May 8, 2013 |
SELDOM DOES a baseball player arrive late for a game and get mobbed by delirious teammates and coaches. These circumstances were rather special, however, and roughly 90 minutes later, they were followed by a wonderful accomplishment. University City High, set to close next month, is in school year No. 40 of Public League membership. These Jaguars now own the only perfect regular season in the school's diamond history (12-0 in Division D), as well as only the third unblemished mark in one of the three major sports (11-0 in basketball in 1995; 4-0 in football in 2008)
April 30, 1999 |
Just days before he was scheduled to be executed, convicted murderer Antuan Bronshtein changed his mind yesterday about refusing to pursue his right of appeal and was granted a 120-day stay of execution in federal court. Bronshtein, 28, a Philadelphia man found guilty in the 1991 murder of King of Prussia jeweler Alexander Gutman, was scheduled to die May 4. He was to face the executioner in April, but Gov. Ridge agreed to postpone the date until after the Jewish holiday of Passover.
March 26, 1995 |
Angered by Alan Dershowitz's recent allegations that police are trained to lie, about 60 officers and their supporters last night picketed an Elkins Park synagogue where the famed defense lawyer was scheduled to speak. "I feel it's totally unfair," said John Stanton, a Cheltenham Township police officer for 23 years, as he marched outside of Congregation Adath Jeshurun on Old York Road. "It's an outrage. It's a slap in the face for everybody out here doing law enforcement. " Dershowitz, a member of O.J. Simpson's defense team, said March 15 on ABC's Good Morning America that "Not only do police departments tell their detectives it's OK to lie, they learn it in the academy.
October 26, 1994 |
DAYS OF WHINE AND ROSES. If a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged, Alan Dershowitz might be described as a civil libertarian who has heard one excuse too many. Dershowitz is a one-man P.R. machine who has parlayed a successful career as an academic and courtroom lawyer into a Niagara of op-ed pieces, TV talk- show appearances and books. He'll supervise the appeals O.J. Simpson's legal team files after the trial - if they need to. His latest tome is "The Abuse Excuse. " It was written before he joined the Simpson team, but is uncannily apropos of aspects of the case and arrives at a time when the backlash against the "excuse gifted" even pervades election campaigns.
October 10, 1994 |
California Superior Court Judge Lance Ito may want to ban cameras from the courtroom where O.J. Simpson faces justice, but that won't stop one of the Juice's superstar lawyers, Alan S. Dershowitz, from hitting your network television screens. Dershowitz, never one to be camera shy, on Friday taped a segment of the CBS series Picket Fences, with recent Emmy winner Fyvush Finkel. At the Los Angeles taping, Dershowitz played himself and Finkel portrayed his Fences character, lawyer Douglas Wambaugh.
June 28, 1994 |
It's an all-star team like no other, featuring the flamboyance of an F. Lee Bailey, the craftiness of an Alan Dershowitz and the laser-beam focus of a Robert Shapiro. Hall of Famers of the law. They might not fill a football stadium, but in the staid legal world, they are every bit as powerful and dominant as O.J. Simpson was in his. With Simpson's very life and freedom hanging in the balance, some of the keenest and the best-known legal minds in the country have leapt to his defense.
December 27, 1992 |
Maybe it's not easy becoming a famous mouth. But once you get there, you've got it made. You become a hot commodity for the audio genre. Take Rush Limbaugh. The "most popular radio talk show host in America," if the publicists are to be believed, carries on for 2 1/2 hours for the adaptation of his book, The Way Things Ought To Be, and Simon & Schuster charges 17 bucks. Not a bad deal (for the company), especially considering that that's the upper end of the going rate for a longer, three-hour package.
April 18, 1992
Leona Helmsley is in jail, and Alan Dershowitz, the man who sees an important human rights issue every time somebody filthy rich gets in trouble, is livid. He says the Queen of Mean doesn't belong in the joint. After all, it is reasoned, she didn't murder or rape anybody. A flexible man, Dershowitz doesn't believe rich rapists belong in jail either, having secured Mike Tyson as a client, but that's another matter. So is the concept of actually punishing white-collar criminals.
December 18, 1991 |
The legal experts are debating whether the William Kennedy Smith trial should have been shown on TV. Or whether any trial should be on the tube. There's nothing new about this dispute. Some lawyers argue that courtroom cameras can make witnesses self-conscious or hams and ruin a fair trial. Other lawyers say that in a democracy, the legal process should be open for all to see. Then there is the view of Alan Dershowitz, the colorful law professor who seems to spend as much time on talk shows as he does at Harvard.
August 27, 1991 |
For our first-ever chutzpah lesson, mind you, we are not situated in the Capital of Chutzpah. "This is just a suburb," says our teacher, Alan Dershowitz, gesturing toward the East River. "Over there - Brooklyn - that's the capital of chutzpah. Just to survive, you need maximal chutzpah. " Our teacher thinks we may not require chutzpah lessons, maximal, lite or otherwise. After all, long-stemmed songthrush Carly Simon paid $800 for her class (the fee went to charity). But we asked Dershowitz - Harvard law professor, best-selling Chutzpah author, Nightline staple, and a stranger to us - for ours gratis, which is Latin for bubkes.