December 11, 2012 |
Delta Air Lines Inc. agreed to buy the 49 percent stake in Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. held by Singapore Airlines Ltd. for $360 million to boost its share of the lucrative trans-Atlantic travel market. Delta and Virgin Atlantic, the biggest long-haul rival to British Airways at London's Heathrow airport, will also begin a joint venture on 31 roundtrip daily flights between the U.K. and North America, the companies said today in a statement. The deal positions Atlanta-based Delta to grab a bigger slice of the world's biggest market for premium passengers.
March 31, 1996
What's the big deal about hotel rooms for $100 or less ("R & R for Under $100," Feb. 25)? Given the economy, I'm sure many families cannot afford to spend $100 plus tax for one night's lodging. Last September, my husband and I drove to the Grand Canyon, Branson, Mo., and Illinois to visit friends and family. Our nightly lodging averaged $60.55 with tax, and we stayed at Best Western, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn and Ramada. We made no reservations, except at the Grand Canyon and Branson.
April 18, 1985 |
Eddie Watkins, like more than 125 other law enforcement officials scouring this rugged Ozark Mountain terrain, was bone-weary and frustrated Wednesday as the search went on through the hot afternoon. The small army of law officers was looking for David C. Tate, 22, a neo-Nazi survivalist member of a group called The Order, sought for the killing of a Missouri patrolman Monday and by federal officials in Seattle on other charges.
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April 8, 1998 |
The sisters, sipping their soup and picking at their salads, barely resemble the glossy publicity photographs they have dutifully toted along in a battered briefcase. Certainly the pair still look like performers. Still pretty, yes. Still stylishly slim--and then some. Still wearing artfully applied cosmetics that almost conceal dark under-eye circles and the telltale tracks of stress. Almost. The Buckelew sisters--Aleta, 34, and Sonya, 37--still smile on command.
February 18, 2011 |
KCBS-TV Channel 2 reporter Serene Branson smiled uneasily. She was back in the newsroom Thursday for the first time since becoming an instant ? and reluctant ? media sensation after she had infamously garbled her words during a live report at the Grammy Awards. But the 31-year-old journalist wasn't going back to work just yet. Instead she was back to be interviewed by her anchor, Pat Harvey, and to finally view the 17-second clip that triggered ridicule, concern and speculation that she'd suffered an on-air stroke or worse.
May 6, 2012 |
To celebrate the launch last month of Virgin Atlantic's newly redesigned upper-class section, the British-based airline is giving passengers some extended face time with Richard Branson, the carrier's billionaire founder. Upper-class passengers can order drinks chilled by ice cubes shaped to look like Branson's head and face. Four designers hired by the airline spent six weeks creating the mold for the Branson cubes. Branson founded the Virgin Group, a conglomerate that owns interests in Virgin Atlantic and San Francisco-based Virgin America airlines, among other businesses.