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May 28, 2004 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Richard Turkington, 63, of Collegeville, a Villanova University law professor for 27 years who was a leading expert on the First Amendment and privacy laws, died of cancer May 20 at home. "He was a pioneer in the area," said John Decker, a professor at DePaul University Law School in Chicago and a friend. "Nobody dealt as deeply or comprehensively with the issue of privacy as he did. " Professor Turkington wrote Teacher's Manual for Privacy and was contributing editor to AIDS, A Medical-Legal Handbook and AIDS, Law and Society.
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March 4, 2013 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Is a two-year law degree the answer to soaring tuition costs and an anemic job market for many law school graduates? The idea is gaining traction among some academics and law firm leaders who say it has potential to reduce tuition-debt burdens while enabling law firms to hire first-year lawyers at lower salaries and reduce charges to clients. "I think you can learn more [by spending] a third year in a law firm than you can in the third year of law school," said Sheldon Bonovitz, the former chairman of Center City's Duane Morris L.L.P.
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July 11, 1997 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Finish college and get your law degree - in just six years! That is the promise held out to students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, under a new partnership between the public State System of Higher Education and Widener University, a private institution. The 3+3 Early Admission Program, announced yesterday, gives qualified students the option to leave undergraduate studies after three years to enter the Widener School of Law in Harrisburg. The first year of law school would also satisfy credit requirements for a bachelor's degree.
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June 15, 1998 | By Rachel Scheier, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Every evening for 12 years, Emily Ryan neatly arranged her children around the dining-room table and served dinner precisely at 5, just as her husband arrived from the office. She shepherded her five sons and daughters to and from school and afternoon sports. She volunteered as a home-room mother, participated in scouting, and sewed doll clothes. Then one Saturday, she woke up and found a lump in her breast. "I just assumed I was going to die," recalled Ryan, whose sister had succumbed to breast cancer just months earlier.
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January 16, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joan Markman, 57, of Center City, Philadelphia's first chief integrity officer and a federal prosecutor for 20 years, died Wednesday, Jan. 14. She had been undergoing treatment for cancer. On Jan. 17, 2014, Mayor Nutter announced the departure of Ms. Markman, who he said was contending with the side effects of chemotherapy for recurrent cancer. Ms. Markman's last day of city employment was Jan. 31 of that year. "We're devastated and deeply saddened at the news of the passing of our friend Joan Markman," Nutter said Wednesday night.
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January 2, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel M. Rendine, 105, a longtime Philadelphia lawyer and an avid golfer who once played in a twice-weekly foursome that included the pool legend Willie Mosconi and the newscaster Tom Snyder, died Monday, Dec. 29, of heart failure at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mr. Rendine, who was the oldest man in attendance when the city honored more than 100 centenarians in June, attributed his longevity to moderation: "I won't turn down a drink, but I won't go overboard with a drink. " He served as an assistant city solicitor from 1942 to 1952 and as a special assistant deputy attorney general from 1960 to 1968.
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June 26, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Among the six South Jersey lawyers Gov. Christie has nominated for Superior Court judgeships is a former high school Spanish teacher at Camden Catholic High School who went on to work as a deputy attorney general and later ran for Congress. The nominees, announced last week, now must be confirmed by the state Senate. Though they live in Burlington and Camden Counties, they could be assigned to serve their terms anywhere in the state once they are approved. The nominees are: David M. Ragonese of Haddon Heights; Gerard H. Breland of Burlington Township; Daniel A. Bernardin and Morris G. Smith of Collingswood; Sherri L. Schweitzer of Cherry Hill; and Mark P. Tarantino of Moorestown.
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December 4, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marvin Lundy, 80, of Rittenhouse Square, a lawyer who was a benefactor and fund-raiser for numerous charitable, cultural, and educational institutions, died of heart failure Thursday, Dec. 1, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Mr. Lundy was chairman of Lundy Law in Philadelphia. The firm specializes in personal-injury law, including cases involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, construction accidents, and pharmaceutical injuries. It was Mr. Lundy's policy to meet with the firm's new clients, his nephew Leonard Lundy said.
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October 25, 2007 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Benjamin Strauss, 71, the dashingly handsome scion and chairman of the Philadelphia-based Pep Boys auto-parts firm, known coast to coast for its timeless caricatures of Manny, Moe and Jack, died of prostate cancer Sunday at home in Haverford. The son of Maurice "Moe" Strauss, the ringleader of the original trio, Mr. Strauss joined Pep Boys in 1964 after practicing law in California. He was named president in 1975 and was chairman from 1978 until retiring in 1992. Mr. Strauss was not only successful in business, but he also was passionate about his family, the outdoors, philanthropy, the arts, and sports, particularly the Philadelphia Eagles.
