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January 28, 2000 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
Amanda "Amy" Wall and her family are finally telling their story: an unexplained cure of nerve deafness in both her ears that will finally turn Philadelphia's Blessed Katharine Drexel into a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. But Amy, a button-cute 7-year-old who'll make her first communion soon, was smilingly media-shy yesterday. She hugged and clung to and whispered with her mom, whose prayers and determination made it all happen. "Before, she was special," Constance Wall declared at Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament convent in Bensalem.
NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Cool futuristic looks, courtesy of Drexel University students, sauntered down the run- way at last month's annual senior fashion show. The presentation, held on Urban Outfitters' campus at the Navy Yard, featured amazing examples of the latest in women's wear, menswear, bridal, eveningwear, and children's clothing. Some designs popped, like Kate Murphy's lace shorts. Others sizzled, as in Jaizelle Hanna-Sten- dardo's grouping of silver- tiered eveningwear. Flashes of color were big trends, too, including Yeon Son and Alice Stevenson's menswear.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Mermaids, Picasso paintings, and the classic white shirt were just some of what inspired designers' collections this year at Drexel University's annual fashion show. Twenty senior and graduate students showcased five- to seven-piece groupings Saturday at the Urban Outfitters corporate headquarters at the Navy Yard. The presentation was fast-paced, dramatic, and replete with pieces fashioned from designer-made prints. Big winners included graduate student Ornella Santoni, who won the Carole Hochman Award for Creativity for a seductive collection of intimate apparel - bathing suits, panties, and strapless bras - that boasted strong graphic elements.
NEWS
November 20, 2015 | William Bender, Daily News
The truck: Ohhh, look at that truck! The alluring typeface and pastel colors - heavy on the blues, with splashes of yellow and purple - make Unique Greek one fine-looking truck. Which, by the way, is the smart move these days. Truck owners are getting increasingly creative not only with their menus, but the designs of the trucks themselves. The food: It's Greek. But is it unique? Eh, not so sure about that. Who cares though. It's good! Obviously, you need to have a gyro ($6). They have the traditional beef and lamb, but also chicken, hamburger, sausage or falafel gyros with tomatoes, red onions and homemade tzatziki sauce and french fries.
NEWS
June 30, 1988 | By Huntly Collins, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard D. Breslin, a former Catholic priest who has been president of the University of Charleston in West Virginia for the last four years, was named yesterday as Drexel University's new president. At a news conference after his unanimous selection during a special meeting of the board of trustees, Breslin, 50, said he expected to be in his new post by the start of classes in September. He said his first priorities would include developing a long-range plan for the 12,451-student university, fashioning a system of governance for the school and launching a major fund-raising campaign in connection with Drexel's centennial celebration in 1991.
NEWS
November 13, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
ADD DREXEL University to the list of colleges and universities distancing themselves from entertainer and accused serial rapist Bill Cosby. University president John Fry said yesterday that Drexel has revoked Cosby's honorary degree. "The misconduct by Bill Cosby that came to light through his sworn deposition testimony stands in clear opposition to Drexel's values. As a result, the University has revoked the honorary Drexel degree bestowed upon Mr. Cosby in 1992," Fry wrote in a statement posted on the university's website and included in a newsletter sent to faculty and staff.
NEWS
September 2, 2016 | By Jason Nark, Staff Writer
On summer mornings, Al Wachlin puts on his muckiest clothes and pilots a no-name barge up and down the Schuylkill, trawling for weeds. Wachlin, 77, steers slowly through lime-colored vegetation that motorists and joggers see blanketing the surface, but the salad he's after lives deeper down, a hearty and hairy fighter called the Eurasian water milfoil that's not supposed to be in the river or really anywhere in the United States. "It's just backbreaking labor," Wachlin said. Wachlin, a former rower for the University of Pennsylvania and a semiretired real estate investor, has gotten creative trying to keep one of the nation's premier rowing destinations clear of milfoil.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man who was seriously injured by a Drexel University police vehicle in a chase last year plans to sue the school, his attorney said. Walter Johnson, 44, caught the attention of Drexel police on the evening of Dec. 30, 2011, after he was seen trying to enter several buildings on campus. Believing Johnson was trying to break into the buildings, officers tried to question him, and he fled. As Johnson ran, a surveillance camera captured a Drexel police vehicle following him that appeared to drive directly at him. On the video, the cruiser slams into Johnson, pinning him to a wall.
NEWS
July 12, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HE WAS ONE awesome Santa! At 6-foot-6, Richard A. Binder obviously had the kind and loving demeanor that kept him from scaring the pants off the little ones who wanted to get in their bids for Christmas gifts. Richard assumed his Santa role for the Christmas party given annually by the Drexel University library, where he worked for more than 25 years. Taking care of children's wishes was typical of the spirit of this man, who spent his life caring for others, serving the poor, the spiritual needs of prisoners, the needy of Iran as a Peace Corps member, among others.
