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April 30, 1992 | Inquirer Correspondent / SCOTT HAMRICK
About 10 acres at the Rohm & Haas Research Laboratories in Spring House are being converted to a natural habitat. This is the third year of an ongoing project, and every year, there's a tree-planting day for employees; Mike Freeman was among those involved Saturday.
NEWS
July 13, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / ROGER TUNIS
IT'S A SPECIAL DAY for Little Leaguers on the grounds of the Rohm & Haas Research Labs in Spring House, when ex-Phillies relief star Tug McGraw holds a baseball clinic. After running the youngsters through some drills Saturday, McGraw fielded questions.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1992 | By Jack E. Ewing, FOR THE INQUIRER
The sports scene this weekend features the Flyers and Penn and Delaware football games, along with several area runs. The Flyers play their home opener tonight against the New Jersey Devils at the Spectrum beginning at 7:30. Among the new faces on this year's team are centermen Eric Lindros and Viacheslav Butsayev, along with defensemen Dimitri Yushkevich and Ric Nattress, and winger Greg Paslawski. In area college football action on Saturday, Penn meets William and Mary in a 1 p.m. start at Franklin Field.
NEWS
June 15, 1988 | By Robert Strauss, Special to the Daily News
It's been a rough week. The kids broke their bikes. Three times. Each. The sewer backed up. Dinner was burned last night and your mother-in-law has blamed you for everything bad since Capone's first stickup. Now your boss has just yelled at you for a Dixie cup on the floor. Stress has built a mountain in you Hilary would shy from climbing. Where is there to go for refuge? If you're a worker at the Rohm and Haas Philadelphia plant in Bridesburg, the answer is simple. Head over to the second floor of Building 50 and punch, bike, lift or jog that stress away at the company wellness center.
NEWS
June 9, 1990 | By Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
The Bridesburg neighborhood - that's zip code 19137 - grows a larger crop of toxic pollutants than any other neighborhood in the state, says a new report. But industry officials say that doesn't mean Bridesburg's residents are exposed to all those chemicals. Bridesburg's industries - primarily Rohm and Haas Inc. and Allied Signal Inc. - discharged 15.8 million pounds of toxics in a single year, said a study released yesterday by Citizen Action, the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1998 | Daily News staff, Bloomberg News and wire reports
basketball Restaurants made for dribbling Hoops, a burger and a beer may never be the same. The National Basketball Association and the restaurant operator Hard Rock Cafe International said yesterday that they would collaborate to create at least 10 NBA-themed restaurants over the next three years around the world. The first restaurant is expected to open in early 1999 in Orlando, Fla., near Universal Studios. Hard Rock Cafe, which owns or franchises 85 rock music-themed restaurants in 29 countries, has committed $90 million to the NBA venture.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
BEING compared to Socrates might seem a tough role to live up to. But in at least one learned opinion, Isadore "Irv" Rosenthal fit the description. "No one who interacted with Irv could walk away without being reminded of Socrates," said Gerald V. Poje, who served with Irv on the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. "He had the same desire to find someone wiser than himself, and the skills to probe deeply and well, instructing all willing to learn. " Irv Rosenthal, who devoted his life in both commercial and public-service positions to helping make workplaces and the products of American industry safer for the public, died of pneumonia Sunday.
NEWS
July 23, 1991 | by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Are we the toxics capital, or what? Philadelphia and adjacent Bucks County grow a larger crop of toxic pollutants than any other part of the state, according to a new report released today. The Bridesburg ZIP code area (19137) - which led the state in an earlier report on toxic wastes and emissions - slipped to second place this round behind the Bucks County neighborhood (19030) that hosts the USX steel plant near Fairless Hills. But two Bridesburg industries still ranked among the state's top three toxics producers, in the new compilation of 1989 toxics data by the consumer group Citizen Action of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
November 23, 2010
IN HIS Nov. 16 letter, William Palmer writes that convicted cop-killer Rasheed Scrugs is now "living off the taxpayers" - and argues that this would be fixed by "emptying out death row. " Ridiculous. Trying death-penalty cases routinely costs millions, many times the cost of imprisoning murderers like Scrugs. While the numbers aren't in for Pennsylvania, studies in Maryland, North Carolina and Florida show the death penalty laying a price of tens to hundreds of millions. That money could be spent on crime prevention or antipoverty programs that act to stop murders before they happen, not punish them afterward.
NEWS
September 1, 1995 | By Larry Fish, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Patricia Cabbell-King, 50, a journalist and publicist known for her gregarious and outgoing ways, died Aug. 23 while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico. Ms. Cabbell-King had been living in Edison, N.J., to be closer to her job with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, but she still kept up her involvement with Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia, which she joined during the pastorate of William H. Gray 3d. A native of Philadelphia, she graduated from the Charles Morris Price School of Journalism in Center City and went to work as a designer of promotional and audio-visual materials with Rohm & Haas Corp.
