March 9, 1989 |
Of all the themes available to a photographer, none seems more fraught with anxiety for artist and subject, or more susceptible to misunderstanding by an audience, than the adolescent female nude, particularly if the artist is a man. Yet the pubescent female is a challenging and fascinating theme precisely because she connotes an incipient sexuality that society, and parents, try to ignore or deny. Capturing that quality without suggesting prurient interest is one of the more formidable tasks an artist could set for him or herself.
November 1, 2012 |
Herman Hassinger, an architect, and his wife, Doris, who lived in Moorestown before moving to Block Island, R.I., died Thursday, Oct. 25, in a small-airplane crash, a family spokesman said Wednesday. The two died of injuries from when their single-engine Beechcraft hit a light pole along I-93 in Hooksett, N.H., sending it into nearby woods. They were going to a board meeting at the private New Hampton (N.H.) School. Mr. Hassinger, 83, a retired Coast Guard commander, had operated Herman Hassinger Architects of Moorestown.
May 1, 2011 |
Soarin' Eagle and Steeplechase, Coney Island's first new roller coasters in 84 years, are joining the legendary Cyclone and a revamped boardwalk. Cape May was just named one of the Top 10 beach destinations in the world by members of TripAdvisor (see "checkin," N4 ). And Washington will unveil a memorial to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall. Whether it's a new ride or a perennial favorite, a site visited long ago or long overlooked, there are plenty of staycation spots that can be reached from Center City on one tank of gas. How many miles is that?
May 6, 1999 |
Stanley Emil Jacke, 74, of Malvern, a retired executive vice president of SmithKline Beecham, died of cardiac arrest Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Jacke worked for the ultrasonic division of SmithKline in Connecticut for 21 years before transferring to Philadelphia. He retired in 1984. After retiring, Mr. Jacke had his own consulting company, Aspen Sonics Inc., in Malvern, where he lived for 18 years. Mr. Jacke held 17 electrical engineering patents and is credited with inventing ultrasonic plastic welding, said his son, Doug.
June 12, 2000 |
Capt. Thomas Michael Lippo, commander of the Police Department 12th District in Southwest Philadelphia, has some loyal friends. But one chum stands out. Here's a story about deep friendship, perseverance and good detective work. It involves Lippo, one of this year's Fencl Award finalists, and Capt. Bill Colarulo, who won the award in 1998. Three years ago, Lippo went on vacation with his wife, Susan. His mom was the only person who knew how to reach them. The 49-year-old police officer had taken his captain exam a few weeks before.
March 24, 2011 |
Weld Coxe, 81, a management consultant for architectural firms, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Tuesday, March 15, at Cathedral Village, the retirement community in Andorra, where he had been a founding board member. Mr. Coxe created a career in the 1960s when it became acceptable for architects to market themselves. Previously, the practice had been considered unethical, said his son, Donald. In 1967, Mr. Coxe established Weld Coxe & Associates in Philadelphia. The firm later became the Coxe Group, with offices in Center City and Seattle.
October 30, 1996 |
CORPUS CHRISTI BOY, 10, EXPELLED IN ARSON ATTEMPT A 10-year-old boy was expelled from school yesterday after allegedly dousing his principal's office with gasoline and acid in an attempt to set it ablaze. School officials believe the boy was angry about being called to the office Monday after he was accused of hitting another pupil last week. Principal Gloria Garcia "called him in, he bolts from the office and leaves the campus," school district spokesman Scott Elliff said.
December 19, 1990
In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin told of how at age 17 he had decided not to become a complete vegetarian after all. This selection was suggested by Harriette Behringer. Being becalmed off Block Island, our people set about catching cod, and hauled up a great many. Hitherto, I had stuck to my resolution of not eating animal food, and I considered the taking of every fish as a kind of unprovoked murder, since none of them . . . could do us any injury that might justify the slaughter.
July 12, 1992 |
Question: We're interested in visiting Branson, Mo., the site of country music theaters. None of the travel agents we've talked to has heard of it! W.B., Cherry Hill Answer: Branson is a tourist hot spot that some people think is eclipsing Nashville as the nation's country-music capital. It's located in southwest Missouri in the Ozarks, just above the Arkansas state line. Branson's country and mountain music heritage goes back many decades, but in recent years its theater scene has exploded.
October 23, 1988 |
We never planned to vacation on Cape Cod. Nothing against it. We've been here before and, most likely, we'll come again. It simply wasn't in our plans. Our plans called for a week on Block Island, a favorite place, a year-after-year destination. But a developer changed all that. And, as it turned out, developers and real estate development became a theme for this vacation week. We never planned it that way. On the morning that our ferry would have been chugging into Block Island harbor, my husband and I were here, playing can-you-top-this with my aunt and uncle on the subject of real estate developers.