April 24, 1991 |
As a smart kid growing up in West Oak Lane, he was known as "Reds" for his hair and "the menace," after the mischievous Dennis of the comic strips. Years later, as a roguish Philadelphia defense lawyer, Dennis H. Eisman said the first nickname kept him out of trouble: "I could never do anything crazy. They'd know I did it - the kid with the red hair. " The second nickname, "I don't know if I've lived up to," he said. Yesterday when word of his apparent suicide traveled like electricity through the city's legal community - and in some cases across the country - many friends found it impossible to believe for so spirited a man. "That's not the Dennis I knew," associates said over and over about the incident in which police said Eisman apparently shot himself with his gun inside his silver Porsche in a Center City parking garage.
January 12, 1988 |
To Joey Houlne, age 9, it's just a shiny red car. Enter Mom, always ready to volunteer another fact of life. "This is a real Porsche," said Donna Houlne, 33, waving a soda cup toward the Porsche 930 turbo convertible as they walk past. The car is one of the 1988 models on display at the 1988 Philadelphia International Auto Show, at the Civic Center till Jan. 18. For the price of a $5 ticket, dreamers and shoppers can check out the new domestic and import models of nearly 40 car manufacturers.
June 22, 1989 |
A Feasterville man, who damaged an expensive Porsche he mistakenly thought belonged to a man who was dating his girlfriend, pleaded guilty in Bucks County court to driving under the influence of alcohol and to criminal mischief. Dennis A. Shepherd, 29, of Meadowbrook Rd., told President Judge Isaac S. Garb, "If I had known it wasn't his car, I wouldn't have damaged it. " Shepherd was charged with driving his pickup into the side of a 1976 Porsche 935 in a New Hope parking lot on Jan. 21. Shepherd then smashed the windshield and windows of the $100,000 car with a piece of pipe and fled the scene as a neighbor called police.
April 20, 1986 |
Lured by the dream of buying a Porsche 944 at a bargain-basement price, blue-suited businessmen huddled side by side in steady rain with blue-collar workers Wednesday to listen to the cadence of an auctioneer selling Camden County's surplus equipment at the Lakeland Complex in Blackwood. "I gotta eat. I gotta eat," bawled auctioneer T.J. Sullins of the Newfield Auction Company as he stood on top of a pile of used tires that he was trying to cajole a cigarette-puffing, leather-clad fellow into buying.
December 17, 1989 |
Ever look longingly at those fun cars other people drive? Those sports cars and convertibles and snazzy GTs? Ever find yourself wishing there was enough money in the family budget to allow you that sort of hedonism? Well, maybe there is. Maybe there is a way for you to drive a sexy, hot- driving coupe, sedan or ragtop for the same bucks you would spend on a boring, new family car. The venue for that kind of affordable fun is the used-car lot. For the price of a brand-new econobox, you can put yourself behind the wheel of a previously owned chariot that was born to run, something wild and beautiful that will get the juices flowing when it's just marking time in the driveway.
September 9, 1988 |
Gloucester County Prosecutor Richard E. Hickey 3d cruises around town in a gray 1984 Porsche 928 that once belonged to a drug dealer. "It's a way to get the bad guy to pay for some of the costs of law enforcement," Hickey said of his use of the confiscated car. But Attorney General Cary Edwards doesn't think a prosecutor in a Porsche is such a good idea. "A Porsche or a Mercedes that costs $30,000 should be converted to cash and should not be used for official transportation for government personnel," Edwards said.
March 17, 1987 |
Police have obtained a detailed description of a man seen trying to get into Center City psychologist Randall Weiss' sports car shortly after Weiss was stabbed to death in his rented townhouse early Sunday. Police said the man apparently had been trying to get into Weiss' 1985 Porsche 944, parked in front of the townhouse on Rodman Street near 19th, when the car alarm went off at about 1:45 a.m. Neighbors saw the man standing by the car with what looked like keys, police said.
November 17, 1997 |
Tickled by thrill and delighted by danger, Joanna Siefert was more than just a reckless teen, a Bucks County judge said yesterday. When she struck and killed a pedestrian last summer, then sped away in her grandfather's Porsche, she was more than just an irresponsible youth. "The nature of this act of delinquency was unspeakable," Judge Isaac S. Garb told her Friday as he ordered the 17-year-old Quakertown girl to an inpatient counseling and rehabilitation center for juvenile delinquents.
August 10, 2010
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - In the context of world events, DeSean Jackson's first real comments at Eagles training camp rank somewhere in between Lindsay Lohan's recent stay in the pokey and Brett Favre's umpteenth retirement. (Is he back yet?) But on the 15th day of camp - the 12th since the star wide receiver arrived at Lehigh - Jackson briefly broke his vow of silence to reveal how much longer he would remain, well, silent. "I'll talk with y'all closer to the regular season," Jackson said as he got into his black, four-door Porsche following Monday afternoon practice.
November 7, 2010 |
A red Porsche 930 Turbo missed a curve at 5:41 a.m. A sports star at the top of his game slammed into a concrete wall in front of an elementary school in Camden County. The Flyers kept winning hockey games, but life was never exactly the same. It's been a quarter-century since Pelle Lindbergh was taken off life support in a South Jersey hospital on Nov. 11, 1985. His name still resonates, images still flicker, a tragic chapter in local sports folklore is still discussed. Virtually all sports fans living here at the time can remember getting the news of the car crash and the details that soon filtered out. The Flyers goalie had been drinking at an after-hours place with teammates.