May 24, 2013 |
THE IMAGES make a Flyers fan's heart stop: a flashy sports car belonging to the team's star player, mangled on the side of a road. This time, thankfully, there will be no tears. Flyers leading scorer Jake Voracek was involved in a serious car accident in his native Czech Republic yesterday morning, but walked away from the wreck without any injuries. "I spoke with Jake this morning," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. "He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic.
May 23, 2013 |
The Flyers said that winger Jake Voracek escaped injury Wednesday after crashing his Ferrari into a truck in his hometown of Kladno, Czech Republic. The incident was reported on the Czech Republic website Sport.cz. According to the Google translation of the report, Voracek was speeding down the road when a truck coming from the opposite direction slowed to turn left. A police spokesman told Sport.cz that Voracek "failed to comply with safe distance from the vehicle ahead. " The Flyers released a statement by general manager Paul Holmgren: "I spoke with Jake this morning.
April 16, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My daughter died in a car accident two years ago. She and her boyfriend, "Reed," had a 4-month-old daughter, "Angela. " Since then, Reed has been very understanding and liberal with visitations. However, it didn't take him long to find another girlfriend, who has a 4-year-old daughter I'll call "Madison. " The first time I went to pick up Angela, the new girlfriend hinted strongly that I should also take Madison. I didn't like it, but I took her. Abby, Madison is the meanest, rudest child I have ever met. I saw her push Angela down and laugh.
April 7, 2013 |
Two New Jersey state troopers were taken to the hospital after a drunken driver struck their squad car while they guarded an accident on I-676 in Camden Saturday morning. Two troopers from Belmar Barracks were investigating a car accident on I-676 in Camden at around 3 a.m. Saturday and had stopped their car in the roadway, police said. While they were waiting at the scene, another car struck theirs from behind. Both troopers were in the car at the time, and the car sustained extensive damage, police said.
March 10, 2013
A Villanova University sophomore died Thursday after he was in a car accident while on spring break in Mexico, university officials said Friday. William Zimmerman of Far Hills, N.J., was majoring in economics and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, officials said. The Rev. John P. Stack, a university vice president, said in an e-mail to parts of the university community that four other Villanova students sustained injuries in the accident, but they were not life-threatening.
March 6, 2013 |
NORTHERN IOWA receiver Terrell Sinkfield participated in a pro day Monday at the University of Minnesota. Sinkfield proved he can run fast. The question is, how fast? FoxSportsNorth.com reported that Sinkfield ran the 40-yard dash, his second attempt, in 4.19 seconds, and it was so fast, he was asked to run a third time. Sinkfield reportedly stumbled on the third attempt but still ran a 4.44. "I knew it was good when I finished," Sinkfield told the website, referring to his faster time.
March 5, 2013 |
SINGAPORE - American Stacy Lewis won the HSBC Women's Champions for her sixth career LPGA title, holding off South Korea's Na Yeon Choi. Lewis, the 2012 LPGA Player of the Year, shot a 1-under 71 in the final round at Sentosa Golf Club to finish at 15-under 273, a stroke ahead of Choi. Paula Creamer, hampered by a shoulder injury from a car accident last week in Thailand, briefly held a share of the lead early in the day but struggled with her putting on the back nine and faded to a 71 to finish third at 13 under.
March 4, 2013 |
Gov. Corbett, meet Joanne Davis. With some savings, she's not poor enough for Medicaid. At age 53, she's not old enough for Medicare. Davis, working a part-time temp job for $8 an hour, falls in that perilous chasm in between. "God forbid I get sick," she told me. "It will wipe out everything. " However, she does qualify for the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, in which the federal government would pay 100 percent for three years, then nothing less than 90 percent.
March 3, 2013 |
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - PGA Tour rookie Luke Guthrie and Michael Thompson held the lead at 8-under-par 202 after the Honda Classic's third round Saturday. England's Lee Westwood and Australian Geoff Ogilvy were 2 strokes back at PGA National. American Rickie Fowler finished with a birdie and an eagle to push himself within 3 shots of the leaders, alongside Charles Howell III. Tiger Woods was tied in 32d place, 8 strokes down. Strong winds made low scores difficult. Only three of the top 10 players on the leader board broke par. Guthrie, 23, played on the Web.com Tour last season while completing his degree in business management at the University of Illinois.
March 2, 2013
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - With one great shot, Camilo Villegas turned a solid round into his lowest start in more than a year. Villegas drilled a 3-wood into 8 feet on the par-5 18th hole and made the eagle putt for a 6-under 64. That gave him a 1-shot lead over Rickie Fowler, Branden Grace, Graham DeLaet, and Robert Streb after the first round of the Honda Classic. Defending champion Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods each had a 70 and walked off PGA National with different emotions.