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September 24, 1992 | By Michelle R. Davis, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Haverford Township Zoning Hearing Board voted 3-0 last Thursday to turn down an application by U-Haul Co. to build 230 self-storage units at its business at West Chester Pike and Township Line Road. The application asked for five exceptions to the zoning code to construct three new buildings on the property. U-Haul said they would also continue existing operations on the property, which includes a truck and trailer rental operation. "Five variances is a great number of variances for one property.
NEWS
June 8, 2012 | By Mensah M. Dean and Daily News Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge Thursday sentenced a former city cop to jail rather than probation because, he said, the defendant lacked remorse for the serious offenses he had been convicted of and because he undermined the criminal-justice system. Common Pleas Judge Earl W. Trent sentenced Aleksande Shwarz, to one to two years in jail and eight years of reporting probation for roughing up a U-Haul-store manager and then lying to make it look as if the manager had assaulted him. The sentencing terms indicate that he could be eligible for patrol after nine months.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1988 | By Tom Belden, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Warrington Equipment Manufacturing Co., a shiny new U-Haul truck hailed as an amateur-driver's dream rolls off the assembly line every 69 minutes. In addition to power steering, air conditioning, cloth seats and an FM radio - amenities U-Haul trucks have never been noted for - the trucks are built with air suspension so they can be lowered in the back when parked, making them far easier to load. In Ivyland, a few miles away from Warrington, another U-Haul subsidiary, Kar-Go Decal Co., is turning out colorful new graphics, one representing each state and Canadian province, to decorate the sides of the new trucks.
NEWS
December 2, 1993 | By Savannah Blackwell, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The architect hired by Montgomery County to transform a U-Haul building on Easton Road into a county services annex laid out some of his plans Tuesday night before the township Zoning Hearing Board. Residents of the surrounding Crestmont neighborhood also presented their concerns about increased traffic and security problems that might result from the project. The county is seeking a variance from the township's parking ordinance, which requires that 125 spaces be provided for a building of 25,000 square feet.
NEWS
August 16, 1994 | By Nancy Lawson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two gunmen were still at large yesterday after a Saturday robbery in which they forced two employees and a customer into a rear bathroom at the U-Haul on West Chester Pike. Haverford police are looking into possible links with at least one other U- Haul robbery in the area, said Lt. Charles Brooks. In the Saturday incident, one man was helping customers inside while another was filling propane tanks outside about 5:30 p.m., said Jim Young, a U-Haul employee who was filling in for the manager yesterday.
NEWS
September 23, 1993 | By Savannah Blackwell, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The county is planning to open an Eastern Montgomery County annex in the U- Haul building at 1601 Easton Rd. What services will be available there have yet to be determined. The county reached a tentative agreement recently to pay $700,000 to buy the building from Amerco Real Estate Co. of Phoenix, the real estate arm of U-Haul, according to County Commissioner Jon D. Fox and an Amerco official. As part of the agreement, the county has 180 days to review proposals from architects for modifying and renovating the 25,246-square-foot warehouse into office space.
NEWS
October 2, 1997 | By John Way Jennings and Lillian Micko, FOR THE INQUIRER
A 25-year-old man who was paroled last year from a state prison and chased down after a robbery at a U-Haul office in Clementon was in the hospital yesterday, being treated for injuries he sustained after crashing his getaway car in Cherry Hill, police said. Alan J. Blunt, who is charged with kidnapping, carjacking, aggravated assault and robbery, was listed yesterday in stable condition at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden, where he was under police guard. Detective Sgt. David Kunkel and Detective Thomas Muller, of the Clementon Borough Police Department, said the incident began about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the U-Haul truck rental office in the 200 block of the White Horse Pike.
NEWS
June 1, 1992 | By Julia Cass, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An unidentified man died in a fiery crash on Interstate 95 in Delaware yesterday after allegedly taking money from a safe in the Amanda Fielding store in Christiana Mall and fleeing in a pickup truck owned by the mall. Five people were hurt in a series of accidents that occurred when the pickup, attempting to cut across lanes on I-95 south near Newark, struck another vehicle, then crossed into the northbound lanes and hit a U-Haul truck head-on, according to Delaware State Police.
NEWS
May 16, 1992 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / RON TARVER
Just back the U-Haul up to the Roundhouse and load it up. On his last day on the job, Police Commissioner Willie L. Williams oversees the packing of the contents of his office in the Police Administration Building. Williams is heading for the West Coast to become police chief of Los Angeles.
NEWS
July 22, 1993 | Daily News wire services
WASHINGTON BENTSEN INSISTS ON AN ENERGY TAX President Clinton's top tax and budget advisers insisted anew to jittery Democrats yesterday that any credible deficit reduction must include an energy tax - even if an average family pays only $50 a year. "That has to be part of it," Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen told reporters after he and White House Budget Director Leon Panetta met with the House Democratic caucus. "The energy tax we are talking about will cost $50 for an average family a year.
