December 31, 2009 |
A former coach says Steve Williams, who wrestled professionally as "Dr. Death" after a successful college wrestling and football career, has died. He was 49. Former University of Oklahoma wrestling coach Stan Abel says Williams' family told him Williams died Tuesday night in Lakewood, Colo., after a long battle with throat cancer. Williams was a four-time All-America as a heavyweight at Oklahoma from 1979 to '82 and finished second nationally his senior year. He was an All-Big Eight Conference offensive guard for Oklahoma in 1982.
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.
February 7, 2008 |
Lakeside Chinese Deli was the kind of restaurant that often looked closed even when it was, in fact, still open. So I figured reports of its demise must have been mistaken. The old hole punched into its sign and the frequently half-drawn window blinds were simply the ideal camouflage from Chinatown tourists who weren't adventurous enough to pass through its unassuming door. For those that did, Lakeside was the ultimate joint. It was home to some of the best hand-crafted dim sum I've ever eaten.
May 22, 2005 |
Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue has undergone successful surgery for early breast cancer at a Melbourne hospital, her surgeon said yesterday. "I feel confident that we caught the cancer in time and she is now on the road to a complete recovery. Her spirits are high and she's feeling fine," said Jenny Senior, who operated on Minogue on Friday afternoon. Minogue, 36, said on Tuesday that she had been diagnosed with early breast cancer and postponed her Australian and Asian "Showgirl Tour" concerts.
February 26, 2004 |
Ask Joe Eszterhas to describe the essential Hungarian temperament and he offers "suicidally passionate," "judgmental" and "unforgiving. " All those traits are manifest in Hollywood Animal, his big, brash, bellicose and best-selling memoir. The book is a savage indictment of Tinseltown, where Eszterhas, 59, plied his trade as one of the movie business' most successful and highly compensated screenwriters. "I was the only scriptwriter in the history of Hollywood who had groupies," boasts the scribe of such hits as Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct, as well as the epic stinkbomb Showgirls.
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.
November 12, 2003 |
More than 600 people jammed the West Chester United Methodist Church yesterday for a solemn ceremony to bid farewell to one of Chester County's most influential native sons. Charles Evans Swope was laid to rest in Oaklands Cemetery in West Goshen. Mr. Swope, 73, died Saturday, succumbing to throat cancer after fighting the disease for more than two years. He was buried in his glasses and Marine dress uniform. His coffin had the Marine Corps seal on the inside. His dress cap was placed on his chest; also in the coffin was a photo of Mr. Swope, his son, Charles Jr., and two friends, taken at a Poconos ski resort.
November 10, 2003 |
Charles E. Swope, the banker and philanthropist whose hand guided society and Republican politics in West Chester and Chester County for decades, will be buried here tomorrow. He died of throat cancer at his home here Saturday night at age 73. The son of a West Chester University president, Charles Evans Swope was born on June 16, 1930, to Charles S. and Edna Swope. In addition to presiding over First Chester County Corp., which owns First National Bank of Chester County, he led a multitude of local civic associations.
May 10, 2003 |
The bouquet of dry cleaning wafts up around Clarence Booker as he spreads a wool blouse on his press, lowers the machine's lid, and floors a foot-pedal to release a plume of steam through the fabric. Booker isn't as quick as he was when he started this job 21 years ago, when he was in his 80s. His hand shakes as he raises an arm. But then he somehow threads two little safety pins through the garment and a paper-covered hanger, summoning the manual dexterity of a Las Vegas card dealer.
November 7, 2002 |
The probe into a suspicious Breeders' Cup bet worth $3 million includes a third former Drexel student, racing industry officials said. The latest person under investigation by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board is Glen DaSilva, of New York, several racing industry officials confirmed yesterday. Two others under investigation already have been identified - Derrick Davis, of Baltimore, the man who made the winning Pick Six bets, and Chris Harn, an employee of Autotote, a company involved in the wagers under suspicion.