January 23, 1993 |
Aaron "AJ" Jones, the college-educated, gun-toting street boss of the notorious Junior Black Mafia, didn't hesitate to order executions of drug rivals. After years in the fast lane of drug violence, Jones, 30, yesterday got to face the same terror as his victims: His own death. A jury ordered him to die for masterminding the plot to kill Bruce Kennedy, 30, a rival in his lovelife as well as in his $100-million drug business. The once flashy Jones, who had sported a diamond encrusted ring spelling "JBM," stood calmly in a brown suit, his white shirt opened at the collar and his hands behind his back.
March 15, 1992 |
Strapped to a steel cross, black rosary beads piled on his chest, his arms outstretched and draped with intravenous tubes, serial killer Steven Brian Pennell was executed yesterday by lethal injection. Pennell, 34, had no last words. His chest heaved once as deadly drugs coursed through his veins and two clergymen held his shoulders. The 10-minute procedure inside a windowless, brown trailer on the grounds of the sprawling Delaware Correctional Center was the first execution in Delaware since 1946 and the first in the three-state region in 29 years.
October 7, 2008 |
The problem's been a daunting one. For years a group of Philadelphia female executives has been trying to figure out why the number of women on area corporate boards stayed so stubbornly at about 10 percent. But this year, the Forum of Executive Women, which releases its annual Women on Board report this morning in Center City, is taking a new approach to analyzing the issue. "I think it is all about the pipeline" of women advancing in their careers, said Autumn Bayles, senior vice president for operations at Tasty Baking Co. and a Forum leader who has managed the report over the last few years.
November 23, 1991 |
The Kingston, Jamaica, man thought he could blow into town and take over a thriving North Philadelphia drughouse. Instead, Michael Richards, 22, was blown away by the drug gang that was making a bundle at the house on 13th Street near Tioga, on March 8, 1988, said Assistant District Attorney Roger King yesterday. "He was shot four times in the head after being taken for a ride inside Fairmount Park. "This was an execution," King said after a jury convicted Christopher Brown, 20, of third-degree murder.
September 30, 2014 |
Arson and major crimes detectives were investigating a fire at the home of John P. Sheridan Jr., president and CEO of the Cooper University Health System, and his wife - whose bodies were found in their bedroom Sunday morning, authorities said. Firefighters found Sheridan, 72, and his wife, Joyce, 69, when they were called to the couple's home in Skillman, Somerset County, in central New Jersey. Neighbors saw smoke coming from the house but no flames. The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said detectives from its arson task force and the major crimes unit assigned to the case had been joined by the crime scene investigation and forensic units.
October 15, 2014 |
Darryl L. Coates, 55, an executive who worked to stem the tide of drug abuse and violence among Philadelphia's young people, died Thursday, Oct. 2, of complications from a stroke at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. From 2005 until he became ill in 2012, Mr. Coates was executive director of the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN), where he collaborated with city, state, and national officials on intervention strategies. "Darryl led with authority and strength, and served with humility," PAAN said in a statement on its website.
June 22, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Setting up a potential constitutional confrontation, a Republican-controlled House panel voted Wednesday to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress hours after President Obama invoked executive privilege - for the first time - to withhold documents the committee demanded. The 23-17 party-line vote followed hours of caustic debate. The controversy goes next to the full House, where Republican Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said there would be a vote next week unless there was a resolution in the meantime.
November 6, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday refused to stop the execution of convicted killer Hubert Michael, leaving him with dwindling options three days before he was scheduled to receive a lethal injection. The justices upheld rulings by a York County judge and Commonwealth Court on grounds that they lacked the authority to grant a stay. Two federal judges are weighing motions filed by Michael's lawyers in separate cases to forestall the execution. Also, the state Pardons Board has scheduled a clemency hearing in the case at the Capitol on Wednesday.
February 26, 2012 |
ALBANY, N.Y. - Franklin D. Roosevelt, insurance salesman? While the future 32d president didn't hawk policies, he spent most of the 1920s working for a Maryland-based insurance company. After his failed attempt to be elected vice president in 1920, the position allowed him to mine the political and financial contacts he would need when he next ran for public office. Now, the wooden desk that FDR worked at during his eight years as a business executive is being donated to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York's Hudson Valley.