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April 23, 1997 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
In Pennsylvania, Metro Machine, the ship-repair company, is asking the state for a break in repaying $15.5 million in public loans. But in Florida, where Metro Machine wants to expand, it has assured officials the company has no financial problems at all. What gives? According to Lynn Lawson, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the company facing a money crunch is Metro Machine of Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of Metro Machine of Norfolk, Va. The subsidiary has asked the state to allow it to postpone repayment of its loan for 20 months.
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January 13, 1994 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The company is from Norfolk, Va., but the work will be done here, and Mayor Barbara Bohannan-Sheppard is demanding assurances from Metro Machine Corp. that city residents will get a substantial portion of the jobs involved in the repair of three Navy supply ships. At a City Council caucus meeting yesterday, Bohannan-Sheppard told William Lincke, the city's economic development counsel, that before she signs papers giving $5.5 million to help Metro Machine set up ship-repair operations on a 60-acre site in Chester, she wants direct talks with company officials about their plans for hiring city residents.
SPORTS
June 24, 2012 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
Roy Oswalt left his first start for the Texas Rangers in a huff Friday night, even though an adoring crowd in Arlington was giving him an ovation. He wasn't angry that he was removed with two outs in the seventh inning - he was furious about having Colorado's Marco Scutaro down 0-2 in the count and gave up a single. "I was mad because I threw an 0-2 pitch down the middle," Oswalt said after the 4-1 Texas win. "I hate giving up 0-2 hits. But I always pound the strike zone.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1995 | by Anthony S. Twyman, Daily News Staff Writer
Philadelphia Naval Shipyard workers still looking for jobs could find some temporary solace with Metro Machine Corp. Metro of Norfolk, Va., wants to hire 250 people for four months to help repair naval ships. One of the ships, the USS Seattle, is scheduled to dock at the shipyard Nov. 18. It will be the first ship repair work to come to the yard since it closed Sept. 15, idling 2,000 workers. And it could mean some good-paying jobs. "We have a contract with the U.S. Navy for repairing and modernizing three ships in Earle, N.J.," Richard A. Goldbach, Metro's president, said yesterday.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1986 | By James Asher, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the early-morning hours of July 2, the Kurobe Maru eased out of its berth at the Packer Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia and headed down the Delaware River bound for Savannah, Ga. Having hopscotched from city to city along the Eastern Seaboard, the 854- foot container ship was sailing toward its last port of call before heading home to Japan. In Philadelphia, the Kurobe Maru had left behind all manner of goods - from farm tractors to auto glass to frozen fishcakes.
NEWS
September 13, 2002 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The container ship that the Coast Guard escorted back out to sea after inspectors detected low levels of radiation on board had made port calls in Asia, the Middle East and Europe before sailing to New Jersey, according to the vessel's schedule. The Coast Guard and the FBI, along with specialists from the Pentagon and Department of Energy, planned to examine the M/V Palermo Senator six miles offshore in an effort to determine the source of the radiation and whether it was harmless or posed a threat.
NEWS
October 3, 1991 | by Kathy Sheehan, Daily News Staff Writer
Philadelphia's tall ship, Gazela, has set sail for Baltimore for a $1 million repair job that will allow her to participate in next year's parade of tall ships commemorating Christopher Columbus' voyage to America. The 108-year-old wooden barkentine left her berth at Penn's Landing last night, only hours after board members of the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, Gazela's owners, put the finishing touches on a long-sought financial package. Money for the three-month rebuilding of the ship's stem and stern comes too late for Gazela to sail with a fleet of tall ships across the Atlantic from Spain next spring in a re-enactment of Columbus' 1492 voyage.
NEWS
June 27, 1990 | By Kathy Sheehan, Daily News Staff Writer
Philadelphia's tall ship Gazela went aground in 12 feet of water in Maryland's Choptank River on Monday, and two large canvas sails were shredded by the wind during a 29-day goodwill cruise in the Chesapeake Bay. But the 177-foot wooden barkentine is safely back at her berth at Penn's Landing and ready to participate in this weekend's Festival of Firsts. "I worry about the ship, and I worry about the crew getting hurt," said Dick Page, executive director of the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, which owns the former Portuguese fishing vessel.
NEWS
July 30, 1992 | By PETER HEARN
There is a little-discussed bill now moving through the United States Senate that has enormous implications for Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. It is called the Gibbons bill - after Sam M. Gibbons (D., Fla.), its chief sponsor in the House of Representatives - and it provides that newly built, ocean-going cargo ships cannot call at U.S. ports if they were built or repaired at shipyards that receive subsidies from foreign governments. The idea is to even the economic odds between U.S. ship builders who do not receive governmental subsidies and those ship builders in Germany, Japan and South Korea - who receive subsidies of more than $1 billion a year in each country.
