October 19, 2013 |
Opening a new legal front in the war for control of The Inquirer's parent company, George E. Norcross III filed a lawsuit Thursday in Delaware alleging that rival co-owner Lewis Katz had breached their contract, had interfered in the newsroom, and was preventing the company from defending itself. The lawsuit was the second in a week among the partners of Interstate General Media, which runs The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Meanwhile, new details emerged of the behind-the-scenes war among the company's principals, including claims that Norcross tried two weeks ago to buy out Katz's lone ally among the six partners, H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, with a multimillion-dollar check, and that Katz effectively tried to sabotage a partners meeting Tuesday by not showing up. According to the latest suit, Katz argued that the other partners could not make decisions without him. "Now, he is actively disputing the ability of the board to take action without him, despite his clear conflict," it says.
October 15, 2013 |
CAMDEN When Andrea Shoulars moved into Rutgers-Camden over the summer, she said she felt an unexpected sense of calm. "I thought, 'This is supposed to be so scary, but it's not,' " the first-generation college student said in the student center last week. "Instead it was like, I'm ready, I'm ahead of the game and it kind of feels like home. " Shoulars, a freshmen at Rutgers-Camden, originally from Newark, graduated from the KIPP TEAM Academy Charter School in May. She is one of three KIPP Newark graduates attending Rutgers-Camden, and due to a new partnership, many more may soon follow.
September 29, 2013 |
William Masters, the famous St. Louis ob/gyn specialist who revolutionized the study of human sexuality, made a vital - and to him, deeply shocking - discovery early in his career as a sexologist. Women sometimes fake orgasm. It was 1956, and Masters had launched an ambitious study of how the human body responds to and processes sexual stimuli. His methodology was crude: He peeped, clipboard and stopwatch in hand, through a closet door as a prostitute had sex with her clients.
September 6, 2013 |
Philadelphia Police Officer John Bucceroni said no one saw the gun as he and three other officers struggled to handcuff a "freakishly strong" Eric Torres on the floor of a Feltonville corner grocery. "Give me hands, give me hands; dame manos, dame manos !" Bucceroni said he screamed in English and Spanish as he reached over the prone Torres and grabbed for his right hand. Instead, Bucceroni said, he felt his hand on the barrel of a gun and shouted, "Dame pistola!" The gun fired and Bucceroni said he heard his partner, Officer Edward Davies.
September 6, 2013 |
Dancing With the Stars has announced its cast for its new season, and, as usual, many are the surprises. Example: Bill Nye the Science Guy will wax terpsichorean with Tyne Stecklein ; Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Jersey Shore will sashay with Sasha Farber . And amazing Valerie Harper , whose brain cancer, once thought terminal, is said to be in some kind of abeyance, will trip it with Tristan MacManus . Wow. Other pairings:...
August 29, 2013 |
Richard N. Kull Jr., 83, of Pompano Beach, Fla., a founding partner in the Burns Kull Automotive Group of car dealerships based in Marlton, died of heart failure Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Linwood Convalescent Center in Atlantic County. Mr. Kull was a former chairman of the Ocean City Tabernacle, the Methodist-founded congregation that, in 2008, opened the Kull Youth Center. "His wife, Mary Anne, was a singer and involved in the choir," son Lawrence, president of the Automotive Group, said in a Tuesday phone interview.
August 23, 2013 |
Q: I'm starting my freshman year in college and am leaving my high-school boyfriend behind. I expect to find new romantic partners, but I don't want to get a bad reputation. How many sexual partners is too many? If I have more than a dozen, am I a slut? What's the average for a normal woman? Mia: The number of men you choose to sleep with is between you and God, if you are a believer. Don't worry about what your high-school boyfriend thinks, and forget about what society says.
July 27, 2013 |
An update to Rutgers University's online biography of its new athletic director, Julie Hermann, caused a stir Thursday as media outlets began to pick up on its last sentence: "Hermann and her partner Dr. Leslie Danehy are the proud parents of a 7-year-old son, Aidan. " Danehy is an emotional-intelligence coach and consultant, according to an online biography. Asked by ESPN about the relationship, Hermann said she was "really blessed to have a wonderful family, and we're excited to become part of the Rutgers community.
July 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have an awful time meeting men. I'm not considered beautiful by any means, so that means meeting any good guys won't happen. I use Craigslist a lot to meet sexual partners. I am so tired of giving up my body for a few minutes of pleasure and then feeling empty on the inside. Please tell me what to do. - Where Are the Good Guys? DEAR WHERE: I'll try, but first let me tell you where the good guys aren't . They are not on Craigslist, trolling for sex partners.
July 24, 2013 |
Benjamin M. Quigg Jr., 96, of Jenkintown, who worked his way up from office boy to become a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, died Sunday, July 7, of pneumonia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In 1935, after graduating from Northeast High School, Mr. Quigg joined the firm doing menial office work. Once he saw that secretaries earned more money, though, he took shorthand and typing courses to qualify as a secretary while pursuing his education, said his wife, the former Patricia Pfeiffer.