Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

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Pawn to king. Check. Unusual chess move, perhaps, but de rigeur and the right move for anyone familiar with the 150-year-history of Carver W. Reed, the company that may just be king of the pawn shops in Center City. The check? That's the payoff -- payment to customers for those items loaned out to the pawnbroker. Somewhere, Rod Steiger is...
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Life-death decision at Hadassah Medical Center
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Nan Myers, JE Feature
It is a typical day at Hadassah Medical Center. On a road outside Jerusalem, a young woman army officer, who is pregnant with her first child, is involved in a terrible car accident. She seems to be dying at the scene. The Hadassah paramedics, who arrive at the site almost immediately, perform heroic feats and, miraculously, bring her back to...
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A legendary inn captures the intimacy of Mendocino
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
"Where There's Smoke," there's just bound to be a good story. And as good stories go, one of the best is at the legendary Little River Inn www.littleriverinn.com on California's Mendocino Coast, about 150 miles north of San Francisco. The quaint village of Mendocino -- home to some 100,000 residents -- is just up the road from the inn, and...
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A Philly soda makes a comeback in what could be another bubbly Series year
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Amazing Jews? No, corrects Elliott Hirsh, "Amazing Juice." Easy to confuse one with the other. Because it was the lifelong Philadelphian -- with Jewish roots from Feltonville and Fishtown to Strawberry Mansion and the "Circle" -- who brought Amazing Juice to the Jews and others of the area, starting with Elliott's Amazing Apple in 1983. It was all part and...
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Popular Argentine attraction offers intoxicating invitation
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
What makes Mendoza, Argentina (the state and city) so memorable is that its charm and sophistication sneak up on you. As you first drive into it, the environment looks a little industrial and sleepy. However, a short walk and a few right turns from the Sheraton Mendoza, and you're in the midst of a lively pedestrian mall anchored by Sarmiento...
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