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January 15, 1994 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David Johnson, 88, of West Philadelphia, a former steelworker who was a hit with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, died Wednesday at Lankenau Hospital. Mr. Johnson was an active member of the Pennsylvania Deliverance Tabernacle Church at 60th Street and Lansdowne Avenue for more than 30 years. He served on the usher board, was president of the trustee board and sang in the Deliverance Male Choir. He was very popular with his 26 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1997 | By Susan Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David Johnson, the charismatic chief executive of Campbell Soup Co., has always had a touch for the theatrical. And now he has audiences on Wall Street and at the company's Camden headquarters on the edge of their seats. Johnson's five-year contract expires July 31, a week before his 65th birthday. But Johnson has not given any indication whether he will stay or go. While the chief executive is critical to any company, Johnson's role at Campbell has been viewed as paramount.
BUSINESS
July 7, 1997 | By Susan Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For years, David Johnson had been playing to the Wall Street crowd, touting his company, trumpeting its results and cozying up to analysts. Now on this frosty morning in February, he literally stood above it all on a balcony overlooking the New York Stock Exchange. Finally, with boyish glee, Johnson, chairman, chief executive and president of the Campbell Soup Co., rang the bell to start the day's trading. "This is where the battle royal takes place," he told the chairman of the exchange, Richard A. Grasso.
SPORTS
January 5, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
David Johnson set a Communications Tech single-game record with 33 points in a 69-47 nonleague victory over visiting Ben Franklin on Friday. The senior broke the record of 32 established by Scootie Randall in 2008. Randall is a senior on the Temple team. As a senior at Communications Tech, Randall led the Phoenix to a Public League title and finished as the program's career scoring leader. Communications Tech led by 22-5 after one quarter and cruised to the win. Ben Franklin 5 17 12 13 - 47 Communications Tech 22 11 19 17 - 69 BF: Amir Crippen 7, Anthony Darden 8, Quahdir Devine 14, Bycil Elliott 2, Derrick Gant 1, N.Young 5, Emmanuel Young 10. CT: Briheam Anthony 9, Terrence Brown 10, Kevin Brown 4, Samir Doughty 9, Nyfis Humbert 2, David Johnson 33, Mohamed Sherif 2. Contact the Rally staff at rallysports@phillynews.com .
NEWS
January 23, 1999 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Three months after being released from custody for raping two 9-year-old boys, David Johnson began surfing the Internet for a young sex partner. A 15-year-old Olney boy responded after Johnson, 22, advertised his desire. The boy began a chat-room relationship with Johnson, and met him in October 1997, said Assistant District Attorney Eric Gibson yesterday. Johnson eventually lured the boy to a Roosevelt Boulevard hotel, where the two had consensual sex. Gibson said it's illegal for anyone under 16 to consent to sex, and Johnson was aware of the boy's age. After a jury heard the sordid details of the relationship, it convicted Johnson of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and corrupting the morals of a minor.
NEWS
October 2, 1987 | By William Raspberry
The classroom is quiet but for the rustle of paper. Every student is intent on his own work, scarcely even aware of the competitors in the room. The brighter students are writing rapidly, while their slower counterparts are somewhat more plodding, but everyone is working. What's wrong with this picture of earnest students competing as hard as they can for top grades - or at least for the best grade they can achieve? For most teachers - indeed for most people who think seriously about education - the only thing wrong with the picture is its unreality.
SPORTS
December 22, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Chip Kelly The coach's fourth-down decision wasn't a bad one. He knew the Eagles needed to get points against the Cardinals. But the play was questionable. He chose Ryan Mathews over Darren Sproles and DeMarco Murray - running backs who had more success in short yardage this season - and ran him wide. Bill Davis The defensive coordinator made a questionable late substitution on the goal line in the first quarter. Davis sent in his nickel personnel and the Cardinals predictably ran the ball against the smaller defense.
SPORTS
January 22, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, Staff Writer
THE 17TH EDITION of Brady-Manning is fun, but making some cash off it would be even better. As we dwindle down to three games left in the fantasy gambling season, here are some thoughts. The first is that if you're thinking about putting money on the Pro Bowl, give me a call at 1-800-GAMBLER. Tom Brady has no running game to speak of and could chuck 50 times. Obviously, the personnel varies, but in six games against defenses coached by Wade Phillips, Brady is 5-1, with 17 touchdown passes and four interceptions.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1993 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
David Johnson, Campbell Soup Co.'s president and chief executive, will take on the additional role of chairman when Robert Vlasic, 67, retires next month. Changes at the food company, based in Camden, N.J., are expected to be approved by directors at their annual meeting Nov. 18. Johnson, 61, joined Campbell as chief executive in 1990. He has presided over Campbell's global expansion (the growth of soup and prepared food lines around the world) and domestic retrenchment (the closing of several regional manufacturing plants)
SPORTS
January 11, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
With their ex-coach a win shy of 200, many former Downingtown West girls' basketball players returned to take in Thursday night's Ches-Mont League game against visiting Downingtown East. And thanks to Maddie Dew's 16 points, they did not leave disappointed, as David Johnson earned his 200th career victory with a 32-25 triumph. "Great that it happens to be against East," Johnson said. Katy Steffen aided Dew with 10 rebounds, and the Whippets closed out the win with key free throws.
