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September 8, 2009
ANOTHER blame game stone-thrower. Re "Ghost Voters" (letters, Sept. 3) by Thomas Lutek: I challenge you, Mr. Lutek, to produce facts or evidence that ghosts, or, as you imply, dead people, vote in Philadelphia. Come on, put your absurd allegation to the test. Prove it to all of Philadelphia that dead people vote in elections. Losing candidates have made this same absurd and baseless allegation, and were proven wrong in federal court, and the same allegation was made a while back in an opinion piece in this very paper.
NEWS
November 21, 2011 | Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University police said they had referred a new allegation of sexual assault to the state Attorney General's Office, but did not say whether it involved former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The Centre Daily Times reported Sunday that Police Chief Tyrone Parham said the alleged assault "by a known individual" took place in an outdoor pool building sometime between June 1 and Aug. 30, 2000. The allegation was made to university police on Wednesday by someone who had visited the pool, the Daily Times said.
NEWS
October 10, 1991 | by Edward Moran, Kitty Caparella and Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writers
Two lawyers representing Mets pitcher David Cone have denied allegations by a New Jersey woman that Cone raped her in his room in a Philadelphia hotel Saturday night. "David Cone did nothing wrong," said Steven Fehr, a lawyer in Kansas City, Mo., where Cone lives. "I very strongly believe that. We have retained Philadelphia counsel to assist in this matter. The publicity that this has received, before the police have even made a determination, is very unfortunate. " Cone's Philadelphia attorney, Walter M. Phillips Jr., said, "Our position is that the allegation is without any foundation as the Police Department investigation, with our assistance, will so prove.
SPORTS
January 16, 1997 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police in Millbrae, Calif., said yesterday that they had completed their investigation into an allegation that a member of the Eagles practice squad sexually assaulted a woman on Dec. 28 at the team's hotel outside San Francisco. A police dispatcher said a routine report had been sent to the district attorney's northern branch Tuesday and a decision on whether to prosecute the case was expected by Monday. The dispatcher, who said he did not know whether police had recommended charges, said the police and district attorney's office often confer.
SPORTS
August 8, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
An allegation of sexual assault by "a handful" of New Orleans Saints players was being investigated yesterday by the La Crosse, Wis., police and district attorney's office. "We received a complaint from an adult female early Sunday morning that involved an allegation of a sexual assault that occurred in the Saints' dormitory," assistant District Attorney Ron Kind said. The woman, who is not from La Crosse but from Wisconsin, was known by some of the players and went to the dorm on her own, Kind said.
NEWS
June 25, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police are investigating an accusation that a USAirways pilot used a cell phone to snap inappropriate pictures of a teenage girl at Philadelphia International Airport last night. The allegation was that a man in his 50s took photographs directed up the skirt of a 15-year-old in a terminal, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore. After a witness complained to a police officer, the man was taken in for questioning and a warrant was sought to view the pictures on the phone, Vanore said.
NEWS
November 21, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PENN STATE University police said they had referred a new allegation of sexual assault to the state Attorney General's Office, but did not say whether it involved former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The State College Centre Daily Times reported yesterday that Police Chief Tyrone Parham said the alleged assault "by a known individual" took place in an outdoor pool building sometime between June 1 and Aug. 30, 2000. The allegation was made to university police on Wednesday by someone who had visited the pool, the Daily Times said.
NEWS
June 23, 1995 | By Ilene R. Prusher, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
District Justice Brenda Bicking has refused to work with Constable Richard Legree, and last month her lawyer, Sam Stretton, listed some of the reasons. Now Legree has released a notarized statement from one of Bicking's employees that seems to contradict one of those reasons. Stretton had said that Claudia Palmer, the criminal clerk in Bicking's court, filed a complaint with the District Attorney's Office alleging that Legree sexually harassed her. But in the statement, which Palmer's lawyer, Robert Donatoni, confirmed yesterday was authentic, Palmer states that Legree never made any "sexual advances" toward her. To which Stretton replied, Bicking alleged sexual harassment, not sexual advances, which are not the same thing.
NEWS
January 25, 2001 | by Mensah M. Dean, Mark Angeles and Dana DiFilippo Daily News Staff Writers Staff Writers Mark McDonald, Yvette Ousley and Don Russell contributed to this report
The principal of West Philadelphia High School has been removed from his position while the school district investigates a student's claim that she had a late-night date with him at a restaurant last week. Sources said the 17-year-old senior told investigators that principal Frank Constant took her out for dinner and offered to buy her a cocktail at an area restaurant between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. "There has been an allegation about inappropriate behavior by a principal in a social setting in a public place.
NEWS
January 1, 2004 | By Mark Fazlollah INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia International Airport security chief James B. Golden Jr. has been removed from his duties after allegations of improper hiring practices and lapses in security during his 17-month tenure. The security chief's removal, which was confirmed yesterday, comes as the nation operates under the second-highest alert for terrorism. The alert level was raised to orange Dec. 21 because of what Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge cited as credible new evidence of terrorist plotting.
