February 5, 1994 |
Eddie Hill is a work in progress. His body, jersey number and attitude have changed. The flawless mechanics and downy-soft release of his jump shot are the only constants in his basketball life. "I wanted to make sure this year was different. I wanted to have a whole different feel for it," said Hill, a Cleveland High graduate and starting off-guard for Washington State. Hence, the changes. He bulked up, switched from No. 32 to No. 5, even got a tattoo.
October 27, 1993 |
Sometime last January, Ercie Hill decided that after 46 years of racing, her husband, Eddie, needed extra help if he was to accomplish their stated goal--winning the National Hot Rod Assn. top-fuel championship, the top prize in drag racing. "I was back home in Wichita Falls (Tex.) and I sat down and asked the Lord if, in his good wisdom and will, he could help Eddie win the world championship," Ercie said.
October 30, 1992 |
Eddie Hill had the quickest elapsed time in drag racing history Thursday during qualifying for the National Hot Rod Assn. Winston Finals at Pomona. Hill, 56, of Wichita Falls, Tex., covered the quarter mile in 4.779 seconds at 288.55 m.p.h. Qualifying continues through Saturday in the final event of the season, with eliminations Sunday. Cory McClenathan of Anaheim was second at 4.842 at 299.60. McClenathan's speed is second-fastest behind Kenny Bernstein's 300 m.p.h. Neely of Covington, Ga.
March 13, 1992 |
To find out what makes Eddie Hill tick, understand what makes him ticked. It's not that Hill is irritable; he is one of the most popular players on the Washington State basketball team. Still, he fumes when his jump shot is off target. After a miss, the iron becomes the focus of Hill's ire. He glares at the hoop the way a tennis player plucks his strings after an errant smash or an embarrassed outfielder searches his glove for a gap in the leather. The gesture amuses WSU players and coaches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1991 |
A Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor was accused by a government prosecutor in Los Angeles Friday of abusing his power by stealing money and paying an informant-friend thousands of dollars in agency funds for work never performed. The accusations by Assistant U.S. Atty. William F. Fahey came on the first day of the trial of agent Eddie B. Hill, 49, indicted in October on charges of embezzlement and filing false vouchers on behalf of the informant.
January 13, 1990 |
Sometime over the summer, Eddie Hill underwent a startling transformation. Once a scorer--a moniker that generally connotes deficiencies in other areas--the Cleveland High guard has emerged from his one-dimensional cocoon. The old label had, quite simply, bugged him. "His image has been that of a pure shooter," Cleveland Coach Marc Paez said. "Tonight's game reflects how hard he's worked to change all that."