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June 28, 2000 | By Jason Wermers, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Jack and Jill ice cream truck driver must have been in a hurry, because he ran a red light on Limekiln Pike in Glenside shortly before midnight Monday, police said. That was how Cheltenham Township police nabbed the man they say carjacked the truck in Norristown about an hour earlier. Police could not say whether the suspect, Cornell M. Williams, 42, of the 500 block of Moore Street in Norristown, ate any of the frozen treats. Norristown police said Mohammed Osman, 36, also of Norristown, was selling ice cream from the truck at Moore and Violet Streets about 10:50 p.m. when a man later identified as Williams climbed into the van through the driver's-side door.
NEWS
April 4, 1998 | By Eric Dyer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For now, the ice-cream truck music ban here has been put on ice. Mayor Carl W. Block has suspended enforcement of a controversial anti-tune ordinance as he awaits word from state officials on whether the township, instead of banning the music, can just regulate its volume. The mayor has requested a meeting with Department of Environmental Protection officials on amending the local noise ordinance to include a limit on how loud an ice-cream truck vendor may play music. Township Council last month banned the music in a separate ordinance.
FOOD
August 21, 1996 | By Maria Gallagher, FOR THE INQUIRER
Every weekday at precisely half past noon, Aaron Jacobson trundles down Sandmeyer Lane in Northeast Philadelphia in his Jack & Jill Ice Cream truck, pulling hard on the bell that brings him business. He makes the same stops at the same times, Mondays through Fridays. He knows what his regulars buy, and he's ready for them. On this stretch of his route, they queue up for Klondike Bars, Nutty Buddy cones, cotton candy, water ice, soft pretzels and gum. And not a single customer is a tot clutching a pair of quarters.
NEWS
August 21, 1993 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
They would have had to have been the meanest robbers in the country, maybe in the whole world. To rob the driver of a Mister Softee truck . . . with those smiling faces painted on the sides . . . with that jingle that excites the appetites of children and empties the wallets of their parents . . . on a warm summer's afternoon. And, at one of the busiest corners in Barrington, no less. It seemed too terrible to be believed. So terrible, in fact, that police in the Camden County borough didn't believe it. And they were right.
NEWS
May 15, 2006 | By Mitch Lipka INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 6-year-old boy darted into the street to get to an ice cream truck and was struck by a car last night in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section as his aunt watched and then collapsed. They were pronounced dead within two minutes of each other at Temple University Hospital. Natiq Felder was playing in front of his home in the 3100 block of Diamond Street about 8 p.m., witnesses told police, and ran into the street to get to a stopped ice cream truck, said Lt. Tom Godlewski of the police Accident Investigation Division.
NEWS
October 4, 1991
IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER Top Ten Biosphere Rules from "The Chronicle with Roy Bragg," Houston: 10. Only biodegradable aerosol cans can be burned in daily trash fire. 9. No loud music or dancing because it bothers the tenants in the biosphere downstairs. 8. Suspicious behavior in the barnyard won't be tolerated. 7. Biospherans can't press naked butts against glass walls. 6. No sharp objects allowed near the Bio-Still. 5. No experimenting on the old guy. 4. Breakfast at 8, lunch at 12, supper at 6, and at 9, it's Miller Time.
NEWS
August 24, 2004
IWAS trial counsel for Muhammed Saleh, a young Palestinian-American man accused of abducting a 12-year-old girl from his ice cream truck in Fishtown last summer. Mr. Saleh was recently acquitted of all charges. A jury carefully considered all of the evidence, cast aside potential prejudice and determined that he had in fact done nothing wrong. I'm writing to thank reporter Regina Medina and the Daily News for the investigative efforts that helped to prove Muhammed's innocence. This was a high-profile case that preyed on our worst fears.
NEWS
September 4, 1997 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
An ice-cream truck caught fire and exploded last night on the Vine Expressway, horrifying motorists but causing no injuries. "People in their cars were honking their horns, trying to tell them their truck was on fire," said Philadelphia Highway Patrolman James Snell. "They're lucky to be alive. " The two Richman's dairy truckers agreed they had a narrow escape. "I was trying to put one of the wheels out with a fire extinguisher, but I turned away because I knew it was going to blow," said Ed Myers, who had been riding in the passenger seat around 8:20 p.m. "The tire blew up, and I could feel the blast of heat on my back.
NEWS
June 20, 1997 | By Clea Benson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the three men sought for the May 30 slaying of an 18-year-old pregnant woman and the man she had been talking to was arrested yesterday near San Juan, Puerto Rico. Arisbel "Millo" Ortiz, 20, is in the custody of Puerto Rican authorities, said Homicide Inspector Jerrold Kane of the Philadelphia Police Department. Police last week issued a warrant charging Ortiz and two other men with fatally shooting Lisa Carrasquillo and Felix "Chino" Varcas, 25, who were chatting near an ice-cream truck at Franklin and Indiana Streets in North Philadelphia.
NEWS
September 1, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The big, white ice-cream truck rumbled to a stop outside Solis-Cohen Elementary School, and the man inside leaned out, smiling broadly. "Come on over," Joseph Bahm shouted to parents and students who had gathered to see what was going on. "We have some free Popsicles for you!" The kids moved closer. "School is opening, and school is cool," Bahm said, reaching for an ice-cream sandwich and a bright-orange flier with back-to-school information. "We open up next Friday! First day of school is Sept.
