CollectionsWills
IN THE NEWS

Wills

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
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?"
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
August 21, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now that Joel Embiid has had surgery, the 76ers will try to find different ways to rehabilitate his right foot, general manager Sam Hinkie said Wednesday. Five doctors were involved Tuesday in bone-graft surgery to repair the navicular bone in Embiid's foot. The recovery time for the 7-foot center is five to eight months. But Hinkie confirmed Embiid would miss the entire season. "One of the things that we have in our favor is that we have a new set of people that we can throw at this problem and they can be involved," Hinkie said.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Target Corp. has selected the rapidly revitalizing Market East neighborhood for its next Center City store, a sign that the long-neglected enclave is catching the attention of national retailers sought by the area's developers. The Minneapolis-based company plans to open a 19,000-square-foot shop at 12th and Chestnut Streets in July 2016, spokeswoman Erika Winkels said in an interview Wednesday. Target's confirmation of its long-rumored plan to lease space at the site being developed by Brickstone Cos. follows its disclosure in June that it would open a store in the Rittenhouse Square area, where big brands such as Zara, Uniqlo, and Brooks Bros.
SPORTS
August 20, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kiko Alonso returned to practice Tuesday, two weeks after the Eagles linebacker suffered a concussion that kept him inside the team facility during most of training camp. Alonso, the promising linebacker acquired in the LeSean McCoy trade with Buffalo, was only a limited participant, but he stayed after practice to run sprints. Coach Chip Kelly said the Eagles plan to "ease him back in" because Alonso "missed a few things" since he was hurt Aug. 4. Alonso does not believe he's far behind.
SPORTS
August 20, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Josh Huff wrote down his individual goals for the season on a piece of paper. The Eagles wide receiver rattled them off: He wants to have no more than 10 drops in 16 games. He wants to catch every catchable pass. And he wants to finish the season with at least 50 catches for 800 yards and six touchdowns. Those aren't modest goals considering Huff's output in his rookie season. He caught eight passes for 98 yards and no touchdowns and dropped four of 17 targeted throws in 2014.
NEWS
August 20, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Center City residents living at the epicenter of the papal events in September will have some help navigating security restrictions, Mayor Nutter said Thursday. Nutter and Donna Crilley Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families, outlined resources available to residents, including making the city's 311 hotline available 24 hours a day just ahead of the visit. Also, a "papal playbook" will be released, specifically created for residents with questions about transportation, emergency contacts and information on events during the week.
SPORTS
August 18, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Richardson hopes to extend his career as a member of the Atlanta Hawks. The 76ers free agent will sign a non-guaranteed deal with the Hawks on Monday. He was open to re-signing with the Sixers. The 34-year-old shooting guard looks to provide veteran leadership to one of the league's premier teams. He returned to the court Feb. 20 for the first time in more than two years after suffering a cartilage tear the size of a quarter on the right side of his left kneecap in January 2013.
SPORTS
August 18, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Some important things have changed since Rutgers began its first football season in the Big Ten last year. The Scarlet Knights got better as the season wound down. They closed by winning three of their last four games, scoring at least 40 points in those victories and closing their first campaign in a new conference with a 40-21 victory over North Carolina in the Quick Lane Bowl. But going into this season, which they open at home against Norfolk State on Sept.
SPORTS
August 18, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
MILWAUKEE - The Phillies have four rookie pitchers on their 25-man roster. A fifth could be joining the fold shortly. The Phillies announced before the game Sunday that Aaron Nola will start Tuesday, meaning they do not need to fill David Buchanan's rotation vacancy until Saturday in Miami. A probable option is Lehigh Valley righthander Jerad Eickhoff, who was acquired from Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade. "Right now, I'm playing for Lehigh and I can't worry about things that are out of my control," Eickhoff told reporters Saturday in Allentown.
SPORTS
August 15, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now comes the hard part for the Union. They earned a second consecutive trip to the U.S. Open Cup final with a 1-0 win over the visiting Chicago Fire on Wednesday, but they'll return to Major League Soccer duties against the same team. And for both clubs, the situation isn't very pretty. The Union (6-13-5) will host the Fire (6-12-4) on Sunday night at PPL Park. The Fire are in last place in the 10-team Eastern Conference but have two games in hand over the ninth-place Union.
NEWS
August 15, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, For The Inquirer
Iconic neo-soul songstress Erykah Badu didn't make it to the Dell Music Center Thursday, to the disappointment of about 6,000 Philly fans. The reason given was flight difficulties. Badu tweeted her apologies and said she would play the Dell Friday night. 215 ILLADELPHI I've never missed a show in 18 years. I know how you guys must feel... Send prayers. I will be there tomorrow. Forgive me. — ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) August 14, 2015 Patty Jackson of WDAS made the announcement and didn't mince words about Badu's absence, calling it "dumb" and "disrespectful" to Philly fans.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|