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January 7, 1993 | By Andy Wickstrom, FOR THE INQUIRER
You may have bought Madonna's book without blushing, but would you have the nerve to ask for a videotape called Bankruptcy? And even if you did, would the clerk accept your charge card? Seriously, personal bankruptcy is an option that millions of consumers face every year, and the right person to advise you on this course is your lawyer. But there's no reason to approach him or her in a state of ignorance. One way to prepare for that initial visit is to review the federal laws discussed in Bankruptcy (100 minutes, $39.95)
BUSINESS
January 16, 2004 | By Porus P. Cooper INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ATX Communications Inc., of Bala Cynwyd, a regional phone and Internet service provider that has tried for three years to cut its debt, filed yesterday to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company employs 1,200 people - nearly half of them in the Philadelphia area - and serves 300,000 residential and 30,000 business customers from here to the Midwest and New York. It does not anticipate laying off any workers as a result of the filing, said Grant Evans, a company spokesman.
BUSINESS
November 10, 2009 | By Harold Brubaker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sam Truell, a retired Chester policeman, has been supplementing his pension with monthly income from Advanta investment notes. "It helps me along quite a bit," Truell, who has been living off his retirement income for 17 years, said yesterday. But Advanta Corp.'s weekend bankruptcy filing in Delaware is snatching away that extra income, leaving Truell and thousands of other retail investors with gaping holes in their budgets. Bankruptcy court will now determine the amount and timing of any further payments.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2008 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brighten Health Group L.L.C., a Bryn Mawr skilled-nursing and rehabilitation group, and five of its nursing homes have filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Philadelphia. Company representatives and their attorneys were not available late yesterday afternoon to respond to questions about how residents would be affected at the homes. When a company files for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it typically remains in business during the proceedings, often gaining access to new sources of credit.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Voters elected minister Rodney Muhammad president of Philadelphia's NAACP chapter Saturday, and he promised to bring stability and direction to a group riven by controversy. One defeated candidate immediately sought to challenge the results of the three-person race to replace J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, who was ousted by the national NAACP along with three board members in April. Election workers announced the winner to a rain-soaked crowd of voters, candidates, and supporters who waited outside the Beech Cos. offices near Temple University in North Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 2, 2010 | By Christopher K. Hepp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Germantown Settlement, a venerable Philadelphia social-service agency overwhelmed of late by apparent fiscal mismanagement, has filed for bankruptcy. In a filing seeking Chapter 11 protection while reorganizing, Settlement and a key subsidiary reported more than $11 million of debt. The subsidiary, Greater Germantown Housing Development Corp., is Settlement's community-development arm. It filed for bankruptcy, as well. Both filings were made Thursday. Settlement and its subsidiaries face more than $2 million in liens for unpaid city, school district, state, and federal taxes dating to 2007.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1990 | By Susan Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Butcher & Co. real estate partnerships that own the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., have filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors. Butcher's Deilwydd Corp. and Sovereign Group Ltd. 1986-1 filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankrutpcy Act in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia last Friday. Deilwydd Corp. is the general partner of the limited partnership that owns the property. David Lloyd, president of Sovereign Group, Butcher & Co.'s real estate subsidiary, yesterday said hotel revenues had increased, but not enough to pay off its debt to a Florida bank that was about to foreclose.
NEWS
June 9, 2001
This will be one of the last chapters in the Timothy McVeigh saga. I hope for this survivor from now on it will not be Timothy McVeigh. It will be Timothy Who? - Bombing survivor Paul Heath, who attended Wednesday's hearing, in which U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch denied a stay of execution for Timothy McVeigh. I believe that we have satisfied the responsibility, completely and fairly, that the system operate innocently and fairly ... and it is an appropriate ruling, for which I am grateful.
NEWS
January 13, 1991 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
Describing Philadelphia as "one of our strongest markets," a spokesman for Best Products Inc. said Thursday that customers of its two Philadelphia stores - including one of its largest at Roosevelt Boulevard and Comly Road in the Northeast - should expect business as usual despite the company's recent filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. If anything, said Ross Richardson, corporate communications director, shoppers might find shelves better-stocked now than before the holidays.
