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By Howard Goodman and Howard Goodman,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | July 21, 1998
PHILADELPHIA -- It was 1951 when the father of Retin-A first came to Holmesburg Prison.The 1,200 inmates of Philadelphia's gloomiest jail were plagued by an outbreak of athlete's foot, and the prison pharamacist had asked Dr. Albert M. Kligman, a University of Pennsylvania dermatologist, to take a look.Imagine the researcher's thrill as he stepped into the aging prison, hundreds of men milling around."All I saw before me were acres of skin," Kligman told a newspaper reporter in 1966. "It was like a farmer seeing a field for the first time."
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Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
A two-vehicle collision has closed the westbound side Philadelphia Road near the Baltimore Beltway, according to state transportation information. A two-vehicle collision has partially closed the westbound side of Philadelphia Road near the Baltimore Beltway, according to state transportation information. Earlier, the road had been completey blocked but was partly open again by 8:25 a.m. Local MTA buses, the light rail and subway are running on a regular weekday schedule; the MARC Penn line is running on the Saturday timetable; and the MARC Camden line is closed for the Columbus Day holiday.
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SPORTS
By Michael Vitez and Michael Vitez,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 1, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- You can tell by the high-tops that this crowd is serious. As they stride onto the smooth, swept pavement, the trademarks flash like dog tags: Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Converse, Fila. As more and more players arrive, rap spills from a living-room speaker set next to an '80 Riviera parked courtside, announcing that the evening's action is about to commence. Sides are chosen, and soon the basketball is in play.The Moylan Recreation Center at 25th and Diamond is a proving ground, one of several playgrounds where Philadelphia's best players have always come to learn the game, to test themselves, to put their skills on display.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo didn't celebrate very long after his team's bowl win over Middle Tennessee State last December. The preparation - at least mentally - had already started for the 2014 season opener against Ohio State in Baltimore. "It heightens everything you do, I couldn't even enjoy our bowl game," Niumatalolo recalled Saturday. "As soon as you win the bowl game, you're thinking the next game you're playing is Ohio State, everything you do you've got to take it to the [n]
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2011
Timonium-based Mid-Atlantic Health Care LLC, which owns and operates six senior care facilities in Maryland and one in Delaware, said Friday that it bought five skilled nursing centers in Philadelphia from the NewCourtland Network for $75 million. Mid-Atlantic officials said the acquisition includes 1,200 beds, or a quarter of the Philadelphia market, and makes Mid-Atlantic one of the largest nursing companies in the region. Mid-Atlantic plans to retain NewCourtland's 1,200 employees and honor a 3 percent pay increase workers were expecting.
NEWS
September 23, 1990
Philadelphia has just joined an exclusive club in having its municipal bonds downgraded to junk-bond status. The city suffers from many problems, some of which plague all big cities: Hemorrhage of jobs and citizens to the suburbs, increasing numbers of people below the poverty line and cuts in federal aid. Add huge new expenditures for public-health problems such as drugs and AIDS.Spokesmen at investment rating services say Philadelphia's economy is generally strong. And they say good things about the city's overall management.
NEWS
June 17, 1994
For years, David W. Hornbeck has been angling for the toughest job in American education -- the superintendency of a large urban school system. Now he'll get his chance. If all goes well, the former Maryland state schools superintendent will be hired June 27 as head of Philadelphia's public schools.It's a job Mr. Hornbeck almost had in Baltimore three years ago, when Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke asked him to become a candidate, then abandoned him at the altar in favor of a nonsensical troika arrangement that has since fallen apart.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | September 25, 1994
PHILADELPHIA -- Giant Food boss Israel Cohen didn't say "read my lips," but his message two years ago was clear: The company wasn't going to open any supermarkets in the Philadelphia area.He was wrong.A few weeks ago Giant agreed to buy a 10-acre plot in the Philadelphia suburb of Cherry Hill, N.J. A spacious, shiny "Super G" grocery store will open there next year.And Giant officials are intently scouring the Main Line, Chester and Bucks counties and other Philadelphia suburbs for more sites.
SPORTS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 21, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- Past and future did a delicate dance at the Spectrum Thursday night, and the Charlotte Hornets came away looking into a rosy tomorrow.The 76ers, 123-116 losers in overtime, are probably thinking more about their yesterdays.Having now lost four straight and six of their last seven,the Sixers, while still hanging around for the moment, are decided long shots even to make the playoffs this season. They hit the road soon, and history suggests the road will hit back."It's a very inopportune time to lose four straight, especially of the variety we have.
FEATURES
By Leonard W. Boasberg and Leonard W. Boasberg,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 2, 1994
Following up a campaign pledge, Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell has launched plans for a Spoleto-like international festival of the arts to be held annually in Philadelphia, but the details -- such as when, how long, how big, exactly what -- are still to be worked out."We're still in the planning stages -- intensive planning, but planning," Mr. Rendell says.Current planning aims at September-October 1995 as the date for the first festival, but Mr. Rendell cautions that the festival might have to be delayed until the following year, depending mostly on how much money is available.
