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March 1, 1990 | By Michael Rinker, Special to The Inquirer
The creation of Coatesville's Business Improvement District Authority was put on hold Monday because the city failed to come up with candidates to serve on it. Last week, city manager Wayne "Ted" Reed compiled a list of potential candidates, but, in a subsequent executive session of the City Council, officials expanded the list to include 20 people. The council is to meet next week in another executive session to pare the list. Ultimately, the business group will have between seven and 11 members.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1989 | Daily News Wire Servics
CBS Television has paid upward of $20 million for the television broadcast rights to Warner Bros.' megahit "Batman," sources said yesterday. Insiders said the blockbuster film could begin the first of several televised showings as early as May 1991. One source said the $20 million price tag comes with an escalator clause which could hike the price to about $30 million. CBS was not immediately avaiable for comment. To date, "Batman" has grossed $251 million in theatrical revenues and is the fastest selling videocassette in the country.
NEWS
March 17, 1995 | By Doug Donovan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Bucks County district justice ruled yesterday that the case against a Bensalem businessman who owned and leased a building that police say was used as a sadomasochistic house of prostitution can proceed to trial in Bucks County Court. Although District Justice John J. Kelly Jr. called the district attorney's case "weak and circumstantial," he said Assistant District Attorney Troy Leitzel had presented enough evidence at a preliminary hearing yesterday to warrant a trial. Robert Olender, a write-in candidate for Bensalem mayor in 1993 and a professional photographer, was charged with a misdemeanor offense of promoting prostitution and hindering apprehension or prosecution after Bensalem police raided the Monteray Bay Photo Co. at 568 Bristol Pike on Nov. 14 and seized whips, paddles, handcuffs and other instruments of sexual bondage.
NEWS
April 4, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
CENTENNIAL, COLO. - A former Colorado sheriff known for his crusade against youth drug-use pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of trading methamphetamine for sex. Patrick Sullivan was sentenced to 38 days in jail, with credit for eight days already served, and two years of probation for felony possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of solicitation for prostitution. He must pay $1,100 in penalties. He was the sheriff in Arapahoe County from 1984 until 2002, when he resigned to become security director of the Cherry Creek School District.
SPORTS
November 11, 2010 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shane Victorino has scored a natural hat trick for all his glove saves. The Phillies' centerfielder won his third straight Gold Glove Award on Wednesday, when the nine National League winners were announced. He has won the award every season since taking over the starting job in 2008 from Aaron Rowand, who received a Gold Glove in 2007. Victorino is the Phillies' only recipient this year. "It's an honor to be recognized by the managers and coaches as one of the top defensive players in the league along with all the other deserving candidates," he said.
NEWS
June 17, 2011 | By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - An information-sharing program essential to government plans for a new national air traffic control system is about $105 million over budget and has been delayed two years, a government watchdog said Thursday. The first phase of the Federal Aviation Administration program known as System-Wide Information Management, or SWIM, was supposed to be complete by 2013 but has now been pushed back to 2015, according to a report by the Transportation Department's Office of Inspector General.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1997 | by Marc Meltzer, Daily News Staff Writer
For the first time, Philadelphia will host the Inc. 500 conference. Yesterday Mayor Rendell and Gov. Ridge announced the prestigious gathering scheduled for May 7-9. It's expected to attract 1,000 business people, many of them chief executives, from across the country. The Inc. 500 is a list of the nation's 500 fastest-growing, privately owned companies, and is published each October by Inc. magazine. The list consists of small-to-mid-size companies. Most of the firms are generally unknown to the public.
NEWS
December 13, 1990 | By Stella M. Eisele, Special to The Inquirer
Two of the three Charlestown Township supervisors have disqualified themselves from voting on the 363-unit Charlestown Hunt project - a move that leaves the plan in limbo. After the surprise move Monday night, township solicitor James McErlane said the legality of a one-person vote would be questionable because it would not constitute a majority of the board. The laws governing the situation are not specific, he said. Supervisor John Martin and Marc Kaplin, attorney for Berwyn-based developer Realen Homes, said they hoped a final decision on the plan could be reached without litigation.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1989 | By Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
When the "Talent Express" arm of the Africamericas Festival continues its search for outstanding amateur singers, dancers, rappers, musicians, actors and comedians this weekend, an entertainment legend will be among those deciding who's got the right stuff. Kenny Gamble, co-founder of Philadelphia International Records, will be on hand to help judge the preliminary auditions, which run tomorrow through Sunday at the Uptown Theatre, 2240 N. Broad St. Acts selected will appear in a juried public performance on Sunday, May 14. "Kenny has come on board to help us further the effort as far as getting other record companies interested in 'Talent Express,' improving the quality of the production and drawing the best talent possible from the Eastern seaboard," said Festival spokesperson Donald Newton.
