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Darlin’ Arlen Dulls Local Races Endorsed Judges Get Support Of Northeast Democrat Ward Leaders

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by Joe Shaheeli Is newly minted Democratic US Sen. Arlen Specter a shoo-in for the Democratic Primary? Odds are he is with President Barack Obama, Gov. Ed Rendell and other very pragmatic leaders of the Democratic 19 NORTHEAST Democrat ward leaders meet at Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall in Bob Dellavella’s 55th Ward, to listen to all the endorsed candidates for Judge running for election. Photo by Harry Leech

Goodwill To Train Ex-Felons Goodwill Industries has become a major player in the effort to reduce recidivism among the city’s former prison population. That occurred this week when Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the doors to an innovative Prisoner Re-Entry Program that helps ex-offenders get back on their feet and get to work. The program is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Re-entry and Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia. It is funded by a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. (Cont. Page 2)

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CHIEF DEPUTY Commissioner Renee Tartaglione points to crowded ballot on machine on display outside City Commissioners’ Offices in City Hall. Display educates voters who wish to learn how to use them. Machines, she reports, are inspected and “ready to do their capable duty.”

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party, such as Mayor Michael Nutter and Congressman Bob Brady, solidly behind him. But will he survive in the General Election? That could have them re-

Though City Council members were initially upset over the fact the Board of Revision of Taxes wants to implement its full-value assessment on city properties, they have the key to insure it doesn’t chase people out of their homes. If Council didn’t take the time to reduce the tax millage now levied on properties by the new assessments, (Cont. Page 2)

thinking their present strategy to support the senior Senator. If Pat Toomey were the Republican candidate he could have an easy win according to a just released Quinnipiac University Poll. But if popular former Gov. Tom Ridge becomes the Republican candidate, he trails Specter by just 46-43%, according to this same poll. Independent voters, who back Specter over Toomey 45-36%, switch to Ridge 47-37% if he becomes a candidate. The former Republican Governor also gets 14% of the Democratic vote, the independent Quinnipiac University poll finds. In the Specter-Toomey matchup, Republicans back Toomey 74-18% while Democrats go with their new (Cont. Page 2)

Criminal Justice System A Pipeline With Problems Second In A Series On Parole Woes

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by Tony West The criminal-justice system is a pipeline with many sections. Offenses are reported and offenders enter into it at one end, then are processed, managed and transferred through a series of government agencies. One offender may deal with half a dozen departments at different points in the history of one crime. Some of these agencies are larger and more richly funded than others. In times of heightened public concern about crime, legislators rush to fund

some of them – police and prison budgets are treated as sacred cows – while ignoring or even decrying the others – judges and parole departments make easy targets. But each one of them plays an essential role in public safety. In fact, if some sections in the pipeline are enlarged at the same time others are clogged, the whole system starts to leak at the seams and break down. When that happens, criminals stay criminals or return to crime. (Cont. Page 39)

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Specter Could Have Serious Competition

(Cont. From Page 2) convert 85-4%. Men back Specter 47-41%, as do women 59-26%. Union households go Democratic 62-27%. In a Specter-Ridge faceoff, Republicans go with Ridge 82-10%, while Specter takes Democrats 78-14%. Men shift to Ridge 50-41%, while women remain Democratic 51-37%. Union households back Specter 57-34%. “A former Republican Senator running as a Democrat against a popular former Republican Governor seeking to make a political comeback would be a battle royal in Pennsylvania,” said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Gov. Tom Ridge is probably the only political figure in Pennsylvania who could give Sen. Arlen Specter a run for

his money. But even if he gets a strong challenge from a Republican, Specter is still better off for having changed parties because he seemed headed to certain defeat had he stayed a Republican and faced Toomey in a primary. “Specter leads both Toomey and Ridge by more than 20 points among union households even though the Senator says he will vote against the most important labor legislation in Congress this year,” Richards added. Voters say 49-41% that Specter deserves to be reelected and say 60-37% that he is not too old to serve another six-year US Senate term. Even voters 18 to 34 years old say 67-31% that Specter is not too old. Because Specter opposes the pro-union Employee Free Choice Act, 23% of voters are

less likely to vote for him, while 14% are more likely and 60% say this will not affect their vote. There is little difference from the overall totals among union households. The moment Sen. Arlen Specter announced he was switching parties, the political landscape in Washington and Pennsylvania shifted like tectonic plates in a 6.9 temblor. Chairman Robert Gleason and other GOP leaders are working hard to enlist former Gov. Tom Ridge as the frontrunner. But the list is longer than Ridge. Congressman Jim Gerlach of Chester Co. was considering a run for Governor. He now says he will not rule out a primary run for US Senate. State Senate, President Pro Tempore and Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Joe Scarnati of Jefferson Co. in Western Pennsylvania said he will hold

off considering a run until after the State budget is passed. In the meantime, unmindful of polls, Democrat State Rep. Bill Kortz has been traveling across the state talking to Democrats in his grassroots campaign to secure the Democratic nomination in the 2010 Pennsylvania primary for US Senator. He’s hoping to pick up Democrats soured by the switch over by Specter. He spoke in York Co. at the annual Democratic Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, where the Representative was received with much applause and shouts of “Stay in the race,” “We deserve a choice” and “We want a real Democrat from Pennsylvania in the US Senate.” He also spoke before an enthusiastic crowd at the Lycoming Co. Democratic Spring Dinner in

Williamsport. In Adams Co. he attended the annual Democratic Committee Breakfast in historic Gettysburg, where his greatgrandfather, Jacob Kortz, was a member of the famous Pennsylvania 99th Regiment that fought on the Gettysburg battlefield and many other important Civil War battles. Kortz has been spreading his message of getting into this race “For All the Right Reasons.” He reminds his fellow Democrats Specter betrayed his Republican Party for political self-preservation, and also reminds them that climbing off the elephant and onto a donkey does not make him a true-blue Democrat. He asks, “Specter’s selfish action begs the question: Can he be trusted on issues going forward? The answer is clearly no.”

ADA BACKS MANDEL Brett Mandel won the endorsement of the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of Americans for Democratic Action, the oldest liberal organization in Southeast Pennsylvania. “I am flattered and honored to receive this endorsement,” Mandel said. “My campaign gains momentum each day, with key endorsements from the ADA and the Philadelphia Inquirer this week alone. 30TH ENDORSES McELHATTON DA Marcia Wilkof, leader of the 30th democratic ward this week reported her committeepeople endorsed Dan McElhatton for district attonerny. Wilkof said her ward has a commitee that makes up its own mind.

Goodwill Now Major Player With Ex-Inmates

(Cont. From Page 1) The Prisoner Re-Entry Program is housed at Goodwill’s Contract Services Center located at 455-473 N. 7th Street in Philadelphia. This 19,472 square foot facility is set up as a sheltered workshop and provides “rolling” employment slots for formerly incarcerated persons who are participating in the Mayor’s Managed Reintegration Network. The program gives participants the opportunity to acquire job skills that prepare them for

competitive employment in the community. As job placements are made, employment slots open for new participants. The program has the potential to serve up to 400 ex-offenders depending on the volume of contract work Goodwill receives from external companies. “Ex-offenders are more invested in their community and less likely to re-offend if they have a job,” said Mayor Nutter. “Goodwill’s program stops the revolving door of the criminal justice system.”

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(Cont. From Page 2) then, as Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell said, “Many of the homeowners in my District would be forced out of their homes by their inability to pay the new tax.” Council’s key is to get a full reading on what the 100% assessment of all properties would do building by building and then have the tech staffs of both the City Council and the BRT come up with a new millage reduction that would make the switchover revenueneutral.

For example most properties are now assessed at 30+% levels. Moving to 100% would devastate every property owner in this city and give Mayor Nutter all the money he will ever need for the next eight years, provided he can collect the windfall. Both staffs could easily come up with the magic millage number to insure no impact or as little an impact as possible on the impoverished homeowners and beleaguered commercial-property operators in this town.

GATHERING at Goodwill’s Ex-Prisoners Training Center were Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison, Congressman Bob Brady’s chief of staff Shirley Gregory, Goodwill President Mark Boyd and Andrew Sweeney. Goodwill’s Sheltered Workshop Model has been used to serve special needs populations for years. The sheltered-workshop model, in its most basic form, solicits sub-industrial, contract work from various companies who contract with a vendor such as Goodwill Industries to perform the work (such as assembly, packaging, inspection, bulk mailings, etc.) Goodwill then employs the specific population (in this case, ex-offenders) that the workshop is designed to serve to perform the contract work. In the workshop, ex-of-

fenders will receive hands-on light-industrial training while earning a paycheck and building a resume. They will also have access to support services, including life skills training in better understanding the importance of working with others, reporting to work on time, and dealing with challenging situations; individualized case management; and job-search and placement assistance. When considered job ready, sheltered-workshop participants will be placed into competitive jobs in the community. Once hired, they will continue to receive

JOINING in opening ceremonies were Goodwill’s Jack Boyd, Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison, Rev. Shirley Handy and Rev. Ellis I. Washington. follow-up services including a case manager, a life coach, a faith-based mentor and a retention specialist. This model has proven itself to be financially and programmatically efficient, and more importantly can put exoffenders to work quickly. Theoretically, an ex-offender could be released from prison and employed on the same day. “This program has all of the right components to give an at-risk population a second chance to succeed in society,” said Mark B. Boyd, president & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia.

“Theoretically, a person can be released from prison and employed on the same day. This program has the power to reduce recidivism rates while simultaneously strengthening both families and communities — all through meaningful employment.” Local businesses can support the Prisoner ReEntry Program by taking advantage of tax credits offered to them for hiring ex-offenders. Local residents, along with schools, civic organizations and faith-based institutions, can support the program by hosting clothing drives and donating to Goodwill.


