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January 17, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
MAJOR LEAGUE Soccer will hold its SuperDraft at noon today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The first two rounds of the draft of college players will be today. Rounds 3 and 4 will be on Tuesday. The Union has eight picks in the draft, including the second overall. Other Union picks are: 6, 25, 27, 44, 46, 52, 63. A live stream of the draft will be on WatchESPN. The Union's supporters group, Sons of Ben, is holding a predraft event at Field House Sports & Beer Hall at the Convention Center from 8 to 11 a.m. On Tuesday, the Union traded Jeff Parke to D.C. United for Ethan White.
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August 2, 2013 | BY BARBARA LAKER, Daily News Staff Writer lakerb@phillynews.com, 215-854-5933
TRADE UNION members who went on strike early yesterday morning at the Pennsylvania Convention Center over proposed changes to work rules reached an agreement with the center's officials last night that put them back on the job. The settlement, reached about 10 p.m., includes a 2.5 percent raise for one year and the extension of a customer-satisfaction agreement between the unions and management, said Ed Coryell Jr., business agent for the carpenters...
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April 26, 2001
An editorial in Tuesday's Inquirer misstated Bruce Crawley's affiliation with the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He is chairman of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1994 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Brothers Ed and John Hladczuk look through a metal gate yesterday at the American Welding Society's convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The gathering attracted about 17,000 and brought about $7 million into the area.
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February 10, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writervellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A MONTHS-LONG labor dispute allegedly kicked into high gear Saturday when about 200 unionized carpenters descended on the Philadelphia Auto Show, officials said. John McNichol, president and chief executive of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, told the Daily News today that "belligerent" members of the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters vandalized cars, accosted vendors and generally disrupted the show, which ended Sunday. Now, he's hoping that a temporary restraining order against the union can help calm things down in a contract dispute over the carpenters' ability to work inside the center.
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October 12, 1993 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
Bicycle enthusiasts Peter (left) and Gerard Bechard of Springfield, Mass., check merchandise yesterday at 1993 Interbike Eastern State Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The expo, to promote new products in the bike world, attracted about 700 vendors and manufacturers.
NEWS
March 2, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
I HAVE A FAVOR to ask of the union members who've been picketing the Pennsylvania Convention Center: Leave the Philadelphia Flower Show alone. As in for real, guys. If you're planning to disrupt the show the way some members of the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters disrupted the Philadelphia Auto Show on Feb. 7 - don't argue they didn't; we're not idiots - please just don't. Don't give a hard time to attendees, especially the sweet grannies arriving by bus, dressed in Alfred Dunner and comfy taupe shoes with Velco tabs.
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June 20, 1989 | BY THOMAS MULDOON
Philadelphia has all the attributes of a great convention city except a first-class convention center. The location of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in the heart of Philadelphia, is ideal. The Pennsylvania Convention Center is surrounded by the city's major shopping, legitimate theatres, great museums, and America's birthplace. Our city prides itself, properly, on its ethnic diversity. The best example of this "city strength" is the Reading Terminal Market. The Pennsylvania Convention Center legislation saves, protects and restores the market for future generations.
BUSINESS
September 10, 1992 | GEORGE REYNOLDS/DAILY NEWS
Claude Legris, sales manager for the new Pennsylvania Convention Center, leads the Greater Philadelphia Health Care Congress yesterday on the first public tour of the center's Exhibit Hall at 13th and Arch streets. The group seeks ways to bring health-related organizations to Philadelphia for meetings. The Exhibit Hall in the $523.4 million center is scheduled to open next June.
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May 7, 2015 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
FOR KESHIA Knight Pulliam, posing for the camera began at the age of 9 months, when she appeared in an ad for Johnson & Johnson baby products. From there, she was featured in more TV commercials, then "Sesame Street," then made her feature-film debut in "The Last Dragon," in 1985. At age 5, she became the youngest person to be nominated for an Emmy, for playing the part of Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show. " On May 9 and 10, Philadelphians will be able to meet and greet the former child star for the first time at Wizard World Comic Con (May 7 through 10)
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May 1, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
For Keshia Knight Pulliam, posing for the camera began at the age of 9 months, when she appeared in an ad for Johnson & Johnson baby products. From there, she was featured in more TV commercials, then "Sesame Street," then made her feature-film debut in "The Last Dragon," in 1985. At age 5, she became the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Emmy, for playing the part of Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show. " On May 9 and 10, Philadelphians will be able to meet and greet the former child star for the first time at Wizard World Comic Con (May 7 through 10)
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April 20, 2015 | BY LARA WITT, Daily News Staff Writer wittl@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
PENNSYLVANIA Labor Relations Board examiner Jack E. Marino, reversed his decision to throw out complaints made by union carpenters, paving the way for their return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where they had been banned from working last May. "The Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters is pleased that the PLRB has reversed its earlier dismissal of the union's charges and has agreed to hold hearings on the lockout of carpenters from...
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April 8, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Carpenters Union is urging the chairs of every state Democratic Party in the nation to avoid doing business with the Convention Center when the national party's presidential nominating convention is held in Philadelphia in 2016. Union carpenters and Teamsters have been locked in a bitter dispute with the state-run Convention Center Authority over their not being able to work in the building. "We would ask that you not plan or schedule any of your 2016 DNC events or functions at the Pennsylvania Convention Center as long as this unfair labor practice continues and until such time as our members are allowed to return to their jobs and start providing for their families again," Edward Coryell, the union's executive secretary-treasurer, wrote in a letter dated Friday.
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March 20, 2015 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
CITY COUNCILMAN Kenyatta Johnson wants the Bellevue garage at Broad and Locust streets removed from a bill that would create special zoning for six-story, full-motion 3-D digital advertising structures called urban experiential displays. "When this legislation was first proposed, I was open to the idea because the businesses on the Avenue of the Arts supported it as a way to fund improvements and activities on the avenue," the 2nd District councilman told the Daily News in a statement yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff, The Daily News
D AN AYKROYD ducked out from under the cover of his security detail Friday to literally stop and smell the roses at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, his handlers told me over the weekend. The 62-year-old actor and screenwriter was in town Friday for the Flower Show and to promote his Crystal Head vodka, which enjoyed a booth next to the PA Wine & Spirits table inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.). It was no surprise that a seemingly endless line of people snaked around the perimeter of the grand ballroom inside the convention center - each guest waiting patiently to meet Aykroyd and for him to sign a vodka bottle.
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March 6, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
SUNSHINE STATE Rapper Flo Rida , a/k/a Tramar Lacel Dillard , made a stop in Bala Cynwyd on Tuesday to teach his new fitness regimen to an exclusive group at AFC Fitness (601 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd). Dillard, 35, is promoting his new FLO Fit program, which promises to get you in the best shape of your life with his high-intensity workout plan and DVD set. According to AFC Fitness president Matt Littman , about 30 participants got a FLO Fit tutorial from the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
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March 6, 2015 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Steve and Julie Groff were living the life. Son of a third-generation dairy farmer, Steve was a successful orthopedic surgeon. Trained as a nurse, Julie was a stay-at-home mom to their three kids and manager of the 77-acre, century-old farm they'd bought in 2000. Together, they were raising Standardbred horses and Black Angus cattle, and exploring future business uses of their farm. Then, in October 2011, tragedy struck. Steve had taken his new Cannondale road bike out for an inaugural spin in Glen Rock, 20 miles from the York County farm, when he was hit from behind by a car being driven at 45 m.p.h.
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