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January 22, 1986 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer (Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters and USA Today.)
Andy Williams, who was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving, was ordered yesterday to face charges in court on Feb. 26. A California Highway Patrol spokesman said that the singer failed a roadside test after his Rolls-Royce was stopped when it was spotted speeding and weaving near Redlands. The arresting officer reported seeing an open beer can in the car. Williams, 57, was detained for several hours in the San Bernardino County jail before being released on his own recognizance.
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October 22, 2012 | BY DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press
BRANSON, Mo . - Entertainer Andy Williams was remembered Sunday for a smooth voice that could soothe the soul, an inviting smile and a warmth that became synonymous with Christmas as celebrities and fans alike gathered for a memorial tribute at his Moon River Theatre in the southwest Missouri town he adopted as his home. Williams, who died last month at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer, was serenaded in absentia by a series of musical artists who got their start with him decades ago or had performed with him over the years - the Lennon Sisters, Osmond Brothers and Gatlin Brothers, among them.
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September 27, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ST. LOUIS - With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and his signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. The singer - known for his easy-listening style and his wholesome middle-America appeal - was the antithesis of the counterculture that gave rise to rock 'n' roll. Williams' plaintive tenor, boyish features and clean-cut demeanor helped him outlast many of the decade's rock stars and fellow crooners, such as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como.
SPORTS
February 20, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Don Pooley fired eight birdies yesterday on the way to a 7-under-par 65 and a 1-shot lead at the midway point of the $650,000 Andy Williams Open Golf Tournament in La Jolla, Calif. "It's been an all-round good effort for me over the last two days," Pooley said after he completed two rounds at 132, 12 shots under par. Tom Kite and Bob Tway were tied for second at 133 after shooting 65s. Kite birdied four of his last five holes on the North course and Tway birdied six of his first seven at the South.
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December 30, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / MICHAEL PLUNKETT
The Lewis Shearer Chorale, which is made up of unpaid singers, has long entertained music lovers in South Jersey with its concerts and productions of Broadway shows. Shearer, 83, a retired engineer, founded the group and handles every detail of its performances. In addition to garnering local acclaim, the chorale has won praise from Andy Williams, who requested that it back him up for his holiday engagement last week at the Trump Castle Casino Resort.
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March 10, 2001 | By Patt Morrison
I think I have some inkling how Andy Williams felt Monday morning. Monday morning meant another week of school. Another five days of hearing yourself called "dork," "freak," "geek," "nerd. " Five miserable days among teenagers bigger and older and cooler - the brash, self-assured boys, the pretty, laughing girls. Even when Andy warned some kids that he'd get even, even when he threatened, "I'll show you one day," they just laughed. Told him to his face that he didn't have the guts.
NEWS
October 1, 2012
Rest in peace, Andy Williams The world has lost a superb entertainer and an all-around good and gentle man with the passing of the beloved Andy Williams ("Mellow crooner with Midwestern charm," Thursday). Alas, the distinguished and genteel crooners such as Williams, Mel Torme, Perry Como, and Rudy Vallee have become a vanishing breed. Williams brought so much great and wholesome entertainment to us through a tremendous number of varied television appearances. Perhaps he will be most fondly and affectionately remembered for his Christmas specials, which always got us into the spirit of that beautiful season with beautiful music, comedy, talented artists, and the handsome Williams family.
NEWS
March 1, 2012
James F. McErlain Jr., 89, of Rydal, a retired sales executive, died Saturday, Feb. 25, of complications of Parkinson's disease at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Mr. McErlain graduated from Northeast High School in 1941. During World War II, he served in the Army as a military policeman at Fort Lewis, Wash. After his discharge, he earned a bachelor's degree from Temple University in 1951. While at Temple, he was a salesman for Stuart F. Louchheim Co., an appliance firm in Philadelphia.
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February 29, 2000 | by Theresa Conroy , Daily News Staff Writer
Jessica Small is home. The 4-year-old Palmyra, N.J., girl, whose mother was charged with neglect after the tot wandered out of their new house in the middle of the night, was ordered returned home yesterday afternoon during a hearing in New Jersey Superior Court. The state Division of Youth and Family Services, which investigated the matter, recommended to the court that Jessica be removed from a foster home and given back to her mom. Even the Palmyra police chief, head of the department that charged Joanne Small with neglecting Jessica, wanted Jessica to be with her mom. "We hope the child will be returned to her and her husband," Palmyra Police Chief Richard Dreby said before the hearing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
ACCORDING TO TMZ.com, Justin Bieber has agreed to a cheek swab when he returns to the U.S. to prove that he is not the father of Mariah Yeater 's baby. Or Mariah Carey 's babies. TMZ sources say Justin's attorney, Howard Weitzman , contacted Yeater's attorneys to confirm that Justin will take the test. They've already chosen a lab to administer the test. Justin is so confident he's not the daddy - and he probably hasn't slept with so many women that he'd already be forgetting them - that once he's cleared he plans to sue Yeater to send a message to others who seek to profit off claims of future Bieber babies.
