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April 27, 1989 | By Nancy Phillips, Inquirer Staff Writer
Members of the George Clay Fire Co. in West Conshohocken, who twice rejected the applications of women who had sought to join the all-male ranks, will vote on the requests again - using a more liberal balloting method. Rather than using a system in which three negative votes are grounds for rejection, the company has agreed to decide the matter by a majority vote. The new vote could end a dispute that led the women to file a complaint with the state Human Relations Commission in January, their lawyer, Richard Rogers of Norristown, said Monday.
NEWS
December 21, 1993 | By Louis Hau, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Northern Burlington County Regional School District Board of Education decided last night to postpone certifying the results of last week's referendum on whether the method of financing the district should be changed from one based on property values to one based on per-pupil cost. The board said it wanted to await an interpretation of the vote by the state education commissioner. Of the 3,482 votes cast in last Tuesday's referendum in the four towns that comprise the district - Chesterfield, Mansfield, Springfield and North Hanover - 2,514 were in favor of change, and 968 were against.
NEWS
June 25, 2015 | By Madison Russ, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - The state's nearly stagnant medical marijuana bill may be getting a new champion - this time, a House Republican. Rep. Nick Miccarelli of Delaware County wants to force a vote on the legislation, which would legalize the use of marijuana for certain medical conditions. The Senate has passed the measure with overwhelming bipartisan support. And Gov. Wolf has pledged to sign the bill if it reaches his desk. But the bill has been stalled for weeks in the House Health Committee.
NEWS
January 29, 2009
An editorial Tuesday incorrectly stated a proposal to extend business in the Pennsylvania House past 11 p.m. The proposal would require a majority vote only to conclude action on a pending question.
SPORTS
January 11, 2013 | Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
THE NHL is not expected to release a full schedule until the players ratify the new collective bargaining agreement. A simple majority vote is required of the NHLPA's 740 members. Voting began Thursday evening and will wrap up on Saturday. The Flyers officially will open a 6-day training camp on Sunday with physicals. It remains unclear as to whether the team will also practice on-ice that day. The home opener will be next Saturday at 3 o'clock against Pittsburgh, as previously reported.
NEWS
April 24, 2003 | By Stephanie L. Arnold INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He's getting more work for less money. And he's leaving a fairly stable job for one where, in two years, he will have to be elected to the post. But ask Edward J. Donnelly why he's leaving as chief of the Lower Southampton Police Department to become Bucks County sheriff and he will say simply: "It's something different. " From a captain in the Philadelphia Police Department to the head of the 29-member Southampton squad, the 37-year-veteran said he's just about seen it all. Except sheriff.
NEWS
November 24, 1996 | By Patricia Smith, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Lower Camden County Regional School Board approved a policy last week that will require a majority vote before an individual board member can instruct administrators to compile detailed reports. The board voted, 6-3, on Monday to implement the policy, which is designed to prevent administrators from having to divert time from running the schools to answer individual questions. "As our administrative staff decreases and their duties increase, they find themselves more pressed," said district spokeswoman Jeanne Smith.
NEWS
September 16, 2005 | By Ira Porter INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Bristol Township Council member charged with stealing money from the local Democratic Committee resigned last night. Kevin Gilroy, 51, a one-term councilman, gave council members his letter of resignation, effective yesterday, during their monthly meeting. Gilroy was being paid $3,500 a year. He was arrested in late June and charged with theft, receiving stolen property, and tampering with public records. His arrest came after a months-long investigation initiated by the town's Democratic Committee chairwoman, Janet Keyser, after she discovered discrepancies in January.
NEWS
June 30, 1999 | By Chani Katzen, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
State officials have revoked their certification of the township's workplace safety committee, a panel founded two years ago to reduce the town's workers' compensation premiums. "This is the first time this has ever happened, and we oversee 3,710 committees statewide," said John Currie, spokesman for the state Department of Labor and Industry. "They just didn't meet our criteria. " In a letter sent to Township Manager Joseph Flicker last week, the state said an April audit found that instead of the required monthly meetings, the township held only four in 1998.
