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March 6, 1995 | By Greg McCullough, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Doug Domokos figures he probably became the world's undisputed Wheelie King in 1984, when he reared back and roared into the Guiness Book of World Records by riding a wheelie 145 consecutive miles on the Talladega Speedway in Alabama. The 39-year-old thrill seeker bolstered his regal reputation when he passed Georgia's motorcycle driver's license test by doing all the necessary maneuvers and parking in one prolonged wheelie - rearing up on one back wheel all the way. Domokos, of Lake Elsinore, Calif.
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November 24, 1991 | By Roy H. Campbell, Inquirer Fashion Writer
The leather motorcycle jacket has hit the big time. The favored attire of street punks, motorcycle gangs and the underground party people is in almost every major designer's fall/winter collections. Check out the Chanel quilted leather jacket if you really want to go upscale. It's the height of style, but prepare for sticker shock. The price tag: $5,500. Don't you just love the high fashion business? What other industry could take an ordinary piece of street wear or casual wear, sew in a designer label and then charge an arm and two legs for it?
BUSINESS
May 5, 1987 | By Idris Michael Diaz, Inquirer Staff Writer
When President Reagan visits Harley-Davidson's sprawling plant here tomorrow, he'll see a company that for years got sushi kicked in its gears but lately has emerged as something of an industrial-strength Rambo. In a demonstration of its newly found macho, company officials stunned the U.S. International Trade Commission in March by announcing that they no longer needed the special tariff protection they had won back in 1983 for their motorcycles. "Please tell the world Harley's back and thriving as a well-capitalized, well-diversified market leader," the company's chairman, Vaughn Beals, said at a crowded news conference that month.
NEWS
April 19, 2011 | By Tom Krisher, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Harley-Davidson, which has a manufacturing plant in York, Pa., said net income more than tripled during the first quarter, yet the U.S. economy still weighed on sales at home and will continue to do so as the company retools its manufacturing operations. Harley posted a net profit of $119.3 million for the quarter Tuesday, up from $33.3 million a year ago. But the 51-cent-per-share earnings fell short of analyst expectations for 55 cents. Harley earned 14 cents a share in the first quarter last year.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1986 | By Terry Bivens, Inquirer Staff Writer
Forget the blue jeans and leather. Rejuvenated Harley-Davidson, the chariot of choice for generations of Hell's Angels, is about to roll down Wall Street. Harley-Davidson Motor Co., the nation's only surviving manufacturer of motorcycles, last week announced a public offering of 1.43 million shares of common stock. At the same time, it will offer $50 million worth of 10-year subordinated notes. According to the company prospectus, the stock is expected to sell in the range of $9 to $11 per share.
NEWS
December 23, 2002 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It appears Santa Claus has not been spending enough time in the public housing projects of North Philadelphia. So little that 6-year-old Myani Ray was not certain she recognized him yesterday as he climbed off his Harley-Davidson in a red suit. "Is that . . . is that the real Santa Claus?" the little girl asked, her braids flying as she turned to look again. This was not Santa. It was a biker named Phil "Philly Dude" Anderson attempting to rescue Christmas yesterday for some children who - unbeknownst to them - were victims of a discouraging yuletide crime.
NEWS
May 7, 1987 | By Owen Ullmann, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Distancing himself - literally - from the Iran-contra hearings, President Reagan visited a revitalized Harley-Davidson motorcycle plant yesterday and cited it as "living proof" that his trade policies work. Reagan said the tariffs he imposed on imported motorcycles in 1983 to protect the last U.S. cycle maker had made Harley-Davidson competitive again. "Like America, Harley is back and standing tall," Reagan told cheering workers in a company warehouse. Although Reagan granted the company protectionist tariffs on imports for five years, Harley announced in March that its competitive situation had improved so dramatically that it did not need the last year of the tariffs, which had been declining annually from an initial 45 percent to 15 percent this year.
NEWS
April 9, 1994 | By Christopher Durso, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For the second time in six years, a Delaware County jury convicted Victor Maturo of first-degree murder for his role in the shotgun killing of a Ridley Park woman in 1987. The jury deliberated for less than an hour yesterday before finding Maturo, 30, of South Philadelphia, guilty of first-degree murder and criminal conspiracy. Maturo was charged with helping Thomas S. Vile kill Irene Darley Pierce, Vile's ex-girlfriend, outside her apartment on Dec. 4, 1987. Prosecutors said that in exchange for a new motorcycle, Maturo provided Vile with a shotgun; drove him to Pierce's apartment, where Vile pumped two shots into Pierce's head; and gave Vile his car in which to flee.
NEWS
June 8, 1995 | For The Inquirer / J. MICHAEL MCDYRE
Mark Katona of the roofing firm Mark Katona Inc. responds to a beeper call on a pay phone outside a Conshohocken tavern. He had been enjoying the day on a ride around town on his '92 Harley-Davidson yesterday. "It's too nice a day not to go riding. But, hey, business is business," he said.
