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October 30, 1991 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
All kinds of famous people pop up along football sidelines. Assisting at Simon Gratz this season, on a volunteer basis, is none other than ex-Temple guard Bill "Skip" Singletary, a member of the school's Hall of Fame. Singletary, a product of Woodrow Wilson, in Camden, was the Owls' MVP in 1970, '71 and '72. He played pro ball for the New York Giants in 1974 and for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League. Singletary long had given thought to coaching. But as one year dissolved into the next, he was able to confirm that thinking and doing were two different things.
SPORTS
June 25, 2008
Position: Point guard Age: 22 Height/weight: 6-foot, 180 High school: Penn Charter Relevant stats: Singletary scored 19.8 points a game and dished 6.1 assists. Averaged nearly four turnovers per game. Breakdown: He declared for the draft last season, though the interest in him was so cool, he returned to the Cavaliers . . . Three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team . . . Had a bad few days at the NBA predraft workouts in Orlando last year, but vastly improved this year.
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March 1, 2012 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary, suspended for allegedly showing a phone-camera photo of his genitals to an employee, has submitted a resignation. Common Pleas Court Judge Gary S. Glazer, the acting administrative judge of Traffic Court, said Singletary submitted his resignation by iPhone. Glazer said, however, that under state law, a judge must resign directly to the governor, so Singletary would have to resubmit his resignation to Gov. Corbett. Glazer declined to provide the contents of Singletary's resignation e-mail, received this week.
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March 2, 2012 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer
IT CAN BE awkward, trying to make small talk with a cute girl in the office. Some guys try to be Don Draper-cool. Some break the ice with a well-timed joke. Other guys, like Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary, go for the always reliable this-will-probably-cost-me-my-job approach. After allegedly showing a young, female Traffic Court cashier in December two cellphone pictures of his erect penis, Singletary cooed, "Do you like that?" according to documents released yesterday by the state Judicial Conduct Board.
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January 5, 2012 | BY JAN RANSOM, ransomj@phillynews.com215-854-5218
Three strikes and that's it. Sayonara! The state Supreme Court canned Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie F. Singletary on Thursday, suspending him without pay after he allegedly showed a woman cellphone pictures of his genitalia two weeks ago. But this isn't the first time Singletary has made headlines, in 2007 his driver's license was suspended for unpaid tickets and two years later he was reprimanded for promising favors in exchange...
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September 6, 1990 | By Dave Caldwell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even Reggie Singletary says he laughs at the improbable story line. Nine months ago, he was driving a United Parcel Service delivery truck in North Carolina, and his professional football career was in serious jeopardy. This summer, Singletary has driven off a two-year starter, Ron Heller, and has earned a job as the first-string right offensive tackle for the Eagles. Strange business, this National Football League. "It is kind of funny," Singletary said. "But in all seriousness, I got an opportunity and I was here at a time when things just worked out. I've been a little lucky.
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October 11, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He rode into office on a motorcycle, with a suspended license and thousands in unpaid tickets, promising voters a sympathetic ear when they came before him in Philadelphia Traffic Court. He left his black robe and $85,000 salary behind in February after just four years when a Traffic Court cashier accused him of showing her cellphone photos of, well, the lower court. Traffic Court Judge Willie F. Singletary is gone but not forgotten, as Pennsylvania's Court of Judicial Discipline made clear Tuesday in an opinion excoriating Singletary for "bringing his judicial office into public disrepute.
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December 15, 2012
Although Willie Singletary resigned from Philadelphia Traffic Court in February following a scandal involving lewd photos, the state Court of Judicial Discipline formally ordered Thursday that he be removed from his former job. In October, the court issued an opinion stating that Singletary was subject to discipline for his conduct. After news broke late last year that Singletary allegedly showed photos of his genitals to a coworker, the state Supreme Court suspended him without pay in January.
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February 29, 2012 | By Nathan Gorenstein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary, suspended for allegedly showing a camera phone photo of his genitals to an employee, has submitted his resignation. Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer, the acting administrative judge of Traffic Court, said Singletary submitted his resignation by iPhone. However, Glazer said that under state law a judge must resign directly to the governor, which means Singletary will have to resubmit his resignation to Gov. Corbett for it to take effect.
NEWS
December 5, 2008
Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie F. Singletary's brief judicial career has veered into a ditch. Now it's time to call a tow truck to haul him away. There's no logical way the state's Court of Judicial Discipline can let Singletary keep his $82,733-a-year job as a jurist, given the findings this week by the panel. The court ruled that Singletary - famously caught on video telling a 2007 gathering of motorcyclists "you're going to need my hook-up" as he passed the hat for campaign donations - broke more rules than most of the violators who come into his traffic court.
