October 24, 2013 |
Walter Horn Jr., 89, who graduated from the same high school as the late St. Louis Cardinals star Stan Musial and served in World War II, died of complications from pneumonia Sunday, Oct. 20, at Care One Harmony Village in Moorestown. From 1960 to 1970, Mr. Horn was the manager of J.S. Collins, a lumber supplier in Riverton. Born in Grandview, Pa., Mr. Horn attended Donora (Pa.) High School and was drafted into the Navy while a high school senior in 1943, two years after Musial made his major-league debut in 1941.
October 18, 2013 |
In his crowded townhouse office on Locust Street, Howard Trauger was calming an investor over the phone Wednesday. Shouldn't stock prices be collapsing, with all the "silliness" in Congress, and the threat that the United States would default on its debt? asked the caller, head of a foundation that invests more than $2 million of its endowment with Trauger's firm, Schuylkill Capital Management. "As a matter of fact, they aren't" collapsing, Trauger, a ruddy Schuylkill County native who has been buying and selling securities for a living since he cut his teeth at the Girard Bank in the 1970s, told his client.
October 8, 2013 |
EDWARD BROADNAX JR. was proud of being a Marine, and he brought some of that military discipline home with him when he was faced with caring for five young sisters. "Without him, we'd have been wild women," said one of the girls, Deborah Broadnax Woodbury. "He brought that discipline from the service to our home, making us better in our own pursuits. "Sometimes, it felt like he was the drill sergeant and we were the soldiers. " But Eddie's real motivation was that he cared deeply about his family, and he wanted to take care of the girls the way their mother would have if she hadn't died prematurely.
October 6, 2013 |
The Cincinnati Reds added a surprise entry in the manager merry-go-round on Friday, firing skipper Dusty Baker. What might make it a shocker for fans of most of the other major-league teams is that Baker had just led the Redlegs to 90 wins and the playoffs for the third time in four seasons. (Heck, the Mets just extended Terry Collins for finishing third in the NL East.) But it appears a six-game losing streak, including dropping the wild-card playoff game, 6-2, to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, was just too much for Reds owner Bob Castellini and GM Walt Jocketty.
October 3, 2013 |
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale called Tuesday for a management audit of PATCO, the commuter rail line between Philadelphia and South Jersey, because of recent escalator and train failures. And Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord said some of PATCO's problems could be traced to hundreds of millions of dollars spent on economic-development projects. DePasquale and McCord are the only two unappointed members of the 16-person board that oversees PATCO and its parent, the Delaware River Port Authority.
October 2, 2013 |
THROUGH SUNSHINE, rain, cold, blizzard - whatever the weather might throw at him - Jerry Nolan walked five blocks to church every day to attend Mass. "We had to dig him out of a snow drift once," said his niece Carolyn McDonald. Jerry was a man secure not only in his faith, but in his footwork. He was a marathon runner into his 70s, and ran shorter races until he was almost 80, stopped only when he was hit by a car and broke a leg. But whether he was running or not, Jerry was a presence at nearly every race of any consequence in the Philadelphia-South Jersey area as a volunteer, helping out wherever he could, and as the unofficial photographer with his handy Instamatic.
October 2, 2013 |
On Monday, Cleveland manager Terry Francona let the world in on the secret he used to direct a 24-game turnaround to 92 wins and the AL Central flag for the Indians in his first year at the helm. "We stayed away from chicken and beer," a jovial Francona said of the Tribe's 10-0 run to end the regular season. "That helped. " Tito was alluding to the end of the 2011 season when the Red Sox collapsed with a 7-20 record in the last month. That was followed by accusations that Francona had allowed the Boston clubhouse to become an Animal House, with players drinking beer, eating chicken, and playing Donkey Kong during games.
September 27, 2013 |
Financial advisers are starting to shift their bond fund allocations to adjust for a longer period of low interest rates with an eye toward rising rates in coming years. Frank Jaffe of Roseland, N.J., recently sold out of PIMCO Total Return Fund (symbol: PTTAX) and the Loomis Sayles Bond Fund (LSBRX), and reallocated that money for clients into the PIMCO Emerging Local Bond Fund (PELAX). In March, he also started buying a floating-rate bond fund, the Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Advantaged Fund (EAFAX)
September 24, 2013 |
Jimmy Rollins submerged his body in a hot tub Sunday morning to prepare for the Phillies' 155th game. His teammates were instructed to appear in the clubhouse. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. escorted Ryne Sandberg into the room and introduced him as the franchise's 52d manager. His players said, "I see you," to repeat a Sandberg refrain used for compliments. "I was kind of upset," Rollins said. "He pulled me out of the hot tub for that. It wasn't news to me. " The shortstop smiled.
September 23, 2013 |
Let's be honest: if you run long enough, you have about a 100 percent chance of getting hurt, whether it's losing a toenail or feeling a stinging pain somewhere in your lower extremities. When it comes to running injuries, Hallie Labrador, sports medicine physician at the Rothman Institute, knows the pain firsthand. She has completed six marathons, two half iron mans, and countless triathlons since she started running in 1999. Her injuries? Some of the most common she sees in her patients: IT band syndrome, runner's knee, and hip pain.