March 27, 2015 |
It was near midnight Tuesday, the election results clear and surprising, when her former college professor sent her a text message: Congratulations Representative White. At 26, an age when many are still living at home with their parents, trying to sort out jobs and careers, Martina White knows exactly where she's headed - to Harrisburg, and a seat in the state House of Representatives. White won a commanding victory in a special election in Northeast Philadelphia's 170th District, becoming the second GOP House member from Philadelphia and the first Republican candidate to win an open seat in 25 years.
January 16, 2013
Robert L. Weigner, 62, of Pocopson Township, an insurance agent and financial adviser, died Thursday, Jan. 10, of cancer at Paoli Hospital. For 33 years, he was an insurance and financial adviser with his family's agency, the Weigner Agency of Pottstown and Boyertown. His wife, the former Joan F. Chance, said that Mr. Weigner personalized the service he offered by working with clients over time. Born in Phoenixville, Mr. Weigner was a graduate of Spring-Ford High School and Elizabethtown College.
May 8, 2009 |
Karen Gamble Graham, 52, of East Falls, a television advertising sales manager, died of cancer Monday at home. Mrs. Graham was with WPHL-TV (now MYPHL17) for 15 years, starting as an account executive before being promoted to national sales manager. She was later local sales manager and general sales manager. She enjoyed mentoring young people in the business. They became known as "Karen's Kids," and she took pride in their success, said her husband, Jim. Mrs. Graham left the station two years ago when she became ill. Even while fighting cancer, she kept up her activities with the Union League of Philadelphia, where she was a member of the One Percenters, a group of professional women who lunched and socialized together to network and share experiences.
June 5, 1990 |
Dave Lebo, who coached the Carlisle boys' basketball team to an unprecedented four consecutive PIAA state Class AAAA championships, said he planned to return to coach the team after a two-year hiatus. Lebo, 45, who coached the Elizabethtown College basketball team to a 16-9 record and a berth in the Middle Atlantic Conference playoffs last year, is expected to be rehired at the June 21 meeting of the Carlisle School Board. He is to succeed Joe Stasyszyn, whose teams compiled a 5-43 record during Lebo's absence.
March 26, 1997 |
More than 30 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation that opened college doors for thousands of aspiring scholars across the United States. Yesterday, Langhorne resident Donna Kinkle offered some feedback on the decision. "I think there has to be a better way," she told members of a House of Representatives subcommittee during a discussion of the future of the 1965 Higher Education Act. Kinkle was among a group of parents, college officials and students who testified yesterday before members of the House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training and Lifelong Learning.
October 10, 1995 |
Just a junior, Ed Baker is the old man on the offensive line of the Albright College football team. "Ed is one of the top offensive lineman in the MAC," Albright coach Kevin Kiesel said. "He's done all we ask of him. He has tremendous strength. He's just having an exceptional year. " A three-year starter, Baker is a 6-foot-2, 270-pound tackle who attended Triton High School. He is surrounded by sophomores on the line. "I think where Ed has grown the most is his intensity and his mental toughness," Kiesel said.
March 4, 1999 |
Think successful women's basketball and teams such as Tennessee and Connecticut come to mind. However, the women's team with the most victories ever is just up the road. Elizabethtown College, near Hershey, this month became the first women's collegiate team to reach 800 victories. Preparing for their NCAA Division III second-round game Saturday at 2 p.m. against Johns Hopkins, the Blue Jays (24-3 this season) have collected 805 victories. And Yvonne "Yonnie" Kauffman has been there for 528 of the wins and two Division III national championships.
February 22, 1999 |
There have been been milestones from beginning to end this season for senior captains Kim Boback and Shauntae Stancil, along with their Elizabethtown College women's basketball team. The biggest moment of the season for the Blue Jays came on Feb. 11 when the Central Pennsylvania school beat Western Maryland, 68-49, and claimed the 800th win in the 71 seasons of the program. No other NCAA women's program, at any level, has won more games than Elizabethtown. "It's a great feeling to be a part of it, especially knowing we've been in on so many of those wins," said Stancil, a Bensalem graduate.
August 7, 2008 |
The new chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education plans to explore opening a university campus in Philadelphia to help Mayor Nutter boost the city's college-degree attainment rate, he said in an interview yesterday. John C. Cavanaugh, who began work July 1, said he would approach Nutter and other officials to begin discussing the project, which could open greater access to the state system for city students. He already has discussed the possibility with the state system's Board of Governors and has their support, he said during an interview at his office in Harrisburg.
May 30, 1988 |
Matt Duffy didn't get an opportunity to play a great deal of basketball last season. The former Central Bucks West star, who transferred from the University of Dallas, played in only 14 games at Elizabethtown College. For most college basketball players, that's not a lot of playing time. That is why Duffy is looking forward to getting more playing time on the court this summer in the Sonny Hill College League. "I played four games for the University of Dallas," said Duffy, a 6-foot, 160-pound guard.