September 4, 1998 |
The Buick LeSabre is not one of autodom's leading sex objects. Its styling goes beyond conservatism and achieves yesteryear. The protruding chrome door handles are '50s fugitives. Ozzie and Harriet would have loved the seats. The dashboard design speaks to us from a fresher grave. And you know what? None of that anachronistic frumpiness has hurt the LeSabre's popularity one bit. It continues to be America's best-selling full-size sedan, a title it has held for the last five years.
May 16, 1986 |
When last we looked, the Buick LeSabre was waddling off to the General Motors fat farm, its halogen headlamps moistened by the prospect of life without Twinkies. Well, it's time to look again. Because the post-diet 1986 LeSabre is one dramatically different automobile. It is still full-sized, but no longer full- figured. It has lost weight and inches, and a bit of its thirst, while gaining a new, more aerodynamic body and some fresh technology. The all-new LeSabre emerged from its downsizing nearly two feet shorter, and more than 400 pounds lighter, than the 1985 model.
October 4, 2012 |
State Police are investigating a report by a female driver that two men tried to drag her out of her vehicle today after pulling her over with a car with flashing police lights on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia. Neither man was dressed in a uniform, police said. The woman told police the incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. on I-95 near the Cottman Avenue Exit. Details are sketchy, but the woman told police she resisted and the men fled in a white Buick LeSabre or Ford Crown Victoria, according to the initial police report.
August 9, 1995 |
Darryl Orr saw his stolen car at Eighth Street and Woodland Avenue on Monday night and walked up to the man behind the wheel. "This is my car," Orr told the man. And this is my gun, the man seemed to respond as he leveled a black handgun. One of two other men sitting in the car told Orr to leave. Which he did, and watched as his car drove off, police said. Orr, 35, told police that he had been walking along at 8:15 p.m. when he spotted his 1983 gray Buick LeSabre, stolen Sunday from outside his Camden home, and engaged in the brief exchange with its occupants.
February 16, 1986 |
Bill Elliott and his Ford are the team to beat in today's $1.4 million Daytona 500 (Channel 10, noon), but many of the 40 other drivers are convinced that Elliott is not invulnerable. "If we get together, we can chase him down," said Geoff Bodine, who will start in the second position in a Chevrolet. "I don't think he can break the draft. " Benny Parsons, who won this race in 1975, said, "The General Motors cars can run closer to Elliott. . . . These cars are definitely more stable, and it figures that somebody will be able to run close to him. " Gone are the boxy General Motors cars that Elliott embarrassed a year ago when his Ford Thunderbird ran away with the Daytona.
September 30, 2000 |
Two men in a stolen car being pursued by the owner in another vehicle were killed yesterday morning when they ran off the road and struck a utility pole in Lumberton. Authorities said both men, who had yet to be identified more than 15 hours after the crash, were pinned in the stolen car for several minutes before rescue workers could free them. Investigators believe the stolen car was traveling about 100 m.p.h. when it struck the metal utility pole on Main Street near County Route 541. Capt.
April 16, 2007 |
State police are searching for a 41-year-old Chester County woman and her 4-year-old daughter who disappeared after leaving home Wednesday night to visit a relative. Foul play has not been ruled out, Trooper Thomas Barton said. Veronica Faith Henry Roadside, a school bus driver in Caln Township, had been living with her former husband, Robert, and their child, Alexis, police said. The mother and child left home in a white 1993 Buick LeSabre at 9:30 p.m. to visit a relative in Newtown Square but never got there, Barton said.
December 31, 1997 |
A car crash that happened here last week claimed a second life yesterday when a West Chester man died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. William Smith, 74, was injured Friday after his car struck one driven by Eric Drakely, 54, also of West Chester, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith had been taken to the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center by helicopter. Neither hospital officials nor West Goshen police would say what injuries he suffered. Smith's wife, Grace, was the only passenger.
July 22, 2013 |
A 25-year-old man was killed Saturday morning when his vehicle, traveling in the wrong lane, struck an oncoming car, police said. Angelo Mills was killed just after 2:30 a.m. when he drove northbound in the southbound lane of the 4000 block of Aramingo Avenue, just north of where the road crosses the Frankford Creek from Port Richmond into Frankford, police said. Mills, of the 1600 block of Strahle Street in Rhawnhurst, was driving a 1996 Honda Civic when he hit a 2005 Buick LeSabre, which was then forced into a third vehicle.
August 22, 2013 |
A police officer fatally shot an armed 19-year-old man during a confrontation Tuesday night in North Philadelphia, a department spokesman said. Shortly after 7:30, a 22d District officer attempted to stop a 2001 Buick LeSabre in the area of 22d Street and Glenwood Avenue, said Lt. John Stanford. The Buick struck another vehicle at the intersection, then crashed into a building at 2201 W. Glenwood, Stanford said. A passenger got out and pointed a gun at the officer, who then opened fire, Stanford said.