August 14, 2015 |
IF NASCAR were a kingdom, Buddy Baker would've been knighted. Sir Buddy Baker has a nice ring to it. Nah, that's not him. Baker (born Elzie Wylie Baker Jr.) was a self-described country boy. Born in Florence, S.C., he matured into an outstanding racer, with 19 Sprint Cup victories, and later was a respected and entertaining broadcaster. Following his death Monday, at age 74, from lung cancer, tributes have poured in for Baker. Racing contemporaries such as Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip praised Baker.
August 10, 2012
Friday-Saturday Money made merry At the World's Fair of Money, ending Saturday, all sorts of rare and special money will be on display, including the first coin minted by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia and a $3 million nickel. Also at the world's largest coin show will be more than a thousand dealers, a numismatic inventory from the mints of more than 15 countries, classes, and other events, including events and contests for kids. The Convention Center hosts the fun at North 12th and Arch Streets, open Friday 10 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, free 12 and under.
January 26, 2012 |
BOUYED BY A Facebook campaign called "Guide Joe Home," thousands of students, alumni and fans lined the streets of State College for the funeral procession of Joe Paterno. The goal was to make a single-file "human chain" that would be along the side of the road and guide Paterno's hearse. More than 7,000 people wrote they were planning to take part. In many areas, the crowd swelled to four deep and more along the route, which went past Beaver Stadium and the library that bears Paterno's name.
December 29, 2011
PYONGYANG - North Korea's next leader escorted his father's hearse in an elaborate state funeral on a bitter, snowy day yesterday, bowing and saluting in front of tens of thousands of citizens who wailed and stamped their feet in grief for Kim Jong Il. Son and successor Kim Jong Un was head mourner on the gray day in Pyongyang, walking with one hand on the black hearse that carried his father's coffin, his other hand raised in salute, his head...
November 22, 2010 |
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Under a pink-hued sunset sky with church bells tolling, a procession of law enforcement vehicles at least a mile long followed the hearse carrying the body of Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove down Main Street to a cemetery on Sunday. At least 1,500 people, including hundreds of officers representing law enforcement agencies from Washington to Maine, along with Gov. Rendell, crowded into Waynesboro Regional High School to pay their respects to Grove, who was shot and killed while responding to a case of poaching near Gettysburg on Nov. 11. Among the speakers at the service was Grove's brother Chad, who recalled how they had chased pheasants together and how eager they were as 12-year-olds to get junior hunting licenses.
August 12, 2010 |
"Get Low" is the kind of valedictory movie that a few lucky actors find at the end of a great career. In this case the actor is Robert Duvall (incredibly, he's nearly 80 years old), and it's good enough to make us hope, somehow, that Duvall has many more in store. Duvall is completely at home and in the zone in "Get Low" as Old Man Bush, a Great Depression hermit in the Georgia hills, shrouded in legend, who abruptly ends a life of seclusion and announces to stunned locals that he wants to pay for, and attend, his own funeral.
December 31, 2006 |
Thirty-one days ago, Ivan Simmons was shot in the back. Nineteen days ago, he died. And yesterday, as a chilly wind cut across a plaza at Broad and Spring Garden Streets, his young mother stood at a lectern and held high the final photo of her 17-year-old son - taken in the morgue. "This is death," Kisha Bivines said in a firm voice. "I don't care which side you are on. This is death. " Bivines was taking part in a mock wake and rally staged outside the Pennsylvania State Office Building by the activist group Mothers in Charge.
October 6, 2006 |
Naomi Rose Ebersol was the first to be buried. The 7-year-old girl, murdered Monday morning as she and nine of her classmates stood facing the blackboard in a one-room schoolhouse, was brought to the cemetery in a polished black buggy drawn by chestnut horses, their flanks gleaming in the sun. The funeral procession, the first of three yesterday, made its way like a dark ribbon across an impossibly beautiful setting, passing ruffled yellow...
October 1, 2002 |
In a tearful funeral in the Florida Panhandle, friends and neighbors remembered Chester Lee Miller's brief, tragic life yesterday with compassion and warmth - and a sense of guilt that those feelings were not extended to him while he was alive. More than 250 people packed a church outside Pensacola for a gut-wrenching goodbye to Miller, 18, of Hazleton, Pa., who died in nearby Milton last week after he apparently was abused and starved by family members and forced to make a desperate 1,000-mile journey by bus from the Northeast to Florida, back to his father.
May 1, 2001 |
A hearse loaded with flowers is not the kind of wheels you like to be in when you pull up alongside a group of girls, or guys, and say, "Hey, want a ride?" But a couple of young men jumped into just such a conveyance Saturday morning outside of a church in Reading - just as a funeral director was about to load a body into it - and peeled away. "It surprised and shocked everyone," said Pastor Bruce Osterhout, who was inside Christ Lutheran Church, where services had been held for a 71-year-old woman, when the hearse was taken.