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.
May 19, 2002
Use moments as they arise My 47-year-old husband has throat cancer. We have three teenage children. From the start, 21 months ago, we have been honest with one another and our children about the seriousness of Tom's illness. My husband and I have found that we have our most productive conversations while on walks in the woods, sitting by the river, or sitting in a gazebo in a park near us. These are places that remind us of our happiest times together, so we feel happy. The discussions have never been planned.
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.