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June 25, 2015 | By Madison Russ, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - The state's nearly stagnant medical marijuana bill may be getting a new champion - this time, a House Republican. Rep. Nick Miccarelli of Delaware County wants to force a vote on the legislation, which would legalize the use of marijuana for certain medical conditions. The Senate has passed the measure with overwhelming bipartisan support. And Gov. Wolf has pledged to sign the bill if it reaches his desk. But the bill has been stalled for weeks in the House Health Committee.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams has secured two key political endorsements in his bid for mayor, from the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity and the black ward leaders' association. Williams will accept the Black Clergy nod in an event Thursday morning after a prayer breakfast, according to the Rev. Terrence Griffith, group president. The endorsement comes with an asterisk - former City Councilman James F. Kenney won the majority vote when the group's political committee voted, before the full membership.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By David Espo, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - A showdown looming, Republicans and Democrats groped for a compromise behind closed doors Monday over confirming stalled White House appointees in a dispute that threatened what little bipartisan cooperation remains in the Senate. Nearly all 100 senators attended the rare closed-door meeting in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, just down the hall from where they normally debate the issues of the day with the public and news media in attendance. After two hours, Sen. Pat Roberts (R., Kan.)
BUSINESS
June 2, 2013
Each spring, dutiful shareholders fill out their proxy ballots to vote on a variety of corporate governance matters, including the election of directors. The votes are invariably lopsided affairs with shareholders, led by institutional investors such as mutual fund firms and pension funds, tending to rubber-stamp the candidates favored by the company. But on rare occasions, shareholders show their displeasure with a candidate by checking the "withhold" or "against" box more times than the "for" box. That happened to two directors at the May 28 annual meeting of Healthcare Services Group Inc., the Bensalem-based provider of housekeeping, laundry, and other services to nursing homes, retirement complexes, and hospitals.
NEWS
April 4, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In something of a leadership shake-up, Chester Mayor John Linder has replaced three of his highest-level police officers with three formerly lower-ranking lawmen. In addition, the mayor announced Tuesday that he has created a police narcotics task force and beefed up the highway patrol. Linder, who also is the city's public safety director, said the personnel moves were part of the changes and ongoing assessment he vowed when he took office last year. "I saw some areas I wanted to change, and the only way to change things was to move [personnel]
SPORTS
January 11, 2013 | Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
THE NHL is not expected to release a full schedule until the players ratify the new collective bargaining agreement. A simple majority vote is required of the NHLPA's 740 members. Voting began Thursday evening and will wrap up on Saturday. The Flyers officially will open a 6-day training camp on Sunday with physicals. It remains unclear as to whether the team will also practice on-ice that day. The home opener will be next Saturday at 3 o'clock against Pittsburgh, as previously reported.
NEWS
December 24, 2012 | By George Will
Ideas are not responsible for the people who believe them, but when evaluating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's ideas for making the Senate more like the House of Representatives, consider the source. Reid is just a legislative mechanic trying to make Congress' machinery responsive to his party's progressivism. And proper progressives think the Constitution, understood as a charter of limited government, is unconstitutional. They think the "living" Constitution gives government powers sufficient for whatever its ambitions are, enabling it to respond quickly to clamorous majorities.
NEWS
November 27, 2012
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - A former space-shuttle commander will attempt the longest spaceflight ever by an American. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend an entire year aboard the International Space Station, beginning in 2015. The extended mission was approved almost two months ago to provide a medical foundation for future missions around the moon, as well as far-flung trips to asteroids and Mars. Both men already have lived aboard the space station for six months.
NEWS
October 2, 2012 | By Lynn Berry and Misha Dzhindzhikhashvili, Associated Press
TBILISI, Georgia - Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and the opposition both claimed victory Monday in a parliamentary election that has been shaken up by a prison abuse video that activists say showed the cruel, authoritarian face of the government. The governing party was in a heated race with the opposition Georgian Dream coalition led by Bidzina Ivanishvili, a billionaire businessman who has posed the most serious challenge to the pro-Western president since Saakashvili came to power almost nine years ago. No results have been released yet in Monday's vote.
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