June 16, 2016 |
The dates were so bad, so epically awful, that Angie started blogging about them: The man whose ex-wife showed up in the middle of their restaurant dinner and threatened to kill herself. The guy who suggested they meet in front of a bar, then confessed that he didn't drink and was strapped for cash. There were men who wanted to get married in a hot minute, men who bore no resemblance to their online profile pictures, men who sweated profusely even while sitting still. It was enough to make Angie, then a naval architect in Washington, rethink her longtime life plan: the "forever" guy, the baby, the white picket fence.
June 2, 2015 |
MILLVILLE - When Thomas Walkup was denied educational services in April from the state Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired - services that may have helped the 8-year-old to cope with a congenital condition known as "shaky eye syndrome" - his mother wouldn't give up on finding help. And, ultimately, the rejection inspired Susan Walkup Banks to find a solution - surgery in California this summer - that may restore full vision for her son. Thomas has dealt with congenital nystagmus since birth.
March 12, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The look was remarkably familiar. Cliff Lee sat in front of his locker stall yesterday afternoon while his teammates took on the Detroit Tigers outside the clubhouse doors. He was in uniform, but in no position to help out. He spoke with an uncertain voice, looked ahead with eyes unsure of what the future held for him in the game he's played, in one way or another, for 3 decades. "It's not a good sign, obviously," Lee said of the same injury that limited him to 13 starts in 2014 returning before he even could begin 2015.
December 7, 2013 |
During his 30 years with the New York mob, Anthony Aponick grew adept at juggling business both legitimate and illegitimate - or, as he described it, "walking and chewing gum at the same time. " But he spent much of Thursday discussing a more ambiguous form of income as he testified for a second day in the racketeering retrial of reputed Philadelphia mob consigliere George Borgesi: money he earned as a professional informant. Between 2002 and 2013, the FBI paid the 42-year-old former Bonanno crime family associate $152,000 for coughing up information on Borgesi, with whom he shared a cell in a federal detention center in West Virginia.
August 15, 2013 |
ATLANTA - The pitcher who shut down the best team in baseball Monday just so happened to lead the majors in losses. Cole Hamels is the latest proof of why measuring a pitcher by his win-loss record is arcane. Ask the hitters he silenced. "He might have been the best pitcher we've seen all year," Braves outfielder Justin Upton said. Hamels (5-13) was that good Monday in a complete-game victory, and his recovery from a shaky beginning to 2013 is notable. His ERA is 3.65, the lowest it has been all season.
July 27, 2013 |
Jayne Ezell, 59, of Haverford Township, a former nurse manager at Wills Eye Hospital, died Saturday, July 13, of respiratory failure at her home. Mrs. Ezell, who had severe progressive spinal disease and scoliosis, survived two medical emergencies in 2012, but had made substantial progress toward rehabilitation before she died in her sleep. In 1974, she began working as a nurse at Wills, where she remained for 28 years. She specialized in emergency and trauma nursing before becoming an operating-room assistant nurse in both ophthalmology at Wills and in neurosurgery with the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital neurosciences department.
July 2, 2013 |
Lynda Evans LeComte, 60, was a trauma surgical unit nurse at Hahnemann University Hospital, and, her husband, Joseph, said, "she loved it. " But one day in the 1980s, he said, "two kids were sitting on a front stoop and a driver ran into them and killed them. " When their corpses were brought to the hospital for organ harvest, he said, the sight affected her so much she asked for and got reassignment to the orthopedics unit. On Tuesday, June 25, Mrs. LeComte died of liver failure at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla. She had lived in Cape Coral since 2002.
March 28, 2013
1 BUCKLE UP EVERY TIME Every year thousands of lives are saved because of seat belts - about 30 percent of highway deaths are attributed to the occupants' not being restrained. 2 ANNUAL CHECKUP See the doctor at least once a year for a physical. When you go to the doctor have your blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol tested. Ask for the results and maintain a file with the numbers. This way you can see where you're trending and manage a problem before it starts.
October 26, 2012 |
Dozens of Philadelphia-area health-care facilities, including some of the largest hospitals, were among the thousands nationwide that received products in the last five months from the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of the fungal-meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 20 people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a 73-page list of health-care facilities that received at least one drug from New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., which has been shut down because of tainted products.
October 23, 2012 |
Maurice Bertrand's football physique likely saved his life when he was shot five times on a blistering summer day last year in Camden. When he arrived at Cooper University Hospital, "first thing they said was, 'This guy is still alive?' " Bertrand recalled recently at Lincoln University in Chester County, where he has resumed the sport many thought he'd never play again. Doctors, including Robert Ostrum, the surgeon who helped save former New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine after a serious auto accident, rushed to tend to Bertrand's injuries: High-caliber bullets had broken Bertrand's right thigh bone into 10 or 15 pieces, gone through his left ankle, and struck his back; one hit his left biceps so hard it went through his shoulder and into his eye. Bertrand's large body - 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds - helped stop the bullets from puncturing vital organs.