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June 13, 1996 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Seventh grade students from the Westtown School recently were honored at a talent and awards ceremony at Albright College in Reading. The students were recognized by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth for their verbal or mathematical scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), according to Patty Cunningham , spokeswoman for the school. Among the students receiving the award were Maura Dailey of Coatesville, Janet Danser of Glenmoore, Miriam Gates of Paoli, and David Deitch, Caroline Levy, Spencer McKinstry, David Robinson and Jeremy Saul, all of West Chester.
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May 5, 1994 | By Bill Doherty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Upper Darby senior Chris Rickards, a member of The Inquirer's all-Main Line/Delaware County first team in both football and wrestling, has accepted a presidential scholarship to Albright College. Rickards chose Albright over Drexel and East Stroudsburg. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and plans to major in environmental science or biology and play two sports, football and baseball, at the Division III school. "The classroom sizes are small, so I'm sure that I'll receive a great education there," said Rickards, who added that presidential scholarships are awarded to students who show excellence in academics and athletics.
NEWS
June 21, 1996 | By Pheralyn Dove, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Spunk is an apt title for a production that stars Forrest Jones, considering that the word accurately describes the hard-driving energy of the Norristown-based actor. Written by Zora Neale Hurston and adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe, Spunk is an exhilarating blues folk drama that is both gritty and tender. It is currently being staged by Mother Wit Theater Company at the Meridian Theater at Albright College in Reading. Spunk had a successful run on Broadway, and critics have lauded the work as extravagant in its earthiness and brilliant in its honest portrayals of the lives of its characters, who flourished in the rural South and in America's urban centers during the 1920s.
SPORTS
May 17, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Friends' Central senior Justin Plummer has agreed to play basketball at Albright College in Reading, the Friends League school announced yesterday. Plummer, a 6-foot-4 small forward who helped lead Friends' Central to a 21-9 record this season, averaging 11 points and 12 rebounds a game. "We are excited," said Albright head coach Rick Ferry. "He has had the coaching and high-level experience to impact our program immediately. "
NEWS
June 17, 2000 | By Larry Lewis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Shippensburg University senior from Norristown, who was found shot to death and burned in April, sold marijuana and was killed by a regular buyer, according to court documents filed in the case. An affidavit of probable cause states that Sydney S. Bull, 23, was lured from his studies on the night of April 24 by a call on his pager, then robbed and slain for his supply of illegal drugs and a substantial amount of cash. "They took more than $1,000 and a quantity of drugs from him," District Justice Harold E. Bender said yesterday in a telephone interview.
NEWS
October 18, 1988 | Inquirer photographs by Michael S. Wirtz
When fall arrives, these guys are eager to play football. In an exhibition game, the teams played four 10-minute quarters, and used a two-hand tag method. Their 40-yard "gridiron" was a portion of the parking lot at Shriners Hospital. In the annual Pre-Pretzel Exhibition Game, sponsored by the Shriners' Rajah Temple in Reading, the high-scoring squad from Temple University won, 64-28, against a determined team of players from Albright College and Widener University.
SPORTS
October 27, 2007 | Daily News Staff Report
Quarterback Matt Campbell hit Jim Kilkenny for a 12-yard touchdown pass with 6 minutes, 3 seconds remaining as Widener defeated visiting Delaware Valley College last night, 13-10. The Pride (6-2 overall, 5-0 Middle Atlantic Conference), claimed the Keystone Cup for the first time since 2002 as the winner of the annual matchup between these teams. Widener also moved a half-game ahead of Albright College (6-1, 4-0), which plays Lebanon Valley today. The Aggies' winning streak was snapped at four game as they fell to 4-4, 4-1 MAC. Campbell was 16-for-25 for 141 yards and a touchdown.
NEWS
June 23, 2010
Jordan Obrant, a 2009 graduate of Lower Merion who attended South Kent Prep (Conn.) as a postgraduate, has committed to the Syracuse men's soccer program after withdrawing a commitment to Hartford. Obrant was a second-team selection at forward on The Inquirer's 2008 All-Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' soccer team. He also was first-team all-Central League that season. Last fall, Obrant helped lead South Kent (20-2-1) to its second consecutive New England Preparatory School Soccer Association Class B championship.
NEWS
October 11, 1994 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Kenneth Roland Boohar, 85, of Nokomis, Fla., a former minister in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, died Friday at Venice Hospital in Venice, Fla. Mr. Boohar served as pastor of Trinity Methodist Church in Chester, St. James Church in the Olney section of Philadelphia, and the First United Methodist Church in Pottsville. He was also pastor of Georgetown Methodist Church, Salunga Methodist Church, Goodwill and Ebenezer Methodist Church, Booth Corner Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven Methodist Church and Windsor Street Methodist Church in Reading.
