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January 18, 2000 | By Louise Harbach, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Lois Golding, a receptionist at the information desk, was named December employee of the month at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. Golding, of Thorofare, began volunteering at the hospital 12 years ago and was soon named its volunteer of the year. She became a part-time receptionist at the information desk five years ago. The hospital's Employee Recognition Committee reviews nominations submitted by employees and each month selects someone who demonstrates excellent performance and dedication to customer service.
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May 5, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Janice Lynn Proctor Bender, 61, of Center City, a law firm receptionist who supported her husband, Frank, in his work as a forensic artist, died of cancer Wednesday, April 21, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Mrs. Bender and her husband met when they were working at George Faraghan Photo Studios in Center City - she was a fashion and hand model, and he was a commercial photographer. They married on Halloween 1970. Several years later, Frank Bender began a career as a "recomposer of the decomposed.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2011 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's a workplace riddle: Who hears everything, yet hears nothing? The staff at Reed Smith, a Center City law firm, know the answer: Carol Lennon, chief receptionist. Her policy of complete discretion coupled with a professional attitude have kept her in her job for 50 years. "You never talk about any client, any attorney, or any staff member to anyone else," said Lennon, who was honored this Wednesday with a champagne party at the office. "Fifty years? That is so unusual these days," said Victoria Green, founder of Green Leadership Consulting L.L.C., a management consulting firm in Center City.
NEWS
December 21, 1993 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. and Karen E. Quinones Miller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Inquirer staff writer Susan Caba contributed to this story
While the peaceful strains of Christmas carols echoed from a saxophonist's horn yesterday at 15th and Chestnut Streets in Center City, a gunman walked into a law firm almost a dozen floors above the intersection and shot an employee to death. The victim, Teressa Clark, 25, died in a barrage of gunfire as she tried to flee from her assailant inside Salaman & Salaman Attorneys at Law on the 11th floor of the Robinson Building at 42 S. 15th St. The killer and an accomplice escaped and were the objects of a police search last night.
NEWS
November 9, 1993 | By Mary Anne Janco, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Broomall lawyer accused of threatening a receptionist in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office with an ice pick was ordered yesterday to stand trial. Vatche Kaloustian, 43, of the 800 block of Meadowbrook Lane, was charged with simple assault, making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident Oct. 6. Kaloustian had gone to the District Attorney's Office to demand the return of weapons that authorities confiscated from him two years ago. "The whole thing is a lie," Kaloustian said after his preliminary hearing.
NEWS
November 14, 2007 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
"Terrible things happen when terrible things happen," as one character says. And that's Adam Bock's short, sharp, shocking play, The Receptionist, currently at the Manhattan Theatre Club, in a nutshell. Terrible things are harder to recognize as terrible when they happen on a daily basis, part of the ordinary routine, all in a day's work. The Northeast Office is absolutely recognizable, filled with ringing phones and coffee mugs. The receptionist is Beverly (the superb Jayne Houdyshell - seen locally in the Wilma's 2004 production of The Clean House)
NEWS
March 2, 2013
AMBRIDGE, Pa. - Now this is the story all about how a high school student's life got turned upside down. But it was all just a bad rap. The student's voicemail greeting triggered a lockdown at his Western Pennsylvania school after a receptionist misheard his rendition of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. While trying to confirm an appointment with Travis Clawson, 19, the receptionist thought the message said "shooting people outside of the school. " The line is actually "shooting some b-ball outside of the school.
NEWS
April 24, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL S. WIRTZ
On "Take Our Daughters to Work Day," Rose Morrissey, a Comcast Spectacor receptionist, gave daughter Amanda, 12, a hand on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' practice tightrope at the Spectrum yesterday. High-wire walker Roberto Quiros watched, and Tiffany Broomell, 11, practiced.
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June 25, 1997 | By Douglas Herbert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Gerald Shay was awakened last summer by the snarl of a chain saw razing the trees and snipping the chain-link fence that line his Upper Providence property, he was understandably peeved, he said. When he learned that the tree cutter had been hired by the hair salon on the other side of the property line, he made a beeline for the salon to complain, he said. What happened next is now for a Delaware County Court jury to decide. Shay, through his attorney, is arguing that what followed last Aug. 28 was a civil dispute over a boundary.
NEWS
August 6, 2003 | By Joel Bewley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Three Camden men have been charged with robbing a Maple Shade vending company and trying to kill the receptionist. The three entered the Capital Beverage Co. on July 21 with their faces covered and told the receptionist not to look at them, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said Monday. One of the men pointed a shotgun at her head and pulled the trigger, but it did not fire, Bernardi said. The receptionist was then hit on the back of the head and knocked to the floor.
