September 9, 2001 |
An intended show of strength became one of weakness yesterday when the Ku Klux Klan ducked a confrontation with officials and protesters. Instead of rallying in downtown Lancaster as planned, a dozen Klansmen retreated to the nearby farm community of Quarryville, where their leader complained that the Klan had been abused and denied its rights. Only a handful of police and reporters were present, compared to the hundreds of members of an African American church and liberal activist groups that massed in downtown Lancaster beginning shortly after dawn.
June 1, 2005 |
The first of three races that comprise the Wachovia Cycling Series was held yesterday in Lancaster, and Greg Henderson of Health Net Maxxis used an impressive sprint to get past a 13-rider breakaway to win the 91-mile race in 3 hours, 21 minutes, 28 seconds. Fred Rodriguez of Davitamon Lotto, who will defend his U.S. pro road championship on Sunday in the USPro Cycling Championship in Philadelphia, finished just behind Henderson in second place, and Ivan Dominguez of Health Net Maxxis was third.
July 20, 1993 |
Lancaster Country Club's John Abernethy and Terry Hertzog won the $2,250 prize in the $23,600 Memorial Hospital pro-pro tournament of the Philadelphia PGA with a 36-hole score of 120 yesterday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. Abernethy and Hertzog scored an 11-under-par 60 Sunday in scramble play and made the same score in yesterday's better-ball competition. FRANCIS X. HUSSEY MEMORIAL The Cavaliers Country Club team of Jonathon Wolfe and Trippe Wayman won the Francis X. Hussey Memorial junior tournament of the Golf Association of Philadelphia with a 2-under-par better-ball round of 36-33-69 at Rolling Green Golf Club.
September 25, 1990 |
A Lancaster company charged with participating in an elaborate international fraud yesterday pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering and agreed to turn over more than $4 million to the U.S. government. Parent Industries Inc., a holding company founded by Lancaster businessman James H. Guerin, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia as a government task force continued its investigation into what it says was a $1 billion securities-fraud and money-laundering scheme.
August 1, 1992 |
Brett Upper, pro at the new Bent Creek course in Lancaster and a former tour player, scored a 6-under-par 66 and won the Philadelphia PGA Doylestown Open Golf Championship at the Doylestown Country Club amid interruptions by yesterday's thunderstorms. Upper won a first prize of $850, beating three others by 1 stroke. OLD YORK ROAD Carlos Ochoa, playing on his home course, took a 2-stroke lead with a 2- over-par 73 in the opening round of the 72d annual 36-hole Old York Road Country Club Invitational Golf Tournament in Ambler.
April 15, 1998 |
Mike Moses of Concord Country Club shot a 5-under-par 67 to tie Clinton Country Club's Brian Kelly for first place in the Philadelphia PGA's Lancaster Host Resort Pro-Am yesterday.
October 29, 2011
LANCASTER - A pilot was injured Friday when his small plane crashed at an airport near Lancaster, authorities said. The single-engine Cessna went down in a field by the runway at Smoketown Airport. The pilot suffered facial and head injuries, but was reported to be alert when taken to the hospital, Lafayette Fire Company Deputy Chief Scott Hershey said. Witnesses said the plane circled the area three times at about 300 feet before attempting to land. Hershey said that he could not confirm if the aircraft was landing or taking off, but said it reportedly clipped a tree.
June 25, 1992 |
Coatesville City Council appointed a longtime city resident to fill Richard Legree's seat in the Second Ward, pending a special election in November. The appointment came as a birthday present for June Lancaster, who turned 64 on Monday. Lancaster, former president of the Coatesville Town Watch, was one of three people to apply for the position. Council member William Chertok, a classmate of Lancaster's at Coatesville Area High School Class of 1946, said, "She's been coming to City Council meetings for a number of years as an interested citizen.
January 26, 2013
USA Field Hockey and Spooky Nook Sports on Friday announced a partnership that will move the U.S. women's national team's headquarters to Lancaster through 2022. Spooky Nook Sports, named after their location on Spooky Nook Road in Lancaster, is billed as the nation's soon-to-be largest indoor sports complex and will also host national USA Field Hockey-sanctioned events beginning in 2014. "Nook Sports is one of the most spectacular athletic facilities in the country," said Steve Locke, executive director of USA Field Hockey, in a statement.
October 8, 2010 |
LANCASTER - We couldn't go home - not yet. We were finished moving our son and daughter into their dorm rooms at Pennsylvania State University, stocking their refrigerators, and taking them out for a goodbye lunch. But we weren't ready to return to our Langhorne house and start a new chapter of our lives, as empty nesters. So my wife, Valerie, and I took a 24-hour detour to this quaint, historic county seat for a romantic transition from parenthood to coupledom. We knew Lancaster for the clusters of outlet stores, Pennsylvania Dutch family-style restaurants, and Dutch Wonderland amusement park along commercial Route 30. But this city, though only a few miles away, is another world, with its picturesque town square and thriving farmers market; 90-plus art galleries, studios, shops, and museums; boutiques and specialty stores; stately churches and Victorian homes.