February 23, 2011 |
S TEPHENIE KENDRICK , wife of Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick , told her Facebook friends yesterday that she is pregnant. "Kyle and I are so HAPPY to announce that we are expecting:-)!!!! We are due September 8th and couldn't be happier! I feel great can't believe 3 months flew by already 6 more to go!!!," wrote the former Stephenie LaGrossa. She's a co-owner of Old City restaurant Gigi (319 Market) and was a castmate on "Survivor. " It's the first child for the couple, who married in November.
September 25, 2003 |
It's a lot of mozzarella. More than 600 tons, in fact, worth more than $1.5 million wholesale, say its producers. It was delivered from California in a series of shipments in May and June to a local distributor based in Marlton. But that is about all that Valley Gold, the manufacturer, and Joseph Profaci, the recipient, agree on. Lawyers for both sides spent more than two hours in U.S. District Court in Camden yesterday churning the issues in a breach-of-contract/fraud case based on a civil complaint filed last month by Valley Gold.
September 22, 2000 |
Volvo's press propaganda for its redesigned Cross Country model, or XC, leaves the distinct impression that the Swedish automaker originated the concept of basing a sport-utility vehicle on a conventional station wagon. "In the truest sense, the Volvo Cross Country is a very Swedish vehicle, as Swedish as the the SUV concept is American," Volvo says. "The XC creation is Swedishness at its finest: a hybrid product that takes two unique concepts - the wagon and the SUV - and combines them into one vehicle that offers flexibility to meet many different tasks.
November 25, 2012 |
TOKYO - Tokyo is known for being densely populated and crowded. Living space is at a premium; hotel rooms are small or expensive or both. Enter the capsule hotel, where a tubelike pod barely bigger than a coffin offers a bed for the night at low cost. The capsule concept has been around for at least 30 years, starting out as lodging for businessmen working or partying late who missed the last train home and needed a cheap place to crash. And judging from the dark suits and ties of the patrons entering and exiting the Capsule & Sauna Century Shibuya in Tokyo, the cramped beds remain largely a businessman's special.
May 12, 2013 |
A CROSSROADS is no place to get sentimental, and the Phillies have the mother of all of them looming on the horizon. Forget about whether they can claw their way back into contention. What happens on the field over the next couple of months will have little impact on the dire situation that will greet them come November, when they will no longer have three of their most productive hitters in the order under contract. Second base, third base and catcher: Good luck filling them.
November 24, 1986 |
Life is short, fame is fleeting, but your homeowners insurance, at least, can be perpetual. Put down a single deposit today on a perpetual homeowners policy, and in theory you buy a policy that could last through the centuries, much like the insurance companies that offer it. In practice, perpetual policies tend to have a life of about 10 years, often being terminated when the property changes hands. The perpetual aspect is that once the deposit has been paid, the policy continues in effect without any additional payment.
April 9, 2011 |
Something was out of sorts with "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the gala opening of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts on Thursday. Odd, foreign notes played like unwanted grit amid the inner working of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Harmonies imposed themselves not from the bottom up but from the top down. A musical flu bug? In fact, this was the Igor Stravinsky version - appropriate, since he's one of the festival focal points - that supposedly upset a 1944 Boston audience so much that the composer was arrested (In truth, he was only warned.)
February 8, 2013 |
You can't see it, smell it, feel it, taste it, or hear it, but radio spectrum is a precious public resource at the center of many policy fights. That was true again this week in the strange flap over whether the Federal Communications Commission really is scheming to create what the Internet quickly heralded as "free WiFi!" The Washington Post's Cecilia Kang stirred the pot Monday with a story saying the federal government wanted "to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month.
June 1, 2012 |
IN THE REGION AIG to pay Pa. $16.8 million American International Group Inc. will pay more than $16.8 million to resolve a Pennsylvania regulator's probe into the shortchanging of workers' compensation pools. The penalty for the New York-based insurer is the largest in the history of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, which led a multistate probe, the regulator said Thursday in a statement. The sum is part of a $146.5 million settlement AIG reached with watchdogs across the country in 2010.
May 17, 2009 |
Cindy Ortega needed a break. "I'm with children all day long," says Ortega, who owns Kids Learning Adventure, a Miami preschool. So she and her husband, Roberto, booked a four-night stay at a luxury, adults-only, all-inclusive resort in Mexico over Valentine's Day weekend. "It was amazing," she says. "I've been to all-inclusives before, but this was completely different. From the minute we entered, there were people tending to us. " The Ortegas stayed at Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun, an upscale resort that offers more perks than conventional all-inclusives, which are known more for value than for individualized services.