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  • Waldorf becomes most expensive hotel ever sold: $1.95 billion

    10/07/2014 8:31:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 10/6/2014 | Robert Frank
    The hotel famously called "the greatest of them all" is now the most expensive of them all. Hilton Worldwide Holdings said it's selling the famed Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York for $1.95 billion to China-based buyer Anbang Insurance Group.
  • KEY- Sharon claims that Herman Cain upgraded her room at the Hilton 14 years ago?

    11/08/2011 3:04:15 PM PST · by dictatorMA · 38 replies
    Why isn't someone tracking down Sharon's claim that Herman Cain upgraded her room at the Hilton 14 years ago???? Seems to me that if they can de-bunk that claim by her, he is home free as her story will completely crumble. The double standard our people face is unbelievable and highly depressing.
  • Teachers Union Blows $1.4M at Hilton Party

    02/24/2011 2:40:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    fox ^ | 2/24/11 | staff
    As nearly 5,000 city teachers face the ax, their union shells out millions of dollars on feasting, boozing and partying, the Daily News has learned.
  • Planned Parenthood Boycott List Now Has Pro-Abortion Firms AOL, Hilton, ING

    08/11/2010 9:17:09 AM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 11, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Boycott List Now Has Pro-Abortion Firms AOL, Hilton, ING Washington, DC -- The pro-life group that has compiled the national boycott list of companies and corporations that give contributions to the Planned Parenthood abortion business today released its updated list. Several new companies joined corporations that have been longtime Planned Parenthood supporters. http://LifeNews.com/nat6623.html
  • 911 OBAMA PROTEST!!! OBAMA VISITS CHICAGO!

    07/30/2010 11:07:34 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 11 replies · 11+ views
    Facebook ^ | 7-30-10 | Catherina Wojtowicz
    Time: August 5, 11:00am - 1:30pm Location: Palmer House Hilton 17 East Monroe Street (between State Street and Wabash Ave) Chicago, IL Created by:Chicago Tea Party Patriots More Info: Barack Obama is visiting Chicago to raise money for Alexi Giannoulias. We need to raise awareness and let the media know that WE WON'T BACK DOWN! Major media will be in attendence and we will be there to tell Alexi, "WE ARE TAKING BARACK OBAMA'S SEAT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHEN WE REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!" Mark my words, there will be major media there and we need to have a presence!...
  • Is Paris Hilton Too Sexy for Brazil?

    02/25/2010 4:09:14 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,436+ views
    AdAge. ^ | 02.25.10
    Brazil's self-regulatory body, Conar, is investigating an ad campaign starring Paris Hilton for Devassa Bem Loura beer for being too sexually provocative, even by the racy standards of Brazilian beer ads. According to local trade publication Meio & Mensagem, Ad Age's partner in Brazil, Conar this week opened three different investigations into local brewer Grupo Schincariol's launch campaign for Devassa Bem Loura (Portuguese for "Very Blonde") beer last month during Brazil's riotous Carnival.
  • Hollywood Discovers a Real Businessman

    10/30/2009 7:51:16 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 8 replies · 513+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 29th, 2009 | JOHN MERONEY
    Played by veteran actor Chelcie Ross, Conrad Hilton is now advertising man Don Draper's new client on the AMC series, which is set in the early 1960s world of Madison Avenue. To many viewers Hilton may seem unusual—and he does represent a refreshing break from Hollywood's negative depictions of corporate businessmen. The Hilton character in the show, like the real-life man on whom he is based, was a Christian anticommunist who believed that America and capitalism were positive forces in the world. In one scene, Hilton expresses his outlook to Draper: "This country is a force of good because we...
  • Venezuela begins takeover of Hilton-run hotel

    10/16/2009 11:22:07 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 16 replies · 1,128+ views
    CaribbeanBusinessPR.com ^ | October 16, 2009 | CB Online Staff
    CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez's government began taking over management of a Hilton-run hotel on Venezuela's Margarita Island on Wednesday. Tourism Minister Pedro Morejon said a 20-year concession granted to the company has expired and the government "has taken legitimate control of an asset that belongs to all the people of Venezuela." Chavez issued a decree last week ordering the "forced acquisition" of the Margarita Hilton & Suites and its marina, though news of the edict did not surface until Tuesday. Morejon said the government has held majority ownership of the hotel since 1995, when a banking crisis forced...
  • Venezuela seizes a landmark Hilton Hotel

