April 16, 2012 |
The Daily News' April 6 editorial, "Hush, Doctors: Gas industry gags physicians" is false and shows a lack of understanding by the Daily News and Sen. Leach of Act 13's disclosure provisions. Some due diligence would have revealed that Act 13 contains one of the nation's most forward-thinking disclosure requirements. Our law, which provides for disclosure through the publicly accessible online database known as FracFocus.org, was modeled after Colorado's new law. The Colorado law was embraced by a broad spectrum of environmental groups, such as the Environmental Defense Fund.
March 14, 1986 |
Albert A. Childs, staff director of the city's Minority Business Enterprise Council, waited more than a month to disclose that his sister had a financial interest in a city contract that he helped design, city records show. Childs' sister, Brenda Murray, was named as a "sublicensee" to operate a concession stand under a contract for concession services at Veterans Stadium. The contract was awarded Dec. 17 to a joint venture consisting of Ogden Food Services Corp. and Clarence Farmer, a member of the City Human Relations Commission.
May 2, 2011
The challenge of detecting child abuse will be the focus of a free training session May 13 in Chester County. The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County will offer a seminar on mandated reporting issues from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Temenos Retreat Center in West Bradford Township. The grant-funded program, "Recognizing, Responding, and Reporting: What Every Professional Should Know about Child Abuse," is open to any professionals who work with children, including those who live or work outside the county.
June 10, 1986
Come on now. Do they think we're complete idiots? Are we really expected to believe that Christopher Smith, a United States representative from New Jersey, has no assets (as reported in the May 27 article on financial disclosure by House members)? A man in that position must own something, at least the clothes he wears when the House is in session. Or does he report to work naked? Elliot B. Werner Wynnewood.
November 22, 2004
THE HIRING of Councilman Juan Ramos' 19-year-old daughter as an assistant managing director of the city last week was a brilliant move . . . to underscore how critical ethics legislation is - right now. Did a 19-year-old who is still in college use her father's influence to help get a plum job? It's hard to assume otherwise, demonstrating how the perception of bad behavior and the reality of it are so intricately linked. But if she used her father's position, would it actually be wrong?
July 29, 1987 |
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D., Vt.) revealed yesterday that he was the source of the unauthorized disclosure in January of a draft Senate intelligence committee report on the Iran-contra affair and said he resigned from the panel as a result. In an unusual statement, Leahy said he had allowed a reporter, whom he did not identify, to look at the report and that he did not realize at the time that the action might lead to the document's disclosure. The statement said that after Leahy realized that he was the source of the disclosure, he "was angry with himself for carelessly allowing the press person to examine the unclassified draft and to be alone with it" and resigned from the committee as a sign of "his own regret.
April 23, 1986 |
Individual members of the Strawbridge & Clothier families have indicated they have "no intention of accepting the offer" of New York investor Ronald Baron to buy two-thirds of the outstanding shares in the retailing chain, Francis R. Strawbridge said yesterday. Baron on Monday launched a takeover effort offering $60 per share cash, a total of $249.6 million, for at least 4.1 million shares, about two-thirds of the outstanding stock in the company. Strawbridge's officials said they have not held a board of directors meeting since the tender offer.
July 26, 1991 |
Few would dispute that a patient's right to confidentiality survives death, but what about a patient's right to disclosure? In the case of an artist or public figure, issues of posthumous disclosure arise again and again. I would suggest that patients' right to disclose their conversations with their therapists also survives death, but here the issue is more complex. If a patient has consented to release all psychiatric records to a biographer, does the deceased patient's family have any rights to privacy?
December 9, 1994 |
Forget the statistics. Forget that in real life, women are more typically the victims of sexual harassment than the perpetrators. Forget that only 10 percent of sexual harassment complaints are filed by men against their colleagues, although in Hollywood - as seen in the recent academic drama Oleanna and the new techno-thriller Disclosure - it's 100 percent. Forget this because Disclosure is 200 percent the most purely entertaining film of the season. This witty, wily battle between genders is not so much about sexual harassment as it is about power politics in the workplace, where water-cooler gossip is replaced by E-mail, and where memo warfare is waged by combatants in virtual-reality goggles.
March 1, 1993 |
Pennsylvania's disclosure requirements for trash moguls leak like a sieve. People who set up waste disposal businesses in the state are required by law to answer a lot of questions - but not enough questions, some officials say. So when Carmine Franco went into the trash business in Southwest Philadelphia in 1986, he flew in under the radar set up by state law to screen trash figures with criminal records. Neither his name, nor the 1982 anti-trust conviction that got him thrown out of the waste business in New Jersey, has ever turned up on disclosure forms used by the Department of Environmental Resources in weighing approval for waste disposal businesses.