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October 11, 1998 | By Susan Guerrero, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Most of my friends felt sorry for me when I told them I was going to Duluth in mid-October. Everyone seemed certain that I would freeze to death and advised me to pack my very warmest clothes. I was treated to constant renditions of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. " Several people told me to be sure to drive up to nearby Hibbing, boyhood home of Bob Dylan; another employed a Swedish accent to inform me I would be eating nothing but lukefish. One sent me a musty-smelling copy of Gore Vidal's book, which confused me until I realized it was a spoof on Dallas.
NEWS
December 31, 1995 | Reuters / KIMIMASA MAYAMA
Thousands were killed in a Jan. 17 quake in western Japan, the country's worst in nearly 50 years. In the aftermath, a giant crane reached into a ribbon of twisted highway to retrieve crushed cars on the Hanshin Expressway in the port city of Kobe.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1995 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
To hear the backers of the new FastShip concept tell it, their plan to turn Philadelphia into the port city of the 21st century is leaping ahead faster than . . . well . . . a FastShip: Scale models of the revolutionary craft are being tested in water tanks that simulate waves and storms and other high-seas conditions. And those tests are going swimmingly, said David Giles, a nautical engineer of Thorneycroft, Giles and Co., which is FastShip's designer. Customers for the service, which proposes to haul freight across the Atlantic in just four days vs. the standard time of two weeks or more, are lining up, said Kathryn Chambers, FastShip Atlantic Inc.'s marketing consultant.
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August 17, 2012 | Associated Press
VERACRUZ, Mexico - Mexican authorities say they now have eight people in custody in connection with the killing of three photographers and a girlfriend of one in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz. State Attorney General Amadeo Flores Espinosa said Wednesday that all the suspects are alleged members of the New Generation gang allied with Mexico's powerful Sinaloa Cartel led by fugitive Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Flores said that the suspects also are accused of other crimes. The four victims were found May 3 dismembered in garbage bags in a canal.
NEWS
January 22, 2013
Hans Massaquoi, a former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote a distinctive memoir about growing up black in Nazi Germany, died in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, his 87th birthday, his son said. "He had quite a journey in life," said Hans J. Massaquoi Jr., of Detroit. "Many have read his books and know what he endured. But most don't know that he was a good, kind, loving, fun-loving, fair, honest, generous, hard-working, and open-minded man. He respected others and commanded respect himself.
NEWS
July 19, 1998 | By Malcolm Garcia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The last thing Assistant Township Manager Matthew Lahaza expected to find in Bulgaria was California-grown tomatoes. "I was stunned," Lahaza said. "Bulgarian tomatoes far surpass any tomato I've had here, but they can't grow them in the kind of quantity needed for marketing. " "Agriculture is one of their biggest resources, but they are behind the times," he said. "They have no money for fertilizer - no money to buy new farm equipment. " What the Bulgarians do have is advice.
SPORTS
September 27, 1988 | This feature was written by Donnat Grillet, social studies collaborator for District Four, School District of Philadelphia. The graphics were conceived by Donnat Grillet and drawn by Daily News staff artist Amy Raudenbush. This page was edited by Jerry Carrier of the Daily News
INTRODUCING THE GULF COAST Five states border the Gulf of Mexico: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas The climate along the coast is mostly humid continental, with southern Florida located in the subtropical region. Florida and Texas have the longest Gulf coastline. The Gulf of Mexico serves as a major "water highway" for the movement of goods and people. Key Physical Features: Florida Keys, Tampa Bay, Mobile Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, Galveston Bay, Padre Island, Mississippi Delta.
NEWS
June 25, 2012 | By Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press
FRESNO, Calif. - Stockton, the California city with the nation's second-highest foreclosure rate, is facing a moment of decision on whether to become the biggest city to file for bankruptcy, as a deadline for talks between the city and its creditors approached late Monday. City officials are still hoping to reach a deal that would restructure millions of dollars of debt under a new state mediation law designed to help municipalities avoid bankruptcy, City Manager Bob Deis said. On some nights, negotiations with the 18 creditors have stretched past midnight and remain confidential.
NEWS
May 9, 2006 | By Kaitlin Gurney INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Corzine yesterday signed a ceremonial agreement marking 25 years of economic and cultural cooperation with China's Zhejiang Province, which he will visit this month on a six-day Asian trade mission. Joined by officials from the wealthy coastal province, which is just south of Shanghai, the former Wall Street financier said he planned to be "very aggressive" about boosting New Jersey's business ties to the booming Chinese economy. "We have not cultivated our relationships the way many of our colleague states have," Corzine said.
NEWS
December 10, 2012 | By Rebecca Santana, Associated Press
KARACHI, Pakistan - Bodies are piling up in Pakistan's largest city as it suffers one of its most violent years in history, and concern is growing that the chaos is giving greater cover for the Taliban to operate and undermining the country's economic epicenter. Karachi, a sprawling port city on the Arabian Sea, has long been beset by religious, sectarian, and ethnic strife. Here armed wings of political parties battle for control of the city, Sunnis and Shiites die in tit-for-tat sectarian killings, and Taliban gunmen attack banks and kill police officers.
