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March 30, 1996 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After myriad faxes, legal jousts, sharp words and a news conference or two, Philadelphia and Florida have ended their war over who will charge Berto Ordaz with murdering his girlfriend and driving the body to a Miami suburb. District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham threw in the towel and said Philadelphia would do it. She authorized city police to issue an arrest warrant for Ordaz, a North Philadelphia man who officials say drove his girlfriend's corpse south to Florida in January and left her body in his van in a Miami suburb.
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April 26, 1991 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writers Cynthia Burton and Ron Goldwyn contributed to this report
Republican Party leader William A. Meehan helped engineer Common Pleas Judge Lynne Abraham's election this week as interim district attorney by lobbying GOP judges to vote for her, sources said. Meanwhile, GOP mayoral candidate Ronald D. Castille said yesterday he'd "be pleased" to have Abraham, a Democrat, as the Republicans' nominee for DA this fall. Abraham was chosen DA Wednesday by the city's Board of Judges, and the party organizations will select candidates to run in a special election for district attorney in November.
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January 8, 1992 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham has announced a crackdown on "hate crimes," which community groups say are on the increase. "Pennsylvania state hate crimes legislation affords this office the opportunity in certain cases to add the charge of hate or bias to the charges in the original crimes," Abraham said. "Bias crimes in general come to the district attorney's office as part of other criminal conduct and have an additional legal context. " Abraham spoke Monday while announcing the assignment of Assistant DA Richard Block to act as liaison on bias- and hate-related crimes.
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December 30, 2006 | By Julie Shaw INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham, outraged over proposed cuts to her office's budget, slammed Mayor Street yesterday as a leader who lacks the courage and vision needed to stem the city's rising number of homicides. "Do something!" Abraham burst out at a news conference in comments directed at the mayor. "You know, stop switching around and changing programs and not having the courage to call up the district attorney and say, 'Lynne, what do you think we ought to do?' "He's the only mayor in Philadelphia history who hasn't called the district attorney up and said, 'Lynne, we have a crime problem.
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May 4, 2005 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham wants you to know that she stands, personally, between the citizens of Philadelphia and mayhem on the streets. "Trust me when I tell you. We're on the case," Abraham said recently at a meeting of the Wissinoming Civic Association in a church basement. As she seeks reelection to a fourth full term, Abraham, 64, already is the longest-serving district attorney in 80 years. She is running amid an upsurge in gun-related homicides, facing criticism that her office cannot seem to improve the rate of dismissal of felony arrests.
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April 28, 1991 | By S. A. Paolantonio, Inquirer Staff Writer
On City Hall's sixth floor, in the low light and the haze of cigarette smoke, court criers, lawyers and reporters clustered near the entrance of Court Room 643, craning to hear the Board of Judges meeting inside. There was spontaneous applause, the doors flew open, and emerging into a flood of TV lights was Common Pleas Court Judge Lynne M. Abraham. With a crooked smile and a raspy voice, Abraham told the crowd that she had been selected - by a very narrow margin - to be Philadelphia's district attorney.
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April 9, 2015 | Chris Hepp and Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writers
Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham collapsed during the first televised mayoral debate Tuesday night, casting a pall over the event and the future of her campaign. Abraham, 74, crumpled to the floor seven minutes into the hour-long debate at the Kimmel Center. As she lay motionless at the base of her lectern, other candidates and the debate moderator, NBC10 anchor Jim Rosenfield, rushed to her aid. Someone called out, "Is there a doctor in the house?" After a few minutes, Abraham began moving and tried to sit up, telling those around her, "I'm all right.
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March 27, 2015 | Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne M. Abraham may not be on the air yet, but she is in the lead. Or so says a recent poll conducted for her. The poll, according to a memo from the campaign's pollster provided to The Inquirer, has the former district attorney leading the field with 30 percent of respondents saying they would choose her if Philadelphia's May 19 Democratic primary "were held today. " Jim Kenney and State Sen. Anthony H. Williams were each favored by 14 percent of respondents.
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May 21, 2015 | Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lynne M. Abraham was feeling great. She had just lost the Democratic mayoral primary, but she was relentlessly upbeat. After a long day, a long six months, Abraham shook hands, flashed wide grins, and said she "had a wonderful day," and "was proud of the campaign we ran. " Though the former district attorney, famously described by Mayor Frank L. Rizzo as "one tough cookie," finished a distant third behind James F. Kenney and State Sen. Anthony...
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April 1, 1992 | By Alan Sipress, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham said last night that her office has received upward of 200 calls from males claiming they had sex with AIDS- infected businessman Edward I. Savitz without using condoms. Speaking on ABC's Nightline, Abraham appeared to contradict earlier comments by the city health commissioner that Savitz poses less of a public health threat than orginally thought because he reportedly insisted that the youths wear condoms. Dr. Robert K. Ross had said Monday that a majority of 100 teenagers calling a city AIDS hotline to report encounters with Savitz described contacts that did not involve sexual intercourse.
