December 7, 2011 |
RICHARD DeCoatsworth, a five-year veteran police officer who was hailed as a hero after being shot in the face by a suspect in 2007 but who more recently drew controversial headlines, left the force last week. DeCoatsworth, whose most recent assignment was with the Marine Unit, took disability retirement from the department after it was determined that injuries from the 2007 shooting prevented him from continuing to do police work, said spokesman Lt. Ray Evers. After he caught the shotgun blast to the face as a rookie cop in 2007, DeCoatsworth was invited to attend a February 2009 presidential speech.
May 20, 2013 |
When it comes to credit issues and identity theft, I sometimes feel like what we used to call a broken record. Almost incessantly, I urge readers to check their credit reports by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228. Both will get you to the "central source" mandated by Congress a decade ago for consumers to request free reports from TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax, the nation's three main credit bureaus. If the reports are clean, I tell readers, there's no need to pay for a credit score - which Congress, alas, did not require the credit bureaus to provide, and did not bar them from pitching via side deals to consumers who request their free reports.
May 10, 2013 |
IN THE DARKNESS of night, the complaints were etched in chalk up and down the walkways of Swarthmore College, a 399-acre oasis of green quads and liberal student activism southwest of Philadelphia. "Welcome to Swarthmore," said one of the scribblings that recently confronted students - and administrators - when the sun rose. "Home of my rapist. " The so-called chalkings, which infuriated Swarthmore's president, were a turning point in a controversy that has rattled one of America's top-ranked liberal-arts schools.
February 25, 1986 |
Black correspondents, producers and associate producers for ABC News recently attended a meeting with News president Roone Arledge to air several long-standing complaints. The complaints included the fact that there are no minorities on the division's editorial board. The group also complained about the way minorities are portrayed on the news, and how correspondents are being used to present the news. George Strait, ABC medical reporter and former Washington correspondent for Channel 6, is spokesman for the disgruntled employees.
November 12, 1986 |
When community affairs director Lawrence C. Smith was given the additional duties of investigating complaints of police abuse here, he was also handed an office near the mayor and a longer title. What the job amounts to is anyone's guess. As civilian complaints officer, Smith is responsible for policing the police when residents choose not to take complaints of official misconduct through the usual channels - the department's own internal affairs division. But in his three weeks on the job, no one has brought him any complaints.
August 9, 1987 |
The Sadsbury Township supervisors will announce at their Aug. 25 work session whether they intend to hold a hearing on complaints from residents about township police Officer Lewis Wilson, according to Ronald Agulnick, township solicitor. About a dozen residents of Pomeroy, an area in the southeastern corner of the township, attended the supervisors' Monday meeting to press their complaints. Larelda Lowery, who described herself as a spokeswoman for the group, complained of the manner in which "Wilson represents himself in our area.
April 13, 1986 |
In a township that covers only three square miles, an abandoned or inoperative car is sure to be noticed and, after a few sightings, is sure to draw some complaints. In the last few months, the Hainesport Township Committee has been barraged by complaints about more than 25 abandoned cars in township streets, yards and driveways. In response to those complaints, the committee is preparing an ordinance that would allow the township to levy fines of up to $500 and 90-day jail terms on owners of such vehicles.
February 6, 1986 |
Philadelphia Electric Co. could face fines totaling $216,000 because of complaints that the company violated state rules on customer service, the Public Utility Commission's consumer-service bureau said yesterday. The PUC's consumer-service bureau has charged PE with 216 violations involving meter readings, billing and shutoffs of electric or gas service to homes, according to Kevin Cadden, a supervisor with the division. The bureau is to present its complaint to the three-member PUC this morning.
September 14, 1989 |
Woodland Drive in West Caln Township is as steep as a ski slope and as hazardous as an obstacle course. And those are only some of the problems with the street, according to one local resident. At a township meeting Monday night, Woodland Drive resident Elizabeth Weaver told the Board of Supervisors that there was no speed limit posted on the 500-yard stretch of road wedged between Sandy Hill and Cambridge Roads, just north of Route 340. "Cars come racing down this short-cut route, and police say they can't do anything about it because there is no sign posted," said Weaver.
February 7, 2004 |
Immaculata University officials yesterday agreed to let student leaders air their complaints about graduation to the school's commencement committee on Feb. 20, a university spokeswoman said. The move came after a four-hour demonstration Thursday in the school's cafeteria building, Nazareth Hall. Student leaders met yesterday afternoon with Stephen Pugliese, the school's vice president for student affairs. The spokeswoman, Marie Moughan, said the meeting was a step forward for resolving whether the final classes of the Women's College could be grouped by school at graduation.