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August 19, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
A racist Swedish group that says it objects to spending tax money on visiting foreign athletes claimed yesterday it would unleash a killing spree if the 2004 Olympic Games are awarded to Stockholm. The threat by V.S.B.S. - Swedish initials of a name translating as "We who built Sweden" - was contained in a letter sent to the Associated Press in London. Swedish police declined to immediately comment on the letter. "We will make the 1972 Olympic tragedy in Munich look like a kindergarten tiff" if Sweden is awarded the 2004 Olympics, said the letter, which also included racial slurs and threats against blacks, Italians, Spaniards, Jews and others.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1986 | By Victoria Donohoe, Inquirer Art Critic
Stockholm today is often said by those in the know to be the most beautiful European capital. We catch a glimpse of the ancestry of some of that beauty in the exhibition "Stockholm 1897" at the American Swedish Historical Museum. The show spotlights photographs of Stockholm commissioned by the city fathers as part of the 1897 World Exhibition, held there to celebrate the emergence of Sweden as a modern industrial state. To outsiders, Stockholm's history is remote. The ancient city began as a fortress on an island.
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August 9, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Sweden's hopes of hosting the Olympics in 2004 received a devastating blow early yesterday when a bomb destroyed sections of the Stockholm stadium left over from the Summer Games of 1912. The blast at the Olympic Stadium, where Jim Thorpe was crowned the world's greatest athlete 85 years ago, was the latest in a series of attacks linked to the city's Olympic bid. Police said no one was hurt in the explosion, which sprayed glass, roof tiles and debris from the press section of the facility - the world's oldest Olympic stadium still in regular use. A police spokesman said investigators had no proof the bombing was connected to Olympics opponents.
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December 16, 1988 | By Mike Leary and L. Stuart Ditzen, Inquirer Staff Writers
By a mere 24 hours, Swedish detectives missed capturing Philadelphia's most notorious fugitive, Ira Einhorn, six weeks ago. Einhorn, wanted on charges of battering his girlfriend, Helen "Holly" Maddux, to death and stashing her remains in a steamer trunk more than 11 years ago, had a furious argument with a Swedish girlfriend Oct. 29, according to police. Then he stalked out of the apartment the couple shared in one of the city's smarter sections, never to return. The very next day, detectives knocked on the door of the fourth-floor apartment at 12 Karlsvigsgatten.
NEWS
December 17, 1988 | By Ben Yagoda, Daily News Staff Writer
The people of Sweden were introduced to the legend of Ira Einhorn this morning. Einhorn, the Philadelphian who in 1979 was arrested in the murder of his girlfriend, jumped bail and has been a fugitive since, narrowly escaped capture by Stockholm police late in October. The Swedish media just learned about the near miss, and one Stockholm newspaper is publishing a story today on the man who in the 1960s and early '70s threw Philadelphia's first Be-In, ran for mayor on a "planetary transformation" ticket, and taught a well-attended course on psychedelics.
NEWS
March 25, 2001 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER TRAVEL EDITOR
It's time to have a talk about these dirt-cheap fares that make it possible to fly somewhere far away, over a long weekend, at the last minute. They look really good. They don't always work. We've read and heard many travelers' tales about my-wonderful-weekend-anyplace-but-here. That's fine if everything goes according to the itinerary. But the weather works against us. So do crowded skies. And so does that great grab-bag of hassles the airlines deliver with an all-purpose phrase: Equipment problems.
NEWS
August 9, 1993 | Daily News wire services
STOCKHOLM 'A MIRACLE' AT AIR-SHOW CRASH A newly developed Swedish fighter jet performing low-altitude maneuvers stalled and crashed during an air show yesterday in central Stockholm yesterday, narrowly missing a bridge packed with spectators. Eight people received minor injuries, including the pilot who ejected as the plane crashed in a wooded area of Langholmen Island in Riddarholmsfjarden lake. Hundreds of people were lining the shores of the lake, which cuts into central Stockholm, and a nearby bridge to watch the air show.
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May 8, 1998 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sweden usually issues its stamps about 10 times a year, but in bunches. Next week Sweden Post will issue 12 stamps observing anniversaries and promoting its heritage. A 25-kronor commemorative heralds the 25th year on the throne for King Carl XVI Gustaf. Carl was 27 when he succeeded his grandfather, Gustaf VI Adolf in 1973. Under a constitutional monarchy, Carl wields little power but still is regarded as an important asset. He spends much of his time as a goodwill ambassador drumming up business abroad.
NEWS
March 8, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
One of the three sons of murdered Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme learned of his father's death from right-wing students who were celebrating the killing with champagne at a French ski resort, classmates said yesterday. Matthias Palme, 17, flanked by two bodyguards, returned yesterday to Stockholm's Sodra Latin High School for the first time since the murder, they said. He told classmates that he was awakened early March 1 by noisy celebrations at a hotel in the French ski resort of Chamonix, where he was staying with a group of students from Sweden.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Louise Nordstrom, Associated Press
STOCKHOLM - Belarus on Wednesday ordered Sweden to close its embassy in Minsk by the end of the month, a move that comes only days after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's regime effectively expelled the Swedish ambassador. The dispute is the latest in a series of diplomatic spats between Belarus and Western nations, especially European Union states that have taken steps against the ex-Soviet country and its longtime leader, Lukashenko, over the stifling of human rights. EU spokesman Sebastien Brabant reiterated the 27-member bloc's "grave concern" about the earlier decision to bar Sweden's Ambassador Stefan Eriksson and said it was "urgently seeking clarification" over Minsk's latest move.
