October 16, 2015 |
IF SHAKREE BENNETT had served his full state prison sentence, then the Temple University student who police said he raped and robbed in late September might be worrying about her studies instead of trying to piece her life back together. But that's not the reality in which the victim - or Bennett - lives. With just six months of freedom under his belt after being released from prison in March, Bennett allegedly robbed and raped the 20-year-old victim by a construction dumpster as she walked home from Temple's library on the night of Sept.
May 9, 2012 |
Temple board approves faculty contract The Temple University board of trustees approved a two-year extension of the university's contract with the 1,350-member faculty union Tuesday. The agreement, approved Monday by members of the Temple Association of University Professionals, calls for a salary freeze in the first year and a 4 percent increase in salaries the following year. Union president Art Hochner said members were pleased to reach an accord five months ahead of the contract's October expiration date.
May 26, 1990 |
SUMMER SAFETY With the summer season upon us, be careful about drinking and diving. Between 25 percent and 50 percent of the 8,000 annual adolescent and adult drownings in the United States involve alcohol consumption, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Also, the CDC warns it's madness to go out for too long in the midday sun. Citing a New Jersey Department of Health report showing that white men have suffered a dramatic increase in the rate of a potentially fatal skin cancer, the CDC suggests that people avoid heavy sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., wear hats and use a waterproof sunscreen.
February 11, 1988 |
The board of IU International Corp. recommended yesterday that shareholders continue to refrain from tendering their stock to Neoax Corp., which is waging an unsolicited takeover attempt for the Philadelphia-based diversified- services company. The IU directors, in a statement, said the recommendation was made in view of the disclosure by Neoax on Tuesday of uncertainties on the financing and expiration date of its $20-per-share offer made Feb. 1. That offer from Neoax, of Stamford, Conn.
September 19, 1986 |
Rite-Aid, the nation's third-largest drug chain, recalled one lot of its house brand of aspirin tablets yesterday after a woman found three pills authorities say were tainted with deadly cyanide. Rite-Aid customers in the Boston area began turning in aspirin bottles bearing lot number L7H and an expiration date of November 1987, said Detective Lt. Walter Lynch of the Quincy, Mass., police. The FBI had confirmed traces of cyanide in three aspirin tablets, police Capt. David Rowell said.
November 25, 2013 |
Gift cards have swiftly become the default present for holiday giving. With the season upon us, let's look at the financial risks and rewards for gift-card givers, receivers, and sellers. Nothing beats the warm feeling you get from giving a gift - except for the hot prospect of getting something for yourself in return. At PocketYourDollars.com, a post by Carrie Rocha lists scores of gift-card deals that include discounted cards and free gift cards in return for purchased cards. Outlets offering the deals include restaurants, websites, movie theaters, and grocery stores.
August 25, 2012 |
The state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to expedite its handling of a challenge to Pennsylvania's new voter identification law, scheduling arguments for Sept. 13 in its courtroom in City Hall. That means the six justices now sitting on the state's highest court will hear from lawyers on both sides of the widely watched case just 54 days before the presidential election. An assortment of individuals and organizations is appealing an Aug. 15 ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson Jr., who found that the new law is a reasonable exercise of the legislature's authority over the conduct of Pennsylvania elections.
July 21, 2012
Not just church The findings of the Penn State report regarding the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse case, while sad, show that the Catholic Church is not the only institution that can be accused of covering up for child predators. While many like to think only priests abuse children, the potential exists in all of humanity. Criminal proceedings should be brought against the people responsible for Penn State's cover-up. If Msgr. William J. Lynn can be convicted of endangering children, surely these people can be as well.
September 19, 2012 |
I'm telling you, the more I learn about Pennsylvania's politically motivated farce of a voter ID law, the more comical it gets. I mean, it's become a laugh- to-keep-from-crying proposition. With all the incompetence, subjectivity, and misinformation that continues to swirl only 49 days before the election, it seems more obvious that the only way to secure every citizen's right to vote is if the Pennsylvania Supreme Court does the right thing and overturns the law. Let's see. So far, the bill stands to disenfranchise thousands of minority, elderly, disabled, and student voters.
March 26, 2009 |
Philadelphia City Council members and community groups yesterday urged the city's Law Department to take action against the drugstore chain CVS for repeatedly selling expired products. The City Hall news conference was held to encourage City Solicitor Shelley Smith to pursue legal actions like those taken against CVS by New York and California. Smith did not return a phone call seeking comment. The State of New York sued CVS in December over the chain's sale of expired products, and California Attorney General Jerry Brown called on the chain in June to fix the problem after finding expired items at 26 Southern California stores last year.