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2009-07-21 12:19:04

Filmmaker Tyler Perry says he is arranging a trip to Walt Disney World for Philadelphia-area day camp children who were denied access to a private club. Perry said on his Web site Sunday he would send the Creative Steps campers, each with a chaperone, on an all-expenses-paid trip to the Florida resort, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday. I want them to know that for every act of evil that a few people will throw at you, there are millions more who will do something kind for them, Perry...

2009-07-04 12:51:00

Mister Softee is getting tough with impersonators this July Fourth holiday -- the Christmas of the ice cream season, one of the firm's U.S.

2009-07-04 12:08:19

Philadelphia police say officers were forced to fatally shoot a homeless man who had been repeatedly making prank emergency phone calls. Police said the 59-year-old homeless man, whose identity was not released, used a call box at a Municipal Services Building concourse to repeatedly phone police Friday only to immediately hang up the phone, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Saturday. Two police officers were dispatched to the downtown location following the 40th prank phone call and the...

2009-06-07 23:01:00

Brightcove enables Philly.com to expand online distribution and monetization of news and lifestyle video programming CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightcove Inc., the leading online video platform, today announced that Philly.com has chosen the Brightcove platform to publish and distribute video for its site, the flagship Web property for the Philadelphia Inquirer, one of the highest circulation newspapers in the U.S., and the Philadelphia Daily News, the Philadelphia area's...

2009-04-28 08:00:00

PHOENIX, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Named for the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning investigative business journalist team of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, these awards, funded by the Donald W.

2009-04-19 15:49:01

The Civil War Museum of Philadelphia is in limbo after Pennsylvania officials reneged on promised capital funding, an official says. Museum President Sharon A. Smith said the museum had expected to move into the Independence National Historical Park. But, he said, Gov.

2009-03-19 15:40:12

Police have confirmed a fatal car crash victim in Greece was former NFL quarterback William Jeff Komlo, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday. Komlo, 52, had avoided arrest on multiple warrants by fleeing to Greece, but Chester (Pa.) County confirmed through fingerprint records that he was killed

2009-03-16 16:28:58

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2009-03-11 16:47:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Tierney, Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia Media Holdings, owner of the Philadelphia Daily News today issued the following statement in response to a 24/7 Wall Street blog post carried on Time.com titled, The 10 Most Endangered Newspapers in America, which listed The Philadelphia Daily News as the most endangered.

2009-02-22 23:24:12

The company that owns both major Philadelphia daily newspapers has filed for bankruptcy to restructure a $390 million debt load, Philly.com reported Sunday. Philadelphia Newspapers LLC -- which owns The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News as well as Philly.com -- said the voluntary Chapter 11 filing will not disrupt its day-to-day operations. The company was acquired in 2006 by a group of investors from the Philadelphia area in a $562 million deal.

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