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May 20, 2002 | By Paddy Noyes FOR THE INQUIRER
Johnny, 12, likes playing basketball, football and video games. He also enjoys swimming, hiking, listening to music on the radio, and drawing action figures from television. One talent he is working to perfect is magic. His main area of expertise so far is card tricks. There is neglect in Johnny's background, and he receives therapy to help him manage his anger, control impulsive behavior, and express his feelings. He receives medication for an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
NEWS
May 26, 1995 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
Hollywood goes online with "Johnny Mnemonic," the first of several big- budget summer movies aimed at the so-called cyberpunk culture. Tailoring movies to this computer generation appears to be problematic - one national magazine, for instance, felt the need to provide the phonetic spelling of "mnemonic" in case the intended audience couldn't pronounce it. So I'll simplify things for the computer set with some digital lingo - "Johnny Mnemonic"...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Phoenix, a moody post-Holocaust noir, stars the formidable German actress Nina Hoss. It's cowritten and directed by Christian Petzold, who shepherded Hoss through 2012's taut East-West thriller Barbara . Like the latter film, Phoenix finds its protagonist moving anxiously along the borders of postwar Germany, telling lies as if she believed them. Unlike Barbara , though, which took place in 1980 with the Stasi's informants everywhere, Phoenix is set in Berlin immediately after the Allied Forces' liberation of the camps.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Johnny, the nocturnal drifter of Naked, wanders through London's shabby rowhouse blocks like a New Testament prophet warning of the apocalypse, his lightning tongue electrifying those cockneys he does not merely shock. Johnny's exodus from his native Manchester and his food- and sleep-deprived nights in London streets and flats is the subject of Mike Leigh's furious film, one that plunges this director of whimsical comedies (Life is Sweet, High Hopes) into startlingly unfamiliar depths.
NEWS
June 23, 1988 | By TONI LOCY, Daily News Staff Writer
Johnny, a lanky 15-year-old with a smile bright enough to sell toothpaste, never thought twice about the dangers of working in a crack house. All that mattered to Johnny (not his real name) was cash - $325 a week to start. But the lure of fast, easy money and the life that went with it seems to be catching up with Johnny, the father of a six-month-old boy. After being beaten by his alleged crack house employers in May, Johnny became a witness for the district attorney's office and testified against Victor Chandler, 25, a native of Barbados with alleged Jamaican ties, and five other adults who are charged with drug-related offenses.
NEWS
February 6, 2008
I'M SICK of people griping and moaning about how the police are so unfair and crying racism when there are police shootings, or they've arrested their poor little Johnny. But what are police supposed to do when Johnny is shooting at them, robbing an elderly person for some weed, or victimizing a law-abiding citizen? Get real. Bhoke S. Lumumba Philadelphia
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1995 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Johnny Mnemonic answers the pressing question, just exactly what is inside Keanu Reeves' brain? As we have long suspected, not a whole lot. For as Johnny, the hero of this future schlock based on William Gibson's cyberpunk story set in 2021, Reeves is a courier with an empty head. He has downloaded grey matter - including childhood memories - so that he can upload 360 gigabytes of data and smuggle it from Beijing to the Free City of Newark. Unfortunately, Johnny's cerebral capacity is only 180 gigabytes.
NEWS
July 17, 2005 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Black Horse Pike might as well be the Berlin Wall. The highway is hardly the only thing separating the dueling Hogbins - Johnny and Kathy Hogbin on the east side and Frank and Linda Hogbin on the west. The two brothers and their wives own competing nursery and landscaping businesses across the blacktop from one another in Cecil, a section of Gloucester County's Monroe Township, halfway between Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore. Both Hogbins sell mulch, desert yucca plants, and Edward Scissorhands-like sculpted shrubs.
NEWS
February 18, 1994 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
As engrossing as it is repulsive, "Naked" is the chronicle of an acerbic, people-hating man and his descent into a modern hell that offers him no hope, but plenty of material for sarcastic jokes. Here's one of his pickup lines: "Has it ever occurred to you that you've already experienced the happiest moment of your life, and all you have to look forward to is sickness and purgatory?" The author of this line, Johnny (David Thewlis, who is amazing) has utter contempt for all people, himself included.
NEWS
November 16, 1990 | SAM PSORAS/ DAILY NEWS
They say "Johnny can't read" and it looks like one of those Johnnies got a job with the company that makes highway signs. Can you find the spelling error in this sign at the I-95 entrance on Morris Street? Hint: it's in the word "airport. " Lois Marasco, of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, blamed the goof on the sign makers and guaranteed it would be corrected.
