February 18, 1992 |
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...
May 19, 2004 |
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.
September 18, 1997 |
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.
May 18, 2002 |
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.
April 1, 2008 |
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.
April 6, 2015 |
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.
November 22, 1992 |
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.
September 28, 2005 |
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.
January 31, 2014 |
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.
August 17, 1999 |
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.