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July 8, 1987
"Andy Hardy, Boy Adventurer" began its limited run yesterday, with Lt. Col. Oliver North in the title role of the fun-loving miscreant instead of Mickey Rooney, who has grown old since that style of entertainment was last in vogue. In the first episode: Ollie didn't remember anybody ever saying, "Ollie, this is wrong. " Ollie seemed to think destroying evidence was nothing more than a boyish prank. Ollie couldn't remember what happened to great mounds of money. Ollie doesn't sweat the small stuff, leading to speculation that his allowance is too big. Ollie got teen-age snarky with his superiors, displaying a smartass adolescent attitude toward the elected representatives of the people who are supposed to look into teen-age pranks like subverting the Constitution.
NEWS
July 18, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
Television evangelist Pat Robertson said yesterday he would consider Lt. Col. Oliver North as his running mate in his bid for the Republican nomination for president. Robertson told a press conference his campaign office had received hundreds of letters urging him to consider the fired White House aide for the No. 2 spot. "I'm sure people would strongly consider him for vice president, including me," Robertson said, adding that he and North were on the "same side of the spectrum in favor of supporting the Contras.
NEWS
August 26, 1987 | By ROBERT A. PHILLIPS, New York Daily News
Anyone can tell Lt. Col. Oliver North is lousy in bed. Why, all you have to do is look at the way he wrote the names of Washington bigwigs in his 1986 appointment diary. So says Charles Hamilton, the handwriting expert, who recently analyzed the writing strokes of America's most famous medal-chested Marine. Hamilton said yesterday that he examined the way North wrote the names of Vice Adm. John Poindexter, CIA Director William Casey and others in the Iran- Contra affair and came up with some insights into Ollie between the vowels and consonants.
NEWS
April 19, 1989 | By Reginald Stuart, Daily News Staff Writer
Tim and Dana Schneider got out of bed at 4:30 yesterday morning for a chance to witness a slice of history - the Oliver North trial. "I think Ollie's a scapegoat for the higher-ups," said Tim Schneider, 26, as his wife, Dana, held their 9-week-old son, Samuel. "I think they'll acquit him," he said. On vacation here from Ellington, Conn., the Schneiders were among dozens of tourists who bypassed museums or slipped out of conventions to stand in line with North loyalists and opponents at the federal courthouse, hoping to be among the few members of the general public allowed to attend North's trial.
NEWS
June 9, 1988 | BY ROBERT C. MAYNARD
We will probably always remember his jaw jutting out at a cocky angle, his Marine Corps uniform - worn to recruiting-poster perfection - and his forthright declaration that he lied to Congress for a cause. At the peak of Oliver North mania last year, there were exuberant expectations that the man at the center of the Iran-Contra storm in the Reagan White House one day would become a formidable contender for high office, possibly even the presidency. The heart of the reasoning on the right was that North would be a fierce, fresh presence.
NEWS
February 27, 1994
If Oliver North actually wins the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Virginia, we'll get into his Pinocchio problem. The gentleman is a dabbler in fabrication. He relates White House tete-a-tetes that no one else remembers. He gets his Iran-contra stories mixed up. His old comrades say they don't trust him. But as he wows his fans in the Old Dominion, it's time to examine something else - his civic values. We refer here to the former Marine's attitude toward the rule of law - and thus toward one of the precepts that shape this democracy; that differentiates it from, say, the Sultanate of Brunei.
NEWS
February 15, 1989 | BY JACK MCKINNEY
If you caught Sandy Grady's column yesterday, you know his gut feeling is that the fix is already in on Oliver North's long-awaited vocal recital. The A-440 key has been sounded and the audience is waiting. But now that the star's legal prompters have indicated he's prepared to sing the entire score, the Bush administration seems determined that brave little Ollie will never get to clear his throat. In music, they call this a ritard - a deliberate hesitation at the direction of the conductor.
NEWS
February 5, 1987
When I read that Nicaragua was going to release Sam Hall, I felt like singing: "Deck Sam Hall with sprigs of Ollie. " Morton H. Lieberman Bridgeton.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2004 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In Jersey Girl, Kevin Smith wears his heart on his sleeve - and on his pants, socks, boxers and backward-facing baseball cap. The Jersey dude's would-be weepie - about a widower who must choose between his career as a big-time music-biz publicist and his dadly duties to a cute-as-a-button daughter - is so unstintingly sentimental that sap practically oozes from the screen. Even a few trademark pages of amusingly profane Smith-speak - and a saucy chat between Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler over the merits of masturbation and porn - can't hide the utter prosaicness of it all. Smith's story is like a nightmare amalgam of decades of single-dad sitcoms: mawkish, cloying, and essentially bogus.
NEWS
July 10, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
President Reagan is aware of Lt. Col. Oliver North's Iran-Contra testimony but the White House plans to withhold comment on it until after congressional hearings end, a spokesman said today. Flip-flopping on his previous stance that Reagan was too busy to watch North's dramatic encounter with Senate and House investigators, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said the president was "fully aware of the hearings . . . and what Ollie has been saying. " "He has seen a good deal of it," said Fitzwater, who also said that the White House has been "deluged" with telephone calls from North's supporters asking how they can help Nicaragua's Contra rebels.
