July 2, 2015 |
Charles Gould Ward Jr., 89, of Richmond, Va., a former executive with Scott Paper Co. in Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 21, at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center of injuries after a fall during a game of golf. Mr. Ward was born in 1925 in Hingham, Mass. He attended Hingham High School and graduated in 1943. He then enlisted in the military, where he served as a tail gunner in China during World War II. He served until 1945 and enrolled at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., graduating with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1948.
June 23, 2015 |
Lester Rosenfeld, 89, of Blue Bell, the son of a Pep Boys cofounder and an avid Philadelphia philanthropist, died Thursday, June 18, of lung cancer at home. Mr. Rosenfeld worked his way up in the automotive business from storing used auto parts in the back room to eventually following his father, Emanuel "Manny" Rosenfeld, into the East Falls corporate office. His father was one of the famed Pep Boys - Manny, Moe, and Jack - who in 1921 founded the auto supply and repair business in Philadelphia.
June 19, 2015 |
PENNSYLVANIANS overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana - but not for recreational purposes. We still believe in the death penalty - but also support Gov. Wolf's death-penalty moratorium and prefer that convicted murderers receive life in prison instead. And most of us still don't know who Senate candidate Joe Sestak is, despite his 422-mile walking tour, a new book and a relentless publicity machine. That's according to a new Daily News /Franklin & Marshall College Poll released today.
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.