May 25, 2013
Leonard Marsh, 80, cofounder of the Snapple beverage brand, died Tuesday. The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. of Plano, Texas, which now owns Snapple, on Thursday confirmed Mr. Marsh's death. He died at his home in Manhasset, N.Y., the New York Times reported. Snapple began in New York in 1972 as Unadulterated Food Products, which sold natural fruit juices to health-food stores. Mr. Marsh, a window washer who would later serve as chief executive officer of Snapple, launched the business on the side with his brother-in-law Hyman Golden and childhood friend Arnold Greenberg.
May 7, 2013 |
WEST Philadelphia-born and -raised, Colman Domingo makes no pretense of passing as a prince of Bel-Air. No need to; at 43, he's more a poobah of film and stage. And he's got the credits to prove it, from Steven Spielberg's recent, Oscar-winning "Lincoln" to Spike Lee's "Passing Strange," a 2009 film based on a play that Domingo appeared in and won an off-Broadway Obie Award for. You'll also see him this fall in Lee Daniels' "The Butler," about White House butler Eugene Allen.
May 5, 2013 |
It is entirely possible that somewhere, somehow, there is a jazz joint Peter Nero never played, a TV show or variety hour on which he did not banter, a belter or hoofer with whom he never shared the stage, or a pops orchestra he failed to lead. Possible, but not likely. In Philadelphia, he has been known as the suave personification of the Philly Pops, and if Philadelphia is a town that likes its maestros long-lived, Nero's local popularity is easily explained. He has been artistic chief of the Philly Pops for nearly 31/2 decades - since its start.
April 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The Denver Post won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for its coverage of the movie-theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., while the New York Times captured four awards for reporting on the rise of a new aristocracy in China, the business practices of Apple and Wal-Mart and a harrowing avalanche. The Associated Press received the award in breaking news photography for its coverage of the civil war in Syria. In awards that reflected the rapidly changing media world, the online publication InsideClimate News won the Pulitzer for national reporting for its reports on problems in the regulation of the nation's oil pipelines.
April 1, 2013
Bob Teague, 84, a former news anchor, reporter, and producer and one of New York City's first black television journalists, died Thursday, WNBC said. His widow, Jan, told the New York Times that he suffered from T-cell lymphoma. Mr. Teague was a veteran newspaper reporter who had worked at the Milwaukee Journal and the New York Times when he joined New York's NBC affiliate in 1963. Mr. Teague often subbed on NBC network news and sports programs, but he was critical of the industry that employed him. "How can you make the decisions about your lives, your family, your business if what you are getting is information about what the beautiful people are doing?"
January 7, 2013
"I think it will take a little while for this to work its way to the manufacturing sector, but it will be a stimulus. " - David J. Rosenberg, vice president, Langhorne-based Gamesa USA, which makes wind turbines, on extension of a wind-power tax credit. "I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills they have already racked up through the laws that they passed. " - President Obama, on the next financial crisis, raising the debt limit.
October 25, 2012 |
Judith J. Thompson, 79, a longtime resident of Chestnut Hill, who served as a volunteer and fund-raiser for several nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia, died of cancer Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Hill at Whitemarsh. Mrs. Thompson raised money for various organizations and projects, especially ones in Chestnut Hill, where she had lived since the 1960s. She was on the boards of directors at Chestnut Hill Academy, Chestnut Hill Hospital, and the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in the city's Germantown section.
October 1, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who led the newspaper to new levels of influence and profit while standing up for press freedom during some of the most significant moments in 20th-century journalism, died Saturday. He was 86. Sulzberger, who went by the nickname "Punch" and served with the Marine Corps before joining the Times staff first as a reporter and then - following his father and grandfather - as publisher, died at his home in Southampton, N.Y., after a long illness, his family announced.
August 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Lincoln Rocha had just taken some photos of his wife while they visited Times Square on a hot summer day when he saw a man nearby start to back away from police officers who were talking to him. When they reached out to try to grab hold of the man, Rocha said, "he just went for his knife. " The officers went for their guns. Rocha went for his camera. "When I saw the officers draw their guns, I was sure they would kill him," the Brazilian tourist said Sunday, the day after Darrius Kennedy, 51, was shot to death by police, who said he had lunged at officers with an 11-inch kitchen knife.
July 18, 2012
Jon Lord, 71, the keyboardist of the pioneering British hard-rock band Deep Purple, died Monday in London. The cause was a pulmonary embolism, said his manager, Bruce Payne. Mr. Lord announced last year that he had cancer. In songs from the late 1960s and early '70s such as "Smoke on the Water," "Hush," and the epic "Child in Time," Deep Purple laid much of the groundwork for heavy metal, drawing a blunter and fiercer sound out of the blues-based riffs common in the British invasion's first wave.