July 27, 1987 |
A retarded man, who was called "Sarge" because of his lifelong desire to be a policeman, drowned yesterday after he apparently fell from a wall into the Schuylkill in his sleep. William Osterman, 47, whose last address was a rooming house on Ridge Avenue near Scotts Lane in East Falls, was last seen about 7 p.m. Saturday, police said. Following his eviction from the rooming house about two weeks ago, he often slept on a wall along the river where Midvale Avenue meets Kelly Drive in East Falls, police said.
May 14, 1992 |
After moaning all winter about the sorry state of the movie biz, contrite studio chiefs pledged to line up challenging, innovative new products to lure people back to the theaters this summer. These bold, fresh, risk-taking pictures include "Batman Returns," "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid," "Pet Sematary II" "Lethal Weapon 3" and "Alien 3. " It is appropriate that "Pet Sematary" has returned with a sequel. "Pet Sematary," you may recall, told of an evil place in which dead people and pets were buried and reborn as flawed, less likable versions of their original selves.
December 24, 1988 |
A person who believes in omens could have predicted two years back that La Salle High's Mark Fitzgerald would become a sleeper Division I basketball prospect. See, there was this occasion at La Salle when, for Fitzgerald, the evening became the morning. As in, he stayed overnight. "We had a real late practice one night and our next practice was scheduled for early the next morning - like at 8 a.m.," Fitzgerald said. "I live pretty far from school, about 30 to 35 minutes.
December 20, 2013 |
BEARS WIDE receiver Alshon Jeffery was a diamond fantasy leaguers searched for in the summer. We spent hours trying to unearth great sleepers. This guy was one of them. Playing alongside Brandon Marshall and with running back Matt Forte having the best season of his career, Jeffery has burst onto the fantasy football scene with two 200-yard games and three others with 100 for the high-flying Bears. Only Denver has scored more points than Chicago. Admittedly, an argument can be made that Cleveland's Josh Gordon was the breakout fantasy wide receiver of the year, ahead of Jeffery.
March 5, 1993 |
In the summer of 1989, before his senior season at Simon Gratz High School, Aaron McKie went to Princeton University for the annual Nike camp that showcases 100 or so of the best scholastic basketball players in the country. But only as a spectator. Jonathan Haynes (Germantown Friends) was there as a player. So was Carlin Warley (Phil-Mont Christian), Rap Curry (Penn Wood) and McKie's teammate, Harry Moore. They all would join McKie (and Episcopal Academy's Eugene Burroughs)
January 27, 2008 |
The preseason Scout.com blurb for Methacton's Renee Womack said she could be a "real sleeper" heading into her senior basketball season. With her senior campaign now past the halfway point, Womack could hardly be described as a sleeper. In fact, she has been well known to Methacton opponents in the Suburban One League the last three seasons. But with the Warriors off to their best start in school history - they are unbeaten through their first 22 games and ranked No. 7 by The Inquirer - Womack might be getting the publicity she deserves.
April 21, 2000 |
When was the last time you associated a sleep sofa with real comfort and style? An innovative sleeper based on a mechanism created by Philadelphians Robert and Barbara Tiffany could help you make that connection. The sleeper marks a return to the International Home Furnishings Market for the Tiffanys, whose forward-looking designs over the last two decades have ranged from popularly priced foam furniture and tubular-steel barstools to high-end chairs for the designer trade.
December 3, 1999 |
Truck driver James Palmer claimed in his official log, the one all commercial drivers must keep, that he was in his rig's sleeper berth between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight the night of May 27. How could that be? A young woman had been killed in an accident on the Schuylkill Expressway in Montgomery County about 10 that night. The victim, Heidi Jorgensen, 25, a passenger in a car, accountant and bride-to-be, had been crushed by a 300-pound piece of metal. The metal had struck an overhead railroad bridge and had broken off from an oversized and dangerous load Palmer was towing without a permit, a 22-ton stone sifting machine.
July 15, 2014 |
LAS VEGAS - Every year, there are a few accomplished NBA prospects who fail to hear their names called on draft night. The 2014 draft was no different as Sean Kilpatrick was among the latest impact players to go undrafted. But that simply opened an opportunity for the Cincinnati all-American to choose his destination while putting a significant chip on his shoulder. With that in mind, Kilpatrick is determined to make an impact with the 76ers in the NBA Summer League. So far, he has done so. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard had a dominant performance Saturday in a 74-70 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Thomas & Mack Center.
May 18, 2009 |
The single-elimination high school baseball state tournament begins today, and most of the six South Jersey groups are up for grabs. Here is a look at what should be a wild South Jersey playoff. Group 4 Defending South Jersey champion: Toms River North. Contenders: Any of the 16 teams in his loaded field could make a persuasive argument. Sleeper: No. 10 Cherry Hill West has No. 1 pitcher Joe Calogero available to pitch today's opener vs. Rancocas Valley, and he could pitch in several games if the Lions advance.