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July 15, 2004
On Monday, July 12, 2004 ROLAND G. HERTZ beloved husband of the late Leah H. Hertz (nee Hollander); loving father of Lois Hertz of Atlanta, GA; dear father-in-law of James Davis; adored brother of Naomi Hertz of Delray Beach, FL and the late Walter Hertz; loving grandfather of Justin, Jeffrey, Seth and Ari Davis and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane on Friday, July 16 at 12 noon. Interment at Hebrew Friendship Cemetery, 3600 E. Baltimore Street.
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NEWS
February 2, 2009
ROBERT L. STONE, 87 Hired O.J. Simpson as Hertz pitchman Robert L. Stone, a former top executive at Hertz who had hired O.J. Simpson in the 1970s as a pitchman for the car rental giant, died Wednesday of heart failure at his home in Boca Grande, Fla., his wife, Sheila Muldowny Stone, said. Mr. Stone became the chairman and chief executive of Hertz in 1972, when the company was a subsidiary of the RCA Corp. It is now known as Hertz Global Holdings Inc. It was Mr. Stone's decision to hire Simpson as the spokesman for Hertz in a series of popular television commercials, his wife said.
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NEWS
November 13, 2006
On November 11, 2006, MARY JEAN HERTZ of Ferndale, formerly of Glen Burnie; beloved wife of Kenneth L. Hertz; loving mother of Madeline Davis, James Chmielewski Jr., and Monica Chmielewski; caring sister of William Warnecker; cherished grandmother of five and great grandmother of three. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral home, 1 Second Ave. SW (at Crain Hwy) Glen Burnie on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 A.M. on Wednesday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK and JAY HANCOCK,jay.hancock@baltsun.com | January 14, 2009
Somebody has to finance America. Mark J. Vaselkiv is doing it. As banks do little with bailout cash except pay executive salaries or lend it back to the government by buying Treasury bills, Vaselkiv aims capital at the stressed and unloved companies that are the only things between us and a depression. He manages T. Rowe Price's $4.3 billion High Yield Fund, which invests in "junk" bonds and other risky debt. Once an exotic, niche investment, high-yield credit has come to dominate U.S. finance as the number of junk issuers has surpassed "investment grade" corporations in recent years.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | October 15, 1992
The Hertz Corp. said yesterday that it would sharply cut the cost of one-way car rentals for non-business travelers in an attempt to stimulate new trips and attract customers from other rental car companies, the airlines, bus companies and Amtrak.Hertz said that it would immediately eliminate its "drop charges" on intermediate and large cars nationwide in the 800 Hertz locations it owns and that it planned to do the same next month at 700 franchise locations.But its new "one-way rates," charged by the day, will be higher than the daily rate for a car rented and returned in the same city.
NEWS
By Patrick Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | December 20, 1990
A U.S. bankruptcy judge has ordered Florida developer Judah Hertz to buy the Belvedere Hotel under terms of a contract he signed with a court-appointed trustee and the city or face the possibility of paying substantial damages.Judge James F. Schneider has ordered Hertz to settle the contract of sale by 10 a.m. Dec. 27.The hearing was held in response to a complaint filed in court by Kenneth F. Davies, the court-appointed trustee for the bankrupt hotel.Davies' complaint asked Schneider to order Hertz to live up to terms of the purchase agreement and asked Schneider to order an immediate settlement on the hotel.
FEATURES
By Barbara Shea and Barbara Shea,NEWSDAY | May 17, 1998
When travelers rank the three major car-rental companies equally, all are likely to try a little harder. So consumers may soon see an extra competitive push on the part of Hertz, Avis and National - which finished in a three-way tie for top U.S. rental company in the third annual J. D. Power and Associates Domestic Rental Car Customer Satisfaction Study.The survey drew on evaluations by more than 6,000 rental-car customers at or near major U.S. airports. Power gave each of the top three a grade of 104 - higher than the industry average of 100 but in two cases lower than last year, when Hertz scored 109, National 105 and Avis 103.Budget came in slightly below the top trio this year with 101, and Thrifty scored 100 - both up from last year.
NEWS
By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | December 27, 1990
The Belvedere Hotel moved closer to the auction block today after Florida developer Judah Hertz failed to meet a court-ordered deadline to complete his purchase of the historic midtown landmark.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James F. Schneider ordered Hertz a week ago to settle on the hotel by 10 a.m. today by posting the approximately $5 million needed to complete the sale.A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge granted a request from Meritor Bank of Philadelphia, which holds the first mortgage on the Belvedere, to schedule a foreclosure sale of the hotel at 1 p.m. today.
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff writer | January 23, 1991
A 46-year-old northern New Jersey municipal administrator with a fondness for farmland and horses has been picked as this city's first manager.Philip F. Hertz, who has been the borough manager of Metuchen since July 1987, will begin his $57,500-a-year post here Feb. 19.The career municipal manager was notified late last week by members of the city's Manager Selection Committee, who chose him from a field of 69.The hiring is expected to be confirmed at...
