August 11, 2010 |
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.
June 25, 2004 |
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.
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September 27, 2009 |
With seven children to care for and a caseload that quadrupled this past year, U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Larson says he can no longer afford his prestigious lifetime appointment. The 44-year-old, named to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California less than four years ago, is the latest defection in an accelerating nationwide trend toward leaving the federal bench long before retirement age to earn more money in private practice. Vacancies in the federal judiciary are mounting, and too few of the best legal minds are stepping forward to replace them, judicial analysts say. They attribute what they see as a troubling phenomenon to Congress' failure for nearly two decades to pass a significant pay increase for federal judges or to expand their numbers to handle a soaring caseload.
September 10, 1997 |
Aviation Distributors Inc.'s former accounting firm said it resigned after learning that the Irvine-based aircraft parts distributor allegedly submitted false sales figures to obtain a bank loan, the company acknowledged. In documents filed late Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Arthur Andersen alleged that Aviation employees submitted false documentation to Far East National Bank, then supplied inaccurate records to the accounting firm to cover the financial discrepancies.
September 26, 1997 |
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.
May 1, 1991 |
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 |
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.
December 6, 1996
Metromedia International Group Inc. Chief Executive Jack Phillips abruptly resigned from the movie studio and telecommunications company controlled by billionaire John Kluge. Phillips, who also stepped down as a member of the company's board, said he is leaving to pursue other business opportunities. Analysts said Phillips bolted because his control of the sprawling company was dwindling and he was left with few responsibilities.
June 25, 1998 |
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat accepted resignations from most of his Cabinet--nearly a year after they were submitted amid allegations of corruption. Palestinian legislators had threatened Arafat with a no-confidence vote if he didn't accept the resignations and present a new Cabinet. Legislators agreed to give Arafat two weeks to shuffle the Cabinet, Palestinian Minister of Local Government Saeb Erekat said.
June 16, 1999 |
Ingram Micro Inc. Executive Vice President Doug Antone, head of the company's assembly unit, is resigning as the world's largest computer distributor folds his operation into its main business. Antone, 46, will leave in the next 30 days after five years at the company. Last year, he was put in charge of Santa Ana-based Ingram's Frameworks division, which assembles personal computers and parts for PC makers and dealers.