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February 3, 2011 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writer
After more than 51/2 hours of deliberations Wednesday, a Chester County court jury convicted a Strafford man of running a narcotics mill from his Tredyffrin Township home office. Richard A. Brown, 67, was found guilty of all 16 counts of illicit drug sales by the jury of seven men and five women. Brown, who has battled the joint prosecution by the offices of the state attorney general and the Chester County district attorney for 31/2 years, watched without showing any emotion as the verdict was read.
NEWS
June 19, 2010 | By John Sullivan and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Federal agents on Friday raided the Lackawanna County home and district office of the state's highest-ranking Senate Democrat, Robert J. Mellow, as part of an investigation into alleged illegal activity, the FBI said. The FBI would not identify the nature of the investigation or say what the agents were looking for. "Based on an ongoing joint federal investigation into alleged illegal activities of Sen. Robert J. Mellow, those search warrants were executed this morning," Special Agent Frank Burton Jr. said.
NEWS
June 18, 2010 | By Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG ? Federal agents this morning raided the home and district office of Sen. Minority Leader Robert J. Mellow (D., Lackawanna), federal authorities have confirmed. It is unclear what time the raid occurred and what was taken from the two locations. FBI special agent Frank Burton Jr. would say only: "Based on an ongoing joint federal investigation into alleged illegal activities of Sen. Robert Mellow, those search warrants were executed this morning. " Mellow could not be reached for immediate comment.
NEWS
March 13, 2010 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Derrick Nunnally, and Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A Philadelphia police officer was injured yesterday after he tried to question two men wanted in connection with a slaying earlier in the day in Montgomery County. Richard Porter, 68, a widower and painting contractor, died in his one-story ranch house on the 400 block of Woodhill Road in Wayne, police said. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said a cleaning woman found Porter's body at 10:45 a.m. He was lying on his back on the living-room floor, Ferman said, with multiple wounds to the face and neck.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2009 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
WHAT HAPPENS in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what about what happens in Los Angeles? Can that stay in Vegas, too? Police and federal drug agents hope not, as yesterday they searched the sprawling Las Vegas home and medical office of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal doctor, seeking documents as part of a manslaughter investigation into MJ's death. Police (from L.A.) and DEA agents entered Murray's home while others across town searched his medical offices, the not-so-humbly-titled Global Cardiovascular Associates Inc. (On USA's "Royal Pains," the concierge doc calls his company HankMed.
NEWS
April 27, 2009 | By P.J. Tobia SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
U.S. Army Lt. Eric Schwirian stood amid the jagged, weathered headstones of a small cemetery on a bald hill in the Nerkh Valley of Wardak Province. Schwirian, a Collegeville native and recent Drexel University graduate, was about to lead a mission through the valley to find and question suspected Taliban associates. But first, he had to corral his men - no easy task given that Schwirian, 24, would be commanding more than his usual platoon of about two dozen U.S. grunts. He also was responsible for leading a group of about 30 Afghan National Army soldiers and a dozen French commandos.
NEWS
October 12, 2007 | Eils Lotozo, For the Inquirer
Even in these slack times for the furniture industry, two specialty categories remain a bright spot for sales: home entertainment and home office. At the High Point Market, the range of styles for stowing behemoth flat-panel TVs was incredible. There were enormous, configurable, wall-spanning units (with built-in mounting panels or doors), as well as sleek consoles in various heights (with plasma-lift options and without). Increasingly common, too, were chests and bureaus with drop-down drawer fronts to hold the DVD player for that TV in the bedroom.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2006 | By Henry J. Holcomb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For a decade and a half, Mary Jane Hazell has been leading the fight to transform the decaying former Byberry State Hospital - scene of late-night drug use and drinking parties - into something good for her neighborhood. But when business and political leaders gather this morning to celebrate the Northeast Philadelphia site's finally being cleared, she won't be there. She'll be at Nazareth Hospital, recovering from heart surgery, when two real estate firms' plans are announced for building 396 housing units for people over age 55 and 750,000 square feet of prime office space.
NEWS
November 29, 2005 | By Porus P. Cooper INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Hoyts movie theater in Pennsauken, which fell silent after screening its last picture show more than three years ago, could become an office complex in its sequel, township officials and a developer said yesterday. Draft plans to renovate the multiplex will be presented to the planning board next Tuesday, said Terry Carr, the township's associate director for economic development. One tenant is close to signing a lease for about 25,000 square feet of the 58,000-square-foot building, Carr said.
LIVING
November 5, 2004 | By Diane Goldsmith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With most rooms, describing the function is simple: Bedrooms are for sleeping, bathrooms for washing. But home offices? Not so easy to peg, and therefore a challenge to set up. For some, a home office is little more than a spot to pay bills. For others, it's a primary work space, a place to run a business or meet clients. But in all well-planned offices, function drives form. Function plays into whether you choose a quiet spot or something more in the household flow, says Lisa Kanarek, author of four books on home-office issues, the most recent of which is Home Office Solutions: Creating a Space That Works for You (Rockport, $15.99)
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