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January 9, 1995 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
More than 39,000 people piled into the Philadelphia International Auto Show in its first two days Saturday and yesterday at its new home at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Saul Kun, chairman of the auto show, sponsored by the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, said yesterday's total of 19,902 paid admissions was 4,000 more than last year's first Sunday of the show. Kun and Robert Butera, executive director of the Convention Center, said parking and traffic problems did not materialize despite the crowded, Center City environs of the Convention Center.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By William Bender and Tricia L. Nadolny, STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Kenney isn't known to back down from a political fight. He has called Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput "not Christian" and Gov. Christie a "fat-assed . . . creep. " One of Kenney's first acts as mayor in January was clearing the north apron of City Hall, where for years dozens of politicians and other VIPs parked their vehicles. But those 200 cars parked illegally between the northbound and southbound lanes of Broad Street in South Philly? Reversing that generations-old tradition is apparently too fraught with peril.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2015 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
Rachel De Barros launched her first car-related business while a student at Ohio University. She printed pink fliers with her name and phone number, promoting herself as a door-to-door mechanic. An oil change? Brake job? Simple repair? De Barros was for hire. No one called. "I would wait by the phone, like, Come on! I need money, " said De Barros, 37, of Feasterville, staring at a spot on the table where a phone would be. "So I changed the fliers, made them white, and wrote, 'Call Jimmy.' Then I started getting calls.
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Steve Bohnel, Staff Writer
Fred Simeone has spent half a century collecting race cars, and Philadelphia is the lucky beneficiary. His massive, impressive collection - more than 60 world-class vintage sports racers - is open to the public in the huge Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, at 6825 Norwitch Dr., near Philadelphia International Airport. Simeone, 80, a retired neurosurgeon, first fell in love with cars by tagging along to junkyards with his father, Anthony, who died in 1972. We talked to him about his museum's sweet wheels.
NEWS
October 5, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / JOHN SLAVIN
George Dunning of Oreland looks over a 1962 MG Model A at a show of British cars held Saturday at the Hope Lodge in Fort Washington. The cars were displayed by the Delaware Valley Triumph Club, the Philadelphia MG Club, the Philadelphia Austin Healey Club and the Delaware Valley Jaguar Club.
NEWS
October 18, 1987 | By Karen K. Gress, Special to The Inquirer
Motorists who call the West Goshen police for help when they lock their keys in their cars will find their requests low on the department's list of emergency priorities. Police Chief Michael Dunn told township supervisors Tuesday night that "an astounding number of calls received in the past year" had forced his department to review its policy of assisting motorists who need their cars unlocked. Dunn said the 18-member department received 974 calls since September 1986. Most of the calls were from township residents who had locked their keys in cars or trucks.
NEWS
April 2, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Barbara Laker, and Wendy Ruderman, STAFF WRITERS
One thing seems clear about what happened in November outside the Overbrook home of District Attorney Seth Williams: Four tires were slashed on two security cars from his office. That showed up 12 days later in a police report required by the city's Office of Fleet Management to replace the tires, at a cost to taxpayers estimated by the office at $845.64. What remains unclear about the vandalism is who did it and why no investigation appears to have ensued to find out. Was the daylight crime on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a random act of violence?
NEWS
March 1, 1996 | By Analisa Nazareno, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Detectives here are investigating the smashing of eight cars' windows in the Pennypacker, Buckingham and Millbrook Park neighborhoods Tuesday night. The first report of a broken window was at 9:50 p.m., when the driver's side window of a 1973 Ford truck parked on the 100 block of Melbourne Lane was smashed. Within the next hour, the windows of five more cars were reported smashed: a 1989 Mercury Tracer parked in the 100 block of Buckingham Way; a 1988 Ford Escort and an Oldsmobile Cutlass, both parked in the 200 block of Pheasant Lane; and a 1990 Buick Century and a 1984 Ford Tempo, both on the 100 block of Marshall Lane.
NEWS
February 14, 1993 | By Judy Baehr, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Police have issued another alert to borough residents after the second rash of overnight thefts from automobiles in less than a month. Overnight on Feb. 5 and 6, 41 vehicles were entered in the northwest sector of the borough. Ten more incidents were reported overnight Monday, this time in the northeast sector. All of the cars were unlocked, police said. One victim reported that $150 in two bills had been taken from the glove compartment. The owner of another car reported $80 missing.
NEWS
September 4, 1988 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
It began as a simple neighborhood cleanup effort yesterday in West Kensington. But by day's end, some streets were strewn with overturned and abandoned cars, some of which had been set on fire. After city trash trucks drove by without picking up the garbage, police say, some angry residents took to the streets in a frenzy of protest. For several hours, they rode through the neighborhood, pushing abandoned cars into the middle of the streets, heaving them over onto their roofs and setting some of them on fire.
