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By Linda K. Harris and Linda K. Harris,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 16, 2001
PHILADELPHIA - It was only a decade ago that Center City wore the image of a loser - a dirty, dangerous, has-been metropolis with an inferiority complex deeper than the Delaware River. Even the city's most ardent boosters, such people as Ronald I. Rubin, who in 1991 had just finished building the 54-story Mellon Bank Center, wince at the memory. "The city," Rubin recalled with deliberate understatement, "was not fabulous." Added Michael Dean, a lawyer who helped usher in the Center City District: "There was a general feeling that no one was in charge of Center City."
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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.
SPORTS
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."
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2000
PHILADELPHIA -- When police burst through David Ebron's front door, pointed guns at him and ordered him to put his hands in the air, he felt only one emotion: relief. "I feel like a weight has been lifted off me, and I'm just glad no one got hurt," Ebron said after police stormed his North Philadelphia rowhouse Saturday afternoon and arrested Richard Antonio Moore and Wesley John Moore. Ebron, 66, took in his brother's grandsons when they showed up at his home about 6: 30 p.m. Thursday because they were family and needed a place to stay.
SPORTS
By Mark Bowden and Mark Bowden,Knight-Ridder News Service | September 17, 1990
PHILADELPHIA -- A hearty cheer went up from the crowd late in the second quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles' 23-21 loss to the Phoenix Cardinals yesterday when quarterback Randall Cunningham trotted out on the field to try for a first down.The Eagles had scored two flashy touchdowns quickly against the lowly Cardinals at Veterans Stadium. The game was looking like the rout it was supposed to be. When the Eagles' third impressive drive stalled, bringing up fourth-and-two at the Cardinals' 37-yard line, the decision to go for it was jaunty -- it had coach Buddy Ryan's cocky signature.
NEWS
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."
NEWS
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.
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