March 28, 2013 |
US Airways CEO Doug Parker was in Philadelphia on Tuesday, touting the benefits of a merger with American Airlines and reaffirming that Philadelphia would be key to the combined airline. "Philadelphia is extremely important to US Airways and will be extremely important to the new American Airlines," he told The Inquirer's editorial board. Parker, who will head the new American when the deal closes, likely in September, was in Philadelphia for the first time since the planned merger was announced Feb. 14. Parker met with Mayor Nutter and went bowling with a group of 40 to 50 US Airways employees before heading to New York, where he will be a guest at 7 a.m. Wednesday on CNBC's Squawk Box . Parker has been on the road, meeting with elected officials and business leaders, including a Senate subcommittee last week, to spread the word that creating the world's largest airline will be good for employees, investors, and consumers, who will be able to fly to more places.
November 22, 1988 |
In the taprooms of Philadelphia, where I once spent a lot of nights, you could count on seeing three items behind the bar: One, a black-and-white team picture of the 1960 championship Eagles. Two, a sign, "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. " Three, an 8 x 10 colored photo, his chin up, eyes sky-blue, of John F. Kennedy. Now, on the day 25 years after he was shot, you still can see fading photos of JFK on taproom walls. Doesn't matter whether the neighborhood is Irish, Italian or black.
January 9, 1992 |
Under my supervision, a group of investigators has gone over the locations that Oliver Stone used in directing the movie, "JFK," among them Dealey Plaza and the Book Depository in Dallas. On the first take several pedestrians got in the way. On the second the film was out of focus. On the third I forgot to take off the lens cap. In no case did we get precisely the same results the Stone did. It seems fair to conclude that one person, unaided, could not possibly have made "JFK.
January 23, 1992 |
The onslaught of criticism directed at Oliver Stone's film "JFK" is unlike any media attack in recent history. Articles and editorials in the mainstream press have attacked the movie as paranoid, absurd and a blatant pack of lies. Incredibly, Time magazine even made these assertions before the film was even ready for release. Clearly, Stone has stepped on the wrong toes to elicit such a loud and furious protest. The movie, which its director frankly admits is a "combination of hypothesis and fact," strongly suggests that President Kennedy's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, was a coup d'etat engineered by the CIA, the FBI and the military-industrial complex, then covered up by the Warren Commission.
July 25, 1999
SHARING THE GRIEF Watching John F. Kennedy, Jr. mature was a balm to the enduring grief over his father's assassination. It gave hope that there were new heroes in the world who might address the very serious needs of the downtrodden. His death dampens that hope and reveals once again that we live in a world of chaos and uncertainty where we are too often thrown back upon our own poor devices to cure the ills of the world. The Kennedys are in the tradition of Franklin Roosevelt, who also had all the advantages, including physical beauty, but who wasn't really content unless he was working on the improvement of the lives of those less fortunate.
November 18, 2003 |
AFTER 40 years, the assassination of John F. Kennedy continues to ignite conspiracy theories due to the peculiar circumstances and seemingly inexplicable actions surrounding it. Kennedy's death remains an emotionally charged mystery for millions of Americans who lost their idealism, and perhaps their faith in government itself, on that sunny, autumn day in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963. In an inaugural address that has become a poignant reminder of the idealism of the 1960s, JFK challenged Americans to ask not what their country could do for them, but what they could do for their country.
April 8, 1988 |
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg yesterday announced the winner of a competition for a memorial to President John F. Kennedy and unveiled a three- foot plaster model of her father in Boston. The winning artist is Isabel McIlvain of Concord, Mass., who will create a bronze sculpture for the front lawn of the Massachusetts Statehouse. It will be dedicated May 29, 1989, which would have been Kennedy's 72d birthday. The statue shows JFK in what selection-committee members described as a classic pose - in midstride, eyes forward, elbows bent, with his left hand tucked into his jacket pocket.
February 2, 1996 |
The grenades being tossed in Oliver Stone's direction for Nixon are mere marshmallows when measured against the tumultuous reception for his masterwork JFK four years ago. Stone was vilified for lionizing New Orleans district attorney and one-man crusader Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) and presenting a view of the assassination of John F. Kennedy that the gullible would treat as historical fact. The truth is - and Stone's film vehemently argues that truth is the first casualty of any assassination - that JFK is a vision infused with molten rage.
December 20, 1991 |
In Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July, Oliver Stone reopened the still festering wounds of the Vietnam war. With JFK, he takes up the terrible day that changed history and our lives and, in a movie that fuses molten rage with cool argument, presents the death of a president as a cancer that has metastasized through the body politic. Call JFK - which may not be quite the best movie released this year but is certainly the most important - paranoid, polemical and distorted. True believers in the bitterly disputed conclusions of the Warren Commission report may use those words if they are feeling polite.
November 11, 1992 |
Countless foreign officials and businessmen have asked me whether Bill Clinton could restore to the White House the sense of vision and vitality they admired in John F. Kennedy and whether the Clinton approach to the presidency would enlarge our horizons like the New Frontier. His initial transition moves make clear that Clinton can and will do so, with actions parallelling, on his terms, those Kennedy took 32 years ago. For example: The announcement of a reorganized (and smaller)