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August 31, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
Lisa Hillary has joined Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia as the Flyers reporter. She replaces John Boruk, who has becomes a full-time anchor and reporter. Hillary spent three seasons as CSN Mid-Atlantic's Capitals reporter. She previously worked as a reporter and anchor with several major television outlets in Canada, where she spent time covering the NHL for two national sports networks, The Sports Network (TSN) and The Score. Boruk spent four seasons as CSN's Flyers reporter.
NEWS
October 27, 2011
PHILADELPHIA Police yesterday met with Fox 29 reporter Claudia Gomez and a criminal-defense attorney representing her regarding alleged removal of ID cards belonging to Jean McIntosh from the Tacony house where McIntosh lived, Philly.com reported. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey wants a grand jury to look into the alleged incident, the website's "The Gossip with Marnie Hall" said. Meanwhile, CBS 3 reported last night that cops are looking into the possibility that Linda Ann Weston might be linked to the 2005 death of a woman in Castor Gardens.
NEWS
February 15, 2000 | ELWOOD P. SMITH/ DAILY NEWS
Daily News staffer Julie Knipe Brown was honored last night by the Philadelphia Firefighters Union, Local 22, for her series of stories on hepatitis-C. With Brown are union president George Casey (left) and vice president Tom O'Drain.
NEWS
January 1, 2003 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Robert A. Thomas, 75, a trailblazing reporter with The Philadelphia Inquirer who went on to a career in the foreign service, died of heart failure Dec. 21 at his home in Folsom, Calif. In 1952, Mr. Thomas joined the staff of The Inquirer as a copyboy. Two years later, he wrote a story about a black street gang and was promoted to staff reporter. "He was the first black reporter to work at The Inquirer," said Inquirer Associate Editor and columnist Acel Moore, who joined the paper in 1962.
NEWS
September 3, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gaeton Fonzi, 76, an investigative reporter for Philadelphia Magazine from 1959 to 1972 who later published his own conspiracy theory of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died Thursday, Aug. 30, of Parkinson's disease at his home in Satellite Beach, Fla. "He was relentless," D. Herbert Lipson, chairman of Metrocorp, owner of Philadelphia and Boston Magazines, recalled. That intensity carried on after Mr. Fonzi left Philadelphia. "His whole obsession was the Kennedy assassination," Marie, his wife of 55 years, said.
NEWS
June 21, 2012 | Letters to the Daily News Editor
I GUESS THE LIBERAL press will be building it own "wailing wall" because of one reporter asking President Obama a question. All the reporters there chased him down to the Washington Monument, like the villagers going after Frankenstein's monster. I suppose they forgot how they hounded Richard Nixon, or Sam Donaldson yelling questions at Ronald Reagan, probably even as he was trying to go to the bathroom. They say Richard Nixon broke the law, but not as much as Obama has tried to destroy our Constitution.
NEWS
September 9, 2011
A reporter for the liberal online news service OpEdNews filed suit Thursday in U.S. District Court alleging that Philadelphia police improperly targeted her for arrest during a demonstration against military recruiting at Franklin Mills Mall in 2009. The demonstration attracted counter-demonstrators, and the two groups were monitored by the Philadelphia Police Department's Civil Affairs Unit. Photographer and writer Cheryl Biren-Wright said she was taking photographs for the news service when police singled her out from among other media representatives, seized her camera, and placed her under arrest.
NEWS
September 20, 2007 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Doris B. Wiley, 91, a Philadelphia newspaper reporter for more than 40 years who covered hard news with the best of them, "interviewed" Morris the cat of 9Lives cat food fame, and parachuted from a plane to write about a New Jersey flight school, died of pancreatic cancer Monday at Paoli Hospital. She was a longtime resident of Rosemont. Born in 1916, the former Doris Boyer was the daughter of Mabel and Carl Boyer - he was director of the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia.
NEWS
March 16, 2013
Murrey Marder, 93, a Washington Post reporter whose tenacious coverage of Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist crusade foreshadowed the senator's downfall and disgrace, died March 11 at the Washington Home hospice. The cause was complications from a stroke last month, said his nephew Steve Marder. Mr. Marder's career spanned nearly eight decades, including World War II service in the South Pacific as a Marine Corps combat correspondent. He joined the Washington Post in 1946 and distinguished himself on the so-called Red Beat, the sensational trials and hearings about the alleged communist infiltration of government, Hollywood, and other industries.
NEWS
April 22, 1993 | by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
William J. "Bill" Storm, perhaps the greatest "house-end" reporter who ever worked in Philadelphia, died Saturday of a stroke. He was 76 and lived in Roxborough and in Daytona, Fla. Bill Storm, a police reporter for 36 years for the old Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, was a maestro of the "house-ender. " That is a reporter knocking on the door of a grief-stricken family to get facts that puts faces and feelings into a story about tragedy. He was aggressive, smart and fast, but didn't fit the public's stereotype of the probing reporter - he was a gentleman.