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Correctional Officers Send Gifts To Service Personnel When returning war veterans told their co-workers and family at the Prison System what a morale-booster it was to receive a gift-box from home – and how much it meant to soldiers in the field – Correctional Officers got together to send gift boxes to their co-workers overseas. At present, five Correctional Officers are serving in US Military Units stationed abroad. “You can’t just send over one box for the one officer,” said Correctional Captain Steven Angelucci, whose son, Steven, Jr.,

returned from Iraq after 12 months of duty; “you have to send something to everyone in their unit – you want everyone in their company to get a little something.” The boxes include such useful items as toothpaste, toothbrush, Handi-Wipes, chapstick, socks, shampoo and conditioner. “We were guided by what returning officers were telling us that people really appreciated while they were on active duty over there,” said Correctional Officer Barbara Blackwell,

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whose has two family members serving in Iraq. Blackwell and Angelucci, who are both assigned to the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center, organized Officers in each of the six jails on State Road to collect enough items to pack over 1000 shoe-boxes. They received the full support of PICC Warden William Lawton. “This has to do with family supporting family,” said Lawton; “You don’t have to ask twice.” “This is an effort put together by Correctional Officers to show we care about our troops overseas,” said Blackwell. “Everyone is affected by the wars in

Iraq and Afghanistan. Everyone has a co-worker, or family member or neighbor serving overseas. This is the Prisons’ way of saying thank you.” When Correctional Officers had difficulty getting enough of some items, the Frazier Family stepped in and made a big contribution – enabling boxes to be made up for over six companies. Attending the assembly of the packages were Joe & Mavis Frazier; Municipal Court Judge Jackie Frazier-Lyde; Master Sgts. William Blackman, John Baxter, and PFC Cynthia Hill, US Army, 56th Brigade; Louis Giorla, commissioner, PPS; and William Lawton, warden, PICC.

High Tea Party Time With Sen. Washington State Sen. LeAnna M. Washington will host a High Tea Party today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.at Center in the Park, 5818 Germantown Avenue. She is sponsoring the event in order to thank constituents for their dedication to the

community and to give them a chance to meet with her to discuss community concerns. Tea and other beverages, as well as light refreshments, will be served at the event. Attendees should bring their own teacup and saucer. There will also be raffles and prizes at the event.

CORRECTIONAL Officers at City prisons assemble gift packages for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

PLBC Is Pushing Minority Stimulus The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus continues to hold forums in the State Capital to insure minority- and womenowned businesses receive a fair share of the Federal stimulus money that's headed to Pennsylvania. State agencies have provided audience members with tips on how to gain access to infrastructure projects in the state. Among the participants were State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown; Dept. of General Services Secretary James P. Creedon; and Michael Bell, executive director of

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There were 26 senior apprentices vying in five categories as the annual Apprenticeship Competition hosted by The Carpenter Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Philadelphia and Vicinity. They were obviously all well skilled and well trained as they showed off their skills in the various trades belonging to carpenters at the Carpenters Training Facility, 10401 Decatur Road. Under the watchful eyes of Directors as well as the over 1,000 who attended the Family Fun Day at the Training Center, the apprentices labored through the day. At the end, five made it to the top of the judging according to Apprentice Director Charles Brock. They are Scott Evans, of

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LEAGUE Of Women Voters arranged top-level debate between candidates for City Controller under Fels Institute auspices on Penn campus. Going at it were, from left, incumbent Controller Alan Butkovitz, Brett Mandel and former Judge John Braxton.

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Nothing upsets people like crime. Sadly, the more upset people get about something, the less apt they are to think clearly about it. Excessive crime rates have been a major drain on Philadelphia’s vitality for two generations. Snap answers and displays of misdirected outrage are a waste of energy we can no longer afford. Particularly in a time of desperate budget constrains, we need a government that gets smart on crime, not just tough on crime. A quick look at the criminal-justice system shows three things. The greater number of convicted offenders is always on the street, on probation or parole – and they have to be, for society could never afford to lock everybody up even if that would be wise in theory (which it isn’t). Secondly, many of these offenders fail to change their paths while on probation and parole and slip back into crime, at terrible cost to themselves as well as the city as a whole. Finally, despite these risks, government supervision of probationers and parolees is starved of resources and woefully inadequate. This is penny wise and pound foolish. If we can put a little more work into opening doors to new opportunities for ex-offenders when they’re on the street, we won’t have to put quite so much muscle into swinging those heavy prison doors again and again. Revolving prison doors are terribly costly, and dangerous to boot.

Another Opinion Music Sells Letters • Letters phia, or diminish the amount of money hoteliers can spend on desirable and hospitable amenities? Levitz concluded by saying, “How do we get Philadelphia to the top of the list?” Apparently, Levitz is unable to realize travelers leave their hearts in San Francisco, have the time of their life in Chicago, and want to be a part of a city that doesn’t sleep like New York, New York. In contrast, Levitz’s “PHILLY OVERNIGHT” ad campaign wanted arriva1s to sleep, i.e., the “SLEEP OVER IN PHILLY” promotion. They could sleep at home! Instead, GPTMC inspired this slogan: “I SLEPT IN PHILADELPHIA!” Levitz also believes that adding a new tax on top of the previous hotel tax is a safe bet. However, gamblers always lose in the long run. The famed jurist, Louis Nizer, said: “A man that uses his hands, mind, and heart is an artist.” By disregarding the power of music, Levitz does not meet Mr. Nizer’s third rule in order to qualify for the term “artist.”

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Permit Plight Southwark Civic, through a permit of the Dept. of Recreation, had an office and a free gym to service our members and our community. This permit was not renewed; thus we lost our office, which was a vital link to the Asian community. This Asian community, which makes up a large portion of our members and the lower-income portion of our membership, which depended on this office for the translator and direct link to all City and State agencies, is now left unserviced. But more tragic than that was the shooting of a young Asian youth, which, by the grace of God, was not killed but just injured. This shooting is direct result of our gym’s being closed. We, Southwark Civic, provided a free gym every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m. This child who was shot would have been in the gym instead of dodging bullets if our permit had been renewed. Our community, which encompasses the area of Wharton to Jackson and from

6th to 11th Streets, has very little to begin with. This area is constantly neglected by the elected officials that are supposed to aid it and help the Police Dept. keep it safe. There has been no redevelopment in these areas for years. I beseech these elected officials to walk down 8th, 7th or 6th on any night, or even on one of the better blocks of 9th Street, and show me the money they have sunk into this community in the past 20 years. It is not for lack of try-

ing. My civic group has requested projects funded and has gotten "there is no money" speech. We have received no money from any City, State or union funding and now the only thing we had, our permit, was taken away. It's the same old same old: when you’re on the wrong side of the tracks or not in political favor, no one cares. So much for the City of Brotherly Love! Karen Brown Southwark Civic President

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by Nicola Argentina Poet, Artist; Musician Meryl Levitz, head of the City’s Tourism and Marketing Corp., has decided not to heed the principle that music is the international language, and ignite “The Great Philadelphia Song Competition.” Instead, Levitz would rather spend money from the public treasury in order to pay an ad agency in Center City, and two media-buying companies with offices here, New Jersey, and Delaware to entice travelers to visit Philadelphia. Now, Levitz will be spending $1.2 million for a new campaign. It will be unveiled on May 12. Called “PHILLY OVERNIGHT,” it includes a two-night hotel package, free parking, teddy bear, and 11% department store discounts. The ad revenue comes from the new 1 .2% tax increase that began on Jan. 1, 2009, thus totaling an 8.2% tax on hotel stays. Levitz recently said that she will appeal to a visitor’s thrifty side, but the question arises: Does not an 8.2% tax on hotel stays discourage visitors from coming to Philadel-


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In a previous column, I wrote about how much I dislike the way we pick Judges here in Pennsylvania. I just don’t think the electoral process is something that should be applied to the selection of those who interpret our laws. That said, there are some pretty good and competent folks who are vying for the right to sit on the bench, folks who would probably be seated on the Common Pleas, Superior or Supreme Courts here in Pennsylvania if merit selection were allowed. Among those folks is Judge John Younge. Younge, who currently serves on the Court of Common Pleas, is making his second run at the Superior Court. He has been a Common Pleas Court Judge since 1995 and was retained for the bench in 2005. As part of his campaign, Younge has been criss-crossing the Commonwealth and talking with voters about his qualifications and what he brings to the bench. Last week, between hearing cases on the Court of Common Pleas, he also talked to me. PR: How has the campaign been so far? JY: It’s been a great experience. On a statewide campaign, you get a good opportunity to make contact with and see the diversity of the state. You need to know whom you’re sitting in judgment of, so I’ve gone out and met people. PR: Where are some of the places you’ve been and how have you been received? JY: I’ve been to Pittsburgh, Erie, Centre Co., Lewisburg and Union Co. We’ve been getting a great response. I’ve really been welcomed and some of the people even remembered (Cont. Page 24)

