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April 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games. World Peace was ejected from Sunday's game against the Thunder for striking Harden in the head, giving him a concussion. World Peace claimed the contact was an accidental, overzealous celebration of a dunk. World Peace will miss the Lakers' season finale on Thursday at Sacramento and the next six games for which he is eligible.
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June 12, 1988 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
Arm in arm, more than 300 Soviet and American citizens are walking from Washington to Philadelphia in a show of support for peace. With them, matching step for step in the 75-mile walk, will be Johanna Sibbett, 68, a grandmother from Swarthmore. "I have always been interested in improving East-West relationships," Sibbett said. "I grew up in Holland, and my memories of the Russians are different from most Americans. I remember them as the army which freed me from German occupation and as a people struggling to rebuild their own country" after World War II. Since 1967 Sibbett has been a member of the organized Quaker Peace Movement.
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May 27, 1999 | By Craig Eisendrath
Two weeks ago, 8,000 men and women from around the world met at the traditional capital of internationalism, The Hague, to define the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in fostering world peace. The corridors swarmed with people, many in their national dress, discussing in a hundred languages how their organizations can network, sway public opinion and influence governments. The sheer vibrancy of this gathering - more than 1,500 of whose participants were youths - gave hope for the future of a planet blighted by genocide, ethnic cleansing and war. The consensus here was that governments are not enough.
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October 7, 1990 | By Stella M. Eisele, Special to The Inquirer
In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. - Iroquois proverb These words will echo all the way to Moscow today as the Seventh Generation Conference for Peace, Children and the Environment begins in the Soviet Union. The 60-member American contingent that will meet with more than 100 Soviets includes 48 Philadelphia-area residents - environmentalists, artists, scientists, educators and high school students. The week-long grass-roots summit is aimed at finding nontraditional solutions to threats to the environment and world peace.
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November 23, 1986 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago Linda Ahdieh and her brother, Bobby, sensed a growing interest in and desire for the lofty goal of world peace among their classmates at Radnor High School. Linda, 17, a senior, and Bobby, 15, a sophomore, organized the Peace Committee, which eventually counted more than 150 student members. The committee, which promoted the issue of peace in discussions, sponsored a Peace Day Tuesday at the school in conjunction with the United Nations declaration of 1986 as the International Year of Peace.
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February 5, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DID METTA World Peace turn back into Ron Artest? On Sunday, the Lakers forward who changed his name 2 years ago, received a flagrant foul after mixing it up with 6-3 Pistons guard Brandon Knight. In the Palace of Auburn Hills of all places! Some websites reported that World Peace suckered Knight. On video, it looked more like a lightly thrown, sneaky jab to the jaw. "The play needs to be reviewed because he definitely threw a punch," Knight told the Detroit Free Press.
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March 27, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES Lakers forward said an MRI on his left knee revealed a lateral meniscus tear. World Peace, the only Lakers starter who hasn't missed a game due to injury this season, left Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors with what was thought to be a strained knee. On Tuesday night, he discussed the injury via Twitter. "Sorry bout the injury," he tweeted. "First ever knee injury. Recovery time hopefully is a week and a half. I can't wait to get back But our team is so good We will win and get into the playoffs.
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July 17, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
METTA WORLD Peace says he will be signing with the New York Knicks. Team officials at the NBA summer league in Las Vegas wouldn't confirm the move, but World Peace says he is excited to join Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. "The team is amazing, the players. I'm excited to play and hustle," he said yesterday while attending the summer league in Las Vegas. While no official announcement was made, World Peace's agent Marc Cornstein was clear about what team his client would be joining for next season.
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July 13, 1989 | By Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
Their names are longer then their bodies. And their bodies seem as frail as matchsticks. In fact, the diminutive pair that bills itself as the "Indian Peace Cyclists" are men of steel. Thangavelu Srinivas Rao and Rajasekaran Gnanasekaran arrived in the Delaware Valley earlier this week near the end of a three-year, 38,000-mile, 38-country, six-continent bike ride. The two men, both in their mid-20s, completed engineering studies and decided to postpone career and family a few years to secure world peace and nuclear disarmament.
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June 21, 2009 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In 1971, Alan Kahn attended the World Conference on World Peace Through the Rule of Law in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In 1973, he attended a similar meeting in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, organized like the 1971 meeting by the World Jurist Association, a nongovernmental organization. But in 1943, Mr. Kahn had graduated a year early from the University of Pennsylvania because, his daughter Marcia Kaminker said he had told her, "our greatest fear was that the war would end before we could get to it. " When "he was involved in the peace movement" all those years later, she said, "that was an interesting contrast.
