May 7, 2014 |
THERE'S THE turbulence you think you know, the general bumpiness on a flight that makes you look up, briefly, from the latest contraption in SkyMall magazine. Then there's the kind of turbulence that tossed around Sunday afternoon's US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Orlando, where the flight attendants' feet, along with cellphones and children's shoes, are launched a few feet off the floor. Passengers on Flight 735 have a new understanding of turbulence after four of them and two crew members were injured and taken back to Philadelphia.
May 6, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA As the plane plummeted, Mark Pensiero said he felt his seat drop and his body press up against the seat belt. Gravity seemed to lose its grasp on the 58-year-old Burlington County man. The Orlando-bound Airbus rocked violently from side to side. "For a couple seconds there, nobody was controlling that airplane," he said. "It was doing what it wanted to do. " The turbulence lasted five seconds, maybe 10, Sunday night. But six people - four passengers and two flight attendants - reported injuries, leading the captain to turn the plane back to Philadelphia, U.S. Airways said.
June 21, 2013 |
Sam Katz believes Philadelphians need to know "who they are and how they got to where they are today" as they work to shape their city's future. Katz, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor three times, has spent the last 10 years documenting the city's history in a series of films under the heading Philadelphia: The Great Experiment . At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 6ABC will broadcast episode four, "The Fight: 1965-1978," chronicling some of the city's...
June 14, 2013 |
YOU CAN make the argument that any year between 1963 and 1969 was pivotal in our nation's history. For instance, '63 saw the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-led march on Washington and, of course, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Beatles arrived (and "American Bandstand" left Philly for Hollywood) in 1964, '65 marked the beginning of years of race riots and '69 included Woodstock and the Apollo 11 moon landing. But for sheer breadth and scope of epochal events - not to mention horror - 1968 has no rival.
January 29, 2013 |
The flight of the swingin' '60s French farce Boeing Boeing - which had its English-language premiere in 1962, and was filmed with Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis - hasn't exactly been nonstop, but in recent years it sure has picked up speed. Now it's landed at Delaware Theatre Company, preceded by a 2009 production at Ambler's Act II Playhouse, and, before that, award-winning revivals on Broadway and the West End. So what makes this bachelor fantasy, with its carousel of international air hostesses, so right for right now?
October 14, 2012 |
Airlines are expected to post solid profits for the third quarter, with fuel prices edging lower. But analysts said they foresee that the industry could hit turbulence the last three months of the year, with business travel bookings softening as companies scale back because of the uncertain economy. Earnings reports will begin next week, with American Airlines reporting on Wednesday and Southwest Airlines Co. on Thursday. "We expect the nine major U.S. airlines to produce a solid third quarter," analyst Ray Neidl of Maxim Group L.L.C.
August 7, 2012 |
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged higher on a day marked by uncharacteristic quiet after a turbulent week. In the absence of major economic news, stocks were riding a tailwind of optimism from the U.S. job numbers released last week and hope for more action by European authorities to address that region's debt crisis. On Monday, beleaguered stock trading company Knight Capital Group said it had lined up $400 million in financing that would allow the firm to continue to operate. Knight was fighting for survival after a disastrous software glitch in its systems sent the trading of dozens of stocks into chaos last week.
March 27, 2012
The plan to expand Philadelphia International Airport hasn't been cleared for take-off yet, but further talks between Mayor Nutter and major-player US Airways offer welcome, renewed hope. Officially, the mayor and the airlines remain on opposite sides of the key issue of whether the airlines should be required to fund a costly new runway that the city insists is needed to ease delays, especially in bad weather. US Airways chief executive Doug Parker, who last week made a second trip to Philadelphia to meet with Nutter, contends that officials at the city-owned airport eventually will be convinced the $3 billion runway should wait.
February 5, 2012 |
BRNO, Czech Republic - It was completed in 1930, a Modernist masterpiece by legendary German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. But Villa Tugendhat's early history was rocked by the turbulence of the 20th century: The Nazis seized it, then came World War II bombardments that smashed its windows. When the Soviet troops liberated Czechoslovakia, living space became a large stable. It has languished in disrepair ever since. Now, a two-year, $9 million renovation is almost complete.
October 27, 2011 |
'I've got this amazing job where people come in and play music for me," says David Dye, whose World Cafe radio program from WXPN-FM (88.5) has been on the air for a remarkable 20 years. The nationally syndicated, two-hour weekday show is throwing an anniversary celebration capped with three concerts this weekend at World Cafe Live, the West Philadelphia venue that licenses its name from the program. Over the last two decades, Dye has conducted more than 4,600 interviews with veterans (Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Al Green)