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.
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.
June 28, 2012 |
Sometimes history can give us perspective on a present problem. Take, for instance, the selection of a new Philadelphia schools superintendent, which is now down to two finalists. Imagine if the city could find a superintendent who would prove to be so good for students and the district, and so widely respected, that he could be elected governor of Pennsylvania while running the Philadelphia School District. There was just such a superintendent in Philadelphia a hundred years ago. His name was Martin Grove Brumbaugh.
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 1, 1998 |
The 10th annual Downingtown Area School District Honors Band Festival takes place at 7:30 tonight at Downingtown Senior High School, 445 Manor Ave., Downingtown. The event features students from fifth through eighth grades and the Ninth Grade Center wind ensemble. The concert is free. AIDS QUILT Local panels from the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display from noon until 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Sykes Student Union Ballroom at West Chester University.
December 9, 1997 |
William Tennent graduates Jenn Wolfgang and Liz Pannella and Pennsbury graduates Kristin McCormick and Kate Pizagno were starters this season for the Kutztown University field hockey team. The Bears (15-6) reached the NCAA Division II championship game, losing to Bloomsburg by 2-0 on Nov. 10. Wolfgang, a senior forward, led the team in scoring with 17 goals and eight assists. She finished her career with 48 goals and 22 assists. Of those 48 goals over four years, 18 were game-winners.
June 5, 1994 |
Almost two years ago, when Washimiya, Japan, became the Wissahickon School District's sister city, plans for a student exchange began. On June 25, 15 Wissahickon Middle School students will leave for Washimiya with Superintendent Bruce Kowalski, Principal Austin Snyder and additional faculty members. Sixth grader Jeremy Hamilton had been selected as an alternate, but he still hoped that he would have the opportunity to travel. When one student dropped out, there was a place for Hamilton.
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.