March 9, 2013
Rex Scouten, 88, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. The cause was complications from hip surgery, said his daughter Carol Scouten. Mr. Scouten started as a Secret Service agent and ended his career as curator of the White House's art and furnishings. Most of his years were spent as chief usher of the White House, primarily managing the 132-room mansion.
February 16, 2013 |
Jason Poole is dusty and canvas-clad. His leather satchel and Indiana Jones hat rest near the feet of Hadrosaurus foulkii , a Cretaceous-period dinosaur skeleton. But Poole isn't digging - he's drawing. Swiveling his head from a larger-than-life blackboard to the bones at his right, he fleshes out a rib cage. A few broad chalk strokes here, a softening of the palm there, and the creature creeps closer to life. "This dinosaur probably got eaten by T. rex ," blurts 7-year-old Juan Wilson.
January 16, 2013 |
TELEVISION was learning how to be television back in the '50s in Philadelphia. Live broadcasting was still in the experimental stage, with crazy people like Ernie Kovacs showing what could be done if you had the imagination and nerve. Live broadcasts on Channel 3 in those years included several kiddie shows that still stick in the memories of older Philadelphians. While Kovacs was entertaining with camera innovations and comic ad-libbing (including running through the Philly streets in a gorilla suit)
January 15, 2013
Rex Trailer, 84, the native Texan beloved by a generation of New England children for the cowboy skills he demonstrated on the Boston-based television show Boomtown , died Wednesday at his family's home in Florida, said his friend and manager Michael Bavaro. He recently had fallen ill with pneumonia. Mr. Trailer hosted Western-themed TV shows in Philadelphia for five years before landing in Boston in 1955. Boomtown ran on Boston television from 1956 until 1974. Mr. Trailer was the host, singing, playing guitar, and showing off the horse-riding, roping, and other cowboy skills he learned as a boy on his grandfather's Texas ranch.
January 6, 2013 |
With the ink not even dry on the New York Jets' dreadful season, Rex Ryan fled to the Bahamas only to be photographed lounging poolside at a resort hotel, book in hand, with an interesting tattoo gracing his right biceps. It showed his wife, Michelle, wearing an unmistakably green Jets jersey emblazoned with the unmistakable No. 6 of embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez. And nothing else. The * * *
January 5, 2013 |
With the ink not even dry on the New York Jets' dreadful season, Rex Ryan fled to the Bahamas only to be photographed lounging poolside at a resort hotel, book in hand, with an interesting tattoo gracing his right biceps. It showed his wife, Michelle, wearing an unmistakably green Jets jersey emblazoned with the unmistakable No. 6 of embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez. And nothing else. The New York Daily News ran a front-page photo Friday and by lunchtime it was an Internet sensation.
December 19, 2012 |
MARK SANCHEZ is no longer the New York Jets' franchise quarterback. He might not even be the backup. Rex Ryan decided to bench Sanchez on Tuesday in favor of Greg McElroy after the fourth-year quarterback had another miserable performance in a 14-10 loss at Tennessee on Monday night that eliminated the Jets from playoff contention. "I think it's best for our team, and for this game," Ryan said during a conference call. So, it'll be McElroy under center for his first NFL start when the Jets (6-8)
November 7, 2012 |
THE NEW YORK Jets' Rex Ryan is the NFL's most overrated coach, according to a poll of league players. Eagles coach Andy Reid was third in the voting, behind New England's Bill Belichick. The survey was conducted by the Sporting News, which polled 103 players from 27 teams. The players were not allowed to vote for their own coach. Ryan was named on 35 ballots, followed by Belichick (16), Reid (nine) and Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan (eight). The Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin was fifth with four votes, followed by the St. Louis Rams' Jeff Fishers, San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh and San Diego Chargers' Norv Turner, who were tied for sixth with three votes each.
October 29, 2012
Gotta hand it to Rex Ryan: His team is 3-5, his players are showing an unsettling lack of grace, and through it all the Jets coach remains consistent. He'll give you straight talk no matter what the cost. After the Jets were absolutely humbled by the Dolphins - 30-9 at home, no less - Ryan was succinct: He said he was "blown away" by his team's performance. Quarterback Mark Sanchez's brutal day was a big reason for the embarrassing loss: He made mistakes throughout, missing open receivers at times and not taking care of the football.
April 5, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - The discovery of a giant meat-eating dinosaur sporting a downy coat has some scientists reimagining the look of Tyrannosaurus rex. With a killer jaw and sharp claws, T. rex has long been depicted in movies and popular culture as having scaly skin. But the discovery of an earlier relative suggests the king of dinosaurs may have had a softer side. The evidence comes from the unearthing of a new tyrannosaur species in northeastern China that lived 60 million years before T. rex. The fossil record preserved remains of fluffy down, making it the largest feathered dinosaur ever found.