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By Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b | January 20, 2013
What better time than a Crawley dinner with the Archbishop of York for Branson to get all revolutionary and escape to Downton? Loved the transition here. Robert is talking to the archbishop about Catholics and admits that he's anti-Catholic. "There always seems to be something of Johnny Foreigner about the Catholics. " And bam - next shot is Sybil running through the rain, making a frantic, cryptic call to Edith: "I have no time to talk, but tell them I'm all right. I'm out of the flat.
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By Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b | February 3, 2013
It's the day of Lady Sybil's funeral (which we don't actually get to see) and Lord Grantham is, understandably, in a foul mood. So he takes it out. On basically the whole house. Yes, he's greiving. But he's also acting like a stubborn mule. Let's countdown his fights:  1. The baby's name An inconsolable Branson ("My wife is dead. I'm past help, but thank you," he tells Matthew) announces that he plans to name the baby Sybil. "I want to remember her mother whenever I look at her. " Makes perfect sense, and is very reasonable, right?
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | November 9, 2004
At the start of the new reality series The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best, Virgin Worldwide tycoon Richard Branson brings to England 16 contestants vying for an Apprentice-style executive position, then precedes his own entrance with a surprise, allegedly witty appearance by a Donald Trump look-alike. That's the difference, right there, between the original article and a tacky copy. On The Apprentice, Trump made the show by being himself; he didn't need to hire a Branson look-alike as a gag. The Rebel Billionaire, premiering tonight at 8 on Fox, is another attempt to clone NBC's The Apprentice.
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By Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b | January 20, 2013
What better time than a Crawley dinner with the Archbishop of York for Branson to get all revolutionary and escape to Downton? Loved the transition here. Robert is talking to the archbishop about Catholics and admits that he's anti-Catholic. "There always seems to be something of Johnny Foreigner about the Catholics. " And bam - next shot is Sybil running through the rain, making a frantic, cryptic call to Edith: "I have no time to talk, but tell them I'm all right. I'm out of the flat.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 22, 1995
Bobby Vinton has discovered that the 1960s have been preserved in the Ozark Mountains.He didn't find out until 1993, about 10 years after a rich musical tradition began building along a four-mile stretch of road lined with music theaters, motels and restaurants in a town named Branson."
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 3, 2003
Richard Branson's 15th-century home in Oxfordshire, 70 miles northwest of London, is modest by the standards of his fellow British billionaires. Ducks and geese gather on the streams that run into a nearby lake. It's a tranquil scene, far from the glitter the 53-year-old entrepreneur displays to promote his burgeoning Virgin Group. A year ago, he pumped $160 million of his money into his latest venture, the telecommunications firm Virgin Mobile USA. To publicize the venture, he stripped down to a muscle-enhancing bodysuit with the Broadway cast of The Full Monty on a giant mobile phone dangling above New York's Times Square.
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By TIM JONES and TIM JONES,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 31, 2006
BRANSON, Mo. -- They creep along the three-lane strip with the vigor of a funeral procession, gawking out their car windows at the street-side wonders - new or forgotten - that make this Ozark town noted for B-grade entertainment a world-class player in traffic congestion. If you come to Branson, make sure the tank is full and patience is abundant because it can take an hour to make the seven-mile trek from the store boasting "16,000 Square Feet of Crafts and Gifts" to the end of the road, a little ways past the fake Titanic.
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By Allen Holder and By Allen Holder,Knight Ridder / Tribune | July 14, 2002
Back in Branson, Mo., the guitar players are tuning up. The cash registers are ringing. The smell of barbecue is floating through restaurant parking lots. So what am I doing outside of town in the woods? Riding a bike and enjoying the silence. Think of Branson and you're likely to conjure up an image of sequins-spangled country stars and water-slide-riding children. But there's another side to the Ozarks fun capital. After you've seen the shows, ridden the bumper boats, shopped the outlet malls and eaten your way to a larger belt size, why not get out and enjoy the wilderness that makes this part of southern Missouri attractive?
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April 29, 2007
On April 27, 2007, MARY FRANCES (nee Morgan) of Three Springs, PA, beloved wife of the late Robert Jennings and the late Lloyd Addison Branson, devoted mother of Robert J. Branson, Edward L. Branson and Richard T. Branson and Nancy S. Webb, sister of Jean Sieler and Dorothy Beacraft, survived by niece Peggy Prough and husband George, also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren Services at Eline Funeral Home,...
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1998
Richard Branson, the business magnate who created Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways, has taken on a new challenge with the launching of Virgin Cola in Baltimore and five other U.S. cities yesterday."
