October 6, 1995 |
An anti-drug effort between local prosecutors and the state took to the skies this week. The New Jersey National Guard sent helicopters on Tuesday to scan an area near National Park - where they were looking for a suspected marijuana-growing site.
January 14, 2000 |
Imagine an ancient earth mother, stretched out on her queen-sized bed of grass alongside her fur-bearing spouse, staring at the ceiling of her new cave. She feels inexpressible gratitude, first for the glistening dome of granite overhead, and then for the smudgy outlines of woolly mammoths and saber-toothed beasties depicted there. "Now this," she sighs, the drippy jungle canopy already a distant memory, "is more like it. " Reverence for the ceiling was, perhaps, never higher.
March 29, 1995 |
At 7-6, carrying an eight-year, $44.28 million contract, Shawn Bradley is a lightning rod for all that is wrong with the 76ers. Having produced double-doubles in five of the last 12 games, having shot 23-for-42 from the floor in the last four, having come within two blocks of his first career triple-double, he also remains their ultimate beacon of hope. Give John Lucas credit for emphasizing the latter. "It's easy to point the finger at Shawn," said Lucas, the Sixers' coach and general manager.
November 27, 2006 |
The game summary shows that Jussi Timonen had an assist, his second of the season, in a 4-2 victory by the Flyers over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at the Bell Centre. Here's what the statistics do not show: Timonen's tape-to-tape passes for breakaway chances, his confidence skating with the puck, and his ability to help unleash the game buried inside Joni Pitkanen. The Flyers were searching for someone who could work with Pitkanen, if not mentor him. They didn't have to look far. Timonen has played four games with his fellow Finnish national-team defenseman since being called up from the Phantoms.
November 6, 1998 |
When the ball is in the air, Julia Girman is at her best. The Cherry Hill East senior stopper feels as if every head ball should be hers, and she relishes the opportunity to win everything above ground level. "In the air, she is just a dominant player," Eastern girls' soccer coach Dave Rauer said. "She is really outstanding. " Girman defends with a fury, using airtight marking skills to make it difficult for an opposing player to get the ball, let alone fire a shot. Yet smothering forwards isn't enough for the four-year starter, who glides on the field effortlessly and is an integral part of the Cougars' offensive attack.
September 2, 1998 |
Earl Ireson's bloodlines dictated this gridiron path. His father and four uncles wore the colors of Owen J. Roberts during their scholastic days. Four played college ball, and one, Ireson's uncle Don Strock, was a longtime quarterback in the NFL. "I don't want to get too far ahead of myself," said the 6-foot-6, 285-pound strong tackle who has shown signs he might follow in his relative's footsteps. "I want to help the team set a tone early and grab people's attention. The better the team does, the more others and myself will get noticed.
June 25, 1992 |
The Dream Team is 0-1. The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team was beaten by a team of college all- stars, 88-80, in a 40-minute scrimmage yesterday. No wonder Olympic coach Chuck Daly was in a grumpy mood after the three- hour closed workout. The Tournament of Americas in Portland is only two days away. "I think the competition has opened our eyes," said USA guard Michael Jordan. "If we can beat this college team the way they've been playing, we shouldn't have any problems in Barcelona.
April 22, 2010 |
Remember Callahan Bright, the 2005 version? Back then, he was a Harriton High senior, destroyer of blockers and ballcarriers and a prize recruit of Florida State. The defensive tackle was so dominant he was listed as the nation's 14th-best recruit in the Class of 2005, according to Rivals.com. To put Bright's standing in perspective, current Nebraska all-American defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ranked 37 spots behind him. Now meet Bright - the updated version. In the last few years, he has worked as a garbage man, served time in jail, and played a season at Division II Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. While Suh is expected to be among the first three selections in the NFL draft that begins tonight and continues through Saturday, Bright - after academic problems and a scrape with the law - hopes a team gambles on him as a late-round pick.
December 11, 1990 |
New York Jets rookie Blair Thomas, in a season plagued by injuries, is urging coach Bruce Coslet to be patient with him. The No. 2 pick in last spring's NFL draft, a former Frankford High star, acknowledges he has been at full strength for "only a couple of games," but says he is still getting used to the NFL's higher level of play. Meanwhile, Coslet can't help but wonder if Thomas's preseason holdout had an effect on the running back's durability. Thomas missed all but the final week of the preseason, and has had an assortment of injuries all season.
August 7, 2015
POLITICS IS a funny sport sometimes. When U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was federally indicted last week on a host of fraud and racketeering charges, the reactions from local pols were somber, almost mournful. The word "sad" turned up in a lot of quotes. But when Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman yesterday announced that she was filing criminal charges against state Attorney General Kathleen Kane for leaking grand-jury information to the Daily News , fellow pols didn't hesitate to call for Kane to resign.