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October 9, 1998 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
There are 55 children at the residential treatment center where Derrick, 11, lives. He is protective of the younger ones and will crouch down to their level to talk, and take their hands and help them look for things they have lost. If they fall off their bikes, he'll run to brush them off and make them laugh. He likes to be helpful in many ways. He's a good organizer. When he picks up toys, he'll put dolls in one place and little cars in another. And he keeps his room clean. Derrick has made the honor roll in his special-education classes; they are taught at about a fourth-grade level.
NEWS
November 25, 1994 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joseph C. Nettleton, 83, who helped organize the meat cutters union in the Philadelphia-Camden area in 1939 and served in numerous capacities before retiring in 1978, died Monday in Farmington Hills, Mich., where he had lived since 1989. A Camden native, Mr. Nettleton was a city councilman there from 1966 to 1975. He was a longtime member of the Camden City Planning Board, serving eight years as chairman. He also served on the city's Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Citizens' Advisory Board to the Camden City Board of Education.
NEWS
May 20, 2004 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Omjasisa Kentu, born Louis K. Kearney, 52, a relentless advocate for the political empowerment of African Americans, died of a stroke Friday at Albert Einstein Medical Center. "Kentu was a passionate man who loved Philadelphia and his community," former Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr. said Tuesday, and who worked hard, Goode added, to help the people of his native North Philadelphia. Mr. Kentu's future may have been forged on a crisp fall day in November 1967, when he was beaten by police while participating in a demonstration outside Philadelphia School District headquarters.
NEWS
April 7, 1986 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
Sam Nocella Sr., a retired vice president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers of America and a member of the labor movement for more than a half-century, died Thursday. He was 82 and lived in Southampton, Bucks County. When Nocella retired in 1982, he also was manager of the Baltimore Region's Joint Board. He was recognized as one of the earliest in the textile industry to warn of the increasing danger to the domestic economy of foreign imports and was considered a pioneer in bringing about fringe benefits, including day care for working mothers.
NEWS
December 17, 1993 | by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Alfred Junior "Al" Jiles, an organizer for Local 56 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 58 and lived in Wyndmoor, Montgomery County. Jiles had been an organizer for the union for more than 20 years. Educated in the Ardmore, Okla., public schools, he was a 1958 graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Deborah Jiles, one of his daughters, said her father was highly regarded in the union and the community.
SPORTS
August 12, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Riders in cycling's Tour of Galicia in Spain refused to contest yesterday's stage as a sign of respect to a race organizer who died after crashing his motorcycle while trying to warn riders of an obstacle. Jesus Presa, 40, died yesterday of head injuries sustained after colliding Tuesday with Italian rider Denis Zanette. Zanette suffered minor injuries. After riding most of today's 190-kilometer stage at normal speed, the riders consulted organizers and decided to cross the finish line without the traditional sprint for victory.
NEWS
March 13, 2013 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Emanuel "Manny" Ortiz, 63, a longtime advocate and political organizer in Philadelphia's Puerto Rican community, died Friday, March 8, at Pennsylvania Hospital of complications following heart surgery. For two decades, Mr. Ortiz served as executive director of the Hispanic educational organization ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania. He also was a founder of Taller Puertorriqueño, a group for activists and artists. He served as deputy mayor under Mayor Ed Rendell. He was a key supporter for former City Councilman Angel Ortiz and the coalition that elected Mayor W. Wilson Goode.
NEWS
March 14, 2013
Services have been set for Emanuel "Manny" Ortiz, 63, a longtime advocate and political organizer in Philadelphia's Puerto Rican community, who died Friday, March 8, at Pennsylvania Hospital of complications following heart surgery. For two decades, Mr. Ortiz served as executive director of the Hispanic educational organization ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania. He also was a founder of Taller Puertorriqueño, a group for activists and artists, and served as deputy mayor under Mayor Ed Rendell.
NEWS
September 7, 1997 | By Karen E. Quinones Miller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shafik Asante, 49, a community activist and organizer, died at Graduate Hospital on Friday after a long fight with bone cancer. Mr. Asante, also known as Shafik Abu-Tahir, was born in West Philadelphia. His grandfather, Emmanuel Wyatt, was the president and cofounder of the Haddington Leadership Organization, an organization that Mr. Asante later chaired. Mr. Asante attended West Philadelphia High School, Wilberforce College in Ohio, the Philadelphia College of the Bible, and Antioch University.
NEWS
January 25, 1995 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rose F. Staub, 101, a longtime resident of the city's Lawndale section who moved South more than 40 years ago to pursue an often-dangerous career as a union organizer, died Sunday in a St. Petersburg, Fla., nursing home. While raising a son and daughter with her husband, Charles E. Staub, Mrs. Staub began a job as a seamstress in a Nicetown textile mill. Appalled by working conditions there, she became a union business agent, said her grandson, Charles E. Staub 2d. In the early 1950s, after her husband's death, she moved to Florida, eventually settling in Tampa.
