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By Alfred Lubrano and Alfred Lubrano,KNIGHT-RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 31, 2000
PHILADELPHIA - He was once a gang leader who hunted humans in Laotian jungles, a tattoo with the words "Face to Face" needled onto his forehead. The flesh-inked message announced Bounmy Luangamath as a hard case anxious to destroy all comers. Now, Luangamath is a captain and minister with the Salvation Army, working among Laotians in Philadelphia. Born to Buddha, he converted to Christ. Born to rural poverty and violence, Luangamath became a man of peace, preoccupied now with the 2 a.m. troubles of urban immigrant families adrift in a new place, unmoored in America.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2013
Joseph R. Carlozo, a former Calvert Hall College High School football coach whose team had a legendary closing-seconds victory at Memorial Stadium on Thanksgiving Day in 1969, died of stroke complications May 20 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Philadelphia, he was the son of Joseph Thomas Carlozo, a painter, and Concetta DeVicaris, a homemaker. He was a 1946 graduate of Southern High School in South Philadelphia, where he was a standout player on the 1944 and 1945 football teams and played at the Philadelphia Football Championship games at Franklin Field.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | September 21, 1993
PHILADELPHIA -- The young mob wiseguys congregate at a clubhouse with a Greenpeace sign out front.The Sicilian-born man reputed to be the leader of the old guard works out of a warehouse that is patrolled by a black and white pit bull that plays fetch with slabs of old tires.And the shootings and killings oc- cur not in back alleys and dimly lit bars but on neighborhood streets, around the corner from a landmark diner, and on an access ramp off the city's major expressway.Mob wars just aren't what they used to be.Philadelphia is embroiled in its third mob skirmish in 13 years.
TRAVEL
April 19, 2009
Where:: The Navy Yard, 5100 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. The show is in the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal at Pier One of the Philadelphia Naval Business Center. When:: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday What:: The Philadelphia Antiques Show dates to 1962 and is one of the longest-running antiques shows in the country. This year's event features 50 antiques dealers and galleries showcasing period furniture, folk and fine art, ceramics, porcelain, silver, jewelry and textiles.
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March 24, 1991
1100 block South Philadelphia Boulevard: A 1988 Pontiac worth $8,500was stolen from Cook Motorcars Ltd. on March 17, the county Sheriff's Department said.1500 block South Philadelphia Boulevard: Two telephones, a television, videocassette recorder, answering machine andchain saw were stolen from an office trailer owned by Maryland Utility Trailer Inc. on March 12, the Sheriff's Department said. A window was damaged during the burglary. Loss $1,445.DATELINE: Bel Air500 block Baltimore Pike: $780 was taken from a safe at Bel Air Plaza Laundromat and Cleaners on March 12, town police said.
TRAVEL
April 19, 2009
Where:: The Navy Yard, 5100 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. The show is in the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal at Pier One of the Philadelphia Naval Business Center. When:: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday What:: The Philadelphia Antiques Show dates to 1962 and is one of the longest-running antiques shows in the country. This year's event features 50 antiques dealers and galleries showcasing period furniture, folk and fine art, ceramics, porcelain, silver, jewelry and textiles.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | May 21, 2008
Two women whom Baltimore police and prosecutors are calling "persons of interest" in the disappearance of a toddler were ordered held without bail yesterday by a District Court judge. Travia Williams, 20, and Queen Antoinette, 39, were arrested this month in Brooklyn, N.Y., on a warrant charging them with assault in an case unrelated to that of the missing child. A third person charged in the assault case, Marcus Cobbs, 21, is scheduled for a bail review today. He is also being called a "person of interest."
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By Jo Thomas and Ralph Blumenthal and Jo Thomas and Ralph Blumenthal,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 10, 2002
RED HOUSE, Va. - To federal prosecutors, the collection of mobile homes on a field near this tiny southern Virginia town is a "compound" linked to a violent Muslim sect. To the neighbors, it is a mysterious place where outsiders do not seem welcome. But to Abdul Jabbar, 26, a chemist who grew up on the bleak streets of South Philadelphia, it is a place he can live in peace, pray and teach school. In the last seven years, Jabbar and dozens of other Muslims have left poor urban homes to resettle in this corner of Charlotte County, so rural that it has not a single stoplight in its 500 square miles.
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By Ken Tucker and Ken Tucker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 25, 1997
"The Sunday Macaroni Club," by Steve Lopez. Harcourt Brace. 360 pages. $24.You know you're in good hands when, early on in a novel about big-city politicians, a character describes the breed thusly: "If there were money and votes in it, they'd be in favor of train wrecks." Steve Lopez's zippy, shrewd book centers on the exploits of former U.S. Senator Augie Sangiamino, a South Philadelphia old-school legend about whom it is said that "with one phone call, he could have the Pope deliver a pizza."
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | November 3, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - If Sen. John McCain defies the polls and wins Pennsylvania, it will be in part because of voters like Harry Klemash, 67, a Democrat who supported Sen. Hillary Clinton in the primary and is still not comfortable with Sen. Barack Obama. "Obama has too many socialist policies, and he doesn't have enough experience," Klemash, a retired pressman, said yesterday as he walked his miniature poodle in Marconi Park in South Philadelphia, a largely white, Catholic, ethnic neighborhood.