Popular President Judge of the Municipal Court LOU PRESENZA has retired after 10plus years of illustrious service. He has been succeeded by JUDGE MARSHA NEIFIELD. During his tenure the Judge was responsible for the establishment of the Community Court, which was intended to divert minor crimes for non-trial disposition; this program has received national recognition. He is also responsible for establishing the Drug Court. This also provided for a non-trial disposition of people who were addicted to drugs and who had been accused of a crime. It also received national acclaim and served as a model for similar courts in other jurisdictions in other states. There was a reception in the ballroom of the Marriott Courtyard (across the street from the Criminal Justice Center) and the response was overwhelming. There was a grand, impressive turnout of jurists and other well-wishers. Among those in attendance were Federal Court JUDGE JOHN PADOVA, who made a presentation on behalf of the Federal Court System; JUSTICE RON CASTILLE spoke in laudatory terms of the job that the departing Judge had done. Justice Castille is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Pennsylvania. Also present were JUSTICE JANE GREENSPAN, rumored to be next in line to be US Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; President Judge of the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court PAM DEMBE, who is rumored to be in line for a Federal appointment as a Trial Judge in the Eastern District. Former President Judge of the Common Pleas Court FREDDIE MASSIAH-JACKSON was the first woman to be president judge of the Common Pleas Court in Philadelphia; Dembe is the second. DA LYNNE ABRAHAM spoke in laudatory terms about the Judge’s initiative programs during his tenure. Assistant Public Defender CHARLES CUNNINGHAM spoke on behalf of himself and ELLEN GREENLEE, chief public defender. Among the many Judges present were, from the Municipal Court, FRANK BRADY, JIM DeLEON, TERRY DENI, PAT DUGAN, JACKIE FRAZIER-LYDE, BARBARA GILBERT, NAZARIO JIMENEZ, LYDIA KIRKLAND, GERALD KOSINSKI, BILL MEEHAN, JIMMY MOORE, BRAD MOSS, TOM NOCELLA, JOE O’NEILL, HARVEY ROSS, DAVID SCHUTER, KAREN SIMMONS, CRAIG WASHINGTON, BOB BLASI, FRANK COSGROVE, MORTIE KRASE, FAY STACK and RON MERRIWEATHER. It was wall-to-wall people, very complimentary to the outgoing President Judge. CON(Cont. Page 36)

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Snooper Scooper: Here’s one you must sit up and pay attention to, because it’s important information for ALL of you. Many people are under the impression all those DOCTORS you see in the various hospitals belong to that hospital. NOT SO! I have recently learned all of those DOCTORS are in actuality PRIVATE VENDORS for that specific hospital. What all these DOCTORS do is rent their office spaces from the specific hospital they are working in (not for)! Get this: All those other facilities are actually PRIVATIZED, namely, X-RAY ROOMS, C-SCAN FACILITIES, RADIATION FACILITIES and all the other SPECIAL FACILIITIES. TRUE: All the NURSES do belong to the specific hospital they’re working for; after all, they TEACH and TRAIN them, and they pay for all of them too! Snooper’s BENEDICT ARNOLD story: Here we go again with “DARLING ARLEN” – Arlen Specter. Yes, he has become a “TRAITOR” to his party, one that had supported him for lo, these many years. “DARLING ARLEN” cannot stand DEFEAT. He coaxed the DEMOCRATS to take him and, get this, he will now be their candidate. What happened here is quite simple. “Darling Arlen” found out, through the various ELECTION POLLS, he could not beat HON. PATRICK TOOMEY especially as a REPUBLICAN. I will now predict the following: ARLEN SPECTER’S political career is OVER. Yes Mr. Specter, people will not put up with A TRAITOR; can’t trust them. When this election is over, The Republicans will have another SENATOR! Snooper’s Sports Extra: I told you earlier about The Northeast Peanut Leagues’ special BASEBALL MARATHON to benefit all those “FALLEN HEROES” of the Philadelphia Police Dept. This event is scheduled for MAY 17, SUNDAY at The Vogt Recreation facilities. FRANK SPATACCO, President, tells us The Northeast Peanut League will provide all the necessary UMPIRES needed for this special event. They will be using all seven baseball fields, and this will be going on ALL DAY long. Please come out and lend your support at Vogt Rec. Center, Knorr & Unruh Streets. Snooper’s EMAIL files: Here’s one of local interest. MAY 16, Saturday, the East Kensington Neighbors Association will be hosting its 4th annual ARTS FESTIVAL. Local ARTISTS and MUSICIANS, as well as many local RESTAURNTS, will be participating in this event to help raise monies for COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS. They also hope to RAISE much(Cont. Page 36)

Yo! Here we go again with this poem sent to me by Danté. He calls it ‘Don’t Forget Your Mother’. Please read it twice – it will be clear as to why Danté wrote it. Ready? Here we go. She don’t know how to tell her kids to please don’t forget her, they just don’t understand that this thing don’t get better. She wants to know why they don’t come see her anymore; she wants to talk, and she wants to walk to the grocery store. Sometimes she stares across the room like there’s something to see. Again she asks, ‘Didn’t no one call for me?’ and then she stares. But all them kids are way too busy and they haven’t got the time. I know when they stop asking they stopped keeping her in mind. In early years she struggled to clothe and feed them every day, and her pain don’t never stop for the three she lost along the way. Right after lunch she’ll reach to grab the bread and says right after that, ‘How come we didn’t eat yet?’ and then she’ll stare at the TV that isn’t even on and she turns and asks again, ‘Where have all my children gone?’ I’m at the point of checking out – I’m at my wits’ end. I can’t clock out for I know for herself she cannot fend. Every day there’s new way of dealing with this, I just don’t know what’s coming and I get practice. I’m seeing someone new just about every day. They could see it too if they didn’t stay away. Some things are kinda funny and some are kinda wild. They say one time an adult but you’re two times a child. So don’t forget your mother while she’s forgetting you. (Cont. Page 36)

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I have a question for PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. If the 30 detainees at Guantanamo Bay who have been cleared for release were indeed held unjustly, and are not a danger to the United States, why don’t we just put them up in a hotel in Washington, D.C.? For that matter, don’t we owe them an apology? Perhaps some financial restitution? ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER said, “Mistakes were made” in the creation of the detention center at Gitmo and is now looking for help from our European “friends” in dealing with this little problem. But there are no takers. What happened all to the love and respect we supposedly gained during last month’s “Blame America” tour through Europe? I thought HILLARY CLINTON hit the “reset” button. None of the Democrats in Congress (except Marine-accuser CONGRESSMAN JOHN MURTHA) wants to put these guys up in a bed-and-breakfast in their home District. Fact is, these are dangerous murderers, hellbent on killing Americans. Remember this, because it’s not a matter of if, but when we get hit again. I truly hope I’m wrong. It’s a bit of a puzzle Republican City COUNCILMEN BRIAN O’NEILL, FRANK RIZZO and JACK KELLY all voted yes, along with 12 Democrats, on a motion clearing the way to yet another increase in the job-killing City wage tax. This could potentially be on top of the 19% “temporary” increase to your property tax. Does anyone really believe these tax hikes will be temporary? This is what you get in a socialist utopia. Let me explain Philadelphia Economics 101. A one-party government grows bigger and spends more money than it collects from us in already-massive taxes every year. Once (Cont. Page 30)


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Coyles Gather Around Anne Marie

STRONG family support was obvious at fundraiser for Republican nominee for Judge Anne Marie Coyle at Ashburner fundraiser. Running as well in Democratic primary, Anne Marie, right, enjoys support of her dad and mom Bill & Bridget Coyle, Camille and Joe McColgan.

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COYLE SISTERS were much in evidence as COMMISSIONER Joseph Duda was lovely hostesses at sister Anne Marie’s among VIPs showing up to give their fundraiser. With Anne Marie, left, are Chrisendorsement to Anne Marie Coyle. tine and Maura Coyle.

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Judge Pat Dugan has had his shares of close escapes when it comes to his life. He’s spent two tours in the military, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. They were real combat tours with him in the thick of it all. What is most interesting, though, about his overseas duty is through it all, Judge Dugan found himself becoming an ambassador of goodwill. He left behind friends on each tour who, when they first saw him in full armament, thought he was the personification of the enemy. Dugan was appointed a Judge in the Municipal Court by Gov. Ed Rendell in June 2007. That meant he would have to run again this primary. However this political battle hit a land mine. What seemed to be a shoo-in since he’s well loved around the city and by those who see him in action in the Courts on a daily basis. But the land mine he hit was pulling last in the ballot position for Municipal Court. His problem now is to con-

CANNSTATTER was packed at fundraiser for Judge Pat Dugan Sunday. Among masses is “1st Lady of Justice” Nancy Dugan; her husband, guest of honor Judge Pat Dugan; and FOP President John McNesby. vince his friends and supporters he is up for a real battle. Being last is no easy matter in a ballot loaded with candidates. But Dugan is an optimist. “Maybe being last is a blessing … because I keep telling everyone who is supporting me to first go to the bottom of the MC court ballot and push #51 first. That’s an easy one to remember.” Dugan has worked his way up the political ladder. He has a career that took him to the infantry as a paratrooper, then back to civilian life as a bartender, finally working his

way through law school and, after developing a good practice, getting himself appointed Judge. He’s still in the Active Army Reserves and knows when duty calls he has no choice but to answer and go. This last week he had to miss campaigning over the weekend. He had been called up to sharpen his shooting by the 154th Legal Support Team, to which he belongs, at Fort Dix on Saturday. “I’m still in the active reserves,” he says with a smile, “so when they call I have to go.” (Cont. Next Page) INTERNATIONAL

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JUDGE Pat Dugan with supporters TWU Local 234’s COPE Director Jim McBride, Secretary-Treasurer Joe Coccio and, 2nd from right, John J. Kline, political and veterans issues activist. (Cont. From Prev. Page) Pat, 48, is a Philadelphian born and bred in Fairmount. He moved on with his family to Frankford and now lives in Mayfair. He’s one of five siblings. On the bench, Dugan has earned a reputation for being a tough but very fair judge. He’s been assigned to hearing homicide cases much of that time. He’s developed a fandom among the court employees, SCHOOL Police Union President Mike Lodise and Ward who like his sense of fairness Leader Sean Dillon flank Judge Pat Dugan. and do believe he’s one of the few no-nonsense, understandLARRY ing judges on the bench. McDonald Dugan knows his ballot po(father of sition has placed him in a heroic Potough spot. That’s why he’s lice Officer made every ward as an enPat Mcdorsed Democrat candidate Donald) and continues to campaign as shares a if every day was the last. “As picture in real war”, he notes, “ you with Judge don’t take a breather and don’t Dugan. look for a break. You have to make your own.”

