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LIVING
July 13, 1995 | By Ciaran P. McNally, FOR THE INQUIRER
Hatboro Memorial Park looked as if Barnum & Bailey had taken over. Three huge striped tents were staked into the damp ground. The circus was not in town, however. Tent Troupe, a summer traveling theater group composed of 31 people from Saint Luke Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, Md., was setting up for two performances on a Saturday earlier this month. The group of young actors travels around the country for one month, performing mainstream plays as a way for their youth ministry to bring moral messages to the public.
SPORTS
September 23, 2011
Player            School Class                Major Bryan Arnett       Eastern    Jr.        Theology/youth ministry Mansur Gishkaev Temple    Jr.                    Economics Nikoloz Kurdadze Drexel    Jr.        Business administration Hicham Laalej       Penn       Sr. Systems sci., engineering Filip Rams          Temple    Jr.     Sport, recreation mngt.
LIVING
April 16, 2000 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Ted Mingle listened as a high school student prayed at a youth group meeting he was leading. "She prayed for more time in the day so she could get all of her schoolwork done," recalled Mingle, the director of youth and young adults at Media Presbyterian Church for the last four years. The prayer surprised Mingle. It led him to realize the pressures facing young people, from academics to relationships, from drug use to security. There are also the underlying issues that go with them: respect, character, morals and ethics.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Robert Moran and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Calvin Zaun, 83, of Cherry Hill, the father of an American POW whose battered face became an iconic image during the Persian Gulf War, died Sunday, May 27, at the Lutheran Home nursing-care facility in Moorestown after a long illness. Mr. Zaun's son, Jeffrey, was held captive for six weeks by Saddam Hussein's forces in 1991. Calvin and Marjorie Zaun found their quiet lives on Whitman Avenue in Cherry Hill plunged into a media maelstrom after their son's captors paraded Jeffrey Zaun and other prisoners of war on Iraqi TV and forced them to read propaganda statements on Jan. 20. On March 5, a story on the front page of the Washington Post began: "Before dawn, Calvin Zaun began rejoicing, running down the street, banging on neighbors' doors and shouting ‘He's free!
NEWS
November 17, 2011 | By David Crary, Associated Press
NEW YORK - The number of foreign children adopted by Americans fell by 15 percent last year, reaching the lowest level since 1994 due largely to sharp cutbacks by China and Ethiopia, sources of most adoptees in recent years. Figures released Tuesday by the State Department for the 2011 fiscal year showed 9,320 adoptions from abroad, down from 11,059 in 2010 and down nearly 60 percent from the all-time peak of 22,884 in 2004. Once again, China accounted for the most children adopted in the United States.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Aliyah is a beautiful 14-year-old with sparkling eyes and a brilliant smile. Very articulate and outgoing, she has many friends and is usually the center of attention. Aliyah has an eye for fashion and loves to get dressed up and wear costume jewelry. Her favorite pastimes are shopping at the mall with her friends and creating art projects. She also enjoys writing poetry, which she feels is good for her. "I don't like to talk about my feelings," she says, "but when I get them down on paper, it helps me a lot. " Aliyah likes going to school and works very hard to please her teachers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2013 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Jabriel is an outgoing and friendly 12-year-old. He is actively involved in his church and is part of its youth ministry. A natural performer, he has a beautiful voice and also has great dance moves. He recently participated in a school play; he was a member of the Temptations. The show was a big hit, and Jabriel was one of the main performers. Enrolled in the sixth grade, Jabriel does well in school. He is very conscientious and works hard to please his teachers. He enjoys receiving praise for his efforts and likes to earn rewards for his academic achievements.
NEWS
July 30, 2000 | By Wendy Ginsberg, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A group of Medford students spent part of their summer making bricks, mixing cement and helping others by building a house they would never live in. More than 20 teens hopped into two vans and packed their luggage into a third on July 9, and headed to Morgantown, W.Va., to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. The students, members of the youth ministry at St. Mary of the Lakes Roman Catholic Church in Medford, spent the week working on the completion of a home - and learning the importance of volunteering.
NEWS
April 21, 1991 | By Herb Drill, Special to The Inquirer
After years of listening hard to rock music - and puzzling over evil influences that might rot a child's mind or turn him from God - the Rev. Don Kimball has a simple message for parents: Don't worry. There has "always been the cry that rock is destroying our youth, but less than 1 percent of popular rock is blatantly satanic," the Catholic priest said before meeting with a Yardley group of 75 last weekend. A radio host in Santa Rosa, Calif., Father Kimball told the group at St. Ignatius Church, "I play everything.
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Diocese of Camden yesterday agreed to an out-of-court settlement that guarantees nearly $2.3 million to an Audubon teenager who was molested by a Catholic priest. The Rev. John J. McElroy, 30, was suspended from his post with the youth ministry at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Barrington shortly after his May 1988 arrest. He was convicted in June and sentenced in October to five years in prison. He is free on $25,000 bail, pending an appeal. The assaults were reported to have taken place between September 1986 and March 1988, when the boy was age 12 to 14. The civil suit, filed in Camden County Superior Court by attorney Stephen C. Rubino on behalf of the boy and his family, named McElroy, the diocese and the present and former bishops as defendants.
