July 30, 1996 |
A second person has been arrested and charged with jury tampering in the murder trial of Penn Valley businessman Gilbert Klein, who is accused of fatally shooting a West Philadelphia teenager in the back last year. Antonio Morales, 47, of Juniata Park, was charged over the weekend with bribery, obstruction of justice and related offenses for allegedly asking his wife, Luz Morales, to try to bribe a juror in return for a not-guilty verdict in Klein's trial. Luz Morales, 38, was arrested at her home Friday.
July 30, 1996 |
Jeanne Craft of Newtown Square began her defense of the Eleanor Hammonds Cup with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Nancy Gambescia of Rosemont yesterday at Merion Cricket Club. Harriet Madeira of Berwyn, seeded second behind Craft and winner of the title in 1994, defeated Barbara Braden of Penn Valley, 6-0, 6-1. Demer Holleran, the women's squash coach at Penn and seeded third, beat Winifred Constable of Bryn Mawr, 6-3, 6-1.
June 3, 1996 |
Marketing, accounting, crafting a business plan: You name it, and the Executive Service Corps (ESC) of the Delaware Valley, based in Ardmore, has a volunteer consultant for the job. The ESC is a nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits, not with dollars but with the donated management expertise of its approximately 180 volunteers in the region, said administrative assistant Ellen Aspinall. Seven Main Line residents recently have joined the ESC volunteer ranks. They are: Jeanne Cook of Narberth, former vice president and general counsel at Hill International Inc.; Edmund P. Flynn of Devon, former director of finance and operations for Morgard Inc. in New York City; T. Frank Gannon of Haverford, retired vice president for technical services with Wyeth-Ayers Inc.; Paul R. Kelley of Havertown, former director of testing services with the National Board of Medical Examiners; David J. Martin of Wayne, retired executive vice president and chief counsel for CoreStates Bank; Howard R. Morgan of Wayne, president of Morganics Inc., a marketing firm; and T. William Roberts of Villanova, retired president of Roberts Engineering Sales Co. REAL ESTATE Roach Wheeler/Better Homes and Gardens, created one year ago when Roach Bros.
March 12, 1996 |
The worlds of Gloria Goldstein are tiny, exquisitely furnished spaces, replete with needlepoint carpets, original paintings, handsome furniture, and elaborate fixtures. They are the many rooms of her heart, filled with love and longing for the lost lives of two daughters and a granddaughter. Her tiny worlds - miniature rooms created and furnished during sleepless nights of grieving - are tributes to those lost girls, as well as fantastical expressions of what their futures could have been.
December 6, 1995 |
Gloria Goldstein is a miniature woman. It's not that she's petite. She's just into small stuff. Making it. Collecting it. Decorating it. During a recent tour of her mini-world, Goldstein showed off her mini-wares in her Penn Valley apartment. A delicate woman with gray hair pulled back in a neat bun, she slowly opens the glass doors of a painted cabinet in her living room, and the cabinet becomes a detailed Victorian dollhouse with eight mysterious mini-rooms. Portraits line its papered walls.
November 25, 1995 |
Despite the thick smoke and stogies, this is no rally bar or sleazy back room. Though the TV blasts a smash-mouth Monday night football game, one won't find half-dazed men nursing their beers and murmuring. Here, a dapper Center City lawyer and a well-heeled Main Line financier - with an air of nouveau refinement - have come to satisfy their love of cigars in a plush private club. And, yes, the football game is playing on the large-screen television. This is Club Amante, a swank outfit that just opened on Lancaster Avenue in Haverford.
May 14, 1995 |
Penn Valley Elementary parents had hoped that crowding would not squeeze their children out of classrooms and into the library, gym or the cafeteria. They wanted to ensure that each teacher had a classroom. And they wanted to safeguard the school's special programs. A controversial redistricting plan approved last year, however, meant the school had to absorb an additional 86 students from two other schools. To soften the blow, district officials promised Penn Valley parents that any future crowding problems would get attention.
February 17, 1995 |
The vice president of the United States has the image of being just a tad wooden. But Wednesday night, he charmed the packed house with a series of "Al Gore jokes" at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. "Last time I was here I was on crutches," he said. "I broke my Achilles tendon playing basketball. I'm fine now although they tell me I'll have to continue to wear the full-body cast. " His humor, however, did not overshadow the more serious issues he wanted to address as the keynote speaker at the 93d Annual Banquet of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
July 12, 1994 |
The body of a Philadelphia woman who had apparently been slain elsewhere was found by a jogger yesterday morning in a patch of weeds in a residential area of Penn Valley, police said. The victim was identified as Lisa Gilbert, 25, of the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia. An autopsy yesterday showed that she had been strangled, Lower Merion police said. "She definitely was not killed where we found her," said Lt. Mike Tansey. The body was found in the 1100 block of Hollow Road.
May 17, 1994 |
A 20-year-old Arizona woman accused of robbing a Penn Valley man after accompanying him back to his home and drugging him with "a lover's kiss" pleaded guilty yesterday in Montgomery County Court to charges of simple assault and theft. She was sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in county prison. In a soft, school-girl voice, Aimee Lavonne Chappell, 20, told Judge Bernard A. Moore that the police reports were accurate: On Aug. 20, she picked up a man at the Rock Lobster, a nightclub on the Philadelphia waterfront, and persuaded him to take her to his home in the 1600 block of Oakwood Drive.