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May 21, 2010 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Q'orianka Kilcher has a planar face and poised carriage that suggest her innate nobility. The actress, whose own heritage is Peruvian and German, memorably played Pocahontas in The New World. With Princess Ka'iulani, about the people of Hawaii's last hope against eventual U.S. annexation, the actress seems destined to portray forthright heroines who bridge indigenous and colonial cultures. Kilcher is lovely. But sadly, Ka'iulani is a perfunctory biopic of the sort one might encounter on television during Women's History Month.
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August 10, 1990 | Associated Press Susan Bennett of the Inquirer Washington Bureau contributed to this article
The U.N. Security Council yesterday unanimously expressed outrage over Iraq's annexation of Kuwait, declaring it "null and void," and called on all nations to repudiate the puppet Kuwaiti regime. British Ambassador Crispen Tickell said the move - which drew scorn from Iraq - set a precedent for the kind of bold Security Council action envisioned when the United Nations was formed in 1945. The U.N. vote came as the Soviet Union left open the possibility of taking part in a multinational military action in the Persian Gulf region under the leadership of the United Nations.
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October 14, 1991
It's every beleaguered city politician's fantasy: Imagine if Philadelphia could pursue all those middle-class residents and businesses that flee to the suburbs and haul them back in. Not literally, of course, but through the annexation of suburbs that, seen from the air, are as much a part of Philadelphia as Chestnut Hill or the Navy Yard or the Franklin Mills mall. There, just beyond the city's borders, is a wealth of ratables that could help bring the city's fiscal crisis to a close - places like Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion, Haverford, Jenkintown, Cheltenham and so on. It seems that Edward G. Rendell, the Democratic candidate for mayor, shares that fantasy.
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November 17, 1999 | By Michael Rothfeld, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Supervisors authorized their solicitor last night to seek an injunction in Chester County Court against a 367-unit subdivision in Coatesville. All five supervisors voted for the injunction. In late October, Solicitor Alan Jarvis wrote developer Carl Chetty to say that the township believes that the Millview subdivision, approved by Coatesville in June, must also be approved by Valley, which borders the site. Valley believes that 4,800 square feet of Regency Drive, a road leading into the development, was annexed by Coatesville in 1974 in violation of the state constitution.
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June 25, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Hundreds of thousands of Soviet Moldavians massed on the border with Romania yesterday in a show of support for the republic's recent proclamation of sovereignty, and 10,000 Romanians surged across the border to join them. The day marked the 50th anniversary of Moscow's annexation of the republic from Romania in June 1940. The sovereignty declaration was adopted late Saturday night, and appeared similar to the one issued by the Russian republic, which called for self- control of its own natural resources rather than control by Moscow.
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March 22, 1987 | By Wendy Walker, Special to The Inquirer
The Uwchlan Township Planning Commission has agreed that the supervisors should consider allowing neighboring East Caln Township to annex less than half an acre of Uwchlan. The annexation would accommodate a proposed commercial building that otherwise would be located partly in Uwchlan. The land in question is part of a six-acre parcel located on the south side of Route 113, just west of the Keystone Credit Union building. Owner Fred Shubert of Downingtown has proposed building 25 townhouses and 11,000 square feet of commercial condominiums on the property.
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August 6, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
In the little barrier island town of Strathmere, the beach and boat ramp are free, and so is the parking. What this quirky and easygoing Cape May County community - think Mayberry with a splash of Margaritaville - dearly wants to be free of, however, is Upper Township. A New Jersey appellate court panel dealt yet another defeat Wednesday to supporters of the grassroots "de-annexation" effort launched in 2007. The judges affirmed previous rulings that losing Strathmere - and its $393 million in taxable real estate - would hurt Upper Township, fiscally and otherwise.
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November 21, 1999 | By Erika Hobbs, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
By the end of December, the 1.2-square-mile Borough of Wenonah could stretch its borders by about 13 acres. The borough petitioned Deptford Township on Nov. 10 to annex a 13-acre parcel of land along Hayes Avenue just off Mantua Avenue, behind Wenonah's baseball field. The site is landlocked and accessible only through Wenonah. Over the next three years, Wenonah officials would construct a new playground, walking track, and soccer field on the tract if the annexation were approved.