    10/14/2009 6:47:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,902+ views
    AFP ^ | October 13, 2009
    President Hugo Chavez has ordered the "acquisition by force" of a landmark Hilton Hotel on Venezuela's Margarita island, the government's Official Gazette announced Tuesday. The facility, on the Caribbean resort island of Margarita in Nueva Esparta state, was targeted for state takeover less than a month after it was used to host the Africa-South America Summit. It is not the first time Chavez's government has checked into a Hilton and stayed for good. Caracas has already seized the Hotel Hilton in Caracas, rechristening it the Hotel Alba, a reference to the Venezuelan-led leftist regional alliance Alianza Bolivariana para las Americas...
  • Montana AG launches probe of jail deal (Hardin and the American Police Force )

    10/01/2009 8:41:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 1,691+ views
    Missoulian ^ | Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:45 pm | MATTHEW BROWN
    In this Friday, Sept. 24, 2009 picture, Albert Peterson with the Two Rivers Authority stands outside an empty jail that Hardin, Mont. built for $27 million. The authority wants a California security company, American Police Force, to take over the facility. Michael Hilton pitched himself to the city as a military veteran turned private sector entrepreneur - a California defense contractor with extensive government contracts who promised to turn the rural city's empty jail into a cash cow. But now a much different picture of Hilton is emerging from public documents and interviews with his associates and legal adversaries. (AP...
  • APF head Hilton has criminal past

    09/30/2009 5:46:57 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 26 replies · 1,663+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | September 30, 2009 | RUFFIN PREVOST Gazette Wyoming Bureau
    CODY, Wyo. - Michael Hilton of American Police Force arrived in Hardin with promises of Mercedes police cars and expertise in operating prisons. He delivered the cars last week, but may have learned about prisons following a 1993 conviction for grand theft. Public records from police and state and federal courts in California show that Michael Anthony Hilton, using that name and more than a dozen aliases over several years, is cited in multiple criminal, civil and bankruptcy cases, and was sentenced in 1993 to two years in state prison in California. Hilton pleaded guilty in March 1993 to 14...
  • Deeds/Obama to raise funds at hotel he picketed (IRONY ALERT)

    08/06/2009 7:30:46 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies · 780+ views
    Irony Alert: Deeds & Obama at Hilton - Deeds Picketed Hotel Chain This Year - Deeds Flummoxed: Picket or Dine? - RICHMOND - Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins today noted the obvious irony inherent in Creigh Deeds' fundraising event with President Barack Obama tomorrow, given that Deeds notoriously picketed the very hotel franchise hosting the event. Obama is scheduled to appear with Deeds Thursday evening at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner less than seven months after Deeds joined hotel union workers picketing the Hilton in Crystal City in Arlington. "This is rich," said Chairman Mullins. "Creigh probably doesn't...
  • Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference

    07/17/2009 6:24:16 AM PDT · by my small voice · 17 replies · 1,132+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/17/09 | Diane Macedo
    Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference Friday, July 17, 2009 Diane Macedo Print ShareThis YouTube The Khilafah Conference 2009 is scheduled to be held July 19, 2009 at the Hilton Oak Lawn hotel. A group committed to establishing an international Islamic empire and reportedly linked to Al Qaeda is stepping up its Western recruitment efforts by holding its first official conference in the U.S. Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global Sunni network with reported ties to confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Al Qaeda in Iraq's onetime leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. It has operated discreetly in the U.S. for...
  • When Gays Attack

    06/26/2009 7:06:23 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 15 replies · 1,127+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6-26-09 | Gary Bauer
    Reactions to Perez Hilton’s tantrums reveal a cultural movement unhinged by the very behavior it claims to abhor. Earlier this year, Hilton, the overtly gay celebrity gossip blogger, went on an expletive-laced tirade against Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean for acknowledging her support for traditional marriage. But it was Prejean, not Hilton, a pageant judge, who was labeled a “disgrace” by the media and asked by pageant sponsors to publicly apologize. This week, when Hilton used a “gay slur” against Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am’s manager, who had just slugged Hilton, it was Hilton, not the manager, who was compelled...
  • Letterman's Palin Joke Costs CBS an Advertiser

