October 22, 1987 |
Your average Sunday runner is pleased as punch if he runs a mile in less than 5 minutes. Fortunately, for Devon Prep, Gabe Wilson is not your average Sunday runner. The cross-country runner can run three consecutive 5-minute miles, and he can do it on hilly terrain. Gabe Wilson is one fast runner. In fact, the swift Wilson ran Devon Prep's 2.98-mile course, which is very hilly, in 14 minutes, 52 seconds on Oct. 14 to set a course record. Wilson's speedy time enabled the Tide to defeat Holy Ghost Prep, which has won the Bicentennial League - the league in which both teams compete - for the last two years.
January 31, 1987 |
Al Settembrino, Archbishop Ryan's most prolific rusher, has scheduled a news conference for Monday in which he is expected to announce that he will attend the University of Minnesota this fall on a football scholarship. Settembrino, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound halfback, chose Minnesota over such schools as Tulsa, Massachusetts, Syracuse, West Virginia, Boston College and Wake Forest. He made official visits to Minnesota, Massachusetts and Syracuse. "On my visits, I felt Minnesota had the best facilities, and I liked the coaching staff," said Settembrino, who said he would major in business.
October 3, 1996 |
Adam Nelson Henry, 15, an honors student who played several sports, was pronounced dead Monday at Doylestown Hospital after apparently going into cardiac arrest at his home in Pipersville. Always interested in sports, Mr. Henry played football center at Central Bucks East High School, where he was a sophomore, and was a gymnast at the Central Bucks School of Gymnastics. He had played second and third base for the Tri Township baseball team in the Wrightstown area and later for the Doylestown Athletic Association.
February 11, 2000 |
First it was camp, next it will be college. Academy of Notre Dame senior Kim Van Kirk signed a letter of intent on Monday to attend Duke University on a partial field hockey scholarship. A few years ago, Van Kirk and her Notre Dame teammates attended Duke's field hockey camp. "The balance between academics and athletics was just outstanding," said Van Kirk, a Bryn Mawr resident. "The players and coaches are just great. " Van Kirk was sold on Duke after a recruiting visit.
March 6, 2012 |
A Maryland student accused of conspiring with the Montgomery County woman known as "Jihad Jane" plans to plead guilty. Court papers filed Monday show that Mohammad Hassan Khalid, 18, is due in court in Philadelphia next month for a change-of-plea hearing, the Associated Press reported. Born in Pakistan, Khalid was an honors student living with his family in Ellicott City, outside Baltimore, and planning to attend Johns Hopkins University when FBI agents arrested him in July.
February 23, 1989 |
Cathy Miller said she was impressed with the long hours put in at the city's Recreation Department. Dennis McGurk said he was surprised at the range of calls that come into the Fire Department. And Michael Nanoski said he got an eye-opener into the challenges facing the city's development officials. The three Northeast teenagers were among 11 high school students who took part in the Police Athletic League's annual civics day at City Hall, teaming up with top officials Tuesday for a look at the inner workings of government.
November 26, 2008 |
Lemuel Payne, accused in a hit-and-run in August that killed a 16-year-old girl in Delaware County, was held over for trial after a preliminary hearing yesterday in Sharon Hill District Court. Faith Sinclair, an honors student at Ridley High School, was crossing Chester Pike in Sharon Hill on her way to a sleepover Aug. 3 when she was hit by a black Mercedes-Benz that left the scene. Payne, of Upper Darby, owner of the car that police believe was involved, was arrested in October and charged with leaving the scene of the accident, tampering with evidence, and related offenses.
April 14, 2001 |
A Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Monday for Paul Christopher Romano, 54, of Bristol Borough, who was found dead last Saturday in the Lancaster area. A coroner's report has not yet been issued on the cause of death, police said. Mr. Romano had excelled in academics and sports, but mental difficulties kept him from a career. The Mass will be said at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, 1025 Radcliffe St., Bristol Borough. Friends may call there after 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Bristol Pike (Route 13)
June 8, 1995 |
AND MAYBE A TOUR BOAT IN THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO? If you thought the Berlin Wall was best left receding into history, guess again. It may be a main attraction at the world's latest theme park. We kid you not. One day soon, if a group of German investors gets its way, tourists in the Fort Lauderdale area may be able to visit "Die Mauer" - German for the wall. Its shows, rides and theme restaurants would be intended to give visitors "the feeling of being on the east side and the west side" of the Berlin Wall during the Cold War, said engineer Hans-Michael Pelzl, a member of the group, which is trying to raise $30 million.
May 15, 1991 |
The gang of teen-age car thieves drove up to the Northeast Philadelphia theater ready to spread out and take a few autos, said the prosecutor. But before they got a chance to do their dirty work shortly before midnight on Feb. 10, 1990, one of the them became a killer. As a crowd emptied from a show at the AMC Orleans 8 Theater at Bustleton and Bleigh avenues, Linda Garcia, 16, an honors student at Edison High School, and a male friend, were nearly run down by the thieves' car. Garcia's friend and one of the occupants of the auto began cursing at each other, and finally, said Assistant District Attorney Charles Ehrlich, Robert" Kubo" Rosser, now 17, pulled out a gun. Rosser, of Silver Street near 25th, leaned out of the car and fired one shot.