June 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday four members of Army special forces in Tripoli were never told to stand down after last year's deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, disputing a former top diplomat's claim that the unit might have helped Americans under siege. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said timing and the need for the unit to help with casualties from Benghazi resulted in orders for the special forces to remain in Tripoli.
May 10, 2013 |
Vito Canuso, the chairman of the city's Republican Party for close to 20 years, is giving up the post, one of several signs that the party is healing a rift between its old-line leadership and a faction of younger, more aggressive members. Canuso, 66, a lawyer first elected in 1995, announced his intention to resign Tuesday at the party's spring fund-raiser. His replacement - subject to approval from ward leaders - will be State Rep. John J. Taylor, 58, the sole Republican still representing a Philadelphia district in the state House.
April 10, 2013 |
Fred Blume, 72, chairman emeritus of the prestigious Blank Rome law firm in Philadelphia, died Monday, April 8, at his Penn Valley home after a long illness. For several decades, Mr. Blume battled a rare pancreatic tumor, said his wife, Sylvia "Sivy" Blume. Despite his illness, he served as Blank Rome's managing partner and chief executive officer from 2003 to 2006. "He was totally and completely dedicated to Blank Rome," his wife said. Morey Rosenbloom, a longtime friend and partner at the firm, said: "He was a lawyer's lawyer.
March 24, 2013 |
Julius Genachowski, head of the federal agency that approved Comcast Corp.'s purchase of NBCUniversal, said Friday that he would step down from a "revitalized" Federal Communications Commission over the next several weeks. The resignation allows President Obama to appoint a new chairman at the FCC for his second term. Genachowski, announcing his resignation at the agency Friday morning, said his tenure was marked by the expansion of the nation's broadband and wireless economies.
March 23, 2013 |
Julius Genachowski, head of the federal agency that approved Comcast Corp.'s purchase of NBCUniversal, said Friday that he is stepping down from a "revitalized" Federal Communications Commission over the next several weeks. The resignation allows President Obama to appoint a new chairman at the FCC for his second term. Genachowski, announcing his resignation at the agency Friday morning, said his tenure at the FCC was marked by the expansion of the nation's broadband and wireless economies.
March 19, 2013 |
Amtrak's board of directors has selected Anthony R. Coscia as its new chairman. Coscia, 53, of North Caldwell, N.J., is a real estate finance attorney who previously served as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Coscia, appointed to the nine-member Amtrak board by President Obama in 2010, replaces fellow Democrat Thomas C. Carper, of Illinois, whose term expired Saturday.
March 18, 2013
Paul T. Murray has been appointed to the board of A Woman's Place , a Chalfont organization committed to the empowerment of women and to ending intimate and domestic violence for all. He is president of PTM Wealth Management. Eric Pritchard, a partner in the business and finance department at Kleinbard Bell & Brecker L.L.P., has been appointed to the board of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority, which helps companies finance projects with money secured from private-sector financial institutions.
March 15, 2013 |
One thing about the resumés of the three Big Five schools in contention for an NCAA bid is that they seem to have quality wins and dreadful losses in almost equal numbers. The prospects for Temple, La Salle, and Villanova in what is likely to be a very crowded group under consideration for the last of the 37 at-large berths in the NCAAs depend on how each of the 10 members of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Committee evaluates good victories and bad defeats. Mike Bobinski, the chair of the committee that convened Wednesday in Indianapolis to begin selecting, seeding, and pairing teams for Sunday's announcement of the field, said quantifying the effects of win-loss results is difficult to do. "Everybody gets to make their determination on their own," Bobinski said Wednesday during a conference call.
March 13, 2013
John J. Byrne Jr., 80, the chairman and chief executive of Geico who was credited with leading the insurance giant from near-bankruptcy to profitability in the late 1970s - an achievement that remains one of the celebrated turnarounds in modern business history - died Thursday at his home in Etna, N.H. His death, from cancer, was confirmed by his colleague Bob Snyder. For years, Mr. Byrne was one of the most prominent businessmen in Washington, and for decades, he was one of the most noted executives in his industry.