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April 26, 2001 | by Bill Fleischman Daily News Sports Writer
Mike Staub's freshman spring semester at Widener University was progressing on schedule. The linebacker from Cardinal Dougherty High was working out, preparing for next football season. Then, Widener coach Bill Zwaan said, Staub started feeling run down a few weeks ago. "He went to the Poconos after a fraternity formal dance and got sick," Zwaan said this week. The first diagnosis was pneumonia. Further tests revealed something much more serious. "There are two [primary]
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April 13, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yanick Dupre, a left winger for the Hershey Bears and the Flyers, has leukemia and will return to his home in Montreal today for treatment, the Flyers said yesterday. Dupre, 23, played in 12 games for the Flyers this season and scored two goals, including his first in the NHL on Jan. 3 at San Jose. He had 20 goals and 36 assists in 52 games with the Bears. Dupre's doctors say a bone-marrow transplant will be attempted, and remission through chemotherapy is expected. His older sister, Nancy, will be tested next week to determine whether she is a match with Dupre.
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December 10, 1987 | By Laurie Hollman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A new state study of more than two dozen northeastern New Jersey towns finds a connection between contaminated water supplies and the incidence of leukemia among women. The study, conducted by the New Jersey Health Department, suggests that drinking water contaminated by volatile organic chemicals, which are used in dry cleaning, metal degreasing and industrial solvents, may be a cause of leukemia among women. But the findings are carefully qualified, and state authorities took pains yesterday not only to vouch for the quality of New Jersey's drinking water, but also to point out that they have yet to find a direct cause-and-effect relationship between water contamination from volatile organic chemicals and cancer.
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April 14, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
San Francisco Giants reliever Steve Bedrosian missed last night's home opener to be with his family after learning his 2 1/2-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. Bedrosian, who won the 1987 Cy Young Award with the Phillies, left the Giants and returned to San Francisco after Tuesday night's rainout in Atlanta. A lump was discovered on Cody Bedrosian's left forearm on Tuesday, and the child also had a fever and pain in his right shoulder. He underwent a battery of tests Wednesday and Thursday at UC San Francisco hospital.
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November 11, 1989 | By Donna St. George, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ingrid Elizabeth Wilson, 21, a spirited college student who hoped to pursue a career in the child-care industry, died yesterday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital from complications associated with leukemia. She was a lifelong resident of Lansdowne. A 1986 graduate of Friends' Central School, where she was a field hockey and lacrosse player, Miss Wilson attended Gettysburg College for two years and, after becoming ill, transferred to the University of Pennsylvania last year.
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February 15, 1987 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
Kelly Allen should be in the second grade at St. Eugene's school in Clifton Heights, but the 7 1/2-year-old has a private tutor instead. Kelly cannot go to school because she has leukemia and is recuperating in Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore from bone-marrow treatment performed there last month. She could be hospitalized for up to 100 days, said her father, Albert Allen, and the hospital bills could be astronomical. Even though there is health insurance, Allen said, the family still might have to pay out many thousands.
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July 21, 1988 | By Donna St. George, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the heart of the Pocono Mountains, at a camp hugged by thick woods and a small, clear lake, Betsy Heckler shared campfires, craft classes and canoe trips with 100 other young people, paying special attention to the shy, the scared, to those who needed a friend. For them, she always made a special effort. And when Catherine Elizabeth Heckler - known as Betsy - died Saturday at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she was remembered as a courageous 19- year-old who lived her short life to its fullest and, in the face of her leukemia, constantly touched the lives of other cancer patients as well as those of her own friends and family.
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June 25, 1986 | By Lorraine Rocco, Special to The Inquirer
"Sometimes my hands don't work right, and I hobble when I walk," said 18- year-old Craig Wilson. But when Wilson, who suffers from leukemia, received special recognition in the Senior Awards Assembly held at Collingswood High School on June 16, he stood straight with his head held high as his classmates gave him a standing ovation. Wilson and Colleen O'Connell were the first recipients of the Rudy Yeager Scholarship Award, given to a male and female student for leadership excellence.
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March 8, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
John Henry Williams, the son of late Hall of Famer Ted Williams who was at the center of a controversy over his father's remains, died yesterday of leukemia at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 35. After Ted Williams died July 5, 2002, John Henry Williams had the body of the former Boston Red Sox great taken to Alcor Life Extension Foundation, an Arizona cryonics lab, setting off a battle with his half-sister, Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell, who said her father had wanted to be cremated.
