March 23, 2014 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - After a celebratory hug with coach Carl Arrigale, Ja'Quan Newton took a seat on the bench and broke down. "I didn't really feel it until then," the Neumann-Goretti senior said. "When I came out of the game, it really hit me. " Friday night, a day after his mother died after an extended battle with breast cancer, Newton put on an unforgettable and inspired performance to lead the Saints to their fourth PIAA Class AAA boys' basketball championship in five seasons. The 6-foot-3 guard and Miami signee produced a game-high 33 points, including five three-pointers, to lift Neumann-Goretti to a 64-57 overtime triumph against District 3's Susquehanna Township at the Giant Center.
March 11, 2014
T IFFANY WADE, 29, of Cheltenham Township, is CEO of Kissess LLC, a company that makes "F--- CANCER" apparel, with the "C" in "F---" replaced by a breast-cancer-awareness ribbon. Wade, a divorced mother of two daughters and a registered nurse, started the apparel line a year ago, shortly before her hairstylist's mother died of breast cancer. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the company? A: I've been an RN for 10 years and worked at Hahnemann [University Hospital]
February 21, 2014
DOCTORS tell many American women that they need a yearly mammogram to screen for breast cancer. Early detection saves lives, women are told. But evidence has been mounting for years that mammograms do not reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. Last week, the British Medical Journal released a blockbuster, long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women. It concluded that yearly mammography screenings for women 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, though they make a diagnosis of breast cancer more likely.
January 19, 2014 |
DOWNINGTOWN A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday vacated the $1 million bail set for former Chester County District Judge Rita Arnold. Judge John Braxton had defended his decision to hike Arnold's bail in an opinion filed last week, saying it was not excessive despite being 10 times what he imposed earlier in her case. An unnamed Superior Court judge disagreed and reduced Arnold's bail to the $100,000 she posted in October. The decision will allow Arnold, convicted of concealing a citation filed against her son, to remain free while she appeals the sentence of 16 to 32 months imposed by Braxton.
December 19, 2013 |
WEST CHESTER Former District Judge Rita Arnold has been ordered back to prison by a judge who declined to reconsider her sentence in light of her ongoing treatments for breast cancer. Arnold, who pleaded guilty in June to concealing a citation filed against her son, hung her head Tuesday as the judge ordered her to finish serving out the 16- to 32-month prison sentence he imposed in October. Behind her, more than 25 friends and family members who packed the Chester County courtroom erupted in sobs and screams.
November 24, 2013 |
Demi goes for respectability It's time we respected youngster Demi Lovato , 21, as a serious artist and a woman of conscience. "I think no matter what way you say it, you're gonna be in the public eye and people are gonna look up to you. I just decided that I turned 21, I gotta be an adult, I've gotta act like one and here I am," Demi tells Hollyscoop. And she tells Entertainment Weekly she's tired of singers who write songs just for their shock value. "You're more respected as an artist" if you stay away from that material, she says.
November 16, 2013 |
Barbra Watson Riley, 45, the daughter of Bernard C. Watson, a prominent educator and civic leader in Philadelphia, died of breast cancer Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Mayo Clinic and Hospice in Phoenix. She lived in Paradise Valley, Ariz. A Philadelphia native, Mrs. Riley attended John Story Jenks and Julia R. Masterman Schools before graduating from Germantown Friends School, where she played on the tennis team. Her father is chairman of the board of trustees of the Barnes Foundation.
November 8, 2013 |
The judge who sentenced former Magisterial District Judge Rita Arnold to 16 to 32 months in prison for concealing a citation filed against her son has agreed to weigh at a hearing next month whether the punishment was appropriate. Arnold was sentenced by Senior Judge John Braxton on Oct. 15. Her attorney, Heidi Eakin, had requested house arrest in part because Arnold is undergoing treatment for a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. "This sentence was way over the top of the guidelines," Eakin said.
November 7, 2013 |
Great news: Pennsylvania recently passed a law to improve women's health. Alas, it is based on faulty science and lacks funding. On Friday, right after the pink-ribboned month of October, Gov. Corbett signed into law the Breast Density Notification Act. The law requires mammography centers to notify women about breast density so they might consider further tests such as ultrasounds and MRIs. Denser breasts appear white in mammograms, as do tumors, making them more difficult to read.
November 4, 2013 |
THERESA OTERI was in Florida with her aunt, Nancy Desiderio, on Aug. 23, 2011, when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Virginia sent tremors up and down the East Coast. The two weren't among the millions of people who felt a hint of the unexpected quake. "But believe me," Oteri said, "our world shook. " Desiderio, an active, outgoing woman who at 60 looked a good decade younger, was diagnosed that day with stage 4 lung cancer. The grim diagnosis was completely unexpected. Desiderio had been in seemingly terrific shape.