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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
NEWS
January 11, 1992 | by Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writer
A SEPTA worker was in satisfactory condition after being shot in his legs outside the transit agency's depot at 26th Street and Allegheny Avenue yesterday morning, police said. According to police, mechanic Marcus Susay, 36, was on a break with another mechanic when an unidentified man came up to the pair and told them to move. They ignored him. "Move down the street," he repeated. When they refused a second time, the man fired one shot, striking Susay in the right leg, and fled north on 26th Street, police said.
NEWS
January 9, 1998 | By Steve Ritea, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A prisoner at the state prison in Dallas, Pa., assaulted a worker on a prison-run farm and escaped in an olive green pickup truck yesterday morning, officials there said. Terry Lee Brown, 44, who was serving 3 years and 5 months to 7 years and 10 months for retail theft, unsworn false statements, and endangering another person, was still at large early yesterday evening. Lt. Lou Katchko, an official at the central Pennsylvania institution, said Brown's earliest release date would have been August of this year.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1987 | By JOANNE SILLS, Daily News Staff Writer
Cigna Corp. employees streaming out of a Center City office building yesterday were as anxious to get a copy of the afternoon newspaper as they were to get home. The reason, as one employee explained, was a Daily News story reporting the Philadelphia-based corporation was studying cost-cutting plans that may effect nearly 4,400 Cigna workers. Management, she said, hadn't shared the news with its rank-and-file employees. "The only thing we got today is this," said the woman who asked not be identified as she held her copy of the story that she said was widely circulated in her office.
NEWS
July 21, 1990 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
An ironworker was killed and another was seriously injured yesterday when they were struck by pieces of steel that fell from a crane at a construction site in Gloucester County, officials said. The identities of the men were not released pending notification of relatives. The injured worker was listed in stable condition at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. The accident occurred at 11:30 a.m. at the Coastal Eagle Point Refinery on Route 130 in Westville. James Brady, a spokesman for the Coastal Corp.
NEWS
February 3, 2001 | By Joann Klimkiewicz, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A Glen Mills man hired to hang wallpaper in an Aston family's home has been charged with secretly videotaping a 16-year-old girl in her bedroom. Aston police said Brian McDonnell, 32, of the 300 block of West Forge Road, wrapped a video camera in the girl's leotard, with a hole cut for the lens, and left it to record from her closet. District Attorney Patrick L. Meehan said that after working in the home during the day, McDonnell would leave the camera to record the girl and her sister, 18, in the evening.
NEWS
December 9, 1989 | By Peter Landry, Inquirer Staff Writer
A plumber was killed and his partner was seriously burned in Kensington yesterday when their jackhammer pounded into a 13,000-volt underground electrical line and caused a fiery explosion in the 3500 block of G Street, police said. John Dawejko, 29, of the 800 block of East Thayer Street, was operating the jackhammer about 3:30 p.m. in an excavation site outside a building housing an apartment and meeting hall when he touched off the blast, police said. Dawejko was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 4:18 p.m. His partner, William Manley, 25, of the 3300 block of Potter Street, was taken to Temple University Hospital with burns over 23 percent of his upper body, police said.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | By Tina Kelley, Special to The Inquirer
A Deptford Township water and sewer employee charged with harassing a township woman was acquitted yesterday but was berated by Municipal Court Judge John McFeeley, who called his behavior "absolutely offensive. " Richard Sullivan, 55, was accused by Kathleen Beakley, 20, of propositioning her in June. It was the third such accusation against Sullivan. McFeeley dismissed earlier charges of assault or harassment by two other women because the statute of limitations had expired.
NEWS
August 26, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Donna Testa Devereaux, 56, of Villas, Cape May County, a former box-office worker at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, died of cancer Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in South Philadelphia, Mrs. Devereaux was a 1975 graduate of what is now SS Neumann Goretti High School. "When she was in high school, she was an usher" at the theater, then named the Shubert, "just to make extra money," her husband, Robert, said in a phone interview.
NEWS
May 6, 1989 | By Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Funeral services were to be held today for Robert A. "Reds" Nolan of South Philadelphia, a retired rigger at the Philadelphia Navy Yard whose outpouring of joy at the holidays was renowned. Nolan died Tuesday. He was 66 and had worked at the Navy Yard for 35 years, before retiring six years ago. Holidays were special for Reds Nolan. They were a family time, but beyond that he believed they were a time for everyone to get closer together. His way of sharing the Christmas spirit was to heavily decorate the inside and outside of his home near 23rd and Ellsworth streets.
