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A slow cooked spread

You’ve come a long way, Baby! What I’m talking about here is the Crock Pot. From the device’s humble beginnings in 1970 as “The Bean Pot,” Rival Manufacturing tweaked its design, changed its name to “Crock Pot,” and made a fortune selling it.


Letters to the Editor: June 18, 2014

The truth about the Triple Crown


Letters to the Editor: June 11, 2014

Philadelphia’s prized public employees


Op-ed: On PGW, look beyond UIL’s promises

Promises, promises …


Witnessing the wonder of fatherhood

I remember as if it were yesterday.


Poppers for Papa

Fire up the grill! It’s Father’s Day. What does a hungry dad want to eat on his special day? Perhaps ribs, wings, kabobs, steak or burgers will be on his menu. No doubt his feast will include a variety of barbecued beasts. Whatever - the day calls for strictly manfood. That’s what’s cooking for dear old dad.


A look at the true meaning of a wedding

It’s June — high season for weddings. How well I know it. I’m often at the weddings of total strangers, but before you think “Wedding Crasher,” let me explain: My husband is a retired judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, and is, therefore, authorized to officiate at weddings. And as “Mrs. Judge,” I’m often invited to be with him. I seldom decline.


Letters to the Editor: June 4, 2014

Fund education now


Op-ed: Keep building safety in mind

Carlton Wil­li­ams, com­mis­sion­er of the De­part­ment of Li­censes and In­spec­tions, asks Phil­adelphia res­id­ents to do their part in keep­ing their homes safe.

May was Na­tion­al Build­ing Safety Month and we at the De­part­ment of Li­censes and In­spec­tions are com­mit­ted to mak­ing Phil­adelphia the na­tion’s lead­er in build­ing safety. But we at L & I can’t do it alone. Res­id­ents are the eyes and ears of L & I, and by arm­ing them with the tools they need, the city will be safer place to live and grow.


Doctor, my heel hurts

This is a common complaint heard in a doctor’s office. It affects men and women, young and old. But what is it? It is most commonly plantar fasciitis. You may not have heard of this diagnosis. It is more commonly known as a heel spur. This is an older terminology for the same diagnosis. The reason it was called a heel spur was because when the foot is X-rayed, often one sees a spur-like bony projection off of the bottom of the heel bone. For many years, this was thought to be the cause of the pain. Surgery was often performed to remove the spur. But often, even after removing the spur, the pain persists.