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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
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
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.
NEWS
October 14, 1999 | by Carla Anderson , Daily News Staff Writer
The two mayoral candidates sparred over the issue of abandoned cars yesterday as Republican Sam Katz came out with his plan for getting rid of the estimated 47,000 heaps dumped along Philadelphia streets. Posed in front of an abandoned car parked outside the John B. Stetson Middle School on Allegheny Avenue, Katz came out with a detailed plan that combines up to $500,000 in more state money with streamlined city procedures. "Burned out, rusted and vandalized vehicles are more than just eyesores," Katz said.
NEWS
October 1, 1986
The headline over Sandra Thompson's Sept. 11 Letter to the Editor was reversed. It should have read, "Motorists create danger on River Dr. " Drivers have a lot of gall driving their cars through what is essentially a city park and demanding that bicycle riders be ruled off the roadways. The problem of course is that the recreational nature of Fairmount Park, like most other things in our society, has been subjugated to insatiable demands of an ever-growing army of motor vehicles. This motorization of the environment, a process that is virtually complete in the suburbs, has already ruined most American cities and is eating away at Philadelphia bit by bit. If Philadelphia does not find a way to grow and prosper without succumbing to this process, most of the things that make this city more livable than most American cities will eventually be lost.
NEWS
January 14, 1993 | By Robert F. O'Neill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
What do you do when one of your neighbors tinkers with cars until the wee hours of the morning, spills oil on your driveway, then spray-paints in his garage until the fumes seep into your child's bedroom? Calling police is not the answer, according to a group of Folcroft residents who lodged complaints at Monday night's Borough Council meeting. The neighbor has a scanner, they said, which alerts him before the police arrive. Area residents identified the alleged offender as George Custodio, who was not at the meeting and could not be reached for comment.
NEWS
July 31, 2006 | By Patricia Mans FOR THE INQUIRER
Whenever the television in Melvin's foster home is tuned to auto racing, the 12-year-old will be in front of the set, because he loves watching the cars speed around the track. He also enjoys riding his bike. Medically fragile and developmentally delayed, Melvin needs guidance and supervision to complete most activities. In school he attends special education classes and receives individual attention for most of the day. Therapy is helping him improve his speech, mobility and balance.
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September 22, 2016 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
My husband and I are about to go somewhere in the car. He is out the door at the appointed moment. I am not. Instead, I am frantically trying to find my sunglasses - until the door opens and I hear the tender words, "Are you ready, for crying out loud?" And so begins another glorious Friedman car ride. My husband and I love one another deeply, have been together for 56 years, have created a family, a life, and maybe even a legacy. But we have not yet succeeded in riding in tender togetherness in a car. Let there be those who sit quietly in the front seat speaking of pleasantries, things that matter a lot or a little, or who can be totally engaged in an NPR radio program.
NEWS
September 19, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, STAFF WRITER
In Pennsylvania's big city to the west, autonomous vehicles with their black, high-tech conning towers are becoming a familiar sight. "The first time I saw one I thought it looked like something out of Ghostbusters ," said Francis Shirey, a 50-year-old Uber driver in Pittsburgh who, some day, could be put out of work by one of those funny-looking cars. On Wednesday the ride-hailing app giant Uber, which has been testing its self-driving cars since the spring, began offering passengers in Pittsburgh free rides in a few self-driving vehicles, and it plans to have about 100 robo-cars motoring around the Iron City by the end of the year.
NEWS
September 12, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A teenager was critically injured early Saturday in a two-vehicle accident on City Avenue near the Schuylkill Expressway on-ramp, Philadelphia police said. The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. on the 3900 block of City Avenue in the River Park section of West Philadelphia. A 29-year-old Philadelphia man, driving a 2015 Ford Fusion at high speed northbound, slammed into the back of a 2000 Honda Accord heading in the same direction, police said. A 17-year-old boy who was sitting in the backseat of the Accord suffered severe head trauma and was taken to Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood.
NEWS
September 6, 2016
Police made an arrest in the killing of a woman Sunday night. The woman, who has not been identified, was struck by a vehicle and then beaten with a shovel about 8:20 p.m. outside on the 700 block of W. Loudon Street, police said. She was taken to Albert Einstein Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:48 p.m. Police recovered the weapon and have a person in custody. More information was not available Sunday night. Jason Laughlin
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Al Haas, Staff Writer
Before it hurries into history, let's take a look at the outgoing automotive class of 2016. More precisely, let's check out the redesigned 2016 models I found most memorable. This is of interest because these cars are still the subjects of clearance sales, and because their fresh redesign means they will almost certainly remain virtually the same for the next several years. The following cars made my short list for a mixture of reasons including performance, styling, and innovation: Cadillac CT6 . This large sedan is the most luxurious Cadillac I've been in. The materials and workmanship are top drawer, and the hedonism ranges from backseats that recline and massage to a mind-blowing 34-speaker sound system.
TRAVEL
September 5, 2016
Name: Turo, www.turo.com . What it does: Allows drivers to rent their car or rent someone else's car for fun and profit. What's hot: Tesla Model X. Maserati GranTurismo Convertible. Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Those are just a couple of cars for rent on the "Elite in Los Angeles" board, but it's not all about expensive cars. If you're looking for adventure, consider tapping the filters to fill your needs. I found a 2014 Jeep Wrangler in Denver with built-in navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming, and a bike or ski rack (additional)
NEWS
August 30, 2016
Toddler killed in West Philly crash A child died Sunday after being hit by a car in West Philadelphia, police said. The 23-month-old boy ran between two parked vehicles and was hit by a westbound white Chevrolet Trailblazer about 6:45 p.m. on the 4800 block of Merion Avenue, police said. The child, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at 7:13 p.m. The driver remained at the scene of the impact. - Jason Laughlin Pedestrian critical after accident A woman was critically injured while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard in Feltonville early Sunday, police said.
NEWS
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A man driving a stolen vehicle in North Philadelphia Friday night crashed into a police car, causing heavy front-end damage to the cruiser, police said Saturday. The crash occurred about 9 p.m. when the driver of the stolen vehicle, who was heading the wrong way south on 23rd Street, ran into the front of the police cruiser, which was traveling on the 2200 block of Montgomery Avenue. The police officer, who was responding to a chase of a person on foot, had minor injuries and did not seek medical attention, police said.
NEWS
August 25, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
Along with the political problems and federal investigation faced by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has been a quirky little mystery. Who slashed the tires on two security detail cars parked outside his house in November? That case of vandalism, now more than nine months old, may be on the verge of being solved. Emily Harris, a spokeswoman for the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, confirmed that her agency has been contacted about the case and was "awaiting a formal referral" from Philadelphia.
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