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March 5, 2011
BRADENTON, Fla. - WTSP.com in Tampa reported yesterday that the $190,000 Porsche Panamera belonging to Phillies reliever J.C. Romero was stolen Thursday night while being serviced at a local dealership. Romero drove the car to spring training from his home in Alabama. No further details were immediately available. Romero did not accompany the team to Bradenton yesterday. - Paul Hagen
SPORTS
May 25, 1988 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer
Porsche is associated with excellence just as Tiffany's and Dom Perignon are. The West German car producer has won the 24 Hours of LeMans 12 times, the 24 Hours of Daytona 16 times and 13 World Manufacturers Team Championships. When Porsche announced it was entering Indy-car racing two years ago, the sport's followers anticipated immediate success. Competitors graciously welcomed Porsche to the pits while worrying whether the Germans would be waving to everyone else in their rear-view mirrors.
NEWS
October 20, 1987 | By JOHN M. BAER, Daily News Staff Writer
Somewhere out there is a girl named "Bong" and a boy named "Porsche. " There are infants somewhere in Pennsylvania named "Rayon," "Cosmo" and "Knowledge. " There is even, if you can believe it, a baby girl named "Genie" and a baby boy named "Aladdin. " Those are among the more eye-grabbing names given newborns in the state last year, according to the Department of Health. The agency maintains a sort of head count of what's happening in the name game from year to year.
SPORTS
February 6, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
Veteran endurance driver Derek Bell teamed with Bob Wollek and John Andretti to hold off the challenge of Jaguar and return the Porsche 962 to the winner's circle at the 24 Hours of Daytona yesterday at Daytona Beach, Fla. With Wollek, of France, driving the final two hours, the Porsche team crossed the finish line 1 minute, 26.665 seconds ahead of the second-place Jaguar team of Price Cobb, John Nielsen, Andy Wallace and Jan Lammers. It was the closest finish in the 22-year history of the race.
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August 19, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Post and People magazine contributed to this report
Singer Bobby Brown was injured slightly late Saturday, when a street sign and some shrubbery jumped out in front of the Porsche he was driving in Hollywood, Fla. Oh, all right. A police spokeswoman said Brown "lost control" of the car while driving through a residential neighborhood, and hit the stationary objects. The Porsche's airbags inflated with the collision, and Brown emerged with minor injuries to his legs and neck. He was treated at Hollywood's Memorial Hospital. A spokeswoman declined to say whether the star was tested for blood alcohol levels.
NEWS
January 15, 1987 | By Mike Schurman, Special to The Inquirer
An Atlantic City police mechanic who crashed a $50,000 Porsche that had been confiscated from a drug dealer pleaded guilty yesterday to misconduct in office. Dennis T. Ford, 38, who was the mechanic foreman at the city's police garage when he wrapped the top-of-the-line Porsche 928 with 700 miles on the odometer around a tree on Saturday night, Nov. 1, faces up to five years in prison and a $7,500 fine when he is sentenced April 10 in Atlantic County Superior Court. He was fired from his job. The car had been owned by Frederick Georgiou, a piano player at Resorts International Casino Hotel.
NEWS
December 5, 1986 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Automotive Writer
Let your spirits soar with eagles, all ye who thought a Porsche was out of reach. In a moment of unbridled democracy, the Stuttgart performance peddler has fielded a new Porsche for the unwashed multitudes. Yes, sir. Now that the "entry-level" 924S is preening in local showrooms, Porsche ownership is no longer solely the province of people with portfolios. For a mere $21,900 (if you take delivery on your 924S before the prices go up on Jan. 1), you, too, can drive a car with the posh Porsche marque, that universal symbol of male fiscal and sexual well-being.
NEWS
October 8, 1987 | By Melvin Maddocks
The news out of Germany is that Porsche has produced the ultimate sports car (as of this week, of course) - the model 959. In the land of the Autobahn, where all lanes are designated as the fast lane, the 959 would appear prepared to fly away - almost literally - from the snarling pack. Said to be capable of 200 miles per hour - 50 m.p.h. faster than its nearest competitor, the Chevrolet Corvette - the 959 does for the street automobile what Roger Bannister's four-minute mile did for distance runners: breaks a psychological barrier, and sort of breaks the bank too while it's at it. (The 959 will cost its very hurried - and very rich - owners $200,000, or $1,000 per m.p.h.
NEWS
December 7, 1995 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police shot two West Virginia carjacking suspects, one fatally, after a high-speed chase yesterday on the New Jersey Turnpike, state police said. Sgt. Daniel Cosgrove, a state police spokesman, said David Wayne Gibson, 19, of West Virginia, was fatally shot while reaching for a gun tucked in his waistband. Ricky Vincent Pendelton, also 19 and from West Virginia, was shot twice in the left arm and was listed in satisfactory condition last night at the Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy Division.
NEWS
September 10, 2009 | By DANA DiFILIPPO, difilid@phillynews.com 215-854-5934
Porsche couldn't resist the smells. First trained as a seeing-eye dog, the black Labrador got so distracted by all the delectable odors that the world had to offer that she flunked her certification. But the vision-impaired community's loss was the Philadelphia Fire Department's gain. Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives trained her in accelerant detection, and Porsche went to work as an arson dog with city firefighters about five years ago. "She just can't stop sniffing - that's the trait that breaks her [as a seeing-eye dog]
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June 27, 2016
How did a veteran congressman come to think it was a good idea to appropriate half a million federal dollars to a fake charity devoted to cleaning up after water-skiers? Or take a down payment on a vacation home from a would-be ambassador whose bona fides he pitched to the president himself? Or repay an illegal loan to his campaign with laundered public money? The answer can be discerned in the collective shrug of Chaka Fattah's fellow Philadelphia Democrats last week when a jury found him to be the taxpayer-employed capo of a criminal organization.