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NEWS
January 29, 2016 | BY JILL CASTELLANO, Staff Writer
THE REV. Ceotis Lavigne Pryor, 77, who served as pastor at Corinthian Baptist Church in East Germantown from 1974 to 2007, died Jan. 20 of Alzheimer's disease at the Ridge at Whitemarsh Health and Rehabilitation in Springfield, where he had resided since 2010. A civil rights activist and community leader, he became active in the cause even before he was ordained, his family said. While studying for his undergraduate and seminary degrees from Virginia Union University in the 1960s, he was one of 34 students arrested during a sit-in in town to protest discriminatory dining practices, his family said.
NEWS
June 15, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When Susan Piliro helped start the Francis House AIDS ministry in Camden two decades ago, it wasn't unusual to lose a dozen clients in a year. "Once we had three funerals in two days. Kenny and Edna were on the same day, and the next day we went to Dennis'," Piliro, 66, recalls. "I had to go to grief counseling myself. " So far in 2015, not a single name has been added to the 100 inscribed on the Francis House memorial at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Cramer Hill. But tears are abundant nevertheless, because the lay ministry - which offers a hearty lunch and even heartier fellowship three days a week - is set to end Tuesday.
NEWS
February 1, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a recruiter for the Almighty, the Rev. Tony Campolo lets few things get in his way. Even a stroke eight years ago prompted defiance. "I know my civil rights," said the hospitalized minister, challenging a doctor's admonition to postpone a week of speeches at Harvard University. (The doctor wound up monitoring Campolo and his condition from a front-row seat.) The Bryn Mawr minister, author of more than 35 books, and onetime spiritual adviser to President Bill Clinton has packed his calendar for years with more than 300 speaking engagements annually to raise charitable funds and tap young people for Christian service.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2013 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Jabriel is an outgoing and friendly 12-year-old. He is actively involved in his church and is part of its youth ministry. A natural performer, he has a beautiful voice and also has great dance moves. He recently participated in a school play; he was a member of the Temptations. The show was a big hit, and Jabriel was one of the main performers. Enrolled in the sixth grade, Jabriel does well in school. He is very conscientious and works hard to please his teachers. He enjoys receiving praise for his efforts and likes to earn rewards for his academic achievements.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Aliyah is a beautiful 14-year-old with sparkling eyes and a brilliant smile. Very articulate and outgoing, she has many friends and is usually the center of attention. Aliyah has an eye for fashion and loves to get dressed up and wear costume jewelry. Her favorite pastimes are shopping at the mall with her friends and creating art projects. She also enjoys writing poetry, which she feels is good for her. "I don't like to talk about my feelings," she says, "but when I get them down on paper, it helps me a lot. " Aliyah likes going to school and works very hard to please her teachers.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Robert Moran and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Calvin Zaun, 83, of Cherry Hill, the father of an American POW whose battered face became an iconic image during the Persian Gulf War, died Sunday, May 27, at the Lutheran Home nursing-care facility in Moorestown after a long illness. Mr. Zaun's son, Jeffrey, was held captive for six weeks by Saddam Hussein's forces in 1991. Calvin and Marjorie Zaun found their quiet lives on Whitman Avenue in Cherry Hill plunged into a media maelstrom after their son's captors paraded Jeffrey Zaun and other prisoners of war on Iraqi TV and forced them to read propaganda statements on Jan. 20. On March 5, a story on the front page of the Washington Post began: "Before dawn, Calvin Zaun began rejoicing, running down the street, banging on neighbors' doors and shouting ‘He's free!
NEWS
January 27, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard Wendell Mabry, 73, of University City, a structural and electrical designer, died of complications from infections Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. For more than 20 years, Mr. Mabry worked for United Engineers in Philadelphia. He then was with Fluor Corp., an engineering firm in Marlton. He retired in 2000. In 2002 and 2003, he was a consultant to Robins Industrial & Building Supplies Inc. His technical skills helped the small minority business bid on major projects, said his daughter, Yvette.
NEWS
November 17, 2011 | By David Crary, Associated Press
NEW YORK - The number of foreign children adopted by Americans fell by 15 percent last year, reaching the lowest level since 1994 due largely to sharp cutbacks by China and Ethiopia, sources of most adoptees in recent years. Figures released Tuesday by the State Department for the 2011 fiscal year showed 9,320 adoptions from abroad, down from 11,059 in 2010 and down nearly 60 percent from the all-time peak of 22,884 in 2004. Once again, China accounted for the most children adopted in the United States.
SPORTS
September 23, 2011
Player            School Class                Major Bryan Arnett       Eastern    Jr.        Theology/youth ministry Mansur Gishkaev Temple    Jr.                    Economics Nikoloz Kurdadze Drexel    Jr.        Business administration Hicham Laalej       Penn       Sr. Systems sci., engineering Filip Rams          Temple    Jr.     Sport, recreation mngt.
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