October 20, 2014 |
HEY, HOW do you like your judicial porn scandals? If you answered "ever-worsening and increasingly juvenile," you're in luck! State Supreme Court Justices J. Michael Eakin and Seamus McCaffery issued dueling statements yesterday over who-said-what-to-whom during a recent conversation the two had about the email-porn debacle that has consumed Harrisburg for much of the last month. In his statement, Eakin indicated that he was threatened by McCaffery during a phone call Thursday morning.
October 13, 2014 |
A golden ring-to-wrist bracelet is a fun accessory. A golden ring-to-wrist bracelet tattoo is the epitome of fun with accessories. More fun: glittery, inky, black skull tattoos (faux dangerous) or tattoos that look like smudged makeup (bedroom chic). The trendlet Statement tattoos. Lasting up to a week, these tattoos move beyond Cracker Jack boxes and even Tattly, the 3-year-old designer tattoo company, to evoke jewelry and makeup. Where's it come from? Metallic body art goes back to the ancient Egyptians and has always been a staple in African and Eastern cultures.
September 24, 2014 |
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., said Monday that its board of directors rejected last week's unsolicited takeover offer from Endo International P.L.C., because it undervalued Auxilium. Endo offered $28.10 per share for Auxilium stock and called its total value $2.2 billion, but the offer was in an unspecified combination of Endo stock and cash. This takeover attempt involves two Philadelphia-area companies. Endo was headquartered in Chadds Ford before moving to Malvern. Most of its leaders still operate from Malvern, but the company registered in Dublin, Ireland after another acquisition late in 2013.
September 12, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - You don't need a cartographer to confirm the obvious: Penn State is a school in Pennsylvania. However, Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood is driving home the point by not referring to Penn State as, well, Penn State. Rather, the third-year head coach uses terms like "the team from Pennsylvania" or "the neighbor to the west. " Penn State coach James Franklin took the high road Tuesday, saying he is "good about" Flood's comments. He also said he has a lot of respect for the coach.
September 5, 2014 |
The largest Philadelphia-based accounting firm, ParenteBeard L.L.C., will join Chicago-based Baker Tilly Virchow Krause L.L.P., the two firms said in a statement Wednesday. The combined firm will be called Baker Tilly Virchow Krause L.L.P. The ParenteBeard name will disappear, the combined firm will be headquartered in Chicago, and Baker Tilly leadership will remain in place. But, Baker Tilly spokesman David Pendery insisted, the transaction was a merger and not an acquisition by the larger Baker Tilly.
June 26, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - On Monday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said there were "inexplicable delays" in the Jerry Sandusky investigation and suggested that may have set the stage for two more young men to be victimized. She said the two told prosecutors they had been abused while the state was undertaking its 33-month investigation. Kane said she could not give details except to say the two were not among the 10 victims Sandusky was later charged with sexually assaulting. Late Tuesday, Kane's office acknowledged that she misspoke - that Sandusky had indeed been charged with abusing one of the young men. In fact, prosecutors had called him to the stand during the 2012 trial and a jury convicted Sandusky of abusing him. On Tuesday, one day after Kane released a report that failed to affirm many of her complaints about the Sandusky investigation, the focus turned to Kane herself and her new charge that a bogged-down investigation may have enabled Sandusky to strike again.
June 20, 2014 |
EUGENE GILYARD and Lance Felder were teenagers when they were arrested and charged in the robbery and murder of a North Philadelphia store owner in the 1990s. A jury found them guilty of first-degree murder in December 1998, resulting in both receiving life sentences in state prison without the possibility of parole. Yesterday, the cloud of guilt that had been hanging over the men officially dissipated after the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced it would not retry them for the 1995 murder of Thomas Keal, 52. In October, a judge ruled that they were entitled to a new trial based, in part, on newly discovered evidence.
June 12, 2014 |
THE CREATORS of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," including Philly's Rob McElhenney , and FX's sister station, FXX, were set to do a sitcom with comedian Tracy Morgan , who remains in critical condition after his limo was hit by a truck on the New Jersey Turnpike last weekend. The crash also killed comic James "Jimmy Mack" McNair and left two others with serious injuries. "The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident," read a statement from the "It's Always Sunny" team and FXX. "We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery.
June 3, 2014 |
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - As the U.S. Opens approach, things could hardly be better for the ladies of golf. The United States has charged back atop the LPGA roster even as the tour becomes more global and its footprint in the United States becomes larger. Americans have won nine of the 13 tournaments this season, including Stacy Lewis' second win of the season, yesterday, when she won the ShopRite LPGA Classic and overtook Korean star Inbee Park as the No. 1 women's golfer in the Rolex Rankings.
May 4, 2014 |
The fraternity whose Greek letters were spray-painted onto a dead whale in Atlantic City issued a statement Friday decrying the "reprehensible act. " "While we don't know if any of our members were involved, we have been in contact with the authorities and have offered our assistance in their investigations," reads the statement sent by Jesse Cohen on behalf of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity Inc., the national umbrella organization. "This act is in direct contradiction with our mission statement and our teachings of friendship, chivalry, and service, and we wholeheartedly condemn it," it says.