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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | February 18, 1997
A McDonald's on every corner?Maybe not, but last year 726 new Golden Arches appeared on the American landscape as the fast-food giant tried to push up profits in its stagnant domestic market. This year, analysts predict at least another 500 openings, perhaps as many as 700.The results of this growth strategy have not always cheered the owners of nearby competing McDonald's. In fact, same-store sales have been down at McDonald's for every quarter in the past year."I think cannibalism is a big concern," said Damon Brundage, an analyst with NatWest Securities.
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NEWS
May 20, 2006
Cy Feuer, 95, who with Ernest H. Martin produced some of Broadway's biggest hits including Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the movie version of Cabaret, died Wednesday at his home in new York City. Feuer and Martin -- as they were billed -- had five hit musicals in a row, starting in 1948 with Where's Charley? It was followed by Guys and Dolls (1950), Can-Can (1953), The Boy Friend (1954) and Silk Stockings (1955). Nominated for nine Tonys, Mr. Feuer won three -- one for Guys and Dolls and two for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
NEWS
June 13, 1998
Earl Arthur Fisk, 77, Army officerEarl Arthur Fisk, a retired Army officer and former civilian employee at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 77.He enlisted in the Army in 1939 and was an artilleryman in North Africa, Sicily and Italy during World War II. He was discharged with the rank of technical sergeant.He re-enlisted in 1948 and served in Korea with the Signal Corps. He later served in Japan and Germany and retired with the rank of major in 1962.
TRAVEL
By Richard P. Carpenter and Richard P. Carpenter,Boston Globe | July 13, 2008
As the song says, forget your troubles, come on get happy. Summer and sunshine are here and, despite the price of gasoline and those annoying new airline fees, the urge to travel remains strong for most of us. Here is a potpourri of summery offers: *The Draycott Hotel in London and Cotswold House in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England, are part of a four-night, two-address Town & Country Package at fixed rate in U.S. dollars - 3,400 of them, to...
NEWS
By Brenda J. Buote and Richard Irwin and Brenda J. Buote and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | September 13, 1996
A man convicted 28 years ago of kidnapping and torturing a teen-age girl apparently was being sought last night by Baltimore County police in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of two women who were kept chained in the basement of a Rosedale house.Police said the women -- a 32-year-old abducted Saturday and a 29-year-old held since Wednesday -- escaped late yesterday afternoon from the home of Richard Paul Elliott in the 1500 block of Odell Ave.Authorities would not confirm that Elliott was the man being sought, but neighbors said he was the only person living in the house.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | January 26, 1993
PASADENA, Calif. -- It could be one of those heart-warming father-and-son Super Bowl stories.Linebacker Ken Norton Jr., the son of the former boxer, has a chance to become a champion in his own right Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys play the Buffalo Bills.But Norton Jr. won't have his father cheering him Sunday. He won't even talk to or about his father.They had a falling out last spring, and the rift hasn't been healed."I don't have much of a comment," he said last night, when he was asked about his father.
NEWS
By Jennifer Garza and Jennifer Garza,McClatchy-Tribune | September 17, 2006
Of all the decisions Liz Gillingham had to make for her wedding, one was easy. She did not want to be married by a member of the clergy. Her fiance, Keith Daily, felt the same way. "We're not religious people, so it didn't feel right to have one," Gillingham says. Two weeks ago, surrounded by family and friends on a bright afternoon, the couple had the wedding they wanted, on a beach at Lake Tahoe. They wrote their own vows. And instead of a minister, Gillingham's cousin -- a San Francisco teacher -- performed the ceremony.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | April 11, 1993
Q: At what point does a standby passenger become a passenger with full rights? After being admitted as a standby passenger on a recent Delta flight, I was asked to relinquish my seat when a regularly ticketed passenger arrived just as the door was about to close.A: According to Neil Monroe, a spokesman for Delta, it is unusual for a standby passenger to be asked to give up a seat once the passenger has boarded the airplane. Delta's policy dictates that a passenger with confirmed reservations must show up at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure or risk losing the right to a seat if the plane is full.
SPORTS
By Barry Meisel and Barry Meisel,New York Daily News | August 4, 1991
NEW YORK -- George Washington University Law School will begin its fall semester next month, but the Class of '94 will commence without Ray Handley. That's because the 1991 New York Giants have begun their studies and Handley is the new headmaster.His is an improbable rise to one of the most demanding and coveted jobs in professional football. On Jan. 28, the morning after the Giants won the Super Bowl, the 46-year-old Stanford University graduate with a keen mind for math and a bachelor's degree in history stood in a Tampa, Fla., hotel lobby planning to resign as the team's running backs coach and get on with the rest of his life.
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | November 30, 1997
Deirdre Hamilton is no fan of snow or cold. She doesn't like heights either. Yet every winter she vacations at a ski resort."My kids ski, and my husband skis," explains Hamilton, who lives in Northern California. "I gave it a try -- I even took lessons -- but I just don't like skiing. It's too cold."That's not to say Hamilton twiddles her thumbs in a crowded ski lodge getting bored and grumpy. She doesn't. She stays busy gambling near Lake Tahoe or getting a massage at Snowbird in Utah. "I want to have fun, too."
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