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April 20, 1989 | By Michael B. Coakley, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this article
The USS Iowa spent half its life in mothballs at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, where its great gray form became as much a riverfront landmark as the bridges spanning the Delaware. Bristling with cannon, the battleship Iowa is at once threatening and majestic. Painted dark gray, most of its 887-foot length is decked in well- scrubbed wood. It is one of four remaining ships of the Iowa class, the largest battleships ever built by the United States, weighing 58,000 tons and armed with nine 16-inch guns capable of hurling shells the weight of a compact car as far as 25 miles.
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April 1, 1992 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Taps were sounded. Old Glory was brought down. With veterans of three wars paying tribute yesterday, the USS Missouri, America's last active battleship, was retired. The ship where Japan formally surrendered in 1945, and that pounded Iraqi forces during the Persian Gulf war, was decommissioned because of defense cuts and a diminished Soviet threat. "It's sad," Bob Schwenk, one of the sailors of her past, said softly, blinking away the tears. "They won't bring her back again," said Schwenk, who was on the ship for Japan's surrender.
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October 19, 1999 | By Thomas Ginsberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Silently, gracefully, the mammoth gray battleship USS New Jersey floated between two high walls of scarred, blackened concrete in the Panama Canal with just six inches of space on either side, moving slower than a stroller on a Sunday afternoon. After a few minutes, the quick, low-pitched grind of iron scraping concrete came from its left side. Then a puff of white smoke, as the covers over the holes in the ship's hull burned. Canal workers tightened the steel cables tied between the ship and small locomotives ("mules")
NEWS
April 20, 1986 | By James R. Carroll, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Amid concerns over budgetary red ink, the Navy is planning to take the battleship Missouri on a nearly 1,000-mile round trip for a recommissioning ceremony next month - at a cost that outraged congressional critics say could run as high as $5 million. At the May 10 ceremony in San Francisco, the World War II ship, on which Japan formally surrendered to the United States, will be welcomed back into the active fleet. Navy officials say the ceremony will cost no more than any other warship commissioning.
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October 13, 2000 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The group working to turn the USS New Jersey into a museum has chosen a Camden firm to design the pier for the battleship on the city's waterfront. The Home Port Alliance's board decided at a special meeting Wednesday night to award the contract of more than $200,000 to S.T. Hudson Engineers Inc., a firm with a background in pier and waterfront construction. David McGuigan, the board's president, said design work for the 600-foot, T-shaped pier should take about 2 1/2 months.
NEWS
August 8, 2001 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The group working to turn the USS New Jersey into a museum will decide this evening if it will have to postpone the planned Labor Day weekend opening for the battleship because Tropical Storm Barry has delayed a shipment of mooring piles. A tug pulling the four 110-foot steel piles from Houston resumed its journey to Camden yesterday after spending four days in safe harbor in Pascagoula, Miss. Weather permitting, the tug should arrive in 12 or 13 days, but it was not clear if that would leave enough time for the piles to be driven into the riverbed and for the tons of concrete that will be poured into them to cure.
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September 14, 2001 | By Jake Wagman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The USS New Jersey will not be towed to its permanent home near the Tweeter Center in Camden on Sunday, as had been scheduled. Because of the attacks on New York and Washington, the Coast Guard will not be available to guide the battleship up the Delaware River from the Broadway Terminal of the South Jersey Port Corp. to its new home. Members of the Home Port Alliance board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday night to proceed with the towing but were told yesterday that the Coast Guard could not provide the escort required to clear river traffic.
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September 10, 1998 | by Sally Siebert, For the Daily News
The war over the battleship USS New Jersey ends today in Trenton as a state panel decides which city the vessel will call home. But just hours before the vote, Camden and Jersey City learned they may already be losers. The ship may have already sailed - to Bayonne. An internal report for the battleship commission recommends that the warship be docked in Bayonne, a local newspaper reported yesterday. The report was compiled before the commission's second visit to Camden on Aug. 28, according to the Courier-Post.
NEWS
January 21, 2000 | by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
The Delaware River waterfront has won a timeless prize: The great battleship New Jersey will dock forever in Camden, near the old Philadelphia shipyard where she was built. A long tug-of-war over the World War II-vintage ship ended yesterday as Navy Secretary Richard Danzig chose the South Jersey city over Bayonne, in North Jersey, as the final port for the decorated veteran of four wars. The 887-foot warship, now sealed up at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, will be turned into a naval museum - a draw to tourists and residents on both sides of the river.
NEWS
October 6, 2001 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The USS New Jersey will open for public tours on Oct. 15, a day after an official ceremony commissioning the battleship for duty as a memorial and museum. Ticket prices will be $10 for adults and $7 for seniors, children under 12, and veterans with identification. Members of the armed forces in uniform will be admitted free. On Thursday, Camden County Surrogate Patricia Jones, cochairwoman of the Home Port Alliance, said all tickets would probably be sold in advance to avoid long lines.
