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December 3, 1995 | By Suzette Hackney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Seventeen years ago, a program was formed in Doylestown to help embattled parents take control of their lives and address problems with their children in a clear and deliberate manner. Called Tough Love, the program now has an international presence and a growing number of chapters. Phyllis York of Doylestown, the group's founder and a Tough Love International board member, said the program's resurgence is due in part to growing referrals from professional psychologists and legal authorities.
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December 3, 2004 | By Keith Herbert INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Montgomery County commissioner who in October was the subject of a protection-from-abuse petition filed by his ex-fiancee publicly apologized for "verbal abuse" yesterday. However, County Commissioner Tom Ellis avoided discussing other alleged abuses contained in the petition, including that he backed a car into her and raised a golf club in a threatening manner. In a statement read during the county commissioners meeting, Ellis said that his apology wasn't "compelled" by any legal agreement with Lisa Ann Whalen, with whom Ellis has a year-old son. "I want to apologize to Lisa," Ellis said.
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August 18, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anyone who has been in the work world for a while knows that now and then, tempers flare and civility suffers. But what if you were subjected to nastiness - insults, yelling, cursing, condescension, humiliating jokes, the cold shoulder - on a constant basis? Assessing the frequency and impact of verbal abuse in nurses' workplaces was one of the aims of the RN Work Project, a 10-year, multistate study of registered nurses' work life, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton.
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July 16, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My boyfriend is sweet and kind, and everyone adores him. However, it bothers me that he often uses profanity when we argue (sometimes directed at me). He always apologizes and has admitted he needs to change, but it always slips out during arguments. I have told him it is rude and something I will not stand for, but it continues to be a problem. Is this something that can change, or is it just wishful thinking? Answer: When his profanity is "sometimes directed at" you, is he saying "Bleep you" or "You're such a bleeping bleep"?
SPORTS
October 29, 2001 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They couldn't shake the Oakland defenders all day. And when the Eagles offensive players sprinted off the field at the end of yesterday's embarrassingly inept exhibition, they had no better luck escaping their angry fans. Moving toward the runway to their locker room after a 20-10 loss to the Raiders, the Eagles were pelted with boos and the boozy verbal abuse that poor performances in 4 p.m. home games typically produce. One player, wide receiver Dameane Douglas, even answered them with a obscenity of his own. "You can't blame them," Eagles back Brian Mitchell said of the fans.
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November 27, 2007 | By CHRISTINE OLLEY olleyc@phillynews.com 215-854-5184 Daily News staff writer Regina Medina contributed to this report
Four simple words from former University of Pennsylvania economics professor Rafael Robb yesterday in a Montgomery County court described why he blud- geoned his wife to death last year. "I just lost it," Robb said. Ellen Robb, 49, was wrapping Christmas gifts Dec. 22, 2006, when she was beaten to death in her home on Forest Road in Wayne. Before pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter on the day his trial for murder was set to begin, Robb told a packed courtroom and Common Pleas Court Judge Paul W. Tressler that on Dec. 22, he got into an argument with his wife over a trip she planned to take with their preteen daughter, Olivia.
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April 25, 2012 | By Rita Giordano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In response to concerns raised about an audio recording on which Cherry Hill School District staff allegedly verbally abused a special-education student, the district superintendent issued a statement Tuesday saying that the individuals heard on the recording were no longer employed. "I want to assure our parents that the individuals who are heard on the recording raising their voices and inappropriately addressing children no longer work in the district and have not since shortly after we received the copy of the recording," said Maureen Reusche.
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July 3, 1986 | BY KATHERINE WHITLOCK
Those aren't just "forceful protests" by people opposed to abortion going on out there at the Northeast Women's Center. A mob is forming, and it is not going to stop until someone is hurt. It may not stop then. It takes something powerful to transform groups of like-minded people into a mob - some dangerous, volatile and compelling combination of fear, hatred, self-righteousness, and a conviction that any means to an end is acceptable. Anyone not part of the mob is seen as its enemy.
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May 9, 1992 | by Anthony S. Twyman and Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writers
A citizens' panel yesterday recommended that the Philadelphia Police Department establish a special committee to review officers' conduct and make recommendations to the police commissioner. The Citizens Crime Commission released a six-page report outlining 30 objectives and 80 strategies that could make the police more responsive to the community. Many of the non-profit group's recommendations were praised by Police Commissioner Willie L. Williams as worthy of implementation.
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January 22, 1987 | By John Hall, Special to The Inquirer
Citing more than 30 deficiencies, state Health Department officials have criticized a Bucks County-run nursing home for violations of state regulations, including some that they say "jeopardize the health, welfare and safety of the patients. " In a nine-page report, released by the county yesterday, health officials cited 33 deficiencies at Neshaminy Manor Home in Doylestown Township, ranging from questions about injuries to criticisms about the cutting of a patient's hair in a corridor.
