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July 17, 2011 | By Daisy Nguyen and John Antczak, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Southern Californians appeared Saturday to be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to avoid the dreaded "Carmageddon" - leaving their cars at home. Unusually light traffic flowed freely through the nation's second-largest city despite fears of epic traffic jams spawned by the 53-hour shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of one of the region's most critical freeways. Authorities closed the segment of Interstate 405 on the western side of the metropolis to allow partial demolition of a bridge, warning motorists to stay off the roads or plan alternate routes.
NEWS
June 30, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Coroner's investigators have identified a man found dead on a Los Angeles freeway as a 20-year-old Lafayette College student who failed to return home from a party in Bel Air. Coroner's Lt. Fred Corral said Monday that authorities used fingerprints to identify James Daniel O'Connell, who attended the Easton, Pa., college. Los Angeles police say O'Connell was last seen alive early Saturday at a party in Bel Air, which he attended with his brother. His mother reported him missing later Saturday, and police dispatched helicopter crews and patrol officers to search for him. Police say the man found dead on the freeway apparently had been struck by two vehicles.
NEWS
July 30, 1987 | By Paul Nussbaumm, Inquirer Staff Writer
Are there finally too many mice in the cage? Pent-up rage is exploding on Southern California's overcrowded freeways, where frustrated motorists have begun shooting at each other with astonishing frequency. Police reported yet another incident yesterday, bringing to 14 the number of freeway shootings since mid-June. And if the psychologists are right, California is in the forefront of a trend. "We represent a model of what the rest of the nation is going to confront," said Albert Mehrabian, a professor of environmental psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles.
NEWS
September 30, 1986 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the land where freeways were born and where automobiles are worshiped nearly as much as the sun, they started building a subway yesterday. Not a long subway. Certainly not a cheap subway. And the 4.4-mile downtown Los Angeles subway, with five stations, is not expected to lure Southern Californians en masse from the cars and freeways that define status and lifestyle here. But local government and business officials predict that it will eventually form the backbone of a regional 150-mile commuter rail network that they hope will prevent endless freeway jams by the turn of the century.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2014 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philly rapper Freeway has invested in a product close to his roots, literally. The 36-year-old rapper has debuted his contribution to manscaping with the release of his All Natural Best Beard cream. Packaged in silver tins, the handcrafted creams come in an assortment of scents, from sweet blueberry to the limited-edition holiday spice that smells like nutmeg. As of late, men have been saying so long to the chin strap, the goatee, and the soul patch as more have been growing full-on thick beards of glory.
SPORTS
August 11, 1996 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bill Bishop rides around the fairways and greens at Freeway Golf Course in a cart, pointing out the features and unique characteristics of the layout. In more ways than one, Freeway is Bishop's field of dreams. Now 69 and a resident of Germantown, Bishop once had hopes of walking around such a golf course, playing against the best golfers the professional tour had to offer, before large galleries and with big money on the line. But in the early 1950s, blacks had just broken the color barrier in baseball, and Jim Crow ideals still ruled the PGA. Against those obstacles, Bishop never reached stardom in golf, even though he might have had the talent to do it. But another vision of Bishop's - Freeway - is thriving.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Christopher Weber, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - The demolition of a bridge that forced the weekend closure of one of the nation's busiest freeways is on schedule, while many Los Angeles drivers heeded warnings to steer clear of the area, and officials expect to reopen the lanes as planned Monday morning. Crews working around the clock since Friday evening have taken down all but two columns of the Mulholland Drive bridge over Interstate 405, Rick Jagger, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said Sunday morning.
NEWS
July 18, 2011 | Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - The event that many feared would be the "Carmageddon" of epic traffic jams cruised calmly to a finish yesterday, with bridge work on the Los Angeles roadway completed nearly a full day ahead of schedule and officials reopening a 10-mile stretch of the busy freeway. Drivers honked their horns and waved from car windows as traffic started moving in all 10 lanes of Interstate 405 just after noon for the first time since being shut down at midnight Friday. There were no major problems since the freeway was closed, and the biggest worry of all - that the work would spill into the area's always rough Monday-morning commute, was set aside.
SPORTS
October 24, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
George Forster, Radnor Valley Country Club pro, scored his first victory of the season in winning the $5,575 Little Mill Pro-Amateur Member-Member tournament of the Philadelphia PGA with a 1-over-par 72 yesterday at the Little Mill Country Club. Ken Peyre-Ferry of Little Mill, Tony Perla of Edgmont and John DiMarco of Riverton finished in a second-place tie at 75. Bill Bishop of Freeway won the senior division with a 79. BLIND GOLFERS ASSOCIATION Tom Brozena and his coach and partner, Larry Harger, won the alternate- stroke tournament of the Middle Atlantic Blind Golfers Association with an 87 at the Philmont Country Club.
