January 5, 2012 |
YOU MAY HAVE READ Tuesday that Philadelphia's first lady, Lisa Nutter, and first daughter Olivia Nutter were to receive flowers from Councilwoman Marian Tasco at Mayor Nutter 's inauguration Monday at the Academy of Music but that someone had forgotten to order them. On Tuesday, Council staffers called Ten Pennies Florist (1921 S. Broad) to ask that arrangements be sent to the Nutter ladies at the family's Wynnefield home. We're told the arrangements consisted of calla lilies, roses and hydrangeas.
January 31, 2001 |
Sixers center Theo Ratliff earned some extra cash yesterday, but that was hardly his primary focus when he learned he had been one of the seven reserves selected by the Eastern Conference coaches for the Feb. 11 All-Star Game in Washington. It is believed that Ratliff's contract includes a $1 million bonus for making the All-Star team, and that he can earn another $1 million based on the Sixers' final victory total. Commissioner David Stern will name replacements for East starters Grant Hill, of Orlando, and Alonzo Mourning, of Miami, but Sixers coach Larry Brown - as the East coach - will select the replacement starters.
July 19, 1992 |
Britain will issue five commemoratives Tuesday on the 150th birth anniversary of Arthur Sullivan, better known as half of Gilbert and Sullivan. The duo's light operas, written at the end of the 19th century, remain popular today. The stamps depict scenes from The Yeomen of the Guard (1888), 18 pence; The Gondoliers (1889), 24 pence; The Mikado (1885), 28 pence; The Pirates of Penzance (1879), 33 pence, and Iolanthe (1882), 39 pence. Sullivan (1842-1900), whose Irish father was a military bandmaster, showed a talent for music at an early age and attended Britain's Royal Academy of Music on a scholarship.
December 10, 2010 |
An AWOL sailor and his girlfriend, wanted in a string of South Jersey crimes, were arrested early Wednesday in Cleveland after a monthlong hunt, authorities said. Teague Caton, 20, of Medford, and Jacqueline Negra, 23, of Cherry Hill, had been running from authorities since early Nov. 10, when they allegedly raced out of an Edgewater Park roadside lot with a police officer hanging from the window of Caton's truck. The officer, who was not seriously injured, had tried to arrest Caton on outstanding warrants.
June 7, 1987 |
Because of medical advances and improved nutrition, cats and dogs, like their owners, are living longer than ever before. The tradeoff is that both older human beings and animals are subject to degenerative ailments and have reduced resistance to disease. Cats do not age as rapidly as dogs. In general, dogs of 7 or 8 and cats of 10 or 12 are entering the seniors bracket. Canines live an average of about 11 years; cats, 15 or even into their 20s. These numbers vary among breeds and types.
February 14, 2003 |
Juanita Jacobs, 66, whose devotion to her profoundly retarded daughter created a love story in its purest form, died Feb. 6 of kidney disease at Einstein Medical Center. A Florida native, Mrs. Jacobs grew up in the Tioga section of Philadelphia and was a resident of West Oak Lane. For 17 years, Mrs. Jacobs took care of her daughter, Scherri - remarkable in itself because Scherri Pearl Jacobs was not expected to live more than 24 hours, said Mrs. Jacobs' husband of 33 years, Edward, her only immediate survivor.
November 14, 2000 |
Alonzo Mourning was on the sideline watching the University of Miami's football team pummel Virginia Tech at the Orange Bowl two Saturdays ago. The Miami Heat's 6-10 center, out for the season as he battles a kidney disease, was on the bench in street clothes that same evening, watching his team lose to the 76ers. But that is all Mourning can do, watch and be supportive. And no one knows better than Heat coach and president Pat Riley that the players and staff have to focus on the job at hand, somehow finding a balance with their feelings for Mourning.
November 14, 2000 |
This is one time Alonzo Mourning can't help himself with his massive defensive ability. He can't block this shot. He can't intimidate kidney disease. He can't simply send it back where it came from. But cooler, more patient heads can dispel Shaquille O'Neal's recent, emotion-driven theory that Mourning's case of focal glomerulosclerosis was necessarily brought on by chronic use of anti-inflammatories. Mourning, the Miami Heat center and the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year the last two seasons, has been declared out for the season after the kidney condition was detected in a routine preseason physical examination.
January 31, 1991 |
SAFE SEX Relax, men. The odds of dying of a heart attack during sex - especially with your wife - are very slim, Men's Health magazine reports. A study of 5,550 cases in which men died suddenly found that only 34 expired during sex, only 18 of those had died of a heart attack, and only five of those were having sex with their wives. ALZHEIMER'S AND ASPIRIN Could high doses of aspirin prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease? A study in the British medical journal the Lancet says that people with rheumatoid arthritis rarely develop Alzheimer's and that the anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin, that they take in high doses for many years may explain why, American Health magazine reports.
December 8, 1992 |
In 1981, when John Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan, there was confusion about the implications of the 25th Amendment. As Treasury Secretary Donald Regan, wrote: "I kept wondering at what point some alert staffer would remember that a doomsday book, in which guidelines and contingencies had been outlined, was locked up in a safe in somebody's office . . . No such guide was ever produced. " Dwight D. Eisenhower's heart attack in 1955, intestinal obstruction in 1956 and stroke in 1957 prompted him to urge Congress to enact legislation that would allow for a temporary transfer of power.