June 24, 2015 |
On Sunday mornings, Bobby Hammond takes to the road. He goes for long cruises, often taking 70-mile routes through the streets in and around his native Flanders, N.J. But Bobby Hammond still can't drive a car. The 16-year-old's preferred set of wheels is his $10,000 Blue road bike. That bicycle has carried Hammond through thousands of miles of training, sustaining the teen's dream of becoming an elite triathlete and perhaps earning a berth on the U.S. Olympic team in the 2020 Tokyo Games.
July 6, 2014 |
AUTHORITIES IN Ocean City, N.J., have recovered a body from the ocean believed to be a Hunting Park teen who disappeared after he and his friends got swept into the sea by a riptide June 29. Corinthian "Cory" Hammond, 14, went swimming with friends off the 9th Street jetty about 6:45 p.m. that day, after lifeguards had left their posts for the evening. They got caught in the riptide, as did some good Samaritans who tried to save them. A passer-by called 9-1-1 and the Beach Patrol Rapid Response Team, stationed at 12th Street, rushed to the scene and rescued 14 people.
February 20, 2014 |
DANNY HAMMOND just got a little help from Batman himself. The 21-year-old from Springfield, Delaware County, is at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia because of astrocytoma, a cancerous tumor on his spinal cord. To show Hammond, who has been battling cancer since he was 9, support, his family posts pics to a "Dan's Our Man" Facebook page. Although most contributors are family and friends, Christian Bale recently sent his own show of support, sending a pic with "Dan's Our Man" written across his face.
October 19, 2011 |
The library at Rowen Elementary School is musty and outdated - a locked room used for storage and occasional meetings, a repository of yellowing, untouched books. But Callie Hammond has big dreams for the room, whose leather-bound encyclopedias were printed in 1986, the year she was born. Hammond sees the West Oak Lane public school as a launching pad for Library Build, a nonprofit group she recently started to renovate and staff school libraries with fellows in the Teach for America model.
August 20, 2011 |
Major injuries have a way of haunting football players well after they have healed. But that hasn't been the case for C.J. Hammond. "Actually, I think I got a little bit faster," said the Temple wideout, who missed last season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee. "I can see it on the field," he added. "I'm getting open a lot. My stride is a lot better. My balance is better. My flexibility is better. "And it's all to do with my rehab. " It was a grueling and repetitive eight-month rehabilitation.
December 8, 2009 |
The Rev. Kenneth A. Hammonds, 90, of Newtown Square, a Presbyterian minister and church official for 26 years, died last Tuesday of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Hammonds was born in Bryn Mawr and raised there by a widowed mother. He graduated in 1936 from Girard College high school in Philadelphia. He received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Wheaton College in Illinois in 1942. He earned a bachelor of divinity degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1944, and a master's of theology from Eastern Baptist Seminary.
January 18, 2009 |
For the last two years and most of this season, Ali Hammond was a starter for the Methacton girls' basketball team. That changed in the middle of last week, when coach Craig Kaminski decided to bring the senior captain off the bench. "Not that it's an easy thing to accept, but she has done it," he said. "I'm really proud of her for the way she's handled it. " Yesterday afternoon, in her second game as a reserve, Hammond came off the pine and provided a much-needed boost in the late going.
August 23, 2008 |
Joey Hammond and Michael Spidale had RBI singles in the top of the fifth inning to lift the Reading Phillies to a slim 2-1 win over the Trenton Thunder last night in the Eastern League. Reading 000020000 -272 Trenton000010000 -140 WP: Andrew Carpenter (6-8, 5.67). LP: Jeffrey Marquez (0-1, 3.60). Save: Justin Pope (8). HR: None. A: 5,680. Lakewood 021010010 -5120 Lake County000002013 -6121 WP: Jonathan Holt (4-6, 3.17). LP: Jared Simon (6-3, 3.59). HR: LW- Michael Durant (17)
April 5, 2007 |
Perhaps the meanest thing you could say about Yours to Keep, the solo debut by Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., is that it's all craft and no personality. This is often the case when a background member of a popular band steps into the foreground with a solo project, armed with long-dormant songs but minus the compelling narrative that a band like the Strokes has worked so hard and long to establish. And because we know so much - too much, really - about Strokes front man Julian Casablancas and so little about Albert Hammond Jr., the songs on Yours to Keep seem to be in search of an identity and a context beyond the sum and essence of Hammond's eminently tasteful record collection.
March 30, 2007 |
As the son of singer-songwriter Albert Hammond (of "It Never Rains in California" fame) and as the rhythm guitarist for the Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. must step out of several shadows. With Yours to Keep, his debut solo album, he succeeds. Over a year ago, during his downtime from the Strokes, Hammond recorded a few songs of his own. Pleased with the results, he wrote and recorded an album's worth, drafting a few friends, including Sean Lennon and Ben Kweller, to help out. Hammond cops to two of his musical influences with the bonus tracks: a rave-up cover of Guided by Voices' "Postal Blowfish" and a sprightly acoustic one of Buddy Holly's "Well . . . All Right.