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February 23, 1995 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An upgraded air-conditioning system and a glass-paneled elevator to replace the center court spiraling ramp are the latest improvements being made or planned at Oxford Valley Mall. They are part of multifaceted renovations as the 23-year-old Middletown Township facility prepares to meet competition from its future neighbors, which will include the Court at Oxford Valley, a 700,000-square-foot center of mega-stores, and several smaller centers. The giant crane looming over the mall last week was dismantling the old cooling tower on the roof and installing a new one, said Bob Hart, Oxford Valley's general manager.
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April 13, 2000 | by Chris Brennan, Daily News Staff Writer
SEPTA General Manager Jack Leary now knows what it's like to be at the mercy of his agency's perilous machinery. One of the Market-Frankford line's infamous elevators, at the York-Dauphin station in Kensington, snared SEPTA's top guy and a chief aide Monday morning. For 30 minutes, Leary and SEPTA assistant general manager Fran Egan chatted about how riders must feel when confronted with elevators that don't work. "We certainly appreciated the irony of it," Egan said yesterday.
NEWS
August 31, 1989 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, Special to The Inquirer
The Tredyffrin Zoning Hearing Board has unanimously approved a special exception for the Cathcart Health Center that would allow construction of an elevator at the facility on Valley Forge Road in Devon. Cathcart is a private health care center for 63 adults ages 65 years and older. At a Zoning Hearing Board meeting last Thursday, Dana Aberle, head administrator of Cathcart, said the two-story elevator would be built in the east wing of the health center. "The addition will not change the drainage or the roof line of the building," Aberle said.
NEWS
September 21, 1988 | By Ellen O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Delaware River Port Authority agreed yesterday to the construction of elevators in two PATCO High-Speed Line terminals, apparently curtailing a dispute between the authority and New Jersey officials over the rights of handicapped riders to trouble-free access to public transportation. Anthony M. Villane Jr., acting commissioner of the state Department of Community Affairs, said the authority agreed to the installation of elevators in the not-yet-opened Camden Transportation Center and in the Woodcrest Station about five miles away.
NEWS
February 25, 1990 | By Lori Miller Kase, Special to The Inquirer
Willingboro's Board of Education failed to muster enough support last week to approve payment for a partially constructed elevator in John F. Kennedy Junior High School. The board's refusal to pay the bill for the elevator, which would allow a handicapped seventh grader to get to the building's upper two levels, came only a week after the New Jersey Department of Education warned Willingboro that it was violating federal regulations by not providing the student with equal access to educational programs in the district.
NEWS
March 9, 1990 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A security guard at the Philadelphia National Bank Building in Center City was killed yesterday in a freak accident in one of the building's elevator shafts, police said. Thomas F. Himmelreich, 64, a retired Philadelphia firefighter, died instantly when he was crushed between the elevator car and shaft wall at 1345 Chestnut St., just below street level of the 24-story high-rise, police said. Police and firefighters rushed to the scene about 1:35 p.m. after receiving a report of a man trapped in the shaft.
NEWS
July 12, 1987 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
Sharon Hill Borough engineers got the go-ahead last week to draw up plans for an elevator that would make the second floor of the firehouse more accessible for a senior citizens' group. The council voted, 6-1, Thursday night to allow engineers H. Gilroy Damon Associates Inc. to prepare specifications for the plan. Council member Dominic F. Corvaia voted against it. "I think it's a waste of money," Corvaia said after the meeting. "We have better uses for that money. " Corvaia said he would rather see the money spent on a new word processor and computer system.
NEWS
August 16, 1987 | By Frank Lawlor, Special to The Inquirer
Sharon Hill officials have told residents that they do not intend to spend local tax money to put an elevator in the borough's fire hall. Plans for the elevator, aimed at providing handicapped and elderly people access to meetings and community functions, are being drawn up by the borough's engineer, Gilroy Damon. At Thursday's regular meeting, Borough Council President Charles J. Hollenden said that if the price tag for the elevator was greater than the amount of state grants the borough had received, alternate accommodations for the handicapped would be considered.
NEWS
September 7, 1988 | By Walter F. Roche Jr., Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
At the King Plaza project one day last week, residents of the high-rise struggled, one after the other, with an elevator door that would not open all the way. The other elevator was not working at all. A Philadephia Housing Authority maintenance man got no special consideration. He had to push and shove to get himself through the jammed doorway into the cramped cab. Meanwhile at Southwark Plaza, another PHA high-rise, a longtime resident warned that the problem-plagued elevators were "terrible.
NEWS
February 11, 1997 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Michael Shuler appears to be the kind of guy who would probably kill for a cigarette. Last Oct. 1, he almost did, said Assistant District Attorney Brian Grady. Shuler, 25, stabbed and wounded a probation officer and a security guard on an elevator in a building on Broad Street near Cherry after he was escorted from a fourth-floor probation office for smoking. Yesterday, Shuler, of Reese Street near Hunting Park Avenue, pleaded guilty to 16 charges, including two aggravated assaults, resisting arrest and weapons offenses.
