October 9, 1995 |
In a decision that proved trying even for the judge who made it, Joseph Weber, a Temple University graduate and former Germantown Academy swim coach, was sentenced Friday to serve three years and nine months to 7 1/2 years in prison for having a sexual affair with a 14-year-old girl. Decrying the excessive adulation of athletes and coaches and saying that Weber was "woefully deficient" in maturity, Montgomery County Court Judge Samuel W. Salus 2d ordered the 28-year-old Philadelphia man to undergo psychiatric care while incarcerated.
June 27, 2007 |
Police pressed a hunt yesterday for a bicycle bandit who pummeled a visiting nurse and stole her medical bags as she headed to see a patient in North Philadelphia. LuAnn Randall, 42, was beaten so badly she was hospitalized at Albert Einstein Medical Center after the attack Monday afternoon. Her condition could not be determined yesterday, but her husband, Chuck, told 6ABC News that she suffered facial fractures and was in "a lot of pain. " Police said the assailant pounced on Randall, a prenatal nurse, as she got out of her car to visit a pregnant woman on the 5900 block of Hutchinson Street in Fern Rock.
May 16, 1996 |
The nurse beat her 68-year-old patient to death for refusing to take his medication last year, and was prepared to take her medicine from the judge. "It was my duty to preserve life, not to end it," sighed a tearful Kathy Johnson, 45, to Common Pleas Judge Juanita Kidd Stout at her sentencing hearing. "I was his nurse. I had no right to take that man's life," Johnson added. "I still do not know how such a thing could have happened, and how I could have done it. " After defense lawyer Joel S. Moldovsky urged Stout to "look into the heart of the case, and the heart of the defendant, and see this was not a crime that was intended, and a crime that was sincerely regretted," Stout imposed a four-to-10-year prison term for third-degree murder.
March 25, 1997 |
Homicide detectives are seeking a 16-year-old in connection with last week's slaying of a Philadelphia Geriatric Center nurse. An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Yusef "Ali" Whitehead, of the 5000 block of North Seventh Street in Olney - the same neighborhood as the victim. Whitehead is being sought in the killing of Calma M. Calida, 49, a registered nurse, whose nude body was found in the Tacony Creek Park in the early-morning hours on Thursday. Investigators said at the time that Calida apparently had been intercepted by an assailant during her drive the night before from her Lower Olney home to the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, where her shift was to begin at 11 p.m. Two young men walking a macadam pathway spotted the body lying on its side on rocks in shallow water on the west bank of the creek a short distance from Bingham Street.
June 28, 2007 |
Police released a sketch yesterday of a man wanted for severely beating and robbing a visiting nurse in North Philadelphia and announced that a $1,000 reward had been posted for information leading to his arrest. Detectives said the nurse's medical bag, minus about $300 in cash and some personal belongings, was found on the 4300 block of Germantown Avenue, some distance from where she was attacked. The nurse, LuAnn Randall, was released from the hospital and returned to her home in South Jersey, where her husband, Chuck, said she was in a lot of pain and unable to eat solid food because of facial fractures.
September 30, 2001 |
Lisa Sebastian, a nurse and case manager, has been named employee of the month for September at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. Sebastian of Washington Township joined the hospital in 1992. She had been a floor nurse, charge nurse and nursing-shift supervisor until becoming a case manager. In that capacity, she works as a liaison with the patients' physicians, family and others to coordinate all in-hospital services. A graduate of Gloucester City High School and the Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Camden, she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing at Immaculata College.
December 13, 1986
Regarding Bruno Richard Hauptmann and the Lindbergh baby, though I was a teenager at the time, I can recall the case as well as if it had happened yesterday. My father was a lawyer, and I can recall his comments on the stories as they appeared in the newspapers. The jury was taken out of the courtroom each day through a mob of angry citizens all clamoring for conviction as the jurors were conducted to their hotel rooms for the night. That must have at least influenced them a little.
April 14, 2000 |
Mary T. Porambo Manuszak, 48, of East Norriton Township, a registered nurse, died Saturday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from injuries suffered in a multivehicle accident three days earlier. Plymouth Township police said Mrs. Manuszak's 1990 Dodge Caravan was rear-ended by a car and pushed into the oncoming lane, where it met another car head-on, in the 500 block of Township Line Road about 7:15 a.m. April 5. The accident was being investigated. Mrs. Manuszak, a native of Summit Hill, Pa., graduated from Panther Valley High School in Lansford in 1969 and from Easton Hospital's School of Nursing in 1972.
August 24, 1990 |
Frances L. Robinson, a licensed practical nurse who ministered to the needs of everyone she met, died Tuesday. She was 63 and lived in the city's Nicetown section. Robinson, a graduate of the Beaumont School of Nursing, had worked at various hospitals in the city and for nearly 30 years was a nanny and private nurse for the family of Rabbi Sidney Greenberg. "She was a kind, honest, beautiful person you could trust with your life," said Gertrude Shwell, a friend of more than 30 years.
October 13, 1989 |
Services were to be held this morning for Dorothy H. Miller, a longtime volunteer at Lankenau Hospital, who died Monday. She was 87 and lived in Drexel Hill, Delaware County. For more than 40 years Miller served as a volunteer at the hospital and for a number of years worked in the gift shop. She especially enjoyed working with the gift cart and visiting the patients. She had once worked at the hospital as a nurse. The former Dorothy Hartwig, she was a 1922 graduate of the Lankenau School of Nursing and graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1919.