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November 17, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The brother of State Department Inspector General Howard J. Krongard quit as an advisor to Blackwater USA, two days after the relationship with the security contractor was sharply criticized by a congressional oversight committee. Erik Prince, Blackwater's top executive, said the conflict-of-interest questions raised by the connection prompted Alvin B. Krongard to submit his resignation. It was unclear whether the move would salvage Howard Krongard's damaged credibility and career, however.
March 15, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
President Roh Moo-hyun has accepted the resignation of his prime minister after the premier set off a scandal by playing golf during a national railway strike. Lee Hae-chan came under pressure to leave after his March 1 golf outing coincided with the start of the walkout, when South Koreans expected him to oversee the government's response to the strike. His departure was delayed until Roh's return Tuesday from a trip to Africa.
January 12, 2006 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
The head of the Los Angeles Unified School District's massive construction program announced his resignation Wednesday, saying, "I've done what I came here to do." Jim McConnell, a former captain in the Navy Seabees, joined L.A. Unified five years ago when "no one had confidence" in the district's ability to build schools, Supt. Roy Romer said in a statement Wednesday.
October 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Rep. Christopher Shays, who is facing a tough challenge from an antiwar Democrat, called for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign -- a rare demand from a longtime Republican. His Democratic opponent, Diane Farrell, has opposed the war and advocates an exit strategy for U.S. troops. Shays made his comments at a debate in Stamford, which was dominated by questions about the Iraq war.
June 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The superintendent of Philadelphia's financially strapped school system resigned, saying he did not have the support of state officials to turn the district around. David Hornbeck made the announcement less than a week after the nation's sixth-largest school system averted a state takeover. He will end his six-year tenure in August. Hornbeck said recent budget negotiations left him without enough money to continue his school reform program on schedule.
May 28, 2000 | Associated Press
Israeli President Ezer Weizman will resign within six weeks, his top aide said Saturday, three days after the attorney general announced that Weizman had improperly accepted gifts while in office. Weizman, 76, has said he will resign, citing ill health and the implications of an inquiry into the more than $300,000 in gifts that he took from a French millionaire friend from 1988 to 1993. The president says the money was a personal gift. Atty. Gen.
June 26, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The chief administrator of the San Diego Symphony has resigned, citing uncertainties caused by his negotiations to become managing director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Douglas Gerhart, 44, the symphony's president and chief executive, resigned Monday from his $200,000-a-year job. Orchestra Chairman Harold B. Domko Jr. said Gerhart's negotiations with Pittsburgh had created uncertainty at San Diego's oldest musical institution.
May 13, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Senior British minister Clare Short, who fiercely criticized Prime Minister Tony Blair over war in Iraq, quit the government. Blair's office said Short called Blair to tell him of her decision. It said Baroness Amos, a junior Foreign Office minister, would replace the outspoken Short. Short called Blair "reckless" for backing the war in Iraq and said she would resign if a U.N. resolution authorizing military action was not secured.
June 10, 1998 | Dow Jones
Printrak International Inc. said Chief Financial Officer Alfred Castleman resigned to pursue other opportunities. President and Chief Executive Richard Giles will temporarily assume the duties of chief financial officer until a replacement is named. The Anaheim company makes automated fingerprint identification systems.
March 30, 2000 | Associated Press
Thailand's ruling party was dealt a sharp political blow Wednesday when its secretary-general, Sanan Khachornprasart, resigned his post as interior minister after being charged with corruption. The charge deprives his Democrat Party of what had potentially been its strongest campaign issue: a claim of being cleaner than the main opposition party.
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