May 1, 2009 |
Richard Schultz was an aspiring designer not long out of graduate school when, with the cockiness of youth, he decided on a whim to pop into the showroom of the Knoll furniture company in New York and ask for a job. The year was 1951, and in a stroke of good luck that would launch his career, the pioneering modern furniture-design firm just happened to be looking for a smart young guy with industrial-design training to work on a line of furniture...
November 22, 2008 |
Catherine Baker Knoll was remembered yesterday as a trailblazer for women, a tireless campaigner, and a passionate advocate for children. Several hundred mourners, including U.S. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bob Casey, U.S. Rep. John Murtha, and Gov. Rendell, filled the Capitol Rotunda to pay their respects to the lieutenant governor at a memorial service. Knoll - who made history as Pennsylvania's first female lieutenant governor - died Nov. 12 at age 78 after a four-month battle with neuroendocrine cancer.
November 14, 2008
Well done, good and faithful servant. Those words come to mind when thinking of Catherine Baker Knoll, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, who died Wednesday after a battle with neuroendocrine cancer, a rare form of the disease first diagnosed in early July. She was 78. Knoll dedicated her life to serving Pennsylvanians. The former schoolteacher was state treasurer eight years before joining Gov. Rendell on the Democratic gubernatorial ticket and being elected the state's first female lieutenant governor in 2002.
November 13, 2008 |
Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll, 78, the first woman elected to that office in Pennsylvania history and widely regarded as a feisty political trailblazer in the state, died yesterday after a battle with a rare form of cancer. "Today we mourn the passing of one of the strongest, most dedicated public servants in Pennsylvania's history," Gov. Rendell said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine's family. She will be deeply missed. " Knoll died about 6 p.m. at National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, where she was undergoing physical therapy following treatment for neuroendocrine cancer.
October 17, 2008 |
Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll is being treated for cancer at a Baltimore hospital. Gov. Rendell said yesterday Knoll has been undergoing treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital for about 10 days. In a letter posted on her Web site in August, Knoll said she had been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments for neuroendocrine cancer since early July. Rendell said that, as far as he knew, there was no prognosis on her condition. "It's a serious health challenge, but the course of treatment is ongoing," said Rendell at a news conference yesterday on an unrelated topic.
September 19, 2008 |
Karen Karuza considers her vintage Schwinn bicycle a prized possession, but not because it's a reliable means of transportation. "I keep it in the living room like a piece of sculpture," says Karuza, 49, a professor of fashion design at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. The blue bike fits in perfectly with the blond woods of the room's decor and the overall style of her Wyncote house, designed by modern architect Alan Berkowitz as his private residence. The 1955 dwelling, one of the stops on an Oct. 25 tour of eight modern homes in the Philadelphia area, is a prime example of midcentury modern style - now at the top of the architectural "in" list, and not just because of the popularity of AMC's critically acclaimed series Mad Men. Factor in nostalgia, the efficient floor plans emblematic of the period, and the currently sluggish real estate market, as well.
September 14, 2008 |
Shawnee field hockey coach Renee Phelps calls her prized senior forward a firecracker. And just like an incendiary device, Jackie Adams went off yesterday at Oak Knoll, scoring a goal to tie the non-league game at 1-1. However, Adams and the rest of the Renegades, many of whom are underclassmen, weren't able to produce another blast and the Royals, who bowed to Shawnee last November in the Tournament of Champions title game, celebrated with a...
August 22, 2008 |
Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll has announced she has a rare form of cancer, but said she was undergoing aggressive treatment for the disease and hoped to return to work next month. Aides said yesterday that Knoll, 77, learned she had neuroendocrine cancer during a routine visit to her doctor in early July. She has received radiation and is on her second round of chemotherapy. Knoll's chief of staff, Sal Sirabella, could not say exactly where the cancer had been found or whether it had spread.
March 9, 2008 |
Height is not an attribute with which Washington Township junior Anthony Curcio is blessed. Fortunately for the 125-pound wrestler, his other God-given gifts have allowed him to overcome his stature. Using speed, stamina and smarts, Curcio wiped out Morris Knolls' Dan Herr, 5-1, last night in Atlantic City to advance to the NJSIAA State Wrestling Championship finals. In three bouts at Boardwalk Hall this weekend, Curcio has outscored his opponents, 25-6, and has yet to be taken down.
November 19, 2007 |
If there was the slightest chance that the Shawnee field hockey team might suffer a letdown because it did not get its desired rematch with Eastern, it was wiped out in 17 seconds. That's how long it took Michelle Arfuso to convert a pass from Julie Cairone, which sparked the Renegades to a 3-0 victory over Oak Knoll in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title game at the College of New Jersey yesterday. "We knew we had to get a goal in the beginning," said Arfuso, who has had a magic scoring stick throughout the state playoffs.