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May 1, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / SCOTT ROWAN
Every step benefited research and education to fight birth defects, and that knowledge fueled thousands of walkers in March of Dimes Walk-a-thons in the Philadelphia area on April 24. One of the walks was in West Chester, where Fire Police Officer Patricia Gordon directed traffic as the walkers crossed an intersection.
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July 2, 1992 | For The Inquirer / JONATHAN WILSON
Students at the Woodlynde School on Upper Gulph Road in Stafford did their part for the March of Dimes on Friday. Besides carrying a banner around the school and taking donations, they saw videos and discussed how those with birth defects are not that different from them.
NEWS
May 31, 1987 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
Ladies, are you in the market for a single professional, age 21 to 50, willing to whisk you away for a weekend in Fort Lauderdale, five days at a California spa or a night on the town? That market will be open Friday, when the South Jersey Chapter of the March of Dimes presents a "Bid for Bachelors" at the Cherry Hill Inn. Twenty-three tuxedo-clad bachelors - described as "the kind of men your mom would want you to bring home" - will be on the auction block to raise funds for local and national March of Dimes projects, said Lise McIntyre, coordinator of services for the South Jersey chapter of the organization, which is concerned with preventing birth defects.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1988 | By Sue Chastain, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was 50 years ago when then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, himself stricken with polio in 1921, established the March of Dimes. You can help celebrate the group's 50th anniversary tonight at a "Rock Around the Clock" Golden Oldies Celebration in the Phoenix Room at Garden State Park in Cherry Hill. When Roosevelt set up the foundation, the main goal was to find a cure for polio. In 1953, Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for the killer disease. Today, the March of Dimes' goal is to prevent birth defects.
NEWS
May 4, 1989 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
A sky heavy with the threat of rain couldn't keep away more than 1,500 walkers gathered at Delaware County Community College. From infants to great-grandfathers, they came together Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at the college's Marple Township campus, prepared to walk 12 miles to raise money for the March of Dimes, which works toward preventing birth defects. It was the organization's 17th annual Walk America, an event that would end up generating almost $115,000 to $120,000 in donations, according to Jackie Franco, executive director of the Delaware County Chapter of the March of Dimes.
NEWS
April 24, 1988 | By Carole Fleck, Special to The Inquirer
They ordered their wedding clothes a size too small as an incentive to lose weight. But Robert Mandel and his fiancee hadn't counted on stumbling onto "Baking For Bucks" when they strolled into the Guest Quarters Hotel last week in Valley Forge. Surveying tables laden with homemade cakes of all shapes and varieties, Mandel, a chiropractor from Plymouth Meeting, instantly forgot the diet he had adhered to for the last five months. "How do you (get to) be a judge?" he asked.
NEWS
December 17, 1992 | By Pauline Pinard Bogaert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A ball and chain - the type prisoners used to wear - adorned the piano that also held a candelabrum and "10 most wanted" posters. Pictured on the poster were Arnold M. Katz, president of Brokerage Concepts; David C. Latshaw, manager of Lower Merion Township; Joseph M. Manko, a Lower Merion commissioner and lawyer with the firm of Manko Gold & Katcher; Mario Mele, chairman of the Montgomery County commissioners; Sandra Schultz Newman, lawyer and...
NEWS
April 28, 2002 | By Rosalee Rhodes FOR THE INQUIRER
The South Jersey Division of the March of Dimes will hold its WalkAmerica 2002 today in the six southern counties of the state. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Rowan University in Glassboro; Burlington Center Mall in Burlington; and Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. Gloucester County participants will walk a six-mile route on and around the campus. In Burlington County, participants will walk seven miles around the mall; in Camden County, seven miles throughout the park. Funds raised in WalkAmerica support the March of Dimes' research and programs for premature babies and birth defects.
NEWS
May 3, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
The Delaware County Chapter of the March of Dimes raised $154,922 in pledges Sunday during its 18th annual WalkAmerica for Healthier Babies campaign in Ridley Creek State Park. Rain threatened throughout the morning and forced organizers to shorten the scheduled 12.4-mile charity walk to nine miles. "We were lucky," observed Maureen McCabe, "because it drizzled before we began and again after we finished. " McCabe, who coordinated the company team walks, said that about 1,400 people participated in the local activity and an estimated 600,000 took part across the country.
NEWS
August 29, 2004 | By Valerie Reed INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A teacher from the Central Bucks School District will be honored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Division of the March of Dimes at a ceremony in the fall. Pam Sime, a biology teacher at Unami Middle School in Chalfont, was named a Bucks County Woman of Achievement by the chapter. In October, the chapter will recognize contributions by women in the fields of education, business, health, public service and volunteerism. Sime, who begins her fifth year at Unami, was singled out in the education field.
