July 27, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday that eight high-ranking employees in the department's management division improperly promoted the hiring of relatives for summer or full-time work or assisted others in doing so. Seven of the employees violated federal law restricting employment of relatives and the eighth violated a federal ethics standard, the inspector general concluded. A ninth, the highest-ranking person mentioned in the report, was criticized for failing to respond to indicators that her subordinates may have violated anti-nepotism laws.
February 19, 2000 |
John Demby has been named the interim athletic director at Rancocas Valley for the remainder of the school year. Demby has replaced Carmen Cella, the longtime athletic director at Rancocas Valley, who returned to become the interim AD in late December after athletic director Len Grzywacz left for personal reasons. Cella, who retired after the 1998 school year, said that this was his final week in the interim roll and that Demby only wants the job on an interim basis. "John doesn't want the position past this school year," Cella said yesterday.
February 18, 2012
The Rev. Jerome B. Coll, 82, former dean and retired assistant director of planning and giving at St. Joseph's University, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, of cancer at Manresa Hall, the Jesuit retirement residence in Merion. Father Coll taught English at St. Joseph's University from 1964 to 1966 and was dean from 1966 to 1970. He then spent several years teaching and in administration at Regis College in Denver and, for a decade, was president of Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Md. In 1990, he returned to St. Joseph's as director of national alumni giving.
December 4, 1987 |
The assistant director of the pharmacy at Mercy Catholic Medical Center's Fitzgerald Mercy Division, where mistakes caused the deaths of two patients last month, has been fired, and the pharmacy director has retired, hospital officials said yesterday. The firing and retirement came after the Darby, Delaware County, hospital's own investigators could not determine which pharmacist had prepared the intravenous solution given to a 5-month-old West Philadelphia baby who died Nov. 4. The county medical examiner ruled that the child, Tyhisha Smith, of Chestnut Street near 33rd, died after receiving a dose of muscle relaxant that was 15 times stronger than it should have been.
January 1, 2011 |
John Stokes was a 29-year-old U.S. Department of the Interior fellow when, in 1979, at the behest of then-Gov. Brendan T. Byrne, he helped write a plan to safeguard the newly established Pinelands National Reserve. He has been at the center of the Pinelands preservation fight ever since. The plan he helped draft protects 1.1 million acres of sandy-soil forests and wetlands full of rare and endangered wildlife and plants, covering nearly a quarter of New Jersey. And, as the executive director of the Pinelands Commission since 2003, Stokes has been overseeing the independent state agency governing the area that includes parts of seven counties, including Burlington, Gloucester, and Camden.
July 2, 1995 |
Maxine Elkin, 48, a public relations executive, died Thursday at her home in Abington, after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Mrs. Elkin was the public relations manager for Robert Morris Associates, a 3,000-member, Philadelphia-based national trade group of commercial bank loan and credit officers. She had held the job since 1981. From 1978 to 1981, she was Robert Morris' assistant director of communications. During her tenure, she helped generate national publicity for the association that resulted in articles appearing in major newspapers, as well as in appearances by Robert Morris officials on television and radio.
May 6, 1993 |
During six months of searching for a new executive director, the board of the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum looked hard and deep to find the museum's new leader - and yesterday came up with acting director Nannette Acker Clark. A mixed-media artist-turned-museum administrator, Clark, 45, was named acting director in November. She has worked at the museum off and on in various positions since 1984, when she was an intern. "I was the acting director," Clark said yesterday, "but since it's now official, it makes me feel a little better.
September 15, 1988 |
Veteran city park system employee William E. Mifflin yesterday was named executive director of the Fairmount Park Commission, succeeding Alexander L. Hoskins, who takes over today as streets commissioner. Mifflin, 41, joined the park system staff in 1968 and has held various administrative and supervisory positions, including chief park horticulturalist and acting assistant director. He left the park system June 1 to become a deputy to Recreation Commissioner Delores Williams-Andy.
January 16, 2007 |
Susan M. Rademacher, former president of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Kentucky, has been named the new director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy, according to John K. Binswanger, president and chairman of the private Fairmount Park fund-raising vehicle. Since 1991, Rademacher led efforts to restore Louisville's historic park system, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who created Manhattan's Central Park. In addition to serving as president of the Louisville-based conservancy, she also worked as assistant director of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Parks.
February 5, 2012 |
J.M. Ada Mutch, formerly of Wynnewood, a nurse, World War II veteran, and volunteer for the elderly, died at Rosemont Presbyterian Village on Friday, Jan. 27, a week before her 107th birthday. In 1932, having taught physical education for eight years at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Miss Mutch had to have her appendix removed. "I went to the hospital for a week, and had the most wonderful time," she later told The Inquirer. "I decided to become a nurse. I figured I could take care of people as I got older, but I wouldn't be able to run up and down a hockey field forever.