December 14, 2001 |
The Rev. James A. Sox, 53, who gave up a lucrative career as a corporate lawyer to become an Episcopal priest and served in a church in Kensington, died Tuesday of kidney failure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Father Sox, a resident of New Hope, had developed complications after undergoing elective surgery to repair bone spurs in his neck. He had overcome several medical problems in the past, including kidney disease that 4 1/2 years ago required his receiving a transplant, said John LaSalle, Father Sox's kidney donor and his companion of 20 years.
October 27, 2001 |
The Miami Heat, looking to bolster its frontcourt depth, acquired Chris Gatling yesterday in a three-team deal involving Cleveland and Toronto. In the sign-and-trade deal, Cleveland got swingman Ricky Davis from Miami and forward Brian Skinner from Toronto. The Raptors received forward Don MacLean and cash from Miami. The Heat picked up Gatling for the third time in five years. He will provide depth behind center Alonzo Mourning - still not 100 percent after suffering from a kidney disease - and forward Brian Grant.
July 9, 2001 |
Question: Mr. Vice President, can you continue in your current job? Question: Have you talked at all with the President about the possibility of resignation and how that would be handled? - Reporters Cheney press conference, June 29 The silliness has gone on long enough. It is time for a little clarity about Vice President Cheney's health. It begins with the distinction between having an underlying disease and what we colloquially think of as being "sick. " For example, you can have progressive underlying kidney disease for years without even knowing it, let alone feeling it. You can have kidney disease that destroys 50 percent of normal function, and you will still feel perfectly normal.
May 26, 2001 |
The administration of former Mayor Edward G. Rendell approved $3.6 million in loans to help businessman Richard Rueda buy and renovate a trucking terminal even though the proposal did not meet the city's minimum collateral guidelines, records show. For that reason, the transaction was rejected by the loan committee of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., which was charged with putting together the deal for Rueda. Top city officials overrode that decision, however, and opted to waive their minimum requirements "based upon the significant economic development benefits expected from the project," according to PIDC records.
May 1, 2001 |
It's a somber rite of spring: Pat Riley meets one final time with his team and then with the media, trying to explain what went wrong for the Miami Heat. When Riley renewed the ritual yesterday, the lines in his face were deeper, the gray in his hair more pronounced and the self-assessment harsher than ever before. That comes from losing to a lower-seeded playoff team each of the past four years. "If I was my boss, I would probably fire me," Riley said. With a chuckle he added, "But I'm not going to fire myself.
April 11, 2001 |
It could be far worse, John Thompson was saying, if Alonzo Mourning were to "sit back and waste his life worrying. " That is why, once Thompson - who coached Mourning at Georgetown - had a private conversation with Mourning's doctor, he felt comfortable seeing Mourning return to the Miami Heat. Mourning missed the first 69 games of the season with a kidney disease. He scored 20 points and took 16 rebounds in an intense, 83-81 victory over the 76ers last night in his eighth, and finest, appearance.
April 11, 2001 |
Allen Iverson was an incredible burst of energy flashing through American Airlines Arena, the 76ers' incredible 6-foot whippet at times mesmerizing not only the sellout crowd of 20,098, but even the Miami Heat. At the same time, the Heat's hulking Alonzo Mourning - a profile in courage - was waging a dual war: himself vs. a kidney disease that stole the first 69 games of his season and still threatens his career and health; himself vs. the game, unfurling his finest performance since his return.
January 31, 2001 |
Sixers center Theo Ratliff earned some extra cash yesterday, but that was hardly his primary focus when he learned he had been one of the seven reserves selected by the Eastern Conference coaches for the Feb. 11 All-Star Game in Washington. It is believed that Ratliff's contract includes a $1 million bonus for making the All-Star team, and that he can earn another $1 million based on the Sixers' final victory total. Commissioner David Stern will name replacements for East starters Grant Hill, of Orlando, and Alonzo Mourning, of Miami, but Sixers coach Larry Brown - as the East coach - will select the replacement starters.
December 21, 2000 |
Miami's Alonzo Mourning, who leads all Eastern Conference centers in voting for the NBA All-Star Game, hasn't ruled out playing in the game despite being sidelined with a kidney disease. "For some miraculous reason if I'm able to play, I will play," Mourning said last night. "But it doesn't look like I'll be able to play. " Speaking to Miami's WAMI, Mourning said, "I feel good. The doctors say I'm progressing fine. " Mourning, diagnosed with a kidney disease in early October, is in the middle of a six-month treatment program and is taking medications to stop his kidneys from leaking proteins.
November 14, 2000 |
Alonzo Mourning was on the sideline watching the University of Miami's football team pummel Virginia Tech at the Orange Bowl two Saturdays ago. The Miami Heat's 6-10 center, out for the season as he battles a kidney disease, was on the bench in street clothes that same evening, watching his team lose to the 76ers. But that is all Mourning can do, watch and be supportive. And no one knows better than Heat coach and president Pat Riley that the players and staff have to focus on the job at hand, somehow finding a balance with their feelings for Mourning.