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NEWS
April 15, 2016
Excerpts from Lisa Scottoline's new novel, "Most Wanted," now in stores. Chapter One Christine Nilsson walked to the closed door with anticipation. She knew everyone was waiting for her inside the teachers' lounge, ready to surprise her. She'd guessed what they were up to, leaving their classrooms after the dismissal bell, then her principal summoning her for a "quick meeting," even though there was no such thing at Nutmeg Hill Elementary. It was sweet of them to throw her a good-bye party, especially on the last week of school when everybody was crazy-busy.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2016
Judith Tyler retired from the FBI in 2010 after 31 exciting years investigating violent drug-gang squads. Finally, she could get around to her favorite pastime: "Throughout most of my career, my hobby was quilting," she recalls with a laugh. Tyler started a quilting group, the Needle and Gun Club, while she was still with the bureau, and after her retirement that led to a part-time job at the Little Shop, a quilting store, in Haddonfield. Unlike many a retired FBI agent, Tyler did not become a private investigator or work in corporate security.
NEWS
September 13, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
The Please Touch Museum, which borrowed more money than it could pay back to renovate a new home in Fairmount Park's Memorial Hall, has filed for bankruptcy. The children's museum filed Friday for Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Philadelphia. The action has two main objectives: to shed the majority of the $60 million it owes holders of its debt, and to negotiate a deal whereby the museum turns over maintenance and repairs of Memorial Hall to the city, which owns it. The first Bankruptcy Court hearing on the matter is expected next week.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
The developer of the luxury Parke Place townhouse project in the 1300 block of Bainbridge Street has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection but says he remains "100 percent committed" to completing the work there. In an interview Wednesday, Donovan Clarke, of Clarke Real Estate Development L.L.C., of Philadelphia, attributed his decision to file for Chapter 11 reorganization to a "timing issue" with his lender. The bankruptcy follows mortgage-foreclosure actions by Clarke's original financial partner, the Dietz & Watson Defined Benefit Pension Fund for workers at the Northeast Philadelphia cold-cuts company, which resulted in listing several of the Parke Place properties for sheriff's sale.
NEWS
September 2, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A women's advocacy group on Monday condemned two city prosecutors linked to pornographic and racially charged emails revealed in court documents unsealed last week. The Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women said it "strongly denounces the demeaning, misogynistic, and racist emails sent by Frank Fina and E. Marc Costanzo on state-owned computers while they worked for the Attorney General's Office. " Fina and Costanzo now work for District Attorney Seth Williams.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2015 | By Joel Wee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Independent booksellers, long the losers in the Internet war with Amazon, are seeing a modest rebound in their fortunes by being hyperlocal, diversifying into new products, and of course selling books online. The American Booksellers Association, a trade group promoting independent booksellers, had 1,712 members as of May, an increase of 311 members - or 22 percent - since 2009. "There is no doubt about the resurgence of the independent bookstore," said Oren Teicher, CEO of the booksellers association.
NEWS
April 5, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Ben Stiller and Noah Baumbach have worked together before. Naomi Watts and Noah Baumbach have not. For the actress, trying to crowbar her way between the collaborators of 2010's Greenberg - Stiller starred in a decidedly Baumbachian role, Baumbach wrote and directed - seemed like it might not be that easy. "Noah's relationship with Ben was already well-established," Watts says. "So it was scary coming into that dynamic. I thought, 'How am I going to hold my own?' These guys are, like, besties and totally in love with each other.
NEWS
March 26, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
The weekend traffic crawled onto the turnpike and inched along Route 611. Then slow-moving local roads lined with big-box stores opened up into fields of melting snow interrupted by sprawling developments. We were getting close. My wife, Jackie, and I drove out to Bucks County this weekend to visit two of my closest friends, Mike and Jay. We all grew up in Brooklyn, and we've all been growing up together ever since. Mike and Jay lived in downtown Brooklyn when it was beautiful, bruised-up downtown Brooklyn.
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