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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
The towering height that helped 20-year-old Isaiah Austin shoot to the top ranks of the NBA draft this year also was a symptom of the genetic disorder that, less than one month ago, ended his pro career before it began. But the 7-foot-1-inch Baylor University student counts himself lucky - at least it didn't end his life. Austin learned he has Marfan syndrome thanks to a blood test administered during the NBA draft process. Sometimes the diagnosis of the connective tissue disorder - which can cause the aorta, the main vessel that carries blood from the heart, to grow until it bursts - comes too late.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
The towering height that helped 20-year-old Isaiah Austin shoot to the top ranks of the NBA draft this year also was a symptom of the genetic disorder that, less than one month ago, ended his pro career before it began. But the 7-foot-1-inch Baylor University student counts himself lucky - at least it didn't end his life. Austin learned he has Marfan syndrome thanks to a blood test administered during the NBA draft process. Sometimes the diagnosis of the connective tissue disorder - which can cause the aorta, the main vessel that carries blood from the heart, to grow until it bursts - comes too late.
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By Scott Gold and Scott Gold,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 27, 2003
HOUSTON - Investigators searching a remote abandoned gravel pit outside Waco, Texas, discovered a body believed to be that of Baylor University basketball player Patrick James Dennehy II, who has been missing for six weeks, authorities said yesterday. The body was found Friday night, and investigators began combing the scene at first light yesterday, said Larry Lynch, sheriff of McLennan County. The body, which was at least partially submerged in water and "badly decomposed," was removed from the site and taken to a medical examiner's office in the Dallas area, Lynch said.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 23, 2006
HOUSTON -- Southern Methodist University has all but won the competition to host a $200 million George W. Bush presidential library. Officials announced this week that the school will be the "sole focus" of talks next month. That means the two other finalists - Baylor University and the University of Dallas - will wait on the sidelines as the selection committee enters what chairman Don Evans in a statement called the "next phase of deliberations." A final decision could come in late January or early February.
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By WACO (TEXAS) TRIBUNE-HERALD | July 25, 2003
WACO, Texas - Baylor University has appointed a three-member compliance investigation committee to look into allegations the men's basketball program violated NCAA rules. The allegations, made earlier this week, stem from allegations that a Baylor coach told missing basketball player Patrick Dennehy his education and living expenses would be paid if he gave up his scholarship. The allegations involve Baylor assistant coach Rodney Belcher, who recruited Dennehy from New Mexico to Baylor.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 23, 2006
HOUSTON -- Southern Methodist University has all but won the competition to host a $200 million George W. Bush presidential library. Officials announced this week that the school will be the "sole focus" of talks next month. That means the two other finalists - Baylor University and the University of Dallas - will wait on the sidelines as the selection committee enters what chairman Don Evans in a statement called the "next phase of deliberations." A final decision could come in late January or early February.
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September 19, 2004
Miranda Leah Longoria and Keith Joseph Nelka were united in marriage on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at half past twoo'clock in the afternoon, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Baltimore, MD. Father Richard H. Tillman officiated the ceremony. A dinner reception followed at Westminster Hall in Baltimore. The groom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner Friday evening at Velleggia Restaurant in Little Italy. The Maid of Honor was Marcela Longoria, the bride's sister. Bridesmaids were Megan Jefferson and Amy Laughlin.
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June 12, 1995
Rene Firino Martell, 68, who engineered the $850 million sale of his family's cognac company to Seagram Co. in 1988, died of a heart attack Tuesday in Nice, France. He lived in Cognac, the small southwestern town that his family has dominated for almost three centuries. He became chairman in 1977 and was an eighth-generation descendant of Jean Martell, the wine merchant from the Isle of Jersey who founded the cognac company in 1715. By 1987, Martell, the second-largest cognac brand after Hennesey, was a household name around the world.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS - You can only endure so much heartache before you start to wonder whether the breaks will go your way. It's been that way for the city of Waco, Texas, and Baylor University for quite a while, going back to the storming by federal agents of a cult in a town near the city in the early 1990s and the murder of a men's basketball player two years ago, with one of his former teammates charged with the crime. So, when the Lady Bears basketball team claimed the national championship last night, with a brilliant 84-62 win over Michigan State, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson's tears, which started before the final horn sounded, may have been more about bringing joy to a besieged community than merely winning a championship.
