September 7, 2014 |
The multiyear transformation of an asbestos-laced abandoned boiler house into a green office complex in Ambler, the installation of a Horace Trumbauer-designed ceiling for the Lincoln Ballroom of the Union League on Broad Street, and the conversion of the deteriorating Nugent Home for Baptists in Germantown into apartments were among winners of statewide historic-preservation awards announced Thursday. Preservation Pennsylvania, an educational and advocacy group in Harrisburg, said this year's winners of its annual awards represented the fruits of patience and cooperation.
February 12, 1991
EXCESSIVE INDIVIDUALISM It is not surprising that middle-class Americans now associate obtaining a liberal arts education with acquiring the "manipulative arts" - learning how to get what you want when you want it. Allan Bloom's characterization of America's youth as isolated, self- centered, "flat-souled" creatures, tolerant of everything and committed to nothing, save getting ahead, may be harsh, but it forces us to confront the consequences of...
November 20, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - When Jerry Sandusky moved his aging parents here in 1987 from Washington, Pa., he found them a three-bedroom rancher on Bristol Avenue in adjoining Ferguson Township. Its setting was similar - eerily so, in retrospect - to that of the Lemont home the longtime Pennsylvania State University assistant coach had bought just three years earlier for himself and his growing family. Like his house, his parents' also backed onto a park with a playground. And there were always children on Bristol, at first passing in and out of the busy Assembly of God church at the corner and later attending the elementary school that now occupies that site.
January 27, 2005 |
A former high school coach told a federal jury yesterday in Memphis, Tenn., that he got offers from various universities of money, a job and free law school for his wife before he accepted a $150,000 payoff to steer his best player to sign with the University of Alabama. Lynn Lang, the former head coach at Trezevant High, testified for the second day at the trial of Logan Young, a Memphis millionaire who is on trial on federal bribery and money-laundering charges. Lang is awaiting sentencing on a guilty plea to racketeering conspiracy.
October 31, 1998 |
Barbara Golden Laubscher, 55, a teacher who was active in the community, died Tuesday of cancer at her home in Upper Gwynedd Township. She was an elementary-school teacher and study-skills instructor at the Sylvan Learning Center in Montgomeryville, worked as a substitute teacher for the North Penn School District, and had taught homebound students. Mrs. Laubscher was born in Pittsburgh, where she graduated from Penn Hills High School in 1960, and received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., in 1964.
April 5, 1992 |
On the typical one-day class trip to Washington, students get a quick look at the Smithsonian Institution and a tourist's view of the White House. The 1991 Science Olympiad Team from Peirce Middle School in West Chester did those things on a recent Friday - and also met President Bush. "President Bush spent about 20 minutes with the students and he was very down-to-earth with them," said Charlotte Knighton, a science teacher at Peirce. The students from Peirce had finished third in last year's National Science Olympiad Competition, matching their skills and knowledge with other teams from around the country.
August 29, 1993 |
Stephen Whitehead, of Coatesville, is the recipient of the Pennsylvania Industries for the Blind and Handicapped (PIBH) Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and exceptional character in living and coping with disabilities, especially in the workplace. Whitehead, a Handi- Crafters' trained worker, was presented the award in late July by Willis Friese, PIBH president, and Dawn White, Handi-Crafters program specialist. Whitehead began attending the employment training programs at Handi- Crafters in 1979 and became a member of the Handi-Crafters' mobile work crew at the Embreeville State Police Barracks and the Coatesville Job Center.
December 8, 1988 |
The Rev. Canon Ralph T. Wolfgang, 93, a blind Episcopal priest in Merchantville who celebrated Mass and visited the sick and shut-in daily, died Tuesday at his home in Merchantville. Mr. Wolfgang had served as the associate priest at Grace Episcopal Church in Merchantville since 1971, when he moved there from Tyrone, Pa. An energetic man who never let his age slow him down, he was legally blind, having only limited vision in one eye. His handicap never prevented him from standing at the altar each week before his parishioners, preaching from his text in Braille.
July 24, 2014 |
Ralph Loucks Rogers, 92, formerly of Norwood, Delaware County, a retired research chemist, died Thursday, July 10, of heart failure at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. He had lived at Peabody Retirement Center in North Manchester, Ind., since 2009. In 1996, he moved to Indiana to be near family. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pa., he lived in Pittsburgh until he was 9, when he moved to the Loucks family homestead and dairy farm in Scottdale, Pa. It was while working in the dairy that Mr. Rogers' lifelong interest in science was kindled.