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NEWS
May 24, 2008 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Byron R. Prusky, 72, of Penn Valley, a lawyer and certified public accountant, died of cancer yesterday at home. For more than 40 years, Mr. Prusky practiced law in the areas of tax planning, estate planning and employee benefits, and he was responsible for incorporating more than 500 small and medium-sized businesses. He participated in seminars on living trusts and estate planning, was a guest on the former WWDB-FM radio program Legal Perspectives, lectured extensively, and wrote articles in legal journals.
SPORTS
April 24, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Temple and St. Joseph's are scheduled to host the AAU Quaker City Shootout high school boys' basketball tournament this weekend to benefit the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer School Initiative Program. The event features 600 boys' basketball players - on teams of players 17 years old and under and 16 and under - from New York to Maryland competing in a three-day tournament to support the fight against cancer. More than 30 NCAA Division I basketball coaches, including Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer co-chairs Fran Dunphy of Temple and Phil Martelli of St. Joseph's, are also scheduled to attend and watch players they may recruit for the 2009-2010 season.
SPORTS
September 26, 2007 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the best soccer players in the world, Carli Lloyd, is playing in the biggest soccer tournament in the world in China. But her No. 1 fan is in Delran. Lloyd, a Delran High alumna, and the U.S. women's national team will take on Brazil tomorrow in the semifinals of the 2007 Women's World Cup in Hangzhou, China. The game can be seen at 8 a.m. on ESPN2. Cancer patient Madge Otto is one of Lloyd's biggest supporters. Otto hosted a soccer breakfast in Lloyd's honor Saturday.
NEWS
July 26, 2007 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The buzz on this morning's presidential visit may echo loudest in Devon. That's the home of the Houlahan sisters - Molly, 15, and Carly, 13 - who will be waiting breathlessly on the tarmac when President Bush steps off Air Force One. The Agnes Irwin students were selected to receive a volunteer service award for "Hives for Lives," the nonprofit company they started in 2004 to fund cancer research. The company has donated $22,000 to the American Cancer Society and expanded to include a nationwide network of "helper bees" - kids interested in raising money in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
NEWS
June 25, 2007 | By Marie McCullough INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When a gynecologist and three other doctors misdiagnosed April Donahue's symptoms for six months, their confusion was understandable. She was 24 years old, complaining of bloating and abdominal pain. Even a diagnostician as brilliant as cable television's Dr. House might not have suspected she had ovarian cancer, a relatively uncommon disease that typically develops after menopause. But she did. It was discovered only because her gynecologist removed what he thought was an ovarian cyst.
NEWS
June 25, 2007 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a gynecologist and three other doctors misdiagnosed April Donahue's symptoms for six months, their confusion was understandable. She was 24 years old, complaining of bloating and abdominal pain. Even a diagnostician as brilliant as cable television's Dr. House might not have suspected she had ovarian cancer, a relatively uncommon disease that typically develops after menopause. But she did. It was discovered only because her gynecologist removed what he thought was an ovarian cyst.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2006 | Daily News wire services contributed to this report
EVER HAVE that embarrassing experience when you ask a rotund woman when the baby's due and she looks at you with daggers and says, "I'm not pregnant. " The male version happened recently to Eddie Murphy. While drumming up support for "Dreamgirls," Murphy was asked by a TV interviewer if he was excited that his girlfriend, former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, was pregnant, with his baby. Murphy replied: "Now you're being presumptuous because we're not together anymore. And I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test.
NEWS
July 2, 2006 | By Kathryn Quigley FOR THE INQUIRER
When she was a girl, Aimee Belgard's special dinner treat was her mother's famous Yorkshire pudding. More like bread than pudding, the warm biscuit-like concoction was flavored with drippings from a roast and covered with brown gravy. Belgard and her little sister, Judy, couldn't eat enough of it. When their mother, Marge Reed of Haddonfield, died of cancer in May 2004, there were no more Yorkshire puddings for the family. Then Belgard found her mother's recipe written on a piece of paper, tucked in a corner of a cookbook.
SPORTS
June 1, 2005 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael Stack, 51, who played basketball at Villanova and Monsignor Bonner High, died Saturday at Bryn Mawr Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Stack, who lived in Ardmore, ran his own sporting-apparel business. He played for Villanova from 1972 to '76 and remained close to the program. He averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds in his senior year at Bonner. Former Roman Catholic High head coach Speedy Morris, who now coaches St. Joseph's Prep, recalled playing against Mr. Stack's teams in the Catholic League.
SPORTS
May 6, 2005 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Led by Penn's Fran Dunphy and St. Joseph's Phil Martelli, the city's college basketball coaches have taken their competitive spirit to the fight against cancer. They plan to deliver a big blow tomorrow night when they host the American Cancer Society's second annual Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall, a black-tie fund-raiser at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue. A trip to the Final Four, club seats to an Eagles game, a trip to watch Lance Armstrong's final Tour de France, and a chance to play basketball at the Palestra against the Philadelphia coaches will be available to the highest bidders at a live auction.
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