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September 4, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Customs agents seized 25 tons of hashish worth an estimated $156 million Saturday and arrested seven men aboard a converted oil rig supply vessel near here, a spokesman for the U.S. Customs Service said. The hashish, which agents believe originated in Pakistan, was stored in a false compartment on board the vessel Lady Brigid, spokesman Jim Laughton said. Laughton said the arrests were made as the hashish, which was contained in several 55-gallon drums, was being loaded onto a flatbed truck at Columbia City, 45 miles northwest of Portland.
NEWS
October 30, 1986 | By Theresa Sullivan Barger, Special to The Inquirer
A preliminary hearing is scheduled in district court today for a Philadelphia man and woman who were arrested on drug charges after they allegedly sold hashish to an undercover detective. John N. Trantas and Lillian Cal, both 21, of the 1500 block of Rhawn Street, were arrested last Thursday night in the undercover operation that authorities said netted three-quarters of a pound of hashish and nearly $3,000 in cash. Police estimated the street value of the drug at $3,400. Each was charged by the Abington police with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and criminal conspiracy.
NEWS
May 19, 1994 | Daily News wire services
MONTREAL 26.5 TONS OF HASHISH SEIZED Canadian officials yesterday said they seized 26.5 tons of hashish from a freighter arriving from South Africa. "This seizure is one of the largest ever in North America," Ren Lapierre of Revenue Canada Customs told a news conference, putting the drug's street value at about $261 million. The provincial Surete du Quebec said an investigation was continuing. There were no arrests. The hashish was found in three containers on board the Thor I, owned by Christensen Canadian African Lines.
NEWS
April 3, 1994 | By Paul J. Lim, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Harleysville man who was literally found holding the bag - one filled with marijuana and hashish - got a break Wednesday when he was sentenced to 30 days in the county Correctional Facility. Eric Thierer, 23, could have been given a six- to 12-month prison sentence. Thierer, who pleaded guilty in November to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, will serve out the sentence on 15 consecutive weekends beginning this month. Thierer was arrested in his Montgomery Woods apartment in December 1992 after the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET)
NEWS
November 25, 1993 | By Claire Furia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As a particularly rich harvest season for hashish and marijuana in Jamaica comes to a close, U.S. Customs inspectors at the Philadelphia International Airport are staying on full alert as flights arrive from the island country. Yesterday, four people were held for trial following preliminary hearings in Folcroft District Court on charges they smuggled drugs into the United States on three Air Jamaica flights to Philadelphia. About 65 people have been arrested after arriving at the airport with drugs this year, said David Warren, special agent in charge of U.S. Customs there.
NEWS
June 3, 1992 | By Marc Schogol, with reports from Inquirer wire services
CRAWLING OUR WAY Forget killer bees - fire ants are coming! For years, it was thought that the ants, which sting like a hot needle and whose bite can kill the 1 percent of people allergic to them, could not live outside their native South because of the cold winters. But now, they've worked their way as far north as Maryland, and an entomologist in that state's Department of Agriculture says, "I'm now convinced they can survive as far north as Philadelphia. " NO PREGNANT PAUSE Pregnant, poor urban women who learned they were infected with the AIDS virus were not deterred from getting pregnant and giving birth again, researchers report in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.
NEWS
November 26, 1994 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
DUTCH POLICE FLAG DOWN 'HASH TAXI' SERVICE Police in Oss, Netherlands, have arrested a "taxi" driver and charged him with taking his customers to the wrong state - the state of altered consciousness. The driver allegedly operated a "hash taxi," the nickname for services that deliver marijuana and hashish to customers' homes. Although the Netherlands has one of the world's most relaxed drug policies, police decided the service went a little too far. Hundreds of "coffee shops" in the country are licensed to sell up to 30 grams of marijuana or hashish, and the law allows people to cultivate small cannabis crops for their personal use. Police said that the delivery service was unlicensed and that the proprietor was growing amounts that exceeded the regulations.
NEWS
December 19, 1988 | By George Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Abdul Wali is in the import-export business. His lawyer says he deals in pistachios, walnuts and leather goods. U.S. law enforcement authorities say he trades in drugs. For the last three years, Wali and the source of his money have been key issues in a complicated and controversial international narcotics investigation that has stretched across four continents and involved several multimillion-dollar drug deals. The deals included a plan to smuggle more than four tons of hashish into the Port of Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2001 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
From the evidence of the eccentric documentary Cool and Crazy, not only does music have charms to soothe the savage breast, but also warmth to melt the endless Norwegian winter. Pride of the fishing village where Isak Dinesen set her novella Babette's Feast, the Berlevag Male Choir are working-class guys - most of them filleters in a cod factory - who happen to be artists. Like the chorus in a Wagner opera, their sound is that of nature with the volume turned up. On a clear day they can see the North Pole.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2005 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
In the pantheon of softly psychedelic artists new (Espers) and old (Vashti Bunyan), Gary Higgins is an oddity. The fragile-sounding singer-guitarist created one lovely record in 1973's Red Hash. Rather than merely eschew materialism, Hash talks about desires for big money ("Thicker Than a Smokey") along with wind-blowing etherealism ("Telegraph Tower") through pastoral atmospheres. But the news isn't just in the elegance of Higgins' vocals, the winsomeness of his words, or the folky woe of the arrangements.
