Posts Tagged: Philadelphia

Fighting the streets, Philadelphia boxer Will Taylor, 46, almost won it all

WEST PHILADELPHIA – Will Taylor was always in a fight. He fought as a classy light-heavyweight in the ring. And he fought the lure of the streets. He had a winning record in the ring. He was not always so

Fighting the streets, Philadelphia boxer Will Taylor, 46, almost won it all

WEST PHILADELPHIA – Will Taylor was always in a fight. He fought as a classy light-heavyweight in the ring. And he fought the lure of the streets. He had a winning record in the ring. He was not always so

Just for the hell of it, Victor Kovens, 67, flew around the world for world’s record

(I admire anyone who attempts something audacious just because.) OWING MILLS, Md. – Abbey Victor Kovens, a Baltimore travel agent who during the 1970s circled the world in record time, earning him a mention in the Guinness Book of World

Just for the hell of it, Victor Kovens, 67, flew around the world for world’s record

(I admire anyone who attempts something audacious just because.) OWING MILLS, Md. – Abbey Victor Kovens, a Baltimore travel agent who during the 1970s circled the world in record time, earning him a mention in the Guinness Book of World

The first (and only) time many Philly athletes appeared in print was because of sportswriter Herm Rogul, 72

YORKTOWN, Pa. – For Herm Rogul, basketball was like a religion. His brief playing career ended on the playgrounds of West Philly, but he became a chronicler of those who went on to greatness in the eras when Philadelphia basketball

The first (and only) time many Philly athletes appeared in print was because of sportswriter Herm Rogul, 72

YORKTOWN, Pa. – For Herm Rogul, basketball was like a religion. His brief playing career ended on the playgrounds of West Philly, but he became a chronicler of those who went on to greatness in the eras when Philadelphia basketball

The ‘Picasso’ of Philadelphia’s cheesesteaks, hoagies, Domenic Spataro, 94, worked just days ago

DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Domenic C. Spataro, 94, of Buckingham, Bucks County, patriarch of Spataro’s, a decades-old sandwich shop at Reading Terminal Market, died Thursday, Jan. 26, of congestive heart failure at Doylestown Hospital. “He epitomized our independent merchant community,”

The ‘Picasso’ of Philadelphia’s cheesesteaks, hoagies, Domenic Spataro, 94, worked just days ago

DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Domenic C. Spataro, 94, of Buckingham, Bucks County, patriarch of Spataro’s, a decades-old sandwich shop at Reading Terminal Market, died Thursday, Jan. 26, of congestive heart failure at Doylestown Hospital. “He epitomized our independent merchant community,”

Angelo Dundee, 90, trained Muhammad Ali in epic fights with Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman

TAMPA – Angelo Dundee, the Hall of Fame trainer who guided Muhammad Ali’s career, died of a heart attack Wednesday night in Clearwater. Dundee was 90. Dundee had been admitted to a Clearwater-area hospital after suffering a blood clot following

Angelo Dundee, 90, trained Muhammad Ali in epic fights with Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman

TAMPA – Angelo Dundee, the Hall of Fame trainer who guided Muhammad Ali’s career, died of a heart attack Wednesday night in Clearwater. Dundee was 90. Dundee had been admitted to a Clearwater-area hospital after suffering a blood clot following

Mighty Pocono Raceway rose from a spinach patch and the determination of dentist Joseph Mattioli

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – For the second time in less than a week, Pennsylvania has lost one of its sports icons. Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the man who built Pocono Raceway into one of the top tracks on the NASCAR circuit, died

Mighty Pocono Raceway rose from a spinach patch and the determination of dentist Joseph Mattioli

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – For the second time in less than a week, Pennsylvania has lost one of its sports icons. Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the man who built Pocono Raceway into one of the top tracks on the NASCAR circuit, died

James F. Crow, 95, helped assess radiation mutational damage after nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

MADISON, WISC. – James F. Crow, a leader in the field of population genetics who helped shape public policy toward atomic radiation damage and the use of DNA in the courtroom, died last Wednesday at his home in Madison, Wis.

James F. Crow, 95, helped assess radiation mutational damage after nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

MADISON, WISC. – James F. Crow, a leader in the field of population genetics who helped shape public policy toward atomic radiation damage and the use of DNA in the courtroom, died last Wednesday at his home in Madison, Wis.