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January 21, 1988 | By Matthew Purdy, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Bell Atlantic, the telephone company based in Philadelphia, has denied a Senate committee's allegations that one of its subsidiaries received proprietary information concerning bidding on a lucrative federal government contract. Raymond W. Smith, president of Bell Atlantic Corp., called the allegations "inaccurate and misleading" in a letter sent Tuesday to Sen. John Glenn (D., Ohio), the Government Affairs Committee chairman. The Senate committee Tuesday released a report that said a government engineer had leaked information concerning American Telephone & Telegraph Co.'s bid on $55 million in government contracts to two other bidders, Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., the Bell Atlantic subsidiary, and Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph.
BUSINESS
October 12, 1993 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
Bell Atlantic Corp. yesterday disclosed the details of its new partnership with Grupo Iusacell S.A. de C.V., the Mexican telephone carrier, which gives the Philadelphia-based company a foothold in Mexico's growing telecommunications industry. Under the agreement, Bell Atlantic will invest up to $1.04 billion in Iusacell to acquire as much as 42 percent. The partnership will begin by Bell buying $520 million in stock, for a 23 percent interest in the Mexican company. Iusacell is Mexico's largest provider of non-wire cellular service.
NEWS
April 12, 2000 | by Jenice Armstrong, Daily News Staff Writer
Beginning July 31, 45,000 delegates, journalists, volunteers and others will descend on the First Union Center for the Republican National Convention. And they'll be bringing along thousands of cell phones, pagers, laptop computers and other electronic devices. To handle all the anticipated demand, Bell Atlantic yesterday was named the official telecommunications provider for the convention. As such, the company will be responsible for providing local telephone service, Internet access, video conferencing and other services.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1990 | By Anthony Gnoffo Jr., Marian Uhlman and Terry Bivens, Inquirer Staff Writers
As expected, Bell Atlantic Corp. yesterday reported reduced profits for the fourth quarter and all of 1989 because of the costs of a reorganization and workforce reduction begun last fall. Operating revenues were up, however, and the company reported a gain in the number of business telephone lines. Bell Atlantic also reported an 88 percent gain for the year in subscribers to its cellular-phone service. Bell Atlantic attributed much of the growth in its cellular business to its decision to offer service contracts through such retail outlets as Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Macy's, which sell cellular-telephone equipment.
SPORTS
May 6, 1995 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
For the second time in three years, the PGA Senior Bell Atlantic Classic has nabbed its man. Tournament executive director Mary Ann Saleski confirmed yesterday Jack Nicklaus will compete in this year's tournament, May 19 to 21 at Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern. "It obviously means a lot," Saleski said. Nicklaus, who rarely plays in non-major events on the Senior Tour, competed here in 1993. That year, the tournament raised a record $1.2 million for charity. That week's crowds were estimated at 120,000.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1991 | By Larry Fish, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bell Atlantic Corp. yesterday reported flat first-quarter earnings, saying the recession had cut into its telephone and non-phone businesses during the period. A slight dip in revenues was mainly attributable to Bell Atlantic's decision to de-emphasize its financial-services group, which, among other things, leases telecommunications equipment. Revenues from communications and related services grew very slightly. The company said total phone lines were up 2 percent to 17.6 million.
BUSINESS
October 30, 1992 | Daily News Wire Services
Bell Atlantic officials told stock analysts yesterday that the company will continue to reduce jobs beyond this year. Chairman Raymond W. Smith declined to say how many people would be affected by future job cuts or when they would occur. Bell Atlantic's most recent wave of "downsizing" began in 1991. Since then, the company has said it will have eliminated 9,000 jobs by the end of this year, 4,000 during the last three months. Smith told the analysts that continued aggressive cost-cutting and strong moves into high-tech, highly profitable businesses will make Bell Atlantic competitive through the next decade.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1991 | By Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
A way to outwit hotels that add hefty surcharges for phone calls made from their rooms was announced yesterday by Bell Atlantic, parent company of Bell of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bell. So far, Bell Atlantic is the only regional phone company in the nation to offer this service, which will permit users of its "IQ" calling cards to dial direct to, from or within 28 foreign countries and the United States. The service, which Bell Atlantic is purchasing from Switzerland-based Executive Telecard Ltd., enables users to avoid going through either a hotel operator or a long-distance operator when placing a call.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1990 | By Nancy Hass, Daily News Staff Writer
Throughout the world, countries are looking to sell their national telephone systems, and Bell Atlantic is waiting in the wings, chairman and chief executive Ray Smith said yesterday. The Philadelphia-based regional phone company announced last week that it and three other partners had bought New Zealand's telephone company for about $2.4 billion, and Smith said Bell Atlantic would vie for the many other foreign telecommunications companies that are likely to go on the block during the 1990s.
