October 6, 1988 |
Donald Trump is plying his artistic talents once again. The billionaire developer, casino magnate and author of "The Art of the Deal," is trying to purchase Eastern Airlines' East Coast shuttle service. Speculation in the airline and gaming industries is that Trump would use the shuttle to help high rollers and others to fly high, right into Atlantic City. Trump yesterday confirmed the Wall Street rumors which took off earlier this week. The businessman told the New York Times that he could sign a contract within a week.
March 18, 1994 |
Suddenly, Mayor Rendell's new city solicitor looks like a million bucks. By intervening in bankruptcy court in a proposed riverfront land deal this week, top city lawyer Joseph Dworetzky squeezed a fast $1.2 million out of New York developer Donald Trump. It's $1,249,000 to be precise, to be wired to the city treasury this morning. On Wednesday, the city filed objections to Trump's proposed purchase of the old Jack Frost sugar refinery on the Delaware River from businessman William Thayer.
September 29, 1987 |
The argument has been raging for a generation: Free agency, insist the players, is a basic human right. No person, football player or otherwise, should be restricted to working for a particular employer if he can receive a larger paycheck or better conditions from another. Free agency, counter the owners, would destroy the sport. Allowing players to jump from team to team would launch salaries into the stratosphere and doom franchises in less-attractive cities. Free agency almost always is the prickly issue in NFL labor talks.
June 30, 1990 |
For two years, Donald Trump and Merv Griffin have competed in the casino business here. Soon, they'll be competing on television, too. The third installment of Griffin's Monopoly airs on Channel 6 tonight at 8:30. It follows Super Jeopardy!, another from Griffin's highly rated stable of game shows, which also includes the syndicated Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. Monopoly and Super Jeopardy! were brought in by ABC as summer replacement series, and their positioning on the fall schedule is undecided.
February 21, 1995 |
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who have grown increasingly frustrated by the Republican agenda, say debate in the House may turn nasty as racially charged issues such as affirmative action and welfare reform take center stage. "Most of us think the Contract is an appeal to gut racism," said Rep. Major Owens, D-N.Y., a caucus member, referring to the House Republicans' Contract With America, a 100-day agenda now at its halfway point. "There's been a degeneration of the parties' refusing to use race as a trump card in the political process," Owens said.
January 13, 2014 |
As it became clear Friday that a sharply divided New Jersey Pinelands Commission would reject a proposed natural gas pipeline, supporters and opponents in the room were united - in surprise. "I'm absolutely astounded," veteran environmental advocate Ted Gordon said after the 7-7 vote. "I thought it was a losing battle," Allen Crawford, an illustrator and environmental advocate, said. "I am surprised and disappointed," declared Jim Kehoe, president of the New Jersey State Association of Pipe Trades, which represents 10,000 union plumbers, pipefitters, and other tradespeople.
September 11, 2003 |
You're born naked; the rest is drag. That truism, widely attributed to drag icon RuPaul, applied to opera long before the Philadelphia Fringe Festival presented the cross-dressing chanteuse Shequida, whose one-person show, Opera for Dummies, opened Monday. Almost on cue, the New York City Opera began its season Tuesday with more institutionalized drag in Handel's 1735 opera, Alcina, whose primary love interest is between a woman playing a man and a woman trying to pass for a man. So you have two women dressed like men, deeply in love and pretending to be heterosexual.
November 12, 1994 |
AFTER A HOLE-IN-ONE, WHAT ELSE IS LEFT? Emil Kijek hit the first hole-in-one of his life. Then he dropped dead. "He was kind of happy, but he wasn't jumping with joy and all that," said one of Kijek's golfing partners, Morris Dumont. But then, at the next tee in Rehoboth, Mass., the 79-year-old Kijek approached the ball Thursday, rolled his eyes, said, "Oh, no," and collapsed. The cause of death was not immediately released. Kijek had suffered from high blood pressure.
April 5, 1993 |
The nasty weather that has played havoc with schedules in other sports did the same with boys' tennis last week. Maybe the most important victim among the opening matches was the Tri- County League matchup between powerhouses Woodlynde and Akiba Hebrew that was canceled Thursday and is tentatively rescheduled for the week after Easter. Some squads, however, finally did start their seasons with some nonleague matches. One of the big early matches was a nonleague contest between Episcopal Academy and The Hill School.
February 25, 1994 |
State Sen.-elect Bruce Marks no longer seeks to be sworn in today, but wants an office and money for a staff before the Senate reconvenes March 14. Marks' lawyer Paul Rosen said he is negotiating with Democratic leaders in Harrisburg for "all the amenities of senatorship" while the Senate is in recess. "What we want is to make sure Harrisburg is treating Bruce as a senator for all purposes except swearing-in," Rosen said, "and so people in the district will know he's there for them during this period.