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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.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2011 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Boreanaz, Philly guy and star of TV's Bones , was here catching a flight when he stopped at the Time to Fly kiosk in Philadelphia International Airport's Terminal B and bought a watch. It was a two-minute transaction: Boreanaz, dressed in jeans and sneakers, had been in Philadelphia for the film premiere of The Mighty Macs at the Kimmel Center and to see his family - mother Patti and father Dave Roberts, the former Channel 6 (WPVI-TV) weatherman. Before getting on the plane, Boreanaz bought a $99 G-Shock water-resistant sports watch for his son. "He was looking for something reliable that his son can play sports with, shower, and jump in the pool with, and do anything and everything with," said Ben Cohen, who sells 140 G-Shock styles.
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.
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January 29, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Parking Authority has received a $121,742 rebate from Peco Energy Co. for installing 1,400 energy-efficient LED lights on the terminal arrivals roadway at Philadelphia International Airport between Terminals A to F. The new lights, which replaced high-wattage conventional lighting, are estimated to save the Parking Authority $120,000 a year in energy costs. The parking authority owns and operates the Philadelphia airport parking garages. The rebate is part of Peco's "smart equipment incentives" program that gives small businesses, commercial and industrial customers, and government institutions financial rebates for energy-efficiency upgrades, said Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong.
NEWS
January 29, 2016
The Atlantic City International Airport was evacuated for about an hour Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package was found. According to Sergeant First Class Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police, the suspicious package was reported at 3:40 p.m at the airport in Egg Harbor Township. It was not yet known where the package was found or who discovered it. Williams said the airport was immediately evacuated and the state police arson and bomb unit was sent to investigate.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The former site of South Jersey's Logan Township airport has been purchased by J.G. Petrucci Co. of Asbury, N.J., which plans to develop the 76-acre parcel for industrial use. J.G. Petrucci bought the Gloucester County site from an entity called Corporate Enterprises Inc., NAI Mertz, which represented the seller, said in a release late Monday. A purchase price was not disclosed. The land is near Logan Township's Pureland Industrial Complex, which is used by Amazon Inc., Home Depot Inc. and other national retailers, NAI Mertz said.
NEWS
January 13, 2016
Emergency crews are cleaning up from an accident on Route 130 in Pennsauken, near the Airport Circle, where a tanker truck overturned about noon Monday, according to a Camden County dispatcher. The truck, carrying fuel according to initial reports, fell onto its side, causing traffic delays as emergency crews rushed to the area, including a HAZMAT crew. There were no apparent injuries, according to an initial report. More details are expected to be released later. - Barbara Boyer
NEWS
December 29, 2015
Service on SEPTA's Regional Rail Airport Line was briefly suspended Sunday afternoon. The train line was shut down around 4 p.m. because of power issues affecting signals, and passengers were shuttled by bus instead, an agency spokeswoman said. An estimated 84,000 people were expected to fly in and out of the airport on Sunday, she said, normal for a busy Sunday. A SEPTA Twitter account said at 4:23 p.m. that service had resumed, but also warned of residual delays of up to 15 minutes.
NEWS
December 22, 2015
ISSUE | SEPTA Get me to the airport As a frequent rider on SEPTA commuter trains, I was surprised and angered by last week's schedule changes ("SEPTA revises runs for rail punctuality," Dec. 10). I have never experienced great delays on the Warminster and West Trenton Lines and have been extremely appreciative of the direct service to Philadelphia International Airport. The Melrose Park Station was renovated recently and is the only station in Cheltenham Township that is handicapped accessible.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2015
In the Region Airport leadership team set Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced Tuesday the leadership team at Philadelphia International Airport that will work with new airport CEO Chellie Cameron, whom Kenney on Dec. 3 appointed to the top job, effective after he officially becomes the city's leader on Jan. 4. Folasade "Sade" A. Olanipekun-Lewis, chief financial officer for City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, will shift to the newly created...
NEWS
December 17, 2015
Drivers of electric cars can now charge their vehicles at the public parking lots at Philadelphia International Airport, the Philadelphia Parking Authority announced.Seven stations capable of charging 14 electric vehicles at any time have been installed: two on Level 1 in Garage C, two on Level 1 in Garage D, and three in the Economy Lot next to the airport toll plaza. Charging will be free until April 1. After that, rates may still be free, or there may be a $1 to $5 fee above the normal cost of parking in the lots, said Parking Authority spokesman Martin O'Rourke.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced Tuesday the leadership team at Philadelphia International Airport that will work with new airport CEO Chellie Cameron, whom Kenney last week appointed to the top job, effective after he officially becomes the city's leader on Jan. 4. Folasade "Sade" A. Olanipekun-Lewis, chief financial officer for City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, will shift to the newly created position of chief administration officer at...
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