August 27, 2014 |
Arthur T. Hilkert, 89, whose training as a Navy pharmacist's mate during World War II eventually led him to a civilian career representing U.S. drug manufacturers overseas, died Monday, July 28, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden following a stroke. Born in Canton, Ohio, Mr. Hilkert graduated from Lehman High School there and served in the Navy from 1943 to late 1945. After boot camp, he studied in a Navy program at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., and, as a pharmacist's mate, was stationed at what is now the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.
February 4, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Even at a time of joy and celebration, there is sadness. Even when he is laughing and smiling, there are tears. Bittersweet? Definitely. After 28 years of waiting, Claude Humphrey finally is where he belongs, finally is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But the love of his life wasn't there with him on Saturday night when he got the news, and she won't be there with him in July when they unveil his bronze bust in Canton, Ohio. Sandra Humphrey, Claude's wife for more than 45 years, passed away in July.
December 11, 2013 |
THE NFL WAS so impressed by LeSean McCoy's franchise-record 217-yard rushing effort in the snow, it asked him to take a drug test yesterday. Hey, the Hall of Fame got the jersey, cleats and gloves, maybe the league office wanted its souvenir in a cup. Well, no, not exactly. The test was random, had nothing to do with McCoy's performance in Sunday's 34-20 victory over the Detroit Lions, in which he regained the NFL rushing lead, with 1,305 yards on 261 carries. But having to take the test was one of only a couple of things McCoy felt was at all worth mentioning, when a reporter asked him yesterday evening how he'd spent the day after the big day. There were interviews set up over the next few mornings with the usual national networks and shows, handled by McCoy representative Ishmail Kamara.
October 30, 2013 |
Ruth Dumbleton Canton, 90, of Moorestown, a high school teacher in the 1940s and later an office manager for car dealerships, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Born in Camden, Mrs. Canton graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1941 and earned a bachelor's in English and history at what is now the College of New Jersey in 1944. "During the war," her husband, Paul A., said, college courses "were accelerated," so she took classes in all seasons, "right around the clock.
May 19, 2013 |
CHICAGO - C.J. McCollum remains intrigued with the 76ers even though they didn't request to interview him at the NBA draft combine. "I was [attending college] pretty close to Philadelphia, out in Bethlehem," the Lehigh senior guard said. "So I will be interested to see if they are taking a guard or a post player in this draft. " The organization's biggest needs are a post player and a backup point guard. However, one could argue that McCollum could be a solid addition to a team planning to make offseason moves via trades and free agency.
February 4, 2013 |
BILL PARCELLS, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. The class of 2013 also included a pair of senior selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. Five players failed to get in on the final vote: Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams. Earlier Saturday, the selection committee eliminated Tim Brown, Kevin Greene, Will Shields and former owners Edward DeBartolo Jr. and Art Modell.
February 3, 2013 |
For Browns fans, time has not healed. Art Modell's move remains an open wound. And even in death, he torments them. Modell, the late Cleveland owner credited with helping the NFL grow in prominence but whose decision to relocate his franchise to Baltimore 17 years ago obscures his accomplishments, is one of 15 finalists up for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Modell's case for induction - he was also a finalist in 2002 - could spark the liveliest debate in New Orleans on Saturday among 46 Hall of Fame committee members, who will select from four to seven new members on the eve of the Ravens meeting the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.
August 7, 2011 |
CANTON, Ohio - That kid who went to college with two brown grocery bags filled with his belongings strutted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Shannon Sharpe joined Chicago Bears sackmaster Richard Dent, Washington Redskins linebacker Chris Hanburger, Rams and Colts running back Marshall Faulk, the late Les Richter, NFL Films founder Ed Sabol, and versatile star Deion Sanders in being inducted into the Hall. When Sharpe headed to Savannah State, all he heard was how he was destined to fail.
July 28, 2011 |
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. - The good part about being 95 years old is it beats the alternative, which is not being 95. Last November, though, Ed Sabol wasn't so sure about that. Pneumonia had put the NFL Films founder in a hospital bed for nearly a month, and his will to live was running on empty. "He turned to me around Thanksgiving and said, 'Why should I live? I'm going to be in a wheelchair,' " his daughter Blair said. "I said, 'Well, there's nothing wrong with needing a wheelchair at 95.' " But Sabol viewed a wheelchair as the final indignity of growing old. A former champion swimmer, he moved to the Arizona desert 20 years ago to spend his retirement playing golf and flying his plane, and now he can do neither.