September 9, 2010
Marceline Joyce Burrell Wright Crowder, an accountant for the former Naval Publications and Forms Center in Philadelphia and a devoted mother and grandmother, died Saturday at the age of 63. Marceline, known as "Marie," was born in Prince Edward County, Va., the eldest of the 11 children of Margaret Evelyn Johnson and Scott Burrell. Coming to Philadelphia, she graduated from Kensington High School, where she showed a talent for mathematics. She went on to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she studied accounting.
September 13, 1991 |
The Duke of Kent was worried about the President of the United States and about finding C. Everett Koop, and all kept looking at their watches. His Royal Highness, Edward, Duke of Kent, cousin to both Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, alighted from a Rolls- Royce at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at precisely 2 p.m. yesterday and said: "We must be gone before the President arrives. I understand they will be blocking the roads. " George Peckham, senior physician at the hospital, assured the duke that his visit would end long before President Bush arrived to tour a drug-treatment clinic at the nearby Veterans Hospital and that Koop, former U.S. surgeon general and once senior surgeon at the hospital, was in the building and would be stopping by to say hello.
October 31, 2003 |
The mayoral election has given Philadelphia an undeserved bad name for poor race relations. Racial tension is not uniquely Philadelphian. It's a fact all across the land. In fact, the contest between Mayor John Street and his Republican opponent, Sam Katz, is not even the most divisive election I have seen here. If the polls are correct, Street, the black candidate, may get even more white votes than he did when he ran four years ago. True, 94 percent of black voters are forecast to be voting for Street.
May 18, 2007 |
The Flyers re-signed defenseman Lasse Kukkonen to a two-year, $1.75 million contract yesterday. "He's a really good defenseman for us and we feel he is only going to get better," general manager Paul Holmgren said of the 25-year-old, who came to the Flyers last season in a trade for forward Kyle Calder. "We felt that Lasse was a nice addition to our team when we acquired him in February," Holmgren said. "He showed that he can move the puck extremely well and that he is a really steady defender.
March 30, 1993 |
WASHINGTON U.S.: EMBARGO WAS VIOLATED Iran recently violated international sanctions against Iraq by receiving delivery of a large shipment of Iraqi oil, the State Department said yesterday. Department spokesman Richard Boucher provided no further detail, except to say that U.S. officials raised the issue with Iran through diplomatic channels. CAIRO 2 HURT IN BLAST NEAR PYRAMIDS An explosion near the pyramids wounded two Egyptian workers today but a group of Russians touring the monuments escaped unhurt, security sources said.
September 10, 1992 |
In an effort to shore up their defense, weakened with the defection of Mark Howe to the Detroit Red Wings and the trade of Steve Duchesne and Kerry Huffman to Quebec as part of the Eric Lindros package, the Flyers announced the signing of Russian defenseman Dimitri Yushkevich to a contract. In yesterday's press conference at a South Philadelphia restaurant to preview the opening of training camp in the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island Saturday, general manager Russ Farwell said there is "still some small question over who owns his foreign rights.
July 9, 1999 |
Currency collectors will finally be able to buy uncirculated $20 notes with low serial numbers. Protests had gone on for years that the only uncirculated notes sold were with long, non-distinctive numbers. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has decided to produce three offers: a premium Federal Reserve set, a historical portfolio, and a deluxe single note. The Federal Reserve set will offer one $20 bill from each Federal Reserve bank. The 12 bills will be issued in acid-free sleeves at a cost of $695.
June 7, 2012 |
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II visited her husband, Prince Philip, at the hospital Wednesday after officials said he would likely remain there for a few days to treat a bladder infection, an ailment that has already forced him to miss much of the celebration of his wife's 60 years on the throne. Elizabeth arrived at the King Edward VII Hospital in central London hours after Buckingham Palace said that Philip's condition had "improved considerably. " The palace added that the prince, who turns 91 on Sunday, was being treated with antibiotics and "is in good spirits.
September 3, 1989 |
I'm seeking information for an exchange student, my granddaughter, who will be going to Grenoble, France, this fall. We're especially looking for tips on how a 16-year-old can plan trips on her own while abroad. A good source of such advice is The Teenager's Guide to Study, Travel, and Adventure Abroad, compiled by the Council on International Educational Exchange (St. Martin's Press, 1989-90 edition, $9.95). The book is aimed mainly at teenagers considering or trying to find an overseas program, but its first 80 pages are full of information on what students need to consider before going abroad.
May 12, 2004 |
John Hurt sat in his battered brown pickup, pausing between his day job at the highway department and his night job at the lumber mill, and reflected on what he lost four decades ago. "It would have been better if they had cut off my arm or leg or took out my eye. I could have got by with one arm. Or no arms. But the thing they took, it's priceless. " What Hurt, 54, lost was his education. He left first grade in 1959. He didn't get to second grade until 1964. For those five years, the public schools of Prince Edward County in south-central Virginia were closed to avoid court-ordered integration.