NEWS
April 16, 2012
A 54-year-old man was killed Sunday after he lost control of his motorcycle in Monroe Township, police said Monday. George J. Roescher Jr. of Franklinville crashed his Harley-Davidson shortly before 7 p.m. on Piney Hollow Road, township police said. He was pronounced dead at Kennedy University Hospital-Washington Township. Roescher had just turned off the Black Horse Pike and was headed west on Piney Hollow when he rode his motorcycle into a curve and lost control. He drove across the shoulder and onto a driveway entrance, then crashed into a tree.
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November 25, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard Sclaroff, 78 of Lumberton, former co-owner of Martin's Liquors on Route 38 in Mount Laurel, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, of cancer at Pennsylvania Hospital. A 1953 graduate of Moorestown High School, Mr. Sclaroff, a brother, and their parents opened Martin's on Oct. 15, 1953, and sold it in 2002, his daughter Sara Sclaroff said. "He worked there his whole working career," she said. Mr. Sclaroff was a New Jersey National Guard airplane mechanic at McGuire Air Force Base who was called to active duty in the Air Force during the Berlin crisis of 1961-62, stationed in Atlantic City.
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August 6, 2013 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jerry Springer of Northeast Philadelphia has been riding motorcycles for 12 years, but last fall, he nearly crashed into the back of a car that stopped suddenly. He managed to slow and deftly swerve his black 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 to safety. "I remember stopping, then saying, 'Thank God, thank Tommy,' " said Springer, adding that the crash might not have killed him but would have knocked him off his bike. Tommy is Tom Mazzoni, 69, a motorcycle training and safety instructor.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
What were our Founders thinking when they gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 for the Constitutional Convention? According to Peter Sagal, who hosts PBS's consistently lively four-part series, Constitution USA (premiering at 9 p.m. Tuesday on WHYY TV12), the distinguished delegates had both short- and long-term goals. "The Founders came to Philadelphia to fix the Articles of Confederation," Sagal says in the first segment, "A More Perfect Union. " "Also, to make sure that 200 years later, this city would enjoy a booming constitutionally themed tourist trade.
SPORTS
March 24, 2013
Regardless of how you might be feeling right now about the Flyers as a hockey team, you've got to admit that their charitable arm is a winner, giving more than $700,000 annually to great causes like Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philabundance and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, among others. Along with big marquee fundraisers, the Comcast-Spectacor Charities ( fondly known as the Flyers Charities) also run a little souvenir kiosk at Flyers games. Look for it outside the Cure Club bar area in section 116. Items for sale include Hartnell Down T-shirts and caps (including Wayne Simmonds "Wayne Train" gear)
SPORTS
February 2, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com Staff Writer
"I'm excited! This is such an honor!" exclaimed Alexandra Warner, a raven-tressed 20-year-old from Allentown, after being named top Wingette this morning. She beat 105 other women, to also win a Harley Davidson during Wing Bowl XXI, held at a soldout Wells Fargo Center. Warner got 56 percent of the texted-in votes, according to 94 WIP blaster of ceremonies, Angelo Cataldi. And it was just her first trip to the annual gorge-aganza, which was won by James "The Bear" McDonald from Connecticut.
NEWS
April 17, 2012
A 54-year-old man was killed Sunday after he lost control of his motorcycle in Monroe Township, police said Monday. George J. Roescher Jr. of Franklinville crashed his Harley-Davidson shortly before 7 p.m. on Piney Hollow Road, township police said. He was pronounced dead at Kennedy University Hospital-Washington Township. Roescher had just turned off the Black Horse Pike and was headed west on Piney Hollow when he rode his motorcycle into a curve and lost control. He drove across the shoulder and onto a driveway entrance, then crashed into a tree.
NEWS
October 24, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DETROIT - Harley-Davidson Inc. is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles to fix a switch problem that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly even the rear brakes themselves. The company said in documents filed last week with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that brake light switches can be exposed to too much heat from the exhaust system. The heat can cause the brake lights to fail, and the problem also can cause fluid leaks and the loss of rear brakes, the documents said.
BUSINESS
October 19, 2011
In the Region Audit: N.J. overpaying for Medicaid A New Jersey state comptroller's report faults the state's largest Medicaid HMO for failing to aggressively pursue fraud and abuse cases that would lower the state's health insurance costs. Comptroller Matthew Boxer says Horizon NJ Health , or HNJH, recovered $188,207 in improper Medicaid payments in the last two years. That's less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the $1.3 billion HNJH is paid by New Jersey each year. Horizon says its antifraud unit received a 100 percent score in previous state Human Services Department audits.
NEWS
October 18, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Harley-Davidson's third-quarter profit more than doubled as the motorcycle maker's sales rose in the U.S. and worldwide. The Milwaukee company, with a major assembly plant in York, Pa., said Tuesday that it earned $183.6 million, or 78 cents per share, up from $88.8 million, or 38 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales of new motorcycles grew 5.1 percent worldwide during the quarter, led by a 5.4 percent increase in the U.S., Harley's largest market. Revenue from bike sales and related products rose 13.4 percent to $1.23 billion.
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