February 5, 2003 |
Already under fire, U.S. Olympic Committee president Marty Mankamyer now faces potential conflict-of-interest issues related to her Colorado Springs real estate business only four days before the USOC executive committee begins the formal process of trying to force her resignation. Mankamyer has sold homes to USOC employees and was involved in trying to sell real estate to USOC chief executive Lloyd Ward, who has been investigated for conflict of interest related to his brother's company.
November 17, 1988 |
Champion race-car driver Reginald "Don" Whittington filed a court claim yesterday asking the federal government to return $1.3 million in proceeds that it seized from a gold sale last week after labeling the money as drug profits. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Andrews for Delaware said yesterday that he would file a civil suit for the government to keep the money because it came from a large marijuana-smuggling operation run by Whittington and his brother, William Whittington, from 1977 to 1982.
August 13, 1989 |
After weeks of covert toiling over plans for a solar-powered race car, in July a group of Villanova University students and faculty put together a wooden-dowl skeleton of the car. Last week, they scrapped the fragile frame. Undaunted, the group - Team Solarcat - continues its secret work on another design. The final product will race against 31 other solar-powered cars next July in GM Sunrayce USA, an 1,800-mile race from Florida to Michigan. The 10-day race among teams from 32 North American universities and colleges is to begin July 6. The cars will race along secondary roads through seven states from Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to Warren, Mich.
February 17, 2008 |
Shane Lewis says playing goalie in ice hockey is more dangerous than driving a race car. He should know. The Twin Valley High School junior, a Honey Brook resident, is the goalie for his high school team as well as for the Quakers, a club team based out of West Chester that plays in the Delaware Valley Hockey League. And he has been driving race cars very successfully since he was 6. He does much of his racing at tracks in Kutztown, Ephrata and Lebanon, but has traveled all over the United States.
December 24, 1992 |
If, as the saying goes, "He who dies with the most toys wins," then Jerry Sherman was a winner when he died in January 1991. Willow Pond Farm, Sherman's home in Malvern, was crammed with expensive cars and parts for expensive cars, with vintage aircraft engines and even a World War I tank. The problem with toys, expensive or otherwise, is that sometimes other people take them without permission. That's what lawyers representing Sherman's estate say Henry W. Wessells 3d, a wealthy friend of Sherman's, did with Sherman's favorite possession: a rare Talbot Lago Grand Prix race car valued at $450,000.
March 26, 2013 |
In his early years as a neurosurgeon, after a long day of operating, Jim Lowe would come home grumpy and irritable. The former running back at Cardinal O'Hara and Harvard was out of shape and overweight and missed the adrenaline rush of competitive sports. One day in the mid-1990s, Lowe saw an ad for an auto racing school in California. He signed up and enjoyed the experience so much that he took the advanced course. Then he learned of the Skip Barber Racing School in Connecticut, which sponsors amateur races at storied tracks across the country.
April 27, 1987 |
Despite public statements that Deidre Hall would remain on "Days of Our Lives" as Marlena Brady, those in the know say Hall's last scenes on the show aired Friday. Hall - and Marlena - went out in a blaze of glory. Marlena was supposed dead when her plane blew up and in real-life, Hall several-hundred- member fan club staged a protest rally in front of the studio. We have to wonder why the group protested Hall's exit, though, since she chose to leave "Days of Our Lives" in order to continue her co-starring role on the primetime show "Our House.
July 8, 2013 |
LONG POND, Pa. - Open-wheel racing returns to Pocono Raceway on Sunday for the first time since 1989 with the Izod IndyCar Series Pocono 400. Mario Andretti - patriarch of racing's most successful family - raced at Pocono 17 times in his career. He won the 1986 Pocono 500, the same year his son, Michael, won the pole. Mario's grandson, Marco Andretti, was the fastest driver in Thursday's open testing at Pocono, turning in a lap of 220.963 m.p.h. Marco Andretti, who lives a little more than 30 minutes from Pocono in Nazareth, said there's little advice his grandfather and father can give him from their experiences with the track.
April 25, 1995 |
Maureen McCarron had never used a saw before. "We don't even own a saw," McCarron said. So when she had to build a race car for physics class, she was stymied. "I figured I'd just use my Swiss army knife," said the senior at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. "And I had to get help from a neighborhood boy who was in Scouts. " McCarron and her Sacred Heart classmates had to build a race car from Official Grand Prix Pinewood Derby kits, more commonly associated with Boy Scouts.
October 20, 1996 |
During the week, he's Officer Martin R. Marshall of the Lower Gwynedd Police Department, and looks the part: a 50-year-old, graying man in a neatly pressed blue uniform, a shiny badge on his chest, a thick mustache forming a perfect border around the curve of his lip. He stands up straight, poised to issue yet another speeding ticket. But off-duty, he's a blue-jeans-and-black-leather man, the kind of guy who drives over 100 m.p.h. in a car that would never pass inspection. On weekends, he's just Marty, driver of car No. 6 at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.