April 6, 2001 |
Councilman Jim Kenney wants to know if Rosenbluth International, the Philadelphia-based travel giant, was squeezed out of an airport contract it held for four years because it failed to donate money to Mayor Street's campaign. "The airport is a regional asset that contributes $6 billion to the area's economy and is not someone's personal domain to reward campaign contributors," said Kenney. "To take a company like Rosenbluth, which has been here since 1892 and has 1,200 employees, and boot it out because it didn't contribute or contributed to the wrong candidate is not a good sign to the business community.
November 12, 1997 |
Two Philadelphia International Airport employees yesterday went crashing through a plate-glass window and plunged 20 feet to a concrete pavement after fighting over a woman, police said. Both were injured, one critically. Police said the dispute began around 8:30 a.m. in the corridor between terminals C and D. Ellic Mitchell, 25, of Wyalusing Avenue near 38th Street, approached James McDowell, 25, of Glenwood Avenue near Hollywood Street,and asked him why he made "inappropriate remarks" about Mitchell to the woman, said Detective Ray Stackhouse of the Philadelphia Police airport unit.
October 7, 2011 |
The long-range expansion of Philadelphia airport is now estimated to cost $1.2 billion more than the original projection of $5.2 billion when the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled the proposal in May 2010. The reason is that the FAA's calculation was based on 2005 financial data. When airport officials rejiggered the numbers, based on 2010 dollars, the tab rose to $6.4 billion over the next 13 years. The earlier estimate did not take into account inflation and escalating costs of raw materials and labor.
December 8, 2006 |
The message of Unaccompanied Minors, a comedy about half-pints wreaking havoc at a snowed-in airport on Christmas Eve, might be, as one character puts it, that "divorced kids are more resourceful. " Or maybe they're just brattier. A noisy, not particularly charming collection of skits and skirmishes - with baggage conveyor belts doing double duty as roller-coasters - this film pits a quintet of smart-aleck kidniks against a barking airport official, played with foghorn subtlety by the comedian and Daily Show With Jon Stewart commentator Lewis Black.
October 23, 2008 |
U.S. Amateur winner Danny Lee was detained by airport authorities in New Zealand for making an "inappropriate comment" while checking in for an international flight at Auckland. Lee, the No. 1-ranked amateur golfer, could be charged for his actions 10 days ago, New Zealand Golf said today. He was with the New Zealand team that was boarding a flight to Adelaide, Australia, to play in the Eisenhower Trophy world team championship. New Zealand Golf chief executive Bill MacGowan confirmed Lee made "an inappropriate comment" to check-in staff.
September 23, 1999 |
QUOTE "Feel my feet. I got the softest feet in the world. " - Hip-hop mogul and pedicure buff Sean "Puffy" Combs, in Vogue Diana Ross has a perfectly good explanation for pitching that diva fit yesterday. "Because I can?" No, no. Ross says she groped that London airport security guard because she was appalled by the invasion of her personal space. Miss Ross, in case you hadn't heard, was frisked after her chunky accessories apparently set off a metal detector.
July 15, 2012
Two people were injured Friday in the crash of a small glider near an upper Bucks County airport, authorities said. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Gliderport in Hilltown Township, officials said. The two people on the aircraft were flown to hospitals in the area, NBC10 reported. Their conditions were not released Friday night. Police are investigating what caused the crash. - AP
February 14, 2013 |
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian rebels knocked down army defenses and moved in on the country's second-largest airport Wednesday, reportedly killing more than 40 soldiers and bringing them closer to what could be their biggest conquest since the beginning of the civil war. Control of Aleppo international airport and a military air base next to it would be a huge strategic shift for Syria's northeastern region, giving the opposition a potential air hub enabling...
February 25, 1991 |
You don't know whether to giggle or gag after reading James DeLong's recent testimony before City Council. Thanks to procurement and personnel policies from the Dark Ages, DeLong (who runs the airport for the city) actually had to return about $11 million to the airlines because he couldn't spend it. For instance, the airport has been trying for two and a half years to buy sweepers needed to keep airport runways and aprons clean. Two and a half years! For little things, like repairing a lock on a door, DeLong says it can take a from 60 to 200 days - just to repair a lock!
March 31, 2000 |
State House Majority Leader John Perzel, R- Philadelphia, has hired Fred Testa, the fired city aviation director, to study shifting operation of the city's airport to a private company. It's the second time an outcast of the Street administration has found work with a state legislator whom the mayor has crossed wires with politically. State Sen. Vince Fumo, D-Philadelphia, hired former Street administration communications director Ken Snyder after his acrimonious dismissal.