July 18, 1987 |
Merion's Nancy Porter overcame Jan Albert of the home course to win the 91st Philadelphia Women's Amateur Golf Championship, 7 and 6, in the final yesterday at the Green Valley Country Club. Albert was 4 up after five holes of the scheduled 36-hole match, but Porter won 10 straight holes from the 7th through the 16th to take the lead, 6 up. The gap closed to 5 up as Albert rolled in a lengthy birdie putt on 18. Porter had 74 for the first 18 holes and Albert a 79. Albert could get no closer than 4 down in the afternoon.
June 20, 1996 |
Yesterday's rain played havoc with the 100th Philadelphia Amateur Golf Championship, but not before defending titleholder Jim Kania and former champ Chris Lange advanced to the second round of match play at the Manufacturers Golf and Country Club in Oreland. Fifteen of the 16 first-round matches were completed, but the scheduled second round could not be finished. Kania played a 1-over-par round in defeating Mike Dougherty, 6 and 4, and was 1 up on Chris Krueger at the end of six holes in the second round.
October 10, 1987 |
Pete Trenham of St. Davids Golf Club and Ted McKenzie of Waynesborough Country Club scored a 5-under-par better-ball-of-partners' round of 63 to win the Philadelphia PGA Senior Pro-Junior Pro Championship yesterday at the Bala GC. The defending champions, Bob Batdorff of Reading CC and John Carson of Cedarbrook Hill CC, tied for second with Henry McQuiston of Bala GC and Bob Hibschman of Manufacturers G&CC. Sam Penecale and Jack MacCarty of LuLu CC tied for fourth place at 65 with Willie Scholl of Gulph Mills and Rick Osberg of Sunnybrook.
April 27, 2000 |
The Golf Association of Philadelphia, led by the Overbrook Country Club trio of James Kania, Andrew Achenbach and Oscar Mestre, won 11 of 12 singles matches and retained the Compher Cup with a 15 1/2-2 1/2 rout of the New Jersey State Golf Association yesterday at Lehigh Country Club. Mestre and Llanerch's Michael McDermott each won the most closely contested matches of the day, 1-up. The GAP squad also won four of six four-ball (better-ball of partners) matches with one match halved.
December 6, 2013 |
THERE WERE plenty of questions in an early-morning shooting in Fairhill yesterday that left a man clinging to life. Answers, unfortunately, were scarce. And the details that were available were somewhat bizarre. Here's what was known, according to police: The 20-year-old victim was lying in bed in his first-floor apartment on Huntingdon Street near 7th when someone shot him in the head about 3:30 a.m., allegedly while his mother and brother were home and his girlfriend was asleep next to him. The weapon was not found at the scene, according to Chief Inspector Scott Small, and the motive was unknown.
November 15, 1998 |
The Philadelphia Branch of the NAACP reelected president J. Whyatt Mondesire and 1st vice president the Rev. Carl Fitchett to two-year terms yesterday.
March 11, 2012
Pedro Rosado, 25, of Pennsauken, died after being shot leaving the VIP Latin Club in the city's Harrowgate section at 6 a.m. Sunday, Philadelphia police said. He was shot in the leg and prounounced dead at Temple University Hospital. Police said Rosado had been involved in a prior altercation at the club, but they reported no suspects. - Kathy Boccella
February 23, 2014 |
A SPATE OF shootings in North Philly this week ended with arrests of nine people Thursday night. The trouble began about 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, when a 23-year-old man was wounded in the left leg and buttocks on Park Avenue near Somerset Street, said Capt. Michael Cram, commander of the 26th District. The injured man refused to cooperate with police, but was taken to a hospital, treated and released. Investigators found numerous shell casings at Park Avenue and Rush Street. About 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, police were called back to the same stretch of Park Avenue for a report of gunfire, and found 26 fired cartridge casings from 9mm handguns on the street.
December 28, 2012
The Philadelphia firefighters' union filed a motion Thursday urging a judge to find the city in contempt for not honoring an arbitration award. The city argues that the award would cost the city an added $200 million over five years, including $84 million in the current fiscal year. It has filed notice that it will appeal the award. The union says the cost would be a fraction of what the city claims. Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox affirmed the arbitration award, which includes pay raises, in a November ruling.
May 4, 2011
Fannie Mae, the nationwide mortgage company, opened a Philadelphia Mortgage Help Center today to provide free education and counseling to Philadelphia-area residents struggling with foreclosure issues. The center, at 399 Franklin Mills Circle in the Northeast, is the latest of nine to open across the country. The services are available only for homeowners with a mortgage owned by Fannie Mae and require an appointment, which can be made by calling 866-442-8570. - Alan J. Heavens