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NEWS
August 8, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy, Mark Fazlollah, and Dylan Purcell, STAFF WRITERS
Even as union leader John J. Dougherty confronts an extensive federal investigation that surfaced Friday in a spate of raids across Philadelphia and South Jersey, his union is facing an aggressive grand jury inquiry by the state Attorney General's Office, the Inquirer has learned. The state investigation - unrelated to the federal probe - began in February as an inquiry into two violent clashes at a South Philadelphia job site, but state prosecutors have expanded its focus to look more broadly into allegations of a pattern of intimidation by electricians Local 98, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
NEWS
August 8, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, STAFF WRITERS
The final act of the Kathleen Kane drama is at hand. Almost four years after her landslide victory to become Pennsylvania's first Democratic attorney general, and after her popularity collapsed amid reports of dropped criminal cases and vendettas against enemies, Kane is to go on trial Monday on a dozen counts of perjury, official oppression, and other crimes. Kane says she is being railroaded by a male power structure intent on hiding its exchanges of pornography and looking out for each other.
NEWS
July 31, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
Cherie Amoore was suffering from depression after her newborn died. And when she saw another woman's similar-looking baby at the King of Prussia Mall, she entered a "dissociative state," her attorney said, leading her to snatch the 7-week-old from her mother and take him home. Mark Steinberg said he intends to call on two psychiatrists and a forensic psychologist to make that case at Amoore's trial on a charge of kidnapping and related counts. Under state law, a person who is found to be legally insane at trial can be sent to a mental-health facility instead of jail.
SPORTS
July 27, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Coach Doug Pederson has not yet spoken to Nelson Agholor since the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office declined to file charges against the Eagles wide receiver following allegations of sexual assault. Pederson said he did not feel it was necessary, and he said he will speak privately with Agholor when the player reports to camp this week. "Obviously, all the information wasn't in yet, so at the time I wasn't going to answer or speculate," Pederson said. "I'm still not going to comment too much on it. I just know this: that everybody, we all make mistakes.
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy and Mark Fazlollah, STAFF WRITERS
Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer, who is accused of lying to the FBI, had "simple lapses in her memory" when she denied accepting $675,000 from a businessman who had made millions of dollars through dealings with her agency, her lawyer said Friday. John A. Knorr said Hafer had forgotten about the money given to her 12 years ago, after she had left office. He also said she was paid under a consulting contract that was reviewed at the time by lawyers and found to be "entirely appropriate.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
T OM SIZEMORE once was a fixture in Tattle. It seemed like the burly actor ( Black Hawk Down , Saving Private Ryan , Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew , Sober House ) and Temple alum was always getting arrested for something - fights, drugs, violating probation, faking a urine test, etc. With his ties to Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss (whom he was jailed for beating) and a brief foray into porn ( The Tom Sizemore Sex Scandal ), Sizemore was one of Tattle's MVPs of the millennium's first decade.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Two weeks after he was abruptly dismissed as provost of Temple University - and a day after school officials revealed that they were investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him - Hai-Lung Dai decried the allegations as "complete and utter fabrications. " "I will not rest or retreat until I have pursued every avenue available to me, including through a court of law, to restore my good name," Dai said in a statement Wednesday. On June 28, without explanation, Temple president Neil D. Theobald announced that he had removed Dai. On Tuesday, Temple's board said it intended to dismiss Theobald, blaming him for his handling of Dai's removal and a $22 million deficit in the school's financial aid budget for merit scholarships.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Witnesses said it was a "fair fight" - drug dealer Abdu Rivera vs. John David Santiago in a 2003 bout in the parking lot of an Olney club. But Rivera was no match for the featherweight three-time Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion, and witnesses said he lost badly and took the loss even worse. On Wednesday, two of those witnesses came forward and testified at a preliminary hearing that Rivera later boasted of getting his revenge: a Nov. 18, 2003, gasoline-fueled blaze that killed Santiago and four others, including his infant daughter.
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Saying he was "concerned for the safety of the community," a Philadelphia judge on Friday refused to reduce the $900,000 bail for Rysheed Jordan, the aspiring basketball star charged with shooting and wounding a man in a May 27 North Philadelphia robbery. About 50 relatives and friends packed the courtroom to show support for the 22-year-old Brewerytown man. The Rev. Richard Rock, chaplain of the St. John's University athletic program, traveled from New York City to vouch for Jordan and said he would keep tabs on him through family if released.
NEWS
July 2, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
Joseph "DJ Too Tuff" Hicks was spinning records under I-95 during a graffiti party at South Philadelphia's FDR Park in 2013, when he met the man who allegedly killed his own wife with a crossbow Sunday night. "The first thing he said to me was, 'I see something familiar when I look at you. It looks like you may be going through a bit of pain,' " Hicks recalled. "He said, 'If you want to learn a different way to live, I have something to offer you.' " Hicks, of the Philly hip-hop act Tuff Crew, said in an interview Thursday that Paul 'Ku Ku' Kuzan offered him a life of sobriety and a room to rent in his house on the 3100 block of Willits Road.
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