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May 7, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Arab League has removed Coca-Cola Co. from a blacklist of companies dealing with Israel. Coca-Cola Co., based in Atlanta, had been on the blacklist for more than 20 years for doing business with Israel. But the ban on Arab countries doing business with Coke was unofficially removed two years ago. Egypt, Oman, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have permitted bottling plants, and Coca- Cola sponsored a World Youth Soccer tournament in Saudi Arabia in 1989. Officials of the Arab League, to which 21 nations belong, said they expected further easing of rules that have blocked some large companies from the lucrative Persian Gulf market.
NEWS
September 22, 1994 | By Russell Gold, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Later this year when the Truman Tigers, clad in black and gold, sprint onto the football field past the gleaming green scoreboard, there will be a new patch of color - Coca-Cola red. As part of a deal struck with the Bristol Township School District, a nine- foot-long corporate logo will soon be placed across the top of the brand- new scoreboard. In exchange for paying for the scoreboard, a local Coca- Cola bottling company will receive the advertising space and the exclusive right to sell its carbonated beverages, juices and iced teas at Harry S Truman High School for the next five years.
SPORTS
November 11, 1986 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
Rick Fessler, owner of the Ingleside Lanes in Thorndale, Chester County, is beaming these days. In the last month, two of the five-man teams in his house reached season highs, and his own team, Ingleside Lanes, is in first place in the Ingleside Majors. Square Bar, which rolled a hefty single-game total of 1,233, and the Coca- Cola squad, which totaled 3,455 in a three-game series, are now No. 1 in the Greater Philadelphia Bowling Association. "And those scores, which are terrific for Philadelphia, could rate nationally," Fessler said.
NEWS
March 9, 1995 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Things were scarce at Christmastime for Darlene Bendy. So the wood-shop shipping clerk, a single mother, sold her prized collection of antique Coca-Cola bottles accumulated over the years for cash to buy presents. Bendy's boyfriend, Ricardo Freeny, who was in jail at the time, promised her that when he got out he would help her rebuild the collection. "Rocky told me we're going to make sure that you're going to get all those things back if we have to go to every antique place around and find exactly the same one that you had," Bendy said.
FOOD
October 12, 1994 | By Marilynn Marter, INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
Like most pop culture, "pop cuisine" is a grass-roots phenomenon that grew slowly over the last century. That's "pop" as in soda. The cuisine developed along with the carbonated drinks that became key ingredients. Records are scant, but Southerners surely were the first to use the sweet syrups available at pharmacy soda fountains in non-beverage ways - principally to flavor and sweeten cakes, and as ice cream toppings - even before the turn of the century. In the years since the creation of Coca-Cola in Atlanta in 1886, cola drinks (led by Coke and Pepsi)
NEWS
June 12, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A federal grand jury is investigating allegations that the Coca-Cola Co. bribed people in the Soviet Union to obtain permission to sell its cola products there, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported yesterday. The company was served with subpoenas within the last month by the jury in Atlanta, which requested all documents relating to the company's 1986 agreement with the Soviet Union, the newspaper said. A Coca-Cola official said yesterday that allegations of wrongdoing were "ridiculous.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1986 | The Inquirer Staff
Newly formed Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. successfully completed a near- record initial public offering of stock yesterday, but the sale's proceeds were considerably less than originally sought by the company's parent, Coca- Cola Co. Still, the sale of the 71.4 million common shares at $16.50 each totaled $1.178 billion, making the sale the second-largest initial public offering in the United States behind the $1.187 billion offer by Henley Group...
BUSINESS
April 6, 2006 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest beverage-maker, will for the first time pay members of its board of directors based on the firm's performance. But, Coca-Cola said in announcing the change yesterday, the base fee for each director will rise by $50,000 a year if performance targets are met. Starting this year, directors will be given grants of shares of Coca-Cola stock each year equal to $175,000. The company said the shares would be payable in cash after a three-year period - if the Atlanta company meets a target of 8 percent compounded annual growth in earnings per share.
NEWS
January 24, 1997 | By Daniel LeDuc, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The new Surge is a green, high-calorie, high caffeine soda pop from Coca-Cola Company. The old Surge is the trademark for a line of devices that help produce a high-protein white beverage that comes from cows. But the folks who own the trademark on the old Surge, a dairy products firm known as Babson Bros., said they were worried that consumers would not know one Surge from the other. So the company, which is based in Naperville, Ill., went to federal court here and filed a lawsuit.
NEWS
March 7, 2000 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Hugh H. Lopez, 63, whose work as manager of community affairs for Coca-Cola in Philadelphia led to outreach work for the city's public schools and in the Spanish and Hispanic communities, died of heart failure Wednesday while vacationing in Trinidad in the West Indies. He had lived in Mount Laurel for the last 10 years and previously lived in Queens, N.Y., where he was raised. Mr. Lopez was manager of community affairs for Coca-Cola in Philadelphia for nearly a decade before retiring in January 1999.
