September 12, 2014 |
Radnor Township staff and officials were in shock Wednesday after police said a popular officer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after going off duty Tuesday night. Officer Robert "John" Miller, 34, a nine-year veteran of the department and a married father of two sons, was found in the township building's parking lot, 301 Iven Ave., about 6:30 p.m., police said. "He was truly one of my finer officers," Police Superintendent William Colarulo said.. "I never saw this coming.
July 20, 1995 |
When Chrissie Donahue, a junior basketball star at La Salle University, was playing for Cardinal O'Hara, she seemingly did everything she could to establish herself as one of the top high school players in the country. In her final two seasons, the 5-foot-11 forward averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds, helping a star-studded Lions squad to a remarkable 50-5 record and national prominence. Still, coaches with many upper-level Division I programs felt she was too small or too slow to play in the frontcourt at the next level.
January 13, 1987 |
A West Kensington man was charged yesterday in connection with a fire Sunday in which he and five other people were injured, police said. The man, Humphrey Miller, 33, of the 2800 block of North Mutter Street, was in critical condition yesterday at St. Agnes Medical Center with severe burns over half his body. Miller was charged with five counts of aggravated assault, five counts of recklessly endangering another person and causing and risking a catastrophe, police said. Police said that Humphrey Miller doused his cousin, John Miller, 40, of the same address, with gasoline during a quarrel, and that John Miller's clothing then ignited when he moved too near a kerosene heater.
March 10, 2011 |
In 1972, the Rev. Joseph Denney, then the athletic director at Roman Catholic High School, asked basketball coach Speedy Morris to take on John Miller as one of his assistants. "We really didn't have any room for him, but Father Denney laid such a guilt trip on me - telling me that if I didn't take him, he was going to go back in the seminary - I took him on, and he's been a thorn in my side ever since," Morris, now the coach at St. Joseph's Prep, said with a huge laugh. For Miller, who admittedly had little basketball-playing talent, that was the launch of a career that has made him one of the area's most successful coaches - high school or college.
November 29, 1997 |
Truth to tell, it probably felt good to relax under the Eagle in the Grand Court of the Lord & Taylor store in Center City. But Lisa and John Miller, with their son, Aidan, 3, also were more than a little annoyed. They had come - along with nine other family members - from Upper Darby and planned to take their son to the light show, the tradition started decades ago at the former John Wanamaker flagship store at 13th and Market Streets. But when the Miller clan settled in under the bird at about 1:30 p.m., they learned the next show wouldn't be until 3 p.m. At 1:45, about 30 folks had gathered at the Eagle.
February 23, 2014 |
Fittingly for a player who does a lot on the basketball court and makes it look easy - from running the point to jumping center, from blocking shots to making touch passes in midair, from hitting three-pointers to driving to the hoop - Alex Louin gets the star treatment at Mount St. Joseph. Some of her friends, numbering five to two or three dozen, support her during games. They sometimes have their faces painted, with "Alex" scrawled on their foreheads. They shout her name. They chant her Twitter handle, "How u Louin?"
July 2, 1991 |
QUOTE "I did everything for her: the cooking, the cleaning, designing tennis clothes, cutting and coloring her hair, picking out her clothes, running interference with the press. I made a lot of sacrifices for Martina - my family, my children, my lifestyle, my home. " - Judy Nelson, suing Martina Navratilova for $5 million in galimony MILLER TIME MADE QUITE A SPLASH We always knew his ego was bigger than all his square footage combined, and you knew, too, but here's the absolute proof.
September 15, 2007 |
Former Eagles linebacker Kevin Reilly felt sick to his stomach when he heard Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett was paralyzed during a game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. "It could have happened to me," said Reilly, who spent two of his three seasons in the NFL with the Eagles in the mid-1970s. Reilly, who is now a radio announcer for the Eagles on stations WYSP-FM (94.1) and WDEL-AM (1150), lost his left arm, a portion of his left shoulder, and five ribs to a desmoid tumor - a rare scar-tissue tumor - in 1979, four years after his NFL career ended.
September 30, 1998 |
By day, Anthony Mullen, 49, was a truck driver for the city's Water Department. By night, Mullen, of Indiana Avenue near 21st Street, was a part-time parking-lot attendant. His night job cost him his life on Oct. 8, 1996. He was shot in the chest and killed during a robbery attempt in a parking lot on John F. Kennedy Blvd. near the 30th Street Station. When police were told that John Miller, 23, of 57th Street near Whitby Avenue, admitted the slaying to a friend, he was arrested.
October 14, 2003 |
One punch thrown in self-defense, says John Miller, a midget-football coach in Franklin Township, is costing him dearly. The 42-year-old father of three faces state prison time and a permanent ban from the league on a charge that he assaulted a fellow assistant coach just before a game Saturday night. "I've spent all my life giving back to the community," said Miller, a longtime volunteer for local sports groups and Delsea Regional High School. "The person who loses all around is me. " Miller, a onetime boxer, faces charges under the state's so-called youth sports violence law, which calls for more serious penalties for someone convicted of an assault in front of children 16 or younger at a game or organized event.