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August 13, 2015 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Those planning to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia next month will also have the opportunity to join the Navy for a night, should they book a bunk on the Battleship New Jersey in Camden. The Delaware River waterfront attraction is offering $75-per-person overnight stays on the World War II battleship, with 400 bunks available. The fee includes breakfast and dinner. The ship hosts special encampments throughout the year, including New Year's Eve, normally a sellout. About 17,000 visitors stay overnight on the ship each year, said Jack Willard, a spokesman for the battleship.
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April 17, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Delaware River Port Authority board on Wednesday approved an $800,000 loan guarantee to help keep the Battleship New Jersey operating as a tourist attraction on the Camden waterfront. The DRPA board originally guaranteed a $1 million loan in 2003 to the Home Port Alliance, which operates the battleship, and has renewed the guarantee every three years since. The amount was whittled down to $900,000 in 2012 and to $800,000 this year. The loan guarantee, approved Wednesday for a 10-year period, is in addition to grants of $11 million made by the DRPA to the Home Port Alliance between 2000 and 2005.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paul D. Hanson was an Army sergeant in his early 20s during the first of two tours of duty in Vietnam when his late-night poker game was interrupted by an attack on the firebase he was guarding. Hanson, now 70 and living in Aston, said more than 1,000 enemy soldiers poured out of the jungle surrounding the firebase as mortar and rocket fire whizzed over the concertina wire. He radioed for help, expecting artillery fire. What he got was something powerfully different. The USS New Jersey, to the east in the South China Sea, trained its 16-inch guns toward the source of Hanson's troubles.
NEWS
November 19, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Battleship New Jersey is a work in progress. But progress is definitely being made, officials said Monday, as they seek new funding and plan projects beyond the maintenance of the storied warship. The painting of the hull - right down to the iconic "62" on the bow - was finished this month. A new coat of gray paint also has been applied to the New Jersey side of the ship, above the hull, and will be added on the Pennsylvania side in the spring. That work has taken place as new teak decks are installed, a job that will take up to five years.
NEWS
July 4, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Battleship New Jersey, which has struggled financially since it was moved 13 years ago to the Camden waterfront, will get some help this year. Last week, the state Legislature approved a $1.4 million appropriation for the tourist attraction, which in recent years has been a target for relocation to the North Jersey waterfront.     Although this year's appropriation is less than the $1.7 million received from the state in 2010, it is a marked improvement over the $32,500 of 2011 - not enough to cover a month's electric bill, one official complained at the time.
NEWS
May 6, 2013
Old-school solution on booze Kudo's to Pennsylvania's Republican governor for having the courage to act on what he firmly believed was in the best interest of our state concerning the sale of liquor. The highly unpopular action he took was certain to provoke outrage, not just from Democrats but from within his own party. Of course, this man of courage and principle was not today's incumbent, but Gov. Gifford Pinchot in 1933. When Prohibition ended, Pinchot set up the State Store system and focused on making buying liquor "as inconvenient and expensive as possible.
NEWS
April 15, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Battered by waves of state funding cuts and troughs of low attendance, the crew that operates Camden's Battleship New Jersey has a new plan to blast the tourist attraction out of its predicament. The Turret II Experience opens up a new world of heavy firepower to museum visitors by letting them load mock powder bags and pull the lever, sending a dummy artillery shell up to the massive turrets. The visitors help target "the enemy" on a computer and pull the big brass trigger as a color screen shows footage of the mammoth 16-inch gun firing as the whole deck rumbles - just as it did when the New Jersey pounded Iwo Jima in World War II and Lebanon in the 1980s.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
T ATTLE'S FAVORITE AWARDS SHOW has announced its nominations, and we'd like to congratulate "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" for dominating the 33rd annual Golden Raspberry Awards (a/k/a the "Razzies"), celebrating "the worst accomplishments in film. " "TS: BD2" received 11 nominations - not bad, considering there are only 10 categories - including worst picture, worst actor ( Robert Pattinson ), worst actress ( Kristen Stewart - also feted for "Snow White and the Huntsman")
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2012 | By Rick Bentley, FRESNO BEE
Love and war are the driving themes for this week's new DVD releases. Think Like a Man , Grade A-minus: A relationship expert has trouble with his own love life. Anyone thinking about making a romantic comedy should take a look at director Tim Story's Think Like a Man before shooting the first frame of film. It's not often you see a movie that touches your heart and funny bone so perfectly. It proves romantic comedies can work if you start with the right mixture of love and laughs, toss in a cast that's so endearing you want the best for them, and tie it all together with a smart comical thread.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2012 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Battleship 's flop at the box office dragged on NBCUniversal during the second quarter, but Comcast Corp.'s cable division produced solid revenue and profit, with gains in business services and Internet subscriptions. Wall Street shrugged off the NBCUniversal news and sent Comcast's shares soaring 3.07 percent, up $1 at the close Wednesday, at $33.55 a share. "I'm here in London, and this is indeed an exciting time for all parts of the company," Brian L. Roberts, chief executive officer and chairman, said in a conference call with analysts Wednesday morning.
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