September 29, 2010 |
THERE ISN'T MUCH Spencer Hawes can't do on the basketball court. The 7-1 center, whom the 76ers acquired from the Sacramento Kings, along with Andres Nocioni, for Sam Dalembert, has already impressed new teammates and coach Doug Collins with his shooting, passing and total court awareness. Off the court, Hawes is just as versatile, as comfortable talking about pick-and-rolls as he is discussing world politics or music or current events. Yesterday morning at Saint Joseph's University, Collins oversaw his first workout with his new team, and was impressed with Hawes, among others.
June 2, 1998 |
He was the Rendell administration's antidote to a city-owned utility mired in the habits of a fat monopoly with little interest in innovation or efficiency. Here was Philadelphia Gas Works' first permanent president and CEO in almost six years, a real businessman with varied utility experience who thought of attracting new customers and improving service. But James Hawes III, who came to PGW after a stint as head of operations in Nebraska for the baby Bell company based in Denver, has spent money as if he were still operating in the land of lucrative stock options and not a municipal utility, records show.
July 26, 2002
REGRETS, we've had a few . . . And for this week's installment of Daily News Regrets, we turn to Feb. 27, 1998, when the Editorial Board had this to say about certain high-ranking executives at the troubled Philadelphia Gas Works: "PGW is on a roll, but City Council is in an uproar because the Hawes team received generous bonuses last year for the turnaround they launched in 1996. (CEO Jim)Hawes got $75,000, (COO Gregory) Martin $45,000 and (chief financial officer Ramon) Sharbutt $30,000 - typical bonuses in the utility business, but stunning in government . . . (Yet)
February 6, 2001 |
For James Hawes III and Gregory Martin, the gravy train ended long ago when Hawes resigned as Philadelphia Gas Works president and Martin was given the boot as chief operating officer. Gone are the perks, the fancy meals, the trips paid for by vendors, the excesses that were the emblem of this disgraced team. Yesterday, as snow and slush piled up outside, Hawes and Martin experienced a legal cold shower in a preliminary hearing before Municipal Court Judge Louis Retacco. But the Commonwealth's case, which continues today, has little to do with fast living in swank restaurants.
October 28, 1998 |
PGW President James Hawes III must be a firm believer in the "do unto others as you'd have them do unto you" ethic. Just as he received lavish relocation expenses beyond what his contract provided and kid-glove oversight on his company credit-card spending, he made sure that at least some on his staff were treated generously. Take the case of lawyer Sydney Marie Avent, until recently PGW's $135,000-a-year general counsel. Avent has been with the utility's legal operation almost from the start back in the mid-'80s.
January 13, 1999 |
As he prepared to move his wife and two kids here from Nebraska in the fall of 1996, former Philadelphia Gas Works President James Hawes III spent $1,366 in utility funds to rent his wife a car. That seemed odd to company auditors, who recently concluded a review of almost $600,000 in credit card charges and other expenses for Hawes and roughly 60 other top level employees at the city-owned utility. Odd because Hawes was entitled to a company-paid car and was driving an Olds Aurora.
March 26, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - It takes a lot to distract Lavoy Allen. But the 76ers forward/center, a Temple graduate, said he took time out of his preparation for Sunday's game with the Sacramento Kings to watch the Owls go down to Indiana in the NCAA East Regional. Temple lost, 58-52. "I watched it, and I was rooting for my guys," Allen said. "But I have been focused on getting ready to play the Sacramento Kings today. " The Hoosiers closed with a 10-0 run. "They almost had them, yeah," Allen said of the Owls.
May 12, 2012
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October 17, 1998 |
When District Attorney Lynne Abraham on Thursday disclosed a criminal probe of executive spending practices at PGW, the company's public relations team quickly circled the wagons for a barrage of media inquiries. At PGW, the crisis manager was Harvey Clark, the former Channel 10 reporter and a one-time political candidate in a losing primary fight with then U.S. Rep. Tom Foglietta. Clark, the $75,000 PGW manager of communications and media relations, denied any improper expenditures.
April 22, 1998 |
Last fall, when reports came in that El Nino might wreak havoc with weather on the East Coast, Philadelphia Gas Works President James Hawes 3rd decided to put together a contingency plan to cover potential revenue loss. And while company revenues were not adversely impacted by weather through December, the balmy days that followed turned the utility upside down. "We heard that things might go south and that's what happened. It has been much like an emotional roller coaster," Hawes told City Council's finance committee yesterday.