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.
June 17, 2010 |
Anthony E. Napoli, 67, of Cherry Hill, a well-known surgical podiatrist in Philadelphia, died of diabetes complications Thursday, June 10, at Virtua Marlton. Dr. Napoli's career happened by chance. In 1963, his fiancee, Roberta Vellozzi, had foot surgery, and her doctors told her that podiatry was a growing field. She mentioned it to her future husband, who immediately started looking into it. The couple married in 1964, and a few months later Dr. Napoli left his job at an insurance agency to study at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland.
May 4, 2011 |
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.
February 28, 2013 |
When his career was still in its formative stages, Wallace Bentley Hussong had a choice between Freud and football. He opted for the couch, and practiced psychoanalysis in Camden County for nearly a half-century. Dr. Hussong, 93, of Merchantville, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, at his home, having never taken the road measured in yard lines. But from high school through college, the semipro Camden Zuni Indians, and an Eagles practice squad, he was a triple threat - quarterback, receiver, and kicker.
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.
April 2, 2011 |
Ellen Hyman-Browne, 59, of Center City, an attorney and research compliance officer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, died of lung cancer Tuesday, March 29, at her home. Mrs. Hyman-Browne oversaw the hospital's program for assuring that hundreds of researchers adhere to regulatory standards and policies as they conduct clinical and laboratory research. "Ellen approached her work at CHOP with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism," said Jeffrey D. Kahn, the hospital's senior vice president for audit, compliance, and privacy.
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.