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April 26, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
OFFICIALS DEMANDED more details Wednesday about the security threat that prompted the University of Texas System to block a boxing match in El Paso. City leaders were stunned to learn a June 16 fight between WBC world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., of Mexico, and Andy Lee , of Ireland, could not go on as planned at the 51,500-seat Sun Bowl stadium, which also hosts the UTEP Miners football team and the annual Sun Bowl game. The UT system said Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa made the decision on Tuesday based on a "higher than normal" risk assessment but released no details.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1998 | By Gwen Florio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At 61, Maria Zavala still has the meticulous dress and assured bearing of a woman who goes off to work every day. But it has been two years - "Sept. 25, 1996," she recalls with bitter precision - since she walked out her door to a paying job. Back then, El Paso's economy depended on the nimble fingers of seamstresses such as Zavala - older, Hispanic, poorly educated, relatively unskilled - who dominated the apparel industry that was among the city's leading employers. "When I had my job, I supported my family.
NEWS
November 10, 2012 | By Juan Carlos Llorca, Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas - Deceased actor Sherman Hemsley's longtime friend can proceed with his burial and running his estate, a Texas judge ruled Friday over the objections of his half-brother from Philadelphia. Hemsley, who played George Jefferson on the TV sitcom The Jeffersons , died July 24 of lung cancer. His body has been in refrigerated storage at an El Paso funeral home since. Judge Patricia B. Chew sided Friday with Flora Enchinton Bernal, who was named in Hemsley's will as the executor of his estate.
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October 17, 2011 | Associated Press
HOUSTON - Kinder Morgan Inc. has agreed to buy El Paso Corp. for about $20.7 billion in cash and stock in a deal expected to create the largest natural gas pipeline in the United States. "We believe that natural gas is going to play an increasingly integral role in North America," said Richard Kinder, Kinder Morgan's chairman and chief executive officer, on Sunday, citing the recent developments in natural gas shale drilling. After adding El Paso's pipeline network, Kinder Morgan would have the largest natural gas pipeline network in the country, with 80,000 miles of pipelines.
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August 16, 2012
A memorial service set for Thursday was canceled for Sherman Hemsley, the Philadelphia native who starred in the 1970s sitcom The Jeffersons. The service was scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Deliverance Evangelistic Church in North Philadelphia, but the church confirmed late Wednesday night that the service was canceled. No explanation or further information was available. Hemsley died July 24 at his home in El Paso, Texas. He was 74. - Robert Moran
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July 22, 2011 | Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas - An employee of a U.S. district court in the West Texas border city of El Paso was killed after he identified his girlfriend among his kidnappers in neighboring Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Jorge Dieppa, 57, had worked for the past seven years as an English-Spanish interpreter at the western district of Texas federal court, and also was a temporary part-time lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso and a martial-arts instructor. Tom Hilburger, divisional office manager for the federal court system in El Paso, said yesterday that the last day Dieppa attended work was July 5 and that an FBI agent told him about Dieppa's death in Juarez.
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August 30, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
EL PASO, TEXAS - The embalmed body of actor Sherman Hemsley, who became famous for his role as television's George Jefferson, will be kept in refrigeration at an El Paso funeral home until a local court rules on the validity of his will. In the will Hemsley signed six weeks before dying of lung cancer July 24 he named Flora Enchinton, 56, whom he called a "beloved partner," as sole beneficiary of his estate, which is estimated in court documents to be more than $50,000. The will is being contested by Richard Thornton, of Philadelphia, who claims to be Hemsley's brother and says that the will might not have been made by the actor.
SPORTS
August 2, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greg Foster's assistant-coaching stint with the 76ers was short-lived. The 45-year-old left the franchise after one season for a better opportunity as the second assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to several sources. Foster was one of the Sixers' player development coaches. The former NBA center also worked with the team's big men. Foster and new Bucks coach Jason Kidd are close friends from Oakland. Foster came to the Sixers in September after spending the previous three seasons at his alma mater, the University of Texas at El Paso.
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March 30, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HOUSTON - A Texas trucker who kept a torture dungeon in the cab of his long-haul rig has avoided the death penalty by accepting life prison sentences for murdering a hitchhiking couple two decades ago. Robert Ben Rhoades, who already is serving a life sentence for killing a 14-year-old girl in Illinois, pleaded guilty to two counts of capital murder when brought before a West Texas judge this week. Rhoades was charged with the 1990 abductions and slayings of newlyweds Douglas Scott Zyskowski, 28, and Patricia Walsh, 24. Authorities said the couple left Seattle in November 1989, and were hitchhiking to Georgia to preach the Christian gospel when they accepted a ride from Rhoades near El Paso.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV CRITIC
'Keep the Americans out of our business - understand?" the captain of the Chihuahua State Police (Juan Carlos Cantu) orders his detective ( Weeds ' Demian Bichir). That command proves to be quite a challenge in The Bridge , a gripping new series from FX. When a corpse is placed precisely and conspicuously on the border demarcation between Juarez and El Paso, it sparks an uneasy collaboration between investigators in Mexico and the United States. The case brings the social, cultural, and law enforcement variances between the neighboring countries into stark relief.
