March 3, 1990 |
The city's Police Department has encountered a snag in its one-year experiment with semiautomatic pistols: It's running out of bullets. Police officials acknowledged yesterday that they recently suspended the training of officers in use of the weapons because of a shortage of ammunition. Officials stressed that they had enough ammunition for officers on the streets. The problem is that not enough is left to continue the training. During the three-day training sessions, each officer fires 600 or more bullets.
April 14, 1986 |
The 76ers and Bullets enjoyed such a good time in yesterday afternoon's date at the Capital Centre that when it finally came time to say goodnight, neither side could. So they agreed to see each other a few more times, beginning Friday night at the Spectrum. It will never work out. Why, only minutes after the Bullets had captured sixth place in the Eastern Conference - their 98-97 victory over the Sixers and the Nets' 135-107 loss to the Celtics took care of that - and been paired with the third-seeded 76ers in the best-of-five opening round of the NBA playoffs, they were having their first disagreement.
April 14, 1987 |
It's official. The Washington Bullets will not finish ahead of the 76ers in the Atlantic Division. That became a certainty last night, when the Sixers defeated the Bullets, 113-105, at the Spectrum to move four games ahead of them with only three games remaining in regular-season play. The Sixers clinched second place in the division standings and the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff seedings, earning a first-round playoff meeting against the Milwaukee Bucks, without the help of Charles Barkley, who sat out with a sprained left ankle.
December 24, 1994 |
The Washington Bullets' Chris Webber, who dislocated his shoulder Thursday night during a game against the Golden State Warriors, was placed on the injured list yesterday. Webber is expected to miss six weeks, said John Nash, the Bullets' general manager. "Obviously, this is a tremendous loss for us," Nash said. "Webber's injury, coupled with injuries to several of our other key players - including Rex Chapman and Don MacLean - will make it tough. " Webber left the game early in the third quarter after being injured in a scramble for a loose ball.
April 8, 1987 |
A man with four bullets in him drove a stolen taxi from Philadelphia into Montgomery County yesterday, tried to elude police in a chase and finally just couldn't make it any farther, detectives said. "Apparently he couldn't drive the cab any further," a Cheltenham Township police spokesman said. "He tried to walk away but he collapsed a few feet from it. " Police said the man, identified as Keith Reese, 25, stabbed off-duty Police Officer Eugene Green, 38, moonlighting as a cab driver, early yesterday and was shot by the officer in a struggle in the taxi on 74th Avenue near 21st Street in West Oak Lane.
October 31, 1995 |
The Washington Bullets, attempting to fill the void left by the injured Mark Price, obtained point guard Robert Pack from the Denver Nuggets yesterday in exchange for forward Don MacLean and guard Doug Overton. The Nuggets also gave the Bullets "future considerations. " Overton, who starred at Dobbins Tech High School and La Salle University, shared the Bullets' point-guard duties with Brent Price, Mark's younger brother, in the preseason, but neither played particularly well.
October 29, 1997 |
The '70s radicals murdered Philadelphia police Sgt. Frank Von Colln 27 years ago, but yesterday in a still courtroom in the Criminal Justice Center the slain father of four came back to life. He faced a Common Pleas jury in the form of a mannequin dressed in the his gray-blue Fairmount Park police uniform. The figure's arms and back showed where five bullets from a gun-toting killer's .38-caliber automatic struck Von Colln and left him gasping for breath in his final seconds. A Philadelphia medical examiner used the mannequin as he testified yesterday in the trial of Richard Thomas, the former black radical accused of killing Von Colln.
November 1, 1989 |
Halloween is supposed to be a night of fake fright. But when two children were shot in what police called a drug dealers' crossfire last night in Southwest Philadelphia, the horror became real. Kateisha Dublin, 8, a plump, outgoing third-grader at a Catholic elementary school, was dressed up like the Morton Salt girl and heading out to trick or treat when bullets began flying at 6 p.m. at 52nd Street and Warrington Avenue, about a half-block from her home, police and witnesses said.
December 2, 2002
THANK YOU for an important and well-told account of the cost of gun violence ("The $2 Million Bullet," Nov. 22). One small question: Is there any record of the make, model and cost of the gun and bullets that made it so easy for Mr. Ramsey's assailant to leave him barely alive? A cost/loss analysis and a comment from the people who profited by selling this gun and bullets could be enlightening. Thanks for investigating the domestic terrorism that Americans most fear. Michael McGettigan Philadelphia The Malkin point of view Letter-writer Robert Singleton of Miami quickly dismisses a crime spree that resulted in five homicides, two rapes, a carjacking and robbery.
July 16, 1988 |
Ralph Brooks Jr. was about three hours into his hospital ordeal yesterday - X-rays and tests, being moved from side to side and floor to floor - when he whispered to his father, "I'm gonna die. Bullets make people die. " "You're not gonna die," his father whispered back. "A lot of people get shot, like on TV. They don't die. You're too handsome to die. " Brooks and his son, a slight 6-year-old who was shot in the back Tuesday fleeing a drug-related gun battle at 20th and Tasker Streets in South Philadelphia, were in the X-ray room at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.