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February 4, 1992 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer Edward Colimore contributed to this article
In Southern California, where he spent the last eight years, nobody suspected a thing about the pleasant, mustachioed sandwich shop owner named Michael Stainton. Or if they did, they aren't saying. He was simply the SUBMAN - as he called himself on the license plate of his car: He owned eight Subway sandwich shop franchises throughout the years, was married with two children, lived in a half-million-dollar house in a gated community in the town of Saugus. And so on Jan. 3, when federal marshals - acting on an anonymous phone call - spoiled the opening day of yet another Subway sandwich shop by busting Michael Stainton right there in front of the store on Old Road in Newhall, it came as a bit of a shock to his family and friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 1986 | By JOE BALTAKE, Daily News Film Critic
"Subway. " A New Wave fantasy starring Christopher Lambert and Isabelle Adjani. Directed by Luc Besson from a screenplay by Pierre Jolivet, Alain Le Henry, Sophie Schmit, Marc Perrier and Besson. Production design by Alexandre Trauner. Photographed by Carlo Varini. Edited by Schmit. Music by Eric Serra. Running time: 104 minutes. In French with English subtitles. An Island release. At the Ritz Five, 214 Walnut St. Luc Besson, France's reigning Golden Boy filmmaker, brings a moony, messy, love-struck quality to his movies.
NEWS
August 29, 1997 | GEORGE MILLER/ DAILY NEWS
James E. Oubre, 50, was killed yesterday when he jumped in front of an eastbound Market-Frankford subway train that was pulling into the 8th and Market streets station at 3:32 p.m., according to police. The line was shut down for 85 minutes, reopening at 4:57 p.m. SEPTA ferried Market-Frankford riders past the scene on shuttle buses.
NEWS
April 10, 2008 | By Diane Mastrull INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This time, it turns out, the victim was SEPTA's subway system. At 1:45 p.m. yesterday, a 20-year-old woman told police that on Tuesday night she had been grabbed from behind while on the SEPTA subway platform under City Hall, dragged behind a pillar, and raped. By 6 p.m., she had recanted the whole thing. But in the intervening hours, a subway system that has been the site of three serious attacks since March 26 - including the death of a Starbucks manager who was beaten and kicked on the concourse at 13th and Market Streets - was under another cloud.
NEWS
September 30, 1988 | By Ben Yagoda, Daily News Movie Critic
You know the spaghetti sauce commercial where the guy keeps saying, "It's in there"? That's the way I felt about "Subway to the Stars," a Brazilian film that opens today at the Roxy Screening Rooms. The movie starts off as a piece of conventional realism. We're introduced to Vinicius (Guilherme Fontes), a struggling musician who plays along with Charlie Parker records, and his girlfriend Eunice (Ana Beatriz Wiltgen), who works in a shop. But no sooner can you say "love story" than Eunice myseriously disappears and the cinematic equivalent of all heck breaks loose.
NEWS
July 14, 2009 | By Traver Riggins INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police have arrested a 14-year old boy and charged him with groping assaults on four women on the Broad Street subway since May. The youth, not indentified because of his age, was taken into custody Friday, but police announced his arrest yesterday. The teenager has been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, and four counts each of reckless endangerment, indecent assault, and simple assault. The attacks began on May 25 and all took place on subway platforms or stairwells.
NEWS
July 10, 2009 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Special Victims detectives are looking for a heavyset man who has groped four women in South Philadelphia subway corridors and who pushed his latest victim to the ground. Three of the assaults happened in the Tasker-Morris station on SEPTA's Broad Street Line, and one happened in the Ellsworth-Federal station. The attacks began in April and the latest was Wednesday. The victims, all lone women, ranged in age from 20 to 50, police said. In each case, the man grabbed the women over their clothes or tried to put his hand into their pants before fleeing up the stairs to the street level.
NEWS
July 28, 2000 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
If you're going to the Phillies game on Sunday, take the subway if you want to avoid a potentially elephant-sized traffic jam. Starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, the north and southbound exit ramps to Broad Street from I-95 will be closed to all vehicles except Republican National Convention buses. The convention doesn't officially start until Monday, but there will be plenty of activity over the weekend at the First Union Center, the official RNC site, adjacent to Veteran's Stadium.
NEWS
September 9, 2008 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
As the SEPTA subway train rocked forward, a thirty-something guy leaned over near the doorway and gently planted a kiss on the little boy at his side. When the train neared the Fairmount Avenue stop shortly after midnight on Thursday, the man reached out like an adoring parent and directed the 3- or 4-year-old tyke to an open seat. Then he flew into a monstrous rage. Without uttering a word, police said, the unidentified man whipped out a double-claw hammer and began bludgeoning a 20-year-old man who was dozing off in his seat.
