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SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The Eagles paused their search for a personnel executive this week, and Howie Roseman explained Wednesday that they will wait for more candidates to become available after the draft. Roseman, the team's executive vice president of football operations, said the Eagles "met a bunch of candidates. " There is typically more movement for personnel positions after the draft, and the team will expand its search at that point. "Just by the nature of the time of year, teams aren't necessarily going to be so aligned with [a comprehensive search]
NEWS
January 30, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Conrad Hering Knerr, 91, of Blue Bell, an engineer, business executive, and entrepreneur, died Thursday, Jan. 21, at his home in Whitpain Farm of complications from a fall in September. Born in Germantown, he was the son of Horace Calvin and Jean Reid Knerr and the great-grandson of Dr. Constantine Hering, founder of Hahnemann Hospital and the "father of homeopathy in America. " In November, Mr. Knerr was thrilled to be present for dedication of a state historical marker commemorating Dr. Hering's role in homeopathic medicine.
NEWS
January 25, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph B. Farrell, 85, of Mount Laurel, a former beer distribution executive, died of pneumonia Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Inpatient Center in Mount Holly. Services, initially set for Saturday, have been rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 27, because of the storm. "He just doesn't want to leave us," his wife, Mary, said. During his career as a salesman, she said, "he was a very outgoing person. He loved talking to people, so he just loved what he did. " Born in Schuylkill County, he was known there as Tuffy.
NEWS
January 16, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook and Joseph N. DiStefano, STAFF WRITERS
William S. Latoff, 67, of West Chester, a bank executive, accountant, developer, and volunteer civic leader, died Monday, Jan. 11, of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Latoff was the chairman and CEO of DNB Financial Corp., a holding company whose subsidiary, DNB First, National Association, is a community bank headquartered in Downingtown with 12 branches. "Bill . . . through his vision and leadership, did so much to build and strengthen our company," said DNB Financial president William J. Hieb in a statement to employees announcing Mr. Latoff's death.
NEWS
January 9, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie blasted President Obama this week as a "dictator" and "petulant child" for taking executive action on guns, accusing the president of wrongly circumventing Congress. "If I tried to do that in New Jersey with my Democratic Legislature, they would be opposing me tooth and nail in the courts and every place they could oppose me," Christie said Tuesday in a radio interview. Yet Christie's own use of executive powers as New Jersey governor also has drawn accusations of overreach.
NEWS
January 7, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
John C. Hackney Sr., 91, of West Chester, a General Electric executive, D-Day veteran and musician, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, of cancer at Bellingham Retirement Community. Born in Germantown to Oscar D. and Ruth E. Hackney, he was the fourth of six siblings. He grew up in Ocean City, N.J., where he was valedictorian of his class at Ocean City High School. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology to study engineering in the Army ROTC program. In 1942, he left Georgia Tech for the Army, and served as a technical sergeant and radio operator in the 116th Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion during World War II. He landed at Utah Beach after sunset on D-Day during the Allied invasion of Normandy, part of a group that manned a truck outfitted with communications gear.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2016 | Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Ronald Rubin is stepping down from his executive role at Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a company with which he has been identified since it acquired his Rubin Organization in 1997. Rubin's employment as executive chairman of the Philadelphia-based shopping-mall developer and operator will end June 7, when his current contract expires, the company said Tuesday in a statement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "I have benefited tremendously from Ron's leadership, the invaluable relationships he has created, and his real estate savvy," Joe Coradino, PREIT's current chief executive officer, said in a separate news release.
NEWS
December 31, 2015
By Noah Feldman This was supposed to be the year President Obama would use unilateral executive action to accomplish major goals of his administration that had been blocked by Congress: relaxing deportations, closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and restricting access to guns. But all three goals stalled. Obama's executive action on immigration, announced in November 2014, was stymied in the federal courts, and the Supreme Court has yet to decide whether to hear the administration's appeal.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philly is getting a lot of positive hype these days, but a majority of senior executives say they'd skip town for the right opportunity. "We're more at risk of losing talent than gaining talent," said John Touey, a principal at Salveson Stetson Group, an executive-search firm in Radnor that surveyed 863 upper-management executives in its database of potential or prospective job candidates. Even though seven in 10 said they were satisfied with their jobs, eight in 10 said they were either actively looking for new positions or would consider moving for the right jobs.
NEWS
December 10, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gary S. Levitt, 72, formerly of Philadelphia, a consummate adman whose slogans such as "If it's Frank's, thanks!" added to the local lexicon, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, of a heart ailment at his retirement home in Delray Beach, Fla. In the 1970s, Mr. Levitt and his ad agency put a young used car dealer on the map with the slogan "Ron Levitt Sells Creampuffs. " That campaign, widely imitated, was followed by others: "Are you secure enough to spend less?" - an arm twister to get men into Mitchell Daroff clothing stores - and "The seat you'll never sit in" - an attempt to fill the arena at 76ers games.
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