November 19, 2012
ED SNIDER, the chairman of Comcast-Spectacor, released a statement on Saturday regarding a Daily News story that was published in SportsWeek that morning. "An article appearing in today's Philadelphia Daily News is absolutely erroneous," Snider said in the statement. "I am a solid supporter of National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman and the league in this unfortunate situation. Like all fans, players, owners and league officials, I am extremely hopeful that an agreement can be reached and we can eventually be playing hockey again soon.
July 17, 1996 |
The prosecution wrapped up in the murder trial of Tyrone Greene yesterday with the presentation of a statement Greene gave to a Chester County detective in which he allegedly admitted participating in the robbery that led to the 1993 killing of Coatesville Laundermat manager Donald Johnson. Detective David Grandizio testified that Greene made the statement after being arrested in Philadelphia on Dec. 28, 1993, 10 days after the botched robbery attempt. The prosecution maintains that Greene stood watch at the front of the coin laundry on Dec. 18, 1993, while his accomplice, Darrick Hall, stuck a gun to Johnson's head and killed him. Hall, who gave detectives a statement implicating Greene in the robbery, was convicted of first-degree murder in 1994 and sentenced to death.
June 8, 1993 |
Carrying a poster of the ubiquitous Barney, kindergartener Rashaan Vereen is among about 450 students from McCloskey Elementary School taking part in an anti-drug march yesterday. The school is located at Gowen and Pickering streets.The march kicked off Kids Week Celebration at the Cedarbrook school.
June 13, 1994 |
The emaciated 20-month-old boy, suffering from a badly bruised eye, was tied to his walker when Benjamin Council arrived at his sister's home last year. Council told police that when he questioned Arlinda Walker, 43, about it, she told him she had tied her grandson, William Randolph Walker, to make sure he didn't fall and hurt himself. Council also told Homicide Detective Jeff Piree that on one occasion his sister stopped someone from feeding the boy, who died Oct. 12, weighing only 13 pounds.
February 12, 2007 |
Five words you will never hear from me again in life: I agree with James Dobson. Dobson is the founder of Focus on the Family, a conservative activist group, and ordinarily, I couldn't see eye to eye with him on the day of the week. But I agree with him about Mary Cheney. He wrote about the vice president's pregnant, lesbian daughter in a Time magazine essay in December. Here's part of what he said: "With all due respect to Cheney and her partner, Heather Poe, the majority of more than 30 years of social-science evidence indicates that children do best on every measure of well-being when raised by their married mother and father.
January 23, 1987 |
Following is the last section of state Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer's statement to reporters, the portion he did not read at the news conference in his office: I've repeatedly said that I'm not going to resign as state treasurer. After many hours of thought and meditation, I've made a decision that should not be an example to anyone else because it is unique to my situation. Last May I told you that after the trial, I would give you the story of the decade. To those of you who are shallow the events of this morning will be that story.
June 15, 2011 |
After 2 days to reflect, LeBron James clarified his comments following the Miami Heat's loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals Sunday night. James had received some criticism for making a blanket statement that seemed to belittle fans who cheered against him and the Heat: "All the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today," James said. "They have the same personal problems they had today.
August 14, 1998 |
The statement that was to be issued by Dallas Cowboys guard Everett McIver will be postponed until later this week, team owner Jerry Jones said. McIver was expected to issue the statement yesterday. McIver is expected to speak on several subjects, including his relationship with teammate Michael Irvin and his future with the Cowboys. He is also expected to address a news report that Jones negotiated a deal with Irvin to pay McIver for his silence about a July 29 incident that left McIver with a cut on his neck.
July 13, 1990 |
"I fired one shot. I was only trying to scare the boy, I didn't mean to shoot him. That's all I fired, one shot. " The words are allegedly those of James Sanders, the man accused of firing the gunshot that killed Port Richmond teenager Sean Daily last year. Sanders' statement was read in court yesterday during the trial of Sanders and six other men accused in the killing. Sanders' lawyer, Samuel C. Stretton, has told the jurors he will ask them to completely discount the statement, which he said Sanders was forced to sign.
January 13, 2012 |
Joe Paterno's son, Scott, says the firing of his father two months ago by the Penn State board of trustees "was not handled well" and that attacks on the university's football program and its academic record during his tenure were "unjustified. " Scott Paterno released a statement Thursday night in response to one issued earlier in the day by the board of trustees. The board said that because of "extraordinary circumstances," it decided "it was in the best interests of the university to make an immediate change" by terminating Joe Paterno as head football coach.