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July 18, 2013 | By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
September 19, 1998 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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]
NEWS
August 22, 1992 | By Dave Urbanski, FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
January 7, 1998 | By Gwen Florio and Shankar Vedantam, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
SPORTS
August 21, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 26, 1991 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Post, the Washington Post and USA Today
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.
NEWS
September 12, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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"?
NEWS
September 6, 1992 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
SPORTS
June 21, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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SPORTS
August 24, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
CALEB STURGIS had taken off his helmet and was wearing an Eagles cap, kicking balls for returners to field as the team warmed up at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field for last Thursday's preseason game. Then Sturgis was on the ground. "I watched the ball go up in the air. I kind of saw (Sturgis). Next thing I know, he was getting struck in the middle of the head with the ball," recalled punter Donnie Jones, who said he had never previously felled a teammate in an NFL career dating to 2004.
SPORTS
July 29, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The game through the eyes of Blake Countess is a simple one, particularly as an NFL rookie trying to win a roster spot, and hoping to make a contribution more meaningful than just that. "Keep showing the coaches they can trust me out there," Countess said. "That's the biggest thing coming in, the coaches being able to trust you. So you keep grinding, and you get better every day. " Countess, a sixth-round pick in the April draft, is a versatile defensive back who played both safety and cornerback in college, often on the inside in nickel coverage.
SPORTS
July 29, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
Outside the NovaCare Complex, a police officer was stopping traffic at a cement barricade reinforced with a garbage truck. Around the corner, a delivery van with a haphazard paint job and rooftop speakers proudly announced to passersby that it was the BernieVan. Up Broad Street, a city full of protestors was gathering for another collective expression of their displeasure. Inside the NovaCare Complex, a sixth round draft pick was test-driving a new, helmet-mounted video camera that the Eagles hope will help their defensive backs evaluate and improve their head and eye movements while in pass coverage.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Hoverboards were among the most in-demand gifts this past holiday season. But the motorized skateboards also have been cause for alarm. For one thing, they're known to burst into flames. In light of those cases, and scores of reported injuries from falls off them, a member of Philadelphia City Council plans to introduce legislation Thursday that would slap adults with a $25 fine if children in their care use the boards without helmets, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards. "People underestimate the dangers," said Michael Rivlin, a hand-and-arm specialist at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
SPORTS
September 19, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yousef Abuhillo knows exactly what will keep his bread buttered later in life, and it likely won't be chasing after a football. It will, however, be what's housed underneath his helmet. The 5-foot-11, 181-pound George Washington linebacker took last season off to focus primarily on his studies. His first appearance on the honor roll was the result. Just don't mistake his willingness to walk away as a lack of enthusiasm for the game. On Thursday against Roxborough, his passion nearly made him run afoul of first-year head coach William "Skip" Singletary after Abuhillo returned an interception for a touchdown during the Eagles' 44-0 triumph at home.
NEWS
August 30, 2015 | By Sandy Bauers, For The Inquirer
Waffiyyah Murray doesn't often come across a kid who doesn't want to ride a bike. But parents are often concerned about safety, especially in congested parts of Philadelphia. Nationwide, the number of students walking and biking to school has steadily declined, from 41 percent in 1969 to 13 percent in 2001, according to the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Meanwhile, the number of children who go to school by car nearly tripled, from 20 to 55 percent. Murray, 30, has a psychology degree from Temple University and was born and raised in Philadelphia.
SPORTS
May 8, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
ALMOST A WEEK later and Clint Dolezel is still fuming. A scuffle during Saturday's win over Portland was made even worse, the Soul's coach contends, by two undeserved ejections. One of the players tossed was Soul wide receiver Marco Thomas, who Dolezel said wasn't even part of the fight. The other player, Portland's Quincy Butler, was so irate over his ejection that he threw his helmet toward the padded sideline wall at Wells Fargo Center. Problem is, Butler missed the wall and hit a spectator sitting at field level.
SPORTS
May 6, 2015
THE ARENA Football League's Portland Thunder waived defensive back Quincy Butler Monday, two days after he flung his helmet into the Wells Fargo Center stands. Butler was ejected in the third quarter of the Thunder's loss to the Soul on Saturday and appeared to be trying to throw his helmet against the sideline wall in frustration. Instead, he hit an unidentified female spectator who left the seating area shortly after the incident. Butler, 31, is no misguided kid. Though he was in his first AFL season, he spent time with several NFL teams after finishing his career at TCU in 2005.
SPORTS
May 5, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE ARENA FOOTBALL League prides itself on fan interaction. But this is not what the league had in mind. Following his ejection for a third-quarter fight on Saturday night, Portland defensive back Quincy Butler unintentionally threw his helmet into the Wells Fargo Center stands and hit an unidentified female spectator. It was unclear whether the woman was injured, though she did leave her seat shortly afterward. Just moments before, Butler tangled up with Soul wide receiver Ryan McDaniel, who was blocking Butler downfield.
SPORTS
March 31, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
YOUR KID plays hockey, so you shell out a little extra and buy a quality helmet to protect his or her noggin. Good idea, right? Yes and no. Any helmet is better than none at all. But, according to a report, over a quarter of the headgear worn by hockey players don't do a good job of protecting against the risk of concussions. ESPN's "Outside the Lines" reported yesterday that researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute will release their findings today after testing 32 helmets that received certification from the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC)
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