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.
December 12, 2009 |
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.
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.
April 30, 1996 |
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.
December 7, 2005 |
Robert J. Dowling, editor in chief and publisher of the Hollywood Reporter, said Tuesday he would leave Dec. 31 after 17 years of running the daily trade newspaper. Dowling's departure to become a consultant comes amid upheavals at the newspaper's parent company, VNU, the Dutch media conglomerate that also owns Nielsen Media Research and Billboard magazine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1993 |
Dr. Molly Coye, who has served as state director of public health for 27 months, announced her resignation effective Sept. 20 to become vice president of a San Jose-based health organization. Coye, 45, was director of public health at Johns Hopkins University before Gov. Pete Wilson named her to head the 4,600-employee state agency, which provides $16 billion annually in Medi-Cal and other health services to an estimated 6 million Californians.
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.