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NEWS
July 4, 2010
OffandAway.com is a new auction website for travelers who want to gamble on winning a luxe hotel experience for about the price of a standard room. What's hot: It's dangerously addictive. You fork over money for the opportunity to bid on suites at luxe properties in such spots as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Napa, Miami, and Las Vegas. The winner must book the room within 24 hours. Losers can still use the money to book a hotel room from a long list of properties, but they have only seven days to do so. Recent auctions included two nights in a junior suite at the Kitano in New York City for $71 and two nights in the Author's Suite at the Alexis Hotel in Seattle for $127.
NEWS
June 10, 1993 | By Mary Blakinger, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If you're looking for pointers on operating your computer, bidding a slam in bridge or a multitude of other adult-school subjects, don't look at the Main Line Unitarian Church. The township supervisors on Monday denied the church's application for a conditional-use permit to rent space to the Main Line School Night Association for day classes. The 3-1 vote followed a two-hour hearing that filled the meeting room with opponents and supporters of the application. Supervisor William B. Lytton, introducing a motion to deny the use "very reluctantly," said he was opposed in part because he thought the plan was a commercial arrangement that would generate traffic.
NEWS
October 11, 1990 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second straight month, a Haverford commissioner has urged his fellow board members to put the township's emergency towing services out for competitive bid. Commissioner Kenneth Clouse said Tuesday night that the township should welcome other bids for towing and impounding vehicles, which could save residents money. "Both the towing and the impoundment should be the subject of competitive bidding," Clouse said. According to township manager Thomas Bannar, the commissioners have designated Havertown Auto Body Inc. on Lawrence Road as the impound lot for vehicles "in perpetuity.
SPORTS
July 3, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Chicago Bulls, take note. A real challenge for next season's NBA title might be taking form. If what Gary Payton and Charles Barkley are saying is true, both could be playing for the Houston Rockets next season. Payton, a free agent, said yesterday the Rockets are bidding for his services, and Barkley has been mentioned in a rumored three-way trade that would send him to Houston. "They made their bid. They done came in with a bid and they're trying to do something," Payton said.
NEWS
November 26, 1987 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Great news, real estate fans. You now have a chance to become the proud owner of 2.8 acres of exclusive Caln Township property, situated along the north side of Lincoln Highway. More exciting, the land contains a building that's a do-it-yourselfer's dream: a burned-out bowling alley. Yes, you guessed it. It's Ingleside Lanes, the bowlers' haven you saw on television and in the newspaper when most of it burned to the ground. The Chester County Sheriff's Office is holding this special, one-time-only sale on Dec. 18 at the courthouse.
SPORTS
November 9, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
The bidding for the negotiating rights to the top hitter in Japan came to a close yesterday, but it could take days to find out who is the winner in the bid for Japanese All-Star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. The Major League Baseball commissioner's office planned to notify the Japanese commissioner of the amount of the winning sealed bid but not the team. The Orix BlueWave, Suzuki's team in Japan, has until Tuesday to accept the offer. Then the winning team has 30 days to negotiate a contract with Suzuki and the team pays the fee to Orix only if it signs Suzuki.
NEWS
April 17, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IT APPEARS as if the auction is already underway for control of the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com. Wealthy businessman Lewis Katz said in Delaware Chancery Court yesterday that he is prepared to match the $77 million that partner-turned-rival George Norcross has offered for Interstate General Media, parent company of the three media organizations. Katz and Norcross, the co-managing partners of IGM who want to force each other out, were back in court yesterday with a small army of lawyers, seeking to convince Judge Donald F. Parsons Jr. that their respective auction plans are in the company's best interests.
SPORTS
November 28, 1986 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer
The million-dollar bidding and maneuvering is over. The Fiesta Bowl and NBC have Penn State and Miami playing for the national championship on Jan. 2. Each school will add a tidy $2.3 million to its bank account and NBC expects to see big ratings numbers for the Friday night game in Tempe, Ariz. The developments that led to Penn State and Miami trotting down the lush green road to cactus land were distasteful to many observers. For a while, it appeared the Fiesta Bowl and the Citrus Bowl, in Orlando, Fla., were playing a big-time poker game in competing for the nation's top two teams.
NEWS
October 14, 2009 | By BOB WARNER, warnerb@phillynews.com 215-854-5885
The owners of the Daily News and Inquirer are appealing a Bankruptcy Court decision allowing the newspapers' secured creditors to use their IOUs in bidding to take over the newspaper company. But the appeal is unlikely to lead to any major delays in a proposed auction to bring the newspapers out of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The company and its major creditors have agreed on a new schedule that calls for potential buyers to submit initial bids on Nov. 16, followed on Nov. 18 by a private auction where the interested buyers would have a chance to outbid each other.
