March 12, 2016
Question: My cousin "Dara" and I have been lifelong friends since we were born three weeks apart. The friendship has had its natural ebbs and flows, but I can't think of a time when we didn't see each other at least once a month, even though she is a busy professional and I'm a stay-at-home mom. My second child, born last fall, had some health complications, and I turned to Dara for help figuring out medical stuff, as it's related to her field....
September 30, 2013 |
Kersi Dara Kapadia, 70, of Mount Laurel, a quiet, behind-the-scenes helper in the community, died Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, of heart disease. Born Oct. 30, 1942, in Surat, India, Mr. Kapadia immigrated to the United States in 1968, studying as an undergraduate at Temple University and earning his master's degree in mathematics from Villanova University. He worked in research and development at Syntex Dental until his retirement in 1986.
June 22, 2013 |
Martin Goldberg, 82, of Mount Airy, an internal-medicine physician and former Temple University dean of medicine, died Sunday, June 15, at Artman Lutheran Home in Ambler of a neural degenerative disease. Dr. Goldberg was an authority in the field of kidney disease, having published more than 200 research articles. His career encompassed multifaceted roles as a scientist, clinician, teacher, and administrator. "He was so kind, so competent, so professional," said his wife, Marion.
July 15, 2012
Bollywood action hero Dara Singh, 84, died at his Mumbai home Thursday, days after suffering a heart attack. Indian film stars and politicians alike issued messages of praise and condolences. Mr. Singh was born in 1928 in the Punjabi district of Amritsar and spent his youth competing in professional freestyle-wrestling tournaments. In the 1950s, he began working in Bollywood films and appeared in dozens for which he did his own stunts. He was a member of India's upper house of Parliament for the Hindu nationalist opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, from 2003 to 2009.
December 18, 2002 |
For more than three decades, Barry Hoffman stood in front of fifth and sixth graders and encouraged them to be imaginative, critical thinkers. When he retired as a Philadelphia public school teacher four years ago, he was bothered by a trend he saw in education - schools de-emphasizing writing and creative arts to focus on standardized tests. He perched on a tiny chair in the Oaklyn Public School's cozy library yesterday, brow furrowed, and vowed to do something to reverse the trend.
September 22, 2000 |
Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres, two longtime rivals, two world-class American swimmers whose competitiveness forced their coach to separate them, shared the cramped space of a bronze-medal stand last night. There were no heartfelt hugs. No warm smiles. The best that can be said is that neither shoved the other off. The cold war came back to the Olympic Games last night. Torres and Thompson, whose frosty relationship was the talk of their sport several months ago, met on uncommon ground last night.
June 29, 1998 |
Back in the '80s, Olu Dara's club performances with the Okra Orchestra were an integral part of the hipster cultural calendar of New York. These "happenings" offered a kind of spontaneous magic missing from the city's more conventional jazz performances: Musicians associated with the free-jazz circuit would take long lusty swipes at the blues, theater people tried to be mourning divas, and Dara, an impish ringmaster, would borrow from all kinds of...
June 24, 1998 |
Olu Dara is always on the move, and never in a hurry. The down-home urban sophisticate sits in a Tower Records cafe across the street from the Lincoln Center sanctum where Wynton Marsalis has brought high-culture respectability to jazz. On a sultry June afternoon, the African American griot is clearly the coolest customer in the room. Dressed in jeans and a silk shirt, the trim Dara, 57, could easily be taken for a man a decade or two younger. Not that he hasn't been around: The Mississippi native's debut album, which will bring him to the Tin Angel on Friday and back to town for a show at Penn's Landing on July 11 and another at the E Center in Camden on Aug. 1, is fittingly titled In the World: From Natchez to New York (Atlantic)
July 7, 1996 |
A plan to increase the capacity of the largest sewage treatment plant in central Chester County is under review by state environmental officials, and opposition already has surfaced. Last month, county and local governments were notified that the Downingtown Area Regional Authority was seeking approval from the state Department of Environmental Protection to allow an extra 500,000 gallons of sewage a day into the plant. Two Chester County agencies have weighed in against the proposal, and Delaware environmental officials indicated they also plan to object - in each case, on the grounds of protecting drinking water.
January 31, 1993 |
One of the region's most explosive environmental controversies could fizzle this week if Downingtown indirectly kills a project that would have dumped millions more gallons of wastewater into Brandywine Creek. In more good news for those who love the Brandywine, new standards are under consideration that would prevent toxic materials from ending up in the creek. On Wednesday, the Downingtown Council will take up the question of whether to sell off some of its extra capacity in the Downingtown Area Regional Authority's (DARA)