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January 7, 2003 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
New United States Tennis Assn. President Alan Schwartz has been in office for only six days and already he's dealing with major tumult, brought about by twin resignations in the front office Monday. Rick Ferman, the association's executive director and chief operating officer for nearly seven years, quit but will stay on until a replacement is found.
August 11, 2010 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Pope Benedict XVI has rejected the resignations of two Irish bishops who came under heavy pressure to step down in the wake of a damning report on clerical sex abuse in Dublin, Irish media reports said Wednesday. Auxiliary bishops Raymond Field and Eamonn Walsh tendered their resignations in December after a government-backed investigation found evidence of widespread cover-ups involving cases of priestly abuse in the Dublin Archdiocese from the 1970s through the 1990s. The report caused an uproar in Ireland and deepened public disillusionment with the once-dominant Roman Catholic Church.
July 21, 2010 | By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
Bell City Council members are seeking the resignations of the city manager and two other top officials amid growing public outcry over salaries that appear to be among the highest in the nation, according to three sources close to the discussions. The embattled council directed its attorney to immediately begin negotiating with the three. At a closed-door meeting Monday night, as hundreds of residents protested outside, council members also discussed reducing their own pay. Most of them make $100,000 a year.
June 25, 2004 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
Theodore B. Olson, whose arguments before the Supreme Court in 2000 were a crucial factor in the election of George W. Bush as president, is resigning as solicitor general to return to private practice, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Olson was nominated for the solicitor general post in June 2001, six months after successfully representing candidate Bush in the Supreme Court case involving a recount of the vote in Florida.
December 12, 2009 | By E. Scott Reckard
The chief executive of FirstFed Financial Corp. is resigning after 13 years at the helm of the Los Angeles savings and loan, whose fortunes rose and fell with the boom and bust in pay-option mortgages. Babette E. Heimbuch, 61, stepped down as chairwoman of FirstFed and its subsidiary, First Federal Bank of California, on Wednesday, the company said Friday. She is to retire as CEO and as a director of the thrift and its holding company Dec. 31. Brian Argrett, an independent FirstFed director and head of private equity firm Fulcrum Capital Group, was named the new chairman.
April 30, 1996 | From Reuters
President Ernesto Samper on Monday accepted the resignation of Finance Minister Guillermo Perry, who cited the political crisis that threatens to bring down the government as his reason for stepping down. Moving to fill the gap left by Perry, a key supporter and the architect of government economic policy, the embattled Samper announced that he had asked Jose Antonio Ocampo, a former agriculture minister and director of the National Planning Department, to assume the finance post.
September 26, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Ex-Communist Prime Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz announced the Polish Cabinet's impending resignation as official results underlined the center-right Solidarity Election Action party's triumph in elections. Cimoszewicz said the resignations would mean that the new Cabinet could take over right after the new Parliament first sits Oct. 20. In the 460-member lower house, Solidarity took 201 seats and Cimoszewicz's Democratic Left Alliance was in second place with 164.
February 5, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Texaco Inc. said Sunday that Chairman and Chief Executive Peter Bijur has retired, less than six months after his company agreed to be acquired by Chevron Corp. in a transaction now valued at about $45 billion. Texaco's board accepted Bijur's resignation at a meeting Sunday and named Senior Vice President Glenn Tilton as CEO. Bijur's retirement was effective immediately.
Paul Amos, executive vice president in charge of programming for Cable News Network, confirmed Tuesday that he is leaving CNN today. He was said to have been unhappy at not becoming president of the company last year. "After 11 years with the company, I looked at what was in store over the next couple of years, and I had some reservations about a long tenure in middle management," Amos said in an interview. "I have a desire to run my own business."
January 7, 1992 | Associated Press
Gerard Scannell announced his resignation as director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday. He is stepping down to become a vice president at Johnson & Johnson, the New Brunswick, N.J., company where he had worked for 10 years before taking over at OSHA. Before Scannell's tenure, OSHA had come under fire as being either pro-business or pro-labor, depending on which political party held the White House.
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