SPORTS
By John Altavilla and Tribune Newspapers | August 6, 2014
History tells us the first documented version of lacrosse was played by native tribes inhabiting North America in the 1630s. Legend says the rules of the ancient sport were devised to help sharpen the focus, dexterity and courage of young warriors. Needless to say, much has changed over the past four centuries with a sport whose popularity seems to grow each year, especially in the wealthier suburbs where kids play it and parents watch it. But it was certainly intuition and opportunity that led the Mohegan Sun's Tribal Gaming Authority to pursue the sport's indoor professional league as a tenant for its arena, home of concerts and basketball games.
SPORTS
By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Update: The Wings name and logo will stay in Philadelphia, according to Inside Lacrosse . Last month, NLL commissioner George Daniel issued a statement saying the league hopes to land a new ownership group and arena deal there. " To all of the Philadelphia Wings fans, keep the faith,” the statement read. ************************** The Philadelphia Wings of the indoor National Lacrosse League have been purchased by the Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority and will move to Connecticut for the 2014-2015 season, according to multiple reports.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
The owners of the Philadelphia Wings, one of nine teams in the indoor National Lacrosse League, plan to move the franchise for the 2015 season. The organization is taking part in discussions with a new strategic partner for relocation, pending NLL Board of Governors approval. Fans that have placed deposits or paid in full for the 2015 season will be issued a full refund, in the same manner in which they paid, within seven days. Inside Lacrosse has speculated that the team will move to Connecticut, but has no confirmation.
SPORTS
By Aaron Dodson and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
I'm Blessed To Say That Today I Have Committed To Being A Maryland Terp.. ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ #BeyondBlessed #TerpNation pic.twitter.com/kSpTeIm2QU - ACE♠¿ (@DjMoore23) July 3, 2014 Four-star wide receiver D.J. Moore, a rising senior at Imhotep High School in Philadelphia, became very familiar with College Park before making his decision. Imhotep football coach Albie Crosby said Moore visited Maryland's campus three times in the past month, with the last trip coming just last Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Late last week, Tom May - the 27-year-old singer and guitarist for the Philadelphia punk band the Menzingers - waited to board a plane at Texas' Austin-Bergstrom International Airport that would take him to his hometown of Scranton, Pa., for a cousin's wedding. It was one more reminder that he was no longer a kid, and hasn't been for a long time. “People are getting married. People are dying. People are doing all of these things,” May said on the phone. “We always write what we know, like what happens in our lives, and things are starting to get a lot more serious than they ever were before.” April's “Rented World,” the Menzingers' fourth album, signified a gut check.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
When the Wonder Years formed in 2005, the pop-punk band from Philadelphia had a singular objective: Make themselves laugh. The evidence can be found in early song titles: “Dude, What is a Land Pirate?,” “I Fell in Love with a Ninja Master“ and “Let's Moshercise!!!“ “Our band was a joke band, and I mean that in a really honest sense - not like, we were so bad, we were a joke,” said lead singer Dan “Soupy” Campbell on the phone as the group's tour bus passed through Tampa, Fla., last week.
FEATURES
December 29, 1991
Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Bridge has become the "world's only musical bridge." A computerized lighting system,keyed to live choral music, will be inaugurated on New Year's Eve in a free 45-minute celebration on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.The program,beginning at 11:30 p.m., will launches "Neighbors in the New Year," the city's yearlong program to commemoration of the Columbus Quincentenary. Seasonal music will be performed by a formed of community choirs, and at there will be a fireworks display over Delaware River and a pyrotechnic "waterfall" from jets along the bottom of the bridge.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | May 27, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- This city is jealous.The mayor wants his own Oriole Park at Camden Yards. So does the Phillies owner. So does virtually every fan.Turn on WIP, the city's all-sports radio station, and you'd swear you were in Baltimore. Talk-show callers rave about the Orioles' new home, at the expense of outdated Veterans Stadium.We're lucky, folks.Luckier than we even imagine."So many people dislike the Vet, all they needed was a reason to vent their spleen," WIP morning drive-time host Angelo Cataldi said yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
The producers of The Taste of Two Cities, Baltimore's annual food-truck festival and competition, have announced a date and site for the third go-around. And this year, for the first time, food trucks from Philadelphia will join those from Baltimore and Washington. The event, which has been renamed a Taste of Three Cities, will be at Lots B & C at M&T Bank Stadium. Producers are promising over 50 trucks at the event, which they're billing as "the largest food truck event ever in the state of Maryland.” Details about times and ticketing will be released soon.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
A down-to-earth guy from a working-class city is determined to succeed in a tough business. Punching above his weight, he beats the odds and makes it into the ring, cheered on by a crowd that includes a woman who shares his modest roots and encourages his big dreams. That's not just the scenario of the wildly popular 1976 film "Rocky. " It also works as the art-imitating-art story line for the two Baltimore-area actors starring in the new musical version of "Rocky" that opens this week on Broadway.
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