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February 15, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's not easy belonging to a snowboarding club at a snowless, landlocked urban university - with no hills to speak of. So Temple students brought the mountain to their campus. Armed with a dozen shovels, two cases of Monster energy drinks, and a 40-foot U-Haul, the students trucked 10 tons of snow from the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest skating arena at Penn's Landing onto the heart of their flat North Philadelphia school. They shoveled the shavings in and they shoveled the shavings out. Three times in all. It took more than eight hours - almost an all-nighter.
NEWS
May 8, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
This being spring, the season of renewal, the idea was to be a good citizen, clean the block, rent a truck, and haul the trash to a designated sanitation site. Or so Celia Pretter believed. "I thought I was doing a community service, doing this all nice and legal," the Mount Airy horticulturist said. She wanted to help, "given that the city is in crisis and has no money for schools. " But logic quickly took a backseat to red tape, time was wasted, officials were phoned, funds were squandered, and, truth be told, emotions flared and unkind words were uttered.
SPORTS
August 14, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The numbers have been much ballyhooed, that the United States won the most medals at the 2012 Summer Games - 46 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze, for a grand total of 104 hunks of shiny hardware. But every member of each victorious team sported a personal gleaming medallion, which raises the question: Was each one counted among the oft-reported tally? Nope, that 46 golds is the number of events won. The actual medal handout was much higher: 147 gold, 63 silver and 46 bronze, for a total of 256, according to a Team USA list at nbcolympics.com ( http://ow.ly/cVyEi )
NEWS
June 8, 2012 | By Mensah M. Dean and Daily News Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge Thursday sentenced a former city cop to jail rather than probation because, he said, the defendant lacked remorse for the serious offenses he had been convicted of and because he undermined the criminal-justice system. Common Pleas Judge Earl W. Trent sentenced Aleksande Shwarz, to one to two years in jail and eight years of reporting probation for roughing up a U-Haul-store manager and then lying to make it look as if the manager had assaulted him. The sentencing terms indicate that he could be eligible for patrol after nine months.
SPORTS
November 20, 2011 | Associated Press
A driver of a U-Haul truck carrying beer kegs through a tailgating area before the Yale-Harvard game in New Haven, Conn., Saturday suddenly accelerated, fatally striking a 30-year-old Massachusetts woman and injuring two other women, police said. It's not clear why the driver sped up, New Haven Police spokesman David Hartman said. The truck then crashed into other U-Haul vans in the lot, an open playing field used for pregame tailgating parties before Yale home games. People huddled around the victims trying to help, according to a video that appears to have been recorded shortly after the accident and posted online.
SPORTS
September 19, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
IF YOU put a football in Tyler Ramirez' hands, don't expect him to keep it. He won't try to rumble for several yards. Won't try to whip it downfield. Won't even beg for the kicking block with the hope of nailing a PAT. The 6-foot, 295-pound Ramirez, a senior guard and defensive tackle for Monsignor Bonner High, has never dreamed of playing a so-called skill position. In fact, getting such an opportunity would pretty much resemble a nightmare. "I love what I do. No need to do anything else," Ramirez said.
NEWS
January 8, 2011 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 21-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department has been arrested on charges of lying to police about an arrest he made last March in which he claimed a man assaulted him. Instead, police said Friday, Officer Aleksande Shwarz was the aggressor, and Shwarz himself has been charged with assault for his role in the arrest. Shwarz, 54, has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said in a statement. Shwarz, who was assigned to the Second District, was arrested Wednesday on charges of simple assault, unsworn falsification to authorities, and abuse of office.
NEWS
February 22, 2007 | By Dolph Ward Goldenburg
Many say my decision to become a Philadelphian was unusual. They note that most transplants move here for work and only then fall in love with the city, but I took a different route before driving my U-Haul along Broad Street. I had often thought about leaving my native state of Georgia, and I decided the time was right to find another city to call home shortly after my father and best friend died unexpectedly. I sought vibrant street life, a walkable commute, cultural opportunities, an urban lifestyle, a sense of living history, a fun nightlife, and greater career opportunities.
NEWS
August 11, 2000 | by Jean McGillicuddy, For the Daily News
It's an experience as gut-wrenching as divorce, or losing a job. Moving is considered by experts to be one of the most stressful experiences a person will endure in their life. Yet we all go through it sometime. . .or many times. The national average is about 11 moves in a lifetime, once every seven years. And more than 21 million Americans will move between May and September, according to Allied Van Lines, which calls summer prime moving time. If you've ever rented a serve-yourself truck and hauled a zillion boxes up and down stairs and in and out of rooms, you are probably one of many who would rather have a weekend of painful root canal than do that again.
NEWS
November 24, 1998
Car drivers also behind tractor-trailer tie-ups Police Commissioner John Timoney is right to finally address the issue of tractor-trailer accidents on the Schuylkill Expressway and I-95, but he is wrong to single out trucks. Many times I have heard of and witnessed motorists cutting in front of trucks without signaling or even looking, often 10 feet or less before an exit ramp. The operator of the rig is forced to swerve or apply the brakes quickly to avoid a collision, causing his truck to jackknife or overturn.
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