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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.
NEWS
September 20, 2012 | By Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press
HOUSTON - Waving American flags and space shuttle toys, hundreds of people lined the streets and crowded the airport Wednesday as they watched the space shuttle Endeavour touch down in Houston on its way to be permanently displayed in California. For many, the experience was bittersweet, tinged with an aftertaste of having been cheated of something they believe should have been theirs. Houston has long tied its fortune to a mix of oil and NASA. Astronauts train in the humid, mosquito-ridden city.
SPORTS
October 16, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
If you want to try out for the Philadelphia Soul, the city's new Arena Football League team, you can travel to Memphis this weekend. Or go to Houston the next. Or just be a little patient. The team announced yesterday that it has scheduled tryouts in both of those cities for this month - and expects to have one in Philadelphia sometime next month, time and place to be announced. Team officials said they chose Memphis and Houston because the cities are at the center of football-playing hotbeds, the mid-South for Memphis, the state of Texas for Houston.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1987 | By KEVIN HANEY, Daily News Staff Writer
A top airport executive from Houston will become the new aviation director at Philadelphia International Airport, sources said yesterday. James DeLong, currently deputy director of the aviation operations and maintenance for Houston's aviation department, will become Philadelphia's new aviation director as of July 1, said sources here and in Houston. Mayor Goode was scheduled to introduce DeLong at a press conference this afternoon. DeLong, the No. 2 ranking airport exec in Houston, was recruited by Commerce Director Charles Pizzi after a six-month search to replace Howard W. Willoughby, who retired in April from the post.
SPORTS
September 6, 2013
Who: Houston at Temple When: Saturday, Noon, Lincoln Financial Field TV: 6ABC. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM) Records: Houston 1-0, 0-0 AAC; Temple 0-1, 0-0 History: Houston leads, 2-0. This is the first meeting since 1989. This is the inaugural American Athletic Conference game. About Houston: Cougars beat FCS Southern, 62-13. They ran for 372 yards, but they like to throw the ball and they do run a lot of plays ... They have 10 starters back on offense ... Last year they were 5-7 for Tony Levine, who took over for Kevin Sumlin (now at Texas A&M)
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush was in a Houston hospital Thursday for continuing treatment of a lingering cough. Bush, 88, has been in and out of the hospital recently for complications resulting from bronchitis, Methodist Hospital said in a brief statement. The hospital and Bush's spokesman in Houston, Jim McGrath, described Bush as in stable condition and said that they expected the former president to be released by the weekend. He's been under hospital care for nearly a week.
NEWS
October 27, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HOUSTON - BP Wind Energy has reached a $750 million deal with General Electric Co. to supply and maintain 350 turbines for wind farms in Pennsylvania and Kansas. The agreement was announced Thursday. Houston-based BP Wind Energy says GE has agreed to deliver 88 turbines to the Mehoopany Wind Farm, located 20 miles northwest of Scranton, Pa. The 262 other turbines are meant for BP's Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm, about 60 miles southwest of Wichita, Kan. BP says both projects are expected to be generating power by late 2012, with a combined capability of 560 megawatts.
SPORTS
July 2, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers could be a landing spot for Houston Rockets center Omer Asik in a trade, CBSSports.com reported Sunday night. The Rockets could make point guard Jeremy Lin and Asik available in trades as they pursue free-agent center Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers. Houston is expected to sign Howard, meaning Asik would become expendable. New Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie was an executive with Houston for the last eight seasons. Last summer, the Rockets signed Asik to a three-year, $25.1 million deal when he was a restricted free agent with the Chicago Bulls.
SPORTS
August 26, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies will use the final 32 games to find solutions, and they must know every revelation cannot be franchise-altering. A team on pace for 90 losses will improve in slow (sometimes painful) increments. That elevates a 32-year-old waiver claim with three quality starts against three contenders to exalted status. This summer, two of the worst teams in baseball jettisoned Jerome Williams. He has carved a successful home in the Phillies rotation, with eight more innings in a 7-1 win over St. Louis as the latest evidence.
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