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January 22, 2013
Hans Massaquoi, a former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote a distinctive memoir about growing up black in Nazi Germany, died in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, his 87th birthday, his son said. "He had quite a journey in life," said Hans J. Massaquoi Jr., of Detroit. "Many have read his books and know what he endured. But most don't know that he was a good, kind, loving, fun-loving, fair, honest, generous, hard-working, and open-minded man. He respected others and commanded respect himself.
NEWS
December 10, 2012 | By Rebecca Santana, Associated Press
KARACHI, Pakistan - Bodies are piling up in Pakistan's largest city as it suffers one of its most violent years in history, and concern is growing that the chaos is giving greater cover for the Taliban to operate and undermining the country's economic epicenter. Karachi, a sprawling port city on the Arabian Sea, has long been beset by religious, sectarian, and ethnic strife. Here armed wings of political parties battle for control of the city, Sunnis and Shiites die in tit-for-tat sectarian killings, and Taliban gunmen attack banks and kill police officers.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
TIANJIN, China - This port city of 13 million on the coast of northern China could really give an American mayor a serious case of investment envy. For Mayor Nutter, that feeling may have started the moment he boarded a bullet train in Beijing's Jetsons -style rail station for the 69-mile, 33-minute journey to Tianjin. Or maybe it was when his police escort here took him past some of the factories of 185 of the world's Fortune 500 companies, including GlaxoSmithKline. Or when he viewed a model of a master plan for an economic development zone rising from salt flats and equal in size to Center City and South Philadelphia combined.
NEWS
December 3, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
TIANJIN, China - This port city of 13 million on the coast of northern China could really give an American mayor a serious case of investment envy. For Mayor Nutter, that moment may have started from the moment he boarded a bullet-train in Beijing's Jetson-style rail station for the 33-minute, 69-mile journey to Tianjin. Or maybe it was when his police escort here took him past some of the factories for 185 of the world's Fortune 500 companies, including GlaxoSmithKline. Or when he viewed a model of a master plan for an economic development zone rising from salt flats and equal in size to Center City and South Philadelphia.
TRAVEL
November 4, 2012 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
SANTIAGO, Chile - Manzana! Manzana! ("Apple! Apple!") This was the sudden hue and cry in the Santiago airport when I arrived in Chile this summer, semi-delirious after traveling about 18 hours with a big fat Fuji in my purse that I had forgotten to eat. This violated every international law against agricultural imports, and all at once there were several officers, many documents, and much stamping of same until I was finally released without a...
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | Associated Press
VERACRUZ, Mexico - Mexican authorities say they now have eight people in custody in connection with the killing of three photographers and a girlfriend of one in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz. State Attorney General Amadeo Flores Espinosa said Wednesday that all the suspects are alleged members of the New Generation gang allied with Mexico's powerful Sinaloa Cartel led by fugitive Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Flores said that the suspects also are accused of other crimes. The four victims were found May 3 dismembered in garbage bags in a canal.
NEWS
June 25, 2012 | By Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press
FRESNO, Calif. - Stockton, the California city with the nation's second-highest foreclosure rate, is facing a moment of decision on whether to become the biggest city to file for bankruptcy, as a deadline for talks between the city and its creditors approached late Monday. City officials are still hoping to reach a deal that would restructure millions of dollars of debt under a new state mediation law designed to help municipalities avoid bankruptcy, City Manager Bob Deis said. On some nights, negotiations with the 18 creditors have stretched past midnight and remain confidential.
NEWS
April 15, 2011 | By Karin Laub, Associated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya - Moammar Gadhafi rolled defiantly through the streets of Tripoli, pumping his fists as he poked through the sunroof of an SUV on Thursday - the same day that NATO air strikes shook the city. The alliance's foreign ministers, while united in their aim to pressure the Libyan leader to go, argued at a meeting over whether to step up military operations that have so far failed to rout him. Gadhafi gave no sign that he's willing to relent, despite two months of civil war and mounting international pressure for him to move aside.
NEWS
March 28, 2011 | Associated Press
LATAKIA, Syria - Gangs of young men, some armed with swords and hunting rifles, roamed through the streets of a Syrian seaside city yesterday, closing alleys with barricades and roughly questioning passers-by in streets scarred by days of anti-government unrest. The scenes in Latakia, a Mediterranean port once known as a summmer tourist draw, were a remarkable display of anarchy in what had been one of the Mideast's most tightly controlled countries. The gangs' allegiances could not be immediately determined, but pro-government groups of men in civilian clothes and armed with firearms also could be seen pulling over drivers, asking them for identification and the reason for their presence in Latakia.
NEWS
March 4, 2007
Don't kill the port I cannot understand why Gov. Rendell and state Sen. Vince Fumo are adamant about relocating the Philadelphia Regional Produce Terminal from Packer Avenue to the Navy Yard, in effect stopping the Port of Philadelphia from growing. Why would you waste prime maritime land on a food distribution center, which can be built anywhere? With casinos being built to the north and the food distribution center being built to the south at the Navy Yard, the Port of Philadelphia is slowly being strangled to death.
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