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May 25, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time in 16 days, fire trucks, ambulances, and police vehicles descended Friday on the ResinTech building on Cooper Road in West Berlin. But this time the flames were licking at hamburgers, and the blue-gray smoke wafting under a big white tent smelled of hot dogs and barbecued chicken. It was ResinTech's way of saying thanks to the emergency squads and employees who responded May 8 to an astonishingly fast-moving fire that consumed the manufacturing plant of its subsidiary, Aries Filterworks.
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August 1, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A pickup truck that crashed through the glass sliding lobby doors at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Center City Friday night was driven by a 38-year-old Folcroft woman who accelerated as she was leaving the parking garage, police said. The Ford F-150 struck four people who were standing in the lobby of the hospital on Race Street between 15th and 16th Streets, police said. A 41-year-old man from West Berlin, Camden County, who had been in the lobby at the time of the crash was in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital Saturday with internal bleeding, police said.
NEWS
August 13, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
President Reagan yesterday branded the Berlin Wall a symbol of failure for communism and a source of tension in Europe, and the Soviet Union formally objected to protests against the wall scheduled for today. In a statement released in West Berlin to mark today's 25th anniversary of the beginning of construction of the Berlin Wall, Reagan said: "The Berlin Wall is tragic proof of the failure of totalitarian governments. It is the most visible sign of the unnatural division of Germany and Europe, a division which cruelly separates East from West and divides families and friends.
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November 25, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
East German border guards riddled a refugee with submachine fire yesterday as he was about to jump from the Berlin Wall to freedom, police said. One guard looked at the body and said, "I got you, you pig," a witness said. Another East German succeeded in escaping to the West yesterday by setting out on a raft into the Baltic Sea, where he was picked up by a passing ship, West German police said. The first man had just climbed a ladder to the top of the 10-foot wall when guards fired 30 to 50 shots, apparently killing him, area residents and a West Berlin police spokesman said.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2013
Andrei A. Iakimenko , doing business as Mid-Atlantic Roofing & Siding , also known as Andrei Lakimenko , 726 Durham Pl., Bensalem; Chapter 7; no schedules available. Lehigh Valley Properties Inc. ; Chapter 11; no schedules available. Y-Carbon Inc. , 2495 Boulevard of the Generals, Building B, Norristown; Chapter 11; no schedules available.   GC Berlin L.L.C. , 526 Rt. 73, West Berlin; Chapter 11; no schedules available. SOURCES: The Legal Intelligencer; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
NEWS
June 21, 1989 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, Special to The Inquirer
It was a dark and stormy night (honest!), but a group of Berlin Borough and Berlin Township residents were assured Friday night that, if nothing else, they could count on the weather in West Berlin, W. Germany, to be better than that of its local counterpart. The gathering at Berlin Borough Hall was an opportunity for 13 residents of the two Camden County Berlins - the township and the borough - to go over details of their upcoming trip abroad, part of a so-called Youth Bridge 1989 educational program designed to foster international kinship through visits.
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July 11, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
An Arab man suspected in the 1986 West Berlin disco bombing that killed an American soldier and led to a U.S. air strike on Libya is in custody in East Berlin, West German security sources said yesterday. They said the man was being held under a false name and on unrelated charges. There was no immediate confirmation from officials in East Berlin. A U.S. soldier and a Turkish woman died, and more than 200 others were injured, in the April 1986 attack on the La Belle discotheque in West Berlin.
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June 8, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a three-day manhunt, the South Jersey man charged with stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death was found dead Saturday, police said. Camden County prosecutors said Michael Eitel, 45, had hanged himself in the West Berlin home of a different ex-girlfriend, who "had been out of the home for her own safety. " His body was found about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Eitel had been charged with first-degree murder after Carol Bowne, 39, was found with multiple stab wounds in her Berlin Township driveway Wednesday night.
NEWS
April 11, 1986 | By David Hoffman and George C. Wilson, Washington Post (Inquirer staff writer Marc Duvoisin contributed to this article.)
The United States had warning of last weekend's bombing of a West Berlin discotheque packed with American soldiers, and now has "indisputable evidence" that Libya was behind the attack, according to NATO commander Gen. Bernard W. Rogers. Speaking in Georgia on Wednesday, Rogers said, "We have indisputable evidence, and I won't tell you how we get it because . . . well, I can't tell you how we get it. But it's there. " Rogers, a U.S. Army officer, said U.S. officials were attempting to warn off-duty soldiers at gathering places in West Berlin when the blast occurred early Saturday at the La Belle disco.
NEWS
April 6, 1986 | By Jane Eisner, Inquirer Staff Writer
A powerful bomb destroyed a crowded discotheque frequented by American servicemen early yesterday morning, killing a U.S. soldier and a Turkish woman and injuring 155 people in what authorities considered the worst anti- American violence in years here. The bomb ripped through the La Belle discotheque just before 2 a.m., turning the hangout into smoldering rubble and sending hundreds of frightened people into the street. At least 49 Americans were hospitalized; 30 of them were in serious condition.
