August 24, 2016 |
Michael Brooks, 58, a Philadelphia high school and college star who years after his playing career ended remained one of the most admired and mysterious figures in the city's basketball history, died Monday. Brooks, who scored 2,628 points during his standout career at La Salle University (then La Salle College) after starring at West Catholic High School, suffered a massive stroke Monday during a hospital stay near his home in Switzerland, his sister Aleta Arthurs said in a phone interview.
April 26, 1992 |
Flying the A-6 fighter plane at 8,000 feet was much better than Nintendo or grossing out girls for Matt Repsher, an itchy 13-year-old from Springfield. "I felt like saying over the radio, 'This is your captain speaking,' " Matt said. Matt's chance at the controls came last week during his flight from the Willow Grove Naval Air Station to the Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia. It was the beginning of a three-day trip sponsored by Kids Inc., a nonprofit organization that fulfills the wishes of seriously ill children.
May 2, 2013 |
Sister Marita Francis Barrington, 83, an educator, died Sunday, April 27, of bone marrow failure and aplastic anemia at Assisi House in Aston. Born Marion Inez Barrington, she was a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 63 years. Sister Marita, a graduate of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School, entered the religious order in 1948 and professed her first vows in 1950. She earned a bachelor's degree in English education from Villanova University in 1965 and a master's degree in the teaching of science from East Stroudsburg College in 1976.
May 16, 1986 |
Bone-marrow transplants, which are being performed on radiation victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, are usually reserved for patients who are otherwise almost certain to die, medical experts said yesterday. The procedure itself is relatively simple, but the long-term survival rate in the best of circumstances is perhaps 50-50, and in less than ideal conditions, such as those at Chernobyl, it may be considerably lower, the experts said. Tom Schwarz, a spokesman for Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where 80 to 100 such transplants are performed yearly, said the Soviet patients were probably suffering from aplastic anemia, a condition in which the bone marrow completely fails to perform its normal functions.
August 19, 1990 |
Stephen L. Feldman, 43, of Philadelphia, an internationally known expert on energy management and policy at the University of Pennsylvania, died yesterday of complications arising from aplastic anemia. Mr. Feldman, who had been suffering from the disease for four years, died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Friends said that despite the onset of the disease, which forced him to give up the chairmanship of the department of city and regional planning at Penn, Mr. Feldman remained active in scholarly work and in promoting energy and international projects until his death.
December 1, 1990 |
A DARK WARNING Lest you think there's an easy way to combat the winter pallor beginning to afflict many of us, beware of tanning pills containing canthaxanthin. They could kill you, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center physician reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Available through tanning salons and advertisements, such pills are thought to have killed a previously healthy young woman whose skin turned orange after she took the drug and who came down with malaise, headaches, fatigue, weight loss and aplastic anemia - a frequently fatal deficiency of blood cells due to bone-marrow failure, the doctor says.
July 13, 2001 |
Donald F. Hilbush, 75, died Wednesday at Crozer-Chester Medical Center unaware that his wife of 52 years, Nancy M. Hilbush, 74, had died there three days earlier. Mr. Hilbush, a semiretired, self-employed professional electrical engineer, had been under heavy sedation in the hospital, family members said. He and his wife, a gardening enthusiast, had lived in Nether Providence for the last 15 years and prior to that lived in Springfield for 10 years. Mrs. Hilbush, who friends said was a "woman who got things done," was born in Harrisburg and graduated from John Harris High School there.
July 26, 2008 |
With LeBron James out, Dwyane Wade proved he is definitely back. Wade stepped into the starting lineup and scored 20 points in his first action in more than 4 months, and the United States crushed Canada, 120-65, last night in Las Vegas in the opener of its pre-Olympic exhibition schedule. James, the NBA's leading scorer, missed the game because of a mildly sprained right ankle, but the Americans still have plenty of offense without him. Carmelo Anthony and Michael Redd also finished with 20 points, and Kobe Bryant added 15. The Americans made 16 of their first 20 shots and ended at 65.7 percent (44 of 67)
August 8, 1997 |
Jeremy Ilaoa always has weighed less than his fraternal twin, Jason, but never this much less. The way Jeremy sees things, it's better to be lighter than dead. Jeremy used to carry 215 pounds on his 6-2 frame, compared to Jason's 240. That was a fine weight for a 17-year-old junior playing strong safety for the high school football team in Walla Walla, Wash. Jason played defensive end and tight end. Now, Jeremy's down to 195. And he's happy about it, pacing the sidelines at Eagles training camp, the sun bouncing off his Eagles cap worn backward as he follows his host, Irving Fryar, with his soft brown eyes.
July 26, 2008 |
NBA superstar Steve Nash is joining the reclusive owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps in a bid to buy a Major League Soccer franchise. The Whitecaps hope to bring an MLS team to Vancouver when the league grants two new franchises in 2011. The Phoenix Suns point guard said yesterday he will not be a majority owner, but will put a significant amount of money toward the project, joining current owner Greg Kerfoot. Blackburn has given Aston Villa permission to open discussions with former U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel, 37, about a transfer in the Premier League.