December 16, 1987 |
After more than a month of being held hostage, The Phantom has been freed from captivity in a hair-raising rescue mission as exciting as any found in the world of cartoon adventures. "The Phantom was released unharmed after some hardball bargaining. There was a single shot fired from one of his .45-caliber pistols by a hijacker, but we think - well, better make that hope - the round went wild," announced Daily News columnist Chuck Stone, the man who negotiated The Phantom's release.
September 20, 2000 |
Several area athletes have played key roles for Gettysburg athletic teams early in the season. Ryan Moore, a graduate of Interboro, was named to the Division III national team of the week in football for his play against Randolph Macon on Sept. 2. Moore, a linebacker who is fifth in the Centennial Conference with an average of 10.5 tackles per game, had 13 tackles and an interception in the Bullets' win. Lisa Kamin was named the conference women's volleyball player of the week for Sept.
June 3, 1994 |
The partly decomposed body of a Camden man reported missing last week was found riddled with bullets Wednesday night by two boys riding bicycles near the entrance of Pyne Point Park. The victim was identified through fingerprints as Marwan Bin-Salanon, 27, also known as Mark McKay. Police said the youngsters found the body about 7 p.m. in high weeds in the North Camden park about 10 yards from North Seventh Street and about 100 yards north of Erie Street. Police believe that the body may have been there as long as a week.
April 7, 1997 |
The Washington Bullets survived their worst defensive game of the season because they played the worst defensive team in the NBA. After a fast-paced first half of 141 points and little defense, the visiting Bullets continued their playoff surge, beating the Boston Celtics, 120-114, yesterday as Chris Webber and Juwan Howard each scored 31 points. "We're not happy with our defense, but usually we'd play lousy defense and lose," Webber said. "At least today we were able to win. " The Celtics, who lost their ninth straight game, have allowed the most points and the highest shooting percentage in the league.
February 3, 1997 |
Gettysburg's dual-meet winning streak in women's swimming was ended at 18 by Mary Washington College on Jan. 25, but that hasn't stopped Kelly Brennan, a Conestoga High graduate, from continuing to make a big splash for the Bullets. In a meet against Western Maryland on Wednesday night, Brennan, a freshman, set pool records in the 100-yard butterfly (59.39 seconds) and the 50 freestyle (25.15). She also swam the opening leg of the 200 freestyle relay, and the Bullets set a Gettysburg pool record of 1 minute, 42.57 seconds.
November 17, 1989 |
Juan Otero, 12, was outside his home in the 800 block of Fifth Street in North Camden at dusk on Tuesday. Edgardo Lopez, 32, had come to the boy's house to see Juan's father, his best friend. Elizabeth Colon, 46, was crossing Fifth Street with her 3-year-old granddaughter. A yellow Toyota sped by, and in a spray of bullets from a semiautomatic weapon, all three became what investigators called innocent victims in what may be a battle among drug dealers for control of the neighborhood.
August 12, 2016 |
The 76-year-old homeowner who was shot by a New Jersey state trooper responding to the wrong home two weeks ago has been released from Cooper University Hospital - with the three bullets from the trooper's 9mm service handgun still lodged in him. Doctors feared removing the bullets in Gerald Sykes' body would cause further bleeding, said Sykes' stepdaughter, Diana LaFalce. She said the bullets could be removed if they caused complications. Sykes, she said, is still sore and weak, but is improving each day. "The trauma that his body took, it's amazing that he is doing as well as he is," LaFalce, 56, said.
April 25, 1986 |
He had done this before, missing the final 43 games of the 1985 regular season and then leaving his sickbed to play Moses Malone dead-even in the playoffs. Last night, Jeff Ruland was back at it again, returning to Washington's lineup 23 days after arthroscopic knee surgery, ready to throw his considerable weight around on the boards. "I hope I can do what I did last year," he said before the game, which the Bullets won, 116-111. "Otherwise, we'll be on vacation. " Ruland's strong-arming was desperately missed as the Bullets fell behind the Sixers, 2 games to 1, having been outrebounded, 166-106.
December 10, 1993 |
It was a like a war zone, the police officer told the judge. "Bullets were flying everywhere," Officer Michael J. Chitwood Jr. said yesterday during a preliminary hearing for one of the men accused of trying to kill him Nov. 12. "There was a fusillade of gunfire. " Chitwood told Municipal Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland that when he arrived at 11th and Poplar streets at about 11:35 p.m., he saw four men shooting into a car containing several people. When the gunmen saw him, he said, they began shooting at him. When Chitwood fired two return shots, the men fled in an auto.
October 28, 1994 |
A truly gifted artist is one who has the ability to know when people are sick of him. Woody Allen has this gift. One of the nice things about his new movie, "Bullets Over Broadway," is that he isn't in it. With Allen out of the way, any residual bad feeling related to his notorious personal life can be set aside more easily, making "Bullets Over Broadway" much easier to laugh at. The other nice thing is that - hooray! - "Bullets" is another of Allen's erstwhile Funny Ones.