    06/15/2009 3:14:35 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 193 replies · 12,591+ views
    TVGuide ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | TIM MOLLOY
    -snip- Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp., pulled advertising on CBS' site because of complaints, company spokeswoman Kendra Walker told TVGuide.com. The company was not an advertiser on Letterman's show. "We received lots of e-mails from concerned guests and we assessed that the statement that he made was offensive enough to our guests and prospective guests that we elected to take the ads down," Walker said. She declined to release the cost of the ads. CBS declined to comment Tuesday. -snip
  • Instead of Zen Dens, Starwood Builds an Espionage Case Against Hilton

    06/13/2009 8:25:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 528+ views
    WP ^ | 06/12/09 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    Instead of Zen Dens, Starwood Builds an Espionage Case Against Hilton By Michael S. Rosenwald Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, June 13, 2009 Earlier this year, Hilton Hotels shipped eight boxes to Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Companies don't typically send much mail to their competitors, and Starwood's general counsel discovered something odd in the boxes: thousands of Starwood documents and electronic files. Lawyers from Hilton, which is moving to Tysons Corner from Beverly Hills this summer, included a letter saying they found the material in the homes and offices of star employees the firm had recruited from Starwood. The material,...
  • Paris Hilton, Others Confused About Flu

    05/02/2009 9:38:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 68 replies · 1,974+ views
    MyFoxChicago.com ^ | May 1, 2009 | Lindsey Tanner
    Paris Hilton says "I don't eat that" when asked about swine flu in an online video (Watch the clip on YouTube) .
  • Miss California’s Unforgivable Mistake

    04/27/2009 7:44:21 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 29 replies · 1,167+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 4-27-09 | A.J. DiCintio
    Unhappy truth that it is, the self-anointed intellectual giants called liberals never quit adding chapters to the book of their arrogant hypocrisy. Here are the latest additions. As you most likely know, Miss USA Pageant judge Perez Hilton was so offended by the crude, stupid quality of Carrie Prejean’s answer to his question about same sex marriage that next morning he couldn’t resist the compulsion to inform the world about its intellectual deficiencies in the manner by which liberals give these kinds of lectures: So it was that he called Miss California a “dumb bitch” — later making it known...
  • Miss Red State USA (Rule 5 Sunday Pics)

    04/26/2009 10:09:17 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 15 replies · 1,384+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | April 26, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    I decided for Rule 5 Sunday we would exercise our own brand of political filtering of the Miss USA Pageant. These are the Top 10 Red State Miss USA Winners. We took the 10 most populous states that voted Republican in last year's presidential election and pulled the pictures of their lovelies (Miss North Carolina was the overall winner). Being a red-blooded American heterosexual, I don't really care what any of their political leanings might be. It is an eye-candy event and they all look good to me.
  • Perez Hilton: The Foul Face of ‘Gay’ Activism

    04/24/2009 8:31:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies · 2,295+ views
    CNS News ^ | April 24, 2009 | J. Matt Barber
    Warning: This article contains graphic but accurate material that may be offensive to some readers.You may have heard. During Sunday’s Miss USA pageant openly “gay” activist and pageant judge Perez Hilton – the self-styled “Queen of Media” – ambushed Carrie Prejean – the openly Christian Miss California – with a politically loaded question on so-called “same-sex marriage.” Prejean’s candid answer – as both Hilton and Miss USA organizer Donald Trump later admitted – likely cost her the crown. From the moment she opened her mouth, Prejean has given liberals a clinic in class. Hilton, on the other hand (a.k.a. Mario...
  • The Myth of Gay Victimization (Vanity)

    04/24/2009 8:21:37 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 16 replies · 1,033+ views
    Gay activist and bias Miss America Pageant judge, Perez Hilton along with his supporters in the media have sent a clear message to America. If you do not fall in line with our homosexual agenda, WE WILL GITCHA! In the Miss America Pageant, Hilton asked Miss California, Carrie Prejean, a no win political question. “What do you think about gay marriage?” The courageous young woman spoke her conviction. “I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman” was Prejean's reply. Some say her answer cost her the competition. Hilton, extremely offended by Prejean's answer, called her a 'dumb...
  • Obama and Miss California

    04/24/2009 4:48:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies · 1,073+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2009 | Cheri Jacobus
    In a 2007 Chicago Tribune interview, Barack Obama said, “I’m a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue ... my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.” Miss California, Carrie Prejean, at the April 19, 2009, Miss USA pageant, said: “We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and...
  • EDITORIAL: Beauty & the beast. Miss USA contest shuns Christian values

