S.A. Back in the Day: January 1973

Photo: San Antonio Express-News Photo Illustration We've combed through the San Antonio Express, San Antonio News and San Antonio Light archives to bring you the best photos from the Alamo City 40 years ago, for the most part using the original photo captions, with exceptions to provide more information. Enjoy! Compiled by Merrisa Brown, mySA.com. less We've combed through the San Antonio Express, San Antonio News and San Antonio Light archives to bring you the best photos from the Alamo City 40 years ago, for the most part using the original photo captions, ... more Photo: San Antonio Express-News Photo Illustration We've combed through the San Antonio Express, San Antonio News... Photo-3993208.54765 - San Antonio Express-News The first baby of the New Year 1973, Michael A. Scott, sleeps close to his mom, Mrs. Keith Scott, at Wilford Hall Air Force Hospital. The eight pound, one ounce boy was born at 12:06 a.m. Published in the San Antonio Light Jan. 1, 1973. less The first baby of the New Year 1973, Michael A. Scott, sleeps close to his mom, Mrs. Keith Scott, at Wilford Hall Air Force Hospital. The eight pound, one ounce boy was born at 12:06 a.m. Published in the San ... more Photo: File Photo The first baby of the New Year 1973, Michael A. Scott, sleeps close... Photo-3993107.54765 - San Antonio Express-News Michael Chapa Jr., a lieutenant inspector with the San Antonio Fire Department, combs daughter Leticia's hair, under the watchful eyes of his children Raul (foreground), Cynthia (next to Chapa), Frank (rear, from left), Gabriel and Michael. Chapa's wife, Virginia, died Dec. 21 in childbirth with the couple's seventh child. Christmas "went on as usual" for the family. "I told the kids their mother would have wanted it that way," Chapa said. Published in the San Antonio Light Jan. 1, 1973. less Michael Chapa Jr., a lieutenant Continue Reading

Trump strips his own bed at White House and other surprises in Michael Wolff’s book excerpt

"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" will be published Jan. 9 Reid Nakamura, provided by Published 1:02 pm, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-10', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 10', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-15', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 15', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-20', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 20', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-25', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 25', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-30', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 30', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-35', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 35', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-40', Continue Reading

Cardinal Hayes beats Iona Prep, 57-34, in CHSAA NY semifinals, setting up rematch with St. Raymond in Diocesan title game

  Two bitter Bronx rivals will get another crack at each other in their own borough for the CHSAA ‘AA’ New York Archdiocesan championship. Top-seeded Cardinal Hayes dispatched No. 4 Iona Prep, 57-34, in the second semifinal at Mount St. Michael on Tuesday. Hayes led by just four at halftime, but held Prep to just 13 second-half points. Hayes (20-6) will return to Mount on Saturday to face No. 3 St. Raymond (17-8), which defeated No. 7 St. Peter’s in the first semifinal Tuesday, in the title game in what will be a rubber match after the teams split a pair of classics during the regular season. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. Hayes blew a 17-point lead at home to St. Rays on Jan. 11 and lost, 84-79. After seeing another double-digit lead evaporate at St. Rays on Feb. 1 and with his team down late in overtime, junior guard Chris Robinson drained a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give Hayes the 91-89 victory. “There’s no reason to expect it won’t be another great game,” Hayes coach Joe Lods said after Tuesday’s win.  He joked that after the last Hayes-Rays game he  “needed to take a blood pressure pill. It’s good. It’s good for the league and it’s exciting for the kids. This is why they play, to play in the big games.” Hayes junior Shavar Newkirk, who was named first-team all-league and scored 13 points Tuesday, said while the team’s focus is to lock down a better seed for the city tournament, he’d like to have bragging rights over Rays. “It’s a good thing because before the game, after the game when we chill out with each other, we talk junk. So it would be a good thing to beat them and have that over them.” The Ravens are the defending CHSAA ‘AA’ Archdiocesan and intersectional champions and knocked off Hayes in the intersectional semifinals. Expectations were down this year for Rays with the loss of some key Continue Reading

St. Raymond’s rides hot-shooting into Archdiocesan finals, where they will meet Mount St. Michael’s Saturday

