May 25, 2013
Leonard Marsh, 80, cofounder of the Snapple beverage brand, died Tuesday. The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. of Plano, Texas, which now owns Snapple, on Thursday confirmed Mr. Marsh's death. He died at his home in Manhasset, N.Y., the New York Times reported. Snapple began in New York in 1972 as Unadulterated Food Products, which sold natural fruit juices to health-food stores. Mr. Marsh, a window washer who would later serve as chief executive officer of Snapple, launched the business on the side with his brother-in-law Hyman Golden and childhood friend Arnold Greenberg.
November 3, 2012
Arnold Greenberg, 80, who began his career selling pickles and herring from a New York City storefront and went on to become a founder of Snapple, the international beverage giant, died of cancer Friday in Manhattan. In 1972, Mr. Greenberg, who was by then running a health-food store in the East Village, joined forces with two old friends, Leonard Marsh and Hyman Golden, to sell fruit juices to health-food stores. A part-time concern - Mr. Greenberg retained his store, and Marsh and Golden kept the window-washing business they ran together - the juice business performed modestly in its early years.
August 17, 2012 |
CELIA SWEENEY had wanted her husband, William, to retire a year-and-a- half ago. "He should have retired - I knew he should have," she said, "but that's the way he was. He had to keep busy. " Her husband, whom most people knew as Bruce and who worked for the city's Office of Fleet Management for 35 years, died Wednesday of head injuries suffered Saturday when a ladder collapsed from under him in a city workshop on Hunting Avenue near Front Street. Sweeney, 57, who lived in Frankford, died after two unsuccessful brain surgeries at Temple University Hospital.
February 2, 2012 |
Murder defendant Morgan M. Mengel knew how to get what she wanted, and one of her longtime goals was to make her late husband "vanish," prosecution witnesses testified Wednesday. Mengel, a 36-year-old mother of three from West Goshen, is accused of conspiring with Stephen Shappell, her 22-year-old lover, to poison her husband, Kevin Mengel Jr., 33, on June 17, 2010. When an internet recipe for lethal nicotine mixed into the victim's Snapple failed to work fast enough, Shappell fatally bludgeoned him, police said.
July 22, 2010 |
Days after hundreds of mourners memorialized a 33-year-old Chester County landscaper, his accused killers - his wife and her young lover - appeared in court this morning for their preliminary hearings. Authorities say Morgan Marie Mengel, 34, of West Goshen Township, conspired with Stephen M. Shappell, 21, formerly of Broomall, to kill Kevin Mengel Jr. on June 17. Shappell, who was represented by attorney Thomas Wagner, was an employee of Kevin Mengel's landscaping company, MKB Property Maintenance, a name created with the initials of each of the couple's three children.
June 29, 2010 |
When the 21-year-old landscaper suspected of killing his boss in a suburban love triangle went on the lam Friday, he allegedly packed his getaway truck with clothes and maps. Unfortunately for him, he also brought along his cell phone. Police acknowledged Monday that they used the phone's signal to pinpoint Stephen M. Shappell in Denver over the weekend. Officers nabbed him as he walked from a motel late Sunday afternoon. The arrest occurred a day after investigators found the body of Kevin Mengel Jr., 33, decomposing in a field near Marple Newtown High School.
September 23, 2003
EARLIER this month, the City of New York sold its soul to the highest bidder when it cut a deal that makes Snapple the official drink of the city. The $166 million deal allows Snapple to be the exclusive beverage vendor in city building and public schools. The city and the company will also promote each other in ads. This may seem like such a sweet deal that other cities are likely to follow suit, including Philadelphia. In fact, such an idea of corporate sponsorship was floated in City Council last year, during which Finance Director Janice Davis said that "Each of our citizens represents a potential market for these companies.
August 3, 2001 |
'Now that she has broken up with Benjamin Bratt, who would you like to see Julia Roberts date next?" - People magazine online poll Dear Julia: Let me pitch you this concept: I am your next boyfriend. I'm balding, overweight and 41, an exotic combination, at least on your romantic r?sum?. I'm a married, stay-at-home dad with love handles and four belligerent children. You're one of the biggest stars in the world. We're perfect. I'm not vain or self-absorbed, which leaves me extra neurotic bandwidth to devote to you. But not too much.
September 27, 2000 |
On a typical day of practice for the Edgewood girls' tennis team, a bet is made. When the practice drills are complete, coach Jeff Mack makes the afternoon interesting for his players. He does not entice them with money or the promise of fewer wind sprints. He prefers something more valuable to an exhausted athlete on a hot afternoon. "We actually play for Snapples," Mack said, referring to the soft drink. Mack lines his team up on the baseline and tells the players that if anyone can get the ball by him, the drink is hers.