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NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Albert J. Bartosic, 85, of Cheltenham, head of litigation for the former Rohm & Haas Co., died Monday, Sept. 30, of congestive heart failure at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook. Mr. Bartosic worked for Rohm & Haas for more than 35 years before retiring in the early 1990s. His work involved defending materials the chemical company manufactured, when, for example, they came under scrutiny in fire-safety and trade-related cases. Rohm & Haas was acquired by Dow Chemical Co. in 2009.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
BEING compared to Socrates might seem a tough role to live up to. But in at least one learned opinion, Isadore "Irv" Rosenthal fit the description. "No one who interacted with Irv could walk away without being reminded of Socrates," said Gerald V. Poje, who served with Irv on the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. "He had the same desire to find someone wiser than himself, and the skills to probe deeply and well, instructing all willing to learn. " Irv Rosenthal, who devoted his life in both commercial and public-service positions to helping make workplaces and the products of American industry safer for the public, died of pneumonia Sunday.
NEWS
April 21, 2012 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph Snizavich started having seizures and stroke-like symptoms in July 2005, and within three years, the longtime pipe fitter was dead of brain cancer. His widow blamed the illness on his exposure to chemicals at a Rohm & Haas research facility, where a study found that employees had developed brain cancer at twice the expected rate. But proving a connection between the chemicals and any one particular brain cancer could be difficult, if a judge's ruling this week is any indication.
NEWS
December 7, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donald Louis Felley, 90, a research chemist who rose to become president and chief operating officer of the former Rohm & Haas Co. in Philadelphia, died of a stroke Sunday, Dec. 4, at his home in Rydal. Mr. Felley spent his entire career, starting in 1949, with the chemical giant, which has headquarters on South Independence Mall West. The firm has since been acquired by the Dow Chemical Co. In 1957, he and his family moved to Paris, where he spent eight years building and directing the company's operations in France and other western European nations.
NEWS
August 6, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
John F. McKeogh, 68, of Churchville, a retired vice president and director of public affairs for Rohm & Haas Co., died of an aneurysm Thursday, Aug. 4, at St. Mary Medical Center. Mr. McKeogh joined Rohm & Haas in 1976 as director of corporate communications and public relations. He became a vice president in 1999. Brian McPeak, former vice president of communications and public relations for Rohm & Haas and a colleague of Mr. McKeogh's for more than 20 years, wrote in a tribute Friday: "John McKeogh was the consummate communications professional.
NEWS
April 3, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
John C. Haas, 92, retired chairman of Rohm & Haas Co. and a tireless champion of community service regionally and nationally, died Saturday, April 2. He was a son of Otto Haas, cofounder of the global chemical company headquartered in Philadelphia, and Phoebe Waterman Haas, who was among the first women to receive a doctorate in astronomy. Mr. Haas died of natural causes at home in Villanova, a family representative said. Relatives were at his side. "Our father was a kind and charitable man, and that was reflected in every aspect of his life," said a statement from his children.
NEWS
April 2, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John C. Haas, retired chairman of Rohm and Haas Company and a tireless champion of community service both regionally and nationally, died Saturday morning at age 92. He was a son of Otto Haas, co-founder of the global chemical company headquartered in Philadelphia and Phoebe Waterman Haas, who was among the first women to receive a doctorate in astronomy. Mr. Haas died at his family home in Villanova of natural causes, a family spokesperson said. Family members were at his side.
NEWS
November 23, 2010
IN HIS Nov. 16 letter, William Palmer writes that convicted cop-killer Rasheed Scrugs is now "living off the taxpayers" - and argues that this would be fixed by "emptying out death row. " Ridiculous. Trying death-penalty cases routinely costs millions, many times the cost of imprisoning murderers like Scrugs. While the numbers aren't in for Pennsylvania, studies in Maryland, North Carolina and Florida show the death penalty laying a price of tens to hundreds of millions. That money could be spent on crime prevention or antipoverty programs that act to stop murders before they happen, not punish them afterward.
NEWS
October 27, 2010 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
A long-awaited, external study of brain cancer at a former Rohm & Haas research center has found that the number of employees who died of the illness - as many as 14 in four decades - was about twice as high as would be expected, though the chemical culprits, if any, remain unknown. The findings, the result of more than two years of analysis by University of Minnesota researchers, were presented Tuesday in closed meetings with current and former employees of what is now the Dow Chemical Co. When told of the results, the widows of two cancer victims said they remained convinced the deaths were the result of chemical exposure at the facility, in Spring House, Montgomery County.
NEWS
June 17, 2010 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
James Maynard Gant Jr., a chemist for Rohm and Haas for 40 years, a Marine veteran of the Korean War and an active member of the Lutheran church who traveled to Africa on a missionary trip, died Saturday. He was three weeks from his 81st birthday and lived in Ambler. Jim Gant, or "Buddy," as he was known to family and friends, was born in Ambler as one of the seven children of James Maynard Gant and Viola Stewart Gant. He was active at Ambler High School, where he belonged to numerous clubs, played sports, was a member of the jazz ensemble and the marching band, of which he was president for three years.
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