September 16, 1998 |
It seems only fitting that the District of Columbia's entry in the 1998 Miss America Pageant was a White House intern. But Nicole Messina isn't bragging about it. In fact, the 23-year-old South Jersey native did not even include it on her official biography for the contest. "I didn't want anybody to have any preconceptions about who I am," said the 1993 graduate of Camden Catholic High School, who worked for the Clinton administration from January to April in 1997. "The Monica effect is far-reaching.
May 17, 2006
A commentary on May 9 misidentified the job title of John McAuliff. He was director of the Indochina program within the Peace Education Division of the American Friends Service Committee.
March 20, 2015 |
EDUCATOR Sandra Gonzalez has an inactive principal certificate - that means she cannot work as a principal at any public school in Pennsylvania. Yet, 2014 payroll records at Antonia Pantoja Charter School identify her as principal, a website run by her employer lists her as principal, Gonzalez occupies the office reserved for the principal, and she takes the lead on issues concerning Pantoja at monthly principal meetings. During interviews by phone and at the North Philadelphia school last week, more than a dozen parents, students and staff named Gonzalez when asked if they knew who the principal was. "Sandra Gonzalez is the principal of Pantoja," said parent Maryelis Santiago, 26, whose daughter Lindsey Viera, 6, is in kindergarten.
June 6, 1996 |
After 43 years in basketball, the last 29 at Princeton, has Pete Carril had enough? Obviously not. Carril, who retired as the Princeton coach after the NCAA Tournament, is joining the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach. A job title? "Godfather," replied Kings vice president Geoff Petrie, who played for Carril at Princeton. "He has one of the best minds in basketball, he's a great resource. He sees a different game than a lot of people. " Carril accompanied Petrie and Kings head coach Garry St. Jean to the opening of the NBA's predraft camp Tuesday night at Moody Bible Institute.
November 11, 1990 |
Diana May, an employee in the Pine Hill tax department, has filed a grievance accusing the borough of denying her $1,500 in retroactive pay. May, 23, the stepdaughter of Mayor Joseph Nunes, said she has worked as a deputy tax collector for the last three years. Yet, on Oct. 12, when borough employees received a 5 percent pay increase retroactive to January, May was denied the salary increase on the basis of her job title. Borough Clerk Joan Schneebele contends that May's position as deputy tax collector is one that requires yearly council appointment and that she has no record of May's reappointment to the position this year.
June 10, 1987 |
Bernard Madrack says he is sick of being criticized publicly and is leaving government work for good. Madrack, whose $32,000-a-year appointment at the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) had focused debate on the county's patronage practices, submitted his resignation last week after the New Jersey Civil Service Commission voided his job title. Madrack, 33, a former aide to U.S. Rep. James J. Florio (D., Camden), singled out Camden County Freeholder Richard Wooster, a Republican, and recent articles in The Inquirer as unfairly portraying his appointment at the county sewerage authority.
August 17, 2009
I'M OUTRAGED about City Council allowing pay raises to some employees while people are getting laid off, state workers aren't being paid, and our mayor has decided to make major cuts. Why would a part-time employee who makes $30 an hour need a raise to $42? I'd like to know what her job title is, and what she does for the city. Another employee used to make roughly $86,000 but now makes about $94,000. I would think if we are suffering from economic hardship in the city, and the state can't finalize a budget that lets state employees buy food and pay their bills, maybe the mayor could start putting some pressure on City Council.