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October 13, 1989 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Automotive Writer
For the Pontiac Grand Prix, 1990 brings a mixture of business and pleasure. The business is to be found in the advent of a sedan version of this popular midsize coupe, a must development at a time when the baby boomers' reproductive patterns are making midsize four-doors increasingly popular. The pleasure is to be found in a new plaything called the Turbo Grand Prix Coupe, a 205-horsepower hummer that likes to make its great big tires squeal like babies. The business of the sedan and the pleasure of the turbo coupe will be combined next spring when Pontiac introduces the Grand Prix STE Turbo, which is a sedan with the turbo coupe's hot engine and sport suspension.
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November 27, 1987 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Automotive Writer
"Perhaps never before - certainly not since the early Thirties - has any two-passenger car offered so much to so many for so little. " - Gary Witzenburg in his new book, Fiero. The Pontiac Fiero, a mid-engine, plastic-bodied two-seater, caused quite a stir when it debuted in the 1984 model year. The little coupe was a bold, beautiful and innovative attempt to blend the economy car with the sporting machine. People took notice of its racy good looks, its equally attractive $7,999 base price, its unusual engine location and its even more novel plastic-sheathed body.
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January 10, 1992 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Automotive Writer
The Grand Am is Pontiac's modestly priced sales monster. Since its introduction in 1985, the front-drive compact coupe/sedan has sold 1.3 million copies. There have been reasons for that popularity: An affordable price, conservative good looks, and a measure of comfort and durability. I have a friend, for example, who has put 140,000 miles on his Grand Am, and hasn't spent any money on it outside of routine maintenance and wear items such as tires, brakes and shock absorbers. For 1992, a good thing gets markedly better.
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December 23, 1998 | By Al Haas, INQUIRER AUTOMOTIVE WRITER
May 24, 1998 With annual sales in excess of 200,000, the Grand Am compact is the most important car Pontiac builds. Women have a lot to do with that, because they account for 60 percent of its sales. That may seem a bit surprising, because the sporty Grand Am coupes and sedans seem like such masculine cars. But the fact is, a lot of women like their cars to be sporty as well as practical and affordable - and the Grand Am is all of the above. In addition to carrying on the Grand Am tradition of sportiness and affordability, the redesigned 1999 model represents significant improvement.
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September 15, 2007
Two people died and three were injured in a five-vehicle collision last night on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia. Officials said the accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the 8800 block, near Winchester Avenue. The operator of a northbound red Pontiac lost control and the vehicle crossed into the southbound lane, striking two other vehicles, officials said. A male and female in the Pontiac, who were not identified, were both ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Three occupants from the other two vehicles sustained minor injuries and were taken to Nazareth Hospital, where they were in stable condition, officials said.
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January 8, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / ERIC MENCHER
Knowing it's hard to spell "Pontiac" without a "T," Bob Scott toted the handy letter over to the right display at the Convention Center yesterday. The Philadelphia International Auto Show will open there this weekend, and its executive director, Bryan Lilley, expects more than 600 cars to wheel in tomorrow.
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January 28, 2000 | STEVEN M. FALK / DAILY NEWS
This red Pontiac on the 5500 block of Arch Street is one of many about which neighbors have complained. Urban Warrior is watching . . . To report an abandoned car in your neighborhood, call her at 215-854-4810.
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July 11, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / CARL A. BREITINGER
More than 70 antique and classic cars lined Broad Street in Woodbury on Saturday during the fifth Totally Outrageous Auto Show, sponsored by the Woodbury Merchants Guild. In addition to those pictured, vehicles on display included a 1959 Austin Healey, a 1956 Pontiac, a 1972 Corvette Stingray and a 1973 Camaro.
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June 24, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
The Secret Service's code word for Jesse Jackson - "Pontiac" is an acronym for a racist slur, says a folklore expert who has written extensively about ethnic jokes. Jackson campaign staffers have been puzzled as to why the Secret Service gave their candidate the code name "Pontiac," Knight Ridder News Service said in a report from Washington today. Some had speculated that "Pontiac" referred to Jackson's fast pace. However, the news service quoted Alan Dundes, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, as saying that the code word "Pontiac" is an acronym for the punch line to a series of racist jokes.
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December 4, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police searched last night for a man who fled officers in a red 1995 Pontiac Grand Am in connection with an early-morning hit-and-run in West Philadelphia that injured a 23-year-old pedestrian. Teiquisha Jackson, of Waldorf, Md., was crossing Chestnut Street at 37th about 1:15 a.m. on a green light when the Pontiac - traveling east at an estimated 80 m.p.h. - went through a red light and struck her, police said. Capt. Bruce Capriotti, commander of the police Accident Investigation District, said the Pontiac had sped past an officer near the 400 block of Busti Street in West Philadelphia shortly before the accident.
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November 25, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - This town has always had its bosses. Its political Nuckys, Haps, and Sonnys, its corporate Steves and Donalds, its gangster Nickys and Joeys. But is the Boardwalk Empire ready for a new emperor? One with unilateral power to sideline the city's Republican mayor and Democratic council, throw out municipal labor contracts, sell off assets, slash spending, and privatize city departments? Jon F. Hanson, powerful two-time author of how-to-save-Atlantic-City reports delivered to Gov. Christie, is proposing exactly that - an emergency manager with "extraordinary supervisory powers" to stabilize a cratering city where casinos have closed and debt and taxes have skyrocketed.
