March 20, 2016
Everything Is Copy. The late Nora Ephron's mother inspired Ephron to incorporate her life into her work (see Heartburn ). Her son Jacob Bernstein seeks the woman behind all those funny stories, the one who, after a lifetime of baring her soul in public, kept her fatal illness almost entirely to herself. 9 p.m. Monday on HBO. Heartbeat. Look for Upper Darby's Jamie Kennedy as a rumpled surgeon in a new drama starring Melissa George as a hotshot doctor with a turbulent personal life.
February 25, 2016 |
Carlos N. Juarez, 42, of Rydal, a newspaperman who did not let his physical challenges define him, died Sunday, Feb. 21, of complications of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease at home. Mr. Juarez was born in Northeast Philadelphia and grew up in Huntingdon Valley. He graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School in 1992, and earned a degree in journalism from Temple University in 1998. For two decades, Mr. Juarez worked in the newspaper business as a copy editor, first at the Doylestown Intelligencer and for the past several years at the Bucks County Courier Times.
October 7, 2015 |
Inside a giant ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, octogenarian sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer was leading a session on business partnerships. Marc Kuhn was outside, standing near a bank of coffee dispensers, hustling. His firm, he said, would turn shipping containers into mobile farms for food deserts. At least, as of Monday. That's when he had a random meeting with a guy he met. "He saw I had some whiskey," Kuhn said. "I said, 'It's sold out.' He said, 'What do you do?
March 11, 2015 |
Sandra A. Spieczny, 63, of Glassboro, a journalism teacher and a sports copy editor at The Inquirer for more than two decades, died Saturday, March 7, at her home. Ms. Spieczny was found unresponsive in her living room by Glassboro police, who were called by a family friend when she did not answer the phone. The Gloucester County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday that the cause of death was heart disease. In a statement released to employees, Stan Wischnowski, vice president of news operations for Interstate General Media, parent of The Inquirer, said the company "lost a terrific journalist and wonderful colleague over the weekend.
December 10, 2014 |
The National Constitution Center has received a $5.5 million grant from the Templeton Foundation to create "a national Coalition of Freedom" designed to enhance awareness of the rights set forth in the nation's founding documents, Jeffrey Rosen, center president and chief executive, said Monday. The grant will fund creation of an online interactive Constitution, short story and essay contests for students, Town Hall-style debates at the center and other locations, and a contest challenging teachers to develop plans to increase constitutional literacy in their schools.
October 30, 2014 |
James F. Moffatt, 80, of Riverton, a longtime Inquirer copy desk chief and a much-loved journalism instructor at Rutgers-Camden, died Sunday, Oct. 26, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden. The cause of death was complications from colitis, his family said. Mr. Moffatt retired in January 1997 after more than three decades as a copy editor and slot editor at The Inquirer, initially for news and later for business copy under a newsroom reorganization. The slot is the last to get at a story in The Inquirer's editing lineup, and has the job of vetting the work of other copy editors and making sure mistakes are corrected before the story is released for publication.
August 28, 2014 |
I T DIDN'T TAKE a whole lot to make Jon Weir happy: his wife's spaghetti-and-meatballs dinner, a souvenir hat from a sporting event, a stroll along State Street in Media, watching his children play sports, a bike ride on the Ocean City boardwalk. For a man who was exposed as a newspaper copy editor to the frequently painful reality of breaking news for 46 years, his need for simple pleasures was understandable. Colleagues remember a devoted professional who could keep his cool even when big news was breaking on deadline, and could be counted on to get the copy out, clean and clear.
July 5, 2014 |
The two documents are rarely exhibited - and not easily accessed behind the many layers of security. To see them, Lee Arnold, library director at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, uses an entry card to pass into an elevator, then into a large locked room, No. 210. Inside, he twirls the tumbler of a combination lock on thick vault doors, then swings them open to reveal still another set of metal doors with a coded digital lock. Beyond is the climate-controlled chamber filled with historical treasures - and a heavy safe, accessed by keys held only by Arnold and the institution's director of research.
March 4, 2014 |
THE EFFECTS of Allen Iverson's career and carriage cannot be overstated. He influenced not only a league but a culture; braided, tatted and 'tuded; valiant, defiant, unapologetic. The 76ers retired Iverson's No. 3 on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in a stirring ceremony that offered a respite from the catastrophe they have created this season. Yesterday afternoon, Villanova dismantled Marquette on the court under which Iverson's number now hangs. If the Wildcats weren't aware that Big East nemesis Creighton lost Saturday night, putting Villanova atop the conference, it was because they were watching A.I.'s love-in.