June 6, 2015 |
Duggars: To forgive divine The Puritans of yore had (often brutal!) public confessions. We've got therapy sessions disguised as news programs. Sex-scandal-scarred megastars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting on TLC, heroes to many conservative Christians across the nation, availed themselves of that service this week, taping a multi-part chat on the friendly Fox News Channel. Part one aired Wednesday night; part two will be on Friday. The couple spoke of how shocked they were by revelations that one of their 19 children, son Josh Duggar , molested young girls when he was a teen.
May 26, 2015 |
Logan V. DeAngelis, 17, of Green Bank, in Washington Township, Burlington County, died of brain cancer Wednesday, May 20, at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma in August 2013, said his father, Vincent. But he had continued going to his junior-year classes, at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, part time until Christmas, his father said. Logan was a goalie and forward on the high school soccer team in his freshman year and, before that, for a team in a Mullica Township recreational league.
May 18, 2015 |
A MAN WHO was shot by police Tuesday after his car hit four cops has been charged with attempted murder, even though relatives and a woman who was in the car contend he was having a seizure. Rudolph Keitt Jr., 46, also faces charges of aggravated assault, criminal mischief and related offenses for the afternoon incident in Olney. According to police, after officers responded to Keitt driving his car into a wall on Olney Avenue near Wagner around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, he became combative, got back into his car and hit two officers with his 2000 Chrysler.
April 18, 2015 |
For three agonizing days after the crash on Lehigh Avenue, 2-year-old David Aliea clung to life at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His mother, Josephine Rivera, had been hit, too - struck by a car that had been driven from the scene Monday night as mother and son lay critically injured in the street. Rivera recovered, only to spend the next several days at the bedside of her son. The child died Thursday morning. Whoever was behind the wheel of the car that killed him remains at large.
April 14, 2015 |
THE SERVICE began 20 minutes late because the line to pay respects to Stan Hochman's family was so long, stretching up an aisle between the rows of seats, out the door, around a corner and nearly out the entryway to the parking lot of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel at the corner of Old York Road and Meetinghouse Road in Elkins Park. From the first words until the last person left the synagogue, it was 86 minutes, one for each year of the Daily News legend's life. Born Oct. 15, 1928, lived for his family, his friends and his work, died April 9, 2015, remembered for his conscience, the non-profits he supported that profited so much from his involvement, his words, his voice, his perspective.
April 3, 2015 |
IF ONLY IT were a police officer, a family friend or uncle, any adult in the world who could have found them instead, and spared a boy from a horror he'll never forget. The eldest son of Christopher and Nicole Peppelman was alone, though, when he found his parents dead Tuesday afternoon, a bloody chain saw beside them in the Lower Moreland, Montgomery County, house where they'd once been happy. He's 14 and has two little brothers. Now it's up to the adults who are still here to help get him through it, because it's probably too late to lie about it. "I'm not ever sure there's an adult explanation for this tragedy," said the Rev. Eric Carswell of the Bryn Athyn Church, where the two younger Peppelman boys attend school.
March 9, 2015 |
Amanda DeGenova renovated her house in Cape May Court House with the help of Phoebe Schuh of PS and Daughters, based in Northern Liberties. They were not just designer and client. DeGenova and Schuh are sisters. Natives of Wayne, they and their parents vacationed many summers in Avalon. When Amanda was 19, she met her future husband, Mark. Years later, the couple married and settled at the Shore. The DeGenovas were expecting a second child and felt space-constrained. Why not convert the garage into a family room.
March 8, 2015 |
Hundreds of friends, neighbors, schoolmates and family members on Friday joined in the search for a missing Shipley School eighth-grader from Delaware County. The family's Newtown Square home has become a command central as volunteers - sustained by doughnuts, energy bars, and coffee - show up to receive their assignments in the well-coordinated search effort for Cayman Naib. The 13-year-old boy left home Wednesday evening after receiving an e-mailed progress report from school.
March 2, 2015 |
Hello there "Pizza cutter? Oven mitt? Who is this guy?" Ileana asked herself. Then she called her aircraft-part manufacturing company's new engineer, freshly arrived from the U.S., to tell him his belongings had arrived. "You know, we do have pizza cutters in Mexico," she couldn't resist adding. Daniel, who is from Cherry Hill, had no response for Ileana, who worked in logistics. He had been working in their company's Cleveland office when he was offered the position in Merida, a city on the Yucatan Peninsula, in fall 2011.
February 20, 2015 |
It wasn't Charlie Gracie's idea that he write his life story. The South Philadelphia native was one of the first stars of rock and roll, one who inspired numerous future superstars. But his life has contained not even a hint of the scandal and salaciousness that usually draw publishers to rock memoirs. "Why would you want to write about me?" the still-vibrant 78-year-old singer and guitarist says at the home in Drexel Hill he shares with his wife of 57 years, Joan. "I don't have anything spectacular outside of my music.