May 21, 1999 |
A chaplain who publicly criticized Lincoln University's recent handling of an alleged fraternity hazing incident said yesterday that his contract with the school was not renewed in retaliation for speaking out. The Rev. Clarence L. James was notified this week that his one-year contract would not be renewed June 30. He was placed on immediate administrative leave with pay until then, and given 30 days to vacate his university housing. Mr. James was one of a handful of staff and students calling for the university to actively investigate hazing incidents after a student was injured in February during an alleged hazing incident that involved Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity members.
January 16, 2011 |
When the federal government released Japanese Americans from internment camps at the end of World War II, the Rev. Robert L. James Jr. was among the clergy who "helped them to get jobs and housing" near where he worked in San Jose, Calif., said his wife, Norma Arnold. And after he took a job in Philadelphia, he moved his family in 1947 into Tanguy Homesteads, the cooperatively owned, interfaith, interracial community established in 1945 on a 100-acre farm in Glen Mills. "Clearly the interracial aspect was one of the key pieces" for moving to Tanguy, said a son, Timothy.
April 23, 2001 |
Bruce McDonald, the 76ers' chaplain for 14 years, conducted his usual pregame Bible study Saturday. Just as he always has. But McDonald seemed genuinely startled by a story in the New York Times that repeated comments made by the Knicks' Charlie Ward and Allan Houston in that newspaper's Sunday magazine. Ward met with reporters Friday to try and clarify remarks that had been seen as anti-Semitic. In the magazine story, Ward was quoted as saying to writer Eric Konigsberg, "Jews are stubborn.
January 21, 2013 |
A LBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A 15-year-old boy remained in custody Sunday night as detectives tried to piece together what led to the shooting of five people, including three young children, who were found dead in a home in a rural area outside of the city. The teenager was arrested on murder and other charges in connection with the shootings, which happened Saturday night at the home, southwest of downtown Albuquerque, said Lt. Sid Covington, a Bernalillo County sheriff's spokesman. Detectives did not immediately release the victims' names, but word of the shootings traveled quickly through the law-enforcement community, and officials began offering their condolences for Greg Griego, a spiritual leader known for his work with firefighters and the 13 years he spent as a volunteer chaplain at the county jail.
May 26, 2001 |
Balon Smith, 30, a Liberian immigrant, was acquitted last night on charges of raping a college chaplain whom he began dating after she befriended him at St. Malachy's Church in North Philadelphia, where Smith had sought refuge. Smith and the chaplain, 38, of Philadelphia, testified that they had agreed to have sex last May 25 at the Darby Borough rooming house where Smith was living. The chaplain testified at the trial in Delaware County Court that after the sex began, she felt a sharp pain and screamed for Smith to stop.
December 19, 2008 |
Dorothy Ward, 81, of Phoenixville, a retired special-education teacher and hospital chaplain, died Dec. 11 of complications from Guillain?Barr? syndrome, a muscular disease, at Manor Care in King of Prussia. For 10 years, until retiring in 1999, Mrs. Ward was certified staff chaplain at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, assigned to the trauma division. One or two days a week she flew aboard PennStar helicopters, which transport critical-care patients and provide on-the-scene services at accident sites.
February 27, 1991 |
The Rev. Richard J. Fleming, 71, chaplain at Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry for 20 years, died Saturday at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Meadowbrook. Born in Philadelphia, Father Fleming graduated from West Catholic High School. He entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1937 and was ordained in 1946. During the next 12 years, he was assigned to Philadelphia General Hospital and to St. Rose of Lima in West Philadelphia, All Saints Church in Bridesburg and St. Christopher's Church in Somerton.
April 15, 1999 |
He's back. After a two-year absence, the Rev. Vic Butler has returned to Holy Cross High School. Father Butler, who lives at the Divine Word Seminary in Bordentown, had been chaplain and youth minister at the Delran school for 15 years until health problems forced him to leave in 1996. Now he is counseling students four days a week and presiding at liturgies. "We feel we are blessed here at Holy Cross to have Father Vic return to us as chaplain," said Sister Gilmary Beagle, vice principal.
May 8, 2003 |
A retirement home chaplain, who knew all 180 residents by name and was known to many as a friend and spiritual leader, was killed early yesterday when an uprooted tree crushed his car, Abington police said. Police said the accident happened at 12:11 a.m. when the Rev. Gary W. Kull, 56, of Ambler, was traveling west on Township Line Road. Police said a tree from a property on Sparrow Road was uprooted and fell onto his car, killing Kull and closing Township Line Road for nearly four hours.
March 12, 2009 |
The Rev. George S. Hewitt, 86, of Havertown, a Methodist minister, died Saturday of heart failure at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, where he had been chaplain and founding director of the pastoral care unit. In 1984, Dr. Hewitt left his position as pastor at Drexel Hill Methodist Church to become chaplain at the hospital and to direct its pastoral care program. In 1994 he told a reporter that he visited every new patient and informed clergy from the 110 congregations that the hospital area serves when one of their members was hospitalized.