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February 20, 1991 | By Peter Finn, Special to The Inquirer
Eugene Feldman, the Camden County surrogate, was pacing the room and talking with a volubility that defied his subject: death and, more particularly, dying. "Modern technology has done tremendous things for us in keeping us alive," Feldman said. "But in some cases, it has done too good a job. People are tired of not dying. " A wave of assent, like revival amens, rippled from about 20 senior citizens who had gathered to listen to Feldman at the Brendenwood Retirement Community in Voorhees.
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October 21, 1987 | By Virginia M. Resnik, Special to The Inquirer
Volunteer firefighters in Camden County have the opportunity to have their wills drawn up by a lawyer free of charge under a new program offered through the Camden County Surrogate's Office. For the last two years, the office has run a program offering free wills to senior citizens, according to Gene Feldman, the county surrogate. Under that program, about 3,500 wills have been drawn up. Now, the will service is being offered to volunteer firefighters because they place their lives at risk for the sake of their communities without pay, Feldman said.
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October 22, 1987 | By Alan Sipress, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gloucester County Surrogate Donald H. Wagner harshly criticized Freeholder Jay H. Sharp last night for suggesting that there may be improprieties in the program providing free wills for senior citizens. Sharp, a Republican seeking re-election, said last week that he was concerned about where the funds for the surrogate's program were kept and about the propriety of Wagner's selecting the lawyer to draw up the wills. "I am hurt and dismayed real deeply regarding some of the comments I've heard made," said Wagner, a Democrat also seeking re-election.
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August 7, 1990 | By Rose Simmons, Inquirer Staff Writer
The daughter of a wealthy Phoenixville developer yesterday accused her younger brother of forging their parents' wills and cheating her out of her full inheritance. Anita Elizabeth Gerhold, 41, of Greenfield, Pa., testified in Chester County Court at the forgery trial of her brother Richard J. Puleo, 34, that their father, Joseph Puleo Sr., had property and other assets valued at more than $4.3 million. In a 1981 will signed by the father, Gerhold said that she, Richard Puleo and two older brothers were made co-executors and shared equally in the estate.
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July 17, 2015
J OSEPH DOUGHERTY, the 73-year-old former labor leader awaiting sentencing next week on a federal racketeering conviction, just found out the hard way that not even Shakespeare can soften the blow of a judge's gavel. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson yesterday rejected Dougherty's Hail Mary motion for an acquittal or a new trial. Baylson began the ruling thusly: "Who finds the heifer dead and bleeding fresh, And sees fast by a butcher with an axe, But will suspect 'twas he that made the slaughter?"
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August 10, 1990 | By Rose Simmons, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Phoenixville lawyer, charged with drawing up bogus wills for his parents to reduce his sister's inheritance, was acquitted of forgery and related offenses yesterday by a Chester County jury. Richard J. Puleo, 33, the youngest son of a wealthy Phoenixville developer, testified Wednesday that his father, Joseph A. Puleo Sr. and his mother, Lena Puleo, had given him power of attorney to handle their legal affairs. Richard Puleo said he believed that this authority made it legal for him to sign his parents' names to their wills.
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September 19, 1996 | By Kyle York Spencer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
James F. Proud, Delaware County's register of wills and a solicitor for several area towns, was nominated by Gov. Ridge yesterday to fill a county judgeship left vacant in April. The nomination of the 51-year-old Wallingford Republican is subject to confirmation by the Senate. It comes after five months of chatter in the Delaware County Courthouse about whom the governor would nominate. Proud, often touted as professional and hard-working, was long considered the top choice.
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July 1, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 A battle of wills Stalwart conservative columnist George Will announced that he has left the Republican Party because of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, stating, "This is not my party" ("George Will leaves GOP over Trump," Sunday). Instead of trying to convince Will of the error of his ways, Trump wrote on Twitter that Will is "one of the most overrated political pundits (who lost his way long ago). . . . He's made many bad calls. " Folks ought to be growing weary of this shtick, which Trump appears compelled to repeat ad nauseam.
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May 28, 1997 | By Mary Beth Warner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Whoever thought that probating wills would be such an attractive job? As the primary nears in Gloucester County, it's the office of surrogate that is getting all of the attention - and is causing the most problems for both political parties. Neither party expected to have a primary contest, but when longtime political figure Donald Wagner announced early this year that he would be retiring from the Surrogate's Office, the field opened wide, prompting both parties to open their coffers and take sides.
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October 16, 1990 | By Charles Green, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The federal government may soon require hospitals and doctors to give patients information on living wills, documents that allow people to stipulate when they want life-support systems turned off. Critics say that the move would result in government-sanctioned mercy killings, but supporters say it would help prevent patients from being kept alive against their wishes. A provision in a deficit-cutting bill approved early Saturday by the Senate Finance Committee would require hospitals and doctors participating in the Medicare program to ask patients if they had signed a living will and to offer information about the wills to interested adults.
