May 8, 2003 |
In high school, I loved Shakespeare. Though some of my friends dreaded reading his masterworks because "the words were strange," I devoured his tragedies and comedies with a passion otherwise reserved for Hershey's Kisses. Shakespeare understood the human condition better than anyone who ever put pen to paper, and held up a mirror to his own society, as well as to future societies. He inhabited the hearts of young lovers, breathed the air of ancient Rome, wandered on the battlefields alongside doomed British royalty, and knew the turmoil of a Danish prince.
June 5, 2003 |
Five seasons after becoming a smiling, slugging ambassador for baseball, Sammy Sosa, his reputation and his historic accomplishments are coming under intense scrutiny after he was caught using a corked bat Tuesday night. The Chicago Cubs' icon did not deny using the bat in a game against the Florida Marlins at Wrigley Field. However, he claimed it was a bat he usually used for practice and mistakenly took into the game. Major League Baseball X-rayed 76 of Sosa's bats yesterday and none were found to have cork in them.
May 27, 2010 |
Ron Huber seems strangely dispirited for a man whose business has gotten a second lease on life. Until you realize how he got that opportunity. It meant filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2008 - something Huber contends he and brothers Bob, Don, and Glenn desperately tried to avoid. They are fiercely proud of the Huber family reputation as reliable purveyors of high-quality furniture in the Philadelphia region - a reputation forged by their grandfather in 1927 and obsessively protected by subsequent generations.
February 25, 1993 |
Andy Thies says there's a lot more to his basketball talent than just launching three-pointers. The Washington Township senior is known as one of South Jersey's better long-range shooters, but he's out to prove that he is an all-round player. As Thies discovered at camps last summer, reputations are hard to change. "For a long time I had the reputation of being somebody who only shot threes," said Thies, who signed in November with Siena after also visiting Monmouth and Fairfield.
March 8, 1993 |
Accused child molesters usually claim their young accusers are liars. Now, they have the legal right to attack the reputations of the young victims for honesty. Last week, the state Superior Court ruled that if lawyers can find witnesses to show that victims have reputations for being untruthful, they can't be barred from calling them. The court overturned the sexual assault conviction of Donald Butler, a pastor of the Apostolic Christian Academy, a school operated by the Apostolic Tabernacle Church in Pittsburgh, and granted him a new trial.
February 7, 2013
Spotlight on: Bishop Eustace senior Taylor Hudspeth Kat Burke-Esposito calls Taylor Hudspeth a "wild card" on the court. "You can prepare for her," the Bishop Eustace girls' basketball coach said, "but she always surprises you one way or another. " Despite her reputation as a three-point specialist, Burke-Esposito said that almost half of Hudspeth's shots result from steals and drives in transition. The point guard's reputation as a sharpshooter might not be totally accurate.
October 9, 1995
REMEMBER THE POWERLESS AND THE POOR We are gathered together in this enormous metropolis of New York, considered by many to be the zenith of modern civilization and progress, a symbol of America and American life. For more than 200 years, people of different nations, languages and cultures have come here, bringing memories and traditions of the old country, while at the same time becoming part of a new nation. America has a reputation the world over, a reputation of power, prestige and wealth, richness.
November 9, 2012 |
Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has heard the reputation the Eagles defense has around the NFL. It's not flattering. "Everybody looks at us as a pretty defense," Rodgers-Cromartie said. "They're just big guys with big talent that don't really want to hit nobody. " The comments come after two games in which opponents scored a combined 58 points against the Eagles, with tackling a clear issue. Rodgers-Cromartie said opposing players tell him, "You guys are talented, but you all don't want to hit nobody.
February 14, 1986
About the only thing that might pull the troubled Internal Revenue Service back from the brink of disaster this year is a firm hand on the tiller. Yet the captain of the IRS ship, Commissioner Roscoe L. Egger Jr., has announced he's leaving. Unfortunately, he hasn't said when. Thus, as the April 15 tax-filing deadline approaches and as the IRS struggles to avoid a repeat of last year's chaos, Mr. Egger's announcement can only further confuse the agency's beleaguered management team.
March 18, 1998 |
The angry convicted murderer tried to kill the reputation of a woman he hacked to death two years ago. He didn't succeed. The judge didn't buy it. So, after Michael Mesquita, 45, cursed and shouted insults about the slain Dr. Yanick Denis-Gabbin, 33, he was quickly sentenced to a life prison term by Common Pleas Judge Lisa A. Richette yesterday. "She was a wonderful young lady," said Richette. "This was a terrible crime. " "She wasn't the person everybody says she was," said Mesquita, who accused the victim of being a prostitute.