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By New York Times News Service | November 3, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - If Sen. John McCain defies the polls and wins Pennsylvania, it will be in part because of voters like Harry Klemash, 67, a Democrat who supported Sen. Hillary Clinton in the primary and is still not comfortable with Sen. Barack Obama. "Obama has too many socialist policies, and he doesn't have enough experience," Klemash, a retired pressman, said yesterday as he walked his miniature poodle in Marconi Park in South Philadelphia, a largely white, Catholic, ethnic neighborhood.
NEWS
By ANNIE LINSKEY | May 21, 2008
Two women whom Baltimore police and prosecutors are calling "persons of interest" in the disappearance of a toddler were ordered held without bail yesterday by a District Court judge. Travia Williams, 20, and Queen Antoinette, 39, were arrested this month in Brooklyn, N.Y., on a warrant charging them with assault in an case unrelated to that of the missing child. A third person charged in the assault case, Marcus Cobbs, 21, is scheduled for a bail review today. He is also being called a "person of interest."
NEWS
By Jo Thomas and Ralph Blumenthal and Jo Thomas and Ralph Blumenthal,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 10, 2002
RED HOUSE, Va. - To federal prosecutors, the collection of mobile homes on a field near this tiny southern Virginia town is a "compound" linked to a violent Muslim sect. To the neighbors, it is a mysterious place where outsiders do not seem welcome. But to Abdul Jabbar, 26, a chemist who grew up on the bleak streets of South Philadelphia, it is a place he can live in peace, pray and teach school. In the last seven years, Jabbar and dozens of other Muslims have left poor urban homes to resettle in this corner of Charlotte County, so rural that it has not a single stoplight in its 500 square miles.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham | March 18, 2001
The most effective writers of entertainment fiction demonstrate an uncanny mastery of the details of a profession and a place: There's Ed McBain with his peerless knowledge of the New York police; Ian Fleming and his intriguing, thoroughly believable visions of futuristic technology; and W.E.B. Griffin's intricate understanding of American military men, fighting World War II. After reading Lisa Scottoline's new novel, "The Vendetta Defense" (HarperCollins, 400 pages, $25), it's clear to me that this lawyer-turned-writer has joined the ranks of McBain and company.
NEWS
By Alfred Lubrano and Alfred Lubrano,KNIGHT-RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 31, 2000
PHILADELPHIA - He was once a gang leader who hunted humans in Laotian jungles, a tattoo with the words "Face to Face" needled onto his forehead. The flesh-inked message announced Bounmy Luangamath as a hard case anxious to destroy all comers. Now, Luangamath is a captain and minister with the Salvation Army, working among Laotians in Philadelphia. Born to Buddha, he converted to Christ. Born to rural poverty and violence, Luangamath became a man of peace, preoccupied now with the 2 a.m. troubles of urban immigrant families adrift in a new place, unmoored in America.
NEWS
By Ken Tucker and Ken Tucker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 25, 1997
"The Sunday Macaroni Club," by Steve Lopez. Harcourt Brace. 360 pages. $24.You know you're in good hands when, early on in a novel about big-city politicians, a character describes the breed thusly: "If there were money and votes in it, they'd be in favor of train wrecks." Steve Lopez's zippy, shrewd book centers on the exploits of former U.S. Senator Augie Sangiamino, a South Philadelphia old-school legend about whom it is said that "with one phone call, he could have the Pope deliver a pizza."
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1996
With 53 seconds remaining in the Bandits-Phantoms matinee yesterday, Ryan Sittler was awarded a penalty shot after being hauled down from behind as he closed in on the Philadelphia goal.Quickly, the 4,208 in attendance at the Baltimore Arena, half of whom were there to view the post-game Disney movie, "D3: The Mighty Ducks," sprang to attention.Sittler moved in from midice and put the puck on his backhand while moving left, but his effort was brushed aside easily by Phantoms goalie Neil Little.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | May 1, 1996
IT HAD BEEN a few years since I had tried to eat my way through a city, and I wasn't sure my stomach was still up to the task. So when I made a quick visit to Philadelphia recently I brought along an assistant eater, a teen-ager, my 15-year-old son. Traveling with a teen-ager has its drawbacks. Agreement on what radio station you listen to in the car can be difficult. But if you want an enthusiastic eater, a teen-ager is just what the demographer ordered.Together we visited three cheese steak emporiums, Jim's, Pat's and Tom's.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1996
With 53 seconds remaining in the Bandits-Phantoms matinee yesterday, Ryan Sittler was awarded a penalty shot after being hauled down from behind as he closed in on the Philadelphia goal.Quickly, the 4,208 in attendance at the Baltimore Arena, half of whom were there to view the post-game Disney movie, "D3: The Mighty Ducks," sprang to attention.Sittler moved in from midice and put the puck on his backhand while moving left, but his effort was brushed aside easily by Phantoms goalie Neil Little.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | May 1, 1996
IT HAD BEEN a few years since I had tried to eat my way through a city, and I wasn't sure my stomach was still up to the task. So when I made a quick visit to Philadelphia recently I brought along an assistant eater, a teen-ager, my 15-year-old son. Traveling with a teen-ager has its drawbacks. Agreement on what radio station you listen to in the car can be difficult. But if you want an enthusiastic eater, a teen-ager is just what the demographer ordered.Together we visited three cheese steak emporiums, Jim's, Pat's and Tom's.
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