August 18, 2011
FOR JEREMY Maclin, the waiting and the uncertainty and the word cancer combined to conjure up the kind of burden no kid should have to carry. Anyone can empathize with Maclin's struggle the last few months, and with the joy of a clean diagnosis he must currently feel. Few, though, understand the rest of it: Maclin's quiet insistence on dignity and privacy as his medical situation remained uncertain. He is a celebrity, after all, a wide receiver whose potential for stardom is as underrated as the man himself is understated.
July 29, 2005 |
A week after prosecutors told Rick Mariano that he was a target of a federal probe, political sharks aren't quite circling the embattled Philadelphia city councilman. But there are at least a couple of fins in the waters of his Seventh Councilmanic District. In interviews this week, two former Mariano opponents said they would consider running in a special election if the third-term Democrat was to leave office. "It would be something I was interested in," said Kathleen Fitzpatrick, who lost to Mariano in a bruising 2003 primary race.
March 5, 1996 |
Georgetown coach John Thompson lashed out yesterday at suggestions Allen Iverson might turn pro. "If Allen Iverson leaves, be assured I have told him to go, or he will go nowhere," Thompson said. Thompson was upset over a report speculating that Saturday's victory over Villanova might have been the sophomore guard's last at USAir Arena. Iverson could become the first Georgetown player to leave early for the NBA draft in Thompson's 24 years at the school. Thompson thinks the speculation places an unacceptable burden on Iverson.
September 16, 1995
One of the best routes to a best-seller used to be working a few years as president of the United States. Do a tax cut or two, weather a few crises, stare down a dictator, then head home to your tape recorder and a ghostwriter. But look at what's hot in hardcover now: Colin Powell and Newt Gingrich. They've dispensed with the steps of declaring candidacy and getting elected. A wink here, a nod there, and speculation about their possible presidential candidacies has fueled a book-buying frenzy.
August 25, 1986 |
More than a few fans in the capacity crowd at Temple's McGonigle Hall yesterday for the annual Baker League Basketball Classic were on hand to gauge the progress of oft-injured 76ers guard Andrew Toney. Reports all summer had been encouraging. Toney had averaged 18 points a game in five regular-season Baker League contests and scored 60 points in two playoff games. However, Toney's minor role yesterday fueled speculation that his road back to regaining his form as one of the NBA's top shooting guards is still a long one. Toney played the first 4 minutes and 50 seconds and scored four points as his team, the Classic League All-Stars, defeated the Baker League All-Stars, 104-95, before more than 4,000 fans.
April 15, 1991 |
Pooh Richardson tried to enjoy the victory. He really did. Richardson is the Minnesota point guard from Ben Franklin High and UCLA who contributed six points and five assists in 23 minutes of the Timberwolves' 96-88 decision over the 76ers yesterday. On a day when his backup, former Sixer Scott Brooks, scored 16 points and had a game-high four steals in 25 minutes, Richardson - who had been averaging 17.5 points and 9.2 assists - glumly sat out the last 15:28. "Maybe I'm not good enough," said Richardson, who had generated double- doubles in the four previous games and six of the previous eight.
August 21, 1991 |
Von Hayes says he has never gone into a season thinking he had a spot locked up. Von Hayes says he's never expected anything to be given to him. Von Hayes says these things and you believe him, because you understand that he's trying to say you can't take anything for granted in baseball. But Von Hayes also recognizes that things have changed from the good old days, two whole years ago, when he had just signed a lucrative, long-term contract because the Phillies said they wanted to rebuild their team around him. And he shows how much he comprehends that change when he mentions a name.
December 3, 1991 |
No one at Unisys Corp. is talking about it, but the company may be the target of a takeover by a group of multinational investors, according to reports. "Our policy, in this type of speculation, is not to comment," said Unisys spokesman J. Peter Hynes. That speculation boosted the price of the company's stock 36.6 percent or $1.375 to close at $5.125 a share, the biggest gainer on the New York Stock Exchange. On trading of 8.9 million shares, it also was the NYSE's most active stock.
February 18, 1990 |
Camden Mayor Aaron Thompson ended weeks of speculation yesterday by announcing the firing of City Attorney Patricia Thornton Darden, whom he said was not a "team player. " Thompson said he would replace Darden with Karen Taylor-Lewis, 32, of Voorhees, in order to "improve relations with City Council and department directors and to provide stronger leadership in the city's law department. " Taylor-Lewis, a graduate of Boston University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, is an associate at the Philadelphia firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath, where she specializes in real estate development.
June 16, 1999 |
David Duval was only trying to make himself a cup of coffee. How was he supposed to know the gas range in his new house heated things differently than an electric model? Maybe then he wouldn't have grabbed the pot handle and suffered second-degree burns on his right thumb and forefinger, six days before he was supposed to tee off in the U.S. Open. This, from a guy who's never even scratched a fingernail on his snowboard. If you're Omar Uresti, maybe that's not headline material.