Larry Graves admitted he was getting a bit down at St. Raymond HS in the Bronx on Tuesday. The Ravens senior guard was held scoreless in the first half, and missed his first two shots in the third quarter. But St. Raymond coach Oliver Antigua told Graves to keep shooting, and that advice saved the game. Graves hit his next shot and proceeded to score 19 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and No. 4 St. Raymond overcame a four-point halftime deficit and pulled away to defeat top-seeded Cardinal Hayes, 81-73, in the CHSAA Archdiocesan Class AA semifinals. “We’re a balanced team and I’m just the one who caught fire,” Graves said. “He was on fire,” said teammate Shane Rector, who kicked in 20 points of his own. “He saved the game for us, because he brought us back (with) a big fourth quarter.” Graves’ late-game heroics secured St. Raymond (17-9) a top-two seed and an extra bye in the upcoming CHSAA Intersectional Tournament. It also set up an Archdiocesan finals matchup with third-seeded Mount St. Michael on Saturday at Mount St. Michael (1:45 p.m.). Cardinal Hayes (22-4) defeated the Ravens — once by 25 points — in the teams’ previous games, but because of the seeding, St. Raymond got to host Tuesday’s semifinal. “I wasn’t happy about it. I’ve gotten better news,” Cardinal Hayes head coach Joe Lods said of the venue selection. Lods got 14 points and 12 rebounds from forward Jalen Jenkins, but only six points from Fairfield-bound Amadou Sidibe. MOUNT 66, ST. PETER’S 47 Mount St. Michael may be in its first year in Class AA, but that didn’t stop the Mountaineers from reaching the Archdiocesan final. The third-seeded Mountaineers (20-6) beat No. 2 St. Peter’s, 66-47, behind four players scoring in double figures. Anthony Maestre and Malik Gill tied with a game-high 17 points each, while Omari Manhertz Continue Reading

Connecticut home invasion killer Steven Hayes  wanted to commit suicide by oyster to get off death row

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut man on death row for the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion says he came up with a bizarre plan to end his own life by lying about killing others in a spree of violence. In an interview with The Hartford Courant, Steven Hayes said he fabricated claims in letters last year that he killed 17 people and committed dozens of drugged date rapes. He had hoped prison authorities would notify police and that he could trade information for food, including oysters to which he is deathly allergic. “I planned to eat them and have them find me dead in my cell the next morning,” he said. Hayes’ desire to die has been a theme of his defense since the July 23, 2007, killings. He raped and strangled Jennifer Hawke-Petit. Her daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11, died of smoke inhalation after they were doused with gasoline and the house was set on fire. Joshua Komisarjevsky also was convicted and sentenced to death for the killings. In an interview with The Associated Press in May, Komisarjevsky declined an opportunity to express remorse. Hayes said he would not follow the example set by serial killer Michael Ross, a Connecticut death row inmate who waived his appeals and was executed in 2005. Hayes said he promised his lawyer he would not end his appeals to hasten his own execution. His public defender, Thomas Ullmann, confirmed his client’s promise. “He has made a commitment to me that he will not pull a Michael Ross,” he said. Hayes said he expected to die as he and Komisarjevsky fled the burning house. He expected Cheshire police officers to shoot him when they saw the fake but authentic-looking gun he was carrying or when Komisarjevsky rammed their getaway vehicle into a police cruiser. As his trial was getting underway, Hayes was found unconscious in his prison cell after overdosing on prescription medication. In testimony at the trial, Continue Reading

Wladimir Klitschko beats David Haye in unanimous 12-round decision to add WBA title to WBO and IBF

