June 17, 2015 |
BALTIMORE - Citing club policy, the Phillies declined to comment Monday on a CSNPhilly.com report that the organization is targeting longtime baseball executive Andy MacPhail for a front-office position. The report indicated it is unclear what role MacPhail would assume if he joined the team. Pat Gillick became the Phillies' president on a permanent basis in January but has said he doesn't envision himself in the role in two or three years. Gillick, 77, is in charge of baseball operations.
June 17, 2015 |
Former president Bill Clinton said Monday in Philadelphia that high prices for some medicines are hard to justify, and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries should try full explanation and disclosure to make their case. "Explain, explain, explain and disclose, disclose, disclose," Clinton said in a speech and question-and-answer session before about 200 biotech and health-care executives at the National Museum of American Jewish History. "Don't expect everybody to love you, but at least they will hear your side of the story.
June 15, 2015 |
Samuel Lemon clutched a small bouquet of white carnations as he trudged last week amid the weeds in an abandoned Delaware County cemetery, sidestepping shallow grave depressions and fallen tombstones. Somewhere under the tall grass and thistle in Chester Township lies the body of Alexander McClay Williams, an African American teen executed 84 years ago for a murder Lemon is convinced he didn't commit. The Neumann University administrator has spent more than three decades collecting evidence he hopes will exonerate Williams.
June 8, 2015 |
HAVANA - Palm fronds shade Margarita Alvarez's magnificent mansion, a classic beauty, but showing its age. Built in 1901, it has 18-foot ceilings, foot-wide crown moldings, marble floors, and columns of veined marble. A portrait of a previous owner, a Cuban secretary of state from the 1920s, hangs in the parlor. Out back are the two rooms that Alvarez rents in her bed-and-breakfast, casa particular . The house, three blocks from the iconic Hotel Nacional, is desirable in many ways.
May 29, 2015 |
Mike Bowman, chief executive of Valley Forge Casino Resort, will become president of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, where he has been chairman, the Upper Merion Township casino announced Wednesday. Bowman, a veteran of the casino industry who got his start in Atlantic City, plans to step down June 15, the announcement said. Until the casino, which is controlled by investor Ira Lubert, replaces Bowman, chief financial officer Alex Figueras and chief marketing officer Jennifer Galle will oversee the property.
May 13, 2015 |
Comcast Corp. has hired Michael J. Cavanagh - a top Wall Street executive and former protégé of JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon - as its chief financial officer and senior executive vice president. Cavanagh, 49, quit JPMorgan, one of the largest U.S. banks based on assets, in early 2014 as part of an exodus of top executives after heightened regulatory scrutiny of Dimon and the bank. Over the last year, Cavanagh has served as copresident and co-chief operating officer of the private equity firm Carlyle Group, which manages $193 billion in assets globally.
May 11, 2015 |
Jack E. Oppasser, 75, of Malvern and Stuart, Fla., a retired petrochemical company executive, died Thursday, April 30, of cancer at his Florida home. Mr. Oppasser was hired by the Atlantic Richfield Co. in 1962, and he held various positions in human resources, business management, and marketing. He rose to senior vice president of Arco Chemical's European operation in Maidenhead, England, and in 1991 was appointed its president, succeeding Alan R. Hirsig, who was named president and chief executive officer of the larger Atlantic Richfield Co. After 33 years of service, Mr. Oppasser announced he would retire during 1995, but he stayed on to ensure an orderly transition to a corporate structure based on product type rather than geography.
May 2, 2015 |
Lawrence S. Smith, 67, of Worcester Township and Jupiter, Fla., an executive who helped build Comcast Corp. from a small regional company into an industry leader in cable television, died Tuesday, April 28, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania of complications from aplastic anemia. "Larry was unique and a role model for everyone on how to enjoy all that life offers," said Brian Roberts, the company's chairman and CEO. "His time on Earth seems way too short, and we are so saddened today.
April 27, 2015 |
The thought around the NBA is that the 76ers hope to select D'Angelo Russell in the NBA draft, according to a league executive. "He's the guy they want," the executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Saturday. "That's the word around the league. You know the Sixers. They won't come out and say it, but he's the guy they want. " The executive said the team might have to nab one of the top two selections at the draft lottery on May 19 to get the former Ohio State combo guard.
April 24, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - A top Veterans Affairs investigator said Wednesday that the department's probe of employees at the Philadelphia benefits office is ongoing and that the embattled site will not improve without new leadership. Going beyond the scathing report issued by her office last week, Assistant Inspector General Linda Halliday told a congressional committee that the Philadelphia office needs "a culture change" if it is to improve its service to veterans. Of all the VA regional offices, "Philadelphia is clearly the most problematic," Halliday told the House Committee on Veterans Affairs as a handful of Philadelphia-based whistle-blowers watched from the gallery.