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May 4, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Philadelphia University announced yesterday that it will leave the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference and join the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in the fall of 2005. University president James P. Gallagher said all 11 sports that compete in NCAA Division II will play in the conference. The men's soccer team will stay in NCAA Division I, where the Rams compete in the Atlantic Soccer Conference. Gallagher said the CACC offers less travel. Several members, including Holy Family, the University of the Sciences, and Wilmington College and Goldey-Beacom in Delaware are close to the Rams' campus.
NEWS
December 26, 2003 | By Cliff Churgin INQUIRER FOREIGN STAFF
Two attacks yesterday shattered two months of relative peace in the Middle East, as a Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself and four other people at a bus stop outside Tel Aviv just minutes after an Israeli helicopter killed a senior Islamic Jihad official and four other people in the Gaza Strip. The attacks could lead to a wave of retaliatory violence and damage new efforts to restart the Israel-Palestinian peace process. Palestinian officials and Egyptian mediators have been struggling to persuade Palestinian groups to halt attacks and to get Israel to forgo such targeted killings of militant leaders.
NEWS
April 30, 2003 | By Michael Matza INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mahmoud Abbas was approved yesterday as the Palestinians' first prime minister and won swift approval of his cabinet. Supporters called the moves a turning point on a historic day in the search for peace. But hours later, a suicide bomber undermined those hopes when he killed himself and two other people and wounded 46 outside a Tel Aviv waterfront cafe near the U.S. Embassy. The explosion occurred about 1 a.m. today when a security guard stopped the bomber at the entrance of a pub called Mike's Place.
NEWS
January 6, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
"Happy New Year" read the sign outside Tel Aviv's Station Cafe, where overturned tables, smashed beer bottles and pieces of flesh littered the sidewalk yesterday after back-to-back suicide bombings. Just minutes before, the outdoor bar had been filled with customers, mostly foreign laborers returning home for the night to the rundown Neve Shaanan immigrant district. But the two explosions just a few dozen yards on either side of the popular sidewalk cafe turned the area into a nightmare of smoke, screams and blood.
NEWS
November 4, 2002
The battle against suicide terrorists is not only about defending of our lives. It is a fight against an absolute evil that totally rejects the value of human life, and it is a struggle for human dignity. Human dignity is a profound human need of every person in every society, to be recognized for their value as human beings. - Alouph Hareven, editorial, Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv), Nov. 1
NEWS
July 18, 2002 | By Michael Matza and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Two suicide bombers working in tandem killed three people and injured 40 others in a crowded downtown neighborhood in this coastal city late last night. Two of the dead were reported to be Romanian guest workers, and most of the other casualties also appeared to be foreign workers. The two explosions occurred seconds apart at about 10:25, between a cafe and a movie theater near the old central bus station. One of the bombers, who had worn 11 pounds of explosives strapped to his belt, lay with his body blown open in front of a grocery store displaying a sign that read "Have a good Time," an advertisement for a brand of cigarettes.
NEWS
May 23, 2002 | By Soraya Nelson and Michael Matza INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A brightly lit promenade in this suburb south of Tel Aviv was rocked by a suicide bombing last night that killed three people, including the bomber, and injured 40. Esti Sheibin, 21, was inside the clothing store where she works about 90 yards from the blast. "I was helping a client look for a bathing suit and then there was this huge explosion. I fell on the floor," Sheibin said. "I thought this might happen again, but I never thought it would happen so close to me. " The bomber blew himself up under a green canopy at the edge of a small park where immigrants from the former Soviet Union gathered nightly to play cards.
NEWS
May 8, 2002 | By Michael Matza, Daniel Rubin and Alfonso Chardy INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A suicide attack shattered a pool hall last night in this city 10 miles south of Tel Aviv, killing 16 people, including the bomber, and wounding at least 60, a dozen of them critically. The explosion came as President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon were meeting in Washington. The blast seemed aimed at disrupting this latest Middle East peace effort, and Sharon quickly headed home. The blast also suggested that Israel's recent military campaign in the West Bank has had a limited effect on the ability of the Palestinians to conduct attack operations.
NEWS
March 5, 2002 | Daily News wire service
A gunman opened fire at a Tel Aviv restaurant early today, killing three people and wounding 25 before he was shot and killed by police, officials said. "A man fired with an M-16," Tel Aviv police commander Uri Bar-Lev told Israel Radio. Tel Aviv police commander Yossi Sedbon said the assault on the all-night restaurant was carried out by a lone gunman. "He also apparently tried to throw a grenade, but it did not explode," Sedbon told Israel Radio. He said the attacker also stabbed people with a knife.
NEWS
March 5, 2002 | By Michael Matza and Daniel Rubin INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
After a week of taking stunning hits - checkpoint ambushes, sniper attacks, suicide bombers - the Israelis responded yesterday in force with air strikes on Palestinian positions, return sweeps into refugee camps, and a tank shelling that went horribly awry, killing the family of a Hamas activist. Israel's stepped-up military response to deadly attacks that killed 21 Israelis in 24 hours over the weekend included F-16 air strikes on a Palestinian Authority headquarters in Bethlehem, and rocketing by helicopter gunships that knocked out electricity in parts of Ramallah last night.
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