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April 30, 1989 | By Robert DiGiacomo, Special to The Inquirer
When it came time for the teachers and guest speakers at Haddonfield Memorial High School to explain the concept of wellness to students at a seminar on April 19, something could have gotten lost in the translation. Early in the conference, this student definition of wellness was offered: "It's being aware of what's going on," said Mike Eckman, 15, a freshman. OK. "It's knowing what you're doing," he continued. Anything else, Mike? "The picture I'm getting," he said, pausing.
NEWS
November 18, 2002 | By Annette John-Hall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The best advertisement for Faatimah Gamble's wellness crusade is staring at you with skin as smooth as velvet and a deeply dimpled smile. At 57 (and proud to say so), Gamble radiates. And though she dresses in the hijab style, wearing the long, unrestricted clothing indicative of her Islamic faith, her posture and carriage make it clear that this grandmother is flab-free and fit. More proof sits nearby in the inner office of a stately brick building among more than 100 that Universal Homes has restored in South Philadelphia.
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May 28, 1996 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
At Christopher Columbus Elementary School, the sign on the auditorium door reads "orchestra," but it's been years since any student learned to play a single note. The closet labeled "instruments" is empty, except for two record players and a small stack of vinyl LPs; spaces designed as dressing rooms collect dust. The "chorus" room has become a classroom. But inside, a volunteer-run, after-school program is taking hold, according to John Alston, director of the Columbus Boys Choir.
NEWS
December 16, 2007 | By Jan L. Apple FOR THE INQUIRER
As activities go, it may not rank quite as high as Bingo or the ice cream social, but Pitman Manor's Nintendo Wii gaming system is becoming a close second. The continuing care retirement community in downtown Pitman purchased the system in September at EB Games in Glassboro. This Wii package - for under $300 - features such virtual challenges as bowling, baseball, golf and tennis and has become the buzz around this independent and assisted living community, where the average residents' age is well into the 80s. "I really enjoy the activity," said Wilfred "Wil" Parsels Sr., 92, who hasn't missed a weekly session.
FOOD
March 13, 2008 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Six Mount Airy professionals - seeking to serve the nutritional needs of the community - have opened the Black Olive , billed as a health and wellness marketplace. The Black Olive (7122 Germantown Ave., 215-247-5100) was developed for the anonymous benefactors by Carolyn Hines, who practices naturopathic medicine. The shop offers lectures on diet and lifestyle and has a vegan/vegetarian prepared-foods case (apps, mains, desserts), grocery and frozen-food section, and smoothie bar. "I believe in people being educated consumers - not just purchasing off the buzzwords, or if [a product]
NEWS
November 4, 1991 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Staff Writer
College has always been a perfect example of Newtonian physics: To every academic action there is an equal partying reaction. But in recent years, a lot of that fun, which always involved drinking, has turned to scandal. Area schools have faced serious problems. Temple University had two troubling incidents in September - a reported gang rape, in which the charges were later dismissed, and an alleged acquaintance rape, now awaiting trial. Last year during a drunken pledging party, a Drexel University student fell to his death from a fraternity's fourth-story roof.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Health-tracking innovations to wear or to work on a smartphone loomed large among the companies that earned a boost in the just-announced second class of the University City Science Center's Digital Health Accelerator. Another growing and costly health concern - prolonging life and wellness for our four-legged friends - also earned recognition and support in the new class of six startups, selected by the UC Science Center from a pool of 69 applicants. Graphwear Technologies is developing the first graphene patch, which tastes the wearer's sweat to measure dehydration, glucose, and lactic acid.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012
IT WAS A curious scene: a school cafeteria full of girls, some wearing headscarves, learning the art of continental dining. They held their forks in their left hands, using the utensils to transfer sautéed brussels sprouts and orange-glazed chicken to their mouths - being careful to hold the tines down European-style. As they practiced, Faatimah Gamble, wife of legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Gamble, kept watch, handing one girl a lime-green folded cloth napkin and instructing another in the proper use of a knife.
NEWS
March 26, 1997 | By Mary Blakinger, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
How can businesses keep workers healthier and reduce absenteeism? Employers have been calling the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry with that question, and the chamber plans to provide some answers. "It's an issue coming to the forefront, especially with the new workers'-compensation law," said Holly Stetler, a chamber spokeswoman. The organization will feature Richard Donze, medical director of the occupational health center of Chester County Hospital, at a breakfast program from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 8 at J&J Catering, 880 Springdale Drive, Exton, to talk about promoting wellness at work.
NEWS
May 28, 2012 | By Alex Branch and Bill Hanna, McClatchy Newspapers
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Fort Worth City Council's consideration of a policy against hiring smokers has stirred strong opinions. Some see a slippery slope toward employment discrimination, while others consider it responsible promotion of workplace wellness. While such a move would be rare for a city, employers everywhere are getting more involved in their employees' lifestyle decisions that affect health, experts say. Companies and some government agencies have crafted policies that range from banning smoking to charging penalties on the health-care benefits of overweight workers.