SPORTS
April 13, 2004 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As Phillies rightfielder Bobby Abreu and his .091 batting average stepped to the plate in the bottom of the first inning yesterday, a heavy round of boos mixed in with the cheers. "I turned to my brother and said, 'It doesn't sound like he's very well-liked, but if he hits one out, he'll be loved,' " said John Stritzinger, a fan sitting in the left-field bleachers. As if on cue, Abreu hit the next pitch into the left-field seats for the first home run in Citizens Bank Park history.
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NEWS
June 21, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITER
The dismissal last week of a juror in U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's federal corruption trial came after the panel told a federal judge it had hit a snag just hours into its deliberations, according to an audio recording obtained by the Inquirer. The exact contents of the jury's note Thursday to U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III remain undisclosed. But in a sidebar conversation with the judge that afternoon, lawyers in the case referred to trouble in the jury room, and discussed whether the panel should be read the instructions typically given to jurors who report that they are deadlocked.
NEWS
May 27, 2016 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia man wanted for violating parole on a bank robbery conviction was arrested during a click-it-or-ticket seat belt stop at the Shore, police said Wednesday. The fugitive, Joseph Piston, 36, was a passenger in a car that North Wildwood Police Officer Bryan Skill stopped Tuesday afternoon at 20th and New York Avenues, police said. Neither Piston, nor the driver, Harry McCook, 44, of Philadelphia was wearing a seat belt, police said. Besides the parole violation warrant out of Pennsylvania, Piston has outstanding warrants from North Wildwood, Somers Point, Wildwood Crest and Union Township, N.J., police said.
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - A three-judge appeals panel on Monday delivered a setback to a state election watchdog's efforts to pursue campaign-finance violations against a North Jersey Democratic power broker accused of misusing thousands of dollars. The Election Law Enforcement Commission had filed a complaint alleging that Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo used funds raised during his 2010 campaign for such things as a gym membership, paying a parking ticket, a television, and a trip to Puerto Rico.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
An effort to give the Delaware River Port Authority's chief executive a five-figure raise hit a speed bump Wednesday because of a procedural mix-up. Still, the proposal sparked anger that the authority's board tried to give CEO John Hanson a $39,474 pay increase while 66 percent of the authority's personnel have gone without a raise for four years. "I'm here to make sure it's a front-burner issue and it stays a front-burner issue with you," said Bill Hosey of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 351, which represents about 20 information-services workers.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The biotech industry convention that brought nearly 16,000 biotech professionals to Philadelphia in June will be back in 2019 - a major business win for the city's hospitality industry and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Biotechnology Industry Organization's BIO International convention is expected to fill more than 27,000 total hotel-room nights and generate more than $41 million for the region upon its return. "My experience was nothing but positive," said Scott Whitaker, BIO convention president, describing BIO's show in June.
NEWS
September 28, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Journalists in the Vatican press corps accompanying Pope Francis on his U.S. trip were very impressed with Philadelphia's architecture and street-fair feel when they first arrived. But as the day wore on, many of the media representatives became increasingly soured by the heavy security measures evident throughout the city. As we got off the bus to enter Independence Mall for Francis' address, we were all struck by the line of police cars and security vehicles flanking Sixth Street from Market to Independence Hall.
NEWS
May 1, 2015
D AILY NEWS editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson has added two big accolades to her collection. Yesterday Wilkinson was named grand-prize winner of the 15th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition of cartoonists' responses to the terrorist attack on the Paris-based magazine Charlie Hebdo in January. The competition attracted 300 cartoons from 43 nations. And last night, the Overseas Press Club of America, at its 76th annual awards ceremony in New York, gave Wilkinson its Thomas Nast Award for international cartooning - an award she won twice before, in 1996 and 2007.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
It's often been said that defense wins championships, and while Timber Creek is solid on that side of the ball, good luck in stopping the Chargers' offense. The South Jersey Group 4 field will now have the unenviable task of attempting to slow this explosive attack. Timber Creek earned the No. 1 seed in the sectional with Friday night's 44-17 win over visiting Hammonton. The Chargers, ranked No. 3 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, moved to 8-0. They also earned the title in the West Jersey Football League National Division, one of the deepest divisions in South Jersey.
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposed $1.6 billion light-rail line between Glassboro and Camden has hit a significant roadblock: The Federal Transit Administration will not proceed with a required environmental study because the planned rail line has no owner or operator. Without a completed environmental study, the 18-mile line cannot be built. "Unfortunately, because you have not identified a project sponsor who can accept the responsibility for commitments in the environmental impact statement, and ultimately operate and construct the project, we cannot move ahead with the environmental document," the FTA's regional administrator in Philadelphia, Brigid Hynes-Cherin, wrote to John Hanson, chief executive of the Delaware River Port Authority.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Getting through U.S. Customs checkpoints can be irritating at peak travel times, but some passengers arriving at Philadelphia International Airport got an extra dose of angst this week. New automated passport kiosks, designed to expedite the entry process, had a technology glitch. They didn't work for a while Tuesday afternoon and had to be rebooted at a busy time, when many US Airways and American Airlines flights were arriving from Europe. Travelers who had just spent from seven to nine hours in the air became frustrated, and anger boiled up because many had connecting flights.
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