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August 16, 2016
ISSUE | TUITION ASSISTANCE A boost for an education and work skills Whether you are starting your first job, only looking to work in the summer, or are a returning employee, McDonald's is offering educational opportunities through its Archways to Opportunity program. New eligibility requirements allow employees at my four restaurants in Philadelphia County who work a collective nine months (rather than nine consecutive months) to receive tuition assistance. That benefit applies to the approximately 130,000 teenagers employed by corporate-owned and franchised McDonald's restaurants in the summertime.
NEWS
August 13, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Dorothy Mae Gill Leatherberry, 95, of West Philadelphia, a Social Security Administration employee and an active church member, died of heart failure Thursday, Aug. 4, at Lankenau Medical Center. Mrs. Leatherberry was born in Houston, the daughter of Adolphus Gill and Nettie Maxey-Gill. The story goes that Mrs. Leatherberry stepped on a nail as a girl, and her foot became so infected that she could not walk. Doctors had given up, but a bishop in Texas healed her, setting in motion Mrs. Leatherberry's early acceptance of Christianity, her family said.
NEWS
August 9, 2016
ISSUE | UNIONS A matter of respect In "Coping with a union workforce" (Philly.com, Wednesday), Team Clean president Donna Allie dismissed some of her employees, saying, "Some people don't want to do anything. Then they run to the union for protection. " I've been a cleaner for 16 years and a proud member of Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ for 11 years. We work hard and take pride in our work. Our hard work makes Team Clean and many other businesses profitable.
NEWS
August 6, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
Solvay Specialty Polymers, a plastics company linked to contaminated water in several Gloucester County towns, was fined $115,000 this week by the federal workplace safety agency for exposing employees to flammable gas, among other charges. During a scheduled inspection of the company's West Deptford facilities this February, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found three repeat and eight serious violations, including several violations of process safety management regulations, the agency announced Thursday.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Everyone wore red on Thursday: the Phillies fans and the Unite Here pickets, in their union's trademark red T-shirts, who were marching by the hundreds outside Citizens Bank Park. Just like the Phillies, defeated after the San Francisco Giants scored a tie-breaking 10th-inning run, the ballpark's African American workers are losing, as well, said the union that represents them. That's because they tend to work disproportionately in the lowest-paying jobs, the union said. "It's a huge racial disparity," said Dermot Delude-Dix, a researcher with Unite Here Local 274, the hospitality workers union now in contract talks with Aramark, the Philadelphia-based global catering company that employs them at the ballpark.
NEWS
August 5, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai and Jacqueline L. Urgo, STAFF WRITERS
The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City will close after Labor Day weekend, in part because of a workers' strike, its owner said Wednesday. "Currently the Taj is losing multimillions a month, and now with this strike, we see no path to profitability," Tony Rodio, head of Taj Mahal manager Tropicana Entertainment Inc., said in a statement. About 1,000 workers have been striking since July 1 after negotiations fell apart over health and pension benefits. "How petty.
NEWS
August 4, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
The office of embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will pay $150,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleged that Kane fired him in retaliation for recommending that she dismiss a top aide for sexual harassment. George Moore, a former human resources analyst for the Attorney General's Office, will split most of the money with his attorney, according to the settlement, made public Tuesday by Kane's office. Ending the case now will save money and avoid a long legal battle, First Deputy Attorney General Bruce L. Castor Jr. said in statement.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
VINELAND, N.J. - In this very poor, rural pocket of South Jersey, the locals are grateful for what they have, especially jobs. But the lives of 370 families were tossed off-balance when the parent company of the Italian-foods brand Progresso - whose manufacturing plant has been a fixture at 500 W. Elmer Rd. since 1970 - announced its "tentative decision" to close the plant by early 2018. General Mills, the Minneapolis-based food giant that has operated the plant since 2001, delivered the news - which one union leader called a "kick to the stomach" - July 21. It came just two months after United Food & Commercial Workers Local 152 ratified a four-year contract that all but ensured job security at the Vineland plant during its term.
NEWS
August 4, 2016
ISSUE | HOST CITY Top-notch police work A tip of the hat to the Philadelphia Police Department ("Police kept the peace," Saturday). As a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, I have participated in the planning of dozens of large-scale international events. In this post-9/11 era, with the threat of terrorism looming over our shoulders, Philadelphia police balanced huge security issues with the freedoms protected in this great nation. The police deserve a huge "Thank you. " and the city should be proud of their performance.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Signe Wilkinson, Staff Writer
"Democrats think making laws solves things, but people will get around them [the laws] like water around a rock," says Kyle Doebler of Manayunk, whose Windows Done Right crew was up on ladders at a house near 20th and Bainbridge. He was one of the bearded, tool-belted, working-with-their-hands-in-90-degree-heat, "hardworking, middle-class" men who were much discussed inside the Democratic and Republican conventions. I chatted up maybe 20 of these workers who were too busy making Philadelphia housing great again to attend conventions.
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