NEWS
February 15, 1995 | Daily News wire services
PIERRE, S.D. PANEL NIXES IDEA OF 'REAGAN' FREEWAY South Dakota already has George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt on Mount Rushmore. But it won't take Ronald Reagan, even on a freeway. Legislation to put the former president's name on a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 229 near Sioux Falls was killed, 4-3, yesterday by the state Senate Transportation Committee. The measure was sponsored by state Sen. Kermit Staggers, Republican from Sioux Falls.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2014 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philly rapper Freeway has invested in a product close to his roots, literally. The 36-year-old rapper has debuted his contribution to manscaping with the release of his All Natural Best Beard cream. Packaged in silver tins, the handcrafted creams come in an assortment of scents, from sweet blueberry to the limited-edition holiday spice that smells like nutmeg. As of late, men have been saying so long to the chin strap, the goatee, and the soul patch as more have been growing full-on thick beards of glory.
TRAVEL
October 7, 2013 | By Christa Sywulak-Herr, For The Inquirer
I have a hard enough time compromising on "where/what to eat" with my two boys and husband when we are standing in the middle of the fifth-largest city in the United States, brimming with options. We may have our four differing opinions on what we want to eat, but we all agree good, tasty, healthy food trumps anything else. So it's no surprise that road trips pose a higher degree of difficulty in that process. On a recent nine-hour drive to Toronto, all of our time was spent on state turnpikes and thruways littered with the same fast-food chains that quite literally repulsed us at every turn.
NEWS
September 25, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Erwin Boyd was driving a Volkswagen sedan, allegedly fleeing from police Sunday morning on the Vine Street Expressway, when he pulled over and switched seats with his passenger. The chance of eluding capture did not improve with Tikeena Isreal at the wheel. Boyd, 40, and Isreal, 41, were arrested after a wild run from pursuing officers that included a U-turn on the Schuylkill Expressway into oncoming traffic while Isreal was driving, prosecutors said. About 10:45 a.m., Camden County police attempted to pull over a 2011 Volkswagen CC near the Ben Franklin Bridge, according to Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.
NEWS
February 8, 2013
The planning and construction of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and its first major cultural institutions spanned about three decades. So it's not surprising that updating Philadelphia's version of the Champs-Élysées is taking more than a few years. By the time the Parkway reaches its centenary in several years, however, the mile-long boulevard's worst flaws could be much more tolerable, thanks to the latest in a series of city improvement initiatives. The challenge, as it has been for decades, is to tame the Parkway's multiple lanes of often high-speed traffic, which pose dire risks to pedestrians and bicyclists alike.
NEWS
December 30, 2012
Pop Diamond in the Ruff (Babygrande ***) Different generations of Philly's old-school rap scene made a handsome showing in 2012. In a year that saw Beanie Sigel releasing a minor hit before heading back to prison and Schoolly D touring with Public Enemy, having Freeway back in action is a bonus. Like his pal Beans, Freeway was a member of Jay-Z's Roc-a-Fella family in the early 2000s and stayed hard throughout the decade and its four solo releases. Diamond in the Ruff proves that highly volatile Freeway is still the stoic iceman when it comes to rapping and rhyming.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Christopher Weber, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - The demolition of a bridge that forced the weekend closure of one of the nation's busiest freeways is on schedule, while many Los Angeles drivers heeded warnings to steer clear of the area, and officials expect to reopen the lanes as planned Monday morning. Crews working around the clock since Friday evening have taken down all but two columns of the Mulholland Drive bridge over Interstate 405, Rick Jagger, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said Sunday morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | Dan Gross
EAGLES WIDE RECEIVER DeSean Jackson joined Philly rapper Freeway onstage Thursday night at The Village Club in Lancaster and performed a song that seemed to amp up the crowd. It's not Jackson's first foray into hip-hop: He also rhymed on a Gillie Da Kid track along with Sixer Lou Williams.   ‘Top Chef' heading to New York City? "Top Chef" fan favorite and Somerton native Jennifer Carroll applied for a liquor license on a restaurant space in New York, EaterPhilly.com reported Friday afternoon.
NEWS
July 18, 2011 | Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - The event that many feared would be the "Carmageddon" of epic traffic jams cruised calmly to a finish yesterday, with bridge work on the Los Angeles roadway completed nearly a full day ahead of schedule and officials reopening a 10-mile stretch of the busy freeway. Drivers honked their horns and waved from car windows as traffic started moving in all 10 lanes of Interstate 405 just after noon for the first time since being shut down at midnight Friday. There were no major problems since the freeway was closed, and the biggest worry of all - that the work would spill into the area's always rough Monday-morning commute, was set aside.
NEWS
July 17, 2011 | By Daisy Nguyen and John Antczak, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Southern Californians appeared Saturday to be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to avoid the dreaded "Carmageddon" - leaving their cars at home. Unusually light traffic flowed freely through the nation's second-largest city despite fears of epic traffic jams spawned by the 53-hour shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of one of the region's most critical freeways. Authorities closed the segment of Interstate 405 on the western side of the metropolis to allow partial demolition of a bridge, warning motorists to stay off the roads or plan alternate routes.
NEWS
July 15, 2011 | By Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Thousands of doctors and nurses will bunk at hospitals, an emergency operation center will be set up, and Southern Californians are being urged to stay home and stock up on food. One major airline offered $4 seats to help people avoid the looming mess, selling out of tickets in three hours. The crisis? A 10-mile stretch of I-405 - a vital artery that links population centers north and south of the Santa Monica Mountains - is shutting down for 53 hours this weekend.
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