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April 20, 2016 | By Jack Tomczuk, Staff Writer
Runners from around the world carrying a symbolic torch to promote world peace visited two Philadelphia schools Monday as a part of four-month, 10,000-mile trek across North America. The runners, a relay team undertaking the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, had with them a torch that has traveled the world with a message of peace. On Monday, they jogged into McCall Elementary's auditorium to talk with sixth, seventh, and eighth graders about peace and screen a movie showing their years of travel.
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December 25, 2015
By Lauren R. Stanley If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, I'm often asked, what would it be? OK, if I could have anything, of course I would ask for world peace. I'm a priest - what else would I ask for? But I don't get to have just anything, any more than anyone else does. So I'm going to make a realistic list of things that are entirely within the realm of human gift giving. What do I want? I want a restoration of civility in the world. I want us to be nicer to each other.
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September 27, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
THE DALAI LAMA'S highly anticipated visit to Philadelphia next month to receive the Liberty Medal has been scrapped due to health issues, his office announced yesterday. A message on the 80-year-old exiled Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader's official internet site read: "His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in the United States for a medical check-up. The doctors have advised His Holiness to rest for the next several weeks. "As a result, His Holiness' planned October U.S. visit has been canceled.
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September 5, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The anonymous messages ranged from the universal - "World Peace! World Peace! World Peace!" - to the deeply personal: "Prayers for my son having a liver transplant. " "I pray that I will be able to fully accept my son's homosexuality. " And: "Grieving the loss of my dear husband of 37 years. " Knotted ribbons of white cloth bearing prayers and statements of personal struggle rippled in the breeze Thursday outside the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. More than 30,000 streamers of hope and faith fluttered during the dedication of the "Knotted Grotto" outside the cathedral.
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April 30, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN TATTLE was a kid, an over-the-top bar mitzvah party was one held at night - with steak. "Star Wars"-themed bar mitzvahs were a big deal. So were sports-themed. Sure, a boy was becoming a man, but he was still a boy. Now . . . Matt Murstein , the 13-year-old son of NYC rich guy Andrew Murstein , had his bar mitzvah party at Manhattan's swanky Pierre Hotel on Saturday night, and London's Daily Mail reports that the entertainment was . . . Nicki Minaj . Makes Tattle think that the snake in the Garden of Eden may have been an anaconda.
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August 8, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SAY WHAT YOU want about Metta World Peace, but the dude knows how to keep his name in the news. He knows how to change it to. The former NBA star formerly known as Ron Artest, tweeted that he will change his name again now that he plays for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. His new moniker will be "The Pandas Friend. " Presumably it's a nod to the love the Chinese have for the adorable black-and-white bear. But if you ask us, it's just plain weird.
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July 17, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
METTA WORLD Peace says he will be signing with the New York Knicks. Team officials at the NBA summer league in Las Vegas wouldn't confirm the move, but World Peace says he is excited to join Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. "The team is amazing, the players. I'm excited to play and hustle," he said yesterday while attending the summer league in Las Vegas. While no official announcement was made, World Peace's agent Marc Cornstein was clear about what team his client would be joining for next season.
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July 17, 2013
Metta World Peace is going home to play for the New York Knicks. The Knicks said the contract has not been signed but an agreement has been reached. "The team is amazing, the players. I'm excited to play and hustle," World Peace said Monday while attending an NBA summer league game in Las Vegas. "Yes, this is going to happen," World Peace's agent, Marc Cornstein, said. "He's really excited to be joining his hometown team. That's obviously been something that's been a dream of his since growing up in Queensbridge.
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April 1, 2013 | By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis marked Christianity's most joyous day with a passionate plea for world peace, celebrating his first Easter Sunday as pontiff in the enthusiastic company of more than 250,000 people who overflowed from St. Peter's Square. With eloquent words in his Easter message, Francis lamented enduring conflicts in the Middle East, on the Korean peninsula, and elsewhere and remembered the world's neediest people. With physical gestures, he illustrated the personal, down-to-earth caring he brings as a pastor to this new papacy - cradling a disabled child held out to him in the crowd and delightedly accepting a surprise gift thrust at him. Francis shared in his flock's exuberance as they celebrated Christianity's core belief that Jesus Christ rose from the dead after crucifixion.
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March 27, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES Lakers forward said an MRI on his left knee revealed a lateral meniscus tear. World Peace, the only Lakers starter who hasn't missed a game due to injury this season, left Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors with what was thought to be a strained knee. On Tuesday night, he discussed the injury via Twitter. "Sorry bout the injury," he tweeted. "First ever knee injury. Recovery time hopefully is a week and a half. I can't wait to get back But our team is so good We will win and get into the playoffs.
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