    04/24/2009 3:40:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 51 replies · 2,147+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2009 | Editorial
    Beauty contests have turned ugly. Pageants used to celebrate good, old-fashioned values, but today a young lady cannot be crowned Miss USA unless she supports same-sex marriage. Talk about tripping up on the runway. On Sunday, Miss California Carrie Prejean was rejected for the Miss USA crown because she defended traditional marriage. One of the pageant's five judges, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, bluntly asked Miss California if she supported same-sex marriage. Her response was: "I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised, and...
  • Perez Hilton: 'The Way Miss California Answered Her Question Lost Her The Crown'

    04/20/2009 7:26:59 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 40 replies · 1,840+ views
    OMG ^ | April 20, 2009 | Acess hollwood
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton may have been crowned Miss USA 2009 on Sunday, but on Monday, it was Miss California Carrie Prejean's answer to a question about same-sex marriage from celebrity blogger and pageant judge Perez Hilton that was the night's biggest story.
  • Gay Judge Calls Miss USA Contestant ‘Dumb B*tch’ for Same-Sex Marriage Opinion

    04/20/2009 9:59:17 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies · 3,186+ views
    NBC ^ | April 20, 2009
    Perez Hilton: "Let me explain to you. She lost not because she doesn't believe in gay marriage. Miss California lost because she is a dumb b-tch."
  • Hilton execs stage orgy at Minneapolis hotel, (law)suits allege

    12/05/2008 12:37:52 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 24 replies · 1,318+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 12/05/08 | Paul Walsh - Staff Reporter
    Two former Hilton Minneapolis employees say they saw executives of the hotel having a drunken sex party in a banquet room and their complaints about what they encountered cost them their jobs. The allegations, which the Hilton denied Thursday, are made in lawsuits filed last week in federal court by Deborah Smith, 43, of Coon Rapids, and April Bezdichek, 25, who now lives in southern California. Smith, who was night manager of the hotel's Skywater Restaurant from April 2006 to December 2007, contends in her suit that she was subjected to "unwelcome sexual conduct" and retaliation for going to management,...
  • Ex-Worker Files Suit Over Hilton Ballroom Orgy (MN)

    12/04/2008 5:52:32 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies · 1,421+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/4/08 | Darcy Pohland
    A former manager at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel is suing the corporation after she says that she walked in on an orgy that allegedly took place in a public area of the hotel. The woman is suing for sexual harassment and discrimination. The former Hilton employee also claims she was retaliated against and fired after she reported the incident to Human Resources. Deborah Smith, 43, apparently worked as a night manager in the Skywater Restaurant and Lounge in the Minneapolis Hilton from April 2006 to December 2007. At some point during that time, a lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District...
  • Smoke Bomb Goes Off in Phoenix Hotel - Weapons Found

    This is an incident report and there is no information indicating that it is terrorism related. Additional details will be provided as they become available. Guests were evacuated Sunday night when a smoke bomb went off on the fourth floor of the Hilton Garden Inn, 1940 W. Pinnacle Peak Road in northwest Phoenix. Officials found other weapons in the room where
  • Paris Hilton Tells Sarah Palin to Stop Hiding Her 'Hot Bod'

    10/10/2008 9:13:17 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 34 replies · 1,500+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10/09/2008 | Harper's Bazaar staff
    "My advice to Sarah Palin is, you’ve got a hot bod; don’t keep it to yourself," the socialite tells the magazine. "Why wear a pantsuit when you can wear a swimsuit? Welcome to the Lower 48, girlfriend."
  • Who Let the Kitten In?

    08/08/2008 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 123+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    WASHINGTON -- A year ago, it was impossible to get through a day without some mention of Paris Hilton -- the ingenue famous mostly for being famous. Oh, how we complained. Can't we please have just one day when we don't talk about Paris?! And then one day, America's prayers were answered. Not only did Hilton disappear, she vanished into a jail cell where she spent 22 days for violating parole. When finally she did emerge, a repentant and humble Hilton claimed she had found God. "I'm not the same person I was," she averred. "God has given me this...
  • Congressman wants to bring up “Paris Hilton plan”

    08/07/2008 3:43:35 PM PDT · by flyfree · 29 replies · 706+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/7/08
    CAPITOL HILL (CNN) — The lines between celebrity and politician blurred into a haze Thursday at a Republican news conference, as one congressman began pushing Paris Hilton's “plan” on energy. "Let's bring up the Paris Hilton plan," goaded Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas. Burgess and his fellow Republicans are in day five energy speeches on the House floor, despite the fact that the chamber is closed for August recess. They're trying to pressure House Speaker Nancy Pelosi into holding a vote on offshore oil drilling.
  • Will Paris Hilton’s energy plan work?

