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September 24, 1989 | By Charles Pukanecz, Special to The Inquirer
Attorney John J. Rufe, who has been a prosecutor and a defense lawyer, says he hopes his experience will help him in his new challenge, serving as a Bucks County judge. Rufe, 49, of Perkasie, was nominated Wednesday by Gov. Casey to a vacancy on the county bench. His appointment faces confirmation by the state Senate. He served as a part-time assistant district attorney from 1968 to 1971 and has experience in private practice in criminal and domestic relations law. "I would hope that I come to any of these issues with a balance to see both sides from my own background and career," he said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2011
Who: Sex specialist and group therapy leader on "Bad Sex," a new series from Logo that deals with the most personal of addictions, phobias and obsessions. Airs Fridays at 9 p.m. Age: 34. Where from: Westtown. Where now: Los Angeles. Job: He's a therapist who specializes in sexual compulsivity and addiction, and mood and intimacy disorders, both in private practice and at L.A.'s Hills Treatment Center (sometime home of Lenny Dykstra). Donaghue calls his field "very unresearched and understudied.
NEWS
June 29, 2011 | By WILL BUNCH, bunchw@phillynews.com 215-854-2957
IN THE REALITY-BASED world, there's not much confusion about how Gov. Corbett spent most of his time between the end of a fill-in gig as Pennsylvania attorney general in 1997 and his 2004 run for that job. For four years, Corbett worked as an attorney and spokesman for the nation's largest trash-hauling and disposal firm, Waste Management Inc., in which he advocated for his employer to dump massive amounts of out-of-state garbage in Pennsylvania....
NEWS
October 26, 2007 | By John Shiffman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As at most large law firms, lawyers come and go at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia. Yet from 2005 until recently, big budget cuts and the loss of several veteran prosecutors had exacerbated normal attrition. Fewer prosecutors meant fewer indictments. Mostly, that meant certain economic crimes were not pursued, U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan said. "You had to start to raise the thresholds on cases, raise the minimum dollar amounts" of fraud or theft before a case is brought, he said.
NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
The prosecutor who sent Jerry Sandusky to jail is leaving the Attorney General's Office to enter private practice. Joe McGettigan will join the McAndrews Law Offices in Berwyn, working mainly in cases involving crime victims in organizational settings such as youth or religious groups, and in suits involving the abuse or bullying of children, the disabled, or the elderly, the firm announced Monday. Sandusky was convicted in June of molesting 10 boys on or near the Pennsylvania State University campus, where he was an assistant football coach.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2014
Ellen Bailey , a partner in the Philadelphia office of law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott L.L.C., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Richard Stockton College Foundation . Moore College of Art and Design has elected Meg Johnson and Janie Gross to its board of trustees. Johnson is a former advertising and communications writer; Gross is an artist, author, designer and photographer. Lourdes Health System , Camden, has appointed Kathleen Stone to its Health Foundation Board.
NEWS
February 25, 2013 | BY DERRICK MOORE, Daily News Staff Writer moored@phillynews.com, 215-854-5904
EVEN BEFORE Christine Wiggins, founder of Imhotep Institute Charter School, took her first group of students to Africa in 2000, she knew that Dr. Samuel Quartey deserved admiration. But a royal greeting party wasn't on the itinerary. Quartey, who organized the trip, helped Wiggins develop Imhotep in 1998 as one of the country's first charter high schools with an Afrocentric focus. He also was one of the first black surgeons to open a private practice in Philadelphia, and he would later become involved with most of the powerhouse African-American institutions in the city.
NEWS
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.
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