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November 12, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ballard Spahr L.L.P. said Monday it has hired Timothy John H. Delaney as chief marketing and business development officer, a position in which he will oversee the firm's marketing strategies and other matters. Delaney had been in the Washington office of the WilmerHale law firm before joining Ballard, a 500-lawyer firm based in Center City with 14 offices throughout the United States. At WilmerHale, Delaney was responsible for business development, procurement strategy and professional development training programs.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has named a former state environmental protection secretary as his chief of staff. In his first appointment since winning election, Wolf said Kathleen "Katie" McGinty would be his top aide. McGinty, 51, of Wayne, was among three candidates who ran against Wolf in the Democratic primary. A graduate of St. Joseph's University, she served as the head of the environmental agency under Gov. Ed Rendell, and also held posts in the White House during the Clinton administration.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | By Ben Finley and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Parents of Central Bucks High School West football players expressed a variety of emotions Monday night during a private meeting with the school district's superintendent and the Bucks County district attorney, the first time officials have met with parents since the district canceled the rest of the football season over allegations of hazing. For more than an hour in the Doylestown school's auditorium, Superintendent David Weitzel addressed about 75 parents and took questions from the audience, said the father of a sophomore player who did not want to be identified.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's business community was officially introduced Wednesday to the new executive director of Select Greater Philadelphia - the organization charged with attracting business to the region. Matt Cabrey, 48, never made it to the stage at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's annual breakfast at the Convention Center, but he heard the applause from the more than 1,200 business people in attendance. "Select Greater Philadelphia is stepping up" its marketing efforts, the chamber's new chairman, Denis O'Brien, said before showing a new video promoting the group's slogan: "Here for the Making.
NEWS
October 16, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Rep. Chaka Fattah's new chief of staff comes from a familiar place. He is the former chief operating officer of a nonprofit that Fattah founded - and that federal prosecutors say was at the center of a scheme to help the congressman repay an illegal campaign loan. Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat, said he hired Roger Jackson, whom he has known for close to 30 years, because he was "a great guy who has done extraordinary work for a number of organizations. " Among the groups Jackson has played a top role in was the Educational Advancement Alliance, a charity Fattah created to help boost educational opportunities among people in need.
NEWS
October 12, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille urged his colleagues Friday to take action against Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, reacting to newly disclosed sexually explicit e-mails McCaffery sent this year to the government account of his brother, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge. In an interview, Castille, who viewed the messages obtained by The Inquirer, said their graphic contents "undermine our moral authority" and the respect the citizenry has for the court system. "It's a cloud over all of the courts," Castille said after seeing the e-mails.
SPORTS
October 6, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
If you want to relive the past, go to kcchiefs.com, find an Andy Reid news conference video, close your eyes, and listen. "Injuries" will be followed by "looking forward to the challenge of playing" whatever team is next on Kansas City's schedule, and eventually the time will be yours because nothing has changed about Big Red's monotonous routine with the media. Once you get through all that, you should understand this: Reid does a lot of things well as a head football coach.
NEWS
October 4, 2014 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
For as long as Jay Blake can remember, he longed to work on race cars. But when a forklift accident in May 1997 left him blind, Blake wondered whether he would work at any job again. Then, a year after the accident, friends invited Blake to a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) race near Reading. Despite protests that, without his sight, he could not follow the action, Blake's friends persuaded him to go. And his life was changed - again. "I realized that even though I couldn't see, I could still tell what was going on," Blake said.
NEWS
September 27, 2014 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - At least eight prominent state officials - including the head of the state police, Pennsylvania's top environmental regulator, and a former spokesman for Gov. Corbett - were among commonwealth employees who sent or received hundreds of sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages from state e-mail accounts between 2008 and 2012, according to documents made available Thursday by the state Attorney General's Office. Following a court battle and public record requests from The Inquirer and other news organizations, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office named the eight recipients and showed reporters some of the pornographic material it said traveled over state-owned computers during work hours.
SPORTS
September 26, 2014 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Staff Writer
ROBIN PEMBERTON has been NASCAR's vice president of competition and racing development for 10 years. It's a stressful job that includes handling complaints and disciplining drivers and race teams. Prior to moving into his VP position, Pemberton was a Cup series crew chief for Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin and Kyle Petty. So Pemberton always will be empathetic toward crew chiefs for the stress they endure, particularly during the Chase. Prior to races crew chiefs probably make hundreds of decisions regarding their teams.
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