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By Arnold Hamilton | April 1, 2001
JIM THORPE'S family battled for about 70 years before reclaiming his 1912 Olympic gold medals, stripped in a dispute over his amateur status. Now, four of his surviving children are poised for what may be an even tougher fight: They want their father's remains returned to Oklahoma for a proper American Indian burial in a cemetery near his hometown of Prague. Officials of Jim Thorpe, Pa., the small town that adopted the Olympic champion's name, erected a memorial in his honor and built a tourism industry around it, are promising a battle.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 24, 2014
On Tuesday, Maryland cornerback Will Likely became the first Terps defender to ever be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week . Wednesday, Likely was selected for a national award -- the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week. Likely had a team-high nine tackles, a tackle for a loss and an interception that he returned 88 yards for a touchdown during Maryland's win over Syracuse on Saturday. For the year, Likely is third on the Terps with 27 tackles, has three tackles for a loss, a sack, five pass deflections, two interceptions and a forced fumble.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 13, 2004
JIM THORPE, Pa. - Bobby Nappenberger, 78, is sitting at a picnic table in the little park in the town square in the Victorian historic district. He's reminiscing. "I'll never forget the day she came to town," said Nappenberger, recalling when Patricia Thorpe arrived and changed the town of Mauch Chunk forever. "It was 1953, and I was working at the hotel, behind the desk." The hotel, which is now The Inn at Jim Thorpe, was the American Hotel in those days, and Nappenberger recalled a visitor could get a room with a bath for $5.50.
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By Jeff Shain | April 14, 2011
LUTZ, Fla. — Jim Thorpe hoped maybe he could just sneak onto the golf course. Show up at daybreak, toss the clubs onto a cart and head out to the tee. "Just kind of wave to everybody," Thorpe said with a laugh. Didn't work. Before the anxious Champions Tour pro could unload his trunk Tuesday at the TPC Tampa Bay, Hal Sutton drove in and pulled into his assigned spot next to Thorpe's. Welcome back, Thorpey. You didn't really think you would go unnoticed for long, did you?
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2002
When Jim Thorpe finished practicing Monday night at Caves Valley Golf Club, he got into his car and started driving back to his past. He drove around Baltimore for a couple of hours, stopping at the public courses he started playing while he attended Morgan State. "Clifton Park, Mount Pleasant, Pine Ridge," Thorpe said yesterday before practice for the 2002 U.S. Senior Open, which begins tomorrow in Owings Mills. "I had a peek at some of the old courses I used to play. You park for a minute and think about the things you used to do."
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October 11, 2008
leader board Leader ... Ben Crenshaw 67-66 - 133 ... and selected followers Fred Funk 66-68 - 134 Gene Jones 69-66 - 135 Tom Jenkins 67-68 - 135 Mark O'Meara 69-67 - 136 John Morse 68-68 - 136 Bernhard Langer 66-70 - 136 Nick Price 70-66 - 136 D.A. Weibring 67-70 - 137 Andy Bean 68-69 - 137 Jay Haas 67-70 - 137 Scott Hoch 66-71 - 137 Scott Simpson 70-67 - 137 Loren Roberts 68-71 - 139 Tom Kite 71-69 - 140 Jim Thorpe ...
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November 21, 1997
BasketballHawks: Activated G Eldridge Recasner from injured list. Waived G Randy Livingston.Kings: Waived F Derek Grimm. Activated G Bobby Hurley.Magic: Waived F-C Tim Kempton. Activated C Dan Schayes.Pacers: Announced election of coach Larry Bird to board of directors of Pacers Basketball Corp. Foundation.Pistons: Released G Rumeal Robinson.Suns: Placed C Horacio Llamas on injured list.CollegeJim Thorpe Association: Named Michigan CB Charles Woodson, North Carolina CB Dre' Bly and Florida CB Fred Weary finalists for Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation's top defensive back.
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By John Steadman | July 22, 1992
JIM THORPE, Pa. -- Memories and recollections of an abused, unfortunate, misunderstood authentic American Indian hero flash painfully into focus upon entry to this picturesque valley community nestled amid the tableau of a glorious mountain backdrop. This is the only town to ever change its name for the stated desire to cash in on the achievements of an athlete.The crass commercialism erased from the map what was known for more than a century as Mauch Chunk. Instead, it was renamed Jim Thorpe, in memory of the standout of the 1912 Olympics.
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January 12, 1991
Services for Frederick Edward Bennett Jr., a security officer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a retired Baltimore City firefighter, will be held at noon today at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St.Mr. Bennett, who was 61 and known widely as Fred, died Jan. 4 at his home on Laurel Avenue after a heart attack.In 1980, after his retirement from the Fire Department, he joined the security force at the hospital. He was commended for his work there by the Maryland Association of Hospital Security and Safety Directors.
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By Marc Bouchard and Marc Bouchard,Staff Writer | October 2, 1992
He has a tattoo of Donald Duck on his right shoulder blade. He lists Deion Sanders and Jim Thorpe as the only professional football players he admires. And his nickname has little to do with being from Texas.Gabriel "Tex" DeLeon is not a typical high school junior, and he's not a typical high school football player.A 5-foot-8, 168-pound running back and defensive back at Towson High, DeLeon has rushed for 752 yards on 65 carries and has scored four touchdowns this season. His 242 yards on a muddy field at Loch Raven last Friday marked his third straight 200-yard game.
