July 17, 2015
LIKE MANY rental-car customers, my husband and I declined the expensive insurance offered at the counter. We knew we were covered through our auto-insurance carrier. Additionally, the credit card we use covers rental cars. In my mind, if we did get into an accident, I would just use the coverage offered by the credit-card company. But during our recent vacation, we came out one morning to climb into our Town and Country minivan and found that the bumper had been hit. Or so we thought.
October 29, 2014 |
TWO VIOLENT car crashes in yesterday morning's rain killed two people and left two more injured, police said. In the first accident, Christopher French, 43, of French Street near 17th in North Philadelphia, was driving a 2000 Cadillac DeVille south on City Avenue near 59th Street in Overbrook about 4:20 a.m. when he lost control of the car and crossed into the northbound lanes, crashing into a tree and a light pole, police said. The impact of the crash caused French's car to break apart and he was thrown from the vehicle, police said.
July 30, 2014
Say, parents! Why this unavailing moan? Why heave your pensive bosoms with the groan? To Charles, the happy subject of my song, A brighter world, and nobler strains belong. - Phillis Wheatley (1773) No poet's rhyme, no singer's lyric, can erase the pain of a child's death. If only that uncontrollable grief could somehow protect other children from an unforeseen death. But it can't. A child can die in seemingly safe surroundings - a bedroom that becomes a deathtrap in a rowhouse fire, or a sidewalk stand, set up to sell fruit and bottled water, that is demolished by a speeding car. In recent weeks, Philadelphia has experienced tragedies in both of those settings.
June 6, 2014 |
THERE WERE 32 team doctors at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, and every one of them examined Henry Josey's left knee. Thirty-two times, Josey hopped up on a table and offered up his scars from three surgeries. At an average of 10 minutes per exam, Josey would have spent 5 hours and 20 minutes being twisted and prodded, without allowing for downtime between appointments. It was a long day. "I came in, it felt like the place just shut down," Josey, a running back from Missouri, said yesterday at NovaCare, after finishing his organized team activity workout with the Eagles.
August 8, 2013 |
THE NIGHT after last month's Brickyard 400, Tony Stewart's sprint car flipped five times during a race at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario. Stewart was not injured. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion wasn't as lucky Monday night. Stewart broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg in an accident during a sprint-car race on Southern Iowa Speedway's dirt track. He had surgery early yesterday at a Des Moines hospital and remained there for observation. His team, Stewart-Haas Racing, also said he would need a second operation but did not reveal other details.
March 27, 2013 |
LINEBACKER Manti Te'o ended a trying 3 months by putting up a respectable 40-yard dash time Tuesday at Notre Dame's pro-day workout in front of scourts from 27 or 32 NFL teams. "I thought I did pretty good," Te'o said after his pro day workout in front of scouts from 27 of 32 NFL teams. "I'm very pleased with the way that I performed. " Some had expressed concern whether Te'o could be an every-down back in the NFL after he was timed at 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine in Indianapolis.
January 18, 2013 |
Question: A lot of backstory and angst go along with this story, but I'll keep it short: I'm in my 20s, and I got in a car accident in my dad and stepmom's car. I did not borrow the car for fun; I was visiting them from my home a few hours away and needed to pick up prescriptions. Car accident happens - totally my fault, although luckily no one was hurt. I find out the car doesn't have the relevant insurance and no damage is covered. In the heat of the moment I offer to pay, not realizing how expensive the repairs would be. Stepmom wants to hold me to this promise.
January 16, 2013
AT LAST, someone has come up with a good idea about what to do with Philadelphia's scandal-ridden Traffic Court: Get rid of it. Sen. Dominic Pileggi, Republican leader of the state Senate, said he is working on legislation to abolish Traffic Court and shift its duties to Municipal Court. Pileggi said he was prompted to act because of an ongoing FBI investigation into corruption at the court and because of a report, done for the state Supreme Court by investigator William Chadwick, that revealed widespread fixing of cases based on politics.
November 28, 2012 |
ON THANKSGIVING MORNING, as most of us prepared to stuff our bellies with pie and our bags with Black Friday booty, hundreds of recovering alcoholics and addicts converged in Bucks County, united by their past chase of the next high. And by the present high of needing only each other. They were at Livengrin, an addiction-treatment center in Bensalem, where many had gotten clean and sober. And they'd returned on Thanksgiving for its annual gratitude day. It's a simple but extraordinary happening that, for at least three decades, has given those in recovery a chance to state publicly why they're thankful.
July 28, 2012
Md. man arrested, arms cache seized WASHINGTON - A Maryland man who threatened to go on a shooting rampage at his office with an arsenal of weapons was committed to a hospital on mental-health grounds, police said Friday. Police said the suspect, identified in a police warrant as Neil Edwin Prescott, was wearing a T-shirt that read "Guns don't kill people, I kill people" when he was initially interviewed by police this week. Anne Arundel County police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided the man's apartment in Crofton, Md., and found 25 guns, including semiautomatic rifles and pistols, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.