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September 22, 2000
To The French Government: Now we understand. Seventy-five years ago, in Paris, artist Andre Breton wrote the first Surrealist Manifesto, defining a major art movement that, along with Dada, celebrated irrationality, dream states and the suspension of logic. Your continued refusal to return Ira Einhorn to the U.S. must be your idea of an amusing way to celebrate the anniversary. Any other logical conclusion escapes us. For how else would one celebrate a movement known for a painting of a pipe with the caption "this is not a pipe" (our homage to Magritte's "The Wind and the Song" is to the right)
NEWS
July 30, 2001 | MICHELLE MALKIN
A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG woman vanishes. For months, her family searches in vain. They suspect her boyfriend, a secretive and arrogant older man active in public life. But his friends, including many famous members of the political and cultural elite, refuse to believe their charismatic chum could be a suspect in any criminal wrongdoing. Frustrated with the police's lack of progress, the missing woman's family hires its own private investigators. And waits and waits and waits for the nightmare to end. Chandra Levy and Gary Condit?
NEWS
October 2, 2002 | By ELMER SMITH
MONDAY was the first day of the trial of Ira Einhorn. It was my last. I can't sit through another day of watching the back of his head as he leans over to talk to his attorney. I can't stand to hear his victim, Holly Maddux being defined by her relationship with this man as if her life meant nothing before or after Ira. And I certainly don't want to be there the day this smug, self-important sociopath takes the stand to try to explain why he fled from the one justice system on earth where a fair trial was his absolute birthright.
NEWS
October 24, 2002
AHHH, SWEET justice. Though it took over 25 years, Ira Einhorn finally got what he deserved. Did he really think he was going to walk out of that courtroom a free man? He certainly was still in his hippie-guru dreamland. His appeals will fall on deaf ears. I hope we don't have to hear from him ever again. Au revoir, Ira. Cheryl Gilbert, Collingswood, N.J. Once in a while, justice prevails, as evidenced by the richly deserved guilty verdict against the monstrous Ira Einhorn, a serial brutalizer of women.
NEWS
July 20, 2001
Hey, mister DJ, change Ira Einhorn's theme song from "I Was a Free Man in Paris" to "I Fought the Law, and the Law Won. " Einhorn - a charlatan and coward who has smugly defied justice for decades - has at last been told to come home to Philadelphia to stand trial on charges that he is also a killer. The European Court of Human Rights yesterday brushed aside the last of Einhorn's specious claims that he should be spared a retrial in the United States on charges that he bludgeoned girlfriend Holly Maddux to death in 1977 and hid her body in a trunk.
NEWS
April 29, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
Convicted murderer Ira Einhorn was moved this week from the medium-security state prison where he has been held since his 2002 conviction to a minimum-security prison with units for terminally ill and geriatric inmates. Susan McNaughton, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, confirmed that Einhorn, 75, was moved Monday from State Correctional Institution Houtzdale, in Clearfield County, to SCI Laurel Highlands in Somerset County. She declined to give a reason, citing privacy concerns.
NEWS
August 7, 2001
YOUR editorial (July 31) is a diatribe against Mumia Abu-Jamal, a great Philadelphian, whose legacy will shine long after Frank Rizzo, Lynne Abraham and Ed Rendell take their place in the dustbin of history. Comparing Mumia to Ira Einhorn is a crude ploy. One similarity: Both were essentially convicted in absentia in show trials, amid the Philadelphia courts' corrupt atmosphere. But although Einhorn may claim he was framed, Mumia can demonstrate it. As a teen-age Black Panther organizer, Mumia attracted the enmity of the FBI and Philadelphia police.
NEWS
January 9, 2004 | By Jacqueline Soteropoulos INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The unflappable and methodical prosecutor who twice convicted Ira Einhorn of murder and put the hippie fugitive away for life has left the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office for private practice. Joel Rosen, who worked in the office for 22 years and once headed the elite Major Trials Unit, began work this week as a personal injury lawyer for the Center City firm Kessler Cohen & Roth. The firm handles plaintiffs' litigation in product liability and medical malpractice. "It's a group of great lawyers - very bright attorneys - and they have great cases," Rosen said yesterday.
NEWS
October 25, 1988 | By Dave Bittan, Daily News Staff Writer
Ira Einhorn, the local "hippie guru" who vanished in 1981 after being accused of murdering his girlfriend, is the subject of a new book called "The Unicorn's Secret: Murder in the Age of Aquarius. " The author, former Philadelphian and Temple University grad Steven Levy (not the Channel 10 newscaster), discusses the strange case with Bernie Herman at 8 tonight on WWDB (FM/96.5) and with Marty Moss-Coane at 3 tomorrow on "Radio Times" over WHYY (FM/91). Also on 'DB today: Diane Raymond, at noon, discusses teaching children about sex with Lynn Leight, founder and executive director of Sex, Health and Education Centers . . . At 2 p.m., Irv Homer hosts state senators Frank Salvatore and Joseph Rocks for a discussion of how the state helps financially distressed cities.
