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January 13, 1993 | By Diane Mastrull, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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October 26, 1989 | By Jodi Enda, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
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.
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November 10, 1989 | By Dianna Marder and Laurie Kalmanson, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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January 19, 1990 | By Carolyn Acker, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 3, 1991 | By Henry Goldman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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September 6, 1997 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
March 28, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
July 28, 1990 | By Howard Goodman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 5, 1987 | By Carolyn Acker, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 23, 1991 | By Tina Kelley, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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May 18, 2015
An article Saturday about Truebright Science Academy Charter School incorrectly reported that the school could remain open if it appeals a Commonwealth Court ruling ordering it to close at the end of this academic year. The school would have to obtain a stay from the court order to remain open.
NEWS
May 17, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The troubled Truebright Science Academy Charter School in Olney will close at the end of the academic year next month - unless it obtains a stay from the court to remain open. A Commonwealth Court three-judge panel on Friday affirmed a state Charter Appeals Board decision that said the School Reform Commission had ample grounds to close Truebright for poor academic performance. The judges said that Truebright had promised that its students would "realize high academic rank" and would score proficient or higher on the state's standardized math and reading tests.
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April 13, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - A judge on Friday ordered Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to prove she did not violate his court order when she fired a top aide this week - and said she would face contempt charges if she did. Montgomery County Judge William R. Carpenter directed the embattled attorney general to appear at an April 27 hearing before a three-judge panel to review the circumstances of her decision to oust James Barker, a chief deputy attorney general....
BUSINESS
February 20, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Pennsylvania appellate court has temporarily halted imposition of nearly $1 million in penalties against defense lawyer Nancy Raynor, who was sanctioned last year for breaching a court order barring her witnesses from testifying that a woman suing for medical malpractice had been a longtime smoker. The Superior Court order, issued Wednesday, gave Raynor access to business accounts that had been frozen and halted garnishment of fees from insurance-industry clients. It also ordered Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Panepinto to hold a hearing on new evidence that Raynor's lawyers contend shows she took steps to ensure witnesses not offer precluded testimony.
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January 30, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Does charter school founder Dorothy June Brown, 77, have such memory problems that she is incompetent to be retried on federal charges that she defrauded the schools she founded of $6.3 million? Three psychiatrists and psychologists retained by Brown's lawyers and the court offered differing opinions in a hearing that began Tuesday before U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick. But all three agreed that Brown wishes that her criminal case would go away. "One of the things that has affected her is that she does not want to deal with the criminal charges," said Stephen Mechanick, a psychiatrist, who examined Brown last summer at the request of her attorneys.
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January 22, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
An unlicensed doctor convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the trial of West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell should have been tried separately because of Gosnell's notoriety, a Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, a three-judge panel of Superior Court granted a new trial to Eileen O'Neill, 58, of Phoenixville. The charges against Gosnell - the 73-year-old was found guilty of murdering three infants born alive in illegal late-term abortions - made it impossible for a jury to fairly consider the case against her, the court ruled.
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December 24, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
ATTORNEYS for former NAACP chapter president J. Whyatt Mondesire are keeping mum on allegations that he is defying a court order and ought to be held in contempt of court. In a court filing late last week, Mondesire's former fellow board members claim that he hasn't complied with a judge's order to hand over all pertinent financial documents relating to his now-defunct nonprofit, Next Generation Community Development Corp. Plaintiffs in the civil case against Mondesire include local businessman Sid Booker, the Rev. Elijah Morris and community leader Donald "Ducky" Birts.
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December 6, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an agreement between Tredyffrin Township and Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection, the township said it expects to replace a 36-year-old sewage pipeline that ruptured and has spilled millions of gallons of untreated sewage in the last few years into Valley Forge National Historical Park and Valley Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill. Tredyffrin and its municipal authority violated the state's Clean Streams Law in three sewage-line ruptures in March 2012 and February and March 2014, in which more than 18.3 million gallons of sewage spilled into Valley Creek, according to a Nov. 21 court order from Chester County Court.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
IN YESTERDAY'S column, I lamented that those who abuse the elderly are expert at keeping them hidden behind locked doors, so that we can't respond to their peril. I presumed that had been the case with Prane Paciunas, the 89-year-old Frankford widow whose caregiver, Jean Dombrowski, 48, allegedly starved, neglected and abused Paciunas to death. But the heartbreaking truth is that many good people knew, in their gut, that something was wrong with the way Dombrowski was treating Paciunas.
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