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January 21, 2002 |
The Rev. Joseph R. Fahey, a master fund-raiser who donated tens of thousands of dollars to his Jesuit order with the help of his card-counting skills, died Wednesday in a Boston hospital of an apparent heart attack. He was 65. Garbed in his single blue suit, Fahey played blackjack tables from Atlantic City to Las Vegas, in his words "all for the greater glory of God," until the casinos blacklisted him.
June 19, 1990
Tony Brooks, a top rusher during Notre Dame's 1988 national championship football season, has been readmitted to the university and will be eligible to play this fall, a school official says. During the 1988 season, Brooks rushed for 667 yards, averaging 5.7 yards a carry and scoring two touchdowns. Brooks, 20, of Tulsa, Okla., withdrew in 1989 after Coach Lou Holtz suspended him from spring football practice for unspecified disciplinary reasons.
January 3, 1985 |
Two of Holy Cross College's four black basketball players who walked off on the team charging racism have been asked to rejoin the team, school officials said Wednesday night. The two players were told they may resume playing for the team, but have not appeared at a practice since Saturday, and walked out on a meeting with the school's top athletics officials Wednesday night. The school issued a statement Wednesday night saying center Walter Coates, a senior from Calverton, Va.
November 26, 1987 |
It's a company where employees call the owner "the colonel," its products have names like Bullet, Bombshell and Fireball, and there's a vice president of logistics. One of Orange County's many defense contractors, perhaps? No, this Santa Ana company's products won't be found on the battlefield. But you may see them blasting out of a bunker in a war zone of a different type: the local golf course. The company, Pinseeker Golf Corp.
February 7, 1990 |
Federal appeals court nominee Clarence Thomas told Senate Democrats on Tuesday that his conservative personal and political views would not shape his decisions on the bench. "My approach will be to put my personal views in the background," Thomas told the Senate Judiciary Committee. He pledged to rigidly follow the law as written by the Democrat-controlled Congress, even when he disagreed with the wisdom of the legislation.
June 29, 1991 |
Conservative U.S. appeals court judge Clarence Thomas, an ardent black conservative who was chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for seven years, endorses minority achievement without preferential treatment. A Democrat-turned-Republican, Thomas was named by President Bush in 1989 to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, a seat held by retired Judge Robert H. Bork, who was rejected in his own quest for the Supreme Court.
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May 8, 2004 |
Father Edmund P. Joyce, who served 35 years as executive vice president of the University of Notre Dame, has died. He was 87. Joyce, who suffered a stroke in 2002 and never fully recovered, died Sunday at Holy Cross House on the campus in Indiana. Until his retirement in 1987, Joyce served as the No. 2 man at Notre Dame to Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, the university's president from 1952 to 1987. Joyce oversaw the school's finances and building programs.
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October 17, 2012
John Durkin Former U.S. senator from New Hampshire Former U.S. Sen. John Durkin, 76, a New Hampshire Democrat who won his seat in 1975 in one of the closest elections in Senate history, died Tuesday at Franklin Regional Hospital in Concord, N.H., after a brief illness. His death was confirmed by an official at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, where Durkin had lived since 2011. Durkin was elected to the Senate on Sept. 16, 1975, after a long fight that wound its way from New Hampshire to Washington and back again.