December 16, 1996 |
Kuang Tao Zhou, a 27-year-old grad student living in Center City, decided early this year that he wanted to go to law school. He also decided who he wanted to help him, a man he'd never met before: Mayor Rendell. Zhou, son of a wealthy Taiwanese real estate mogul, also had something that apparently got the attention of Rendell and others at City Hall: A large bank account. Beginning in March, Zhou opened his checkbook and, using money he says he'd saved up to buy a Porsche, started making political donations.
September 26, 2003 |
The trickle started when the University of Iowa offered Millville's Dwayne Hendricks a scholarship on national letter-of-intent day in February. It has since become a gusher. "Being offered the year before my senior year, I was surprised," Hendricks said. "I thought that wouldn't come until my senior year, during the season. " He was only off by about seven months. Since Iowa said hello, offers from major-conference schools have been coming in waves at the Thunderbolts' defensive end. It can be an exhilarating, maddening experience for a 17-year-old, but the soft-spoken Hendricks has kept it in perspective.
December 12, 1994 |
His official title is men's basketball coach, but Jim Casciano wears many hats at Valley Forge Military Junior College - publicity man, placement service whiz, salesman, architect. But the way Casciano figures it, the most important aspect of his job at this time might be his public relations skills, not his ability to change defenses or diagram nifty set plays. "In just our second season, our program here at Valley Forge is still in its infancy," said Casciano, who has coached at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels.
April 6, 2012 |
There she sat on stage at the Irvine Auditorium, among friends and far from the political maelstrom of Washington. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who only last week sought with colleagues to unpack the legal complexities of President Obama's health-care overhaul during three historic days of oral arguments, arrived on Thursday at the University of Pennsylvania campus to mark the opening of a new building and unspool reflections on...
September 24, 2008 |
Bilal Bakr concedes that he often gets into good-natured trash-talking conversations with classmate Charles Watkins. Both attend Camden's Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts School, but these friends are the biggest rivals and two of South Jersey's top performers during the football season. Bakr is a two-way lineman for Woodrow Wilson, while Watkins plays for Camden and is is among the best wide receivers in the area. He has accepted a scholarship to the University of Virginia. Since their school doesn't offer football, they are able to play for Wilson and Camden, respectively.
August 28, 1992
PRAISE FOR SPRING GARDEN COLLEGE CAME TOO LATE It's too bad that the recent editorial praising the efforts of Spring Garden College came upon its demise. In fact, it is ironic that your paper, and others, seemed to suddenly become aware of this 141-year-old Philadelphia institution as dirt was being tossed on its coffin. As a teacher, coach and director of athletics at the college, I was aware of the problems that eventually spelled the end of what, someday, will be recalled fondly as a treasure.
July 13, 2014 |
Just seven years from now, pancreatic cancer is projected to become this country's second-leading cancer killer, surpassed only by lung cancer and claiming 48,000 lives a year - nearly the population of Harrisburg. Now No. 4, pancreas cancer will climb in the ranking partly by becoming more common, but mostly because it is ferociously difficult to detect and treat, according to an analysis by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. "The dramatic increase in the anticipated number of deaths . . . is a wake-up call to the research and health-care systems in the United States," senior author Lynn M. Matrisian, a molecular biologist, wrote last month in the journal Cancer Research.
July 22, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - This resort faces the prospect of having four major vacancies on its famed Boardwalk come mid-September. The grim reality sank in July 14 when Trump Plaza issued layoff notices and targeted Sept. 16 as the date to cease operating as a casino. Perception is reality in tourism, experts say, and the Boardwalk is synonymous with Atlantic City. How will four hulking, empty buildings sit with visitors - especially at night - and will they impede tourism when Atlantic City needs it the most?
July 9, 2014 |
An 18-year-old Berwyn woman was hit by a pickup truck Thursday morning while on a jog in State College, near Pennsylvania State University. At noon Monday, Eva O'Brian was in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a hospital representative said. She has severe brain, pelvic, and leg injuries, according to a CaringBridge website set up by family and friends. The accident occurred at Atherton Street and Park Avenue around 9:45 a.m., according to a release from the State College Police Department.
July 21, 2014 |
Murray Shusterman began practicing law in 1936, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House - and he hasn't stopped working since. Today, at age 101, he travels each day from his Bala Cynwyd home to his Center City office at Fox Rothschild, where his work has focused on corporate and real estate law. "What? Retire? Sit in a rocking chair and wait to die?" Shusterman said in an interview. "All my life I've been active. " That's not changing as his 102d birthday nears.