October 12, 1999 |
Pat Croce suffered a potentially devastating setback in his rehabilitation process yesterday when X-rays showed no bone growth, a sign of healing, in the broken left leg he suffered last June. As a result, a second operation is scheduled for this morning. Croce, the optimistic president of the 76ers, is scheduled to undergo surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 8 a.m. today, where Dr. William DeLong will remove screws from the top of a rod that has been in Croce's leg since June.
July 3, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - Beth Docherty is still healing. It was not until she reached her 30s that she felt she had overcome most of the shame and guilt from being sexually abused by a music teacher at age 15. Even after getting married, she found it hard to have an intimate relationship. Docherty, 43, who lives in the Pittsburgh's North Hills, said despite the fact the teacher was charged and convicted, the ordeal was far from over for her. "You can't just heal from all that pain and all that damage that was done just instantaneously," she said.
March 18, 1992 |
Fleeting images of an unrecovered past haunted her for years. "I had the disquiet inside and I had some fragments of memory," said Sara Steele. But Steele, 37, a Mount Airy artist, didn't know what it was that she never quite remembered - only that, despite a successful career, she never felt very good about herself. She painted bright, pretty, floral watercolors that led to one-woman shows, illustrated best-selling calendars and adorned posters for liberal causes. All the while, darker images assaulted her. They originated in her childhood but, she says, "I knew I couldn't look in my family album and find them there.
October 20, 1992 |
For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Philadelphia artist Sara Steele is showing her work at the Philadelphia Electric Co. building, 2301 Market St., Center City, through Nov. 6. She created the works, which went on display last night, as part of her healing process from the trauma of childhood incest.
January 13, 2014
"The healing process is why I'm here. It's why we're all here, to bring this great university back together and try to unite the former players, the current players, the alumni, all the people. " James Franklin
October 17, 1991 |
Nancy Elizabeth Fitch, assistant professor of African-American studies at Temple University, reads a statement on the confirmation of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas on Berks Mall yesterday. Fitch called the Senate Judiciary Committee inquiry into allegations of sexual harrassment against Thomas "a painful one for all involved - for the entire country. " A former assistant to Thomas, she testified on his behalf. In her statement she said it's time to get the country back on track and to begin a healing process.
August 7, 1987 |
President Reagan will speak to the nation from the Oval Office Wednesday night to tell his side of the Iran-Contra affair now that the 12 weeks of public hearings on Capitol Hill are over, a White House official said yesterday. "We want this to be a speech that continues the healing process," the official said. "We hope it will give the president the opportunity to put in perspective the hearings and the whole Iran-Contra matter, to talk about accountability and to then lay out steps being taken to deal with what went wrong," he said.
October 2, 2009
IT'S QUITE unfortunate that the statute of limitations has run out for two young women, now police officers, who claim that their stepfather sexually abused them. Bringing a case to closure can help victims heal, no matter how much time has passed. There are hundreds of cases each year in Philadelphia of children abused by someone they know. The Philadelphia Children's Alliance works to ensure that when there is an allegation of sexual abuse, there is a coordinated, efficient response that puts the child's best interests at the forefront.
February 1, 1995 |
Villanova point guard Jonathan Haynes, who had surgery on his right foot Monday, will be sidelined indefinitely, the school said yesterday. The university also confirmed that team orthopedic surgeon Robert Good had inserted a screw into a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal, a bone on the inner side of the foot. The screw is intended to speed the healing process. The stress fracture, first diagnosed on Nov. 1, is unlikely to heal completely by the end of the season, but Haynes might be able to resume playing anyway.
October 19, 1989 |
The Oakland Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athletics, is in an area seemingly unaffected by Tuesday's earthquake. The roadway around the stadium was solid in both directions, and a cruise around the parking lot showed no damage to the pavement. Inside the 48,219-seat ballpark, groundskeepers mowed the outfield and groomed the base paths at the same time workers at Interstate 880 continued to look for possible survivors and bodies of those who had died in the collapse of the two-tiered road.