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January 13, 2011
Champions Tour golfer Jim Thorpe, imprisoned since April for failing to pay income taxes, has told a friend he's on track for an early release later this month. Barring complications, Mike Lewis said Wednesday, Thorpe is scheduled for a Jan. 26 release from the minimum-security Federal Prison Camp located at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. Thorpe's first stop would be an Orlando-area halfway house, then home sentencing while he works at a local golf course.
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By Dan Rodricks | June 28, 2009
Despite Michael Jackson's efforts to ensure it would not happen, many Americans tuned out long ago. A lot of us stopped watching some time in the 1990s. It's not only that he became too strange and freaky, and even creepy; it's that he became tragic. And if there's one thing we can't bear to watch, it's the transformation of greatness - in this case, that of an extravagantly talented American superstar - into tragedy. A team of psychiatrists might one day conclude that Michael Jackson suffered from a profound mental disorder.
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October 11, 2008
leader board Leader ... Ben Crenshaw 67-66 - 133 ... and selected followers Fred Funk 66-68 - 134 Gene Jones 69-66 - 135 Tom Jenkins 67-68 - 135 Mark O'Meara 69-67 - 136 John Morse 68-68 - 136 Bernhard Langer 66-70 - 136 Nick Price 70-66 - 136 D.A. Weibring 67-70 - 137 Andy Bean 68-69 - 137 Jay Haas 67-70 - 137 Scott Hoch 66-71 - 137 Scott Simpson 70-67 - 137 Loren Roberts 68-71 - 139 Tom Kite 71-69 - 140 Jim Thorpe ...
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | October 8, 2007
After making his second birdie in three holes to move to 10-under-par for the tournament, Fred Funk walked to the 13th tee at Baltimore Country Club thinking he still had a chance to win the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. At the time, he was five strokes behind the leader, Loren Roberts. Then came a bad drive on the 452-yard par 4 into the left rough. It was followed later by a three-putt for double bogey. But things would only get worse for the former University of Maryland golf coach, as he would also three-putt for bogey on the par-4 14th hole.
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By GREGORY KANE | January 14, 2006
In the spirit of my annual Chutzpah Awards, I'm instituting a new prize: the Royal Order of the Boo-Boo. So far in 2006, there have been four winners. First place: Gregory P. Kane, for erroneously noting in my column Wednesday that City Council Vice President Stephanie Rawlings Blake would automatically become president of that body if Mayor Martin O'Malley is elected governor and current City Council President Sheila Dixon is elevated to the mayoral post. Sun editors - Gawd bless 'em - ran a correction Thursday.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2004
Some charged out fast, others came from way back and yet another seemed right in Wayne Levi's hip pocket throughout most of yesterday's final round of the Constellation Energy Classic at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley. But Levi - well-aware the competition would be coming - didn't flinch. With four timely birdies and no bogeys, the New Hartford, N.Y., native posted a 4-under-par 68 to finish with a three-round score of 16-under 200 that gave him a two-stroke win over Hale Irwin.
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By GREGORY KANE | January 14, 2006
In the spirit of my annual Chutzpah Awards, I'm instituting a new prize: the Royal Order of the Boo-Boo. So far in 2006, there have been four winners. First place: Gregory P. Kane, for erroneously noting in my column Wednesday that City Council Vice President Stephanie Rawlings Blake would automatically become president of that body if Mayor Martin O'Malley is elected governor and current City Council President Sheila Dixon is elevated to the mayoral post. Sun editors - Gawd bless 'em - ran a correction Thursday.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1996
The Olympics are still going strong, but elsewhere on the tube"Seinfeld" (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Tawny Kitaen plays a woman who's plenty beautiful for Jerry but may be too smart for him."Wow: The Most Awesome Acts On Earth" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Richard Karn is the host for a bunch of acts you shouldn't try to duplicate at home, including a husband and wife who use crossbows to split apples on top of their heads. ABC."Star Trek: Voyager" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54)
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 13, 2004
JIM THORPE, Pa. - Bobby Nappenberger, 78, is sitting at a picnic table in the little park in the town square in the Victorian historic district. He's reminiscing. "I'll never forget the day she came to town," said Nappenberger, recalling when Patricia Thorpe arrived and changed the town of Mauch Chunk forever. "It was 1953, and I was working at the hotel, behind the desk." The hotel, which is now The Inn at Jim Thorpe, was the American Hotel in those days, and Nappenberger recalled a visitor could get a room with a bath for $5.50.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2002
When Jim Thorpe finished practicing Monday night at Caves Valley Golf Club, he got into his car and started driving back to his past. He drove around Baltimore for a couple of hours, stopping at the public courses he started playing while he attended Morgan State. "Clifton Park, Mount Pleasant, Pine Ridge," Thorpe said yesterday before practice for the 2002 U.S. Senior Open, which begins tomorrow in Owings Mills. "I had a peek at some of the old courses I used to play. You park for a minute and think about the things you used to do."
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