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May 17, 2013
NEW YORK - Singer Andy Williams' eclectic art collection has brought $46 million at a New York City auction. The works sold on Wednesday, the first of a two-day sale at Christie's. The late singer's taste ranged from contemporary, impressionist and modern to Latin American and 20th-century decorative art and design. Auction highlights included Willem de Koonings' "Untitled XVII," ( sold for $9.7 million) and Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Furious Man," ($5.7 million). Williams died last year at 84. The baritone was known for his wholesome, middle-America appeal and easy-listening hits, including the theme to the Oscar-winning tearjerker "Love Story.
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October 22, 2012 | BY DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press
BRANSON, Mo . - Entertainer Andy Williams was remembered Sunday for a smooth voice that could soothe the soul, an inviting smile and a warmth that became synonymous with Christmas as celebrities and fans alike gathered for a memorial tribute at his Moon River Theatre in the southwest Missouri town he adopted as his home. Williams, who died last month at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer, was serenaded in absentia by a series of musical artists who got their start with him decades ago or had performed with him over the years - the Lennon Sisters, Osmond Brothers and Gatlin Brothers, among them.
NEWS
October 1, 2012
Rest in peace, Andy Williams The world has lost a superb entertainer and an all-around good and gentle man with the passing of the beloved Andy Williams ("Mellow crooner with Midwestern charm," Thursday). Alas, the distinguished and genteel crooners such as Williams, Mel Torme, Perry Como, and Rudy Vallee have become a vanishing breed. Williams brought so much great and wholesome entertainment to us through a tremendous number of varied television appearances. Perhaps he will be most fondly and affectionately remembered for his Christmas specials, which always got us into the spirit of that beautiful season with beautiful music, comedy, talented artists, and the handsome Williams family.
NEWS
September 27, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ST. LOUIS - With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and his signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. The singer - known for his easy-listening style and his wholesome middle-America appeal - was the antithesis of the counterculture that gave rise to rock 'n' roll. Williams' plaintive tenor, boyish features and clean-cut demeanor helped him outlast many of the decade's rock stars and fellow crooners, such as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como.
NEWS
September 27, 2012 | By Jim Salter and Bob Thomas, Associated Press
ST. LOUIS - With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series, and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. The singer, known for his easy-listening style and wholesome, middle-America appeal, was the antithesis of the counterculture that gave rise to rock and roll. The 84-year-old entertainer died Tuesday night at his home in Branson, Mo., after a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, his Los Angeles publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday.
NEWS
March 1, 2012
James F. McErlain Jr., 89, of Rydal, a retired sales executive, died Saturday, Feb. 25, of complications of Parkinson's disease at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Mr. McErlain graduated from Northeast High School in 1941. During World War II, he served in the Army as a military policeman at Fort Lewis, Wash. After his discharge, he earned a bachelor's degree from Temple University in 1951. While at Temple, he was a salesman for Stuart F. Louchheim Co., an appliance firm in Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
ACCORDING TO TMZ.com, Justin Bieber has agreed to a cheek swab when he returns to the U.S. to prove that he is not the father of Mariah Yeater 's baby. Or Mariah Carey 's babies. TMZ sources say Justin's attorney, Howard Weitzman , contacted Yeater's attorneys to confirm that Justin will take the test. They've already chosen a lab to administer the test. Justin is so confident he's not the daddy - and he probably hasn't slept with so many women that he'd already be forgetting them - that once he's cleared he plans to sue Yeater to send a message to others who seek to profit off claims of future Bieber babies.
NEWS
November 7, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Singer Andy Williams told the crowd at his Christmas show Saturday night that he has bladder cancer. "But that is no longer a death sentence. People with cancer are getting through this thing. They're kicking it, and they're winning more and more every year. And I'm going to be one of them. " The 83-year-old Williams appeared early in the show at the Moon River Theatre and vowed to return next year to celebrate his 75th year in show business. Williams' appearance Saturday brought a standing ovation from a nearly full house.
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August 15, 2004 | By Gene D'Alessandro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's the dead of summer, but the cooling sound of Christmas carols drifts through Gary Russ' palatial Moorestown home. Despite the sticky August heat, more than a dozen tuxedoed men with red bow ties and cummerbunds and women draped in evening wear mill about the living-room piano, singing "Jingle Bells. " Santa's there, too. In fact, two Kris Kringles sing along, each sporting faded whiskers and a droopy red cap. What's happening this steamy but spirited night? Russ and his stylish company - all members of the 55-voice Garden State Chorale - have gathered with their new publicist for a photo shoot well in advance of their December holiday concert.
NEWS
March 10, 2001 | By Patt Morrison
I think I have some inkling how Andy Williams felt Monday morning. Monday morning meant another week of school. Another five days of hearing yourself called "dork," "freak," "geek," "nerd. " Five miserable days among teenagers bigger and older and cooler - the brash, self-assured boys, the pretty, laughing girls. Even when Andy warned some kids that he'd get even, even when he threatened, "I'll show you one day," they just laughed. Told him to his face that he didn't have the guts.
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