June 3, 2015 |
Pennsylvania utilities, regulators and law enforcement officials on Monday announced a media campaign to raise awareness about criminals posing as utility workers to gain access to homes. The Keystone Alliance to Stop Utility Imposters urges customers to closely check identification from anybody claiming to be a utility worker. It is rare for utility workers to show up at homes without an appointment. "Sadly, the number of incidents of imposters posing as legitimate utility workers is increasing," said State Rep. Mike Regan (R-York)
August 28, 2013 |
Sarah Murnaghan, the 11-year-old girl whose plight led to a national change in lung-transplant rules, was released on Tuesday and is now back home in Newtown Square. Sarah, who has cystic fibrosis, entered Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in February in dire need of a double lung transplant. Although she remains very weak, she has made remarkable progress since June, when she received two double-lung transplants of adult organs within days. Sarah had waited 18 months for children's lungs before her family waged a media campaign and filed a federal lawsuit to have her placed on the adult-transplant waiting list.
June 8, 2013 |
A federal judge intervened Thursday to improve the odds that a second dying child could get a lung transplant from an adult donor in a fast-moving drama that has tugged at the public's heartstrings while raising concerns among ethicists. Just a day earlier, lawyers had persuaded U.S. District Judge Michael M. Baylson to suspend rules they said discriminated against children like Sarah Murnaghan of Newtown Square, a 10-year-old with end-stage cystic fibrosis. They returned to federal court Thursday and successfully argued for Javier Acosta, 11, of New York City, who suffers from the same progressive disease.
March 31, 2013
Movies Evil Dead See Steven Rea's preview on H2. Gimme the Loot See Steven Rea's preview on H2. Jurassic Park 3D See Steven Rea's preview on H2. Reality A man's values and perceptions are skewed when he lands on a reality TV show. Various languages with subtitles. Starbuck A slacker discovers that his sperm donations from years earlier have hit paydirt and that 142 of his biological offspring are filing a class-action lawsuit to discover Dad's identity.
March 8, 2013 |
The Institute for Excellence Charter School of Winslow Township has known for a week that the New Jersey Department of Education won't renew its charter for the fall. Absent a reversal of that order, the 480-pupil school will have to close its doors permanently on June 28. But some parents, teachers and administrators at the embattled K-5 aren't waiting for its board to make a decision about whether to file a legal appeal. They have stepped up with an aggressive social media and grassroots campaign that targets Gov. Christie, the state legislature, the education department and TIFECS's board of trustees.
March 6, 2013 |
Reading her grandmother's diary descriptions on the way to Philadelphia, Susan Gibbs imagined the great ship in its heyday: ladies in their mink stoles, ballroom dancing, indoor pool, champagne, luxurious spa, and pleasant sea breezes. Her grandfather, William Francis Gibbs of Rittenhouse Square, had designed the world's fastest, safest, and most technologically advanced ocean liner - the SS United States - and saw its launch in 1951. His "queen of the seas" represented, for many, America's optimism and can-do spirit after World War II. The 2,000-passenger ship still holds the transatlantic speed record.
November 1, 2012
By Silvio Laccetti I was trapped inside, with torrents of reports, swirls of data, floods of facts, and gusts of wind endlessly battering my senses - until the screen went black. Hurricane Sandy? No. The presidential campaign in a swing state. I survived this scenario in one of them, Colorado, during a recent visit. I had never experienced anything like it before: four or five consecutive commercials for Mitt Romney or President Obama at a time, in rapid succession, and throughout the day and evening, each side contradicting the other in a head-spinning cyclone of blabber.
August 28, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University is going on the offensive to restore its battered image. After months of reacting to one devastating development after another in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, university trustees Sunday charted a proactive strategy to rebuild faith in the campus. The approach, outlined on the final day of the board's annual retreat, includes implementing several recommendations offered last month in an internal report on the university's handling of the crisis, as well as launching a media campaign to emphasize Penn State's achievements.
August 27, 2012 |
Recent efforts at reputation rehabilitation by key players in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal do not appear to have won over many Pennsylvanians, polling data released Saturday suggest. The Inquirer Pennsylvania Poll found the state's voters widely disapproved of the way figures such as former Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier, head football coach Joe Paterno, and Gov. Corbett handled allegations against the former assistant coach convicted in June of molesting 10 boys.
August 27, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University is going on the offensive to restore its battered image. After months of reacting to one devastating development after another in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, university trustees on Sunday charted a proactive strategy to rebuild faith in the campus. The two-pronged approach, outlined on the final day of the board's annual retreat, includes implementing several recommendations offered last month in an internal report on the university's handling of the crisis, as well as launching a media campaign to emphasize Penn State's positive achievements.