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June 23, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
TONY FULWOOD had tears in his eyes when he walked into Frank Rizzo's hospital room and saw the mayor in the bed with a broken leg. Tony felt responsible for the injury, even though it was an accident and even though he was doing his job of protecting the mayor when an explosion rocked the Arco refinery in a nine-alarm fire in 1976, and he fell on Rizzo to protect him from the blast. "I hope you're not upset with me," Tony blubbered. "I wish I was in that bed instead of you. " "You know, Tony," Rizzo said.
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May 21, 2015 | Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lynne M. Abraham was feeling great. She had just lost the Democratic mayoral primary, but she was relentlessly upbeat. After a long day, a long six months, Abraham shook hands, flashed wide grins, and said she "had a wonderful day," and "was proud of the campaign we ran. " Though the former district attorney, famously described by Mayor Frank L. Rizzo as "one tough cookie," finished a distant third behind James F. Kenney and State Sen. Anthony...
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May 15, 2015 | Chris Brennan & Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writers
They're not altogether wild about the choice of Philadelphia mayoral candidates on Tuesday's Democratic ballot. They're glad for a lack of "mudslinging" so far, as one put it. Some are wary of candidates' ties to unions, donors, or City Hall. And some just haven't decided. A handful of the 600 registered Democrats interviewed in the poll commissioned by The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com, and NBC10 spoke with Inquirer reporters this week. Here are some of their comments.
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May 7, 2015 | Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne M. Abraham made good on a pledge at Monday night's debate and released three more years of her personal tax records Tuesday. They showed just what she said they would: that her financial dealings in those years varied little from those reported in her 2013 return, which she had already made public at The Inquirer's request. In releasing her federal tax returns for 2010, 2011, and 2012, she went one better than four of her opponents, who, at the request of The Inquirer, released three years of returns, 2011 through 2013.
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May 5, 2015 | Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Lynne M. Abraham was walking through the City Hall courtyard not long after launching her bid to become Philadelphia's mayor, a woman popped up to thank her for attending an anticrime "national night out" years ago. Abraham looked at her. "Sprague Street," she said. After two decades as Philadelphia district attorney, Abraham long ago acquired the politician's skill of remembering almost everyone. And most everyone knows her, too. She is the grandmotherly presence with the shock of white hair, the strong jaw, and the just-us-folks directness.
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April 25, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Democratic primary for mayor went negative this week with a website whose caustic tone spread like an Internet virus to other campaigns. State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams launched ProgressivePhilly.com, which suggested that former City Councilman James F. Kenney and former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham had been soft on rogue cops in their political careers. Kenney's campaign, during the taping of a debate to be aired Thursday evening on Fox29, issued an e-mail hitting Abraham on some of the same issues raised by the Williams website.
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April 25, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former City Councilman James F. Kenney and State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams appear to hold a slight lead over former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham in the Democratic race for Philadelphia mayor, a new poll shows. Kenney had the support of 26 percent of likely Democratic voters, while Williams had 25 percent and Abraham 22 percent, according to the poll released Thursday by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The poll also found that 18 percent of 587 voters questioned from April 9 to 15 were undecided about which candidate to support in the May 19 primary election.
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April 21, 2015
A telling tumble I do not think it appropriate to question mayoral candidate Lynne M. Abraham's health because of her age. However, her recent collapse at a televised debate appropriately raised a question about her judgment. In other words, what could she have been thinking if, in fact, as reported, she had not eaten all day? I ask the question as a longtime admirer. But with her judgment at issue, that bears directly on her qualifications to govern Philadelphia. |Karen Porter, West Chester Time taken for tests As a retired School District teacher, I am in complete agreement with a recent letter writer who cited two of the real problems with testing: that they address only an extremely limited set of skills, and that they do not take into account the variety of backgrounds from which the student body is drawn ("One size doesn't fit," April 13)
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April 17, 2015 | Christine M. Flowers, Daily News Columnist
IT'S POPULAR to say that age is just a number. I never understood that statement. Aside from being self-evident, the implication that age is irrelevant makes absolutely no sense. Age is a number that means a lot of things, including how much you have accomplished, experienced and, perhaps most importantly, the mistakes you've avoided making during a lifetime. But when we say "age is just a number," it's as if we're trying to minimize the negative perception of being "older. " I put that word in quotation marks because its connotation has evolved over recent decades.
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April 13, 2015 | Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
If successful campaigns are built on hard work, chance, and the missteps of one's opponents, then Jim Kenney hit the trifecta last week. Over a three-day stretch, the Democratic mayoral candidate garnered the blessing of a coalition of prominent African American leaders, witnessed Lynne M. Abraham fall victim to an untimely televised swoon, and took advantage of State Sen. Anthony H. Williams being fined for campaign-finance violations. "It is hard to think how the week could have gone better for Kenney," said Dan Fee, president of the Echo Group, a Philadelphia political consulting firm.
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