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September 25, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Richie Suarez has always been known as a battler on the mound, and the 2010 Eastern High graduate is using the same tenacity to tackle his worst opponent. Suarez was a second-team all-conference pitcher as a senior for Eastern, then enjoyed a monster summer during which he helped Gibbsboro's Senior American Legion team finish second in the state, earning a berth in the Northeast Region in Middletown, Conn. Suarez, a righthander who struck out 10 in six-plus innings of a state tournament win for Gibbsboro over Hamilton, didn't pitch in the regionals because of a sore elbow.
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July 10, 2016
On June 10, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosted its grand finale to its fund-raising competition with the announcement of the 2016 Man and Woman of the Year. The Eastern Pa. chapter of LLS, the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for blood cancer, set a goal of raising $500,000 in the competition, which started March 29. About 400 attended the event at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The $384,000 in proceeds will go toward finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma.
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April 20, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Karl F. Kreimeier, 78 of Shamong, who retired in 1993 as head of facilities management after a 25-year career with Atlantic City Electric, died of lymphoma Saturday, April 16, at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mount Holly. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Kreimeier grew up in Woodstown, N.J., graduated from Woodstown High School in 1955, and attended short college courses recommended by the utility. Fresh out of high school, Mr. Kreimeier began a heating and insulation firm, "a little business for a while," his wife, Katharine, said, and by the time they were married in 1961, "he had about five trucks.
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April 5, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
It was Saturday morning and Stephanie Yost was getting ready to go to Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies Futures series game, first pitch scheduled for 1:05. Afterward, the plan was to head to the Wells Fargo Center for the 76ers' 7:30 contest against the Indiana Pacers. Exactly three years earlier, Yost spent the day lying in bed watching television in her Bensalem home - about five minutes from the high school. Yost, then 14, had come down with a fever - a low-grade one - but it persisted, lasting about 10 days.
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February 29, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
John Davenport Maine Jr., 54, of Wyndmoor, a former executive vice president at Janney Montgomery Scott, died of acute myeloid leukemia Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Known as "Jordie," Mr. Maine was a larger-than-life figure, especially in and around his native Chestnut Hill. He had battled leukemia for six months with such vigor that his friends were surprised when he died. He was known as a wonderful husband, friend, father, fisherman, business colleague, and lover of life.
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September 8, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four years ago, University of Pennsylvania researchers published early but electrifying results. An experimental T-cell therapy eradicated end-stage leukemia in two patients, and put a third in remission. Soon after that, pharmaceutical giant Novartis partnered with Penn, aiming to commercialize the breakthrough. Since then, a more modest picture of success has emerged in treating the blood cancer, a type called chronic lymphocytic leukemia that usually strikes in middle age or later.
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August 6, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
UNDER normal circumstances, Billy Sherwood would be deliriously happy to be back on tour with Yes this summer. But the veteran musician's current gig is one he likely would have given anything not to have. Sherwood, 50, occupies a role that is unprecedented in rock music annals: He is playing bass for the progressive-rock titans who on Sunday co-headline with Toto at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. Although the 47-year-old British band claims an astounding 20 current or former members, it had never recorded an album, or performed live, without famed bassist Chris Squire.
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May 30, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Martin J. Reddington, 76, of Ambler, a Realtor who owned and ran several businesses, and a force in Democratic politics in Abington Township, died at home Sunday, May 24, from skin cancer. Born in Philadelphia to John and Mary McCafferty Reddington, he grew up in Ambler, Chestnut Hill and East Germantown, and graduated from St. John's High School and La Salle University. In 1957, he met Eileen Brennan at a church dance. The two were married in 1961. Mr. Reddington served in the Air Force, and was honorably discharged.
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January 30, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
George M. Dorrance III, 63, of Villanova, a Royal Bank of Canada wealth manager, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, of leukemia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He had been diagnosed with the disease last March. A scion of the Campbell Soup Co. family, Mr. Dorrance was the son of G. Morris Dorrance Jr., former CoreStates chairman, who was eulogized at his death in 2011 as "a banker with a heart. " His grandfather was a prominent surgeon. Mr. Dorrance worked from an office at 6 Tower Bridge in Conshohocken as a wealth manager for RBC Dain Rauscher Corp., which provides banking services to corporate and governmental clients and investment advice and services to individual investors, according to a company profile.
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October 10, 2014 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Staff Writer
MUHAMMAD ALI has a big heart, a kind heart, a generous heart. Loves kids, especially his own, which number seven or nine, or more, depending on who is doing the counting. Heavyweight champion in a brutal sport, loves his kids, nice story line, but you can't stretch that into a 2-hour documentary, no matter how many cute-as-a-cupcake phone conversations you include. They try in "I Am Ali," which opens in theaters today. It is no more a complete and honest depiction of Ali than any of the books, magazine articles, films and documentaries that preceded it. Maybe next year.
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