NEWS
August 16, 1996 | by Jim Nolan, Daily News Staff Writer
The SS United States materializes in the haze of the pre-dawn, glowing like a ghost in the river. A visitor from another time, proud and prosperous. Its magnificent, sleek, black hull stretching 990 feet at the foot of the Walt Whitman Bridge. Glass-enclosed salons running along spotless upper decks. Defiant red smokestacks, rising to 150 feet. In this light and from a distance, a romance is rekindled with the past, capable of sending a chill up the spine. But up close, as the sun rises over the pier - it breaks the heart.
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June 3, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Norfolk Southern Corp. touted its safety efforts in transporting crude oil in a letter to Gov. Wolf, but the railroad suggested it may file a legal challenge over some recent federal safety rules. Following the issuance of new rules by the U.S. Department of Transportation on May 8, "Norfolk Southern is still considering its legal options," the company's Chairman and CEO C.W. Moorman said in a letter delivered to Wolf on Monday. Like other railroads, Norfolk Southern was particularly "disappointed" with new rules on brakes that the railroad said would produce "little safety benefit," Moorman said.
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January 7, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
The Penn women's team may have hit the court at the Palestra just 12 hours after getting home from Florida, but they showed no sign of fatigue on Sunday afternoon, leading from the start in a 79-49 demolition of Norfolk State to notch their seventh straight win. After a dramatic, 67-66 win over Miami on New Year's Day, the Quakers were stranded in South Florida by bad weather in the Northeast. The team finally had to take a bus to Fort Myers, Fla., then fly into Atlantic City and take another bus to West Philadelphia - arriving early Sunday morning, nearly two days after their scheduled return.
SPORTS
June 24, 2012 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
Roy Oswalt left his first start for the Texas Rangers in a huff Friday night, even though an adoring crowd in Arlington was giving him an ovation. He wasn't angry that he was removed with two outs in the seventh inning - he was furious about having Colorado's Marco Scutaro down 0-2 in the count and gave up a single. "I was mad because I threw an 0-2 pitch down the middle," Oswalt said after the 4-1 Texas win. "I hate giving up 0-2 hits. But I always pound the strike zone.
SPORTS
March 17, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
So how are your brackets doing this morning? It's safe to say most of you have ripped up, tossed or maybe eaten your bracket following a historic Friday of the NCAA tournament when, for the first time ever, a 15th seed knocked off a No. 2 seed twice in the same day. First, it was Norfolk State, champion of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, shocking Big 12 titlist Missouri, 86-84, in Omaha, Neb. Less than three hours later, Lehigh, the...
SPORTS
November 19, 2011 | From Staff and Wire Reports
It turns out Drexel's early-season trip to the Virgin Islands may not turn out to be so sunny. The Dragons were stunned Friday by Norfolk State, 61-56, in the first round of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas. Drexel (1-1) turned a 10-point halftime deficit into a one-point lead early in the second half, but its comeback was met by a 13-1 run by the Spartans (2-1). The Dragons will play Virginia today in a losers' bracket game at 3:30 p.m. The Cavaliers lost to Texas Christian in another first-round game on Friday.
NEWS
November 18, 2011 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Turns out Drexel's early season trip to the Virgin Islands may not turn out to be so sunny. The Dragons were stunned Friday by Norfolk State, 61-56, in the first round of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas. Drexel (1-1) turned a 10-point halftime deficit into a one-point lead early in the second half, but its comeback was met by a 13-1 run by Norfolk State (2-1). The Dragons will play Virginia today in a loser's bracket game at 3:30 p.m. The Cavaliers lost to Texas Christian in another first-round game on Friday.
NEWS
November 4, 2011 | BY JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
LINDA ANN WESTON is not expected to be charged with murder in the 2008 death of a woman in Virginia, police there said yesterday. Norfolk police spokesman Chris Amos said that a review of Maxine Lee's death, which could be completed today, shows that Lee died of natural causes - specifically bacterial meningitis - as previously ruled. "We're not going to fabricate something," he said. "There's nothing there. We're not going to charge her with murder. " He said that homicide investigators reviewed the medical examiner's report, previous statements given to police and other paperwork.
SPORTS
August 11, 2011 | The Inquirer Staff
NORFOLK, Va. - Ryan Adams' RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Norfolk Tides a 5-4 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the International League on Wednesday. Domonic Brown went 0 for 4 and saw his batting average fall to .287. Bowie 6, Reading 4 BOWIE, Md. - Steven Lerud singled in the winning run in the top of the 10th inning as the Baysox beat the Phillies in the Eastern League. Win.-Salem 6, Wilmington 2 WILMINGTON - John Whittleman stroked his 18th home run, but the Blue Rocks fell to the Dash in the first game of a Carolina League doubleheader.
SPORTS
August 9, 2011 | By the Inquirer Staff
NORFOLK, Va. - Rich Thompson was 3 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Lehigh Valley IronPigs past the Norfolk Tides, 6-3, in the International League on Monday. Domonic Brown was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Scott Mathieson struck out eight in seven innings while allowing only one run for the victory. Lakewood 10, W.Virginia 7 LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Carlos Perdomo's two-run double highlighted a four-run seventh as the BlueClaws topped the Power in the South Atlantic League.
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