June 25, 2015 |
Carmen Garcia Morski, 89, who retired in 1989 as an Inquirer newsroom executive assistant, died of cancer Sunday, June 21, at Spring Arbor of Outer Banks, an assisted living community in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., where she had lived for the last three years. Gene Foreman, retired deputy editor of The Inquirer, recalled in an e-mail that Mrs. Morski "was an executive assistant who supported the work of several senior editors. " In that role, Foreman said, "Carmen was a capable professional and a congenial colleague.
February 27, 2015 |
LILLIE WELLS was known for her polish and grace, and one of her goals in life was to help young women of color attain the same qualities. Lillie dedicated a large portion of her life to helping others, and one of the many roles she assumed was to mentor young African-American women with the aim of showing them how to thrive in both the social world and the marketplace. "She would expose them to art and culture, the social graces, etiquette and other qualities they would need to succeed in the professional world," her family said.
June 5, 2014 |
Johanna Carrozzino Adamczyk, 78, of Radnor, an executive assistant, died Saturday, May 31, at Lankenau Hospital of complications after surgery. She had battled multiple sclerosis for 30 years. A native of Philadelphia, Mrs. Adamczyk graduated with Notre Dame Academy (Rittenhouse Square)'s Class of 1952 and the University of Pennsylvania's Class of 1956. She worked in advertising for 15 years, writing copy for an agency in Philadelphia. Later, she became an executive assistant to the owner of Cullen Construction Co., with offices in Bryn Mawr and Wayne.
September 18, 2013 |
THIS TIME, the killer wore blue, and he reportedly used an AR-15 assault rifle and possibly a handgun and a shotgun as he rained down death into an office cafeteria and randomly fired at passers-by in the third-floor hallway. This time, the target was a sprawling U.S. Navy facility in an industrial pocket of Washington, D.C., near the new Nationals ballpark and in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, where thousands of workers started their day and 12 of them would end up murdered. This time, the gunman was a 34-year-old Navy veteran who'd been born in Brooklyn, then recently worked in a Thai restaurant near Fort Worth, Texas - a student of Buddhism with a reputed violent streak and a couple of brushes with the law. The shooting at the Washington Navy Yard felt numbingly like the last time - December's massacre that claimed 26 lives at a Connecticut elementary school - and the time before that.
December 23, 2012 |
Many residents in the region joined a nationwide moment of silence Friday morning to honor the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shootings. At 9:30, Mayor Nutter asked students from Samuel Powel Elementary School in West Philadelphia to close their eyes, "play the quiet game for 30 seconds or so," and "think about something really good. " Most of the students, gathered at nearby Metropolitan Baptist Church for their winter concert, did not know why Nutter made the request. Faculty and many parents had not shared the information, principal Kimberly Ellerbee said, adding that students had asked very few questions about the Dec. 14 killings.
November 30, 2012
Here are the 25 nonunion school district employees that got raises since the end of last school year. NAME // TITLE // OLD SALARY // NEW SALARY *Michelle Armstrong // Director, career and technical education // $74,353 //$92,000 *John Barber // Director, grants compliance //$66,000 //$81,000 Jennifer Barry // Assistant director, financial services // $73,929 //$85,029 *Martina Boardley // Regional access...
November 29, 2012 |
PLANO, TEXAS - In Zig Ziglar's world, the morning alarm rang on the "opportunity clock. " And "if you aren't on fire" when you get to work, "then your wood is wet. " And you have to remember that "money's not the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen. " And there will be setbacks, but "failure is an event, not a person. " Ziglar, a motivational speaker whose "Success Rallies," "Born to Win" seminars, more than 25 self-help books and countless audiotapes attracted millions of devoted followers with homespun advice on career advancement and moral uplift, died Nov. 28 at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano.
April 17, 2012 |
VEEP. 10 p.m. Sunday, HBO. "What have I been missing here?" asks Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as she prepares to make nice with a senator (Kate Burton) she hopes will get her out of a tight spot with the plastics industry. "Power," replies the senator, who only pretends to be joking. That's one exchange from the Sunday premiere of HBO's satiric, and hilariously profane "Veep" that doesn't require the insertion of dashes. It also sums up the predicament in which the holder of what our first vice president, John Adams, called "the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived" finds herself after losing her party's nomination to a man who apparently stopped calling as soon as she'd helped get him elected.
March 23, 2012 |
Charles A. Ashley, 85, of Camden, a retired Bell Telephone executive and community activist, died Monday, March 12, at home. Mr. Ashley joined Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania as a sales manager on the Main Line in 1965. He eventually became a district manager in Pennsylvania, and was responsible for overseeing affirmative-action compliance and the hiring, promotion, and transfer of nonmanagement employees there and in Delaware. He was instrumental in hiring minorities and implemented a mentoring program, a nephew, Michael Ashley, said.
August 17, 2011 |
Amanda Cuccinello whipped through the ninth-10th-grade lower hallways like Dale Earnhardt Jr. through a straightaway, leading her dozen or so charges through a whirlwind tour of what will be, in three weeks, their new home for four years. "The first day of school, don't go to the locker room, go straight to the gym for gym class," said Cuccinello, one of the incoming seniors leading freshmen through the Washington Township High School Freshman Transition Camp on Monday. "Mostly you will be in I, L, and K Pods, but if you are five or 10 minutes late, you should go to I-102, and if you are later than that . . . " "Oh, my God," said Alley Stricker, one of the freshmen, trying to follow it all. And several others in the group echoed her sentiment.