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The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • Page 103

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Monday, May 17, 1999 THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Main Line and Delaware County B3 TJiey came in pursuit of Beanie Babies a ar ar earn i 0 Jl tea. r. i MSt, i 1 IFIF 1 'V rv BEANIES from B1 for photographs all day Saturday. thought the fathers and appreciate that," said organizer Scott Kammerman. "And it ended up being a big hit.

Maybe there he a new line of wrestler Beanies soon." Gender divisions aside, Dave Ward said he was not looking for a diversion from Beanie Babies. He and his wife, Joan, both in their 60s, bought VIP packages to the just to get in early and have a head start on other collectors. The of Northeast Philadel-phia'have more than 500 Beanies. They: iaid they spent Memorial Day weekend last year in McDonald's eating Happy Meals, three meals a dayrto get every limited edition Teenie. Beanie, and plan to do the same.thing this year.

The, Teenie Beanie toys only came with special Happy Meals. "We are both obsessed," Joan Ward said. "They're releasing Teenie Beanies again soon, so we have to doit all over again." sjheir daughter, Kris White, said siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnifR 9 HINDA SCHUMAN Inquirer Suburban Staff Linda Sorens of Penn Valley, with pets Humphrey and Bogart, joined Beanie Baby disciples at the Valley Forge show. Buy one Great Lakes Window installed at Regular Low Price, Get the second window for MINIMUM ORDER 4 WINDOWS PREVIOUS ORDERS EXCLUDED Dave Ward shrugged. "It's better than gambling or drugs, right?" he said.

"And we have it under control now. We only spend about $500 a month on Beanies." she was a little worried about them. "She buys them clothes," she said of her mother. "They have them all over the house. She just bought the one in the kitchen a special chefs outfit." SHOWROOM HOURS 10AM-4PM DAILY MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED the Acme Market on Lansdowne Avenue in January and February.

Store employees told police that McDonald had spent the bills on groceries and a money order. She was arrested on a warrant on May 6. Drug charges were filed against Wesley Edward Clark, 30, of the first block of North Whiteham Road, Nor-ristown, after police stopped his car on Market Street at Powell Lane about 2:15 p.m. May 5. Police said they stopped his car because the lock was missing from his trunk and his license plate was invalid.

They said that behind the passenger seat they found two large plastic bags containing many smaller bags filled with marijuana. Police also seized a pager, a cell phone and $145. Clark was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver. He was sent to the George Hill Correctional Facility, the Delaware County Prison, when he failed to post 10 percent of $40,000 bail. This report was compiled by Inquirer suburban staff writers Dan Hardy, Mary Anne Janco, Andrew Rice and Michael Stoll.

woman, all from Philadelphia, about noon May 8. Police arrested Joseph Kosmalski, 43, of the 2500 block of Madison Street; and Karl Horton, 42, and Regina Wis-niewska, 38, both of the 3100 block of Richmond Street. Police said they were in a vehicle on Baltimore Pike after a report of a retail theft at the Eckerd Drug store in the Springfield Square Shopping Center on Baltimore Pike. They were found to be in possession of stolen merchandise from Radio Shack, the Just For Feet store, and Brandywine Collectibles, all in the same shopping center, police said. They also were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kosmalski and Wisniewska were released after posting 10 percent of $5,000 bail. Horton was sent to the George Hill Correctional Facility, the Delaware County prison, when he failed to post that amount. Upper Darby Charges of forgery, theft by deception and receiving stolen property were filed against Carolyn McDonald, 36, of the 200 block of South Lynn Boulevard, who is accused of passing two counterfeit $100 bills at III mm 5 JL BUILDERS 8 DISTRIBUTORS Police Blotter Unless otherwise attributed, the following reports are based on the statements of local police. Aston A burglary charge was filed against Stephen James Simkiss of the 2200 block of Clearview Lane, in connection with a break-in at Pharmacy Express in the 200 block of Pennell Road at 4:05 a.m. May 7.

Police -Officer Daniel Ruggieri was checking businesses and saw a man running from the front door of the pharmacy. The door had been smashed. Police chased the man but were unable to catch him. Police said that based on evidence from the scene, Simkiss was arrested Tuesday and also was charged with theftland criminal trespass. He was sent to the George Hill Correctional Facility, the Delaware County prison, when he failed to post 10 percent of $25,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 26. Chester "A gttnshot wounded a 20-year-old CfiSjtBr man in the left leg at 6:17 p.m. May 9 at 12th Street and Pulaski Police said the shot came from a fight that had broken out about block away and involved as mdny as 50 people from two gangs. During the fight, two men pulled gtifjs and started shooting. The victim; was not involved in the fight was treated at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

Haverford A 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass, reported stolen April 14, was recovered May 3 in the 5400 block of Lans-downe Avenue, Philadelphia. A4996 Nissan Pathfinder was reported stolen from the first block of Road at 12:29 a.m. May 8. Springfield wallet containing cash, a paycheck and credit cards was reported stolen: at 5:59 p.m. May 3 from the popketbook of a shopper at Genuardi's Family Market on Baltimore Pike.

Charges of receiving stolen property, retail theft and criminal conspiracy filed against two men and a Billing Ml OPEN HOUSE News in Brief Benefit for an ill child to be held in Essington ESSINGTON A benefit for Joseph Dodds, 3, who has a rare form of leukemia, will be held Sunday to raise money for the Dodds family and for families whose children are terminally ill. "Joseph's Day" will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Lagoon, 101 Taylor Ave. There will be dancing, prizes, raffles, food, and a live and silent auction. Adults who attend will be asked to contribute $20 per person.

For more information or to donate money or items to the event, call Mary Gaff-ney at 610-436-9371 or Joe Bosak at 610-521-7672. Dancer with Pa. Ballet to direct a master class SWARTHMORE Leslie Carothers, it principal dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, will direct a master class in classical ballet technique for the Darlington Fine Arts Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Dance Studio at the Lang Performing Arts Center at Swarthmore College. Registration for the class, which will emphasize placement, musical-ity and artistry, is open to intermediate and advanced dancers.

The class will be limited to 20 dancers and cost $10 per dancer. Admission to observe the class is $5. A registration packet and other information Can be obtained by calling Darlington at 610-358-3632. Carothers has been a dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet for eight years, and for nine years was a principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet. She studied in California and New York and has taught throughout the country.

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