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January 14, 2000 | by John M. Baer, and Chris Brennan, Daily News Staff Writers The Associated Press contributed to this report
The swirling saga of a fatal hit-and-run, a legislator's Jeep and an "other woman" continues to churn in the state Capitol as investigators expand their probe to others at the seat of government. A so-called mystery woman who police plan to interview about the accident and Rep. Thomas W. Druce's state-leased Jeep says she was with the lawmaker at a popular bar near the Capitol the night of the accident. But she said she knows "nothing" about the accident and was not in the Jeep.
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May 30, 1997 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Vernon Mills says he normally does not let anyone drive his 1987 Jeep. But when John Anderson, 18, of Glassboro, N.J., began bugging him on Feb. 4, pleading to take the wheel, Mills, 17, said he reluctantly agreed. He let Anderson drive after arriving in North Philadelphia, searching for a drug dealer to make a buy. "When Anderson got in the driver's seat, he went crazy," said Assistant District Attorney Randolph Williams. Anderson ran three red lights and, at 2nd and York streets, rammed another car, killing a 3-year-old girl, the prosecutor said.
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February 23, 1993 | By Claire Furia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A South Philadelphia man who was heading home on the Blue Route Sunday night died when his Jeep skidded into a slow-traveling snow plow in Ridley Township, state police said. Charles Francis "Buddy" Wray 3d, 23, was killed instantly in the crash, police said. Robert E. Carl, 53, of the first block of Wartman Road, Collegeville, was driving the 1972 Diamond plow truck about 25 m.p.h. and was not injured, police said. Wray had moved into the South Philadelphia home a little over a year ago to take care of his wheelchair-bound grandfather, family members said.
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July 15, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The SUV began its latter-day life as a rugged, truck-based four-wheeler that could take surveyors, farmers, and building contractors to off-road job sites. It was then co-opted by people who wanted to get to the office in the snow, escape the minivan's "soccer mom" image, or just drive what quickly became the vehicle du jour. After it became everyman's ride, the SUV started to become what most people wanted: a more comfortable, carlike trip to the shopping center. More precisely, it became the crossover.
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May 20, 2008 | By Art Carey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lee Terrey is a lucky man for many reasons. Foremost is that he's married to a woman who loves the smell of canvas. What's more, she's willing to ride shotgun in his open World War II Army jeep. Not only doesn't she whine or complain ("It's too cold!" "My hair's getting messed up"), she actually enjoys it. "It's fun," says Ann Terrey, who lives in Chadds Ford. She agrees with Enzo Ferrari, who once called the jeep "the only true American sports car. " Her husband's jeep - a 1944 Willys MB - and other military vehicles of that era are exciting, she says, because "they take you back.
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July 13, 2010 | By MENSAH M. DEAN, deanm@phillynews.com 215-854-5949
The driver of the getaway Jeep involved in a 2008 bank robbery and killing of a Philadelphia police sergeant was so intent on getting away that he nearly ran over a man walking a dog and just missed colliding with a van carrying a man and his 8-year-old son. The van driver, Michael Nastasiak, yesterday recounted those close calls while testifying at the trial of two men accused in the May 3 slaying of Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, 39. Nastasiak testified that...
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November 17, 1995 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Chief John Coffey had his suspicions that the bearded fellow on a black mountain bike whom he charged Tuesday afternoon with breaking into a Jeep and stealing a car phone wasn't really only 17. The suspect - who police charged as a juvenile with burglary, theft, resisting arrest and related offenses - was taken to the county's juvenile shelter in Blackwood to await a hearing. Yesterday, however, the purported teenager was moved to the Camden County jail after authorities learned that he wasn't a juvenile after all but a 22- year-old by the name of Raphael Vargas, of the 1000 block of Westminster Avenue in Camden.
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October 26, 2012 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Chester County man who stoked terrorism fears when he crashed his Jeep through a locked fence and onto runways at Philadelphia International Airport in March was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in federal prison. Kenneth R. Mazik, 25, of Chadds Ford, blamed the March 1 incident on what he said were delusions caused by an addiction to the behavioral drug Adderall. "I was operating in a different space and time," he told U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg. The judge acknowledged that Mazik was possibly in a drug-induced psychosis at the time.
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March 10, 1998 | By Andrew Rice, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT Inquirer correspondent Stephanie A. Stanley contributed to this article
A 21-year-old woman was killed yesterday morning when the Jeep she was driving crossed the center line of rain-slicked Haverford Road and struck an oncoming Narberth ambulance. Haverford Township police did not reveal the woman's identity yesterday pending notification of her relatives. The accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. as the Jeep, heading north, rounded a slight curve in the road near the intersection with Rugby Road. Police said the Jeep veered into the southbound lanes, where the ambulance struck its right side.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2011 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4: Jeep's answer to the Hummer H2. But did anyone ask the question? Price as Tested: $37,175 (Base price: $32,745). Conventional wisdom: Only in a Jeep. Reality: Big, a beast to drive, thirsty. But it's true there's nothing else like it. Even Jeep lovers didn't like it: Mrs. Passenger Seat has always had a thing for Jeeps. So I thought this would be the test ride of her dreams. But even she didn't like this one. A colleague at work who has a '99 didn't like it, either.
