November 20, 2000
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Indiana coach Cam Cameron denied rumors Saturday that he would leave to become an assistant coach with the Detroit Lions. "Both of my feet are planted at Indiana University," Cameron said. "We've got a job to get done, and we're not as close as we need to be to getting it done. "I don't know where that stuff comes from." Cameron coached at Michigan with new Lions coach Gary Moeller. In Cameron's four years at Indiana, the Hoosiers have yet to finish with a winning record and have a combined mark of 13-31.
June 11, 1991
Bertice Reading, 54, an American jazz singer and actress who became a star on London stage and cabaret, died Saturday in London after suffering a stroke. She collapsed during rehearsals for "Notre Dame," a new musical based on "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" that is due to open later this month in Oxford, England. Born in Chester, Pa., she began her career dancing at age 3 with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. She later won a hometown talent contest to appear for a week with Lionel Hampton's band.
July 3, 1996
Steve Tesich, 53, the playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of "Breaking Away," died Monday of a heart attack in Nova Scotia, where he was vacationing with his family.He won the Oscar in 1979 for "Breaking Away," a story about a group of teen-age "townies" in Bloomington, Ind., and their rivalry with the more privileged college students at nearby Indiana University.A native of Yugoslavia, Mr. Tesich came to this country when he was 14 and attended Indiana University on a wrestling scholarship.
July 3, 2005
Sandra A. O'Connor Occupation: State's attorney for Baltimore County In the news: O'Connor said she would step down when her term ends next year, ending a tenure of more than three decades as Baltimore County's top prosecutor. As state's attorney, she received support and criticism for her policy of seeking the death penalty in all eligible murder cases, except for those that fit narrowly defined criteria. She has not faced an Election Day challenge since the early 1980s, and her decision not to seek a ninth term sets up the possibility of a contested election next year.
December 5, 2003
Robert Lee Lanphear, a retired FBI agent who led the agency's Annapolis office for a decade, died of Alzheimer's disease Nov. 28 at his Sherwood Forest home. He was 80. Mr. Lanphear was born and raised in South Bend, Ind. His studies at Indiana University were interrupted by World War II, when he was drafted into the Army Air Forces in 1943. Trained as a pilot, he flew B-17s in the Pacific and attained the rank of lieutenant. Returning to Indiana University, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1947.
May 16, 2000
Bob Knight will get to coach his 30th season at Indiana University --- three games late, $30,000 light and with a newly established zero-tolerance policy to prevent any more incidents of verbal or physical abuse on the part of college basketball's most controversial figure. Knight, 59, was given a reprimand yesterday by Indiana president Myles Brand that will include a suspension at the start of next season, a docking of pay and what will likely result in a far different approach to coaching -- if not life itself -- for his Hall of Fame career to continue in Bloomington.