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.
March 19, 2008 |
In October, when Army Sgt. Mingo Byrd, a graduate of Philadelphia's Olney High School, called to tell his mother he was being sent to Iraq for the third time - another 15 long months - she handled the news with her customary patience and strength. That's how he remembers it. And that's how Namorah Byrd wants it. But inside, she says, she was coming undone. "My heart sank," recalled the Philadelphia resident, who teaches English at Gloucester County College. "I felt numb when I hung up the phone, emotionally frozen.
March 6, 2008
No signs of horse abuse at Valley Forge I was distressed to read the article referencing alleged horse abuse at Valley Forge Military Academy and College ("Horse-abuse charges denied at academy," Feb. 26). I have been riding there on a regular basis for over a year, and my observations and experience are exactly the opposite. I have never seen any signs of abuse, neglect or mistreatment at any time. To the contrary, I have been very impressed by how well the staff cares for and treats the horses.