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April 16, 1997 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland was cleared of assault charges yesterday after entering into an agreement with the neighbor who had accused him. As part of the deal, Kirkland (D., Delaware) reciprocated by dropping disorderly conduct charges against Robert Church, 18. Church had admitted to hitting Kirkland's rottweiler with a thrown bottle on March 2 as he was passing the state representative's house in the 1000 block of West Seventh Street. Soon after the incident, Church filed a complaint with police alleging that Kirkland had followed him for several blocks after the bottle was thrown and then, after a quarrel, punched him in the mouth and hit him on the elbow with the dog's leash.
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Jessica Parks and Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writers
State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland ousted Chester Mayor John Linder on Tuesday night in one of the region's most heated primary battles. With nearly all of the precincts reporting, Kirkland had outpolled his Democratic rival by better than 2-1, ensuring that the Delaware County city will have a new leader next year. Kirkland will face former Mayor Wendell Butler, a Republican, in November's election. Linder's relationship with the five-member City Council had grown contentious in recent months, leading the Democratic Party to instead back Kirkland, a 12-term state representative.
NEWS
January 31, 1997 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The city's Democrats have turned to state Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, the party' best vote-getter, to reverse recent setbacks and heal divisions caused by years of bitter infighting. Party chairman James Harper, a Laborers' Union official, announced yesterday that he had resigned his post, saying he lacked the necessary time for the job, which he had held since 1992. The party's executive board voted unanimously this month to pick Kirkland, Harper said. Committee people will meet early next month to consider the matter.
NEWS
May 9, 1994 | By Claire Furia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Troubled by Chester High School's high daily absentee rate - which averages almost 30 percent - State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland decided to knock on doors to see for himself why students weren't in school. Some children told him they didn't want to be teased because their clothes weren't stylish. Others said they had to take care of younger siblings because their parents were absent or under the influence of drugs. And, some said fear of violence at school kept them home, Kirkland told members of the League of Women Voters at the Chester Friends Meeting House Saturday.
NEWS
November 10, 1994 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Democratic Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland cruised to an impressive victory Tuesday over Republican John Nails in the 159th Legislative District, demonstrating newfound organizational strength on the part of Chester's Democratic Party. Kirkland, who was a Chester community activist before first winning office in 1992, said Tuesday night that this was the first time in the history of the district that a Democrat had won back-to-back elections. In doing so, Kirkland overcame an almost 2-1 Republican voter registration edge in the 159th, which consists of Chester, Chester Township, Eddystone, Marcus Hook, Upland and Trainer.
NEWS
February 28, 1994 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Under renewed pressure from State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, the City Council voted to pay off an eight-month-old debt to a sporting-goods store by using money from a bank account that remains frozen by order of state officials. The council voted unanimously at its meeting Thursday night to release $19,000 to pay Aston Sports for football uniforms used by the Chester PAL program. The uniforms were ordered last summer, but the bill went unpaid. The action came after Kirkland (D., Delaware)
NEWS
October 30, 2000 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Democratic State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland represents the 159th Legislative District, where there is an almost 3-2 Republican voter-registration edge, so he can never take an election for granted. Nevertheless, this year's contest should be easier than most for the 45-year-old four-term lawmaker. Democrats tend to do better there in presidential election years; Chester City, with the largest block of voters, usually votes overwhelmingly for Democratic presidential candidates, despite the 10-7 GOP registration majority there.
NEWS
March 12, 1997 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland (D., Delaware) will face a hearing March 25 on charges of simple and aggravated assault stemming from a quarrel in which a teenage neighbor says Kirkland punched him in the face. Yesterday, Kirkland said he had not hit the man. Both sides agree that the incident began when Robert Church, 18, of the 1000 block of West Seventh Street, hit Kirkland's rottweiler with a bottle March 2 as he was passing the state representative's house on the same block.
SPORTS
August 8, 2002 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Levon Kirkland goes down in a heap, you notice. The Eagles middle linebacker injured his ankle during yesterday morning's practice. Someone rolled on it in the chaos surrounding the line of scrimmage, and Kirkland was hurting. He lay there for a minute before the training staff could get to him. Given the Eagles' ups and downs at middle linebacker this year, it seemed fitting that Kirkland would get hurt. But then he was up, waving off the trainers and walking right back into the defensive huddle.
NEWS
September 29, 1995 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A longstanding feud among the city's Democrats erupted into a shouting match yesterday, as a state representative and two City Council members traded insults concerning the operation of a new retail business center. The fireworks began when State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, whose 159th District includes Chester, asked at a City Council meeting whether training had been provided to prospective tenants at the Chester Exchange, a city-funded building that will provide rental space for about 95 small businesses when it opens next month.
