November 21, 2010 |
F. Donald Zucker was a political science teacher at Ursinus College from 1958 to 1987. He was an unsuccessful antiwar candidate in the 1960s. He filed a lawsuit against the predecessor of Verizon that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. But he was also a cellist, a composer of classical music, and a founder of musical groups in Montgomery County. "He was doing music well before he retired," said his wife, Barbara, "but he retired when he was 59 to do music full time. " On Thursday, Nov. 11, Dr. Zucker, 82, died at his home in Lower Frederick, Montgomery County, of complications from a stroke he suffered in 2007.
April 12, 2000 |
A Lower Frederick man was arrested yesterday on charges that he ran up bills of more than $9,600 on a credit card to pay for expenses associated with a fictitious Druid church, police said. According to court documents filed in the case, Carroll David Burnham 3d, 28, set up the First USA Bank credit account in his ex-fiancee's name without her permission and listed himself as an authorized user. Detective Sgt. Peter Mastrocola said Burnham had the credit-card bills sent to a Mailboxes Etc. post office box in East Norriton in the name of the "United Paganistic Church of Druidry," for which he claimed to be a "druid priest.
May 26, 1990
The other day we wanted to print the phone number for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives because we wanted to urge readers to give their representative a jingle and pass along their feelings about improving Pennsylvania's judicial system. We started on this task with some trepidation because a colleague from another newspaper had told us about calling Harrisburg directory assistance not long ago and being told there was no listing for the state House. Information doesn't have the office numbers for individual legislators either, so she'd ended up being connected to Gov. Casey's complaint hot line - and getting a recording.
October 31, 1986 |
Pennsylvania businesses soon will be paying a much lower rate to tap into Bell of Pennsylvania's directory-assistance database through virtually any computer. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission yesterday approved sharply reduced rates for the service, which now has fewer than 10 customers, according to Bell. Beginning Sunday, customers will pay a basic monthly minimum charge of $50, which allows 6.25 hours of connect time, compared with the old minimum monthly charge of $527 or $14 per hour of connect time, whichever was more.
May 25, 1989 |
A man accused of raping and indecently assaulting a 4-year-old Ardmore girl in August faces additional charges after he allegedly called the victim's father numerous times from prison and told him his daughter should change her story, police said. Wesley Alfred Jackson, 29, of Ardmore, whose trial began yesterday in Montgomery County Court, also told the father on the telephone numerous times that he should not testify at the trial, police said. Police say medical evidence showed that Jackson gave gonorrhea to the girl.
May 8, 1993 |
Angela Ines Schinco, 69, affectionately known as "Mrs. Gaetano" of the nationally acclaimed Gaetano's Restaurant in Center City, died Thursday at Pennsylvania Hospital. Mrs. Schinco, who lived in Center City, started in the restaurant business in 1950 when she met and married Gaetano Schinco in New York. She gave up her career as a ballroom dance teacher to work with her husband. Twenty years later, in 1970, the couple opened Gaetano's on the 700 block of Walnut Street, the city's first Northern Italian restaurant.
November 22, 1999 |
Lisa Joseph decided to campaign for the position of township auditor just 10 days before the Nov. 2 election - when she discovered that the Republican candidate, David A. Ziembicki, was suing the township. Joseph, also a Republican, immediately scrambled to put together a letter spelling out her qualifications and publicizing the fact that Ziembicki had two lawsuits on zoning matters pending against the Upper Salford Township Board of Supervisors. When voters arrived at the polls, they did not see Joseph's name on the ballot.
November 3, 1995 |
Borough Solicitor John DiPietro said yesterday that he would ask the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office to press criminal charges against former Borough Manager Charles Jacien, on grounds that Jacien had made harassing phone calls to the home of Borough Council President Gerald McTamney. According to police reports, McTamney and his wife, Mary, received several calls from Jacien between Sunday and Tuesday. Jacien has been on suspension for nearly a month and is to be terminated Monday.
May 25, 2002 |
There won't be any fancy logos on Pat Tillman's new helmet. The Arizona Cardinals safety made a stunning revelation Thursday - he is putting his four-year NFL career on hold to join the Army, a move spurred by the military's age limit on candidates for the elite Rangers program. The 25-year-old defensive back has an unlisted number, and could not be reached for comment yesterday. But he broke the news to the Cardinals the day before and convinced them he was serious. "It's very personal, and I honor that," coach Dave McGinnis said.
March 15, 1989 |
If someone raps on your door or rings your bell, the sensible response is to ask: "Who's there?" There's nothing impolite about the question. You have a right to know who is standing outside your door, and why, before you open it. Or if you have a peephole, you can look out. If a Girl Scout is standing there with boxes of cookies, you can safely slide the bolt. On the other hand, if you see a man with a ski mask over his face, it would be wise to grab the phone and call the cops.