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September 22, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Demi Lovato has been up-front about the troubles that have haunted her since childhood, some of them stemming from the abuse she suffered at the hands of bullies. The 20-year-old "Don't Forget" singer, who did a spell in a treatment facility in 2000, has been chosen as an ambassador for the Secret Mean Stinks ( www.facebook.com/meanstinks ) anti-bullying campaign. Lovato announced her ambassadorship with a surprise visit Thursday to the New York City Young Women's Leadership School.
NEWS
September 21, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
SOME DAYS, scouring the Internet like a Loofah to get the truth on some rumor - so you don't have to - gives Tattle a headache. Take Monica Lewinsky . Please. The newsroom was a titter (or perhaps a Twitter) Thursday when stories started to pop up everywhere - like moles in a game of Whac-a-Mole - that Monica was going to receive many, many dollars for a tell-all book on her affair with then-President Bill Clinton and his insatiable desire for three-way sex. Newsday said Monica was shopping a "top-secret" book.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2005 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
In the pantheon of softly psychedelic artists new (Espers) and old (Vashti Bunyan), Gary Higgins is an oddity. The fragile-sounding singer-guitarist created one lovely record in 1973's Red Hash. Rather than merely eschew materialism, Hash talks about desires for big money ("Thicker Than a Smokey") along with wind-blowing etherealism ("Telegraph Tower") through pastoral atmospheres. But the news isn't just in the elegance of Higgins' vocals, the winsomeness of his words, or the folky woe of the arrangements.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2001 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
From the evidence of the eccentric documentary Cool and Crazy, not only does music have charms to soothe the savage breast, but also warmth to melt the endless Norwegian winter. Pride of the fishing village where Isak Dinesen set her novella Babette's Feast, the Berlevag Male Choir are working-class guys - most of them filleters in a cod factory - who happen to be artists. Like the chorus in a Wagner opera, their sound is that of nature with the volume turned up. On a clear day they can see the North Pole.
NEWS
November 26, 1994 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
DUTCH POLICE FLAG DOWN 'HASH TAXI' SERVICE Police in Oss, Netherlands, have arrested a "taxi" driver and charged him with taking his customers to the wrong state - the state of altered consciousness. The driver allegedly operated a "hash taxi," the nickname for services that deliver marijuana and hashish to customers' homes. Although the Netherlands has one of the world's most relaxed drug policies, police decided the service went a little too far. Hundreds of "coffee shops" in the country are licensed to sell up to 30 grams of marijuana or hashish, and the law allows people to cultivate small cannabis crops for their personal use. Police said that the delivery service was unlicensed and that the proprietor was growing amounts that exceeded the regulations.
NEWS
May 19, 1994 | Daily News wire services
MONTREAL 26.5 TONS OF HASHISH SEIZED Canadian officials yesterday said they seized 26.5 tons of hashish from a freighter arriving from South Africa. "This seizure is one of the largest ever in North America," Ren Lapierre of Revenue Canada Customs told a news conference, putting the drug's street value at about $261 million. The provincial Surete du Quebec said an investigation was continuing. There were no arrests. The hashish was found in three containers on board the Thor I, owned by Christensen Canadian African Lines.
NEWS
April 3, 1994 | By Paul J. Lim, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Harleysville man who was literally found holding the bag - one filled with marijuana and hashish - got a break Wednesday when he was sentenced to 30 days in the county Correctional Facility. Eric Thierer, 23, could have been given a six- to 12-month prison sentence. Thierer, who pleaded guilty in November to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, will serve out the sentence on 15 consecutive weekends beginning this month. Thierer was arrested in his Montgomery Woods apartment in December 1992 after the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET)
NEWS
November 25, 1993 | By Claire Furia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As a particularly rich harvest season for hashish and marijuana in Jamaica comes to a close, U.S. Customs inspectors at the Philadelphia International Airport are staying on full alert as flights arrive from the island country. Yesterday, four people were held for trial following preliminary hearings in Folcroft District Court on charges they smuggled drugs into the United States on three Air Jamaica flights to Philadelphia. About 65 people have been arrested after arriving at the airport with drugs this year, said David Warren, special agent in charge of U.S. Customs there.
NEWS
June 3, 1992 | By Marc Schogol, with reports from Inquirer wire services
CRAWLING OUR WAY Forget killer bees - fire ants are coming! For years, it was thought that the ants, which sting like a hot needle and whose bite can kill the 1 percent of people allergic to them, could not live outside their native South because of the cold winters. But now, they've worked their way as far north as Maryland, and an entomologist in that state's Department of Agriculture says, "I'm now convinced they can survive as far north as Philadelphia. " NO PREGNANT PAUSE Pregnant, poor urban women who learned they were infected with the AIDS virus were not deterred from getting pregnant and giving birth again, researchers report in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.
NEWS
September 4, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Customs agents seized 25 tons of hashish worth an estimated $156 million Saturday and arrested seven men aboard a converted oil rig supply vessel near here, a spokesman for the U.S. Customs Service said. The hashish, which agents believe originated in Pakistan, was stored in a false compartment on board the vessel Lady Brigid, spokesman Jim Laughton said. Laughton said the arrests were made as the hashish, which was contained in several 55-gallon drums, was being loaded onto a flatbed truck at Columbia City, 45 miles northwest of Portland.
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