May 7, 2013 |
HERBERT AND Catherine Schaible don't object to the city providing their seven surviving children with immunizations and other medical care, their attorneys said in court yesterday. The Rhawnhurst couple are being investigated for the April death of their 8-month-old son, Brandon. The child died at home after becoming ill days earlier with breathing problems and diarrhea. Instead of calling a doctor, the parents prayed for their son, just as they did in 2009 when another son died.
May 1, 2013 |
The Inquirer daily is profiling participants in Sunday's Broad Street Run. Michael Bauder likes to say he graduated in the top 10 of his high school class - though there were only six seniors at his private Christian school in Hazleton, Pa. Both grandfathers and one grandmother served in World War II. Uncles and cousins fought in Vietnam. And in 2002, at 18, he decided to serve his country and his commonwealth by joining the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. By the end of 2003, he said, "I found myself driving a humvee in Baghdad.
April 14, 2013
When mild health issues crop up, such as a persistent cough or food poisoning, you have the power to self-heal. But you'll need the proper instruments. "If people have the skills to self-treat for minor respiratory illness or diarrhea, it's sort of empowering," said Phyllis Kozarsky, a travel health consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before you depart on your travels, the CDC consultant recommends visiting the pharmacy aisles to collect some necessary items.
March 7, 2013 |
Defenseman Nick Grossmann is the latest Flyer to be sidelined by an injury, but don't expect Andrej Meszaros to take his spot Thursday against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. General manager Paul Holmgren said Wednesday it was unlikely Meszaros would be ready to face the Penguins. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound defenseman has been out since Jan. 24, when he suffered a dislocated left shoulder. After skating during a practice with injured and extra players Wednesday in Voorhees, Meszaros sounded frustrated.
February 25, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. - One year after the shooting of Trayvon Martin thrust this small central Florida city into the national spotlight, life in Sanford is returning to its regular rhythm. After the death of the black 17-year-old at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer, civil rights leaders warned that Sanford risked its reputation as an upscale Mayberry and could become a 21st century version of civil rights flashpoints like Selma, Ala. It seems Mayberry won out - at least for now. Downtown is abuzz with the activity of First Street shops and restaurants, not the sounds of protesters.
February 12, 2013 |
NEW YORK - After a blistering December in which they went 16-0, the Los Angeles Clippers were in the discussion for best team in the NBA. The Clippers then slipped, with injuries being the biggest cause. But now they are regaining their health and confidence. The Clippers enter Monday's game against the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center with momentum after Sunday afternoon's 102-88 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. They are 3-4 on an eight-game road trip that ends in Philadelphia.
February 6, 2013 |
As a boy in Brooklyn, Roger Ortiz learned about the healing power of touch from the Puerto Rican grandmother who raised him. Alejandrina Rivera was descended from a long line of healers among the island's indigenous Taino people. She was respected in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood in the 1980s for the beneficial effects of her home-brewed teas, herbal remedies, and traditional laying on of hands. And she guided her grandson's hands to show him how to change the state of a body and a mind.
January 16, 2013 |
ON APRIL 16, 2012, Suhaila Teran Ponce, of Peru, was in the wrong place at the wrong time and almost died because of it. Six months later, the 5-year-old arrived in Philly, a medical mecca that is the right place for her to rebuild her life. But until the Daily News got involved, Suhaila's father, Florentino Teran Vasquez, worried that bad timing, once again, might derail his daughter's future. Her recent past has been hell. On that lovely April afternoon, Florentino, 37, was working at the hotel where he tends bar. Suhaila, her mother, Beatriz, 32, and her other daughter, Diana, 9, were strolling home from Diana's school in Cajamarca, Peru, north of the capital of Lima.
January 7, 2013 |
Unless both sides bypass a chance to salvage a 48-game NHL season - and nearly $2 billion in revenue - the almost-four-month lockout will finally end later this week. The lockout has had countless negatives, but for the Flyers, there is a positive: Andrej Meszaros, one of their best defensemen, is almost ready to start playing. And this: Veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who had back surgery in the summer, seems close to 100 percent. Thanks, lockout. In addition, the work stoppage has helped Andreas Lilja, a depth defenseman who will battle for a third-pairing spot, recover from hip surgery.
December 30, 2012 |
NEWTOWN, Conn. - Religious leaders from different faiths gathered Friday on a windswept, snowy soccer field to mark two weeks since the Connecticut elementary school massacre and pray for healing. A few dozen residents joined representatives from Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Methodist, Congregational, Buddhist, Muslim, and other places of worship. "Your faith leaders want you to know that we continue to stand with you as we all continue to deal with this great tragedy that has befallen our beloved community of Newtown," said the Rev. Jack Tanner, of Newtown Christian Church.