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Stars of David Week of 6/7/2012

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A sight for sore eyes -- that's how family and friends must have greeted the return of Dr. Richard Levine , whose expertise as ophthalmic surgeon was much needed in El Fuerte, Mexico, where the good doc, of Bergen County, N.J., recently practiced his speciality there as an act of charity with the Flying Doctors of Mercy. ...

"Creative" is often used liberally to describe someone with a distinctive approach, but it's not overused when it comes to Dan Weiss ; the art history expert will soon be part of the liberal arts epicenter at Haverford College. Weiss is the school's 14th president, effective July 1. Among those joining him in the new administration: Howard Lutnick, class of 1983, as co-chair of Haverford's board of managers. ...

Where there's Hope: Hope A. Comisky , a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, has been named to a Pennsylvania Bar Association task force invested with providing suggestions on changes to the state's Code of Judicial Conduct. ...

Drawing a Blank Rome: Josef Mintz , an associate with those legal eagles, has been voted in as a board member of the Turnaround Management Association's Philadelphia Chapter, while colleague Megan Spitz has something to talk about, too: Spitz has been dubbed an "Unsung Hero" by the Legal Intelligencer for her dedicated commitment to and work for the Support Center for Child Advocates. ...

 

Remember when Mom used to usher you out the door to join your friends with the admonition, "Play nice!"? Jill Carey Michaels is taking it to the next level: The Elkins Park native is bringing her one-woman show of Nice Girl to New York's Center at West Park on June 9. Is it telling tales to say that her life revolved around theater as a kid in Montco? But then, her radio show is "Telling Tales," aired on an NPR affiliate out of Oneonta, N.Y. ...

Physical paean: Garry Scheib , top exec at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has made the charts of Becker's Hospital Review of the "100 Leaders of Great Hospitals." ...

Bye-bye, Nancy. Artist Nancy Beck says toodles to Philly with her "Beck's Bon Voyage Show," set for an opening reception on June 8 at the Carol Schwartz Gallery in Chestnut Hill. Her new frame of reference? Newport, R. I. ...

Bringing work home with them? It's not every Catholic wedding ceremony where the priest signs the -- ketubah? That was the case of Jannine Medrana Malave and newbie hubby Nelson , whose church ceremony was signed off on with the ketubah signing. Seems Nelson was inspired to purchase a Jewish wedding certificate which he saw at the National Museum of American Jewish History, where, coincidentally, his bride serves as head of special events and donor relations. ...

 

Author! Author! Philly's Edgardo David Holzman has published his first novel, Malena, about bad times under dictatorial rule during the last quarter of 20th century Argentina. But don't cry for him, Philadelphians; prior to his debut as novelist, Holzman -- with Jewish family ancestry in Poland and Argentina -- has found fame and success as an attorney and interpreter. ...

Are we a nation of wusses? Yep. Says who? Ed Rendell , that's who. It's right there in the former guv's new book, A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great. Must have been snowing the day that happened.

 

 

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