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  • MA: Congressman resigns to take UMass job (Rep. Martin Meehan accepts Chancellor role)

    05/09/2007 10:26:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 772+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/07 | Andrew Miga - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Martin Meehan, known for his work on campaign finance reform, formally submitted his resignation from Congress on Wednesday, paving the way for him to become chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Meehan, 50, said his resignation letter was delivered to House officials Wednesday morning. His resignation is effective July 1. University of Massachusetts trustees in March had approved Meehan as head of the Lowell campus, his alma mater. Meehan, who was elected to Congress in 1992, graduated cum laude from UMass-Lowell in 1978. "I have a strong attachment to the school," said Meehan in...
  • BP chief resigns after lying over affair with gay lover

    05/01/2007 12:48:11 PM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 362+ views
    thisislondon.com ^ | 5-1-2007 | staff writer
    BP chief Lord Browne has quit after admitting he lied to the High Court over how he met his gay lover. Following his resignation, Lord Browne said: "In my 41 years with BP I have kept my private life separate from my business life. I have always regarded my sexuality as a personal matter, to be kept private."
  • Lobbyist linked to Abramoff case resigns from law firm

    04/16/2007 6:11:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 230+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/16/07 | Erica Werner - ap
    A lobbyist tied to the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal has resigned from the law firm where he worked, company officials said Monday. Kevin Ring worked with Abramoff until early 2005 and previously was an aide to California GOP Rep. John Doolittle, whose ties to the convicted GOP lobbyist are under investigation in the ongoing corruption probe. Ring resigned effective last Friday from Barnes & Thornburg LLP, said managing partner Alan A. Levin. Ring joined Barnes & Thornburg after leaving Abramoff's firm, Greenberg Traurig LLP. Barnes & Thornburg is based in Indianapolis and has offices throughout the Midwest and in Washington....
  • Putnam coach resigns after insulting player (CT)

    04/14/2007 1:22:00 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 8 replies · 929+ views
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  • Michigan's Female U.S. Attorney Resigns

    02/24/2007 10:56:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,281+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/24/07 | AP
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Michigan's first female U.S. attorney says she is stepping down, prompting speculation that she is the latest in a wave of resignations forced by the Bush administration. Margaret M. Chiara, 63, said Friday she would resign her position effective March 16, but did not say why. She said in a statement issued by her office that she intends to remain in public service. Chiara was unavailable for comment Friday because she was attending to personal matters, an aide said. Seven other U.S. attorneys have been forced to resign in recent months. Democrats have accused the Bush...
  • Bolton Departs

    12/05/2006 6:10:47 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 19 replies · 741+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5 December 2006 | Staff
    Mr. Bolton served with exemplary tact at Turtle Bay, notwithstanding critics who said he wouldn't. More important, he has stood forcefully for American interests despite the leaks and sniping from the office of Secretary General Kofi Annan. He helped to corral votes for resolutions isolating Iran and North Korea for their nuclear programs. He was assailed for leading the fight against Mr. Annan's "reformed" Human Rights Council, but he and the U.S. are now looking prescient as that Council descends into one more Israel-bashing cabal. He also fought harder for U.N. reform than have his critics who claim to want...
  • Senator McCain Resigns from Board of Trustees. Confirmed!

    11/07/2006 1:16:39 PM PST · by kokonut · 18 replies · 579+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | November 7, 2006 | MM
    Well. It's confirmed. Senator McCain resigned his honorary position from the Board of Trustees at Gallaudet University. Like one commenter said, "McCain can take a LOT of flak- Gee, Deafies ran off the guy who stood up to the North VN Communists! ACK!" Indeed. McCain was a POW in North Vietnam. He's now an ex-honorary member of Gallaudet's Board of Trustees....
  • Foley resigns from Congress over e-mails

