January 13, 1993 |
Robert Raymond Rambo, a mechanic who works nights at a trucking company outside San Francisco, was awakened about a week ago by pounding on his front door. Outside was a person from his South Jersey past: Washington Township Detective Sgt. James Fanelli. Lawrence Magid, a Gloucester County prosecutor, was with him. They wanted to talk about a murder. According to court records obtained yesterday, it was Rambo who led authorities to suspect Robert F. Brown in the August 1981 kidnapping and slaying of Karen Sewekow, the only daughter of a Medford Lakes insurance executive.
October 26, 1989 |
The Casey administration is appealing a federal court order that it pay $7.5 million for programs for mentally retarded Philadelphians. At the same time, the administration is talking to city officials to determine whether it can fund the programs with money allocated to the city for other mental retardation services, said Vicki Smink, spokeswoman for the Department of Public Welfare. Smink and John A. Kane, chief counsel to the department, said yesterday that the administration hoped to settle the case out of court.
November 10, 1989 |
The feud between four Gloucester City officials and the city administrator intensified yesterday when the four Democrats won a court order barring the Republican administrator from copying or taking home city financial and personnel records. "I've gotten served with this thing and it's a waste of taxpayers' dollars. It's totally ridiculous, without merit and an attempt to discredit me," Gloucester City Administrator Gary Ruggierio said after the restraining order was signed by Camden County Superior Court Judge Paul A. Lowengrub.
January 19, 1990 |
Attorneys for the patients at Philadelphia State Hospital are seeking a federal court order that would force the state to resume discharging patients and developing programs for them in the community. The attorneys have also requested a court order requiring the state Department of Public Welfare to locate and provide care for 93 patients released from the hospital between April and November of 1988. The motions were filed Wednesday in a class-action suit on behalf of the patients before U.S. District Court Judge Edmund Ludwig.
May 3, 1991 |
On the day that Police Commissioner Willie L. Williams announced he had obeyed a court order and demoted 14 of his commanders, the department's teletype sent out a directive from one of the officers that still identified him as a chief inspector. The order, dated April 30, was sent to all police division inspectors, requiring them to contribute manpower to Mayor Goode's Youth Summit, an event planned for May 14 at the Civic Center. The directive was sent by Richard Neal, who was identified as "chief inspector of the patrol bureau.
September 6, 1997 |
At 11:15 yesterday morning, Julieta Scannone, a visitor from Caracas, Venezuela, stood with her husband and two children in front of the tall iron gates of the Barnes Foundation. Instead of holding four entrance tickets, though, she clutched a copy of a court order a guard had handed her. "You know what this means," she said after scanning the two-page document. "It means you have to be lucky to get into the Barnes. " Yesterday, Scannone and her family were not among the lucky.
March 28, 2002 |
A woman who said she had an 18-year affair with Kirby Puckett obtained a court order barring him from having contact with her. Laura Nygren, of St. Louis Park, Minn., has accused the Hall of Famer who played for the Minnesota Twins of shoving her in his Bloomington condominium and threatening her. A judge is to decide at a hearing tomorrow if the temporary order will be made permanent. Puckett's lawyer, Beth Bryant, declined to comment. Dave St. Peter, Twins senior vice president for business affairs, said he does not comment on such matters.
July 28, 1990 |
In a major rebuke to Philadelphia's prison administration, a Common Pleas Court panel yesterday quadrupled fines against the city to $20,000 a day for what it called a continuing failure to comply with court orders to improve conditions in the city jails. The three judges also ordered the forfeiture of more than $1 million of fine money already collected and being held in escrow. They said the funds should be spent on inmate needs ranging from drug-abuse treatment to recreation.
March 5, 1987 |
The father of Mary Beth Whitehead testified yesterday that she had told him of a court order requiring her to surrender Baby M shortly after she fled with the child for 87 days last year. The statement from Joseph Messer, 67, called into question Whitehead's testimony that she had not understood the events of May 5, when police attempted to enforce the order. It required Whitehead to give the baby girl temporarily to the baby's biological father, William Stern. During a hysterical scene at her home in Bricktown, Ocean County, Whitehead had managed to slip the baby through a bedroom window to her husband, Richard, who then escaped.
October 23, 1991 |
In what they see as the only way to get heat for residents of the troubled Highland Park Apartments, Gloucester City officials yesterday got a court order enabling them to repair the heating system, which has been broken since April. "There's not a lot else we could have done," said Jim Maley, the city's solicitor. "We haven't gotten any explanation for why there's no heat. " The order was granted by U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark. The owner of the apartments, Ruth Abromowitz of Short Hills, declared bankruptcy on June 6. At the time, the city had been trying to have the 340-unit complex placed in receivership.