October 7, 1992 |
The next step for Brian Kennedy, a star senior running back at Father Judge High, will be a Philadelphia courtroom. Today, according to Annette Kennedy, the player's mother, a lawyer retained by the family will seek an injunction in the Court of Common Pleas, the Daily News has learned. The lawyer, Dennis Abrams, of the Bryn Mawr firm of Lowenthal & Abrams, will ask the court to order the Catholic League to restore Kennedy's eligibility for league games. Annette Kennedy decided to pursue the action last night after hearing that the league's principals had denied her son's second appeal for eligibility.
September 8, 1998 |
Occasionally, spectators at the city Criminal Justice Center wind up hearing some strange remarks while watching trials. Here are a few. Being called a killer didn't seem to bother a murder defendant who was testifying in his own defense. But the defendant got upset when Assistant District Attorney Arlene Fisk questioned his version of a woman's slaying. "I killed her, but don't call me a liar," he blurted, blowing his case. A West Philadelphia man testifying against an accused killer brushed off his own checkered past.
May 10, 1994 |
Tomorrow will mark the end of an illustrious four-year high school tennis career. But what makes Robert Chambers particularly noteworthy is that he is not one of the stars of the Main Line, but a proud player from Chester. Chambers is only the second four-year contributor in the 11 years that Joe Providence has been coaching the Clippers. But in Providence's mind, Chambers is the best player he has ever coached. "He is a successful four-year player," Providence said. "By that, I just don't mean on the court.
October 29, 1989 |
Most basketball players are washed up by age 34. Fred Harmer of Brookhaven is not like most players. He's a 64-year-old retired insurance auditor and grandfather of five who simply doesn't know when to quit. Harmer can be found at the Penncrest High School gym in Middletown nearly every Tuesday night, running up and down the court with about a dozen or so other players. "What we are looking for," he said, "is the guy that plays tight defense, cuts to the basket and passes to the open man. " If you think Harmer stands out, take another look at the players on the court.
August 8, 1991 |
Top-seeded Michele Staroba of Elkins Park won the women's Delaware Valley Clay Court Tennis Championship for the second successive year, defeating second-seeded Audrey Reinsel, 6-1, 6-1, yesterday at the Delaware Valley Tennis Club in Huntingdon Valley. Staroba's deep-court hitting put Reinsel, an instructor at the Wallingford Tennis Club, under pressure in a match that lasted 55 minutes. Even so, Reinsel carried seven of the 14 games to deuce, including three that went to deuce several times.
March 8, 1995 |
Sixers coach John Lucas and five Philadelphia 76ers visited with members of the Penn Valley Junior Basketball League on Monday to talk about the ups and downs of basketball.
December 23, 1992 |
Steve Simpson Jr., a Williams College graduate, won the Philadelphia Junior Court Tennis Championship by defeating Drew McGowan, a Penn junior and the defending titleholder, 5-6, 6-2, 6-0, last night at the Racquet Club. Simpson and McGowan qualified for the final with 3-0 standings in round- robin matches. Simpson defeated McGowan in the 1990 Philadelphia junior final. McGowan beat Simpson in the 1991 Philadelphia junior final and in the U.S. Junior final.
March 30, 1987 |
It was astonishing last week that the U.S. Supreme Court offered its strongest endorsement of affirmative action to women and minorities. The court provided its approval to a Santa Clara, Calif., Transportation Agency plan that gave Diane Joyce a dispatcher's job for which she was competing against six other qualified people - all men. One of the men, Paul Johnson, who had more experience than Joyce, sued. Considering sex in promotions of qualified applicants is "plainly not unreasonable," said Justice William Brennan for the 6-3 majority.
July 11, 2000 |
Who was that 29-year-old guy at the bar of the court? The face was familiar, but prosecutors didn't recognize the name. He said he was Nathan Houser when he pleaded guilty yesterday to a $12 shoplifting charge. The name didn't ring any bells. But the confusion was understandable. Houser, it turned out, has used 25 names in his numerous brushes with the law, said Assistant District Attorney Emily Singhota. Cops call him "Nate the Skate. " He is certainly no stranger to the criminal-justice system.