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July 17, 1995 | By Richard Berkowitz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Several months ago Jackie, 31, became fed up with being alone and dating only "pathological liars who say they have a small place of their own and really live with their parents. " So the 31-year-old bartender from Bristol decided to join Sweet Beginnings, a dating service in Langhorne. Jackie, who describes herself as "very marketable," said she likes both jazz and fishing and is looking for "someone stable who is not frightened by the idea of getting married. " With an estimated 70 million single people over the age of 18 in the United States, Jackie, who asked that her last name not be used, is hardly alone out in the dating world.
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October 4, 1990 | By John Ellis, Special to The Inquirer
It was a theft that George DeDominic will probably never forget. DeDominic, assistant manager of Signature Nissan, 1011 Ridge Pike, Plymouth Township, was standing in the parking lot of the dealership last week when a man asked to look at a 1985 BMW 635-I. The car is valued at $27,000. Moments later, with DeDominic standing close enough to be hit by the open passenger-side door, the man drove off the lot in the car. Plymouth police were still looking for him. Described as being 6 feet, 2 inches and weighing about 285 pounds, the man asked DeDominic to show him the car about 6:45 p.m. Friday.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
LANCASTER - A Central Pennsylvania car salesman pleaded guilty Tuesday in the death of a man he was taking on a test drive more than a year ago. Michael Hershey, 49, of Landisville, admitted his guilt in Lancaster County Court to homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, and reckless endangerment. Authorities said he had been drinking and was speeding when he hit an embankment in East Hempfield Township in December 2010, killing customer Jon Jensen, 48, and injuring Jensen's son. Hershey choked up at times as he answered questions and said he had an "alcohol problem," the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal-New Era reported.
NEWS
September 17, 2010
James P. "Jinx" Lake, 82, formerly of Drexel Hill, a top car salesman, died of cancer Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Brandywine Senior Living in Kennett Square. Mr. Lake was a salesman at McGowen Ford in Ardmore from 1952 to 1985 and then at Frankel Chevrolet, also in Ardmore, until retiring in 1997. He had generations of loyal customers, said a son, Brendan. At one point in the 1970s, he was selling 30 to 40 cars a month, his son said. The walls of his den were covered with award plaques, including for selling the most Ford Thunderbirds in the country for five years.
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May 7, 1997 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
A federal judge yesterday showed some mercy to a car salesman who pleaded guilty to a money-laundering charge and then fingered a former Philadelphia lawyer. Under sentencing guidelines, Benjamin D. Goff faced at least 37 months in prison for selling a new Pontiac Bonneville in 1995 for $34,000 to an IRS undercover agent posing as a drug dealer. To reward Goff for turning prosecution witness against his co-defendant, former lawyer Angela Nolan-Cooper, U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno imposed a sentence of a year and a day. This means Goff could be confined in a halfway house and avoid jail altogether if the U.S. Bureau of Prisons adopts the judge's recommendation.
NEWS
March 22, 1990 | By Lynn Hamilton, Special to The Inquirer
A 71-year-old Swarthmore man has been charged with homicide by vehicle in a hit-and-run incident last Thursday that killed Gladys Raffaele, 59, of the 200 block of Iona Avenue, Narberth. Walter John Shelly, of the 400 block of Vassar Avenue, was additionally charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and failing to give information or render aid. Shelly was charged Saturday after police developed information that led them to the parking lot of Ferraro Cadillac, on Baltimore Pike, Springfield, where Shelly is a salesman.
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September 15, 1992 | By Lea Sitton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An Elkins Park man was shot and killed yesterday during a holdup at his used-car business in the city's East Oak Lane neighborhood, police said. Steven Robinson, 52, was shot once in the abdomen around 3:30 p.m. inside the trailer that served as the business office for Bill's Motors in the 1400 block of West Cheltenham Avenue, detectives said. He was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:17 p.m., a hospital spokesman said. A customer returning car keys after test-driving an automobile found the wounded Robinson on a couch inside the trailer, said Homicide Lt. James Ferguson.
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May 29, 1991 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Dorrances and the Elkinses and the Wanamakers wanted a new Cadillac, only one car salesman in the Philadelphia area would do - J. Hampton Moore, known to everybody as Hampy. Mr. Moore, 80, a legendary Cadillac salesman for 59 years, died Saturday at Abington Memorial Hospital. He lived in Meadowbrook. "Hampy was Cadillac personified," said Jack Lindsay, Mr. Moore's last employer, at Jack Lindsay Cadillac Inc. of Jenkintown. "In selling, the first thing you sell is yourself, and Hampy was a perfect gentleman," Lindsay said.
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December 7, 2001 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
George Bussinger was halfway through his test drive of a 2002 Dodge Durango when he said to the salesman, "Sorry, but I'm stealing the car. " Salesman: "What'd you say?" Bussinger: "I'm stealing the car. Sorry. " Then Bussinger drove off, politely taking leave of the salesman in a Kmart parking lot. Such a theft would be merely odd if Bussinger had stopped there. But hours later, the fugitive called salesman Joe Borowski. He wasn't bringing the car back. He just wanted to make sure Borowski was OK, and not too frightened.
