April 29, 2007 |
With the return of live racing and pleasant weather, Delaware Park was crowded yesterday on the first of 137 programs scheduled this season. Although the eight thoroughbred races included only 45 starters, the featured $75,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes offered a blanket finish won by extreme long shot Travel Plans. Owned by the Liberty Stable and trained by Sandra Slivka, the 23-1 Travel Plans held off repeated challenges down the stretch to prevail by a neck under Kendrick Carmouche.
April 14, 1987 |
Some members of a North Philadelphia church think their travel agent got a Mickey Mouse sentence for cheating them out of a trip to Disney World. Others said they realized they weren't living in a fantasy world, and were satisfied that Common Pleas Judge Victor J. DiNubile Jr. was trying to get their $14,713 back from Nathaniel Logan. Logan, 41, operator of Logan's Travel, Dickinson Street near 17th, saved himself a trip to prison yesterday by working out a better deal with the district attorney's office than he gave the 60 church members.
March 5, 1992 |
The Tredyffrin/Easttown Youth Soccer League is starting a travel team program for boys and girls this fall. This marks the first time in the league's 12-year history that teams will compete in travel leagues. "It's a natural outgrowth of the program," said Jim Bierman, president of the league, which has more than 1,500 children in the youth soccer program. "It will provide additional soccer at a more competitive level for kids who want it. " But Bierman stressed that it would not replace the Saturday League soccer that has been played in the community since the early 1980s.
May 29, 1987 |
Rosenbluth Travel Agency Inc. received the largest account in its history last week when it was awarded the right to plan $90 million a year in travel for Unisys Corp., a travel industry official said yesterday. The Unisys account, plus a new account with the Stroh Brewing Co. of Detroit, probably will make Philadelphia-based Rosenbluth the nation's third- largest travel agency, with total billings of about $500 million a year, said the travel executive, who asked not to be identified.
August 19, 2006
Community Voices asked readers how the latest terror threat was affecting their packing and their travel plans, short-term or long-term. John Chambers Lansdowne The latest terror alert is not impacting my travel plans. I have not flown since Sept. 11, 2001. Security procedures are too restrictive. I am not a criminal. If the airlines and my country plan on treating me like one, I choose not to fly. I was taught that we were the country of citizens that were free and brave.
December 5, 2012 |
GRAHAM SPANIER wants a judge to allow him to travel outside of Pennsylvania. It is, after all, the holiday season and the former Penn State president wants to visit his mom, who is sick and living in Chicago. He also has relatives in Iowa he wants to see, and there's that second home in New York that he hasn't been to in a while. Last month, however, Spanier was charged with covering up complaints that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had showered with minor boys in facilities on Penn State's main campus.
October 28, 2001 |
Watching tears well up in the eyes of his 16-year-old daughter, Kristin, Bill Monge was heartbroken as he forbade her to fly to Florida for a heavily scouted field hockey tournament over Thanksgiving weekend. Lately, he said with resignation, nothing about life seems fair. "If I let her go, and something would happen, I would not be able to deal with that for the rest of my life," Monge of Upper Merion said. "Especially knowing that there's an increased risk of something happening now. " Across the region and the nation, parents and school administrators are rethinking travel plans since the Sept.
April 13, 1986 |
Getting Americans to take European vacations this year already was a tough sell, the tour operator was saying, given the airfare bargains available at home and the fact that the U.S. dollar just doesn't buy as many souvenirs as it did a year ago. But Charles Mest, the vice president for sales at Wainwright's Fling Vacations Inc., one of the East's biggest operators of charter-airline flights, finally articulated in a few words the real problem facing...
March 16, 2013 |
The up-and-coming rapper Meek Mill says he would like nothing more than to be on the road touring all the time. "My best thing is to stay traveling," the 25-year-old North Philadelphia street rapper said Friday. "Every time I come back to Philadelphia, someone tries to shoot me or get me back in trouble. " But ties to the past are hard to cut - especially the one with your probation officer. So the troubled relationship between Meek Mill, né Robert Williams, and Philadelphia probation officer Treas Underwood was the subject of another long, contentious hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley.
June 19, 1997 |
Wayne Cashman, a leading candidate to replace the fired Terry Murray as coach of the Flyers, is expected to meet with general manager Bob Clarke today in Pittsburgh, the site of Saturday's NHL draft. Cashman, an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks, is said to have changed his travel plans in order to to arrive in Pittsburgh this morning rather than tomorrow. Clarke has not commented on his search for a new coach. People in Tampa, Fla., where Cashman lives, said the former captain of the Boston Bruins had virtually gone underground this week, refusing to answer his phone or return calls and backing out of social engagements.