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 Army as part of the…

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Deputies cross paths years after naval service

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Deputy Sheriff Howard ‘Larry’ Sipple (left) and Deputy Sheriff Keith Neiswender learned that they shared more than a start date with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

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 number happened to be much…

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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 recent research findings and reported that white…

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