NEWS
February 23, 1990 | By Joe Clark and Dave Bittan, Daily News Staff Writers
Thousands of rush-hour commuters were forced to hoof it or board shuttle buses twice this morning when signal problems shut down almost three quarters of SEPTA's 10-mile-long Broad Street subway. According to SEPTA spokesman Jim Whitaker, the first time service was interrupted was at 6:10 a.m. when "dozen of signals up and down the line" went on the blink. Whitaker estimated that 70 percent of the line - in both directions - between Erie Avenue in North Philadelphia and Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia was affected.
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April 16, 2014 | BY NAVEED AHSAN, Daily News Staff Writer ahsann@phillynews.com, 215-854-5904
SEPTA WILL experiment with restoring all-night subway service on weekends this summer, officials said yesterday. The service will run on Fridays and Saturdays on the Broad Street Line and the Market-Frankford Line, said Kristin Geiger, a SEPTA spokeswoman. She said the restoration of all-night subways - replaced several years ago with buses in a cost-saving move - is a test. If successful, it would continue after Labor Day. The all-night service - which launches in mid-June - is actually part of SEPTA's proposed operating budget, which will start on July 1, Geiger said.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA will restore all-night subway service on Fridays and Saturdays, at least temporarily, beginning in June, officials said Monday. SEPTA's proposed new operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes several hundred thousand dollars to run the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines all night on Fridays and Saturdays. Since 1991, subway service has been halted between midnight and 5 a.m., with Nite Owl buses substituted on those routes. Increasing nightlife and residential activity in Center City prompted SEPTA officials to bring back the subway service.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA The wife of a University of Pennsylvania professor wants SEPTA to accept responsibility for his death after a fall last month in a subway stairwell. Ellis Golub, 71, of Bryn Mawr, died Jan. 22 from injuries suffered in the fall Jan. 13 at the Market-Frankford Line's 40th Street station. Security-camera footage shows that Golub fell after he moved across the stairway to avoid a ladder set up at the bottom of the stairs by a SEPTA electrician who was changing lightbulbs.
NEWS
November 25, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
WHAT DO YOU get for the corporate hot spot that seems like it has everything? How 'bout some underground transit? U.S. Sen. Bob Casey called yesterday for extending SEPTA's Broad Street subway line into the Navy Yard, given the area's dramatic rebirth as a sprawling office park that's home to about 10,000 workers. Casey sent a letter to Brigid Hynes-Cherin, the Federal Transportation Agency's (FTA) regional administrator, urging her to discuss the potential project with SEPTA, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"THANKS FOR Sharing" has been described as an exploration of society's problem with sex addiction and pornography, but that casts too narrow a net. Josh Gad's character, for instance, doggy-rubs women on the subway, and uses homemade recording devices to photograph the undercarriages of his female co-workers. This is invasive, public sexual assault, and suggests he has issues that transcend addiction, and require the immediate intervention of law enforcement. It's also not funny, although "Sharing" seems to think so. Thus "Sharing" has hired Gad, the roly-poly guy you hire when you can't get Jonah Hill or Jack Black, and positioned his grotesque activities as the sort of incorrigible behavior Hill might outgrow during an Apatow comedy.
NEWS
May 20, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA, PATCO, and the City of Philadelphia have paid millions of dollars to victims of slip-and-fall accidents in subways while failing to fix the hazards that cause the accidents. Leaking ceilings and slippery floors remain, sometimes for years after they have caused serious accidents that injured passengers. Elana Adams, a church administrator from North Philadelphia, can pinpoint where she fell on a rainy day in November 2011 in the PATCO concourse near Juniper and Locust Streets.
SPORTS
May 4, 2013
What: The 34th annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street 10-mile run. Where: Starts at North Broad Street and West Fisher Avenue and finishes a quarter mile inside the gate at the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the end of South Broad Street. When: Starts at 8:30 a.m. Last year's winner, Henry Rutto of Kenya, crossed the finish line in 47 minutes, 5 seconds. But other runners will still be on the course for hours afterward. Weather forecast: AccuWeather. com predicts mostly sunny and pleasant, high of 71 degrees and low of 49. No chance of rain.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Higher labor and benefits costs are the biggest increases in SEPTA's proposed $1.32 billion operating budget. The budget released this week for fiscal 2014 assumes a $25 million increase in revenue from higher fares scheduled to take effect July 1, at the start of the new fiscal year. But the new income would be more than offset by a $38 million increase in costs, including $34 million more for labor and benefits, driven primarily by scheduled wage increases and higher health costs.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
A man was struck and killed by a train Wednesday evening on the Broad Street Line in South Philadelphia, authorities said. The death occurred shortly before 7 p.m. at the Tasker-Morris Station, said a SEPTA spokeswoman. Video surveillance showed the man was stumbling on the northbound platform before and during the train's arrival. An initial police report described it as an apparent suicide. - Robert Moran  
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