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NEWS
June 18, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than a fifth of Pennsylvania's foster children in 2012 were taking antipsychotics, powerful medications that can cause serious metabolic side effects, including rapid weight gain and diabetes. Yet most of them had not been found to have conditions proven to respond to such drugs, a study released Tuesday found. While the use of psychiatric drugs has declined slightly among Pennsylvania children on Medicaid, the study found that it remains high, especially among foster children.
SPORTS
June 17, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
BALTIMORE - Citing club policy, the Phillies declined to comment Monday on a CSNPhilly.com report that the organization is targeting longtime baseball executive Andy MacPhail for a front-office position. The report indicated it is unclear what role MacPhail would assume if he joined the team. Pat Gillick became the Phillies' president on a permanent basis in January but has said he doesn't envision himself in the role in two or three years. Gillick, 77, is in charge of baseball operations.
NEWS
June 13, 2015 | By Sheena Faherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just in time for peak tick season, the Pennsylvania Department of Health this week announced that Lyme disease cases went up by a whopping 25 percent in a single year. Given the state often has more cases of the tick-borne infection than any other, this might worry anyone who spends time in the woods. But experts say a lot goes into reports such as this one, some of it concerning, some perplexing - and some reassuring. "We know Lyme is out there," said Atmaram Nambiar, director of the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Department of Health.
SPORTS
June 13, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
There may be a chance that Dario Saric will wear a 76ers uniform sooner than expected. The Sixers are negotiating with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League to bring the forward to the NBA next season, according to Eurobasket.com. The Sixers acquired Saric's rights last year in the NBA draft. They traded their first-round pick, Elfrid Payton (10th overall), to the Orlando Magic for Saric, who was selected 12th, plus a 2017 top-11-protected pick and a 2015 second-rounder.
NEWS
June 9, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
PENNSYLVANIA received a "D" for the way it distributes K-12 education funding to school districts on a new report card from an education advocacy group. Titled "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card," the evaluation from Newark, N.J., -based Education Law Center says Pennsylvania is one of 14 states in the U.S. with a "regressive" school funding system which allocates less funding to districts with high levels of poverty. According to the organization's fourth report card, based on 2012 data, high-poverty districts in Pennsylvania received about 9 percent less per-pupil than wealthier districts.
NEWS
June 9, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two presidents and a former president at Pennsylvania State University benefited from a collective $4.1 million in compensation in 2013-14, a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education shows. They include Rodney A. Erickson, who steered Pennsylvania's flagship university in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal and stepped down in May 2014; Eric Barron, who replaced Erickson; and former president Graham B. Spanier, who was forced out as president after the Sandusky scandal broke in November 2011 but who remains on the payroll as a tenured faculty member.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
At first blush, this is a headline screamer: Philadelphia region brings up the bottom in job recovery. How bad is it? So bad that the region's wretched post-recession job-growth performance makes the beleaguered city of Detroit look like a rock star, based on a Pew Trust analysis of U.S. Labor Department Statistics. Of the nation's 50 top metropolitan regions, Philadelphia ranked 47th, with 4.7 percent increase in jobs since the darkest days of the recession. At the top, San Jose, Calif., grew 23.7 percent, followed by Austin, Texas, at 22.6 percent, and Nashville at 19.3 percent.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
PHILADELPHIA'S public schools are spending less per child than in 2007, partially due to rising costs for pensions and health care, according to an independent report released yesterday by the school district. The analysis, conducted by Education Research Strategies Inc., a Massachusetts-based nonprofit research organization, shows the district spent $12,724 per-pupil in 2013-14, down from $13,384 in 2007-08, a 5 percent decline. District officials said the report bears out what they have been saying for a while - mandated costs are rising faster than revenue, taking precious dollars away from the classroom.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a surgical device spread an aggressive but undetected uterine cancer inside anesthesiologist Amy Reed in late 2013, she and her husband launched a campaign to ban electric morcellators. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has gotten involved, according to Reed's husband, Philadelphia heart surgeon Hooman Noorchashm, and Sarah Robinson, a California woman whose cancer was also worsened by the device. Both said Wednesday that they have been interviewed by FBI agents, and believe the FBI is looking into whether manufacturers failed to report deaths and serious injuries to the Food and Drug Administration, as required by federal law. "I had been trying to get the FBI's attention for a very long time," said Noorchashm, a heart surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
SPORTS
May 26, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Roberts Vaux High basketball standout Rysheed Jordan could be ruled academically ineligible to play for St. John's this fall, according to a report by the New York Daily News. The 6-foot-4 guard would be the team's leading returning scorer if he comes back for his junior season. He averaged 14.1 points and a team-high 3.1 assists last season. According to the report, there is a chance that Jordan will not return to the team at all, although he is expected to meet with new St. John's coach Chris Mullin soon.
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