April 5, 1998 |
The Homer of this book's somewhat melodramatic short title is not, as one critic admits to having surmised at first glance, the cartoon figure of "The Simpsons." It is shorthand for the study of that Greek (and Greco-Roman) culture that, ever since the Renaissance, has been the basic curriculum of Western education. It became so because, as Victor Hanson and John Heath, the authors of "Who Killed Homer?
April 29, 1992 |
A driver who fatally injured Olympic swimming gold medalist Victor Davis in 1989 was sentenced to 10 months in jail by a Montreal judge who called the driver a "callous coward." Davis, who set an Olympic breaststroke record at the Games in 1984, died of brain injuries after being struck and hurled nearly 50 feet by a car driven by 21-year-old Glen Crossley.
April 2, 1990 |
A coroner opened hearings today into the death of Olympic gold medalist Victor Davis, who was hit by a car four months ago after an argument with its three occupants. Davis, a gold medal-winning swimmer at the 1984 Olympics, was thrown 30 feet into the air by the car, whose driver sped off without stopping. Davis died two days later without regaining consciousness.
November 14, 1989 |
Victor Davis, Canada's flamboyant Olympic gold-medal swimmer, died Monday from injuries incurred Saturday in an accident that Montreal police still are trying to unravel. Davis, 25, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. PST, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal. Doctors gave Davis little chance of surviving after suffering a severe skull fracture, brain and spinal damage and multiple bruises from being hit by a car.
November 14, 1989 |
The driver of the car that struck and fatally injured Canadian swimming star Victor Davis was not drunk, a passenger in that automobile said. Frank Dres, who leases the black Honda that hit Davis outside a bar Saturday night, told the Montreal Gazette that the 19-year-old driver, whom he did not identify, was behind the wheel because he was not drunk. "Someone else was the designated driver of the car because he was sober," Dres said.
November 13, 1989
Swimming champion Victor Davis, in a coma after being struck by a car outside a suburban bar, remained in extremely critical condition Sunday in a Montreal hospital. Doctors are waiting through a critical 48-hour period to determine their next course of action, but already have ruled out neurosurgery, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame hospital in Montreal. "When he came in here there was a little hope, but there is very little now," Charbonneau said. "His chances are slim."