March 3, 2014 |
Richard Williamson was in a hurry. His oldest daughter, Myonie, a senior guard on the Radnor girls' basketball team, was playing in the District 1 Class AAA final at 6 p.m. Saturday at Villanova, but he was with his second-oldest, Courtnie, a sophomore, for a field hockey tournament in Richmond, Va. So he made a mad dash for Villanova's Pavilion and met his wife, Leonie, and younger daughter, Laila, in the bleachers during the first quarter....
February 27, 2014 |
Just before Merion Mercy's free-throw shooters released their shots in a deathly silent Wissahickon gym, a boy from the Radnor student section sneezed, yelled, or made animal noises on cue to create a distraction. Eventually, the Merion Mercy crowd tried to counter, and as fate would have it, Radnor had the game in the balance at the line in the final seconds. Fifth-seeded Merion Mercy (14-12) ended up missing 8 of 15 free throws a game after making 24 of 30 in the quarterfinals against Chichester, but nothing could distract Myonie Williamson and Nicole Massimino.
February 26, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Court has blocked a Radnor Township man from intervening in two lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban. In a hearing Monday, James Schneller, 58, said he wanted to provide a voice for "the more moral, ethical, and religious population" that opposes same-sex marriage and to present arguments that go beyond what the state's attorneys would say to defend the ban. Judge Dan...
February 23, 2014 |
RADNOR Five televisions line the walls of the "war room," an otherwise unremarkable conference room in one of several buildings in a Radnor office complex on Matsonford Road. Showing on each set is an event on NBC or its affiliates at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The TVs face a long table where a "sports content team," a half-dozen writers equipped with laptops, has worked throughout the Games, compiling data and profiles of the top athletes, and teams for distribution, throughout the North American English-speaking digital world.
February 20, 2014 |
Radnor's Myonie Williamson outscored visiting Sun Valley in the first half of Tuesday night's District 1 Class AAA girls' basketball game. In fact, she netted the first 19 points for the Red Raiders en route to a 55-24 win that was not nearly as close as the eighth and ninth seedings of the teams involved in the first-round matchup. The senior guard was finished scoring before halftime, though, as she ended with those 19 points. She drained four three-pointers and collected 10 rebounds.
February 5, 2014 |
RADNOR About a decade has elapsed since the last Wyeth workers walked out of the complex in Radnor Township that had served as their company's global headquarters since the 1950s. More than history, their departure for a new headquarters in Collegeville created something nearly as valuable: a sprawling piece of commercial property in one of the region's most desirable but largely developed zip codes. The 26-acre parcel,near the intersection of I-476 and Route 30, represents one of Radnor's largest development opportunities in years.
January 22, 2014 |
The Rev. Canon Rudolph Moore, 77, of Radnor, an Episcopalian cleric who ministered to Main Line families, died Thursday, Jan. 16, of complications from cancer at his home. Canon Moore came from humble roots in Southwest Philadelphia, where he was adopted, the youngest of five children of a single mother. His break came when he won a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania after graduating from John Bartram High School in 1954. "He was the first person in his family to go to college," said son Christian A. Moore.
January 20, 2014 |
Cecile Kaplan Dalton, 77, of Radnor, a retired chemistry teacher at Philadelphia-area colleges, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, in her sleep after surgery for breast cancer in Houston. For many years, Dr. Dalton taught organic chemistry at Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, and Temple University. She had a passion for teaching the serious, focused postbaccalaureate students who returned to college to complete the requirements for medical school. "She enjoyed helping them pursue their dream of becoming a doctor," said her son Aaron.
January 18, 2014
Flawed, remarkable Lyndon B. Johnson used his power for personal gain, employed threats and other questionable means to accomplish political goals, and clearly blundered in pursuing the war in Vietnam. He was, however, one of the greatest and most effective leaders of the last century, along with both Roosevelts, in making America a better place for all its people ("The good LBJ: A long list of achievements," Jan. 12). That's why I am always amazed at the plateau on which John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan are placed, with no appreciation for Johnson's legacy or the obstacles he had to overcome.
January 15, 2014 |
RADNOR The Radnor Township School District offered counseling to students Monday as police continued investigating the apparent murder-suicide of a Wayne couple, the parents of three school-age children. Police said they received a call around 2:20 p.m. Sunday from a man they believed was Timothy Rooney, reporting that someone had been shot in the 300 block of South Wayne Avenue. When they arrived, they found Rooney, 49, and his wife, Linda, 48, dead in their pool house. Officers recovered a .357 Magnum handgun and an envelope that they say they believe Tim Rooney had left.