July 25, 1991 |
For Susan DiMatteo, ovarian cancer was a death threat, but her insurance company's refusal to pay for radical treatment was a death sentence. A sentence she refused to accept. That's why the 27-year-old Eddystone woman, her family and friends are organizing a rush of raffles, dinners, softball tournaments, casino trips - whatever it takes - to raise the $150,000 she needs for high-dose chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. "I have endured two surgeries in a 10-month time frame and seven months of chemotherapy," DiMatteo wrote Delaware Valley HMO of Concordville last month following its denial of coverage.
April 10, 1996 |
Joe Matteo, who has had AIDS since 1985, speaks at a Philadelphia hearing on cuts in federal Ryan White Title I Act money for the disease. City officials last week told the region's HIV/AIDS planning council funds would be cut from $9.8 million to $7.95 million. Hearings will be held in New Jersey and the suburbs.
September 2, 1988 |
When investigators opened the trunk of a 1981 Cadillac Eldorado in January, they found a dead man whose body was frozen solid, lying on top of several golf clubs, police testified yesterday in Chester County Court. It was Montgomery County golf pro Patrick Calandriello. His body was so stiff that it took two investigators and a lot of maneuvering to remove it from the trunk, said Chester County Detective Sgt. Larry Dampman. Beneath the body and inside the car, Dampman testified, investigators found evidence that led to the arrest of a suspect in the slaying.
December 1, 1988 |
This, according to the song, is the season to be jolly. And, along with that merriment, comes overeating, which often leads to heartburn, indigestion and general stomach discomfort. Many will put on extra pounds. There's a way, however, to eat a hearty holiday meal without risk to general health and proper weight. It may be too late to do anything about Thanksgiving dinner, but still time to think of a sensible Christmas dinner recipe. "Saturated fat (mostly animal fat)
June 11, 1997 |
Alton Brown, who is charged with five armed robberies and prison escape in Delaware County, said yesterday that he wanted to pursue an insanity defense and demanded a new attorney. Brown, who led police on a two-county, 23-hour manhunt after escaping from Delaware County Prison on April 8, said his attorney was not working on the insanity defense. "He's trying to lead me down a different path," Brown said of public defender Emilio "Skip" DiMatteo Jr. "I don't need to be railroaded by my own counsel.
January 20, 1988 |
A 19-year-old golf-cart handler participated in a scheme to sell golf carts to his boss, whose body was found beaten and shot in the trunk of his car Sunday, according to a search-warrant affidavit. Anthony Matteo, of Byers Road in Chester Springs, acted as an intermediary between his employer, Patrick Calandriello, and a man named "Rick," said a search warrant signed Monday by District Justice John T. Jeffers in Phoenixville. Matteo has not been charged in connection with the slaying.
September 13, 1992 |
After nearly 14 hours of negotiating, the Moorestown Education Association and the Moorestown school board reached a tentative contract agreement Wednesday morning. The new three-year contract for teachers, secretaries, custodians and teachers' aides, reached with the help of a state mediator, will not be final until the school board votes to approve it. The date for the vote had not been scheduled as of Wednesday. Both sides have agreed not to talk about the specifics of the settlement until the board votes.
June 15, 1994 |
"I always send in more than one recipe. Unless it's a dessert contest. I'm not that fond of desserts," said Julie DeMatteo of Clementon as she began a culinary practice drill, a recipe run-through, in preparation for a forthcoming cook-off. But though multiple entries may give the petite blond homemaker a better chance at having one of her recipes catch the eye and appetite of contest judges, it takes more than quantity to reap the kind of prizes this Camden County cook has - about $33,000 in prize money alone since entering her first recipe contest just four years ago. An innate sense of taste and a knowledge of how ingredients interact have helped her create recipes in her head and on her computer that, she says, almost always work out well in the kitchen.
August 7, 1988 |
The Chester County District Attorney's Office said last week that it will not seek the death penalty against a Chester Springs man when he goes on trial in the slaying of a Montgomery County golf pro later this month. Anthony Matteo, 19, of Byers Road, is to stand trial Aug. 30 in the shooting death of his former boss, Patrick Calandriello, 47, of Bridgeport. Matteo has been held without bail in the Chester County Prison since his arrest Jan. 20 on charges of criminal homicide, theft and related offenses.