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Archive: August, 2009

Rhea Hughes is a mom

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 8:45 AM
WIP's Rhea Hughes, 40, and husband Joseph Cohn are first-time parents. She delivered a baby boy named Clark Hughes Cohn at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday. The little guy was 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Read more

Ringing up 867-5309

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 7:35 AM
Bidding on eBay ends at 6 p.m. Tuesday on 267-867-5309, a local version of the phone number immortalized by the 1982 Tommy Tutone hit "867-5309/Jenny." But Jason Kaplan, 23, of Holland, Bucks County, can't sell the number. The buyer will get a wireless-phone business and phone loaded with... Read more

Not so good for Goodburger

Monday, August 3, 2009, 1:21 PM
Goodburger at 1725 Chestnut St., the offshoot of the New York joints, has that shutdown look after less than a year and a half, what with the kraft paper on the window and the phone that ringsandringsrings. Nick Tsoulos, who was an original investor, said he no longer has a stake in the operation... Read more

Get your Cliff Lee jersey

Monday, August 3, 2009, 12:43 PM
Last week, as Cliff Lee was putting pen to paper on his deal with the Phillies, the team's merchandising department was ready to get on the line to Majestic, the official uniform supplier for Major League Baseball, to order shirts to sell at the stadium. But first, it had to be determined which number... Read more

Conshy's Spamps expanding

Monday, August 3, 2009, 10:23 AM
Mike Spampinato, whose steak-sushi house Spamps is just off the Fayette Street bridge in Conshohocken, is going next door into the former Viggiano's restaurant with a red-gravy Italian concept called Spampinato's Italian Restaurant. Simple renovation will include new carpeting and paint, and he hopes... Read more

Batter up: Sneak peek at Michael Schulson's new show

Monday, August 3, 2009, 9:59 AM
Tonight at 10, TLC is offering a first look at Ultimate Cake Off, a competition series hosted by Michael Schulson, chef/owner of Izakaya at the Borgata in Atlantic City and, this fall, at Sampan at 13th and Sansom Streets. Ultimate Cake Off pits teams of cake artists charged with making cakes exceeding... Read more

Valerie Levesque's wedding

Sunday, August 2, 2009, 3:46 PM
CBS3 's Valerie Levesque and management consultant Chris Watson couldn't have ordered up nicer weather for their July 18 wedding in Newport, R.I. Check out the slideshow here. Read more

Elton John's dedication to Reese Witherspoon

Sunday, August 2, 2009, 12:51 AM
Elton John dedicated "Tiny Dancer" to Reese Witherspoon, who was sitting front and center, during his set Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park, part of his "Face 2 Face" concert series with Billy Joel. When the in-stadium camera crew showed her face and that of her son on the big... Read more
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