February 5, 2012 |
J.M. Ada Mutch, formerly of Wynnewood, a nurse, World War II veteran, and volunteer for the elderly, died at Rosemont Presbyterian Village on Friday, Jan. 27, a week before her 107th birthday. In 1932, having taught physical education for eight years at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Miss Mutch had to have her appendix removed. "I went to the hospital for a week, and had the most wonderful time," she later told The Inquirer. "I decided to become a nurse. I figured I could take care of people as I got older, but I wouldn't be able to run up and down a hockey field forever.
February 5, 2013
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, has appointed the following directors to its board of trustees: William S. Aichele, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania and chairman of Univest National Bank & Trust Co., Univest Investments Inc., and Univest Insurance Inc.; Beth Beans Gilbert, vice president of the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships; Bill Mandel, art director and head designer for CBS and Channel 13 Educational TV in New York; Al Pritchard, a certified public accountant; and Bob Welch, president of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and owner of Central Bucks Properties L.P., Buckingham Properties L.P., R.W. Group Inc., and Academy Wealth Advisers.
April 5, 1987 |
David C. Campbell, outgoing superintendent of the Rose Tree Media School District, has been appointed assistant executive director of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (IU) for a term running until June 30, 1990. The Intermediate Unit Board of School Directors voted, 9-0, with one abstention and five members absent, Thursday night to name Campbell to the post held previously by Judson E. Newburg, who retired in January. The abstaining vote came from Ruth Bretz, who represents the Rose Tree district.
February 25, 1990 |
You think car-insurance premiums are prohibitive? Pity the filmmaker whom insurers deem too old to make a movie. Senior artists often produce the most memorable works. Think of Henri Matisse, Louise Nevelson and Willem de Kooning. Sadly, their moviemaker counterparts such as David Lean and Billy Wilder are thwarted by carriers who demand impossibly high premiums for "completion bonds" before a project may begin. This compulsory coverage amounts to a collision-and-damages policy for the film: If investors withdraw their money after a director dies, becomes ill or is involved in an accident, funds are guaranteed to finish the movie.
March 29, 2005
Pssst! Hey, if you are ever accused of ripping off a grocery store or snatching a few watches from a jeweler's shop, just reimburse the business within, say, three years, and everything will be all right. Don't believe it? Well, consider the case of John McDaniel, assistant managing director for Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Black Conference for Higher Education accused McDaniel of stealing $13,000 after the money turned up missing from its bank account in 2000 and 2001. McDaniel had access to the bank account because he was chairing the group's 2001 convention.
June 18, 2002 |
A longtime top aide at the Pinelands Commission has been suspended from his post, apparently after clashing with a superior. Assistant director William F. Harrison was suspended last week after a confrontation with executive director Annette M. Barbaccia, according to sources familiar with the incident. The exchange, during which Barbaccia accused Harrison of insubordination, was apparently sparked by Harrison's giving information on regional growth areas in Atlantic County to Bradley Campbell, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection.
December 10, 1989 |
To Christopher Simpson, research director of Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie, government archives are gold mines. Digging for nuggets of fact, he unearths new ways of looking at the truth. The boyish-looking author of investigative books and articles is visible only briefly in Marcel Ophuls' 4 1/2-hour documentary about the sadistic Nazi lieutenant nicknamed "the Butcher of Lyon. " Yet, as master of facts, Simpson's influence is pervasive, helping to guide the Academy Award-winning movie, which has its Philadelphia premiere today at 3 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center/Gershman YM & YWHA.
July 29, 1993 |
Somehow, it seemed appropriate to hear the sounds of gymnasium buzzers and hollering athletes as Dan Williams spoke about his new job. Williams has been other places, he's done other things. But Holy Family College and Dan Williams seem to belong together, and the college's administrators appear to agree. The newly created position of assistant athletic director has been given to Williams, though "given" is probably not the right word. Since becoming the school's first men's basketball coach in 1987, Williams has been one of the nation's most successful coaches at the NAIA level.
March 11, 1993 |
Virginia C. Smith, assistant director of the Gloucester County (N.J.) Library System, has been appointed to head the Township Free Library, effective March 22. Smith will replace former director Elizabeth Hoffman, a 12-year library employee who was director for three years. Hoffman resigned in November after the library board declined to renew her contract. In announcing the appointment Monday, library board member Patricia Biswanger said Smith was an outstanding professional who brought a wealth of experience in library administration and management.
October 29, 1989 |
It is nearly dusk. In a large fenced area on a rolling tract of Pennsylvania forest and farmland, two wolf hybrids watch the approach of their owner and a visitor. Zorro, a 6-month-old black male, wags his tail and places his huge front paws high on the fence. Timber, his mother, wags more sedately, then retreats when she spots the visitor. "She might come up and say hi, but she might not," says Alice, the owner. "She's much shyer than Zorro. That's a lot like a wolf. But, Zorro's just like a dog. He loves people.