HAMBURG, Germany - On a dreary, rainy evening at a soccer stadium in northern Germany, Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye met to unify three-fourths of the major heavyweight titles. Haye's performance was so soggy it looked like he had left it in the afternoon rain before climbing into the ring Saturday night. Klitschko pounded out a workmanlike 12-round unanimous decision to take away Haye's WBA title. Now Klitschko has the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. His brother Vitali has the WBC title, giving the family a monopoly on the heavyweight crowns. There were no fireworks as Haye had promised and Klitschko didn't deliver the knockout that he could have or should have. Though he landed some heavy, thudding shots during the course of the 12 rounds - and was credited with a knockdown in 11th round - Klitschko kept his right hand cocked and ready to fire for most of the fight. "What I was expecting to see after all the talk I didn't see any of that. He was super cautious," Klitschko said. "He was scared to fight me. I was expecting more from him." Judge Michael Pernick scored the fight 118-108, judge Adelaide Byrd scored it 117-109 and judge Stanley Christodoulou scored it 116-110. The Daily News scored it 117-109 for Klitschko.Wladimir Klitschko holds up his titles. (Martin Meissner/AP)After the fight, Haye revealed that he had broken the little toe on his right foot three weeks ago, but didn't tell anyone. He quit sparring, which may have accounted for his amateurish lunging with the looping overhand right that never connected. He said had been taking cortisone shots and painkillers to make walking bearable. He complained of not being able to push off on his right leg during the match, and afterward had his right shoe off and was limping from the ring. "I was hoping (with) a local anesthic and the crowd and adrenaline I wouldn't feel it, but I wasn't able to push off my right foot and land my trademark 'Hayemaker' (his right hand)," Haye said. "I gave it the best I Continue Reading

Side Dishes: Spoiler! New ‘Glee’ star Idina Menzel may play Rachel’s long-lost biological mother

Shocking family secrets could spill out in the next season of "Glee" now that Broadway's Idina Menzel has joined the cast. Producers have said Menzel will play the director of Vocal Adrenaline, the rival show choir of the New Directions crew. But insiders tell us that the creators are still toying with having Menzel play the long-lost biological mom of Lea Michele's character. "It's no accident that Idina and Lea look and sound alike," says our spy. "The story arc could have Idina's character putting Lea up for adoption because she wanted to make it big in singing, then deciding she wants to get to know her daughter." We shall see.Sen. Chuck Schumer is flat-out denying a new book's suggestion that he called the SEC while it was probing Ponzi schemer (and Schumer campaign contributor) Bernie Madoff. Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos reports in "No One Would Listen" that he heard from another "government agency" that, years before Madoff's arrest, Schumer "called the SEC to inquire about the Madoff investigation." Markopolos believes Schumer "apparently made the call on behalf of his constituents." He adds: "There is absolutely no evidence of any wrongdoing on Schumer's part [or] any intent on his part to interfere ... The problem is that the SEC is funded by Congress, so its employees are particularly sensitive to congressional inquiries. So for a middle-level SEC employee with ambitions, any case in which an important politician is involved is a case he or she wants to stay far away from." Schumer spokesman Josh Vlasto responds: "The senator would never make a call that could potentially interfere with an investigation, and he absolutely did not in this case ... The country owes Mr. Markopolos a debt of gratitude for his valiant efforts ... But, on this, someone gave him wrong information." Markopolos' lawyer, Gaytri Kachroo, tells us: "We stand by the source who said there was a call. We don't believe it had any impact on the investigation."Lil Wayne wants to Continue Reading

What’s the best pizza in New York City? Just ask the News’ online readers

We all know New York's got the best pizza on the planet – and more great pizzerias per capita than any other city in the nation. Despite the stiff competition, naming the top spots was easy as pie for the hundreds of online readers who wrote in to describe their faves. We tallied their votes and visited the winner in each borough to sample the fare (everything from round Sicilian to organic-crusted rectangles to the ubiquitous margarita.) Here are the city's boroughwide reader picks - which boast the crunchiest crusts, most sublime sauces and toppings that are, quite simply, tops! IN BROOKLYN: DI FARA PIZZA (1424 Avenue J at 15th St.; 718-258-1367) See audio slideshow Every day but Monday when the shop is closed, hungry customers start lining up 20 minutes before Di Fara Pizza opens. At noon sharp, when his married daughter, Louisa Castagnini, unlocks the door, they begin pouring in with one thought on their minds: to savor a slice or three of the traditional old-style pizza that Domenico DeMarco has been making for 42 years. Andy Hill, who lives in the neighborhood, came in with his 13-month-old son earlier this week and ordered three slices of margarita - plus a whole artichoke pie. As he sat at a table polishing off all three slices of basil-flecked margarita, he explained: "The artichoke pie is for me to take home for dinner." So what makes this pizza rise above the rest and brings tourists from all over the region for a taste? "I got too many years over my shoulders - I got a lot of experience," explains DeMarco, who came to this country from Italy in 1959. "And a lot of my ingredients are imported from Italy." That goes not just for the canned tomatoes (San Marzano) but the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and even the flour. "The dough - it's more light, it has more crunch," says DeMarco, explaining why he imports even his flour. His ovens heat up to 900 degrees and the pizzas cook in about five minutes. "If the pizza stays too Continue Reading

