March 22, 2012 |
It appears that if the NCAA isn't the matchmaker, Cincinnati and Ohio State will never get together in basketball. When the two old adversaries - who have met just one time since the 1962 national championship game - meet in Thursday night's East Regional semifinal in Boston, it will have to be enough to mollify fans longing for a regular-season meeting. Buckeyes coach Thad Matta concedes there are too many old grudges and roadblocks to the teams' ever agreeing to get together annually.
December 4, 1998 |
It's no surprise that there was bad blood between supporters of a murder defendant and those who came to the Criminal Justice Center out of respect for the victim. But nobody thought the tension would lead to real blood being spilled in a Justice Center hallway. The blood on the 5th floor was found after sheriff's deputies and police broke up a screaming fight among more than 15 angry people. Two people were charged with assault. One was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.
June 23, 1995 |
A borough man is to appear before a district justice Tuesday on charges that he tried to kill his brother-in-law. Paul Michael Gough, 19, of the 500 block of DeKalb Street, has been accused by police of shooting Jerry Borges, 25, on June 15 while Borges lay on his living room couch, watching television. Borges was wounded in the cheek, police said. Borges' wife, Beth, was shot in the hand when she tried to wrest the 9mm Browning away from her brother, police said. The couple live in the 200 block of East Airy Street.
February 16, 1999 |
Christopher McClain, 15, was driving a young woman to pick up a family member when he encountered two men who didn't like him, and whom he didn't like. Their dispute, police say, was possibly over a woman. And it was that bad blood police say that may have led one of the men to shoot Christopher, of Logan, in the head as he sat in a parked car on Weymouth Street near Clearfield in Kensington at around 11 a.m. Sunday. Police had said Christopher was shot after refusing an offer to buy "weed" from one of the men. But Homicide Lt. Joseph Maum said yesterday that the shooting wasn't "over drugs as much as it was over personal things.
June 2, 1990 |
The chummy rapport between ABC sportscaster Al Michaels and ABC Sports president Dennis Swanson apparently has come to an angry boil. On Monday in a Hollywood labor lawyer's office, Michaels and his boss are scheduled to face off in the first of six unusual contract-arbitration sessions over the next three weeks. Michaels, who will take a time-out to broadcast the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes in New York, wants to be released from his ABC contract, supposedly to sign with CBS. His attorney has asked for a decision from the three-member arbitration panel by June 15. In February, Swanson suspended Michaels without pay for two weeks for nepotism after the announcer's teenage daughter worked as an ABC runner at a figure-skating event.
January 22, 2015 |
THE FRUSTRATION was evident in his somewhat guarded but telling words. Following Monday afternoon's blowout loss to the Washington Wizards, 76ers big man Nerlens Noel talked about the big men not getting the ball, not being rewarded for their energy. He had just scored 11 points, the fifth time in the past eight games he had hit double figures. He seems to be getting more comfortable on offense, relying a lot now on his left hand for floaters after a strong dribble or two to the basket.
August 4, 1998 |
And, so, tonight the staggering Phillies begin a 12-game, four-city western swing. Perhaps through clenched teeth, you're muttering, Great, at least we get a chance for quick revenge on those bleepin' Giants. Put the bitter feelings on hold. The destinations on this trek are San Diego, Houston, Arizona and Colorado. The Phillies do not visit San Francisco until Aug. 28 to 31, and who knows what the team's mood, most likely dependent on its lots in wild-card life, will be then?
June 7, 2001
MARY KOHLER still reigns as hero in the hepatitis C battle. Her December vigil outside the Mayor's office publicized the crisis of hep C among firefighters and their struggle for the city to pay attention - but now we can add another name to the list: House Majority Leader John Perzel. The Philadelphia Republican was sponsor of a bill that classifies hepatitis C as a workplace-related disease for firefighters. It extends this coverage to police and prison guards, reckoning all three to be put at risk because of their exposure to blood.
June 13, 1990 |
The shade beneath the tree at the South Philadelphia street corner was distinctly drawn by the morning's strong sun, a sharp line delineating light from shadow. The clarity of the weather stood in contrast to the disputed events that brought the mourners here to the Murphy-Ruffenach Funeral Home. Inside the two-story brick building, John McFarland's family was saying goodbye to him, and outside, his friends, some in Eric Clapton T-shirts and black armbands, milled around, looking grim.
September 18, 1996 |
Police have charged a man with killing his nephew after a midday shooting yesterday. Anthony Le Bresco of Paoli was taken into custody after the shooting of Vernon March Jr. March was shot about 2:15 p.m. yesterday at his home in the 300 block of Old Lincoln Highway, said District Attorney Anthony Sarcione. Le Bresco, 68, was charged with murder, criminal homicide, possessing instruments of a crime, recklessly endangering another person, and carrying firearms without a license.