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September 13, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Dan McElhatton could be called the first casualty of labor leader John Dougherty's rise to power. As the City Councilman faced reelection in 1995, Dougherty and his electricians union backed a challenger, Rick Mariano, who at the end of a ruthless and bitter fight came out on top. Fast-forward two decades and Dougherty has repeated the playbook again and again. That has resulted, over the years, in there being Council members viewed as beholden to the union that Dougherty has led since 1993, Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
NEWS
September 11, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Ten years ago this week, a music-venue-that-could opened above a former boxer's bar at the corner of Girard and Frankford Avenues on the border of the then-not-so-hip neighborhood of Fishtown. The opening-night bill on Sept. 13, 2006, at Johnny Brenda's didn't seem that big a deal at the time. It featured four local acts: a neighborhood band fronted by songwriter Adam Granduciel called the War on Drugs ; a solo set by Meg Baird, then lead singer of the psychedelic-folk band Espers; blues player Jack Rose; and Bardo Pond , the West Philly psych-rock band fronted by Isobel Sollenberger.
NEWS
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Two sides of 'Johnny Doc' Labor mogul John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty's accounts of the accomplishments of organized labor are well-founded ("Workers on parade," Tuesday). Unfortunately, he left out the side of organized labor that he represents - unbridled cronyism, nepotism, and access to unlimited funds, which he uses to the benefit of friends, family, and causes. For example, would kid brother, Kevin, be a state Supreme Court judge on his own merit, and how much is he beholden to his older brother for getting him elected?
NEWS
September 7, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
The applause echoed under the I-95 bridge Monday as more than 350 union electricians cheered on their leader, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty, at a gathering before the annual Labor Day parade. "I'm not comfortable with it," Dougherty told members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, referring to the federal and state investigations of the union. "I'm not happy about it. But I'm not running from it and nobody else should. "It's Labor Day. I want smiles. " And smiles there were, in part because it wasn't raining, which happens so often at the parade that union leaders joke about it. Tropical Storm Hermine went on strike, refusing to do anything other than produce a pleasant breeze for union members and their families, plenty of them marching with pro-Hillary Clinton messages.
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Jane M. Von Bergen, and Craig R. McCoy, STAFF WRITERS
John J. Dougherty, leader of the Philadelphia electricians union, has shaken off FBI scrutiny before. But a decade after federal authorities last tried to build a case against him, Dougherty and his 4,700-member union appear to be in the crosshairs of an even more aggressive legal assault. For the last month, FBI raids on union offices and homes and businesses of key allies have signaled the existence of a multipronged investigation into the influence the union has wielded at job sites and polling booths for decades.
NEWS
August 31, 2016
ISSUE | JOHN DOUGHERTY A labor and civic leader The media is fixated on the government investigations into Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electical Workers and its business manager, John J. Dougherty ("U.S. targets another Dougherty ally," Friday). Bad headlines always take priority in newsrooms. Dougherty and Local 98 have had their fair share of negative press over the years, yet they not only have survived but have thrived. Dougherty is not only a great labor leader - he's also one of our city's most effective civic leaders.
NEWS
August 26, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, Mark Fazlollah, and Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITERS
The focus of a federal investigation into the powerful Electricians union and its leader, John Dougherty, became clearer this week with the seizure of a computer belonging to an agent of the state Attorney General's Office. According to the search warrant used in the seizure, federal agents are seeking evidence that union funds were embezzled and that contractors were intimidated by "use of economic fear. " The warrant also cites possible extortion by an unnamed public official. The FBI served the warrant Tuesday to gather information about a veteran agent, seizing his work computer at the agency's Philadelphia office, officials said.
NEWS
August 19, 2016
Jimmy Buffett. Johnny Depp. Nick Nolte. Me. Common denominator? Hawaiian shirts, and they're back in style. Wearing one is a statement. Now that they are "in," the joy-deprived haters must crawl back into their button-down or plaid tunnels. I feel vindicated. Proof they're back was provided July 10 when fashion columnist Elizabeth Wellington announced the return of the colorful shirts (as if they ever really went away). Today is  the  day to talk about this. It is Hawaiian Shirt Day, always the third Friday in August, marking the anniversary of when Hawaii added the 50th white star to Old Glory.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Depp, Heard, and $7 million Guess you could say the business has been concluded between Johnny Depp and his onetime soulmate Amber Heard . The couple on Tuesday reached a $7 mil divorce settlement out of court a day before they were due for a hearing. TMZ says Depp will fork over the dough, and his estranged wife will shut down her domestic-abuse case against him. Wednesday's hearing could have added more publicity to her claims that Depp was physically abusive. The pair on Tuesday released their first joint statement.
NEWS
August 8, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy, Mark Fazlollah, and Dylan Purcell, STAFF WRITERS
Even as union leader John J. Dougherty confronts an extensive federal investigation that surfaced Friday in a spate of raids across Philadelphia and South Jersey, his union is facing an aggressive grand jury inquiry by the state Attorney General's Office, the Inquirer has learned. The state investigation - unrelated to the federal probe - began in February as an inquiry into two violent clashes at a South Philadelphia job site, but state prosecutors have expanded its focus to look more broadly into allegations of a pattern of intimidation by electricians Local 98, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
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