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December 22, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
Developments today pointed to sabotage as the cause of the explosion and crash of Pan Am Flight 103, killing all 259 people aboard: A U.S. government source in Washington today said the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland, received a telephone warning about two weeks ago from a person claiming to represent the Abu Nidal radical Palestinian group. The caller said a bomb would be placed aboard a Pan Am plane. In Moscow, the U.S. Embassy last week warned American diplomats that a bomb threat had been made against a Pan Am flight from Frankfurt, West Germany, to the United States.
SPORTS
May 27, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
Boston and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police are investigating reports that sabotage of electrical equipment might have caused Tuesday night's blackout of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final series at Boston Garden, the Boston Globe reported. MBTA officers saw an electrician who had worked for Boston & Maine Railroad acting suspiciously near a transformer storage room where the electrical troubles began, sources said. While Garden officials originally assumed the transformer accidentally overheated and shut down, investigators now say the electrician might have had a key to the storage room, which the railroad used to own, and might have manually shut off the transformer.
NEWS
January 4, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
The Kurdish National Liberation Front today claimed it placed a bomb aboard a West German jetliner that crashed near the Aegean coast and killed 16 people, the Anatolia news agency reported. The dispatch said an unidentified caller told the agency's London bureau that "we killed the West German diplomat in Paris and we downed the plane that crashed in Izmir. " Anatolia said the caller appeared to refer to the shooting death today of a consular employee near the West German Embassy in Paris.
NEWS
July 15, 1990 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Sabotage," said Joe Merlino. "Absolutely not true," said James DiMeyo. Wonder what the debate is about? Here's a clue: Merlino is vice chairman of the Delaware County Democratic Committee. DiMeyo works for John McNichol, director of the county data- processing office, chairman of the Upper Darby Republican Party and perhaps the most influential Republican in the county. Indeed, the charge and denial are about politics - and computers. Specifically, a computer to process voter registration data - name, party affiliations and addresses - of Delaware County's approximately 300,000 registered voters.
NEWS
October 21, 1998 | By Todd Bishop, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority believes sabotage may have led to a malfunction that sent wastewater and chemicals from the Green Street sewer treatment plant into a nearby stream Monday night. The stream is a tributary of Neshaminy Creek. In a statement released yesterday afternoon, authority officials said they believed someone used a key to enter the plant's control building and flip a circuit breaker to the off position. As a result, power to pumps and to an alarm designed to alert operators to the problem was cut, officials said.
NEWS
July 29, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A Nicaraguan intelligence official was quoted yesterday as saying that U.S. and Central American military forces have conducted sabotage and intelligence missions on Nicaraguan territory since 1984. Maj. Ricardo Wheelock, the chief of army intelligence, was quoted by Barricada, the newspaper of the ruling Sandinista movement, as saying that U.S. forces sabotaged Nicaraguan military and fuel installations and conducted spy missions. "North American forces have been involved in acts of terrorism against civilians and the military" in the last several years, Wheelock said.
SPORTS
July 16, 2012 | Associated Press
FOIX, France - Crashes, falls, fractures - Bradley Wiggins has seen it all. Now add tacks and nails to the list. Still, nothing can break his stranglehold on the Tour de France. On a day of sabotage in the Pyrenees, Wiggins had luck on his side. The Briton avoided the chaos Sunday and spent another trouble-free stage as his Sky team controlled his main rivals to protect his yellow jersey. At least 30 riders were disrupted by tire punctures at the top of the final climb after tacks and small nails were tossed on the road.
NEWS
March 28, 2014
IN 2014, Joe Manganiello will appear in a Terrence Malick movie and an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, an acting feat surely never to be duplicated. As if being voted favorite pop-culture werewolf of all time were not already enough. The "True Blood" regular (Alcide Herveaux) just learned that he made the final edit for director Malick's latest mystery opus, "Knight of Cups. " He also plays one of Schwarzenegger's posse in "Sabotage," opening today. You may also know him as the stripper Big ---- Richie in "Magic Mike.
SPORTS
March 1, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
Interim University of Florida coach Don DeVoe, who announced Tuesday he wouldn't seek the job on a permanent basis when his contract expires in April, claims his chances for success were sabotaged by some members of deposed coach Norm Sloan's staff, assistant Monte Towe in particular. "Things could have been so much better, but outside influences made it impossible," DeVoe said yesterday. "It's crazy how young men can be influenced by people who shouldn't be anything to them. " DeVoe said Towe was with Dwayne Schintzius on the night the star center quit the team.
NEWS
December 16, 1989 | By John D. Shabe, Special to The Inquirer
A leaking natural gas line in a Washington Township school was the result of negligence by the contractor, not sabotage, township police concluded yesterday after a five-day investigation. The leak occurred the morning of Dec. 6 in the new Chestnut Ridge Middle School on Hurffville-Cross Keys Road. A teacher inadvertently turned on the gas to a 3/4-inch uninspected line. Nearly 1,000 students and 70 faculty members had to be evacuated from the school. The gas did not ignite, and no one was hurt.
