August 5, 1997 |
The Rutgers football team will open its newcomers' camp today, but one of the most notable newcomers won't participate. Kevin Sinclair, a recruit who finished his Ocean City High career as South Jersey's all-time leading rusher, has been excused from the camp by coach Terry Shea. Sinclair was arrested July 1 and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. The player is awaiting a court date next Tuesday. Sinclair, 19, was arrested on the corner of 6th Street and Ocean Avenue in Ocean City after police smelled marijuana smoke.
December 29, 1989 |
A lawyer defending an alleged drug dealer has unveiled a novel defense: He says the courts shouldn't waste time trying drug dealers who beat or kill other pushers. "It's a disgrace for the commonwealth to come in here and say it wants to protect these poor, misguided drug dealers," said attorney Norris E. Gelman yesterday. Gelman said dealers put themselves "outside the protection of the law," and shouldn't be allowed to come to court and say, "Protect me, my drug deal went bad. " Gelman spoke at a preliminary hearing for his client and a co-defendant accused of beating a fellow drug dealer last year.
April 6, 1999 |
Whom is to blame for Jerome Brown's death in 1992: the Eagles' Pro Bowl defensive tackle himself, or the people who designed the air-bag system in his Corvette? Starting today in a Macomb County, Mich., court, lawyers will litigate that contentious issue. The defendant in the civil trial will be General Motors Corp., millions of dollars will be at stake and the list of witnesses expected to testify includes former Eagles teammate Reggie White. Brown, 27, and his 12-year-old nephew died June 25, 1992, in Brooksville, Fla., after his 1991 Corvette ZR1 skidded off the road, became airborne and struck a tree and utility pole.
June 11, 1993 |
Sixth seed Bill Birnie of Yardley won the last five games to defeat Jim Breech of Bridgeton, N J., 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, and reach the quarterfinals of the Philadelphia Clay Court Tennis Championship last night at the Cynwyd Club. Lengthy, well-placed exchanges marked the three-hour contest. Breech was seeded 12th. Third seed Chuck Herak of Wilmington also gained the quarterfinals, earning a 6-4, 6-0 victory over 11th-seeded Peter Arciero. Joe Simone rallied for a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 triumph over fifth-seeded Oleg Slovtsov and gained the third round.
April 9, 1992 |
A dispute among Collingdale Borough officials over the right to examine police personnel records is headed for the courts, with both sides poised to file lawsuits. The Borough Council voted, 5-2, Monday night to authorize its solicitor to take "whatever legal action is necessary" to gain unlimited and unrestricted access to the files of any full- or part-time member of the Police Department. On the other side, Mayor Frank Kelly revealed at the same meeting that Police Chief Robert Morris was suing Councilman James Powers and Borough Solicitor Henry Fitzpatrick, charging them with threatening to get him fired.
March 24, 2000 |
With everything that has swirled around John Allen this season, no one has so much as whispered a word calling into question his basketball skills. Allen, a Coatesville junior, averaged 22.7 points per game this season, and netted his 1,000th point in the 11th game of the season. He contributed 11 rebounds per game and scored 30 points apiece in two of the Red Raiders' four PIAA state Class AAAA playoff games. For his excellence on the court, Allen is The Inquirer's Chester County boys' basketball player of the year.
September 29, 1995 |
The city's top court administrator has been prohibited from "abusing, harassing and/or threatening" his wife under a protection-of-abuse order issued yesterday. Geoff Gallas also is forbidden to harass relatives of his wife, Denise Gallas, who had sought the protection order Friday. "The defendant, Geoffrey Gallas, shall refrain from abusing, harassing and/or threatening the plaintiff, Denise Gallas, or placing her in fear of abuse in any place where she may be found," says the order by Common Pleas Judge Thomas Watkins, who made it effective until Sept.
December 4, 1986 |
Sometime during the off-season, a decision was made at Archbishop Wood that could have a profound effect upon the Vikings' chances this season in the Catholic League Northern Division. When the school realized it would replace its creaking, warped Warminster floor, it didn't suspect that a displaced persons' report would have to be filed. But as the new basketball season approaches, the Vikings are indeed leading a nomadic existence, bouncing from Archbishop Ryan to Bishop Egan to Wood's girls' court, in search of a practice facility.
November 16, 1995 |
On Tuesday night, I stopped by the Mallery Playground at Johnson and Morton Streets in Germantown and watched a few boys play basketball in the bright, newly finished gymnasium with the gleaming wooden floor and new glass backboards. The chilling wind and rain outside made it a good night to be inside. But last winter, the boys who played in the recreation league games at Mallery wouldn't have noticed much difference from the outside courts. The heating was broken and the floor of the inside court hadn't been refinished in 18 years and was worn slick.
February 18, 1988 |
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia yesterday refused to reduce the 12- year prison term of William T. Smith Jr., former Republican chairman of Dauphin County, because of Smith's belated role as an informant. U.S. 3rd Circuit Judge Edward Becker, in a lone dissent, suggested the majority ruling may make it more difficult for the FBI to catch other corrupt politicians. After being convicted and sentenced in a bribery conspiracy, Smith agreed to become a prosecution witness.