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SPORTS
April 20, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Jerad Eickhoff's first full season in the majors will be filled with tests. He will log more innings than ever before. He will face teams for the second, third, or fourth time. And he will face adversity, from which the Phillies will allow Eickhoff to find his way out. Monday night's 5-2 loss to the Mets brought Eickhoff his latest challenge. Eickhoff walked opposing pitcher Noah Syndergaard with one out in the seventh inning, putting runners on first and second. The 25-year-old had already fired 91 pitches.
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April 18, 2016 | By Larry Printz, TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
It seems like the most obvious question in the world: Why doesn't Ford bring back the original 1965 Mustang? After all, the first Ford Mustang sold 1.3 million copies in 2½ years, a record that remains untouched. Tom Scarpello had heard the question many times, and he knew the answer. Scarpello ran Ford's Special Vehicle Team from 1998 to 2004 and knew that the old Mustang body design couldn't meet today's federal safety requirements. "But that idea always stuck with me," Scarpello said.
NEWS
April 17, 2016 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Kristina Wong is on a mission. As a performance artist who self-identifies as someone "who fights for the marginalized," she wanted to find some way to "leave a legacy" by "making a difference. " The Wong Street Journal is her message. Treading the fine line between preaching and entertaining, she tells us about her three-week trip to Northern Uganda. As a third-generation Chinese-American, Wong goes to Africa, where she is mistaken for a white person (so much for her idealized solidarity among people of color)
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, STAFF WRITER
THEY SAY that a referee is happiest when he can call a game and get out of the gym without anyone recognizing him. That never really was the case with Joey Crawford. He often drew attention to himself, whether it was because of the two technical fouls he called on Tim Duncan in 2007 for laughing on the bench, or the time he sprinted from the baseline to the foul line to strip the ball from Kevin Durant just before a foul shot to get something straight at the scorer's table. It didn't help matters that it was Game 5 of a 2014 first-round playoff matchup between Oklahoma City and Memphis.
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
Aaron Nola has thrown 14 innings without walking a batter. But the Phillies have yet to win a game started by their 22-year-old righthander, and Nola was left with a bad feeling about one curveball he threw to Wil Myers. "It hung," Nola said. "It just hung. He put a good swing on it. " Nola allowed four runs in seven innings of Monday's 4-3 loss to San Diego. He had nine strikeouts. Nola was hurt, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said, by his secondary stuff. The curveball to Myers, inside but high, "wasn't a good pitch," Mackanin said.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By John N. McGuire, Staff Writer
A plan to reopen wells in Moorestown that were shut because of contamination is drawing continuing resistance from a group of residents. Two wells in the Burlington County township were shut down because they were found to be tainted by the chemical 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP). Township Manager Scott Carew said Moorestown officials have proposed an interim treatment plan to the state Department of Environmental Protection that will reduce harmful compounds like TCP in the wells.
NEWS
April 10, 2016
By Simon Callow Viking. 496 pp. $40 Reviewed by Michael Magras He was an actor and director of such intensity that some of the leading ladies he kissed during performances - Eartha Kitt in the play Time Runs , Margaret Lockwood in the film Trent's Last Case - ended up with bruised lips. He was known to eat at one sitting "a meal consisting of five copious courses, two bottles of red wine and many glasses of fifty-year-old cognac. " And he thought so much of himself that when an agent who could resuscitate his flagging career said upon meeting him, "May I call you Orson?"
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
While admitting no missteps in its storm planning, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Tuesday pledged to improve its weather-forecasting capacity after coming under fire for its response to a January blizzard that stranded hundreds of motorists for 24 hours. The recommendation came in a 30-page "After Action Report" that summarized what commission officials had billed as its comprehensive, 10-week internal review of how it handled the storm. But the report did little to pinpoint any failures of internal planning.
NEWS
April 5, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
Rihanna is a drama queen. And that's fine. More than any female artist since Madonna in her Sex prime (that's NOT to say the now-older Madonna can't be in any prime at present, just that her newer material stinks), Rihanna has turned skin, sensuality and seduction into theater. Bouncing back-and-forth from dominatrix to waif, from zipless aggressor to detached femme-fatale to tender quarry, the 28-year-old seems to toy with her own mythology for sport and profit. The drama of her life beyond music is what drives RiRi's spectacular ANTI tour, which brought her to the Wells Fargo Center Sunday night.
NEWS
April 5, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari and Claudia Vargas, STAFF WRITERS
One is a longtime Philadelphia congressman who quit in 2002. Another worked for U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, the city Democratic leader. A third was a powerful state senator from Delaware County until he went to federal prison. Yet years after they left their public jobs, all remain on the taxpayers' tab - as private lobbyists, paid to promote Philadelphia's interests in Washington and Harrisburg. It's a common arrangement for cities, but one that troubles some watchdogs. "They already have taxpayer-funded lobbyists," said Barry Kauffman, head of the good-government group Common Cause's state chapter.
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