April 27, 2000 |
Michael Grant and Lennox Lewis arrived at Madison Square Garden minutes apart yesterday, both more than hour late for their final pre-fight news conference. But there was no hurry. Neither had anything new to say about Saturday night's fight. And reporters had nothing new to ask. It didn't matter because no one could hear amid the noise and confusion anyhow. There were about 200 media representatives present, about half of them legitimate. Lewis and Grant, who clash at the Garden sometime before midnight Saturday, tried to be heard above the babble, but not even microphones helped.
April 13, 1995 |
Joe Montana, the legendary quarterback who has won a Super Bowl or two or three or four, plans to tell the world Tuesday what he plans to do with the rest of his amazing life. It is becoming ever more certain that Montana will announce at a news conference at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco that he will stop playing football for a living. International Management Group, the company that represents the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, issued a statement yesterday that said, in full: "Peter Johnson of IMG, Joe Montana's agent, today confirmed reports that Montana will appear at a press conference on Tuesday, April 18, to discuss his future plans.
December 27, 2007 |
Anthony Morelli has dodged a rush of reporters again. The Penn State quarterback did not attend yesterday's Alamo Bowl news conference, leaving the offensive players who showed up with the task of explaining his whereabouts instead of talking about how the Nittany Lions plan to deal with Texas A&M on Saturday. Because it has been 46 days since Morelli last met with the media - on Nov. 10, after Penn State beat Temple, 31-0 - the remaining Lions braced for the "Where's Anthony?"
April 23, 1995 |
Just a day after an all-but-forgotten President Clinton felt compelled to insist that he remained relevant, the bombing in Oklahoma City proved it. Since Wednesday, he has been the voice of the nation, his sometimes choking voice expressing sympathy for the victims, his steely gaze personalizing the anger at the criminals. His administration has moved quickly and decisively, helping the rescue effort, searching for suspects. Speaking after the first arrest Friday afternoon, he assured the country: "We will solve this crime in its entirety.
March 29, 1992 |
Before the fancy apartment in the Wanamaker House, there was the rundown brownstone on stately St. James Place. For years, neighbors there knew Ed Savitz only too well. When the "For Sale" sign went up on the house on St. James two years ago, they waited a few months, then worked up the nerve to tour the place that had for so long attracted a parade of street-wise young men. Even now, it is the basement of the mild actuary's property that sticks in the mind of one woman.
October 17, 2007 |
The 12-year-old sister of one of the men charged with plotting to attack Fort Dix alleges that she was punched and choked during an apparent bias incident at her Cherry Hill school, according to an Islamic civil rights group and the girl's family. The sister of Mohamad Shnewer, one of six men arrested in May in connection with the alleged terrorist plot, was punched and choked at the Carusi Middle School on Sept. 19, said the girl's older sister and a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations at a news conference yesterday.
June 29, 2000 |
President Clinton said yesterday that he probably would sign a bill to allow the sale of food and medicine to Cuba if Congress approves it, a move that would ease sanctions that have been in place nearly 40 years. Before he committed himself to an agreement reached Tuesday by House Republicans, however, Clinton said he needed to make sure that the measure did not tie the hands of U.S. presidents in conducting foreign policy and that it did not place new restrictions on travel to Cuba.
July 23, 1993 |
Seth Joyner's mouth, that AK-47 of verbal warfare, fired blanks yesterday. The Eagles linebacker - his head newly shaved, his eyes shaded by dark glasses - made several critical comments about the team at his first news conference of the preseason, but he left no trail of devastating sound bites. Two days after coach Rich Kotite issued a gag rule, threatening to fine any player a game-day salary for derogatory statements about the club, Joyner's paycheck remained intact. "It's not going to make a difference anyway because the gag is really illegal.
August 22, 2014 |
AS A GROUP of law-enforcement and elected officials called yesterday for a mandatory two-year sentence for people convicted of illegally carrying a firearm, kids in the South Philadelphia neighborhood watched and played. It was a beautiful, sunny day. But on Aug. 1, horror enveloped the area after Tynirah Borum, 3, who was getting her hair braided on a porch on Etting Street near Dickinson, was fatally shot. The alleged gunman, Brandon Ruffin, 22, had been released from jail on July 3, after serving 23 months on an 11 1/2-to-23-month sentence after pleading guilty to illegally carrying a weapon.
March 21, 2014 |
WHEN TALK of massive layoffs swirled around the Philadelphia School District last year, high-ranking administrators promised to take pay cuts. The district had sought $133 million in labor concessions from employees, so the officials' often-espoused mantra of "shared sacrifices" would extend to them, too, they said. "Compensation for senior leadership" would be reduced, consistent with decreases imposed on nonunion staff in 2012, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. told reporters last April.