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September 29, 1998 | Inquirer photographs by Tom Gralish
Yesterday was a day to look back, and ahead, at Roman Catholic High School. Its newly restored and technologically equipped Renaissance Hall was dedicated.
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October 17, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
An autopsy has confirmed that Pennsylvania State Trooper David Kedra died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Kedra died Sept. 30 after a training session in Montgomery County when a fellow officer's gun "accidentally discharged," the state police have said. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Monday that the manner of death was homicide. Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said the homicide determination was not surprising and does not indicate whether charges will be filed in the case.
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October 3, 2014 | By Jessica Parks and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Wednesday that a trooper's gun went off accidentally during a training session Tuesday and fatally wounded fellow Trooper David Kedra. Kedra, 26, a rookie officer assigned to the Troop K barracks in Skippack, died Tuesday evening after being shot in the chest at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus in Plymouth Township. The state police would not take questions concerning the incident and did not identify the other officer involved.
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January 12, 1986 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL VIOLA
For the students at Roman Catholic High School, it may be time to start thinking about goodbyes. Roman Catholic, the oldest Catholic diocesan high school for boys in the nation, may be closing in June. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has asked the trustees of the estate that helps finance the school to consider shutting it down. In recent years, Roman Catholic has been plagued with declining enrollment and increasing deficits.
NEWS
January 23, 1986
Regarding the possible closing of Roman Catholic High School, due to the $400,000 deficit: If every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia would send just $1 to the high school, the deficit would be wiped out and this fine old school could be saved. We all know how important Catholic education is to all of us, so let's all get together and help this fine old school reach its 100th birthday. Joan Roncase Mont Clare.
NEWS
March 10, 1986
I respond to the article "West Catholic staff sees threat in effort to save Roman. " The alumni of Roman Catholic High School do not want to hurt West Catholic or any other school; we just want to help Roman. The effect of open recruiting in West or any other school will be minuscule. The majority of the freshman enrollment at Roman will have to come from the areas already served - Fairmount, North Philadelphia, East Falls, Manayunk and Roxborough. The others will be those who would not have gone to a Catholic high school in any other event.
NEWS
June 14, 2012 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the 31 eighth graders who graduated Wednesday night from St. William School in Lawncrest, just making it through the ceremony — including a modestly choreographed musical number — appeared to be their foremost concern. But there was no mistaking that this was the last class that will ever graduate from St. William, a kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school among nine elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia slated to close this year. "It was emotional.
NEWS
October 1, 1986 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six decades ago, George S. Forde and Joseph Hindman went through Roman Catholic High School together, laying the groundwork for a friendship that has lasted to this day. Yesterday, wearing school sweaters, the two old grads from the Class of 1926 came home together to receive, from the current crop of Roman students, a rousing thank-you for their part in saving the school. The two men received plaques expressing the gratitude of "the past, present and future students of Roman Catholic High School" during an assembly in the school's gymnasium.
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July 5, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John M. Gibbons Sr., 84, of Roxborough, a Philadelphia Water Department inspector for 33 years, died Friday, June 27, of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at St. Mary Manor, Lansdale. Known as Jack, Mr. Martin was raised during the Great Depression in the predominantly ethnic Irish neighborhood of Swampoodle in North Philadelphia. He graduated from Roman Catholic High School in 1948 and served in the Korean War as a corporal in the Eighth Army's Second Engineer Unit - 341st Engineer Panel Bridge Company.
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May 28, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis and Sarah Smith, Inquirer Staff Writers
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput placed a priest on administrative leave after an accusation this month that he sexually abused a child more than 40 years ago, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Sunday. The Rev. James J. Collins, 74, retired this year from a faculty position at Holy Family University in Northeast Philadelphia, where he had served since 1976. The school website still lists him as a professor of religious studies with expertise in Eastern Christian studies. Collins served at numerous parishes, schools, and offices in Philadelphia after being ordained in 1964, including at Roman Catholic School for Boys, Our Lady of Pompeii, and Cardinal Dougherty High School, said a statement released Sunday by the archdiocese announcing Chaput's decision.
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October 17, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
An autopsy has confirmed that Pennsylvania State Trooper David Kedra died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Kedra died Sept. 30 after a training session in Montgomery County when a fellow officer's gun "accidentally discharged," the state police have said. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Monday that the manner of death was homicide. Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said the homicide determination was not surprising and does not indicate whether charges will be filed in the case.
