November 24, 1992 |
Roy Acuff sold more than 25 million records during his country music career of more than 50 years. Here are some of his best-known hits: Great Speckled Bird, 1938. Wabash Cannonball, 1938. Earned a gold record. Wreck on the Highway, 1942. Fireball Mail, 1942. Night Train to Memphis, 1943. Low and Lonely, 1943. Pins and Needles, 1943. The Prodigal Son, 1944. I'll Forgive You, But I Can't Forget, 1944. Jole Blon, 1947. Waltz of the Wind, 1948.
July 29, 2004 |
Phillies lefthander Rheal Cormier found himself in Larry Bowa's office yesterday. Lefthander Billy Wagner found himself on a plane to Philadelphia. Cormier spoke after Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Florida at Pro Player Stadium about the bad energy that flows through the clubhouse and dugout: "I've seen it a lot of times. Just in general. It's a lot of stuff that takes place, and it's not positive. . . . It's pins and needles in here. It makes it very tough. " The meeting between Cormier and Bowa lasted a couple of minutes.
October 3, 2007
GM Pat Gillick, on the Dodgers' questionable lineups down the stretch against the Rockies: "I thought LA would put up some resistance at home. They didn't. " GM Pat Gillick, on his declaration that the Phillies wouldn't be a contender until 2008 after his trade-deadline purge in July 2006: "You're going to call me a liar for one game? If we lose that one game [Sunday], we might not be sitting here right now. " SS Jimmy Rollins, on the effect of his "Team to Beat" proclamation in January: "I think that made everybody step up a little bit more.
April 1, 2011
WHO'S THE smartest person in the world? It's whoever can figure out the mysterious ways of network TV execs, specifically those who call the shots at CBS. Although its freshman sitcom "Mike & Molly" was the nation's 19th-most-watched program last week, according to the Nielsen ratings, as of the middle of this week, the Eye hadn't yet announced whether the series about a plus-sized couple would be renewed for the 2011-12 season. "What you learn after the fourth week is that you're not in control," philosophized Billy Gardell, who plays Chicago cop Mike Biggs in the show that co-stars Melissa McCarthy as the fourth-grade teacher he meets, and ultimately falls in love with, at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.
May 9, 1991 |
Something about the lone man sprawled on a sheet of cardboard set him apart from the rest of the people camped in the Suburban Station concourse. Police Officers James Dietz and Timothy Quigley knew he wasn't one of the regulars. "He seemed a little slow," said Dietz. "We realized there was something different about him. He didn't belong, like he was from somewhere else. " Like Sheffield Lake, Ohio, near Cleveland, which he'd fled on a bus two weeks earlier after an argument with his 80-year-old father.
April 11, 1989 |
Baseball Cliche No. 1: Don't get too high when you win, or too low when you lose. So after the Phillies won dramatically for the second time in three nights, this time overcoming the Montreal Expos, 7-6, on Von Hayes's home run leading off the bottom of the ninth, manager Nick Leyva attempted to put some perspective on the whole situation. "We didn't play that well, to tell the truth," Leyva said. "The thing that really disappointed me was that we didn't throw strikes. I stopped counting the walks after a while.
January 18, 2011
76ers Notes It wouldn't be surprising if the 76ers had two players at next month's NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge: second-year point guard Jrue Holiday and rookie guard Evan Turner . The NBA's young-gun event, which features a team of rookies against a team of sophomores, showcases the league's best young talent. Holiday, the Sixers' starting point guard, has all but secured a spot - he didn't play in the game last season as a rookie - with averages of 14.7 points and 6.6 assists a game.
September 28, 1991 |
Judging boxing matches can be like interpreting modern art - not everyone sees the same thing. Emanuel Steward, who heads Detroit's famed Kronk Boxing Team, has been around the sport long enough to realize that some judges make peculiar observations. Still, Steward was incensed that his fighter, junior welterweight prospect Donald Stokes, had to settle for a majority decision over Mexican veteran Primo Ramos last night at the Blue Horizon. "That's one of the worst scores I've ever heard," Steward said of the 95-95 scorecard turned in by Alfreta Armstrong.
July 7, 1995 |
Her name is Asia the Invincible. Her weapon of choice, flying needles. Asia deploys them in delicate embroideries and the martial arts, riveting her enemies and then tangling them up in silken threads. In more ways than one, her movie is a stitch. The East Is Red, a giddily entertaining, foot-flying kung fu fantasy from Hong Kong, is really Swordsman III, a sequel to the fabulously popular action series. In the last installment, Asia, the omnipotent Ming Dynasty antihero, metamorphosed into a woman (Brigitte Lin)
August 18, 2009 |
A 13-year-old girl who was unintentionally shot in the chest early Sunday was attending a supervised girls' sleepover, according to her mother. Linda Moye said that her daughter was one of four girls in their North Philadelphia neighborhood who rotated houses for teen sleepovers. It had been earlier reported that the shooting occurred at a house party, raising the question of why the girls were out so late. After this weekend's shooting Moye said that she wishes that she'd never let her daughter attend.