December 13, 2012
Richard M. Englert, outgoing acting president at Temple University, was given the honorary title of chancellor by the university's board of trustees on Tuesday. Englert will step down Dec. 31 and take a year sabbatical before returning to teach education courses at Temple. Former presidents David Adamany and Peter J. Liacouras also hold the chancellor title, which does not carry any official responsibilities. New president Neil D. Theobald officially takes the helm Jan. 1. - Susan Snyder
July 17, 2012 |
DREW BREES took some time out of his Sunday to sign autographs on items ranging from a black jersey handed to him by a fan to a $100 million contract handed to him by the New Orleans Saints. The star quarterback, who had agreed verbally to his historic deal Friday, visited team headquarters to take a physical and put pen to paper on the 5-year contract that gives him the highest average annual pay ($20 million) in NFL history. Brees then grabbed a sandwich to go at a Jimmy John's sandwich shop he owns, where he posed for photos, shook hands and signed autographs for star-struck fans before hopping in a white sport utility vehicle and heading for the airport.
April 19, 2012 |
DICK CLARK might have preserved his image as "America's Oldest Teenager" if he'd given up "New Year's Rockin' Eve" after the 2004 stroke that turned him, seemingly overnight, into an old man. But, then, he wouldn't have been Dick Clark. A producer and performer who was juggling multiple TV gigs long before his multitasking New Year's Eve co-host, Ryan Seacrest, was born, Clark, who died Wednesday at age 82, simply wasn't the retiring type. When I met him nearly 10 years ago on the set of NBC's "American Dreams," a show, set in early '60s Philadelphia, about a family whose daughter becomes a dancer on "American Bandstand," Clark was already 72. And though not quite as eerily youthful in person as he still appeared on-screen, he looked pretty good, even by Hollywood standards.
March 11, 2011 |
Samuel Stillman, 95, who operated Stillman's Memorial Chapel on North Broad Street for 40 years, died Friday, March 4, at his home in Hollywood, Fla. Mr. Stillman graduated from South Philadelphia High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, now University of the Sciences. He would have liked to have gone on to medical school, he told The Inquirer in 1997, but it was the Great Depression, and he needed a job, so he worked as a pharmacist.
October 5, 2007
In Concert 457 Shirley Rd., Elmer; 609-358-2472. www.appelfarm.org . Chris Kasper . $7. 10/5 8 pm. Glen Phillips/Jenny Owen Youngs . $22.50. 10/5 8 pm.2400 Byberry Rd., Bensalem; 215-633-3635. www.cbaevents.com . Rockapella . 10/6 7 pm.421 N. Seventh St.; 215-569-9400. www.livenation.com . Cartel/Weatherbox/The Honorary Title . $18 advance; $20 day of show. 10/5 8 pm.334 South St.; 215-922-1011. www.livenation.com . Pinback/MC Chris . $14-$16.
July 7, 2006 |
SHOULD HE maybe change his name to Ozzy OzBURN? Flames scorched Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's English- country mansion yesterday morning, and not because Ozzy nodded off with a cigarette in his mouth. The Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service blamed a faulty lamp. Neither the couple nor their children, Amy, Jack and Kelly, were home when the fire occurred. A member of the household staff was treated for smoke inhalation. The blaze caused minor fire and smoke damage to the mansion's entranceway.
March 17, 2006 |
SPECULATION has spread once again that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would wed in the Italian resort town of Laglio, perhaps this weekend. The two are already expecting a baby, due this summer. Their friend George Clooney has a lakeside villa in Laglio that would make a perfect spot for the nuptials. The rumor mill is grinding out tomorrow as the possible date. Clooney's press representative, Stan Rosenfield, told the Associated Press yesterday: "Rumors are rumors. " Pitt's representative, Cindy Guagenti, declined to comment.
January 5, 2006 |
President Bush and other political leaders scrambled yesterday to distance themselves from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff by giving Abramoff-linked campaign contributions to charity. Among those giving up cash they got from Abramoff or his clients were Rep. Tom DeLay (R., Texas), forced out as majority leader last fall while facing an unrelated indictment; Rep. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.), his temporary successor; and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R., Tenn.). They and other members of Congress acted as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R., Ga.)
April 20, 2003 |
It may have been the most dissonant twin bill in the history of pop music. Two years ago, audiences waiting to hear Spinal Tap commit such signature heavy-metal atrocities as "Clam Caravan" and "Christmas With the Devil" were presented with the oddest opening act. Three balding fogies in matching red-stripe shirts shuffled shyly onto the stage, introduced themselves as the Folksmen, and launched into the type of earnest acoustic music that hasn't...
September 9, 1996 |
Vincent Joseph Manzo Sr., a retired restaurateur, died Thursday after suffering a stroke. He was 68 and lived in South Philadelphia. From 1975 until 1994, Manzo owned and operated D'Medici Restaurant at 824 S. 8th St. Previously, he had spent 24 years in the furniture refinishing business near 7th and Fitzwater streets. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, the former Luisa DiCiurcio; two daughters, Louise Manzo and Paula Pozza; a son, Vincent Jr., and four grandchildren, Joseph, Giavanna, Vincent III and John.