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.
November 2, 2011 |
JUST ABOUT everywhere Whitney Smith Williams went, someone would want to talk about her father. "Your dad helped me get into college," they would say. "Your dad gave me the opportunity to get a higher education. " Even in the hospital when her father was in his final illness, a young man came up to her and expressed his sympathy - but not without adding: "Your dad helped me get into college. " Scores of men and women leading successful lives today never would have gotten the education that led to their success without the help of Eldridge Witherspoon Smith Jr. As director of admissions for Temple University in the '70s and '80s, Eldridge was in a position help people not only with the admissions process, but also with the encouragement that many needed to be convinced that they could succeed in college.
June 20, 2015 |
As an assistant director of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, Donald E. Danser was not a 9-to-5 kind of guy. Mr. Danser was the tournament director for track and field and cross country competitions run by the NJSIAA since 2001. "He would come back here after games and work through the night" at the agency offices in Robbinsville, Mercer County, colleague Helen Goubeaud said. As editor of tournament programs, she said, his after-dark work involved "updating the programs for the next event," so that "every kid's name was in it. " "He made sure that everybody got his due. " On Monday, June 15, Mr. Danser, 69, of Mount Holly, a former Rancocas Valley Regional High School head cross country coach, died of a heart attack at home.
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.
January 9, 2014 |
BACK IN 1986, Ebony magazine featured local TV director Gregory David Reid as its most eligible bachelor. Oops! Two years later, Mr. Reid was no longer a bachelor, and Jet magazine told its readers how he had married Treena Sammons-Brooks on Jan. 16, 1988. Gregory was then a news director at WCAU-TV CBS (now NBC10), which he joined in 1981 as the 11 p.m. news director. Over the next 32 years, he directed other news programs, sports and entertainment shows, telethons, documentaries and just about everything else the station produced.
February 17, 2015
Howard, Brenner & Nass, an asbestos and personal-injury law firm with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, changed its name to Nass Cancelliere Brenner with the addition of Michael A. Cancelliere Jr. as a partner. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has announced the following promotions: Robert F. Mucerino has been promoted to vice president in the treasury services department from assistant vice president; Julia Cheney to assistant vice president and assistant director in the payment cards center from officer and assistant director; Kim Taylor to assistant vice president in human resources from officer.
January 19, 1994 |
Henry Smith has a wife, three kids, a college degree and a white-collar job, and he owns a home in Southwest Philadelphia. One thing he no longer has is this secret: He never took the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Smith, who starred in basketball at West Philadelphia High (class of 1984) and later became a rebounding leader and consistent scorer at St. Joseph's University, read with interest last week about the concerns of the Black Coaches Association. The BCA, among other things, continues to question why the NCAA places so much emphasis on a test, the SAT, that has been found to be culturally biased.