March 25, 1988 |
The 1988 Cadillac Eldorado is a tour de force in frenetic retrogression. Cadillac labored mightily and, in less than one-third of the time it would normally take, brought forth a new Eldorado that looks older than the car it replaces. This reactionary revision was by design. Like the Eldorado's more powerful engine, this use of older, more traditional Cadillac styling cues is a major element in the luxury carmaker's strategy for a much-needed sales renaissance. Cadillac sales have been hurt in this decade by radical downsizing and a loss of styling individuality, developments that turned off the car's 60ish clientele.
September 2, 1987 |
The Rev. George Charles Hoeh was a dynamic and well-loved Episcopal priest, a self-made millionaire and a thoroughly exuberant member of the human race. Even the detective investigating his murder remarked, "I haven't talked to anybody who didn't like him. " In his priestly life, Father Hoeh walked among the flock of his small, secure neighborhood parish in Brooklyn and served as confessor, comforter and social conscience. But he walked more dangerous paths in private life - on those frequent occasions when he abandoned Brooklyn for the relaxation of his commodious retreat in the affluent Sweetwater section of Mullica Township, N.J. It was there, on a Friday in June last year, that Father Hoeh, 58, carelessly invited home a stranger, a young man who called himself Paul and said he was from Minnesota.
August 8, 2012
An early morning traffic fatality on I-295 in Burlington County may have been the result of a medical problem, according to New Jersey state police. About 12:16 a.m. Tuesday, a trooper found a woman dead inside a 2001 Cadillac Eldorado in the median near Exit 57 for Bordentown. She was identified as Nancy Giovacchini, 74, of Trenton. She was apparently driving north when the car left the road, according to Trooper Christopher Kay. No other vehicles were involved. - Peter Mucha
August 8, 2012 |
An early morning traffic fatality on I-295 North in Burlington County may have been the result of a medical problem, according to New Jersey State Police. About 12:16 a.m., a trooper went to the scene in Bordentown, near Exit 57, and found a woman dead inside a 2001 Cadillac Eldorado in the median. She was Nancy Giovacchini, 74, of Trenton. She was apparently driving north, when the car left the road, according to Trooper Christopher Kay. No other vehicles were involved.
January 25, 1990 |
Auto body shop students at the Chester County Center for Arts and Technology are traveling to class in Cadillac style. The General Motors Corp. recently donated a 1989 Cadillac Eldorado to the arts and technology school in Coatesville. The car has a sticker price of $29,800, but it was slightly damaged while being shipped from the factory, auto body instructor Mark Serfass said. "It's a beautiful car with leather interior and everything," Serfass said. "It rides really nice . . . the only problem is it has about $3,000 in damage to the roof.
January 19, 1988 |
Authorities in Chester County believe robbery was the motive in the slaying of a Montgomery County golf pro who was shot in the head and found in the trunk of his car in Uwchlan Township Sunday night. An autopsy performed last night on the body of Patrick Calandriello, 47, of W. 6th Street, Bridgeport, concluded that he had died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to investigating authorities. Calandriello, a golf pro at General Washington Recreation Center in Audubon, Lower Providence Township, had been about to close a deal to buy 54 golf carts for $20,000, according to Chester County District Attorney James P. MacElree II. He was taking $5,000 of the money to the unidentified seller when he was killed, MacElree said.
April 5, 2014 |
James I. Fields, 72, of Ambler, the former president and CEO of an adhesive products manufacturer in Huntingdon Valley, died Sunday, March 30, of vascular dementia at Garden Spring Center in Willow Grove.He was a resident of Philadelphia and Ambler before moving to the center several years ago. Mr. Fields was a self-taught businessman who always wanted to run his own enterprise. In 1976, he borrowed enough money from his father to acquire a small laboratory in Lancaster County. He moved the business to Pioneer Road in Huntingdon Valley and gave it a variation of his own name: Fielco Industries Inc. "He liked being a salesman.
January 27, 1994 |
David Swinehart Jr. stepped down from the witness stand yesterday after testifying at his mother's murder trial. He stopped at the prosecution table and angrily grabbed the coat sleeve of First Assistant District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr., the man trying to put his mother on death row. "You're the real criminal here," he whispered to the prosecutor. "Easy! Easy, pal!" Castor exclaimed as Swinehart's family hustled him, red-eyed, from the Montgomery County courtroom.
December 26, 1992 |
ON DANCER, ON PRANCER, ON BLITZEN, ON ELDORADO The "Cadillac Santa" has died, but his generosity lives on in Los Angeles, courtesy of one of his elves. "Just call me Cadillac Santa's Elf," said the middle-aged man as he handed out $10 bills at the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. Mission director Clancy Imislund said the merry elf handed out $10,000 in 40 minutes. Imislund said the man explained that he was doing it "out of respect for the Cadillac Santa.
July 5, 1989 |
Beth Lane had just seated her grandmother in their Horsham home when a Cadillac Eldorado slammed through the window, stopping just inches from them. "We were just sitting there talking," Lane recalled. "The next thing I knew, there was this horrible crash through the wall. " The driver, Russell B. Highland, 56, of New Britain, Bucks County, drove into their home at 1:50 p.m. Monday, apparently after suffering a heart attack, said his son-in-law, Frank Talese of Chalfont. Highland, who was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital after the crash, could not be revived.