July 29, 2015 |
Thomas J. O'Donnell, 70, of Huntingdon Valley, a veteran who served in Korea and a manager at Conrail Corp. for more than 30 years, died Sunday, July 19, of pancreatic cancer at home. Born in Mount Airy, Mr. O'Donnell was a 1963 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School and a 1967 graduate of what is now La Salle University. He served in the Army along the Korean demilitarized zone from 1967 to 1969. Mr. O'Donnell had worked for Conrail starting in 1963 and interrupted his career to go to South Korea.
July 25, 2015
Q: Years ago, before kids, I had no issues wrangling my husband's and my cell phones. But our three kids have their own tablets and will soon start to get phones. I have a separate phone for work, too, and we are running out of room on the hall table. I don't allow phones in the kids' bedrooms, but I'm not sure where else makes sense to keep all those chargers. Please help! - Holly A: Multiple devices are such a big part of our lives, and it is hard to find a place to charge them all. My husband and I have several devices that need charging every day - but each of us has an office in our house, and that's how we solve that problem.
July 23, 2015 |
REGGIE GASKIN found his life's calling in a cemetery. What Reggie found in his 44 years as a manager of area cemeteries was a way of helping people, people enduring one of the most difficult times of their lives. "He helped countless families through the process of laying their own loved ones to rest, and he always did it with a smile," his family said in a tribute. "Reggie understood that death is a part of life, but that this part of the journey brings pain to those who loved the deceased.
July 15, 2015 |
Betty Lingo Dickens, 72, of Bridgeton, N.J., who retired in 2004 as the North Camden district office manager for the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, died of lung cancer Sunday, July 5, at home. In 2004, Mrs. Dickens was inducted into the Cumberland County Black Hall of Fame, said a son, the Rev. Keith D. Dickens, associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Chester. Mrs. Dickens, whose mother's maiden name was Mazzie Lowe, was a founding member in 1981 of the National Lowe Family Reunion, which has held its annual gatherings in, among other cities, Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
July 11, 2015 |
It wasn't Ralph who was Rotten at Rotten Ralph's, a popular bar and eatery in Old City. Instead, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it was Rotten Ralph's general manager, Sharwin Coates, who fired a Muslim server in July 2013 for wearing a hair covering, saying employees couldn't wear "hoodies" at work. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against Rotten Ralph's parent company, Half Shell Inn Inc., in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on Tuesday, claiming that the company violated federal laws barring religious discrimination when it fired server Tia Rollins.
July 10, 2015 |
WOODY JOHNSTON made it in the music-management business at a time when very few African-Americans were in the field. Woody set out to do something about that. While he was handling concert tours for some of the biggest stars in the music business, he also took the time to find jobs for blacks interested in the field, helping them make contacts and giving them the encouragement they needed. "He was a very caring, loving, outgoing guy," said his brother, Kenneth Johnston. "He was an extrovert.
July 10, 2015 |
SALT LAKE CITY - It has been a busy summer for 76ers president/general manager Sam Hinkie, much like the other two since he arrived in Philadelphia. A combined 37-127 record during his first two seasons didn't make this offseason any different than the others. "The Process" is still to accumulate the best players possible and to eventually become championship contenders for a long time. During a sit-down before the Sixers' summer-league game last night, Hinkie talked about much of what has been on fans' minds.
July 9, 2015 |
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The Pine Barrens surrounding Stockton University were choked with brush and a mix of trees - from white oaks and red maples to Virginia, pitch, and shortleaf pines. The conditions made for a sickly forest, vulnerable to wildfires and insect infestation, including the destructive southern pine beetle. But last week - following earlier prescribed burns to clear undergrowth - the woods along Vera King Farris Road began feeling more airy. The first of hundreds of trees came down, and sunlight again bathed the ground, making it possible for a healthier forest to take root next to the Atlantic County school.
July 2, 2015 |
PETE MACKANIN will finish out the season as the Phillies interim manager, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced Tuesday afternoon. The managing vacancy was in a holding pattern after Ryne Sandberg's sudden departure on Friday. In Amaro's words, it left the front office "scrambling," and Mackanin was asked to hold down the job for the homestand until a final decision was reached. Amaro met early Tuesday with current team president Pat Gillick and team president-in-waiting Andy MacPhail, and a final decision was reached.
July 1, 2015 |
UPDATE: The Phillies on Tuesday afternoon named Mackanin interim manager for the rest of the season. The Phillies travel to Atlanta on Thursday night to open a three-game series. They know what downtown hotel they are staying in. They know what flight they will board. And they know who will pitch. But the Phillies are not fully certain who their manager will be against the Braves. President Pat Gillick said Monday that interim manager Pete Mackanin will manage the remainder of this week's four-game series against Milwaukee.