November 5, 1988
As technology has become more hyperactive, we the people have become more laid-back; as the deposits in its memory banks have become more fat, the deposits in man's memory bank have become more lean. Like Harold Pinter's servant, the machine has assumed the responsibilities that were once the master's. The latter has become the shell of a once thoughtful, though indolent, being. It is the Law Of Diminishing Enlightenment at work. - From the introduction to Studs Terkel's "The Great Divide"
February 10, 2011 |
Kevin Kolb could not sleep Sunday night, not after watching the player he looks up to more than any other stand on a platform, the Lombardi Trophy in hand, as the Super Bowl's most valuable player. Aaron Rodgers is Kolb's guy. They share a brotherhood, each traveling a uniquely complex path to become a starting quarterback in the National Football League. Rodgers made it to the top. He waited. He endured. He held on when, after three years as Brett Favre's understudy, his confidence was shaken in 2008 after Green Bay's faithful booed him and doubted him and frankly didn't want him. Rodgers survived in 2009 when Favre beat him twice, giving unhappy Packers fans more ammunition in the argument of which quarterback was better.
February 24, 1997 |
Patrick Ewing scored 10 of his season-high 34 points and grabbed four of his season-high 25 rebounds in the second overtime as the visiting New York Knicks outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday, 127-121. Ewing, who also blocked five shots, was coming off a seven-point, nine-rebound effort in Friday's loss at Seattle. In the first overtime, Ewing managed just one shot. "I was kind of frustrated," Ewing said. "I told [coach] Jeff [Van Gundy] to get me the ball. We made the adjustment.
February 26, 2001 |
Robert Allenby had experienced plenty of playoffs, but nothing quite like this - six guys in the largest playoff in PGA Tour history, facing one of golf's toughest closing holes in a cold, raw rain. The Australian knew what it would take to end it quickly. Perfection. After wiping raindrops from his glasses and gripping down on a 3-wood, Allenby, 29, added another chapter to storied Riviera Country Club with an approach into 5 feet to win the Nissan Open in Los Angeles yesterday, keeping him perfect in playoffs.
October 23, 1993 |
Fred Carter said he wanted to see the Knicks' Patrick Ewing kick Shawn Bradley's butt last night. No problem. Ewing obliged with zest, outmuscling the 76ers' 7-6 rookie center on both ends of the floor in New York's 82-79 exhibition victory. The lessons keep coming for Bradley. Teacher Ewing was especially tough on his 21-year-old student last night, scoring 26 points to go with 11 rebounds in 30 minutes. Worse for Bradley, Ewing executed two power dunks in his face, and, at the other end of the court, he seldom allowed Bradley to breathe, much less shoot.
November 3, 1986 |
Cheryl Hartley has been dancing naked for more than nine years, but she has never gotten used to seeing the tourists in the first row peering up through binoculars. Hartley has been on Broadway continuously for the longest time of any actress now there. In April, she expects to celebrate her 10th anniversary in Oh! Calcutta! - 10 years of the doctor-and-nurse skit and the Jack-and-Jill segment and the nude ballet. "She's a legend, a walking legend," says producer Norman Kean, who is trying to get Hartley's achievement into the Guinness Book of Records.
February 26, 2012 |
March Madness begins in February in South Jersey, and these next few weeks will provide lasting memories, especially for those teams able to win sectional and/or state championships in this one-and-done event. The momentum builds so quickly, with games played just about every other day. Those who participate in the tournament, which will begin Monday, will perform in an interminable pressure cooker, which makes this such a gripping affair. Basketball is such an emotional game to begin with, played in settings in which fans are so close to the action.
June 19, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Many ideas will come to you, and there is a real gem among them. Write them down to find the truly valuable item. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Take your competitive spirit and put it to good use by remembering your most important competitor: yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have a starring role in someone's memory bank, and thus you have the chance to make the story more interesting. You'll be in just the mood to seize this opportunity. CANCER (June 22-July 22)
September 21, 1997 |
Joe Dinmore's mercantile and garage museum offers a glimpse into America's past. Or maybe a return to the Walton family store. Thousands of collectibles circa 1880-1950 recall eras when women rode sidesaddle, or danced the twist in poodle skirts with boys who wished they were Elvis. The tidy museum's pictures of movie stars, electric train sets and miniature antique Cadillacs - as flashy as the red one parked in the driveway - reflect its owner's 40-year hunt for bits of Americana.
April 29, 1987 |
There may be a day when Randy Wood gathers his grandchildren around the fireplace in some quaint New England hamlet to tell them about his first goal in a Stanley Cup playoff game and how it kept the Islanders' hearts beating against the Flyers in the Patrick Division finals. Wood could tell them how he went end-to-end in a rush that would humble Bobby Orr. How he weaved through all five opponents and lifted the crowd off its seats, how he forced legendary Flyers goalie Ron Hextall to his knees before beating him with an adept backhander.