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July 15, 2012 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
A U.S. district judge handed prison terms Friday to the founder of a Northwest Philadelphia charter school and its former chief executive for stealing $522,000 in taxpayer money to prop up a restaurant, a health-food store, and a private school they controlled, and for defrauding a bank. Hugh C. Clark, a lawyer who helped found New Media Technology Charter School and served for many years as its board president, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. Ina Walker, a career educator and the charter school's former chief executive officer, was sentenced to six months in prison.
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January 16, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joan Markman, 57, of Center City, Philadelphia's first chief integrity officer and a federal prosecutor for 20 years, died Wednesday, Jan. 14. She had been undergoing treatment for cancer. On Jan. 17, 2014, Mayor Nutter announced the departure of Ms. Markman, who he said was contending with the side effects of chemotherapy for recurrent cancer. Ms. Markman's last day of city employment was Jan. 31 of that year. "We're devastated and deeply saddened at the news of the passing of our friend Joan Markman," Nutter said Wednesday night.
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January 2, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel M. Rendine, 105, a longtime Philadelphia lawyer and an avid golfer who once played in a twice-weekly foursome that included the pool legend Willie Mosconi and the newscaster Tom Snyder, died Monday, Dec. 29, of heart failure at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mr. Rendine, who was the oldest man in attendance when the city honored more than 100 centenarians in June, attributed his longevity to moderation: "I won't turn down a drink, but I won't go overboard with a drink. " He served as an assistant city solicitor from 1942 to 1952 and as a special assistant deputy attorney general from 1960 to 1968.
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January 1, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The daughter of Philadelphia's former fire commissioner is the latest - and youngest - candidate in next year's already crowded at-large race for City Council. Jenné Ayers, who turned 26 Tuesday, announced her bid in front of the Free Library's main library on Logan Square beside her father, Lloyd, who retired in June after nearly 10 years as commissioner and 40 as a firefighter. Jenné Ayers, a graduate of Masterman High School and Harvard University who is completing her law degree at Yale University, said she wanted to bring "a breath of fresh air" to Council.
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December 20, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel Edward Beren, 85, formerly of Meadowbrook, a five-term state legislator from eastern Montgomery County in the 1960s and '70s, died Sunday, Dec. 14, of complications from an aortic aneurysm at the Woods at Cedar Run in Camp Hill. In 1967, Mr. Beren became an elected representative to Pennsylvania's General Assembly from the 153d District. He was reelected four times, and became known for his commitment to honest government, his family said. During his time in the legislature, Mr. Beren was assigned to these committees: Elections and Apportionment, Motor Vehicles and Highway Safety, Mines and Minerals, Consumer Protection, State Government, Transportation, and Urban Affairs.
NEWS
December 1, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
After nearly a decade of haranguing Philadelphia government officials on issues of ethics and transparency, the policy director and interim president of the watchdog group Committee of Seventy is stepping down. But not without speaking her mind. Ellen Mattleman Kaplan, 60, a Philadelphia-area native who lives in Chestnut Hill, has no plans yet for what she will do next, other than visit her former boss, Zack Stalberg, who recently moved to New Mexico after stepping down as president of the committee.
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November 26, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Pat Quinn, who coached the Flyers to an NHL-record 35-game unbeaten streak in 1979-80, died Sunday night in Vancouver at age 71 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Quinn was a big man with a gruff exterior, but he had a soft, caring side, said his former players. "Next to Fred Shero, Pat was the best coach who ever coached here," said Flyers executive Bob Clarke, who played for Mr. Quinn during the remarkable 35-game streak. "He changed the way the game was played in those days.
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November 26, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
HAS CHAKA FATTAH JR. lost his marbles? Or does the indicted son of the embattled congressman have a plan - a secret legal strategy that will lead to his acquittal? Either way, Fattah Jr. says he doesn't need a lawyer. Fattah Jr., 31, is asking the court for permission to represent himself - known as "pro se" representation - as he fights bank-fraud and tax-evasion charges. Last week, Fattah Jr. filed a motion to proceed pro se as his March 9 trial date approaches. He does not have a law degree - or a college degree, for that matter.
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November 14, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
U.S. DISTRICT Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, a native of Colombia, was nominated yesterday by President Obama to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Restrepo, 53, has served as a U.S. district judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since June 2013, having been a U.S. magistrate in the Eastern District from 2006 to 2013. Restrepo has taught at Temple University's Beasley School of Law since 1993. Restrepo was 2 when he moved to the U.S. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1981 from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree in 1986 from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.
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