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NEWS
March 18, 1987 | By HOWARD SCHNEIDER, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 5, 1991 | By Dave Urbanski, Special to The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2009 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
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....
NEWS
June 2, 2014 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 8, 1990 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
September 11, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
SPORTS
April 28, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
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.
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NEWS
August 20, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, under indictment on federal corruption charges, now has a challenger in the April 26, 2016, Democratic primary election. Dan Muroff, a lawyer from East Mount Airy and the Democratic leader for the politically potent Ninth Ward, last week filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. Fattah, 58, who was indicted last month on charges of racketeering, bank fraud, bribery, money laundering, and other crimes, has vowed to seek a 12th two-year term in office.
NEWS
August 20, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - A longtime Harrisburg activist filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, contending that she has used state resources to aid her private defense against criminal charges. In his complaint, Gene Stilp asks the state Ethics Commission to investigate whether Kane has used state "personnel, property and services for personal benefit. " Among other examples, Stilp cited Kane's use last week of the Media Center in the Capitol - a popular space for elected officials to hold news conferences - to deliver a statement about the criminal case against her. Kane was charged by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman this month with leaking secret information to embarrass a political foe, and then lying about it under oath.
NEWS
August 20, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Wolf administration on Tuesday urged a Delaware County Court judge to drastically cut how much the financially troubled Chester Upland School District pays charter schools for special-education students and online learning. Gov. Wolf said the district's survival could hinge on winning court approval for the cuts in charter reimbursements, which would total an estimated $24.7 million in the 2015-16 school year. "This needs to end," Wolf said, referring to Chester Upland's 25-year history of financial crises, which have led to millions of dollars in emergency state aid, massive layoffs, and a plunge in enrollment in traditional public schools.
NEWS
August 14, 2015
U.S. REP. CHAKA Fattah , indicted two weeks ago for racketeering, bribery and a whole bunch of other things that members of Congress probably aren't supposed to do, may already have a Democratic challenger in the 2016 primary. Some political observers - yeah, we're looking at you , Philly Mag - have speculated that it's unlikely that a serious Democrat would challenge Fattah if he refuses to step down, which currently is his plan. Maybe they are right. Party leaders - Ed Rendell , Mayor Nutter , Bob Brady , even Nancy Pelosi - have all expressed plenty of sadness that this whole ordeal is happening to Fattah, but not much concern about the corruption allegations contained in the 29-count indictment.
NEWS
August 14, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
An independent candidate for mayor prevailed Wednesday in a legal challenge to get him off the ballot, while for another independent candidate, this one for City Council, the fight to remain on the ballot has just started. Jim Foster, publisher of the Independent Voice in Northwest Philadelphia, will remain an independent candidate for mayor after a review of his nomination petition indicated he had at least the 1,325 valid signatures required to be listed on the Nov. 3 ballot. On Monday, Matt Wolfe, Republican leader of the 27th Ward, challenged Foster's petition, in part, Wolfe said, because the petitions had technical problems - at least one dead person listed as signing, and someone who claimed to be registered to vote at 666 Satan Lane.
NEWS
August 13, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A decision from New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday could reignite the battle between Camden activists and elected officials over whether the police force patrolling the city should be run by Camden County. The local chapter of the NAACP and two city activists said they are considering a petition that would call on voters to bring back a city police department, disbanded more than two years ago in favor of the current force. "We're going to take our police department back," said Eulisis Delgado, 62, a Camden resident who is one of five petitioners listed in the case.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drug pricing is the biggest commercial issue in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, and Endo International CEO Rajiv De Silva said Monday that his company sees a mixed bag of opportunities to raise prices. In a conference call with stock market analysts, De Silva said that Endo has about 700 generic products, and that the company had been able to raise prices on some more complicated specialty generic drugs, such as those requiring injections, and on older products for which competitors have dropped out. Drug-company critics - including patients, doctor groups, and congressional leaders - generally question price increases, but stockholders benefit from revenue increases, and Wall Street analysis is based on that.
NEWS
August 1, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a 2011 law that suspended retirees' cost-of-living adjustments as part of an overhaul of the pension system for public workers. That same law was recently scrutinized in a high-profile case, in which the court struck down a provision granting public workers a contractual right to pension funding. Public-sector unions had argued that Gov. Christie violated workers' constitutional rights by underfunding the pension system last fiscal year.
SPORTS
July 29, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It seems a sure bet that DeMarco Murray, if healthy, will thrive in the Eagles offense. How could a 27-year-old running back who rushed for a league-high 1,845 yards with a north-to-south running style ostensibly suited to Chip Kelly's schemes be anything but successful? There is, of course, the if healthy qualifier that is compounded by Murray's complex injury history and a workload last season that could be labeled as excessive. And there is his inexperience with the zone read plays that are the centerpiece of the Eagles' offense.
NEWS
July 20, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Samantha Phillips shepherded the city through hurricanes, terror threats, and the deadly Amtrak derailment in May. Recently she faced a slightly smaller challenge: persuading the Secret Service to allow water bottles during Pope Francis' appearances on the Parkway. Phillips, the city's director of emergency management, envisioned a crowd of 1.5 million people side by side on an 80-degree September afternoon. There would be elderly visitors, children, and families standing for hours.
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