May 31, 2012 |
Here are 10 high-performing "he-man" vegan athletes. Carl Lewis Track star: Went vegan in 1990; won the 1991 World Championships in Athletics. Tim Bradley Boxer: Fighting Manny Pacquiao on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mac Danzig Mixed martial artist (UFC): Ultimate Fighter 6 winner, 2007. Scott Jurek Ultramarathoner: Winner of multiple endurance runs; in 2010, set U.S. record for 24-hour distance run. Billy Simmons Bodybuilder: Won Mr. Natural Universe in 2009.
December 9, 1991 |
The steel doors slam shut behind them, one by one. Lawyers Roosevelt Hairston and Sean Perretta find themselves standing before a classroom full of teen-agers at the Youth Study Center. They are tough guys - and some play that role with the lawyers. "Some kids try to proposition us," Perretta said. "They say, 'If I put $20,000 in your hands right now, will you represent me in this drug case?' " Hairston and Perretta - who visit the center at 20th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue through Options for Opportunity, a program sponsored by the Barristers Association and Philadelphia Futures - know the tough guys are playing a power game with them.
June 6, 1986 |
On the location of Tough Guys, the traditional movie order "Roll 'em!" has an unusual effect. A dignified puff of smoke rises in a gray smudge against the yellowish smog, and an immaculately maintained locomotive moves majestically along the tracks in a run-down train yard in suburban Glendale. The polished metalwork and the gleaming paint of Old Daylight seem out of place in such shabby surroundings. As the train shunts at a hesitant dowager's pace toward the waiting cameras, it exudes an air of old-world breeding and consummate craftsmanship.
October 10, 2011
Charles Napier, 75, whose granite jaw, toothy grin, and steely stare made him one of the most recognizable actors movie and TV audiences never heard of, died Wednesday at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. From the dim-witted country music star John Belushi flimflammed in The Blues Brothers to the scheming military intelligence officer who matched wits with Sylvester Stallone in Rambo: First Blood II , Mr. Napier appeared in scores of films and TV shows in a career spanning more than 40 years.
October 3, 1987 |
Here's some of the give-and-take between the union officials and Dan Carr, a union-affiliated roofing contractor. The officials suspected that Carr was underreporting the hours worked either by himself or by his men, thereby evading payment into union funds required by their collective-bargaining agreement. The following excerpts are taken from an FBI transcript of the chat, edited by the Daily News. Union official Robert Medina: You're a nice guy, Dan . . . . Guess what? I'm not gonna be a nice guy to you . . . I think you're f------ with us . . . Could you make a living on two f------ days a week, sometimes one day . . .?
November 28, 1996 |
In the opening of Alan Taylor's Palookaville, three guys in a gas-guzzling clunker pull up outside a jeweler's on an empty Jersey City street in the middle of the night to stage a burglary. There's Sid, played by William Forsythe, whose credits in screen villainy range from Extreme Prejudice to The Rock and read more like a serial killer's rap sheet than a resume. There's Russ, portrayed by Vincent Gallo, who can also be found as the manic mobster in Abel Ferrara's The Funeral.
January 27, 2011
YOU'LL SEE the NHL's highest fliers showing off their skills by skating through the open ice as if they were Michelle Kwan or Apolo Anton Ono. But what about the rest of the hockey world? The NHL is constantly tinkering with its All-Star Game, but never adds a component for the league's tough guys. We demand center-ice fights during a stoppage at the skills competition! OK, maybe not. Still, in the spirit of the weekend, the Daily News asked Flyers' pugilists for their top six fighters leaguewide.
September 16, 1992 |
Like other hockey teams with superstars, the Flyers have been concerned about protecting Eric Lindros, their $21 million investment, from NHL hooligans. The league's tough guys surely will make a run at the rookie, to test his courage and strength. So listen up, tough guys. This is for you. First day of training camp, Lindros was admittedly nervous. He worked out some of his jitters by leveling defenseman Terry Carkner and winger Claude Boivin, two Flyers who were being counted on to be bodyguards for Lindros.
August 12, 1991 |
You could call V.I. Warshawski a tough babe, but if you did she would probably break your arm. Warshawski, as played by Kathleen Turner in the new movie "V.I. Warshawski," is a private investigator who can intercept a fist with her face and come away with nothing worse than a fat lip on her big mouth. Just like the guys in the hard-boiled genre, she can take a licking and keep on quipping. In pursuit of whodunit, only a snapped heel would cause Warshawski to break stride, but as tough as she is (and she's as tough as they come)
November 23, 1993 |
Fire and Slice. Fire, that's Aaron McKie. He mostly likes to fire jump shots. Slice, that's Eddie Jones. He mostly likes to slice to the basket. While watching these two stars play basketball for Temple University, one might guess that their lives have been as different as their styles. That guess would be incorrect. McKie hails from the North (Philadelphia) while Jones hails from the South (Pompano Beach, Fla.). But they know the same neighborhood, if you get the drift, and it's unfamiliar to Mr. Rogers.