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January 22, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Armano was hired to defend Washington Township in its legal matters. But when the role was reversed - and Armano became a defendant of sorts - he did not appear. In a peculiar, courtroom-like setting in the municipal building Wednesday night, the Township Council voted to remove the solicitor from his post halfway through his contract, due to an alleged conflict of interest and a "fundamental breakdown" in the client-attorney relationship. All the while, a seat for the lawyer sat empty.
SPORTS
January 9, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tony Wroten just might be a hot commodity. The 76ers acquired guard Jared Cunningham and cash Wednesday in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. The team did not send a player in return and immediately released Cunningham. However, the Orange County Register reported that the Clippers did inquire about Wroten, the Sixers' leading scorer. They were just preliminary discussions, expressing interest, according to the report. "Whatever happens, happens," Wroten said Wednesday before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Wells Fargo Center.
SPORTS
January 6, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
For most NFL teams, the draft is the great reveal. It's the one occasion that an organization tells everyone what its decision-makers are actually thinking. The months of scouting; the sleepless nights poring over reports and statistics and eyewitness evaluations; the preparation for that three-day, seven-round extravaganza - all of it comes with an implicit message from the franchise: We have expended an exorbitant amount of time and energy in choosing which players can help us, both immediately and for a long time to come.
SPORTS
December 11, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO - Two more starting pitchers found new homes during the day Tuesday, but Jon Lester's indecision until signing a late-night agreement with the Chicago Cubs stalled much of the action at baseball's winter meetings. The Phillies, of course, have a vested interest in where the lefthander signs; a possible consolation prize for a jilted team is Cole Hamels. So Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. continued conversations on other manners. He met with Baltimore officials to discuss a potential Marlon Byrd trade, according to a Foxsports.com report.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A U.S. Senate and three House races headline the election Tuesday in South Jersey. The most heavily watched contest is the hard-fought Third Congressional District, where Republican Tom MacArthur is sparring with Democrat Aimee Belgard. The contest has drawn national attention. Voters also will decide two statewide ballot questions and county, municipal, and school board races. Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Democratic Sen. Cory A. Booker, who is trying to win his first full six-year term, holds a 16-point lead over Republican Jeff Bell, according to Real Clear Politics' average of polls last week.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Dr. William H. Bromley was a child living in Florida, he came down with a case of shingles. "He went to a distant uncle that practiced chiropractic and it helped him," a son, Dr. William H. Bromley II, said. So a career path was set. "He liked helping people," said his son, a family-practice physician. "He liked doing it without chemicals and medicine. " On Monday, Oct. 27, Dr. Bromley, 78, of Haddonfield, head of the Bromley Health Center in Audubon and president of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 1986-87 and 2005-06, died of cancer at his home.
NEWS
November 1, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writers
In her own words - at least according to an aide - LeAnna Washington was "the f--ing senator" who could do whatever she wanted. Even after she was charged this year with ordering state Senate staff to plan her birthday party fund-raiser, the longtime Democrat representing Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties showed little remorse. She skipped some hearings, and when she did attend she seemed stoic - if defiant - shaking her head as a former staffer described her office as toxic. On Thursday, Washington finally spoke.
SPORTS
October 24, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jack Soslow lined up for a kickoff late in Haverford School's win on Saturday afternoon. The ball had been placed 15 yards ahead of its usual spot because of a penalty on Springside Chestnut Hill. "Field goal, field goal, field goal," the Haverford School student section chanted. Booming it into the end zone, which Soslow had already done a few times, was no longer enough. The fans were prodding the senior, who is one of the area's best kickers, to send the ball through the goalposts - it wound up wide left.
NEWS
September 27, 2014 | By Roger Moore, McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
Good People is the cinematic equivalent of a page turner, a thriller that leaves no thriller trope unused, no melodramatic stone unturned, no foreshadowing unshadowed. Heck, it's even got bad guys driving a Jaguar - just as the TV commercials promise. But a good cast, some solid if gruesome action beats and a short running time mean we'll stick with it, turning those predictable pages right up to the grand predictable finale. James Franco and Kate Hudson are an American couple trying for a "fresh start" in London.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who is Nicholas Brody? Is the antihero at the heart of Showtime's espionage thriller Homeland an American hero or an Islamist terrorist? Portrayed by British thesp Damian Lewis ( Life , The Forsyte Saga ) with a reserved intensity that can be disquieting to watch, Brody was a U.S. Marine sergeant held prisoner for eight years by al-Qaeda who came home in the pilot episode a hero. In Season 1, we found the military man had converted to Islam - and the Islamist cause - while in captivity.
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