August 6, 2001 |
Always fancying himself an entertainer rather than an artiste, Rod Stewart has never taken himself too seriously - his career, to paraphrase one of his best lyrics, is one part rhapsody, one part comedy. Saturday night at the Tweeter Center, Stewart's concert started with a humorous, day-in-the-life video segment projected on the big screens on either side of the stage: See Rod kick soccer balls! See Rod blow-dry his hair! See Rod drink beer! Fun is Stewart's business, and at the two-thirds-full Tweeter Center, business was good.
July 23, 2001 |
EX-BEATLE George Harrison has admitted that he expects to die soon from cancer, the group's former producer said yesterday. The 58-year-old musician was recently treated for a brain tumour at a clinic in Switzerland, having already undergone an operation for lung cancer at the Mayo Clinic in May. The Mail said yesterday that Harrison had told friend and former producer George Martin, that he does not have long to live. Harrison and Martin could not be reached for comment.
June 8, 2001 |
Thomas J. Durkin Jr., 49, of Fort Washington, known as a caring physician and instructor in pediatrics, died Sunday of throat cancer at his home. "He was a very caring and loving pediatrician who enjoyed his patients," said his wife of 24 years, Regina Torsney-Durkin, who is also a doctor. "He was an excellent teacher for medical students," who frequently observed him in his practice. Dr. Durkin was affiliated with ABC-Family Pediatricians, which maintains three offices in the Allentown area.
September 24, 1998 |
Imprisoned New York mob boss John Gotti has throat cancer and will undergo surgery soon, his lawyer Bruce Cutler said yesterday. He called the condition "serious, it's life-threatening," but added: "Everyone feels he's going to lick this. " Cutler noted that docs "feel it's treatable, and they're optimistic. " They found a tumor at the back of his throat near his tonsils and lymph nodes. "As I understand it, it was cancer of the tonsils and then metastasized," Cutler said. "It's been difficult to get precise information from prison authorities.
January 28, 1997 |
The Bash Brothers are together again. Jose Canseco returned to the Oakland Athletics in a trade from Boston yesterday and will be reunited with Mark McGwire, with whom he formed one of the most explosive combos in baseball in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Last season, Canseco batted .289 with 28 homers and 82 RBI. Canseco, who left Oakland in a 1992 trade with Texas, was sent back to the A's for righthander John Wasdin, who was 8-7 with a 5.96 ERA last season in 25 games, 21 of them starts.
June 18, 1996 |
Enough of this rebel shtick: Mick Jagger is considering sending son James, 11, to Eton, one of Britain's most exclusive schools, where Prince William goes. A Brit paper reported yesterday that the rocker and the Mrs., Jerry Hall, visited the school last week. So far, James has been tutored privately on the Caribbean isle of Mustique. COUPLES Yasir Arafat's wife, Suha, says she's not preggers again - yet - but suggests she might be soon, noting that her husband "is dreaming of another baby, whether it is a boy or a girl.
June 1, 1996 |
Lenny Dykstra without an achy back? Unlikely, but possible. The Dude without a huge chaw of tobacco in his cheek? As unthinkable as the Liberty Bell without its crack. If Phillies righthander Curt Schilling is to be believed, however, Dykstra will take the field sans his trademark wad of Red Man when he comes off the 15-day disabled list - he's eligible Tuesday in Chicago. Baseball's most familiar tobacco-chewer apparently has been scared straight by the throat cancer that has sidelined Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Brett Butler, who had not used smokeless tobacco in more than a decade.
June 1, 1996 |
If you don't believe Brett Butler's throat cancer threw the fear of God into ballplayers, consider this one astonishing fact: Lenny Dykstra has quit using tobacco. The Phillies centerfielder, the jaw-bulging epitome of the spitting, tobacco-chomping ballplayer, gave it up during the Phillies' recent West Coast trip after learning that Butler, another tobacco-user, was suffering from throat cancer. "Lenny hasn't had a chew since we were in Los Angeles," said Curt Schilling during a pregame news conference with Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.
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 15, 1996 |
Desperate for some offense, Phillies manager Jim Fregosi said last night he would play Pete Incaviglia in left field "for a few days to see if he can give us some pop. " And, last night, Inky did. Batting cleanup in a revamped lineup, he broke up Osvaldo Fernandez's no-hit bid with a two-out solo home run in the fourth, and he added a two-run single in the fifth. Incaviglia entered the game with five homers - and 22 strikeouts - in just 62 at-bats. "I know he'll strike out some, but we need someone who can drive in runs because we're not getting any offense," Fregosi said.