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January 19, 1988 | By KEVIN HANEY, Daily News Staff Writer
Wall Street powerhouse Salomon Brothers is setting up shop at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange as specialist and market maker in foreign currency options, a move designed to boost the exchange's trading. The designation, effective Feb. 4, marks the first time in Salomon Brothers' 78-year history that it will act as specialist on an exchange floor. James Bloom, president of Philadelphia-based Bloom & Co., will serve as head specialist at the exchange for Salomon Brothers. A specialist makes a market in an instrument by setting prices for buying and selling it, and agrees to buy and sell the security when no one else will at an exchange.
SPORTS
October 18, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Soul yesterday announced the signing of defensive specialist Kevin Gaines, an eight-year veteran of the Arena Football League. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. A 6-foot-2 210-pounder from Louisville, Ky., Gaines spent the last three seasons with the Georgia Force. He has been named to the all-Arena League's second team twice in his career. "He has proven to be one of the best cover guys in the league, and we are expecting a lot out of him this year," Soul coach Bret Munsey said.
SPORTS
January 17, 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will meet with a specialist this week because of lingering concussionlike symptoms. Crosby hasn't played since Dec. 5 following a recurrence of the symptoms that sidelined him for more than 10 months last year. The team said Crosby will work with chiropractic neurologist Ted Carrick, who treated Crosby for similar symptoms last summer. The 24-year-old star skated with his teammates for the first time in more than a month on Friday, a first step in what could be another long comeback.
SPORTS
December 26, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Deion Sanders will have his sprained left toe examined Tuesday by specialist Dr. Bill Hamilton in Florida, but Sanders is not optimistic about his iffy status changing. Sanders, who has missed five-plus games and is questionable to play again this season, said he is getting the second opinion at the urging of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. "I don't think anything can be said to get me on the field quicker," he said. Sanders will not play against the Washington Redskins tomorrow night and is likely to be doubtful for the Cowboys' first-round playoff game the first weekend in January.
SPORTS
January 30, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
New York Rangers star Eric Lindros traveled to Montreal yesterday to be examined after sustaining the eighth concussion of his career. Lindros was to be checked by Dr. Karen Johnston, a neurological specialist. He was injured Wednesday night in New York's 2-1 loss to Washington when he took a hard hit from Jason Doig in the second period. On his next shift, Lindros took the faceoff and immediately dropped his gloves and went after Doig. After a brief scuffle, Lindros pinned Doig to the ice. Lindros didn't return to the game.
SPORTS
November 17, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Denver Broncos have signed Steve Lindsey to handle kickoffs, the team said. Lindsey, 25, had been on Jacksonville's roster for the first 10 games of the season. In addition to kicking off for the Jaguars, he made 5 of 7 field-goal tries and all five extra-point attempts while filling in for Mike Hollis, who was recovering from back surgery. Jason Elam has made 13 of 16 field goals and all 24 extra-point tries for Denver this year and will continue to kick placements. Falcons.
SPORTS
December 3, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Running sideways and dropping punts just won't cut it for the Eagles' punt-return unit. That's mostly what they've gotten from makeshift returners Mark Seay and Freddie Solomon. To help remedy the problem, the Eagles yesterday signed former Pro Bowl kickoff and punt returner Mel Gray, a 36-year-old, record-setting, 12-year veteran, to a one-year deal. Terms were not disclosed. Gray was cut by the Oilers Nov. 18, saving Tennessee $200,000 in salary, but Gray's unspectacular play made the cut easier.
NEWS
November 25, 1996 | By Susan Q. Stranahan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Harold Louis Israel, 87, a specialist in lung diseases who retired last month from the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University, died Friday of cancer at his home in Society Hill. For nearly half a century, Dr. Israel was a prominent medical consultant on pulmonary diseases. He was a specialist in sarcoidosis, a chronic disease of unknown cause that can affect the lungs. He joined the faculty at Thomas Jefferson in 1959 and became a full professor in 1972 and an emeritus professor in 1980.
NEWS
October 15, 2009 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shirley Goldman Schriftman, 84, a documentation specialist from 1974 through 1982 at the forerunner of Unisys Corp. in Blue Bell, died of Alzheimer's disease Saturday at her home in Maple Glen. Mrs. Schriftman also taught night courses at Upper Dublin High School and was an aide at Temple University. She might have been best known for her work at Univac Corp., where she assisted the engineers who were developing computer manuals, her son Ross said. Born in Springfield, Mass.
BUSINESS
January 20, 1988 | By Charles V. Zehren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Stock Exchange yesterday said that starting Feb. 4, Salomon Bros. will become the exchange's sole specialist during its evening foreign-currency options trading session. It will mark the first time in its 78-year history that the powerful Wall Street investment firm will have acted as a specialist in a security traded on the floor of an exchange. The PHLX board of governors approved the Sunday-through-Thursday 7-to-11 p.m. session on March 12, hoping that by extending hours to accommodate a 13- hour time difference, the exchange would be able to attract orders from traders in the booming Tokyo, Hong Kong and Australian markets.