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NEWS
July 17, 2016
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NEWS
April 12, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two more members of Philadelphia Ironworkers Local 401 were sentenced to prison this week for participating in an organized campaign of violence, sabotage, and intimidation intended to pressure builders into hiring union workers. William Gillin, 43, was sentenced to 51/2 years Friday. He is one of 11 members of the union who confessed to a list of crimes last year, including a December 2012 arson at a Quaker meetinghouse under construction in Chestnut Hill. That attack prompted calls from builders to crack down on what they described as Philadelphia's entrenched culture of union intimidation and violent retribution.
NEWS
September 24, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two members of a Philadelphia Ironworkers union admitted roles in 13 acts of sabotage and intimidation Monday on behalf of a group that prosecutors say routinely damaged school, business, and even church construction sites to pressure builders into hiring union workers. Francis Sean O'Donnell and William Gillin, both 43, each pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and arson during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Michael M. Baylson. Theirs were the first of eight pleas expected from members of Ironworkers Local 401 during the next two weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2014 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Cook loves to enchant an audience. As a high school student in Palos Verdes, Calif., he once performed as a close-up magician in front of Hollywood greats including Daniel Day-Lewis and Sylvester Stallone. Now pursuing a doctorate in economics at the University of Pennsylvania, Cook was once a member of the Magic Castle Junior Society in Los Angeles, where young performers sharpen their magic acts. Now, he's found another outlet for creating alternative realities. His first thriller novel, Sabotage , is being published Tuesday by Tor/Forge Books, followed by a release party and book signing at the Penn Bookstore at 6 p.m. Sabotage follows the adventures of a team of graduate students working to take down a villain with dangerous weapons technology who controls a hijacked cruise ship and could be linked to the disappearance of a Stanford University professor.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
SOMETIMES I think I'd feel better about our nation's future if people worshipped David Ayer the way they do Wes Anderson. Ayer, if you didn't know, is a guy who grew up in South Central L.A., served in the Navy, then started writing and/or directing movies - hard-boiled stuff about mean streets and meaner cops ("Harsh Times," "Dark Blue," "Training Day," "Street Kings," "End of Watch. ") You wouldn't mistake his work for strict realism, but there's an urgency to it - "Harsh Times" remains one of the most interesting, unpredictable movies yet made about a contemporary war vet. Last fall's "End of Watch" was a vivid, patrolman's-eye view of the war on drugs.
NEWS
March 28, 2014
IN 2014, Joe Manganiello will appear in a Terrence Malick movie and an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, an acting feat surely never to be duplicated. As if being voted favorite pop-culture werewolf of all time were not already enough. The "True Blood" regular (Alcide Herveaux) just learned that he made the final edit for director Malick's latest mystery opus, "Knight of Cups. " He also plays one of Schwarzenegger's posse in "Sabotage," opening today. You may also know him as the stripper Big ---- Richie in "Magic Mike.
NEWS
June 28, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
ANDREA STRAUB was a shark when it came to marketing high-end homes and luxury living space in Philadelphia and on the Main Line. The 34-year-old Prudential Fox & Roach Realtor was ranked among the top half of Realtors worldwide, according to her website. But Straub and her Realtor husband, Jonathan, were so desperate to sell their own home, authorities said, that they crossed the line by putting dead animals in their next-door neighbor's driveway because that house was also on the market for about $1 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2013 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
The actress and writer Brit Marling, virtually unknown only a few years ago, has now starred in three modest but memorable indies: Another Earth , an eerie sci-fi tale; Sound of My Voice , an eerie suspenser about a cult and its enigmatic leader; and now The East , a taut espionage drama that pits global corporations against a radical band of ecoterrorists. It's more than a little eerie, too. In The East , Marling - piercing, perceptive, charismatic in an un-movie-star-like way - is Sarah Moss, an ex-FBI agent who lives with her boyfriend (Jason Ritter)
SPORTS
April 26, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a surgeon removed one of Mike Adams' ribs last winter, the pitcher finally felt at ease. His right arm, which could once throw a fastball at an average of 93 m.p.h., was no longer numb. The Phillies paid him $12 million to provide stability in the eighth inning. Then a 5-3 Phillies loss to Pittsburgh happened Wednesday, and it resembled the nightmares of a season ago for both pitcher and team. Adams could barely top 91 m.p.h. He never looked comfortable during the span of four batters, all of whom reached base.
NEWS
December 30, 2012 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
The site where Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting is building a new meetinghouse was damaged by arsonists during Christmas week, and police are now "absolutely" sure the attack was the result of a dispute between members of a Philadelphia construction union and the project's nonunion contractor. Although no suspects have been identified in the Dec. 21 incident, Lt. George McClay of Northwest Detectives said Friday that he was certain the small Quaker building on East Mermaid Lane was targeted because it is being built with nonunion labor.
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