May 28, 2013 |
There's a point Ervin Mears Jr. wants people to understand, and it's the reason he filed a federal lawsuit when his son was ousted from the high school track team: "Children have rights," Mears, 68, said, "just like any adult. " In this case, he said, it's the right to run. On May 6, Mawusimensah Mears, a sophomore at Sterling Regional High School in Camden County, was kicked off the team, the suit says. Eleven days later, his father sued in Camden, naming the coach, athletic director, principal, superintendent, and school board.
March 11, 1987 |
The long-running Lance Parrish saga will reach some sort of conclusion, not through contract negotiations but through an arbitration hearing, tomorrow in Tampa. That was confirmed late yesterday by Phillies president Bill Giles and other sources close to the situation. "I've talked to my lawyers, and at this point, we will go to the arbitration hearing Thursday in Tampa," Giles said. "Nothing should develop now until the hearing on Thursday. Don Fehr (executive director of the Players Association)
September 29, 2009 |
Former Phillies general manager Pat Gillick said yesterday that he would consider returning to another team to oversee baseball operations, according to a report by Buster Olney, of ESPN The Magazine. Gillick, 72, who served as an adviser for the Phillies this year, left his GM post after the team won the World Series. Before his time in Philadelphia, Gillick served as general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays from 1977 to '94, and the team won championships in 1992 and 1993.
January 7, 2003
With all the playoff hype building to a crescendo, I thought some of our Philadelphia fan readers might enjoy the acrostic poem I wrote for the team. If you find it worthy, I would be flattered if you printed it. Thanks - and Go E-A-G-L-E-S! E-A-G-L-E-S ELEVEN warriors on the field of battle, ALL as brothers with a cause, GIVING all of their minds, bodies and souls, without the slightest pause. LIFTING the spirits of each other, if one should happen to fall, EVERY ounce of their being, focused on the football.
June 12, 2001 |
A particular meteorologist delivering the morning weather forecast on Israeli radio always ends with wishes for a good day. Now, almost as an afterthought, he's begun to add, "Just let it be a quiet one. " Every listener in Israel knows it isn't the wind he's referring to. From conferences to school outings, from family picnics to job-related travel, what Israelis universally refer to as "the situation" has become a variable always to be factored...
July 24, 2009 |
Marty Biron, who signed with the goaltender-heavy New York Islanders on Wednesday, sees his situation as an opportunity, not a hindrance. The Flyers did not re-sign the free agent, who was their starting goalie the past two-plus seasons. Biron is the third NHL goalie under contract to the Islanders. Rick DiPietro is signed through the 2020-21 season and Dwayne Roloson signed a 2-year deal earlier this month. DiPietro only played five games last season because of a knee injury. "We were thinking outside the box and tried to make it work with the Islanders," Biron told Newsday, a Long Island-based newspaper.
May 13, 1989 |
Bobby Seale, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, says he's been financially lean since a bad barbecue rib deal in Ohio two years ago. The still-unresolved episode, which resulted in a grand jury indictment in Ohio on charges of passing bad checks, led to Seale being arrested and jailed Thursday after his car rear-ended a fire truck in Germantown. For the first time yesterday, Seale agreed to discuss his legal and financial problems. His lawyers have advised him to keep silent about his troubles, but Seale said he's in such straits that he's calling friends across the country to help him out financially.
December 21, 2000 |
During his brief, but very necessary respite from coaching the 76ers, Larry Brown found himself in a bustling bookstore in the suburbs, watching in fascination as a clerk ever so carefully wrapped his purchases for Christmas. "They were being so nice, so careful, taking so much time," Brown recalled, "I looked at my wife Shelly and said, 'Pat Croce put you up to this.' " Whether giving the 60-year-old coach two full days off before the 25th game of an 82-game schedule was the team president's, general manager Billy King's or Brown's, it appears to have served its purpose.
November 9, 2006 |
Mo Reilly has known where she wanted to go to college for some time. Yesterday, the first day of the early signing period, the 6-foot senior forward from Paul VI made it official, signing a letter of intent to play basketball at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. "I'm so excited. I've really anticipated this day," Reilly said. "When I went up there, I really liked the coaches and the players. The whole situation just fit me. " The Pioneers, who lost to eventual national champion Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament last March, won their first Northeast Conference championship last season and are picked to repeat this season.
May 11, 2012 |
After a breakthrough season last year, Webb Simpson finally appears to be comfortable playing on the PGA Tour. And that's not necessarily a good thing. The way the 26-year-old North Carolina native figures it, sharper golf comes from not being comfortable, from having to overcome nerves in a tough situation. "I think as an athlete, you're so used to feeling nerves and performing under pressure," Simpson said this week in advance of his trip Monday to Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square for an outing with Chase Sapphire card members.