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February 18, 1992 | By Daniel LeDuc, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
George Washington, as legend has it, could not tell a lie. Those were the good old days - these days, facts are harder to come by. Yesterday, on the observance of Washington's birthday, a Doylestown, Pa., lawyer returned Washington's wallet, which was reported missing from an unlocked display case at the Old Barracks Museum here Jan. 28. But the lawyer, Eric Davis, didn't tell police where his anonymous client got the wallet, and he didn't...
SPORTS
May 19, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Danny Graves, the Cincinnati Reds' closer, lost his wallet at the start of a West Coast trip last week and figured he would never see it again. The wallet contained his credit cards, his driver's license, his Reds identification card to get into ballparks, and about $1,400 in cash. But a man who cleaned the team's bus in San Diego returned the wallet and all of its contents, and took extraordinary precautions to make sure it would be safe during shipping. "The guy kept the cash and exchanged it for traveler's checks so it wouldn't get stolen through the mail," Graves said yesterday.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1997 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Dieters aren't the only ones suffering because of American Home Products Corp.'s decision Monday to pull its popular obesity drugs Redux and Pondimin off the market Shareholders of the Madison, N.J., drug-maker also are hurting. Yesterday, shares of American Home fell 5.7 percent on concerns that the company may have to set aside millions to settle product-liability lawsuits. The stock fell $4.25 to close at $69.94 on volume of more than 11 million shares. American Home's stock has fallen more than 9 percent since the company took the two diet drugs off the market at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
SPORTS
May 18, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia was robbed at gunpoint early yesterday morning at a Cleveland hotel by a group of men who stole his necklace, earrings and wallet, club officials said. Neal Huntington, the Indians' assistant general manager, said Sabathia and a cousin went to the Marriott Hotel with a group of people they had just met at a nightclub. As Sabathia, 21, and his cousin were getting ready to leave, two or three men pulled guns, Huntington said. A police spokeswoman said that a report had not been filed and that details of the case were sketchy.
NEWS
April 1, 2008 | By Bob Martin
For all the words poured into a daily newspaper, none lure me more than those in the letters to the editor. On a good day, they tell us what is possible when our hearts and souls are driven by what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature. " Perhaps most uplifting is the periodic letter from the visitor to our area who has met some adversity, only to be aided by a stranger. Invariably, the beneficiary concludes with a tribute to the generosity and good will of the people of our region.
NEWS
November 22, 1992 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In the middle of a late lunch crowd Monday, a 73-year-old woman was robbed when a man took her wallet as she was preparing to buy a drink at a McDonald's restaurant in Bristol Borough. "She was sitting in the booth with her husband," Patrolman Al Lebo said. "She got up to get a drink from the counter," he said. She was approaching the counter and "looking through her purse when the guy grabbed the wallet from her hand," he said. The robbery, at the Commerce Park McDonald's, apparently was unplanned.
NEWS
September 28, 2005 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The brown billfold lying in Martin Luther King Drive caught Mike Monaghan's eye Saturday morning. Monaghan, 47, riding his bike while his teenage son, Sean, and the Roman Catholic High School cross-country team took a nine-mile run along the river drives, screeched to a halt. He picked up the wallet and opened it. "The card on top of it said, 'John F. Street, attorney,' " said Monaghan, a cost accountant from the Morrell Park section of Northeast Philadelphia. Monaghan stuck the wallet in his pocket and caught up with the 60 boys.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
IF A MASTER thief ever pens a guide on how to get away with the perfect crime, he'll surely include a footnote or two about Frederick Joseph Jones Jr. It'll be a short entry, containing this crucial warning: Do not leave your wallet at the scene. Jones, 28, made that critical mistake after he allegedly robbed a woman of $140 outside of an Upper Darby Wells Fargo Bank earlier this week, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The police department summed up the situation in a tweet that read like an old telegram: "Mr. Fred Jones-good news-we found your wallet.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
MAUREEN DALY, a SEPTA passenger-services representative, put it best: This is a Philadelphia story, a little tale to help restore our sometimes shaky faith in our fellow Philadelphian. So here it goes: The snow was coming down hard by the time Kit Thomas got to 30th Street Station late on Jan. 2 for his annual visit to Philly from Hawaii. Outside, a friend who was also from the islands, picked him up and asked him to drive. Before they drove off, Thomas got out of the car to wipe the ice from the windshield wipers and then the two friends white-knuckled it to a relative's house in Haverford.
NEWS
August 17, 1999 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The man walked into the local Wawa, wallet in hand as if he were about to make a purchase. But as soon as the clerk opened the cash register, the man grabbed the money and fled. There was just one small glitch. In his haste, the thief left behind his wallet, complete with photo identification and a copy of his birth certificate. And so it was that police tracked down Abdullah Yuzon and charged him with robbery and theft. Police say Yuzon, 29, of West Fifth Street in Lansdale, stole between $200 and $300 from the cash drawer at the Wawa on Butler Avenue about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.