    09/29/2006 12:56:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 118 replies · 6,325+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/06 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Mark Foley (news, bio, voting record), R-Fla., resigned from Congress on Friday, effective immediately, in the wake of questions about e-mails he wrote a former male page. "I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent," he said in a statement issued by his office. The two-sentence statement did not refer to the e-mails and gave no reason for Foley's decision to abruptly abandon a flourishing career in Congress. Foley, 52, had been a shoo-in for a new term until the e-mail...
  • HP chair resigns amid probe fallout (Patricia Dunn 'shoved' off HP board)

    09/22/2006 3:16:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 501+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/06 | Jordan Robertson - ap
    PALO ALTO, Calif. - Hewlett-Packard Co. shoved Chairwoman Patricia Dunn off its board Friday, severing its ties to a leader whose efforts to plug a media leak morphed into a spying scandal that has spawned criminal and congressional investigations. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will turn the chairmanship over to its chief executive, Mark Hurd, who was supposed to take over that job in January as part of changes announced two weeks ago. But things have changed since then amid a wave of leaked documents revealing how deeply HP's investigators intruded into the personal lives of seven directors, nine journalists,...
  • Ford names new CEO

    09/05/2006 1:26:21 PM PDT · by B Knotts · 52 replies · 1,378+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | 9/5/2006
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Ford Motor Co. Tuesday surprised the auto industry by tapping senior Boeing executive Alan Mulally as its new chief executive officer, succeeding current CEO Bill Ford, who will stay on as chairman. Mulally, 61, who heads Boeing's commercial airplane unit, will become president and CEO of Ford immediately as the struggling automaker gets set to unveil a huge overhaul of its North American auto operations. Mulally was most recently executive vice president at Boeing .
  • Deputy Secretary of State Zoellick resigns

    06/19/2006 9:33:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 645+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/06 | Anne Gearan -ap
    WASHINGTON - Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, the department's No. 2 official, is resigning, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced Monday. Rice praised Zoellick's "tireless work ethic," and said he had served as her "alter ego" in the department. She did not announce a replacement. "Our nation is stronger and safer because of your work," Rice said at the State Department. Zoellick told reporters later that he had informed Rice and the White House months ago he was thinking of leaving the post. After six intensive years as U.S. trade chief and then as Rice's deputy, "I determined to...
  • AP - Source: CIA Director Goss Resigns

    05/05/2006 10:52:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 99 replies · 4,363+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/06 | AP
    WASHINGTON - CIA Director Porter Goss has resigned, a senior administration official said. President Bush, who has been making staff changes at the White House to reinvigoriate his second term, was making another personnel announcement Friday. Bush's new chief of staff, Joshua Bolten, has made several changes since taking over last month. Recently, longtime Bush adviser and confidant Karl Rove had the policy-making portion of his portfolio taken away so he could focus on the midterm elections and White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation. McClellan has been replaced by Fox News commentator Tony Snow. McClellan's last briefing...
  • Stressed Mexican Police Chief Resigns

    03/25/2006 8:00:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 496+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/06 | Olga R. Rodriguez - ap
    MONTERREY, Mexico - The former police chief of the border city of Nuevo Laredo on Friday said he resigned because he was tired from the stress of working in a city dominated by drug cartels fighting a bloody turf war. Omar Pimentel, 38, resigned late Wednesday, hours after police found three charred bodies dumped by the side of a road leading into Nuevo Laredo. Police did not immediately know how the bodies got there or who was behind the killings. "The truth is that I was tired. It's a tough job and with so much pressure that it becomes mentally...
  • Interior Secretary Gail Norton Resigns

    03/10/2006 9:41:38 AM PST · by pabianice · 129 replies · 7,522+ views
    Fox News | 3/10/06
    No warning. Just resigned. No further details.
  • Embattled Greensboro Police Chief Resigns (allegations of racial profiling & secret police)

