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NEWS
July 17, 2010 | By Jen Wulf, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Voorhees police never had a chance to investigate the theft of two GPS units from a township family this week. By the time they were alerted by Debbie Adams, her Web-savvy husband, Ron, had already found the culprits. The units were taken from each of the Adams' unlocked cars sometime after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ron Adams realized Thursday morning that the units were missing. He went straight to his computer while his wife chased down a passing officer. "I was like, 'I'm going to go on Craigslist real quick; maybe they're stupid enough to do this,' " said Adams.
NEWS
June 30, 2010 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
It almost sounds like an episode of "Dexter. " Sean Burton, the Delaware County business owner accused of stabbing James Stropas to death last week in a Springfield parking lot, had been secretly tracking the Iraq war veteran with a global-positioning device attached to the frame of his Jeep, according to search-warrant applications obtained yesterday by the Daily News . Inside Burton's van, police found a shovel, hatchet, change of...
NEWS
May 21, 2010
RE THE OP-ED by Joe Ashdale, head of the Philadelphia Parking Authority: As far as taxicabs are concerned, sure they're in better condition. But don't use this as an excuse to rape the industry. Fines and fees have skyrocketed under the PPA and continue to rise, primarily because there's no state oversight. There's no avenue for public input from the industry to show what a harmful impact these steep increases are causing. Recently, the Commonwealth Court ruled that the PPA Taxi Division's rules and regs are invalid and unenforceable.
NEWS
May 21, 2010 | By Robert Strauss FOR THE INQUIRER
Michael Lacy is no Geomuggle or novice, and he's determined to make sure a new generation of geocachers populates the Jersey Shore. Geocaching is something of a video-game update on the road-rally concept. In this case, people or groups hide things in "caches," often identifying the sites in coordinates that can be discovered by Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Inside each cache is usually some small prize, but the fun is primarily just finding the site of the cache and recording, on a scorecard within what is usually a small box, that you were there.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2010 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At Philadelphia International Airport's busy tower, air traffic controllers showed off new satellite technology Monday that will one day transform the nation's air traffic system from radar navigation to an Internet in the sky. Philadelphia is one of four airports to get the technology, which relies on global positioning satellites, like GPS in a car, to transmit a plane's location to radios on the ground, controllers in towers, and to other aircraft...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2010 | By Judi Dash FOR THE INQUIRER
1. If your ultimate entertainment includes two-wheel touring, have we got a portable bike for you. Dahon's 18-speed Vitesse P18 folding bike can handle rural expanses or urban streets. The bike has powerful front and rear brakes, 20-inch wheels, high-traction tires with extra puncture protection, a well-padded saddle, and a pump stashed in the seat post. Weighing about 27 pounds, it folds to 31.2 inches by 25.7 inches by 11.3 inches deep, which will fit in the trunk or backseat of most cars.
NEWS
April 15, 2010
1. If your ultimate entertainment includes two-wheel touring, have we got a portable bike for you. Dahon's 18-speed Vitesse P18 folding bike can handle rural expanses or urban streets. The bike has powerful front and rear brakes, 20-inch wheels, high-traction tires with extra puncture protection, a well-padded saddle, and a pump stashed in the seat post. Weighing about 27 pounds, it folds to 31.2 inches by 25.7 inches by 11.3 inches deep, which will fit in the trunk or backseat of most cars.
NEWS
February 19, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea and Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A Philadelphia man attracted lots of ambulance chasers yesterday - law enforcers, not lawyers - and they got an assist from technology. Police received a report about 8:30 a.m. that an ambulance had been stolen from a kidney dialysis center in the 5900 block of North Broad Street in North Philadelphia. Cory E. Chambers, 26, helped himself to a vehicle that was parked outside the facility with the engine running, police said. He then began a circuitous, rush-hour joyride around the city - but Philadelphia police were able to track his every move.
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