March 30, 2006 |
John J. Dougherty, electricians' union leader, city Democratic treasurer, Philadelphia mayoral hopeful, has opened a new front in the political wars that have enveloped him in recent months. But where Dougherty's other recent battles have been behind-the-scenes struggles with fellow Democratic power brokers, the latest engagement comes in the form of a lawsuit pitting his International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 against ABC affiliate WPVI-TV (Channel 6). In a suit filed yesterday in Common Pleas Court, the union claims it was defamed by a WPVI news report that said federal investigators were pressuring convicted City Councilman Rick Mariano to provide potential information for a probe of Dougherty's relationship with a local electrical contractor.
December 1, 2012
An item in "SideShow" Wednesday on the vehicular-homicide conviction of former Melrose Place star Amy Locane-Bovenizer incorrectly reported that her husband, Mark Bovenizer, owned Community Liquors in Princeton. He sold the business in November 2009. It is now called Public Wines and is owned by Craig Whelan. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
August 4, 2001 |
The White House last night announced that Alan D. Lewis, the U.S. marshal in Philadelphia who has come under fire in recent months for alleged wrongdoings in office, has been dismissed by President Bush. "Yesterday [Thursday], the President decided to act upon the recommendation of Attorney General [John] Ashcroft and the Department of Justice inspector general to remove Mr. Lewis," White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said in a telephone interview last night. Lewis could not be reached for comment - a call to his government cell phone was answered by a marshal who said that all of the equipment issued to Lewis had been recalled.