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Orchestra will file for bankruptcy

April 17, 2011

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PENNSYLVANIA
PHILADELPHIA — The board of the Philadelphia Orchestra voted yesterday to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the most prominent orchestra in recent memory to take such action. Board chairman Richard Worley said creditor protection and financial reorganization were vital to the orchestra’s survival. Orchestra officials expect a $5 million deficit this year, but said scheduled concerts would not be affected. (AP)

IDAHO
One miner missing after mine collapse BOISE — One miner was missing and a rescue operation was underway yesterday after a collapse at a mine in northern Idaho. Hecla Mining Co. spokeswoman Melanie Hennessey said the collapse occurred about 5:30 p.m. Friday at Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan. Officials said a portion of the mine is blocked, and one miner is missing. Hecla mines silver from two mines, Greens Creek and Lucky Friday. (AP)

WISCONSIN
Palin backs effort to curb union rights MADISON — Sarah Palin said yesterday that Wisconsin’s governor, Scott Walker, is doing the right thing by demanding more concessions from public unions because it will save jobs. The former GOP vice presidential candidate spoke to hundreds of people at a Tea Party rally outside the state Capitol. Walker signed a law requiring public workers to contribute more to their health care and pensions, while stripping them of most collective bargaining rights. (AP)

CALIFORNIA
GOP official linked to offensive e-mail LOS ANGELES — A Southern California Republican Party official is under fire after allegedly sending an e-mail that included an altered photo depicting President Obama as an ape. The picture allegedly sent by party central committee member Marilyn Davenport depicts a family of apes with Obama’s face superimposed on one of them. The text reads, “Now you know why no birth certificate.’’ Davenport could not immediately be reached for comment. (AP)

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