September 11, 1986 |
Ogygian, who did not quell all of the doubts about his abilities or fitness when he won Belmont Park's Jerome Handicap, drew the rail post position for the Meadowlands Racetrack's $300,000 Pegasus Handicap tomorrow night. A field of seven 3-year-olds is entered for the 1 1/8-mile, Grade II Pegasus, which will be simulcast to Garden State Park and Atlantic City Race Course. Ogygian, whose only career loss was to an older horse, also will be entered today for Belmont's $500,000, 1 1/4-mile Marlboro Cup on Saturday.
November 11, 1999 |
Shares of Pegasus Communications Corp. of Bala Cynwyd and other satellite-television companies surged higher yesterday, even as Pegasus posted a widening loss in quarterly earnings. Pegasus, which offers the DirecTV satellite service in 36 states, saw its stock jump $11.50 to $64 per share on news that the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to allow satellite systems to offer local television programming. The Senate still needs to vote on the measure. Pegasus posted a third-quarter loss of $56.4 million, or $2.86 per share on revenues of $90.9 million.
November 7, 1998 |
The Sixers have partied there. So have rap artists Jay-Z, Foxy Brown and DMX. But last night, the night after an altercation that started inside Pegasus nightclub, in West Philadelphia, turned tragic, the club was pretty quiet. Pegasus was formerly the Chestnut Cabaret, a sit-down nightclub featuring performances by smooth R&B acts like Will Downing or the challenging lyrics of poet-singer Gil Scott-Heron. Last night, record-label representatives from rapper-producer Pete Rock's label, milled outside, preparing for a record-release party for his new album "Soul Survivor.
September 18, 1987 |
Cryptoclearance, second to Java Gold in last month's Travers Stakes, drew the third starting gate for tomorrow evening's $300,000 Pegasus Handicap at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Jose Santos was named to ride the slightly built Florida Derby winner in the Pegasus, a Grade I, 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds. Conducting simulcast wagering on the Pegasus will be Garden State Park and Atlantic City Race Course. A solid performer on wet race tracks - on a weekend when rain is in the forecast - Cryptoclearance would share the Pegasus' 122-pound highweight with Lost Code, who drew the sixth starting gate.
August 1, 1995 |
Strong hitting led the Pegasus 18-and-under softball team to comeback win after comeback win and eventually to the Blue/Gray Tournament championship this past weekend in Bristol Township. Pegasus fell behind the New York Amateur Softball Association state champions, S.T.P.T.A. Ponies, 1-0, after one inning of the title game, but a five-run third inning helped lead to a 7-1 victory. The tournament was hosted by the Bristol Township Blazing Angels. "I've been with this organization for seven years, and I don't think we've ever hit the ball like we did this weekend," Pegasus coach Leif Malmberg said.
July 31, 2000 |
The biggest prize in softball is the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) national championship, and two local 18-and-under teams, Pegasus and Haze, head off Sunday to compete for that prize in Normal, Ill. More than 80 teams will compete in this season's tournament, to be held Aug. 8 to 13. "I think we are peaking at the right time," Pegasus coach Mike Cooperstein said. "And we are really, really excited to be going. " Pegasus raised money to go to a tournament in Colorado this year and had to scramble again to come up with the funds for the trip to Illinois.
September 13, 1986 |
Danzig Connection, going to the lead in the first strides last night, won the Meadowlands' $300,000 Pegasus Handicap by three-quarters of a length and blew a huge hole in the championship aspirations of Ogygian. Ogygian, the winner of Belmont Park's Jerome Handicap in his most recent start, never made the lead and finished a tired, distracted third in the field of five. He wound up 3 1/4 lengths behind second finisher Broad Brush. Ogygian appeared in danger of losing the show spot to Arlington Classic winner Sumptious, who is based at Philadelphia Park.
December 1, 1999 |
With online usage doubling every four months, the Internet could wind up becoming a victim of its own success, with network bottlenecks exacerbating the World Wide Wait. Researchers from area universities, Bell Atlantic Corp., and Lucent Technologies Inc. have received a $7.5 million contract from the federal government to make sure that doesn't happen. Drexel University, which will serve as lead institution in the regional consortium, is scheduled to announce the project today.
May 24, 2001 |
There is no athletic trophy case at The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. There never was a need for one. Until now. The school known as CAPA earned its first trophy in any sport yesterday with a 3-1 victory over Central in the Public League boys' volleyball championship match at Community College of Philadelphia. Game scores were 25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 25-22. "I don't know if we have anyplace big enough for this one," coach Rick Shields said, looking at the three-foot high trophy.
July 3, 2000 |
It wasn't about wins. It was about college exposure, competition and preparation for upcoming tournaments. That is why the combined 1-9 record that Pegasus and the Middletown Magic managed in last week's prestigious Colorado Fireworks Tournament really wasn't so bad. "The talent level here is incredible," Pegasus co-head coach Mike Cooperstein said after his club finished 1-4 in pool play. "The best teams, including nationals, come here. When we lose, 3-1, it's a victory. " Of the 130 teams that participated in the invitational softball tournament viewed by numerous college coaches and scouts in Aurora, Colo.