BUSINESS
January 6, 1987 | By Ron Wolf, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hercules Inc. has dropped out of the bidding for AccuRay Corp. of Columbus, Ohio, one week after agreeing to play white knight for the manufacturer of process-control equipment. Hercules will not proceed with its offer to buy all of the stock of AccuRay for $40 a share in light of a higher offer from Combustion Engineering Inc., a spokesman for Hercules said yesterday. Combustion Engineering, of Stamford, Conn., made an unsolicited offer on Dec. 15 to acquire AccuRay for $35 a share.
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NEWS
August 7, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A judge ruled Friday that an Atlantic City man can keep his longtime property, saying the state Casino Reinvestment Development Authority's attempt to take over the building lacked "any specific and viable plans" and was a "manifest abuse of the eminent domain power. " Charles Birnbaum, 69, owns the three-story brick house along Oriental Avenue a block from the ocean. His parents bought it in 1969. In 1998, an intruder killed his mother and her live-in caretaker there. Birnbaum then created a piano studio in the home to memorialize her, and currently runs his casino piano-tuning business there.
NEWS
August 7, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's last-minute bid to delay her perjury trial. The decision, delivered in a one-line order Friday, means that jury selection is expected to begin Monday in Norristown. Kane, 50, is charged with perjury, obstruction, official oppression, and other crimes. She has pleaded not guilty. This week she filed an emergency petition to the Supreme Court , requesting that the charges against her be dropped.
NEWS
August 3, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by two high-ranking GOP lawmakers to intervene in a legal battle over the retirement age of judges. With no explanation, the court denied the motion by Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati (R., Jefferson) and Majority Leader Jake Corman (R., Centre). The ruling put the Republican leaders on the sideline of a closely watched battle that has erupted into a forefront issue for some of the state's top officials. At stake is a question to voters on the November ballot that would raise the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75 - a decision that could alter the partisan makeup of the Keystone State's highest court within the next year.
REAL_ESTATE
July 31, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
I rarely write a subsequent column about a community I've visited for "Town by Town," but I had such a good time in Williamstown (July 3) that I thought I'd make an exception for No. 187 in the series. Some of these town visits have been forgettable: Real estate agents don't call me back, municipal officials choose not to respond; and residents conclude that I am out to bring down property values single-handedly. Then there are those who think these are travelogues. "Town by Town" is about real estate - residential along with some commercial, if it is germane, as it is with Williamstown, which is part of Monroe Township, Gloucester County.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Bill Cosby dropped his legal bid Thursday to force Andrea Constand to return the money he paid her in a confidential settlement a decade ago. Lawyers for the 78-year-old entertainer filed a motion to withdraw the breach-of-contract suit in federal court in Philadelphia. It came a week after U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno ruled that Constand's cooperation in the investigation last year that led to Cosby's arrest did not violate a nondisclosure provision both had signed as part of the 2006 settlement.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
About 600 members and supporters of Service Employees International Union marched peacefully Tuesday, chanting and waving union banners along Philadelphia International Airport's departures roadway and demanding higher wages and better working conditions for nonunion PHL workers. Six busloads of demonstrators wearing purple "32BJ SEIU" T-shirts arrived in buses outside Terminal A and marched to Terminal F. They were escorted by Philadelphia police and sat, at one point, in front of Terminal C for speeches.
BUSINESS
June 28, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust's partner in the rehab of the Gallery at Market East could move to acquire the Philadelphia mall developer, as shares in the company continue to trade at an apparent discount to the value of its assets, according to investment firm Boenning & Scattergood. Some investors think Santa Monica, Calif.-based Macerich may bid for ownership of PREIT to achieve full control of the Center City mall project, to be called Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia when it is complete, analysts at the West Conshohocken financial firm said in a report last week.
SPORTS
June 24, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - After delaying the pairs final at the U.S. Olympic trials Wednesday morning, a dense morning mist that had veiled Mercer Lake finally dissolved. But, minutes after the race, the fog clouding Mike Gennaro's future had never been thicker. The 27-year-old Havertown native and teammate Dariush Aghai finished a distant third in the all-or-nothing competition that sent winners Nareg Guregian and Anders Weiss to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Games. "I'm proud of the race we had," said Gennaro, eyes hidden by the sunglasses he wore despite the cloudy sky. "I'm impressed with the race [the winners]
NEWS
June 14, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Columnist
The trendy takeaway from a Public Policy Polling survey last week was that Pennsylvania voters see the Phillie Phanatic as more presidential than Donald Trump. You can see why the Phanatic is up on Trump by 6 percentage points. Both are frenetic performers with unnaturally hued complexions. The Phanatic, however, has a hot dog cannon at his disposal. Tough to beat that. Deeper in the poll was something more interesting about the state of Pennsylvania's race for the U.S. Senate, and the self-inflicted Republican wound that may haunt Pat Toomey's bid for a second term.
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