Archive for December 8th, 2018

Carlos“Cap” Weil Jr.

Carlos“Cap” Weil Jr. died peacefully on Dec. 1, in Chester County at the age of 78. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby, Cap attended The Haverford School where he was both a scholar and an athlete. He continued his studies at Bucknell University where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.  Aftergraduation Cap spent two years in the ...

 
 

Deputies cross paths years after naval service

Two Chester County deputy sheriffs recently upended the “six degrees of separation” concept. In 1990, playwright John Guare popularized the theory in a play of the same name. The premise: Any two people could be connected through a chain of up to six “friend of a friend” introductions. For Deputy Sheriff Keith Neiswender and Deputy Sheriff Howard “Larry” Sipple, the ...

 

Mind Matters: The pain of suicide

“There is no silver bullet to understand why [suicide and self-harm occur]. Suicide and self-harm are idiosyncratic to the individual, unique to a person’s response to stress,” according to Jack Klott, a prominent suicidologist. However, bullets are one of the main causes of suicides in the United States. At a recent meeting in Boston, Klott highlighted the most ...