NEWS
July 22, 2001 | By Jennifer Lin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The moment was classic Ira Einhorn. Thousands of flower children crowded Fairmount Park's Belmont Plateau for the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. The cast of Hair sang about love, welfare and pollution. Beat poet Allen Ginsberg lamented the end of the planet. U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine waited in the wings to give a speech, while a television crew for Walter Cronkite caught the action for the evening news. And Ira Einhorn - big, brash and boisterous - commanded the microphone.
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April 29, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
Convicted murderer Ira Einhorn was moved this week from the medium-security state prison where he has been held since his 2002 conviction to a minimum-security prison with units for terminally ill and geriatric inmates. Susan McNaughton, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, confirmed that Einhorn, 75, was moved Monday from State Correctional Institution Houtzdale, in Clearfield County, to SCI Laurel Highlands in Somerset County. She declined to give a reason, citing privacy concerns.
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March 27, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
JOANNE AND Nicole DeGuio have scoured Needle Park in Kensington. They've knocked on pimps' doors and handed out condoms to prostitutes, all in the hopes of finding whatever information they can about their missing loved one, Amanda. Amanda DeGuio, 25, is Joanne's daughter, Nicole's little sister and a heroin addict. She was last seen at her Drexel Hill home in June. Amanda's addiction kept her away from home before, but she'd always call and check in on her mother, her sister and her two young daughters, ages 3 and 5. But that hasn't happened this time.
NEWS
October 3, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
MOST PEOPLE might know Linda Weston by the crimes she's accused of: kidnapping and torturing mentally vulnerable adults, even killing two, in a decade of depravity that ended in 2011 after her landlord discovered her Tacony house of horrors and alerted police. But Kelly Hutchison thinks she should be known for her artwork. The San Diego-based artist is selling several letters and illustrations Weston created, including one of Jesus and another of Snow White beside a masturbating dwarf, in his online Dark Vomit Museum and Prison Art Gallery.
NEWS
October 16, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer
FOR ARLEN SPECTER, independence was a cherished ideal, and he largely followed that philosophy through political currents that often turned treacherous. Specter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and then Yale University. He lived in East Falls with his wife, Joan. They have two sons and four grandchildren. Among the highlights of Specter's public career: *  1964: Specter was the author of the "single-bullet" theory in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as counsel to the Warren Commission.
NEWS
October 4, 2011 | BY JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
HE DEFENDED the American teen flogged with a rattan cane in Singapore. He was recruited to help fight the extradition of hippie guru Ira Einhorn from France back to Philadelphia. And most recently, he was one of the attorneys defending pretty-girl-next-door Amanda Knox in her high-profile murder case in Italy. Theodore Simon, a bespectacled, bearded and brainy Center City lawyer, specializes in international law and is known for defending Americans arrested abroad. "He's a lone wolf," said Peter Goldberger, a criminal-defense lawyer and friend of Simon's, adding that Simon "practices by himself and doesn't travel in a pack.
NEWS
May 27, 2011 | By Michael Smerconish
Philadelphians know better than anyone why Dominique Strauss-Kahn should remain anchored to New York City. Two words: Ira Einhorn. Einhorn, the slovenly, self-appointed hippie guru of 1960s and '70s counterculture with a history of abusing women, was convicted in 2002 of murdering his former girlfriend Holly Maddux, a Texas-born cheerleading beauty. The road to that elusive conviction, however, took 25 arduous years - and finally happened with little help from Strauss-Kahn's enlightened countrymen.
NEWS
October 22, 2010
IN HER COLUMN "Hard Cell: Einhorn Speaks," Ronnie Polaneczky mentioned that Ira Einhorn had been "tried and convicted in absentia," and then, after being extradited back to Philadelphia in 2001, "was convicted in 2002. " So it seems Einhorn was tried twice for the same crime, which constitutes double jeopardy, a violation of the Constitution! Rob Boyden Drexel Hill
NEWS
October 19, 2010
HOW UTTERLY appropriate that Ira Einhorn feels irrelevant. Columnist Ronnie Polaneczky strikes right at the heart of his character with her words "narcissistic gasbag. " I was there on Earth Day 1970 when Ira took over the microphone. He was booed off in short order. I also attended his trial testimony. For two days, the courtroom sat appalled as Ira dropped names, spun yarns and tossed around literary references, more like a man applying for membership at an exclusive club than one on trial for the rest of his life.
NEWS
October 14, 2010
Several months ago, Ira Einhorn initiated correspondence with Daily News columnist Ronnie Polaneczky. This is an edited version of his recent take on the judicial system. SINCE MY ABRUPT return to the Pennsylvania Prison System in 2001, I have had numerous conversations with shocked former citizens who have repeated the same words to me, in different form, again and again: "I never dreamed that people caught up in the judicial system could be treated so unfairly, with such lack of concern for their rights.
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