August 15, 1991 |
Rowdy Gaines, one of the swimming stars of the 1984 Olympics who last month set a master's world record in the 100-meter freestyle, has been struck with a rare disease of the nervous system and is in guarded condition in a Honolulu hospital. Gaines, 32, is undergoing treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a neurological paralytic disorder of unknown cause, his mother Jettie said Wednesday night from Hawaii.
March 13, 1991 |
Let's get this straight. The Oakland Athletics' Rickey Henderson thinks he is underpaid at $3 million per season and wants his contract renegotiated. Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder Barry Bonds, who lost his arbitration case and will receive only $2.3 million in 1991, was last seen exchanging scowls and words with his manager, Jim Leyland. Perhaps they should be made aware of the saga of Frank (Lefty) O'Doul, an outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1930s.
August 23, 1992 |
In this city, where debate is a way of life, not even trees are beyond the reach of politics. These particular trees line the Mall--that grassy, museum-lined park that stretches about a mile between the Capitol and the Washington Monument. Sometimes called the nation's front yard, it's the city's most popular tourist attraction and an irresistible backdrop for political demonstrations and cultural events. But the U.S.
August 16, 1989 |
It's mid-August and linebacker Kevin Greene is already putting on his game face. It's a frightening face, not unlike those pinned up on post office walls. Greene's eyes open wide as saucers as he warns visitors not to bring up events of the past, as if his were sordid or controversial. Hardly. Greene emerged from nowhere last season--ask about half a dozen opposing quarterbacks--to the brink of stardom in the National Football League.
December 17, 1995 |
Now, Bo knows graduation. Ten years after winning the Heisman Trophy as a senior at Auburn, Bo Jackson recently marched in a different kind of uniform, a gown and mortarboard, and earned his college degree. Jackson was only six courses short of graduating when he left school for a career in football and baseball. Jackson, 33, became the first of 10 children to earn a degree from a four-year university, but he's not the best educated person in his family.