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September 18, 1987 | By Daniel Webster, Inquirer Music Critic
Callers for violinist Robert Portney are greeted by a crisp Boston telephone voice answering "psychiatry. " The response may be more than apt, Portney concedes with a laugh, for who else in his right mind would try to manage simultaneous careers in music and in medicine? Portney is doing just that. At Massachusetts General Hospital, he is Dr. Robert Portney, 34, chief of the emergency room and consultant in psychiatry, a Harvard University faculty member, director of an addiction unit and part of the clinic for musical medicine at Harvard.
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May 14, 1991 | By Susan Caba, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thirty-five lawyers are running for 11 vacancies and five newly created positions on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Each elected judge will serve a term of 10 years, at an annual salary of $80,000. Three candidates are sitting judges, appointed by Gov. Casey and approved by the state Senate. They are seeking their own terms, to begin Jan. 2. They are Arnold L. New, 42, Paul P. Panepinto, 41, and Allan L. Tereshko, 46. Another three - former federal prosecutor Gary S. Glazer, 41, defense attorney James Murray Lynn, 43, and estates lawyer Anne E. Lazarus, 38 - recently were appointed by Casey to fill unexpired vacancies on the court.
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November 21, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The "a-ha moment" for Gabriel Tatarian came at a party when, light-headed, he passed out. When he regained consciousness, son Gabriel T. said, Dr. Tatarian determined to get himself into shape. After the episode, "he was a pretty avid runner, from age 50 to 88," his son said. "He was running five miles a day for 15 years, to 65. " And that was despite a demanding day job. On Monday, Nov. 17, Dr. Tatarian, 91, of Moorestown, from 1961 to 1988 the co-chief of obstetrics and gynecology at the Rancocas Valley division of the former Zurbrugg Memorial Hospital, died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
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January 25, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A pediatric psychiatrist in Doylestown was arrested Thursday and charged with inappropriately touching three female patients during treatments, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office. Basem Shlewiet, 42, who has a private practice on North Franklin Street, allegedly fondled the breasts of two patients - ages 22 and 14 - while purporting to use a stethoscope, according to a criminal complaint. He touched a 17-year-old around the groin, the complaint said. All three incidents occurred in 2013, according to the complaint.
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June 17, 1990 | By Kay Raftery, Special to The Inquirer
John C. Alden, 47, who served from 1979 to 1982 as a state representative from the 167th Legislative District in Delaware County, died of cancer on June 6 at his home in San Diego. Mr. Alden was born in Darby and lived in Wayne and Radnor for more than 30 years. He attended St. Katharine of Siena Elementary School and High School in Wayne, graduated from Villanova University in 1965 and received his law degree from Villanova in 1969. He opened a law office on North Wayne Avenue in Wayne in 1970 and later moved to Louella Court, also in Wayne.
NEWS
October 16, 1987
Pennsylvania voters will elect two judges to 10-year terms on Commonwealth Court this November. The Inquirer urges the election of Republican Robert L. Byer and Democrat Doris A. Smith. Mr. Byer, 35, a lawyer in private practice in Pittsburgh, was the only one of the four candidates to receive the Pennsylvania Bar Association's highest rating of "exceptionally well qualified. " He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, did graduate study in English literature at Oxford University and then received a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
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January 2, 1991 | By Rosalee Polk Rhodes, Special to The Inquirer
Former Camden County First Assistant Prosecutor Dennis G. Wixted, driven by a desire to maintain pension benefits and serve the public, will return to the public sector Saturday, when he is sworn in as prosecutor for Pine Hill. Wixted, a lawyer in the Camden law firm of Sufrin & Zucker since September, promised to bring with him a respect for people and a nonpartisan, no-nonsense way of handling the court system. He will replace Nicholas Panarella Jr., who served one year as the borough's prosecutor and will continue in private practice in Gloucester Township.
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January 30, 2003 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Orville Horwitz, 93, of Bryn Mawr, a retired cardiologist and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, died of peritonitis Tuesday at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, Fla. He was a resident of Society Hill and Strafford before moving to Bryn Mawr four years ago. In more than 50 years as a physician, Dr. Horwitz worked as a researcher, teacher, author and administrator. He established the Foundation for Vascular-Hypertension Research, taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and wrote scores of books and articles about cardiac and vascular diseases.
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September 11, 1999 | By Michael Stoll, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Noreen P. Kemether is no stranger to the court. She has seen it from the perspective of basketball player on the champion Old Dominion University women's team. And from the position of high school basketball referee. And as a successful plaintiff in a sex-discrimination case. And as a lawyer. Now Kemether wants a seat on the bench. But don't consider it a self-demotion. The 38-year-old private practice lawyer has been picked by Delaware County Democrats to run in the Nov. 2 election for a vacancy on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.
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May 4, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
J. Ronald Halenda, 78, of Chadds Ford, former chairman of the division of pediatrics at Riddle Memorial Hospital, died of complications from a stroke on Friday, April 29, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in Dickson City near Scranton, he graduated from Dickson City High School in 1949, was an Eagle Scout, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton in 1953. Dr. Halenda graduated in 1957 from the Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Halenda began his private practice at the Media Clinic in 1962 and, after Riddle Memorial opened, he became chairman of its division of pediatrics in 1964.
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