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW MAY TERM 2003 NO.1834 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA SUCESSOR BY MERGER TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL HOME LOANS, INC. Plaintiff vs. John Doe, Owner or Any Unknown Persons Having or Claiming an Interest or Title to the Subject Premises Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendants TO: THUAN DO, VAN PHONG DO & John Doe, Owner or Any Unknown Persons Having or Claiming an Interest or Title to the Subject Premises, MORTGAGORS AND REAL OWNERS, DEFENDANTS whose last known address is 6351 Greenway Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19142. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA SUCESSOR BY MERGER TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL HOME LOANS, INC., has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to May Term 2003 No1834 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 6351 Greenway Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19142 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County. NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central 3638 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700 PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center • Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-238-6333 Michael T. McKeever, Attorney for Plaintiff Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever, PC Suite 5000, Mellon Independence Center • 701 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-1532 215-627-1322


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HADV Tees Off The Housing Association of Delaware Valley will mark its 100th anniversary this year, with its 1st annual Fundraising Golf Outing on Jul. 13 at Spring Mill Country Club. HADV works to positively affect the living conditions of low- and moderate-income families in the Delaware Valley, by providing services to prevent homelessness and encourage homeownership. Said Tony Lewis, HADV managing director, "We are looking forward to continuing the fight for decent housing and economic opportunities for the families of the Delaware Valley in the future.”

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CITY CONTROLLER Candidate John Braxton is joined by Bishop R. T Jones Jr., DD, pastor endorsing him, and many religious leaders last week at Jones Memorial Church in N. Phila. Independent clergy leaders are from various denominations.

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Honors Galore At Ducky Birts Foundation Gala

PUBLIC-SERVICE honors were handed out to civic leaders at annual Ducky Birts Foundation gala at 1st District Plaza in University City. Honorees included Councilwomen Jannie Blackwell, Blondell Reynolds Brown, (posthumously) Carol Ann Campbell and Donna Reed Miller; Councilman Darrell Clarke; Council President Anna Verna; State Reps. Jim Roebuck, Ron Waters and Jewell Williams; State Sen. Anthony Williams; and prominent couples in philanthropy Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Battle, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Gamble, Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Ghee, Dr. & Mrs. Walter Lomax, Jr. and Hon. & Mrs. Bernard Smalley.

WITH Dave & Mark Birts peering over his shoulders, State Rep. Ron Waters proudly displays citation by Mayor Michael Nutter as host Donald “Ducky” Birts looks on.

TWO DYNAMOS working in unison, philanthropist Ducky Birts, left, and Gov. Ed Rendell work crowd at Foundation’s annual gala.

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JUDICIAL candidate Donna Woelpper with noted attorney Joe Waters, who is running for Common Pleas Court, and Woelpper’s husband.

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FLANKING honoree State Rep. Jewell Williams are his former colleague Harold James, left, and restaurateur Sid Booker.

ESCORTED by bevy of legislative beauty is Foundation founder Ducky Birts joined by State Reps. Vanessa Lowery Photos by Donald Terry Brown, left, and Cherelle Parker.

"Alan Butkovitz is a man of integrity, dedication and commitment. He has brought national awarding-winning recognition to the Controller's Office. He has tripled the number of annual performance audits from two to six for a total of 31 special and performance audits that has recommended over $413 millions in savings and revenue for the City. Philadelphia needs Alan Butkovitz as our fiscal watchdog now more than ever." Hon. Lynne Abraham Philadelphia District Attorney Paid for by Friends of Alan Butkovitz for Controller - Lisa Maire Deeley, Treasurer


SETTING UP luncheon snacks at Judge Lynn’s golf outing were these ladies from the Operating Engineers, Lisa Dooley, Renee Tiffany and Janet McNesby, seen here with Judge Lynn.

SHOWING LABOR’S muscle as they flank Judge Jimmy Lynn at Golf Outing are, from left, Bill Taylor, president, Local 8 Plasterers, and Tom Dooley, collections manager for Operating Engineers.

JUDGE Jimmy Lynn welcomes Chuck Goodge and President Barry Fields of Bakers Union Local 6.

BILL TAYLOR and Sprinklerfitters Business Mgr. Wayne Miller were among labor leaders turning out for Judge Lynn’s golf outing at Juniata Golf Club.

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SOME early birds ready to tee off to raise funds for Judge Jimmy Lynn and his campaign for Commonwealth Court. They are seen here at Juniata Golf Course with Judge Lynn, 2nd from left.

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TEEING UP for Commonwealth Court is candidate Judge Jimmy Lynne, center, who hosted golf outing last week at Juniata Golf Course. Good weather shone down on the attendees at fundraiser.

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“We are happy to endorse Controller Alan Butkovitz for reelection. He has developed an open, positive working relationship with the Black Clergy. Unlike others, Alan is open to discussion, he listens to our concerns and goes out of his way to make himself available. We were very impressed with his moral leadership and determination on divesting city pension funds from companies doing business with the Sudanese government because of the genocide against the people of Darfur. We were equally impressed with his ground-breaking investigation of the Minority Business Enterprise Council (MBEC) that exposed the barriers continuing to prohibit African American, women and disabledowned entrepreneurs from doing business with the city. Alan Butkovitz has done a very good job and we want to see him continue.” Rev. Terrence Griffith Political Action Committee Chairman Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity

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TO: Any Unknown Persons Having or Claiming an Interest or Title to the Subject Premises et al, MORTGAGORS AND REAL OWNERS, DEFENDANT(S) whose last known address is 1639 S. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19148. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff, Washington Mutual Bank FA, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to May Term No. 2617 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 1639 South 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19148 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.

NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central 3638 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700

NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central 3638 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700

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TO: JOHN DOE ET AL MORTGAGOR AND REAL OWNER, DEFENDANT whose last known address is 2242 South 66th Street Philadelphia, PA 91142. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL HOME LOANS INC., has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to JUNE TERM 2003 NO. 1682 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 2242 South 66th Street Philadelphia, PA 91142 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW MAY TERM 2003 NO. 2617 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Washington Mutual Bank FA Plaintiff vs. Any Unknown Persons Having or Claiming an Interest or Title to the Subject Premises et al Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendant(s)

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW JUNE TERM 2003 NO. 1682 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL HOME LOANS INC. Plaintiff vs. JOHN DOE, ETAL Mortgagor and Real Owner Defendant


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the ceremony was Judge James Lineburger, who was with DeLeon when he first met Marilyn. Realizing she is a late starter in the political arena, , she remains pragmatic. “I may be stuck in the pack on the ballot, but I do have one

Marilyn Rignaiden-DeLeon ….a community jurist thing going me … the longest name on the ballot.” She expects to be a candidate again should she not make the cut this go-around.

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The problem with Marilyn Rignaiden-DeLeon is she moved up the educational ladder on scholarships. The kind you get because you’re smart. Born and raised in the Mt. Airy section of the city, she grew up with a Catholic education. She’s active with her church St. Therese of the Child Jesus, located at Upsal & Ardleigh. With those brains, she became a scientist, graduating from Drexel University with a scholarship and earning a BS in biological sciences. She worked as a blood researcher r at Temple University Medical School. Then her brains got scrambled. “That’s when,” she said, “HIV/AIDS came to the forefront of medicine. I decided it was then I either go to med school or law school.” Law school it was. A mentor had told her, “With your brains, you’d make a great patent attorney.” Entering Temple Law, she found another mentor, Frank McClellan, a distinguished professor of law, with his own law firm. He convinced “me not to be a patent attorney, but to get into civil litigation, and my first full-time job out of law school was with his firm as a litigation associate.” She did that for nine years, finally caving in to her mother’s voice urging her over the years to “get more active in the community.” She did just that, beginning with the Laborers District Council as administrator of their Health & Welfare Fund. In 2003, she realized community calls crying for legal help made it important for her to get back into law. She started her own practice and has been busy ever since. Her community has been getting “Brooks Brothers” treatment ever since. She met her husband Judge Jimmy DeLeon in February 1992. Eight months later they were married and performing

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Individuals who were recently laid off and need health insurance may be eligible for help paying for COBRA benefits, according to State Sen. Mike Stack. The recently passed Federal stimulus package may provide a 65% reduction on COBRA premiums for up to

rates. “COBRA costs can often add to the stress of individuals who have lost their income and health benefits for themselves and their families,” said Stack, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee. “Health coverage is still crucial to individuals and families alike, and now there’s a more affordable option, thanks to the stimulus package.”

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(Cont. From Page 9) the Monoshone, and fundraising for Chris Oliger (diagnosed with ALS), at New Weavers Way Mtg. Rm., 555 Carpenter La. (near Greene St.), 7 p.m. For info (215) 843-4256. May 7- Fundraiser for Judge Dan Anders at Public House, 2 Logan Sq. (18th St. between Arch and Cherry), 5:30-7 p.m. Donations $1000/$250/$100. Contributions online at http://www.judgedananders.com/article.php/contribute. Checks to Friends Of

Out & About (Cont. From Page 11) me from the last time that I ran. That’s very gratifying. PR: What makes this campaign different from when you ran two years ago? JY: Two years ago, I was an endorsed candidate, as I am now. But there was only one position, which didn’t work. This year, there are three endorsed candidates and three open positions, which makes all of the difference in the world. PR: There isn’t a lot of

Dan Anders, PO Box 1105, Phila., PA 19105-1105. May 8- Democratic Women of Phil. 2009 at Galdo’s Catering, 20th & Moyamensing Ave. $40 buffet/ wine and beer. Tickets available at door or call Lucrezia Minnitti (215) 925-2128. May 8- State Sen. Shirley Kitchen hosts Senior Healthy Living Expo at Convention Ctr., 12th & Arch Sts., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. You do not have to preregister to attend. This year’s theme is “Seniors Go Green”! May 9- State Rep. Rosita Youngblood hosts Mortgage Assistance Info Workshop at Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, 4000 Clarissa Ave., 10 a.m.2 p.m. For info (215) 8496426.

