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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/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 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.
TRAVEL
By Roberta Sandler and Roberta Sandler,Special to the Sun | March 14, 2004
One afternoon in 1959, I came home from high school to find my mother in tears. "I have bad news," she said. "Mario Lanza died today." I, too, burst into tears, mourning the end of the golden voice that had made Mario Lanza's movies so popular and that had crowned him as the Enrico Caruso of the 1950s. When he died in Rome, he was 38 years old. Flash forward to several months ago. I made my first visit to Philadelphia. There, I discovered not only the Mario Lanza Museum, but also the Mario Lanza Institute, Mario Lanza Park, Mario Lanza mural and Mario Lanza's birthplace.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 20, 1997
PHILADELPHIA -- Nobody wants to lose the opening game of a series, particularly when it's a short series like this best-of-five between the Bandits and Philadelphia Phantoms.But the Bandits and coach Moe Mantha weren't especially distraught after losing to Philadelphia, 4-2, in the cavernous Core- States Center yesterday afternoon."We had a dozen guys in their first playoff game, and, no doubt, the jitters contributed to us not being as sharp as we had been lately," Mantha said.The slow start resulted in the Phantoms' getting a two-goal push in the first 15 minutes before things settled down and the clubs played evenly the rest of the way."
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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.
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/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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