May 7, 2013 |
WE FIGURE Phillies fans probably need a bit of good news after the weekend's disappointing losses to the Marlins. To that end, we take you back to Friday night when Ryan Howard hit a home run at the request of A.J. Moncman, a 7-year-old who is blind. It was Teacher Appreciation Night and A.J. was at the game because his teacher, Bethann Molinari - who he had nominated - was being honored in a pregame ceremony. A.J. attends Hopewell Elementary School in Upper Saucon Township and Molinari taught him how to read and write in Braille.
February 22, 2013 |
How big a deal was Robin Roberts ' return, after a six-month sick leave, to ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday? So big, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama marked the event in a taped message. "Welcome back, Robin!" said the president, who called the news anchor "an inspiration to all of us. " Roberts, 52, who received a bone marrow transplant as part of her treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome, was elated. "I have been waiting 174 days to say this: 'Good Morning America,' " she said.
January 15, 2013 |
"I'm coming home," Robin Roberts joyously declared Monday in a videocast appearance on Good Morning America beamed from her home as a rousing rendition of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" played in the background. By home, she meant GMA , which has flown without her since she underwent a marrow transplant 20 weeks ago. Roberts, 52, who has the blood disease myelodysplastic syndrome, said her latest tests were so positive, she'll be back "in weeks, not months. " Roberts was excited to be back on air. "I haven't been live on television since the end of August," she said.
November 30, 2012 |
Amid the posthumous accolades accorded Marvin Miller this week, the Philadelphian responsible for bringing the labor legend into baseball rated hardly a mention. Yet if not for George Taylor, the change Miller forged as head of the Major League Baseball Players Association might never have happened. It was Taylor, a Kensington native and longtime Wharton School professor, who recommended Miller to Robin Roberts when, in 1965, the toothless union sought a leader. "I knew he had settled numerous labor disputes and had a reputation for sizing up men . . . experienced in negotiating labor agreements," Roberts said in 1969.
October 13, 2012 |
Good Morning America host Robin Roberts left the hospital Wednesday, 21 days after receiving a bone-marrow graft. She has myelodysplastic syndrome, the recovery has been (and will be) arduous, and her battle is far from over. But home's a good place to be. She tweets: "There's no place like home. After 20 days in the hospital I'm home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO. " On her blog, she says she'll be away from TV for awhile and must still wear a mask and gloves to protect her immune system, more or less destroyed to accommodate the bone-marrow transplant from her sister Sally-Ann . Whitney Houston's daughter engaged Like all clever reality stars, Bobbi Kristina Brown waited until her show was about to air to announce big news: She's engaged.
September 2, 2012 |
NEW YORK (AP) - Lucimarian Roberts, the mother of "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts, has died a day after the anchor announced she was taking a medical leave for a bon- marrow transplant. Roberts, 88, died in Gulfport, Miss., on Thursday night, Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, said Friday. The announcement of the death also was made on "GMA" on Friday morning. "Robin arrived home with her sister, Sally-Ann, forging through flooded and blocked roads to be with her beloved mother in time to see her," GMA Senior Executive Tom Cibrowski said in an email to the entire news division Thursday evening.
September 2, 2012
Lucimarian Roberts, 88, an educator and the mother of Good Morning America cohost Robin Roberts, has died. Mrs. Roberts died Thursday in Gulfport, Miss., a day after the anchor announced she was taking leave for a bone marrow transplant. The death was also announced Friday on GMA . "Robin arrived home with her sister, Sally-Ann, forging through flooded and blocked roads to be with her beloved mother in time to see her," GMA senior executive Tom Cibrowski said in an e-mail to the news division Thursday.
June 13, 2012 |
David Arquette this weekend became a man, in his own words, after undergoing a bar mitzvah ceremony at Jerusalem's most holy Western Wall. A few days later, he made that most adult, dread decision: to make official his breakup with estranged wife Courteney Cox, TMZ reports. Filed Tuesday, on the couple's 12-year anniversary, in Superior Court of California in Los Angeles, David's divorce papers cite the catchall "irreconcilable differences. " The forms are dated March 23, which means David held onto them for three months before making his move.
June 12, 2012 |
Good Morning America cohost Robin Roberts , who five years ago battled breast cancer, on Monday teared up on the show as she revealed that she has the rare blood and marrow disorder myelodysplastic syndrome. Roberts, 51, said she had begun chemotherapy and will need to get a bone-marrow transplant this fall. She has a perfect match: her sister Sally Ann Roberts , a TV anchor in New Orleans. "My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this, and I know it's true," said Roberts, who developed MDS as a result of her cancer treatments, an extremely rare form of transmission.
April 11, 2011 |
At his death last May at age 83, Phillies Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts left behind a treasure trove of memorabilia that he had collected during the course of his 19-season career in the major leagues. He also left behind four sons, who found themselves faced with a vexing question: Who gets what? Who gets the signed Babe Ruth ball? Who gets the 1950 National League championship ring? Who gets the collection of hand-painted game-used baseballs from more than 100 of his 286 career victories?