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July 21, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, Staff Writer
The budget-balancing $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase that takes effect Aug. 1 will make Pennsylvania's $2.60 levy the 10th-highest in the nation. New Jersey's $2.70 per pack is ninth. In Philadelphia, the tax will be $4.60 per pack, which includes a $2 surcharge added two years ago to help close a looming School District deficit. The combined state and local tax will make Philadelphia's the third highest among the nation's big cities, after Chicago's $6.16 per pack and New York's $5.85.
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July 20, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
RINGOES, N.J. - This wasn't the way Chris Crawford wanted to close out the 36-hole Philadelphia Open, after holding the lead for most of the day Monday. Leading by 2 strokes on the last hole, Crawford faced a shot out of the right rough that he didn't find overly difficult, but he caught the ball heavy and watched in dismay as it splashed into a pond that guards the green short and left at the Ridge at Back Brook. The resulting double bogey, and a par by playing partner Jeff Osberg, created a tie for the championship of the Golf Association of Philadelphia major, and forced a four-hole aggregate-score playoff on Tuesday morning at the Hunterdon County layout.
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July 20, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
If there is one Phillies trade to be made between now and the Aug. 1 deadline, it could involve an outfielder for the sole reason that a logjam is near. Aaron Altherr is halfway through his minor-league rehab assignment. Nick Williams, one of the organization's top prospects, has a hit in 26 of his last 28 games at triple A. Manager Pete Mackanin has no idea what to expect in the next two weeks. A revamped outfield is a good bet. "It's so much out of my hands that I don't even worry about it," he said.
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BOTH PRESIDENTIAL candidates will take the stage in the next two weeks to try to sell us on the idea they can lead our nation. One way to demonstrate they have what it takes to be president is to tell voters how they'll keep Social Security strong for our kids and grandkids. If our nation's leaders don't act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year in benefits. With a volatile stock market and fewer jobs offering pensions, today's workers and future generations will likely have an even greater need for Social Security.
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July 19, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. - The reclusive Muslim cleric blamed by the Turkish government for last week's failed military coup said Sunday that he did not believe U.S. authorities would give in to Turkish demands for his extradition. But during a rare interview at his gated retreat in the Poconos, Fethullah Gulen, 77, said he would comply if the State Department asked him to leave. "If a request from what is essentially a dictator is taken seriously in the United States, I think it would run contrary to what the United States stands for," he said, speaking through an interpreter, of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a former ally turned bitter foe. "But if there is any possibility of a forceful extradition, of course we will oblige," he added.
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July 19, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
DOUG PEDERSON'S one and only year as a player with the Eagles was, for lack of a better word, interesting. Andy Reid didn't want to throw his first-round rookie quarterback, Donovan McNabb, into the deep end of the NFL pool until he felt he was ready. So, in 1999, he signed Pederson, a career backup, to hold the fort until then. Pederson ended up starting nine games that year and the fort was constantly under attack, both from opposing defenses and from Eagles fans. The fans actually were scarier than the defenses.
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July 19, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia School District's bills for a case it lost in federal court last month over a no-bid contract for security cameras could total $3.6 million. Following a six-day trial in late June, a federal jury found that the district and former Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman had discriminated against Security & Data Technologies Inc. (SDT) when she steered a $7.5 million no-bid contract to a smaller, minority-owned firm that had not sought the work. Jurors awarded the losing firm $2.3 million in damages.
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July 19, 2016 | By Kenyatta Johnson
COMMON-SENSE gun reform is a movement whose time has come. As we move forward as a country, the American people are demanding change after years of mass shootings and regular incidents of gun violence that go unchecked. I urge members of Congress to continue their mission to demand votes on gun control. In late June, House Democrats staged a 25-hour sit-in, symbolic of civil rights sit-ins from the 1960s, to demand votes for gun control. The sit-in came in the wake of the worst mass shooting on U.S soil on June 12, at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Forty-nine innocent people lost their lives and 53 were injured.
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July 17, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
President Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and three Clintons will headline the Democratic National Convention. The convention committee on Friday released the lineup of prominent speakers at the convention, to be held from July 25 to 28 at the Wells Fargo Center. Monday, first lady Michelle Obama and Sanders are to speak, along with Astrid Silva, an immigrant whom the committee described as having benefited from President Obama's policies. Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton will speak along with Mothers of the Movement, which includes women who have lost children to gun violence or police shootings.
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July 17, 2016
DEAR ABBY: When I was 13 and 14, I sent nude pictures to guys I didn't know over Kik. I am now 15 and interested in a career in education. I have read about educators getting fired for sending pictures. Should I be worried that I will never have a career in education? Or ever get into a good college? - Questioning Teen DEAR QUESTIONING: Sending nude photos at any age, especially if someone is underage, is extremely dangerous to both the sender and recipient, and I hope you will never do it again.
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