May 9- Friends of Santore Branch Library host Family Fun Day at Palumbo Pk., 723 Catherine St., 11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Donation $5 adult, $3 children. May 10- Democrats Of Oak Lane Team’s Mothers Day Breakfast at Oak Lane Diner, 6521 N. Broad St., 9 a.m.-12 m. First 100 mothers aged 50+ receive free breakfast and free gift. May 11- Democratic City Committee Jefferson-Jackson Party at Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $150. For info (215) 241-7804. May 11- Democratic City Committee Jefferson-Jackson Day cocktail party at Sheet Metal Workers Hall, Delaware & (Cont. Page 25)

attention being paid to the May 19 primary, despite the fact the positions being sought are positions that deal with important things like the City’s finances and criminal justice. Why do you think it’s important to pay attention to Judicial races? JY: First of all, Judges receive 10-year terms. That’s longer than the terms of the President, Senators and Governor. That tenure dictates people should be paying attention. The Judiciary Branch has no power to approve how money is spent, and has no ability to implement orders. Its only

real power is that it is responsible for the rule of law. When people lose respect for the judiciary, it loses power. When people lose respect for the judiciary, we all lose. PR: Do you think this lack of attention for the Judicial races is connected to the rules imposed on Judicial campaigns? JY: That could be part of it. Judges can’t make promises to constituents. The only thing they can promise is to be just. But the promise of justice is vital and is a big reason why people should pay attention.

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spector James Tiano, “Humanitarian of the Year”. Tickets $65. Open bar, entertainment and appetizers. Call Mitchell Spritzler (267) 235-1287. Jun. 20- TWU Local 234 Women’s Committee Family Awareness Black Tie Affair. For info (215) 972-4140. Jul. 25- Bartlett Jr. HS Reunion at Galdo’s Catering, 20th & Moyamensing Ave. Tickets $55. For info Claudia Gordon (267) 971-3768 or Diane Davis (215) 4987201.

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(Cont. From Page 24) Spring Garden Sts., 5:309:30 pm. For info (215) 241-7804. May 12- Republican City Committee Spring Reception at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd, 6-8 p.m. Tickets $125. May 12- Jerry Blavat hosts Dinner Dance for Adam Beloff at Penn’s Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 7-11 p.m. Tickets $75 available at door. For info call Jimmy at (610) 3605682 or Beloff4judge.com. May 13- State Rep. John Myers hosts Job Fair at James Memorial United Methodist Ch., 47 E. Haines St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13- Norman Love hosts VIP Reception for Adam Beloff at Liberties Restaurant, 705 N. 2nd St., 6-7:30 p.m. Buffet, open bar and more. Donation $100. For info Jimmy (610) 360-5682. May 13- State Rep. Rosita Youngblood hosts Mortgage Assistance Info Workshop at Phila. Pentecostal Ch., 5248 N. 5th St., 6-8 p.m. For info (215) 849-6426. May 13- African American United Fund & others host Civic Engagement Forum for multiple office-seekers at AAUF Conference Ctr., 2231 N. Broad St., 6 p.m. Fax or email questions for candidates to (215) 2369077 or AAUFMAIL@aol.com. For info (215) 236-2100. May 14- S. Phila. PAC hosts first Happy Hour Fundraiser at S. Phila. Tap Room, 7 p.m. Special Guest: State Sen. Lawrence Farnese. Host $100, Guest $50, Student and Nonprofit Workers $35. Beer, wine and light fare included. Respond to John Sullivan at Southphillypac@hotmail.co m or pay at door. May 15- Southwark Civic Ass’n hosts Candidates Night at Big Charlies Bar,

11th & McKean Sts., 6-8 p.m. Free food, cash bar. Donations from candidates only. For info (267) 2466347. May 15- Beef & Beer Fundraiser for Diane Thompson at Juniata Golf Club, L & Cayuga Sts., 5:30-10 p.m. Putting Contest, raffles. For info (215) 459-7568. May 15- State Rep. Rosita Youngblood hosts Mortgage Assistance Info Workshop at Summit Presbyterian Ch., 6757 Greene St., 6-8 p.m. For info (215) 849-6426. May 15- Democratic 19th Ward Dinner at Hideaway Hall, 172 W. Ontario St., 711 p.m. Tickets $250. For info Leonard (215) 2255814. May 16Earthquake Moore’s Weekend of Peace Motorcycle Run on Broad St., starting 11 a.m. at Broad & Pattison Ave. and then up to Broad & Cheltenham. Celebration follows at State Burners HQ, 52nd & Woodland Ave. DA Lynne Abraham rides with Earthquake. May 17- Marion Wimbush’s Breakfast Meet & Greet at Oak Lane Diner, 6521 N. Broad St., 9 a.m.12 m. May 17- Torresdale Boys Club 1st annual Car Show at 4500 Linden Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Car registration $15 due day of show. For info (215) 331-2324. May 17- Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame Banquet at Romano’s Caterers, Castor & Wingohocking Aves., 4 p.m. Tickets $50. For info Fred Druding, Jr. (215) 462-8111. May 17- TWU Local 234 hosts Fundraiser for Joe Waters at Union Hall, 500 N. 2nd St. 1-4 p.m. Tickets $40. Call (215) 972-4146. May 17- rally for Jimmy Lynn For Commonwealth Court hosted by Congressman Bob Brady, Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 3-6 p.m. No charge. May 17- Lan Nguyen & others host Reception for Seth Williams at Wokano Restaurant, 1100 Washing-


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US Airways Offers CBTU Tackling HIV Educational Grants The US Airways Education Foundation is accepting applications for its 2009 Community Education Grant Program. The nonprofit Education Foundation will award grants of $4,000 to nonprofit organizations located in the airline’s hub and focus cities of Boston, Charlotte, N.C., Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Eligibility includes educational programs that respond to the special needs of disadvantaged or disabled children, teach or enhance social responsibility and/or enhance academic achievement for children age 18 or younger. Interested nonprofit organ-

izations should visit http://www.usairways.com/c orporategiving and click Grant Application, under the US Airways Education Foundation section, to review the complete guidelines and submit an electronic application. The application deadline is Wednesday, Jul. 1 and awards will be distributed in October 2009. Since its inception, the Education Foundation has donated over $2.2 million to educational programs and scholarships across the airline’s route system. Last year, the Education Foundation distributed 109 college scholarships totaling $272,000 and 30 grants totaling $101,500.

Cruz Honors Clemente, Urges A National Day State Rep. Angel Cruz’s resolution urging Congress to designate a day each year honoring Roberto Clemente has been adopted by the State House. Cruz said he introduced the resolution (HR 67) because he believes it is important for Americans to recognize the significant contributions that Clemente made to the Hispanic community and to all Americans. "Roberto Clemente not only opened the door for many Latino players in Major League Baseball, but also gave back to his community," Cruz said. "He was a humanitarian first and a star baseball player second, and his commitment to those less fortunate should be recognized."

COALITION of Black Trade Unionists hosted “Ending the Aids/HIV Epidemic” at Prince of Peace Church in N. Phila. CBTU volunteers, including leader Mike Daniels, center welcome keynote speakers Sheryl Lee Ralph, wife of State Sen. Vince Hughes, and Henry Nicholas of United Hospitality Union.

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State Sen. Vincent Hughes states applications for the Youth Employment Initiative are now available at the YEI office located at 4950 Parkside Avenue, Suite 301. YEI, a job training and internship program launched in 2008 in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, is designed to provide meaningful employment opportunities for youth. Phase IA runs May 11-Aug. 21 and Phase IB runs Sep. 14Dec. 23. Tprovide paid internships for local college students in the areas of information technology, social science, event planning and political science. Phase II, which runs Jun. 29-Aug. 21, involves paid parttime summer employment for youth ages 16-21 at various worksites throughout the 7th Senatorial Dist.Interested youth and prospective corporate partners are encouraged to contact the YEI Program at (215) 8792536 or YEI2008@aol.com.

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Clemente, who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 until his death in 1972, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973. Born in Puerto Rico, he won the 1966 National League Most Valuable Player award and was the first Latin American to be elected to the Hall of Fame. He is the only inductee to have been granted a waiver on the mandatory fiveyear postretirement waiting period instituted in 1954. Clemente’s career and life ended in 1972 while he was on a relief mission to Nicaragua. He was delivering supplies to victims of a devastating earthquake when his plane crashed. "Roberto Clemente is a hero to many Americans, Hispanic and otherwise," Cruz added.