    08/06/2008 2:14:57 PM PDT · by rface · 44 replies · 183+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 08.06.08 | Eoin O'Carroll
    CLICK THE PICTURE FOR VIDEO OF PLAN: I support the Paris Hilton Energy Plan ..... I am not kidding..... . As you probably know by now, the 2008 US presidential campaign became a three-way race Tuesday, as Paris Hilton, irked by John McCain’s use of her image as electoral fodder, threw her hat in the ring. Ms. Hilton declared her candidacy on Will Ferrell’s website. The video shows the blonde socialite lounging by a pool in a leopard-print swimsuit and high heels at her home in the Hamptons as she announces that she is, “Like, totally ready to lead.” After...
  • Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad ("See you at the debates, b*tches")

    08/06/2008 6:32:44 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 74 replies · 335+ views
    Funny or Die ^ | 8/6/08 | Pairs Hilton
    An ad for The Paris Hilton Presidential Campaign. http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/64ad536a6d
  • Paris Hilton Responds To McCain Campaign Ad

    08/06/2008 3:50:34 AM PDT · by Quaker · 46 replies · 187+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 6, 2008 | Quaker
    Paris Hilton responds to John McCain's ad comparing her to Barack Obama. It does prove that she is as vacuous as Obama. Hilton Supports offshore drilling. No surprise here. She supports onshore drilling too. In fact she supports drilling everywhere. (Video)
  • (Video)Paris Hilton's Energy Plan(McCain campaign: a better plan than Obama's)

    08/05/2008 9:21:14 PM PDT · by maccaca · 44 replies · 360+ views
    Paris Hilton just cut an ad promoting her comprehensive energy plan. Watch it, hilarious! www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Ge25_Udec Here's McCain campaign's reponse. In the unkindest cut of all, McCain’s spokesperson Tucker Bounds tells TMZ that on the subject of energy, Paris is deeper than Barack. He says, “Sounds like Paris is taking the ‘All of the Above’ energy approach that John McCain has advocated — both alternatives and drilling. Perhaps the reality is that Paris has a more substantive energy plan than Barack Obama.”
  • McCain -- Paris Is My Energizer Bunny

    08/05/2008 5:18:29 PM PDT · by flyfree · 45 replies · 224+ views
    tmz ^ | Aug 5th 2008
    John McCain's mouthpiece has responded to Paris Hilton's stinging retort -- but he's not attacking Hiltie! In the unkindest cut of all, McCain's spokesperson Tucker Bounds tells TMZ that on the subject of energy, Paris is deeper than Barack. He says, "Sounds like Paris is taking the 'All of the Above' energy approach that John McCain has advocated -- both alternatives and drilling. Perhaps the reality is that Paris has a more substantive energy plan than Barack Obama." Just hours ago, FunnyOrDie posted a video of Paris calling McCain "wrinkly" and pitching a hybrid energy policy.
  • Paris Hilton answers McCain ad

    Paris Hilton answers McCain ad
  • Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad

    08/05/2008 3:55:47 PM PDT · by flyfree · 93 replies · 921+ views
    An ad for The Paris Hilton Presidential Campaign. Paid for by Funny Or Die. video at link
  • Hilton’s May Pull McCain Donations, Paris Can Sue McCain

    08/05/2008 12:18:51 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 105 replies · 848+ views
    Hollywood Today ^ | August 5th, 2008 | Jeffrey Jolson
    HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 8/5/08 — There has been a major backfire with presidential candidate John McCain’s TV ads comparing Barack Obama’s rock-star status and intelligence to celebrities Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Not only has the highly- influentional Hilton family struck back, who once donated to McCain’s campaign, about the affront to their offspring, fans across the nation are riled by the commercials offending their women, no matter how controversial they may be. Moreover, Paris can sue McCain in many states who have “right of publicity laws.” Simply stated, you cannot use a person’ image to sell anything without...
  • Explosion damages San Diego building site; 14 hurt ( 5 critically )

    05/19/2008 10:34:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 184+ views
    AP ^ | May 19, 2008 – 2 hours ago | ALLISON HOFFMAN
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An explosion rocked a hotel under construction Monday, ripping off part of the building's facade, sending debris flying and injuring 14 workers, five critically, authorities said.Some of the workers were burned and others were injured by debris, fire department spokesman Maurice Luque said. The building did not burn after the explosion, which Luque said appeared to be accidental.Matt McBride, general manager of the Tin Fish bar about 150 yards away, said he was setting up the outdoor patio bar when the blast occurred. He said he and other workers froze as they saw smoke come out...
  • Apparent bast (sic) at San Diego hotel under construction injures 12 workers

