January 7, 1998 |
Barbara Schmidt Wrightson, 64, office manager for the teachers union at Community College of Philadelphia, died Dec. 31 of brain cancer at her Roslyn residence. Mrs. Wrightson was hired as the union's first office manager 25 years ago and held the position until illness forced her to leave. "At work, she rarely had to search files for information, for she had an archival memory," said Pat Gregory, an English teacher at the college. "It wasn't this trait but her cheery smile and genuine regard for others that made coworkers seek her company," Gregory said.
September 5, 2002 |
Bernice Cohen Stalberg, 86, who as a widow successfully raised two young children - one of whom became editor of the Philadelphia Daily News - died Tuesday of complications from heart disease at Pennsylvania Hospital. A longtime resident of Center City, Mrs. Stalberg was raised in West Philadelphia and was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School. In 1938, she married Edwin Stalberg. After he died of a heart attack in 1955, she sold dresses out of her Cobbs Creek Parkway home to support her young daughter and son. When her children were older, she took a secretarial position at the University of Pennsylvania.
December 13, 1988 |
Common Pleas Judge Armand Della Porta, who for three years has tried to solve chronic voter-registration problems, yesterday urged the City Commissioners to hire someone to supervise the workers who handle registrations. The judge - faced with an agreement between the city and the Committee of Seventy that eliminates part-time workers in the voter registration office - surprised both sides yesterday by cutting their timetable in half and suggesting the hiring of an office manager.
August 16, 1990 |
A robbery suspect was captured Monday afternoon a few minutes after an armed holdup at Bassett's Auto Tag, 6770 Market St., Upper Darby. William Russell Blackwell, 31, of the 4700 block of Upland Street, Philadelphia, was arraigned before District Justice John Perfetti on charges of robbery; theft; possession of an instrument of crime; possession of a prohibited offensive weapon; simple and aggravated assault; receiving stolen property, and...
September 26, 1991 |
Two foremen and an office manager who worked for Melvin "Mickey DeMarco" Seligsohn, a Philadelphia home-roofing contractor, pleaded guilty yesterday to fraud charges in federal court. The ex-foremen, Jeff Kauffman, 26, of Maple Shade, N.J., and Thomas McLellan, 35, of Comly Road near Dutton, Philadelphia, and the former office manager, Arlene Hunter, 50, of Oakmont Street near Bustleton Avenue, will be sentenced Dec. 16 by U.S. District Judge Charles R. Weiner. They were among 25 business associates of Seligsohn's who were indicted with him earlier this month by a federal grand jury in what prosecutors said was "the largest consumer fraud" ever prosecuted in this area.
July 1, 1993 |
The credit-card and bank records tell the story. In six years, $64,000 was spent at Cache - a women's clothing store in the Court at King of Prussia - $12,000 at Macy's and $5,700 at Victoria's Secret. There were hotel stays in Boston and New York, yachting vacations in Florida, lunches for more than $100 each at Tiffany Dining in Philadelphia, $800 stops at Nan Duskin and $120 visits to West Coast Video. In all, Tredyffrin Township police say in a 150-page affidavit presented in court yesterday, Carol Reinbold spent $646,169 on shopping sprees and vacations in the six years she was employed by Creusot-Marrel Inc. of Wayne.
March 21, 1986 |
The president of a Philadelphia scrap-metal company and a former office manager at the firm were arrested yesterday and charged with conspiring to illegally dump 42 drums of toxic chemicals in two Bucks County locations, authorities said. David Ingber, 53, president of United Metal Traders Inc., and his brother Howard Ingber, 49, the former office manager, were charged with conspiracy and four violations each - three misdemeanors and one felony - of Pennsylvania's Solid Waste Management Act, authorities said.
August 20, 1994 |
A woman convicted of embezzling nearly $600,000 from a firm in Wayne suffered from "battered-spouse syndrome" and needed the money to escape from an abusive ex-husband, a psychologist testified yesterday in Chester County Court. "She was desperate to leave the relationship," Gerald Cooke said of Carol Reinbold, who began serving a minimum 38-month sentence in April for embezzling the money from the U.S. sales office of Creusot-Marrel Inc., a French steel company. "But she had no money, no savings and no credit.
February 28, 1991 |
Virginia Forrest of Middletown, a longtime champion of environmental causes, is the recipient of the 10th annual Bucks County Women's History Week Award, sponsored by 12 local women's organizations. Forrest, represented by family members, will be honored at a reception Monday at the James Lorah House in Doylestown Borough. Virginia Hutton of New Hope, director of the Hutton Recycling Circle, said her mother's involvement in environmental issues began in 1955 after the Delaware River flooded.
February 15, 2012 |
After a yearlong investigation, the state Judicial Conduct Board has filed a formal complaint against a Chester County district judge, accusing her of giving preferential treatment to a son with a long rap sheet. Judge Rita Arnold was escorted by sheriffs Wednesday from the Downingtown District Court, and ordered to relinquish her keys and avoid contact with any employees "pending prosecution," said an order from Chester County Court President Judge James P. MacElree 3d. Arnold's attorney, Dawson R. Muth, did not return telephone calls seeking comment.