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June 28, 2015 | By Charitha Gowda and Vincent Lo Re III, For The Inquirer
'I'm more tired than usual, doctor," the patient said, though she really thought nothing was wrong. At 60, she assumed age was catching up with her, and was at the doctor's office for her routine checkup. Indeed, all her blood work was normal - except for the panel revealing elevated liver enzymes. A liver ultrasound suggested the damage had been going on for some time. Aside from hypertension, she had no other active medical conditions. The only drugs she took were a diuretic and a multivitamin.
NEWS
May 16, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sam Tropiano would prefer another setting for his first attempt to win the 600th baseball game of his career. But the veteran Bishop Eustace Prep coach knows baseball has its own way of doing things. There will be something fitting about the scene, stakes and opponent when Tropiano steps on the field at Washington Township on Saturday afternoon and tries to become just the fourth coach in South Jersey history to win 600 games. Bishop Eustace (17-5) will play archrival Gloucester Catholic (21-3)
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
AFTER YEARS of talk by elected officials, city boosters and everyday citizens about how great it would be to have a green park on a portion of the abandoned Reading Railroad elevated viaduct, the idea appears to be on the fast track. City Council's Committee on Public Property and Public Works will hold a hearing Monday to discuss a bill introduced last week by Councilman Mark Squilla that would authorize the city to acquire 1/4-mile of the rail property now owned by SEPTA. "We think it's a great project, not only for the neighborhood but for the entire city," Squilla said yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2015 | Jenice Armstrong, The Daily News
YOU MAY HAVE watched Christopher Gray's appearance last month on ABC's "Shark Tank," when the 23-year-old entrepreneur sparked a walkout some call the biggest on-air fight in the show's history. But even before Gray's successful appearance on the show, during which entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to would-be investors, articles had already piled up about the fourth-year college student and the 99-cent Scholly app he created that links students with college scholarships. Well, get ready because here comes another one. I just can't say enough about Gray.
NEWS
October 1, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alan Beaumont Worthington, 89, of Plymouth Meeting, a World War II veteran and insurance claims company executive, died Saturday, Sept. 20, of congestive heart failure at Masonic Village in Lafayette Hill. Mr. Worthington was a leader in the Philadelphia-area insurance claims business. As president of Weeks-Worthington Adjustment Co. in Jenkintown, he provided independent claims-adjustment services for larger insurance firms. The firm was sold, and Mr. Worthington stayed on until retiring nine years ago. He was treasurer of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters for many years.
NEWS
September 11, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
MAYBE JANAY RICE is suffering the aftereffects of some kind of head injury from the punch she took from Ray Rice. Her Instagram rant yesterday, posted in response to public reaction to the video showing the sickening blow that knocked her out, sounded as if it were written by someone whose brain isn't processing information correctly. Janay actually blamed "the media" for the mess her then-fiance set in motion when he decked her in a Revel Casino elevator on Valentine's Day weekend.
SPORTS
September 10, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
HOW MANY football games is a woman's face worth? How about her dignity? And her pride? What number of football games says that a modern, progressive society refuses to accept the medieval treatment of its women? How would you quantify it for your wife, for your daughter, for your mother? How many football games tells them that they need not spend their lives in deference and submission to those who are bigger, stronger and quicker to anger? How many football games tells them that whatever the circumstances, an argument should never end with a woman's head snapping backward, striking the wall of an elevator, and slamming to the floor with her crumpled body?
SPORTS
August 29, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Safety became associated with a lot of four-letter words to Eagles fans that March day in 2009 when the team let its most beloved player sign as a free agent with the Denver Broncos. What the - insert your own four-letter word here - were they thinking when they let Brian Dawkins leave? When the - again, use the four-letter word of your choice - are the Eagles going to find a replacement for Dawkins? This is the Eagles' sixth season without Dawkins, who is retired and being paid to express his NFL opinions on ESPN.
NEWS
August 17, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The job called for routine elevator maintenance at the New York Avenue Apartments, a 15-story building of elderly and disabled residents in Atlantic City. A crew arrived Friday morning: Brian Jacome, 25, and a co-worker, his brother, police said. Then, just after 10 a.m., something terrible happened. A 911 call came. Someone, dispatchers learned, had fallen down the elevator shaft. Police and paramedics rushed to the building, but it was already too late. Jacome was dead.
SPORTS
August 1, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
RAY RICE publicly apologized to his wife yesterday and said he wants to become an "ambassador against domestic violence. " The Ravens running back, facing reporters at training camp, called the incident in which he allegedly knocked out then-fiancée Janay Palmer a "huge mistake. " Rice was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly knocked out Palmer, now his wife, in an Atlantic City casino elevator on Feb. 15. Rice pleaded not guilty and was placed in a pretrial intervention program, which could eventually lead to the charge being dropped.
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