    05/19/2008 4:07:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 163+ views
    AP on Mercury News ^ | 5/19/08 | AP
    SAN DIEGO - An apparent blast rocked a Hilton hotel under construction today and a fire official said a dozen workers were injured. Two of the injured were in critical condition, eight had serious injuries and two had minor injuries, said fire spokesman Maurice Luque. Injuries ranged from burns to impacts of flying debris, he said. However, the building did not burn, he said. About four lower floors of the waterfront skyscraper near the San Diego Convention Center showed serious damage and debris littered a driveway beneath the area.
  • San Diego hotel being built hit by apparent blast

    05/19/2008 3:24:39 PM PDT · by james500 · 36 replies · 189+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 6:15 PM EDT, May 19, 2008 | ALLISON HOFFMAN
    Several floors of a Hilton hotel under construction in downtown San Diego have been badly damaged in an apparent explosion. There are no immediate reports of injuries. About four lower floors of the waterfront skyscraper near the San Diego Convention Center showed serious damage after the Monday afternoon incident.
  • Paris Hilton: Spears is a 'great mother'

    01/23/2008 8:50:44 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies · 577+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/23/2008 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Paris Hilton is rooting for Britney Spears. Britney Spears was defended by Paris Hilton as "a very sweet girl." "I wish the best for her and I just wish everyone would leave her alone so she could live her life," the 26-year-old hotel heiress-actress tells E! News. "She's a great mother and a great girl and I really care about her." In an interview that was to air Tuesday night, Hilton says: "She's a very sweet girl and I love her to death." Hilton and Spears were nearly inseparable following the pop star's split from ex-husband...
  • Paris [Hilton] heading to Harvard University

    Paris Hilton is heading to Harvard University, but not to study she will be named its Woman of the Year.
  • Paris heading to Harvard University

    01/14/2008 10:36:52 PM PST · by Westlander · 38 replies · 141+ views
    World Entertainment News Network ^ | 1-14-2008 | World Entertainment News Network
    Paris Hilton is heading to Harvard University, but not to study she will be named its Woman of the Year.
  • Officials: Hiker was alive for days; suspect now faces murder charge

    01/09/2008 6:20:56 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies · 48+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/8/2008 | AP
    BLAIRSVILLE, Georgia (CNN) -- A young hiker whose body was found in northern Georgia was probably alive for three days before she died from blunt force trauma to the head, authorities said Tuesday. Meredith Emerson was last seen hiking with her dog on Blood Mountain in Georgia on New Year's Day. 1 of 3 Meredith Emerson, 24, was decapitated after her death, an autopsy also found. Investigators believe she was killed January 4, said Lee Darragh, district attorney for Hall and Dawson counties. That's the same day suspect Gary Michael Hilton, 61, allegedly made a phone call from a pay...
  • Police Find Hiker's Blood-Stained Clothes, IDs

    01/06/2008 6:32:45 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 69 replies · 326+ views
    Police believe missing hiker Meredith Emerson is dead after finding her blood-soaked clothing Saturday in a dumpster.
  • Hilton Redacted

    11/14/2007 8:48:31 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 11 replies · 96+ views
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  • Paris Hilton Jets to Tokyo, Not Rwanda

    11/06/2007 8:22:46 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies · 167+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | nov 6., 2007
    Paris Hilton may not be ready for her planned charity work in Rwanda, but she was up for judging a beauty contest in Tokyo on Tuesday. Hilton and her younger sister, Nicky, each chose one finalist for the Miss Universe Japan contest. A dozen or so more will be selected next month. "I love Tokyo," Hilton said. "The shopping is great."
  • Paris Hilton's charity mission to Rwanda postponed

    10/26/2007 2:23:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 278+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Oct 26, 2007
    Rwanda will have to wait for Paris Hilton's help. "Due to the restructuring of the Playing for Good Foundation, the philanthropic trip to Rwanda that the foundation had previously planned with Paris has been postponed," The 26-year-old socialite ... "I'm scared, yeah. I've heard it's really dangerous," Hilton told Newsweek magazine earlier this month. "I've never been on a trip like this before."