November 7, 1990 |
The 76ers' first two games of the regular season each resulted in a single, unalterable victory, but, to paraphrase noted NBA expert Yogi Berra, the similarities in the games were very different. One victory was on the road, the other at home; one came against a good team, the other against a weak one; one was gained impressively, the other less so. A consistent strain through the two diverse melodies, however, was the Sixers' frustrating penchant for giving away the basketball.
March 8, 2001 |
For the Flyers, even good injury news has a way of turning bad. The story yesterday was supposed to be the return to practice of winger John LeClair, seven weeks into treatment for a postsurgical staph infection. Instead, LeClair left the team practice facility before his teammates took the ice; a rash he developed from his intravenous treatments must clear up before LeClair dons equipment. Meanwhile, also missing the practice was durable centerman Daymond Langkow, who has played in every one of the Flyers' 205 scheduled regular-season games since he was traded here from Tampa on Dec. 12, 1998, and 227 in a row overall.
February 22, 2002 |
Desiree Mitchell doesn't want to be in a dermatologist's office on a weekday morning, listening to talk of scratch tests, skin samples and throat washes. The 11-year-old with green sparkles in her hair would rather be with her fifth-grade class at Richland Elementary School in Quakertown. But the itchy, burning rash she has had since Jan. 31 will not go away. So she submits, grudgingly, to the tests that Dr. Norman L. Sykes has arranged in his quest to explain the mysterious rashes that have afflicted hundreds of schoolchildren in the Philadelphia area - and similar numbers nationwide.
June 29, 2014 |
Dennis Nippins, 6, of Maple Shade, was in his third week of kindergarten when an angry red rash appeared on his right ankle. The rash at first resembled poison ivy but without the typical fluid-filled pustules. It turned into a wider circular pattern, then bubbled up into welts that eventually became scabs. Once the scabs vanished, the cycle started again. At the pediatrician's, the doctor diagnosed poison ivy. But four visits later, the rash remained on the boy's ankles and had spread to his arms, legs, face, scalp-even the inside of his ears.
August 12, 2013 |
One in an occasional series on attempts to solve a medical mystery. In early May, a young woman began feeling fatigued and developed a mild cough and sore throat. She attributed it to a mild cold and her busier work schedule and pushed through her symptoms. When she started vomiting and having fevers a week later, she went to her doctor's office and, subsequently, the emergency room. She was told she had a stomach bug and a urine infection and was given an antibiotic. The drug did not help, and a week later, she was still having high fevers every afternoon, with sweats that soaked her clothes and simultaneous chills that rattled her teeth as she huddled in bed. When she noticed a rash on her arms and legs, she became even more concerned and went back to her primary doctor.
July 18, 1993 |
As Police Capt. Jack Robinson put it, people leave "the damnedest things in their cars. " And the thieves are finding them. During the last 10 days, at least five vans, some with out-of-state license plates, have been broken into by enterprising thieves who are stealing everything from carpenters' and plumbers' tools to cash. Robinson said his department was seeing a rash of van break-ins. Some of the vans are parked at motels and owned by travelers or laborers who come into the area to do a job. "They stay at a motel overnight.
September 8, 1991 |
The rash of burglaries and thefts from vehicles continues in Kennett Square. "They're knocking our socks off," said Police Chief Albert McCarthy. McCarthy suspects that the thieves wander along the railroad tracks that split the town, steal from houses, backyard sheds and cars and trucks nearby and sell the goods to buy illegal drugs. "I call them 'convenience thefts,' " McCarthy said. He said most occurred within a few hundred yards of the tracks, and most of the items stolen - power tools, stereo equipment and car radios, for instance - can easily be sold.
April 8, 2007 |
Hurt by a rash of penalties, including several down the stretch, Holy Ghost Prep gave up four power-play goals and bowed to North Allegheny, 6-3, yesterday in the Pennsylvania Cup AAA state championship game at IceWorks in Aston. Breaking open a 3-3 game, quick-skating junior forward Joshua Herbert had a natural hat trick in the final 2 1/2 minutes to give North Allegheny, the Penguins Cup champion, its first state title. The Firebirds (19-4-2) were whistled for four penalties in the last eight minutes.
September 15, 2014 |
STUDENTS AT Temple University are itching to know what's causing a mysterious skin rash. Over the past year, there have been 100 to 120 complaints to the university's Student Health Services of a mysterious irritation on the backs of students' legs that causes itching, redness and large bumps, said Mark Denys, senior administrator at the center. Denys said the rash is a contact dermatitis, but he's not sure of the exact cause. Some students with the rashes are speculating that they are coming from two wooden benches just north of the turnstile on the southbound side of the Cecil B. Moore subway platform on the Broad Street Line - the stop closest to the school.
September 18, 1997 |
Tyreem Rivers woke up bored. What to do on a dull, rainy day? Hey, how about robbing somebody, he thought. So, Rivers, 19, by his own admission, went to the nearest bank, at 23rd Street and Snyder Avenue on June 3, 1996, to wait for a likely victim. It turned out to be 85-year-old Mary Tonzola. He followed her to her home on 23rd Street near Jackson and grabbed her purse as she was walking up her front steps. She tumbled down the stairs and died 10 days later of multiple injuries.