May 3, 2013
A 79-YEAR-OLD Montgomery County man was killed and his 77-year-old wife was injured by a car that jumped a curb as they walked in Spring Garden yesterday, police said. The Nissan veered onto the sidewalk at 18th and Spring Garden streets after being struck by a Toyota in the intersection shortly after 4:30 p.m., said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The man was pinned under the car in front of the Highway Tabernacle Church until he was rescued by medics and taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:03 p.m. His wife was in stable condition at Hahnemann.
August 2, 1990 |
Mamie Dawson will not say her son, Damon, was an innocent victim. She will not say he was a perfect child, and she acknowledges that he was driving a stolen car the day he was killed. "I know he did not have a right to be in that car," she said. But she does not believe that a plainclothes police officer had the right to shoot Damon Dawson in the back and kill him to prevent his escaping in the stolen car. A lawyer for Mamie Dawson will attempt to convince a federal court jury that her 17-year-old son was wrongfully shot dead by Police Officer Timothy Tague in front of Edison High School on Feb. 22 as Tague hung on to the driver's door of the fleeing car. The district attorney's office has cleared Tague of any wrongdoing, but the Dawson family is pursuing a $42 million wrongful-death suit against the city.
January 31, 2010 |
"Can the economy really sustain this? That's the big question mark sitting out there. " - economist Brian Bethune of IHS Global Insight Inc., on the galloping fourth-quarter GDP growth rate of 5.7 percent "I'm going after them. " - developer Brian O'Neill, explaining his $8 billion lawsuit against his lender, Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania "Nobody ever gets fired for staying at Holiday Inn. There is no preconceived notion of extravagance attached to our brand. " - Kevin Kowalski, senior vice president of global brand management for the hotel chain "Toyota had a bulletproof reputation for quality, and now it's been tarnished.
September 3, 1988 |
SATELLITE FAILS TO ORBIT CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The nation's most powerful unmanned rocket failed to lift a secret military satellite into the proper orbit, effectively rendering it useless, according to a source close to the space program. Engineers were trying to determine whether they could salvage the satellite launched atop a 16-story Titan 34D yesterday morning, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity. A civilian expert has said the booster carried a satellite that could eavesdrop on Soviet military and diplomatic communications.
June 10, 2009 |
ACCESSIBLE, quotable GM product exec Bob Lutz manages to get semi-fawning press even after he's been put out to pasture. But you have to wonder if he's really as clueless as he seems. Back in February, he said he didn't know why GM's Saturn brand had flopped: "We spent a huge bundle . . . giving Saturn an absolutely no-excuses product lineup, top to bottom. They had a better and fresher lineup than any GM division, and the sales just never materialized . . . we don't have . . . 10 years to figure it out and possibly turn it around.
January 5, 1990 |
In the streets of downtown Camden, where nearly everyone on foot or at lunch works for the judicial system or the government, the talk has been of little else than their pistol-packin' prosecutor's wild New Year's tale of careening cars and blazing bullets. There are skeptics and there are true believers, but everyone seems enthralled by the dramatic story of a thwarted assassination attempt on Camden County's colorful prosecutor, Samuel Asbell. Asbell, 46, said he was chased at high speeds through the streets of Camden by two men in a green Toyota who blasted away at his car with a MAC-10 machine pistol.
May 10, 2002 |
'Do as we say' One of our Delaware neighbors doesn't follow directions well. After her husband was arrested for drunken driving last weekend, officers took Dianna Garwood home. The St. Georges woman, 36, then went to retrieve the hubby - and was arrested for drunken driving. Officers had told her not to drive. Eric Garwood was arrested after he drove past a marked county patrol car at more than 100 mph. Canada getting fatter Canadians are getting fatter, the government statistics agency has reported.
August 16, 1996 |
Road vengeance ended Eileen McGuigan's life, the prosecutor told the jury. But Tony Smallwood was not her killer, the defense attorney fired back. With those opening statements, Smallwood's trial began yesterday in the Jan. 11, 1994, shooting death of McGuigan on the Schuylkill Expressway. McGuigan, 36, the mother of four, was on her way to Delaware County, where she worked as a cashier. Her fiance had given another motorist the finger after the man almost sideswiped the couple.
December 19, 2000 |
A horrific accident that killed two adults and a child and injured two children on Route 30 yesterday morning seemed to happen at a surreal pace for Bob DaGrosa. As he stood at the telephone behind the counter of his tire store, getting ready to report to police that a water main had created a huge icy patch on the highway, he looked out his window and saw a silver sport-utility vehicle slide sideways into a huge yellow dump truck. "It all happened so quickly, it's hard to believe.
October 21, 2013 |
MIAMI - Since 1968, Toyota has sold 24 million vehicles in this country, and more than nine million of them have been Corollas. During the 2013 model year, the compact sedan sold 300,000 copies, which made it Toyota's second-best seller behind the Camry. And that feat, which garnered a hefty 19 percent of the compact market, was accomplished in the final year of the 10th-generation Corolla's life cycle. Toyota executives expect the redesigned 2014 model that just went on sale to hit 330,000.