March 13, 2014 |
LISA FRANCHESCA Williams Smith just wouldn't be denied. Even in hospice care, in her final days, she was working to help small African-American businesses in West Palm Beach, Fla., a cause to which she had devoted so much of her energies in recent years. "She had been given six months to live," said her mother, Karen Warrington. "When that happens you are given a choice, whether to live those six months or just wait to die. She chose to live. " Lisa Smith, a multitalented woman who could sing and dance and play the piano and drums, a teacher, business consultant and community activist, died of cancer Thursday at age 53. She lived in West Palm Beach.
October 18, 2013 |
MAPLE SHADE Three people were injured when a NJ Transit minibus nearly flipped over a guardrail Wednesday evening, authorities said. The accident, reported at 6:17 p.m., occurred on East Kings Highway near Route 38. At least two of the injuries were not life-threatening, authorities said. The cause of the accident was under investigation. William Smith, a spokesman for NJ Transit, said the bus was an Access Link vehicle that provides paratransit service and is similar to a minibus.
October 3, 2013 |
In December 2009, NJ Transit announced four major advancements in transportation for South Jersey, with an initial cost of $13.5 million. Nearly four years later, none of the projects has moved beyond the study phase: Planners have spent the four years and $735,000 studying how to improve rail service on the Atlantic City Line, with nothing to show for their efforts yet. By contrast, it took only 90 days to build the Philadelphia &...
August 11, 2013 |
Saying his fellow officers have called him heartless and "the Tin Man" for writing speeding tickets and making DUI arrests, a Morrisville police officer is suing them and his department for harassment, the latest episode in a borough roiling with turmoil. William Smith also alleges that a fellow officer, Erica McIntyre, continually tried to embarrass him by exposing her breasts and underwear, and asking him salacious questions. The suit, filed last week in Bucks County Court, provides further evidence of a fractious police department and borough administration.
March 24, 2009 |
William H. Smith, 88, of Bristol Borough, a painter, sculptor, and advertising professional, died of heart failure March 20 at Silver Lake Center, a nursing home in Bristol. Mr. Smith first gained recognition when, as a teenager, he painted a series of murals on African American history at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore, from which he graduated in 1939. His daughter, Claire, a former sports columnist for The Inquirer and the New York Times, said his paintings had been exhibited at the U.S. embassy in Oman, the Smithsonian Institution, and the University of Pennsylvania.
October 25, 2008 |
At his sentencing hearing yesterday, facing a mandatory life term for killing a 16-year-old for his dirt bike, Eric Smith had nothing but excuses. He blamed his lawyer, the judge, and even the jury, while the two families devastated by his violent actions wept in court. "Nobody can judge me," said Smith, 18, standing before Judge Shelley Robins New with his hands cuffed in front of him. "Nobody can judge me but God. " "God doesn't want you," yelled Yanessa Navarro, 19, sister of Luis Navarro Jr., who in July was shot and killed in Tacony Creek Park, where he had gone to ride his new bike.
March 6, 2005 |
William Henry Smith paints stories. In his mind's eye, he sees three brothers gathered around a table. The oldest boy is teaching the younger ones to draw. Behind them stands Smith, holding a pipe, offering advice to his sons. This is Smith's next story, one he plans to put to paper this month. For Smith, whose career as an artist spans 65 years, the message is, "Let the kids draw. " "Give a child a box of Crayolas. If he doesn't eat it first, he will draw," said Smith, of Bristol Borough, who is preparing for an exhibition in Washington next year.
May 18, 2001 |
William A. Smith, 83, of Churchville, a retired lumber-industry executive who did community service, died Tuesday at the Richboro Care Center in Bucks County after an illness. Before retiring, he was vice president of Boston-based Furman Lumber Co. for 20 years and helped start the firm's Philadelphia operation. He was a sales representative in the wholesale lumber business for more than a half-century. Mr. Smith was born in Pittsburgh and reared in Philadelphia, where he graduated from Frankford High School in 1935.
November 3, 2000 |
Chester Valley's Jonathan Doctor and LuLu's Jeff Haas each won singles matches and teamed together for a four-ball victory to help the Philadelphia team beat Central Pennsylvania, 13 1/2-10 1/2, and retain the cup in the eighth annual Dick Smith Cup Matches yesterday at Mays Landing Country Club. Each of the two 12-player teams consisted of assistant pros from the Philadelphia Section PGA, who competed in foursome (alternate-shot), four-ball (better-ball) and singles matches. THE RESULTS Singles matches (Phila.
September 12, 1999 |
In a Center City woodworking shop near the Schuylkill River, Jeanne Jaffe is energetically power-sanding the ridges, left by a shaping tool, from a new piece of sculpture. At the same moment, a dozen blocks north on the other side of the parkway, painter William Smith is methodically refining the underdrawings of two small pictures destined to become moody, atmospheric landscapes. Both Jaffe and Smith are creating new work for solo exhibitions that will contribute to the yeasty mix of a new art season.