    01/09/2006 1:47:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 865+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/09/06
    Embattled Greensboro Police Chief Resigns 10 minutes ago Greensboro Chief of Police David Wray has announced his resignation. In a letter dated Monday morning, Wray said events of the past several months created controversy and hurt his ability to lead the force. Assistant Chief Tim Bellamy was named acting chief effective immediately, according to City Manager Mitchell Johnson. Wray has dealt with allegations of a unit in his department targeting officers with investigations based on race. Johnson is reviewing a report concerning the accusations. Scheduling of officers has also caused unrest in the department. Johnson last month told Wray he...
  • Former Indian FM resigns over Iraq oil-for-food scandal

    12/06/2005 11:15:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 643+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/6/05 | AFP
    NEW DELHI, India (AFP) - Former Indian foreign minister Natwar Singh resigned from the cabinet in the wake of charges that he and the ruling Congress party skimmed the UN oil-for-food scheme in Iraq. "I reiterate that I am completely innocent.... However, I do not wish to be the excuse for opposition to stall the parliament. Hence I have decided to tender my resignation from the cabinet," Singh told reporters. He said that he had not violated any law in "letter or spirit." Singh was removed from the foreign ministry last month pending an inquiry into a UN report naming...
  • Konerko re-signs with White Sox

    11/30/2005 12:27:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 357+ views
    mlb.com ^ | 11/30/2005 | Scott Merkin
    CHICAGO -- The sheer and utter perfection found by the White Sox during their championship 2005 campaign now has been extended into the offseason. General manager Ken Williams and his staff entered this particular period with two major goals in mind: Re-sign free agent first baseman Paul Konerko and add a left-handed power presence to the middle of the White Sox order. The second goal was accomplished first, with the acquisition of designated hitter Jim Thome from Philadelphia. But the offseason's most important moment played out for the White Sox on Wednesday, as Konerko and the team agreed to a...
  • Professor Daly (Frag Professor)submits resignation.(VANITY)

    11/23/2005 5:59:59 AM PST · by mware · 23 replies · 1,033+ views
    alice_in_bubbaland ^ | 11/23/05 | mware
    Just got this information from alice_in_bubbaland, who attended the meeting at Warrent Comminuty College last night. The Prof. (John Daly) submitted his resignation letter and the Board of Trustees accepted it!!!!!!!!!
  • "Miers Surrenders" CARTOON featuring SCOTUS nominee Harriet Miers

    10/28/2005 9:49:15 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 8 replies · 1,604+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 10-27-2005 | IPWGOP
    (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)
  • FDNY Chaplain Resigns After 9/11 Remarks

    09/30/2005 9:45:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,013+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/30/05 | Michael Weissenstein - ap
    NEW YORK - The fire department's new Muslim chaplain abruptly resigned Friday after saying in a published interview that a broader conspiracy, not 19 al-Qaida hijackers, may have been responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "It became clear to him that he would have difficulty functioning as an FDNY chaplain," Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta told reporters an hour before Imam Intikab Habib was to be officially sworn in. "There has been no prior indication that he held those views." Habib told Newsday in an interview published Friday that he was skeptical of the official version of the attack on...
  • Embattled Connecticut state senator (Democrat), dogged by scandal, to resign

    09/16/2005 8:59:55 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 619+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 9/16/05
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Facing an intensifying federal corruption probe, state Sen. Ernest Newton II announced his resignation Thursday by invoking slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and calling himself "the Moses of my people." Newton, one of Connecticut's most visible black elected officials, criticized racism in America while making his announcement on the steps of Bridgeport's city hall. Standing in a driving rain at a podium adorned with a cross and surrounded by dozens of supporters, Newton said he had been chosen by God to advocate for Connecticut's urban poor. "I've been the Moses of my people," Newton...
  • Australian politician resigns after slur against Asian women

