May 11, 2016
By Michelle Nunn The saying goes that those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it. But I fear that people who aren't familiar with one remarkable chapter in American history will be doomed not to repeat it. And it bears repeating. This chapter launched from right here in Philadelphia in the wake of World War II, when the cargo ship American Traveller left carrying 15,000 boxes of food for families clinging to survival in war-torn Europe. The shipment had been organized by a new humanitarian group called CARE.
February 3, 2016 |
John and Sara Pethokoukis already knew their oldest daughter was tough. Gabby was an athlete, a 6-foot-4 volleyball star on the rise at Villa in the middle of her sophomore year. A middle blocker, she had been named second team all-Big East after the fall 2013 season. The finance major had great friends and teammates, and her boyfriend, Brad Seaton, was an offensive lineman on the football team. Life on the Main Line was simultaneously challenging and wonderful for the Illinois native.
October 3, 2013 |
Diane Marie Turner, 66, of Upper Darby, whose dedication to American troops included sending care packages to those deployed abroad, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, of heart failure at her home. She had not been ill, her family said. Many years ago, the former Diane Marie DiValerio helped form the Upper Darby Marine Corps League Detachment No. 884 of Upper Darby Ladies Auxiliary. She was a past president. In 2003, she started a program in which the auxiliary sent hundreds of cartons filled with comfort items for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
April 18, 2013 |
Question: I have an aging father with a health condition that is likely terminal, with few treatment options. I live far away from him and my mother, and my half-siblings don't make much of an effort to see him. My parents are left with little social support and so many painful unknowns. My mother especially has completely neglected her own health in caring for him. I've been turning myself inside out, using all my spare vacation time to see them (the only thing that seems to help their spirits)
February 28, 2013 |
SHE WAS CALLED "Florence Nightingale. " And Lorraine Teresa Dade-Trumpler earned the title. Like the 19th-century English nurse, whose name has become synonymous with helping the ill and needy, Lorraine dedicated much of her life to easing the pain of the sick and shut-ins in her city. As a mother of Jones Temple Church of God in Christ, in North Philadelphia, of which her late husband was pastor, Lorraine spread her concern among children and adults, using her considerable cooking and baking skills to feed the hungry and taking flowers and gifts to those who needed a touch of love.
February 5, 2013 |
Keira Knightley , 27, makes a dangerous claim in the March issue of Marie Claire: The world of movies, fashion, and TV isn't real . It's not substantial. Not worth dying for. "My career is on the verge of being ridiculous all the time," Keira says. "It's all smoke and mirrors. " Keira, who has played many women of substance in the pics, including Tolstoy' s Anna Karenina, Freud muse Sabina Spielrein , Austen 's Elizabeth Bennet, and King Arthur 's Guinevere , says showbiz is a "very insecure profession.
November 28, 2012
RUNNING BACKS as big as Bryce Brown, who is 6-foot and 225 pounds, aren't supposed to be as fast as Bryce Brown. They aren't supposed to be able to run a 4.37 40-yard dash like Brown did at the predraft workout that convinced the Eagles to take a seventh-round flier on a kid who quit two college programs and entered the draft with just 104 college carries. And they aren't supposed to get to a corner and turn it and have an entire defense eat...
November 12, 2012
JERUSALEM - Israel was drawn into the fighting in neighboring Syria for the first time Sunday, firing warning shots across the border after an errant mortar shell landed near an Israeli military installation in the Golan Heights. While Israel appeared eager to calm the situation, its response was a potent reminder of how easily the Syrian civil war - already spilling across borders with Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan - could explode into a wider regional conflagration. Israel has little love for President Bashar Assad, who has provided refuge and support to Israel's bitterest enemies through the years.
October 10, 2012
Through Oct. 17, Philly.com and The Inquirer will mark breast cancer awareness month by publishing a profile a day of transformative moments reported by patients. The series culminates in a special Philly.com/Inquirer/Daily News section Oct. 18, and can be viewed at www.philly.com/breastcancer . Perhaps it was luck, fate, or a blessing, but weeks before being diagnosed with breast cancer, Karen Weiss read a book by Corrie Ten Boom called The Hiding Place . Weiss was amazed how the faith of the author, who hid Dutch Jews from the Nazis, grew only stronger as horrors mounted.
June 11, 2009 |
They left for training a year ago and spent the last nine months in Iraq. They guarded detainees, provided convoy security, and helped guide Iraq's transition to a fledgling republic. Now every member of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team - more than 2,800 soldiers - has come home, safe and sound, to a hero's welcome. With Blackhawk helicopters circling overhead and artillery booming nearby, the soldiers will march a mile tomorrow morning from the Statehouse in downtown Trenton to Sovereign Bank Arena, where they will be thanked during ceremonies.