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September 10, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITER lmccrystal@phillynews.com 610-313-8116 @Lmccrystal
Jane Austin Stauffer, 89, formerly of Bryn Mawr, a squash player who won 16 national championships, died of cardiorespiratory arrest Monday, Aug. 22, in a nursing home in Atlanta. Mrs. Stauffer won her first squash championship in 1950 and her last in 1978. That 28-year span is the longest-running championship career in squash history, according to the association U.S. Squash, which will induct her into its hall of fame in October. "She practiced almost every day that I can remember," said her daughter, Penny Cooper.
REAL_ESTATE
September 5, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It's high time we headed over to East Whiteland for a visit. After all, without this 11-square-mile Chester County community, a good many folks in this region would be unemployed. There are so many corporate headquarters in East Whiteland that every weekday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., the township's population of 10,650 increases by more than 23,000. Those companies include Cerner Corp.
NEWS
September 2, 2016 | By Jason Nark, Staff Writer
On summer mornings, Al Wachlin puts on his muckiest clothes and pilots a no-name barge up and down the Schuylkill, trawling for weeds. Wachlin, 77, steers slowly through lime-colored vegetation that motorists and joggers see blanketing the surface, but the salad he's after lives deeper down, a hearty and hairy fighter called the Eurasian water milfoil that's not supposed to be in the river or really anywhere in the United States. "It's just backbreaking labor," Wachlin said. Wachlin, a former rower for the University of Pennsylvania and a semiretired real estate investor, has gotten creative trying to keep one of the nation's premier rowing destinations clear of milfoil.
NEWS
August 26, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Roger King, 72, a towering figure in Philadelphia law enforcement during a decades-long career as a top homicide prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, in hospice care in Wyndmoor. The cause of death was metastatic kidney cancer, said his wife, Sharon Wainright. He had battled the disease for two years. "Roger had a heart of gold," Wainright said. "He was very proud of the work that he had done. " Mr. King spent three decades prosecuting homicides in Philadelphia, including some of the city's most notorious cases, such as the conviction of David Dickson Jr., a former Drexel University security guard with a foot fetish who strangled a 20-year-old student in 1984.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2016
Michael H. Reed has been elected to Temple University's board of trustees. A Temple graduate, Reed is special counsel in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton and a member of the firm's corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practice group. He also serves as general counsel of the Temple University Alumni Association and is chair of the Philadelphia Board of Ethics. LeRoy E. Jones has been appointed to the board of Compass Philadelphia, a nonprofit that grants pro bono consulting services to nonprofits that benefit the Philadelphia region.
NEWS
August 18, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
William McLellan Barnes, 88, of Philadelphia, a lawyer and engineer, died Thursday, Aug. 11, of acute kidney failure at Visiting Nurse Association Hospice in East Falls. The son of Philadelphia architect Amos W. Barnes, he was born in 1928 at Good Samaritan Hospital, now Temple University Hospital, which his father had designed. Mr. Barnes grew up in Roxborough, and was president of his class at Roxborough High School and a member of the National Honor Society. He also had a letter in varsity football.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
GoPuff, the 24-hour, app-driven online delivery service that aims to take out Wawa, made its first foray into the Philly suburbs this week. On Wednesday, GoPuff deliveries arrived at homes in Manayunk, Roxborough, and the Main Line for the first time. Before this week, the service - now in 11 cities nationally - had been available in the Philadelphia region only to those who lived or worked in the immediate city. Making deliveries to the suburbs comes after GoPuff leased a 3,500-square-foot warehouse on 5216 Ridge Ave. last month to house its inventory geared to the 'burbs.
NEWS
August 13, 2016 | By William Bender, Staff Writer
Frank Fox didn't speak a word of English when he immigrated to the United States from his native Poland as a teenager in 1937. But he got into Central High School two years later and spent the rest of his life learning, writing, teaching, and translating. He was fluent in seven languages. Dr. Fox, 92, who lived at the Quadrangle in Haverford, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, of complications of a stroke at Bryn Mawr Hospital. "I could spend hours telling you about him," said his son, Julian.
REAL_ESTATE
August 1, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
On a July day with temperatures in the mid-90s, the breeze rushing through the unfinished 46th floor of the FMC Tower at Cira Centre South provides little relief. No matter. The views on every side are spectacular, to say the least, and make other high-rises near this one at 30th and Walnut Streets - with the exception of the new Comcast tower directly east - look very small. That includes the 33-story Evo apartments next door, which, with Cira Green, the parking garage with a one-acre park on its top - are both completed and in use. All comprise the nearly $700 million Cira Centre South project that is a large part of the eastern gateway to Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.
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