    08/28/2005 8:48:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 728+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/27/05 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - A leading Australian politician has resigned after it was revealed that he called an opponent's Malaysian wife a "mail order bride", pinched the bottom of one female journalist and propositioned another at an alcohol-fuelled party. New South Wales opposition Liberal Party leader John Brogden told a hastily-called news conference that he regretted his "inappropriate" behaviour and would quit the post that could have seen him become state premier. He denied being drunk at the party thrown for the media by the Australian Hotels Association three weeks ago but admitted drinking six beers to celebrate the recent resignation...
  • CA: Convicted San Diego councilman resigns (Zucchet)

    07/19/2005 8:27:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 411+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/19/05 | Elliot Spagat - AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A councilman convicted this week in a City Hall corruption case resigned Tuesday, fighting back tears as he described how he and his family have been devastated by the scandal. "It pains me greatly that some people will infer that I am somehow giving up or making an admission of some kind. Nothing could be further from the truth," Michael Zucchet said, his voice breaking with emotion. "Simply put, I am devastated. My wife and I have endured two years and two months of pure hell. What kept us going was the belief that justice would...
  • Ill. governor's inspector general resigns

    05/18/2005 9:20:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 297+ views
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The inspector general appointed two years ago by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to watch out for governmental misconduct is resigning, while Attorney General Lisa Madigan has launched another probe of the administration. Zaldwaynaka Scott said Tuesday she would leave in July to become a partner at a private law firm. She said her decision to leave was unrelated to allegations of mismanagement and cronyism leveled against the administration that are being investigated by Madigan's office. Instead, she said she had accomplished what she set out to do. "No one's happy to see the (inspector general), but we've...
  • Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Resigns

    05/13/2005 10:01:14 PM PDT · by PROSOUTH · 29 replies · 1,326+ views
    News Channel 5 Network ^ | 5/13/2005 | Not Given
    The chairman of the Davidson County Democratic Party has resigned because of child pornography allegations. Rodney Mullins stepped down Thursday, but has not been arrested. Police searched a computer at the party headquarters in Metro Center. Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Randy Button released a statement Friday about the investigation into Mullins. The statement read in part, "We have been informed that Rodney Mullins, former Chair of the Davidson County Democratic Party, has resigned. We are further informed that Mr. Mullins is being investigated concerning crimes involving child pornography. If true, this is very disturbing and regrettable news. We don’t have...
  • "Pajama Party" CARTOON featuring Dan Rather

    03/09/2005 5:17:25 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 22 replies · 1,753+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 3/9/2005 | IPWGOP
    Pajama Party...Dan Rather officially resigns as anchor of CBS News. cartoon by FReeper IPWGOP (aka Linda Eddy) click here for really large version This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • CA: Gregory charged, resigns

    01/18/2005 12:05:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 610+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/18/05 | Chuck Carroll
    Embattled San Jose City Councilman Terry Gregory resigned this morning as part of a deal with prosecutors after he was charged with 11 misdemeanors related to his conduct in office. Shortly after the charges were announced, Gregory held a City Hall news conference announcing his resignation. Gregory said in a statement that he accepted ``total and full responsibility'' for his actions and was ``prepared to do what's right in facing the consequences of of any mistakes that I have made.'' He also said he is ``at peace'' with himself because he has ``always worked only for the betterment of our...
  • CA: Board of Ed member resigns before confirmation hearing

    12/29/2004 2:42:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 283+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/29/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - One of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's picks for the state Board of Education has resigned a week before a Senate committee was scheduled to vote on her confirmation. Jeannine Martineau, who was named to the board in January 2004, said Wednesday that she reluctantly withdrew her name because she was offered another "phenomenal" position in education. She declined to say what her new job would be, but said it was a "once in a lifetime" opportunity that would conflict with her duties on the Board of Education. "I really had to debate about this choice," she said Wednesday....
  • 'Union-Tribune' Vet Goldsborough Quits After Column Is Spiked

