July 17, 2008 |
John Wagner Jr., 60, of Sewell, beloved freshman football coach at St. Joseph's Preparatory School and a postal worker for 25 years, died of throat cancer Friday at Methodist Hospital. He had been a longtime resident of Southwest Philadelphia. Born in South Philadelphia, Mr. Wagner graduated from West Catholic High School in 1965. He enlisted in the Navy in 1968 and was a lightweight boxer while serving Stateside on the Yosemite, a destroyer tender, until his discharge in 1970.
January 2, 2004 |
Rose Amanto Bowie, 82, of Warminster, the matriarch of a family of Philadelphia police officers who overcame the loss of her voice and taught others to do the same, died Tuesday of a stroke at Abington Memorial Hospital. In 1968, Mrs. Bowie was diagnosed with throat cancer and had surgery to remove her larynx. Her son, John Jr., said that his mother wanted to be able to talk to her grandchildren, so she made an effort to learn esophageal speech. She then taught the technique to others as a volunteer for 20 years at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.
August 19, 1986 |
Harry Johnson is a victim of cancer and circumstance. The 52-year-old migrant worker traveled here two weeks ago from Edgefield, S.C., with his wife, Esther, to have his throat cancer treated, only to get tangled in a bureaucratic jungle of lost papers and missed appointments and end up on park benches and walking the streets. Johnson, a native Philadelphian whose trip to seek medical help was paid out of collections taken by Southern churches, arrived on the doorstep of Metropolitan Hospital July 30 but somehow got the impression that he would not be admitted without insurance.
April 14, 2011 |
We do so like to make light of just about every piece of detritus that floats around in the galaxy where Hollywood stars like Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan live, it seems, to do the kind of high jinks that keep us feeling blessed. It is so much more entertaining than acknowledging that celebrities might face the same challenges as do we mere lowly paid humans. Then comes the news that actress Catherine Zeta-Jones recently was treated for bipolar disorder after helping her husband, Michael Douglas , survive a bout last year with advanced throat cancer.
September 2, 2010 |
FOLLOWING HER most recent arrest (this time for exiting an Escalade reeking of marijuana and shortly thereafter dropping a little bag of coke from a purse she claims wasn't hers), Paris Hilton was banned yesterday from two Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip (Wynn Las Vegas and Encore). Presumably she is still welcome at the Las Vegas Hilton. Maybe even the Paris. And her boyfriend Cy Waits , who was also arrested in his pot-mobile, is now out of work. He was "separated" from his job after less than a week as top managing partner of two Wynn nightclubs, Wynn Resorts spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne said in a statement.
June 4, 2013 |
LIKE A politician who puts his foot in his mouth and then has his "people" try to remove it, Michael Douglas spokesman Allen Burry said Monday that the "Fatal Attraction" star did not blame his throat cancer on oral sex. This came after Douglas spoke with the Guardian newspaper and did blame his cancer on oral sex. Asked about his cancer, Douglas told the Guardian that "without wanting to get too specific, this particular...
February 12, 2012 |
Mother Mary tells me on the phone that they're building giant red condominiums across the street from her house. "Really?" I ask her, confused. Her street is a small, quiet backstreet, the last of its kind in South Beach. "Yes," she answers. "I can see it outside the window. New red condos. They're ugly. " "But there's houses there. What about the houses? Did they tear them down?" "I don't see them. " This makes no sense. "And the condos are red?" "Bright red. " I don't like the sound of this, and suddenly I lose my sense of humor.
September 22, 2010 |
DURING THE past 12 months, comedian and WIP sports gabber Big Daddy Graham has: _ Had a burst water pipe destroy a big chunk of his South Jersey home. _ Undergone major back surgery. _ Suffered a serious staph infection. _ Buried his mother after she died of an Alzheimer-related illness. _ And successfully battled throat cancer, although radiation and chemotherapy left him with "burned-out" taste buds, a condition that continues to limit his diet to canned protein shakes.
May 15, 1996 |
Desperate for some offense, Phillies manager Jim Fregosi said last night he would play Pete Incaviglia in left field "for a few days to see if he can give us some pop. " And, last night, Inky did. Batting cleanup in a revamped lineup, he broke up Osvaldo Fernandez's no-hit bid with a two-out solo home run in the fourth, and he added a two-run single in the fifth. Incaviglia entered the game with five homers - and 22 strikeouts - in just 62 at-bats. "I know he'll strike out some, but we need someone who can drive in runs because we're not getting any offense," Fregosi said.
June 1, 1996 |
Lenny Dykstra without an achy back? Unlikely, but possible. The Dude without a huge chaw of tobacco in his cheek? As unthinkable as the Liberty Bell without its crack. If Phillies righthander Curt Schilling is to be believed, however, Dykstra will take the field sans his trademark wad of Red Man when he comes off the 15-day disabled list - he's eligible Tuesday in Chicago. Baseball's most familiar tobacco-chewer apparently has been scared straight by the throat cancer that has sidelined Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Brett Butler, who had not used smokeless tobacco in more than a decade.