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November 6, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
How does Chrissie Hynde stay fresh? At a great Tower Theater show on Tuesday night, the key seemed to be this: Start with an identifiable look and sound, and stay the course. Hynde, now 63, formed the Pretenders in London in 1978. Post-punk in their setting, Hynde's melodies relied on memorable riffs and delicious pop sensibilities, with lyrics that spoke blunt truths about love and lust. Her low, purring vocals mixed carnality with vulnerability. And with her dark bangs, black eye shadow, long mascaraed lashes, and svelte frame, she was a lean, mean, empowered-feminist machine.
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November 24, 2013 | By Megan Lydon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alf Ake Winte, 83, a lifelong pastry chef who emigrated from Sweden and later owned a pastry shop in Havertown, died Friday, Oct. 18, at his home in Newtown Square from a stroke brought on by heart disease complications. Mr. Winte honed his culinary skills as an apprentice pastry chef in Stockholm and Sala, which is about 65 miles outside the Swedish capital. By 1951, Mr. Winte and his future wife, Britt Lundvik, had opened their first bakery in Stockholm, Grev Ture. The two married a year later, and in 1955 they came to America, settling in Denver, where one of his sisters was living.
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November 8, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
IF YOU THINK the movie-ratings system in the U.S. is arbitrary, maybe you should go to Sweden. In the equality-minded Scandinavian country, they're introducing a new rating to highlight gender bias, or rather the absence of it. To get an "A" rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechdel test, which means it must have at least two named female characters who talk with each other about something other than a man. Like, say, "Thelma and Louise....
TRAVEL
October 21, 2012 | By Irene S. Levine, For The Inquirer
After a wait of several minutes, the doors of a no-frills construction elevator open precisely at noon. We enter the metal-framed box that scales the outside rear of the Royal Opera House (   Kungliga Operan   ) of Stockholm, transporting us from the street to our rooftop destination, the Electrolux Cube. At the end of the elevator ride, Ludvig Jureskog, tall, blond, and immaculately attired in a black suit, greets us and the other luncheon guests with flutes of champagne.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Louise Nordstrom, Associated Press
STOCKHOLM - Belarus on Wednesday ordered Sweden to close its embassy in Minsk by the end of the month, a move that comes only days after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's regime effectively expelled the Swedish ambassador. The dispute is the latest in a series of diplomatic spats between Belarus and Western nations, especially European Union states that have taken steps against the ex-Soviet country and its longtime leader, Lukashenko, over the stifling of human rights. EU spokesman Sebastien Brabant reiterated the 27-member bloc's "grave concern" about the earlier decision to bar Sweden's Ambassador Stefan Eriksson and said it was "urgently seeking clarification" over Minsk's latest move.
NEWS
August 4, 2012 | By Louise Nordstrom, Associated Press
STOCKHOLM - Sweden said Friday that Belarus had expelled its ambassador for "being too supportive of human rights. " Belarus countered that it merely chose not to extend the envoy's accreditation, calling his activities destructive. The dispute was the latest in a series of diplomatic spats between Belarus and Western nations, especially European Union states that have taken steps against the ex-Soviet country and its longtime leader, President Alexander Lukashenko, over its stifling of human rights.
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July 23, 2012 | Steven Rea
If Joel Kinnaman's acting career suddenly goes south (not likely), maybe he can try his hand at criticism. Here's his nutshell on Easy Money — the Swedish crime pic, original title Snabba Cash — in which he stars as a style-obsessed "economics whiz kid" trying to work his way into the superrich, jet-setting Stockholm crowd: "The film operates in a universe that's sort of a crossbreeding between The Great Gatsby and Goodfellas — but in...
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December 18, 2011 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
'Rooney who?" is not a question people will be asking much longer. On Tuesday at 7 p.m., David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - the first installment in the U.S. version of Stieg Larsson' s mega-selling Millennium Trilogy - opens in theaters. And there Rooney Mara will be, pale, pierced, and punked-out, hacking into encrypted databases, sleeping with Daniel Craig (and with a woman she picks up at a bar), taking vengeance on a sicko state-appointed guardian . . . if you've read the book (and who hasn't?
TRAVEL
October 30, 2011 | By Bill Stephens, For The Inquirer
On a dark, soundless side street in the bohemian Sodermalm section of Stockholm, our Stieg Larsson tour group members began arriving. "I've read all three Larsson novels and seen all three Swedish movies," a New York woman volunteered. "I've just read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ," I said. "Oh, if you've only read the first book you won't get much out of this tour," she said. "That novel takes place mostly in the Swedish countryside. " Despite the lack of enrichment my tour mate warned me about, I was, at least, the first tour group member to arrive, which gave me a chance to chat with tour leader Karen, a sturdy, affable woman wearing a red scarf and warm layers.
SPORTS
April 12, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
The Minnesota Wild fired coach Todd Richards yesterday after the team missed the playoffs in each of his two seasons and for a third straight season overall. The team's playoff fate, and perhaps that of Richards, was sealed by an eight-game losing streak in March. General manager Chuck Fletcher picked Richards as a first-time NHL head coach - he had been an assistant in the league for only 1 year prior - over several more seasoned candidates. Fletcher refused to second-guess his first major decision on the job or blame Richards for the 12th-place finish in the Western Conference.
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