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February 13, 1988 | By Al Morganti, Inquirer Staff Writer
You've heard of the City of Lights, the City of Brotherly Love, and the City of the Angels. But how about the City of Colds? No, not the city of cold, although the temperature dipped down into the 20s last night. This is known as the City of Colds, as in sniffle, sniffle, chinook, kerchoo. "The first chinook comes in here," a local resident said yesterday, "and it sets off a cycle that will have us catching colds from January until March. The weather can be just crazy.
NEWS
August 9, 2011 | By Nancy A. Youssef and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers
KABUL, Afghanistan - Pentagon officials said Monday that an investigation into the helicopter crash that killed 30 American troops would probe whether it's a mistake to send the large, lumbering Chinook helicopter into a Taliban firefight, where it's a target for insurgents. As the remains of the 30 troops killed in the military's deadliest incident of the Afghan war were being flown back to the United States, U.S. commanders confirmed that the servicemen were flying to the aid of U.S. troops embroiled in a firefight when an insurgent shot down their helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2011
"The implicit contract between Greece and the rest of the euro area - official support in exchange for a good-faith effort - is breaking down. " - David Mackie of J.P. Morgan in London. "We commit to take all actions to preserve the stability of banking systems and financial markets as required. " - statement by the Group of 20 major economies, on saving the global economy. "I still bleed Chinook. " - Maj. Gen. William Crosby, pilot and a director for Army aviation, speaking at Boeing Co. in Ridley to mark a $130 million renovation of the Chinook helicopter factory.
NEWS
September 21, 2011 | By Mike Armstrong, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With great fanfare, Boeing Co. toasted Wednesday the recent opening of the renovated factory in Ridley Township where it makes the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Actually, the Delaware County factory where Boeing's signature tandem-rotor transport helicopter has been manufactured since the early 1960s never closed. Production of the latest version of the aircraft for the Army, which began in 2006, hasn't been interrupted during the ongoing construction. Currently, Boeing produces four Chinooks per month for the military.
NEWS
June 15, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time this week, the Pentagon delivered good news to 6,200 workers at Boeing Co.'s Delaware County helicopter plant despite looming cuts to U.S. defense spending. Two days after receiving a $4 billion contract to build 177 CH-47F Chinook helicopters at its Ridley Township factory, Boeing said Thursday that the Navy had signed off on a $6.5 billion, five-year contract for 99 V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Boeing builds the Osprey - whose 20-year development has included crashes that have killed about 30 people - in a 50-50 joint venture with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Boeing builds the fuselage, which is shipped to Bell in Amarillo, Texas, for final assembly.
NEWS
October 24, 2007 | By Henry J. Holcomb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A year ago, the Air Force picked Boeing's newest Chinook to replace aging Black Hawks as the military's new search-and-rescue helicopter. There was talk of adding 100 to 400 jobs and expanding the assembly line at the Ridley Township headquarters of the Boeing Co.'s Rotorcraft Division in suburban Philadelphia. But now, challenged by Boeing rivals Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky - and the Government Accountability Office - the Air Force is restarting the competition. A draft of the new call for bids was expected to be issued by early this morning.
NEWS
May 15, 2008 | By Maria Panaritis and Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writers
Work remained halted at the Boeing Co. plant in Ridley Township yesterday as suspicions of foul play dominated an unfolding investigation into how two military helicopters were damaged as they were nearing completion for an Army contract. A union official said idled assembly-line workers were "very concerned" about reports that someone might have intentionally "hacked out" wiring on one helicopter and that a washer critical to propeller operation on another had been found where it did not belong.
NEWS
January 26, 2015
In beer, as in whiskey, rye is on the rise. But the best versions, as with most trends centered on big personalities, capture that boisterous character in a delicate balance. In the case of rye's signature kick, too many I've tasted let the grain's edgy spice overwhelm. The new Rye IPA seasonal offering from Yards Brewing, however, is a nice exception. The amber brew has a vivid freshness from whole-flower clusters of herbal Chinook hops, followed by Centennial, Citra, Simco and Columbus hops that bring a citrusy, piney brightness to the IPA's bitterness.
NEWS
August 9, 2011
The deaths of 30 Americans, 22 of them highly trained Navy SEALs, in a fiery helicopter crash Saturday in Afghanistan has joltingly reminded this country that its debt crisis isn't the only problem seeking an elusive solution. Multiple deaths of this magnitude have become a rarity in the Afghanistan war, which allows most Americans to go about their days without thinking much about the fight unless they know someone among the deployed U.S. troops. Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange was constantly on the minds of his family and friends.