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February 17, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Richard W. Ennis, 66, who retired in January 2004 after a Philadelphia career with Bell Atlantic and Verizon, died of lung cancer Monday, Feb. 10, at his home in Atco. "One of his major jobs was after 9/11," son-in-law Mark Dooling said in a phone interview. As a phone repairman, Mr. Ennis "did everything from first response" work in New York City to helping at Verizon's command center there, Dooling said. While being driven from one location to another in New York with other Philadelphia-area Verizon staffers, "he had overheard one of the New York Verizon managers saying: 'Where do these guys work?
NEWS
February 13, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
He's the son of a Mummer, a Northeast Philly kid who made it big in high-tech management. Stephen J. Felice's career parallels the rapid innovations that have built, wrecked and reinvented some of America's biggest businesses since the 1980s while changing the way we talk to one another. A veteran of the Philadelphia-based Bell Atlantic Corp. enterprise group that created Verizon, Felice is now the $10 million-a-year president and chief commercial officer of Dell Inc., which is struggling to remake itself from a big-but-aging computer supplier into a "global IT solutions provider.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2010 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandywine Realty Trust, a national, commercial real estate company, said Thursday that it had acquired one of Center City's most distinctive office buildings, the pink-tinged, 53-story high-rise known as the Bell Atlantic Tower, in a $129 million transaction. The company said the deal would bring to 3.9 million square feet the total commercial office space it owns in Philadelphia, much of it in the Logan Square area, where the building, at 1717 Arch St., is located. Taken together, the company said, the purchase from an affiliate of the Blackstone Group, which will become a 5 percent owner of Brandywine in the transaction, signals that Brandywine executives are confident about the ongoing vitality of the city's commercial real estate market.
NEWS
September 11, 2009 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ernest J. Walter III, 76, of Springfield, Delaware County, a retired telephone company executive, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Saturday at Springfield Hospital. Mr. Walter, who was born at home on New Year's Day, grew up in Southwest Philadelphia and graduated from John Bartram High School. He attended Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in Media. During the Korean War, he served in the Army as a communications instructor. After his discharge, Mr. Walter was a lineman for Bell Telephone and earned a bachelor's degree at night from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
July 1, 2008 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
William O. Albertini of Berwyn, retired chief financial officer of Bell Atlantic, died of a heart attack while playing golf at Eagles Mere Country Club in Eagles Mere, Pa., on Saturday, the day before his 65th birthday. Mr. Albertini retired from Bell Atlantic in 1999, shortly before the company merged to become Verizon. During his 33-year career with Bell, he held various positions, including director of investor relations and vice president and president of Bell Atlantic Enterprises, before becoming chief financial officer in 1992.
NEWS
May 31, 2001 | MICHELLE MALKIN
PRESIDENT Bush's "No Child Left Behind" school reform passed the House last week. Considering what a colossal black hole the U.S. Department of Education has become, the $24 billion plan would be more appropriately dubbed No Dime Left Behind. If Beltway pols were truly interested in educational accountability, they wouldn't be funneling billions of dollars through a bureaucracy that can't keep track of its funds. The Education Department failed its last three financial audits and is on track to fail again.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2000 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
An apparent grassroots storm overwhelmed the Capitol mailroom early last year: at least 15,000 postcards demanding that lawmakers allow Bell Atlantic to offer long-distance telephone service in Pennsylvania. Such passion on this obscure issue puzzled politicians, who, it turns out, were right to be skeptical. Bell Atlantic of Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle charges that it fraudulently used consumers' names in the lobbying campaign, Attorney General Mike Fisher announced yesterday.
NEWS
August 10, 2000 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
Christine Theresa Morgan, a fun-loving former phone company worker and school administrator who would do anything for you, except give up her recipe for Jewish apple cake, died Sunday after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 50 and lived in Mount Airy. Morgan most recently worked for several months in administration at the Ivy Leaf School before leaving for health reasons in 1998. Previously she worked briefly at Raycon Corp. and worked for about 15 years at Bell Atlantic and AT&T.
NEWS
August 10, 2000 | By Eugene Kiely, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
The state ratepayer advocate yesterday assailed Bell Atlantic-New Jersey's petition to deregulate the local phone market, calling the plan "totally unacceptable" because it would more than double basic rates. Bell Atlantic-New Jersey, a unit of Verizon Communications, has asked the state Board of Public Utilities to declare the local phone market sufficiently competitive to warrant deregulation. If the board approves the plan, the company says it will restructure its basic services - offering more services, but at a higher price.
NEWS
July 11, 2000 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Delaware County's backup 911 system failed June 18 because Bell Atlantic telephone technicians had failed to install key circuits in it, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency officials have determined. The finding was reported in a June 30 letter from the agency's deputy director, Carl C. Kuehn 2d, to Edwin J. Truitt, Delaware County's Emergency Services director. It was made public yesterday by County Council Chairman Wallace H. Nunn. Lightning struck a 300-foot antenna next to the county emergency communications center in Lima at 4:15 p.m. on Father's Day, shutting down emergency calls from 47 of Delaware County's 49 municipalities during a storm characterized by extensive flooding, numerous lightning strikes and some wind damage.
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