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NEWS
June 4, 2012
WHEN POPE John Paul II spent two days in Philadelphia in October 1979, more than a million people turned out to see and cheer him. Daily News editorial writers, caught in the spirit of the occasion, abandoned politics, city-budget problems, crime and the other usual subjects of their wise analysis, and waxed eloquent over the Pontiff's visit. Here are some excerpts: "The triumphant visit of Pope John Paul II was one of Philadelphia's finest hours. No matter what part of the city you live in, no matter whether you are a Catholic or not, you couldn't help but be swept away by the excitement, the emotion and the air of exhilaration that cradled this city for 48 hours.
NEWS
April 13, 2013
By Rochelle Keyhan For months, on my walk to work I passed a VisitPhilly.com billboard on Broad Street that read: "Dear Walking This Way, I like the way you move it move it. Love, Philadelphia, XOXO. " On the mornings when I had already been harassed, the advertisement only reinforced how pervasive, accepted, and inevitable our city's street harassment problem is. On the nights I was spared catcalls and whistles on the way home, this billboard reminded me to still be on guard and ready.
NEWS
September 25, 2012
Chattanooga, Tenn., is trying to lure techies with financial incentives, but some Philadelphians are not impressed. Business, A14.
NEWS
July 29, 1999 | Daily News
With 75,000 gallons of water, you could: Give 12-ounce glasses of water to 100,000 thirsty Philadelphians. Brush your teeth 75,000 times. Run the clothes washer 2,143 times. Flush an old toilet 21,428 times. Shower 1,071 sweaty Philadelphians for 10 minutes each. Take 3,000 bubble baths. Run a dishwasher 7,500 times. Hose off the pavement continuously for eight straight days.
NEWS
May 13, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphians were clearly tired of the Civil War in the days leading up to the invasion. They read regular newspaper accounts of Union setbacks and horrific battlefield losses while wounded soldiers filled their hospitals and fresh military units clogged the streets. To escape, some attended the stage adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin at the Continental Theatre; others took in the play Peep O'Day at the New Chestnut Street Theatre or caught a concert by Birgfeld's popular German military band in Fairmount Park.
NEWS
February 27, 2008
RE BYKOFSKY on Obama: Your last two sentences were right on point, sir: "Finally, as president, he can help heal America's historic racial wounds, which are our most stubborn and painful and difficult to admit. Even in Pennsylvania. " Hopefully, you can help your fellow writers (black and white), and Philadelphians in giving them a little more insight. Dennis Dozier, Philadelphia
NEWS
April 17, 2001
First Union Corp. is changing its name to Wachovia following the latest bank merger. This can only make F.U. Center officials happy, for the obvious reasons. Still, how long will it take before Philadelphians - who love their nicknames - to rename the stadium the Wacko? Not long at all.
NEWS
May 4, 1995 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
City officials yesterday dedicate 2,000-bed Curran-Fromhold Corectional Facility in the Northeast, named for Holmesburg Warden Patrick Curran (Patrick Jr. and his son Patrick are at right) and Deputy Warden Robert Fromhold, slain by two inmates in 1973. Facility figures into Philadelphians' top election issue: crime and punishment.
NEWS
January 18, 1991 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS, MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS AND E.W. FAIRCLOTH/ DAILY NEWS
While war raged the Mideast, for many Philadelphians it was business as usual yesterday. Robert Cocchimiglio, 25, (top) waited for a fare in front of Independence Hall, and Oliver Johnson whipped up a batch of dough at Cinnabon, 34th and Market. At the Italian Market (bottom), shoppers browsed among the produce.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1994 | ASSOCIATED PRESS/SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS
Mayor Rendell (inset) and a host of other Philadelphians showed travel agents at a convention in Lisbon, Portugal, how to party Philly-style last Friday. The American Society of Travel Agents enjoyed Philly favorites, including plenty of cheesesteaks. State Sen. Vince Fumo also attended the convention. The group is scheduled to meet here next year.
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