February 12, 1988 |
The government failed to investigate thoroughly more than 500 breaches of conduct committed by Marine guards at U.S. embassies around the world, according to State Department records released yesterday. Rep. Daniel A. Mica (D., Fla.) said that last year a backlog of 587 cases was found in State Department files. The cases, some of them up to a decade old, allege that Marine guards improperly fraternized with foreigners or traded on the black market. Mica, chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees U.S. embassy security, said the department had violated standard procedure by failing to pass the information to the Naval Investigative Service, which handles criminal investigations of Navy and Marine personnel.
October 25, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - House Republicans are pitching a six-year transportation construction plan as a major jobs bill that can win bipartisan approval before next year's election, a key GOP lawmaker said Monday. While prospects for enacting President Obama's jobs plan have dimmed, Republicans say support has grown for a long-term transportation bill to boost employment. Transportation and road-building industries, especially the beleaguered construction industry, are also pressuring lawmakers to make a multiyear commitment of federal funds.
April 17, 1987 |
The Soviets have identified nearly all the U.S. intelligence officers working in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and there is increasing evidence that security there was seriously breached as early as six years before the current sex-for-secrets scandal, congressional investigators say. "They have correctly identified most of our intelligence people," said Rep. Daniel A. Mica, the Florida Democrat who chairs a House subcommittee investigating security...
April 29, 1987 |
Members of a House subcommittee yesterday accused the State Department of withholding potentially embarrassing records concerning lax security at the Moscow embassy and voted to subpoena the documents. Members of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on international relations said they are trying to determine whether top State Department officials, including former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Arthur A. Hartman, had been hostile to suggestions that security be improved at U.S. embassies.
November 10, 2011
* There's a new kid on the restaurant-rich blocks of Queen Village as chefs Jason Cichonski and Chip Roman open Ela (627 S. 3rd St., 267-687-8512) at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. It'll be mostly Cichonski in the kitchen putting his spin on seasonal dishes. The pair have Mica in Chestnut Hill, and Roman's behind BYO Blackfish in Conshohocken. * Chicago's Soup & Bread does a Philly pop-up from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Kung Fu Necktie (1250 Front St., 215-291-4919), with soups from local chefs and conversation with Soup & Bread originator Martha Bayne, author of the new book, Soup & Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a Time . * Food's also part of the conversation at the First Person Festival, now in its 10th year, including an oyster dinner and discussion with Erin Byers Murray, author of Shucked at DiNardo's Famous Crabs (312 Race St., 215-925-5115)
October 20, 2006 |
Delaware County officials pressed the Federal Aviation Administration this week to change a controversial flight-path proposal at Philadelphia International Airport. Meanwhile, the county is still preparing a lawsuit to stop the regulatory agency from rerouting arriving and departing jets over the center of the county. The FAA is seeking the changes to speed up operations at the congested airport. Planes must now fly single file over the Delaware River once they are below 3,000 feet in elevation.
September 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Warning to Amtrak from Mitt Romney and Republicans: You're on your own. The platform Republicans adopted at their convention included a call for full privatization and an end to subsidies for the nation's passenger rail operator, which gobbled up almost $1.5 billion in federal funds last year. "It is long past time for the federal government to get out of the way and allow private ventures to provide passenger service," the platform said, arguing that taxpayers dole out almost $50 for every Amtrak ticket.
July 13, 2016 |
Republicans summoned FBI Director James Comey to Capitol Hill on Thursday to question him about his determination that Hillary Clinton did not break the law with her use of a private email server. They termed it an "emergency" hearing, and their questions were correspondingly urgent. "Have you seen the Broadway production Hamilton ?" Rep. John Mica of Florida, the most senior Republican on the House Oversight Committee, asked Comey. The witness looked puzzled at the line of questioning: Was Mica going to challenge him to a duel?
November 30, 1986 |
The new U.S. Embassy being built in Moscow is riddled with Soviet listening devices planted in its main structural components, according to several members of Congress who received secret briefings recently about its problems. They said that an elaborate and far-reaching network of spying equipment was concealed inside precast concrete construction units, including beams, walls and floor slabs, and that the devices may be impossible to remove without wrecking the building. Construction has been stopped at the nine-story building, already three years behind schedule and with more than $20 million in cost overruns, while U.S. officials decide what to do. The building is not occupied.
June 16, 2011 |
Shake Shack , the New York-rooted burger chain run by Danny Meyers, has signed a lease for 2000 Sansom St., the southwest corner of 20th and Sansom Streets, across from Village Whiskey and Capogiro. Opening is targeted for the second half of 2012. The mini-empire has grown from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park created in 2004 by Union Square Hospitality Group. More deals: Chefs Jason Cichonski and Chip Roman, running Mica in Chestnut Hill, have leased the Third and Bainbridge Streets property last occupied by Ansill for a "progressive American" restaurant, not yet named, by Cichonski.