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March 5, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
IN THE END, Samuel G. Kuttab had called in a favor to a judge and corrupted the judicial system, all to save $2,138.44 in Small Claims Court. Yesterday, the Wyncote native, described as a "politically active businessman," appeared in U.S. District Court to plead guilty to mail fraud for his role in the scheme. Kuttab learned that he'd be losing money and possibly his freedom. "Have you thought long and hard about what you're doing here today?" U.S. District Judge Juan Sanchez asked him. Prosecutors said that Kuttab, 55, was active in Democratic circles, donating to campaigns and hosting parties, and that he befriended and supported Joseph C. Waters Jr. when Waters sought to become both a Municipal Court and Common Pleas judge.
SPORTS
March 5, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the day before its 1990 West Coast Conference tournament semifinal with host Loyola Marymount, Portland practiced in the Lions' Gersten Pavilion. "There are windows on one end of their gym," Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, then Portland's sophomore point guard, recalled this week. "On the other side of the windows, there's a track. I'll never forget, that day we saw Hank [Gathers] out there running sprints with a parachute on his back. "To see the leading scorer and leading rebounder in the nation with that kind of work ethic, we were beaten before we even played.
NEWS
March 5, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last summer, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Vonte Skinner, saying the admission of rap lyrics he had written before he was arrested on charges of attempted murder prejudiced the jury in his earlier trial. On Tuesday, as his new trial was about to commence, Skinner raised yet another legal issue, telling a judge he wanted to dismiss his lawyer and defend himself. "I'm not going to continue to get railroaded," Skinner angrily told Superior Court Judge Jeanne T. Covert in Mount Holly a few minutes before a jury was to be selected.
SPORTS
March 3, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA fifth-year senior forward JayVaughn Pinkston has been given a March 31 court date to address allegations by Montgomery County prosecutors that he's violated the terms of the Accelerated Rehabilitation Program he entered 2 years ago as a result of his role in an off-campus altercation in November 2010. But his attorney, James D. Famiglio, is confident that this is a procedural move to deal with administrative issues and that Pinkston "shouldn't have any problem because he didn't do anything illegal.
NEWS
March 1, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
The former superintendent of the Coatesville Area School District, charged with dozens of counts of theft and state ethics violations, appeared in court Friday for the first time since he was arrested in December. Richard Como, 68, is accused of hiring unqualified friends and family and diverting money from the high school student council, summer school tuition, and a donation to the school to pay for championship football rings. About a dozen witnesses testified Friday at Como's preliminary hearing at the Chester County Justice Center.
SPORTS
February 28, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
At the time, Fran Dunphy could feel the wave coming, and only in retrospect did he see a way to keep it from crashing upon him and those Kansas coaches and players along the sideline at the Wells Fargo Center. This was Dec. 22. Dunphy took a timeout with Temple leading the No. 10-ranked Jayhawks by 27 points and with 50 seconds left in regulation, the Owls' 77-52 victory a formality. Already, the Temple players were lining up near the scorer's table, juiced and ready to celebrate their upset, and already Temple fans and students were nearing the court, preparing to storm it at the sound of the final buzzer.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
ON TUESDAY NIGHT, I was watching the closing moments of the Big Ten game between No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 14 Maryland. The Terps pulled off a 59-53 upset at the sold-out Xfinity Center on their campus. In my younger days, I would not have had any feeling of trepidation as the student section was getting amped for the end of one of the biggest wins since head coach Mark Turgeon took over in 2011. A storming of the court was imminent, and, soon after the final buzzer, hundreds of yellow-clad fans rushed out of the student section in an all-out frenzy to join their players in the celebration on the court.
NEWS
February 25, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE SCHOOL Reform Commission and the Philadelphia School District yesterday appealed to the state Supreme Court on a ruling that blocks changes to teachers' health-care benefits. On Jan. 22, a panel of five Commonwealth Court judges had rejected the SRC's argument that provisions in the School Code give it the power to impose terms. The SRC and the district insist that during periods of fiscal distress, the SRC has the authority to identify savings in labor contracts and redirect those resources to schools.
NEWS
February 25, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - A Centre County judge tapped by Gov. Wolf to fill a state Supreme Court vacancy is withdrawing his nomination after coming under fire last week for an e-mail that some claimed was racially insensitive. Judge Thomas K. Kistler, the president judge in Centre County since 2012, confirmed Monday he is removing his name from consideration. In a statement, Kistler made no mention of the e-mail or the furor surrounding it. Instead, he said that "several circumstances have developed here, at home, in Centre County, which have dramatically altered the legal system and require my full attention.
SPORTS
February 25, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - Jason Richardson is amazed that he's back on the floor with the 76ers. "Two major surgeries. A foot fracture," he said. "I didn't think I was going to play basketball ever again. " Yet, the 34-year-old is doing just that. Richardson returned to the court Friday for the first time in more than two years after suffering a cartilage tear the size of a quarter on the right side of his left kneecap in January 2013. And he was handed his old spot, as the starting shooting guard.
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