6 more heat deaths reported
Six heat-related deaths were reported in Philadelphia yesterday, according to the city's Medical Examiner's Office. Two others were reported on Tuesday. A spokesman said the deaths were not unusual in light of the recent heat-wave that affected much of the Delaware Valley.
Commuter with gun arrested
A 27-year-old man was caught riding SEPTA's Route K bus with a loaded gun and a bullet-proof vest shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said a passenger who got off the bus flagged down a police officer, who jumped aboard the bus at Broad Street near 66th Avenue in East Oak Lane and knocked the gun away from the gunman during a struggle. Sorrel Groves, of Whitby Avenue near Baltimore Avenue, was charged with attempted murder, risking a catastrophe and related offenses.
Slain man identified
Police have identified a man who was slain Tuesday night in Germantown as Jalil Joyner-Clark, 21, of Germantown.
Joyner-Clark, of Greene Street near Rittenhouse, was shot once in the chest on Hansberry Street near Marion just after 8 p.m. and died 15 minutes later at Temple University Hospital.
Bill OK'd to aid Boyd Theatre
City Council's Rules Committee yesterday endorsed legislation that would allow the Philadelphia Historical Commission to preserve not just the exteriors of historically significant buildings, but the interiors as well.
Councilman Bill Green introduced the legislation with an eye toward the Boyd Theatre, which opened in 1928 with a stunning art-deco interior but has long since closed and is in danger of demolition.
Probation for S.S.-check thief
Theresa A. Cardamone, 47, the Philadelphia woman who cashed a deceased widow's monthly Social Security benefits checks for more than four years, was sentenced yesterday to five years' probation.
Cardamone also was ordered to serve the first eight months under house arrest and to make restitution to the Social Security Administration of $29,869. U.S. Senior District Judge William Yohn Jr. said he gave Cardamone a break because she had kicked a heroin addiction and had been paying the government back.
8 PSPCA officers sworn in
Eight new humane officers for the Pennsylvania SPCA were sworn in yesterday at City Hall. The officers will work throughout the state rescuing animals from cruelty and neglect.
Philabundance gets 25G
Citizens Bank has presented Philabundance, the local hunger- relief agency, with $25,000 to launch the annual campaign to raise funds in the fight against hunger. The donation from the Citizens Charitable Foundation will help Philabundance to help feed hungry children through the summer months. The Phillies also are participating in the drive. *