November 21, 1999 |
Marsha Perelman could merely be a successful businesswoman (she has owned gas utilities in Ohio and Maryland and runs a small detergent company called Cot'nWash Inc. in Ardmore). Or she could live the gloriously simple life of a Main Line wife (she is married to multimillionaire industrialist Jeffrey Perelman and lives in Wynnewood). Or she could spend her time trying to figure out a college for her 17-year-old daughter (Columbia University and the enticements of New York City look very nice)
May 19, 2012 |
The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown was slammed by the economic downturn last winter, so when it was time to choose a new leader, the board of directors tried something different. Instead of an animal expert, the board picked a businessman. Albert J. Zone, who has been the zoo's business manager and acting director, was named executive director this week. He replaces Bill Konstant, an internationally known conservationist who resigned in November to work for two conservation foundations.
July 22, 1986
Worldwide travel over the last 15 years has convinced me that the cities and areas that draw the most visitors are the ones that capitalize on the history and heritage of the regions and nations where they exist. As Dennis J. Clark points out in his Op-ed Page piece of July 6, this should be the focus of the effort to promote and market Philadelphia. More importantly, these are the elements of our city's ambiance that should be upgraded scholastically and provided the financial support essential to the effort.
October 10, 2007
The ASAP After-School Directory was organized under the direction of ASAP Projects Coordinator Peter English with support from ASAP Special Projects Coordinator Wendy Glazer. Special thanks to ASAP Administrative Intern Lyndell Eleby, a student at CITE Business School, for updating and confirming directory information. ASAP would like to acknowledge the ongoing support and assistance of the School District of Philadelphia, in particular Marjorie Wuestner, Executive Director for the School District's Office of Health, Safety, Physical Education and Sports Administration.
January 10, 1987
Staff writer Huntly Collins' article on Dec. 15 and the editorial on Dec. 17 articulately addressed the problems and financial difficulties of the Free Library of Philadelphia. However, they do not focus on the root causes of the lack of public financial support. The mayor's budget establishes the city's priorities. Although Mayor Goode and mayors before him have loudly called a literate citizenry a must, they have never given the library financial priority in their budget statements or in their actual budget preparation.
March 21, 1991 |
In Florida, the Everglades are shrinking because man has diverted the flow of water to farming, and the wildlife there is dying because of agricultural chemicals. In India, the Manas Tiger Reserve, home of more than 100 tigers, is at the mercy of poachers and timber smugglers. And in Nepal, Sagarmatha National Park, where Mount Everest is, has been overused by tourists who have littered the grounds and ruined hiking trails. The list of sites in urgent need of help has been growing, according to conservationist Russell E. Train, who is calling on the United States and other nations to increase their financial support of worldwide conservation efforts.
June 14, 1995
Put a microphone in front of a politician - any politician - and you're likely to hear fine words about helping kids and families. Despite such rhetoric, Congress is on the verge of hurting many families with disabled children. Under a pending bill, kids with a range of physical and mental problems - from cerebral palsy to mental retardation - would be disqualified from financial aid that subsidizes their care and, in some cases, keeps them from being institutionalized. The Republicans call this "welfare reform.
February 1, 2010 |
Intelligent, friendly and charming, 9-year-old Yvonne enjoys talking to people and gets along well with adults and her peers. Very affectionate, she is eager to please and thrives on receiving attention and praise. Yvonne enjoys arts and crafts, and her favorite pastimes are writing stories and drawing. Her artwork is creative, and she would like to teach art when she grows up. She loves going to church and attending Sunday school. Enrolled in the third grade, Yvonne is seen as a leader in the classroom.
August 14, 2006 |
Hardworking, personable and polite, Michael, 12, has a friendly smile that can light up a room. He likes playing team sports, especially football and soccer, riding his bike, and watching television. Michael currently lives in a therapeutic foster home, where he benefits greatly from the structured environment and the individual attention he receives. He works hard in all situations, whether it is helping out in his foster home or doing the best he can in school. A very bright child, Michael genuinely enjoys learning.
April 19, 1987 |
The Coatesville City Council has formally ended its relationship with the Brandywine Fire Company, a move that could make it easier for the volunteers to raise money by fighting fires in other communities. The council, which cut off financial assistance to the fire company at the end of last year, passed a resolution Monday night declaring the company independent. Barry Rabin, the fire company's lawyer, said the volunteers hoped the declaration would make it easier for them to reach agreements to help fight fires in neighboring communities.