November 17, 2006 |
In an early test for ethics reform, House Democrats yesterday selected Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland as the next majority leader, rejecting a bid by Rep. John P. Murtha, the longest-serving House member from Pennsylvania. The vote was a rebuke for Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the speaker-elect, who put her prestige on the line by backing Murtha for the No. 2 post in the House when Democrats take over in January. But it wasn't even close. Hoyer, the most prodigious political fund-raiser among House Democrats, had cultivated many of his Democratic colleagues by pouring money into their campaign accounts.
January 11, 1994 |
The city Health Department has moved to dismiss a veteran assistant medical examiner after an investigation into complaints that he fondled a female corpse during an autopsy in November. A department spokesman confirmed yesterday that it had suspended Dr. Paul Hoyer with intent to terminate him from his $107,000-a-year job. Hoyer was suspended without pay on Thursday, and has until Friday to appeal, the spokesman said. Hoyer, 50, a pathologist at the medical examiner's office since 1981, was transferred to other duties in the Health Department after a written complaint about his actions was received five days after a Nov. 10 autopsy.
April 18, 1987 |
Human remains recovered from a kitchen freezer in the Franklinville home of torture and murder suspect Gary Michael Heidnik have been positively identified as those of Sandra Lindsay, according to an assistant Philadelphia medical examiner. Dr. Paul Hoyer, a forensic pathologist with the Medical Examiner's Office, said yesterday that the body parts were identified as Lindsay's on Thursday. Lindsay, 24, had lived in the 400 block of North Holly Street in West Philadelphia. Hoyer said the identification was made after he traveled to the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis and consulted with another forensic radiologist.
June 23, 2010 |
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer tiptoed into dangerous political territory Tuesday, suggesting that to cut the government's record budget deficits dramatically, popular middle-class tax reductions set to expire at year's end could be extended only temporarily. Hoyer (D., Md.) also suggested that future Social Security benefits may have to be trimmed to contain the national debt. Those calls from the House's No. 2 Democrat, at a Washington budget conference, were seen as an important political step as well as a legislative trial balloon.
January 15, 1987 |
Leona Murray prevented a police officer from trying to revive her 3-year- old foster child after the officer arrived at her home Nov. 10 and found the boy unconscious, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing for Murray yesterday. "The baby wasn't breathing," testified Officer Elvira Swint. "I proceeded to the baby and she pushed me away. " After the hearing, Murray, 51, of Locust Street near 61st, was ordered to stand trial on murder and other charges in the death of Naeem Sanders, and the beating and wounding of her grandniece, Brenda Murray, 6. Naeem, who had been placed in Murray's home in 1984, died of multiple injuries, according to Assistant Medical Examiner Paul J. Hoyer.
December 4, 1993 |
Three agencies are investigating allegations that an assistant Philadelphia medical examiner improperly touched the corpse of a female drug overdose victim. Acting Philadelphia Health Commissioner Estelle Richman said in an interview yesterday that a recent complaint from several staff members at the Medical Examiner's Office had prompted the three investigations. Richman said the investigations were being conducted by the Police Department, the district attorney and the Health Department at her request.
November 25, 1986 |
Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Gleason was killed instantly by one of the two bullets that pierced his brain and would have been unable to draw his revolver after he was shot in his left arm, a pathologist testified yesterday. Assistant Medical Examiner Paul Hoyer, who determined that Gleason died of gunshots fired at close range to his head, neck and arms, offered his testimony during the third day of the trial of Nathan Long, 39. The officer was shot to death June 5 when he and his partner, Officer Laurine Venable, went to the 1300 block of West Sedgley Avenue in the city's Hunting Park section to investigate a report of a dispute involving neighborhood residents and prostitutes.
February 24, 2011 |
You might call it the Democrats' Capitalist Appreciation and Congressional Humility Tour - almost. U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md. ), the second-ranking leader of what's now the minority party in the House of Representatives, joined local Reps. Chaka Fattah and Allyson Schwartz, both Philadelphia Democrats, to meet with 20 factory owners Wednesday at Center City's Kleinbard, Bell & Brecker L.L.P. law firm. The Washington delegation came to hear business complaints, promote probusiness aspects of their own agenda, and try to mend fences.
November 8, 2012 |
The best free agents were signed in April and July, and there is a veritable lack of star power in baseball's open market. Yet as 30 general managers convene in California this week, there will be talk of big numbers. The payouts from TV contracts are larger than ever. Fewer free agents will cost draft picks as compensation. There are new caps on amateur and international spending. It could yield a booming free-agent market and one that moves quickly. That is the dilemma Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. could face when he earnestly applies his winter strategy at this week's GM meetings, which run Wednesday to Friday in Indian Wells, Calif.
November 9, 2002 |
Seeking to regroup after big Election Day losses, Democrats in the House of Representatives appeared poised yesterday to select a California liberal - Rep. Nancy Pelosi - as their new leader. If elected by her peers Thursday, Pelosi would be the first woman to head either party in Congress. Now the second-ranking Democrat in the House, Pelosi emerged as the likely victor in the race for minority leader after her closest competitor, centrist Rep. Martin Frost of Texas, dropped out yesterday afternoon.