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TRAVEL
August 21, 2016
Is it too much to ask for my cellphone to be equipped to carry a few credit cards and my driver's license, yet still remain the sleek, slender beauty that won me over? I have tried - and failed - to love the myriad cellphone wallet cases that hold all I could want, but make my svelte phone a clunky hunk when I grab it to make a call. Now, I have downsized to the less-is-more solution offered by the diminutive new One Touch Silicone Stand. What you get is a slim 3M-adhesive-backed 2.2-by-3.75-inch silicone pouch (for credit cards)
SPORTS
July 27, 2016
MAYBE IT'S because Michael Jordan was perceived as being hesitant to step into the social justice arena during his playing career that his statement on Monday concerning the nation's escalating racial divide seemed so extraordinary. Because Jordan is an intelligent and perceptive man, it is hard to imagine that his mentality was neutral toward the many black social issues that occurred during his tenure as the most popular black athlete on the planet. Because Jordan is an intelligent and perceptive man, it is easy to imagine that he understood the risks involved with being a social activist during his tenure as the most popular black athlete on the planet.
SPORTS
March 26, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is hitting his players in their wallets if they fail to exercise fundamentals or demonstrate hustle. The manager began issuing fines this spring - to the tune of just 50 cents - for players mishaps during spring training. "It allows me to be a real [jerk] about things like that," Mackanin said. "What are you going to complain about 50 cents?" Mackanin reads off the fines each morning during the team's daily meeting. The entire team is fined each time a player breaks one of Mackanin's rules.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Will lightning strike again for Seth Berger and first for his young bud Joshua Harris with their newly launched Living Simple consumer tech accessories company? The venture kicked off with a clever, two-in-one iPhone case/wallet that they've dubbed the Bank. Clearly, Berger didn't need to dive again into the entrepreneurial trenches, to hire product designers and 3-D printed prototype builders (Machineart Industrial Design in Frenchtown, N.J), then to negotiate and tweak production, going through multiple iterations with a Far East factory.
REAL_ESTATE
February 21, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
I spent $88 to come up with this information - my quarterly bill for regional sewer service contained a brochure that got me thinking. The expense was well-worth advice on this topic: water-saving tips for a family of four. Updating your shower with a low-flow showerhead can save 7,665 gallons of water and up to $50 a year. Cutting the time you spend in the shower to five minutes can save 76,650 gallons of water and up to $498 a year. Replacing that old water-guzzling toilet with a WaterSense low-flow version can save 10,986 gallons of water and up to $70 a year.
TRAVEL
January 18, 2016
Cellphone wallet cases let you carry some credit cards or IDs in integrated slots, while, ideally, providing impact protection for the phone. But what if you love those super-tough cases you've come to trust - few of which include storage space? Just stick on a Sinjimoru Sinji Pouch, and you're good to go. Slightly larger than a credit card, the kangarooesque pouch is made of a bounce-back elastic fabric attached to a hard sueded backing that sticks to the back of your phone case (or the phone itself)
REAL_ESTATE
August 30, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
It was sheer coincidence that this Philadelphia put-down arrived on the very day that a headless hitchBot, the hitchhiking robot, was found in Old City. Can you imagine what WalletHub might have done with that little piece of business? Probably suggest that we should be plowed and salted, as the Romans did to Carthage. The personal-finance social network conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015's best and worst large cities in which to live. To do this, WalletHub compared the attractiveness of the largest U.S. cities in terms of livability, the quality of their health and education systems, economic growth, and tax rates.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2015
A FEW WEEKS ago, in this very space, I laid my pride aside and revealed a part of me that I never thought I'd have the guts to write about. I did have the guts, however. In fact, I had so much guts it had developed into dad bod. What's dad bod, you ask? Clemson sophomore Mackenzie Pearson, in her college magazine, The Odyssey , explained it this way: "The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, 'I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.' " While rejoicing that my dad bod would never again play second fiddle to Kim Kardashian's butt on Instagram, I explained that I achieved my dad bod with cheesesteaks, one succulent bite at a time.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | Philly Clout
IN THIS SPECIAL edition of Clout, we're focusing on Philadelphia's judicial elections. That's when local attorneys are forced to debase themselves by wading into a fetid political hot tub with fistfuls of cash before rinsing off, donning a nice black robe and taking their rightful seat on the bench. Candidates for Common Pleas Court, for instance, are expected to make a "contribution" - $35,000 should do it - to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady's Democratic City Committee in exchange for the party's endorsement.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
IF A MASTER thief ever pens a guide on how to get away with the perfect crime, he'll surely include a footnote or two about Frederick Joseph Jones Jr. It'll be a short entry, containing this crucial warning: Do not leave your wallet at the scene. Jones, 28, made that critical mistake after he allegedly robbed a woman of $140 outside of an Upper Darby Wells Fargo Bank earlier this week, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The police department summed up the situation in a tweet that read like an old telegram: "Mr. Fred Jones-good news-we found your wallet.
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