September 30, 1995 |
The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York yesterday upheld a lower-court decision against baseball club owners, making it unlikely there will be any changes in the sport's economic system this winter. In a 3-0 vote, the court ruled that the owners' Player Relations Committee tried to illegally eliminate free agency, salary arbitration, and the anti- collusion provisions of the expired collective-bargaining agreement. "The unilateral elimination of free agency and salary arbitration followed by just three days a promise to restore the status quo," Judge Ralph Winter wrote.
March 7, 2012 |
PHILADELPHIA's court system, the First Judicial District, is enacting reforms to make it easier for people to challenge court debts they believe are inaccurate. Legal advocates say the changes, scheduled to take effect in about six weeks, will give poor people a better chance at fighting debts. Last year, court officials announced plans to crack down on debtors, who owed the district a combined total of about $1.5 billion in forfeited bail, restitution and other court costs.
June 7, 1996 |
Joe Altman defeated third-seeded David Jespersen, the 1994 titleholder, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, in the third round of the Philadelphia Clay Court Tennis Championship last night at the Cynwyd Club. Altman, a Lancaster Catholic High School graduate about to enter William and Mary College, now faces an Audubon schoolboy, Adam Seri. Top-seeded Young Min Kwon, pro at Eastern Racquet Club in Medford, N.J., and a former champion, fought uphill to go ahead, 1-6, 6-4, 5-2, against George Zink, also of Lancaster, when fading light at 8:45 p.m. caused them to break off action.
October 7, 1992 |
The next step for Brian Kennedy, a star senior running back at Father Judge High, will be a Philadelphia courtroom. Today, according to Annette Kennedy, the player's mother, a lawyer retained by the family will seek an injunction in the Court of Common Pleas, the Daily News has learned. The lawyer, Dennis Abrams, of the Bryn Mawr firm of Lowenthal & Abrams, will ask the court to order the Catholic League to restore Kennedy's eligibility for league games. Annette Kennedy decided to pursue the action last night after hearing that the league's principals had denied her son's second appeal for eligibility.
September 8, 1998 |
Occasionally, spectators at the city Criminal Justice Center wind up hearing some strange remarks while watching trials. Here are a few. Being called a killer didn't seem to bother a murder defendant who was testifying in his own defense. But the defendant got upset when Assistant District Attorney Arlene Fisk questioned his version of a woman's slaying. "I killed her, but don't call me a liar," he blurted, blowing his case. A West Philadelphia man testifying against an accused killer brushed off his own checkered past.
May 10, 1994 |
Tomorrow will mark the end of an illustrious four-year high school tennis career. But what makes Robert Chambers particularly noteworthy is that he is not one of the stars of the Main Line, but a proud player from Chester. Chambers is only the second four-year contributor in the 11 years that Joe Providence has been coaching the Clippers. But in Providence's mind, Chambers is the best player he has ever coached. "He is a successful four-year player," Providence said. "By that, I just don't mean on the court.
October 29, 1989 |
Most basketball players are washed up by age 34. Fred Harmer of Brookhaven is not like most players. He's a 64-year-old retired insurance auditor and grandfather of five who simply doesn't know when to quit. Harmer can be found at the Penncrest High School gym in Middletown nearly every Tuesday night, running up and down the court with about a dozen or so other players. "What we are looking for," he said, "is the guy that plays tight defense, cuts to the basket and passes to the open man. " If you think Harmer stands out, take another look at the players on the court.
August 8, 1991 |
Top-seeded Michele Staroba of Elkins Park won the women's Delaware Valley Clay Court Tennis Championship for the second successive year, defeating second-seeded Audrey Reinsel, 6-1, 6-1, yesterday at the Delaware Valley Tennis Club in Huntingdon Valley. Staroba's deep-court hitting put Reinsel, an instructor at the Wallingford Tennis Club, under pressure in a match that lasted 55 minutes. Even so, Reinsel carried seven of the 14 games to deuce, including three that went to deuce several times.
March 8, 1995 |
Sixers coach John Lucas and five Philadelphia 76ers visited with members of the Penn Valley Junior Basketball League on Monday to talk about the ups and downs of basketball.