April 13, 1991 |
Monday's 95th running of the Boston Marathon will offer another occasion to celebrate the most enduring performer in the history of the event, one who is refusing, once more, to act his age. John A. "The Elder" Kelley, an 83-year-old medical marvel, will start the 26-mile, 385-yard course between Hopkinton and downtown Boston for the 60th time. That's right, the 60th time, and what's all this fuss about Nolan Ryan's 24th season? "I don't know where the years have gone," Kelley said earlier this week, his running ruminations influenced in equal measure by Mickey Rooney and George Bush.
February 18, 2000 |
Months of speculation ended yesterday as the University of Pennyslvania announced a change in top leadership at its financially troubled health system, which includes the flagship Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Penn President Judith Rodin said in a statement that Dr. William N. Kelley was being replaced as dean of Penn's School of Medicine and chief executive of its medical center and health system. Taking over on an interim basis is Dr. Peter G. Traber, 44, a Johnstown, N.Y., native who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1977.
June 18, 2004 |
B.G. Kelley, head boys' basketball coach at Philadelphia's International Christian High School, has stepped down after five seasons. "The time was right," said Kelley, who compiled a 94-27 record during his tenure. "Basketball has always been one of my passions. I flat-out love basketball. "I enjoyed my time there and I enjoyed the kids. I hope I helped them become better players - and young men. " Kelley, a 1959 graduate of Roman Catholic and a 1965 Temple graduate, will continue to teach writing at the school.
February 9, 2006 |
South Carolina might want to face Florida again in the Southeastern Conference tournament. It's about the only league team the Gamecocks match up well against. Tre' Kelley scored 17 points, made three free throws in the final 26 seconds and had a key steal down the stretch that helped South Carolina upset the No. 7 Gators, 71-67, last night. The Gamecocks (12-10, 3-6) ended the second-longest home winning streak in the nation at 20 games and swept Florida for the first time since the 1997-98 season.
March 19, 1995 |
A century ago, Paradise seemed an apt name for a place full of angels - marble angels, guarding the graves and mausoleums in the several cemeteries along Ridge Avenue in the southwest corner of North Philadelphia. The name continued to be used long after farmland around the cemeteries filled with factories and homes. But these days, Allegheny West is the more frequently used name for the area that lies north of Laurel Hill Cemetery, mostly along the east side of Hunting Park Avenue.
August 10, 1999 |
It was a dramatic case of reality trumping mobfather fiction. The Rev. Joseph J. Kelley, a 43-year-old Catholic priest, stepped to the witness box of federal court last month and vouched for his "distant cousin," reputed mobster Joey Merlino. Then Kelley, testifying that he knew the jailed Merlino was charged with drug trafficking and threats, offered to supervise Merlino personally if he were granted bail. Kelley's day in court on July 28 was both a rarity and a "personal decision" that needed no clearance from higher-ups, according to Cathy Rossi, director of communications for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
February 5, 1999 |
Kelley, 10, likes to line up her dolls on chairs and be a teacher. She'll tell them to sit up straight and do their numbers. Then they'll sing, with Kelley's voice the loudest of all: "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!" Her brother, Donelle, 11, also has favorite indoor activities. He likes listening to music on the radio, playing chess and checkers, and doing book reports and games on the computer. They're doing well in school. Kelley gets A's in special-education classes, on a fourth-grade level.
May 22, 1996 |
Normally, a $30 million penalty against your employer, and the ensuing rash of bad headlines, isn't the best the way to launch your campaign to get re-hired. But that scenario didn't seem to hurt Dr. William N. Kelley, dean of the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania, who's just been re-upped for a new five-year stint. Penn president Judith Rodin - who had announced a review of Kelley after the whopping settlement over Medicare billing abuses at a Penn medical practice Kelley headed - told faculty members in a memo early this month that she and provost Stanley Chodorow have recommended the doctor win a new appointment.
July 20, 1994 |
City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell yesterday lost a skirmish in state court in her fight to get fired aide Michael Youngblood returned to her Council staff. Commonwealth Court Judge James R. Kelley refused to vacate a stay of Common Pleas Court Judge Russell M. Nigro's ruling May 6, which said Blackwell was entitled to rehire the aide immediately. The stay went into effect when Council President John F. Street, who fired Youngblood in February 1993, citing the aide's criminal record, appealed Nigro's ruling to Commonwealth Court.
December 13, 1995 |
When Dr. William Nimmons Kelley took over as the head of the city's biggest and most prestigious medical center, he inherited a hospital that was hemorrhaging tens of millions of dollars a year. But within a year of being named chief executive officer of University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Health System, the hospital posted its first profit in years. And since then, the profits have multiplied. What changed? The billing system. In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer in October 1990, Kelley gave much of the credit for the financial turnaround to a revamped accounting system that coordinated the expenses and billing of the medical center's biggest departments: The hospital, the medical school, and the private faculty practice, known as Clinical Practices.