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July 31, 2015 | BY JENNIFER WRIGHT, Daily News Staff Writer wrightj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
A MAN ACCUSED in a hit-and-run accident last month that resulted in a bicyclist's death was held for trial yesterday. Raymond Wands, 38, allegedly struck Julio Torres while behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 truck on Erie Avenue heading toward D Street on June 22. Torres, 55, of Hunting Park, died of head injuries two days later. Wands faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, and accident involving death or personal injury. A DUI and related homicide charge were dropped due to lack of evidence.
NEWS
June 18, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ovella O'Neal's parenting secret is simple: no cellphones, no girlfriends. This strategy helped her raise her son, Aljelani Igwe, who is set to graduate from LEAP Academy University Charter School next week and begin classes at Rowan University in the fall. Growing up in Camden, Igwe stayed out of trouble, O'Neal said, and never had any run-ins with the law. "He's just been a super kid," she said. "If I could clone him and put him in every home. ... He just listens. " To show her son how proud she is of his success, O'Neal arranged a surprise Tuesday afternoon.
FOOD
July 12, 2013 | By Michael Klein, PHILLY.COM
Lower Gwynedd's Mikey Robins, a rising sophomore at Germantown Academy, is the youngest winner of the Food Network show Chopped . He's 15 now, and was 14 in the fall when he and three other teens competed for the chance to win $10,000 in the special "Teen Invasion" edition. The episode was shown last week, and the Robins family invited a hundred or so friends and family members to watch the action on a big screen set up by the pool. A Jack & Jill ice cream truck was parked in the driveway, as was the Sweet Box Truck, whose owner Gretchen Fantini was handing out cupcakes.
NEWS
September 1, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The big, white ice-cream truck rumbled to a stop outside Solis-Cohen Elementary School, and the man inside leaned out, smiling broadly. "Come on over," Joseph Bahm shouted to parents and students who had gathered to see what was going on. "We have some free Popsicles for you!" The kids moved closer. "School is opening, and school is cool," Bahm said, reaching for an ice-cream sandwich and a bright-orange flier with back-to-school information. "We open up next Friday! First day of school is Sept.
NEWS
July 31, 2011 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Contributing Art Critic
An exhibition titled "Urbanism" might suggest vignettes of city life - the street scenes, storefronts, advertising signs, and crowds of pedestrians that create the daily panorama of a metropolis like Philadelphia. Yet city life as a source of narrative doesn't concern the five artists curator Julien Robson of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts chose for this show. Instead, they are engaged in evoking the energy, both constructive and destructive, and the visual details and subliminal textures of the modern city.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2011 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
Let it be known that the cast and crew of Shakespeare in Clark Park's Much Ado About Nothing have my deepest admiration. It can't be easy mounting a free production in what currently functions as the park's dust bowl. It's enough that those involved constantly have to wrestle their audience's attention away from mosquitoes, loose dogs, wandering children, and an ice cream truck blaring a looping "La Cucaracha" refrain. It's above and beyond the call of duty to do so during a week when the mercury plans to settle on or around a moist 95 degrees.
NEWS
August 25, 2010 | By DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com 215-854-5961
For a year now, the Buttercream Cupcake Lady has happily trucked around Philadelphia, soothing the sweet teeth of her adoring public at locations she announces in advance through social networks - until yesterday. As soon as the Cupcake Lady pulled to a stop on Market Street near 33rd at high noon, "business-compliance" enforcers and Philadelphia police pounced, confiscating her fully loaded truck. "Three enforcement guys came out with badges blazing," said Kate Carrara aka Cupcake Lady.
NEWS
May 20, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Getting shipped off to a new team might help the endorsement prospects of ex-Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. "While we're not sure of how he'll do on the field, off the field, his revival has already begun," wrote Jeff Lefton of the Sports Business Journal earlier this week. McNabb's star might also be the brightest now among athletes in D.C., where he'll start for the Redskins, blogged Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post today. The prime example is a new Dr Pepper ad, shot last month, in which Michael Strahan, the New York Giants defensive end turned Fox sports analyst and flopped sitcom star, relives a bit of his glory days.
NEWS
November 19, 2008 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
The library saved me. Not to sound too melodramatic, but it's true. There's no telling where I'd be without the Berkeley Public Library, South Berkeley branch. I fit the profile of so many city kids: Loves to read. Loves to write. Comes from modest means. Needs a place to focus. The solution? The library. My neighborhood branch allowed me to check out books free, not to mention gave my mother peace of mind - all within walking distance. So naturally, when I heard that Mayor Nutter had decided to close 11 libraries in response to the city's budget crisis, I couldn't help but think: There has got to be a better way. "Look, I'm a city kid, too," the mayor told me yesterday, attempting to make his case for a decision that has been grounds for citywide protests.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2006 | By Brooke Honeyford FOR THE INQUIRER
Although the regular football season doesn't open until mid-September, the 2006 Philadelphia Eagles, coaches and cheerleaders will take to the turf Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field for the 12th annual Eagles Carnival & Auction, where fans can meet the players and personalities who captivate the city every season. Kicking a field goal and running for a touchdown are among the activities designed to immerse younger fans in the football experience, while some new events promise to involve older ones.
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