September 19, 1998 |
Jenkintown junior Jessica Hollinshead had her appeal to play field hockey wearing a hard helmet denied by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's Board of Control. Hollinshead had a hearing before the board Thursday and formally submitted her request. Jenkintown principal Tom Sebastian, who made the presentation on behalf of Hollinshead, was notified yesterday that the board had voted, 7-5, not to allow Hollinshead to play wearing the hard helmet. "Mr. [Brad]
August 22, 1992 |
It's not rock. It's not metal, or even thrash. Just call it Helmet and cover your head. Proving that music-industry hype is sometimes justified, Helmet - the hardest, heaviest-playing band of the moment - slayed a sold-out Trocadero Thursday with ultra-distorted guitars and dizzying rhythm structures. The New York City foursome played like a mini-orchestra - an avant-grunge quartet, one might say - churning out 15 songs in an hour-long sonic assault. Helmet reportedly conducts rehearsals like boot-camp drills, and its live show was surely a practice in mesmerizing precision.
January 7, 1998 |
Before long, the hottest accessory on the ski slopes will be a helmet. Even before the deaths of Michael Kennedy and Sonny Bono - both of whom died by skiing into trees and suffering severe head trauma - resorts were seeing more skiers in helmets. Now, those numbers are expected to skyrocket, which is just fine with Dr. Craig Perrinjaquet, who heads the medical center at the Breckenridge, Colo., ski resort. "We can fix knees. We can fix thumbs," Perrinjaquet said. "We can't fix brains.
February 26, 1991 |
Gary Busey, almost killed in a motorcycle accident just over two years ago, is trying to reconcile his distaste for helmets with firsthand knowledge that going bareheaded is dangerous. He's designing his own headgear. The actor, in Chattanooga last weekend to hype his first movie since the accident - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys - said his helmet would protect riders while giving the sensation that they're not wearing anything on their heads. "I don't remember four weeks of my life," he said.
March 28, 2013
DEAR ABBY: As a law-enforcement officer, I would like to comment on your reply to "Overprotective Mom. " I agree with your solution to have the boy who wouldn't wear his bike helmet because it was "uncool" visit a facility that treats people with traumatic brain injuries. However, you missed a golden opportunity to remind parents that they are the parents, and because they are responsible for their child's safety, they are in charge! What has happened to plain old "parenting"?
September 12, 2012 |
A 24-year-old Pine Hill, Camden County, man was killed Monday when his dirt bike crashed while travelling at a high rate of speed, police said. James Patitucci was traveling in a unregistered and uninsured motorcycle eastbound on Hickstown Road, near Windsor Drive, about 8:20 p.m. when the crash occurred, said Gloucester Township Police. Police said that Patitucci, who also had a suspended license, collided with a vehicle driven by Judith Baran of Erial, as she attempted to turn onto Windsor Drive.
September 6, 1992 |
Mark Fitzpatrick was happily riding his two-wheeler with training wheels down the street with his big sister when Sgt. Larry Ruocco of the Waterford Township police pulled him over and gave him a ticket. But unlike many a grownup stopped by the police, Mark went away happy. The ticket that Ruocco gave Mark, 4, was a reward for wearing a bicycle helmet, as required by the state law that took effect July 1 for all children younger than 14. The special ticket was redeemable for a slice of pizza, soft ice cream or a round of miniature golf.
June 21, 2011 |
Improved helmet design has helped reduce concussions in impact sports such as football and hockey, but it might be impossible to design a helmet that completely eliminates them, according to a panel of sports science professors outlining the latest findings. Helmets "certainly help to mitigate forces that are distributed by impact to the skull and the intracranial cavity and the brain," said Kevin Guskiewicz , a professor of sports science at North Carolina and an expert on football helmets.
October 27, 1992 |
Oh, yeah. Eric Lindros made his Madison Square Garden debut last night. By the end of the evening, what had seemed so intriguing going in had turned into little more than a footnote. The Flyers' self-immolation in their 8-4 loss to the host Rangers took a lot of attention away from the big rookie, who scored a nice goal in the second period, before his team came apart. Lindros said his first goal in the building of the team that came within an arbitrator's decision of obtaining his rights, the team whose captain, Mark Messier, is his idol - he said it all amounted to no more than "trying to steal a couple of points on the road.
October 27, 1995 |
Eagles head coach Ray Rhodes applauded the NFL's $12,000 fine on the New York Giants' Keith Hamilton this week for the defensive tackle's helmet-to- helmet blow on quarterback Rodney Peete two weeks ago. "These are the type of hits they didn't want to see anymore and it was one of those type of licks," Rhodes said of the hit, which forced Peete out of the second half of the Eagles' 17-14 win over the Giants on Oct. 15. "I'm a defensive coach,...