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NEWS
October 4, 2002
What kind of continuing legal education classes has defense attorney William Cannon been taking? Maybe one called, "Throw Anything at Witnesses if Your Client is Ira Einhorn. " That's exactly what Mr. Cannon did Wednesday as he defended Einhorn in the murder of Holly Maddux. Several prosecution witnesses were describing bruises and other marks they had seen on Ms. Maddux, Einhorn's former girfriend, before she disappeared in 1977. It was the kind of devastating testimony that would have made TV's Bobby Donnell go back to The Practice and sweat over how to salvage his case.
NEWS
September 24, 1998 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Accused killer Donald Capers thought he had beaten the first of four murder cases yesterday. Jurors announced "not guilty" when they were asked to render a verdict. Capers, 22, and his family and friends were elated. Assistant District Attorney Mark Gilson was stunned. After a few minutes, jurors were asked about the specific degrees of murder. They then revealed that they were acquitting Capers only of first-degree, not second-degree murder. They found him guilty of that charge.
NEWS
February 24, 2012
RICK SANTORUM's recent comments calling into question the president's religious convictions as phony, pronouncing that education should be out of the realm of all government, calling birth control an excuse for lascivious activity and deeming amniocentesis as a means to identify disabled children so we can cull them from the population show what we here have always known: Santorum is a one-trick pony who wants to be Preacher-in-Chief. Even Republicans are distraught at this loose cannon and that he may win this thing.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
LAWYER JIMMY BINNS, a friend to cops and an honorary Philadelphia police commissioner, will be pitted against city police in federal court Monday when he represents the family of a slain man who is suing the department and the former cop who shot him. Binns is representing the family of William Panas Jr., who was shot to death by former Philadelphia police officer Frank Tepper following a neighborhood argument on Nov. 21, 2009. Tepper, who was drunk at the time of the shooting, was found guilty of murder earlier this year and is serving a life sentence behind bars.
NEWS
August 14, 1995 | By Dick Polman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Some people say he wants to be king, others say he'd rather be kingmaker. But maybe there's a third option. Maybe what Ross Perot really wants is to be Ed Sullivan. There he was, playing the role of emcee, summoning each political bigwig to the podium. And when speaking time was up, the no-fuss fella was back in the limelight again, motoring across that stage with his brisk little stride, his elbows pumping, a steely grin spreading toward his ample earlobes, and always with a few choice words to show how he was just aiming to please: "Well nyow, folks," he'd say, "wun't thyt a gryt speech?"
NEWS
May 25, 2010 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a potential Republican presidential candidate, warned Monday that conservatives should be wary of the libertarian strain of thought in the tea party movement. Santorum was responding to a question about Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul, who last week said he disagreed with the idea that the federal government should have a right to bar private businesses, such as restaurants, from discriminating on the basis of race, as it did in the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "I don't think the libertarians have it right when it comes to what the Constitution is all about . . . or when it comes to our history," Santorum said at the Pennsylvania Press Club.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1999 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
When he reteamed with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci to make Casino in 1995, Martin Scorsese found himself in competition with his past achievements. His incomparably sardonic assessment of the mob in 1990's GoodFellas was rightly regarded as one of his best films. If he didn't match that movie in Casino, Scorsese gave us a dazzling look at the point where money and greed meet sex and need in the Las Vegas of the '70s. De Niro's Sam Rothstein demonstrates such a flair for numbers while running a sports book that the mob chooses him to take control of its operation in Las Vegas.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1990 | By Jim Farber, New York Daily News
On stage, Van Morrison has always been a loose cannon. He's given shows like the one at New York's Palladium in 1979, where he mumbled angrily through four or five numbers, then stormed off, leaving the backup singer to sing "Moondance. " On the other hand, he's given shows like the one at New York's Beacon in '84, where his exploratory phrasing carried such spontaneity and wonder that each number threatened to spiral the audience closer and closer to heaven. Too bad the latter show wasn't recorded for posterity.
NEWS
October 21, 1997 | By Steve Ritea, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Four days after a Montgomery County jury convicted him of sexual assault, Claude LaCombe had his bail revoked yesterday after colleagues of the former Norristown police officer described him as a "loose cannon" who commonly "mistreated" members of the community. LaCombe, who had been free on $55,000 bail, was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs after Montgomery County Judge William R. Carpenter ruled that the 29-year-old posed a significant danger to the community. Assistant District Attorney Risa V. Ferman asked that his bail be revoked or increased on Thursday, immediately after the jury announced its verdict.
NEWS
May 25, 2010 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a potential Republican presidential candidate, warned Monday that conservatives should be wary of the libertarian strain of thought in the tea party movement. Santorum was responding to a question about Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul, who last week said he disagreed with the idea that the federal government should have a right to bar private businesses, such as restaurants, from discriminating on the basis of race, as it did in the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "I don't think the libertarians have it right when it comes to what the Constitution is all about . . . or when it comes to our history," Santorum said at the Pennsylvania Press Club.