    12/05/2004 9:29:47 AM PST · by macbee · 25 replies · 795+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 12/1/2004 | Mark Fitzgerald
    Longtime San Diego (Calif.) Union-Tribune columnist Jim Goldsborough is quitting the paper, saying Publisher David C. Copley abruptly pulled a column scheduled to run Monday as "payback" for his criticism of President Bush. Goldsborough said the reason he was given after the fact is that the column, about why Jewish voters overwhelmingly cast their presidential ballots for John Kerry, was "offensive." "The publisher said it might be offensive. To whom? That's the question The column is not offensive to Jews. Maybe to Bush," Goldsborough said in a telephone interview Wednesday. "I don't think I'm 'liberal,' but I'm certainly not pro-Bush,...
  • Roche Resigns From U.S. Air Force

    11/16/2004 6:33:22 PM PST · by crushelits · 2 replies · 654+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Tuesday, November 16, 2004 | Reuters
    U.S. Air Force Secretary James Roche has resigned, the Pentagon said in a statement Tuesday. Roche, a 23-year Navy veteran and former Northrop Grumman Corp. executive, told Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in early October that he planned to retire at the end of the first term of the Bush administration, the statement said. "Jim Roche has led the Air Force during an important period in history," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said during a visit to Quito, Ecuador. "Combined with his distinguished career with the U.S. Navy, Secretary Roche has served our country capably and with honor." more...
  • California's finance director resigns after 11 months (Donna Arduin)

    10/14/2004 10:57:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 722+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/14/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state's finance director, a strong conservative voice in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration, has resigned after 11 months on the job. Donna Arduin could leave as soon as Friday, according to the governor's office. The cabinet position will be temporarily filled by Arduin's deputy, Michael Genest, until the government finds a replacement, officials said Wednesday. Schwarzenegger has called Arduin his resident "genius" and praised her "machine"-like work habits, Arduin, 41, who left her imprint on the governor's initial budget, is the first major political appointee to leave the administration, and her departure could show a shift in...
  • Entire board of Make-A-Wish chapter resigns

    10/05/2004 8:25:59 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 27 replies · 931+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-5-04 | Phillip PIŃA
    The entire board of directors and advisory board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota resigned Monday, citing frustrations with its fading authority to the national organization. Tensions between the Minnesota chapter and the national leadership were first noticed in a public dispute in 1996 over a hunting trip granted by the foundation, which fulfills wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Since then, the local board feels its control has been evaporating on issues ranging from paying leaders; to donations for families of children who die before their wishes are granted; to limiting the length of board terms. "Philosophical differences the...
  • Port of Los Angeles director resigns amid corruption probe

    09/17/2004 9:45:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 278+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/17/04 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The executive director of the nation's busiest port resigned Friday amid a probe by prosecutors into the awarding of contracts at the port and other city departments. Officials did not disclose the reason for the resignation of Larry Keller, who ran the Port of Los Angeles for seven years. A search to replace the director will begin immediately, the mayor's office said. "Larry's tenure saw the Port of Los Angeles grow into America's largest maritime gateway and the prime economic generator in the Southland," Mayor Jim Hahn said. "I wish him well in all his future...
  • CA: Second S.J. official resigns amid City Hall-Cisco probe

    08/13/2004 10:27:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 423+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/13/04 | Aaron C. Davis
    A second high-ranking San Jose technology official has resigned amid a city investigation into employee misconduct for favoring Cisco Systems equipment in an $8 million contract for the new downtown City Hall. Wendy Walker, the city's deputy chief information officer, resigned Wednesday. Walker's departure follows that of her boss, Wandzia Grycz, who resigned Sunday. Although Grycz was responsible for developing the contract that ultimately favored Cisco, e-mails obtained by the Mercury News show it was Walker who led most of the behind-the-scenes dialogue with Cisco -- beginning early in 2003 and extending through the selection in June of a winning...
  • CA: San Jose chief information officer resigns (CivicCenter/RiggedBid'Gate)

