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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Holiday Inn" (1942)

    12/16/2012 12:13:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Irving Berlin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzKRdPStAF8 The Christmas season is the inspiration for this week's feature. "Holiday Inn", the film that introduced the world to the perennial classic song "White Christmas". Easily one of the best musical films of the 1940s. Enjoy.
  • Human "bed-warmers" at Holiday Inn

    01/22/2010 5:57:36 AM PST · by Loyalist · 66 replies · 2,335+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | January 22, 2010 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - International hotel chain Holiday Inn is offering a trial human bed-warming service at three hotels in Britain this month. If requested, a willing staff-member at two of the chain's London hotels and one in the northern English city of Manchester will dress in an all-in-one fleece sleeper suit before slipping between the sheets. "The new Holiday Inn bed warmers service is a bit like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed," Holiday Inn spokeswoman Jane Bednall said in an emailed statement to Reuters. The bed-warmer is equipped with a thermometer to measure the bed's required...
  • Obama will get no warning when the people's response to this crisis comes

    02/15/2009 6:41:27 PM PST · by NCjim · 77 replies · 4,338+ views
    On Friday, the day Congress passed the stimulus bill, more than 250 people arrived at the Holiday Inn in Somerset for a careers fair. There are scenes like this all over the country. In San Fransisco last week, queues for a similar fair went out of the door and around the block. In Miami last month, a thousand people waited in line, some overnight, for just 35 firefighter jobs. But New Jersey has not quite suffered like the rest of the country, and in Somerset the line of hopefuls is long but moves reasonably fast. For the most part, they...
  • Holiday Inn dumps Christian banquet; group says anti-Christian discrimination at play

    08/29/2007 7:37:12 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 58 replies · 1,324+ views
    One News Now ^ | 8/29/7 | Jim Brown
    Holiday Inn is being accused of anti-Christian discrimination for refusing to allow a Christian non-profit group to hold its annual banquet at one of its suburban Chicago locations. Americans for Truth (AFT) had reached a verbal agreement with the Holiday Inn Select in Naperville, Illinois, to hold its October 6 banquet at the hotel. AFT had the reservation for several weeks, and both parties had even discussed the menu for the event. But when AFT executive director Peter LaBarbera told the banquet coordinator the event might draw a protest from homosexual activists, general manager Dennis Igoe dropped the reservation due...
  • Minuteman Project told it can't hold rally at hotel

    08/22/2007 6:08:45 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 25 replies · 742+ views
    The Daily herald ^ | Aug 22, 2007 | Charles Keeshan
    A seminar expected to draw dozens of illegal immigration foes and perhaps hundreds of protesters to Crystal Lake on Saturday is in jeopardy after the hotel hosting the event told its sponsor it is no longer welcome. The decision by the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn has left the Illinois Minuteman Project scrambling to find an alternate location to host Allen County, Ohio, Sheriff Dan Beck, whose efforts to deport people in the country unlawfully has earned him national attention. Im disturbed by the whole thing, Minuteman Director Rosanna Pulido said this morning. Were not bringing in a lunatic. Were bringing...
  • A Very Late Checkout (New Yorks last Katrina evacuees)

    06/29/2006 5:20:35 AM PDT · by WKB · 50 replies · 1,971+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | June 4, 2006 | By Matthew Philips
    This winter, FEMA put up over 300 Hurricane Katrina evacuees in New York City hotels. Almost all of them have gone back to their lives, their jobs. But not Theon Johnson. Hes currently sprawled out watching Halloween 5 on one of the two full-size beds in his room at the JFK Airport Holiday Inn. He is one of four evacuees still living in a hotel in the city. The others left in February and March, when, after spending more than $500 million, FEMA stopped paying for hotel rooms housing some 40,000 evacuees across the country. That left many scrambling for...
  • Holiday Inn - 1942

    12/20/2005 5:10:01 PM PST · by dakine · 7 replies · 382+ views
    Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.
  • Holiday Inn uses ACKBAR instead of GOD

    09/26/2005 5:24:42 PM PDT · by VastRWCon · 54 replies · 2,545+ views
    <p>Just saw a commerical on the OFactor from Holiday INN and some guy in a robe replaced the word GOD with ACKBAR? WTF? Did anyone see/hear this too?</p>
  • NetNanny Blocks FReeper Fix, (FReeperGeek Help is Needed)

    09/22/2005 9:21:11 PM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 81 replies · 1,770+ views
    Vanity | 09-22-05 | Carry_Okie
  • Beware of New Year's Parties: My Worst Hotel Experience (Fresno CA of all places!)

