June 26, 2016 |
"Mad as Hell? Voter Anger in the 2016 Election" will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Independence Visitor Center. Register by Monday at www.philly.com/electionpanel , or contact Jennifer Wolf at 215-854-5791 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
May 18, 2011
Pulse Electronics Corp., which is resisting a $246 million takeover bid by an industry rival, said shareholders at its annual meeting elected all six of the nominees to the board of directors recommended by the company, according to a preliminary vote count. The Pulse nominees included chairman and chief executive Ralph E. Faison. Pulse, a Trevose maker of electronic parts, in March rejected the buyout offer from Bel Fuse Inc. of Jersey City, N.J. Bel, which has pursued Pulse since late 2008, sought to elect two directors to Pulse's board.
December 27, 2002 |
With the way Hollywood is currently structured, you're never sure what you're going to get. Will the new Leo DiCaprio film be "Titanic" or a "Beach" bust? Will Guy Ritchie make a spiffy "Snatch" or will his talents be "Swept Away"? There remains one actor/director/producer who's a most welcome throwback to the reliable studio system of old Hollywood. Clint Eastwood has been firmly entrenched at Warner Bros. for decades, making consistently intriguing dramas, westerns and thrillers.
March 10, 2011
Pulse Electronics Corp., of Trevose, said its board of directors had unanimously rejected a $246 million, or $6 per share, takeover offer from North Jersey rival Bel Fuse Inc. The $6-per-share offer, made public Feb. 28, represented an 11 percent premium to Pulse's previous day's close. Pulse's chief executive Ralph Faison, in a letter to Bel Fuse CEO Daniel Bernstein, described the offer as opportunistic. The price "does not reflect the actions Pulse has taken to improve its performance," Faison wrote.
June 17, 2016 |
In a strip mall in Kissimmee, a small city just south of Orlando that is home to a large Hispanic community, flowers and religious candles fill the sidewalk in front of Juan and Luis' beauty salon. "Juan and Luis, two humans of love. You will be in our hearts," reads one of the Magic Marker remembrances taped to the window. Shy Juan Rivera Velasquez, 37, who cut hair and met customers with a kiss and a hug. Outgoing Luis Daniel Conde, 39, who turned the techno up loud and moved to the music as he managed the shop.
August 11, 2014 |
Trudy Rubin's Worldview column and Michael Smerconish's The Pulse do not appear today.
August 23, 1992 |
Erica Nemeth crouched over the still figure of a tiny baby. With her mouth covering the infant's nose and mouth, Nemeth gently blew a life-saving breath into the seemingly lifeless body. Then she paused and counted: one-one-thousand, two-one-thousand, three-one-thousand, and blew again. Nemeth, 13, of Fairless Hills, was practicing infant rescue breathing - one breath every three seconds - on a dummy. The dummy was one of many adult, infant and child dummies scattered across the floor of a classroom recently to teach basic aid training (BAT)
September 29, 2011 |
Lisa Rodebaugh took her 4-day-old baby boy to the emergency room because he had stopped eating and kept screaming. Once there, he suffered cardiac arrest and a stroke, and was soon on his way to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for the first of three heart surgeries. Score one for a mother's intuition. But if nurses had performed a cheap, simple test three days earlier - before Andrew went home from the hospital the first time - his heart defect might have been caught before the stroke.
June 17, 2016 |
For many LGBT people of my generation, the dance floor was the place we realized we were far from alone and in fact belonged to a tribe. That sort of awakening is unlike any other, and I bet the young men and women dancing at Pulse in Orlando last weekend knew that feeling too. What they felt as their place of sanctuary and celebration became a killing field I prefer not to imagine. I'd rather look at their faces in the photos. The youthfulness is heartbreaking, but the exuberant, unabashed gay fabulousness makes me smile.
June 27, 2016
Scott P. Charles is the trauma outreach coordinator at Temple University Hospital She should have been safe. When I first heard that Akyra Murray, a recent graduate of West Catholic Prep High School in Philadelphia, had become the youngest victim of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, my immediate thought was, "My God, she should have been safe. " Honor student. Basketball superstar. Odds beater. A rising college freshman from a city that had 280 homicides last year, visiting Orlando, a city that had 37. In fact, the victims who lost their lives at Pulse nightclub that night equaled the total number of homicide victims Orlando lost in 2014 and 2015 combined.