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region to make its own pasta and gelato. Current executive chef Donna Ewanciw has been at Moonstruck for the last 27 years, only taking time out for maternity leave. Two dishes she still serves today from the original menu are tortelloni di biete (described above) and fegato di vitello, sautéed calf’s liver with sage-sherry sauce, sautéed onions and crispy smoked bacon. In addition to chef Donna, 12 employees have worked at Moonstruck for over 25 years, which is highly unusual in this revolving-door industry. Eight employees have been there for all 30 years, and 50 men and women met while working at the restaurant and eventually married. (Maybe there’s something in the water.) In addition, 11 former employees have gone on to open their own restaurants. Moonstruck is open seven days a week for dinner only. For more information or

reservations, call (215) 7256000 or visit www.moonstruckrestaurant.com. Champagne dinners for $29 This month, in celebration of 20 years in business, chef-owner Olivier Desaintmartin’s Caribou Café, 1126 Walnut Street, is releasing its own private-label sparkling wine imported from France and is offering a $29 prix-fixe Champagneinspired menu, a threecourse dinner featuring the cuisine of the chef’s birthplace, Champagne, France. “I come from Champagne, so I’ve always had the good fortune of being surrounded by the extraordinary food and wine of the region,” said Desaintmartin. “Our celebratory menu is a very personal way for me to share the bounties of my home with my guests here in Philadelphia.” When Desaintmartin wanted to select one of his favorite sparkling wines, he went to Domain Rosier, a

Len Lear third-generation winemaker in Limoux, France, and chose their Blanquette de Limoux, a bright, bubbly cuvee. Made from chardonnay and mauzac grapes, the sparkling wine is fruity and acidic. It is available by the glass for $8.50 and by the bottle for $30. Menu items for Desaintmartin’s special three-course prix-fixe meal include: celery-root soup with leeks; endive salad with Champagnonette sauce; poached salmon in Champagne sauce; tourte Champ-

enoise, a traditional pie of bacon, onions, potatoes and pork; and strawberries with Champagne liqueur. Reservations are recommended but not required. After graduating from the Hotel School of Paris, Desaintmartin worked in France under famous chefs Gaston Lenôtre and Michel Guérard. He first came to the US in 1986 and helped reopen the Founders Room at the Bellevue Hotel. He then worked in several top kitchens including La Coupole, La Campagne and Dock Street, before taking over Caribou Café. Recently, Desaintmartin achieved one of his career’s biggest moments when he was inducted into the Maitres Cuisiners de France, an elite society of the 300 top French chefs in the world. For more information on or to make a reservation, call (215) 625-9535 or visit www.cariboucafe.com.

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by Len Lear Originally opened as Ristorante DiLullo on May 19, 1979, Moonstruck at 7955 Oxford Avenue in Fox Chase is ready to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Owners Claire DiLullo and Toto Schiavone are still serving the same classic Italian cuisine that has produced their longevity. The original menu was inspired by the consulting chef, TV food personality and cookbook author Marcella Hazan. (The restaurant was founded by Claire and her late husband, Joe DiLullo. For a decade, Claire and Toto also owned and operated DiLullo’s restaurant at 1405 Locust Street, where Estia, a Greek restaurant, is now located.) Boasting homemade pasta and gelato, Moonstruck will

be thanking its customers over 30 years by offering complete four-course dinners from their original menu for $30 during the week of Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22. Some of the dishes will be: pepperoni con capperi e acciughe (roasted sweet peppers with anchovies and Italian capers); tortelloni di biete (ravioli filled with ricotta, mascarpone, fresh mozzarella and Swiss chard in a tomato basil “salsa cruda”); and involtini di vitello (little bundles of veal filled with home-smoked mozzarella and Swiss chard in a lightly flavored tomato sauce). Entrees will be served with fresh vegetables. The main course will be followed by a salad and homemade gelato. According to numerous press reports, Moonstruck was the first restaurant in the

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Guardians Endorse Williams

RECEIVING coveted backing of Guardian Civic League of retired Black Police Officers is jubilant DA candidate Seth Williams. From left are Billy Mahoney, past president of Sentinels Law Enforcement Soul; Williams; Cynthia Hill, past VP of GCL; and Howard Williams, past VP-treasurer of GCL.

The Karate Kid

RISQUÉ, chain of four gentlemen’s clubs, has kicked off a major fundraising effort to help pay for next year’s Mummers Parade. Naturally, the first was held at Penn’s Port’s Risqué Club, just down street on Delaware Avenue, near 2 Street home of most Mummer clubs. Owner Ted Pagano, who is donating all proceeds re-

ceived at each fundraiser, is seen here with Manager Connie Innezzelli and “Madison”, dancer who designed her own special Mummer’s costume as well as baking the cake seen between them. MUMMERS, in photo at right, enjoyed attention of Risqué Staff, but were a bit shy as they stood in background for this picture.

LIAM BERNARD, 7, won a Gold Medal and Samurai Sword at National Competition in Newark, N.J. He is congratulated by his Kim’s Karate instructor Issac Rivera and referee Miles Moffit. Congrats from grandpop Charlie Bernard!

Queen Village Hears Candidates

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CONTROLLER Alan Butkovitz addressed Queen Village neighbors, inveighing against full-value real-estate taxation.

CHIP Concert

CHIP “Cover The Kids” Concert, featuring Bishop Hezekiah Walker and gospel artist Dorothy Norwood and the Love Fellowship Choir, had a standing-room-only attendance at AME 1st Dist. Plaza, sponsored by AmeriChoice, Nielsen, Black Clergy of Philadelphia, Ducky Birts Foundation and The Water Shoppe. Children’s Health Insurance Program offers free or low-cost healthinsurance coverage to uninsured kids and teens in Pennsylvania.

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STATE REP. Vanessa Lowery Brown talks with civic leaders, clergy and community partners, and resident during her “Chat & Chew” discussion at 1st Church of Love, Faith and Deliverance in Strawberry Mansion. This is in the 32nd Ward. Meeting was one of a series of outreach events Brown has planned to network with community leaders and organizations.

Guiding Lights

“GUIDING LIGHTS In The Community” received awards from Malik Aziz, a curator of late Congressman Lucien Blackwell’s legacy. From left are honoree Gregorio Cojulun of Garden Court Community Association, Aziz, Pastor Derrick Johnson and honoree Pete Lyde of Laborers Union.

INTRODUCING DA candidates at Queen Village Neighbors Association meeting, Jeff Rusher, right, presents Michael Untermeyer and former Councilman Dan McElhatton.

Breaking Ground At Youth Study Ctr.

FROM LEFT, Managing Director Camille Barnett, DHS Commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose, Mayor Nutter, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison, Maceo Cummings, Joan Sleurback, and Jim Lowe to break ground at New Youth Study Center at 48th & Haverford Avenue Tuesday. Center will provide temporary care to adjudicated delinquents aged 13 and over. It will be built over 160,000 square feet, with 150 beds. The City will take bids on construction it is expected to complete by spring 2011.

My Compliments To Chef Mayfair Judges The Judges

CELEBRATING at 8th annual “My Compliments To The Chef” at Water Works Restaurant were, from left, Tamika Tanksley of State Sen. Vincent Hughes’ Office; Sandra Dungee-Glenn, president of American Cities Foundation; Tawanna Cunningham; Margaret Bailey-Nesmith; Amberlynn Fleming and Kayla Siegle, students at Franklin Town Charter School.

MAYFAIR Civic Association President Scott Cummings, center, welcomes Judicial candidates Ken Powell and Adam Beloff to candidates night. Seven candidates attended.


Violence-Free Alliance Holds Forth

VIOLENCE-FREE Alliance’s "Day of Hope" community fair at Malcolm X Park drew, from left, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell; Shirley Randleman of 52nd Street Business Association; State Rep. Jim Roebuck; and Gail Inderwies, executive director of Keystone Hospice and founder of Alliance, one whose staff members was murdered in 2007. Photo by Bonnie Squires

OLD FRIENDS State Rep. Rosita Youngblood, left, and Councilman Bill Greenlee chat at her Open House while, in background, two First Ladies of ward politics, Julie O’Connell and Lillian Paulmier, regulate matters in N.W. Phila. Photo by Donald Terry

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HOSTS MARION WIMBUSH and Manwell Glenn hosted meet the candidates’ night at JUDICIAL CANDIDATES attending North Wayland Church in North Philadelphia last Philadelphia candidate’s night are Joe Waters, Angela Roca and Joyce Eubanks. week.

PROUD OF new District Office at 5736 Greene Street in Germantown are State Rep. Rosita Youngblood’s team, from left: Chief of Staff Courtney Lewis, Cherise Wall, Youngblood and David Tolentino with constituent Janice Fleming. Photo by Donald Terry

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Candidates Meet In 43rd Ward

DA HOPEFUL Dan McCaffery shares moment with Friends of 43rd Ward at Copas Cubanas. From left are Pat Ciammetti, host Emilio Vazquez, McCaffery, David Rodriguez and Maria V. Lebron.

JUDICIAL candidate Beverly Muldrow was among guests at CROWDING into this picture were Pedro Casillas, Friends of 43rd Ward event. Janette Perez, Beverly Muldrow, David Rodriguez, State With her are Ronald Rayne Rep. Tony Payton, Wendell Douglas and Emilio Vazquez. Photos by Donald Terry and Emilio Vazquez.

DA Candidate Gets ‘Grilled’

Stack Aids Job Search At Fair

ADVANCING his campaign for DA, attorney Michael Turner pledges ethics-based service to supporters at Marathon Grill in Center City.

OUTSIDE Holy Family University hall where his Education & Job Fair was held, State Sen. Mike Stack, left, reviews info kit with job- SGT. COULBOURN of Army National TIM McGRATH of Steam Fitters Local 420 seeker Eileen Grove and his “favorite Re- Guard chats with State Sen. Mike Stack at explains apprenticeship program to State publican” Dominic Ragucci. his display at Holy Family. Sen. Mike Stack.

Farnese Fetes Book Challenge Winner

WEARING a different uniform for a change, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey joined Mothers United Through Tragedy and its founder Shirley Boggs for march down N. Broad Street to call out for end to violence decimating city’s young.

