June 26, 1992
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Texaco Inc. told its employees #F yesterday that it will delay indefinitely moving its London offices to Olympia & York Development Ltd.'s troubled Canary Wharf project.Texaco said it decided to postpone the move because of questions surrounding Canary Wharf's future. The project and its developer, Olympia & York Developments Ltd. of Toronto, are operating under bankruptcy protection.The oil company's Texaco Ltd. subsidiary had planned to move all 1,000 employees at its headquarters in the London suburb of Knightsbridge to Canary Wharf Aug. 17, said Sandy Walkington, a Texaco spokesman in New York.
August 14, 2002
Indiana: Niele Ivey; Olympia Scott-Richardson, Nadine Malcolm, Jackie Moore Orlando:Taj McWilliams--Franklin, Jessie Hicks, Carla McGhee Cleveland:Helen Darling, Tracy Henderson Detroit:Jae Kingi*, Elena Tornikidou Houston:Elena Shakirova, Sheryl Swoopes Phoenix:Michelle Brogan*, Trisha Fallon* Sacramento:Edna Campbell, Yolanda Griffith Charlotte:Shalonda Enis Minnesota:Val Whiting-Raymond Portland:Carolyn Young Seattle:Quacy Barnes Utah:Natalie Williams...
May 29, 1992
Quick. Get your Perot bumper sticker before the bubble bursts.Crab shortage! Must be Don's fault.Olympia & York looked at London's docklands and said "Build it, and they will come," and they didn't.No one will trade with Serbia, which will take what it needs from Croatia and Bosnia.The House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring the invention of a better light bulb.L What if pirates invaded the Inner Harbor and no one noticed?
May 20, 1992
What's happening in Bangkok is another Tiananmen Square, except that this time the hated regime is our ally.You can hardly blame your local bank for throwing deposits at commercial real estate no one wanted, after you see the big boys risking the works on Olympia & York.Mark McGwire is hitting so many home runs that in future years, people are going to say, "Babe Who?"Lawrence Welk is going to direct the Heavenly Choir in the foxtrot.
October 23, 2004
HALLOWEEN IS creeping toward us and pumpkins must be carved. There was a time when all that was required was a long, sharp knife and an ability to carve triangles. Two triangles worked for the eyes and another triangle served as the nose. As for artistic touches, there was the dangled tooth. That was the era of old-school pumpkin carving. Nowadays, thanks to the usual forces promoting massive cultural change - the Internet, power tools and sex - pumpkin carving can become complicated, even provocative.
May 18, 1994
Blinder discusses jobless rateThe U.S. unemployment rate could decline to about 6 percent from the current 6.4 percent without igniting inflation, Alan Blinder, President Clinton's nominee to the Federal Reserve Board, said yesterday.That position puts him at odds with some analysts, who contend that a 6.4 percent rate is a "natural" rate and that any further reduction in the jobless rate would cause inflation to accelerate.His comments came in written responses to questions from the Senate Banking Committee.
May 16, 1992
TORONTO -- The bankruptcy filing by Olympia & York might well keep alive the world's largest real estate company, but it represents a once-unthinkable descent for one of the most mysterious and successful business enterprises of modern times.The Reichmann brothers, Paul, Ralph and Albert, offspring of World War II refugees from Europe who settled here in the 1950s, turned a small family tile-importing business into a huge, privately held empire in real estate, oil and timber once valued at $31 billion.
October 19, 2003
On October 15, 2003, MORTONSALAWITCH; beloved husband of Sylvia Salawitch (nee Silverman); beloved father of Dr. Ross and Shari (nee Baker) Salawitch, of Pasadena, CA, Lee Salawitch of Baltimore, and the late Amy Blitstein; devoted brother of Eleanor Traiger and the late Sylvia Richmond, Mildred, Joel and Sam Salawitch; loving grandfather of Stacy Blitstein; loving great-grandfather of Brian Griffin. Services at SOL LEVINSON AND BROS, INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mount Wilson Lane, on Monday, October 20, at 9 A.M. Interment Tifereth Israel Anshe Sfard Congregation Cemetery, Rosedale.
April 10, 2003
On April 7, 2003, HANS M. WEIS, beloved husband of Fritzy Weis (nee Mense), loving father of Ron Weis of Baltimore and Jeffrey Weis of Ossining, NY, loving father-in-law of Cora Weis, devoted brother of Fred Weis. Adored grandfather of Pamela and Jon Merwitz and Joshua Weis. Loving great-grandfather of Ashley and Gregory MerwitzServices at SOL LEVINSON & BROS, INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane on Thursday, April 10 at 1 P.M. Interment Har Sinai Congregation Cemetery, Garrison Forest Road.
July 1, 2011
Moonstruck is a great food movie. Nicholas Cage on bread, the making of eggs, the great meeting scene in the restaurant with Olympia Dukakis and John Mahoney. Moonstruck opens the 13th Annual Little Italy Film Festival tonight. By the way, I'm looking for a good photograph of those eggs. There are lots of recipes online. My favorite thing in the whole movie is Loretta Castorini's take on the Marc Chagall: " It's kind of little gaudy, don't you think?"