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February 24, 2013 | By Barbara Surk, Associated Press
BEIRUT - The battle for Syria's second-largest airport intensified Saturday as government troops tried to reverse recent strategic gains the rebels have made in the northeast in their quest to topple President Bashar al-Assad. Assad's forces have been locked in a stalemate with rebels in Aleppo since July when the city, the largest in Syria, became a major battlefield in the two-year-old conflict the United Nations says has killed at least 70,000 people. For months, rebels have been trying to capture the international airport, which is closed because of the fighting.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1995 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Next time you're at Philly International, give a closer listen to the airport public-address system. You may hear some familiar voices. Beginning Thursday night, Boyz II Men crooning "On Bended Knee"; the Patti LaBelle-Michael McDonald duet "On My Own"; Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes' toe-tapper "Wake Up Everybody"; and Sister Sledge's anthem "We Are Family" will be among the 15 homegrown acts and composers whose tunes will sound through the...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1995 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You know who you are, but how do you prove it if you have no documentation? Lost in Transit puts Arturo Conti, a respectable, middle-aged Frenchman, into that Kafkaesque predicament when he flies from Montreal to Paris. In Montreal, someone lifted his carry-on baggage containing his passport and his billfold with all his credit cards, driver's license and money, and even stole his shoes. In Paris, immigration officials refuse to let him leave the airport. What is he supposed to do? Stay there, until he can prove he is who he says he is. So Conti, played by Jean Rochefort (The Tall Blonde Man with One Black Shoe)
NEWS
March 10, 2003
DAILY NEWS reporter Don Russell scoffed at the airport's use of Hummers. He obviously has not seen our remote topography where 75 deer were living on wooded, uneven terrain a few years ago. We chase geese and deer away from our runways because an animal ingested into a jet engine can cause millions of dollars in damage and untold human casualties. Hummers help our employees monitor 12 miles of fence line, portions of which are otherwise inaccessible. These inspections were prioritized by the events of 9/11.
NEWS
March 14, 2000 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Not again. For the second time in two months, Mayor Street's tenure in office has been marked by a nasty, public, high-level firing. City Aviation Director Alfred Testa was dumped from his $150,000-a-year post yesterday, escorted from his airport office by police and city lawyers after he refused to resign. By one account, Testa felt compelled to tell the small crowd of onlookers gathered in the corridor that he wasn't being arrested. Just fired. In contrast to the explosive jettisoning of Communications Director Ken Snyder in January, the administration tried to handle this departure quietly.
NEWS
July 1, 2000 | by Erin Einhorn, Daily News Staff Writer
One of the giddy perks of getting elected, Mayor Street joked when he first took office, was that everyone waits for the mayor - even planes about to take off. The same must go for planes that have just landed, even when the plane is Air Force One and the passenger is the president of the United States. With Street running late due to navigational difficulties yesterday, President Clinton had to wait about 15 minutes before he could make his ceremonial, wave-to-the-cameras descent and shake hands with the mayor at the bottom of the stairs.
NEWS
May 31, 1987 | By Kathy Boccella, Special to The Inquirer
The group exhibited no exceptional signs of nervousness as it walked through the airport toward the Eastern Airlines jetliner. No sweaty palms or rapid pulse rates. No thoughts of escaping through the nearest door. A quick check of its SUDS level, short for Subjective Units of Discomfort, confirmed that the fearful flyers class from Temple University's Agoraphobia and Anxiety Program was handling the trip to the airport surprisingly well. Then they boarded the plane, and their SUDS level shot up like a 727 on takeoff.
NEWS
April 23, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
ST. LOUIS - Lambert Field in St. Louis has been closed after an apparent tornado tore through the airport last night, lifting a roof off the terminal and injuring several people. Broadcast reports, citing airport officials, said most of the injuries last night were believed to be minor. Airport officials say the airport was shut down and planes were diverted to other locations. Crews were assessing damage at all the terminals. Plate glass windows were torn out, largely in Concourse C, where the most of the damage appeared to occur.
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By Patrick Quinn and Rahim Faiez
ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL, Afghanistan - At least five heavily armed insurgents were engaged in an hours-long gun battle with security forces on the perimeter of Afghanistan's main airport Monday after they tried to attack NATO's airport headquarters with rocket-propelled grenades, assault rifles, and at least one large bomb, the army and police said. The airport was closed to civilian air traffic because of the attack, an airport official said. It was unclear whether the attack had damaged facilities inside the airport itself.