NEWS
July 12, 1995 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jim Dillon, who will not be 17 until January, is living the life of a basketball vagabond, going from playground to playground, game to game in summer leagues and tournaments. To say that this summer has been full for the senior at Holy Ghost Prep would be an understatement. Just peruse the schedule for one week of Dillon's summer: Monday: an early night game with his high school teammates at Tomlinson Playground, then a later game in a men's league at Chalfont Playground, both in Northeast Philadelphia.
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May 3, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William J. Flemming, 53, of Chalfont, a former fleet manager for Peco, died Saturday, April 27, at his home. The cause of death was natural causes, according to his death certificate. Mr. Flemming had been a heart patient. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Francis and Mary McCaffrey Flemming. Mr. Flemming was a 1977 graduate of Interboro High School. He graduated in 1981 from Albright College in Reading with a degree in business management. He started with Peco (then Philadelphia Electric Co.)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2011 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most families have a kid who loves to draw. In the Morris family in rural Pottstown, that was Pam. When she wasn't "playing in the dirt and streams," she was making little thank-you notes, hand-lettered place cards for holiday dinners, party invitations, and birthday greetings. At 36, she's Pam Olshefski now, Brian's wife, and the mother of three girls, 8, 6, and 4. You might argue that as part-time curatorial assistant at Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill (no relation to that Morris)
NEWS
May 6, 2011 | By Mohana Ravindranath and Daniella Wexler, Inquirer Staff Writers
An expert mountaineer, Erik Weihenmayer has climbed the world's Seven Summits. He recently led a group of soldiers who had been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan to a major Himalayan peak, and has completed some of the world's most challenging adventure races. Weihenmayer, 42, has also been blind since the age of 13. One of the many notable commencement speakers at the region's college graduations this spring, Weihenmayer will deliver Bucknell University's address on May 22. ( See list of commencement speakers here .)
NEWS
June 23, 2010
Jordan Obrant, a 2009 graduate of Lower Merion who attended South Kent Prep (Conn.) as a postgraduate, has committed to the Syracuse men's soccer program after withdrawing a commitment to Hartford. Obrant was a second-team selection at forward on The Inquirer's 2008 All-Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' soccer team. He also was first-team all-Central League that season. Last fall, Obrant helped lead South Kent (20-2-1) to its second consecutive New England Preparatory School Soccer Association Class B championship.
NEWS
May 5, 2010 | By Elisa Lala INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As talk of a sinking economy subsides, this year's soon-to-be college graduates are begging for instructions for success. Armed for the task, many commencement speakers are spreading the same secret: service work. "Success is making yourself into a valuable tool," said Benjamin S. Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and a philanthropist, who will be speaking at Bucknell University on May 23 and Jefferson Medical College on May 24. "It's not the income or material goods, it's using your skills to change the world.
NEWS
May 5, 2010 | By Elisa Lala, Inquirer Staff Writer
As talk of a sinking economy subsides, this year's soon-to-be college graduates are begging for instructions for success. Armed for the task, many commencement speakers are spreading the same secret: service work. "Success is making yourself into a valuable tool," said Benjamin S. Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and a philanthropist, who will be speaking at Bucknell University on May 23 and Jefferson Medical College on May 24. "It's not the income or material goods, it's using your skills to change the world.
SPORTS
November 29, 2009 | By Pat Leonard FOR THE INQUIRER
One week after setting the program record for points in a game, Delaware Valley College's offense never reached the end zone yesterday in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. The Aggies fell to Albright College, 27-3, on a windy day at James Work Memorial Stadium in Doylestown as the Lions (11-1) avenged a 45-16 loss to Delaware Valley on Nov. 7. That win three weeks ago gave the Aggies (10-2) the Middle Atlantic Conference championship and an automatic postseason berth.
SPORTS
July 9, 2009 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
This is a remarkably rich anniversary summer. Even now, from the distance of 40 years, 1969's seems a little unreal. There was simply too much jaw-dropping news to digest: Man on the moon, Woodstock, the Manson murders, Chappaquiddick, disclosure of the My Lai massacre, secret Vietnam peace talks, Hurricane Camille. Anyway, remembering all those monumental events got me thinking about sports. While our attention was fixed on outer space and spaced-out hippies, what was going on in life's toy department that summer of '69?
NEWS
February 13, 2009 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Janelle Grant has called the White House. She has written letters to Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, and dozens of state legislators. She is 18 and college-bound - but determined, first, to save the school that she says saved her life. "If I didn't go to this school, I would have gotten into trouble," said Grant, a North Philadelphia native who is a senior at Scotland School for Veterans' Children in rural Franklin County. "Maybe I'd be on drugs or locked up. Being at Scotland, you can't get caught up in all that.
NEWS
February 4, 2009 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A wet snow dropped like tears on Albright College's campus yesterday afternoon in Reading as friends and fans of John Updike gathered to commemorate the author's connections, both real and fictional, to his native Berks County. Albright professors, elementary-school classmates and self-described "Updike stalkers" attended the hastily planned memorial service in tiny Kachel Chapel. The funeral for Updike, who died last week at 76, had been a day earlier, in his adopted Massachusetts.
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