water. He took care of the rink and the patrons at the Skatium for more than 25 years.
NEWS
December 5, 2002
For the littlest figure skaters and hockey players, one highlight of a trip to an ice rink is the Zamboni break. Once an hour, a machine so cool even Snoopy liked to drive it emerges from a hidden corner, smooths out the ruts, and polishes the ice. But these ice-resurfacing machines pose a hidden danger. The gas and propane-powered models emit colorless, odorless carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. In high concentrations, these fumes can cause serious illnesses, especially in children.
NEWS
August 11, 2005 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Ayres stood in the freshly painted party room in the just reopened Medford Ice Rink and said he felt right at home. "When we came here and my boys stepped on the ice for the first time, it was like stepping into family," he said. The rink, closed since late December, reopened this week with fresh ice, a new paint job, refurbished locker rooms, newly purchased refrigeration equipment, and a fleet of three used Zamboni machines - in all, about $200,000 worth of improvements.
NEWS
June 4, 1997 | by Julie Knipe Brown, Daily News Staff Writer
Inside the CoreStates Center last night, the adjectives were flying faster than Flyers skates. The brutal thing is the Philadelphia fans weren't cursing the Detroit Red Wings - or even the enemy fans brave enough to invade Flyers territory in blood-red jerseys. They were cursing the home team. Yes, Wings fans got the typical City-of-Brotherly-Love welcome - they were elbowed, spit at, jeered at, beered at. But as some Detroit hockey fans pointed out, by game's end, Flyers fans were probably cheering more for the little Zamboni from Detroit.
SPORTS
January 3, 1998 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's one of those irritating little things that drives a coaching staff crazy. How can the Flyers be first in the NHL in penalty killing at home with a 92.3 percent (84 of 91) kill ratio, yet rank near the bottom at 84.4 percent (76 of 90) on the road? The answer wasn't that the Flyers' special-teams units were any different on the road. It was something more basic, according to assistant coach Keith Acton. "The most important thing in penalty killing is you can't be tired out there," Acton said.
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October 8, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Scottie Pippen is expected to miss at least the first two months of the season after foot surgery, a major loss for the Chicago Bulls as they go for their third straight NBA championship. The Bulls said yesterday their star forward had an outpatient operation Monday in New York. Pippen, who did not wish to discuss the surgery, injured the soft tissue of his left foot during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami. Pippen, 32, averaged 20.2 points during the season and 19.2 in the playoffs last season.
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June 4, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THERE'S NOTHING funny about drunk driving. But you can't help but chuckle after learning a Fargo, N.D., man was sentenced to nine days in jail yesterday after being convicted of DUI while behind the wheel of a Zamboni. No one was injured on the January night that Steven James Anderson drunkenly drove an ice-resurfacing machine at a girls' high school hockey game. According to Dana Mogck, a news anchor for Fargo's local ABC affiliate WDAY6, Anderson was weaving on the ice and crashed into the boards several times.
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January 15, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took a mountain of Zamboni shavings to make Tom Wallisch an Olympian. A bunny-slope skier whose ambitions were restrained by geography and climate, Wallisch collected ice rink detritus from nearby arenas and built hills in the backyard of his suburban Pittsburgh home. "When the Zamboni goes around making the ice fresh for the figure skaters and hockey players, it scoops up the ice shavings. And then they dump them out back of the arenas," Wallisch, 26, said recently. "It's pretty much like slushy snow.
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February 6, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, mahont@phillynews.com
WITH ALL the Super Bowl hype over the past week some stories fell through the cracks. For example . . . * There was the guy who was arrested for allegedly drunk driving while operating a Zamboni at a pee-wee hockey game in Apple Valley, Minn., last Monday According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, 34-year-old Joel Buss was seen weaving across the ice before slamming the two-ton vehicle into the boards. Did we mention that children were present? Police arrived and gave him a sobriety test, which he failed.
NEWS
June 16, 2011 | By Monica Yant Kinney, Inquirer Columnist
In the war against public employees in New Jersey and beyond, the enemy is an entitled bureaucrat or lazy teacher enjoying a lifestyle and benefits you paid for but could never find in the private sector. Politicians like Gov. Christie prefer not to put a human face on the casualties, lest shrinking the state workforce sound like what it really is: firing decent people from middle-class jobs, throwing families into an economic sinkhole from which they may never escape. Thankfully, the 120 soon-to-be-laid-off employees at New Jersey Network have a nose for news and big hearts.
SPORTS
January 21, 2011
DREXEL JUNIOR DAN PYNE leaves Monday for Erzurum, Turkey, where he'll take part in the Winter World University Games as a member of the U.S. men's national ice hockey team. Turkey? Might he bump into another athlete with Philadelphia ties? A guy who plays basketball named Allen Iverson? "I thought about that, but I had enough of him when he was in Philly," Pyne said with a laugh last night. The 21-year-old goalie is a dual marketing/entrepreneur major. Three years ago he helped lead La Salle High to the state title.
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May 28, 2010 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - Some people know Antti Niemi as the Chicago Blackhawks' 26-year-old rookie. Others, especially back home in Finland, might remember him as the player who drove a Zamboni to make extra money. But to the Flyers, he's the goaltender who could stand in the way of their first Stanley Cup since 1975. The Blackhawks goalie is playing like a playoff veteran rather than a rookie in his first postseason. And Blackhawks fans certainly hope his work in the crease will lead the Hawks, one the NHL's Original Six franchises, to their first Stanley Cup since 1961.
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February 27, 2010 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Let's face it: Combining hockey, beer, cigars, and goofy conduct isn't all that noteworthy in Canada. Heck, it's practically the national pastime. But when those hockey players are women and that behavior took place at an Olympic Games, the mix apparently is more volatile. So yesterday morning, papers throughout Canada carried photos of the women's hockey team celebrating its 2-0 win over the United States in Thursday night's gold-medal game in what, for the women's sport at least, was rather unusual fashion.
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February 16, 2010 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jeremy Wotherspoon's full-color figure spanned a page inside yesterday's Toronto Globe & Mail, the focus of an ad for the Canadian TV coverage of last night's men's 500-meter speedskating final. Its message, accurate but brutally frank, was delivered in two large words atop the hooded head of the four-time Olympian from Saskatchewan - "LAST CHANCE. " The two-race 500 final would be the finale for the 33-year-old. He was already the winningest sprinter in the sport's history with a record 67 World Cup victories.
LIVING
May 27, 2009 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the fifth-season debut of Jon & Kate Plus 8 on TLC on Monday night, the first part of the equation had dramatically shifted to Kate Minus Jon. After months of tabloid rumors of infidelity, the tension in the Gosselin marriage was palpable. The media frenzy may have turbo-boosted ratings (the 1 hour, 13 minute debut claimed an astounding 9.8 million viewers, more than double the show's previous apex), but the schism between Jon and Kate clearly was not a publicity stunt. In a departure from previous seasons, the couple were by and large interviewed separately.
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April 24, 2008
1 Stay out of the box. It's as obvious as making sure the Zamboni has gas, but the team that allows the fewer power plays is halfway home. 2Keep them in front of you. The Canadiens can skate, and if they turn this into too much of a track meet with odd-man rushes, it will hurt the Flyers. 3Get physical. The Flyers can't sag back and allow the Canadiens to gain the offensive zone with speed. - Ed Barkowitz  
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