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April 11, 2000 | By Lacy McCrary, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2016 | By Kevin Brasler, DELAWARE VALLEY CONSUMERS' CHECKBOOK
It's easy to think that trees are among the few great things in life that are free. They increase our property values, provide shade, create autumn scenery, and help create the air we breathe. But sometimes, there may be a price. To keep your trees healthy or to get rid of dying ones, you may want the benefit of professional advice, skill, and labor. To help you find this help, nonprofit consumer group Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook magazine and Checkbook.org surveyed members and Consumer Reports subscribers about their experiences with area tree-care services.
NEWS
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!"
NEWS
April 24, 1997 | Inquirer photographs by Vicki Valerio
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.
BUSINESS
November 25, 2013 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
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.
NEWS
September 12, 1986 | By TOM SCHMIDT, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2016 | By Kevin Brasler, DELAWARE VALLEY CONSUMERS' CHECKBOOK
Sure, you sometimes want it dead: an end to continual mowing, weeding, watering. But the responsible part of you - the part your neighbors appreciate - says you want your lawn lush and green. To get it that way and keep it that way, you can do the work yourself, as most homeowners do, or seek the help of professionals. Even if you hire help, you'll need to prepare to choose the right company and level of service. Nonprofit consumer group Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook has surveyed its members and Consumer Reports subscribers.
NEWS
February 4, 1998 | By Gwen Florio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 28, 1999 | By Oshrat Carmiel, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
NEWS
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)
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BUSINESS
August 28, 2016 | By Kevin Brasler, DELAWARE VALLEY CONSUMERS' CHECKBOOK
It's easy to think that trees are among the few great things in life that are free. They increase our property values, provide shade, create autumn scenery, and help create the air we breathe. But sometimes, there may be a price. To keep your trees healthy or to get rid of dying ones, you may want the benefit of professional advice, skill, and labor. To help you find this help, nonprofit consumer group Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook magazine and Checkbook.org surveyed members and Consumer Reports subscribers about their experiences with area tree-care services.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2016 | By Kevin Brasler, DELAWARE VALLEY CONSUMERS' CHECKBOOK
Sure, you sometimes want it dead: an end to continual mowing, weeding, watering. But the responsible part of you - the part your neighbors appreciate - says you want your lawn lush and green. To get it that way and keep it that way, you can do the work yourself, as most homeowners do, or seek the help of professionals. Even if you hire help, you'll need to prepare to choose the right company and level of service. Nonprofit consumer group Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook has surveyed its members and Consumer Reports subscribers.
BUSINESS
November 25, 2013 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
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.
NEWS
November 28, 2012 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
To balance Montgomery County's checkbook for 2013, the commissioners used the process called zero-based budgeting, in which each department starts from scratch to calculate the bare minimum needed to perform "core services. " Left out of that conversation were 17 nonprofits that have relied in part on county funding to deliver their own core services. Those subsidies are slated for elimination, forcing some to plan immediate layoffs and closures. Legal Aid of Southeast Pennsylvania is closing its Pottstown office and laying off at least two employees.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2011
"Our advice to the prospective renter is to bring a checkbook, because if you find something you like and delay a decision, it could be gone in 20 minutes. " - Rich Lauletta, chief marketing officer, Philadelphia Apartment Co., regarding the region's hot rental market. "They are focusing on costs. That is exactly what they need to do under the new environment we operate under. " - David Maris, CLSA, on Merck & Co. Inc.'s plan to cut 13,000 jobs. "The markets are having a hard time discounting the possibility that politicians truly are insane.
NEWS
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!"
NEWS
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)
NEWS
September 30, 2010
Wealthy donors are influencing state and federal elections more than ever, while the prospects for reforming campaign-finance laws fade. Big-money donors are exploiting a landscape without limits in Pennsylvania. Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett and Democrat Dan Onorato are piling up unprecedented numbers of six-figure contributions. Corbett has received a dozen donations of $100,000 or more from individuals or groups, including $280,000 from Terrence and Kim Pegula, who earned their fortune in the methane-gas industry.
NEWS
March 3, 2005 | By Beth Gillin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You wouldn't know it to look at it now, shuttered and leaky and falling apart at the seams, but the Mount Airy Lodge in the Poconos was once the very definition of middlebrow elegance. It offered glamour on a budget to penny-pinching honeymooners, a whiff of Bar Harbor outdoorsiness to young families from Levittown. In its heyday in the 1960s and '70s, when Bob Hope and Tony Bennett were among the headliners, there was even a suggestion of swinging Las Vegas - albeit a Las Vegas lacking in danger and smelling of pine.
NEWS
April 25, 2003 | By Andrea Gerlin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
During Saddam Hussein's presidency, Iraq's legal system hardly enjoyed a reputation for fairness or integrity. Ordinary Iraqis perceived - correctly, it turns out - that the system was largely corrupt and that checkbook justice prevailed. Everyone who worked in that system had to join Hussein's Baath Party. To be a judge also required an appointment from his Ministry of Justice. Now the rule of law is all but absent in this war-torn capital, where police are beginning to return to work and courthouses are destroyed or closed.
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