July 20, 2012 |
SEA ISLE CITY is a pleasant vacation spot with warm sands and inviting surf. But that's summer. How about winter, when the surf is still surging, but in temperatures often below freezing? Thomas Campbell enjoyed both. Every year he would revel in the summer fun at the Jersey Shore resort and come February, he would be among the hearty souls dancing in the frigid surf in the annual Polar Bear Plunge off the 40th Street beach. Tom had a zest for life that wouldn't quit. He was also an enthusiastic participant in the annual "Running of the Santas" in Philly, in which several hundred people garbed in Santa Claus costumes, or dressed as reindeer, elves and other imaginative creatures run through the streets.
March 5, 1989 |
Diane Carlson Evans got the idea in 1983 when she visited a Minneapolis art display saluting Vietnam veterans. "Everywhere I looked," she recalled of the artwork there, "I saw men. " She had been an Army nurse in Vietnam, and it was clear to her that the role of women in that war was being ignored. So, hauling her old footlocker from her parents' farmhouse in Minnesota, Evans pulled out her fatigues for the first time since she left Vietnam in August 1969. Dried blood still stained her boots.
June 9, 2010 |
Elizabeth Ide Reihmer and her husband, Donald, shared an adventurous spirit. On Mar. 24, 1950, the Evening Bulletin reported that they were to be given a farewell that evening by the Beverly Hills United Presbyterian Church in Upper Darby. "The Reihmers, who have had no previous experience in foreign mission work," the newspaper reported, were to leave by the end of the month, to carry Christianity "to pagan tribes" in Ethiopia. She was 29, he was 30, and with them was Adrianne, an 11-month-old daughter.
October 19, 2015 |
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Rachel Dodek can remain relatively calm about her 6-year-old Alex, newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. But Tuesdays and Thursdays, when John Hancock Elementary doesn't have a nurse on duty, are excruciating. An agency nurse is supposed to visit those days to check the first grader's blood sugar and administer his insulin - but someone doesn't always show, and even when someone does, the care is inconsistent, his mother said. "I'm on edge from the time I wake up on days when I know the regular nurse isn't there," Dodek said.
August 12, 1987 |
Cheryl Conley's husband was perplexed one night when a television newscast in their temporary Santa Fe, N.M., adobe home kept referring to groups of people as Anglos. "What and who are Anglos?" he asked. Pointing her index finger first at him and then at herself, she silently answered his query. If she had learned just one thing during her eight weeks as a volunteer nurse with the federal Indian Health Services in New Mexico, it was that she and her husband - white, middle-class West Deptford, N.J., residents - were suddenly part of a minority.
October 8, 1987 |
To neighbors on 60th Street in West Philadelphia, Mary Gatling is just a pleasant, quiet neighbor and hard-working practical nurse. To the Japanese, however, Mary Gatling is one of the "Super People of the World. " In fact, there is now a handsome plaque on her living room mantel from the Nippon Television Network, officially proclaiming her status as one of the world's "Super People. " "I have the longest arms of any woman in the world," she explained. She says it with mild amusement - in the manner of a person who has learned to accept a thing that can't be changed and is making the most of it. She won the title a couple of years ago, along with a $200 cash prize, when the National Enquirer newspaper ran a contest seeking the man and woman with the longest arms.
March 26, 2016 |
The prosecution in the trial of a SEPTA police officer accused of roughing up a nurse who had wanted to submit a complaint against him ended its case Thursday with testimony from a police supervisor that both helped and hurt the accused. SEPTA Police Lt. Garrett Marsh told a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury that he saw Officer Douglas Ioven struggling to control a handcuffed woman during the Christmas morning incident at Suburban Station in 2013. "When I went down the hallway, I saw the officer struggling with a black female," Marsh said.
March 22, 2014 |
Kathleen Wixted Underwood, 60, of Cape May Court House, a former registered nurse and health-care volunteer, died of heart failure Monday, March 17, at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Underwood graduated from the former Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and earned a bachelor's in nursing at Rutgers-Camden University. She earned her RN diploma at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and studied toward a master's in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, her husband, Joseph P. Underwood Jr., said.
December 8, 2004 |
Jolie Garrison, a 31-year-old nurse and mother of five who was found dead in her Springfield Township house on Monday, was strangled, according to a Delaware County Medical Examiner's report released yesterday. Robert Walker, Garrison's live-in boyfriend and father of her children, was in custody last night in Carneys Point, N.J., after police arrested him on an unrelated warrant. Walker, 34, is a "person of interest" in Garrison's death, police said. Walker was fighting extradition to Pennsylvania, according to police.
July 2, 1987 |
A 3-year-old Bensalem boy who nearly drowned at an Upper Southampton pool on Sunday was rescued and revived by a lifeguard and an off-duty nurse. The boy, Scott Shapiro of the 6700 block of Mayflower Drive, was beginning to sink in the shallow end of pool at the Southampton Cabana and Swim Club about 12:35 p.m. when lifeguard Greg Wasserman, 16, jumped in and saved him, police and pool sources said. Sources said the boy had stopped breathing and was revived with cardiopulmonary resuscitation by Wasserman and Susan Cohen, a nurse who is a pool member.