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2011
AirTran Airways plans to offer new nonstop service from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Branson, Mo., starting in May. New flights will also be offered to Branson from Chicago and Houston, the airline and Branson Airport announced Wednesday. AirTran will offer one Saturday morning nonstop flight from BWI to Branson starting May 28. The airline is responding to demand for more flights to Branson, which calls itself the "Live Music Show Capital of the World," said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Airways' vice president of marketing and sales, in a statement.
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By Sam Sessa ... and Sam Sessa ...,Sun Reporter | August 7, 2007
When Virgin Group founder and CEO Richard Branson announced this year's Virgin Festival lineup, he had high expectations. "This year, if we don't sell out the two days, I'd be very surprised," he said in March. Well, it didn't sell out the 120,000 two-day capacity. But about 74,000 people turned out for the second year of the festival, which featured The Police, Smashing Pumpkins, the Beastie Boys and nearly 40 other acts at Pimlico Race Course. Promoters and city officials say they are pleased.
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April 29, 2007
On April 27, 2007, MARY FRANCES (nee Morgan) of Three Springs, PA, beloved wife of the late Robert Jennings and the late Lloyd Addison Branson, devoted mother of Robert J. Branson, Edward L. Branson and Richard T. Branson and Nancy S. Webb, sister of Jean Sieler and Dorothy Beacraft, survived by niece Peggy Prough and husband George, also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren Services at Eline Funeral Home,...
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | March 23, 2007
When the Virgin Festival returns this August to Pimlico Race Course, it will bring with it the hottest touring act of the year - the Police - along with the highly successful hip-hop group the Beastie Boys and acclaimed alt-rockers Smashing Pumpkins. The festival, sponsored by Virgin Mobile, comes back to Baltimore Aug. 4-5 with about 35 other indie rock and hip-hop acts and DJs on multiple stages. Tickets will go on sale in about three weeks. The festival made its Baltimore premiere last September with one day of music that included the Who and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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By Cox News Service | September 22, 2006
NEW YORK -- British entrepreneur Richard Branson said yesterday that over the next decade he will invest $3 billion in expected profits from his Virgin airline and train businesses into alternative fuel research to fight global warming. It is one of the biggest contributions ever to a specific social cause, and may be the largest for research into avoiding climate change from a private source, charity experts said. Branson, 56, a billionaire known for his Virgin brand of companies and globe-hopping adventures, made the announcement during the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative, a three-day summit founded by the former president that brings together political, business and nonprofit leaders to combat global ills.
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By TIM JONES and TIM JONES,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 31, 2006
BRANSON, Mo. -- They creep along the three-lane strip with the vigor of a funeral procession, gawking out their car windows at the street-side wonders - new or forgotten - that make this Ozark town noted for B-grade entertainment a world-class player in traffic congestion. If you come to Branson, make sure the tank is full and patience is abundant because it can take an hour to make the seven-mile trek from the store boasting "16,000 Square Feet of Crafts and Gifts" to the end of the road, a little ways past the fake Titanic.
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By Cox News Service | September 22, 2006
NEW YORK -- British entrepreneur Richard Branson said yesterday that over the next decade he will invest $3 billion in expected profits from his Virgin airline and train businesses into alternative fuel research to fight global warming. It is one of the biggest contributions ever to a specific social cause, and may be the largest for research into avoiding climate change from a private source, charity experts said. Branson, 56, a billionaire known for his Virgin brand of companies and globe-hopping adventures, made the announcement during the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative, a three-day summit founded by the former president that brings together political, business and nonprofit leaders to combat global ills.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 28, 2004
LONDON - Sir Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin Group, announced yesterday that he will offer travelers the chance to go to the edge of space beginning in 2007, for $190,000 a ticket. Joining with Burt Rutan, an aircraft designer, and Paul G. Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft Corp., Branson will form Virgin Galactic to offer suborbital flights into space. During the three-hour trip, passengers will be able to view the earth from 80 miles up, experience weightlessness for about four minutes and perhaps have a cocktail.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | November 9, 2004
At the start of the new reality series The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best, Virgin Worldwide tycoon Richard Branson brings to England 16 contestants vying for an Apprentice-style executive position, then precedes his own entrance with a surprise, allegedly witty appearance by a Donald Trump look-alike. That's the difference, right there, between the original article and a tacky copy. On The Apprentice, Trump made the show by being himself; he didn't need to hire a Branson look-alike as a gag. The Rebel Billionaire, premiering tonight at 8 on Fox, is another attempt to clone NBC's The Apprentice.
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