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October 3, 2014 | By Jessica Parks and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Wednesday that a trooper's gun went off accidentally during a training session Tuesday and fatally wounded fellow Trooper David Kedra. Kedra, 26, a rookie officer assigned to the Troop K barracks in Skippack, died Tuesday evening after being shot in the chest at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus in Plymouth Township. The state police would not take questions concerning the incident and did not identify the other officer involved.
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July 5, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John M. Gibbons Sr., 84, of Roxborough, a Philadelphia Water Department inspector for 33 years, died Friday, June 27, of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at St. Mary Manor, Lansdale. Known as Jack, Mr. Martin was raised during the Great Depression in the predominantly ethnic Irish neighborhood of Swampoodle in North Philadelphia. He graduated from Roman Catholic High School in 1948 and served in the Korean War as a corporal in the Eighth Army's Second Engineer Unit - 341st Engineer Panel Bridge Company.
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June 11, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
William F. Leimkuhler, 92, of Downingtown, former president of parent-teacher associations at Christ the King School and the former St. Mary of the Angels Academy, both in Haddonfield, died Wednesday, June 4, at Paoli Hospital. Mr. Leimkuhler headed the organization at Christ the King in the 1960s and at St. Mary's from 1968 to 1972, his daughter, Donna Bonsall, said. "He was very involved in the school and the parish," Bonsall said. Mr. Leimkuhler was also responsible from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s for the annual Harvest Supper there, "held in October for the parish as a fund-raiser," she said.
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March 11, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
James Joseph Lavin Jr., 84, of Skippack, a police official in Philadelphia and later Jenkintown, died Tuesday, March 4, of cancer at home. Mr. Lavin spent his entire career in law enforcement. He retired in 1981 as a detective with the rank of lieutenant from the Philadelphia Police Department and then served as Jenkintown chief of police until Sept. 30, 1990. "It's time," Mr. Lavin told the Borough Council in August 1990. "After eight years, it's time to go onward. " A Philadelphia native, he was a former resident of Roxborough and East Norriton Township.
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Herb Magee isn't really chasing history. It's more like history is along for the ride as Philadelphia University's coach does his thing, year after year. A first-round Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference playoff victory for his 23-6 Rams Saturday put Magee up to 983 in his career, the most in NCAA hoops. He's in a kind of race with Duke's Mike Krzyzewski for all-time winningest coach in men's basketball. Krzyzewski tied Magee a couple of times this season but hasn't gotten by him. Here's the interesting thing: There's another guy who has been running right alongside Magee for the last 25 years.
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March 1, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles Paul Hammock, 72, of Philadelphia, a Pennsylvania state legislator who worked for social justice on behalf of African Americans, died Saturday, Feb. 15, of heart failure at his home. Mr. Hammock's passion for justice was a hallmark of his life and propelled him into public service. He served as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania from the 196th District from Jan. 2, 1973, to Nov. 30, 1976. In the 1970s, he was board chair of the National Office for Black Catholics.
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February 28, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
CHARLES HAMMOCK never cared much that his support of Frank Rizzo was not very popular in the black community. He was on Rizzo's staff as deputy field director when the former mayor and police commissioner ran in the Democratic primary of 1983, seeking a third term as mayor. Hammock was the most visible black person among Rizzo's campaign staff. Rizzo lost the primary to W. Wilson Goode, who went on to become Philadelphia's first black mayor in 1984. Of his support for Rizzo, Hammock said at the time, "The best thing about supporting Frank Rizzo is that he is a compassionate man who has helped many people.
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February 21, 2014 | Inquirer Staff Writer
By Bonnie L. Cook William G. Malloy, 90, of Northeast Philadelphia, a funeral director and former chief inspector with a unit of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, of cancer at Holy Redeemer Hospice. In 1951, after training at H.E. Dolan College of Mortuary Science, Mr. Malloy established the William G. Malloy Funeral Home, the oldest funeral home in Somerton. "He was a very compassionate and caring individual," said his son, Sean T. "He was very dedicated and took a very artistic approach to how he did his work.
NEWS
February 14, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thaddeus Basara, 75, of Secane, a retired teacher at Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne who once served as a priest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, died at home Saturday, Feb. 8, of peritoneal cancer, a rare disease that affects the abdominal tissue lining. Mr. Basara, known as Ted, was so inspired by the religious devotion of his family and the priests and nuns he grew up with that he decided to become a priest. He entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood at 16, leaving Roman Catholic High School before earning his diploma.
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