    12/30/2003 9:02:33 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 72 replies · 410+ views
    Epinions.com ^ | May 15, 2002 | tombarnes - epinions.com
    Beware of New Year's Parties: My Worst Hotel Experience ! May 15 '02 The Bottom Line If you're traveling on a holiday, be sure to check with the hotel in advance to see if any hotel services will be affected by special activities. My worst hotel experience happened about 15 years ago when my husband and I decided we would "See the USA in a Chevrolet." We loaded the children, ages 7 and 8, into the Chevy Astro minivan and off we went to California. We had planned, and I use that term loosely, a 10-day sojourn from Memphis to...
  • Holiday Inn Declares 'National Towel Amnesty Day'- Share Your Terrible Towel Stories, help charity

    08/29/2003 7:18:58 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 10 replies · 334+ views
    Holiday Inn Declares 'National Towel Amnesty Day' Share Your Terrible Towel Stories POSTED: 8:43 p.m. CDT August 28, 2003 UPDATED: 8:44 p.m. CDT August 28, 2003 DALLAS -- If you've ever swiped a towel from Holiday Inn, the hotel chain wants you to come clean, NBC 5 reported. Holiday Inn said Thursday is National Towel Amnesty Day and is ready to bestow forgiveness on guests who have taken towels over the years. The chain said it even wants to hear from those who have taken towels. It will donate $1 to charity for each story contributed to its Web...
  • Rock 'n' roll pioneer Sam Phillips dead

    07/30/2003 9:39:24 PM PDT · by Valin · 41 replies · 1,800+ views
    AP ^ | 7/30/03
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis Presley and helped usher in the rock 'n' roll revolution, died Wednesday. He was 80. Phillips died at St. Francis Hospital, spokeswoman Gwendolyn McClain said. No details were immediately available about the cause of death or how long he had been hospitalized. Phillips founded Sun Records in Memphis in 1952 and helped launch the career of Presley, then a young singer who had moved from Tupelo, Miss. He produced Presley's first record, the 1954 single that featured ``That's All Right, Mama'' and ``Blue Moon of Kentucky.'' ``God only knows that we didn't...
  • Texas House Dems--Bad Sports and Poor Role Models

    05/16/2003 8:35:58 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 22 replies · 583+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 16 May 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Texas House Dems--Bad Sports and Poor Role Models" Posted by Doc Farmer Friday, May 16, 2003 I've never been much of a sports person. I didn't run, I didn't swing the bat, I didn't punt, pass and kick. I can't skate well (roller or ice), my jump shot doesn't work because it involves the word ''jump,'' and skiing to me is just a fancy term for strapping a couple of two-by-fours to your feet and falling off a cliff in cold weather. And I've only been golfing once in my life. I shot an 89. Luckily for everybody else in...
  • Holiday Inn Founder Kemmons Wilson Dies

    02/13/2003 3:15:54 PM PST · by GeneD · 9 replies · 659+ views
    AP via Lycos.com ^ | 02/13/2003
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson, whose coast-to-coast chain of motels offered travelers in an increasingly mobile postwar America a clean and affordable place to stay for the night, has died at 90. Wilson, who died at home Wednesday, is widely viewed as the father of the modern-day hotel. He started with a single hotel outside Memphis in 1952 and built his company into a worldwide behemoth that revolutionized the industry. Travelers could expect comfort, cleanliness, quality service and good food at moderate prices. When Wilson left the company in 1980 following a heart attack, it had...
  • My hotel nightmare: $33,000 a night

    11/02/2002 7:02:02 PM PST · by Temple Owl · 7 replies · 188+ views
    Ottawa Citizen | 11-2-02 | Tom Spears
    Saturday November 2 2002 My hotel nightmare: $33,000 a night Tom Spears The Ottawa CitizenMore than 30,000 people who stayed at Holiday Inns across the United States on Saturday night were unknowingly billed 100 times the true cost of their stay, and many had credit cards suspended or bank accounts emptied as a result.The computer glitch, caused by the clearing house that handles the giant hotel chain's U.S. business, added hundreds of millions in phantom charges.But none of the errors showed up at the hotel checkout counters.Customers walked away with credit cards slips for the correct amounts, and...