September 15, 2013 |
Word out of Harrisburg is that Gov. Corbett may take the money offered under the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid if the federal government agrees to changes in the health program. It's a ray of hope for more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians who otherwise will be shut out from coverage. "These are the people who work, who clean the houses, work in back of restaurants and hotels, and push the gurneys around in hospital," said John Dodds, director of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project.
April 26, 2013
Allan Arbus, 95, an actor best known for his recurring role as the caring psychiatrist who ministered to shell-shocked surgeons and troops on the TV series M*A*S*H, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, his family said. The cause was complications of congestive heart failure, his daughter Arin said. As psychiatrist Sidney Freedman, a role in which he appeared throughout the long-running series, Mr. Arbus was so believable that M*A*S*H star Alan Alda later said he long assumed the actor had expertise in the field.
March 25, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday and is recovering at a Virginia hospital, his office said. An aide disclosed that Cheney, 71, who has had a long history of cardiovascular trouble including numerous heart attacks, had been waiting for a transplant for more than 20 months. "Although the former vice president and his family do not know the identity of the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift," aide Kara Ahern said in a written statement that was authenticated by several of the Republican politician's close associates.
March 25, 2012 |
Phillip Geliebter, an Abington police detective, recalled that his father, David, "consistently lived his faith" as a Quaker. "When he was arrested for civil disobedience on the first day of the second Gulf War at the federal building in Philadelphia, that was a matter of faith," Phillip Geliebter said in a phone interview. Later, his father worked on a Quaker committee dealing with problems faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teenagers, his son said, because "he continued to have an interest in making sure that everybody was treated equally and fairly.
March 1, 2012 |
THEOLOGIAN William Hamilton, a member of the Death of God movement of the 1960s that reached its peak with a Time magazine cover story, has died in Portland, Ore. He was 87. Hamilton died Tuesday from complications of congestive heart failure, his family said. Hamilton told the Oregonian newspaper in 2007 that he had questioned the existence of God from when he was a teenager, when two friends - an Episcopalian and a Catholic - died from the explosion of a pipe bomb they were building, and a third - an atheist - escaped without a scratch.
January 3, 2012
Thomas T. Johnson, 88, a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who in 1981 ruled that the Holocaust was "a fact and not reasonably subject to dispute," died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at home in Los Angeles. Judge Johnson made the unusual pronouncement in a case brought by Long Beach, Calif., businessman Mel Mermelstein against the Institute for Historical Review, a Torrance, Calif., organization that claimed the planned extermination of Jews by the Nazis was a myth.
November 14, 2011 |
When a memorial service was held for Walter Annenberg at the Academy of Music in December 2002, Joseph E. Centofanti was there, seated next to the former ambassador's pilot and butler. Mr. Centofanti, an internationally recognized master tailor who worked from a shop in Ardmore, had made Annenberg's suits for years. "My look" in each suit, Mr. Centofanti said in a 2008 Inquirer interview, "is for the chairman of the board. " On Monday, Oct. 31, Mr. Centofanti, 93, whose early life took him from Philadelphia to Italy to Ethiopia and back to the States before he began fashioning suits costing thousands of dollars, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Ardmore.
October 6, 2011 |
When Inquirer reporter Edgar Williams profiled Lansdale Mayor Michael DiNunzio in 1990, he wrote: "This is a man on whom the tag 'The Most Happy Fella,' after Frank Loesser's hit Broadway musical of yore, would look good. " On Sunday, Oct. 2, Mr. DiNunzio, 93, mayor of the Montgomery County borough from 1982 through 2008, died of congestive heart failure at Abington Health - Lansdale Hospital. He had lived in the borough since 1926. Since his first run for mayor in 1981, Williams wrote, Mr. DiNunzio had not campaigned "in the generally accepted sense of the word.
September 9, 2011
Composer, arranger, bandleader, producer, and teacher Wardell Quezergue, 81, who arranged "Chapel of Love" for the Dixie Cups and was dubbed the "Creole Beethoven" by Allen Toussaint, has died. He died Tuesday of congestive heart failure, said son Brian Quezergue. Hits arranged by Mr. Quezergue include "Iko Iko" for the Dixie Cups, "Big Chief" for Professor Longhair, "Mr. Big Stuff" for Jean Knight, and "Groove Me" for King Floyd - the last two recorded the same day in 1961 at Mr. Quezergue's Malaco Records in Jackson, Miss.
August 13, 2011
Sparked by a 34-point performance from junior Dominic Cheek , the Villanova men's basketball team picked up a 94-92 victory over the Israeli Senior National Team on Friday evening in Almere, The Netherlands. Cheek drained 15 of 19 field goal attempts on the night, including all three of his attempts from beyond the three-point arc. Mouphtaou Yarou tallied 22 points and 12 rebounds. Maalik Wayns scored 17 points in spite of second-half foul trouble. "It sounds crazy to say this in August," Villanova coach Jay Wright said, "but that was a great basketball game and a great win for us. I thought our young guys did a tremendous job against a tough, veteran team that spreads you out defensively.