January 11, 1990 |
For the third time in the last four seasons, the championship of the American Football Conference and the Super Bowl berth that goes with it will be decided at Mile High Stadium when the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns do battle on Sunday. And if the history of this series weren't volatile enough, the pending playoff scrap has raised a new controversy to a Rocky Mountain high. The latest brouhaha reverberating between Denver (12-5) and Cleveland (10-6-1) has been generated by the mile-high elevation that prevails here, usually to the detriment of teams trying to knock off the Broncos.
September 26, 2013 |
As if Peyton Manning wasn't enough of a challenge, the Eagles must also consider the high altitude when visiting the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Coach Chip Kelly has experience bringing his fast-paced offense to the Rocky Mountains. In a 2011 Oregon game against Colorado, Kelly's Ducks scored 45 points in three quarters even without their starting quarterback and running back. "I think what makes a difference when you play at altitude is who you play against," Kelly said. "We played against the University of Colorado a couple years ago, it wasn't a big deal.
May 22, 1992 |
One could almost visualize Olympian John Stockton sitting alone at the Delta Center in a cramped room lit only by the flickering light of a film featuring the heroics of Portland's Terry Porter . . . and popping Rolaids. Dozens of them. Stockton, Utah's all-everything guard who, ironically, was named to the NBA's all-defensive team Wednesday, has that much reason to be concerned. The NBA's leader in steals this season has focused all of his bountiful defensive talents in this Western Conference finals on Porter, yet has done very little.
May 6, 2009 |
Sukhamay Lahiri, 76, of Bala Cynwyd, physiology professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School from 1969 to last year, died of prostate cancer Saturday at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Center City. As a researcher of high altitude conditions, Mr. Lahiri made seven research trips to camps on, but below the summit of, Mount Everest. On his 1960 climb, he accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 was one of the men to first reach the top. In his trips to the Himalayas and to the Peruvian Andes, his work explored "how human beings react to less oxygen pressure," said his wife, Krishna.
July 18, 1989 |
A congressional study of the nation's system for guiding aircraft says some air traffic controllers work without video screen information on altitude, speed and direction for up to 16 minutes. The study said the problem could worsen with a requirement, in effect since July 1, that all planes flying within 30 miles of large traffic control centers be equipped with transponders that transmit altitude information. The requirement, which affects 44,000 additional aircraft, was designed to reduce near collisions.
September 11, 1989 |
HEALTHY LAUGHTER Maybe we can laugh our troubles away. Swedish researchers gave six women, who were suffering from painful muscular problems linked to minor depression, comedy books, records, and videos and encouragement to find humor in everyday life. The women often laughed enough to stop hurting, researchers report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Most had quick symptom relief at the sessions and improved their "quality of life" the rest of the time. SHOT-UP EARS Hunters, as you prepare your equipment for the fall shooting, pack some earplugs.
August 20, 2010 |
J. Edwin Wood III, 85, chairman of the department of medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital from 1969 to 1990, died of cancer Sunday, Aug. 15, at Beaumont, a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. Dr. Wood also served on the medical faculties at Boston University, the Medical College of Georgia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Virginia. And Dr. Wood had an adventurous streak. Not only did he run five marathons, said his wife, Ann, but he ran the last when he was 63. He also once lived at an outpost of the Indian army in the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir for a month in 1967.
June 25, 1987 |
It has been nearly 20 years since Lee Evans set the world record for the 400 meters - 43.86 seconds - the time he recorded in 1968 on his way to an Olympic gold medal in the 7,500-foot altitude of Mexico City. Up until the last two years, Evans' record seemed all too safe, its altitude-enhanced excellence protected by a succession of low-altitude challenges and a decade of none-too-powerful challengers. But the quality of U.S. quarter-milers this season has recaptured the world-class luster of Evans' era. The USA/Mobil Outdoor Track and Field Championships here this week should produce the most formidable threat to Evans' record yet. Indeed, should the mark fall in San Jose, where Evans spent most of his celebrated career, the result would be more ironic than surprising.
March 15, 2000 |
The system that guides modern aircraft through increasingly crowded skies relies on old equipment and, pilots grumble, procedures set up before radar came into widespread use. The aging equipment often breaks down, as has happened four times in less than a year at Philadelphia International Airport - most recently Friday night. And, pilots say, the outmoded procedures create chaotic situations in areas such as Philadelphia, which is sandwiched between New York and Washington, each with three busy airports.
September 26, 2013 |
THE LAST TIME the Eagles went to Denver was the final game of Terrell Owens' Eagles career, though nobody knew it that day. The Birds lost, 49-21, on Oct. 30, 2005, though Owens took a Donovan McNabb pass 91 yards for a touchdown. Later that week, Owens would give an ESPN interview that would reopen his rift with McNabb, and stuff just seemed to snowball from there. But that was probably the game that showed us the defending NFC champions, though they came home 4-3, weren't going back to the Super Bowl.