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March 21, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pastor Willie Singletary, a former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge, rolled up to the federal courthouse Thursday with a tour bus filled with churchgoing supporters, wearing a dapper dark suit and with his vocal cords primed to deliver the sermon of his life. In a reach-to-the-rafters performance before U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel, the 33-year-old recounted his rise to the bench and pleaded for mercy in a preacher-like cadence while invoking everything from his thwarted childhood desires to play Nintendo to recent racial strife between the black community and police.
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January 31, 2015 | By Tim McManus and Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writers
Karly Brown's three-pointer forced overtime, and Archbishop Wood edged visiting Archbishop Carroll, 52-49, in a meeting of top-10 Catholic League girls' basketball teams Thursday night. Bailey Greenberg (17 points) scored three of the Vikings five points, which all came from the line, in the extra session. Aubree Brown grabbed 10 rebounds for Wood, ranked third in Southeastern Pa. by The Inquirer. Julia Gantz's 13 points paced the No. 9 Patriots. In other Catholic League games: Jocelyn McPhatter scored 21 points, and Akyra Murray paired 16 points with 21 rebounds as West Catholic won its first league game in three years by knocking off visiting Conwell-Egan, 53-44.
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January 30, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
BILL "SKIP" Singletary has been named the new head football coach at George Washington High, replacing longtime Eagles coach Ron Cohen. Cohen, the Public League's winningest coach, stepped down earlier this month with 12 league titles to his credit. Last season, Washington won a playoff game before falling to eventual Pub champ Ben Franklin in the AAAA semifinals. Singletary, who starred at Temple as an offensive guard, has been an assistant under Cohen for 20 years. "It's definitely an honor and a privilege to be selected as the head coach at Washington," said Singletary, who was a varsity coordinator at various positions for 12 years and head junior varsity coach for 8. "I was told that I'd have to have broad shoulders because it will be a hell of a task," he continued.
NEWS
September 24, 2014
YOU'RE 62 or older, and life has derailed your plans. You didn't save nearly as much as you wanted to retire - but you had to stop working because of health issues. You'll receive a Social Security benefit and a monthly pension. But there's a financial gap because of unexpected expenses. You need a new roof and other necessary home repairs. Then you see a late-night television commercial about something called a reverse mortgage. "You know some people have told me reverse mortgages sound too good to be true," the actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson says.
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June 25, 2014
NOT LONG AGO, I did an online chat focused on elder care. Joining me was Tim Prosch, author of The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children About the Rest of Your Life . Here's an edited transcript: Q: When is it time to move to a retirement home? Prosch: The time to consider moving to a retirement-home is when you obviously are no longer able to handle your day-to-day activities, but it's important to think about more than just yourself. This really needs to be a family discussion.
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May 30, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
TANYA HILTON told a federal jury yesterday that she learned about the system of ticket-fixing from her boss: then-Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary. "He told me it's something that the judges do among themselves," she testified. Hilton worked as Singletary's "personal," or assistant, from February 2009 to December 2011. Her job was "basically secretarial work," she said, adding: "I think I was kind of special because I was actually assigned to drive Judge Singletary around at the time.
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May 30, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
The agreement, as federal prosecutors described it Wednesday, was unseemly - and cemented among church pews. In 2010, Willie Singletary, then a Philadelphia Traffic Court judge and a rising young pastor, offered to take care of a speeding ticket given to the wife of a fellow church leader - and even agreed to pick up the citation during a break between the man's Sunday sermons. But as Garth G. Gittens, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in West Philadelphia told jurors Wednesday, his decision to turn to a ministerial colleague for help with the traffic citation never struck him as inappropriate.
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May 30, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
GARTH GITTENS, pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, told a federal jury yesterday that after his wife got a ticket for speeding in July 2010, he called then-Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary, who was a fellow pastor in the city. "I thought it was unfair," Gittens testified of the ticket at the trial of six former Traffic Court judges and one businessman who are accused of participating in a widespread ticket-fixing scheme. "My wife said it was an unfair ticket.
NEWS
May 2, 2014
ALTHOUGH ELDER care is an important topic of discussion, many families have trouble talking about it. During a recent online chat with Tim Prosch, who wrote The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking With Your Adult Children About the Rest of Your Life , several readers had questions that didn't get answered. I want to address some of them. Q: What do you recommend if your adult children don't want to have the other talk? Singletary: A survey last year by More magazine found that 81 percent of adults said they want to help care for their aging parents.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
ONE THING IS certain about the looming federal spending cuts: Whether or not there's a deal to avert the blanket cuts, things are going to get financially tight for a lot of people who least expect it. First, can I just say I dislike the word "sequester"? It's a cold-sounding word being used for a cold end result. Yes, we need to pay our debts. Yes, the federal government has borrowed too much for too long. But the way the politicians - Republicans and Democrats - are handling the so-called budget fix is a poor excuse for a measured and humane way to find the needed cuts.
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