September 20, 2009 |
I heard this anecdote somewhere: Though there were 10 people in his group (including himself and guides), a mountain climber counted 11 people as the climbing party made its ascent. At base camp, he counted again and found there were 10. Who was that 11th person? What the climber experienced is familiar terrain in the Bible (where there are plenty of unexpected encounters with strangers who mysteriously vanish), and it's probably an experience familiar to anyone who has felt an unexplained, consoling "presence" -- there's no better word for it -- during a time of great need: at a dying family member's bedside or during a crisis.
August 20, 2008 |
Hiding behind his floppy, jet-black hair, Teddy Geiger looks like any other kid making the uncomfortable transition between teenager and young adult. His shoulders hunched, his hands thrust deeply into his jeans pockets as he wanders through a throng of shoppers at the Grove on his way to a recent interview, Geiger doesn't exhibit the swagger one might expect from an up-and-coming musician who also happens to be carving out a niche for himself in the world of acting. In some ways, Geiger does resemble his character in the music-comedy "The Rocker," which opens in theaters today.
January 6, 2005 |
Ohio State Athletic Director Andy Geiger is retiring after a decade featuring some of the Buckeyes' greatest victories and biggest embarrassments. From the time Maurice Clarett led the Buckeyes to a football national championship in 2002, the athletic department has been beset by NCAA investigations of its football and basketball programs. "I find my work is no longer fun and I no longer look forward with enthusiasm to each day," Geiger, 65, said Wednesday. "I'm just tired. Just bone-weary.
November 17, 2004 |
Ohio State Athletic Director Andy Geiger and Coach Jim Tressel defended the program Tuesday against charges that players were paid by boosters and coddled academically. Geiger had harsh words for former tailback Maurice Clarett and ESPN, which he said has led an attack against the program by providing a forum for Clarett's allegations.
September 3, 2003 |
Ohio State Athletic Director Andy Geiger said Tuesday night that he doubted sophomore tailback Maurice Clarett would return to the defending national champion this season. "I'm not optimistic about any number of games at this point," Geiger said. Earlier Tuesday, Coach Jim Tressel said Clarett would no longer practice with the team until questions about his eligibility are answered -- an abrupt reversal from 10 days earlier when he was allowed to work out with the second-ranked Buckeyes.
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March 1, 2002 |
Peter W. Geiger, 74, a veteran financial advisor to the entertainment industry who had a four-decade career with Bank of America, died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications after heart surgery. Geiger was hired by Bank of America in 1951, when its entertainment lending division was in trouble. Television had begun to keep moviegoers at home, and the bank had foreclosed on 30 films.