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August 22, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
TANISHA Pratt-Thomas is a Kingsessing mother who works in a hospital call center. Jacqueline Bailey-Davis is a Philadelphia police captain tasked with getting the 6,300-officer department to implement dozens of federally recommended reforms. They had no reason to know one another. But last month, a few days after Pratt-Thomas' son, 15-year-old Tyhir Barnes, was shot dead after watching a Southwest Philadelphia basketball game, Bailey-Davis and another officer showed up at Pratt-Thomas' rowhouse - unannounced - with a picture frame and mugs.
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August 1, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A pickup truck that crashed through the glass sliding lobby doors at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Center City Friday night was driven by a 38-year-old Folcroft woman who accelerated as she was leaving the parking garage, police said. The Ford F-150 struck four people who were standing in the lobby of the hospital on Race Street between 15th and 16th Streets, police said. A 41-year-old man from West Berlin, Camden County, who had been in the lobby at the time of the crash was in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital Saturday with internal bleeding, police said.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
Five days before Tuesday's primary, a debate in the hotly contested First Congressional District race was abruptly canceled. The Gloucester County NAACP, the debate's organizer, said in a statement that a brewing dispute with Democratic candidate Alex Law and his campaign prompted the civil rights organization to halt Thursday's scheduled debate. "The attempt by the Alex Law campaign to hijack the debate by engaging in campaign charades devoid of any substance on issues important to minorities and the general population, has prompted us to cancel this debate," said Loretta Winters, president of the Gloucester County NAACP.
NEWS
February 21, 2016
By Darryl Pinckney Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 304 pp. $26 Reviewed by Mike Fischer Jed Goodfinch, the protagonist of Darryl Pinckney's Black Deutschland , is a gay expatriate in 1980s Berlin. In the first paragraph, Goodfinch - after conjuring the ghost of Christopher Isherwood, another gay man who went to Berlin in search of himself - cops to a vision of Berlin as a place featuring "white boys who wanted to atone for Germany's crimes by loving a black boy like me. " In his native Chicago, Goodfinch has dropped out of college, disappointing his Hyde Park parents, and gone through drug and alcohol rehab.
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October 26, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harry J. Woehr was an Army Air Corps operations officer at what might have seemed a safe harbor from all the killing during World War II. Though Japanese troops occupied pieces of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, Mr. Woehr was at a safer base there. He experienced loss of life there, just not American. As part of a wartime program that transferred American airplanes to the Soviet Union, "he was involved in helping to get the Russian pilots to take off" and head home over a narrow strip of the Bering Sea, daughter Leslie Tuttle said in a phone interview.
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June 8, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a three-day manhunt, the South Jersey man charged with stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death was found dead Saturday, police said. Camden County prosecutors said Michael Eitel, 45, had hanged himself in the West Berlin home of a different ex-girlfriend, who "had been out of the home for her own safety. " His body was found about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Eitel had been charged with first-degree murder after Carol Bowne, 39, was found with multiple stab wounds in her Berlin Township driveway Wednesday night.
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April 27, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gary Brennan worked as a bank manager for the former Lenape State Bank in Deptford in the 1980s and 1990s. Then he became an accountant in Philadelphia for Cigna, the health services firm. But "he always had the calling to be a pastor, because he loved people and loved serving the Lord," his wife, Christine, said in an interview. So in 1996, he became a licensed Methodist pastor. On Tuesday, April 21, the Rev. Gary Brennan, 64, of Deptford, pastor at Colonial Manor United Methodist Church in West Deptford, died of leukemia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
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April 18, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Patricia Decatur Fridolph, 80, a former public school coach and teacher in Marlton and Medford, died of heart failure on Wednesday, March 25, at her home in Jensen Beach, Fla. Mrs. Fridolph lived in Voorhees before retiring from teaching in 1994, said daughter-in-law Janine Fridolph. Born in Middletown, Ohio, Mrs. Fridolph graduated from Middletown High School, and earned a bachelor's degree in education at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), and a master's in education at Temple University.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2015
The long: Year-old theme park aims to please the truck (and bulldozer, skid steer, excavator . . .) fans in your life by letting 'em climb aboard bright-yellow JCB rigs (the U.K.'s version of Caterpillar). The short: For kids into construction, Diggerland is Disneyland. The demo: Most rides require riders to be at least 36 inches tall - and have a grown-up's lap to sit on. You'll know you're there when: "Spin Dizzy," a humongous excavator with human riders in its scoop, whirls into view.
NEWS
November 10, 2014 | By Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
I was strolling along Bernauer Strasse during a foggy night typical of Berlin. The low-lying mist shrouded the streetlamps, casting sepia shadows on the neighborhood. The hues were reminiscent of old newsreels from August 1963, when this street became a last-gasp escape route for those seeking to flee over the Berlin Wall, a structure that was erected overnight in its initial crude form of concrete blocks and barbed wire. It encircled West Berlin to keep East Germans from escaping to the lone outpost of freedom behind the Iron Curtain.
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