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July 27, 2016 | By Olivia Exstrum, Staff Writer
As some mental health experts see it, being on the front lines of protest can exact an emotional toll on activists who might face verbal abuse for their beliefs or for whom pain or personal loss was the force for them to fight for change. With Philadelphia now at the epicenter of protest in the nation during the Democratic National Convention, Center City therapist Damon Constantinides is rallying nearly 30 mental health professionals to create a network where activists in need of support can receive discounted or free counseling sessions.
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June 9, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
In his younger days, Colin Montgomerie seemed to be a magnet for verbal abuse by people in the galleries who would come to see him play in a major championship or at the Ryder Cup in the United States and try to get under his skin. The barbs got so bad against the Scotsman during one Ryder Cup singles match in 1999 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., that Payne Stewart, his opponent, would point out hecklers to security personnel to have them ejected from the course. Golf Digest later handed out "Be Nice to Monty" buttons in time for the 2002 U.S. Open in the hopes of keeping things calm.
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May 1, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A town-hall meeting to discuss controversies surrounding police stop-and-frisk practices in Philadelphia roiled with anger and shouting from the audience Friday night at a North Philadelphia church. Mayor Kenney endured a slew of insults - he was called a "liar" and "pig politician" - as he tried to explain how his administration was making sure every police stop of a pedestrian abided by the U.S. Constitution. Chris Norris, one of the forum moderators at New Vision United Methodist Church, asked the mayor whether he was willing to apologize to people who have been illegally stopped by police.
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DEAR ABBY: How can I help a friend who needs to stand up for herself and file for divorce? Her husband is in a high-profile job that's connected with hers. He has been having an affair with a coworker for years, and he is verbally and sometimes physically abusive. She has called the police twice, but didn't press charges. Friends are running out of sympathy, but don't know how to help her. Is it wrong to report his behavior to his employer? - Needs to Stand Up DEAR NEEDS TO STAND UP: As your friend may probably be already aware, abuse doesn't stay at the same level.
SPORTS
November 22, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
'UNBELIEVABLE. " That's the word Donovan McNabb used yesterday in response to comments former teammate Shawn Andrews made in an interview with Sync Weekly. On Tuesday, Andrews told the website that McNabb was among former Eagles teammates who were so abusive toward him that he considered suicide. "It just felt like I was in a living hell," Andrews said. Andrews said in addition to verbal abuse, McNabb spread rumors about his sexual orientation. Andrews, who was drafted by the Eagles in 2004 and played five seasons with the Birds, told the website the abuse caused him to miss training camp in 2008 while he sought treatment for depression.
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August 18, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anyone who has been in the work world for a while knows that now and then, tempers flare and civility suffers. But what if you were subjected to nastiness - insults, yelling, cursing, condescension, humiliating jokes, the cold shoulder - on a constant basis? Assessing the frequency and impact of verbal abuse in nurses' workplaces was one of the aims of the RN Work Project, a 10-year, multistate study of registered nurses' work life, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My boyfriend is sweet and kind, and everyone adores him. However, it bothers me that he often uses profanity when we argue (sometimes directed at me). He always apologizes and has admitted he needs to change, but it always slips out during arguments. I have told him it is rude and something I will not stand for, but it continues to be a problem. Is this something that can change, or is it just wishful thinking? Answer: When his profanity is "sometimes directed at" you, is he saying "Bleep you" or "You're such a bleeping bleep"?
NEWS
October 28, 2012 | By Ernesto Londoño, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - The accusations leveled against three Army generals over the last six months are as varied as they are striking, the highest-profile of a growing number of allegations of wrongdoing by senior military officials. A one-star general was flown home from Afghanistan last spring to face criminal charges, including sexual assault. A four-star general formerly in charge of the increasingly vital Africa command was accused of financial mismanagement, accepting inappropriate gifts, and assigning staff personal tasks.
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April 25, 2012 | By Rita Giordano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In response to concerns raised about an audio recording on which Cherry Hill School District staff allegedly verbally abused a special-education student, the district superintendent issued a statement Tuesday saying that the individuals heard on the recording were no longer employed. "I want to assure our parents that the individuals who are heard on the recording raising their voices and inappropriately addressing children no longer work in the district and have not since shortly after we received the copy of the recording," said Maureen Reusche.
SPORTS
April 24, 2012 | By Bob Cooney, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - Monday afternoon, before the 76ers faced the New Jersey Nets, the NBA fined Sixers coach Doug Collins $15,000 for verbal abuse of an official after Saturday's impressive 109-106 overtime win against the streaking Indiana Pacers. The object of Collins' ire appeared to be referee Zach Zarba. There was some contact down the stretch that Collins didn't care for, especially an apparent karate-chop swipe at Jrue Holiday that was not called. After the win, Collins was seen directing some choice words toward the officials.
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