January 14, 2010 |
For Democrats, it's a nightmarish scenario: A Republican appears to be within striking distance of capturing the Senate seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy. Massachusetts hasn't elected a Republican to the Senate since 1972. But some polls show that Scott Brown, a state senator, is gaining on his Democratic rival, state Atty. Gen. Martha Coakley, in Tuesday's special election to replace the "liberal lion" of the Senate. The contest has become close enough to make Democratic officials in Washington nervous.
June 4, 2008 |
Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy developed no complications a day after his risky surgery to treat a malignant brain tumor, his office said in a statement. Kennedy spent the day walking hospital hallways, visiting with his family and "keeping up with the news of the day," his office said. The 76-year-old Democrat is expected to stay at the hospital in Durham for about a week. His doctors have described the surgery as a success.
April 16, 1987 |
When the players from Buena High showed up for their baseball game Wednesday night against Kennedy wearing sport coats, ties and penny loafers, the attempt at sartorial splendor drew a few chuckles from the more casually attired Kennedy players. Buena Coach Stan Hedegard's all-white, Miami Vice outfit drew the most attention. "Remember, it's better to look good than to feel good," cracked one Kennedy player, clad in a T-shirt, team cap, spikes and his uniform pants.
November 11, 1985
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) said that he is convinced he can win his party's presidential nomination in 1988. Kennedy, who lost the 1980 nomination to President Jimmy Carter, told the Boston Globe he won't make a final decision until after 1986 elections. The paper said, however, that he has raised about $1 million for the campaign.
September 27, 1997 |
Kennedy quarterback Gabriel Roman threw for three first-half touchdowns to lead the Fighting Irish to a 31-13 victory over Montebello Friday night at Western High. Kennedy broke out of a two-week funk on offense, scoring 28 first-half points with Roman's three touchdowns and another on a 41-yard touchdown run by Joe Magallanes in the first half.
January 25, 2008 |
Scottish writer and stand-up comedian A.L. Kennedy has won Britain's Costa Book of the Year Award for "Day," her novel about a World War II veteran whose work as an extra on a war film forces him to confront his past. Kennedy, 42, has published four previous novels and several short-story collections and performs regularly as a comic. She'll receive $50,000 for winning. The prize, known until 2006 as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, was established in 1971. Competition is open to residents of Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
September 12, 1992 |
It was only fitting that a game that was marred by turnovers should, well, turn on a bungle that went right. Trailing by a point, Banning High returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown and rolled to a 19-7 victory over Kennedy in a nonleague opener Friday night at Kennedy. Kennedy held a 7-6 lead entering the second half, despite fumbling, bumbling and stumbling over itself in the first 24 minutes. Banning matched the Golden Cougars, boot for boot.
October 26, 1996 |
Garrett Sabol lay stretched on the bench, his right knee heavily wrapped. Sabol had scored on an eight-yard run with 6 minutes 45 seconds remaining in the third quarter to give Kennedy a 21-point lead. The Fighting Irish went on to defeat Katella, 28-13, in an Empire League game Friday night at Western High. Sabol was hit entering the end zone and forced to leave the game. Before the injury, Sabol scored three touchdowns and rushed for 126 yards in 15 carries.
September 18, 1999 |
Kennedy's balanced offense produced 279 yards and a 31-14 victory over visiting Anaheim on Friday night at Western High School. Junior quarterback Geoff Etherson completed six of nine passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Fighting Irish handed the Colonists their 23rd consecutive defeat. Kennedy scored on its first play from scrimmage. Etherson hooked up with Steve Yaden for a 64-yard scoring play.
April 14, 1993 |
Two firetrucks cruised by the Chatsworth High baseball field during crunch time Tuesday. Perhaps the firefighters stopped by to check for signs of life, to see if a pulse was discernible in the visiting dugout. As far as Kennedy was concerned, it was nearly flat-line time. The Golden Cougars were down by two runs with two out in the seventh inning, and pinch-hitter George Kassis was staring down the barrel of an 0-and-2 count. Two out, two strikes. . . .