July 10, 1992 |
The population of the world is about 5 billion, and basically all those people can be divided into two categories: Watchers and doers. Doers are responsible for civilization as we know it. It is they who embrace life, imparting energy and enthusiasm, seeking to test themselves, mentally and physically, and generating those felicitous moments of sociability that make all the sham and misery seem worth it. Watchers aren't bad people; it's...
July 29, 2010 |
YOU WOULD have been advised to pay attention when Rudolph "Scooty" Eason Sr. offered diet advice. He celebrated his 100th birthday May 25, as alert and feisty as ever, a milestone he attributed to his religious faith, work ethic and diet. He believed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and he favored a big bowl of oatmeal to get the system geared up for the day's work. "He told people to drink plenty of water and eat green vegetables to keep their system regulated and flushed," his family said.
April 23, 2012 |
Justin says that what he likes most about himself is the way he acts, the way he reads, and the way he is nice to others. Always on the go, the 7-year-old is involved in many activities, including singing, playing video games, and watching cartoons. He is also fond of sports, especially basketball and bowling. Justin loves his bedroom's astronomy theme and he enjoys learning about the solar system and the planets. In school, he attends second grade and is a good student. His favorite subjects are math, computer, and gym. When he grows up, Justin wants to be a police officer, so he was thrilled to visit the Philadelphia Police Academy recently.
February 16, 2006 |
Morton W. Rimerman, 76, of Rose Valley, a retired treasurer and vice president at Peco Energy Co. in Philadelphia, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Tuesday at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Mr. Rimerman was diagnosed with what is known as Lou Gehrig's disease in the spring but worked hard to maintain an active life, especially staying involved in his many charitable activities. He would go to meetings at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in his wheelchair. He had served on the board of trustees since 1988, raised more than $1 million for the hospital, and was integral in patient-safety and medication-delivery efforts.
August 14, 2012 |
Edward Moore was visiting Bermuda when he saw a girl windsurfing. It looked like fun, so he took a lesson and began windsurfing himself. He was 60 at the time. One of his treasured possessions is a photograph of himself windsurfing on the Delaware River. When the photo was taken, he was 76, and he has continued to enjoy the sport since then. In September, Moore, who lives in Woodbury, will turn 95. Three years ago, he underwent surgery for a total replacement of his right knee. His motivation: He wanted to continue living a full and active life, including windsurfing and dancing.
June 30, 1991 |
Female Kuwaiti resistance fighters booby-trapped cars and passed through Iraqi checkpoints with hidden ammunition wrapped around their bodies or sewn into rice bags, according to historian and scholar Margot Badran. "Space, time, and tasks were re-gendered," said Badran, who spoke Thursday at Penn State Great Valley as part of the university's 1991 cultural heritage series. Badran, an Annenberg Research Institute Fellow, arrived in Kuwait two weeks after its liberation. For almost a month, she traveled throughout the country and its environs, hearing the accounts of women who experienced the occupation.
August 29, 1990 |
Twice a week, 70-year-old Herman Garber runs and rows and stretches and sits up and lies down and bikes and curls and pumps and pumps and pumps iron. He's no Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Garber doesn't pump for star status. He's pumping for a healthy heart. After bypass surgery in 1980, he was told no more than "to do a lot of walking," said Garber, of Rhawnhurst. About two years ago, just before his wife died, he looked at his 175-pound body and his 40-inch waist and "wised up. " Out went the cake and ice cream; in came the complex carbohydrates.
May 25, 1986 |
For hundreds of years, men and women have searched the world over for the secret of a long and healthy life - from Ponce de Leon's elusive "Fountain of Youth" to Ronald Reagan's secret to his productive "golden years. " Recent evidence suggests that the methods to achieve a long and healthy life are right before us. In what is believed to be the most comprehensive study ever conducted on the relationship between exercise and longevity, physical activity has been found to be a critical factor in determining life span and death rate.
September 21, 2000 |
Mayor Mary Duffy wants to put the rumor mill to rest: Yes, she is sick, but, no, she is not on her deathbed. Sitting in her office yesterday, Duffy, 59, confirmed that she has "a rare form of leukemia. " Like all cancers, it is life threatening, but Duffy said that her prognosis was good and that she remained optimistic. "I haven't let it stop me," the mayor said. "People who know me know I'm a strong individual. " The cancer was diagnosed in late spring after she went to see her doctor complaining of fatigue.
May 30, 1995 |
Some broken hearts can be mended. Just ask Jim McCall. His first heart attack was in 1964. He resumed his active life without difficulty. Then, in 1982, clogged arteries in his heart required McCall to have quadruple heart bypass surgery. Once again, McCall resumed his life, playing golf and tennis and working as an insurance underwriter. It seemed as if he were doing everything right - then he had a stroke in 1992. Just when his morale began to sink, he found out about Mended Hearts.