December 22, 1990
With so many thieves running around this town, a lot of people have probably wondered: Where do they unload all that hot merchandise? Now we know that one such place was Bee's, a second-hand shop in the city's Logan section that traded in everything from cars to guns, nearly all of it stolen. Bee's turned out to be a police front, and in the end, 45 of its best suppliers got stung. Philadelphia undercover Detectives Martin Deitz and Edward Quinn ("Marv" and "Miles" to their clientele)
August 22, 1993 |
Three mornings a week, an unsteady parade moves up Pat Wagner's front walk. Supported by canes, walkers and wheelchairs, men and women crowd into the living room, bare their midriffs and backs, and ask Wagner to sting them with bees. "I know it seems pretty strange," says Cindy Slick, 36, a teacher here for her second session of stings. "But look at us. What have we got to lose?" Like most of the hundreds of people who have visited Wagner's home just south of Washington, Slick suffers from multiple sclerosis, a disease that degenerates the central nervous system.
February 11, 1994 |
A Bensalem hosiery firm has paid $7.85 million to heirs of a 29-year-old man whose strange, sudden death ignited a bitter grab for control of the business. Bryan D. Nelson died Nov. 3, 1991, four days after collapsing from a bee sting during a round of golf at a Horsham country club. At the time, he held a controlling interest in Hosiery Corp. of America, and his death set off a court battle between family members and company officials. The $7.85 million payment, from HCA to Nelson's estate, is part of a settlement filed last month in Montgomery County Orphan's Court.
March 7, 1991 |
First-grader Gregory Rothsching came in ready. He knew from past experience this would be quick, easy, over fast. "It didn't hurt," the blond, spiky-haired child said of the measles shot he'd just received. "You know why? I've had three needles. Yeah. One for a bee sting. One when I was a baby. And one today. Nah, it didn't hurt. " Robert Walker, 7, and Brian James Sturgis, 7, agreed, and said the shot felt like a mere pinch. But 6-year-old Gary Stricker and kindergartener Gina Caputo had different sentiments.
October 13, 2009 |
Binghamton University officials said off-campus recruiting for the men's basketball team has been suspended. Interim athletic director James Norris said coach Kevin Broadus won't be allowed to go on any recruiting trips until next month. The decision comes after Friday's announcement that Broadus admitted having contact with prospective recruits that violated NCAA regulations. Norris said Sunday that all future recruiting trips by the basketball program must be approved by the athletic department.
August 6, 1992 |
A combined Oxford University-Cambridge University tennis team on a six-week U.S. tour beat the host Merion Cricket Club, 6-0, in grass court matches yesterday. Oxford's Jeffrey Hunter won the No. 1 singles in a tight match with Lars Beck of the Duke University varsity, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2). In another close contest, Paul Danes of Cambridge beat Gerry Van Arkel in the No. 3 singles, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Merion's Ed Garno lost to Richard Ground of Cambridge, 6-1, 6-3, in the No. 6 singles.
September 15, 2003 |
U.S. captain Patty Sheehan knew the Solheim Cup was over. She just didn't think it should end quite the way it did. In a bizarre conclusion yesterday, the U.S. conceded the five matches still in progress when Europe clinched the cup by reaching 14 1/2 points. "It went into instant chaos," Sheehan said after the event, which was held in Loddekopinge, Sweden. "I had never experienced that before. Usually, we just sort of play in, and that's it. I can't say, 'Hey, you guys can't quit.
August 18, 1996 |
Adam Seri, a Methacton High senior from Audubon, Pa., reached the boys' final of the USTA Junior International Grass Courts Tennis Championships yesterday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Second-seeded Traci Green, a graduate of Friends Select School, fell short of reaching the girls' final. Seri, the No. 4 seed, who was beaten in the first round of the tournament last year, came up with a fine semifinal performance to defeat No. 11 Joseph Gilbert of Fullerton, Calif., 7-6 (8-6)
November 2, 1992 |
Preseason optimism has slowly given way to reality for Michelle Staroba. Still, the first-year Germantown Academy girls' tennis coach finds what has happened this season hard to believe. The Patriots wrapped up their regular season last week by falling to Episcopal Academy, 5-0, on Tuesday, and defeating Baldwin, 4-1, on Friday. Their 3-5 Inter-Ac League record (4-7 overall) was not what Staroba had envisioned in September. "I think we should have done better," Staroba said, "but we had only two varsity matches all year when we had our entire team.
October 29, 2004 |
Golf finally felt easy to Jeff Sluman, and it wasn't hard to see why. From a fairway bunker on the 18th hole yesterday, he had to play a 20-yard hook to avoid the trees and reach the elevated green. His 7-iron stopped 16 inches from the cup for his ninth birdie, a course-record 62 and a two-shot lead after one round at the Chrysler Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. "You kind of wonder to yourself why in the world you can't do that more often, because it seems so easy," Sluman said.