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December 19, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Services are planned for Jan. 9 for H. Keith Mosley, 91, of Jenkintown, a decorated World War II veteran and former prisoner of war who later pursued a career in public relations and development. Mr. Mosley, a 1968 transplant to the Philadelphia area from New York state, died Thursday, Nov. 26, at Abington Hospice in Warminster of complications from a fall. Known to family as "Mose," Mr. Mosley spent his childhood in Arcade, N.Y. He attended Oberlin College before enlisting in the Army Air Force in 1943.
NEWS
December 11, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN YOU entered Solomon West's home in Mount Airy, you were greeted by a portrait of a man in a Naval uniform. The subject was Solomon West. And the artist was Solomon West. Solomon was a man of many talents, a hardworking guy driven by a work ethic that wouldn't quit. Art, especially portrait-painting, was how he relaxed from his career as an electrician, at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and Amtrak. Wherever he went, from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, on which he served in the Navy, to his civilian jobs, Solomon was frequently honored for his dedication to his duties and reluctance ever to take a day off. Solomon West, whose many interests also included gardening, cooking, winemaking and fishing, all roles that he threw himself into with a passionate dedication to detail, died Friday after a short illness.
NEWS
December 9, 2015
ISSUE | ABORTION It's a human life No one reading Johanna Schoen's commentary ("Clinic attack is domestic terrorism," Thursday) can disagree that violent attacks on organizations such as Planned Parenthood are anything but brutal and inexcusable. Violence is violence, and murder is murder, no matter who commits it. We can also agree that some of the rhetoric opposing abortion providers can incite such violence by disturbed individuals. What I find disingenuous and appalling is Schoen's comment that a fetus is not a baby.
NEWS
December 8, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The half-built, two-story duplex is tucked on a small lane in Cinnaminson, close to a woods adjacent to the Delaware River. It has walls, and its roof was installed last week. But the house still needs siding and windows, and more critically, two veterans willing to move in with their families and to assume an interest-free mortgage that is less than the average rental payment. Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County recently hung an American flag from a utility pole on the front lawn, as if to drive the point home.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2015 | Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
David Tischman [who once authored the "Poster Child" feature for the Daily News ] has had a long career in writing comics that spans both work at Vertigo and IDW, but his latest venture is his most personal, ambitious yet - and available only on the web! "Heroine Chic" (art by Hong Kong-based Audrey Mok) is set in a New York populated by superheroes. However, rather than focusing primarily on heroic battles between superpowered characters, Tischman's creation follows the life of fashion designer Zoe Porter, after she lands a job with famous and renowned costume designer Dyna Cuff.
NEWS
December 8, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, For The Inquirer
Another picture-perfect morning was shaping up that Sunday on Oahu, Hawaii, as Army Staff Sgt. George Frazier stepped across the grassy quadrangle outside the Schofield Barracks. The sky was clear and bright, just an occasional fluffy cloud drifting by. The temperature hovered around 70. Frazier had just finished breakfast when he was startled shortly after 7:30 a.m. by gunfire and explosions at the adjacent Wheeler Army Airfield. Massive blasts followed at nearby Pearl Harbor. The turquoise sky was suddenly swarming with Japanese Zero fighters and dive-bombers, circling like angry bees overhead, then dropping so low that the pilots could be seen clearly in their cockpits.
SPORTS
November 25, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - The 76ers are taking a different approach to their rebuilding process than that of their opponent Monday night. The Minnesota Timberwolves have three players in Kevin Garnett, Andre Miller and Tayshaun Prince, who have at least 13 years of experience, to mentor their young standouts. Meanwhile, the Sixers' lone veteran presence comes from ninth-year forward Carl Landry. Because he will be sidelined until January, the 32-year-old really hasn't had a presence on a team whose second-oldest player is 24. So how do the Sixers make up for the lack of veteran presence?
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Choosing from the array of Mummers finery on display, Betsy Carpenter dons a fancifully feathered headdress and smiles for a friend's camera. John Kraus grins from ear to ear as he tries on a Vegas version of a cowboy vest "that feels like it was made for me. " And nothing less than the entire "Magic of the Lamp" costume - an extravaganza of fuchsia feathers and royal blue - will do for Richard Pattanite. "This is really a treat," the Delran resident says, doing an impromptu yet skillful strut across the floor of the Burlington County church hall where 30 people are gathered to experience "The Secret Life of Mummers.
NEWS
November 14, 2015
ISSUE | VETERANS Simplify claims The Veteran Engagement Team Act, or VET Act, seems to complicate an already complicated process. I am sure U.S. Reps. Ryan Costello and Mike Fitzpatrick have the best intentions ("Take VA into community to better serve veterans," Wednesday), but adding another layer to the claims process isn't the answer. Put the forms online, and they will be available to all veterans without having an event outside Veterans Affairs that will only add work for an overwhelmed workforce.
NEWS
November 14, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Edward Heppe, 95, of Bryn Mawr, a decorated World War II veteran and a longtime stockbroker, died Friday, Nov. 6, of complications from an aneurysm at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Heppe, known as Jack, was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Bala Cynwyd. Later, he was a resident of Bryn Mawr for 60 years. He graduated from Episcopal Academy in 1939 and received his bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1943. He pledged Delta Phi. Mr. Heppe served in World War II from April 1944 to September 1945 as a navigator in the Eighth Army Air Force.
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