June 12, 2015 |
John Anderson hopes to help more people fall in love with the Rancocas Creek. "You paddle into a semi-wilderness . . . and you can't see houses, you can't hear anything," says the Westampton resident, 53. "All you hear is nature. It's hypnotic. It's an escape from everything around us. " Anderson, who regularly plies his red Pyranha Mountain 300 kayak along the storied Rancocas, is championing an excellent idea: Creating a "water trail" to encourage more people to kayak, canoe, or hike along tidal portions of the creek.
June 12, 2001 |
John Francisco of the Country Club of Hershey tamed the back nine at Briarwood Golf Club in 5-under-par 32 en route to a 6-under round of 66 yesterday, winning the Philadelphia PGA's Budweiser Classic. Francisco beat a field of 95 professionals from the area on the 6,608-yard course in York, Pa. Gulph Mills' Terry Hertzog, Bucknell's Brian Kelly, and Clinton's Jack Brennan tied for second place at 67. The Results John Francisco, Hershey. . . 34-32-66 Terry Hertzog, Gulph Mills.
October 16, 2001 |
Overbrook Golf Club pro Stu Ingraham took over first place in the Philadelphia PGA's season-long points standings by winning the Overbrook Classic yesterday with a par 70 on his home course. Ingraham and Gulph Mills' Terry Hertzog each finished at 70, but Hertzog had to play in another tournament in the afternoon and was unable to stay for the playoff, giving Ingraham the title in a field of 56 area pros. The results Individual Professionals Stu Ingraham, Overbrook.
October 13, 1987 |
Miguel Biamon of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club shot a 1-over-par 72 yesterday to win the men's title in the Northern Golf Championship, the season's concluding tournament of the Philadelphia Assistants Organization, at Brookside-Allentown CC. Ben Lesniak of Llanerch CC and Frank Dobbs of Spring-Ford CC tied for second place at 73. At 74 were Russ Davis of Atlantic City CC and Jim Andrews of Whitemarsh. Amy Geiphner of Lancaster won the women's title with a 79. A team headed by Rolling Green CC's Frank Palumbo won the Philadelphia PGA Booster Pro-Amateur Tournament at Waynesborough CC, a better-ball-of-partners competition, in a matching of cards.
February 11, 1993 |
The advertisement for Al's Diamond Cabaret, a strip joint on Fifth Street in Reading, trumpeted a forthcoming gig by "Olympic gymnast Stephanie Evans. " On a recent Monday, Stephanie Evans arrived. She performed at 12:20 p.m., and again at 5, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. For the next five days, the same thing. This week she'll be in Texas, doing the same thing. Her shows are - what's the best way to put this? - amazing. She swallows flaming stakes. She plays with snakes. She sits in an oversized champagne glass.
May 30, 1997 |
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.
January 8, 1998 |
Esther Marcado broke down as she took a seat next to the prosecutor. "I will never see my daughter again," the trembling woman told Common Pleas Judge Lisa A. Richette yesterday. The distraught Marcado appeared at the sentencing hearing for the joyriding 19-year-old man responsible for a crash that killed her 3-year-old daughter, Darlisse Hernandez, at 2nd and York on Feb. 4. "All I have of her are memories, pictures of her," the mother said. Marcado's 7-year-old son and another daughter were injured in the accident.
February 8, 1990 |
Rutledge Borough has nearly worked out a compromise with a resident who sued after the Zoning Hearing Board blocked him from building an addition to his house. Borough solicitor Barry VanRensler told the Borough Council Monday that the tentative settlement still must be approved by attorneys for the zoning board and the resident, John Anderson of 10 President Ave. Under the agreement, Anderson would be allowed to build a 16-by-20-foot addition, which VanRensler said was about 40 percent less than what Anderson originally wanted.
November 6, 1997 |
John Anderson was having a great time ripping around the streets in a friend's Jeep - until death put on the brakes. Anderson's joy ride on Feb. 4 ended when the Jeep blew a red light at 2nd and York streets and rammed another car, killing a 3-year-old girl, said Assistant District Attorney Debra Goodman Naish yesterday. Anderson, 19, of Glassboro, N.J., pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and aggravated assault charges before Common Pleas Judge Lisa A. Richette. He was committed to prison to await sentencing.
August 24, 1993 |
The 24-year-old Philadelphia man asked the court to let him become the oldest person tried in Juvenile Court. But the state Superior Court yesterday told John Anderson he had to take his medicine like a man. Anderson claimed he was entiled to the kid-glove treatment because the assault he's accused of committing occurred when he was 16. Last year, a Common Pleas Judge said Anderson had a point. The judge banned the district attorney's office from trying him in adult court for the 1985 incident.