December 15, 2013 |
Cerebral palsy has left Jonathan Chiccino's body crippled and contorted. But it hasn't left a scratch on his keen intellect. The 32-year-old Temple University graduate with a 3.6 grade point average is setting his sights on law school. The barrister-to-be wants to practice either family or divorce law. Before Chiccino can join the bar, he must first clear a bar - the law school admissions test. It won't be easy. He'll need a waiver for special accommodations including extended time to complete the exam.
December 10, 2013 |
Kathleen R. Reber, 78, of West Chester, a nursing school teacher for a quarter-century, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, of a heart ailment at Paoli Hospital. Mrs. Reber was born in Parkesburg and lived in Chester County for 70 years. She graduated from Villa Maria Academy in 1953 and earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Georgetown University in 1957. "Kathleen loved her time at each of these schools, and maintained friendships that were developed there until her passing," her family said in a statement.
November 22, 2013 |
MEDIA Fourteen Delaware County nursing-home residents whose absentee votes were tossed by a GOP poll-watcher who thought the ballots looked suspicious will have their votes counted, a County Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Joseph P. Cronin Jr. ruled in favor of the appeal filed on behalf of the voters from the Broomall Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and directed the Board of Elections to include the votes in the final tabulation for the Nov. 5 election. In total, 61 ballots were challenged by poll watcher John Capuzzi, a Marple Township Republican committeeman and the son of a local judge, who was running for tax collector unopposed.
November 20, 2013 |
FROM Philadelphia to the Philippines, a young sailor is showing some brotherly love. Typhoon Haiyan swept across the South Pacific nation Nov. 8, killing nearly 4,000 people and displacing 4 million others. The USS George Washington was on the scene less than a week later. Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Nurse of Philly is among the 5,500 sailors onboard the nuclear-powered supercarrier. "It's amazing to be able to help out. One minute we're in Hong Kong, the next we're here," he said by phone from the Philippine Sea. "It feels awesome to be able to assist people in need.
November 2, 2013 |
Linda Bingaman Napieralski, 59, of Voorhees, a nursing instructor at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden since 2005, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, of pancreatic cancer at Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center in Mount Holly. Born in Reading, she graduated from Muhlenberg High School in Laureldale, Berks County, and earned her registered nurse's diploma at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1975. While working as a nurse at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, she earned her master's degree in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, a daughter, Jennifer, said.
November 1, 2013 |
THE FAMILY of Claudette Denise Willie waxed poetic in describing her: "If life was a song, she sang it. If life was a challenge, she met it. If life was a dream, she realized it. If life was a sacrifice, she offered it. "She was a connoisseur of life," her family concluded. Claudette Denise Willie, affectionately called "Brown Eyes," a registered nurse known for devotion to the well-being of her patients, died Oct. 25 of cancer at age 58. The residents of the Silver Stream Center in Spring House, Montgomery County, were fortunate to have had Claudette as their director of nursing in long-term care.
October 19, 2013 |
As a teenager, Kathleen McNaughton didn't just try out for her high school's athletic teams. At what is now Fontbonne Hall Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., "she played varsity basketball for four years; she was captain for two of those four years," playing point guard, a son, Mark, said. She also played varsity softball at Fontbonne for three years, as pitcher and shortstop. She ran on the track team for two years. And, he said, she was the president of her senior class of 1958.
October 16, 2013 |
Three Eagles have shoulder injuries that are likely to keep them from being full participants in Tuesday's practice: left tackle Jason Peters, safety Patrick Chung, and running back Chris Polk. Peters briefly left Sunday's 31-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before returning. Chung and Polk left and did not return. Coach Chip Kelly did not sound concerned Monday about Peters' injury, suggesting that the tackle would be fully participating in practice by Wednesday. Kelly was uncertain about Chung and Polk's injuries.
October 12, 2013 |
A West Philadelphia sixth grader reportedly died from severe asthma complications after she was sent home from school Sept. 25 because she felt ill. Philadelphia City Paper reported Thursday that the father of the Bryant School student, Laporcha Massey, said he rushed his daughter to an emergency room shortly after she returned from school. Bryant has a nurse only two days a week, and the father wondered whether his 12-year-old daughter might be alive if the nurse had been there the day she fell ill and called sooner.
October 12, 2013 |
POTTSVILLE, Pa. - Barbara Mancini, a Philadelphia nurse charged with a felony of assisted suicide, pressured a hospice to prescribe morphine for her father with the intention of helping him end his life, Senior Deputy Attorney General Anthony Forray argued Thursday. During a hearing focused on a defense motion to dismiss the felony charge, Forray said Mancini gave her father a bottle of morphine knowing it could end his life. When the morphine didn't do the job, she asked a hospice nurse for more, Forray said.