August 13, 2013 |
William Henry Calvin Cannon Jr., 78, of West Philadelphia, a longtime mailer in the production department of The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, died Friday, Aug. 2, of natural causes at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospice in Darby Borough. From August 1978 until retiring on Dec. 31, 2004, Mr. Cannon worked at the Inquirer Building in Center City and later at the newspapers' printing plant in Upper Merion Township. Before that, he was a mailer for Triangle Publications Inc., which published TV Guide and Seventeen Magazine and formerly published The Inquirer.
July 25, 2013 |
THE NEXT TIME people tell me, "Newspapers are dead," I'll tell them about Denise Ferguson. In 2007, the two-story rowhouse attached to hers on Lambert Street in Point Breeze was torn down, all the way to the basement floor, by a developer who then abandoned the project, leaving a deep-holed eyesore. Ferguson convinced a man who'd worked on the property to at least fence it off from the sidewalk, so no one would fall in. It took a year, but the fence finally went up. Problem was, it had an 18-inch gap where it should have met the side wall of Ferguson's house.
June 7, 2013 |
Daniel Ginyard, 94, a former manager for a South Jersey car dealership and part-owner of two weekly newspapers in Philadelphia, died Thursday, May 30, at Wilmington Hospital of the Christiana Health Care System. He was a former Willingboro resident. Born in Orangeburg, S.C., Mr. Ginyard graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia, took business administration classes at Temple University, and enlisted in the Army in 1943. During 10 years of active duty, he served as a communications officer and a transportation officer, including for a time in Japan, nephew Philip Ginyard said Wednesday.
May 13, 2013 |
Show us your face. That's my solution to the online issue of incivility to which Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie recently fell victim at Philly.com. Vitriolic postings about his recent marriage illustrate the need for media-sponsored websites to implement the same rules that apply to a speaker sounding off in the town's square: Say what you want, but the public gets to see who you are. John Featherman, a Philly.com columnist, reported that as soon as word of Lurie's nuptials to a woman of Vietnamese heritage was published, a blogosphere barrage began.
April 30, 2013 |
JACK McBRIDE'S DOOR was always open. Friends, friends of friends, his sons' friends - all were welcome to drop in anytime, check out the refrigerator, have a meal, sleep over if they wanted to. A happy, congenial Irishman, Jack was the kind of guy who always gave of himself, whether it was to his five sons, his cherished grandkids or his many friends. Jack was there with an open door and an open heart. And his grandkids could wrap him around their fingers. They were spoiled rotten by Grandad.
April 3, 2013
Eight charged in fatal club fire SAO PAULO - Prosecutors have filed charges against eight people in connection with a deadly nightclub fire in southern Brazil that killed 241 people earlier this year. The Jan. 27 fire roared through the crowded, windowless Kiss nightclub in the city of Santa Maria, filling the air with flames and thick, toxic smoke. Police have said the band performing at the club lit a flare, which ignited flammable soundproofing foam on the ceiling, releasing a deadly combination of gases.
February 24, 2013 |
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican lashed out Saturday at the media for what it said has been a run of defamatory and false reports before the conclave to elect Pope Benedict XVI's successor, saying they were an attempt to influence the election. Italian newspapers have been rife with unsourced reports in recent days about the contents of a secret dossier prepared for the pope by three cardinals who investigated the origins of the 2012 scandal over leaked Vatican documents. The reports have suggested the revelations in the dossier, given to Benedict in December, were a factor in his decision to resign.
February 9, 2013 |
The union representing journalists and other workers at The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com voted Thursday night to approve a two-year contract that cuts wages by 2.5 percent. The vote, at a Center City hotel, was 200-35, according to union officials. It was the culmination of a months-long effort by Interstate General Media L.L.C. to lower its operating costs by wringing concessions out of the 11 unions who represent workers in all departments of the two daily newspapers and the website.
February 6, 2013
The union representing paper handlers at The Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News ratified a new two-year contract Monday after having rejected a tentative agreement Friday. Brian Reice, president of Teamsters Local 169, which represents 23 warehouse employees of Interstate General Media L.L.C., said the initial agreement was rejected based on the wording. After union leaders met with company officials over the weekend, members voted Monday, with 98 percent supporting the agreement, he said.