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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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By COX NEWS SERVICE | July 7, 2000
WASHINGTON - Promising a pox on both political parties, an array of activists warned yesterday that they will take over the streets outside the Republican and Democratic national conventions. "We've had enough," said Margaret Prescod, a leader of the R2D2K Coalition of protest groups. "Get ready for a democratic intervention on both coasts of the United States this summer." The movement includes many of the anti-globalist militants who disrupted the World Trade Organization conference in Seattle and besieged the World Bank meetings in Washington this year.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1999
The man who helped turn Philadelphia's $230 million deficit into a $70 million annual budget windfall has volunteered to help the next Baltimore mayor bring fiscal order to city government.David L. Cohen, former chief of staff for Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell, has told Baltimore's two mayoral candidates that he is willing to serve on the next administration's transition team.Mayoral nominee Martin O'Malley jumped at the offer, meeting with the fellow Democrat Oct. 15 to discuss the offer.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 11, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- After losing the first two games of their Eastern Division semifinal playoff series to the Chicago Bulls, the Philadelphia 76ers vowed to push the National Basketball Association's hottest team to the brink.The Sixers did just that last night at the sold-out Spectrum. Seemingly headed for a 3-0 deficit -- and the brink of elimination -- Philadelphia finds itself back in the hunt, trailing two games to one after a dramatic 99-97 victory.A three-point shot by Hersey Hawkins with a little over 10 seconds left gave Philadelphia a 98-97 lead.
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 21, 1990
PHILADELPHIA -- The owner of a Newtown Square, Pa., video production company was arrested by FBI agents at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport yesterday after she disguised herself and tried to sell a secret SmithKline Beecham marketing plan to one of the drug maker's main competitors, authorities said.Rebecca J. Lindquester, 42, was arrested in the parking lot of the Airport Marriott, FBI agents said, moments after they saw her turn over papers and receive $25,000 from a security officer employed by Glaxo Inc. Glaxo had notified the FBI after the woman initially contacted them.
NEWS
By Michael Kilian and Michael Kilian,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 7, 2003
PHILADELPHIA - One of the lost landmarks of American history may soon be brought back to public view - not only because it was the nation's first real "White House" but because it was also the abode of slaves. Described by George Washington as "the best single house in the city," the four-story mansion that once stood here at Sixth and Market streets was his official residence for nearly all his presidency and served John Adams for all but four months of his. Historians and architects have been trying to have the demolished house rebuilt or marked with a commemorative structure for years, with little success.
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."
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."
NEWS
By Inga Saffron and Inga Saffron,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 10, 2001
PHILADELPHIA - If the 1980s were the skyscraper decade and the '90s the hotel decade, the naughts promise to be the garage decade in Philadelphia. While big commercial projects such as DisneyQuest have fizzled, construction of parking garages in Center City and beyond is continuing at a rapid clip. In the last few months, two multilevel decks and one surface lot have opened. Four more garages are being built, and at least three others are in development. The surprisingly rapid proliferation of multistory garages has caught the attention of a variety of civic and government groups.
NEWS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | September 22, 1996
PHILADELPHIA -- White flight continues to be the major factor in the drain of Philadelphia's population, while outlying suburban counties show the region's strongest growth, according to recently released census figures.Fastest growing was Chester County, which saw a 6 percent population increase to a total of 397,313 in 1994. Bucks County (population 567,200) and Gloucester County (241,500) each grew by 5 percent.From 1990 to 1994, the city lost about 60,000 residents, or 4 percent of its population.
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