February 26, 2004 |
Ask Joe Eszterhas to describe the essential Hungarian temperament and he offers "suicidally passionate," "judgmental" and "unforgiving. " All those traits are manifest in Hollywood Animal, his big, brash, bellicose and best-selling memoir. The book is a savage indictment of Tinseltown, where Eszterhas, 59, plied his trade as one of the movie business' most successful and highly compensated screenwriters. "I was the only scriptwriter in the history of Hollywood who had groupies," boasts the scribe of such hits as Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct, as well as the epic stinkbomb Showgirls.
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.
November 12, 2003 |
More than 600 people jammed the West Chester United Methodist Church yesterday for a solemn ceremony to bid farewell to one of Chester County's most influential native sons. Charles Evans Swope was laid to rest in Oaklands Cemetery in West Goshen. Mr. Swope, 73, died Saturday, succumbing to throat cancer after fighting the disease for more than two years. He was buried in his glasses and Marine dress uniform. His coffin had the Marine Corps seal on the inside. His dress cap was placed on his chest; also in the coffin was a photo of Mr. Swope, his son, Charles Jr., and two friends, taken at a Poconos ski resort.
November 10, 2003 |
Charles E. Swope, the banker and philanthropist whose hand guided society and Republican politics in West Chester and Chester County for decades, will be buried here tomorrow. He died of throat cancer at his home here Saturday night at age 73. The son of a West Chester University president, Charles Evans Swope was born on June 16, 1930, to Charles S. and Edna Swope. In addition to presiding over First Chester County Corp., which owns First National Bank of Chester County, he led a multitude of local civic associations.
May 10, 2003 |
The bouquet of dry cleaning wafts up around Clarence Booker as he spreads a wool blouse on his press, lowers the machine's lid, and floors a foot-pedal to release a plume of steam through the fabric. Booker isn't as quick as he was when he started this job 21 years ago, when he was in his 80s. His hand shakes as he raises an arm. But then he somehow threads two little safety pins through the garment and a paper-covered hanger, summoning the manual dexterity of a Las Vegas card dealer.
November 7, 2002 |
The probe into a suspicious Breeders' Cup bet worth $3 million includes a third former Drexel student, racing industry officials said. The latest person under investigation by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board is Glen DaSilva, of New York, several racing industry officials confirmed yesterday. Two others under investigation already have been identified - Derrick Davis, of Baltimore, the man who made the winning Pick Six bets, and Chris Harn, an employee of Autotote, a company involved in the wagers under suspicion.
May 19, 2002
Use moments as they arise My 47-year-old husband has throat cancer. We have three teenage children. From the start, 21 months ago, we have been honest with one another and our children about the seriousness of Tom's illness. My husband and I have found that we have our most productive conversations while on walks in the woods, sitting by the river, or sitting in a gazebo in a park near us. These are places that remind us of our happiest times together, so we feel happy. The discussions have never been planned.
August 6, 2001 |
Always fancying himself an entertainer rather than an artiste, Rod Stewart has never taken himself too seriously - his career, to paraphrase one of his best lyrics, is one part rhapsody, one part comedy. Saturday night at the Tweeter Center, Stewart's concert started with a humorous, day-in-the-life video segment projected on the big screens on either side of the stage: See Rod kick soccer balls! See Rod blow-dry his hair! See Rod drink beer! Fun is Stewart's business, and at the two-thirds-full Tweeter Center, business was good.
July 23, 2001 |
EX-BEATLE George Harrison has admitted that he expects to die soon from cancer, the group's former producer said yesterday. The 58-year-old musician was recently treated for a brain tumour at a clinic in Switzerland, having already undergone an operation for lung cancer at the Mayo Clinic in May. The Mail said yesterday that Harrison had told friend and former producer George Martin, that he does not have long to live. Harrison and Martin could not be reached for comment.
June 8, 2001 |
Thomas J. Durkin Jr., 49, of Fort Washington, known as a caring physician and instructor in pediatrics, died Sunday of throat cancer at his home. "He was a very caring and loving pediatrician who enjoyed his patients," said his wife of 24 years, Regina Torsney-Durkin, who is also a doctor. "He was an excellent teacher for medical students," who frequently observed him in his practice. Dr. Durkin was affiliated with ABC-Family Pediatricians, which maintains three offices in the Allentown area.