January 20, 1991 |
Evelyn O. Shane, 93, died Friday at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center. Mrs. Shane, a graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls, sold war bonds during World War II as a member of the Navy League Service. In March 1944, she earned the honorary title of "general" for selling 2,561 bonds, then a state record. After her husband, Hyman, a Philadelphia attorney, died in 1956, she became active in several causes, including the auxiliaries of the Philadelphia Geriatric Center and Hahnemann University Hospital, Hadassah, the Pennsylvania Council for the Blind and the Overbrook School for the Blind.
June 17, 1987 |
John Green, the ex-police officer who defeated the Democratic Party's endorsed candidate for sheriff in the May 19 primary, threw what he called "just a nice little get-together" last night for Democratic ward leaders, many of whom had opposed him. The place Green chose for the party was the Stinger Discoteque, a bar in the Logan section of North Philadelphia. The bar is owned by Sidney Booker, who formerly held the honorary title of "assistant chief deputy sheriff" to current Sheriff Ralph Passio 3d. Green, who will face Republican William J. Cole in November, has campaigned on changing the way the office has been run by Passio, whom Green has said "will leave a legacy of scandal and squandered funds.
February 4, 1988 |
Lawrence J. LaMaina Sr., 82, a banker for 50 years, died Tuesday at St. Mary's Convalescent Center in Cherry Hill. Mr. LaMaina, a 50-year resident of Haddonfield who also lived in Pompano Beach, Fla., was vice president and treasurer of the Lawn-Del Building and Loan Association from 1940 to 1960. He was the first Italian American vice president of the Bank of New Jersey In the early 1960s, the Italian consul of Philadelphia named Mr. LaMaina Italian Cavalier, an honorary title given to American citizens of Italian heritage for their business and civic achievements.
November 2, 1987 |
British newspapers, speculating last week on a rift between royal heir Prince Charles and his wife Diana, devoted headlines yesterday to a "royal reconciliation" during the couple's West Berlin visit. "Happiness in Berlin" ran the front-page headline of the Daily Mail over a photograph of Charles and Diana stepping from an aircraft at the start of a week-long tour of West Germany. The Daily Express announced that "it looks like happy days are here again for the Prince and Princess," while the Daily Mirror spoke only of a royal truce for the visit.
September 24, 1986 |
A bar owner who held the honorary title "assistant chief deputy sheriff" was ordered held for trial yesterday with his wife and another woman on charges that they schemed to defraud insurance companies through bogus stolen-car claims. Sidney Lee Booker, 48, owner of the Stinger Lounge, a bar in the city's Logan section that has become popular with sheriff's deputies and local politicians, faces trial on charges of theft by deception, attempted theft, possession of counterfeit motor vehicle documents and conspiracy.
November 9, 1999 |
Seven-year-old Jamie Aiello has diabetes. She was crowned Miss America yesterday. It was an honorary title, to be cherished just for the day, but Jamie, of Glen Mills, still beamed beneath her sparkling tiara. She and more than 40 others came out to hear the real Miss America 1999, Nicole Johnson, speak at the Moore Eye Institute-Springfield Hospital about her own experience with diabetes. The institute also held a full-day program for patients and physicians, including free eye exams, blood-sugar screenings, and nutritional consultation to mark National Diabetes Awareness month.
October 11, 1992 |
Msgr. Arthur P. DiGiacomo, pastor of the Annunciation B.V.M Church at 10th and Dickinson Streets since 1969, died Thursday at the parish rectory. Msgr. DiGiacomo, 69, frequently gave invocations for many of the city's Columbus Day celebrations and was given the Liberty Bell Award by then-Mayor Frank L. Rizzo. In 1969, Msgr. DiGiacomo was made grand chaplain to the Order of the Sons of Italy of Philadelphia, and in 1974 the Italian Consul bestowed on him the honorary title of Cavaliere.
December 16, 2010 |
Ethel Huie McNair, 89, a nurse, guidance counselor, and church leader who lived in Yeadon, died Dec. 8 of heart failure at her daughter's home in Williamsport, Pa. Mrs. McNair came from a religious family, and she followed its example. Her parents, Arthur and Adina Huie, were active members of Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church in West Philadelphia. Mrs. McNair, or "Mother McNair," as she was known in the church, was an A.M.E. leader in Philadelphia and held offices with the Connectional Women's Missionary Society.
January 30, 1997 |
"I tried doing yoga but all of my mucus went right into my head as I was leaning over . . . and literally my eyes started fluttering and I went into a somersault. " - Tea Leoni on why you shouldn't do yoga when you have a head cold The February issue of GQ magazine has two covers with one big difference: what's covering supermodel Rebecca Romijn as she stands in front of Dennis Rodman. The version selling at newsstands shows Romijn wearing a white string bikini.
September 18, 2013 |
WHEN HENRY WELLS arrived in Philly back in 1975, he was on the lam from the feds. Henry was a bad man, as he would freely admit, and had been selling and using drugs in his native Florida like there was no tomorrow. And there might not have been a tomorrow if Henry hadn't experienced what he called a "moment of sanity" after his arrival here. Although he continued to wallow in the drug world in Philly for a time, it gradually dawned on him that there had to be a better way. With the help of a drug-rehab program and the support of a good woman, his wife, Margaret, Henry not only changed his own life, but set about changing others' lives as well.