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March 15, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
MEDIA His colleagues marvel at Vram S. "Ned" Nedurian's efficiency and expertise. "He handles twice as many cases as any of the other attorneys," said John F.X. Reilly, a deputy Delaware County district attorney. But what is perhaps most remarkable about Nedurian is his age: 90. And on Friday, he was at the center of a closely guarded secret in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office. For weeks, colleagues had been planning his 50th work-anniversary celebration.
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October 31, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Ridge Cooper II, 90, of Montgomeryville, a lawyer in Montgomery County for 60 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, of cancer at his home. A graduate of Lansdale High School, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and the Dickinson School of Law, Mr. Cooper practiced law for 60 years with the firm of Cooper & Greenleaf on North Broad Street in Lansdale. His wife, Marcia Allen Cooper, said he kept working through August. Over the years, he helped people by doing pro bono work, his wife said.
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March 6, 1986 | By Frederick Cusick, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Philadelphia Sheriff Ralph C. Passio 3d, who has been engaged in a running battle with state officials over his department's participation in a state- mandated training program for deputy sheriffs, has had legislation introduced that would allow him to train his deputies in Philadelphia rather than at the state training facility in Carlisle. A bill filed recently by state Rep. Frank L. Oliver (D., Phila.), chairman of the House State Government Committee, seeks to amend the 1984 deputy sheriff's training law to empower the sheriff of Philadelphia to train his deputies at the Philadelphia Police Academy.
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February 8, 1986 | By BOB WARNER, Daily News Staff Writer
Relenting after a yearlong dispute, Philadelphia Sheriff Ralph C. Passio III has sent the state a $113,630 check and agreed to put about 100 of his deputies through a state training program. A state Treasury Department spokesman confirmed receipt of the payment yesterday, as the state dropped a threat to sue Passio for the money, which was due last October. And Richard Hoy, the sheriff's solicitor, indicated Passio intended to send about 100 Philadelphia deputies to a four-week training course next summer at Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle.
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September 10, 1989 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
Carmen P. Belefonte, managing partner in the Media law firm of Cherry Ferrara Mutzel Belefonte McFadden & Wesner, has been elected secretary of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Belefonte, of Haverford Township, will continue to serve as chairman of the association's long-range planning committee and as co-chairman of the legislative policy committee. He is a member of the house of delegates and the civil procedural rules committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
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May 29, 1999 | by John M. Baer, Daily News Staff Writer
It was Fast Eddie in the state's heartland, and he seemed to play just fine. Mayor Rendell ventured to Central Pennsylvania yesterday to deliver the commencement address to the Dickinson School of Law 120th graduating class. Overlooking a sprawling campus lawn under warm and bright, sunny skies, the big-city mayor delivered a message of small-town values. He urged graduates to set their own definition of "success," strive for happiness rather than money and find ways to use the law to help those in need.
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January 18, 2008 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mark A. DeMarco, 76, a lawyer and civic activist from Hammonton, N.J., died of kidney failure Wednesday at Royal Suites Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Galloway Township, N.J. Mr. DeMarco practiced law in Hammonton for more than 40 years until retiring four years ago. He was also solicitor for several South Jersey municipalities, including Hammonton, Bass River Township, and Mullica Township. In 1976, as solicitor for Woodland Township, he argued an important zoning case in front of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
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November 21, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvania State University's two law school campuses - one at State College and the other in Carlisle - are pursuing plans to operate as separately accredited campuses by 2015. The move comes after opposition from Gov. Corbett and the Cumberland County commissioners to Penn State's original plan to discontinue offering its first-year program at the Carlisle campus and focus there on upper-level classes and international programs, according to Philip J. McConnaughay, dean of the law school.
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June 3, 2014
The tragic death of Lewis Katz, a co-owner of The Inquirer's parent company, has robbed the Philadelphia region and the country of a generous soul. Katz, 72, who died in a fiery plane crash Saturday night, never forgot his humble roots in Camden even as he amassed a fortune that he never minded sharing with a worthy cause. The longtime board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America had a particular interest in encouraging young people. In a recent commencement speech at Temple University, where he earned a biology degree in 1963 and served as a trustee, Katz recounted growing up without a father and putting himself through college while his mother made ends meet on a secretary's salary.
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March 17, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
His colleagues marvel at Vram S. "Ned" Nedurian's efficiency and expertise. "He handles twice as many cases as any of the other attorneys," said John F.X. Reilly, a deputy Delaware County district attorney. But what is perhaps most remarkable about Nedurian is his age: 90. And on Friday, he was at the center of a closely guarded secret in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office. For weeks, colleagues had been planning his 50th work-anniversary celebration. Late Friday morning, 200 friends, attorneys, judges and coworkers jammed into the council meeting room to honor Nedurian, who thought he was there to attend a mandatory staff meeting.
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October 31, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Ridge Cooper II, 90, of Montgomeryville, a lawyer in Montgomery County for 60 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, of cancer at his home. A graduate of Lansdale High School, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and the Dickinson School of Law, Mr. Cooper practiced law for 60 years with the firm of Cooper & Greenleaf on North Broad Street in Lansdale. His wife, Marcia Allen Cooper, said he kept working through August. Over the years, he helped people by doing pro bono work, his wife said.
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November 22, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania State University's two law school campuses - one at State College and the other in Carlisle - are pursuing plans to operate as separately accredited campuses by 2015. The move comes after opposition from Gov. Corbett and the Cumberland County commissioners to Penn State's original plan to discontinue offering its first-year program at the Carlisle campus and focus there on upper-level classes and international programs, according to Philip J. McConnaughay, dean of the law school.
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January 18, 2008 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mark A. DeMarco, 76, a lawyer and civic activist from Hammonton, N.J., died of kidney failure Wednesday at Royal Suites Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Galloway Township, N.J. Mr. DeMarco practiced law in Hammonton for more than 40 years until retiring four years ago. He was also solicitor for several South Jersey municipalities, including Hammonton, Bass River Township, and Mullica Township. In 1976, as solicitor for Woodland Township, he argued an important zoning case in front of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
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May 29, 1999 | by John M. Baer, Daily News Staff Writer
It was Fast Eddie in the state's heartland, and he seemed to play just fine. Mayor Rendell ventured to Central Pennsylvania yesterday to deliver the commencement address to the Dickinson School of Law 120th graduating class. Overlooking a sprawling campus lawn under warm and bright, sunny skies, the big-city mayor delivered a message of small-town values. He urged graduates to set their own definition of "success," strive for happiness rather than money and find ways to use the law to help those in need.
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July 11, 1997 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Finish college and get your law degree - in just six years! That is the promise held out to students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, under a new partnership between the public State System of Higher Education and Widener University, a private institution. The 3+3 Early Admission Program, announced yesterday, gives qualified students the option to leave undergraduate studies after three years to enter the Widener School of Law in Harrisburg. The first year of law school would also satisfy credit requirements for a bachelor's degree.
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January 15, 1997 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The evolution of Pennsylvania State University has taken a big step forward with the approval of 14 branch campuses as four-year institutions yesterday and expected approval later this week of a law school for the higher education system. Penn State's board of trustees is set to vote Friday on a merger with the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, about 20 miles west of Harrisburg. Trustees at the small, private law school, which is next to, but not connected with, Dickinson College, approved the move Saturday.
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