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.
January 13, 2014 |
Radnor Township By the Numbers Population: 31,531 (2010). Median income: $89,114 (2011). Area: 13.8 square miles. Homes for sale: 80. Settlements in the last three months: 69. Median days on market: 50. Median price (all homes): $535,000. Housing stock: From townhouses to multimillion-dollar, multiacre estates, about three centuries' worth. School district: Radnor. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Zillow.com; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach; HomExpert Report; Duffy Real Estate.
January 13, 2014 |
RADNOR Jillian Hughes attends a public school with 22 Advanced Placement courses, 96 percent of students going on to college or trade school, and a sense of community so strong that 300 students formed a club just to turn up and cheer at school sporting events. "We have everything we need," Hughes, 15, said of Radnor High. Moved by the Philadelphia School District's extraordinary budget crunch and the wide gulf between her own education and that of city students, Hughes recently gathered and distributed supplies for pupils at one Philadelphia elementary school.
January 10, 2014 |
RADNOR With new state standards and worries over America's slipping academic standing, interest in early childhood education has never been stronger - President Obama last year declared that "the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. " But in affluent Radnor Township on the Main Line, a move to expand to full-day kindergarten this fall has spurred an unexpected reaction: Opposition from a growing number of parents complaining about school overcrowding and disruptions, and the end of a half-day option.
December 13, 2013 |
Chun "Tony" Tong sat at the dining room table in his Devon apartment Tuesday, sipping coffee and fighting back tears as he discussed the new push to find his wife's killer. "I am very happy" police reopened the case after 20 years, Tong said. "I want to know who killed her. " Tong was at work on June 26, 1993, when Jennifer Tong's body was found in the backseat of her car, with a gunshot to the head. Radnor Township police announced last month that they had reopened the case, saying they were hopeful new advances in fingerprint and DNA technology might yield leads.
December 11, 2013 |
Katie Koestner was a freshman at the College of William and Mary in the fall of 1990 when she met a fellow student she described as having awesome hair, a great jawline, and buttons on his shirt. "I thought he was fantastic," she said. Then he raped her, she said. Koestner, now director of Campus Outreach Services in Wayne, spoke Monday before a group of about 100 counselors, teachers, administrators, and law enforcement officials about date rape and risky behavior at the Radnor Township Municipal Building.
December 5, 2013 |
RADNOR - As a major with the Air Force Reserve, John J. Murphy thought his extensive military record would be an asset when he applied to be manager of Radnor Township. Instead, he contends, it cost him the job. Lawyers for Murphy and the township are meeting this week to discuss a possible trial date on Murphy's claims that the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners discriminated against him on the basis of his military service: They didn't hire him, Murphy alleges, because they worried that his commitment to the Reserve would require him to leave town too often.