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July 18, 2016 | By Lauren Feiner, Staff Writer
David Willis Johnson, 83, of Solebury, who led the Campbell Soup Co. with infectious optimism in the 1990s, died of heart failure in Doylestown on Sunday, June 19. Mr. Johnson, a native of Australia, served as president and chief executive officer of Campbell from 1990 to 1997, and again from March 2000 to January 2001 after coming out of retirement as the company sought a new leader. He was brought in by Campbell's at a time when the Dorrance family, which had dominated the company for decades, had considered selling its shares.
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March 16, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, CULTURE WRITER
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has acquired more than 40 works, including an enormous 1870 oil by the Hudson River School painter David Johnson, and a marble sculpture, white as a puffball, by Harriet Hosmer, considered the preeminent American female neoclassical sculptor of the 19th century. In addition, PAFA officials announced Monday, the museum has added to its holdings of more recent art, acquiring pieces by Theodore Harris, Emil Lukas, and Brian Tolle, and a large collection of works made from 1978 to 2010 by academy alumna Anne Minich.
SPORTS
January 22, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, Staff Writer
THE 17TH EDITION of Brady-Manning is fun, but making some cash off it would be even better. As we dwindle down to three games left in the fantasy gambling season, here are some thoughts. The first is that if you're thinking about putting money on the Pro Bowl, give me a call at 1-800-GAMBLER. Tom Brady has no running game to speak of and could chuck 50 times. Obviously, the personnel varies, but in six games against defenses coached by Wade Phillips, Brady is 5-1, with 17 touchdown passes and four interceptions.
SPORTS
December 23, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
FOR A VARIETY of reasons, the Cardinals were an interesting test case for this Eagles defense, first and foremost because Arizona is the one nondivision team the Eagles have faced in each of the first three years of the Chip Kelly regime. To the numbers . . . In 2013, they allowed 350 yards in a 24-21 win. Last year, they allowed 400 yards in a 24-20 loss. On Sunday, lest you need a reminder, they allowed 493 yards in a 40-17 loss. You don't need graphing paper to know the line is headed in the wrong direction.
SPORTS
December 22, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Chip Kelly The coach's fourth-down decision wasn't a bad one. He knew the Eagles needed to get points against the Cardinals. But the play was questionable. He chose Ryan Mathews over Darren Sproles and DeMarco Murray - running backs who had more success in short yardage this season - and ran him wide. Bill Davis The defensive coordinator made a questionable late substitution on the goal line in the first quarter. Davis sent in his nickel personnel and the Cardinals predictably ran the ball against the smaller defense.
SPORTS
December 22, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
Here is Domo's report card for the Eagles-Cardinals game. Click here to send in your own grades. RUSHING OFFENSE DeMarco Murray spent most of the game on the bench. Ryan Mathews was effective, but had a killer fumble at midfield in the second half when the Eagles still were in the game and driving. GRADE: C PASSING OFFENSE Sam Bradford turned in a gutsy performance. He threw for 300-plus yards and two TDs and had his best third-down performance of the season.
SPORTS
December 22, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THE IMAGE might belong on the cover of the Eagles' defense's year-end highlight reel: Daniel Fells thundering down the field like a Pamplona bull, the ball in his right hand, the end zone in his sight, and, clinging to his shoulder pads like a dude-ranch novice, Byron Maxwell. Maybe they could set it to that song from "Frozen. " Let it go, let it go. You could almost see Maxwell whispering in his earhole: Come on man, just go down. You got Venmo? Paypal? My cell's in my locker. This was the first quarter.
SPORTS
December 22, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Bill Davis could neither explain nor excuse the performance he'd just witnessed from his defense, and as he stood in the Eagles' locker room late Sunday night, he couldn't erase it with his patented square-my-jaw, look-you-in-the-eye responses to the questions coming his way. The Arizona Cardinals hadn't just gotten the better of the Eagles and Davis's defense, 40-17. They had emasculated them. They had run past them, run over them, stiff-armed them to the ground, and with every reference, seven in all, to the Eagles' terrible tackling Sunday night, Davis was subtly indicting the toughness of a defense that was fortunate not to have been embarrassed worse than it was. "The tackling was awful," he said.
SPORTS
December 6, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 13 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals at Browns. Dalton tossed three TDs with no interceptions when these teams faced off in Week 9, and was nearly as sharp last week against a solid Rams secondary. Meanwhile, Cleveland's pass defense is one of the softest in the league. Time to load the Red Rifle. Javorius Allen, RB, Ravens at Dolphins. Allen got his feet wet as a starter on Monday night and acquitted himself well.
NEWS
October 14, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN YOU'VE lived in the same neighborhood for more than 50 years, you're bound to have had a strong impact. John G. Skelton was something of a legend in the neighborhood around 29th Street and Lehigh Avenue, North Philadelphia, a familiar presence on the streets where he was always ready with a friendly greeting and big hello. John saw a couple of generations grow up there. He saw people come and go, while he stayed put. He saw inevitable changes, but basically the community remained the same close-knit home to dedicated, hardworking people.
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