August 5, 2014
FORGET THE World Cup. Forget the Phillies. (Really.) Forget the Sixers. (Please.) Philadelphia owns a world record. The Philadelphia Parking Authority ticketed a motorist for "meter expired" even before he got out of his car. Here's what happened, according to ticketee Brian Yan: It was about 11 a.m. July 10, and he had dropped his girlfriend off on Arch Street near 22nd. He turned onto 22nd and pulled his white 2010 Ford Taurus into a parking space to get a cup of coffee.
July 4, 2011 |
Four Coatesville Area School District students were killed early Sunday morning when their car flipped and slid up an embankment near a challenging stretch of two-lane road in West Brandywine Township. The West Brandywine Police Department said in a statement that the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of North Manor Road. Police said all four occupants of the car were ejected during the crash. "Names are not being disclosed at this time due to the pending investigation," police said in a statement.
July 3, 2011 |
Four Coatesville Area School District students were killed early Sunday morning when their car flipped and slid up an embankment near a challenging stretch of two-lane road in West Brandywine Township. The West Brandywine police department said in a statement that the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of North Manor Road. Police said the students - all boys under 18 - were ejected during the crash. "Names are not being disclosed at this time due to the pending investigation," police said in a statement.
June 22, 2011 |
Friends of Jackass star Ryan Dunn knew him as an adrenaline junkie behind the wheel, a lover of fast cars with a devil-may-care demeanor on the roads. And he had a record to prove it. In the 13 years before his death Monday in a fiery Chester County crash, Dunn was cited at least 23 times, including 10 stops for speeding and careless driving and three more for driving with a suspended license. Among those violations - 90 percent of which ended in guilty pleas - was a 2005 DUI arrest.
June 5, 2010 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Their No. 5 hitter, no speed demon, beat out an infield single and scored the first run by escaping from a rundown. Their leadoff hitter, no power guy, broke the game open with a two-run homer far over the left-field fence. But one thing was typical for the Pitman Panthers in the Group 1 state baseball championship game: the superb pitching of Steve Schuler. The senior lefthander worked a complete game, allowing seven hits with 13 strikeouts, as Pitman beat Whippany Park, 5-0, Saturday at Toms River East.
November 9, 2006
RE "Why drivers go wild" (letters, Nov. 2): In his indictment of Philadelphia motorists, Len Trower suggests that we might be driving too slowly. This is about as smart as the letter-writer who argued that tavern patrons should be armed. And as for his assertion that the city's bicycle lanes are "useless," I invite Mr. Trower to join me and the thousands of other bike commuters who use these lanes daily. He'll get a different perspective on Philadelphia traffic - as well as exercise.
June 3, 2005 |
I've finally found the strength to admit the truth. My name is Akweli, and I like to ride a motorcycle - fast. I've spent almost four years, since I started riding, craving a way to open up my street machine without endangering other drivers or becoming an organ donor myself. But motorcyclists on the street learn quickly that spanking their sportbikes like they were meant to be is roundly frowned upon by cops, insurance companies and fellow motorists. After a few wild rides (and close calls)
December 10, 2004 |
It's an amusing clich?. The dumb jock daydreaming during English class about making the big play in the big game. But R.C. Lagomarsino isn't your stereotypical jock. And he's certainly not dumb. So you can excuse the Lansdale Catholic tailback if his head wasn't completely in the game this week. "It's definitely been tough to concentrate in school," Lagomarsino said. "I think if you ask any of the football players, you'll get the same response, because it's a huge game, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
June 10, 2003 |
I N EVERY James Bond movie, the reckless spy gets outfitted with a sleek new luxury car - complete with nifty gadgets and armaments - that he will inevitably smash up after a death-defying chase. Audiences never tire of this ritual. It's like visiting a fancy auto showroom and getting permission to drive the shiny expensive toy irresponsibly and in the process wreck a bunch of other cars. "Nobody is ever going to come out of a movie theater going, 'Oh, that was stupid,' as long as they crash stuff," observed veteran stunt coordinator and lifelong racing fanatic Artie Malesci, who oversaw the good bad driving in "2 Fast 2 Furious.
September 16, 2002 |
Randy Wolf acknowledged that he was as tired as the Pittsburgh Pirates' bats. There aren't many pitchers who would take themselves out of a scoreless game after allowing just one hit through eight innings. Wolf had had enough, even though it meant another quality start with nothing to show in the personal-win column. His departure didn't prove disastrous for the Phillies, thanks to that noted speed demon Johnny Estrada, slowly becoming Mr. Fan Appreciation Day. Estrada, who can be timed running to first base with a sundial, legged out a fielder's choice that scored Pat Burrell from third base as the Phillies defeated the Pirates, 1-0, in 10 innings at overcast Veterans Stadium.