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August 28, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Andrew White Jr., 72, of West Philadelphia, a former loss mitigation specialist and church security guard, died Monday, Aug. 15, of cancer at Einstein Medical Center. Mr. White was the only child of Hazel H. White and the late Andrew White Sr. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from John Bartram High School. While there, Mr. White was a guard on the football team. He received many honors for his skill at that position, his family said. Mr. White enlisted in the Army National Guard in January 1965.
SPORTS
August 25, 2016
Kickers to watch Barney Amor , Central Bucks East, Sr. - He nailed a 46-yard field goal last season. Massimo Biscardi , Downingtown West, Jr. - He has terrific leg strength. Connor Bowler , Downingtown West, Sr. - He regularly booms punts. Vince Capone , Germantown Academy, Sr. - He also shines on the diamond. Brandon Chiazza , Malvern Prep, Sr. - He is primed for a big season. Matt Mauer , Pennridge, Sr. - He was a first-team all-league performer.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Prince sought help Prince 's death has been made all the more poignant by a report that the pop genius had sought to meet with a drug-addiction specialist a day before he died, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Minnesota lawyer William Mauzy says Prince's peeps reached out to his client, California doc Howard Kornfeld , on April 20. Kornfeld could not travel to Minnesota that day, so Mauzy arranged for the singer to meet with a local doctor the next morning - the day Prince was found dead.
NEWS
March 23, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Joanne Mangino DiGiamber Johnston, 86, of Washington Township, who retired in 1996 as the remedial reading specialist at Bellmawr Park Elementary School, died of a brain infection Tuesday, March 15, at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township. Born in Wildwood, Mrs. Johnston grew up there, graduated from Wildwood High School, and earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1951 at what is now Rowan University, where she was editor-in-chief of the Whit, the campus newspaper.
NEWS
March 8, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, Staff Writer
WENDELL OWENS, who grew up in South Philadelphia and later worked at the Philadelphia Naval Base, died on Sunday, Feb. 28. He was 83 and lived in the city's Art Museum area. At Edward W. Bok Technical High School, Owens excelled in gymnastics and track. He graduated in 1950. He was drafted into the Army at age 19 and served during the Korean War, said his widow, Sandra Jean Lee-Viddy Owens. After the Army, Owens went to work as a machinist at the Naval Base. He later was promoted to senior quality assurance specialist at the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia, the Rothman Institute, and other large specialty physician groups are organizing to link their practices' medical records electronically and eventually enter joint contracts with employers and insurers. Papers sealing a partnership creating NueHealth Greater Philadelphia are expected to be signed Thursday. NueHealth will start with 750 physicians from independent groups; an additional 250 have verbally committed to NueHealth, said its chief executive, Tom Eicke.
SPORTS
September 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Because Tyler Mayes backed up his words, he has earned a second consecutive start as a kickoff specialist for Temple against the University of Massachusetts on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. After he did not play in the opening 27-10 win over Penn State, Mayes, a fifth-year senior from Downingtown East, made a plea for playing time before last week's game at Cincinnati. "He came in last week and said 'Coach I can do this,' " Temple coach Matt Rhule recalled. So Rhule put the pressure on Mayes before giving him a chance.
NEWS
September 2, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert M. Rinier Sr., 85, of Marlton, a computer specialist who in retirement was a part-time evening manager at food markets in Marlton and Medford, died of complications from lung cancer Friday, Aug. 28, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. Born in Darby, Mr. Rinier attended Overbrook High School but "left to go to work, because his father had died," his wife, Helen, said. He worked at a market in Philadelphia, then in 1950 began a 35-year government career, mostly as a computer specialist at the Frankford Arsenal.
NEWS
August 16, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charlotte Kusher Liftman, 88, who retired in 1990 as a learning-disabilities specialist for Cherry Hill public schools, died of Parkinson's disease on Friday, Aug. 14, at the Lions Gate retirement community in Voorhees, where she had resided since 2009. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Liftman earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Brooklyn College in 1948 and began her career teaching kindergarten at a public school in the borough of Staten Island. After marrying in 1950, she and her husband, Herb, moved to Cherry Hill in 1961.
NEWS
August 3, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Josie Lecks, 86, of Haverford, a mother, reading specialist, and fund-raiser, died Saturday, July 25, of cancer at her home. She was the widow of Leonard E. Lecks, a cardiologist who practiced at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for more than 30 years. Mrs. Lecks was the granddaughter of Joseph Salus, a banker. The Salus family also produced several prominent lawyers, including Samuel W. Salus, a Pennsylvania state senator from 1911 to 1938. In 1940, Mrs. Lecks moved with her parents to Hollywood, where she attended a performing-arts school.
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