October 26, 2007 |
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.
September 18, 1987 |
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.
May 14, 1991 |
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.
January 25, 2014 |
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.
June 17, 1990 |
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.
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.
January 2, 1991 |
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.
January 30, 2003 |
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.
September 11, 1999 |
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.
February 10, 1995 |
Sondra Nemser-Scarf, 82, of Center City, who was an active member of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania for 40 years and ran a private medical practice in family planning, died Wednesday at Pennsylvania Hospital. She was also a member of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Nemser-Scarf was born in Odessa, Russia. When she was 3, her family moved to the United States and settled in New York City. She was a 1932 graduate of Hunter College and received her medical degree from Women's Medical College in Philadelphia in 1936.