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June 16, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
On May 12, 1979 - the day he disappeared - Nicholas Peter Zizzamia, 22, borrowed his dad's Pontiac. The shy, sensitive Villanova University accounting major left his family's home at 322 Surrey Rd. in Cherry Hill around noon, saying he had to pick up graduation tickets on campus. Five hours later, Zizzamia called and told his parents he'd be back by 8 p.m. But he didn't arrive at Villanova, and he didn't go home, either. After he didn't show up at graduation, his parents reported him missing May 14. The Pontiac was found the following day, parked behind his father's popular barbershop, the Golden Razor, at 10 Grove St. in Cherry Hill.
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April 28, 2013 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
ATTENTION, MOTORISTS: Be on the lookout for a hotheaded driver on Roosevelt Boulevard who'll knock your teeth out if you diss him. I share this warning because the guy is a menace, even if a certain cop in the 8th Police District doesn't think so. And I want to spread the word before someone gets beaten up, the way William Velasquez did. Last Saturday afternoon, Velasquez, 40, was cruising north on Roosevelt near Welsh Road, headed for Walmart....
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May 16, 2012 | By Mensah M. Dean, Daily News Staff Writer
Even in Philadelphia, where a murder happens almost every day, the deadly chain of events set in motion by Ivan Rodriguez and Donta Craddock stands out for its sheer devastation: four young people, from the age of 22 years to 11 months, killed by a speeding, out-of-control Pontiac that struck them on a Feltonville sidewalk June 10, 2009. Killed that evening were Remedy Smith, 11 months; Aaliyah Griffin, 6, and Gina Marie Rosario, 7. Remedy's mother, LaToya Smith, 22, died the next day. On Tuesday, Craddock, 21, seated in the wheelchair that he has needed since being paralyzed from the waist down in the accident, pleaded not guilty to four counts of second-degree murder and related charges.
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March 17, 2010 | By Gary Frisch
Have you watched an episode of your favorite product lately? As advertising has grown more pervasive, advertisers have had to get more cunning about reaching potential customers. While commercials once paid for television entertainment, the popularity of the digital video recorder and other technologies has forced entertainment to become the commercial. We can't fast-forward through advertising that's part of the show. CBS' Survivor was a TV pioneer in many ways, not least its use of product placement.
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June 12, 2009 | By Kristen A. Graham and Kia Gregory INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
It was a warm night, and a watchful adult was outside, sitting on a step with her baby. Otherwise, 6-year-old Aaliyah Griffin never would have been allowed to play outside her Feltonville rowhouse. Two doors down, Gina Marie Rosario, 7, begged her mother to play with the new neighbor girl. Aaliyah had a jump rope, and Gina wanted to teach her a game. And then, before anyone could react, a silver Pontiac streaked down Third Street. It plowed into the four and came to rest wedged between a house and a utility pole.
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April 28, 2009 | By Diane Mastrull INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pontiac. It began 83 years ago as a line of cars unoriginally named after a town in Michigan, which was itself named after a Native American chief. Over the decades, Pontiac would evolve into an automotive brand so cool it spawned collectors' clubs and a muscle car - the GTO - honored in song by the Beach Boys (and Jan and Dean, and Ronny and the Daytonas before them). So it was with considerable sadness that the region's Pontiac enthusiasts - from car dealers to car owners - reacted to the latest fist-to-the-midsection announcement by General Motors Corp.
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September 15, 2007
Two people died and three were injured in a five-vehicle collision last night on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia. Officials said the accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the 8800 block, near Winchester Avenue. The operator of a northbound red Pontiac lost control and the vehicle crossed into the southbound lane, striking two other vehicles, officials said. A male and female in the Pontiac, who were not identified, were both ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Three occupants from the other two vehicles sustained minor injuries and were taken to Nazareth Hospital, where they were in stable condition, officials said.
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April 5, 2006 | By John Ferlaine
Like many people, I save a lot of coupons. But most of the ones I save I never use. Either I forget to take them to the store, or when I get there I find out that they are hopelessly out of date. But I can't stop myself from clipping coupons. I love bargains. Needless to say, manufacturers' coupons that say "no expiration date" are the best for me. Store coupons tend to expire in a week or two. A few weeks ago, I got some coupons from McDonald's in the mail. My wife and I each had a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich - for the price of one. A lot of restaurants give you a price break if you remember to carry their coupons.
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January 11, 2006 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
General Motors Corp. said yesterday that it would lower the prices on 57 of its 76 models in North America in an effort to boost its sliding market share and wean buyers off expensive incentives. Mark LaNeve, vice president of sales and marketing for the world's biggest automaker, told reporters that the program would lower the manufacturer's suggested retail price by as much as $2,500 on some vehicles, but that the average decrease would be $1,300. "We want it to be crystal clear that with or without incentives, you're getting a great price," said LaNeve, who spoke while attending the North American International Auto Show.
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