April 9, 1997 |
Her name - for now - is Bunny Doe. The day before Easter, she was found abandoned under the stairwell of an Eagleville apartment building, naked except for a powder-blue knit cap. She was just 2 hours old and weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Her umbilical cord had been tied off with a white shoelace. Other than that, little is known about the infant. Yesterday, after a week and a half of investigation, Montgomery County officials said they knew even less about Bunny's parents.
October 24, 1993 |
The decision to bring in the Quiet Riot Comedy Theater to perform at Eagleville Elementary School next month has generated loud protest from a few parents. The show, run by brothers David and Bill Mettler of Wyncote, uses mine, comedy, music and a seven-part message to urge students to avoid alcohol and illegal drugs. Bette Anne Camagna, who has three children in the school, said in an interview that she saw the comedy routine at Village Park Elementary School in the Pennsbury School District in Bucks County and did not like the approach, which emphasizes the empowerment of children.
April 29, 1995 |
A 5-year-old Montgomery County girl whose legs were mangled by a lawn mower nearly two years ago has won a $12 million judgment against Sears, Roebuck & Co. and the maker of the riding tractor mower. Allie Martin was 3 1/2 years old when her father, David Martin, accidentally backed over her while mowing the lawn at his Eagleville home on May 24, 1993. Allie's left leg was chewed up by the rotating blades and had to be amputated below the knee. Her right foot was mutilated, and part of it was amputated.
December 24, 1987 |
A CELEBRITY DONOR takes a break from his crush of public appearances to give blood at Red Cross headquarters at 23d and Chestnut Streets. That fellow beneath the beard and pillow yesterday was actually Matt Rissinger of Eagleville, who is a regular blood donor.
July 8, 1993 |
Lansdale's Kevin Darkes, 12, was one of 2,300 athletes who competed in the 13th annual Junior Olympics in Tae Kwon Do, held last Thursday through Saturday at Wright State University in Ohio. Darkes is a red belt who trains at Kwak's Tae Kwon Do in Eagleville.
September 19, 1987 |
Weekday bus service between Norristown and the Montgomery County prison in Eagleville, Lower Providence Township, will be cut by more than 50 percent because of low ridership, the county commissioners said yesterday. Saturday service to the county prison and to Graterford Prison in Skippack Township also will be affected, said the commissioners. The changes are effective Oct. 25. The cuts are necessary, the commissioners said, because as many as 17 of 52 weekday and Saturday bus runs have averaged three passengers or fewer.
September 3, 1987 |
The Magnolia Borough Council awarded a contract last night to Eagleville Excavating Inc. of Philadelphia to take the borough's trash through 1988. Under the contract, Magnolia will pay $55 a ton to dump its trash at Eagleville's transfer station. Borough officials said they expected to dump 3,700 tons during the time of the contract, for a total cost of $203,500. The borough had been dumping its trash at three landfills after it was stopped from using the Kinsley Landfill in Deptford in 1985 and was without a contract, borough officials said.
April 5, 1990 |
If all the rough edges are smoothed out, Bryn Athyn and Lower Moreland may soon share a police radio dispatch system. The Bryn Athyn Borough Council took the first steps at its Monday night meeting by voicing interest in buying an ultra-high-frequency system that would be compatible with Lower Moreland's new dispatch system. Calls would be answered by Lower Moreland's Police Department and then be dispatched to Bryn Athyn's Police Department. "With the system we have now, we are compatible with Lower Moreland.
May 13, 1988 |
A Darby garbage-hauling operation headed by William Stout, the son of former Philadelphia union boss Earl Stout, exists in violation of township regulations and without a state permit, a township official said yesterday. Darby Solicitor A. Leo Sereni said the township had been unaware until two weeks ago of the operation of the transfer and recycling station owned by Eagleville Inc., whose president is William Stout. Several officials toured the company's site in southern Darby Township two weeks ago at the insistence of Township Commissioner Lee Taliafero, who said he had been concerned about the legality of the transfer station, which never received approval from the township.
October 8, 1986 |
It was not exactly the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but for Mayor Jack Hagen of Laurel Springs and several other Camden County mayors it definitely was an exercise in free choice. Better yet, Hagen said, it will save a lot of taxpayers a lot of money. In a brief, low-key ceremony last Wednesday, Hagen and the other mayors signed contracts with a trash-disposal company, Eagleville Excavating Co., that has agreed to dispose of the towns' trash for the next two years at a cost well below that charged by The Forge Inc., a Philadelphia trash-transfer station.