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August 16, 2016
Two women were charged Sunday with child endangerment after they left an infant in the backseat of a sweltering car while they shopped at a Bensalem Target. Authorities said the 1-year-old spent about 15 minutes inside the vehicle, where temperatures had reached more than 115 degrees, before an off-duty Philadelphia police officer spotted the child and using a tool managed to pry the door open. He was tending to the child when police arrived at the store on Rockhill Drive about 3:30 p.m. Katia Hernandez, the child's aunt, and Patricia Diaz, the child's grandmother, said they forgot the infant, police said.
NEWS
August 16, 2016 | Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Two killed in 3-car crash on Lincoln Drive A man and a woman died in a three-car crash on Lincoln Drive on Sunday afternoon, Philadelphia police said. The accident took place before 2 p.m. when a speeding Volvo, driven by a 23-year-old man, jumped a median strip near Gypsy Lane, according to police. The Volvo was struck by an Infiniti, which pushed the Volvo back over the median. A 55-year-old woman driving a Kia then struck the Volvo. Police did not release the names of the drivers Sunday.
NEWS
August 16, 2016
A 16-year-old male was shot to death inside a car in Kensington Sunday afternoon and police said his killer remains on the run. The teen, whose identity has not yet been released, was inside a black 2001 Chrysler on the 2000 block of East Orleans Street when he was shot once in the back around 1:58 p.m., police said. The teen was taken to Temple University Hospital by police, where he was pronounced dead at 2:24 p.m. Authorities said no arrests have been made in the case and a weapon has not been recovered.
NEWS
August 15, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
At the moment, the only sound in Patrice Banks' auto repair shop in Upper Darby is the click of her trademark strappy red heels across the floor. Soon, though, if her plan pans out, the place will resound with revving engines, lug-nut guns, and blow dryers, while in the air the scents of 10W-30 motor oil and fresh nail polish commingle. Garages, almost always, are shrines to the Y chromosome. But Banks' vision for the Girls Auto Clinic and So Clutch Beauty Bar is XX: car care for women, by women.
NEWS
August 14, 2016 | By Lauren Feiner, Staff Writer
Conflict between two prominent Philadelphia taxi medallion owners has caused more than 100 drivers to go without work for weeks - some for months - according to drivers' accounts. Evgeny Freidman and Everett Abitbol own Freedom Taxi Association L.L.C., but a pending lawsuit seeks to change that. In a complaint filed in Common Pleas Court in April, Abitbol asked to dissolve the company, and accused him of removing business funds to pay personal debts and setting up ghost accounts to send money to family members, among other claims.
NEWS
August 13, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
Self-driving vehicles are coming, a top Pennsylvania transportation official said Thursday, and they will change life beyond anyone's wildest imagination. A new state task force that includes industry heavy hitters General Motors and Uber has been meeting with state officials and transit trade groups to prepare Pennsylvania for arrival of the still-experimental twist on transport. The group is working to devise guidelines for how to safely test such vehicles on Pennsylvania roads, said PennDot policy director Roger J. Cohen.
SPORTS
August 12, 2016 | By Bill Fleischman, FOR THE DAILY NEWS
POCONO RACEWAY removed any doubts that the Verizon IndyCar series would return to the track by announcing Wednesday that IndyCar will be back next year and in 2018. No dates were announced for the 2017 and '18 races. The ABC Supply 500, the fourth IndyCar race since the series returned to Pocono, is scheduled for Aug. 21. "We are thrilled to share this great news that we will host the Verizon IndyCar Series through 2018," said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono's president and CEO. "Our track was originally designed for open-wheel cars, and our fans really enjoy the action on the track.
NEWS
August 12, 2016
A 37-year-old man has died from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car while crossing Route 130 in Burlington City. The victim, a Burlington City resident whose name has not been released, was struck on southbound Route 130 at Logan Avenue about 5 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The man was taken to the trauma center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden but he died a few hours later. police said. The driver of the car, a 37-year-old woman from Burlington City, remained at the scene, police said.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By William Bender and Tricia L. Nadolny, STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Kenney isn't known to back down from a political fight. He has called Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput "not Christian" and Gov. Christie a "fat-assed . . . creep. " One of Kenney's first acts as mayor in January was clearing the north apron of City Hall, where for years dozens of politicians and other VIPs parked their vehicles. But those 200 cars parked illegally between the northbound and southbound lanes of Broad Street in South Philly? Reversing that generations-old tradition is apparently too fraught with peril.
NEWS
August 10, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
You've seen them on the roadway: motorists driving while grooming, eating, reading the newspaper, checking email on a laptop, or turning the music dials. A New Jersey lawmaker wants to crack down on distracted driving under a proposed bill that seeks to stop motorists from multitasking when they get behind the wheel. "We have slowly but surely made our cars into extensions of our living room," Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D., Middlesex) said in an interview Monday. "As a consequence, we have people engaging in conduct that was never intended for a motor vehicle moving at 40 or 50 mph. "I've driven down the turnpike a number of times and seen people reading a newspaper folded on the steering wheel or working on their laptop in the passenger seat," he said.
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