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May 21, 2015 | By Jessica Parks and Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writers
State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland ousted Chester Mayor John Linder on Tuesday night in one of the region's most heated primary battles. With nearly all of the precincts reporting, Kirkland had outpolled his Democratic rival by better than 2-1, ensuring that the Delaware County city will have a new leader next year. Kirkland will face former Mayor Wendell Butler, a Republican, in November's election. Linder's relationship with the five-member City Council had grown contentious in recent months, leading the Democratic Party to instead back Kirkland, a 12-term state representative.
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four years ago, Democrats took control of Chester's government with a sweeping victory in a city long controlled by Republicans. They hoped to bring change to a Delaware County municipality plagued by crime, financial problems, and difficulty attracting economic development. The same issues remain today - in fact, Chester's 30 homicides in 2014 set a record. Except now, Chester also has infighting and a growing divide within its Democratic leadership, as State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, the city's senior Democratic politician, is running to unseat Mayor John Linder.
NEWS
December 13, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A SUPERVISOR in the Chester Police Department has sued the mayor, the police commissioner and the city for slander, defamation and libel because, he says, the mayor and commissioner have been spreading rumors that he's being investigated by the FBI. According to the suit, filed Tuesday in the Delaware County Court Common Pleas on behalf of Lt. Col. Darren Alston, Alston learned of the rumors after being demoted from chief of police when new Mayor...
SPORTS
December 11, 2010 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Come Saturday at noon, Appalachian State fans at Kidd Brewer Stadium may have to excuse Marquis Kirkland. The Villanova senior linebacker may get emotional before the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal against the Mountaineers in Boone, N.C. "Our season is not going to end down there," Kirkland said. "We sent our seniors out last season with a national championship. We want our senior year to end like theirs did. " Since this game showcases two FCS powerhouses, the 6-foot, 240-pounder realizes the winner will basically become the overwhelming favorite to nab the championship.
NEWS
May 3, 2010 | BY THE INQUIRER
Andy Kirkland is turning into the high school version of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. Kirkland blasted his 11th home run of the season and lifted Unionville to an 8-4 win over visiting Downingtown West in a Ches-Mont League baseball game Monday. Kirkland also hit a single and a double, scored twice, and drove in four runs. Connor Wing got the win on the mound giving up five hits and striking out seven over six innings. Wing also was 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
NEWS
July 17, 2009
Beverlee G. McLeod Kirkland, 61, of Glenside, a Christian activist, died of diabetes Tuesday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Kirkland graduated from Haverford High School and attended Villanova University. For several years she worked for Campus Crusade for Christ in California, England, and West Germany. In 1973, she became administrator for the newly established Church of the Savior, a nondenominational church in Wayne. Later she was an administrative assistant at the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation in Glenside.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2009 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Blockbuster Inc. has hired the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis L.L.P. to help rescue the struggling video-store chain from a financial bind. The Dallas-based company said yesterday it is bringing in the firm to help arrange enough financing to keep Blockbuster afloat amid a deepening recession that has already waylaid several major retailers. Blockbuster doesn't intend to file for bankruptcy protection, spokeswoman Karen Raskopf said. Earlier reports that the 7,500-store chain had hired Kirkland & Ellis to explore a bankruptcy filing caused Blockbuster shares to plummet 74 cents yesterday to close at just 22 cents.
SPORTS
May 14, 2008 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A jovial guy, Herman Kirkland often wears a smile on his face. The Imhotep Charter senior loves to tell jokes. He even addresses his elders with, "Hello, sir," or "Hello, ma'am. " But the likable and respectful 18-year-old has extraordinary experiences whenever he long jumps. Kirkland becomes extremely silent. He zones out everyone during run-throughs. Then the standout torments opponents with eye-popping performances. "His long-jumping ability is amazing," Imhotep coach Curtis Davis said.
SPORTS
December 28, 2007 | By Joe Fite FOR THE INQUIRER
Wes and Will Kirkland share a birthday, play basketball for Roman Catholic, are being recruited by the same colleges, and had an equal share in the Cahillites' Catholic League Southern Division victory over Neumann-Goretti yesterday at Philadelphia University. Wes Kirkland knocked down the last of Roman's nine three-pointers to give the Cahillites the lead for good, and Will Kirkland knocked the ball away from the Saints with 1 second remaining to preserve Roman's 65-62 win. Neumann (5-4, 0-1)
SPORTS
December 9, 2007 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wes Kirkland was fed up. The Roman Catholic forward became more and more frustrated as the Cahillites missed shot after shot. "I just figured that I had to make a big play," Kirkland said. Make that big plays. Scoring seven straight fourth-quarter points, Kirkland led Roman to a 66-64 victory last night over Germantown Academy in the Philly High School Basketball Invitational at Philadelphia University. Kirkland, a 6-foot-5 forward, pulled the Cahillites within two points (61-59)
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