May 19, 2010
Bol seriously ill Former 76ers center Manute Bol, 47, was hospitalized in Northern Virginia last week with kidney failure and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a serious skin disorder, a friend and associate told the Washington Post. He had just returned from a school-building project in his native Sudan, where his health had deteriorated. His friend Tom Prichard, who worked with him on the project, said that he had undergone three rounds of dialysis. He said the Stevens- Johnson syndrome might necessitate a move to a burn unit.
May 17, 1996 |
Fred Claire, the Dodgers' general manager, scoffed at rumors that he is trying to make a trade since centerfielder and leadoff hitter Brett Butler was discovered to have throat cancer. He emphatically denied that he's interested in Lenny Dykstra - or anybody else, for that matter. "If anybody in this world thinks I'm going to go out and get an outfielder, they're wrong," he said. "I have not made one call, nor do I have any interest in making a call. "We have no single area with greater young talent than the outfield.
May 9, 1996 |
David Cone, the New York Yankees pitcher hospitalized with an aneurysm in his right shoulder, is likely to be sidelined for at least a month and possibly for the season. Cone, one of baseball's most consistent and durable pitchers, remained in Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center yesterday for more tests on the small aneurysm found a day earlier. The Yankees have not confirmed if the righthander, 33, will have surgery despite reports saying he will be operated on immediately.
August 30, 1993 |
SINCE WHEN DID AIRLINES SHOW ANY RESPECT? A model in France whose opulent, voluptuous curves are a common sight on billboards there, yesterday called the decision by domestic airline Air Inter to charge her two fares to accommodate her 286-pound body "an attack on human dignity. " "It hurts . . .. I can get into a seat like anyone else, we are human beings too," said actress and model Anne Zamberlan, who appears on a larger- than-life ad for the Virgin book and music stores, reclining in a pose reminiscent of the models of impressionist master Renoir.
May 23, 1992 |
WESTERN CITY SLICKERS So you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Go west, right? Wrong - the West is the most urbanized part of the United States, if you go by the percentage of people living in urban areas, according to a forthcoming book titled Profile of the West: Changes in the 1990s and Beyond. Nearly 80 percent of all westerners now are urbanites, according to a report on the book in Investor's Business Daily. By comparison, only 65 percent of Americans east of the Mississippi live in urban areas.
July 17, 2008 |
John Wagner Jr., 60, of Sewell, beloved freshman football coach at St. Joseph's Preparatory School and a postal worker for 25 years, died of throat cancer Friday at Methodist Hospital. He had been a longtime resident of Southwest Philadelphia. Born in South Philadelphia, Mr. Wagner graduated from West Catholic High School in 1965. He enlisted in the Navy in 1968 and was a lightweight boxer while serving Stateside on the Yosemite, a destroyer tender, until his discharge in 1970.
January 2, 2004 |
Rose Amanto Bowie, 82, of Warminster, the matriarch of a family of Philadelphia police officers who overcame the loss of her voice and taught others to do the same, died Tuesday of a stroke at Abington Memorial Hospital. In 1968, Mrs. Bowie was diagnosed with throat cancer and had surgery to remove her larynx. Her son, John Jr., said that his mother wanted to be able to talk to her grandchildren, so she made an effort to learn esophageal speech. She then taught the technique to others as a volunteer for 20 years at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.
August 19, 1986 |
Harry Johnson is a victim of cancer and circumstance. The 52-year-old migrant worker traveled here two weeks ago from Edgefield, S.C., with his wife, Esther, to have his throat cancer treated, only to get tangled in a bureaucratic jungle of lost papers and missed appointments and end up on park benches and walking the streets. Johnson, a native Philadelphian whose trip to seek medical help was paid out of collections taken by Southern churches, arrived on the doorstep of Metropolitan Hospital July 30 but somehow got the impression that he would not be admitted without insurance.
April 14, 2011 |
We do so like to make light of just about every piece of detritus that floats around in the galaxy where Hollywood stars like Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan live, it seems, to do the kind of high jinks that keep us feeling blessed. It is so much more entertaining than acknowledging that celebrities might face the same challenges as do we mere lowly paid humans. Then comes the news that actress Catherine Zeta-Jones recently was treated for bipolar disorder after helping her husband, Michael Douglas , survive a bout last year with advanced throat cancer.
September 2, 2010 |
FOLLOWING HER most recent arrest (this time for exiting an Escalade reeking of marijuana and shortly thereafter dropping a little bag of coke from a purse she claims wasn't hers), Paris Hilton was banned yesterday from two Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip (Wynn Las Vegas and Encore). Presumably she is still welcome at the Las Vegas Hilton. Maybe even the Paris. And her boyfriend Cy Waits , who was also arrested in his pot-mobile, is now out of work. He was "separated" from his job after less than a week as top managing partner of two Wynn nightclubs, Wynn Resorts spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne said in a statement.