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Zoopadell

When we were kids, we'd take a bunch of cookies -- preferably Oreos -- and mash them in a full glass of milk. We called it "zoopadell." The origins of zoopadell escape me (my mom...

Philadelphia pro team

"The Eagles. They have the most complete team right now. They have the players that can do it. It's just a matter of putting it all together." Mike Rocco, 24th and Wolf streets "The Eagles,...

You and the media

So I says to my friend Looie -- Looie, I says, if you had to vote on freedom of the media, like it guarantees in the First Amendment, how would you vote? Looie drops...

Quality-of-life problem

"No recreation for the children. There's nothing for kids to do." Charmaine Barfield, 26th and Christian streets "Loud people and cars blasting their music. What do they get out of it?" William McCullough, 2600 block S. Sixth...

Idolized

American Idol is facing its biggest challenge. Conquering the summer TV ratings was small potatoes compared to what Fox now must do. This was, after all, not just an talent show -- although it...

A routine day

Every day begins the same for Uncle Nunzio. A quick, careful shave with a straight razor and a splash of Lilac Vegitalis to wake him up, the alcohol sting is his personal sign that another...

Eagles’ chances

"I think they're going all the way. Why not?" William Coleman, 1800 block Patton Drive "Their defense, their offense, they obtained more...

Just one year later

Maybe it's the invention of the remote control that did it. We can click through a hundred TV channels without really seeing anything. The remote control institutionalized attention deficit disorder for the entire nation....

Around here

I have lived in South Philadelphia all my life, but this place is more myth than reality. The South Philadelphia where neighbors cared about each other has all but disappeared. Park in a...

Malpractice conference

"My gynecologist was actually affected, so if it will help keep them here, especially at Methodist , I'm happy. They should cap the amount that a patient can get." Karen Lomaistro, 2500 block S....
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