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STATE SEN. Larry Farnese and Please Touch Museum VP Andrea Hoffman Jelin present Jackson School kindergartner Carla Jeronimo with four complimentary passes to Please Touch Museum, after she came in first place in Farnese's Book Challenge. Book Challenge winner Jeronimo is joined by her proud parents; Farnese; Hoffman Jelin; and Jackson School Principal Sherry Lewis.

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW JULY TERM 2003 NO. 4062 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS ACQUIRER OF CERTAIN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION ACTING AS RECEIVER, PLAINTIFF vs. Any Unknown Persons Having or Claiming an Interest or Title to the Subject Premises, et al, Mortgagors and Real Owners DEFENDANTS TO: Any Unknown Persons Having or Claiming an Interest or Title to the Subject Premise et al, MORTGAGORS AND REAL OWNERS, DEFENDANTS whose last known address is 1302 S 7th Street Philadelphia, PA 19145. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS ACQUIRER OF CERTAIN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION ACTING AS RECEIVER, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to July Term 2003 No. 4062 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 1302 S 7th Street Philadelphia, PA 19145 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.

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NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central 3638 North Broad Street • Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700 PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center • Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-238-6333 Michael T. McKeever Attorney for Plaintiff Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever, PC Suite 5000, Mellon Independence Center 701 Market Street • Philadelphia, PA 19106-1532 215-627-1322

Elephant Corner (Cont. From Page 11) it realizes it’s wasted more money than it took from us, it raises our taxes again. When it raises taxes, the smart, productive people (businesses and taxpayers with non-government jobs) get fed up and move to the suburbs or out of state where taxes are lower. This leaves fewer taxpayers, but the same or greater number of parasites (those who don’t pay

taxes, yet expect the government to take care of them). Since there are now fewer taxpayers to carry the load, more people who work for Big Government (which creates nothing), and more people who depend on a check from the government, overall tax collections inevitably shrink. These same politicians, who’ve never taken a basic economics course, then see the only solution as – you guessed it – higher taxes! Those who remain in the city, still robotically vote overwhelmingly for the same De-

mocrats who got us in this mess. And the spiral of misery goes on and on. Eventually, the host body (Philadelphia) dies from having the lifeblood (taxpayers with private-sector jobs) sucked out of it. States and suburbs with low taxes, good schools, new businesses, excellent services and low crime all benefit. Hang in there, gang; I sense an Elephant revival coming very soon. AL SCHMIDT for City Controller! Trunk Man’s gotta run right now.


TO PAUL JAMERSON A Petition has been filed asking the court to put an end to all rights you have to your child Baby Boy Clay who was born on 3/23/2009 at Einstein Temple Hospital, Philadephia, PA, as well as any rights S.C. has to Baby Boy Clay. The court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That hearing will be held on June 11, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at Courtroom 1, One Montgomery County Courthouse, Orphan’s Court Division, Airy and Swede Streets, Norristown, PA 19404 before Judge Ott. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your children as well as the rights of S.C. to that child may be ended by the court without your being present. You have a right to be represented at the the hearing by a lawyer. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer or cannot afford one, go to or telephone the office set forth below to find out where you can get legal help. You are also warned that if you fail to file either an acknowledgment of paternity pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S.A. Section 2503 (d) relating to acknowledgement and claim of paternity, and fail to either appear at a hearing to object to the termination of your rights or file a written objection to such termination with the court prior to the hearing, your rights may be terminated under Pa.C.S.A. 2503(d) and 2504(c) of the Adoption Act.

ceived the inheritance, or the right to the inheritance, within 180 days of filing, then that money should come into the bankruptcy estate. If you already received your discharge, then the trustee may move to reopen your case and bring a proceeding to get the money. However, Trustees some-

Independence Blue Cross will receive the prestigious “Outstanding Pennsylvania Employer Award” today at the 25th annual Pennsylvania Partners Employment, Training & Education Conference in Hershey, Pa. The Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, a volunteer commission appointed by the Mayor to govern the public-workforce system in the City of

Philadelphia, nominated Independence Blue Cross for the Governor’s Award. IBC has made particularly strong contributions to career awareness and development for young people in the City of Philadelphia. Since the 2003 establishment of WorkReady Philadelphia, the City’s system for youth workforce preparation, IBC has directly invested in the futures of 509 city youth.

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the lottery or a large inheritance? Answer: It is 180 days from filing of the Bankruptcy Petition rather than from the discharge. If you filed a Chapter 7 and re-

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by Michael A. Cibik, Esq. American Bankruptcy Board Certified Question: How long after receiving a discharge do you have to not report a windfall of income, such as winning

times try to bring money into the bankruptcy estate that they don’t have the legal right to. Lottery proceeds based on a lottery ticket purchased after you filed bankruptcy are not part of the estate, but trustees have been known to go after the money anyway. Thus, play the lottery after you get your bankruptcy discharge. Next week’s question: What is the difference between secured, unsecured priority and unsecured nonpriority debts?

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Guidance For Boys

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“Bam Bam” Hines Heads To The Hall

VOLUNTEERS like, from left, Charles Sparks, BOYS2REAL MEN Summit brought to- Johnny Harris, Kevin Brax- STATE REP. Kenyatta Johnson participated in gether hundreds of youths at Lutheran ton and Rick Harper helped Boys2Real Men Summit, shown here with 7thTheological Seminary under leadership of run daylong conference on and 8th-graders from Jenks MS in Chestnut Hill. Photo by Donald Terry State Sen. LeAnna Washington, right. teen community service.

Illegals Collect Tax Refunds Without Paying In Abuse is rampant in the collection of fraudulent income tax refunds from the IRS, especially by illegal immigrants – according to a report released in Washington. The new report, The Earned Income Tax Credit

and Illegal Immigration: A Study in Fraud, Abuse, and Liberal Activism, by financial analyst and economist Edwin Rubenstein, reveals the EITC is the largest cash-transfer program in the United States. More than 23 million fam-

ilies received more than $44 billion in the EITC refundable tax credit in 2006. Between 27% and 32% of EITC dollars are collected fraudulently, the new report says. According to the report,

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA Sealed proposals will be received by the School Reform Commission at the School Administration Building located at 440 North Broad St., 3rd Floor, Office of Capital Programs, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009. A non-refundable fee for each set of bid documents is as scheduled. The School District will only accept bids from companies that have been placed on its current Pre Qualified Contractors List as shown at psit.org. All School District Project require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. BUDGET B- 018 C of 2008/09* General Contract Dimner Beeber Middle School $1,300,000 Roof Replacement 5925 Malvern Avenue * A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held on May 20th, 2009 at 9:30 AM at the site location

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B- 031 C of 2008/09* Electrical Contract Thomas Creighton Elementary School $285,000.00 Emergency Generator 5401 Tabor Road Emergency Lighting * A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held on May 15th, 2009 at 12:00Noon at the site location

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Specifications and/or plans and contract documents may be examined and copies thereof obtained from the School Reform Commission, 440 North Broad Street, 3rd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Information as to contract documents, etc., may be obtained at the above address, or telephone 215-400-5225. Make checks payable to the School District of Philadelphia.

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The School Reform Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids and make the awards to the best interests of the School District of Philadelphia.

much of the so-called “tax relief” goes to people who never paid a cent in taxes, and may have already defrauded the government of huge sums each year. For instance, the Additional Child Tax Credit is available to illegal immigrants even if they do not have a valid Social Security number. The EITC is the most accessible of the major entitlement programs and used by more people than food stamps or Medicare.

This week SHADOWBOXER features the third part of a series on this year’s inductees into the Penna. Boxing Hall of Fame. Former World Junior Middleweight Champion, Robert “Bam Bam” Hines will be officially enshrined at the Hall’s annual induction ceremony on Sunday, May 17 at Romano’s Caters. Growing up around 25th & Diamond in North Philly, “Bam Bam” Hines started boxing at the age of eight. He started competing in amateur tournaments and instantly became of the areas top boxers, compiling a 178-11 record. Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins was his next-door neighbor, whom Hines beat in a 1977 amateur bout. In 1980, 14 members of an amateur boxing team headed to Poland were killed when their plane crashed. Hines had been scheduled to be on that flight, which tragically took the life of fellow Philadelphian Lonnie Young. Distraught, Hines took some

time off and turned professional a year later. Beating Ira Robinson at Resorts in Atlantic City in his professional debut, Hines would go on to fight everyone in the division, including Kevin Howard, James “Hard Rock“ Green, and Steve Little. Six years after his debut, Hines returned to Atlantic City and beat Tony Montgomery to win the USBA Junior Middleweight Championship. A year later, he would reach the pinnacle of his boxing career at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. That evening, Hines beat Matthew Hilton to become the IBF Junior Middleweight Champion of the World.

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JUDICIAL candidates Joe Waters, Joyce FORMER Congressman Ozzie Myers, Judicial Eubanks and Angeles Roca make sure they candidate Robert Coleman, Sean Kennedy and get picture taken with S. Philly political leghost Dan Pellicciotti talk politics in Roxbor- end Ozzie Myers. ough last week.

HOST DAN PELLICCIOTTI and guest of honor Dan McCaffery are flanked by Judicial candidates Fran Shields, Robert Coleman and Joe Waters.

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ROXBOROUGH COMMUNITY leader Dan Pellicciotti decked 21st Ward in Dan McCaffery colors last week. McCaffery for DA was everywhere you looked in Roxborough! Pellicciotti hosted fundraiser for McCaffery at Keenan’s in Northwest Philadelphia.