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NEWS
January 26, 2015
In beer, as in whiskey, rye is on the rise. But the best versions, as with most trends centered on big personalities, capture that boisterous character in a delicate balance. In the case of rye's signature kick, too many I've tasted let the grain's edgy spice overwhelm. The new Rye IPA seasonal offering from Yards Brewing, however, is a nice exception. The amber brew has a vivid freshness from whole-flower clusters of herbal Chinook hops, followed by Centennial, Citra, Simco and Columbus hops that bring a citrusy, piney brightness to the IPA's bitterness.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel Kline loves Philadelphia. But he's not putting his fund's millions to work at home. "The city has so many great reasons for people to want to rent and live here," says Kline, who named his real estate investment firm Delancey Street Capital after one of Society Hill's premier residential addresses. "I grew up here, went to [Wharton] here, learned the business from Mitch Morgan here," at Morgan Properties Inc. , the King of Prussia company that used the latest recession as a massive apartment-buying opportunity.
NEWS
June 15, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time this week, the Pentagon delivered good news to 6,200 workers at Boeing Co.'s Delaware County helicopter plant despite looming cuts to U.S. defense spending. Two days after receiving a $4 billion contract to build 177 CH-47F Chinook helicopters at its Ridley Township factory, Boeing said Thursday that the Navy had signed off on a $6.5 billion, five-year contract for 99 V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Boeing builds the Osprey - whose 20-year development has included crashes that have killed about 30 people - in a 50-50 joint venture with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Boeing builds the fuselage, which is shipped to Bell in Amarillo, Texas, for final assembly.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2011
"The implicit contract between Greece and the rest of the euro area - official support in exchange for a good-faith effort - is breaking down. " - David Mackie of J.P. Morgan in London. "We commit to take all actions to preserve the stability of banking systems and financial markets as required. " - statement by the Group of 20 major economies, on saving the global economy. "I still bleed Chinook. " - Maj. Gen. William Crosby, pilot and a director for Army aviation, speaking at Boeing Co. in Ridley to mark a $130 million renovation of the Chinook helicopter factory.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2011 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Staff Writer
With great fanfare, Boeing Co. toasted Wednesday the recent opening of the renovated factory in Ridley Township where it makes the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Actually, the Delaware County factory where Boeing's signature tandem-rotor transport helicopter has been manufactured since the early 1960s never closed. Production of the latest version of the aircraft for the Army, which began in 2006, hasn't been interrupted during the ongoing construction. Currently, Boeing produces four Chinooks per month for the military.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2011 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boeing Corp. says the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense has agreed to pay $1.64 billion for 14 new Chinook CH-47 heavy-lifting helicopters, to be built at the Boeing works in Ridley Township, Delaware County, and extended service for the copters. Boeing wouldn't project how many workers will be hired to meet demand, but he noted that the deal followed a $130 million, two-year upgrade that doubled Chinook manufacturing capacity at the plant to six a month. "It's a great sign for the 6,000-strong workforce we have in Philadelphia," said Damien Mills , Boeing spokesman.
NEWS
August 12, 2011 | By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan children retrieved souvenir pieces of a helicopter shot down by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan where witnesses on Thursday described seeing the chopper burst into flames and break apart before falling from the sky, killing 30 U.S. troops and eight Afghans. Coalition forces finished recovering the victims' remains and big sections of the wreckage. But small, twisted pieces of the Chinook CH-47 remain scattered on both sides of a slow-flowing river in Wardak province, where it crashed before dawn Saturday.
NEWS
August 9, 2011 | By Nancy A. Youssef and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers
KABUL, Afghanistan - Pentagon officials said Monday that an investigation into the helicopter crash that killed 30 American troops would probe whether it's a mistake to send the large, lumbering Chinook helicopter into a Taliban firefight, where it's a target for insurgents. As the remains of the 30 troops killed in the military's deadliest incident of the Afghan war were being flown back to the United States, U.S. commanders confirmed that the servicemen were flying to the aid of U.S. troops embroiled in a firefight when an insurgent shot down their helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade.
NEWS
August 9, 2011
The deaths of 30 Americans, 22 of them highly trained Navy SEALs, in a fiery helicopter crash Saturday in Afghanistan has joltingly reminded this country that its debt crisis isn't the only problem seeking an elusive solution. Multiple deaths of this magnitude have become a rarity in the Afghanistan war, which allows most Americans to go about their days without thinking much about the fight unless they know someone among the deployed U.S. troops. Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange was constantly on the minds of his family and friends.
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