April 14, 1997 |
Jill Porter's suggestion (column, April 9) that Minister Louis Farrakhan needs Mayor Rendell, or any other white person, to give him credibility is evidence of the illogic of racism. Porter made it clear that she detests Minister Farrakhan because she believes he is anti-Semitic. She rages against the mayor because he defined his public duty as broader than his religious commitment. Whatever the judgment of Minister Farrakhan's controversial rhetoric concerning Jewish-Americans, he is not responsible for the bloody terrorism Yasser Arafat has waged against the Israelis, yet two presidents of our country have met with Arafat in pursuit of peace in the Middle East.
January 25, 2013
PITTSBURGH - Closing arguments in the trial of a fired state prison guard charged with abusing inmates who were gay or were serving sentences for child molestation hinged on credibility and a disturbing question: Have the convicted child predators found another victim by making up heinous accusations to frame an honest guard or are they now the victims of a power-hungry predator? "If we can't trust our children around these monsters, we can't believe them and that oath [to testify truthfully]
December 29, 1987 |
By calling last week's round of Contra military activities "very encouraging," the Reagan Administration has completed the cycle of short- sighted foolishness that began two weeks ago with Managua's announcement of a new Nicaraguan arms buildup. Washington's latest statements confirm suspicions that the United States intends to sabotage the Central American peace initiative. On a deeper level, such statements offer sad proof that the United States' preoccupation with strengthening its credibility as a great power has now become so obsessive it obscures its truly vital security interests.
August 25, 2005 |
Curt Schilling said yesterday that Rafael Palmeiro has "no credibility" to talk about steroids, and the Baltimore slugger's achievements should be wiped from baseball's record books. The Red Sox pitcher made the comments in an interview with a Boston radio station. Police in Tampa, Fla., talked to relatives and acquaintances of former New York baseball star Dwight Gooden for a third day yesterday in their quest to find and arrest the ex-Met and Yankee, who police say fled after an officer pulled him over on suspicion of drunken driving on Monday.
December 6, 2012 |
By Allison Steele Six narcotics officers in the Philadelphia Police Department have been transferred to other units following allegations from the District Attorney's office that their credibility is too compromised for them to participate in drug cases. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said he transferred the officers Tuesday, but declined to comment on his reasons for doing so. Four were moved to Center City districts, one to the traffic unit, and the other to the South Detective division.
April 14, 1999 |
You're a composer. You're working at home one day, writing at the keyboard with headsets on. The phone keeps ringing, and, after considerable annoyance, you finally pick up. How does it feel to learn that you've suddenly joined the ranks of Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and Wynton Marsalis? Ask Melinda Wagner, who Monday became the 58th American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize. "As a matter of fact, I'm a little worried today," Wagner, 42, said yesterday from her home in Ridgewood, N.J., "because I need to get back to work.
May 27, 2016 |
In the weeks and months after Bill Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her, Andrea Constand didn't cut ties. She went back to his Cheltenham home and spoke to him by phone. She asked for tickets to one of his shows in Toronto - and brought her family, too. Those details trickled out to police in multiple interviews a year after the alleged assault. Cosby's defense team seized on that in Norristown on Tuesday in their bid to chip away at her credibility, and the charge against him of aggravated indecent assault.
October 18, 1986
In regard to the misinformation program concerning Libya, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said, "Gosh, if I were an ordinary citizen I would be glad my government was doing it. " Well I am an ordinary citizen, and I say: Gosh, I wonder if Nicholas Daniloff was really innocent of spy charges or if Gennadi Zacharov was really guilty as the administration claims. I also wonder if the Reagan administration is really involved in the arms shipment to the contras as Eugene Hasenfus claims despite the administration denials.
July 1, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Questions that have surfaced about the credibility of a 32-year-old hotel housekeeper who has accused former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her are leading prosecutors to seek a reduction in his pricey bail, a person familiar with the case said yesterday. A separate law-enforcement official who is familiar with the case said the issue was not necessarily about the rape accusation itself, but about troubling questions - such as alleged ties to drug trafficking and money laundering - surrounding the alleged victim's background that could damage her credibility on the witness stand.
January 17, 2000 |
If you watched the recent Channel 10 TV doomsday report about the fate of newspapers, you'd think that The Inquirer was at death's door. But publisher Bob Hall just shrugs off those predictions. In fact, he's bullish on The Inquirer remaining a dominant server of news and information in this region and sees only growth ahead. If there's a theme behind his crystal ball, it's the "credibility, relevancy and speed" that the newspaper will provide through the level of reporting it offers and the multimedia partnerships he plans to develop.