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August 21, 1996 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
The plot thickens in an unusual legal battle pitting the city of Rome against Philadelphia lawyer and Barnes Foundation president Richard H. Glanton. The Italian city sued Glanton and the foundation last month, claiming he had reneged on an oral agreement to make Rome a stop on the Barnes Foundation's celebrated and never-to-be-repeated world art tour. Glanton's lawyer, Robert J. Sugarman, now claims the suit in federal court in Philadelphia should be dismissed because "no action has been taken by the city of Rome to authorize the litigation.
NEWS
May 18, 1989 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Inquirer Art Critic
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was the most celebrated printmaker of 18th-century Europe. He is best known today for his "prison" etchings - cavernous, gloomy chambers characterized by complex perspectival views, massive arches and grand staircases spiraling upward toward indeterminate destinations. It has been suggested that these striking architectural medleys, which Piranesi called Carceri, depict the Mamartine prisons of ancient Rome, but there isn't any evidence for this view.
LIVING
May 16, 1996 | By Carlin Romano, INQUIRER BOOK CRITIC
Imagine the Bolshoi Ballet inviting the Mummers to dance with it around Red Square. Well, no - let's upscale this a bit. How about the Vienna Philharmonic asking the Philadelphia Orchestra to play a joint concert in Austria? Closer. Now cut the music, heighten the high seriousness (yes, even more), and you've got the distinguished adventure that will begin Sunday for Philadelphia's very own American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, the oldest learned society in the United States.
SPORTS
May 19, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Serena Williams hasn't played the French Open in 3 years and hardly seems ready for this month's clay-court major. She made an array of mistakes yesterday in her final match before the French Open, losing to Patty Schnyder, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5), at the Italian Open quarterfinals in Rome. "I'm going to obviously want to work harder and just do some things differently," Williams said. "Where I am today, in Paris I'll probably be even better. " In the semifinals, Schnyder will face third-seeded Jelena Jankovic, who routed Elena Dementieva, 6-2, 6-1. Second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova beat sixth-seeded Dinara Safina, 6-1, 6-3, in an all-Russian match and will next play ninth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova, who beat unseeded Anabel Medina Garrigues, 7-6 (8)
NEWS
December 31, 1989 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
My wife, who is handicapped, and I plan to visit Rome, and we're wondering what sites are accessible to wheelchairs. Where can we get such information? - B.B., Downingtown Contact the Travel Information Service at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, 12th Street and Tabor Road, Philadelphia 19141, or phone 456-9600, for a packet that can tell you what to expect. There's a nominal fee to cover handling and postage. These organizations and publications also may be helpful to you: Society for the Advancement of Travel for the Handicapped (SATH)
SPORTS
May 19, 2000 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
An awkward move during practice, a sudden wrenching pain in her lower back, and No. 1-ranked Lindsay Davenport joined the growing list of top women tennis players with injuries heading into the French Open. The 23-year-old American pulled out of the Italian Open in Rome before the third round yesterday after suffering what tournament officials called an acute low-back strain. Later, the tournament lost its defending champion when Venus Williams was beaten by 17-year-old Australian Jelena Dokic, 6-1, 6-2. Magnus Norman stayed on course for consecutive titles when he beat Younes El Aynaoui, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, to reach the quarterfinals of the German Open in Hamburg.
SPORTS
January 22, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Sixteen players from Ethiopia's national soccer team disappeared yesterday during a stopover in Rome while on their way to a tournament in Morocco, Italian officials said. Two players, the coach and four staff members of the team remained behind in a hotel in Ostia, near Rome's international airport. It was not immediately clear why the players had not made their flight for the African National Cup. "We don't know anything about their motivation," said police officer Luigi D'Angelis, adding that the group that remained behind - who reported the disappearance - couldn't explain, either.
NEWS
January 18, 2004 | By Libby Newnam FOR THE INQUIRER
It came as a surprise. It came as a big fat surprise. In fact, if you were to rank surprises in order, this one would come right after finding out your grandmother was pregnant. We got a call. A friend had two tickets to Rome. He couldn't use them and he wanted to give them to us. Free. Would we go? Would we? Is the Pope Catholic? (And if I didn't know that one, Rome was just the place to find out.) So we were off, the three of us: me, my husband, and his fear of flying.
TRAVEL
October 2, 2011 | By Paula Marantz Cohen, For The Inquirer
ROME - It is still hot in Rome this time of year. That doesn't mean you shouldn't go. In fact, a little sweat seems a small price to pay for the chance, at almost every corner, to duck into a church where you can sit in the shade and stare at a lustrous virgin by Raphael or a strenuously ardent saint by Caravaggio. Still, on a recent trip to the Eternal City we happened to lodge in the ancient Trastevere section, and on one particularly sweltering day, not wishing to walk too far, we crossed the Tiber River to explore the nearby neighborhood, Rome's former Jewish ghetto.
