July 22, 2013 |
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.
January 11, 1992 |
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.
January 9, 1998 |
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.
August 4, 1987 |
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.
July 21, 1990 |
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.
February 3, 2001 |
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.
December 9, 1989 |
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.
February 6, 1991 |
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.
August 26, 2013 |
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.
May 6, 1989 |
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.