December 20, 2007 |
Alonzo Mourning refused to leave on a stretcher what might have been the last game of his career. After tearing the patellar tendon in his right knee in Miami's 117-111 overtime loss at Atlanta last night, the veteran Heat center was placed on the stretcher, but he refused the ride. "That's not the way I envisioned myself, walking off the court for the last time in my career," said Mourning, 37. "I've been through so much in my life. If I had to crawl off the court I would have.
March 15, 2000 |
The courtroom spectators sat in disbelief. Several shook their heads. They were reacting to the case of a man accused of stealing an 8-month-old fetus. Lab technician Robert Williams, 32, says he had not known that the fetus was wrapped up inside a stretcher he took last Sept. 3. When he found out, Williams, of Walnut Lane near Pulaski Avenue, panicked, said Assistant District Attorney Lauren Kelly. Williams, who wanted the stretcher for his side business of transporting bodies for funeral homes, drove the fetus from the grounds of Presbyterian Hospital to his mother's Georges Lane home.
February 23, 2008 |
Brad Miller had 22 points and 14 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings overcame his late turnover to hold off host Charlotte, 116-115, in overtime last night in a game marred by a scary head injury to Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace. Wallace was taken off the floor on a stretcher during last night's game after being knocked unconscious by an inadvertent elbow. A team official said Wallace suffered a concussion and was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Wallace did regain consciousness.
December 7, 1997 |
Lamar Sturdivant appeared to know right away that something was wrong. Lying on the sideline after getting tackled early in yesterday's South Jersey Group 1 championship game, the Woodbury senior sat up and held his left knee and just stared at it. Trainers immobilized his left leg, then placed him on a stretcher. He was taken by ambulance to Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The initial diagnosis for Sturdivant, a first-team member of last season's all-South Jersey football team, was a dislocated knee.
April 5, 1991 |
Smiling, waving and issuing directions from her stretcher, Emily D. Mobley emerged from Lechuguilla Cave early yesterday, ending an elaborate four-day rescue that began when she broke her leg in the nation's deepest known cave. "Oh, the stars are out tonight," she said after her stretcher was hauled from the cave. As she arrived later at a waiting ambulance a mile from the cave, she sat up and joked and thanked her rescuers. "I'm fine, and I appreciate all the people caring about me," said Mobley, who was wrapped in a green blanket and had her leg in a plastic inflatable splint.
January 21, 1993 |
An accident victim is moved onto a stretcher after a crash in Northeast Philadelphia. Police said there were no serious injuries yesterday in the 9:55 a.m. collision of autos driven by Bertha Titlebaum, 77, and Edward P. Schloendorn, 79, at Tyson Avenue and Large Street.
September 4, 1999 |
Detective Lt. Michael McCarrick said he was "at his wits end," and the frustration showed in his face. He had never had a theft case quite as emotional as this one. Someone had stolen the tiny body of a stillborn baby from a funeral director's van parked at Presbyterian Medical Center in West Philadelphia yesterday. The parents were grieving the death of their daughter on Thursday. Now they were undergoing "horrible trauma" with the loss of the body, said the detective. The baby's body was wrapped in a cloth-bag-like shroud.
May 11, 2000 |
The judge called the theft of an 8-month-old fetus "despicable and reprehensible. " Municipal Judge Ronald B. Merriweather then sentenced Robert Williams, 32, a lab technician, to spend six to 12 months of weekends behind bars to think about what he did. Merriweather also fined Williams, of Walnut Lane near Pulaski Avenue, $5,000 and ordered the money to be turned over to the Sunshine Foundation, which takes terminally ill children on...
December 8, 2012 |
The Navy won the first event, this morning at the Rocky Steps, because the Army had trouble opening a stretcher. This wasn't your typical touristy Stallon-style ascension at the Art Museum. After 50 push-ups and jumping-rope reps, squads of four - including men and women - raced up the steps carrying a dummy on the stretcher. At the top, a flag was waved, to signal each team's other four members to repeat the entire drill. Then everybody took off running to the next event in the annual Patriot Games - a mock military mission at 10 a.m. outside the Independence Visitors Center, Sixth and Market Streets.
July 27, 2005 |
Boston pitcher Matt Clement was hit in the right side of the head by Carl Crawford's line drive last night and carried from the field on a stretcher in the visiting Red Sox' 10-9 win over Tampa Bay in 10 innings. Clement could be seen blinking his eyes when he was placed on the stretcher, and the Red Sox said he was conscious and alert as he was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. "He had some numbness throughout the site where he got hit behind the right ear," said Lt. Rick Feinberg of the St. Petersburg Fire-Rescue.