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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
June 20, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Thursday night to outsource more than 1,000 substitute-teaching jobs, awarding a $34 million contract to a Cherry Hill firm to recruit, hire, and manage the workers for two years. The unanimous vote came over the protests of the teachers' union, which currently represents subs. Jerry Jordan, president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, vowed legal action, including a possible claim of unfair labor practices, and said the move was part of a plan to "privatize public education one position at a time.
SPORTS
June 17, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
ALLENTOWN - Aaron Nola drove to Allentown on Monday afternoon, officially beginning the next stage of his baseball career. The Phillies' top pitching prospect dominated at the double-A level. The Phillies promoted him Sunday to triple A. It was time for a new test. "I'm ready to get things started," Nola said before Lehigh Valley's game Monday night. "I'm ready to learn more of the game. I feel like I'm going to learn more over here. There's a lot of older guys. I'm going to keep my ears open and my eyes open.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Norfolk Southern Corp. touted its safety efforts in transporting crude oil in a letter to Gov. Wolf, but the railroad suggested it may file a legal challenge over some recent federal safety rules. Following the issuance of new rules by the U.S. Department of Transportation on May 8, "Norfolk Southern is still considering its legal options," the company's Chairman and CEO C.W. Moorman said in a letter delivered to Wolf on Monday. Like other railroads, Norfolk Southern was particularly "disappointed" with new rules on brakes that the railroad said would produce "little safety benefit," Moorman said.
SPORTS
May 31, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
Kirk Webby won the $25,000 Devon Speed Challenge at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair on Friday night. Webby, who lives in New Jersey but represented his home country of New Zealand in the 2008 Summer Olympics, rode Brando de Rouet to victory. "The horse is pretty naturally fast so I didn't really have to go crazy," Webby said. "He always lands going. He was really snug everywhere. I was lucky enough to be fast enough. " Misdee Wrigley Miller captured the coaching competition, in which four horses of different breeds pulled restored antique transportation coaches through an obstacle course.
SPORTS
May 24, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
Hunter Holloway of Topeka, Kan., captured the R.W. "Ronnie" Mutch Equitation Challenge, given to the top junior rider at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, on Friday. Holloway, aboard her mount, Any Given Sunday, rode to victory in the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Section C on Friday morning. That win, coupled with two wins and a third-place finish on Thursday, gave Holloway the title. "It's very exciting," Holloway said. "It's such an honor to win at such a prestigious show as this horse show is. To have such an amazing horse and team behind me is just unbelievable.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anuj Gupta landed a new job last Friday as general manager of the Reading Terminal Market, and the gig offers equal helpings of his two loves: public service and food. "It's hard to find a place in Philadelphia, let alone anywhere else, that offers you the quality and diversity of product, and affordability, that the terminal does," Gupta said during a walk-through this week. "It's this magnificent, historic place. People love it. " Gupta, who will start June 15, arrives at a critical juncture for the market, which dates to 1892.
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
The November ballot for mayor of Philadelphia at this point may be missing a big name. Former City Councilman Bill Green IV, a lifelong Democrat and son of a former mayor, is weighing an independent challenge to the expected ascension of Democratic nominee James F. Kenney. "I have kept my options open to evaluate the election results and make a determination," Green, a member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, said Tuesday. He added that a recent Inquirer poll, which found that 43 percent of voters think the city is headed in the wrong direction, showed "an opening for somebody who is capable of being mayor" as an alternative.
NEWS
May 20, 2015 | By Michael Boren and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Camden police read to children, enjoy the trust of the community, and match "courage with compassion," President Obama said Monday. "More like the Peace Corps," Chief Scott Thomson said. Or, the department is overly aggressive and risking escalating tensions, the American Civil Liberties Union says. Two years after it was formed, drawing controversy as it replaced Camden's old police department, the county-run force still arouses strong feelings on either side. Crime statistics - sharp drops in homicides, robberies, and other major offenses - allow the department and its boosters to claim that its community-policing strategies are making the city safer.
SPORTS
May 20, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
ALMOST EVERY member of the Haverford School lacrosse team was in position, smiling while standing on the PPL Park turf in anticipation of a championship photo. One important member of the Fords' victorious bunch was missing, however. Junior goaltender Alex DeMarco was busy with a postgame television interview after his undefeated Fords (25-0) beat previously unbeaten Hun School, 15-8, in the finals of the Inter-Ac Challenge. Net proceeds from the 4-day event presented by NXT Sports will go to the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center and the Wounded Warrior Project.
NEWS
May 20, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost every member of the Haverford School lacrosse team was in position, piled on top of one another and smiling on the turf inside PPL Park in anticipation of a championship photo. One important member of the Fords' victorious bunch was missing, however. Junior goaltender Alex DeMarco was busy with a postgame television interview after the undefeated Fords beat previously unbeaten Hun School, 15-8, in the finals of the Inter-Ac Challenge. Net proceeds from the four-day event will go to Thomas Jefferson Hospital's Comprehensive Concussion Center and the Wounded Warrior Project.
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