January 17, 1991 |
It wasn't the kind of letter teachers usually send home to parents. It didn't contain details about problem children or requests for lunch money. Instead, this letter talked about war. "I would like to review for you our preparations in the event that a war in the Middle East commences," read a letter to parents of children at the American School in London. "There will be increased security, entrances to the school will be limited, visitors will be screened and must sign in, all after-school programs will be canceled, and an emergency evacuation plan will be set up in the event of an attack.
May 2, 2015 |
Theresa Howard Carter, 85, of West Chester, a distinguished archaeologist and scholar of the ancient Near East, died Sunday, April 19, at home of causes related to aging. Dr. Carter was one of a dwindling generation of pioneering women archaeologists who excavated their way across the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and North Africa. She worked during a time of discovery at some of the great dig sites of the 20th century. Her flash camera produced the first images from amid the gloom at the Midas Tomb at Gordion in Turkey during the summer of 1957.
September 27, 2014 |
Louise C. Guthrie, 97, formerly of Wayne, a longtime public relations professional, died Monday, Sept. 22, of heart failure at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, where she was a resident. From 1967 to 1982, Mrs. Guthrie was the director of school and community relations for the Upper Merion School District. After retiring from the school district, she ran her own public relations business. She served as a charter member and vice president of the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association and as vice president of the Pennsylvania Community Education Association.
October 12, 1991 |
From their bedroom on the campus of the American School in Kinshasa, Nelson and Lisa File could hear the sounds of guns and mortar fire from the uprising that shook Zaire's capital last month. And before they were forced to leave, they watched looters in the business district carry off refrigerators, pieces of corrugated tin roofs and even the frames for windows and doors. This week, the former teachers at the Friends Central School returned to the campus off City Avenue and told of their close-up view of an armed rebellion in the Central African country.
January 17, 1993 |
Holding the bowling ball firmly in his small hands, 8-year-old Lyonya Petukhov walked slowly to the foul line, bent down and rolled the ball down the alley. "Good, good, Lyonya," said a crowd of friends surrounding him at the alley's edge. Knocking down six pins brought his score to 24, not quite high enough for serious competition but a good first attempt. And for Petukhov, of Perm, Russia, Thursday's visit to Sproul Lanes in Springfield was his first to an American bowling alley.
May 31, 1992 |
As children marched in a circle, excitedly singing in French, Josette J. Smith was realizing a dream. "Roulez, roulez chemin de fer," the youngsters sang, as the teachers prodded them along, singing the words, clapping their hands and jumping up and down. Until this year, most of the children probably had no idea what roulez (run) meant. But after attending the French International School of Philadelphia, 16 children, ages 2 1/2 to 7, can speak and do classwork in French. In September, the school population will nearly double and add a third grade.
June 4, 1992 |
As children marched in a circle, excitedly singing in French, Josette J. Smith was realizing a dream. "Roulez roulez chemin de fer," the youngsters sang, as the teachers prodded them along, singing the words, clapping their hands and jumping up and down. Until this year, most of the children probably had no idea what roulez (run) meant. But after attending the French International School of Philadelphia, 16 children ages 3 to 8 can speak and do classwork in French. In September, the school population will nearly double and a third grade will be added.
September 19, 2012 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - Islamic militants sought Tuesday to capitalize on anger over an anti-Islam video that was produced in the United States, saying a suicide bombing that killed 12 people in Afghanistan was revenge for the film and calling for attacks on U.S. diplomats and facilities in North Africa. The attempt by extremists across the region to harness Muslim fury over a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad posed new concern for the United States, whose embassies and consulates have been targeted, and in some cases breached, during riots and protests over the past week.
September 13, 2014 |
George Gerhard Miller, 78, of Doylestown, a teacher and headmaster for more than 40 years, died Monday, Sept. 1, of heart disease at his home. Mr. Miller was a descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence - Arthur Middleton and John Rutledge, both of South Carolina. His great-uncle George S. Gerhard founded Bryn Mawr Hospital. The George S. Gerhard Society, created in 1979, helps raise money for the hospital. Mr. Miller began his teaching career at the Haverford School in 1962.
October 13, 1992 |
The nation's economy was crashing all about him in 1929 when Froelich Gladstone Rainey boarded a commercial steamer in San Francisco to seek a wealth of experiences that he was sure would be useful for his first great American novel. He got the experiences, and they read like an adventure novel: selling 10- gallon tins of kerosene along roadsides in the Philippines, spending a night in a Cairo jail for carrying a gun, being stranded penniless in Shanghai during the Depression and supporting himself for a time as a Monte Carlo gambler.