    08/09/2004 3:49:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 901+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/9/04 | Aaron C. Davis
    San Jose's Chief Information Officer Wandzia Grycz has resigned from her post as the city's top technology official amid accusations she helped cover up the way the city improperly allowed Cisco Systems to shape an $8 million contract for the new City Hall. Grycz, 52, had forcefully told the city council in June that Cisco had nothing to do with the public bidding process to install the lucrative computer-and-phone network. But according to preliminary findings of a city audit due out today, city technology officials allowed Cisco to design the new building's network; write the entire list of 18,000 Cisco...
  • California prison director resigns

    12/12/2003 6:53:52 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 108+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/12/03 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The director of the state prison system, the nation's largest, has resigned after two years on the job. Edward Alameida Jr. announced his resignation, effective Jan. 5, during a meeting Thursday with the secretary of the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency, Roderick Hickman. Alameida cited "personal reasons," but has faced criticism for allowing the powerful prison guards union to dictate policy and last month denied allegations that he had obstructed an investigation into whether guards committed perjury in inmate-abuse cases. Alameida, 54, began working in the state Department of Corrections in 1973 and became its director in...
  • Fund Scandal Widens, Putnam CEO Is Ousted

    11/03/2003 4:39:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 195+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/3/03 | Herbert Lash - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fallout from the mutual fund probe erupted on Monday as the head of one of the nation's biggest fund companies was forced out and securities regulators found more firms may have engaged in improper trading. U.S. regulators also accused nearly 450 brokerage firms of overcharging investors for mutual fund purchases and said tens of million of dollars of refunds may be necessary. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (news - web sites) told lawmakers at a Washington hearing that 10 percent of top mutual fund companies may have been involved in illegal late trading. Once seen...
  • Anti-Israel Oxford scholar resigns

    10/27/2003 7:22:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 205+ views
    JTA ^ | 10-27-2003 | staff
    An Oxford University professor resigned after being suspended for rejecting a graduate student because he is Israeli. Oxford suspended Andrew Wilkie for telling Amit Duvshani, “I am sure you are perfectly nice at a personal level, but no way would I take on somebody who had served in the Israeli army.” The penalty the university had imposed — suspension without pay — is Oxford’s severest penalty short of dismissal, the university said in a statement. Wilkie submitted his resignation from Oxford’s Pembroke College on Monday, the day the suspension was announced
  • Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas Resigns

    09/06/2003 4:36:10 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 14 replies · 161+ views
    AP/ Yahoo News ^ | Sept.6 2003 | LARA SUKHTIAN,
    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, increasingly unpopular and worn out by a power struggle with Yasser Arafat (news - web sites), resigned Saturday — dealing a serious blow to a U.S.-backed peace plan. With Abbas gone, Israel and the United States don't have a negotiating partner, at least temporarily. The two nations shun Arafat, saying he is an obstacle to peace-making. Israel said Saturday it will not accept a government controlled by Yasser Arafat or one of his loyalists. Arafat accepted the resignation, and now has two weeks to name a new prime minister, said a...
  • Pa. Pastor Resigns After Deadly Fall

    07/07/2003 12:09:13 PM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 191+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 07/07/03 | JUDY LIN
    PITTSBURGH - A pastor of a Roman Catholic church has resigned nearly three weeks after a college student who had been drinking at a church cookout fell to his death from the rafters. The Rev. Henry Krawczyk cited the death of 19-year-old Billy Gaines as one of the reasons for his resignation Thursday from St. Maximiliam Kolbe parish, the Pittsburgh Diocese said. Gaines, a University of Pittsburgh football player, was drunk when he fell 25 feet from a church catwalk after drinking at a cookout at St. Anne Catholic Church. Authorities have said the pastor was the only person of...
  • (Female) Member of Air Academy Rape Panel Resigns

