May 11, 2002 |
A former member of two local volunteer rescue squads was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in state prison for setting the squad buildings ablaze last November. James T. Shue, 23, of Pennsauken, caused $178,000 in damage when he set fire to the Maple Shade Heavy Rescue Squad building Nov. 7. The second floor was gutted. Ten days later, he torched a car inside the Palmyra Rescue Squad building; repairs to the vehicle and to the building cost more than $53,000. "I am sorry . . . I need help," a trembling Shue said as he was sentenced by state Superior Court Judge Thomas S. Smith Jr. in Burlington County.
March 6, 2002 |
A former member of two local rescue squads pleaded guilty yesterday in Superior Court to setting a series of fires last fall, fires that his attorney said he could not prevent himself from starting. In entering his pleas, James T. Shue, 23, told the court that he suffered "panic attacks" that caused him to set the fires. The blazes in November damaged buildings housing the Maple Shade Heavy Rescue Squad and the Palmyra Ambulance Association. Shue, of Pennsauken, was a member of both associations.
October 14, 1989 |
CHOLESTEROL REMOVER Someday you may be able to vacuum out excess cholesterol. A machine that does just that is designed for people who can't lower their cholesterol levels by drugs or dieting. It is being tested to obtain U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. The machine removes, cleans and returns a person's blood, minus the cholesterol. MOISTURIZING As temperatures drop and thermostats and heating systems click on, that all-over humidity bath that our skin enjoys during the summer evaporates.
November 2, 1986 |
Margaret began to tremble. Her heart was pounding madly. She broke out in a sweat and began to breathe heavily. "Maybe this time," she thought. "Maybe this time it will kill me. " But it didn't. She lived through this panic attack, but it left her with the realization that she had to do something. She couldn't continue to hide in her "safety zones," to lie to her friends about why she needed them to drive her places, to limit what she could achieve in her career. "I had been suffering panic attacks for two years," she said, "as often as twice a day. Panic, and avoiding panic attacks, were the dominating factors of my life.
April 10, 2006 |
The Fixer: Susan Sabo, 46, Organizers Inc., West Chester, www.organizersinc.com The problem: Although Joffe never neglected her clients, her success with them had outstripped her ability to handle routine business functions, such as billing. She lost notes scribbled on scraps of paper. Her disorganization interfered with her enjoyment of her family. The solution: Sabo advised Joffe to review her schedule for the next day at night and to make better use of technology, such as invoicing software and computerized faxing for contacting the media.
November 16, 1995 |
Imagine being too afraid to open your front door and step outside. You choose, instead, to stay safely inside your own four walls for months, even years. This mental disorder, called agoraphobia, gets a credible portrayal amidst the Hollywood terror and gore of the current No. 3 box office draw, "Copycat. " Actress Sigourney Weaver plays criminal psychologist Helen Hudson, who has been too terrified to leave her apartment after being nearly slashed to death 13 months earlier by a serial killer.
January 14, 1999 |
Maryland sure has a funny way of showing respect for the North Carolina tradition. Obinna Ekezie, saddled with foul trouble the first half, rebounded with 19 points over the final 17:41 as the visiting Terrapins, ranked fifth, defeated No. 9 North Carolina, 89-76, last night, winning at the Smith Center for the third time in the last four years. The Terps' five wins there are more than any school. "We just came in here with a good attitude," Maryland's Laron Profit said. "We love this arena, we love the excitement, we love looking at the banners, we love thinking about the history and the tradition that this place has. "We want to put on a good show when we come here, because we feel like that's being respectful for what they've done for the game of basketball.
July 17, 1988 |
It was hot outside, with the temperature breaking 100 degrees for the second day in a row. Several softball games were in session Monday night and the Klein Branch of the Jewish Community Centers, at Red Lion and Jameson Roads, was bustling inside and out. But down a quiet hallway, in Room 205, a group of 20 people were there to hear about fears and phobias. Steven R. Cohen, 43, a friendly looking, tall and slender man with graying hair and a full beard, looked remarkably cool in a suit and tie. He has been treating people with phobias for the last 20 years.
July 14, 1997 |
Even 10 years ago, we all still lived in thrall to the Big Ideas of three 19th-century European thinkers: Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Charles Darwin. Today, two of the three are in semi-disgrace, but Darwin's idea is more powerful than ever. You might call it "the survival of the fittest. " It's remarkable how fast the three Big Ideas took over. In 1897, when writer Jack London, then 23 years old, was trapped in the ice on the Yukon River during the Klondike Gold Rush, he had Darwin's Origin of Species and Marx's Das Kapital in his pack to help him through the winter.