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December 11, 2012 | By Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press
CAIRO - The Egyptian military on Monday assumed joint responsibility with the police for security and protecting state institutions until the results of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum are announced. The army took up the task in line with a decree issued Sunday by President Mohammed Morsi. The Islamist leader on Monday also suspended a series of tax hikes announced the previous day on alcohol, cigarettes, and other items. The presidential edict orders the military and police to jointly maintain security in the run-up to Saturday's vote on the disputed charter, which was hurriedly approved last month by a panel dominated by the president's Islamist allies despite a boycott of the committee's liberal, secular, and Christian members.
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May 22, 1986
It is ironic that in his May 14 Letter to the Editor Noah Barsky defends President Reagan's "Star Wars" program saying that the longer it is delayed, the longer it will be before we Americans have a "sense of security" from nuclear attack. That's all anyone can hope to have from this program: A sense of security. Clearly we will not have genuine security, because not even the President's most ardent advocates are willing to commit to the idea that we would be 100 percent secure from attack with this system.
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March 20, 1987 | By CYNTHIA BURTON, Daily News Staff Writer
Greg Kern, the Philadelphia Housing Authority's acting executive director, thinks he has signed an all-star. Dorothy Cousins, the first woman inspector of the city Police Department and the first female chief of county detectives, is the authority's first female security director. Cousins, who started working at the authority this week at an annual salary of $49,500, will run a stronger security department. Unlike her predecessor, Eugene O'Neill, who will stay on as director of investigations, Cousins will report directly to the authority's executive director.
SPORTS
September 15, 2001 | By Jim Salisbury and Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
When the Phillies resume play Monday with the first of four games against the Atlanta Braves, fans no longer will be allowed to bring coolers, backpacks or large bags into Veterans Stadium under a new policy announced yesterday by Major League Baseball. "Fans should expect a close inspection upon entry," Michael R. Stiles, Phillies vice president for operations and administration, said yesterday. "We're going to have a heightened security effort, and that may account for a delay in fans being admitted," he said.
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October 12, 2012 | By Ahmed Al Haj, Associated Press
SAN'A, Yemen - A masked gunman assassinated a Yemeni security official who worked for the U.S. Embassy in a drive-by shooting Thursday in the capital, officials said, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda's Yemen branch. The attack comes amid a sharp deterioration of security in Yemen and several other Muslim countries since the collapse of police states controlled by autocratic leaders during a wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring. An elite team of 50 Marines that was sent to San'a to bolster security at the U.S. Embassy after a Sept.
SPORTS
September 25, 1992 | by Frank Bertucci, Special to the Daily News
"Hooligan" is defined by "Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary" as "ruffian, hoodlum. " In this country, it seems that a hooligan is thought to be anyone who attends soccer games in Europe. And, of course, we're about to be invaded by all of them in 1994 during the World Cup. Look at the Daily News headline on Tuesday: "Hooligan alert. " Edgar Best was introduced Monday as senior vice president for security for the 1994 World Cup, ostensibly the man to save us all from them.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | By Mark Bowden, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than $20 million of SEPTA's railroad switching and signal equipment is housed in ramshackle sheds unprotected by fencing or any other security barriers, according to an internal survey of property by transit authority police. A report written by SEPTA police Sgt. Steven Harold noted 50 locations throughout the Regional Rail system where equipment, ranging in value from $50,000 to more than $1 million, was ill-housed and underprotected. "It certainly doesn't make any sense for there not to be better security around these locations," said SEPTA police Chief Howard F. Patton Jr. "I have spoken to the acting general manager about it. Taking some steps to secure them will cost only about $300,000, which, given the value of the equipment out there is certainly a worthwhile investment.
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January 13, 2013 | By Abdul Sattar, Associated Press
QUETTA, Pakistan - About 3,500 Pakistani Shiites protested in southwestern Pakistan for a second day on Saturday, blocking a main road with dozens of coffins of relatives killed in explosions to demand better security from the government. Police in the city of Quetta said the protest had ended, but prominent Shiite leader Ibrahim Hazara said it would continue until the city was handed over to the army and the provincial government was dismissed. About 50 coffins blocked the road near a place where Shiites worship in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province.
