July 17, 2013 |
THE DENVER BRONCOS have suspended two executives who are facing drunken-driving charges. Yesterday, director of pro personnel Tom Heckert was suspended for a month without pay and director of player personnel Matt Russell was suspended indefinitely without pay. Both will be provided with confidential treatment and counseling services by the team and will have to comply with those programs before being allowed to return to work, team president Joe...
June 27, 2013 |
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Texas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982. Kimberly McCarthy, who was put to death for the murder of her 71-year-old neighbor, was also the first woman executed in the United States in nearly three years. McCarthy, 52, was executed for the 1997 robbery, beating, and fatal stabbing of retired college psychology professor Dorothy Booth. Booth had agreed to give McCarthy a cup of sugar before she was attacked with a butcher knife and candelabra at her home in Lancaster, about 15 miles south of Dallas.
June 24, 2013 |
Judith Wilson Moreno, 79, a former health-care executive, died of Alzheimer's disease Saturday, June 15, at CareOne Harmony Village at Moorestown, an assisted-living community for the memory-impaired, where she had lived since 2010. Born in Philadelphia, she was a 1951 graduate of Frankford High School, attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., graduated in 1954 from the Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing, and later earned a master's degree in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.
May 26, 2013 |
Albert C. Toll, 93, formerly of Overbrook Park, a retired grain and feed company executive, died Wednesday, May 22, of complications from Parkinson's disease at Ann's Choice, a retirement facility in Warminster. Mr. Toll was all about family. He didn't hesitate to clown around with his daughter, Carol Bress, when she was a toddler, or to pack up her belongings for a car trip to college. Over the years, he kept the mailboxes full for Bress and her sister, Terry, "no matter where they lived," there was always a note from their father, Bress said.
May 23, 2013
Discontent is brewing in Dodgerland: After benching star outfielder Andre Ethier against the Brewers on Wednesday, manager Don Mattingly took out his frustrations on the rest of the team. "We're in last place in the National League West," he said. "Last year at this point, we played a lineup with nobody in it, but they fought, they competed and battled every inch. I felt like we got more out of our ability. I don't know if that team was tougher. " Then he blasted the bosses who assembled the second-highest payroll in baseball (not quite $217 million)
May 23, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Jodi Arias begged jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, saying she "lacked perspective" when she told a local reporter in an interview that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail. Standing confidently but at times her voice breaking, Arias told the same eight men and four women who found her guilty of first-degree murder that she planned to use her time in prison to bring about positive changes, including donating her hair to be made into wigs for cancer victims, helping establish prison recycling programs and designing T-shirts that would raise money for victims of domestic abuse.
May 22, 2013 |
THE FEDERAL JURY that last week convicted North Philadelphia drug kingpin Kaboni Savage of 12 counts of murder began hearing arguments yesterday for his execution or for spending what's left of his life in an 8-by-10-foot cell in a "supermax" prison in Florence, Colo. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Troyer portrayed him as a vengeful, rage-filled, unrepentant murderer. Defense attorney William Purpura told the jurors that Savage was a victim of the mean streets after losing his father to cancer at age 13, but that he had grown into a mentor for his children and his older sister's children.
May 20, 2013 |
Charles Siegel, 89, of Bryn Mawr, a decorated World War II pilot and merchandiser for 32 years with the former John Wanamaker department-store chain, died Thursday, May 16, of advanced age at his home. In April 1956, Mr. Siegel was hired as a buyer by Wanamakers, one of the first department stores in the nation. The chain became Hecht's in 1995 and later was absorbed by Macy's. Mr. Siegel rose to a senior merchandising manager, and from there to vice president for general merchandising.
May 18, 2013 |
Edward J. Meyer, 75, an executive who once hawked toothpaste for Bristol-Myers and went on to manage how Sun Refining Co. marketed gasoline and A-Plus mini-marts, died Tuesday, May 14, of complications from cancer. A resident of Bryn Mawr and later Center City, Mr. Meyer had battled cancer for 13 years. He died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. In 1981, Mr. Meyer joined Sun Refining & Marketing Co. He was elevated to vice president of marketing and strategic development in 1989.
May 15, 2013 |
Just as voters find it hard to muster enthusiasm for local elections in the year after a presidential election, shareholder activists seem to be subdued in the current annual shareholder meeting season. The meeting that tends to attract the most attention locally is Comcast Corp. The Center City-based cable TV and Internet service provider will hold its meeting in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts at 9 a.m. Wednesday. But this year's proxy statement contains just two shareholder-sponsored proposals, compared with four in 2012.