January 4, 1987 |
By the time Ralph Sullivan called American Dog Training in Cherry Hill, he was ready to sell Taurus, his 8-month-old pit bull. "She was horrible," Sullivan said, "just horrible. " Sullivan's wife, Christina, shook her head in agreement. Shifting her 14- month-old son, Steven, to her left hip, she gestured out of the kitchen window of the couple's house in Fairview. "Look at that yard," she said, "just look at that trash she scattered all over. And if that's not bad enough, I'll show you the hole she made in the sofa.
March 27, 1988 |
Inside a black compartment the size of a telephone booth, Bob Fagan Jr. raised his shielded metal arc welder as gracefully as if it were a conductor's baton and began to orchestrate a simple symphony in steel. With the staccato pop-pop-pop of his welding arc, Fagan mated two sections of steel pipe, the entire act backdropped by an eerie blue light and a gold rain of sparks that hit the floor with the sputter of dying applause. In a few seconds, Fagan's cool, metallurgical melody had turned to a hot solo - 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact.
June 22, 2011
Two Philadelphia workforce development organizations received $13.5 million in U.S. Labor Department grants to provide training in green jobs. The grants were part of a $38 million package doled out to six organizations to help workers in 19 states. Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America Inc., Philadelphia, received nearly $8 million to use in programs in Arizona, California, Florida, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Minnesota. The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region, which is the training school for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, received nearly $5.6 million to train or retrain 2,000 over three years in Delaware, Winslow, N.J., and several Pennsylvania cities including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
May 29, 2015 |
A cyber-school principal has been hired to head Cardinal O'Hara High School, whose former principal - abruptly fired in November 2013 - recently settled a lawsuit with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Eileen Vice, an alumna of O'Hara who has worked at 21st Century Cyber Charter School in Downingtown since 2004, will replace Pete Balzano, who took over after the archdiocese dismissed Marie Rogai without explanation. Vice will begin at the 1,300-student school July 1, the archdiocese said in a news release Wednesday.
June 13, 1992 |
Applicants for one of the world's most exclusive colleges descended upon the Spectrum yesterday with SAT scores in hand. That's the Slapstick Aptitude Test, for all you non-bozos out there, and these scholars hope to be accepted to Clown College. Just 50 to 60 students are annually accepted to the training school in Venice, Fla. That's where the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus offers an eight-week program to train men and women seeking a career under the big top. They learn the basics, of course: juggling, acrobatics, face painting.
December 11, 2008 |
Marvin Lincoln "Scooch" James, 66, of West Conshohocken, a former union business agent and training school instructor who published a handbook on parenting, died last Thursday of intestinal scleroderma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. James graduated from Abington High School and served stateside in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, he had a variety of jobs, including selling vacuum cleaners door to door, before becoming a construction laborer. His specialty was power spraying gunite, a form of concrete, to construct swimming pools.
April 8, 2015 |
Mayor Nutter bent down to present Shakira Wilson-Burroughs with the Philadelphia flag that has flown over the city for the past 30 days, since her brother, Sgt. Robert Wilson III, was killed. He spoke softly to her, but the words "thank you" were audible to the assembled crowd. The ceremony on the second-floor reception room in City Hall on Monday morning marked the official end of the city's 30-day mourning period for Wilson, who was gunned down inside a North Philadelphia GameStop while trying to buy a present for his 10-year-old son. Officials say Wilson drew fire away from other patrons in the store that day as he tried to fight off two armed robbers.
March 25, 2001 |
About 75 people gathered yesterday in Center City at a rally calling for the closing of the U.S. Army's training school for Latin American soldiers. The School of the Americas Watch group wants to abolish the school, recently renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Based at Fort Benning, Ga., and formerly known as the School of the Americas, the school has been criticized by human-rights groups as a training ground for dictators and assassins. At JFK Plaza yesterday, the activists listened to speeches and peace songs and watched a performance by an African-inspired dance troupe.
April 3, 1987 |
When Christopher Smith and Hala Turjuman of Newark, Del., marry on May 2, they will have the official blessing of Gov. Castle and the entire General Assembly. After the couple had set their wedding date, they ran into a legal snag - Smith will be in Oklahoma City attending Air Traffic Controller School for the entire month of April. Delaware law states that a marriage certificate must be obtained by both partners and is valid for no more than 30 days. "Oh my God, he's not going to be here," Turjuman recalled saying after learning of the statute.
October 30, 1988 |
Chester County needs a central training facility for its firefighters, police officers and ambulance squads, according to a study commissioned by the county. The International Society of Fire Service Instructors, which conducted the study, also concluded that divisiveness among volunteer firefighter groups is handicapping current efforts to build a privately financed fire school in West Brandywine Township. Firefighters, it said, are generally critical of the present training program.