May 11, 1996 |
The independent examiner who chaired SEPTA's 1997 capital budget hearings said he has no choice but to recommend that the SEPTA board adopt a budget he fears is "flirting with disaster. " It's a $268 million plan that will force SEPTA commuters to make do - or do without well into the 21st century, warned examiner Robert B. Johnston. It "will substantially reduce replacement and/or expansion of SEPTA facilities, thereby reducing SEPTA's ability to serve the region," Johnston said.
August 14, 1991 |
Lee Franczyk expected to have a license to drive when he walked out of the state troopers' barracks in Trevose last month. But the only ride he got was out the door - allegedly on the foot of an irate license examiner who was unable to put on the brakes during a verbal dispute. Yesterday, state police filed assault charges against John J. Simons, an examiner for eight years, in the July 20 attack on Franczyk, 20, of Hellerman Street in Philadelphia. "He literally kicked the kid out," said David Zellis, senior deputy district attorney in Bucks County.
October 7, 2010
Ilio Alessandrini, 87, of Buena Vista, former chief postal systems and finance examiner of Southeastern Pennsylvania, died of congestive heart failure Sunday, Sept. 26, at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland. After returning home from World War II, Mr. Alessandrini took the postal service exam and became a mail carrier in his native South Philadelphia. He rose through the ranks and became superintendent of Post Office Station D in South Philadelphia before taking the promotion of chief postal systems and finance examiner of Southeastern Pennsylvania, which covered Philadelphia.
August 26, 2011 |
BALTIMORE - Former Cy Young Award winner Mike Flanagan died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, the Maryland medical examiner ruled Thursday. A police investigation revealed that the 59-year-old pitcher was upset about financial issues. He left no note. Flanagan's body was found Wednesday afternoon about 250 feet behind his home. An investigation showed he was home alone. Flanagan won the AL Cy Young Award in 1979 and helped the Baltimore Orioles win the 1983 World Series.
September 21, 1998 |
Reputed mob boss Ralph Natale should spend 16 months in jail on parole violations for meeting with his underboss, other mobsters and convicted felons, a federal hearing examiner told the U.S. Parole Commission last week. The commission is expected make a final determination on the violations shortly. Natale's lawyers, Marc Neff and Carmen C. Nasuti, vowed to appeal the ruling if it means jail time for their client. Patricia Denton, the examiner, made her recommendation after a 4 1/2-hour hearing on Sept.
August 4, 1988 |
At 4:05 p.m. yesterday, Yvette Green, her mother and an aunt threw their arms in the air and let out cries of relief. "Oh, thank God!" Green screamed, tears sliding down her tired face. "Thank God! "It is not my fault. I would never, ever neglect my children. " The three women, seated in Green's third-floor apartment above a North Philadelphia corner bar, had just found what little silver lining there was in the death Tuesday of Green's 4-month-old daughter, Shareena: The medical examiner's office ruled the child had died of natural causes.
May 16, 1996 |
The other shoe SEPTA was waiting for just dropped! Hearing examiner John Miller has warned if SEPTA attempts to resolve a $75 million deficit in its 1997 operating budget through layoffs and service cuts, it will create a "death spiral" for its riders. "I would recommend that the SEPTA board vote against the 1997 operating budget, realizing that such a vote may be purely symbolic and, perhaps, like tilting at windmills," Miller wrote. SEPTA needs $748 million to fund its 1997 operating budget.
May 13, 1988 |
With better management, St. Mary Hospital could stay open and turn a profit, an examiner who studied the hospital's records said yesterday. "The decision to close the hospital was based on inadequate information . . . based more on the moral judgment of the Sisters (of St. Francis, founders of the hospital) rather than the best interest of the bankrupt estate," court-appointed examiner George L. Miller said. Still, the court should move to close the hospital and liquidate its assets - unless funding is found to subsidize its operation until a buyer comes forward, Miller's report concluded.
March 18, 1995 |
Blond beauty Valerie Sheridan - stoned on cocaine and booze - dozed off and accidentally slipped beneath the waters of socialite Harry Jay Katz's hot tub, the medical examiner's office has concluded. The cause of death for the 35-year-old Roxborough woman was declared to be drowning due to multiple drug and alcohol intoxication, said Barry Dickman, a medical examiner's spokesman. The death was an accident, he said. The drugs included an assortment of prescription medicines and cocaine, a source said.
April 13, 2004 |
A Bucks County lender hid losses on its books in "almost comical proportions," according to a report by the company's court-appointed examiner. The report, filed last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, is the first accounting of a baffling standoff last year between DVI Inc., of Jamison, and Deloitte & Touche, its auditing firm. The auditor resigned in June, withholding its approval of DVI's quarterly financial report. The company said Deloitte wanted more information on a financial transaction.