July 22, 2013 |
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
September 2, 2009 |
ASHBURN, Va. - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is "making the right kind of progress" and he speaks with Vick at least once a week. During a visit yesterday to the Washington Redskins' practice facility, Goodell reiterated that he will consider Vick for full reinstatement to the NFL by no later than Week 6 of the regular season. "A lot of those issues I'm focusing on are off the field," Goodell said. "How is he dealing with the transition?
November 24, 2008 |
Jameir is an adorable 5-year-old who loves receiving one-on-one attention from his caregivers and attaches quickly to other people. Medically fragile, he has cerebral palsy and other conditions. A happy and energetic youngster, he enjoys playing with toys that make noise and watching cartoons on television. In school, Jameir receives physical, occupational and speech therapies. He has made major improvements and is continuing to make progress. Jameir is a sociable and cooperative student, and is learning new skills on the computer that help improve his communication and education.
November 6, 2012 |
Both sides said progress has been made in the NHL's labor dispute, but the lockout is far from over. Representatives from the NHL and the players' union met Saturday night at an undisclosed location and did not end their session until 1 a.m. They did not come close to a settlement, but at least they are negotiating. It was their first face-to-face meeting in 16 days. The sides reportedly will meet again Tuesday in New York. Bill Daly, the NHL's deputy commissioner, and Steve Fehr, special counsel for the NHL Players' Association, were at Saturday's lengthy session.
December 10, 2011 |
MOGADISHU, Somalia - At the beginning of the year, armed Islamic extremists held sway over most of Mogadishu. Today, this war-scarred capital is secure enough to host the first visit by the U.N. secretary-general in nearly two decades. Ban Ki-moon announced during a surprise visit to Mogadishu on Friday that the United Nations will reopen its political offices in this seaside capital, a city heavily scarred by war. The announcement underscored the security progress made by African Union troops in the fight against al-Shabab militants, but also of the need for the U.N. to more closely monitor the Somali government, which is funded by foreign donors.
September 11, 1995 |
Bob Ackles, the Eagles' director of football operations, and Burt Kinerk, the agent for Byron Evans, the mending and unsigned linebacker, met face to face for the first time Saturday shortly after the team's arrival in the desert. Neither party expressed much optimism yesterday regarding the possibility of getting Evans signed. "It was good to finally meet and Bob seems like a good man, but as far as our discussions regarding Byron went, we're pretty much where we were," Kinerk said.
March 10, 1995 |
Jarmoler, 8, lives in the moment and savors each day. His sociable, friendly and affectionate nature is plain to see. As he picks up toy animals from Noah's Ark, he offers a running commentary on his life in general: "We were going home in the car and I saw cows eating grass. I just have a dog and I feed him and give him water. " He looks startled when he's asked if pigs fly. "No," he replies, "but birds do, and Superman. I like gym in school. We play kickball and basketball.
April 28, 2012 |
After seeing a wound specialist on Friday, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard expressed confidence that he could be soon begin working out. Howard has been limited since Feb. 27, when he required a procedure to clean an infection from his original Achilles tendon surgery wound. Speaking following Friday's 5-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, Howard sounded optimistic. He said he hoped he could convince the Phillies to allow him to go to Florida on Sunday to begin rehabilitation.
January 5, 1988 |
On an evening when the 4,500 visitors to McGonigle Hall got to see the best and worst the Atlantic 10 Conference has to offer, coach John Chaney added a peek at Temple's basketball future. There was plenty of green, and even more rough edges, but if you squinted hard enough and quickly factored in coaching and maturity, the years 1989 and 1990 looked just as inviting as March of 1988. And that was before anyone stopped to paint into the picture 6-1 point guard Mike Harden (sitting out this season due to Proposition 48)
April 12, 2012
Federal authorities said Wednesday that investigators had made "significant progress" in their probe of a series of bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh. The statement by U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton gave no details about the suspects, the progress of the investigation, or what information had helped. The statement came hours after early-morning bomb threats evacuated students from five Pitt dormitories. A bomb threat also was made Tuesday night against the home of Pitt chancellor Mark Nordenberg.