August 8, 2015 |
Robert J. Ruff, 73, of Philadelphia, a retired deputy chief and fire marshal who served the city's Fire Department for 45 years, died Sunday, Aug. 2, of cancer at home. Mr. Ruff's life centered on family and work. Former Fire Commissioner Harold B. Hairston said Mr. Ruff had "a way about him that demanded excellence and attention to detail. " In the field, Mr. Ruff was respected and loved by the firefighters, Hairston said. When the commissioner asked Mr. Ruff to become a fire marshal and work out of the department's headquarters in 1997, he initially didn't want the assignment.
February 2, 2015 |
BRANDON RUFF really didn't think it was going to end like this. The veteran Philadelphia police sergeant, who in August was detained and later pulled from duty for trying to turn in three handguns anonymously, told the Daily News yesterday that he has learned he is going to be arrested and fired on Monday. Ruff said he believes the arrest is retaliation for a civil-rights lawsuit that he filed against the city over the bizarre encounter he had with fellow cops in Olney's 35th District.
August 27, 2014 |
A Philadelphia police sergeant detained and later pulled from duty for trying to turn in handguns anonymously to police is now suing the department for false arrest and other alleged civil-rights violations. Sgt. Brandon Ruff, an eight-year veteran assigned to Powelton's 16th District, claims he was detained for more than six hours and brutalized after he walked into the 35th District headquarters in Ogontz on Aug. 3 to surrender three guns, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday.
August 22, 2014 |
A PHILADELPHIA police sergeant sparked an Internal Affairs probe this month after he showed up at a police district off-duty, handed over three handguns and then refused to cooperate when officers began to ask questions, the Daily News has learned. Sgt. Brandon Ruff, an eight-year veteran, walked into the 35th Police District, at Broad Street and Champlost Avenue in Ogontz, at 10 p.m. Aug. 3 with three handguns - a 9 mm Taurus, a .38-caliber Taurus revolver, and a Bryco Arms .380 - in a maroon handbag, according to a police incident report.
August 20, 2014 |
AN ACADEMIC ADVISER at Temple University's College of Science and Technology is using a former supervisor's doctoral writings as evidence in a federal lawsuit alleging he was denied a promotion because of race. Kenneth L. Ruff, who is African-American, filed the suit yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ruff's suit said he was the only African-American among five advisers in October 2010, when the academic advising program was reorganized.
February 6, 2014 |
WHY WAIT? Aaron Ruff committed to Temple nearly a year ago. He didn't have to. He could have played the recruiting game for all it was worth, since he had options. He just didn't see the point, even if others didn't understand. "Temple had offered me from the [start]," said Ruff, a 6-4, 295-pound offensive lineman from Imhotep Charter who is rated among the top prospects in Pennsylvania. "When I took a tour, saw the [facilities] and met with the coaching staff, it was like paradise here.
February 6, 2014 |
After a career in football, Aaron Ruff wants to move to California and work for Apple. "I love their technology," Ruff said in a phone interview last week. "I love how it's set up. I've had an Apple since I was in eighth or ninth grade. " He had been talking about computers for at least five minutes in a mature baritone that couldn't have belonged to the 6-foot-4-inch, 295-pound 18-year-old from Olney. But when Ruff talks, you listen. He said his intellect is part of what has enabled him to make the four-year transformation at Imhotep Charter from an oversize tackle to a four-star right guard who will likely headline Temple's 2014 recruiting class, which is scheduled to be announced Wednesday as part of national signing day. The Owls are expected to sign six defensive backs, four wide receivers, and at least six other position players, with commitments from six offensive and defensive linemen combined.
May 9, 2013 |
It's too early to judge new Temple football coach Matt Rhule as an in-game tactician. But as a recruiter, Rhule is stocking the Owls with Big Ten- and Atlantic Coast Conference-caliber talent. Case in point: Rhule scored a major recruiting coup last month when Imhotep Charter offensive tackle Aaron Ruff committed to the Owls. Ruff is perhaps the biggest commitment thus far to Temple's Class of 2014. The chiseled 6-foot-4, 290-pound junior has received scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech after committing to the Owls on April 25. Stanford recently requested the A student's transcripts.
February 24, 2013
Sixty years ago, Alphonse "Sonny" Moyse, the curmudgeonly editor of The Bridge World, campaigned against the new "scientific" bidding. Among the methods he viewed with suspicion was "five-card majors. " Moyse was an advocate of 4-3 trump fits and thought that requiring five cards to open in a major would make them harder to locate. The auction shown today is typical of Moyse's era, when players freely opened in strong four-card majors. When North heard South open one spade, the only question was how high North-South would play at spades.
February 21, 2013 |
RON ROLSTON will finish out the season as the Buffalo Sabres interim coach, taking over hours after Lindy Ruff was fired Wednesday amid growing criticism for the team's slow start. Rolston was in his second season as coach of AHL Rochester, the Sabres' minor league affiliate. And he has long-tenured shoes to fill in replacing Ruff, who became the franchise's winningest coach over 16 seasons. The change comes a day after the Sabres were booed off the ice during a 2-1 loss to Winnipeg, and after Ruff had finished overseeing a 90-minute practice in preparation for Buffalo's game at Toronto on Thursday.