March 18, 1987 |
At least nine candidates - most of them incumbent City Council members - have filed court challenges to the campaigns of their opponents. Yesterday was the deadline for candidate challenges to be filed in Common Pleas Court. In general, the challenges concern residency claims and the validity of signatures on nominating petitions. According to information provided by the office of Common Pleas Judge Edward Blake, City Councilwoman Patricia Hughes led the list of challengers.
September 5, 1991 |
The secretary of the Laurel Springs school board, who is being fired as of Sept. 27, is challenging the board's right to fire her, a state education official said last week. Doris Walsh, who has been school board secretary for 14 years, filed a petition Aug. 21 with the state commissioner of education, arguing that she has tenure and cannot be let go without just cause. Walsh's firing, which the board approved in late July, takes effect Sept. 27. At the Aug. 21 meeting, school board Solicitor Jeffrey I. Baron said he did not believe Walsh had tenure under state law. Neither board President Raymond Rupertus nor Walsh would comment on the reason for her firing.
September 4, 2009 |
He's a composer, lyricist, and librettist, and in his 2005 musical See What I Wanna See, Michael John LaChiusa also is a challenger. We all see what we want to, his show says, then compellingly raises questions about whether what we perceive is real or not. Molded a little on the premise of the 1950 film Rashomon, and with a first act evocative of film noir and a second built on a fantasy, the show in both halves covers our need to seek answers....
September 9, 2009
RE BRADLEY C. Holmes' Sept. 2 letter: If you read what Michael Smerconish wrote in his column on Mumia Abu-Jamal, why did you not read the trial transcripts? Where are the bogus reams of evidence that the judge and D.A. conspired to railroad this cop-killer, and why don't you identify the person who bragged about pulling the trigger, and what evidence is there about racist tactics by the Philadelphia court and prosecutor? You need to uncover your eyes, clean out your ears and learn the truth.
March 8, 1990 |
Philip J. Berg, having collected enough signatures from across the state, has officially become a candidate for governor on the Democratic ballot. Berg, who is challenging incumbent Gov. Casey on a pro-choice platform, filed his petition Tuesday in Harrisburg, he said. He needed 2,000 signatures, including 100 each from 10 counties. He secured about 3,800 signatures, he said, from 28 counties. In 13 of those counties, he collected more than 100 signatures. The Lafayette Hill lawyer is a former chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee.
September 11, 2012 |
NEW YORK - As hockey prepared for its first work stoppage since the 2004-05 season was wiped out, the NHL Players Association planned to challenge a lockout before labor boards in Quebec and Alberta. The moves, if successful, could force teams to pay players on the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers during a work stoppage. The sport's labor contract expires at midnight Saturday night, and a lockout appears certain. It would be the league's fourth work stoppage since 1992.
April 28, 2004 |
Indiana forward Ron Artest challenged San Antonio guard Bruce Bowen to a game of one-on-one for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award yesterday, a day after Spurs coach Gregg Popovich criticized Artest and Pacers coach Rick Carlisle. "Tell his coach, 'Let's play one-on-one for the award,' " Artest said after practice. "I'll give it to him if he can beat me. " Popovich appeared Monday on a San Antonio radio station and said Bowen was more deserving of the award, which Artest won by a wide margin.
June 2, 2014 |
Karen Glanz is a behavioral epidemiologist at the University of Pennsylvania. Much of her work focuses on applying the social sciences to encourage healthy behavior in individuals and communities. She studies the effects of the environment, nutrition, and exercise on obesity and the prevention of such ailments as cancer and heart disease. Her work presents constant challenges, which Glanz relishes. It is also largely sedentary. As she puts it, "I spend a lot of time on my behind in front of a computer.
March 21, 2013 |
IT'S a go-big-or-go-home campaign year for Philadelphia Traffic Court, with 23 of the 39 candidates for three open seats now facing legal challenges to their nomination petitions or financial-disclosure forms. Candidates had to file petitions with at least 1,000 signatures from registered voters in the city by March 12. The deadline to challenge those documents in Common Pleas Court was Tuesday at 5 p.m. A list of the challenged candidates can be found at ph.ly/challenge. The Philadelphia City Commission on Wednesday will select ballot positions for the candidates, with a top position often the easiest path to victory.