Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
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Legislators Balk at Arab Presence on U.S. Ports Faced with the prospect of an Arab-held company managing operations at the Port of Philadelphia, two Delaware Valley legislators basically told President Bush last week, "not in our backyards." On the heels of the Feb. 13 announcement of the administration-backed $6.8 billion takeover by Dubai Ports World of Peninsular & Oriental Steam...
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Laura Pound Somers- JE Feature
It's rush hour in Philadelphia. As hundreds of workers pour into Suburban Station, a noxious gas fills the train platforms. People start to choke and gag. There is no respite, no escape, as emergency personnel arrive on the chaotic scene. Luckily, this scenario isn't real - but domestic-security teams throughout Philadelphia and Pennsylvania know that it could be. That's why...
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For months now, outspoken anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose 24-year-old son was killed in the line of duty in Baghdad, has blamed the American government and its policies in Iraq for her loss. At an event where she was honored by the Philadelphia-based Shalom Center, the California woman - best known for pitching camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas...
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As a football player, Alan Veingrad followed a strict training regiment to get himself from 215 pounds at the end of high school - undersized for an offensive lineman - to a solid 290 pounds during the prime of his career in the National Football League. "Everything was laid out. How many repetitions [to do], how much weight goes on...
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A New Jersey congregation looking to move across the Delaware River to the Bucks County community of Langhorne has encountered some stiff opposition from residents. The reason is a familiar one: Homeowners contend that the new synagogue will increase the traffic volume in their quiet neighborhood. Congregation Brothers of Israel, a 123-year-old Conservative shul in Trenton, N.J., wants to follow...
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