April 14, 2000 |
When company comes to visit, Kareem, 10, meets people at the door. "Hi," he'll greet them, "my name is Kareem. " And to any children, he'll ask, "Do you want to play?" His foster mother says he's friendly, sensitive and generous, and adds, "Every time you turn around, he's singing. His favorites are 'Jesus Loves Me' and 'I'm Glad to Be in the Service.' " There is a history of neglect and abuse in Kareem's life, and he receives therapy for feelings of loss and rejection. Testing shows an average to slightly below-average IQ, and Kareem attends special-education classes on a first-grade level.
April 30, 2012 |
Kareem, who recently celebrated his 11th birthday, has no difficulty in describing himself. "I'm terrific, smart, and helpful," he declares. He is also very definite about his future career. "I want to be a firefighter," he says, "so I can rescue people from fires. " Currently in the third grade, Kareem earns good grades. Music and gym are his favorite subjects. Kareem wants very much to be adopted. He is close to his siblings and the contact should be maintained. Kareem and other children are available for adoption by approved applicants.
October 19, 1995 |
Gwenetta Davis is comforted by her brother at an anti-violence march in Atlantic City. Yesterday's march was spurred by the slaying of Davis' son Kareem, 4. Relatives and friends were there, as was Atlantic City Mayor James Whelan, who also spoke at the end of the rally.
December 23, 1998 |
With Christmas two days away, it's a perfect time to highlight fellows named Pilgrim. Oops, wrong holiday. A story about the Pilgrims, fraternal twins Kareem and Khalif, would have been a perfect fit on Thanksgiving, of course, but their school, Robert Lamberton High, does not offer football. In many years, a wise guy could say, Lamberton has barely offered basketball, seeing how the Blue Devils often have experienced profound struggles on the court. This year? Glad you asked.
October 23, 1998 |
Kareem, 3, is a comical sight when he plays "church" at home. He likes to pretend he's the song leader. He'll get an imaginary pitch pipe out of his pocket, wave his arms, and do a rendition of "Rock of Ages. " There's a 5-year-old girl in his foster home, and together they take her dolls to the doctor (located in the next room), do 25-piece puzzles, string beads, play with clay, color, and lace string through cards. Kareem, who attends a Head Start program, is attaining age-appropriate developmental milestones.
April 11, 1991 |
When Kareem "Rab" Townes signed a scholarship agreement with La Salle University's basketball program during a press conference yesterday, he did so with confidence. Townes, the 6-3 superguard from Southern High, did not have to fret about being shunned in the upcoming months. True, the league to which La Salle belongs, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, has a rule limiting each school's entire athletic program to two Proposition 48 athletes. True, senior-to-be guard Randy Woods, of Ben Franklin, entered La Salle as a Prop 48 casualty in September 1988.
November 17, 2012
David West and George Hill each scored 15 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Dallas Mavericks, 103-83, in Indianapolis on Friday night. Roy Hibbert and Sam Young added 14 points apiece for the Pacers, who had lost two straight before beating the Mavs and their former coach, Rick Carlisle. Elsewhere: Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin each scored 27 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to their sixth victory in seven games, 110-95, over the host New Orleans Hornets.
December 30, 1987 |
Pat Riley objectively says the Los Angeles' Lakers' cycle of success - four championships in the '80s - is reaching completion. And the Lakers' coach does not want to waste a single precious moment of it. That is why, when the Lakers' won the 1986-87 championship, he immediately "guaranteed" that they would repeat, thus accomplishing something no other team has done in 18 years. "As soon as we won last season, I knew I'd be asked, and I didn't want to make the same qualifying statements every other coach had made," Riley said before the Lakers ripped the 76ers, 131-115, last night.
October 20, 2012 |
In addition to incorporating more than half a new roster, 76ers coach Doug Collins is trying to establish an identity with this season's team. Depending on the health of Andrew Bynum, the Sixers basically have two systems, but both will overlap. Without Bynum, the Sixers are more of a freewheeling transition team. Even with Bynum, the Sixers won't abandon the running game but will have an envied secondary option, the post-up half-court game. Bynum remains out on right knee rehab, and the target date for him to return is Wednesday.
November 27, 1989 |
Rob Carter's basketball activity at Roxborough High has been limited thus far to intramurals, but if coach Bob Correnty needs a sharpshooting guard . . . Saturday, with 0:00 showing on the clock, Carter, a 5-10, 160-pound senior running back, nailed The Jump Shot Heard 'Round Roxborough as the Indians' football team stunned visiting Catholic League finalist-to-be Roman Catholic, 6-0. Jump shot? That was the winning play - a "44 iso jump shot. " With the ball on the 1, and Roxborough in its customary wishbone formation, Carter plowed toward the hole between the right guard and tackle, stopped short in the backfield, jumped high and floated a scoring pass to all-alone tight end Maurice Clark, who had moved from left to center after stepping into the end zone.