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November 6, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / SHARON J. WOHLMUTH
A rich tradition came to Philadelphia yesterday as the Ritz-Carlton cut the ribbon for its 290-room hotel at Liberty Place. Mayor Goode, District Attorney Ronald D. Castille and Liberty Place developer Willard G. Rouse 3d were to join the festivities. Philadelphia's Ritz-Carlton is the 17th hotel for the Atlanta-based company, which also recently opened in Pentagon City, Va.; St. Louis; Marina del Rey, Calif., and Sydney, Australia. The luxury hotel offers oversize marble baths, twice-daily maid service, round-the-clock room service and a 7,500-square-foot ballroom.
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August 12, 2004 | By Terry Bitman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rowan University is still waiting for about 30 upperclass students to say whether they want to live in a hotel (complete with maid service), a campus dorm, or housing they find on their own until new housing for 320 students is ready. The choices were given last month to the seniors and juniors who registered to live in the apartments, on Route 322 at the western end of the Glassboro campus. The university determined that the townhouse apartments would not be ready when classes begin Sept.
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March 27, 1990 | By Joseph R. Daughen, Daily News Staff Writer
When an upper-middle-class family falls on hard times, one of the first frills to be cut is maid service, according to Streets Commissioner Alexander "Pete" Hoskins. "They start cleaning up themselves," Hoskins said in an interview. "It's only the upper-middle class and above who can afford to bring in somebody to clean their houses, and when things get tough, the first thing to go is the maid. " Philadelphia's days in the upper-middle class, if ever they existed, are long since gone, but the city has never given up the luxury of maid service, at least in some areas, Hoskins said.
NEWS
May 16, 1988 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
After nearly 30 years in the Army, Tony DiCaprio will soon be looking for a new line of work. He isn't sure what he'll do. But he knows one thing: "I've been working for Uncle Sam or somebody all my life. I'm going to work for myself. " So it was that Col. DiCaprio found himself at the World of Franchising Exposition during the weekend at the Valley Forge Convention Center. The two- day fair attracted hundreds of American dreamers with TV ads that cried, "Put direction into your life by becoming your own boss.
NEWS
August 15, 1988 | New York Daily News
John Zaccaro Jr., convicted of selling cocaine, is doing his time with style - and with maid service. Instead of serving four months hard time behind bars, the son of former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro is living in a $1,500-a-month luxury apartment, officials say. It comes complete with a maid to change the linens, tasteful new furnishings, cable TV and a fully equipped modern kitchen. State's attorney John Quinn, who prosecuted Zaccaro, 24, in Rutland last April, was not impressed.
TRAVEL
February 28, 2016
Not long ago, vacation rentals were the mainstay of beach and ski vacations, when the family loaded up the car with linens and groceries in addition to suitcases and boogie boards (or skis) and moved in for the week. If you were going anywhere else, however, choices were limited to conventional hotels and motels. The advent of online booking sites such as VRBO, Homeaway, and Airbnb has made vacation rentals available virtually everywhere. Apartments in Paris, oceanfront villas in the South Pacific, and cottages in New Zealand can all be found and booked simply by surfing the 'Net.
NEWS
January 31, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every girl may dream of growing up to wear a long gown and pose for pictures at the foot of a curving staircase. C. Patricia Chadwick Bruder was able to do that. Every girl also may dream of being able to throw a party for 50 at the drop of a hat, with shrimp, cocktails, and liveried waiters. Mrs. Chadwick Bruder did that, too. But, despite these trappings of royalty, Mrs. Chadwick Bruder knew how lucky she was to live and raise a family in Philadelphia's most regal hotels - the Bellevue Stratford and the Benjamin Franklin.
NEWS
March 19, 2004 | By Sheila Dyan FOR THE INQUIRER
It used to be Mickey Rooney's Tabas Hotel, a jazzy, resort-style place with a nightclub that featured the likes of Frankie Avalon and Robert Goulet. These days, the newly converted Ashbridge Manor offers rental apartments and caters to a possibly less flashy crowd: independent, over-55 adults who seek the company of their peers; the luxury of on-site meal service and housekeeping; and recreational amenities to help keep them active and fit. "I made a deposit the day I saw it," said Pat Jones, 79, who moved to the complex in September.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Bringing a bit of Silicon Valley to Happy Valley, the just-concluded fifth-annual IST Startup Week at Pennsylvania State University has been stoking students' entrepreneurial spirit with talent talks from the likes of Reddit, Politico, Stealth Startup, and Twitch execs. But no University Park visitor this week was hotter than Dan Kan, 29, the COO of Cruise Automation, the autonomous-driving-technology company. Spawned less than three years ago in San Francisco and first seen as a David in the robotic-driving arena where Goliaths such as Google are now roaring, Cruise caught notice with its promise of the first "aftermarket" add-on system that could take over control of a car on the highway.
REAL_ESTATE
October 8, 1989 | By Neill A. Borowski, Inquirer Staff Writer
Though Robert C. Martin retired and left his home of 26 years in Cherry Hill two years ago, he still keeps his appointment calendar filled. Martin, 68, lives in a continuing-care retirement community in Medford, where he eats dinner with friends in a country-clublike formal dining room, enjoys maid service and - most important of all, he says - counts on full health care until he dies. And he doesn't have a lot of time on his hands. He often has to juggle many activities at the Medford Leas community.
