October 13, 2014 |
Since Indian American engineer Satya Nadella took over from Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft in February, shares of the software giant that gave the world Windows, Excel, and Exchange have gained $100 billion on the stock market. It's now worth as much as Google , more than any U.S. company but Apple or ExxonMobil . Wall Street believes in Microsoft again, even after it reported a loss last quarter, laid off 18,000 Nokia workers and other employees, shut its Xbox Entertainment Studios , and has seen its sky-high profit margins slip a bit each year with competitors on many fronts.
October 12, 2014 |
Dox Aitken ran toward the sideline, leaped into the air, and chest-bumped a teammate. The Haverford School junior had returned an interception for a fourth-quarter touchdown, sealing a 22-6 victory over visiting Malvern Prep. Aitken's 34-yard score was a relief for the Fords, who seemed to be letting Malvern slowly back into the Inter-Ac League opener Friday afternoon. And it was cause for celebration. "That told us that we had this game," Aitken said. "Now, people aren't going to short us and they'll take us seriously.
October 12, 2014 |
IMAGINE THAT in, the not-so-distant past, you had a hard time catching the football. Then imagine that in the biggest game so far this season, against a bitter rival, no less, you cost your team points and possession after a fumble near your opponent's end zone. Now, picture that football spiraling toward you in another crucial situation, carrying with it a chance at redemption, but also another chance at failure. Haverford School wide receiver Dox Aitken found himself in that very predicament yesterday just before his interception return for a touchdown sealed the Fords' 22-6 win against visiting Malvern Prep.
October 6, 2014 |
E. Weldon Jones, 89, of Malvern, a decorated World War II veteran and owner of Jones Disposal, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Paoli Memorial Hospital from complications of pneumonia. Mr. Jones and his identical twin, Edgar Kinzer Jones, were born in the Homeopathic Hospital in West Chester. Mr. Jones grew up near the Paoli Train Yard and attended Tredyffrin/Easttown schools; his twin died of an infection at age 4. During World War II, Mr. Jones was drafted as a private first class and eventually deployed with the Ninth Armored Division to central Europe.
September 30, 2014 |
Virginia Inés Albert, 72, formerly of Malvern, a retired court interpreter and accountant, died Saturday, Sept. 20, of cancer at Easton Memorial Hospital near her home in St. Michaels, Md. Born in Olivos, Argentina, Mrs. Albert was educated at the British School in Buenos Aires, where she learned English as a second language. At 21, she immigrated to the United States, entering at New York, and she became a naturalized citizen in 1981. In 1967, she married Charles Barry Albert, a test engineer at GE aerospace facilities in Philadelphia and Valley Forge.
September 24, 2014 |
A 25-year-old man was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in state prison after pleading guilty Friday to shooting his former friend to death in Malvern in November. Merritt Neil Dudas pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the Nov. 15 incident. The killing was the first reported in the small borough of about 3,400 people since a domestic dispute in 1996. Dudas shot 21-year-old Drew Alan Ferguson in the head with a .380-caliber Ruger handgun, stuffed his body in a sleeping bag, and hid the body in a detached garage at the house the victim shared with his grandmother in the 200 block of Miner Street, police said.
September 22, 2014 |
Similar to Penn State, with its "Linebacker U" nickname, the Brady family has developed a reputation for developing talent at that marquee football position, with Ryan the latest in the line at La Salle. Ryan Brady's father, John, played linebacker at the old Archbishop Kennedy and Ursinus. His brother, Shane, was a key performer there at La Salle (Class of 2010) and Lafayette. Continuing the tradition in eye-catching fashion, Ryan Brady registered 15 tackles, including 11 in a sensational first half, as the visiting Explorers muffled Malvern Prep, 27-8, Saturday in a nonleague game at Pellegrini Athletic Complex.
September 15, 2014 |
Jaxson Hoey already is accustomed to success. As a sophomore, he has seen much of it, winning the 800-meter Independent Schools state championship last spring and helping his team to another title by running on the 4x400 relay. The Malvern Prep runner took the boys' championship at the Briarwood Invitational cross-country race Saturday with a time of 15 minutes, 30 seconds. He edged Jake Brophy and Kevin James, of Central Bucks East and Cardinal O'Hara, respectively. Hoey's time surpassed a school record and was the third-fastest time recorded on the course.
August 31, 2014 |
Roman Catholic rallied for three unanswered touchdowns in the second half Friday night to upset Malvern Prep, 38-27, at Wildwood. Phil DiWilliams threw a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter, a 28-yarder to AJ Frazier and a 43-yard connection with Dimetri Kelly, to give the Cahillites the lead. DiWilliams capped the scoring with a 1-yard run for Roman Catholic, The Inquirer's 18th-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania. DiWilliams completed 15 of 25 passes for 279 yards. Kelly finished with 131 yards on 30 carries, and Frazier had 107 yards on six grabs.
August 22, 2014 |
Thomas R. McClure, 75, of Malvern, a retired executive who started the McClure Group direct marketing firm in his bedroom and turned the business into one of the nation's top-earning direct marketing agencies, died Friday of brain cancer while traveling en route to hospice care at Neighborhood Health Inpatient Hospice in West Chester. Mr. McClure and his firm were the TV production team behind commercials featuring an elderly woman who had fallen and couldn't get up, and former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil touting the virtues of Independence Blue Cross health insurance.