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March 5, 2011 | By REGINA MEDINA, medinar@phillynews.com 215-854-5985
Car salesmen usually don't drink Bacardi rum before they go for a test drive with a customer, but then again most car dealers aren't Michael Donald Hershey. Most car dealers aren't on the lam, either. Lancaster County authorities have an arrest warrant out for Hershey, 48, of Landisville, who gained notoriety this week in the Daily News as the car dealer whose purported reckless driving allegedly resulted in the death of a potential customer, Jon Christian "Chris" Jensen, 48, of Leola, Lancaster County.
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January 22, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The plot of ground on East Main Street in Maple Shade where Mary's Place once stood is empty now, except for trees planted as a buffer against the steady hum of traffic on busy Route 73. No one would know that a 1950 incident at the bar helped shape the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s character, and inspired his passion for civil rights. But Patrick Duff hopes to change that - and has a dream he plans to share with the Maple Shade town council on Thursday. He wants to create a park at the location, with a plaque, benches, and possibly a statue of King, memorializing his confrontation with a bartender who refused to serve him and his friends.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2014 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Columnist
The hard winter may have slowed car sales. So, if you're in the market, there might be more good deals out there than usual in the coming weeks. Before hitting the lots, check out these sites. "Confessions of a Car Salesman," at the Popular Mechanics site, is labeled "anonymous" but has the ring of truth in it. The question-and-answer post explains, for example, that the salesman really must go talk to the manager on every deal, because - in addition to the odd psychology of car dealing - the manager holds all the cards and typically keeps information from the salesman on the bottom-line price for any given car on the lot. Usually, he says, "it's the hardcore hagglers that get the best prices.
NEWS
February 4, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
IT'S PROBABLY just as well most people's yards aren't zoned for Clydesdales. Because golden retriever puppies - already too popular for their own good - are likely to be in even more demand after Budweiser unveiled its latest cross-species love story before millions at last night's Super Bowl. Let's pause while everyone goes, "Awwwww. "; And to remember that the ad, "Best Buds," was posted to YouTube by Budweiser last Wednesday and had already had more than 33 million views a few hours before kickoff.
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December 6, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
AL MARTIN joined the Army to see the world. And he did. In 14 years in the military, Al was stationed in Korea, Germany, the Persian Gulf, Panama and Lebanon - not to mention Texas, Kentucky and other bases in the States. He was a specialist in nuclear, chemical and biological warfare. Clarence Alvin Martin Jr., whose idea of a good time was doing stunts on motorcycles and racing them, a car salesman, Comcast cable installer and bartender, died Sunday of cancer. He was 47 and lived in Wilmington, Del., but previously lived in Southwest Philadelphia.
SPORTS
December 6, 2012 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writerseravaf@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - If you've ever purchased a car, you will recall the haggling process before the papers are signed and you're handed the keys. Throughout the negotiating, the car salesman will pause and take a break, depending on your demands. "Let me check with my manager to see if we can do that," is the customary response, while he or she leaves you waiting. That's exactly what went on at the NHL's second straight day of marathon negotiating at the Westin New York at Times Square in Manhattan, where the two sides again met from 2 o'clock in the afternoon through press time late Wednesday night.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
LANCASTER - A Central Pennsylvania car salesman pleaded guilty Tuesday in the death of a man he was taking on a test drive more than a year ago. Michael Hershey, 49, of Landisville, admitted his guilt in Lancaster County Court to homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, and reckless endangerment. Authorities said he had been drinking and was speeding when he hit an embankment in East Hempfield Township in December 2010, killing customer Jon Jensen, 48, and injuring Jensen's son. Hershey choked up at times as he answered questions and said he had an "alcohol problem," the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal-New Era reported.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2011 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
Sergey Naumovsky, president of a Bucks County technology company, has a love affair with cars despite having a few good reasons not to. First off, when he immigrated to the United States from Russia in November 1989, all his belongings and those of his wife at the time were stolen from the trunk of his friend's Subaru station wagon while it was parked in New York City. "I called my mother and said, 'Listen, I'm not sure about this America thing,' " he recalled. Ten years later, by then an established auto dealer in the Philadelphia region, Naumovsky would again find in cars a passage to aggravation.
NEWS
August 31, 2011 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Neighbors are living off the grid on Windsor Park Lane in Havertown, powerless since Hurricane Irene's Saturday slap plunged large portions of the region into the 19th century. There was no milk for the new baby on the block, and no rest for the car salesman with sleep apnea. "Power envy" was setting in. Fans couldn't catch the Phillies games they craved. Concerned calls from relatives went unanswered on dead phones. And nearly all the ice cream has melted. Like 15,000 other Peco Energy customers in the area and 75,000 folks in New Jersey, several households on Windsor Park Lane were still without power Tuesday.
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March 5, 2011 | By REGINA MEDINA, medinar@phillynews.com 215-854-5985
Car salesmen usually don't drink Bacardi rum before they go for a test drive with a customer, but then again most car dealers aren't Michael Donald Hershey. Most car dealers aren't on the lam, either. Lancaster County authorities have an arrest warrant out for Hershey, 48, of Landisville, who gained notoriety this week in the Daily News as the car dealer whose purported reckless driving allegedly resulted in the death of a potential customer, Jon Christian "Chris" Jensen, 48, of Leola, Lancaster County.
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