November 9, 2012
Carlton Nathaniel King, 70, a security officer at the Wistar Institute and a retired Philadelphia Gas Works employee, died Friday, Nov. 2, after a 11/2-year bout with prostate cancer. Mr. King was born in Guyana and married his wife, Sylvia, in 1971. The couple had two children before immigrating to the United States in 1987. He lived in Olney. Mr. King was described by his daughter, Diane White, as a proud man who wouldn't let anything get in his way. White said doctors told him he was persistent even in the face of cancer.
October 4, 2012 |
Prostate cancer is especially tough on African Americans. They are about 50 percent more likely than white men to get the disease and twice as likely to die of it. The Prostate Cancer Foundation wants to help research institutions in Philadelphia take the lead in figuring out why, the foundation's founder and co-chair, Michael Milken, said Tuesday evening during the group's 10th annual fund-raiser in Philadelphia. Milken said he wonders, "What can we learn from this that would not only help them but will help all men on the planet?"
October 3, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - In a somber news conference Monday, the Indianapolis Colts announced that head coach Chuck Pagano had been hospitalized for leukemia treatment and probably would not return to full coaching duties this season. He will be replaced on an interim basis by former Temple coach Bruce Arians, the offensive coordinator. "He will do fine," Arians said of Pagano, his voice cracking as he recalled his own fight with prostate cancer in 2007. "I know him. He's a fighter. He's survived tough times already in his life.
September 6, 2012
By Lise Funderburg AARP and the Ad Council recently released a new series of public service announcements about caregiving. My favorite is a television spot featuring a man and his elderly mother sitting in a doctor's office. As a calm voice speaks over a soundtrack of tinkling piano keys, the man opens his mouth and screams. We can't hear it, but his expression speaks volumes. That silent scream stopped me in my tracks, taking me back to the spring day in 2004 when my two sisters and I crowded into an oncologist's office with our father to hear his test results: stage IV metastasized prostate cancer, already perforating the bones of his skeleton on its way to his brain.
August 30, 2012
Robert Kotlowitz, 87, a novelist and editor who reluctantly became a public-television executive in 1971 and went on to help shape a lineup of homegrown and imported shows - including The MacNeil/Lehrer Report and Brideshead Revisited - that represent a high-water mark in American television, died Saturday at his Manhattan home of prostate cancer. Mr. Kotlowitz had just quit as managing editor of Harper's Magazine, in a battle with its new owners over editorial control, when John Jay Iselin, the new head of the nation's largest public-TV station, Channel 13 in New York, offered him work.
August 13, 2012
James M. Naughton, former executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and later president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla., will be remembered at a public memorial service next month in Florida. Naughton was two days short of his 74th birthday when he died Saturday after a long battle with prostate cancer. His family announced Sunday that he will be buried this week in a private ceremony. The public memorial, to be held at the Poynter Institute, has not yet been scheduled.
August 7, 2012
NEW YORK - John J. Phelan Jr., 81, a former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange who introduced computer technology to the Big Board in the 1980s and was widely praised for his calming response to the stock market crash of October 1987, died Saturday. The cause was complications of prostate cancer, his son Peter said. After the crash, Phelan resisted calls to close the exchange, fearing that it would breed further panic. He rang the closing bell himself. - New York Times
July 27, 2012
Robert W. Creamer, 90, a sportswriter whose richly researched biographies of Babe Ruth and Casey Stengel are considered two of the finest books ever written about baseball, died July 18 at a nursing home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He had prostate cancer, said his son, Tom Creamer. Mr. Creamer was in his 30s when he joined Sports Illustrated as a charter member of the magazine's staff in 1954. His name remains on the magazine's masthead 58 years later as a special contributor. He wrote about horse racing and track and field, and he worked as an editor, but he was best known as a baseball writer.
July 5, 2012 |
The New Orleans Saints continue to dominate the news cycle during the NFL's so-called offseason. In rapid fire announcements Tuesday, quarterback Drew Brees won his arbitration case against the team; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell rejected the appeals of four players suspended in connection with the league's investigation of the Saints' bounty program; and coach Sean Payton and his wife, Beth, filed divorce petitions. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, ruled the Saints would have to give Brees a 44 percent raise, to about $23.5 million, if they applied the franchise tag to him again in 2013.
June 22, 2012 |
Rumored Mitt Romney VP pick Marco Rubio, the rising-star Republican U.S. senator from Florida, canceled a scheduled book event Wednesday night at the National Constitution Center. Rubio was supposed to join Talk Radio 1210-AM host Dom Giordano for a sold-out discussion of his new book, An American Son. "Senator Rubio was called back to Washington to take part in unexpected votes in the Senate," the radio station announced on its website before apologizing to ticketholders.