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May 22, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Columnist
ONCE AGAIN, it's time for The Greatest Day in Sports: the Indianapolis 500 Sunday afternoon followed by the Coca-Cola 600 at night . . . 1,100 miles of racin' . . . For race fans, this is the real Super Sunday. The 99th Indy 500 is scheduled for noon (6ABC). The Coca-Cola 600 will be on Fox 29 at 6 p.m. For Formula One fans, the day begins with the Monaco Grand Prix (7:30 a.m., NBC10). The 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway marks Kyle Busch's return to Sprint Cup racing following his recuperation from injuries suffered in a crash Feb. 21 in an Xfinity series race at Daytona.
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May 30, 2013 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Staff Writer
FOR DECADES, 500 miles was a magical distance in racing. An event was considered big time if it was 500 miles. When H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler ran Charlotte Motor Speedway, he decided his track needed something special to compete with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend. Charlotte had hosted the World 600 for years, competing directly against Indy. In 1993, the race started running the later on the same day as the Indy 500. The 600-miler at Charlotte is unique because it is NASCAR's longest race.
SPORTS
May 28, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
ABOUT A QUARTER of the way through NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night, something snapped. It wasn't Kurt Busch's temper or a fuel line under Jeff Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet. It was Fox Sport's overhead TV camera cable, which split and landed on the track, causing damage to a few cars. NASCAR said it will wait on Fox Sports' investigation before deciding if such technology will be used in future races. NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp told the Associated Press yesterday that there were no plans to use the system at upcoming races "so we'll have ample time to review.
SPORTS
May 23, 2013
THIS WEEK'S RACE Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. When: Sunday, 6 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox 29/WNPV (1440-AM) Course: 1.5-mile oval Distance: 400 laps/600 miles Forecast: partly cloudy, mid-70s Last year's winner: Kasey Kahne Last year's pole winner: Aric Almirola, 192.94 mph Track qualifying record: Greg Biffle, 193.708 mph (October 2012) Track facts: The latest NASCAR Hall of Fame class was announced yesterday: drivers Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett and Fireball Roberts, and engine builder Maurice Petty.
SPORTS
May 27, 2012 | Associated Press
CONCORD, N.C. - Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, leading the final 67 laps to give Penske Racing a winning start on auto racing's biggest weekend. Keselowski raced to his first Nationwide victory of the year. He'll try to double up in Sprint Cup's longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night. In between comes the Indy 500, a race that owner Roger Penske's cars have won 15 times. Penske driver Ryan Briscoe will start from the pole there Sunday.
SPORTS
May 25, 2012 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Staff Writer
THIS IS A WEEK my Daily News sports colleagues dread. I frequently remind them Sunday is "the greatest day in sports, the Indianapolis 500 followed by the Coca-Cola 600?…?1,100 miles of racin' !" From early afternoon until late night, race cars go, go, go. First, IndyCars hurry around famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A little after 6 p.m., the NASCAR Sprint Car rumble at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Indy 500 is gradually regaining the appeal it had before the sanctioning-organizations split in the mid-1990s of the Indy Racing League and Championship Auto Racing Teams.
SPORTS
May 26, 2011
Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. When: Sunday, 6 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox/WNPV (1440-AM) Race course: 1.5-mile oval Race distance: 600 miles/400 laps Race forecast: partly cloudy, 80 degrees Last year's winner: Kurt Busch Last year's pole: Ryan Newman, 187.546 mph Track qualifying record: Elliott Sadler, 193.216 mph (October 2005) Track facts: Jimmie Johnson is tied with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip for most Cup wins at Charlotte (six)
SPORTS
May 2, 2011
ZDENO CHARA won't be Coked-up when the Flyers host the Bruins in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series tonight. The Boston defenseman has been told by the league that he can't drink Coca-Cola while sitting on the bench during games, something he did during Game 7 of the quarterfinal series against Montreal. According to QMI, a Canadian-based media agency, Chara received a memo from the NHL telling him things apparently don't always go better with Coke. Especially when Pepsi is one of the league's advertising partners.
NEWS
April 27, 2011 | Associated Press
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. - In the world of Coca-Cola memorabilia, the Schmidt family's collection is like the Smithsonian. The most treasured items are from the company's earliest days in the late 1800s, and some are so rare they don't even appear at the Coca-Cola Co. museum, in Atlanta. And now, they're all for sale. The family, one of the earliest bottlers of the soft drink, spent years scouring the country for pieces branded with the iconic Coca-Cola name. They opened up a museum to show off their prized collection, but they're ready to move on and have decided to auction 80,000 items piecemeal, beginning in mid-September.
NEWS
February 24, 2011 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Catherine Pandur, a Delaware County native, wanted to get out of Libya, but the question was how. The 36-year-old mother of two sons, ages 4 and 6, was living in Libya because her husband is the general manager for Coca-Cola there, her parents said Wednesday night. But as Moammar Gadhafi responded to anti-regime protesters with a brutal crackdown, Pandur knew she needed to leave. "She was afraid," said Mary Pandur, 58, who lives with her husband, Stephen, in Darby Township.
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