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March 19, 1992 | By Bryon Kurzenabe, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
The woman was left holding her teeth, but in the end the prosecutors were left holding the bag. A Burlington County judge last week dismissed an indictment stating that Lisa Turner, 27, of the first block of Lawrence Street, Burlington City, had punched another woman in the mouth three days after the woman had testified against her in Municipal Court. Turner was charged with retaliating against a witness. Superior Court Judge Donald P. Gaydos said during a trial that despite the claims of three witnesses who said Turner struck Stephanie Gacha, of Somerset Drive in Willingboro, the foundation of prosecution's case lacked punch.
NEWS
April 7, 1987 | By RON AVERY, Daily News Staff Writer
Like most other plans to celebrate the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution, the idea of a grand lighting scheme for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is in trouble. The estimated cost has doubled to $2 million. More importantly, serious doubts have been raised about completing the project in time to coincide with a possible presidential visit in September. The alarm was sounded yesterday at a Delaware River Port Authority meeting by James P. MacLean, chairman of the bi-state committee formed to carry out the project.
TRAVEL
October 16, 2011 | By Christopher Elliott, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES
Question: We recently rented a car from Enterprise in Phoenix. When we picked up the car, a representative inspected it with us. My husband noted a couple of small marks, but she said we shouldn't worry because "anything under four inches" was waived. We drove on some dirt roads, and when we returned it, the agent found a small scratch on the left rear bumper. Our $256 bill jumped to $772 - taken from our credit card without our authorization. The claims assistant said the bill for repairing what he admitted from the photos was an insignificant flaw was more than $500.
LIVING
January 23, 2004 | By Claire Whitcomb FOR THE INQUIRER
The rooms in Stephen Sills and James Huniford's new book are full of flaws. Low ceilings, plain-Jane windows, odd corners, awkward beams - you name it, these rooms have it. But Sills and Huniford, being truly great decorators, have made all these flaws magically disappear in Dwellings: Living With Great Style (Bullfinch Press, $30). One of their favorite magic wands is a monochromatic scheme. With subtle shades of a single color - golden beige, silvery blue, or even warm pink or coral - they blur many a flaw and, in the process, create serene and seductive spaces.
NEWS
January 29, 1989
Just as a monkey conceivably could play a piano concerto, a crowd of cowards can shout something sensible and responsible. That happened last week on Capitol Hill as lawmakers blasted one option for bailing out hundreds of insolvent savings and loan institutions: a 0.25 percent annual charge on savings and checking balances. It's a lousy idea all right, but the criticism sounds absurd coming from a do-nothing Congress. The blatant flaw of such a policy is that it would further discourage a consumption-happy public from saving.
NEWS
December 19, 1994 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Q: I just paid top dollar for a Pentium-based personal computer for a holiday present. Now I'm hearing that the central microprocessor is defective. What should I do? A: Will you or the person receiving this gift be doing serious number- crunching - say, running a spreadsheet for accounting, financial forecasting and other business applications? If so, you should call chip-maker Intel's toll-free number (800-628-8686), raise holy heck and demand a replacement. If you bought this superfast PC for word-processing, communications and multimedia fun-and-games applications, you'll probably never notice the flaw - even though the math co-processor does tweak the video performance of some software.
NEWS
December 25, 1994
So it came to pass, in those pressurized days before Christmas, that New Age technology came face to face with the ghost of old marketing verities. Probably, it was destined to, though who at Intel Corp. could read the writing on the screen? Too many years blinded by chips and bytes, maybe. Who knew that the cutting edge could cut both ways? But you get on the tiger, you ride the tiger. When Intel didn't 'fess up about the flaw in its Pentium chip - part of the guts of a computer - a user posted a warning note on the computing age's version of Paul Revere, the almighty Internet.
NEWS
May 4, 2010 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Caution: There's lots of talk in a musical called The Story of My Life about butterflies and the power of their flapping wings to change the world. And there are snow angels, a running theme - along with many references to the awwww-gee classic film It's a Wonderful Life. Now that I've listed the icky sentimentality, let me tell you why, despite all that, this two-guy musical works. Meticulously staged and smoothly rendered by Act II Playhouse in Ambler, it's an unflinching look at long-term friendship - how it happens, why it grows, how it can unravel, and what occurs after that.
NEWS
November 18, 1986
The National Football League's instant replay, when used properly, is an excellent idea. One example of its problems took place during a game between the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Denver had possession and lined up for its play. The quarterback dropped back, turned and threw a lateral to his running back. The running back in turn threw the ball to a wide open receiver for an apparent touchdown. The referees said otherwise. They said two illegal forward laterals took place on the play.
NEWS
June 25, 1993
WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS, IT'S CHARACTER THAT COUNTS You and political cartoonist Tony Auth just don't get it. Your depiction of the sacrifice of would-be Supreme Court Justice Breyer's possible nomination to the god of Nannygate (June 15) carries the underlying message that character doesn't matter. Is it not relevant that a judge evades the law? How would you react if your accountant cheated on his income tax, your psychiatrist had sexual intercourse with other patients or your minister sent anonymous hate letters?