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June 24, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Two New Jersey brothers were sentenced Wednesday for trying to ship three stolen luxury vehicles - a Porsche and two Mercedes-Benz S550s - to Hong Kong, authorities said. Andrew Clarke, 43, of Irvington, received a 25-year sentence, and Llewellyn Clarke, 42, of North Plainfield, a term of nearly 17 years. They were convicted in July in federal court in Camden on charges of conspiracy to transport stolen motor vehicles. The Clarkes bought the vehicles from thieves in New York and North Jersey, authorities said, and planned to have the cars resold in Hong Kong and other locations.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Al Haas, Staff Writer
For Subaru, what couldn't be helped has turned into a rendezvous with history - and a gift that keeps on giving. Back in the '90's, when truck-based SUVs had become all the rage, Subaru wanted to get into this lucrative act. But alas, while the little Japanese automaker had the yen to field an SUV, its R&D piggy bank didn't contain enough yen to develop one. The solution was brilliant. The designers took an existing all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy station wagon, jacked it up a bit, and adorned it with macho SUV styling cues, notably hefty bumpers.
NEWS
April 14, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
In their first substantive attack on evidence that could feature in their client's corruption trial, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's attorneys accused prosecutors of lobbing disingenuous accusations and innuendo at members of the congressman's family. Lawyer Samuel W. Silver, in filings late Monday in U.S. District Court, said government lawyers had twisted the meaning behind recorded conversations they hope to use at trial. He specifically cited a tape that prosecutors flagged this month, saying it could expose Fattah's wife, former NBC10 news anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah, to possible criminal liability.
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Former NBC10 news anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah accused prosecutors Tuesday of personally attacking her and misleading the court overseeing her husband's federal corruption case. Her response - posted on her Facebook page - came four days after government lawyers suggested in court filings that she might face criminal liability should she testify next month at the trial of her spouse, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.). "I am not surprised that as soon as I take a high-profile role in my husband's reelection less than three weeks away, these prosecutors would attack me," read her post, which was also shared on the Facebook page of a political group supporting her husband's campaign.
NEWS
April 6, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Ten months after Renee Chenault-Fattah finalized paperwork on the sale of her 1989 Porsche convertible to a lobbyist friend of her husband's, the former NBC10 news anchor continued to insure the sports car and keep it in her garage. Now, federal prosecutors say they have a recording that proves Chenault-Fattah still considered the car to be her own nearly a year later and knew its January 2012 sale for $18,000 was little more than a sham. The tape - which prosecutors intend to play next month at the corruption trial of her husband, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah - could expose Chenault-Fattah to criminal liability, they said in court filings late last week.
NEWS
August 1, 2015 | By Matt Gelb and Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writers
Renee Chenault-Fattah insisted Thursday that her sale of a 1989 Porsche convertible for $18,000 was a legitimate transaction and not, as federal prosecutors contend, a sham to cover a bribe from a lobbyist to her husband, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. In a letter to NBC10, her employer, the news anchor said she sold the car in 2012 to the lobbyist, Herbert Vederman, but held onto it - undriven, she said, for three years because Vederman did not have room to keep it. "I know this was a legitimate sale but this not likely to go away anytime soon," Chenault-Fattah wrote, according to NBC10.
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July 31, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA & JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writers medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
BEFORE YOU COULD ask, "What will 'Person E' do next?" Philadelphia heard from longtime NBC10 anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah in a letter to her bosses. And more questions arose. Federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday in an 85-page indictment against her husband, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, and four others that Chenault-Fattah fraudulently sold her 1989 Porsche Carrera to a Florida-based lobbyist for $18,000. "Both the indictment and media accounts are incorrect," she said in her letter to the local NBC affiliate, parts of which were included in a report posted on the station's website yesterday afternoon.
NEWS
December 22, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
When it comes to styling the Murano, Nissan's flagship crossover SUV, no one has ever accused the automaker of erring on the side of conservatism. The Murano has been a fresh and interesting design exercise since its birth early in the millennium. But when it was redesigned for the 2015 model year, it became a bit more than a departure from the generic. It graduated to a walk on the wild side. The new Murano doesn't just push the design envelope. It punches holes in it. Consider, for example, the way the quarter panels protrude upward into the cargo area side windows like shark fins.
NEWS
September 21, 2014 | BY JENELLE JANCI, Daily News Staff Writer jancij@phillynews.com, 215-568-5906
A FRIENDLY disagreement on Twitter spawned a race between a $78,000 sports car and an Amtrak express train. If only every Twitter debate could be so productive. Road vs. Rails chronicled the 440-mile journey yesterday of Amtrak's high-speed Acela and a 2014 Porsche Panamara from Boston to Washington, D.C., on social media. Transit advocate and graphicmachine partner Matt Staub traveled for Team Train while car enthusiast and eCommerce manager Kris Nielsen drove for Team Porsche.
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