October 11, 1989 |
Three top executives of developer Donald Trump's Atlantic City casino empire were killed yesterday when their helicopter lost its main rotor and crashed on the wooded median strip of the Garden State Parkway about two miles north of the Barnegat toll plaza. The helicopter's pilot and co-pilot also were killed in the crash, which occurred shortly before 2 p.m. about 30 miles north of Atlantic City. Witnesses said they heard a loud bang and saw the sleek, Italian-made helicopter's 36-foot main rotor stop spinning and then "pop" off. The craft, flying at 2,800 feet and probably traveling about 150 m.p.h.
July 19, 1999 |
Compensation in the most recent fiscal year for which data are available of selected corporate officers at Philadelphia-area companies required to report this information to the SEC. Total includes salary, bonus, restricted stock awards, incentive plan payouts and, for executives marked with an asterisk, profits from options granted in previous years. The key to the position abbreviations is on the next page. NAME TITLE TOTAL A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Blackwood, Retail Jack Parker CEO 300,000 Rex Rambo COO 300,000 Patricia A. Parker EVP 215,000 Leslie H. Gordon CFO 207,000 William Kaplan Ch 150,000 Acrodyne Communications, Blue Bell, Communications equipment A. Robert Mancuso CEO 150,000 Daniel D. Traynor GM 126,500 Timothy P. Hulick VP 113,000 Advanta, Spring House, Financial services Dennis Alter CEO 10,293,590 Olaf Olafsson P 7,446,171 William A. Rosoff VCh 6,842,081 Philip M. Browne CFO 1,959,704 Charles H. Podowski CEO/S 722,072 Airgas, Radnor, Distribution Herman Knieling GP 939,019 Peter McCausland CEO 550,000 William A. Rice Jr. COO 285,356 Ted R. Schulte VP 273,390 Samuel H. Goldstein CIO 225,000 Air Products & Chemicals, Allentown, Chemicals Harold A. Wagner CEO 4,301,191 Joseph J. Kaminski EVP 1,908,765 John P. Jones 3d COO 1,678,040 James H. Agger GC 1,588,988 Robert E. Gadomski EVP 1,514,937 Alliance...
January 23, 1993 |
Aaron "AJ" Jones, the college-educated, gun-toting street boss of the notorious Junior Black Mafia, didn't hesitate to order executions of drug rivals. After years in the fast lane of drug violence, Jones, 30, yesterday got to face the same terror as his victims: His own death. A jury ordered him to die for masterminding the plot to kill Bruce Kennedy, 30, a rival in his lovelife as well as in his $100-million drug business. The once flashy Jones, who had sported a diamond encrusted ring spelling "JBM," stood calmly in a brown suit, his white shirt opened at the collar and his hands behind his back.
April 18, 2016
If campaigning is poetry and governing is prose, as Mario Cuomo put it, this campaign's unlikely poet laureate composes his verse in a thick Brooklyn accent untamed by decades in New England and Washington. Buoyed by a groundswell of conspicuously younger supporters, Bernie Sanders has turned what could have been a mere socialist statement into serious competition for the country's most tested (if relatively prosaic) politician, Hillary Clinton. Sanders speaks to economic frustrations that have loomed large on both sides of the presidential race as well as liberal Democratic dissatisfaction with Clinton.
March 15, 1992 |
Strapped to a steel cross, black rosary beads piled on his chest, his arms outstretched and draped with intravenous tubes, serial killer Steven Brian Pennell was executed yesterday by lethal injection. Pennell, 34, had no last words. His chest heaved once as deadly drugs coursed through his veins and two clergymen held his shoulders. The 10-minute procedure inside a windowless, brown trailer on the grounds of the sprawling Delaware Correctional Center was the first execution in Delaware since 1946 and the first in the three-state region in 29 years.
August 17, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Out on the Boardwalk, across from the Donald Trump-branded-but-no-longer-owned Taj Mahal, regulars have a unique view on the 2016 Republican presidential race. "They're fake," Tony Johnson, on a familiar family jaunt from North Carolina, said as he sat face-to-face with a big TRUMP sign. He was talking about the candidates, not the faux-Taj spires. "I came here because I hate Chris Christie," said Cinnaminson teacher Jackie Wilson, explaining her choice of the Taj, in effect voting with room nights.
March 31, 2016 |
When times were good for onetime Villanova University basketball standout turned bank chairman and successful Main Line money manager Barry R. Bekkedam, his tastes tended toward Ferraris, Aston Martins, and travel by private jet. But that was before the 2008 financial collapse; before he lost millions in investor cash to a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme; and before the financial institution he cofounded, Berwyn-based Nova Bank, collapsed into a hole,...
November 23, 1991 |
The Kingston, Jamaica, man thought he could blow into town and take over a thriving North Philadelphia drughouse. Instead, Michael Richards, 22, was blown away by the drug gang that was making a bundle at the house on 13th Street near Tioga, on March 8, 1988, said Assistant District Attorney Roger King yesterday. "He was shot four times in the head after being taken for a ride inside Fairmount Park. "This was an execution," King said after a jury convicted Christopher Brown, 20, of third-degree murder.
October 7, 2008 |
The problem's been a daunting one. For years a group of Philadelphia female executives has been trying to figure out why the number of women on area corporate boards stayed so stubbornly at about 10 percent. But this year, the Forum of Executive Women, which releases its annual Women on Board report this morning in Center City, is taking a new approach to analyzing the issue. "I think it is all about the pipeline" of women advancing in their careers, said Autumn Bayles, senior vice president for operations at Tasty Baking Co. and a Forum leader who has managed the report over the last few years.