August 30, 1993 |
SINCE WHEN DID AIRLINES SHOW ANY RESPECT? A model in France whose opulent, voluptuous curves are a common sight on billboards there, yesterday called the decision by domestic airline Air Inter to charge her two fares to accommodate her 286-pound body "an attack on human dignity. " "It hurts . . .. I can get into a seat like anyone else, we are human beings too," said actress and model Anne Zamberlan, who appears on a larger- than-life ad for the Virgin book and music stores, reclining in a pose reminiscent of the models of impressionist master Renoir.
May 23, 1992 |
WESTERN CITY SLICKERS So you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Go west, right? Wrong - the West is the most urbanized part of the United States, if you go by the percentage of people living in urban areas, according to a forthcoming book titled Profile of the West: Changes in the 1990s and Beyond. Nearly 80 percent of all westerners now are urbanites, according to a report on the book in Investor's Business Daily. By comparison, only 65 percent of Americans east of the Mississippi live in urban areas.
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.
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...
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.
January 13, 2013 |
Richard J. Young was not, as it turned out, unstoppable. But for most of his 52 years, he certainly seemed to be. Persevering through two bouts of Hodgkin disease as a teenager, he pursued his education until he had a master's and worked his way into a top administrative post in the New Jersey court system. Evenings and weekends found him on Moorestown's athletic fields, mobbed by children. In fall, he coached soccer; in winter, street hockey; in spring, soccer again; then baseball and roller hockey.
October 19, 2014 |
Maybe there was something on the ground when Mark "Pete" Peterson waded through rice paddies in Vietnam in his first year as a U.S. Marine. Or in the air, across Asia and South America, where he piloted helicopters for most of his 22 years of service. Or maybe there was nothing and he got sick for no apparent reason. It began as a sore throat, like the ones before a seasonal head cold. It was mid-August 2012. "After a week, the runny nose and mucus buildup never showed up," recalls the West Grove resident, who is 65. He went to see his family practitioner, who prescribed a 10-day course of antibiotics.