October 8, 2000 |
One dull gray morning in Manhattan in the 1930s, ThomasWolfe left his tiny 1st Avenue apartment to head downtown, sharing the elevator with a woman and her unruly German shepherd. The dog kept straining at him until her grip broke, then leaped up and planted his paws flat on the chest of the tall and disheveled 6-foot, 6-inch writer with piercing eyes, a sudden celebrity then being assailed all over New York for his notorious first novel, 1929's "Look Homeward, Angel." "Wolfe!
December 4, 1998 |
Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is leaving his CBS football analyst position to take the head coaching job at struggling South Carolina. CBS Sportsline reported Thursday that Holtz would join the Gamecocks, and a source close to the university who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed it. ESPN also reported Holtz had agreed to take the job. "I've heard the reports and those are accurate," the source said. South Carolina Athletic Director Mike McGee would not confirm a deal had been made.
November 8, 1998 |
Don't look now, but your next-door neighbors may be witches. The probability is higher if you live in California or its antithesis, Massachusetts. How can you tell? Look for someone who is middle-class, white, well-educated and a responsible citizen, either straight or gay. Sound unremarkable? In many respects, so is the kind of witchcraft that these witches practice. They convene at established times in houses of worship set up primarily in their own homes.
January 19, 1997 |
All these years later, only fragments are left to discover: the pocket lint, the letters and cables and scrawls of handwriting on hotel letterheads. Ernest Hemingway has been gone 35 years. F. Scott Fitzgerald would have been 100 last year. Their editor, Maxwell Perkins, died in New York on June 17, 1947. We can be pretty sure none of them would have deemed this new batch of Lost Generation books worth publishing, and in Hemingway's case, he expressly instructed that his letters not be. But these men strove for greatness, and they achieved it at a propitious time in the history of American literature.
November 2, 1996
Kendra Meano, a left fielder and designated hitter for the Mater Dei softball team, has made an oral commitment to play at South Carolina next year. Meano batted .462 for the Division I-champion Monarchs her junior year. * Jenn Brown, a catcher at Sonora, has made an oral commitment to attend Florida State next year to play softball. Brown, a two-time all-Freeway League selection, batted .260 last year for the Raiders.
January 3, 1995 |
South Carolina waited six decades for a victory like this. And first-year Gamecock Coach Brad Scott delivered it. South Carolina, 0-8 in previous postseason appearances, finally won its first bowl game Monday, defeating West Virginia, 24-21, in the Carquest Bowl. Steve Taneyhill, who completed 62.9% of his passes during the regular season, completed 26 of 36 for 227 yards, including a two-yard touchdown pass to tight end Boomer Foster.
April 3, 1993 |
South Carolina, jilted by Georgia Tech Coach Bobby Cremins, will get Vanderbilt's Eddie Fogler, sources told the Associated Press on Friday. Sources said Fogler, the AP coach of the year, has decided to accept an offer to coach the Gamecocks. "It's a done deal," one source close to the university said. "I think we've got a great coach and he's going to do well," another source close to the selection process told the AP. "To have the coach of the year, he would be hard to beat."
March 29, 1993 |
As newspaper columnists and basketball fans attacked Bobby Cremins, an alumnus who turned his back on the job of coaching South Carolina's basketball team, Athletic Director Mike McGee turned to finding someone for the job. Cremins had announced he would coach the Gamecocks on Wednesday, then said Saturday he had changed his mind and will stay at Georgia Tech. Wrote Ken Burger in the (Charleston) Post and Courier: "Cremins, as we all know, is a little wacky."
March 25, 1993 |
Bobby Cremins, intent on leaving a legacy at the school where he played basketball, took the coaching job Wednesday at South Carolina. Cremins, who spent 12 seasons at Georgia Tech, replaces Steve Newton, who resigned Jan. 18 after the school's internal report outlined five secondary NCAA violations. South Carolina was 9-18 last season.