June 5, 1991 |
An attempt by a group of Democratic dissidents to defy party rule in Gloucester City failed yesterday as the Regular Democratic Organization won the two contested primary nominations for the City Council. A splinter group, the Experienced Democrat Leadership Group, had challenged the organization in the first contested primary in the city in 30 years. In the First Ward, Anthony "Rocky" Kormann, 33, beat former Councilman Willard W. Tice, 65, by more than a 2-1 ratio. In a closer race in the Third Ward, Joseph Rafferty, 31, defeated Patricia McNutt, 55. In the city's uncontested primary races, Republicans Arthur Close, John Eller and John "Jack" Brandt won, as did Councilwoman Elsie Loebell in the Second Ward.
May 21, 1987 |
Candidates backed by the Republican organization in Sharon Hill won a sweeping victory in Tuesday's party primary, knocking off the ballot a full slate of challengers from a splinter group organized by borough Mayor Anthony Raffaele. After an often bitter primary battle punctuated by controversial last- minute campaign literature, candidates endorsed by party regulars prevailed in all four open seats on the Sharon Hill Borough Council, according to unofficial results. The lowest vote-getter among party regulars still drew at least 25 percent more votes than the top candidate among the Raffaele-backed group, the unofficial results showed.
May 10, 2001 |
A new Republican splinter group in the township is throwing some heat on what is usually a predictable municipal primary. In March, the township's Republican Committee endorsed candidates for three council seats left open by officials who could not run for reelection. One endorsement - lawyer Denise C. Gentile for the Third District - rankled some of that district's party volunteers, who had nominated the township's longtime Republican Committeeman Steven Visek by a 39-13 vote.
February 6, 1996 |
The great divide within the local Republican committee continues, with one member's announcement that he is forming a new political organization. Robert Hannum Jr., whose father was once the party's great patriarch, is at the head of a movement to start the new group, dubbed the Cheltenham Independent Republican Organization. He said the new GOP branch would hold its first meeting - to organize itself - on Feb. 22, Washington's birthday. It is too early to tell, Hannum said, how many members the independents will claim, but he counted 24 Republicans who expressed an interest in defecting from the main group.
March 31, 2003 |
Michelle Kwan dazzled. Timothy Goebel proved himself. Two American ice-dancing couples finished in the top 10 for the first time in years. But despite those American triumphs at the World Figure Skating Championships last week, the state of figure skating is still in question. Much of the week, although certainly not all of it, was overshadowed by the cloudy state of judging and the issue of where the sport stands in fans' eyes. Since a judging scandal in the pairs event rocked the Salt Lake City Olympics last year, figure skating has struggled to maintain its composure.
October 25, 2000 |
Despite pleas from a splinter group, the five-member Township Council yesterday voted to publish a questionnaire seeking community opinion on the proposed Aerohaven Park sports complex. The 13-member Aerohaven Advisory Committee, charged with creating the questionnaire, submitted it last night. In addition, a splinter group of four committee members offered a different version of what residents should be asked to determine the township's needs. The council is considering construction of a sports complex that may occupy as much as 300 acres in the heart of the township's Pinelands, with up to 26 fields for 2,300 registered soccer, baseball and softball players.
December 16, 1988 |
AL FATAH: Founded 1959, it is the core component of the PLO. Leader: Yasir Arafat. Military arm: Al-Asifa. Terrorist attacks in early 1970s by Black September group, including the 1972 assault on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, were attributed to Fatah, but were never acknowledged by it. POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE (PFLP): Founded 1967. Leader: George Habash. Espouses a revolutionary socialist Palestinian nation. Reconciled with Arafat in 1987 after 4-year estrangement.
May 20, 1990 |
Donald Meisel, the Marple Republican Party chairman, talks about the big picture when analyzing the results of Tuesday's GOP committee elections. Party-backed candidates won 32 out of 42 committee seats. Robert Jordan, a township commissioner who helped lead a splinter group of Republicans running against the party's candidates, focuses on the outcome of the 23 contests between the opposition and the party. The party lost 10 out of 23 seats to the splinter group. Party-endorsed candidates won 19 uncontested seats.
May 18, 1991 |
A Bucks County judge yesterday denied a request by the Bensalem Township Republican Executive Committee to prohibit a local political action committee from calling itself the Bensalem Republican Party. After a hearing in which even some witnesses admitted confusion over the names, Judge Isaac S. Garb denied the preliminary injunction sought by the executive committee and its ally, the Bensalem Republican Party Inc., a faction that has been dormant for years. "The names of all these groups, as confusing as they may be, have legitimacy of some kind," Garb said.
March 14, 2004 |
Immediately after the bombings in Madrid on Thursday, the Spanish government pointed to ETA, the Basque terrorist organization, as the prime suspect. If ETA is responsible, this marks a new approach in its violent struggle to create an independent Basque homeland. Traditionally, ETA has pursued targeted assassinations and planting bombs in public places to kill civilians in limited numbers. Its most spectacular attack claimed nearly two dozen in Barcelona in the 1980s. ETA usually issues warnings, claims responsibility, and has never inflicted an attack of the magnitude of March 11. Responsibility for such a heinous act will effectively end any support that ETA may have enjoyed, specifically from those generally sympathetic to its cause.