    06/19/2003 9:17:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 209+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/03
    Member of Air Academy Rape Panel Resigns Thu Jun 19,10:54 AM ET DENVER - A woman appointed to an independent panel investigating the Air Force Academy sex abuse scandal resigned after questioning the truth of some of the rape allegations. Amy McCarthy cited intense criticism of her views and said perceptions of her "generated by the press" were not good for the congressionally mandated panel, the Rocky Mountain News reported Thursday. McCarthy, a 1982 academy graduate and United Airlines pilot, was one of seven people appointed by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to look into claims by dozens of female...
  • Officer Resigns Over Allegations He Made Girl Exercise Topless

    05/15/2003 1:37:57 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 72 replies · 1,945+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2003 | The Associated Press
    Officer Resigns Over Allegations He Made Girl Exercise Topless PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A city police officer resigned over allegations that he chose to punish a 16-year-old girl by making her perform jumping jacks while topless. Patrick Shields, 31, resigned Wednesday, about a half-hour before Police Chief John Mathis planned to recommend that the fourth-year officer be fired. The incident allegedly occurred April 29, when Shields found the girl and a 19-year-old male together in a parked car. Shields made the two teens - neither of whom were identified by police - exit their vehicle, then told them he could...
  • Head of NASA shuttle program resigns

    04/23/2003 3:33:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/23/03 | Paul Recer - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA's most prominent voice in the days following the Columbia accident announced Wednesday he is leaving the space agency at the conclusion of the investigation into the loss of the shuttle.</p> <p>Ron B. Dittemore, a 26-year veteran of NASA who served more than four years as head of the space shuttle program, said he plans to leave as soon as the agency appoints a new program chief and starts an orderly transition of leadership.</p>
  • Daniel Pearl case prosecution lawyer resigns

    11/09/2002 3:52:18 PM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 141+ views
    The Times of India ^ | November 9 2002 | Reuters
    KARACHI: Raja Qureshi, chief prosecutor in the Pakistani case of slain US reporter Daniel Pearl, has resigned from his post for undisclosed reasons. He submitted a letter late on Friday to the government announcing his decision to resign as the advocate general of the southern Sindh province, but he denied rumours the resignation had been prompted by written threats against him. "Whatever the reasons are, I will give them to the authorities," Qureshi said in Karachi. He helped secure the conviction of British-born Islamic militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, known as Sheikh Omar, and three accomplices for the murder of...
  • HEADS UP - Daschle Holds Press Conference At 11:00EST

    11/08/2002 5:02:18 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 259 replies · 154+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 11/08/02 | TonyInOhio
    Let the whining begin! Daschle's first post-thumping press conference will be carried live online at 11:00EST.
  • Mondale resigns from UnitedHealth board

    11/01/2002 3:10:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies · 229+ views
    Walter Mondale, who is now officially running for the senate seat of the late Paul Wellstone, has resigned from the board of directors of United Health Group effective Oct. 31. Mondale was officially nominated as a candidate Wednesday evening Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth in a press release announcing the resignation, said Mondale had been a director of the company since 1997 and had also served as a director from August 1991 to August 1993.
  • California's poet laureate resigns for falsifying resume

    10/18/2002 8:09:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 402+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/18/02 | Jim Wasserman
    <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif.(AP) - La Jolla poet Quincy Troupe resigned his post as California's first official poet laureate Friday after four months, announcing he had falsified information on his resume for the post.</p> <p>Troupe, appointed June 11 by Gov. Gray Davis, stated in his resignation letter: "I deeply regret my ill-advised decision to include inaccurate information on my curriculum vitae. While I attended Grumbling College, I never earned a college degree."</p>
  • Hamilton College president resigns after apologizing for uncredited sources in speech

    10/01/2002 3:41:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 134+ views
    <p>CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) --  Hamilton College's president announced his resignation Tuesday, less than two weeks after apologizing for failing to attribute sources in a speech to incoming freshmen.</p> <p>Eugene M. Tobin has been president of the small liberal arts college for nine years. His resignation will take effect June 30.</p>