November 29, 1989 |
SKF Bearing Industries Co., the King of Prussia ball-bearing manufacturer, yesterday let its $72-a-share offer to buy the stock of McGill Manufacturing Co. expire. Raymond B. Langton, president of SKF Bearing, said the company still believed that "the combination of SKF and McGill would have significant benefits" for McGill shareholders and employees but that it ended its tender offer because of McGill's refusal to discuss a combination. SKF said it was leaving open all options, including another purchase offer.
October 30, 1987 |
Smith Kline & French Laboratories has agreed to become the exclusive U.S. distributor of a Swedish drug that has the potential to save thousands of heart attack victims. The drug, KabiKinase, is manufactured in Sweden by KabiVitrum AB of Stockholm - one of two world producers of the drug streptokinase, said Jeremy Heymsfeld, SmithKline Beckman spokesman. KabiVitrum is the smaller of the two producers, said Alan Wachter of Smith Kline & French Labs. Terms of the accord were not released, although executives of both firms may say more when they meet with reporters this morning in New York.
March 12, 2013 |
From the curved pedestrian bridge Towamencin Township built over the crossroads village of Kulpsville, you can see the next suburban boomtown rising. It's taken long enough, says Robert Nicoletti, 82, who bought ground there in 1958. From the bridge, against a backdrop of the behind-schedule Pennsylvania Turnpike widening at the nearby Lansdale exit, you can watch crews build the four-story Bridgeview apartment complex, which will start renting next month; the thick concrete core of a six-story Courtyard by Marriott hotel, due in the fall;, and the Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College, which will enroll its first students in the spring.
March 27, 2013 |
Frank W. Wellons, 93, an engineering executive and former resident of the Philadelphia suburbs, died Friday, March 15, of pneumonia at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Wash. Mr. Wellons lived in Devon and West Chester for 72 years before moving to Seattle in January to be near his daughter, Amy. He was recognized as an expert in roller bearings and was instrumental in developing a version of the buffering mechanisms that were used in aircraft turbine power plants. He also helped develop international engineering standards for roller bearings, his family said.
January 9, 1986 |
A bill that would pave the way for St. Christopher's Hospital for Children to begin construction of a new $65 million complex was approved by a City Council committee yesterday. The rezoning ordinance, expected to pass the full Council by next week, assures that the hospital will remain in the city and close to the North Philadelphia neighborhood it has served since 1876. For several years, residents of eastern North Philadelphia, one of the city's poorest sections, have been pressuring the hospital board to keep the 146-bed facility, at Lehigh Avenue and 4th Street, from moving to the suburbs.
August 14, 1988 |
Philip Charles Cooke, 86, a retired management consultant, died Aug. 5 at Bryn Mawr Hospital after a short illness. He was a resident of Bryn Mawr for five years and previously was a resident of Media for 15 years. Mr. Cooke was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., and attended Central High School there. In 1924, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in civil engineering. Upon graduation, he worked as a consultant for the Upjohn Co. of Michigan. Mr. Cooke became a management consultant for Worden & Risberg of Philadelphia in 1953.
December 16, 1987 |
Jesse Lawrence Marshall, a longtime Democratic committeeman, died Saturday at Graduate Hospital. He was 42 and lived in South Philadelphia. "Jesse was a loving person, and the love came back to him in many ways," recalled his mother, Marion Marshall. "His greatest joy in life was taking neighborhood youngsters on picnics, trips into the country and excursions to the Philadelphia Zoo. " When not out on day trips, Marshall could be found sitting on his front steps, holding court with his neighbors, answering questions and dispensing advice.
August 21, 1997 |
Lloyd William Murphy, builder of the giant walk-through heart at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, died of pneumonia Tuesday. He was 85 and lived in Cherry Hill. Murphy built the the heart - 220 times the size of an actual heart - in 1953 as a temporary exhibit. Originally constructed from wood, plaster and display board, it took months to complete and was designed under the auspices of University of Pennsylvania cardiologist Mildred Pfeifer. Neither Murphy nor Franklin Institute officials had any idea when it first opened how popular the exhibit would instantly become.
September 28, 1989 |
John William Quigley Jr., a newspaper truck driver who opened his own newspaper stand when he was 8 years old, died Tuesday. He was 68 and a longtime Mayfair resident. "My father had his own stand on the southeast corner of Broad Street and Susquehanna Avenue. Opened it in 1929, he did," said his son, John Quigley III. The so-called "competition" across the street - the stand operated on the northwest corner - belonged to his father, patriarch John Quigley. After all the papers were sold, little Jack Quigley would put his change in a cloth sack and board a southbound train to the Inquirer building at 400 N. Broad St. Upon his arrival, he would settle the Quigley family account, then order newspapers for the following day. The Quigley family lived on Carlisle Street, around the corner from the newsstand, and it was the single penny earned on the sale of each Inquirer, Evening Bulletin, Daily News and Record that kept the roof on the Carlisle house all through the Great Depression.
June 6, 2009 |
A Philadelphia Housing Authority police officer said yesterday that a shot from a gunman's rifle struck him so hard inside a bulletproof-glass enclosed security booth at a Germantown apartment complex that "it knocked me off my feet. " Testifying in the trial of Zahir Boddy-Johnson, Officer Craig Kelley said he was on duty alone when he heard a knock at the door of a security booth at the entrance of the Queen Lane Apartments, and that when he opened the door he was "staring down the muzzle" of a semiautomatic rifle about six feet away.