April 2, 1995 |
Talk about practicing what you preach. When students at St. Paul's Parochial School began rehearsing their spring musical, The Castaways, a chronicle of 19th-century homeless children, administrators decided to take a few of them on a guided tour of poverty. Two Saturdays ago, nine eighth graders, accompanied by a teacher, walked the alleys of Camden for about two hours, handing out 300 bologna-and-cheese sandwiches they had made. "I was a little nervous," recalled Jonathan McKenna, 13. "I wasn't sure how the homeless people would react to me. " He was prepared for, "Brother, can you spare a dime?"
December 23, 1993 |
QUOTE I'm a Cherokee first and an American later. While I may forgive, I will never forget - and I will pass that feeling on to my own kids. - Wes Studi, star of "Geronimo" SOCKS, NOT SEX, COULD UNDO PREZ Bill Clinton may survive the latest round of talk about his alleged Little Rock peccadillos, but there's a White House scandal brewing that'll make Watergate look like a third-rate burglary. Socks, the First Cat, has been banished to the White House basement, according to Washingtonian magazine.
November 25, 1992 |
Bill Clinton is angry because the press has been bothering his daughter's cat. The animal has been lured into camera range with catnip, held aloft by a TV person, surrounded by photographers, and subjected to other indignities. And they did this despite warnings from the president-elect that the cat was off-limits. So a strongly worded statement was issued by Clinton's spokesperson, who said: "The photographers don't have the common decency to leave a little girl's cat alone.
July 28, 1995 |
Blood found on O.J. Simpson's socks the day after his ex-wife's murder was "transferred" - not spattered, a bloodstain expert testified yesterday, supporting a defense contention that police planted evidence against Simpson. Herbert MacDonell, a former New York college professor and recognized expert on the "geometry of bloodstains," told jurors that he used a stereo- microscope to analyze the bloodstains on one of the socks found in Simpson's bedroom. The bloodied socks are a crucial link tying Simpson to the June 12, 1994, stabbing deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
April 20, 1992 |
They were rather bold personal questions coming from such a proper-looking young woman. Did I have a fetish about wearing leather? And if so, did these leather garments excite me? Or maybe I had a foot fetish? I should call her and we could chat about it. In truth, she wasn't talking directly to me. She was on my TV set. So she was talking to all of us who were watching. That's the magic of television. She said her name was Jenny Jones. That didn't ring a bell, so I asked around and was told that she is hostess of a talk show that originates in Chicago.
October 28, 2008 |
Bad and ugly Quick quiz: Which team is the worst in the NFL? Is it the 0-7 Lions or 0-8 Bengals? My vote goes to the Bengals because I don't want to be negative, and that's what Lions soon-to-be-former coach Rod Marinelli called a reporter who wondered how the coach could cite progress by a winless team. As for the Bengals, coach Marvin Lewis must be taking ugly pills because he said his team is "a reflection of me. " Better a get new mirror, Marv. Brad or Brooks?
January 26, 1995 |
SOCK IT TO US. Among the bomblets dropped during prosecutor Marcia Clark's opening statement was that Nicole Brown Simpson's blood was allegedly on a pair of socks found at the foot of O.J.'s bed. These aren't just any socks. These are the socks that gave Judge Lance Ito conniptions - and prompted his initial threat to pull the plug on TV coverage - when a Los Angeles station reported the blood match way back in September. Ito and prosecutors said the report was "erroneous," but it's now clear they were being a little disingenuous - and knew it. The gist of the report was correct, but who had tested the sock, and how, was wrong.
August 25, 2011 |
Blistered and scarred, American sprinter Justin Gatlin arrived in South Korea for the world championships with frostbite on both feet. The 2004 Olympic champion, who last year made his return to competition after serving a 4-year doping ban, said yesterday he got frostbite about 2 weeks ago after going into a cryogenic chamber with wet socks. He didn't lose any toes and will still run in Daegu, but his wounds are not completely healed. "You wake up at 9 o'clock in the morning in Orlando and it's already 90 degrees," said Gatlin, 29, who lives and trains in Florida.
October 31, 2002 |
Monty Williams left a message for the 76ers in Orlando, wishing the team good luck in the season opener Tuesday night. Just four days removed from knee surgery, Williams could not join his teammates, who dropped their first game of the season, 95-88. But Williams, who had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee last Friday and is expected to miss four to six weeks, had another message for Larry Brown: "Don't believe what the doctor said. I'll be back soon. " And, in case Brown's voice mail was not operating properly, Williams, who began the season on the injured list, repeated the message last night before the Sixers played the Milwaukee Bucks at the First Union Center.
February 24, 1988 |
Fiji has made its first appearance in the Winter Olympics. Cross-country skiing, what else? The entire Fijian ski team consists of Rusiate Rogoyawa. For that matter, the entire Fijian Olympic team consists of Rusiate Rogoyawa. He is 26, an electrical-engineering student, and until 1982 had never seen snow. That is when he left his South Pacific island of Cikobia to study in Oslo, Norway. "I liked skiing right off," he said, "but the Norwegians seemed to think otherwise.