October 16, 2012 |
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, 82, a driven, often-contentious figure who placed himself at the center of national controversies for a half-century, from the Kennedy assassination investigation in the 1960s to the passage of the economic-stimulus package in 2009, died Sunday morning at home in East Falls. Specter, Pennsylvania's longest-serving senator, with 30 years in Washington, died at 11:39 a.m. from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his family said. He announced Aug. 28 that he was again fighting cancer.
December 12, 1993 |
As an actor, Forrest Jones' job is to portray dramatic roles with depth and feeling. But his most demanding role has been in real life - a 15-year ordeal with cancer. Jones, whose cancer has been in remission since 1988, will perform tonight in the opening of Hedgerow Theater's two-hour Christmas production, The Medieval English Mystery Plays, a cycle of nine vignettes. "I never really considered dying. I always figured I would be able to beat it and not have it beat me," Jones, 53, said at the George Washington Carver Community Center here, where he leads a youth drama troupe.
January 16, 1993 |
The scene appeared more suited for an announcement that the NHL was adding another franchise in Western Pennsylvania than for Mario Lemieux's first public discussion of his case of Hodgkin's disease. People on the podium in the hotel ballroom included NHL president Gil Stein, Penguins owner Howard Baldwin, general manager Craig Patrick and coach Scotty Bowman. While an upbeat Lemieux walked to the front of the room, several members of the Penguins and NHL entourage discussed recent hockey games.
May 6, 2005 |
Mark Fields was a pallbearer at Sam Mills' funeral, a difficult job for a man all too aware of his own mortality. Even though his Hodgkin's disease was in remission and the linebacker had emerged from his treatments to post a Pro Bowl season for the Carolina Panthers last year, Fields knew his cancer could come back at any time. Yesterday, the 32-year-old Fields learned it was back, in its early stages, and announced through his agent that he will miss all of the 2005 season.
December 20, 1989 |
Bernhard Goetz, New York's famed "subway vigilante," is suffering from cancer, his lawyer revealed yesterday. Barry Slotnick, in explaining his client's absence from a Dec. 1 court date, said Goetz, 41, had undergone removal of a testicle and was being treated with radiation. "Bernie has become very stoical in his outlook," said Slotnick. "He's hopeful. " Goetz was due in court in connection with a $50 million lawsuit filed by Darrell Cabey, one of four teenagers he shot on a subway train five years ago when he thought they were going to rob him. Cabey's attorney, William Kunstler, said of the cancer disclosure: "It actually makes me possibly believe in God. " ACTOR GORBACHEV Mikhail Gorbachev, not to be outdone by Ronald Reagan, has been typecast in a forthcoming Israeli-Soviet movie about the true story of armed robbers who hijacked a Soviet plane to Israel last December.
August 15, 2010 |
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The summer's coolest temperatures and a sky as crystalline as Boston's John Hancock Tower, which glimmered on the near horizon, infused Boston College's stony, tony campus with a hint of autumn and football on this August Friday. As if they felt it, too, a family of visitors posed at the Doug Flutie statue outside Alumni Stadium, parents and children wrapped around the sculpted depiction of the Eagles quarterback as he wound up, Juan Marichal-like, to unleash his legendary Hail Mary pass.
May 11, 2009
JOHN Imlay's letter regarding the "Cancer conspiracy" is accurate, but for the wrong reasons. The real conspiracy is the fact that smoking and cigarette manufacturing show no signs of letting up or being eliminated, and this is the real reason we still have cancer as a disease. Monkeys, parrots, sharks, hamsters and elephants are cancer-free for a reason - they're smart enough to realize that lighting up leaves and sucking the smoke into your lungs is a stupid and unnatural thing.
November 12, 2002 |
Will somebody please listen? Some of the people in my school are very frightened. We are not afraid of gangs or drugs or a state takeover of our school. We are afraid of working in a sick building. We have a lot of sinus infections. A lot of people all over the world get sinus infections, and people who work with young children tend to get the infections that our little ones bring to school. But aside from the runny noses, coughs, and raspy voices, my school has cancer. We have a lot of cancer.
March 3, 2006 |
Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Vern Ruhle has cancer, but plans to stay with the team while getting treatment. The 55-year-old Ruhle, a former Phillies pitching coach, informed Reds players yesterday, before the club opened its spring training schedule against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. He didn't disclose the type of cancer he has, but said doctors expect him to make a full recovery. The cancer was detected by a blood test given to players and coaches as part of spring training physicals.
October 17, 2008 |
Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll is being treated for cancer at a Baltimore hospital. Gov. Rendell said yesterday Knoll has been undergoing treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital for about 10 days. In a letter posted on her Web site in August, Knoll said she had been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments for neuroendocrine cancer since early July. Rendell said that, as far as he knew, there was no prognosis on her condition. "It's a serious health challenge, but the course of treatment is ongoing," said Rendell at a news conference yesterday on an unrelated topic.