Golf comes to the city:
Urban links here till June 8
A nine-hole indoor golf course will open May 30 at the First City Troop Armory, 23rd Street south of Market, with proceeds going to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.
Called the Glenlivet City Links, this urban-scaled course will feature water hazards, bridges and sand traps as well as a virtual driving range. It will be open until June 8, when it will be moved to other cities.
News Phlash: $1 trolley
returns for season Friday
The popular Phlash Center City trolley loop will begin operating Friday in time for the Memorial Day holiday.
The distinctive purple trolleys connect 20 key visitor locations and hotels in a loop between Penn's Landing and the Art Museum. They run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through Sept. 3. The fare is $1 per trip, with multiple ticket plans available. Visit www.phillyphlash .com.
Coast Guard cutter escorts
leaky sailboat to safety
The Coast Guard launched rescue crews Friday to assist a 46-foot sailboat that was taking on water in the Atlantic about two miles south of Cape May.
A rescue boat and a helicopter went to the assistance of the Kyan that was taking on water in the Prissy Wick Shoals area. The boat made it to the South Jersey Marina under its own power, protected by the Coast Guard cutter.
N.J. man charged in death
of boy, 12, on scooter
Michael T. Repko, of Winslow, N.J., was charged on Friday with aggravated manslaughter and other charges in the death of Najeeb Al Green-Lewis, 12, who was killed while riding his electric scooter on the Watsontown-New Freedom Road in Winslow on May 2.
Police said Repko was intoxicated and driving erratically when the boy was struck. The driver then fled the scene and was arrested later at his home, police said.
Drexel Hill college student
wins lucrative literary prize
Liam Daley, 22, of Drexel Hill, an English and drama major at Washington College, in Chestertown, Md., won $60,027 yesterday in one of the nation's largest undergraduate literary awards.
The Sophie Kerr Prize goes to the graduating senior who demonstrates the greatest "ability and promise for future fulfillment in the field of literary endeavor." Daley was a student at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and will return there in the fall.
- Staff and wire reports