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BOTH PRESIDENTIAL candidates will take the stage in the next two weeks to try to sell us on the idea they can lead our nation. One way to demonstrate they have what it takes to be president is to tell voters how they'll keep Social Security strong for our kids and grandkids. If our nation's leaders don't act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year in benefits. With a volatile stock market and fewer jobs offering pensions, today's workers and future generations will likely have an even greater need for Social Security.
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July 16, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A Social Security office on South Broad Street close to the Wells Fargo Center will be closed during the Democratic National Convention, though other nearby businesses say they plan to remain open. Social Security officials said the office at 3336 S. Broad St. will be closed from July 25 to 28 because of the expected DNC-related road closures and heavy traffic. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. July 29. "The street closures and rerouted traffic will make it difficult for our employees as well as the public to access the office," District Manager Joan Permar said in a statement.
NEWS
July 13, 2016
By Micah Meadowcroft This year's Fourth of July weekend went more smoothly than last year's. Then I spent part of the weekend sleeping fitfully on a backpack, a gym bag, and two chairs stuffed together outside an airport coffee kiosk. All because there was a worry that I was a terrorist. Flying to the United States from Dublin, you're supposed to arrive three hours before takeoff. The airport's Terminal 2 contains a U.S preclearance facility, meaning that after a second round of security - TSA-approved - and a chat with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, passengers flying to the states are considered domestic arrivals.
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July 8, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITER
Less than three weeks out from the Democratic National Convention, officials announced road closures, security perimeters and again addressed plans for dealing with protests. The security plan, confined mostly to South Philadelphia near the Wells Fargo Center, is more limited than the much larger papal visit's security footprint in the fall. Unlike the papal visit, all major highways in Philadelphia, including I-95, will remain open to passenger vehicles throughout the convention.
SPORTS
June 30, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, STAFF WRITER
AS MUCH as the landscape has changed for the 76ers lately, it has eerily stayed the same in some respects for coach Brett Brown. Since the trade of reigning rookie of the year Michael Carter-Williams on Feb. 19, 2015, Brown has seen a bevy of point guards come and go, start and sub, somewhat succeed but mostly badly fail. MCW's best replacement, Ish Smith, had a successful 25-game run to end the season in 2015 and helped to grow the struggling offensive game of Nerlens Noel. But then-general manager Sam Hinkie chose not to bring back the veteran point guard the next season, instead reasoning that the lot of Kendall Marshall, Tony Wroten (who were both recovering from ACL surgeries)
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
The leader of a local grassroots pro-Bernie Sanders organization said his group has gotten city permits for four demonstration areas in South Philadelphia's Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park during the Democratic National Convention next month. Billy Taylor, the executive director of Philly.fyi, said he is offering the use of as many as three of the zones to the national Sanders organization. During a news conference in the park Saturday, Taylor, 31, a landscaper and political activist, also invited other organizations and interest groups to apply to Philly.fyi to use its permitted space.
BUSINESS
June 26, 2016 | By Kevin Brasler, DELAWARE VALLEY CONSUMERS' CHECKBOOK
Before shelling out big bucks for an alarm system, take basic measures to improve your home's security. Many effective strategies cost very little or nothing. Most burglars enter homes by opening unlocked doors or windows, or by pushing, kicking, or prying locked ones until they open. Some break glass to reach in and unlock windows or doors. Only a few will break enough glass to walk or crawl through, or bash in a well-secured door, and they seldom pick locks. So start by making doors and windows as difficult to penetrate as possible.
NEWS
June 25, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A security guard was wounded in an overnight shootout outside a bar in Philadelphia's Feltonville section. The incident happened about 2 a.m. Thursday outside a corner bar at Front Street and Wyoming Avenue, police said. The guard, who had been working at the bar, saw a man firing a gun as he left the business, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters. The security guard returned fire, and both men fired several shots. The guard was struck in his right leg, Small said, and taken to a hospital.
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June 21, 2016 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
There are many things that People's Light and Theatre's world premiere, The Harassment of Iris Malloy , by Zak Berkman, is not. It is not a Mamet-style tale of a woman cooking up a scheme to entrap a senator because women can be just as ruthless as men. It is not the story of a privileged man taking advantage of an underprivileged woman. It is not easy the same way life-changing decisions made in real time are not easy. Whenever it seems that Berkman has written himself into a much-used corner, somehow, he finds another door.
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