– For two seasons, they were the Dynamic Duo.
Chris Tuck and Devin “Press” Murphy were basketball superstars at Charlotte High School in the early 1980s. They’re remembered today for their play, promise and tragic fate.
In his last report for 13WHAM News before he heads off into the world of financial planning, my colleague Chuck Wade recalls the team many remember as one of the best ever in Section V.
The Charlotte team made headlines when players were accused of a mugging and thefts. Tuck and Murphy were kicked off the team. Neither one lasted long in college.
Both were killed in separate drug-related shootings. Tuck was shot in 1989 and Murphy was shot in 1992. Their deaths shocked the community and prompted a lot of talk of “what could have been.”
We still talk about “what could have been” with Tuck and Murphy. We still talk about “what could be” with young men just like them. Nearly thirty years after they captured the attention of Rochester, their story still resonates.
– Google Plus is a ghost town. The Wall Street Journal takes a critical look at the social network. I’ve been hoping it catches on. The interface is stunning. It’s easier and clutter-free compared to Facebook.
– Landline phones are still important to businesses, as Park Avenue shops found out over the past week.