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SPORTS
November 8, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there is anyone who should have an idea of what Aaron McKie could mean to Temple as an assistant coach, it is Kevin Ollie. The coach of the defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies, Ollie played with McKie in the 76ers backcourt. When McKie retired and coached the Sixers guards from 2007 to 2013, before being let go, he became very close to Ollie. "I know he's going to be big-time," said Ollie, who retired from the NBA in 2010 and was named UConn's coach in 2012. "He helped me tremendously.
SPORTS
April 10, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
At the time, James Bell suggested on Twitter, it was just saying the right thing in the moment, a few polite words. Walking off the court after Connecticut had taken Villanova out of the NCAA tournament, the 'Nova senior said to UConn guard Shabazz Napier, "Win it all. " Late Monday night, Bell tweeted out, "I'm fine with losing to them now cuz they did !! !!" UConn, of course, also took out St. Joseph's in overtime before beating Villanova, after trailing both by double digits.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
BUFFALO - Kevin Ollie, coach of the Connecticut Huskies, played three brief stints with the 76ers during a 13-year NBA career in which all of his stints around the league were relatively brief. There were an awful lot of them, though. He played with 11 franchises, and it seemed there was always a place that wanted him for his influence in the locker room and on the court. "Class. Class personified," said St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli, whose Hawks meet up with Ollie's UConn team Thursday in the NCAA opener for both schools.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
KEVIN OLLIE is, if nothing else, a survivor. How else do you describe someone who, after starting his career in the CBA, spent all or part of 13 seasons in the NBA with 12 different teams? I mean, has anyone ever had more 10-day contracts? The Connecticut point guard spent more time with the Sixers (1999-2001, 2004-08) than any other franchise. So Philadelphia will always remain a large part of him. Especially the indelible run to the Finals with Allen Iverson. "My time there was special," Ollie recalled recently.
SPORTS
April 2, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
HOUSTON - Kevin Ollie retired last season after 13 years in the NBA, including three tours of duty with the 76ers. He then became an assistant coach at Connecticut and now finds himself in the Final Four in his rookie year. Nothing to it, right? "No, it's not that easy," Ollie said Friday in the UConn locker room. "But it's been great to come back home, to spend time with my friends and my family, to be under coach [Jim] Calhoun. I've got an even greater appreciation for him now for what he has to go through getting his team prepared, getting his coaches prepared with a game plan.
NEWS
June 5, 2010
Ali-Ollie Woodson, 58, who led Motown's Temptations in the 1980s and '90s and helped restore them to their hit-making glory with songs including "Treat Her Like a Lady," died Sunday in Southern California after battling cancer. Mr. Woodson was not an original member of the group, which had several lineup changes since it started in the 1960s. But he played an integral part in keeping the Temptations from becoming just a nostalgia act. By the early 1980s, the Temptations were no longer posting hit after hit as they had in the 1960s and '70s with classics such as "My Girl.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2007 | By Janet Pinkerton FOR THE INQUIRER
Kirby B. Lohff, the new president and chief operating officer of Exton-based Olly Shoes, is closely watching shoppers' response to recent changes at the privately held boutique retailer of children's footwear. After a false start in 2003, the company again has its sights on a national expansion. But its near-term goal is "the most incredible back-to-school on record ever," said Lohff, 50, who joined Olly Shoes June 25 from a ticket-sales company but previously ran operations and personnel for F.W. Woolworth Co.'s Lady Foot Locker and Kids Foot Locker divisions.
SPORTS
October 13, 2005 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The sellout crowd of 17,551 at the University of South Carolina's Colonial Center came to see Allen Iverson last night, and the 76ers' superstar put on a show. Kevin Ollie, the guy who will spell Iverson from time to time this season, didn't get nearly as much attention and adulation, but he played his usual solid game. Maybe the crowd didn't appreciate it, but Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks did. Ollie made all seven of his shots, draining three field goals and four free throws for 10 points, and steadied the team in the fourth quarter when San Antonio made a run. The Sixers defeated the Spurs, 100-88, to even their preseason record at 1-1. In his ninth NBA season, Ollie, 32, has shown the coaching staff that the extended time he spent on the bench last season under former coach Jim O'Brien hasn't diminished his skills.
SPORTS
February 15, 2005 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 76ers placed guard John Salmons on the injured list yesterday because of asthmatic bronchitis and activated guard Kevin Ollie. Salmons did not dress for Saturday's game against Orlando because of his illness. He had played the last two minutes of the Sixers' victory at Toronto on Friday night. Earlier in the season, the 6-foot-7 Salmons, a third-year pro and a graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High, had to leave a Dec. 17 game against the New York Knicks because of bronchitis.
SPORTS
December 23, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Allen Iverson continued his torrid scoring last night, but this time, his teammates provided ample late-game support. While Iverson scored 40 points after two games of 50-plus, it was the play of Kevin Ollie, a seldom-used point guard, that sparked the 76ers to a 102-90 victory over the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Sixers outscored the Pacers by 36-19 in the fourth quarter and put the game away by breaking an 88-88 tie with 12 straight points. Ollie was on the court for all 12 minutes of the quarter.
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