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | September 25, 1997
NEW YORK -- Avis Rent A Car Inc. shares rose 32 percent in their first day of trading, benefiting from the company's low initial price and the success of rival Hertz Corp.'s initial public offering.Parent company HFS Inc. sold 19.5 million shares at $17 each in a $331.5 million IPO. The issue rose $5.50 to $22.50 in trading of 14.6 million shares, the fourth most active issue on U.S. markets.Fueling the rise is the 52 percent increase in industry leader Hertz's stock since it went public in April.
NEWS
By KEVIN HUNT and KEVIN HUNT,Hartford Courant | December 16, 2008
What's a budget-class HDTV? With prices sinking almost as fast as the Dow, sometimes it's hard to tell. Sharp spares the consumer any confusion with its LC-52SB55U, part of an entry-level LCD series positioned below the company's slick Aquos line. The first giveaway, after the plastic-fantastic bezel, is the screen size-to-price ratio: It's a 52-incher, originally $2,200, now closer to $1,700 but spotted for $1,200 during the Black Friday frenzy. When it was introduced late this summer, the average 52-inch set cost closer to $3,500.
BUSINESS
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,SUN REPORTER | June 13, 2008
Maryland's new agreement with rental car companies setting price caps on gas charges for cars returned with less than a full tank could become a catalyst for new refueling policies nationwide, state officials said yesterday. The agreements, which will shave refueling charges by as much as a third, mean Maryland will have one of the lowest rental vehicle refueling charges in the country, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. But even with the agreements, consumers will still be paying a hefty premium over pump prices if they don't fill up themselves.
BUSINESS
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | June 12, 2008
Major rental car companies have reached agreement with state officials to reduce refueling fees by about 40 percent on vehicles returned in Maryland with partially full gas tanks. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler will detail the new rate agreements, which go into effect July 4, at a briefing today at the rental car facility at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The measure comes as the average price of regular gasoline has crossed the $4-a-gallon mark. Hertz, the dominant rental car company at BWI and one of the three largest in the state, had been imposing the highest refueling rates, said Raquel Guillory, spokeswoman for the attorney general's office.
NEWS
November 13, 2006
On November 11, 2006, MARY JEAN HERTZ of Ferndale, formerly of Glen Burnie; beloved wife of Kenneth L. Hertz; loving mother of Madeline Davis, James Chmielewski Jr., and Monica Chmielewski; caring sister of William Warnecker; cherished grandmother of five and great grandmother of three. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral home, 1 Second Ave. SW (at Crain Hwy) Glen Burnie on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 A.M. on Wednesday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.
TRAVEL
By SUSAN STELLIN and SUSAN STELLIN,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 19, 2006
For those who go to great lengths to choose the perfect vacation spot and a hotel that offers everything from a pillow menu to a flawless view, it can be somewhat dispiriting to arrive at the car rental lot and slide behind the wheel of a generic four-door sedan. But car rental companies such as Hertz, Alamo and others are beginning to reach out to choosy travelers, offering a wider selection of wheels and features such as GPS navigation systems and satellite radio -- in other words, cars that their customers might actually want to drive.
NEWS
October 14, 2005
On Wednesday, October 12, 2005, ANNE SHUGAR (nee Hertz) devoted wife of the late Harold Shugar; beloved mother of Michael Steven Shugar of Rocky Gorge, MD and the late Neal Ardan Shugar and Ross Alan Shugar; loving sister of the late Beatrice Cossman and Benjamin Hertz; devoted grandmother of Erin Courtney Shugar. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane on Friday October 14 at 11 a.m. Interment at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery-Berryman's Lane. Please omit flowers.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | September 9, 1993
Hertz, Avis and other car rental companies are using electronic links to government computers to check driving records of potential renters. And because of the screening, which takes seconds, the companies are turning away 6 to 10 percent of the people who want cars.Some are rejected because their licenses have been revoked or suspended. Others have valid licenses but the companies think their records over the past few years make them high risks.Hertz began the practice in New York City in the summer of 1992 and other companies have followed, in part for fear of attracting the people whom Hertz considered unsafe.
NEWS
By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2005
A vacant East Baltimore storefront property co-owned by movie star Jada Pinkett Smith has been targeted for seizure by federal authorities as part of major drug-trafficking indictment unsealed last week. Sources familiar with the investigation led by the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore said yesterday that Pinkett Smith is not a suspect in the probe of a violent Northwest Baltimore drug gang. The 33-year-old Baltimore native and wife of actor Will Smith was not among the 13 suspects charged in connection with a large racketeering operation known as the "Rice Organization."
NEWS
July 15, 2004
On Monday, July 12, 2004 ROLAND G. HERTZ beloved husband of the late Leah H. Hertz (nee Hollander); loving father of Lois Hertz of Atlanta, GA; dear father-in-law of James Davis; adored brother of Naomi Hertz of Delray Beach, FL and the late Walter Hertz; loving grandfather of Justin, Jeffrey, Seth and Ari Davis and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane on Friday, July 16 at 12 noon. Interment at Hebrew Friendship Cemetery, 3600 E. Baltimore Street.
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