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April 3, 2012
A SMALL private aircraft skidded off a runway at Philadelphia International Airport about 1 p.m. Monday when its landing gear failed. The pilot - the only person on board - was not injured, said airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica. The runway, used mostly for small planes, was closed while crews removed the aircraft from a grassy area, but Lupica said that operations were not disrupted. The plane was inbound from Lock Haven in central Pennsylvania. Lupica said that when the plane landed, its landing gear was open but subsequently collapsed and that the plane veered off the runway.
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March 17, 1991 | By Edward Ohlbaum, Special to The Inquirer
Buckingham is in an uproar over fears of a longer runway at Doylestown Airport. Although the Bucks County Airport Authority insists it has no plans to lengthen the 3,000-foot runway, local residents and township officials have taken fearful note of the airport's master plan, which shows the runway at 3,750 feet. The plan is among supporting documentation for an application for an $815,000 federal grant for airport improvements. The grant has been approved. The authority says it needs to indicate the possibility of expansion to satisfy Federal Aviation Administration requirements for financing.
NEWS
March 23, 2004 | By Tanya Barrientos and Jeff Weinstein INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Grab a bowl of buttered popcorn and slip into your favorite pair of relaxed-fit jeans, because at 9 tonight on UPN, the winner of America's Next Top Model will be revealed. The second season of the series, which set a dozen undiscovered fashion queens on a quirky quest for swivel-hip celebrity, ends with supermodel Tyra Banks announcing who will reign on the runway. Below, two of the show's constant viewers take an eyebrow-pencil stab at which lucky gal will be left standing - or slouching - on fame's runway, and why. Tanya Barrientos: So it's down to the final three: Shandi Sullivan, the ugly duckling who waddled into haute couture from a Walgreen's in Kansas City; California waitress Mercedes Scelba-Shorte, who serves up sex and sass every time she looks into the lens; and Jacksonville, Fla., waif naif Yoanna House, whose bio lists her occupation as "baby-sitter.
NEWS
March 18, 1992 | by Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writer
When one of the world's most fearsome fighting organizations takes on a herd of deer, guess what you get? Bambiburger. Frozen, in two-pound bags. Those deer certainly won't imperil the airplanes at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station anymore. The brass at the 1,100-acre base in Montgomery County decided that the 40 to 50 deer who contentedly lived in a thicket near the main runway were a threat to safe flight. So, Navy guys with shotguns and powerful spotlights became a threat to the deer last week.
NEWS
December 8, 1988 | By S. E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
Whitpain Township supervisors will decide Dec. 19 whether to appeal a state Commonwealth Court decision giving the owners of Wings Field permission to extend the runway at the commuter airfield by 1,200 feet. In its 26-page decision, released Monday in Harrisburg, the state court overturned a 1987 decision by Montgomery County Court that the 2,600-foot runway could be expanded by only 1,000 feet. The Commonwealth Court ruled that the runway could reach a total of 3,800 feet, the length requested by Wings Field owners, Wings Field Associates, in September 1984.
NEWS
December 22, 1988 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
The Whitpain Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to appeal to the state Supreme Court a decision allowing the runway at Wings Field to be expanded by 1,200 feet. At a meeting Monday night, the board voted, 5-0, to appeal the Dec. 5 ruling by the Commonwealth Court. "We've gone this far and cannot abandon the process," said board Chairman Leigh P. Narducci. More than 30 people, many of them township residents whose homes border the commuter airfield and others from Plymouth and East Norriton Townships, attended the meeting.
NEWS
July 12, 2012
Kenneth Richard Mazik, the Delaware County man who crashed a Jeep through a gate at Philadelphia International Airport and led police on a high-speed chase on several runways, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to disrupting and endangering safety at the airport. Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, drove his Jeep Grand Cherokee through a locked gate in March and raced onto a runway, causing an approaching plane to be diverted. Philadelphia police chased him down the length of another runway before he surrendered.
NEWS
January 1, 1987 | By Lisa Ellis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A draft of the first updated master plan for the Northeast Philadelphia Airport in almost 20 years calls for building an additional runway and rerouting traffic to hold down noise in surrounding neighborhoods. The public will have a chance to offer suggestions on the plan, prepared by TransPlan Inc. of New York City, at a hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cannstatter-Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd. The Northeast airport, at Grant Avenue and Ashton Road, is the area's largest airport for general aviation, or flights by private and corporate planes rather than commercial passenger carriers.
NEWS
January 17, 2001 | By Melia Bowie, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After years of struggling to acquire government funding for a controversial runway extension and renovation, the owners of Wings Field airport announced last night that they intended to lengthen the runway this spring - with their own funds if necessary. "My clients are almost definitely going to proceed with the runway construction this year, with a beginning date of April," said Paul C. Heintz, who represents the airport owners and said they still hoped to get government funds.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2008 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Talk about squeezing out every last bit of mileage . . . Give it a rest, already. Viewers get to see McCarroll stressing over shoes arriving late, making jewelry on a budget, inviting celebrities, and filling goodie bags. He doesn't, however, talk about why he turned down the $100,000 he was awarded for winning Runway , and relies on funding from the Humane Society. And he glosses over how he botched a potential sale with Philadelphia's Urban Outfitters, part of the reason his clothes weren't available last spring.
