Posts Tagged: Brooklyn

Too short for basketball, Sol Schiff, 94, became world-class table tennis player

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Sol Schiff, whose rocketing, flat forehand propelled him to national and world table tennis championships in the 1930s when he was still in his teens, and who later earned the unofficial title “Mr. Table Tennis”as an ardent

Too short for basketball, Sol Schiff, 94, became world-class table tennis player

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Sol Schiff, whose rocketing, flat forehand propelled him to national and world table tennis championships in the 1930s when he was still in his teens, and who later earned the unofficial title “Mr. Table Tennis”as an ardent

The life of James Farentino, 73, rivaled the roles he played on television

(Editor’s note: Any kid who grew up in the ’60s and ’70s remembers this face on TV. Thank you, James Farentino.) LOS ANGELES – Actor James Farentino, whose private life was sometimes as dramatic as the roles he played in

The life of James Farentino, 73, rivaled the roles he played on television

(Editor’s note: Any kid who grew up in the ’60s and ’70s remembers this face on TV. Thank you, James Farentino.) LOS ANGELES – Actor James Farentino, whose private life was sometimes as dramatic as the roles he played in

With sailors fighting, then buying rounds, Brooklyn waterfront bar owner Pilar Montero, 90, had tales to tell

(Editor’s note: This is the kind of bar you hope to find when you’re traveling to a new city. And with her many stories, Pilar Montero is the kind of barkeep you hope will serve you.) BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Pilar

With sailors fighting, then buying rounds, Brooklyn waterfront bar owner Pilar Montero, 90, had tales to tell

(Editor’s note: This is the kind of bar you hope to find when you’re traveling to a new city. And with her many stories, Pilar Montero is the kind of barkeep you hope will serve you.) BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Pilar

‘JoePa’ Joe Paterno remembered as winning coach, builder of character

(Editor’s note: At the end of the day, when the final reckoning is made, let us remember that above all, Joe Paterno was a great coach.) STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more

‘JoePa’ Joe Paterno remembered as winning coach, builder of character

(Editor’s note: At the end of the day, when the final reckoning is made, let us remember that above all, Joe Paterno was a great coach.) STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more

Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal turned coach Joe Paterno into a broken man ‘overnight’

Editor’s note: Another beautiful portrait of Joe Paterno, written by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Joseph Vincent Paterno, the legendary Penn State University football coach with his jet-black hair, rolled up trousers and thick black glasses, died at

Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal turned coach Joe Paterno into a broken man ‘overnight’

Editor’s note: Another beautiful portrait of Joe Paterno, written by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Joseph Vincent Paterno, the legendary Penn State University football coach with his jet-black hair, rolled up trousers and thick black glasses, died at

Penn State college football coach Joe Paterno, 85, dies

Editor’s note: What a sad story is this one – that a man of such undeniable greatness should be remembered lastly by the child abuse sex scandal that got him fired. STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Sadly, the grim reports that

Penn State college football coach Joe Paterno, 85, dies

Editor’s note: What a sad story is this one – that a man of such undeniable greatness should be remembered lastly by the child abuse sex scandal that got him fired. STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – Sadly, the grim reports that

Richard J. Sheirer, 65, director of New York City’s ‘9-11’ emergency response, suffers fatal heart attack

NEW YORK –  Richard J. Sheirer, who as director of New York City’s Office of Emergency Management was thrown into the limelight on Sept. 11, 2001, after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, died on Thursday in Manhattan.

Richard J. Sheirer, 65, director of New York City’s ‘9-11’ emergency response, suffers fatal heart attack

NEW YORK –  Richard J. Sheirer, who as director of New York City’s Office of Emergency Management was thrown into the limelight on Sept. 11, 2001, after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, died on Thursday in Manhattan.