June 7, 1998 |
Embarking on a journey across the United States are two South Jerseyans who possess big hearts - and big thigh muscles. Collingswood resident Eric Schenk and Audubon's Bonnie MacMillan are participating in a charity fund-raiser billed as the largest cross-country biking event in the nation's history. The duo will join 25 others from the Garden State and an estimated 1,000 riders from across the country who will trek approximately 3,000 miles in 45 days to help raise $8 million for the American Lung Association.
March 30, 1994 |
A former employee of the Philadelphia-Montgomery County Office of the American Lung Association, who admitted to embezzling nearly $130,000 from the charity, was sentenced yesterday to 11 1/2 to 23 months in county prison. Nancy Anne Stedman, 41, of the 100 block of Runnymede Road in Wayne, had been director of business affairs for the association, which has its office in Whitemarsh Township. Part of her duties included keeping the books. From August 1990 to March 1992, Stedman forged 15 checks in her name totaling $129,627 and doctored expense invoices to make it appear that the money was going to cover mailing expenses.
November 1, 1999 |
Thirty students from Tredyffrin/Easttown Middle School took part in a one-mile walk/run to benefit the American Lung Association. The group raised $1,200 in pledges for yesterday's fund-raising event.
August 23, 1992 |
TV's Capt. Noah draws a tattoo on Stacy Donohue's arm as she takes her medication. The captain, diagnosed with asthma as a child, visited Camp Superstuff on Aug. 14. The camp at the Camp Neumann Conference Center was sponsored by American Lung Association for asthmatic children.
August 17, 2015 |
The battle over President Obama's clean power plan - in Congress and the courts, in the realms of commerce and common conversation - will rage for some time. But few are debating the value of the potential health benefits, which are expected to be significant. In the final rule announced Aug. 3, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set a goal of reducing carbon pollution from the power-generating sector by 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. This major climate-change initiative focuses on power plants because they are a major contributor to carbon pollution, accounting for one-third of all carbon emissions in the U.S. The EPA has predicted that once the reductions are met, Americans will avoid up to 90,000 asthma attacks a year.
April 25, 2013 |
The Philadelphia metropolitan area's air quality has improved over the last decade, but still remains among the worst in the country, concludes the American Lung Association's annual report on air pollution. "State of the Air 2013" uses data collected by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to analyze three measures of pollution: smog, daily particle pollution, and year-round particle pollution. Based on the results, the report ranks metropolitan areas and counties from worst to best.
May 27, 2013 |
Marian Sehested Cousins, 73, a Willingboro High School guidance counselor whom the Burlington County Black Business and Professional Association named its 1988 Professional Person of the Year, died of lung cancer Friday, May 10, at her home in Mount Laurel. In 1986, she was named Educator of the Year by the Philadelphia office of Inroads, whose website states that its mission is "to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
May 20, 1992 |
A BUBBLY-HEADED SCHEME Is nothing sacre? It's enough to make one bleu! Two Frenchmen have been convicted of conspiring - maybe with Panama's deposed dictator, Manuel Noriega, perhaps even Cuban dictator Fidel Castro - to take cheap sparkling wine and sell it as France's vaunted Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial champagne. Counterfeiting did occur, but a Cuban government spokesman scoffed at the suggestion that Castro was involved. So did a lawyer for Noriega, who said his client has been accused of many things, "but to the best of my knowledge, making phony champagne is not one of them.
February 7, 1988 |
Bellmawr residents received a little lesson on radon and its effects Tuesday night and many admittedly went home less scared and more knowledgeable on the subject. The lesson, taught by members of the state Department of Environmental Protection and the American Lung Association of New Jersey, gave the 80 people who turned out an idea of what radon is, how it affects those exposed to it over a long period of time, and how to test for it. "They got your interest going without scaring you," said Carol Carey.