December 4, 2002
RE SIGNE'S "Miss Muslim World" cartoon: To paint a group of people in such a manner, even though it was "probably" meant to be satirical, is an outrage. The interesting thing is that I would not have seen the cartoon if it was not shown to me by several garbed Muslim sisters of mine that hold master's degrees. To add to the myth that all Islamic cultures treat women as second-class citizens is an outright lie. You guys should apologize - then research and print a big human-interest story about the progressive Muslim population here in our city.
October 14, 1994 |
Republican Camden County Sheriff William J. Simon's re-election campaign accused his opponent yesterday of helping organized crime, an assertion the Democrats dismissed as ridiculous and libelous. "When he was a state trooper, Mike McLaughlin jeopardized an organized crime investigation by leaking confidential information to the Scarfo crime family syndicate," states an ad now running on area radio stations. "For this, he was found guilty and suspended by the New Jersey State Police.
November 6, 1994 |
Camden County Sheriff William J. Simon thanked 160 Democrats for attending an invitation-only breakfast for him at an African American church in South Camden yesterday. It was an amazing turnout, said a campaign spokesman, considering that Simon is seeking re-election as a Republican. Meanwhile, his opponent, Michael W. McLaughlin, had plenty of Democratic support himself, joining other party candidates on a float that led an hourlong, 30-car motorcade through heavily Hispanic neighborhoods in East Camden and Cramer Hill.
March 14, 1988 |
He was the wunderkind of Democratic politics in Camden County. In 1970, at age 24, William J. Simon - mature beyond his years - fought a house-to-house battle in tiny Oaklyn Borough to defeat an entrenched Republican machine, becoming the first Democrat to win a seat on the council in 10 years. He was the youngest councilman in the state. Five years later, he was the youngest director of a county freeholder board in New Jersey, and his political career seemingly had no boundaries.
October 29, 1991 |
The battle is on for the post of Camden County sheriff. It's a fight to determine the leadership and direction of the 570-member Sheriff's Department. And it offers Republicans their best chance in years to unseat incumbent Democrat William Simon. "I anticipate an extraordinarily close election with a Republican success in the surprise victory of 1991," predicted county GOP Chairman George Geist. Simon agrees he's facing the fight of his life, but he is confident of winning.
March 12, 1993 |
The battle between Camden County Sheriff William J. Simon and the freeholders continued yesterday as Simon said he would withdraw his officers from patrols on the Camden waterfront. Fine, said the freeholders - it will save money. Still, they continued to insist on further cuts and said Simon should do as they say or resign. "If the sheriff can't do what he has been asked to do, he ought to consider tendering his resignation," Freeholder Steven M. Petrillo said in a statement.
September 14, 1986 |
He was 5 years old and scared. It was his first time in jail. No less than the chief of police of Oaklyn Borough, Arthur T. "Pud" Miller, had had him locked up. The boy was accused of throwing stones at a light bulb in an apartment building that was under construction. The suspect wasn't a young John Dillinger or a junior Clyde Barrow. He was a boy who would one day become the sheriff of Camden County - Bill Simon. When young Bill was jailed, he was thunderstruck.
April 15, 2002 |
'BATTERED-woman syndrome," the politically correct legal rationalization for letting cold-blooded female killers off the hook, is now an issue in the California governor's race. Are both Democrats and Republicans really so desperate to close the gender gap that they'll pander to the morally bankrupt voting bloc of women who blindly support women who murder men? Alas, it is so. The current cause celebre is Cheryl Lynn Sellers, who murdered her husband in 1983. The way the Los Angeles Times tells it this week, Sellers endured "abusive" beatings that "began on her wedding night" and continued for four years.
June 17, 1993 |
Camden County sheriff's officers have elected an outspoken critic of Sheriff William J. Simon as president of their union. Charlie Gorman, who said last month that he and other sheriff's officers had been pressured to contribute time and money to Simon's campaigns, was elected president of Police Benevolent Association Local 277 on Tuesday night. Gorman beat Simon ally John Reinmuth by a vote of 98 to 82. The balloting was a blow to the sheriff, who traditionally has counted top union officials among his supporters.
October 31, 2013 |
Malana Hayes, 27, has worked in retail for at least a decade, she said, including a stint at an upscale boutique at the King of Prussia mall, where she was assistant manager. On Tuesday, Wal-Mart promoted her - from a temp working in the men's department to a full-time associate in the deli of the South Philadelphia store. "It's a blessing," said Hayes, of Darby Borough, a mother of three. Wal-Mart executives have been fanning out across the country, calling in reporters and TV crews to witness promotions of store staff.