October 28, 2010 |
For the fourth time in little more than a year, units at a swank Philadelphia condominium building will be offered at auction. The 35 condos set to go on the block Nov. 21 are in a new high-rise at Waterfront Square Condominiums & Spa, in a gritty, formerly industrial area, near the foot of Spring Garden Street, on the Delaware River. The condo's nearest neighbor is the SugarHouse Casino. Lest you think the casino is the reason the 22-story Reef tower has not sold more quickly, residents who live there say SugarHouse is, so far, a plus - they like it for the vitality, restaurants, and community it adds to what had been a wasteland.
August 5, 1999 |
Charles R. Tyson, 85, of Ambler, a former executive in the steel and insurance industries, died July 27 at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Maine. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage three years ago. Mr. Tyson had resided in Philadelphia until 10 years ago and maintained a summer home in Somesville, on Mount Desert Island, for many years. He retired in 1979 as chairman of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., a firm he previously had served as president. He previously had been president of John A. Roebling's Sons Co., a Trenton steel specialty firm founded by his great-great-grandfather that was instrumental in the design and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.
June 10, 2013 |
Don Smolenski arrived in Philadelphia in the winter of 1998, starting his job as chief financial officer of the Eagles. He went to dinner with his wife and two friends. Smolenski shared the news of his new title with the other couple. "You can't tell anybody who you work for," the friend said. That befuddled Smolenski. After time as an accountant and expanding the International Hockey League, Smolenski had made it to the NFL. The logo on the business card is a perk of the job - until the friend offered Smolenski the qualifier.
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.
August 26, 2011
Esther Gordy Edwards, 91, who helped build Motown Records alongside her brother Berry Gordy Jr. and led efforts to turn its original Detroit headquarters into a museum, died Wednesday in Detroit. Mrs. Edwards was a Motown executive for nearly three decades, holding numerous leadership positions within the music company whose artists included Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, and the Four Tops. Motown Records, which Berry Gordy started with a family loan in 1959, churned out scores of global hits from the building it dubbed "Hitsville, U.S.A.
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.
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.
January 30, 2012 |
College students are often told the sky is the limit to what they can do. For 144 industrial-design students at Philadelphia University, that limit was quite a bit lower as they spent a week reimagining the humble ceiling. In particular, teams of four or five students competed to fashion new designs using materials supplied by Armstrong World Industries Inc. , the $2.8 billion global maker of flooring, cabinets, and ceiling products. Between Jan. 17 and 24, the university held its 10th annual Sprint challenge, which simulates "real-world" constraints of limited time and budgets, said the competition's coordinator, Michael Leonard, an associate professor of industrial design.
June 6, 2013 |
Domonic Brown's 17th home run of the season Monday night against the Miami Marlins drew a little more reaction than usual. The crowd at Citizens Bank Park was thrilled that the hottest hitter in baseball had connected for his ninth homer in 10 games, turning a one-run lead into a three-run cushion. The response among baseball's scouts and executives in attendance was a little different. Many of them did not like the way Brown flipped his bat, then took a turn so wide it looked as if he had entered a Jersey jughandle before making a left at first base.