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Snooper (Cont. From Page 11) needed monies to promote neighborhood revitalizations and other PROGRAMS. The East Kensington Neighborhood Association invites ALL OF YOU too! Remember, SATURDAY, MAY 16 we will be looking for Y-O-U! Snooper’s Education Bureau: Did you know, today we have a brand new word we can use? In fact, everybody is using it already. P-AN-D-E-M-I-C. This is the newest word being used today for the recent SWINE FLU. I decided to break it down … PANIC + EPI-

DEMIC. This is actually what they’re saying, but don’t want to use either word for fear of SCARING all of us. Tell me, who the heck came up with this one? I’ll bet it’s the same person who started all this POLITICAL CORRECTIVENESS crap. Yo, tell it like it is, forget this PANDEMIC just call it an EPIDEMIC! Yes, they now have named it (H1N1); however, it’s still THE SWINE FLU. SNOOPER SPECIAL: Boss, it’s that time of the year for me to pick our “Police Officer of The Year”, and he’s one who is well deserving too. He is none other than SGT. CONWAY of The

24th Police Dist. I have spoken to many law-enforcement officials, and even those who work in it, especially CHIEF WILLIAM McMONAGLE, Family Court Bench Warrant Unit. I’m told by many of those officers who work with him, he’s a real cop. Sgt. Conway also worked with the ‘late’ Sgt. Timmy Simpson who was killed “in the line of duty”. Sgt. Conway is one who truly believes in his job, and he does it 24/7. I want Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to know, in Sgt. Conway you have a dedicated Police Officer who does his job and does it well. SGT. CONWAY is POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR, and I recommend him for “Chief Inspector George Fencl Award”.

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(Cont. From Page 11) Don’t forget how hard it was and all the things she used to do. Danté wrote it for his Mother who has Alzheimer’s. Thanks Danté.

Snooper’s Good News Dept: We told you all about P.A.C.A., which is now known as ASPCA. I stopped by to see how they were doing and, I might add, was very pleased to find out they are doing really great! It is run very professionally and they do have people who know what they’re doing. NO, they are not THE KILLERS they were made out to be; in fact, they try toRESCUE and ADOPT as many ANIMALS as they possibly can. I spoke with a few friends of mine who worked there, in “those dark days of PACA”, and they told me WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE has been made today, and all for THE BETTER. Hey Mr. Mayor, these people could use a little more money to do what they must do and, Mr. Mayor, everything is for THE ANIMALS! Please do me a favor, get all of your animals SPAYED and NEUTERED, do it. Also ask them about “THE CHIP PROGRAM”. OK! Snooper’s ‘THE SWINE FLU’ Update: More and more cases of this treacherous disease are happening all over, including here in

Philadelphia. I’m beginning to wonder if they’re telling us all we need to know about it. I’m tired of hearing it’s not dangerous. If this is the case, WHY are they CLOSING so many schools? Do what they’re telling you to do. 1) Wash your hands as often as you can. 2) Sneeze, if you must, but do it on your shirtsleeves. 3) Get plenty of sleep. 4) Cover your mouth when coughing; it’s COMMON SENSE to do so. And check with your DOCTORS to be sure! Snooper’s ‘HELP WANTED’ file: Here’s a JOB we can all do, and it’s one HON. JOHN TAYLOR, State Representative, wants all of you to participate in. Taylor wants all of us to REPORT bad street conditions, for instance, a POTHOLE or, for that matter, any problems regarding our STATE ROADS. He has provided us with a “Special Hotline” number for us to call, so get out your paper and pens and start writing. Here’s the number – 1 (800) 349-7623. Your calls will go directly to PENNDOT and they, in turn, will direct your calls to their various maintenance CREWS

throughout our State. When calling, PLEASE give them the location, namely, road signs, route numbers, or any other signs that will help them locate the problems. He needs Y-O-U!

City Hall Sam (Cont. From Page 11) GRESSMAN BOB BRADY arrived from Washington bearing a Congressional citation which was read by MARIA PUGLIESE, who is Bob’s daughter-in-law and one of the stalwarts on the staff of the Municipal Court. STATE SEN. MIKE STACK is the guest of honor at a fundraiser to be held at La Veranda on Thursday, May 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MARK WEINBERG is his finance chairman and details on the fundraiser can be obtained from RICHARD SAND, ESQ. at (215) 2853941. Recovering nicely following surgery to implant a pacemaker defibrillator is the judicial aide to Fay Stack, CHARLES GARUFFE. He had it done at Nazareth Hospital.

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Where Lay the Many Problems on the pipeline. With 6,600 employees and a budget of $524 million, it is the first thing most people think of when they think of crimefighting. However, nothing further can happen to a criminal case unless it is prosecuted. That is the job of the DA’s Office, whose 600 employees handle about 70,000 criminal matters per year with a budget of $32 million. No prosecution can take place without a defending attorney. For the most part that is a public duty, since 70% of Philadelphia’s criminal defendants are represented by the Defender’s Association of Philadelphia. Although this is a private nonprofit agency, almost all of its $35 million budget is covered by payments from the City budget. The lawyers propose, but the courts dispose. Because the 1st Judicial Dist. does not release a breakdown of its budget, it is unclear how much of its resources are spent on court hearings and their ensuing decisions, but they are the focus of the Court System’s work, perhaps accounting for $95 million of its budget and 1,500 of its employees. Three outcomes befall a defendant in court. Charges may be dropped or he may be acquitted, in which he goes free. He may be convicted and sent to prison. Or he may be released on probation and parole, with a variety of

conditions attached. Convicts wind up in one of two systems, the County’s or the State’s. The Philadelphia Prison System houses almost 10,000 inmates at this time. They include both persons who have been arrested but could not make bail while awaiting trial, and persons who have been convicted and sentenced to serve time. With 2,358 employees today and an annual budget of $230 million, it is a mammoth component of the criminal-justice pipeline. Yet the true scope of imprisonment is much bigger. That’s because most Philadelphia convicts, 15,440 as of today, wind up in a State prison. Although there are no State prisons inside the city, Philadelphia residents constitute 30% of the State Prison System’s load. Therefore, 30% of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections budget of $1.64 billion picks up the tab for Philadelphian prisoners. That’s a staggering $490 million. So the true cost of prisons in the city’s criminal-justice pipeline dwarfs even that of the police: $720 million of taxpayers’ dollars. While 25,000 adult Philadelphians are locked up by either the County or the State, almost 60,000 more are maintained on probation or parole by either the County or the State. The State’s 9,000 share of the total are served by

122 of its total agent force of 458; the city’s share of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole total budget is about $30 million. They’re the lucky ones. County parolees, who fall under the supervision of the 1st Dist.’s Adult Probation & Parole Dept., get much less individual attention. As with court costs, APPD’s budget is not released to the public. It may, however, run as low as $20 million. That’s less money than the State spends to supervise one-fifth as many parolees. Several other government agencies play smaller but equally crucial roles in the business of resolving cases. And because each agency has a different structure, comparing staff and budgets can be dangerously like comparing apples and oranges. One fact is clear, though: some pieces of the criminaljustice pipeline are given vastly more resources than others. Maybe none of them are adequately funded. Overall, though, if society has any problems with crime control, it can’t be because we are spending too much money on prosecution, or defense, or probation and parole. Together they account for at most 8 cents of the criminaljustice dollar. If any big money is being spent unwisely, we must look elsewhere to find it.

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(Cont. From Page 2) For in a large number of cases, the criminal-justice pipeline is circular. Offenders cycle around and back through it, failing to make the transition to productive citizenship. When this happens, the system is less like a pipeline (which is supposed to go somewhere, after all) and more like a snake biting its own tail – a rattlesnake. Usually the flow of cases begins with the Police Dept. If individuals are arrested, charges must be placed by the District Attorney’s Office. These cases must be heard and adjudicated by the Court System. Before or after conviction, some individuals are sent to either County or State Prisons. Most, however, wind up on probation or parole. In the end, the vast majority of offenders finish serving their time and face reentry to society. Often they will receive help from other branches of government, such as Health & Human Services or Public Welfare. Year in, year out the Philadelphia Police Dept. reports more than major 80,000 major crimes and many more minor ones. No one knows how many individuals were responsible for those crimes and it is harder than you might think even to track how many individuals are arrested in a year. Let’s just say lots. The Police Dept. is one of the largest and richest sections

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Senate Republicans Begin Budget Battle n’t improved and we are facing a potential total shortfall of $2.9 billion or higher by the end of the current fiscal year. We developed a budget for Fiscal Year 2009-10 that looks to the long-term future of Pennsylvania and considers the Commonwealth’s economic vitality in 2015 and 2020.” He noted during a milder recession in the early 1990s, Pennsylvania experienced a similar catastrophic revenue shortfall when the Common-

wealth amassed a $1 billion deficit and, in response, raised taxes by $3 billion. That devastated the Commonwealth by reducing its competitiveness with other states. Corman added this bill, by allocating more than $728 million in Federal stimulus funds for education, maintains funding for school districts at the current level. Gov. Ed Rendell and House and Senate Democrats characterized the Republican version

of the budget bill as making unacceptable cuts to education, health care and economic development. They also said it is full of “technical issues” which may stop the Commonwealth from collecting Federal stimulus funds. House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans said the Senate Republicans’ proposal “goes beyond any good sense” and added it reflects a political agenda rather than attempt at compromise.

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The Republican-dominated Senate Appropriations Committee this week approved SB 850, a $27.3 billion State budget for Fiscal Year 2009-10 setting up a fiscal battle that may well go past the budget deadline this week. Committee Chairman Sen. Jake Corman said, “SB 850 responds to Pennsylvania’s tough economic climate. The fact State revenues came in nearly $1 billion below estimate in April shows the economy has-


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