February 5, 2010
FUNNY THING about fame, you get a little, and, all of a sudden, you can be a spokesman for anything. Personally, I feel that all politicians are lying, cheating bottom-feeders whose sole purpose in life is to step over the common man as they ascend the ladder of success. That said, I was glad to see Cindy McCain use her 15 minutes of fame wisely. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to ban same-sex marriage. Although her significant other believes otherwise (says marriage is defined as between man and woman only)
August 17, 2011
BETHLEHEM - As the Eagles wrapped up training camp at Lehigh, they announced the passing of one of their all-time greats, Hall of Fame receiver Pete Pihos. Pihos, 87, died yesterday morning from complications of Alzheimer's disease in Winston-Salem, N.C. He led the NFL in receptions in 1953, '54 and '55 and went to the Pro Bowl six times in his 9-year career, all of it with the Eagles. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the Pihos family for the loss of Pete, who was one of the all-time great Philadelphia Eagles," coach Andy Reid said.
January 26, 2013 |
The Philadelphia Big Five will induct five new members - Marvin O'Connor and Angela Zampella of St. Joseph's, Trish Juhline of Villanova, Jen Ricco of Temple, and the late Phil Jasner of the Philadelphia Daily News - into its Hall of Fame at a luncheon Friday in the Palestra. O'Connor made the all-Big Five team three times and won the 2001 Geasey Award as player of the year. He scored 1,678 points in three years with the Hawks, whom he joined after one year at Villanova. Zampella, a three-time all-Big Five pick, led the Hawks to three City Series titles and two NCAA appearances.
November 1, 2012
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame will hold its annual reception and ceremony to induct its ninth class next Thursday at the Society Hill Sheraton. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5. The inductees are Eric Lindros, the former Flyers center; former 76ers Doug Collins (now the coach) and Wali Jones; Debbie Black, a St. Joseph's basketball star in the 1980s; ex-Eagles Maxie Baughan and Tommy Thompson; Eddie Plank, a lefthander who won 326 games in a career that included 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics; former Phillies all-star Johnny Callison; and Dan Baker, the longtime Phillies and Eagles public-address announcer.
February 11, 2012 |
TRENTON - The newest inductees into New Jersey's Hall of Fame include the actor Christopher Reeve, the E Street Band, and New York Giants owner Wellington Mara. Others winning induction this spring include the actor Michael Douglas, the singer Sarah Vaughan, and the author Joyce Carol Oates. Gov. Christie announced the names Friday afternoon. Rounding out the hall's 2012 class are basketball coach Bob Hurley, publisher Samuel I. Newhouse, Olympian Milt Campbell, markswoman Annie Oakley, and John Dorrance, the chemist who invented condensed soup.
December 5, 2012 |
CONGRATULATIONS to Bucks County native Greg Harris , who was just named the next chief executive officer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland. Harris, 47, a Temple graduate, has been the hall's vice president of development since 1998 and takes over for longtime CEO Terry Stewart on Jan. 1. Philly record collectors may remember Harris as a co-founder and former owner of Philadelphia Record Exchange (618 S. 5th). Harris previously worked for 14 years at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., where he started out curating its library and broadcast collection, and ended up the vice president of development.
April 9, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Philadelphia basketball star Dawn Staley is expected to receive the highest honor in her storied career as a Class of 2013 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. The official announcement will be made Monday morning at the NCAA men's Final Four in Atlanta. But several sources with knowledge of some of the inductees confirmed that she will be in the group. The 12 finalists, who include former 76ers player and coach Maurice Cheeks, were announced at the NBA All-Star Game in February.
August 11, 2011 |
The outrageous outfits and tabloid tales guaranteed Dennis Rodman fame long after he finished running with the Bulls. Rodman, 50, will be recognized for his often-overlooked accomplishments on the court Friday when he is enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with two-time Olympic gold medalist Chris Mullin, the 11th member of the famed 1992 Dream Team to earn enshrinement as an individual. The other inductees in Springfield, Mass., will be Philadelphia University's Herb Magee and fellow coaching greats Tex Winter and Tara VanDerveer; big men Artis Gilmore and Arvydas Sabonis; eight-time NBA champion Tom "Satch" Sanders of the Boston Celtics; five-time Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards; and the late Reece "Goose" Tatum of the Harlem Globetrotters.
October 12, 2011 |
TRENTON - The New Jersey Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its 2012 class: 50 historical figures, artists, entertainers, and innovators, all with ties to the Garden State. The nominees include former Vice President Aaron Burr, former President Grover Cleveland, and the early woman's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the historical category. The salsa singer Celia Cruz, the actor Christopher Reeve, and the jazz great Dizzy Gillespie are among the nominees in arts and entertainment.
January 4, 2013 |
BEFORE he did such a wonderful job covering the Sixers that he was given the Curt Gowdy media award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Phil Jasner covered the Big 5 for the Daily News. He did it as he did everything - all out, with passion and heart. There was no detail too small to overlook, no phone call unmade, no story not crafted with precision. Jasner's last story for the Daily News before he passed away in December 2010 was a Saint Joseph's-Western Kentucky basketball game, because the paper was understaffed.