March 6, 2015 |
THE SCHOOL district's Charter School Office has laid down the law to charter operator ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania over the charter renewal of one of its schools, John B. Stetson. In a detailed letter dated Jan. 22 and obtained by the Daily News , the charter office seeks an immediate overhaul of Stetson's board of trustees, its business practices and its oversight of the school. The letter's author, Charter School Office operations coordinator Lauren Thum, lists 17 conditions that ASPIRA must satisfy before the office will recommend that the School Reform Commission extend Stetson's charter for one year.
May 6, 2014
Ellen Bailey , a partner in the Philadelphia office of law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott L.L.C., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Richard Stockton College Foundation . Moore College of Art and Design has elected Meg Johnson and Janie Gross to its board of trustees. Johnson is a former advertising and communications writer; Gross is an artist, author, designer and photographer. Lourdes Health System , Camden, has appointed Kathleen Stone to its Health Foundation Board.
May 16, 2013 |
Please Touch Museum president and CEO Laura Foster is stepping down. Foster, leader of the museum for five years, said Tuesday that it was a good time for her to move on. "I want to do some new things," she said. "I want to spend time with my new grandchild. Twenty-two years is a long time," she said, referring to her tenure at the museum, where she initially served as director of development and marketing. Foster said she was not sure what her next career move would be. Her contract is up in November.
June 10, 2012 |
DALLAS - Relatives of the legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley are offering up a collection of items - including her Stetson hat, guns, letters, and photographs - in an auction that one expert says hits the mark for its breadth and sentimental value. On Sunday, Heritage Auctions will offer up about 100 Oakley-related items in Dallas, including a 12-gauge Parker Brothers shotgun that is expected to fetch about $100,000. Two Marlin .22-caliber rifles are expected to sell for more than $20,000 each.
February 20, 2012 |
Members of the Stetson Shutterbugs stepped outside their middle school in Kensington and began sizing up the late afternoon sunlight slanting down on bustling Allegheny Avenue. "Take a look at the way the light is now," teacher Anthony Rocco told the students in his photography club. "You get some really strong shadows. " Clutching donated cameras, the young teens set off down B Street to take pictures of the neighborhood to share with their "photo buddies" in a tiny town in Colombia.
August 30, 2011 |
MIAMI - Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets to authorities and the public but was also criticized for possibly exaggerating his exploits, died Saturday. He was 94. Kennedy died at Baptist Medical Center South, near St. Augustine, where he had been receiving hospice care. In the 1940s, Kennedy used the "Superman" radio show to expose and ridicule the Klan's rituals. In the 1950s he wrote "I Rode with the Ku Klux Klan," which was later renamed "The Klan Unmasked," and "The Jim Crow Guide.
August 28, 2011
MIAMI - Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets to authorities and the public but who was also criticized for possibly exaggerating his exploits, died Saturday. He was 94. Kennedy died at Baptist Medical Center South near St. Augustine, where he had been receiving hospice care. In the 1940s, Kennedy used the Superman radio show to expose and ridicule the Klan's rituals. In the 1950s, he wrote "I Rode with the Ku Klux Klan," which was later renamed "The Klan Unmasked" and "The Jim Crow Guide.
March 20, 2011 |
All 13 Tennessee Volunteers played in the first half and all scored by the final buzzer as the top seeds dispatched tourney first-timer Stetson, 99-34, on their home court in Knoxville, Tenn., in the Dayton Regional. Tennessee (32-2), which has played in all 30 NCAA women's tournaments, seeks to return to the Final Four after two years of frustration. The 16th-seeded Hatters finished 20-13. Ohio State 80, Central Florida 69 - Jantel Lavender scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her 75th career double-double, and led the fourth-seeded Buckeyes (23-9)
November 10, 2010 |
LOOKS LIKE the U.S. Forest Service is hopping on the Betty White bandwagon. The Associated Press reports that the service made the 88-year-old national treasure an honorary ranger yesterday. White received a badge and a ranger's Stetson hat, complete with a Smokey Bear cameo. White asked if she could take Smokey home, but was given a stuffed animal version instead. (Really, Betty, living with a bear is dangerous. An avowed environmentalist like yourself should know that.) "The Golden Girls" star said she wanted to be a ranger when she was little, but women weren't allowed to don the Stetson at the time.
September 18, 2009 |
Cole Hamels stood in the doorway of Allen Pinkney's Stetson Middle School classroom yesterday morning, eyes fixed on a music teacher belting out an aria. "Amazing," the Phillies pitcher whispered to his wife, Heidi. When Pinkney finished, the couple cheered and clapped. "I brought my husband to see you, Mr. Pinkney," Heidi Hamels said. Then, turning to Cole, she added: "I told them you sing like a dead bird. " The room erupted in laughter, but it was pretty clear that no one minded Cole Hamels' lack of singing skills.