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July 19, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
He lost his courthouse job, his marriage was strained, and he was publicly vilified and humiliated. All in all, Jean Maurice Casseus' sentence of six to 12 months of house arrest and four years' probation Friday for patronizing a prostitute he later learned was 15 years old was anticlimactic. Even Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Sandy L.V. Byrd noted that "some might say he has paid quite a heavy price" for the June 7, 2012, rendezvous at the Days Inn on Roosevelt Boulevard near Adams Avenue in Crescentville.
NEWS
July 16, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
EIGHTY AIRLINE workers in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate American Airlines and US Airways, saying bosses routinely use racial slurs, deny minority workers perks and training, delay or botch maintenance and repairs, keep dangerously faulty equipment in use and retaliate against complainers. Attorney Brian Mildenberg filed safety complaints outlining the workers' claims in September with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
SPORTS
July 12, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - Nik Stauskas has a message for 76ers fans. He wants them to know playing in the NBA has always been his dream since growing up in Canada. "This is what I was born to do," the shooting guard said. "I'm extremely hard working and that's the only reason I got here, just because of my hard work. "So hopefully the fans of Philadelphia understand they are getting a kid who is going to work his butt off to do everything he can to win games. " With those words, Stauskas might become an instant fan favorite after his trade from Sacramento became official Friday evening.
NEWS
July 11, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A call-center company that promises to create more than 300 jobs in the Atlantic City area is among the recipients of tax credits handed out by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Thursday. Atlantic City Contact Center received close to $33 million in tax credits, spread over 10 years. The subsidiary of Hollygold Associates - which has a center in the Philippines that takes calls for infomercial and catalog businesses - had also been considering a location outside Las Vegas.
BUSINESS
July 10, 2015
Philly.com employees voted Wednesday to ratify a new two-year contract between its union and Philadelphia Media Network, which also owns The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News. The 30-1 vote follows a Tuesday vote by employees of the two newspapers ratifying a separate two-year deal with the company. The new contract provides a five-step wage scale for Philly.com employees depending on their role. They had no scale previously. The contract also implements seniority protections, in line with agreement by the newspaper employees to allow management some flexibility in deciding layoffs.
SPORTS
June 25, 2015 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
HARVEY POLLACK was all about the numbers. And no one was better at recording them than he. Given the nickname "Super Stat" in 1966 by then- Bulletin sports writer George Kiseda, Pollack introduced terms including triple-double, blocked shots, assists and steals into the everyday basketball vernacular. But the numbers stopped yesterday, as Pollack passed away at the age of 93. Pollack was involved in a one-car accident on New Year's Day, after serving as a judge for the Mummers Parade, suffering numerous injuries.
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
William J. Nolan Jr., 89, of Haddonfield, a former office worker for a Philadelphia tube manufacturer, died of complications from respiratory failure Sunday, June 14, at Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Mr. Nolan grew up in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia and graduated from La Salle College High School, a nephew, James P. Nolan III, said. An Army infantryman in northern Europe in the last months of World War II, Mr. Nolan then served in the Army of Occupation in West Germany.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Caroline Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police announced a new strategy Wednesday to protect seniors from crooks and scammers who pose as utility workers to get inside their homes: 911. The strategy, called "Be Sure Before You Open the Door," is simple. Whenever someone claiming to be from Peco or another utility comes to a door without an appointment, call 911. Police will figure out whether the person should be there, and send help if necessary. The program's strength is in its simplicity: It is much easier to dial 911 than to call a utility directly.
BUSINESS
June 13, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The owner of an area roofing company was indicted on charges of lying to federal authorities investigating the death of an employee who fell 45 feet from roof scaffolding in Philadelphia on June 21, 2013. James J. McCullagh, 60, the owner of James J. McCullagh Roofing Inc., was accused of ordering two employees to tell federal investigators that they, and the man who died, had been given fall protection, including safety harnesses, when he knew they had not. The indictment was handed up Thursday by a federal grand jury in Philadelphia.
NEWS
June 12, 2015 | BY ANNIE PALMER, Daily News Staff Writer palmera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
A NEW LEASE agreement between Philadelphia International Airport and the airlines that use it will serve as more than just an economic stimulus. The lease, approved by City Council yesterday, ensures that airport subcontractors will pay workers $12 per hour as required in the living-wage standard passed by Mayor Nutter in January. The lease will take effect July 1. The agreement follows extensive discussion among the airport's chief executive officer, Mark Gale; SEIU Local 32BJ's vice president, Gabe Morgan; and American Airlines vice president of government and airport affairs Michael Minerva.
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