November 27, 2001 |
DISMAYED by its status as the Taliban's favorite automaker, Toyota has rolled out a new line of SUVs and pickups for 2002. Named "Northern Alliance" after the Afghan rebels, the vehicles are specifically designed, according to Toyota, "for today's all-terrain freedom fighter. " Over the past years, Toyota has grown increasingly uncomfortable with images of Taliban soldiers driving around in its pickups with Stinger anti-aircraft missiles or leaping out of its SUVs to beat women.
March 26, 1996 |
It's them! Or one of them! School officials at Girard College try to hold back surging students as one of the singers from the group Boyz II Men drives past. Eventually, all four members of the group arrived on the school's campus yesterday to participate in a television commercial for Toyota.
May 3, 2013 |
UPDATE: The victim was identified Thursday as Li Wi, of Blue Bell A 79-year-old Montgomery County man was killed and his 77-year-old wife was injured by a car that jumped a curb Wednesday afternoon in Spring Garden, 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 transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:03 p.m. His wife was reported in stable condition at Hahnemann.
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.