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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | October 5, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- Hysteria has swept through this city like an epidemic. No matter where you go in Philadelphia, they are dreaming about their beloved Eagles. No matter who you talk to, they are scheming about the Super Bowl.In only the first week of October, the giddy air of expectation will reach a crescendo when the unbeaten Eagles (3-0) tangle with the unbeaten Dallas Cowboys (3-0) tonight at 9 o'clock before a sellout Veterans Stadium crowd of more than 65,000 and a Monday Night Football audience.
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By LOURDES SULLIVAN | December 9, 1994
We took the family to Howard County General's Symphony of Lights display. Wow! It was utterly enchanting. I won't tell what all the displays were, because it ruins the surprise, but I can mention that it took longer to get through than I'd anticipated. It's a much bigger display than it appears from the roads.It brought back memories of childhood in the city. We lived in Philadelphia, and one of the holiday traditions was to go look at the lights. There were three great places to go: Wanamaker's department store, South Philadelphia and the hairdresser north of us.The department store had an eight-story display of moving lights and water fountains on one wall of the inner courtyard.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | August 31, 1997
PHILADELPHIA -- With his cable TV gone, Corona is making do with a portable radio.Still, the Bengal-Siberian tiger found in a North Philadelphia rowhouse is a creature of habit. He insists on having his pillows fluffed and a bay-window view of his surroundings.And Philadelphia Zoo officials responded, doing their darnedest this weekend to make Corona, who they say is more human than feline, comfortable in his new home.Corona's keepers created a sort of replica of his former digs.Instead of his own bedroom, he has a stall to himself.
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By Leigh Primavera and Leigh Primavera,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 27, 1998
PHILADELPHIA -- Thunder star Gary Gait can probably relate to the saying "You can never go home again." That's because his return to Philadelphia yesterday turned out to be a day he'd rather forget."
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | April 2, 1998
PHILADELPHIA -- US Airways Group Inc. and the city of Philadelphia agreed yesterday to move ahead with a $741 million expansion of Philadelphia International Airport to accommodate an increase in flights.The project, first announced in November, is to be completed within three years. It includes a $275 million international terminal and a $65 million terminal for US Airways' regional carrier, US Airways Express.The expansion reflects the airport's rising role in Arlington, Va.-based US Airways' flight schedule.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 28, 2005
PHILADELPHIA -- From 1999 to 2003, a gang that disguised itself as a legitimate bicycle courier service delivered marijuana to residents of Philadelphia's Center City who ordered drugs by pager, authorities said. A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday charged one New Jersey man and 11 Philadelphians, including a Shakespearean actor who has taught at Arcadia University, with conspiracy to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the gang provided customers with a pager number and a personal identification number.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | May 18, 1997
NEW YORK - New York City's diet of culture and entertainment is so rich that many residents are hard pressed to sample even a small part of the exhibitions, concerts, readings, walking tours and must-try restaurants that vie for attention. And now they have Philadelphia to consider.Philadelphia has begun a television advertising campaign in the New York market to woo people within driving distance to visit the city and its countryside. Each colorful spot features a different celebrity: the comedian Bill Cosby, the actor Kevin Bacon, the fashion designer Nicole Miller, the basketball player Julius Erving, and the filmmaker Ken Burns.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 28, 2004
PHILADELPHIA - Federal officials in Philadelphia charged three pharmacists and two doctors yesterday with illegally selling hundreds of thousands of pills, including popular medications Prilosec, Celebrex and Prozac, that had been handed out as promotional free samples by drug companies. The samples were sold in retail pharmacies in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pa., federal prosecutors say. Four other individuals - two of them drug company representatives - were charged this year in federal court in Philadelphia with selling drug samples for cash.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2000
Tapping more talent outside of Baltimore, the Greater Baltimore Committee has hired a Philadelphia deputy mayor to oversee a study of the city's departments. Matthew D. Gallagher, 27, will join the GBC Monday to coordinate studies by business leaders of the city's public works, housing and community development, health and recreation and parks departments. Mayor Martin O'Malley commissioned the study late last year to help the city run a more efficient government. The effort mirrors a strategy by former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell in 1992 that helped that city save $150 million.
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By Neal R. Peirce | March 30, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Philadelphia's Mayor Edward Rendell, taking office in the early '90s, was a kind of folk hero to believers in America's cities.Quickly, he moved to shore up finances and save America's founding city from bankruptcy. He scrubbed City Hall (literally down on his knees cleaning one washroom). He brought energy and "reinvented" government to a demoralized bureaucracy. He fought hard to retain private sector jobs and find new ones. People nodded approvingly when Vice President Gore dubbed Ed Rendell "America's Mayor."
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