NEWS
December 10, 1986 | By GLORIA CAMPISI and JOE CLARK, Daily News Staff Writers
A Philadelphia priest soon will go to Rome intent on building bridges of understanding between American Catholics and the Vatican. Pope John Paul II announced yesterday that Msgr. Joseph A. Galante, vicar for religious in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, has been named undersecretary to the Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes, a body of prelates who make policy on a worldwide basis. Galante, 48, said last night he saw his new role as "trying to build bridges - particularly of mutual understanding - to help the Congregation for Religious to understand the American experience and mentality.
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NEWS
June 25, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROME - A meeting Tuesday of a Vatican archbishop under investigation for embezzlement with Mayor Nutter and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was nothing but warm and friendly. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, hosted the meeting with about a dozen members of the Philadelphia delegation making final plans for Pope Francis' visit in September. The council is the Vatican office overseeing the World Meeting of Families. Paglia is under investigation by Italian authorities, according to European news reports.
NEWS
June 24, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROME - " Omnia parata sunt ," the Rev. William Donovan declared on a perfect evening outside the amber-colored Sofitel boutique hotel where he and 35 other people from Philadelphia are staying to finalize plans for Pope Francis' visit. The loose Latin translation: "Everything is prepared. " Not everything, but organizers say that three months out, fund-raising is on track to hit the target of $45 million, and planning is 90 percent complete for the papal visit Sept.
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
With nearly 90 days until Pope Francis visits Philadelphia, a delegation led by Mayor Nutter and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput is returning to Rome for final preparations. The delegation, which left early Sunday evening and is to arrive in Rome on Monday morning, last traveled to the Vatican in March 2014 to meet Pope Francis and invite him to Philadelphia. This time around it's all about logistics - and promotions for the international World Meeting of Families convention and the papal visit.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
Philly native Audrey Landers has a little something up her sleeve as she prepares for a return to her hometown for Yachtstock on the banks of the Delaware River this coming weekend. Yachtstock River Jam, in its 17th year, is one of the more popular summer concert series in the five-county region and benefits children's charities. Landers told me during a recent phone interview that she may even do a little number just for fun - something from "Dallas," perhaps. But it's Landers' son, Daniel Landers , who's in the spotlight this go 'round.
NEWS
November 18, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Confirming what he had whispered and hinted at for months, Pope Francis announced in Rome on Monday that he would come to Philadelphia in September for the World Meeting of Families. The suddenness of the official announcement, not expected until next year, sent archdiocesan officials scrambling over the weekend for a proper venue to make a local announcement. They settled on the Great Hall of Philadelphia Museum of Art, called in 200 Catholic high school students to serve as a cheering backdrop, and invited Mayor Nutter to play master of ceremonies in the absence of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, who had left for Rome last week unaware the news was imminent.
NEWS
November 17, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
STUDENTS FROM the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have written more than 10,000 letters to the Vatican, hoping that Pope Francis will accept their invitations to come to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families next September. Archdiocesan students and teachers from local elementary, secondary and special education schools announced news of the major shipment yesterday from the Archdiocesan Pastor Center in Center City. "These letters truly represent the great love and enthusiasm that the Holy Father brings, not only to the world, but to our young people in Philadelphia," said Christopher Mominey, secretary and Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Education.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Blank Rome L.L.P. said Tuesday it plans to open an office in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 17 comprising 11 lawyers and seven support staff, reflecting growth in its litigation practice there. The firm said the new office will have capacity to expand to 20 lawyers. In addition to the planned Fort Lauderdale office, the firm has two other locations in Florida, in Tampa and Boca Raton. cmondics@phillynews.com 215-854-5957@cmondics
NEWS
August 10, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kate FitzGerald, 64, of Wayne, a teacher, died Monday, Aug. 4, of a brain tumor at her home. Born in Dublin, she studied history and archaeology at University College Dublin. Later, as a married mother juggling life as a student, Mrs. FitzGerald learned quickly that Ireland in the 1960s was hard for young families with little money. The family had to scrape to get by, and she used her ingenuity to create a suitable home, her family said. The FitzGeralds moved among London, Nashville, Dublin, Philadelphia, and Rome.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
'I mean, I want to get married someday ," Corinne Mucha's boyfriend told her, a few months after persuading her to give up her life on the East Coast and follow him to Chicago. "Just not to you. " Ouch! So Mucha, who grew up in Haddon Heights, writes in her new graphic memoir, Get Over It (Secret Acres, $11.99), a moving, alternately heartbreaking and hilarious true-life account of the breakup of Her First Major Romance. Her ex-boyfriend, Sam (last name withheld)
SPORTS
June 8, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
" Scusi !" I called for the fourth time as I stepped off a narrow sidewalk onto a cobblestone road to get around some tourists. I said a silent prayer, too, that they also didn't try to make a break, and that a moped or Vespa or teeny, tiny car wouldn't whip around a corner and turn me into Roman roadkill. After another morning of sightseeing on my third day in Rome, legs weak and tired from standing in line to get into St. Peter's Basilica and then into the Vatican, and then through St. Peter's Basilica and then through the Vatican, my friend and I decided to part ways for a few hours so that she could go back to the Trevi Fountain to take more pictures, and I could get in a run. I really didn't feel like it, but I already knew Italian run regret.
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