June 2, 1999 |
Harran Williams' rise to the top of New Jersey's exclusive hurdling community has been nearly as fast as Williams himself. When it seemed that few outside the Camden city limits knew the password to get into the club for hurdling's elite, the Delran senior busted down the door. Beginning with the South Jersey Track and Field Carnival on April 30, Williams has shaved four seconds off his best time in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, and at last weekend's state Group 2 meet in South Plainfield, he avenged losses from the sectional meet to win state titles in the 110 high hurdles (14.27 seconds)
July 14, 2001 |
Frank Nofer, 71, of Spring Mill, a celebrated graphic artist and watercolorist who designed a Philadelphia logo for the American Bicentennial, died Thursday at Keystone House in Wyndmoor. His representational watercolors are included in prominent private and corporate collections. In 1995, the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College honored him with a one-man retrospective exhibition. For 25 years, Mr. Nofer operated a graphic-design studio in the Old City section of Philadelphia, where he did advertising for pharmaceutical companies and amassed many awards.
November 24, 2002 |
Kevin Holloman, weak from AIDS and fighting drug addiction, nervously eyed the metal door of the Good Shepherd shelter for homeless, medically fragile men in Philadelphia. His once-handsome face was drawn, his cheeks hollowed, his complexion pale. Kevin, 32, slowly picked up his suitcase, a crate full of books, and three trash bags of clothes and carried them to the shelter door. His stomach churned that morning last December. How will they treat me? Am I going to like the people?
February 23, 2012 |
Several hundred students, parents, teachers, and community members on Thursday protested the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's decision to shutter Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Sacred Heart of Jesus, the last two Catholic schools in their South Philadelphia neighborhood. "Without our schools, we no longer have a neighborhood. We no longer have a community," City Councilman Mark Squilla, a Mount Carmel graduate, said at a rally in front of the Second Street Irish Society in Pennsport.
June 19, 2005 |
Legendary radio broadcaster Georgie Woods, "the Guy With the Goods" who was a Philadelphia leader in both entertainment and civil rights, died early yesterday morning. Mr. Woods, 78, who moved to Florida in 1996, is believed to have suffered a heart attack at his Boynton Beach home, said his longtime companion, Doris Harris. He died shortly thereafter at Bethesda Memorial Hospital, according to staff at the Boynton Beach medical facility. After he came to Philadelphia from New York in 1953, Mr. Woods used the airwaves of WDAS-AM (1480)
November 25, 2013 |
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Marcellus Shale industry, which arrived in this northern Pennsylvania city five years ago and turned Williamsport into the seventh-fastest-growing area in the nation, appears to have lost some momentum. Economic activity in this city affectionately known as "Billtown" has subsided noticeably in the last year as the pace of drilling natural gas wells slowed in response to low gas prices. Statewide, exploration companies drilled 30 percent fewer wells in 2012 and are on course to drill even fewer this year.
April 25, 1997 |
Perhaps you're one of the 5,000 people who volunteered to clean up Germantown Avenue on Sunday as part of the Presidents' Summit for America's Future - and you're wondering what else you might be able to squeeze in between collecting trash, scrubbing graffiti and sweeping dirt. (Then again, maybe you're not a volunteer and your intention is to stay as far away from Germantown Avenue as possible until the dust settles and everybody goes back home.) You should know, if you don't already, that the Avenue is lined with scores of stores, shops and eateries that are as varied as the neighborhoods it runs through.
November 28, 2013 |
WEST CHESTER When West Chester borough officials told Jill McDevitt to remove a sex tool from the window of her sex shop, her response was not to quietly comply. Instead, she threw a shirt embossed with a profane phrase in the window as well. That phrase cannot be printed in this newspaper. In fact, a lot of the things promoted by McDevitt - a witty, often shocking sexologist with a devoted online following - are not fit for public consumption. That, McDevitt says, is the problem.
December 3, 1995 |
Seventeen years ago, a program was formed in Doylestown to help embattled parents take control of their lives and address problems with their children in a clear and deliberate manner. Called Tough Love, the program now has an international presence and a growing number of chapters. Phyllis York of Doylestown, the group's founder and a Tough Love International board member, said the program's resurgence is due in part to growing referrals from professional psychologists and legal authorities.
April 20, 2000 |
The state Supreme Court has barred a Montgomery County judge from hearing the custody dispute involving a mother who fled the country with her two children and the millionaire father who searched the world to bring them home. The high court issued the order last week in response to a petition filed on behalf of the mother, Ellen Dever, by her attorneys, Richard A. Sprague and William H. Lamb. The justices, who did not state a reason for removing Judge Rhonda Lee Daniele, also barred any other Montgomery County judges from the case.