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NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Culture Writer
More than $2.6 million was awarded Wednesday to 284 arts and cultural organizations around the city by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, about the same number as last year. Of those, 20 are receiving their first grants, fund officials said. Since its founding in 1991, the fund has distributed $40 million in unrestricted operating funds to hundreds of groups, large and small. The fund also announced that the Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music is winner of the Councilman David Cohen Award, a noncash award recognizing an arts organization for its economic and social justice work.
NEWS
April 23, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel and Maddie Hanna, STAFF WRITERS
This is how confident Donald Trump's Pennsylvania supporters are that he'll coast to victory Tuesday: Confident enough to spend the final stretch mastering the impenetrable rules that govern the Republican National Convention, lining up hundreds of poll workers, and strategizing about their real challenge - getting voters to cast primary ballots next week for pro-Trump delegates. "He's going to win the popular vote without question," said Phyllis Zemble, a former Lower Merion Township commissioner and Democrat who turned Republican to vote for Trump.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
An organization that defines its mission as serving businesses that believe that business is a force for good said that unless North Carolina changes its law requiring people to use public bathrooms based on the sex on their birth certificates rather than that which with they identify, it will move its annual conference, scheduled for October in North Carolina, out of the state. Founded by Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan and Andrew Kassoy, B Lab, with offices in Wayne, certifies companies as "B Corps," based on their meeting environmental, social and other standards.
NEWS
March 28, 2016 | By Patricia Madej, Staff Writer
This presidential primary season has captured unprecedented attention for fisticuffs at rallies, candidate references to anatomy sizes, and debates over who has the more attractive wife. There have been allegations of affairs and improper use of email. Philadelphia itself will have a high-profile role in the selection of the Democratic nominee as host of the Democratic National Convention in July. Yet none of it generated an enthusiastic outpouring Saturday in North Philadelphia for a "Get Out the Vote" rally organized by the Philadelphia NAACP.
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
Hahnemann University Hospital last week became the second transplant center in the nation to receive permission to use organs from HIV-positive donors. The organs would be given only to patients who also are HIV-positive and have agreed to accept them. The transplants will be part of research that will carefully monitor both the transplant and the potentially deadly disease. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore announced last month that it would be the first to offer HIV-positive organs to HIV-positive patients on its waiting list.
NEWS
March 11, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
After a heated meeting in Point Breeze last month where anti-Semitic remarks were hurled at a developer, one member of City Council is calling for decorum - and wondering if it can be regulated. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, whose district includes Point Breeze, wants the city to create "standards of conduct" for registered community organizations, the groups that host neighborhood meetings and provide input on development projects. He said such rules would ensure that the registered groups "operate with a level of decency and order.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2016 | By Ashley Caldwell, Staff Writer
Growing up in West Philly, Joshua Dingle struggled with such a severe stutter he could barely form a sentence. His parents tried speech therapy, but it didn't work. Then an unexpected breakthrough at age 12 changed his life. "My parents introduced me to music and theater," Dingle said. "It wasn't because of my speech impediment, but because I needed something to do at that age. " Dingle said that within six to 12 months, his speech became "near-perfect. " "It was like a miracle," he said.
BUSINESS
February 29, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
MILLVILLE, N.J. - The Espoma Co., a leading producer of organic fertilizer, still uses largely the same natural soil-enriching ingredients it did when it was founded nearly 90 years ago. What's different now is that organic gardening has moved from the obscure corners of garden centers into the mainstream, shifting Espoma into a comfortable position in a thriving niche of the lawn- and garden-supply industry. "It used to be we had to downplay the organics when we were selling it because the organics always had some baggage with it - it smells, it doesn't work, it's too expensive," said Jeremy Brunner, 43, Espoma's vice president, who represents the fourth generation of family ownership.
TRAVEL
February 7, 2016
Eagle Creek pioneered those now ubiquitous multiple-size, nylon, zippered organizer bags. Always a step ahead of the pack, the company has introduced expandable bags that unzip to double the space. Made of ultra-lightweight ripstop nylon not much heavier than a self-zip plastic bag, the new Pack-It Specter Compression Cubes (which are actually rectangular) come in sets of two, with one bag about double the dimensions of the other. A 10-inch-by-7-inch-by-1-inch-thick bag expands to triple the thickness - about the size of Eagle Creek's "half cube" organizer bag. The other bag expands from 14 inches by 10 inches by 1 inch thick to triple the thickness, which is what you get with the "full cube" organizer (my favorite size for folded shirts)
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