THE SEASON IN STAGES. All around town, it’s harvest time for colorful scenes

Broadway bursts with colorful characters as autumn's array of comedies and dramas gets underway in the coming weeks and months. That includes brainy Russian radicals and English eccentrics, a pair of college professors at crossroads, a closeted film star and his barracuda agent, a ventriloquist and his dummies - er, that's "Wooden Americans" - and two generations of an idiosyncratic family. Breathing life into fall's fascinating men and women are a group of Broadway freshmen, notably Julianne Moore, the four-time Oscar nominee who headlines as an ex-war reporter-turned Yale teacher in the drama "The Vertical Hour. " Oscar winner Sam Mendes ("American ­Beauty"), who previously guided "The Blue Room" and "Cabaret" on Broadway, directs David Hare's play, set at the school and in the Welsh countryside, which revolves around the teacher's relationship with a father and son played by Bill Nighy and Andrew Scott, who also make their Broadway debuts. (Previews begin 11/9; opens 11/30 at the Music Box Theatre.) Jay Johnson, known for the sitcom "Soap," makes his Broadway debut playing himself and displaying his ventriloquism skills in "The Two and Only! " a stage memoir that ran Off-­Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2004. Johnson shares the stage with his collection of puppets, including a randy cloth monkey and a talkative tennis ball. (Previews begin 9/19; opens 9/28 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.) Two more Broadway first-timers are Tom Everett Scott (currently on TV's "Saved") and Johnny Galecki (formerly of "Roseanne"), who portray, respectively, a rising film actor and a hooker he hires and falls for in Douglas ­Carter Beane's Hollywood satire "The Little Dog Laughed. " Scott Ellis directs this transfer from Second Stage in which the 'fellas frolic naked, while the rest of the cast - Julie White, as the ­actor's rip-your-heart-out rep, and Ari Graynor, as the prostie's pal - keep their clothes on. (Previews begin 10/26; opens Continue Reading


Isaac Hayes, now and forever the Black Moses, has been a legend since "Hot Buttered Soul" first came over the airwaves in 1969. He won an Oscar for the soundtrack to "Shaft" in 1971 and was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Hayes now has out a compilation double CD, "Can You Dig It. " For five years, until 2001, he was a top early morning deejay on KISS radio here, and for the past 11 seasons he's been the voice of Chef on TV's "South Park. " Returning to the Northeast to play the Copa Room at the Sands in Atlantic City tonight and tomorrow, Hayes paused for a moment to reflect on a few topics. What is it about Atlantic City that gets your engine revving? Well, mainly, it's the crowd. They come from New York, Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey into a town full of excitement. They want to see you live. They want to hear your music. And I love performing for them. Someone else also revs your engine, isn't that right? Yes, I got remarried six months ago - and she's now pregnant. It's my fourth marriage, and this time I got it right. Her name is Adjowa, who I met some years ago in Ghana, where I was named king of a region called Ada. Officially, I am Nene Katey Ocansey I. We've built schools there and hospitals and hopefully brought a better life to a lot of people. How old are you? 63. How many kids do you have? Eleven, from 16 to 42. And 11 grandchildren. And four great-grandchildren. You're still doing Chef on "South Park"? Oh, yes. We're now in our 11th season, would you believe it? I love the humor in it, the audacity of Matt (Stone) and Trey (Parker). They have the b-s to do what they do. Nobody is exempt from their humor. They're equal-opportunity offenders (laughs out loud). Don't be offended by it. If you take it too seriously, you have problems. You're back home in Tennessee now? Yes, I have a five-hour nightly show on WRBO Soul Classic in Memphis, about 30 miles from where I was born, in Covington. I loved Continue Reading