Philadelphia Daily News from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 20, 2000 · 16
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Philadelphia Daily News from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 16

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000
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