January 9, 1990 |
The second-highest court in the nation yesterday said the FBI acted legally when it began investigating a 12-year-old New Jersey boy working on a school project about foreign countries. The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said the federal investigators also had acted legally in continuing to maintain a file on Todd Patterson, who is now 18 and a freshman in college. The actions the FBI has taken in investigating Patterson are shielded by "the state secrets privilege," the court ruled.
May 25, 1990 |
The woman wanted to get her story of kidnap and torture into the court record, she said, fearing that if something happened to her, there would be no case against John "Hakim" McCain. She didn't get her chance, however, because McCain, 33, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Common Pleas Judge Norman A. Jenkins, who held him under $100,000 bail for trial. "I was disappointed," the woman, a 24-year-old word processor, said to a reporter after leaving court. "I wanted to testify because that man knows that if something happens to me, there will be nothing in the court record to prosecute him. This man has threatened to kill me. He held me captive in his house from Jan. 7 to March 16. "He tied me up at gunpoint.
May 1, 1991 |
Dr. Richard G. Paolino allegedly made it a practice to give corsages to his medical assistants, but they complained that he often seemed to try to touch their breasts when he pinned on the flowers. He also made a habit of touching their waists and buttocks and at times tried to press his body against theirs, and made cracks like, "I bet you'd be great in bed," they added. When he was alone with an assistant, he'd grab her, they charged, and would pull them toward him until they broke away.
March 14, 1990 |
On the morning of Nov. 30, 1987, Samuel Daniel Blair, a 32-year-old mail carrier known as a loving and devoted family man, pointed a shotgun at his wife's head and pulled the trigger. The wife, Barbara Jean, 31, raised her right hand to ward off the attack to no avail. Police found her dead on the couple's bed in their West Conshohocken home. Blair then went to the bedroom of their 10-month-old son, Justin, shot him dead in his crib, and proceeded downstairs to the living room, where he fatally shot their other child, 5-year-old Christian.
June 5, 1990 |
The home-court advantage. Players, coaches and fans throw the term around with the ease of Joe Montana tossing a football. But does anyone know what it really means in terms of competition, or why the team that has it seems to have an edge over the team that doesn't? Does it really matter to Isiah Thomas or Clyde Drexler whether the game is at Detroit's Palace or Portland's Memorial Coliseum? Yes, says Dr. Joel Fish, the director of the Center for Sport Psychology in Philadelphia.
June 16, 1987 |
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Camden yesterday blocked the sale of a luxurious California beach-front home owned by the wife of alleged swindler John Peter Galanis after hearing allegations that $1.5 million from Atlantic City's scandal-ridden Boardwalk Marketplace project had been used to buy the property. Judge Rosemary Gambardella granted a temporary restraining order that delayed this week's scheduled sale of the home, which is on the beach in Del Mar, Calif., near San Diego.
December 16, 1999 |
Eastern's Emily DiMarco had been on the court for a while during a summer-league game when coach Kris Calabria noticed something missing. The senior was running up and down the court, taking shots and grabbing rebounds, without the large brace she normally wore on her right knee. "I looked up and saw that she didn't have it on," Calabria said. "I was a nervous wreck, and it didn't even faze her at all. " DiMarco's cool demeanor masked the slight nervousness she felt after shedding the brace, which she had worn since having surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament more than a year before.
February 10, 2002 |
Nobody should be fooled by the quiet demeanor of Michael Haddix, St. Augustine's rock-solid 6-foot-7, 225-pound center. Haddix is soft-spoken off the court. His demeanor only changes when the opportunity arises to retrieve a missed shot. Then the mild-mannered senior turns into a glass-cleaning specialist. Few players go to the boards with the ferocity of Haddix, who is averaging 11.4 rebounds, along with 17.7 points, for the Hermits. St. Augustine was 15-4 entering the weekend and ranked No. 6 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, and the Hermits plan on making a serious run in the talent-rich South Jersey Parochial A field.
January 16, 1992 |
This year's South Jersey Group 4 boys' basketball championship game may be played on the home court of the highest-seeded finalist, according to Robert Kanaby, executive director of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. "We have precious few options left," Kanaby said following yesterday's monthly meeting of the NJSIAA executive committee at Lawrenceville School. "There are no other possible neutral courts that we can think of. " Usually, state tournament games are played on the home court of the highest-seeded team through the sectional semifinals.
November 14, 2004 |
When Grant Hill walked off the court Nov. 6, his Orlando Magic team having been the first to lose to the expansion Charlotte Bobcats, in a strange way, it felt good feeling bad. For Hill, defeat still has the taste of vinegar, and he was disappointed in the 111-100 setback in Charlotte. But after the last four years, he was elated to be playing in the NBA once again. "Even just walking off the court after a loss and that feeling of 'Man, we got whupped' - it's a feeling that you don't want to have too often, but a feeling you appreciate," he said.