May 7, 2015
A headline Tuesday misstated the amount of Comcast Corp.'s planned stock buyback, which is $2.5 billion. A photo caption in some editions Wednesday on the preparation of Mother's Day bags by the Occupational Training Center of Burlington County gave an incorrect name for program director Misty Kilgore.
February 3, 2015 |
IF RANDOLPH Sanders is a killer, he's also a phenomenal liar. There he was, sitting on a bench at Turning Points for Children last month, telling a TV news reporter how shocked he was by the execution-style slaying of beloved colleague Kim Jones as she was waiting to catch the bus on Jan. 13. "We're all just stunned, just stunned," Sanders said during an interview with 6ABC reporter Vernon Odom soon after Jones' death. Sporting a plaid scarf, cuffed jeans and a well-groomed beard, Sanders, 36, shook his head in disbelief.
December 29, 2014 |
Hello there Bonnie traveled north from Collingswood to watch New York's June 2000 Gay Pride Parade, then marched herself into a Hudson Street lesbian bar. Rita, a graphic designer who then lived in New York, had marched in the parade and was in need of a cold drink when she walked into Ruby Fruit and spotted a vision standing in the crowd. What happened next "was almost an out-of-body experience," Rita said. "I just watched myself going up to her. " Bonnie's T-shirt proclaimed her a "Good Catch.
October 31, 2014 |
T OMMY DAVIDSON , the comedian who made a name for himself on "In Living Color," has always had a special place in his heart for Philly. The D.C. native, who will perform at Helium Comedy Club today through Saturday, filmed his first stand-up movie, "Illin' in Philly," here. "Philadelphia is a cinch. You've just got to be careful of the Italians," Davidson said, with a laugh. "It's very easy to me because it's regular people, but if you get pretentious on them, they'll boo you. They'll feel it. They're sensitive to those who think they're better than others.
September 2, 2014
Sue Aistrop has been promoted to director of community services and RSVP/Philadelphia at Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia. She had been hunger-relief volunteer coordinator. AIM Academy , Conshohocken, has named Allison Enslein head of the Lower School and Edward Gallagher head of the Middle School. Enslein formerly was head of school at the Center School in Abington; Gallagher was assistant Upper School dean at Girard College. YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties , Mount Laurel, has named Dana Collins vice president-operations and Valeria Galarza vice president-strategic expansion.
August 24, 2014 |
Don Cannon, 74, a longtime fixture on Philadelphia morning radio, died Friday, Aug. 22, at Lankenau Medical Center after a brief illness. Around the world, fans of the original Rocky movie may remember Mr. Cannon's voice as he played himself talking on WIBG-AM (990) while Sylvester Stallone gulped raw eggs before training. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell called Mr. Cannon "an incredible citizen" who volunteered to emcee events benefiting the city when Rendell was mayor.
June 27, 2014 |
Excited students - the young men in suits, ties, and matching handkerchiefs, the young women in dresses - listened to dance music played by a DJ Tuesday night at their graduation banquet, but they weren't moving their feet and hips to the beat as things got underway. George Bonett, a teacher with the Camden County College Gateway to College program, saw this, but wasn't worried. He knew that in no time at all, James Ingalls would hype people up and get pulses pumping in sync with the strobe lights on the carpeted dance floor in the Camden campus' conference center.
March 28, 2014 |
S PIKE ESKIN is the new program director on SportsRadio WIP. He replaces Jeff Sottolano , who was named director of programming for the CBS radio network late last year. Eskin hosts a weekly talk show on WIP and acts as a sports anchor on KYW Newsradio. He's no stranger to program directing. He served as assistant program director at rock-music station WYSP before the it disappeared from the air, when CBS switched WIP to 'YSP's spot on the FM dial. Spike will now, effectively, be the boss of his dad, Howard Eskin , who runs the 8 to 10 a.m. shift on Saturdays.
March 28, 2014 |
IT'S BEEN a long time coming, but Philadelphia finally has a clean, safe place for its homeless to recover from hospital visits. Finally, and hallelujah. This time last year, a recovery center for homeless individuals who aren't sick enough to stay in the hospital, but are too sick to recover on the streets, was just an idea. A really good idea that Dr. Bon Ku, an emergency-room physician who cares for many of the city's homeless - sometimes repeatedly - at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, tenaciously pitched to whoever would listen.
January 17, 2014 |
Four community leaders were honored Wednesday by the philanthropic arm of one of Camden's most prominent corporate citizens for working to improve life in the city. "A lot of issues get attention in Camden, and what's overlooked are these individuals who really make an impact and try to get to the root of poverty and the different things it affects - be it education, jobs, housing, and health," said Amanda Bauman, program director of the Campbell Soup Foundation, of the awards for Anthony J. Perno 3d, Curtis Myers, Bridget Phifer, and Sabine Mehnert.