Judge Leon Tucker granted a 30-day extension to Jamal's attorneys, who say they are trying to recover a document they claim helps to show that former state Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille violated Abu-Jamal's constitutional rights when he didn't recuse himself from appeal reviews.
More than five years have passed since Tom Watson, 36, was fatally shot inside a Häagen-Dazs. On Friday, after more than 10 days of trial before Common Pleas Court Judge Steven R. Geroff and five hours of deliberation, a jury found four Philadelphia men guilty of his murder.
The two sides are scheduled to return to the bargaining table on Sunday, and if necessary again on Monday. Schwartz is hoping to finalize an agreement that can be brought to union members at 10 a.m. Tuesday during a general membership meeting at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 facility on Columbus Boulevard.
To build his 2,000-document collection, James Reis bought deeds from manuscript dealers and in bulk at auctions, and scoured old bookstores. The historic papers were an investment. But Reis was undeniably drawn to the characters living in them. "What these represent," he said of the deeds, "is priceless."
Tommy Rowan write news features and human interest stories for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com.