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By LAURA VECSEY | August 22, 2003
PATRICK DENNEHY and Carlton Dotson were Baylor University teammates. They were friends. Now Dennehy is dead and Dotson is in a Kent County jail after a Maryland judge this week granted a 60-day stay of extradition to Texas, where the death penalty is always an option. Friends and teammates, now separated by two bullets plugged into the side of Dennehy's head and murder charges for Dotson. These facts alone make this one of the saddest stories you'll ever read, at least on the sports pages.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS - You can only endure so much heartache before you start to wonder whether the breaks will go your way. It's been that way for the city of Waco, Texas, and Baylor University for quite a while, going back to the storming by federal agents of a cult in a town near the city in the early 1990s and the murder of a men's basketball player two years ago, with one of his former teammates charged with the crime. So, when the Lady Bears basketball team claimed the national championship last night, with a brilliant 84-62 win over Michigan State, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson's tears, which started before the final horn sounded, may have been more about bringing joy to a besieged community than merely winning a championship.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2004
Miranda Leah Longoria and Keith Joseph Nelka were united in marriage on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at half past twoo'clock in the afternoon, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Baltimore, MD. Father Richard H. Tillman officiated the ceremony. A dinner reception followed at Westminster Hall in Baltimore. The groom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner Friday evening at Velleggia Restaurant in Little Italy. The Maid of Honor was Marcela Longoria, the bride's sister. Bridesmaids were Megan Jefferson and Amy Laughlin.
SPORTS
By LAURA VECSEY | August 22, 2003
PATRICK DENNEHY and Carlton Dotson were Baylor University teammates. They were friends. Now Dennehy is dead and Dotson is in a Kent County jail after a Maryland judge this week granted a 60-day stay of extradition to Texas, where the death penalty is always an option. Friends and teammates, now separated by two bullets plugged into the side of Dennehy's head and murder charges for Dotson. These facts alone make this one of the saddest stories you'll ever read, at least on the sports pages.
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By Scott Gold and Scott Gold,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 27, 2003
HOUSTON - Investigators searching a remote abandoned gravel pit outside Waco, Texas, discovered a body believed to be that of Baylor University basketball player Patrick James Dennehy II, who has been missing for six weeks, authorities said yesterday. The body was found Friday night, and investigators began combing the scene at first light yesterday, said Larry Lynch, sheriff of McLennan County. The body, which was at least partially submerged in water and "badly decomposed," was removed from the site and taken to a medical examiner's office in the Dallas area, Lynch said.
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By WACO (TEXAS) TRIBUNE-HERALD | July 25, 2003
WACO, Texas - Baylor University has appointed a three-member compliance investigation committee to look into allegations the men's basketball program violated NCAA rules. The allegations, made earlier this week, stem from allegations that a Baylor coach told missing basketball player Patrick Dennehy his education and living expenses would be paid if he gave up his scholarship. The allegations involve Baylor assistant coach Rodney Belcher, who recruited Dennehy from New Mexico to Baylor.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 19, 1996
WACO, Texas -- Thunder did not boom from the heavens. Lightning did not crackle across the dark skies. They danced on the campus of Baylor University last night, stomping on a 151-year-old ban at the Baptist school.Network television cameras recorded the first steps by President Robert B. Sloan Jr. -- a Baptist minister and Baylor alumnus -- and his wife, Sue. He in a tuxedo, she in sequins, they moved most elegantly to Beethoven's Minuet in G. Several thousand students and alumni whooped and cheered.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 19, 1996
WACO, Texas -- Thunder did not boom from the heavens. Lightning did not crackle across the dark skies. They danced on the campus of Baylor University last night, stomping on a 151-year-old ban at the Baptist school.Network television cameras recorded the first steps by President Robert B. Sloan Jr. -- a Baptist minister and Baylor alumnus -- and his wife, Sue. He in a tuxedo, she in sequins, they moved most elegantly to Beethoven's Minuet in G. Several thousand students and alumni whooped and cheered.
NEWS
December 31, 1996
Lew Ayres,the original Dr. Kildare who acted in films for six decades and weathered the furor raised by his objection to combat duty in World War II, died yesterday in Los Angeles. He was 88. Ayres played opposite Greta Garbo, starred in the Oscar-winning "All Quiet on the Western Front" and became identified as Dr. Kildare in the MGM film series. He got an Academy Award nomination for "Johnny Belinda" in 1948.Cardinal Narcis Jubany Arnau,83, who played a key role in Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy in the mid-1970s, died Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.
NEWS
June 12, 1995
Rene Firino Martell, 68, who engineered the $850 million sale of his family's cognac company to Seagram Co. in 1988, died of a heart attack Tuesday in Nice, France. He lived in Cognac, the small southwestern town that his family has dominated for almost three centuries. He became chairman in 1977 and was an eighth-generation descendant of Jean Martell, the wine merchant from the Isle of Jersey who founded the cognac company in 1715. By 1987, Martell, the second-largest cognac brand after Hennesey, was a household name around the world.
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