October 19, 2010
Philadelphia Publinks FALL CLASSIC Mike Brown; Everett Farr, Lookaway. . . 67 Steve Meier, Hickory Valley; Zach LaVoie, Mercer Oaks. . . 69 Steve Owens Jr., J.F. Byrne; Chris Thude, Torresdale. . . 69 Domenic Ritorto, unaffiliated; Dominic DiPrinzio, Bellewood. . . 70 Bill Erskine; David Shields, Walnut Lane. . . 71 Joe Natale; Stewart Clark, Walnut Lane. . . 72 Buck Jones, Blue Bell; Jim Yenser, Honey Brook. . . 72 Ken Matt, unaffiliated; Dan Osada, Walnut Lane.
May 6, 1997 |
The Kimberton pair of Chick Trimbur and Mark Brennan won the Philadelphia Publinks Better-Ball golf title with a par round of 35-37-72 yesterday at the Downingtown Country Club. The results Chick Trimbur-Mark Brennan, Kimberton, 35-37-72 Mark Czerniakowski-John Doyle, Bucks County, 35-38-73 Joe Herner-Joe Golic, Kimberton, 37-37-74 Paul Cornely-Mike Owsik, Phila. Publink, 37-37-74 Jim Perdick-John Perdock, unattached, 35-39-74 Bill Erskine-Stewart Clark, Walnut Lane, 35-39-74 Bruce Clifford-Naz Gagliardi, Bensalem, 36-39-75 Walt Kovell-Jeff Hayden, unattached, 36-39-75 Larry Wiack-George Popadaris, unattached, 35-40-75 Max Hancock-Jim Shackleton, Publinx, 38-37-75 David Cinque-John Diamond, unattached, 36-39-75
March 6, 2014 |
TWO SIGNS greet customers as they approach the front door of Serrata's Grocery Store in West Oak Lane: "No weapons allowed" and "Do not enter with mask or hoodie. " They sit at eye level - it's impossible to miss them. But a would-be robber ignored both of those warnings Friday and ended up dodging bullets for his brazenness, police said yesterday. Store owner Raul Serrata, 42, said he didn't have time to think when a masked punk entered his corner store, at 75th Avenue and Walnut Lane, with a handgun drawn and demanded money from him about 7:15 Friday night.
February 17, 1989 |
It began as a routine traffic stop yesterday afternoon in Fairmount Park: A fuel-truck driver was pulled over by police and ordered off Lincoln Drive, where trucks are not allowed. But this driver wanted no part of any detour, according to police. He refused to leave the drive and instead led police on a winding collision course up through the park on Lincoln Drive and into West and then East Mount Airy. Along the way, the truck rammed three police cars and struck a police officer, police said.
July 15, 1997 |
A 28-year-old man was arrested Friday and charged with setting his mother's house on fire. The blaze burned much of the second and third floors and eventually burst through the roof. Arson, criminal attempt to commit homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and causing or risking a catastrophe were among the charges filed against William Aumuller, whose address is unknown. He was sent to the Delaware County prison when he failed to post 10 percent of $50,000 bail.
June 10, 1992 |
A man suspected of stealing hubcaps from parked cars in Roxborough was shot and critically wounded early today by an off-duty police officer who'd been knocked down by a car fleeing the theft scene. According to police, the action began shortly before 4 a.m. when Lt. James Hodgen was awakened in his home on Wendover Street near Henry Avenue by the sound of cars being tampered with across the street. He grabbed his service revolver and went outside. As he reached the street, a Chevrolet station wagon roared toward him, hit him and tossed him briefly onto the hood.
September 27, 1996 |
A man and a woman climbed into a Roxborough apartment early yesterday, bound, beat and sexually assaulted the woman who lived there, and then fled with $4 in change and a toaster. Police caught them about a mile away. While Jalester Burke, 38, and his companion, identified as Lyvonia Cunningham, 41, were being charged, the victim was in surgery at Allegheny University Hospitals, East Falls. Hospital officials listed the 36-year-old woman, whose name was withheld by authorities, in fair condition with multiple injuries.
July 18, 2014 |
GREGORY EL wasn't surprised to hear that two people had been shot at the Simons Rec Center - a lot has changed at the West Oak Lane playground since he was a teen playing ball on its basketball courts. "This whole neighborhood has gone downhill," said El, 43, who lives not far from the rec center, on Walnut Lane near Woolston Street. "Kids used to come here to play. Now they just hang out and get into trouble," he said, adding that fights and arguments are common at the summertime hangout spot.
June 18, 2013 |
IT TOOK ME a week of walking Merion to determine that the grand old course is the Main Line version of Roxborough's Walnut Lane - seven holes on one side of the dividing road and 11 on the other. It is 1-7 and 8-18 in the city; 1, 13-18 and 2-12 in the suburbs. The main difference I noticed was that there is no John Chaney and no pinochle in the Merion clubhouse. Merion plays to 7,000 yards and a par 70, perhaps a bit tougher test than Walnut Lane, which is 4,500 yards and par 62. Mike Kern and I played Walnut Lane one day with Chaney.
July 2, 1989 |
Three teenagers armed with a rifle and a borrowed car robbed and shot two women in holdups 45 minutes apart yesterday morning on street corners in West Philadelphia and Germantown, police said. One of the victims was in stable condition last night, and the other was released after treatment. Police said they apprehended three suspects, beginning with Davion Price, 18, of the 3600 block of North Gratz Street, who was arrested with a .22- caliber rifle minutes after the second robbery.