April 11, 2000 |
An investigation into an unauthorized check led Warminster officials to a secret checkbook kept by Supervisor Letitia Troshak, the township's manager testified yesterday in Bucks County Court. Warminster Township Manager Robert Camarata said the $327 check, issued in March 1998 purportedly for office supplies, prompted an investigation by township officials and law enforcement. Troshak, 51, is charged with stealing more than $2,000 from a township tax account and about $5,500 from a local political-action group, the Committee to Restore Honest Government, between 1997 and 1998, when she was the township's chief administrative officer.
December 6, 2010
RE OP-ED writer Dom Giordano, the teacher-turned-talk-show-host - and just another hater of Michael Vick - who wants to impose his opinion and views of parenting: Who gives you the right to tell parents what to buy their children? You gave up teaching, and, boy, are parents from that school happy. Were you still there, your children would probably never learn to give a person a "second chance. " After reading all that garbage, what you really want from Vick is his checkbook. (Are you thinking, "I'm not paid that much!"
April 24, 1997 |
Julie Young was scoping out lamps in Old City, her Chevy Blazer tucked by an Arch Street curb. When she and a friend returned to the parking spot, the Blazer was hitched to Dave Hopson's tow truck. Young begged, pleaded and pulled out her checkbook. No dice. The vehicle was towed. She had to pay the ticket and towing fee at the Parking Authority.
November 25, 2013 |
What if buying a new laptop were like buying auto insurance? You couldn't simply get a price when you shopped. Instead, each store or website you visited would start by asking you questions - including about things that seem to have nothing to do with your purchase. Then each would offer a quote: $974 at one store, $2,591 at another, and $5,136 at a third - all for the exact same computer. Sound far-fetched? Probably, since charging twice or five times as much as the competition isn't usually a recipe for business success.
September 12, 1986 |
A West Philadelphia man accused in a scheme to cheat elderly and mentally ill people out of their Social Security checks now faces charges of robbing a woman who befriended him. Police said John T. Johnson, 39, of Carpenter Street near 59th, was arrested Tuesday after he threatend and robbed Lily Wansley, in whose home he was staying. Johnson, who is accused of taking elderly boarding house residents to a motel in Antwerp, N.Y., and holding them for ransom, got into an argument with Wansley about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
February 4, 1998 |
Imagine yourself in a world without cash machines, a world without credit cards. Imagine being there without cash, without a checkbook. Desperately in need of, say, groceries, gas, a good paperback, a stiff drink. You might as well imagine, while you're at it, the background music from The Twilight Zone, since that's what this feels like. What might be unthinkable for suburban America (which is to say most of America) is daily reality for the 450 residents of this eastern Montana town, the most remote community in a state that defines isolation.
May 28, 1999 |
She stole a checkbook from a West Chester company and "borrowed" the identity of a Bucks County woman. She used both to line her pockets with nearly $700. Now police, who have her picture and think they know her age, are trying to figure out who she is so they can charge her with fraud. The unidentified woman obtained a driver's license in the name of a township resident, then superimposed her photo over it, said Warwick Police Detective Martin McDonough. She used that as identification to get access to the resident's bank account at the First National Bank in Newtown.
November 30, 2010
NO MATTER how great he plays, Michael Vick is still a monster. I'm sick of hearing people defend him with "he paid his dues. " I highly suggest you read the book "The Lost Dogs" by Jim Gorant. Out of the dogs that were saved, some of them are still terrified of their surroundings - crawling with their heads so low to the ground and tails between their legs. These poor dogs will never forget. Vick, if you're reading this, how about when you're not running around throwing a ball, you spend your time in our animal-control shelter walking dogs (like the small community of us volunteers do)
March 16, 1994 |
A 94-year-old Marple woman thought she was opening her garage door Friday night for a neighbor bringing her groceries. But she opened the door to a nightmare. Police said the woman heard the doorbell ring at 7:30 p.m. at her Foxcroft Road home and opened the garage door. Two men went through the garage and into the dining room, where they knocked her to the floor. They then ransacked her house. The woman told police that she did not get a good look at either intruder, but she said the voice that instructed her to stay on the floor sounded young.
March 14, 1992
Grungy, grim and malodorous as it has become, you can't help marveling at that extraordinary edifice obstructing traffic at Philadelphia's busiest crossroads. No building anywhere is quite like our City Hall. It is an architectural classic, the heartbeat of what is still a great region. It reflects the best and the worst of Philadelphia - its timeless grandeur and laid-back pride, as well as its aging seediness. We're talking symbolism here, and in a sense, so is our new mayor.