August 13, 1991 |
Two wild pitches by Harrisburg's William Brennan in the 10th inning gave the Reading Phillies a 5-4 victory over the Senators last night. Reading's Tony Longmire walked while leading off the home 10th. He was sacrificed to second by Sean Ryan, then went to third on a wild pitch while Brennan was trying to walk Casey Waller intentionally. Longmire scored on another wild pitch while Brennan was facing Cary Williams. Williams was 3 for 4, with a run scored and an RBI single that capped a three-run Reading rally in the eighth.
September 16, 2013 |
Federal prosecutors and FBI agents have subpoenaed financial information from five Philadelphia judges, sought campaign-donation records, and interviewed judges and political figures as part of a wide-ranging investigation over the last year, The Inquirer has learned. Court officials and lawyers said they were unsure of the investigation's focus. Two people said the FBI questioned them about what they called possible "fixing cases. " A third said agents asked about "pay-to-play," the long-standing practice of campaign donors getting favors from public officials.
March 16, 1987
A March 7 editorial stated that the Reagan administration wants judges who will interpret the Constitution "according to a narrow right-wing ideology. " That is a lie. The President wants judges who will interpret the Constitution according to the intent of the framers. No one in his right mind can argue that judges like Supreme Court Justices William J. Brennan Jr. and Thurgood Marshall do that. It is amusing to see that The Inquirer was castigating Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.)
December 2, 1986 |
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday refused to block the deportation of a Long Island man who has been sentenced to death in the Soviet Union for collaborating with the Nazis during World War II. In another case, a proposed settlement involving Lukens Steel in Chester County, Pa., may nullify the court's agreement to search for racial segregation. Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark had urged the court to review the case of Estonian-born Karl Linnas, one of the first targets of the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations.
May 14, 1987 |
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will vote tomorrow on a report that sharply criticizes the Supreme Court for a ruling that upheld preferential hiring and promotion of women. The commission chairman, Clarence M. Pendleton Jr., said yesterday that the report criticizes the court's "flawed judicial reasoning" in a 6-3 decision that allows an employer to promote a woman over an arguably more qualified man to help women get into higher-ranking jobs. The New York Times reported today that the report categorizes the court's reasoning as "incorrect," "wrong" and "unpersuasive.
May 25, 2000 |
Robert L. Frazier took his two "best friends" out to dinner on Mother's Day. But on the way home, his car ran into a pole and his mother, Mildred, 84, and aunt, Elizabeth Mantz, 88, were killed. Cops say Frazier was drunk. Yesterday, after a preliminary hearing before Municipal Judge Felice R. Stack, Frazier, 43, who has three prior drunken driving convictions, was ordered to stand trial on charges that included homicide by vehicle while under the influence, drunken driving and involuntary manslaughter.
February 22, 2012 |
William Brennan, a defense lawyer in the child-endangerment and sex-abuse trial of three Archdiocese of Philadelphia priests, had scanned only a few juror questionnaires Wednesday when he found one that showed why it might take weeks to seat an impartial panel. "As a Catholic," the prospective juror, a man, wrote, "I am disgusted by these allegations. " And that man was one of the people who made the first cut. Brennan represents the Rev. James J. Brennan, one of two former parish priests accused of sexually abusing a boy in the 1990s.
July 13, 2011 |
TO HEAR longtime Wheels of Soul member "Clee" describe it, the Philadelphia-based motorcycle club is a mostly peaceful group of guys who like to drink beer, chase women and ride Harleys. Not necessarily in that order. "We hold block parties. And back-to-school programs," said Clee, an affable 62-year-old diesel mechanic, who asked that his full name not be printed. Federal prosecutors painted an entirely different picture in a 40-page racketeering indictment unsealed yesterday, describing Wheels of Soul as a national outlaw gang of heavily armed, murderous thugs who take their marching orders from the "Mother Chapter" in West Philadelphia.
July 25, 1994 |
I have been reading your editorials and columns for years and have a great deal of respect for your views and those of your Unfortunately, I must object to Zack Stalberg's Editor's Note regarding Judge Norma Shapiro and the prison- cap issue. You offer a simplistic and incorrect view of our criminal justice system and seek to demonize a hard-working, well-intentioned federal judge. I agree there are major problems with criminal justice in Philadelphia. I am also outraged at the anecdotal information you present as evidence of Shapiro's failings.
December 29, 1986 |
Six Vietnamese men who planned to crash a party given by their countrymen in Northeast Philadelphia early yesterday found themselves more than welcome. They were greeted by police with warrants for their arrests. The six, aged 17 to 27, were charged with aggravated assault and related offenses in connection with incidents dating back at least three months, police said yesterday. The party-givers, Detective William Brennan said, "had been victims of harassment and abuse from a group of juveniles and adults" that included those arrested.