January 1, 2012
Imagine a world of privacy and porterage, where you get treated like a diplomat even if you're not. Imagine a world where you get your own security check-through at more than 200 airports. Name: A&K Airport Concierge, http://www.akairportconcierge.com . What it does: Brings convenience, comfort, discretion, and first-class service to airport arrivals and departures under the Abercrombie & Kent brand. What's hot: The airport meet-and-greet services, including a guiding hand through check-in, baggage, customs, security, and lounge access.
April 11, 1991 |
Lt. Kim Haus, an Army nurse from Mechanicsburg, Pa., was feeling a little homesick last Christmas. She was on duty in Saudi Arabia. And when she sat down to her Christmas dinner, it wasn't the colorful red and green "Seasons Greetings" message on the paper placemat that cheered her up. She had to look a little closer. The fine print in the bottom right-hand corner came in loud and clear. It read: "Royal, Coatesville, Pa. " "She said she felt like she was back home," said Alan Milberg, vice president of Royal Paper Products Inc. Haus wrote a letter to Royal on the back of the placemat.
September 19, 2002 |
Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Killyleagh, 42 - flyboy, player, daddy, duffer, funnyman, speed demon, doer of good deeds, and royal billboard - graces us with a visit Sunday. The ex-husband of Weight Watchers pitchwoman Sarah Ferguson will push product in his role as a trade rep. He'll do the noblesse oblige thing Monday, launching a charity in North Philadelphia. The social set is atwitter. Oliver St. Clair Franklin, honorary British consul, reminds us it's "the first visit to Philadelphia by the son of a reigning British monarch in nearly a century.
September 11, 1987 |
Dennis Burlingame, The Inquirer's South Jersey baseball player of the year for 1987, yesterday reported to the Atlanta Braves' instructional league affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., after having signed a contract last month. Burlingame had signed a grant-in-aid with the University of Nebraska after leading Kingsway High to the NJSIAA Group 1 championship game in June. But the 6-foot-4 righthander changed his mind about college and signed with Atlanta on Aug. 19 - the night before he was scheduled to leave for Nebraska - said his mother, Julie.
June 28, 2010 |
Jeff Parke may play on the other side of the country but he still calls Philadelphia home. Parke, a Drexel alum and a graduate of Downingtown High, "when it was still Downingtown" joined the Sounders on May 15 after an dispute regarding contract terms. The defender inked a 1-year deal with a 2-year option worth $100,000 in guaranteed compensation, after holding out for a better deal than Seattle initially proposed. "It's been a long road with the whole contract thing, but that's all cleared up and I am just excited to be apart of this team," said Parke, 28. "It was difficult, but I wanted to make sure I was setting myself up for the next few years.
October 22, 2014 |
THE FLYERS had Kate Smith, the Royals have SungWoo Lee. Lee doesn't sing, but he's every bit a good-luck charm as Kate was. Lee, a self-professed Royals "Super Fan," is jetting from South Korea to Kansas City to attend Game 1 of tonight's World Series opener pitting the Royals against the Giants. He's said he likes to root for the underdog and has been a Royals fan for some 20 years. When he visited KC in August, he was invited to throw out the first pitch at a game. During his stay, the team went 9-1, including a three-game sweep of the Giants.
March 24, 1995 |
Larry King is getting ready to do it for the fifth time with Deanna Lund, who he met two months ago. His last marriage - which didn't last long and ended in an extremely messy divorce with the lady getting an undisclosed settlement - was to gal-round-our-town Julia King. The talkmeister, who we hear sprung for a major rock, says he and his current blonde, who starred in the '60s TV series "Land of Giants," were fixed up by Connie Stevens. They're planning an engagement blast in L.A. on April 21 but no wedding date has been set. "It was socko from the start.
April 18, 2000 |
For Thomas and Frances Duthie, the road to royalty began with a few letters. Seated in their Spring House Estates apartment, amid breathtaking photographs of their world travels, elaborately painted cloths, and exotic statuettes, the retired couple carefully sorted through sheets of stationery bearing the gold seal of the king and queen of Jordan. Tonight, at 7:30 at the Ambler library, the Duthies will present a slide show, with music, of their 1998 journey at King Hussein's invitation.
April 6, 2003 |
Mike Bibby is paid a king's ransom to be a King, but this season, he has not always received royal treatment, especially from one of the biggest stars in basketball. When Bibby signed a seven-year, $80 million contract in August with the Sacramento Kings, it placed him in the NBA's high-salary neighborhood, even though the 6-foot-1 point guard had yet to make his first all-star team. Recently, after he was invited to play for the U.S. team that will attempt to qualify this summer for the 2004 Olympics, Bibby had to endure insults from none other than Shaquille O'Neal, whose Los Angeles Lakers beat the Kings in a riveting seven-game Western Conference championship series last spring.