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NEWS
March 24, 2016 | By Stu Bykofsky
A version of this story ran in some editions Monday. WHILE PHILADELPHIA condemns a hero to a lonely corner of our airport, the Florida Aviation Historical Society next month will induct Mary Frances Housley into its Hall of Fame. She was the flight attendant, known as Frankie, who surrendered her life on Jan. 14, 1951, in the only fatal crash at Philadelphia International Airport. She was 24. On a flight from Newark to Norfolk, National Airlines Flight 83, with 28 aboard, made a scheduled stop in Philly early on a Sunday afternoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, FASHION COLUMNIST
Ade Jaiye has modeled for nearly a decade. However, it wasn't until last year that Jaiye, lauded for her ebony skin and close-cropped natural hair, was cast in shows where she didn't feel like the "exotic" one. "My look is more accepted in this industry as a whole," said Jaiye of Old City, who regularly models jewelry, cosmetics, and apparel for QVC in West Chester. Jaiye also is the go-to model for the Joan Shepp brand, and in February, Jaiye modeled in the New York Fashion Week runway presentation of celebrity stylist and designer Kithe Brewster.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Now in their 11th year organizing Philly Fashion Week, Kevin Parker and Kerry Scott have perfected their annual weekend of high-gloss, emerging designer runway shows. So fierce! This year's street-wear party, luxe cocktail event, and two runway shows were held at 2300 Arena. Fern Mallis, credited with organizing New York Fashion Week as we knew it under the Bryant Park tents, and who is now an independent consultant and regional fashion week promoter, was in town for Friday's and Saturday's runway shows.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Staff Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - American designers are fighting to keep Fashion Week relevant. Between releasing collections on Instagram and scrambling to produce runway looks in six weeks instead of six months, everyone is trying to find a good formula for the future. Yet, many of our favorite on-the-catwalk designers freshened their fall 2016 looks this week with a piece of old-school apparel: dresses boasting long and longer hemlines. Creative directors at established fashion houses from Jason Wu to Carolina Herrera dropped their A-line skirts well below the knees, but not quite all the way down to drag-on-the-floor maxi.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Staff Fashion Writer
The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection will feature a couture, crimson creation courtesy of Philadelphia Fashion Incubator designer-in-residence Conrad Booker. Three cheers for Booker! Actress Ta'Rhonda Jones - she plays Cookie's assistant Porsha Taylor on "Empire" - will model the dress on a star-studded runway at New York Fashion Week Thursday. The annual fashion show promotes awareness for heart disease and stroke in women. Other celebrities scheduled to walk the Go Red runway this year include actresses Candace Cameron Bure, Fran Drescher, Florence Henderson, and Today show anchor Tamron Hall.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | Inquirer Staff
All-star status for Streater Philly's own Project Runway victor Dom Streater will be on Project Runway All Stars Season 5, premiering at 10 p.m on Feb. 11. She won the 12th season of the Lifetime design challenge. There's a twist to this year's season: Judges Alyssa Milano , Isaac Mizrahi , and Georgina Chapman will judge anonymously. Celeb guest judges include Ke$ha , Boy George , Little Big Town , Debra Messing , Vanessa Hudgens , Megan Hilty , and Debi Mazar . Project Runway 's Nina Garcia and Zac Posen will also show up, along with supermodel Coco Rocha , celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek , and TV personalities Kristin Cavallari and Brad Goreski . Sherri Shepherd to Pa. high court?
NEWS
October 29, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News
It was a local musicians' love fest at the Philadelphia Music Alliance's 2015 Walk of Fame Gala at the Fillmore (29 E. Allen St.) on Monday night. I spoke with singer Dionne Warwick briefly before the show. She inducted Billie Holiday into the Walk of Fame along South Broad Street and hung out with Jerry Blavat , a/k/a "the Geator with the Heater," during a cocktail hour beforehand. Asked for the greatest musical inspiration in life and in her career, Warwick cited her mother, who sang her songs at bedtime when she was a girl.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - Shortly after a cadre of angelic models in sparkling daywear and glistening gowns exited Tory Burch 's spring 2016 runway show Tuesday, the Valley Forge-bred designer timidly appeared on stage. Burch's New York Fashion Week bow is one of the few times the industry catches of glimpse of the shy designer - albeit a quick one. Not this fashion season. On Wednesday morning, Burch will unveil her athleisure wear at her Tory Burch boutique turned Tory Sport pop-up in SoHo.
NEWS
September 13, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia International Airport will receive a $100,000 federal grant to improve signs and signals at an intersection of a runway and a taxiway. The Federal Aviation Administration said the grant "is for designing and modifying the marking and signage for the intersection of Runway 35 and Taxiway S. " The north-south runway is known as 17-35, and the improvements are part of "a national initiative to identify airport risk factors that might contribute to runway incursions," said FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac.
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