June 22, 1998
Weariness couldn't prevent Marion Jones from becoming the first athlete in 50 years to win the women's 100 and 200 meters and long jump in the USA Track and Field Championships at New Orleans. Jones, 22, who has become the world's most celebrated female athlete in the sport in only one year, completed the rare sweep Sunday by winning the 200 in 22.24 seconds while running into a head wind. The time was the second-fastest of the year and only Jones has run faster.
June 30, 1998 |
Less than a year after it was revealed he had the same lethal neuromuscular disease that killed baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, former Houston Oiler defensive lineman Glenn Montgomery has died. He was 31. Montgomery died early Sunday in Dallas from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a terminal degenerative illness more commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's disease" since the New York Yankee first baseman was stricken in the 1930s.
October 7, 1995 |
Zealous crowds of strangers around the country, looking to Colin L. Powell for America's political salvation, are making his ears ring and ego swell with chants of "Run, Colin, Run." But beneath the din, those closest to the retired general are whispering, "Don't." J. Bruce Llewellyn, Powell's cousin and one of the nation's wealthiest African Americans, has warned him to "stay the hell away" from elective politics.
May 10, 1989 |
A generation ago, George J. Comfort Jr. drove a truck for an electrical supply firm. But today, as president of Los Angeles-based Superb Electric Supply Inc., he is seeing sales mushroom as his company rides the crest of the downtown office boom. "We supply all the stuff that goes between the walls that you don't even see--conduit wire, motor controls, circuit breakers," Comfort said. "It's not a business most people would even think about. But I've been doing $10 million a year (in annual sales)