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May 27, 2013
By Elizabeth McGinley Formal memorial gardens that honor the heroes of 9/11, Iraq, and Afghanistan have become part of our 21st-century public landscape. But even the smallest home garden can be a memorial garden, honoring personal heroes. That's what I recently realized as I waited for an elderly friend at her doctor's office in our city's Castor Gardens neighborhood. I had complimented the receptionist on the violet-pink orchid that graced a table near the door. Serene amid the 1970s-era wood paneling, faded linoleum, and dog-eared magazines, the plant almost glowed in the meager light from the basement office's glass-brick window.
NEWS
March 2, 2013
AMBRIDGE, Pa. - Now this is the story all about how a high school student's life got turned upside down. But it was all just a bad rap. The student's voicemail greeting triggered a lockdown at his Western Pennsylvania school after a receptionist misheard his rendition of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. While trying to confirm an appointment with Travis Clawson, 19, the receptionist thought the message said "shooting people outside of the school. " The line is actually "shooting some b-ball outside of the school.
NEWS
November 15, 2011 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A sixth worker in Kermit Gosnell's West Philadelphia abortion clinic pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Monday and agreed to testify for prosecutors in Gosnell's murder trial. Tina Baldwin, 46, pleaded guilty to participating in a corrupt organization, conspiracy, and corruption of a minor involving her work at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic from 2001 until the clinic closed in 2010. Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner accepted the plea and, as in the cases of other people who have pleaded guilty, deferred sentencing until after Gosnell's trial.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2011 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's a workplace riddle: Who hears everything, yet hears nothing? The staff at Reed Smith, a Center City law firm, know the answer: Carol Lennon, chief receptionist. Her policy of complete discretion coupled with a professional attitude have kept her in her job for 50 years. "You never talk about any client, any attorney, or any staff member to anyone else," said Lennon, who was honored this Wednesday with a champagne party at the office. "Fifty years? That is so unusual these days," said Victoria Green, founder of Green Leadership Consulting L.L.C., a management consulting firm in Center City.
NEWS
September 28, 2010 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Giblin was on the phone in his office when he saw Dennis Schuler, the maintenance man he had recently fired, walking toward the door with a box under his arm. "Dennis comes in, and I hear the receptionist shout, 'Oh, my God,' " Giblin said. "He pulls the box apart, and he has a shotgun. " A distraught Schuler held his former boss hostage for the next four hours while drinking from a half-gallon jug of vodka and taking phone calls from family and Lower Merion police gathered outside.
NEWS
May 5, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Janice Lynn Proctor Bender, 61, of Center City, a law firm receptionist who supported her husband, Frank, in his work as a forensic artist, died of cancer Wednesday, April 21, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Mrs. Bender and her husband met when they were working at George Faraghan Photo Studios in Center City - she was a fashion and hand model, and he was a commercial photographer. They married on Halloween 1970. Several years later, Frank Bender began a career as a "recomposer of the decomposed.
NEWS
November 14, 2007 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
"Terrible things happen when terrible things happen," as one character says. And that's Adam Bock's short, sharp, shocking play, The Receptionist, currently at the Manhattan Theatre Club, in a nutshell. Terrible things are harder to recognize as terrible when they happen on a daily basis, part of the ordinary routine, all in a day's work. The Northeast Office is absolutely recognizable, filled with ringing phones and coffee mugs. The receptionist is Beverly (the superb Jayne Houdyshell - seen locally in the Wilma's 2004 production of The Clean House)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2007 | By Karen Heller INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Math forced Shonda Rhimes to do it. Having exhausted every romantic variable for her Grey's Anatomy surgical team in less than three seasons, the creator and executive producer was forced to establish a new franchise in California in order to start romping anew. So Thursday night, in a two-hour extravaganza, Grey's Anatomy - a massive helping of sex with a modest side of surgery - begat the Unnamed Addison Montgomery Spin-off starring the fetching Kate Walsh, all legs, attitude and gymnastic eyebrows.
NEWS
February 19, 2004 | By Sidney Kurtz
While sitting in the cardiologist's waiting room recently, passing the increasingly long minutes by watching TV with 14 other patients, I couldn't help but marvel as modern satellite technology brought us news from around the globe. Here in New Jersey, I had a 10:30 a.m. appointment with my heart doctor. Hoping to get out a little early, I arrived a little early. I should have known better. Although technology has improved to the point that we in the United States can see what's happening in Japan instantly, I saw that some things never change.
NEWS
December 6, 2003 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A day after learning that an ethics complaint filed against him was faxed from Democrat Fred Madden's campaign headquarters, State Sen. George Geist said yesterday he would seek legal advice on the issue. But Geist, the Republican who lost to Madden by 63 votes last month, stopped short of saying he would take legal action and said he would not contest the election results. "I wish the voters knew these revelations before the election," he said. "Respectfully, I move on, but the controversy continues about the conspiracy.
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