March 7, 2016
On Feb. 26, the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pa. hosted its Mardi Gras Gala at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. The foundation offers help to tens of thousands of individuals with epilepsy and seizure disorder. At the gala, attended by 310, Dr. Richard Harner was honored as the Mardi Gras "King" for his efforts to combat epilepsy. Brad and Bethany Goering were honored as Volunteers of the Year, and Dr. Brian Litt was recognized for his contributions to the field. Fun was had by all as the guests enjoyed a gourmet meal by Finley Catering and music by EBE Entertainment's Monte Carlo Band.
March 20, 2014 |
CHESTER Authorities are investigating an incident in which a man alleges that a Chester police officer used a Taser on him when he had just suffered a seizure - puncturing his lung - and later arrested him for allegedly assaulting an officer and medic. Darren Scott, 48, of Upland, is being held at the Delaware County jail in lieu of $100,000 bail on charges including aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. On March 12, Scott was "extremely combative" and kicked paramedic Ramona Bucolo and grabbed and pushed Officer William Casey, who used a Taser on Scott twice while in the ambulance, according to the arrest affidavit.
April 22, 2012 |
In the early morning hours before the start of the second day of the 2005 NFL draft, Joe Banner awoke to a crash . . . crash . . . crash. By the time Banner reached the hallway, the pounding had stopped. His 10-year-old son, Jason, was sprawled on the bathroom tile. "I found him in the bathroom, on the floor and totally incoherent," Banner said. Jason was having a seizure and had been stumbling into walls. His father thought it might be a stroke. The Banner family rushed to the emergency room at Children's Hospital.
July 16, 2008 |
Robert J. Reichlin, 83, of Bala Cynwyd, a company chairman and civic leader, died of pneumonia Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Since 1996, Mr. Reichlin had been chairman of Zuckerman-Honickman Inc., a distributor of glass and plastic containers in King of Prussia. He had previously served as company president for more than 30 years. He was former president of the Pennsylvania Soft Drink Suppliers Association. Mr. Reichlin was past chairman of the Federation of Allied Jewish Appeal and past vice president of the Federation of Jewish Agencies in Philadelphia.
March 11, 2006 |
Christine "Peggy" Shertz Roach, 88, formerly of Gladwyne, an antiques aficionado and philanthropist, died of heart failure Wednesday at Brittany Pointe Estates, a retirement community in Lansdale. Mrs. Roach collected miniatures, vintage dolls, primitive Americana, and country furniture. In the 1970s and '80s, she operated Merion Square Antiques in Ardmore and often gave lectures to community groups. After she and her husband, Charles Roach, moved to Brittany Pointe eight years ago, she established a library of videos and audio books.
June 12, 2003 |
Charles G. Roach, 92, who as cofounder of Roach Bros. Realtors sold properties on the Main Line for more than 50 years, died of pneumonia Sunday at Brittany Pointe Estates, a retirement residence in Lansdale. Mr. Roach's grandfather, William, was a developer in Philadelphia, and his father, Charles L., was a speculator, banker and broker who helped develop 69th Street in Upper Darby as a shopping mecca. "My father went broke two times and made money the third time," he said in an interview in 1994.
February 3, 2003
RE THE new movie "Kangaroo Jack": There is a horrible scene in which the two men make fun of a woman with epilepsy and then later refer to her as "the epileptic. " With more than 300,000 children 14 and under suffering from epilepsy in America, it is appalling that anyone would think this "joke" is funny. Imagine the face of a child as she watches a movie mocking her medical condition - and then hearing a theater of people laughing. I can't imagine how the writer thought this would be amusing in any movie, let alone a film for children.
August 5, 2001 |
Williamstown resident Laura Schwanger, who competed in July in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in New York, has received the group's Spirit of the Games Award. The honor is given to a person who most closely embodies the purpose of the event. Schwanger competed in bowling, slalom, "super-G" (wheelchair obstacle courses), and softball. She won gold medals in the slalom and "super-G. " Schwanger, who started competing in wheelchair sports 14 years ago, received the award at the closing ceremonies of the games.
August 27, 2000 |
If John Modugno feels good, he reminds himself that it won't last long. But he doesn't curse his condition. He has lived with grand mal epilepsy since age 4, and he is used to the routines of living in a body that at least once a week deprives him of control. He walks from his Burlington City home to the grocery store several times a week because he can carry only a few days' worth of food. The pain shooting through his feet slows him, and it takes half an hour to walk the few short blocks.
May 26, 2000 |
Marc E. Shapleigh, a Haddon Heights borough councilman for six years and a community volunteer, died of a heart attack May 18 at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden. Mr. Shapleigh, who had lived in Haddon Heights since 1972, was born in Camden and was raised in Wayne, Delaware County, and Haddonfield. A Republican, he served two terms on the Borough Council from 1988 to 1994. He headed the Public Works Department, served on the Public Safety Committee, and chaired the Recreation Committee.