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July 21, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
A flawed weld that attaches a plate to a key weight-bearing beam is at the root of SEPTA's rail-car woes, the company that built the cars acknowledged for the first time Tuesday. "The design of how it was welded and the weld itself are in question," Andrew Hyer, marketing and business-development manager at Hyundai Rotem, said Tuesday in the company's first extended comments since cracks in the beams forced SEPTA to pull one-third of its rail cars from service. "How we decide to weld the material may make all the difference," Hyer said.
NEWS
June 28, 2016 | By Charles Krauthammer
"I believe in an America always moving toward the future. " - Hillary Clinton, June 21   This was not the most important line in Clinton's Ohio economic policy speech, only the most amazing. Surely there cannot be a more vacuous, meaningless piece of political rhetoric. Every terrestrial entity from nematode to the United States of America moves forward into the future quite on its own, thank you. Where else is there to go? To be fair, however, spouting emptiness is tempting when you have the impossible task of running as the de facto incumbent in a ragingly "change" year.
NEWS
April 15, 2016 | Dom Giordano, Daily News Columnist
WHAT'S THE connection between Bernie Sanders coming to town last week and Sam Hinkie leaving town last week? Socialism! Sanders, at an organized labor convention and Temple University, was here to preach his gospel of free stuff and Utopia. Hinkie quit, apparently after his vision of perpetual, intentional losing to prosper in the socialist system of the NBA was rejected by the 76ers. Sanders is an avowed socialist. Apparently, his supporters acknowledge that, but seem to think he is the good kind.
NEWS
April 9, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
A federal directive issued to Amtrak on Wednesday night confirms that the rail agency's workers weren't following basic safety rules when a weekend train crash killed two people in Chester. The directive of action from the Federal Railroad Administration is the first official confirmation that safety rules weren't followed preceding the Sunday crash. Specifically, it highlighted concerns about the way personnel working on tracks follow safety standards. It stated that both federal regulations and Amtrak's internal rules were not being followed leading up to the crash, according to information provided by a senior FRA official.
NEWS
March 23, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia has failed to remedy serious flaws in the Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices, according to a report released by the Pennsylvania ACLU on Tuesday. The report found that of 200,000 pedestrian stops in the first half of 2015, 33 percent were made without reasonable suspicion. In addition, it said, 42 percent of all frisks were done without reasonable suspicion. Blacks accounted for 69 percent of stops, whites for 23 percent, and Latinos for 7 percent. Minorities account for an even higher share of individuals frisked: 79 percent were black, 10 percent Latino, and 11 percent white.
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy, Angela Couloumbis, and Mark Fazlollah, STAFF WRITERS
When the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board first cleared state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin of any wrongdoing with his emails, its chief counsel praised him for being "helpful and cooperative. " How helpful was the justice? "I have not retained copies of any email at all," he told the board in 2014. What about his emails with suggestive pictures or racially offensive jokes? "I recall no such emails," Eakin said. The justice resigned Tuesday after tearful apologies about his troubling emails failed to quell public outrage, but his fight goes on. And his unlikely ally is none other than the Judicial Conduct Board, the agency responsible for prosecuting him on ethics charges.
NEWS
March 11, 2016
ISSUE | SODA TAX Flaws in Kenney's revenue-raising plan My first thought about Mayor Kenney's proposed 3-cents-per-ounce tax on soda was: That's not much ("Kenney pitches his tax in lion's den," Wednesday). But it works out to a 60-cent tax on a 20-ounce soda and $2.03 on a 2-liter bottle - more than the bottle costs now - if the full amount of the tax is passed on to consumers by beverage distributors and retailers. It might be good if the tax encouraged people to stop drinking soda, but will it?
NEWS
February 2, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Trump's antics bare character flaw Donald Trump's reason for boycotting Thursday's Republican presidential debate - that he would not be treated fairly by Fox News anchor and moderator Megyn Kelly - was arrogant and misguided ("Trump to boycott Iowa debate," Wednesday). But he managed to outdo himself with his juvenile act of trying to draw attention from the debate, ostensibly for a noble cause - raising money for military veterans. The hypocrisy is astounding.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal and Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITERS
Bill Cosby's lawyers on Monday launched a new legal attack on the sex assault case against him, calling it illegal and unethical and asking a judge to dismiss the charges or disqualify the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office from prosecuting it. In a motion, the lawyers claim the case brought by District Attorney Kevin Steele violates a 2005 non-prosecution agreement between Cosby and Bruce L. Castor Jr., who as the county's top prosecutor at...
NEWS
January 6, 2016
IT WAS NOTHING but willful arrogance that motivated actor Bill Cosby to drug women, only to sexually assault them afterward (Cosby charged with sex assault, Dec. 30). With numerous charges against Cosby, his best option would be to plead guilty and allow his attorneys to plea bargain for a lesser punishment. "America's favorite dad" owes America a most humble apology. JoAnn Lee Frank Clearwater, Fla. Eagles' problems start at the top No, I am not a fan of Chip Kelly.
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