July 18, 2013 |
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In one of the most harrowing spacewalks in decades, an astronaut had to rush back into the International Space Station on Tuesday after a mysterious water leak inside his helmet robbed him of the ability to speak or hear and could have caused him to choke or even drown. Italian Luca Parmitano was reported to be fine after the dangerous episode, which might have been caused by a leak in the cooling system of his suit. His spacewalking partner, American Christopher Cassidy, had to help him inside after NASA quickly aborted the spacewalk.
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.
August 21, 2013 |
Temple defensive tackle Levi Brown doesn't recall much about the concussion he suffered in 2010. He does, however, remember the resulting headache. "It was awful," Brown said. He also remembers something else. "It cost me a game because I had to sit out the next week," said the 6-foot-2, 300-pounder, a fifth-year senior. "At the time, that was my biggest concern. But concussions have become a huge issue. I think I look at [the concussion] a little different now than I did then.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.