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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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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.
NEWS
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 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.
NEWS
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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