August 13, 1988
The Duchess of York (aka Fergie) and her newborn daughter are already home from the hospital, and the kid still doesn't have a name. We'd be glad to help. This newspaper could sponsor a Name-the-Princess Contest. We've had a lot of experience, and we're sure the Zoo would be glad to give us a reference. EL SECRETARY Lauro Cavazos of Texas this week became the first Hispanic ever appointed to a presidential cabinet. The new secretary of education will serve only a few months; his predecessor, William Bennett, doesn't leave until Sept.
October 10, 2005 |
Jenyiah, 6, loves to be in the spotlight and dreams of one day winning the American Idol competition or being "Princess for a Day. " In the meantime she is busy doing all kinds of "girly things" such as playing with dolls and dressing up and getting new clothes. Jenyiah enjoys styling hair and is quite adept at making long braids. Other favorite pastimes include playing educational computer games, having stories read to her, and riding her bicycle and scooter. Jenyiah is a bundle of energy and doesn't enjoy any activity where she has to sit still.
May 3, 1998 |
The tour starts at 12:30 p.m. every weekday, led by enthusiastic volunteers in love with the grand old building. It is inspiring to hear the history, to discover the hidden delights in a structure so superficially familiar yet, really, so unknown. It is also terribly frustrating. The closing years of City Hall's first century are leaving the massive building desperately in need of care. With foundation walls 25 feet thick, it is far too sturdy to fall down or apart. But like an aging, forgotten princess clinging to a ratty coat, its dingy exterior sags pathetically.
July 15, 2014 |
STANTON, Del. - How races are run often is more determinant in results than what horses are running in those races. How horses undergo subtle changes over time also matters every bit as much as the history of those horses. When 2014 began, the idea of Belle Gallantey beating Princess of Sylmar in any race, much less Saturday's Grade I $750,000 Delaware Handicap would have been laughable. In 2013, Belle Gallantey was 1-for-14 and was claimed for $35,000 from her final race of the year.
August 9, 1988 |
Prince Andrew arrived at a London hospital today with a bouquet of red roses to visit his wife, Sarah, and their newborn daughter as delighted Britons celebrated the princess' birth on an especially lucky day. Champagne corks popped, bells rang and cameras flashed outside Portland Hospital in central London with the announcement last night of the birth of a 6-pound, 12-ounce girl to Andrew, the Duke of York, and his red-haired duchess, the former...
April 22, 2011 |
Epic and intimate, historical and contemporary, moving and thought-provoking, the impressive "The Princess of Montpensier" has something for all and sundry but especially for those who like to believe that films can be as boldly intelligent as they are entertaining. As directed and co-written by the veteran French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier with an expert cast of familiar and unfamiliar faces, "Princess" is a costume production rich in all manner of classic dramatic elements. Say hello to selfish schemes, bitter rivalries and the complexities of power and dynastic relationships at a time when France was divided by a bloody religious war between Catholics and Protestant Huguenots.
October 30, 2013 |
WHEN STORM Dixie's career came to an end 5 years ago, Ed Stanco and his five partners in King of Prussia Stable decided they might want to breed their mare. She had won her first race, but never won again. Their superstar trainer, Todd Pletcher, did not exactly give her a rousing endorsement, Stanco remembering him saying, "I wouldn't put a $10,000 stud fee into her. " Pletcher, one of the most intelligent and prudent people in horse racing, got Storm Dixie appraised for about $20,000.
January 16, 1997 |
"I am thrilled to have worked so closely again with Jamie Lee Curtis, who has the most famous pair of bazooms in your country. " - Brit actor John Cleese, on his "Fierce Creatures" co-star As Princess Diana walked a minefield in Angola yesterday, she was unwittingly walking one at home. Some of Britain's conservative pols are furious with remarks she's made this week while on a Red Cross mission in war-ravaged Angola, calling for an international ban on land mines.
June 9, 2014 |
ELMONT, N.Y. - Princess of Sylmar, the Kentucky Oaks-winning filly owned by West Chester's Ed Stanco, lost by a head in a stirring stretch duel that ended with Close Hatches winning the $1 million Ogden Phipps Stakes on Saturday. Last after a quick half-mile of 45 seconds, Princess of Sylmar moved up and halfway through the long stretch was battling furiously with archrival Beholder, Antipathy, and the eventual winner. After a side-by-side duel through the final furlong of the 11/16-mile event, the 4-year-old lost by a head bob. Antipathy was third and the favored Beholder fourth.
September 1, 1995 |
One of the most catastrophically mis-marketed films of the year, A Little Princess deserved a better fate and a bigger audience. A visually stunning adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic about a fanciful young girl left in a strict, stuffy boarding school when her father goes off to war, the movie is an ode to the power of storytelling. (Burnett's book, published in 1888, was titled Sara Crewe.) With production design by longtime Tim Burton collaborator Bo Welch (the Indian prince fantasies are a picture-book marvel sprung to life)