February 11, 1988 |
The Republican majority on the East Lansdowne Borough Council elevated a borough police officer to the rank of acting sergeant at the February council meeting, despite objections by the Democrats. At Monday's council meeting, the council voted, 4-3, along party lines to promote Officer John Egan, with the understanding that while the title of sergeant confers new responsibilities, it is not accompanied by a pay increase. By a 4-3 vote, the council earlier defeated a proposal by Democratic Councilman Benjamin Gallagher to delay a decision on Egan's status until the council caucus meeting on Feb. 29. Gallagher said he had not been informed of the proposed promotion until the night of the council meeting.
January 7, 1988 |
The Delaware County Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking to expand on the theme it adopted last year, which touts the county as the place "Where Wyeth and Washington Meet. " The theme, adopted in April, is designed to emphasize the county's cultural and historic attractions, and the bureau has begun planning a promotional campaign targeted at persuading potential visitors from nearby areas to drive to the county. Dalia Miller, executive director of the Media-based tourist-promotion agency, said that "print advertising will offer a discount coupon book that will have a shelf life of one year.
October 28, 1997 |
Kimberly Fisher, the Philadelphia Orchestra violinist promoted four weeks ago to the position of associate principal second violinist, has relinquished the new spot in a dispute with orchestra management over money. "We weren't able to come to an agreement on the salary relative to the amount of time that was involved," said the violinist. "I have a lot of other commitments that I had to balance with [the new post], and it just didn't work out. " Fisher will rejoin the first violin section.
June 12, 2002 |
Former Eagles football operations director Tom Modrak has been promoted to assistant general manager of the Buffalo Bills. Modrak spent the last year as the Bills' football operations chief and had interviewed for the Atlanta Falcons' vacant GM job. Modrak signed what the Bills described yesterday as a multiyear agreement. The Bills finished 3-13 last season, but have made numerous moves in the offseason, including the acquisition of quarterback Drew Bledsoe. "I like where we're going," Modrak said.
March 18, 2012 |
LAKE TAPPS, Wash. - Bypassed for a promotion and struggling to pay for his house, Robert Bales was eyeing a way out of his job at a Washington state military base months before he allegedly gunned down 16 civilians in an Afghan war zone, records and interviews showed as a deeper picture emerged Saturday of the Army sergeant's financial troubles and brushes with the law. While Bales, 38, sat in an isolated cell at the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., military...
February 13, 1988 |
Charging that New Jersey's civil service promotion system is discriminatory, 13 black Willingboro Township police officers have filed a lawsuit challenging its legality. The lawsuit culminates years of agitation by the officers and black community leaders to get minority officers promoted into supervisory jobs. Attorneys for both the officers and Willingboro Township said a ruling for the black officers could lead to a restructuring of the state civil service system, which they said hinders attempts to promote blacks.
February 14, 1992 |
Is the honeymoon coming to an end for the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners? For the last five weeks, the two Republicans and one Democrat who make up the board have gotten along remarkably well - unlike their predecessors. Public discussions have been friendly and productive, devoid of the bickering that marked the previous administration. But those good feelings eroded just a bit at yesterday's weekly meeting. First, Democratic Commissioner Joseph M. Hoeffel accused the Republicans of handing out a promotion as a reward for political support.
March 1, 2000 |
Barry Abrams, 64, a music-promotion man who helped take numerous careers to the top of the charts, died Monday at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. A Cherry Hill resident since the early 1970s, he was born and raised in Philadelphia. Mr. Abrams became known as one of the nation's leading recording-artist promotion men by getting records, often for new young artists, airtime in Philadelphia, one of the nation's most respected music markets. He worked in the industry from 1957 to 1981.
January 20, 1998
There really ought to be a law to stop politicians from pandering for votes on the taxpayers' dime. That is why State Rep. Tom Scrimenti, a Democrat from the same Erie as the governor, has proposed a law every few years that would bar pols from advertising themselves in the same commercial touting Pennsylvania. The most blatant abuse of this practice so far this election year has been by Gov. Ridge himself. Here's a wondrous sampling of what's been running in a multimillion-dollar, taxpayer-funded, radio and television ad blitz throughout the governor's first term: "This is Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge.
September 11, 1997 |
Gene Graves, a retired promotion department employee of Philadelphia Newspapers Inc., died Monday. He was 85 and lived in Gladwyne. Graves began promoting the Daily News and Inquirer in 1967, writing radio and TV commercials. He retired in 1991 at the age of 79. He was the son of prominent circus people. His father was superintendent of properties for Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus and his mother was an equestrienne. Graves graduated from high school in Milford, Conn.