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April 17, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Bringing a bit of Silicon Valley to Happy Valley, the just-concluded fifth-annual IST Startup Week at Pennsylvania State University has been stoking students' entrepreneurial spirit with talent talks from the likes of Reddit, Politico, Stealth Startup, and Twitch execs. But no University Park visitor this week was hotter than Dan Kan, 29, the COO of Cruise Automation, the autonomous-driving-technology company. Spawned less than three years ago in San Francisco and first seen as a David in the robotic-driving arena where Goliaths such as Google are now roaring, Cruise caught notice with its promise of the first "aftermarket" add-on system that could take over control of a car on the highway.
TRAVEL
February 28, 2016
Not long ago, vacation rentals were the mainstay of beach and ski vacations, when the family loaded up the car with linens and groceries in addition to suitcases and boogie boards (or skis) and moved in for the week. If you were going anywhere else, however, choices were limited to conventional hotels and motels. The advent of online booking sites such as VRBO, Homeaway, and Airbnb has made vacation rentals available virtually everywhere. Apartments in Paris, oceanfront villas in the South Pacific, and cottages in New Zealand can all be found and booked simply by surfing the 'Net.
NEWS
June 13, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A block party just isn't the same when the U.S. Open is in the neighborhood. Don't bother setting up a volleyball net or wheeling the old grill around to the front of the house - that could fritter away as much as $100 a day that can be earned from drivers wanting to park near the Merion Golf Club. These are days not only of golfing glory, but also of ordinary people in scruffy shorts and wrinkled T-shirts making a buck off this 113th national golf championship. It's not just the U.S. Open.
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May 31, 2013 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
U.S. OPEN FEVER has hit Main Line homeowners like the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie-woogie flu, fueled by fantasies of making five-figure fortunes by renting their houses near the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore for the June 10-16 tournament. One online ad for a four-bedroom, five-bath colonial boasting a 650-bottle wine cellar suggested, "Chat with Tiger Woods and the rest of the U.S. Open golfers as they walk the 8th hole directly behind this home. " Another ad touted "formal and informal dining rooms" and "three living rooms with two grand fireplaces.
NEWS
January 31, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every girl may dream of growing up to wear a long gown and pose for pictures at the foot of a curving staircase. C. Patricia Chadwick Bruder was able to do that. Every girl also may dream of being able to throw a party for 50 at the drop of a hat, with shrimp, cocktails, and liveried waiters. Mrs. Chadwick Bruder did that, too. But, despite these trappings of royalty, Mrs. Chadwick Bruder knew how lucky she was to live and raise a family in Philadelphia's most regal hotels - the Bellevue Stratford and the Benjamin Franklin.
NEWS
June 10, 2011
WE'VE BEEN hearing it since we were old enough to be held responsible for our behavior but weren't: "Boys will be boys," they say. Then they shake their heads slowly side to side. We heard it the first time we ate a bug or picked a scab or brought a lizard to the table. Someone said it when we dismantled the toaster or smeared mud on our church clothes. There is no equivalent phrase for girls. At the earliest age, girls are expected to be little ladies. But after 100,000 years of evolution, the male of the species still has not been socialized enough for people to expect us to have as much impulse control as women and domesticated animals.
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December 9, 2007 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cancer has forced Barbara Ann Stover to become a person she doesn't recognize when she looks in the mirror. It's the woman with stubble instead of long brown hair, with hands that swell, who feels sapped of strength even when doing the littlest things. The act of keeping her compact Warminster condo neat and tidy turned from easy chore into unmanageable burden. When she needed help, Stover discovered a group that will bust the dust for free. Cleaning for a Reason is a new nonprofit organization that does free residential cleaning for women undergoing treatment for cancer.
NEWS
January 22, 2007 | By Harold Jackson
Janye, who today is celebrating birthday 91, doesn't remember too well these days. When her memories were clearer, her earliest recollection was of being a toddler in rural Alabama and seeing a man who wasn't there. Or was he? Later, the child described the man she had seen while playing outside. Her mother and grandmother were astonished. It sounded like Ace Wilson. But it couldn't have been him. The story little Janye Wilson was told, then and forever onward, was that her father had gotten into an argument with a white man who employed him, and the white man put a "walking spell" on Ace. Truth or myth, Ace was never seen again, except maybe by Janye.
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August 12, 2004 | By Terry Bitman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rowan University is still waiting for about 30 upperclass students to say whether they want to live in a hotel (complete with maid service), a campus dorm, or housing they find on their own until new housing for 320 students is ready. The choices were given last month to the seniors and juniors who registered to live in the apartments, on Route 322 at the western end of the Glassboro campus. The university determined that the townhouse apartments would not be ready when classes begin Sept.
NEWS
March 19, 2004 | By Sheila Dyan FOR THE INQUIRER
It used to be Mickey Rooney's Tabas Hotel, a jazzy, resort-style place with a nightclub that featured the likes of Frankie Avalon and Robert Goulet. These days, the newly converted Ashbridge Manor offers rental apartments and caters to a possibly less flashy crowd: independent, over-55 adults who seek the company of their peers; the luxury of on-site meal service and housekeeping; and recreational amenities to help keep them active and fit. "I made a deposit the day I saw it," said Pat Jones, 79, who moved to the complex in September.
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