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August 16, 1991 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joyce Gould wants to raid her neighbor to the south and grab some of the real estate. The new mayor of this resort town is casting covetous eyes on Diamond Beach, a two-mile patch of land at the southern tip of the island that is home to the four Wildwoods. "We're working on the idea of annexing it," she said. The present owner of the land and its 700 upscale homes is Lower Township, most of which is across the bridge on the mainland. "Lower Township is not crazy about the idea," Gould said.
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December 19, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE WEATHER outside is frightful and it's apparently not much better inside for students, faculty and staff at an Overbrook school. Pupils and teachers at Overbrook Educational Center Annex, on Lansdowne Avenue near 68th Street, have not had heat for a week, with temperatures in the building dipping into the 40s, according to a staff member. "The kids are still over there suffering and the principal's in her warm office. She's in the main building," the employee, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisal, said yesterday.
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November 10, 2012 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Seventh and eighth graders from Carnell School in Northeast Philadelphia will be relocated from an annex to a former Catholic school in January because of structural concerns about the annex's facade, the Philadelphia School District announced Friday. The district said the Department of Licenses and Inspections had asked the district to vacate the annex at 901 Devereaux Ave. in Oxford Circle that houses the Carnell Middle Years Academy by Jan. 30. When seventh and eighth graders return from winter recess Jan. 2, they will attend classes at the former St. Bernard school at 7360 Jackson St. in Holmesburg.
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August 6, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
In the little barrier island town of Strathmere, the beach and boat ramp are free, and so is the parking. What this quirky and easygoing Cape May County community - think Mayberry with a splash of Margaritaville - dearly wants to be free of, however, is Upper Township. A New Jersey appellate court panel dealt yet another defeat Wednesday to supporters of the grassroots "de-annexation" effort launched in 2007. The judges affirmed previous rulings that losing Strathmere - and its $393 million in taxable real estate - would hurt Upper Township, fiscally and otherwise.
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August 3, 2012 | By Selcan Hacaoglu and Irem Karakaya, Associated Press
ANKARA, Turkey - Iraq on Thursday accused Turkey of interfering in its internal affairs after Turkey's foreign minister paid a surprise visit to a northern Iraqi city seen as a testing ground for whether Iraq's sectarian leaders can ever reach reconciliation. Ahmet Davutoglu visited the city of Kirkuk, where an estimated 850,000 Kurds, Turkomen and Arabs uneasily coexist - and that Iraqi Kurds hope to annex into their autonomous region. Turkey, Iran and Syria have long feared that Kurdish rule of Kirkuk would encourage separatist sentiment within their Kurdish minorities.
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July 10, 2010 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
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May 21, 2010 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Q'orianka Kilcher has a planar face and poised carriage that suggest her innate nobility. The actress, whose own heritage is Peruvian and German, memorably played Pocahontas in The New World. With Princess Ka'iulani, about the people of Hawaii's last hope against eventual U.S. annexation, the actress seems destined to portray forthright heroines who bridge indigenous and colonial cultures. Kilcher is lovely. But sadly, Ka'iulani is a perfunctory biopic of the sort one might encounter on television during Women's History Month.
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February 17, 2010 | By Linda Loyd and Maria Panaritis INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A South Korean automaker is negotiating to put a large vehicle-import business along Philadelphia's waterfront, and create at least 250 jobs. The auto-finishing facility for Hyundai and Kia vehicles would be on about 90 acres owned by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority beside the Walt Whitman Bridge. "If - and it's a huge if - we get this business, it's going to be at least 100 ships a year filled with cars," said Robert C. Blackburn, the port authority's senior deputy executive director.
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August 29, 2008 | By Jeff Shields INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Was an agreement allowing Fox Chase Cancer Center to expand into parkland a necessary sacrifice for the city's benefit or an inside deal that violates a century-old will and the Fairmount Park Commission's duty to protect open space? That debate began yesterday in Philadelphia Orphans' Court, with the city and Fox Chase arguing the merits of surrendering a quarter of Burholme Park in Northeast Philadelphia to keep the nation's oldest cancer hospital and research facility in the city.
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August 20, 2008
RE THE NEWS that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland has decided to open annexes throughout the U.S. and abroad: I hope Philadelphia will be at the top of the list. The rich musical traditions of Philadelphia certainly seemed adequate to have the hall itself built here in the first place. Philadelphia came in a razor-close second, so it seems logical that the first annex be located in a city that gave birth to the Twist, Hall & Oates, Teddy Pendergrass and "American Bandstand.
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