April 23, 2001
Answer: A network TV quiz show that may never return to Philadelphia - or at least not to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Question: What is "Jeopardy?" Or better yet: What is in jeopardy? Philadelphia's role as a tourist destination, that's what. Again and again, organizations convening here complain that union complications have forced costs upward. For a while, the unions were fighting each other over jurisdictional differences, but that was supposed to have been solved by an agreement brokered by City Hall.
September 16, 2004
ANYONE WATCHING "Jeopardy!" lately? Is it just me - or is something fishy? Ken Jennings has been on this show for a remarkable 40-plus days - but I smell something out of kilter with this show. Is the program for real? Now, Mr. Jennings is a very smart man, that is a fact, but does he really have that much locked up in his brain? How can a classy guy like Alex Trebek face those other contestants? Is someone secretly giving Mr. Jennings the answers, or maybe his buzzer is perhaps a little faster that the other two contestants'?
March 24, 1995 |
Mark Leder must have been one of the most annoying kids at summer camp. While the other children were busy making macaroni necklaces, little Mark was memorizing the camp roster. He knew every name and every home town of every kid in the camp, helping to gain him what he called "a reputation for being a vast repository of otherwise useless knowledge. " Yesterday, Leder, lanky 47-year-old personal injury lawyer from Manchester, Conn., was trying to parlay some of that stored-up minutiae into a spot on Jeopardy!
October 20, 2011 |
STOCKHOLM - The owner of Saab Automobile says the administrator of the cash-strapped carmaker's reorganization under bankruptcy protection wants to terminate the process. Swedish Automobile N.V., the Netherlands-based company that owns Saab, said Thursday that lawyer Guy Lofalk will file an application to end the reorganization process to a Swedish court. The company said it will contest the application and apply for a replacement of Lofalk as administrator. Saab entered bankruptcy protection in September after a court granted it a three-month period to reorganize its operations and try to solve a severe liquidity crisis.
February 20, 2009 |
An MRI exam conducted yesterday on the right calf of 76ers guard Andre Miller revealed a strain, and he is officially listed as day to day with the team set to visit the Miami Heat tomorrow. The injury, which Miller suffered during the third period of the Sixers' 101-89 loss to the visiting Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, could end the veteran's streak of consecutive games played at 501. That is the NBA's longest among active players. Tayshaun Prince of the Detroit Pistons is second with 465. Miller was unavailable for comment after the team practiced yesterday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, but coach Tony DiLeo and guard Lou Williams were not counting the Sixers' playmaker out. "We'll have to wait to see [today]
December 30, 2004 |
Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings' buzzer finger probably hasn't even straightened out yet, and already he's being called back to defend his trivia crown. After winning more than $2 million in a freaky 74-game streak that garnered huge ratings for the quiz show, Jennings will have a chance to nearly double his take. Producers announced Tuesday there will be a "Super Tournament," which will pit Jennings in a final match against two survivors of a competition among nearly 150 five-time winners.
July 24, 2004 |
Just like that Energizer Bunny, Jeopardy! nerdstud Ken Jennings kept on going. And after beating all comers during last night's season finale, he'll keep on going in September. That's right, Jennings notched his 38th consecutive win. And he did it in style by shattering the show's previous one-day record of $52,000 - which he had already tied three times - by pocketing $75,000 for the day. The 30-year-old Salt Lake City software engineer has earned $1,321,660 since taking Alex Trebek's perennial game show by storm with his first appearance on June 2. "Will it never end for this talented young man?"
May 20, 1993 |
As a lawyer and a teacher, Andrew Connally always has the answers. But does he have the questions? Connally will need them tonight, when he will be seen competing on Jeopardy!. "It's a whole lot easier sitting in the audience or at home," Connally said. "It's a question of whether you can keep your nerves under control and how fast your thumb is. If you're paralyzed with fear, then your mind goes blank. " Connally, who teaches history at the Agnes Irwin School, participated in a contestant search in Atlantic City in May 1992.
November 30, 2004 |
He's been called a nerd, a geek, a robot, Mr. Know-it-All, and the Human Rolodex. And that's by people who like him. Now some are saying that this is the week long-reigning Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings finally loses. Maybe even tonight, at 7 on WPVI (Channel 6). With his steel-trap memory and Opie-from-Mayberry grin, the 30-year-old software engineer from Salt Lake City has become a minor cultural phenomenon. Jennings' string of correct questions to answers provided by host Alex Trebek have been delivered with breathtaking quickness and occasional flashes of charm.
September 5, 2004 |
Vacation's almost over and it's time to get your head back into the game. Not the office game. Not the campaign game. The game that's turned a quiet brainiac named Ken Jennings into America's newest television hero - Jeopardy! Tomorrow, the mild-mannered software designer from Salt Lake City returns to the classic quiz show to defend his title as the longest-running, highest-earning, best-ratings-getting player ever on the syndicated program, which airs at 7 p.m. weekdays on WPVI (Channel 6)