September 23, 1991 |
John Banach, 68, a survivor of the Bataan death march, died Saturday at Temple University Hospital from injuries he suffered when struck by a car on Labor Day. He lived in North Philadelphia. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Banach, a sergeant in the Army Air Corps, was captured by the Japanese on the Philippine island of Corregidor during World War II and held prisoner for 41 months. He survived the 70-mile death march through the Bataan peninsula - in which 10,000 out of about 60,000 troops perished - and was sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Manchuria.
June 3, 2016
A story Sunday on the growth of the King of Prussia mall area gave an incorrect number for the size of the retail sector. The mall expansion will add a half-million square feet of retail, taking the KOP area to 6.3 million square feet. An article in Thursday's Inquirer erred in describing Jayvon Mitchell-Pendleton, the 20-year-old man shot to death March 2 in the Swampoodle neighborhood, as an aspiring college student. Mitchell-Pendleton had been taking classes at Cheyney University since 2014.
July 11, 2007
BY THE TIME you read this, I'll be in Beverly Hills, Calif., hunkered down at the Hilton for the Television Critics Association's summer meetings, a 2 1/2-week endurance challenge that one of the group's charter members long ago dubbed a "death march with cocktail parties. " It's a description that might get retired this year, because this afternoon we're scheduled to meet with filmmaker Ken Burns, whose 14 1/2-hour PBS series "The War" has a gripping segment on the Bataan death march that puts our semi-annual visits to the TV networks' celebrity petting zoo in perspective.
March 29, 1993 |
HERNDON, VA. SPILL THREATENS THE POTOMAC Diesel fuel from a ruptured pipeline flowed down a rain-swollen creek into the Potomac River today, contaminating wetlands rich in wildlife and threatening water supplies. "It's a major inland oil spill," said Kevin Coop, emergency response coordinator from the Environmental Protection Agency. "It's threatening the sensitive wetland ecosystems. " Hundreds worked late yesterday trying to skim the fuel from the surface of Sugarland Run and stem the flow into the Potomac, which runs through Washington, D.C., and provides drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.
April 3, 1986 |
The Eagles won seven games last season and feel they are a stone's throw away from being a playoff contender again. But an unconvinced ABC still considers them not-ready-for-prime-time players. The Eagles released their 1986 schedule yesterday, and for the fifth consecutive year they will not be making an appearance on ABC's "Monday Night Football. " The network had considered televising the Eagles' game with the Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears, but decided against it. The Birds' schedule includes 10 games against teams that won 10 or more games last season.
May 26, 2013
Then beat the drums slowly, play the fifes lowly, Sound the death march as you carry me along, And fire your muskets right over my coffin, For I'm a young soldier cut down in his prime. - "The Soldier Cut Down in His Prime," an old Irish ballad Chris Gibbons is a Philadelphia writer I huddled in the cold rain with my sons, Jack and Ryan, in Yeadon's Holy Cross Cemetery and unfolded the paper that listed the burial registry information of a soldier, Louis Robert McGinnis.
June 11, 1996 |
Since death is unthinkable, religions have generally agreed that death is a beginning, not an end, offering mythic explanations and illuminations of the belief. And because opera has traditionally taken on itself the role of lay teacher of moral and ethical ideals, its composers have clothed death and transfiguration in recognizable forms. Euridice resurrects; Hyacanthus blooms; the Dutchman voyages; Faust recants; Daphne sprouts leaves. There is life after opera, too. Ricky Ian Gordon is the latest to join the death march with The Tibetan Book of the Dead, a succinct one-act piece in a current production of the American Music Theater Festival at MTI Theater.
June 20, 2007 |
Theodore Lewkowski, 81, of Tacony, who survived the Holocaust in his native Poland and later came to the United States, where he ended up owning a butcher shop in Kensington, died June 11 of heart failure at Nazareth Hospital. Born the eldest of six children in the village of Lubraniec, near Warsaw, Mr. Lewkowski left school after the fourth grade to work as a tailor's apprentice. He also helped his father, who made vodka and traded horses, until the Nazi invasion of Poland in September 1939.
April 1, 2013 |
KAUFMAN, Texas - Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland took no chances after one of his assistant prosecutors was assassinated two months ago. McLelland said he carried a gun everywhere he went and took extra care when answering the door at his home. "I'm ahead of everybody else because, basically, I'm a soldier," the 23-year Army veteran said in an interview less than two weeks ago. On Saturday, he and his wife, Cynthia, were found dead in their home just outside the town of Forney, about 20 miles from Dallas, killed in an attack for which authorities have given no motive.
April 9, 1988 |
There was a sense of impending doom surrounding the Sixers in the aftermath of their 96-86 loss to the Detroit Pistons last night. The Sixers are teetering between making the playoffs for the 13th straight year and landing among the seven teams that will hang up their sneakers when the last NBA regular-season game ends. A crowd of 15,164 Spectrum fans watched the Sixers lose their third straight game, and the team must now face a revenge-motivated bunch of Boston Celtics here tomorrow afternoon.