July 2, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - A key piece of the rescue package being negotiated in Harrisburg for Philadelphia's cash-strapped school district may now be in jeopardy. Sen. Anthony Williams (D., Philadelphia) said in an interview Sunday that the proposed $2-per-pack cigarette tax that would have raised roughly $45 million for Philadelphia's schools "is probably not going to be part of the solution. " Williams cited "the complexity of politics in the House," including the chamber's more conservative Republican faction, as one of the reasons the cigarette tax was close to being ruled out altogether.
September 11, 1988 |
Do you have any information on the location of the Super Bowl next January and available package tours? Super Bowl XXIII will take place in Miami on Jan. 22 in the new Joe Robbie Stadium. A few companies already have put package plans together. Kim Tours & Travel (900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1536, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017; 213-625-5761) is offering a five-day-four-night package with accommodations at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront Resort on Singer Island off Palm Beach. Tour members will be transported the 60 miles to and from the game.
November 16, 2012 |
THAT GROWLY, BARKY delivery, those foot-draggy Southwestern vowels, the world-weary sighs. The voice on the phone could belong only to Tommy Lee Jones, calling to talk about "Lincoln" as he drove across south Texas toward Houston. In Steven Spielberg's Civil War panorama, Jones nearly eclipses the nominal hero. He plays Thaddeus Stevens, the thorny Republican congressional leader who was Lincoln's temperamental opposite and tactical antagonist as both sought to free the oppressed.
June 21, 1990 |
In a challenge to the Bush administration, House Democratic leaders yesterday presented a comprehensive legislative package that they said was designed to help U.S. high-technology industries regain global pre-eminence. The package also clearly was designed to promote Democrats as America's leaders in confronting rising Japanese and European economic competition, an area Democrats say the Bush administration is ignoring. The centerpiece of the proposal is to give $400 million over three years to corporations seeking to commercialize technological discoveries, much as Japanese and European Community governments do. The $400 million is a relatively small sum by Washington standards, but defense industrialists have used similar amounts of federal seed money as "leverage" to attract hundreds of millions of dollars of private venture capital.
July 17, 2001 |
Tiger Woods' value to golf now has another number attached to it. In deals driven largely by his popularity, the PGA Tour agreed to new TV packages that increase its take by hundreds of millions of dollars. The contracts with ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, USA and the Golf Channel, announced yesterday, run from 2003 to '06. They are worth about $850 million, according to two industry sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. That figure represents a roughly 45 percent hike from the tour's four-year television packages negotiated in 1997 and running from 1999 to '02. Under the new setup - which doesn't include Grand Slam events, because they are not sponsored by the PGA Tour - ABC will average 18 events per year, CBS 17 and NBC five.
December 13, 1986 |
We drove down to Richmond the other day, my wife and I, for a visit to our friendly family dentist. After he had finished his excavations he gave each of us a new toothbrush. This was a free gift, as they say, or a free complimentary gift. Each toothbrush came encased in a plastic shell, or what appeared to be a plastic shell. As it later would transpire, this was actually a form of transparent steel, a new product with a vast potential market. On the back of each package appeared some instructions for opening.
December 30, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday approved a $60.4 billion emergency spending aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy that had been backed by Senate Democrats. Democrats had to turn back Republican efforts to cut programs such as $150 million in fisheries aid that Republican lawmakers said was unrelated to the storm that hammered the East Coast late in October. The measure cleared the Senate on a 61-33 vote, with 12 Republicans supporting of the bill. The bill faces uncertain prospects in the House, where GOP leaders appear reluctant to move quickly on a big spending bill in the final days of a lame-duck session.
April 1, 1994 |
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Bomb Squad detonated a small, suspicious- looking package outside the Federal Express distribution center in King of Prussia yesterday afternoon. No one was injured. Upper Merion police were called to the building at 460 American Ave. at noon and immediately summoned the bomb squad, Upper Merion Lt. Ronald Fonock said. The bomb squad took the package to a patch of grass adjacent to the building and blew up its outside packaging with a small, controlled explosive, he said.
December 20, 2012 |
A package containing "inappropriate wording" was delivered by mail this morning to West Philadelphia High School and police are trying to determine who sent it, according to authorities. The package arrived about 8:40 a.m., a police spokeswoman said, though she could not elaborate on the message contained inside. However, an internal police alert said that the package contained a news report related to the Newtown, Conn., massacre last Friday and a "racist letter saying you are next.
August 9, 2011 |
The Philadelphia bomb squad was called to a Center City underpass to investigate a suspicious package. A box with wires sticking from it was found on I-676, on the westbound side of the Vine Street Expressway, under 15th Street, about 11:30 a.m. Fire fighters, police and other emergency workers responded to the scene. After inspecting the package, police determined the box was not dangerous and traffic resumed. The road is one of the area's busiest, and Hahnemann University Hospital is less than a block away from where the package was found.