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NEWS
February 10, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John C. "Jack" Savage, 78, of Newtown Square, a basketball player for St. Joseph's University who went on to become an executive with Main Line Health, died Sunday, Feb. 1, of Alzheimer's disease at White Horse Village. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Savage was a 1954 graduate of West Catholic High School and a 1958 graduate of St. Joseph's University. He played basketball for both. In 1953, he was part of the West Catholic team that beat Wilt Chamberlain's Overbrook High team, 54-42, in a game at the Palestra.
SPORTS
February 8, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
When NHL commissioner Gary Bettman recently asked Peter Luukko to meet with Florida Panthers owner Vinnie Viola and possibly get involved with their franchise, the former Flyers president was reluctant. Luukko, who 14 months ago abruptly resigned as president of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, was content with his new lifestyle. "I told him I had businesses I was involved with and was having a lot of fun," Luukko said Friday. "I was watching my boys play [hockey]
NEWS
February 8, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Debra Ann Whitlow Rosier, 54, of Wallingford, an executive at a media company in Bala Cynwyd, died Friday, Jan. 30, of breast cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in Orlando, Mrs. Rosier grew up in Cohasset, Mass. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Syracuse University in 1982. Mrs. Rosier worked for advertising agencies in Dallas and Boston before joining Harmelin Media in Bala Cynwyd in 1992. Her first job was as a senior media planner, evaluating the best mix of media outlets in order to get a client's message across.
NEWS
February 7, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Erik Hendricks, 71, of Haverford, a former staff member and longtime executive director of the Pennsylvania SPCA, died Friday, Jan. 30, of leukemia at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Hendricks' tenure with the animal welfare group ran from 1976 to 2007, and he helped create and implement some of the signature programs and services the PSPCA offers. He also advocated at the state level for stricter laws to protect animals from cruelty and abuse. "We are proud to have had Erik as part of our history, and we honor his commitment to our lifesaving mission," said Jerry Buckley, CEO of the PSPCA.
NEWS
January 30, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Gottlieb Zehender, 75, of Philadelphia, a trailblazer for women in the field of advertising, died Thursday, Jan. 15, of an intestinal ailment at her Center City home. Over three decades, Mrs. Zehender rose from clerk to partner and executive vice president at Dorland Global Health Communications in Philadelphia. She was a single mother of two small children with a graduate degree in special education when she knocked on the door of Harry Sweeney, Dorland's president. "I don't know anything about advertising," she told him. "But I'm smart, I'll do anything, and I really need a job. " The pitch worked.
SPORTS
January 22, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - Chip Kelly made the rounds Tuesday at Senior Bowl practices, jumping from the North session to the South session 40 minutes away in Daphne with particular ease. But he saved some strength for after the South practice when reporters approached him and got only one question off. Do you have a time line for when you will hire a new general manager? "When we find the right guy," Kelly said as he zipped off the field and to his car. The Eagles coach hasn't spoken publicly since owner Jeffrey Lurie handed him control over personnel earlier this month.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia on Friday unsealed a criminal indictment of Barry R. Bekkedam and Brian M. Hartline, the two top executives of Nova Financial Holding Inc., a Berwyn bank that was taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in October 2012. The indictment, filed in October, alleged that Bekkedam, the bank's chairman, and Hartline, its chief executive, in 2009 orchestrated a series of fraudulent loans to customers who would then invest the money back into Nova in a bid to qualify for $13.5 million in federal bank bailout funds.
NEWS
January 14, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eugenia Burke Meade, 93, of Haddonfield, who retired in 1980 as corporate pension director and senior counselor for John Wanamaker, died Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Haddonfield home of her daughter, Mary Jo Gallagher. After she retired from the department store chain, Mrs. Meade was a teacher of weekly Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes for youngsters who do not attend Catholic schools. The classes were at from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s at Christ the King Regional School in Haddonfield, where she was also a substitute teacher and a playground moderator.
SPORTS
January 12, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles are expected to interview Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer for their executive personnel vacancy, according to ESPN. The report said that Fitterer would interview this week. Seattle beat visiting Carolina, 31-17, in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday night. The Eagles haven't confirmed reports during the search for a new senior scout. Fitterer has been in his current post since 2010, and in that span the Seahawks drafted 13 starters, according to the team's website.
SPORTS
January 12, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Over all those sultry training-camp afternoons in Tuscaloosa, all those midseason practices to prepare for Auburn or Florida or another SEC power, all those pro days for the dozens of prospective draft picks that Alabama produced, Greg McElroy could never get over the way so many NFL scouts listened so closely to Ed Marynowitz. "It was captivating how many people went out of their way not only to say hello, but also talk to him with notepads out," McElroy, who quarterbacked the Crimson Tide to a national championship in 2009, said in a phone interview.
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