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March 19, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer
A half-century after Texas Western won its landmark national title with a surprisingly deliberate tempo, the pace is suddenly unrelenting. In their historic March 19, 1966, victory, the Miners shocked not only all-white Kentucky but all those who expected a run-and-gun style from the first team to start five black players in an NCAA title game. "That's what people used to think," Willie Worsley said this week, "but, really, we played more disciplined than any of the other Final Four teams.
SPORTS
August 2, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greg Foster's assistant-coaching stint with the 76ers was short-lived. The 45-year-old left the franchise after one season for a better opportunity as the second assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to several sources. Foster was one of the Sixers' player development coaches. The former NBA center also worked with the team's big men. Foster and new Bucks coach Jason Kidd are close friends from Oakland. Foster came to the Sixers in September after spending the previous three seasons at his alma mater, the University of Texas at El Paso.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Their last invasion of English-speaking lands came via Viking ships more than 1,200 years ago. The Scandinavians are at it again, this time laying waste to the domestic TV landscape and replacing our old tired network shows with spectacular, fresh mysteries and procedurals. Wallander , The Killing , and Those Who Kill all have inspired English-language remakes. Now comes The Bridge . Considered one of the best European TV shows in decades, The Bridge (originally titled Broen/Bron )
NEWS
March 18, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
TWO EARLY-MORNING accidents at the same location in New Jersey have left one man dead, one in the hospital and one on the run. Ronale Thomas, of Brockton, Mass., was driving eastbound on Admiral Wilson Boulevard about 3:10 a.m. yesterday when he struck and killed pedestrian Victor Gutierrez, according to Pennsauken Township police. When Thomas exited his vehicle to tend to Gutierrez, he was hit by another driver, who fled the scene. "He hits the guy - it was not his fault, the guy jumped right in front of him - he gets out to go help him and the car comes by and whacks him," Sgt. Chris Sulzbach said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* THE BRIDGE. 10 tonight, FX. * CAMP. 10 tonight, NBC10. * ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Streaming on Netflix beginning tomorrow.   A BODY found bisected on the border between the United States and Mexico touches off something bigger than a jurisdictional dispute in "The Bridge," an addictive new drama premiering Wednesday on FX. Adapted by Penn grad Meredith Stiehm ("Cold Case," "Homeland") and Elwood Reid from a Scandinavian series, "The Bridge" isn't so much about the span that connects Juarez and El Paso as it is about the disconnect between the two cities, one ranked among the world's deadliest, the other with fewer than two dozen murders most years.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV CRITIC
'Keep the Americans out of our business - understand?" the captain of the Chihuahua State Police (Juan Carlos Cantu) orders his detective ( Weeds ' Demian Bichir). That command proves to be quite a challenge in The Bridge , a gripping new series from FX. When a corpse is placed precisely and conspicuously on the border demarcation between Juarez and El Paso, it sparks an uneasy collaboration between investigators in Mexico and the United States. The case brings the social, cultural, and law enforcement variances between the neighboring countries into stark relief.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Summer Ballentine, Inquirer Staff Writer
After learning about Sandra Day O'Connor's more than two decades serving as the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, Nya Fields knew she was about to meet someone important. "I was honored to be here because she was important to the court system," said Fields, a sixth grader at Spring Garden School. "I didn't realize she would be as funny as she was. " O'Connor came to Philadelphia on Wednesday to receive the Virginia Barton Wallace Award, given annually by White and Williams to an inspiring woman in honor of the firm's first female partner.
NEWS
January 10, 2013 | By Juan Carlos Llorca, Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas - A federal judge sentenced a British businessman to nearly three years in prison Wednesday for trying to buy surface-to-air missile parts from undercover U.S. agents to resell to Iran. Christopher Tappin, 66, pleaded guilty in November to aiding and abetting to export defense materials in a deal that opened the door for him to serve part of his sentence in Britain near his ailing wife. U.S. District Judge David Briones in El Paso said Wednesday that he would recommend that the Justice Department approve any request by Tappin to be transferred to the United Kingdom.
NEWS
November 10, 2012 | By Juan Carlos Llorca, Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas - Deceased actor Sherman Hemsley's longtime friend can proceed with his burial and running his estate, a Texas judge ruled Friday over the objections of his half-brother from Philadelphia. Hemsley, who played George Jefferson on the TV sitcom The Jeffersons , died July 24 of lung cancer. His body has been in refrigerated storage at an El Paso funeral home since. Judge Patricia B. Chew sided Friday with Flora Enchinton Bernal, who was named in Hemsley's will as the executor of his estate.
NEWS
November 9, 2012 | By Juan Carlos Llorca, Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas - A Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering more than $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel. Marco Antonio Delgado waived his arraignment Thursday, essentially entering a not-guilty plea, during a hearing in federal court in El Paso. One of his lawyers, Ray Velarde, asked Judge Norbert Garney to postpone the bond hearing for Wednesday. His other lawyer, Jose Montes, said they would seek Delgado's release on bond next week.
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