January 29, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - You're getting interviewed at the Super Bowl, people expect sweetness and light. It's a given that you're the luckiest guy in the world, so fortunate to be playing for the best gosh-darned organization in sports. Just about every question is about how this or that wonderful aspect of your team has helped bring you to the brink of winning the NFL championship. Sometimes the story is a little more complicated. Michael Robinson, the Seattle Seahawks fullback who led Penn State to the 2005 Big Ten title as a quarterback, definitely feels lucky to be here.
January 25, 2013 |
MELBOURNE, Australia - Sloane Stephens sat for nine minutes, mostly staring at the court and trying to forget the curious timing of Victoria Azarenka's medical timeout. She may have been the only one trying to ignore it. The 19-year-old American had just saved five match points and broken Azarenka. But she knew she had to hold serve to stay in her first Grand Slam semifinal whenever Azarenka, the No. 1 player and defending Australian Open champion, returned to Rod Laver Arena. The restless murmuring in the crowd gave way to slow claps.
October 22, 2012 |
CHICAGO - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has given no hint of when he'll return to work four months after taking medical leave, will head back to the Mayo Clinic for a checkup "soon," his father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, said Sunday. The Democratic congressman from Illinois was released from the Rochester, Minn., clinic in September after seeking treatment for bipolar disorder and gastrointestinal issues. He has been with his family in Washington since, but has not appeared in public, campaigned beyond a recent robocall or said when he'll return to Capitol Hill.
April 15, 2012 |
Michele Vaughn is chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee Women are under attack in Pennsylvania. At a time when our governor and our legislature should be fixing unemployment, improving education, and repairing our crumbling infrastructure, they have instead focused their political and personal agenda on attacking women's rights. House Bill 1077, which is intended to humiliate, intimidate, and punish women who seek abortions, is one of the most reprehensible pieces of legislation Harrisburg has ever produced.
February 8, 2011 |
A judge on Monday refused to let the parents of a hospitalized Chichester High School wrestler treat his spinal injuries at home with alternative medicine but left unresolved the battle between his family and doctors over his care. After a two-hour closed-door hearing, Delaware County child-welfare officials retained their temporary custody of Mazeratti Mitchell, 16, county Solicitor John McBlain said. Judge Mary Alice Brennan could rule on the boy's treatment at any time, McBlain said.
December 4, 2010 |
Sidney A. Greenblatt, 81, of Marlton, a longtime South Jersey pharmacist and a military veteran, died from complications of multiple myeloma on Thursday, Dec. 2, at Virtua Marlton. Mr. Greenblatt, longtime owner of Stiles Pharmacy in Moorestown, was a pharmacist in the old-fashioned sense. He would remove customers' splinters and tell people what they should take for a cold. Politicians would come into his store just to chat, and he always had a smile for patrons, his family said. "He was very outgoing.
April 25, 2003 |
When Amanda Peet learned she was booked as a guest on David Letterman's show this month, she called her sister Alisa, an intern at Temple University Hospital, to get the lowdown on shingles. The actress wanted to give the information to the talk-show host, who was diagnosed with the illness earlier this year. "I wanted to . . . help enlighten him," she said. "I'm really upset that he had shingles. " Alas, Peet never got to proffer medical advice to Letterman, thanks to the tight shooting schedule of her latest film, an untitled project with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.
December 24, 2002 |
Bill Frist still keeps a white doctor's coat in his car and has always been willing to dispense medical advice - whether during the anthrax scare on Capitol Hill or on overseas trips he makes to provide medical care to the poor. The Tennessee heart surgeon-turned-politician has a reputation as a deliberate thinker, a recognized expertise on health care issues and a willingness to reach across the aisle - even on issues opposed by others in his party. For instance, when Republicans jettisoned President Clinton's 1995 nomination of Henry Foster as surgeon general, Frist joined Democrats in trying to salvage the nomination of Foster, a fellow Tennessean whom he had known for years.
September 1, 2001 |
Phil Tataurangi collapsed on the 17th tee yesterday during the Air Canada Championship in Surrey, British Columbia, then ignored the advice of doctors and resumed play. Tataurangi, 29, of New Zealand, fell to the ground, clutching his chest, midway through the second round. He never lost consciousness, but paramedics placed him on a stretcher and hooked him up to an oxygen tank. Tataurangi suffers from superventricular tachycardia, a heart condition that causes a sudden increase in his heart rate.
August 3, 2001 |
GOOD THING those pesky drug possession charges Robert Downey Jr. was facing last month didn't get in the way of the troubled addict acting in some kick-butt videos. Variety says the former "Ally McBeal" star was back home in front of the cameras Tuesday, filming a music video for the song "I Want Love. " That much we've surmised, Mr. Downey. The video was shot at the Greystone Manor in Beverly Hills, Calif. - nice pad to hang in while on probation. See Sam Taylor-Wood direct Robert.