December 1, 1989 |
Deidra Maye lives with her mother and six brothers and sisters in a cramped, one-floor apartment in a housing project in Kinston, N.C., a small, impoverished tobacco town about 40 miles west of the state capital. Like her surroundings, Deidra's world can sometimes get pretty bleak. Even in her third-grade classroom, the 9-year-old usually winds up on life's underside. Rarely, if ever, does she rise above her classmates. Her drawings are never hung on the wall, A's are non-existent.
October 1, 2000 |
Lance Armstrong had come here to win gold. He had broken his neck in training, gotten hit by a car, and kept working to win one medal. "I went as fast as I could go," said the man who has a pretty fair knowledge of how far he can push himself. Yesterday, over a 49-mile course, Armstrong was 34 seconds short. Good enough for a bronze medal in the Olympic cycling time trial, his first Olympic medal in his third trip to the Games. But not the reason he had kept going after winning his second Tour de France in July.
February 27, 2010
Men's slalom first run (1 p.m.) and final run (4:45) Men's four-man, third run (4 p.m.) and final run (5:15) Women's 30km mass-start classic (2:45 p.m.) Gold medal: Canada vs. Norway (6 p.m.) Bronze medal: Sweden vs. Switzerland (noon) Exhibition gala (7:30 p.m) Men's bronze medal: Slovakia vs. Finland (10 p.m.) Men's parallel giant-slalom qualification (1 p.m.), elimination run (1:34), first round (3:15), quarterfinals (3:51), semifinals (4:13)
April 23, 2010 |
Caroline Boschetto, 13, of Doylestown, a student at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, invented a device that creates electricity from shower water. Gazelle Zerafati, 16, of Villanova, a student at the Baldwin School, investigated the effect of N-acetylaspartate on brain cells called oligodendrocytes. Kevin Li, 15, of Fort Washington, a student at Upper Dublin High School, discovered a creative, elegant way to support an ancient Euclidean geometry proof. These three outstanding young scientists were among 15 students who earned top honors in the Delaware Valley Science Fairs and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair next month in San Jose, Calif.
August 28, 2001 |
Kim Johnsson, a defenseman acquired from the New York Rangers in the Eric Lindros trade, signed a three-year contract with the Flyers, the club announced yesterday. The Flyers obtained Johnsson, 25, right winger Pavel Brendl, free-agent left winger Jan Hlavac and a third-round draft pick in 2003 in the deal for Lindros. Johnsson, who is 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, had five goals, 21 assists and 40 penalty minutes in 75 games for the Rangers last season, his second in the NHL. A native of Malmo, Sweden, Johnsson starred at the 2001 world championships for Sweden, which won the bronze medal.
August 7, 1994 |
The Philadelphia scholastic boys' basketball team repeated as champion of the Keystone State Games with a 107-87 victory over Nittany last night in the gold-medal game. Chester's Ray Carroll scored 25 points to lead Philadelphia. University City's Rasheed Brokenborough and Chester's Randy Maultsby each added 21. The Philadelphia junior girls' and junior boys' basketball teams had to settle for silver medals, as did the Delaware Valley youth boys' team. A free throw by Beth Ann McDonald with four seconds remaining gave Pocono the junior girls' basketball gold medal with a 49-48 triumph over Philadelphia.
May 3, 1992 |
Peirce Middle School teacher Charlotte Knighton wasn't sure how her Junior Science Olympiad Team was doing during the state championships last week at Juniata College. "As the scores started coming in during the day, it looked like it was close. We were very happy to come in second," said the science teacher, who coaches the team. And it looks as if the 28-member team from West Goshen will be heading for Auburn University to compete against top-scoring teams from around the country at the national competition on May 15 and 16. Peirce's team has an illustrious past in competing in the competition, which tests the science skills of students, grades six through nine, in different categories.
August 11, 2012
Basketball WOMEN BRONZE MEDAL: Australia vs. Russia, noon (MSNBC; NBC-BASK) GOLD MEDAL: United States vs. France, 4 p.m. (NBC10; NBC-BASK) Boxing Men's light flyweight (49kg); men's bantamweight (56kg); men's light welterweight (64kg); men's middleweight (75kg) and men's heavyweight (91kg) finals, 3:30 p.m. (CNBC) Canoe (Sprint) Men's canoe single 200 final; men's kayak single 200 final; men's kayak double 200 final; women's kayak single 200 final, 4:30 a.m. (NBC10, 10 a.m.)
October 23, 1988 |
Not everyone in Upper Darby gets a day named in their honor, but then not many Upper Darby residents have made it to the Olympics. So Mike Teti, Olympic rower and bronze medalist in the summer games last month in Seoul, South Korea, saw Wednesday declared "Mike Teti Day" by the Upper Darby Township Council. At the weekly meeting Wednesday, Teti was presented with a proclamation, and in return he passed around the heavy bronze medal that he took home from Seoul. Accompanied by his father, Hank, Teti thanked the council, and particularly the township police department for a special greeting when he returned to the Philadelphia area Monday night.
October 13, 1991 |
National Bank notes, including 36 lots from Pennsylvania banks, will be auctioned in a sale of U.S. paper money Tuesday at the Omni Park Central Hotel, Seventh Avenue at 56th Street, in New York. The sale is particularly rich in National Bank notes and will include many uncut sheets. Collectors of these sheets sought out the lowest serial numbers, and many of those offered are number 1. Among the Pennsylvania notables is a sheet of six $5 ones from the National Bank of America in Pittsburgh.