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October 6, 1989 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delaware County Judge John V. Diggins, the state's only sitting judge born in the 19th century, has some ideas for reshaping justice in America: curb the Fifth Amendment and end defendants' automatic right to appeal. And that's just for a start. Diggins, 92, ranked by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts as the oldest judge still on the state's bench, is at no loss for words on how to reshape the court in his image - which he characterizes as "firm but fair. " The slogan "Remember the Maine" has a special meaning for Diggins, who was a toddler when Spain declared war on the United States and the U.S. battleship was sunk in Havana harbor.
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June 3, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
Delaware County Senior Judge John V. Diggins has rescinded an order requiring Millbourne Borough to pay its volunteer fire company $12,000 in operating expenses, and instead ordered the two parties to negotiate a contract for fire services. Diggins' ruling came Thursday during a hearing to determine the status of a May 3 order in which Diggins required the borough to pay $3,000 of the total amount due "within 48 hours. " Pointing out that the result of the May 15 fire company referendum "made the question of contracted services moot," Diggins said the realistic thing to do now was to "rescind or suspend the $3,000 order and let the borough and fire company work out a whole new contract.
SPORTS
April 7, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Skylar Diggins has accomplished nearly everything she could have imagined in her career at Notre Dame. The only thing missing is a national championship. To get another chance at that elusive title, Diggins will have to help the Fighting Irish women beat Big East rival Connecticut for an unprecedented fourth straight time this season. Sunday night's meeting in the national semifinals might be the final chapter in a rivalry that has become the nation's best. Notre Dame heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.
NEWS
June 18, 1992 | By Marie McCullough, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On its face, the deal sounded almost too good to be true: Three men acquired a company for $100,000; two years later, they sold it for $20 million. As Commonwealth Court yesterday reviewed the six-year legal battle over that deal - the sale of Delaware Valley Health Maintenance Organization - the judges focused on two questions: Even if the deal now seems too good to be true, does that make it illegal? And even if the deal was illegal, was anyone harmed by it? A year ago, Delaware County Court Judge John V. Diggins ruled that three men who used to run Delaware Valley HMO had improperly converted it from a nonprofit to a for-profit corporation in 1984, then illegally made millions of dollars by selling it in 1986 to Independence Blue Cross.
NEWS
October 4, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
Delaware County Court Senior Judge John V. Diggins has temporarily taken himself out of the funding battle between the Millbourne Borough Council and the Millbourne Fire Company. Borough solicitor Harry Karapalides reported at the council's meeting Monday that Diggins had placed his earlier rulings in the case on hold, pending a decision on an appeal before the Commonwealth Court. "It's just a stand-off at this point," said Millbourne Fire Chief Joseph Artmont, whose company has been out of service since Sept.
NEWS
August 13, 1991 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
Commonwealth Court has ruled that Millbourne Borough cannot be ordered to finance its only volunteer fire company, even though the company is broke and has been out of service since September. The July 29 ruling reverses a December 1989 decision by Delaware County Court Senior Judge John V. Diggins. Diggins had ordered the borough to pay the Millbourne Fire Company $12,000 to keep it in operation last year, to continue using its services and to seek voters' approval for any change in services.
NEWS
May 21, 1991 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 1986 sale of Delaware Valley Health Maintenance Organization to Independence Blue Cross was illegal and, as a result, its subscribers are now entitled to the $20 million proceeds of the sale, a Delaware County judge has ruled. Judge John V. Diggins' decision is the latest development in a five-year legal battle between three former owners of Delaware Valley HMO and attorney Ronald J. Klimas, who filed a class-action suit on behalf of the estimated 52,000 subscribers a few days before the sale was completed.
NEWS
September 29, 1991 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
They ate the finest and drank from the top shelf, shot railbirds and frogs, pitched horseshoes and played a card game called Red Dog till early morning. They were all Republicans, 18 at last count, and they moved in high places in Delaware County business and politics. What brought them together at a gun club in Prince Georges County, Md., however, was more than sport. All were close friends and associates of former State Sen. John J. McClure, and they belonged to a select social group headed by McClure, the man who liked to be called "the Senator" and who ruled the county GOP organization for more than half a century.
