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.
November 21, 2011 |
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.
October 10, 1991 |
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.
January 16, 1997 |
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.
August 8, 1995 |
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.
June 25, 2010 |
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.
November 21, 2011 |
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.
June 23, 1995 |
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.
January 25, 2001 |
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.
January 1, 2004 |
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.