December 24, 2009
Bishop John H. Ricard, who served 13 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is alert and resting comfortably after suffering a stroke Tuesday, according to the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. The 69-year-old bishop was upgraded from critical to serious condition at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, where he was admitted with symptoms of a stroke, according to the diocese. A CT scan confirmed the stroke. Ricard was a popular auxilliary bishop in Baltimore from 1984 until 1997, when he was named by Pope John Paul II to head the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese.
October 28, 2011
Working late into the night at a research center at the South Pole, Renee-Nicole Douceur thought she was just tired when her vision suddenly became blurred. Sleep did nothing to improve her eyesight, and a doctor at the center at first thought she had torn a retina. But further diagnosis pointed to a stroke and the beginning of an ordeal where the closest hospital would be nine weeks and a 12-hour plane ride away. "I was very concerned for my health," Douceur said Friday. "I didn't know if I was a ticking time bomb.
July 21, 2012
The research involved laser scans, underwater video and special animation software. And it took thousands of hours of computer time to run simulations that crunched complex fluid mechanics equations. All of this scientific firepower was thrown at one question: Which freestyle swimming stroke is superior: the paddle-like motion known as "deep catch," or the propeller action called sculling? The answer: It's the deep catch, in which a swimmer's hands push water straight back toward his or her feet.
July 28, 2009
ROME - -The Great Stroke Experiment is over. By mutual decision, Michael Phelps and his coach, Bob Bowman, are putting that relatively new windmill, straight-arm stroke - designed for sprinting - right back on the shelf. "It actually was [mutual]. It's funny, as often happens, he came out and said the same thing," Bowman said this morning at the world championships. "He said, 'I don't think this is working.' I said, 'You're right.' Experiment failed. Next." The Baltimore swimmer told Bowman that on Sunday night, almost immediately after his opening leg in the winning 400-meter freestyle relay.
July 5, 1998
James Castagna shot even par for two days to capture the lead at 142, one stroke ahead of Wes Lovell and Mitch Wyant in the Maryland Amateur Stroke Play at Mount Pleasant Golf Course.Wyant recorded yesterday's low round, a 3-under-par 68.Keith Janecek, the first-round leader, fell into a two-way tie for third at 144 with Kirk Lombardi.Pub Date: 7/05/98
June 16, 1996
Defending champion Charlie Narciso shot a 1-over-par, 37-3572 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead halfway through the annual Spring Publinx tournament at Mount Pleasant Golf Course.The Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation event drew 172 starters.Narciso, who offset a double bogey on the opening hole with birdies on the next two, turned at 1-over par, then bogeyed the 10th and birdied the 14th to match par for that side.Walt Grabowski, a former Publinx titlist, finished 37-3673, followed by Serge Hogg, last year's Maryland Amateur Stroke Play champion, and Douglas McIlvain at 74.The final round will be played today at Forest Park GC.Pub Date: 6/16/96