NEWS
September 9, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
Dorothy MacNeil is worried that the lights might go out in Millbourne. Literally. She also is worried that residential trash might pile up, along with the borough's monthly bills. "If it does, don't blame us," said MacNeil, the Borough Council president, at the council's meeting Tuesday. She said the problem was not that Millbourne couldn't pay its bills, although that is part of it. Delaware County Senior Judge John V. Diggins has ordered the borough not to pay them.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
SKYLAR DIGGINS and Notre Dame are headed back to the Final Four for another rematch with Connecticut. Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke, 87-76, in the Norfolk Regional final on Tuesday night to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four. The Irish have lost in the past two national championship games. "I want to win a championship for coach [Muffet] McGraw bad," Diggins said. "When you have a coach who believes in you so much I'd do anything for her. " Kayla McBride added 17 points while Jewell Loyd and Natalie Achonwa had 17 each as the Fighting Irish (35-1)
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April 7, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Skylar Diggins has accomplished nearly everything she could have imagined in her career at Notre Dame. The only thing missing is a national championship. To get another chance at that elusive title, Diggins will have to help the Fighting Irish women beat Big East rival Connecticut for an unprecedented fourth straight time this season. Sunday night's meeting in the national semifinals might be the final chapter in a rivalry that has become the nation's best. Notre Dame heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
SKYLAR DIGGINS and Notre Dame are headed back to the Final Four for another rematch with Connecticut. Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke, 87-76, in the Norfolk Regional final on Tuesday night to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four. The Irish have lost in the past two national championship games. "I want to win a championship for coach [Muffet] McGraw bad," Diggins said. "When you have a coach who believes in you so much I'd do anything for her. " Kayla McBride added 17 points while Jewell Loyd and Natalie Achonwa had 17 each as the Fighting Irish (35-1)
NEWS
November 13, 1998 | by Erin Einhorn, Daily News Staff Writer
It was a ceremony, yes: Bulldozers parading down Broad Street, a specially choreographed "dance of the shovels," backslapping speeches, and not one, but three standing ovations. But the turning of dirt at Broad and Spruce streets yesterday was more than just that. It also was a big "so-there" for the Regional Performing Arts Center, which for years has existed in a cloud of skepticism and struggled against predictions that it would never come to be. "The message for so long has been so hopeless," said Don Haskin, the center's vice president.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1997 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Mayor Rendell (center) and other dignitaries broke ground yesterday for a 294-room Hawthorne Suites hotel in an old garment factory at 11th and Vine streets. The city-subsidized hotel is the first of as many as a dozen that may be built to realize Rendell's goal of adding 2,000 hotel rooms by the year 2000.
NEWS
May 26, 1994 | By Brian Freeman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Moments after Hanna Diggins won the District 1 Class AA 100 meters this past weekend, Radnor assistant coach Christine Dixon-Anderson ran over to her prize pupil and congratulated her. "I told her she was going to states," Dixon-Anderson said. "At the time, though, I don't think Hanna realized the significance of it. " Tomorrow, Diggins will be competing in the trials of the 100-meter dash at the PIAA state championships at Shippensburg. "I'm very excited," said Diggins, a junior.
NEWS
November 7, 1993 | By Christopher Durso, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
John V. Diggins, 96, the former president judge of Delaware County Court, died Friday at Riddle Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. A sure-minded jurist who heard cases as a senior judge until a few years ago, Judge Diggins was remembered by family, friends and colleagues as a scholar, historian and wit. Many spoke sincerely of the end of an era. "Legend wouldn't be an inappropriate word for him," said Delaware County Judge Frank T....
NEWS
September 11, 1992 | by Nels Nelson, Daily News Staff Writer
A survey of the season ahead in jazz may be the most interesting prospect that we in Philadelphia - in recent times but a blip on the map for the music of America between New York and the provinces - have been pleasured to view for many a year. Any metro area lacking a regularly constituted venue for major-league jazz - as has been our wont for a couple of seasons past - whose coming attractions this fall include (alphabetically) Monty Alexander, the Count Basie Orchestra, Arthur Blythe, Dave Brubeck, Don Cherry, Jon Faddis, Ricky Ford, Curtis Fuller, Sir Roland Hanna, Buck Hill, Christopher Hollyday, Lee Konitz, Wynton Marsalis, Susannah McCorkle, the Modern Jazz Quartet, David Murray, David "Fathead" Newman, Cecil Payne, Don Pullen, Sonny Rollins and Billy Taylor, cannot convincingly complain of being among the seriously disadvantaged.
NEWS
June 18, 1992 | By Marie McCullough, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On its face, the deal sounded almost too good to be true: Three men acquired a company for $100,000; two years later, they sold it for $20 million. As Commonwealth Court yesterday reviewed the six-year legal battle over that deal - the sale of Delaware Valley Health Maintenance Organization - the judges focused on two questions: Even if the deal now seems too good to be true, does that make it illegal? And even if the deal was illegal, was anyone harmed by it? A year ago, Delaware County Court Judge John V. Diggins ruled that three men who used to run Delaware Valley HMO had improperly converted it from a nonprofit to a for-profit corporation in 1984, then illegally made millions of dollars by selling it in 1986 to Independence Blue Cross.
NEWS
May 8, 1992 | By Marie McCullough, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For six years, a legal battle has been waged over who should receive the $20 million in proceeds from the sale of Delaware Valley Health Maintenance Organization - the people who used to run the HMO or its subscribers. Now, the state attorney general has a different idea for the money: Give it to charity. Attorney General Ernest Preate Jr. has asked Commonwealth Court, which will soon hear an appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of the subscribers, to allow the state to intervene in the case.
NEWS
September 29, 1991 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
They ate the finest and drank from the top shelf, shot railbirds and frogs, pitched horseshoes and played a card game called Red Dog till early morning. They were all Republicans, 18 at last count, and they moved in high places in Delaware County business and politics. What brought them together at a gun club in Prince Georges County, Md., however, was more than sport. All were close friends and associates of former State Sen. John J. McClure, and they belonged to a select social group headed by McClure, the man who liked to be called "the Senator" and who ruled the county GOP organization for more than half a century.
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