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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 Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 1, 1994
PHILADELPHIA -- The vice president approached his task with the precision of a surgeon, slowly extracting tales from elderly Philadelphians impoverished by their reliance on prescription drugs.Al Gore was on a mission here yesterday to build enthusiasm among the nation's 35 million senior citizens for President Clinton's health care reform proposal. And he wanted to make sure no detail was lost on the attending gaggle of news media people.One couple he interviewed, Al and Angelina Nicotra, were struggling with bills totaling $500 a month for drugs.
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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.
NEWS
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.
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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.
NEWS
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/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 Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 8, 2003
PHILADELPHIA - Until recently, Cynthia Harmon never thought much about who owned the airport Euro Cyber Cafe, where travelers stop on their way out Concourse D for coffee and pastries and maybe an e-mail check at the computer kiosk. Now, suddenly, the little shop where she works as a cashier is under scrutiny as one of a number of lucrative airport businesses owned by people with connections to Philadelphia Mayor John Street, the subject of an FBI probe into municipal corruption. "I was stunned," Harmon said from behind the counter last week, adding that she has never met the cafe's part-owner Aruby Odom-White, the wife of Philadelphia lawyer and Street fund-raiser Ronald A. White.
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.
NEWS
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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