July 1, 2016
Karen Frager and Lonnie Brown May 22, 2016, in Philadelphia Hello there Karen walked into her Uncle Keith's house one day in 1999 and found him at the kitchen table, playing cards. He introduced his opponent, Lonnie, to his niece. "We started talking, and I thought he was really mature for his age," Karen said. "She was very pretty," said Lonnie, "and had a really nice smile, which is what instantly caught my eye. " Karen and Lonnie became friends, mostly seeing each other when they hung out with Keith.
August 11, 2014 |
Sam Rennix could be forgiven for assuming that the worst was behind him after triple-bypass surgery in 2010. Then, last summer, his throat became sore, like something was stuck in it. Unlike many men, Rennix, who lives in Springfield, Delaware County, and is manager of Wolfe Pool Supply in Narberth, doesn't hesitate to see a doctor when something's amiss with his health. Perhaps it's because he's married to an intensive-care nurse and knows all too well that procrastinating can turn a curable problem into a death sentence.
September 26, 2012 |
NORTH CAROLINA said basketball coach Roy Williams' surgically removed kidney tumor was not cancerous, though he will have a biopsy to ensure a second kidney tumor is also benign. In a news release Tuesday afternoon, the school said tests have determined the tumor removed last week from Williams' right kidney was an oncocytoma, which is a benign growth often indistinguishable from kidney cancer on X-rays that doesn't spread like a cancerous tumor would. Williams also has a tumor on his left kidney, but according to the school, doctors say there is "a good chance" that growth is the same as the one removed Sept.
April 25, 2012 |
MILL VALLEY, Calif. — There was plenty of yip-yapping, tail-wagging fun going on in one particular park this month, and Sadie, Shelby, and Dilly Two-Step didn't much care that they romped on three fast legs instead of four. All manner of purebred and mutt — sleek, fuzzy, tall, and small — converged on Mill Valley Dog Park for the monthly meeting of the Northern California contingent of Tripawds, an online community for canine amputees and their owners. Cindy Sipple of Dublin, Calif., whose chocolate Labrador Ruby had her right front leg amputated in December, said, "They don't think, ‘Boy, I wish I had that other leg that I used to have.' They're so much in the moment.
February 23, 2012 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez has never been one to share decision-making authority. Now, the socialist strongman and acerbic critic of the United States may have no choice but to designate a successor. His announcement that he would go to Cuba within a week to remove a growth that he says is likely malignant could not come at a worse moment for the leader, who is working to transform Venezuela with what he calls "21st century socialism. " With a tight reelection race brewing for the president, analysts said Wednesday that Venezuela could be thrown into turmoil because Chavez has resisted grooming a successor during his 13 years in power.
February 22, 2012
Fatal fire possibly set by accident TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - The Honduran government said Tuesday that a dropped cigarette may have set off the worst prison fire in a century as it announced that another death from the Feb. 14 blaze had brought the toll to 360. Chief prosecutor Luis Alberto Rubi told Channel 5 television that results of the initial investigation show the fire was accidental, despite earlier reports that a mattress was set ablaze...
February 15, 2012 |
HALL OF FAME outfielder Tony Gwynn underwent surgery yesterday to remove a new cancerous tumor inside his right cheek. Gwynn, now San Diego State's baseball coach, had previously had a malignant growth removed from the same spot in August 2010. Gwynn's wife, Alicia, told ESPN that doctors do not believe the cancer has spread outside of Gwynn's salivary gland. But she said she expected to know more after the surgery at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California San Diego.
November 7, 2011
IT'S NOT UNTIL this weekend, but we're wishing all the very best for one of college basketball's coolest coaches ever, Rollie Massimino. In West Palm Beach, Fla., to lead the Northwood University Seahawks to what he hopes will be their second consecutive trip to the NAIA Final Four, he'll have a few games under his belt by Sunday, when he turns a spry 77. Coach Mass was back in town two months ago to have a cancerous tumor removed from his lung....
July 5, 2011 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - Hugo Chavez's surprise return from Cuba after cancer treatment was a classic maneuver for a president who excels at showmanship. It's also likely to give him a political boost as supporters rally around their ailing leader. The 56-year-old president projected a strong, vibrant image as he stepped off a plane early yesterday. Smiling, he hugged his vice president. "It's the beginning of my return!" he declared. Hours later, he rallied thousands of supporters from a balcony of the presidential palace, telling them: "We will also win this battle for life.
January 21, 2011 |
Reynolds Price, 77, poet, novelist, biblical scholar, and linguist, died Thursday after a heart attack Sunday. While compiling an impressive list of literary achievements, he served for more than 50 years as a professor of English at Duke University - although, when he began, he thought it would be for only three years. Born in Macon, N.C., Mr. Price graduated summa cum laude from Duke, was a Rhodes scholar, and studied at Merton College, Oxford, with teachers such as W.H. Auden. He returned to the United States and got, to his disappointment, a three-year terminal position at Duke, in Durham, N.C., in 1958.