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.
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.
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.
By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 24, 1991
PHILADELPHIA, Germany -- On a flat, sandy stretch of land 30 miles east of Berlin sits a poor little farm village with the very un-German-sounding name of Philadelphia.It's a rundown place with one rutted main street, 294 residents, 95 brownish-gray houses, a three-room Town Hall and a two-room schoolhouse that had to close because it was too expensive to keep open. There is no hotel and just one Kneipe, or pub, where the locals go to drink.The place has a lot in common with its namesake across the sea.Its economy is collapsing.
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.
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.
By Debbie M. Price and Debbie M. Price,Sun Staff | January 11, 1998
"A Prayer for The City: The True Story of a Mayor and Five Heroes in a Race Against Time," by Buzz Bissinger. 402 pages. $24.95.The Philadelphia that Mayor Edward G. Rendell inherits in January 1992 is coming apart at the seams. Actually, there are no seams, only great gushing wounds. Mortal wounds, it is feared.The city has just enough money left in its piggybank to pay the bills for about a week and a half, and the budget deficit is headed toward an astounding $1.246 billion in five years if nothing is done.
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | June 2, 2003
He wasn't an architect, but he had a greater impact on the skyline of his adopted hometown than most designers who work there. He helped enliven city streets, while promoting smart growth strategies for the suburbs long before it was popular to do so. Like his famous uncle in Baltimore, he was known for taking on projects that others deemed impossible, and bringing them to fruition. Willard Goldsmith Rouse III, a Baltimore native who settled in Pennsylvania and become a developer and community leader like his uncle James Rouse, died of lung cancer Tuesday at the age of 60 at his home in Chester County, Pa. He will be remembered today during a public memorial at one of the civic projects he helped create, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in center city Philadelphia.
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | September 10, 2000
PHILADELPHIA - Every morning after breakfast, Thomas Mapp takes a walk through the streets of West Philadelphia. Sometimes his ambling lasts an hour, sometimes two. It depends on whom he sees, what they have to say, how far his 68-year-old legs will take him. "I know everybody around here. It's like family. I love that walk," said Mapp, a retired truck driver. That is why Mapp is turning his back on an offer that Mayor John Street and others say he should take: $150,000 to walk away from his home on the long-troubled 6200 block of Osage Ave. Street says the money is a fair way of closing the book on one of the city's most difficult chapters, the 1985 MOVE bombing that destroyed 61 homes and left 11 people dead.
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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