December 11, 2012
Saul P. Steinberg, 73, the former corporate raider and chairman of Reliance Group Holdings, died Friday in his sleep at his home in Manhattan, the New York Times reported. No cause was given. That same day, his mother, Anne, who once sued her son for nonpayment of a $4.7 million debt, died in her sleep in Palm Beach, Fla., according to the Times. Her age and the cause weren't given. Mr. Steinberg once controlled Reliance Group, a New York-based property and casualty insurer. The firm, listing $12.6 billion in assets and $12.9 billion in debts, filed for bankruptcy protection in 2001 after higher-than-expected workers' compensation costs and other claims.
May 24, 2000 |
John Deasy is not above stealing ideas. Deasy, the baseball coach at Walter B. Saul, the agriculture school in Roxborough, recently read an article in Sports Illustrated about motivation in sports. One part specifically caught his eye. It also made him coo, "Hmm. I might be able to use that. " Yesterday was the day. Saul, the champion of lowly Division C, was traveling to George Washington, the champion of mighty Division A, for a Public League round-of-16 playoff. "There was a reference to the old David vs. Goliath parable," Deasy said.
January 23, 2012 |
Saul Philip Bralow, 90, formerly of Center City, a leading gastroenterologist and educator, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Pines of Sarasota, an assisted-living residence in Florida. Dr. Bralow joined the faculty of Temple University School of Medicine in 1950. In 1969, he became a professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. In 1975, he moved to Sarasota, where he maintained a private practice and became a clinical professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
April 6, 2013 |
Robert Saul Blau, 61, of Upper Chichester, a bankruptcy lawyer with a wacky sense of humor, died of heart failure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on April Fools' Day, one day before his 62d birthday. Known as "Big Bob," Mr. Blau was born in Philadelphia, the son of Evelyn Gellar and Seymour Dore "Big Sie" Blau. As a youngster, he had a penchant for cherry bombs. Yet he managed to earn a diploma from Friends Central High School and went on to graduate from Purdue University, the London School of Economics, and Rutgers Law School.
June 11, 2007 |
SIX YEARS ago, my wife Karen was boarding her horse at a small stable on Henry Avenue in the Upper Roxborough section of Philadelphia. This stable was owned by a man named Charlie, and was just up the road from W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, the largest agricultural high school in America. Charlie was friendly with the farmer at Saul, and told us about a 4-H club that the farmer ran on an off-site farm that was operated by the high school. 4-H clubs offer young people the opportunity to learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through a variety of different programs, including gardening, seeing-eye puppy, babysitting and bee-keeping.
December 12, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Saul P. Steinberg, an audacious financier and corporate raider who often drew as much attention for deals that did not happen as for those that did and who often earned millions of dollars either way, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 73. Before his business collapsed into bankruptcy about a decade ago, Steinberg embodied a risk-embracing, sometimes freewheeling approach to business abetted by high-risk, high-yield "junk bond" financing in the 1980s. He earned multiple fortunes that enabled an almost impossibly sumptuous lifestyle, and his wealth thrust him into New York's cozy nexus of finance, high society and philanthropy.
January 20, 1994 |
Saul Edward Benn, a retired businessman and former Abbotts Dairy employee, died Sunday. He was 69 and lived in Overbrook. Benn operated his own building maintenance firm before retiring a few years ago. He started the business after retiring from Abbotts in the 1960s. He worked at the dairy for 20 years in the sterilization department. Joyce Benn Huntington, a daughter, said her father was an unselfish man who "was always available with a listener's ear, encouraging words, a sharp note of admonition or money placed in your palm.
April 7, 2005 |
Like Lance Armstrong willing his bike into a motorcycle, like "Air" Jordan redefining the notion of "Identified Flying Object," like Robert Frost pulling lasting truths from the plainest American words, Saul Bellow simply did it better than anyone else. The greatest of late-20th-century American novelists, who died Tuesday at 89, resembled his fellow immortals above in a way Americans especially trust. He won the stats game: three National Book Awards, one Pulitzer, and The Big One, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976.
March 26, 1996 |
If Millville senior Mark Saul didn't have the ability to win two consecutive state wrestling titles, he might never have competed in the sport at all. The Inquirer's 1996 South Jersey wrestler of the year makes it clear that his mastery of the sport was perhaps the only thing that motivated him during the last two years. "I'm pretty much glad the season is over and that my career is over, because wrestling is a long, boring season for me," said Saul, who was named the outstanding wrestler of the state tournament March 9. He defeated Jefferson's Tom Tanis, 11-0, in the 160-pound final at Atlantic City's Convention Hall to win his second straight title at that weight.
March 12, 2004 |
The Philadelphia Flower Show isn't just a week for flower lovers. For horticultural students from the Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences it is the climax of months of hard work and learning. Students from Saul created "An Herban Paradise" for this year's Flower Show, which runs through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Their display is a country kitchen overlooking a backyard herb garden. The garden is a traditional four-square geometric garden with sage, thyme and geraniums.