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NEWS
October 2, 2015
I NEVER REALLY appreciated the whole online dating scene. The closest I ever got was filling out the free online profile then waiting as the "we're almost finished uploading your page" message kept blinking, along with a desperate request for a photo because as the company kindly counseled "your chances will be much greater," which translated as "seriously, cow, do you think anyone is going to buy your milk sight unseen?" When I saw what was available before I signed up for a three-month deluxe package, I decided that my little noontime lark was over.
NEWS
September 5, 2015
Bully pulpit indeed Donald Trump should not be a candidate for president. He is a loose cannon, and I am not just referring to the immigration issue, which has to be addressed by more logical minds. Trump would try to bully adversaries into submission and could initiate major conflicts. My concern is that he would blunder into a nuclear war with Russia or China. I have been voting as a conservative for candidates from both parties since 1960, and I do not recall a presidential candidate who is so off the wall.
NEWS
May 26, 2013
FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II By Joseph E. Persico Random House. 672 pp. $35. Reviewed by Paul Jablow The president of the United States' role as commander-in-chief of the armed forces is never as clear, of course, as when the nation is at war. Abraham Lincoln's short administration is defined largely by the Civil War, and Franklin D. Roosevelt's last two terms by World War II. And much of each president's...
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
LAWYER JIMMY BINNS, a friend to cops and an honorary Philadelphia police commissioner, will be pitted against city police in federal court Monday when he represents the family of a slain man who is suing the department and the former cop who shot him. Binns is representing the family of William Panas Jr., who was shot to death by former Philadelphia police officer Frank Tepper following a neighborhood argument on Nov. 21, 2009. Tepper, who was drunk at the time of the shooting, was found guilty of murder earlier this year and is serving a life sentence behind bars.
NEWS
February 24, 2012
RICK SANTORUM's recent comments calling into question the president's religious convictions as phony, pronouncing that education should be out of the realm of all government, calling birth control an excuse for lascivious activity and deeming amniocentesis as a means to identify disabled children so we can cull them from the population show what we here have always known: Santorum is a one-trick pony who wants to be Preacher-in-Chief. Even Republicans are distraught at this loose cannon and that he may win this thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2010 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
How to put this politely? Though frequently riotous, Get Him to the Greek , the Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill reprising their characters as shaggy British rocker Aldous Snow and his fawning fan, is Hamburger Helper with more helper than hamburger. This time, the supporting players are the stars. Yet even while these secondary figures don't fully rise to leading-man dimensions, the film succeeds as a music-industry satire, a very naughty version of Almost Famous . This time, the fanboy does not write the legend of the rocker but restores him to former glory.
NEWS
May 25, 2010 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a potential Republican presidential candidate, warned Monday that conservatives should be wary of the libertarian strain of thought in the tea party movement. Santorum was responding to a question about Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul, who last week said he disagreed with the idea that the federal government should have a right to bar private businesses, such as restaurants, from discriminating on the basis of race, as it did in the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "I don't think the libertarians have it right when it comes to what the Constitution is all about . . . or when it comes to our history," Santorum said at the Pennsylvania Press Club.
NEWS
May 25, 2010 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a potential Republican presidential candidate, warned Monday that conservatives should be wary of the libertarian strain of thought in the tea party movement. Santorum was responding to a question about Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul, who last week said he disagreed with the idea that the federal government should have a right to bar private businesses, such as restaurants, from discriminating on the basis of race, as it did in the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "I don't think the libertarians have it right when it comes to what the Constitution is all about . . . or when it comes to our history," Santorum said at the Pennsylvania Press Club.
NEWS
May 24, 2010 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
HARRISBURG - Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a potential Republican presidential candidate, warned Monday that conservatives should be wary of the libertarian strain of thought in the "tea party" movement. Santorum was responding to a question about Kentucky's Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul, who last week said the federal government had no right to bar private businesses, such as restaurants, from discriminating on the basis of race, as it did in the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "I don't think the libertarians have it right when it comes to what the constitution is all about . . . or when it comes to our history," Santorum said at the Pennsylvania Press Club.
SPORTS
July 12, 2007
THE FIRST REVIEW the Flyers received about Steve Downie was not good. This was in the spring of 2005, prior to an Ontario Hockey League playoff game between Downie's Windsor Spitfires and former NHL coach Craig Hartsburg's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, before Hartsburg's team pushed ahead to a three games to none lead. "I'm talking to Hartsy before the game and I asked, 'What's this Downie all about?' " Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren recalled yesterday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. "And he said, 'He's a [bleeping]
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