April 12, 2016
The Daily News Pet of the Week is Fiji, a nice terrier mix, about 4-to-6 years old, at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Fiji is in need of the confidence that having a permanent home would provide. She is slow to warm up to strangers, but improving daily in the shelter. Fiji could live with cats and older children. To adopt Fiji, contact PAWS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-298-9680, ext. 16, prior to visiting the shelter. Please provide her tag number, A31043451, when inquiring.
December 24, 2013 |
FROM THE white sands of Fiji to the cliffs of the Swiss Alps, Aleta Hall was at home. Or maybe on a cruise ship to the Caribbean, chilling out on the deck and maybe dreaming of the treacherous slopes she loved to try. Aleta actually had her 15 minutes of fame in the mid-'90s when she appeared in a Verizon TV commercial, extolling the virtues of the service. "She did very well," said her sister Karen W. Eskridge. "She looked good. " Aleta C. Hall, longtime employee of the old Bell Telephone Co. (later taken over by Verizon)
October 13, 2012 |
Dr. Nalin D. Patel, 62, of Newtown, Bucks County, a dentist with offices in Langhorne and Fairless Hills, died Monday, Oct. 8, of a blood infection at St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Patel opened his first office in 1992, buying the practice now known as Fairless Hills Dental Center, his niece Rupal Patel said. He established a chain of offices in 2005 known as Advanced Dental Care, based in Fairless Hills. And in 2007, his niece said, he opened Oxford Valley Dental Excellence in Langhorne.
September 25, 2011 |
Here are travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea, and air. Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates, and advance-purchase requirements may apply. Land Book four nights this winter at 320 Guest Ranch, in Montana's Big Sky , and get half off the usual rates. The Celebrating Snow deal starts at $465 per person double (down from $930) and includes four nights' lodging, a half-day dogsledding ride, a snow-coach tour of Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful, an evening sleigh ride, daily breakfast, and one dinner.
June 3, 2011 |
When Waisale Serevi was 10, he watched as a team from his native Fiji prepared for a rugby match with the famed British Lions by performing the "Cibi," a traditional war dance that the Pacific Island athletes had transformed into an inspirational and intimidating prematch ritual. The Fijians went on that day to upset the Brits, who had imported the game to the island nearly a century earlier, and Serevi saw his future. Not that he had much choice. Rugby is Fiji's major sport - its "only sport," Serevi insists.
December 20, 2010 |
Paris is being mean to Lady Gaga . In October, the pop diva's concerts there were postponed amid nationwide strikes over a government plan to raise the retirement age. Then on Sunday, the first of two rescheduled shows was snowed out when the 28 vehicles carrying Gaga's sets and equipment were barred from the roads because of hazardous conditions. "I am furious and devastated," Gaga tweeted, adding that it was "unfair to my fans and to me. " Paris promised to be nice for shows Monday and (twice rescheduled)
December 20, 2010 |
BRITAIN'S umpteenth royal wedding is still four months away, but the first official memorabilia goes on sale today - no, the Will & Kate T-shirts being sold on Market Street are not official. What is official is a range of wedding china personally approved by Prince William and Kate Middleton . (If anyone is interested, Tattle's parents are also looking to sell their wedding china.) William's office said the items had been commissioned by the palace department responsible for the royal family's art collection and are made in Stoke-on-Trent in central England, a traditional center for British ceramics.
October 16, 2010 |
Even the rollingest stoningest love can shatter. So proves Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards , who writes in his forthcoming memoir Life that after an intense friendship, he and warbler Mick Jagger have been estranged for decades. Richards tells The Times of London that he finds Jagger unbearable. In news more sunny, Richards says he's been drug free since he fell off a tree in Fiji in '06. Life is due in bookstores on Oct. 26. T.I. back behind bars Atlanta rapper T.I. ( Clifford Joseph Harris Jr .)
July 27, 2010
BREAKTHROUGH WITH TONY ROBBINS. 8 tonight, Channel 10. MASTERCHEF. 9 tonight, Channel 29. PLAIN JANE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, Channel 57. TRANSFORMATION'S THE name of the game for three new "reality" shows that feature people who won't be singing, dancing or - we can only hope - turning over tables in their quest to become happier, more successful human beings. What could possibly be wrong with that? Let's just say there are two kinds of people in the world: Those willing to pay to be inspired by motivational speakers and those who'd rather cross hot coals barefoot than spend even one minute trapped in a crowded ballroom listening to one. Falling as I do in the latter camp, I'm probably not the best judge of NBC's "Breakthrough with Tony Robbins," which struck me as way more Tony Robbins than breakthrough.
December 6, 2006 |
GAO report: FEMA's recouped only a fraction of $1B it blew The Federal Emergency Management Agency has recouped less than 1 percent of an estimated $1 billion in fraudulent or unjustified payments it distributed after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a new report by congressional investigators says. At the same time, the agency continued to wrongly send out millions of dollars of new aid this year, including $17 million in rental assistance to families living rent-free in FEMA trailers, the Government Accountability Office report says.