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August 27, 2014 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Driver education teachers and instructors loaded into a special Jeep Wrangler on Monday and strapped in for on-the-job training. In a steamy parking lot at Maple Shade High School, the specially equipped 2014 black Jeep simulated dangerous driving conditions, such as skidding on black ice in a snowstorm. The practical training was the highlight of an all-day conference for nearly 100 driving-education teachers, who attended workshops to learn how to help teenagers become better defensive drivers.
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July 14, 2014 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a nasty car crash, but not an extraordinary one. Sherri Berg's Jeep Grand Cherokee was hit hard by a car as she pulled onto a highway. The vehicle spun four times and struck a pole, but no one was hurt. What was extraordinary was the epic legal fight that followed, pitting a father-and-son law firm in Chester County against an industry giant, Nationwide Insurance. Nearly 20 years after the accident, that fight climaxed last month with a court ruling that castigated Nationwide and slammed it with $18 million in punitive damages.
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June 16, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Sometimes, the car defines the candidate. Three decades ago, it was Sen. Tom Daschle tooling around South Dakota in his beat-up Pontiac Ventura. More recently, Scott Brown drove a sparkling pickup truck to victory in a 2010 Senate race in Massachusetts and, this year, resurrected the truck for a Senate bid in New Hampshire. Now, the Pennsylvania governor's race has a standout vehicle: Tom Wolf's Jeep. The Jeep Wrangler, a 2006 model with 80,000 miles on it, has gone campaign-trail viral.
NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
When a vehicle is as capable, both on road and off, as the completely new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is, it's easy to let driving dynamics overshadow aesthetics. But in the case of this nicely realized SUV - the first Cherokee since 2001 - the sporty/macho body and intriguing, user-friendly interior refuse to be left lurking in the shadows. The latter was presided over by one Klaus Busse, who is in charge of interior design for all Chrysler brands. Busse, a slim 6-foot-7, was a Mercedes-Benz designer who came to America when Daimler took over Chrysler, and worked on the Grand Cherokee.
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The SUV began its latter-day life as a rugged, truck-based four-wheeler that could take surveyors, farmers, and building contractors to off-road job sites. It was then co-opted by people who wanted to get to the office in the snow, escape the minivan's "soccer mom" image, or just drive what quickly became the vehicle du jour. After it became everyman's ride, the SUV started to become what most people wanted: a more comfortable, carlike trip to the shopping center. More precisely, it became the crossover.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2013 | Associated Press
DETROIT - Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps on Tuesday, avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions. In deciding on the recall, Chrysler sidestepped a showdown with government safety regulators that could have led to hearings with witnesses providing details of deadly crashes involving Jeeps. The dispute could have landed in court. The company said calls from customers concerned about the safety of their Jeeps played a part in going along with the government's request.
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press
DETROIT - A defiant Chrysler is refusing to recall about 2.7 million Jeeps the government says are at risk of a fuel tank fire in a rear-end crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Chrysler a letter asking that the company voluntarily recall Jeep Grand Cherokees from 1993 through 2004 and Jeep Libertys from 2002 through 2007. Chrysler Group L.L.C., which is majority-owned by Italy's Fiat SpA, said in a statement Tuesday that the Jeeps are safe and it "does not intend to recall the vehicles.
NEWS
April 14, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Getting around in the snow can be a pricey proposition. The Range Rover Autobiography model has a base price of $130,995. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo checks in at $108,750. Granted, these are rather extreme cases. But they do underscore the point that all-wheel-drive vehicles do dip more deeply into your pocket than their two-wheel-drive counterparts. In exchange for the peace of mind they give you on a snowy ride home, AWD systems typically add a couple of thousand dollars to your vehicle's price tag and subtract several MPGs from its fuel economy.
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March 21, 2013 | By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
VATICAN CITY - After a week marked by acts of simplicity and openness, Pope Francis finally let his words do the talking as he officially began his stewardship of the Catholic Church on Tuesday. "Please," he implored the tens of thousands, both poor and powerful, gathered outside St. Peter's Basilica. "Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. " It was a message Pope Francis has hinted at, but now he made it clear, as he urged the economic, political and religious leaders arrayed before him not to allow "omens of destruction and death to accompany the advance of this world.
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March 17, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT that will debut in showrooms in mid-April is a full-size SUV that weighs 21/2 tons and is capable of towing 31/2 tons. The idea that such a big beast of burden could acquire Corvette-like qualities might strike you as fodder for an automotive tale from the Brothers Grimm. You know, off-road frog turns into the prince of speed. But, in fact, the fun-loving mad scientists at Jeep have wrought something as Viperish as it is SUVish. "It feels and drives like a sports car, but it happens to be an SUV," says a smiling Dave Cottrell, the SRT's chief engineer.
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