June 25, 2008
Position: Small forward Age: 22 Height/weight: 6-10, 210 Hometown: Casselberry, Fla. Relevant stats: Calathes led the Hawks in points (17.5), rebounds (7.5), blocks (42) and was second in assists (92) and third in steals (42). Breakdown: As can be seen by his stats, Calathes is as versatile as they come. He is intriguing in that he can handle and pass the ball so well for a player with his height . . . He did well for himself in NBA workout camps in Portsmouth, Va., and Orlando, Fla. . . . He knows the game extremely well, which often overrides his lack of athleticism.
November 8, 1996 |
'I'm realistic," said Ben E. King. "I've been in show business a long time. I've seen singers come and go. I've been lucky, though. It's been a good career, but it could end at any time. But I don't worry about that. If it ends for me right now, I have no complaints. It's been a wonderful ride. " That ride has included a number of hit records. One of them, a song King cowrote called "Stand By Me," was a smash in 1960 and resurfaced big-time in 1986 as the theme song of a movie with the same name.
April 8, 2010 |
The second woman charged in the "JihadJane" case, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, is deeply worried about her 6-year-old son and stunned at the international attention she has received after voluntarily returning to the United States, her attorney said Wednesday. Paulin-Ramirez, 31, was ordered detained for trial at a brief federal court hearing in Philadelphia, where she shook her head to indicate a not-guilty plea rather than use her voice. She is accused of traveling to Europe in the fall with her son at the invitation of a Montgomery County woman, Colleen R. LaRose, also known as "JihadJane.
July 1, 1997 |
Overseas, it takes more than a jump shot to play basketball. It can take knowledge of Swedish tax laws, or proper locker room etiquette in Saudi Arabia. Playing overseas can mean adulation on the streets of Seoul. And learning which streets to avoid in Belfast. There ought to be a guidebook, a Fodor's, for the dozens of Philadelphia ballplayers making a living abroad - many more than end up in the NBA. Have a whatever happened to question about a onetime local star? The answer is likely to be found in a foreign basketball league.
May 24, 2013 |
Freebies from Verizon and Comcast could add to the fun of the Memorial Day Weekend. Verizon's offering a slew of free content for four days, and Comcast's Xfinity is giving away access to thousands of wireless hotspots through Independence Day. From Friday till Tuesday, Verizon subscribers can find more than 1,700 movies and 50 entire TV series through the cable service's 900 channel. That includes such recent theatrical films as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Dark Knight Rises, Bridesmaids, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, The Hunger Games, Hugo, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Moonrise Kingdom, Prometheus , and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows . They're available through Cinemax, ePix, HBO and ViewNow.
May 20, 2013 |
It is vanishingly rare for an experimental treatment to wipe out advanced, recurrent cancer, then keep the disease from coming back. Yet therapies driven by CARs have been doing exactly that in a small but growing number of blood-cancer patients at the University of Pennsylvania and other centers. In simplest terms, a CAR - chimeric antigen receptor - is a synthetic genetic structure that programs the patient's immune cells to recognize and attack cancer. But there is nothing simple about these molecular taskmasters.
May 24, 2013 |
Henry Clay Smith 3d, 67, of Gladwyne, a pioneering force in the fusion of dance, theater, mind-body fitness, and martial arts, died Sunday, May 12, while swimming in the Mediterranean Sea off Alanya, Turkey. Mr. Smith was on the last day of a working trip, and taking a quick dip in a calm, roped-off swimming area when a companion found him floating facedown. Turkish officials said he drowned. Years before, he had undergone heart bypass surgery, his family said. Mr. Smith was the founder and artistic director of Solaris Dance/Theatre and Video, which he ran out of his home.
May 20, 2013 |
STUTTGART, Germany - So many people had come to witness the ceremony in front of my great-uncles' former home that they had to squeeze together on the sidewalk to stay out of the busy street. They had gathered on a recent Saturday morning to learn about five members of a family - my family - who perished 70 years ago, although the exact dates are not known. I learned more, too, not just about their ordinary lives and terrible fates, but also about this moving act of remembrance. While a teenager from my father's old high school played clarinet, Gunter Demnig set five brass plaques into the sidewalk and then hammered them into place.
November 21, 2010 |
ISTANBUL, Turkey - In Turkey, Allen Iverson has brought basketball to the masses. He has been welcomed by millions, embraced by a star-starved Istanbul as the star-crossed superstar that he once was - and hopes to one day become again. Visions of AI billboards (sipping a Turkish soda, perhaps?) dance in one's imagination. He is the fresh prince of this ancient city. This is reality . . . is it not? Not really. That depiction is distorted. On game night inside BJK Akatlar Arena - home court of Iverson's new team, the Besiktas Cola Turka Black Eagles - the image of Iverson hysteria is pure and true, but the arena seats 3,200 in a city of about 13 million.
May 21, 2013 |
William Williams Keen Butcher, 97, of Chestnut Hill, CEO of the former Philadelphia brokerage firm Butcher & Singer and former chair of the Committee of Seventy public watchdog group, died at home Wednesday, May 15. A U.S. Army major who served in World War II, Mr. Butcher - who went by W.W. Keen - was a philanthropist and active member of the Republican Party at the national level who had U.S. presidents to his home for dinner. "I can think of several instances when we'd come home for dinner and the president would be there," said Noel Butcher Hanley, a daughter who lives in Bryn Mawr.