NEWS
April 6, 2001 | by Joseph R. Daughen Daily News Staff Writer
Councilman Jim Kenney wants to know if Rosenbluth International, the Philadelphia-based travel giant, was squeezed out of an airport contract it held for four years because it failed to donate money to Mayor Street's campaign. "The airport is a regional asset that contributes $6 billion to the area's economy and is not someone's personal domain to reward campaign contributors," said Kenney. "To take a company like Rosenbluth, which has been here since 1892 and has 1,200 employees, and boot it out because it didn't contribute or contributed to the wrong candidate is not a good sign to the business community.
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August 18, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Tuesday authorized the acquisition of 20.8 acres adjacent to Philadelphia International Airport as part of the airport's long-range expansion plan. A multistory airport rental-car building is one possibility for the land, bounded by Island and Bartram Avenues and I-95 in Southwest Philadelphia. The city-owned Philadelphia airport's expansion plan includes lengthening two runways, replacing current rental-car surface lots with a consolidated rental-car center, and designing an automated "people mover" to transport passengers between terminals.
NEWS
August 1, 2016
As thousands of folks fly out of town after the Democratic National Convention, consider the ground upon which Philadelphia International Airport sits: Hog Island, once the world's largest shipyard. Long before William Penn arrived aboard the Welcome in 1681, Swedish settlers controlled the island, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill. The Lenape called the island Quistconck , or "place for hogs. " Hog Island made a brief cameo during the American Revolution: An order in 1777 from the Council of Safety called for the island to be flooded, to halt British troops trying to infiltrate Philadelphia via the Delaware.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
A second low-fare airline will begin flights out of Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing Township in November to three Florida cities. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will fly three times a week to Orlando beginning Nov. 3, twice a week to Punta Gorda starting Nov. 3, and twice weekly to Tampa beginning Nov. 4. Allegiant said introductory fares will be as low as $49 one way to Orlando and as low as $39 one way to Punta Gorda and Tampa. Frontier Airlines also flies out of Trenton-Mercer Airport, which caters mainly to corporate jets, located off Exit 2 on I-95.
NEWS
July 26, 2016
ISSUE | PHILA. AIRPORT Workers mistreated The fight for livable wages and appropriate working conditions has reached Philadelphia International Airport (" Bumpy skies ," Wednesday). I marched with the airport workers who walked off the job on Tuesday. Their concerns about low wages, no benefits, and mistreatment are real, and they're urgent. The city got behind these wheelchair attendants, sky caps, aircraft cabin cleaners, and bag handlers in 2014 and overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure to raise the wage.
NEWS
July 21, 2016
ISSUE | PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT Workers should consider impact of strike In the mid-1960s, the American Society of Anesthesiologists conducted its annual meeting in Philadelphia. That meeting has never returned to this city. Why? A hotel workers' strike forced attendees to carry their own bags, make their own beds, and suffer the other inconveniences of understaffed hotels. Without passing judgment on their cause, I would remind the workers at Philadelphia International Airport to seriously consider the impact of their threatened strike during the Democratic National Convention ("Some airport workers vote to strike," July 13)
NEWS
July 19, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A man in an ultralight plane was injured Sunday afternoon when the aircraft crashed near an airport in Pemberton, officials said. It was not immediately clear what the extent of the man's injuries were, but he was expected to be airlifted from the crash site - on the 100 block of North Pemberton Road - to a trauma center, a police dispatcher said Sunday. The dispatcher, who declined to give his name, said the man was the only one in the plane at the time of the crash in Burlington County.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
Some delegates to the Democratic National Convention say they will fly into other airports rather than risk crossing any picket line set up by airport workers at the Philadelphia International Airport. The workers - who clean airplane interiors, handle baggage at the curb, direct passengers through airport lines and help people in wheelchairs - are employed by subcontractors who work for the major airlines. On Tuesday, nearly 500 of them cast ballots saying they would be willing to strike during the convention, although no strike date has been set. Spokeswomen for both the airport and the airport's largest airline, American Airlines, say any protests by the workers will not disrupt customer service.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, airplane cleaners, and other workers at Philadelphia International Airport voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to walk off their jobs in protest during the Democratic National Convention this month, according to a union that wants to organize them. The workers are seeking better scheduling, clarity on sick pay, a more predictable disciplinary system, and to be able to unionize. The vote, which took place at the airport, was 461-5 in favor of striking out of 500 on shift Tuesday participating.
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