December 4, 2013 |
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Ed Snider sounded like he was blindsided on Monday morning. Peter Luukko had just informed him he was stepping down as president of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor. "We've had better days," Snider, the club's chairman, said in a telephone interview after Luukko's stunning decision. "It came out of the blue, but I guess he gave it a lot of thought over the holidays and decided to do other things with his life. " Added Snider: "We'll survive, but he's done a hell of a job and he will be hard to replace.
November 24, 2013 |
A PROPOSAL to get rid of Philadelphia's "resign to run" rule, in which elected officials must quit their jobs to run for another office, was approved by a City Council committee yesterday. The change would have to be approved by voters in the May 2014 primary, but it wouldn't go into effect until January 2016 - after the next mayoral race. Councilman David Oh hopes the bill will give Philadelphia a greater voice in Harrisburg by encouraging the city's top-tier politicians to run for office down the turnpike.
November 24, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA City Council gave preliminary approval Friday to legislation that could end the city's resign-to-run rule, which forces elected officials to quit their posts before running for another office. The sponsor of the legislation, Councilman David Oh, said the rule makes elected officials unwilling to give up safe seats to seek higher office in Harrisburg or Washington, where the city's clout has been in decline. He also said resign-to-run was ineffective and forced politicians to be dishonest.
November 16, 2013 |
NORRISTOWN Robert J. Kerns resigned Thursday as chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee amid what sources say is an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted a female employee at his law firm. In a letter to committee members, Kerns said his resignation was effective as of 5 p.m. He called for the party to hold a special meeting Dec. 4 to fill his spot. Sources familiar with the investigation said a woman who works at Kerns' law firm in Lansdale accused him of sexually assaulting her in his car after an Oct. 25 party.
November 15, 2013 |
THE CHAIRMAN of the Montgomery County Republican Committee announced his resignation yesterday, a day after reports surfaced alleging his involvement in a sex crime. Chairman Robert J. Kerns' resignation will go into effect today, according to a news release issued late last night by the committee's executive director, John Keleman. "MCRC will follow the procedures outlined in its bylaws on the selection of a new party chairman," reads the release. "All day-to-day activities of the committee will continue uninterrupted.
November 12, 2013 |
A pastor of a Northeast Philadelphia Catholic church who was accused of sexually abusing children 45 years ago - and not charged with any offenses after a recent investigation into the allegations - has resigned, according to parish officials. The Rev. John P. Paul, pastor of Our Lady of Calvary since June 2000, has moved out of the parish rectory, according to a memo posted on the parish school's website. "As a result of the extreme emotional duress experienced by Father Paul while the allegations were being investigated, and out of heartfelt concern for the families of OLC, Father Paul voluntarily resigned as Pastor so that the best interest of the parish could be served," said the memo, signed by Sister Mildred Chesnavage and Jeanne Costello, school administrators.
November 1, 2013 |
Generic-drug giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. surprised the financial community Wednesday by announcing that chief executive officer Jeremy Levin had "agreed" with the board of directors to resign immediately, less than two years after joining the company. Chief financial officer Eyal Desheh will take over as interim CEO. Teva sells more generic prescription medicine than any other company, but it also relies on a brand-name multiple sclerosis drug called Copaxone and collaborates with Procter & Gamble on selling consumer products.
October 23, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Pedro Ramos resigned Monday from the School Reform Commission, throwing the Philadelphia School District into further turmoil. Ramos, who had served as chair since late 2011, cited "recent, unexpected" family news in his resignation, announced by the Governor's Office. It was not clear who would lead the SRC or when a permanent replacement might be nominated by Gov. Corbett. District officials directed those questions to state officials, who said only that answers would be forthcoming.
September 26, 2013 |
PEYTON MANNING can't read minds, but as the Hall of Fame-bound quarterback stands behind his offensive linemen before the snap and surveys the defense, it often seems as if he can. Particularly to the people on the other side of the ball who are trying to confuse him. The defensive players do their best to disguise their strategy and conceal their malicious intentions. But you have a better chance of putting one over on the IRS than Manning. He almost always seems to know what's coming.
September 26, 2013 |
The Coatesville Area school board voted Tuesday night to accept the resignations of Superintendent Richard Como and high school athletic director James Donato after two hours of public comment in which audience members repeatedly and vehemently called for their dismissal. Tonya Thames-Taylor, the board member who first received transcripts of the racist and sexist text messages discovered on the two men's cellphones, cast the only vote against accepting the resignations. After the vote, she and the other board members left the meeting without a word.