January 7, 2013 |
Jah-leem Montague said he worked all summer on his offensive game. His defense still is the difference for the Atlantic City basketball team. "He's such a force back there," Middle Township coach Tom Feraco said of Montague. "You always have to worry about him. " The 6-foot-8 Montague is averaging just 6.7 points for the Vikings (7-0), the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 10. But he makes a major impact in every game with his rebounding and defensive intimidation. Montague is working through a knee injury that forced him to miss the first game of the season.
December 31, 2007 |
A black Philadelphia firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit, saying he was wrongly accused of putting a pillowcase painted with KKK on a white supervisor's locker. Emmett D. Ross, who was fired last year and rehired after a labor arbitrator ruled in his favor, said he was dismissed because he is African American. His firing gained national attention from white-supremacist Web sites, which characterized Ross as a racist. The suit, filed last week against the city and Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers, contends that the city knew the charges against Ross were baseless but fired him to placate the white lieutenant.
June 14, 1995 |
The IRS has been called in to investigate the source of the $1.5 million in cash that was found at the scene of the husband-and-wife double homicide last week, according to police. Police believe that John Ko, 40, and Janet Ko, 53, shot each other with the same pistol during a domestic argument Friday. The money is not believed to be linked to shootings or to organized crime, said Lt. John J. Bennett of the police department. Police often work from the assumption that a person with that much cash in the home might be involved in some sort of illegal activity, such as drug dealing.
March 14, 2013 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - They've become a basketball team that specializes in slow starts, in furious finishes, in dramatic victories. But this was something special for the Atlantic City Vikings. Down by 19 midway through the third quarter, Atlantic City rallied for an 80-73, double-overtime victory over Point Pleasant Beach in the quarterfinals of the Tournament of Champions on Wednesday night. Junior Isiah Graves scored 22 points and seniors Dayshawn Reynolds, Gabriel Chandler and Jah-leem Montague played major roles as well as Atlantic City (30-1)
March 14, 2013 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - They have become a basketball team that specializes in slow starts, furious finishes, and dramatic wins. But this was something special for the Atlantic City Vikings. Down by 19 midway through the third quarter, Atlantic City rallied for an 80-73, double-overtime victory over Point Pleasant Beach in the quarterfinals of the Tournament of Champions on Wednesday night. Junior Isiah Graves scored 22 points and seniors Dayshawn Reynolds, Gabriel Chandler, and Jah-leem Montague played major roles as well as the Vikings (30-1)
March 7, 2013 |
Gabriel Chandler reinjured his finger. Dayshawn Reynolds hurt his back. Isiah Graves made a key layup, then immediately committed his fifth foul by drawing a costly technical. But adversity for the Atlantic City boys' basketball team is nothing new, and neither is finding a way to succeed despite any and all opposition. "There's just something about this group," coach Gene Allen said after his Vikings emerged with a 51-49 victory over East Brunswick in a pulse-pounding Group 4 state semifinal Wednesday night at Egg Harbor Township.
January 14, 1997 |
Don't fret over the 68 residents of Montague, N.Y., who got 90 inches of snow over the weekend. That's 90 inches, as in 7 1/2 feet, triple the amount that forced Philadelphia to hang out a "closed" sign a year ago. The roads in Montague, however, are generally clear, only a day after the snow stopped falling, the schools are open, the bars and restaurants are busy. "If I didn't like the cold and snow, I wouldn't be here," said town Clerk Cheryl Scerbo, who also owns the Tughill Inn bar and restaurant with her husband.
May 22, 2003 |
The letter arrived from London. "Dear Richard, "I CANNOT BELIEVE IT! "My mother phoned me late last night to tell me that Dan's was closing down. It can't be . . . It can't be. " Yes, ladies, it's true. Dan's Shoes' two locations, the big one at 1733 Chestnut St. and the smaller at 1306 Chestnut St., will shutter their doors on June 14, victims of the stagnant economy. For 20 years, Dan's was the place in Philadelphia where soubrettes, divas and debutantes bargain-shopped alongside clerks, cowgirls and careerists - all for the lust of the shoemaker's last.
June 4, 1997 |
Bruce Bochy knew the ball was foul as soon as it landed in the rightfield stands. Then he saw the umpire signaling home run. "You don't want to lose the game on something like that," said Bochy, the San Diego Padres' manager. The Padres didn't. The umpires reversed the call and took away a two-run homer from Atlanta's Keith Lockhart in the eighth inning, then visiting San Diego scored three runs in the ninth last night for a 5-2 victory over the slumping Braves. "I had a good look," Bochy said.
May 29, 2002 |
At a time when every SUV is adorned with a flag and everything military is suddenly chic, you don't want to be riding an ordinary mountain bike. You want a bike you can jump out of a plane with. You want a bike that blends in with the dirt and the jungle. You want a bike you can fold up and throw into the back of your Humvee. Soldier boys and girls, meet the Paratrooper. Think of it as a two-wheeled Jeep - human-powered transportation that can triple the range of an infantryman on foot.