August 14, 1992 |
Pennsylvania Republicans head to Houston this weekend, hoping their limping party gets back in the race for president, but some are also hoping to get a Texas boost for themselves. It's called "having an agenda. " Just as Gov. Casey went to New York last month to push his anti-abortion views, and Democratic Senate contender Lynn Yeakel went to push her candidacy, there's a handful of Republicans headed to Houston mostly to push themselves: U.S. Rep. Thomas Ridge of Erie, who flirted with running for governor in 1990, is more than flirting now. Casey cannot seek re-election in 1994.
October 22, 2014 |
THERE WERE times throughout Friday night's 31-10 loss to Houston when coach Matt Rhule's face appeared expressionless. For the first time all season, the Temple coach's squad looked overmatched. There were undisciplined turnovers, missed coverages and missed tackles on defense and, as Rhule said during yesterday's American Athletic Conference coaches teleconference, a lack of passion and excitement. "For us, it was an opportunity to play in that environment where there's expectations and there's something on the line," Rhule said.
February 11, 2014 |
HOUSTON - Temple enjoyed two big runs against Houston yesterday afternoon. But they weren't enough to offset the Owls' defensive lapses and poor early shooting. "We're still not good enough defensively," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said after an 88-74 loss at Hofheinz Pavilion dropped his Owls to 6-16 overall, 1-9 in the American Athletic Conference. The Cougars are 12-12, 4-7. The Owls were led by guard Dalton Pepper's 17 points and received career highs in points (11) and rebounds (11)
July 22, 2013 |
HOUSTON - Four men found living in "deplorable conditions" in a Houston garage on Friday told police that they were being held captive after being lured by promises of alcohol and cigarettes so that their captor could cash their public-assistance checks, authorities said. Three of the men were malnourished and taken to a hospital after being discovered by officers responding to a 911 call about the home, Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said. Sgt. Steven Murdock described the living conditions as like a "dungeon.
June 12, 1994 |
Rockets Fever broke into a cold, fearful sweat after Houston lost at home Friday night to fall into a 1-1 NBA Finals tie with the New York Knicks. The largest city in Texas has been through this kind of panic before, with the football Oilers blowing huge leads in playoff games, the baseball Astros posting one of the best records in the major leagues over the 1980s, but never making it to the World Series, and the Rockets losing in the NBA Finals in 1981 and 1986. That's why the Rockets made a TV commercial a couple of weeks ago, one in which a fan with a radio to his ear all but throws himself off the ledge of a high-rise when the game announcer says, "But wait, Olajuwon was fouled!"
May 25, 1999 |
Leroy Burrell had an interesting problem to solve last summer. The 1985 Penn Wood graduate and former track gold medalist in the 1992 Olympic Games was deciding what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. He had just retired from competitive track and was seriously thinking about attending law school when someone brought up another idea: How about coaching? Timing is everything. So, when longtime Houston track coaching legend Tom Tellez decided to retire, he handed his coaching whistle to Burrell, who is now completing his first season as track and field coach at the University of Houston.
October 16, 2014 |
TEMPLE HAS WON four of its first five games, for only the second time since 1979. Last year, the Owls lost their first six, en route to a 2-10 season, in Matt Rhule's head-coaching debut. So how's it feel? "That's hard for me to say, because I wish we were 5-0," Rhule said yesterday. Good answer. Last week, he correctly said his Owls hadn't done anything yet, because the teams they'd beaten had one win each. On Saturday, they rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Tulsa, another one-win team.
May 23, 2014 |
Anjanea Williams loved children and dreamed of owning a day-care center before she was fatally shot outside a deli in Camden. Williams, 20, was an innocent bystander, waiting for food in January 2011 when she was caught in the middle of a gunfight. Six months earlier, the alleged shooter, Taurean Houston, had been bailed out of jail by his family, which posted $8,000 - a fraction of the $175,000 bail set for a charge of attempted murder. The case is one example highlighted in an 82-page state report, released Wednesday, that calls for changes in the bail-bond system to end "questionable" practices.
October 20, 1989 |
Each time Houston scored against Temple in the Astrodome, the Cougar mascot dropped down and did push-ups. One push-up for each point. Just before halftime, Houston scored its 41st point and the mascot did 41 push-ups. In the third quarter, he did 48 push-ups, then 55. When the game ended, Houston was ahead, 65-7, and the Cougars had the best-conditioned mascot in the country. It was the second-worst defeat in Temple's dull football history. "I didn't think it was going to be that brutal," said a numb Jerry Berndt, the first-year Temple coach.
February 12, 2012
Peter Breck, 82, who starred as Barbara Stanwyck's most temperamental son, Nick Barkley, in the popular 1960s Western series The Big Valley , died Monday in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he had lived since the 1980s. Mr. Breck began his acting career shortly after serving in the Navy. He studied drama and English at the University of Houston and began appearing in productions at the Alley Theater in Houston before moving on to the Arena Stage theater in Washington, where Robert Mitchum saw him in George Bernard Shaw's Man of Destiny and offered him a small role in his next film, Thunder Road . Mr. Breck had already made his television debut, in 1956, in an episode of Sheriff of Cochise , which was not a Western but a contemporary police drama.