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NEWS
July 21, 2016
The charges against longtime political insider Melonease Shaw for allegedly stealing money from a welfare program add more slime to the goo attached to the city Democratic Party, which doesn't seem to mind that it has become synonymous with public corruption. For years, Shaw has danced with Philadelphia's political elite to pay for a spectacular lifestyle that included discounted rent for her offices, free catering and parking, and $3,000 in line dance lessons. She also danced more than a few contracts out of public officials.
NEWS
February 22, 2016
On Jan. 12, Comcast Sportsnet held the sixth annual Shining Star Awards benefiting the March of Dimes. The celebration, emceed by Ron Burke, honored special shining stars Anna and Kate Quirus, Carter Powell, Hope Jacobus, Isaiah Toledo, and John Michael Dowling, children who represent the urgent work of the March of Dimes. Representatives from the Sixers, Flyers, Eagles, Union, and Phillies presented the award. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Tina Sloan Green, founder of the Black Sports Foundation, for her stellar work in the community.
NEWS
November 6, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the United States as a whole continue to lag most developed nations in preventing premature births, and the problem remains especially vexing in Philadelphia. Those are among the findings of a new report card published Thursday by the March of Dimes. The results are not readily comparable with those from previous years, as the nonprofit group has started using data collected in a different way by the National Center for Health Statistics. But the new report card, based on 2014 data, shows clear evidence of geographic and racial disparity, the March of Dimes said.
NEWS
October 28, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Days after FBI agents raided Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr.'s Ritz-Carlton condo in 2012, investigators with the Philadelphia School District met with an anonymous tipster who offered to expose his employer in exchange for a reward. That tipster, they later learned, was Fattah himself. Over the course of three meetings between March and May, he not only managed to dime out his boss - a contractor who ran schools for at-risk youth - but also thoroughly implicated himself, an FBI agent testified Monday.
NEWS
April 29, 2015 | By Will Bunch, Daily News Columnist
THE PHILADELPHIA cops called it a "nickel ride. " The name came from the prevailing price for a ride down a rickety roller coaster in an early 20th-century amusement park - which should give some idea of the ancient roots of this particularly cruel form of police torture. For decades, cops abused criminal suspects by throwing them - handcuffed but unsecured - into the open back of a police van, then careening around sharp curves or slamming the brakes during a rough ride to central booking.
SPORTS
September 4, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
DeMECO RYANS played 1,189 snaps last season, which was the most by any Eagles defensive player, and also the most of any linebacker in the NFL. If you're expecting him to complain about being overworked, if you're expecting him to request some relief, fuhgeddaboudit. Ryans wears those 1,189 snaps like a badge of honor; they are a testament to his relentlessness and warrior mentality. He'd rather play 200 more snaps this season than one fewer. Which is why he got this sour look on his face yesterday after practice when I asked him for his feelings on the six-defensive-back "dime" package that the Eagles will use this season against certain multiple-receiver personnel looks.
SPORTS
August 5, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeMeco Ryans played 96 percent of the Eagles' defensive snaps last year. The only reason the linebacker didn't play 99 percent was because the Eagles had blown out the Raiders and Bears and the reserves played in garbage time. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis had talked about limiting Ryans' snaps midway through the season, but except for the few times when the Eagles went with their "dime" package, it never quite happened. It should happen this season. The Eagles have more depth for substitution packages, particularly with cornerback Nolan Carroll as the likely sixth defensive back in the dime defense.
NEWS
April 29, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
SOMETIMES Catherine Stumm would break off a phone call and say, "I've got to drive the old ladies. " Never mind that the "old ladies" at the Southwest Philadelphia Senior Center were probably 10 to 20 years younger than she was. To Catherine, chronological age meant nothing. It was how you felt, and Catherine was vigorous, fun and rarin' to go well into her 80s. Catherine M. Stumm, who worked part time at the old G.C. Murphy Co. five-and-dime while raising six children then went to work in the payroll department of the former Quartermaster Depot, a loving family matriarch and devoted churchgoer, died Friday.
FOOD
August 9, 2013 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Comes a time in a fine-dining-oriented restaurateur's career when he realizes that, while white-tablecloth BYOB elegance might be lovely in a dry town, it's the more wallet-friendly concepts that tend to generate income. After making a go of it in downtown Collingswood with Blackbird Dining Establishment and the less-expensive West Side Gravy , chef Alex Capasso has gone the burger route by converting the duopoly into Benny's Burger Joint . The sit-downer has opened in the former Woolworth's store at 712 Haddon Ave. (856-854-2874)
NEWS
December 21, 2012
GOV. CORBETT and his wife accepted a Rhode Island vacation last year from a businessman even as regulators from the state Department of Environmental Conservation were looking into his firm's operation of a natural-gas waste transfer station without a permit. The StateImpact Pennsylvania project is reporting that the governor last month amended his original 2011 ethics filing to add that John Moran Jr. of Moran Industries had paid $1,422 to fly Corbett and his wife to a hotel in Rhode Island and put them up for a long weekend . Moran - who has given at least $75,000 to Corbett's campaigns and was named by the governor to his privatization panel - is a trucking executive who launched an oil-and-gas subsidiary.
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