April 16, 1992 |
Mary Jane Fisher's apartment in Gloucester City's notorious Highland Park apartment complex has lived several lives. The country-style kitchen once featured geese that were painted on everything from the teapot to the clock to the breadbox. The birds were followed by a more urbane black and peach lily motif, which still lends a Japanese flavor to the room. And Fisher always made sure the bedroom walls were painted a new color every year. "I just get tired of things," said Fisher, smoking a cigarette as she sat at her new glass kitchen table recently.
March 14, 1997 |
Congratulations, Pitman fans: You get to spend another day watching Joe Crispin. Let's hope you enjoy it more than Highland Park did. Crispin torched Highland Park, the Central Jersey Group 1 champion, for 31 points, 14 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals last night while turning over the ball just two times in a 97-74 win at Nottingham High. Pitman advances to the boys' basketball state final against Newark Science, a 56-40 winner over Midland Park. Crispin's numbers, impressive as they are, don't tell just how much he dominated the game.
March 12, 1998 |
Highland Park figured out how to keep Jon Crispin quiet, but that only caused Ron Myers to make more noise. Myers had 31 points, 18 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals last night to lead the Pitman boy's basketball team to a 65-62 win over Highland Park in the state Group 1 semifinals at Nottingham High. "Personally, I think that's a fair evening," Pitman coach Craig Harper said of Myers' effort. "As is usually the case when teams concentrate on Crispin, Myers steps it up. " Myers, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, scored 15 points in the first half and 16 in the second once Highland Park put a box-and-one on Crispin.
March 9, 1999 |
Burlington City senior Larry Johnson was up at 3 in the morning, but it was Florence that looked tired last night in the South Jersey Group 1 boys' basketball championship game. Johnson, a forward who was so pumped for the game that he could hardly sleep, scored 21 points and had nine rebounds, both game highs, to lead the fourth-seeded Blue Devils to a 50-39 victory over second-seeded Florence before a sellout crowd of more than 1,600 at Clearview. "I was so ready to go today," Johnson said.
September 5, 1990 |
Penn State offensive tackle Matt McCartin no longer feels bitter toward the Southern Methodist football program he used to play for, only sadness for what might have been. The 6-5, 274-pound fifth-year senior was there in February 1987 when the NCAA gave the Mustangs the first "death penalty" for paying players while the Southwest Conference school was already on probation. He still remembers the whispers, the accusations, investigation and, finally, the punishment after reports surfaced that the school paid several players through a slush fund.
June 25, 2016 |
Barbara Cohen, 85, the mother of Comcast Corp. executive David L. Cohen, died late Thursday afternoon, June 23, at her home in Highland Park, N.J. Mrs. Cohen was diagnosed in March with brain cancer, her son said Thursday night from his childhood home. "She was outspoken. I came by my bluntness and candor genetically," said Cohen, who served as chief of staff for former Mayor Ed Rendell. "She was very direct and straightforward," said daughter Nancy, also describing her as principled and resilient.
March 11, 1999 |
At the beginning of the season, it looked like a long shot that Burlington City would play into the second week of March. That was of little consolation last night to City coach Bryan Warrick, especially after his Blue Devils came close to advancing to a state championship game. Trailing by 42-36, with 1 minute, 30 seconds to play in the Group 1 state semifinals, City staged a furious rally that came up agonizingly short when Steve Weiler misfired on a three-pointer with less than 10 seconds to play, and Highland Park walked away with a 44-41 victory at Nottingham High.
October 7, 1993 |
The school district's elementary schools may be growing to the point of being unmanageable, board members learned Tuesday night. "We are growing. Our growing pains are immense," said Assistant Superintendent James B. Blackburn after he told the board that five of the district's eight elementary schools were among the nine largest schools in Delaware County. "We just wanted to alert you to the sizes we are facing in Upper Darby," he said. "They are growing. They are not decreasing.
January 8, 2002 |
Juanita Jordan has taken the first steps toward ending her 12-year marriage to Michael Jordan, filing for divorce in Lake County, Ill. In a petition filed Friday in circuit court in Waukegan, J. Vanoy Jordan, 42, of Highland Park, cited "irreconcilable differences" in seeking a dissolution of her marriage to M. Jeff Jordan, 38, also of Highland Park. She seeks permanent custody of the couple's three children, the 25,000-square-foot "marital residence" in Highland Park and half of the couple's property.
March 21, 1987 |
Bill "Peanut" Gaines vs. Eddie Johns. Twenty years ago this spring, that rivalry created intense interest among South Jersey track fans, and once attracted a crowd of nearly 4,000 onlookers at Deptford High for the Gloucester County Championships. Gaines, a speedster from Clearview Regional High, and Johns, the former Kingsway High sprinter, met head-to-head just three times during their scholastic careers. The two close friends, whose schools were less than five miles apart, were occasionally the subject of debate as to which was the faster of the two, although by the end of 1967, Gaines had clearly settled that question.