January 5, 1987 |
LEANING FORWARD for a better view, Rob Good and son Robbie examine a Saab on display at the Philadelphia International Automobile Show. They toured the exhibits at the Civic Center yesterday, the second day in the show's nine-day run.
July 26, 2010 |
A group of young men sat in silence on the steps of a North Philadelphia rowhouse yesterday afternoon, mourning their friend Steve Blount, as rain pelted an awning above them. Blount, police said, was one of three men killed early yesterday when the 2001 Saab he was traveling in drove off the Atlantic City Expressway in Camden County and hit several trees. "We still don't really know a whole lot," said his uncle Michael Blount. "He was a good kid. " New Jersey State Police confirmed that Blount and Stephen Baxley, 23, of Tolbut Street, were two of the three men killed in the accident.
January 31, 2002 |
Katie Sosnowski dove into the Villanova University swimming pool last week, swimming toward a moment most people believed would never come. It appeared to be nothing more than an ordinary afternoon practice for Sosnowski and her teammates. Except that each stroke Sosnowski swims is extraordinary. Five years ago, she nearly died in a car accident that damaged her brain and left her partially blind. She has undergone five major operations. Tomorrow, by special permission of the NCAA, she will return to the water to compete in a home meet against St. John's.
July 16, 1999 |
A West Vincent woman was killed and her two children injured yesterday morning when her 1992 Saab struck a median and then a guardrail two miles east of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Downingtown exit, police said. Lita C. Mueller of the 1400 block of North Hilltop Road, Birchrunville, was pronounced dead at 10:21 a.m. at the scene of the accident, which police said occurred about 9:10 a.m. Christina Mueller, 13, and Christopher Mueller, 5, were airlifted to Brandywine Hospital, where they were in satisfactory condition last night, a nursing supervisor said.
September 21, 2011
Dorman Products Inc., Colmar, said today it will put the international portion of its ScanTech replacement auto parts business up for sale. The pre-tax cost of leaving that business, which is based in Sweden, will be $5 million. ScanTech has lost money the past three years, including $2 million last year. The unit distributes Volvo and Saab parts, and the North American portion of the business will be transferred to Dorman's Montgomery County headquarters from Sweden.
November 14, 1993 |
One suspect was wounded by police and three others escaped after a car chase and gun battle that began in Center City late Friday night, Philadelphia police said yesterday. The incident started at 11:38 p.m. when Officer Michael Chitwood, on patrol in the Sixth District at 11th and Poplar Streets, saw several men shooting at a black car. As Chitwood approached, the men opened fire on him, and he fired twice in return, police said. The men climbed into a 1987 Saab and, pursued by the officer, fled north on 11th Street.
July 26, 2010 |
Three Philadelphia men were killed early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle accident on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow Township. Bernard L. Sanford Jr., 20, was driving west in a gray Saab with passengers Stephen Baxley, 23, and Steven Blount, 22. He lost control of the car about 12:30 a.m. near Milepost 39.7 in Camden County. The car spun into the left lane and off the left side of the road, where it smashed into several trees in the median, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Stephen Jones said.
July 10, 2012 |
Now that the state budget's done and the Legislature's gone and the summer season of vacation and tourism is here, I'm wondering whether Gov. Corbett follows the path of previous guvs and gives us a new state slogan. I know it's not the most pressing state issue, what with cuts to general assistance recipients, unaddressed road and bridge woes and angst and lawsuits over the new voter-ID law. But, hey, it is a state tradition. Some guvs lay out a bunch of money, hire an ad agency to come up with a slogan and run an ad campaign to draw visitors to the state.
January 19, 1990 |
The Saab 900, which looks as if it were styled by that famous Swedish designer Darth Vader, is an offbeat car for people who don't want to be seen as lemmings in mindless pursuit of automotive fashion. The Saab 900 Turbo SPG is a car for people who want to avoid the life of the lemming with gusto. The SPG is a faster, better-handling, more luxurious 900. Because it is stabling 175 horses under its weirdly hinged hood, the SPG (Special Performance Group) is a lot more powerful than the normally aspirated, 128- horsepower standard 900 and markedly more muscular than the 160-horse 900 Turbo.