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Stars of David Week of 1/26/2012

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All on board: Jeff Abrams has been seated as new board chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association, with Robert A. Korn and Janet Unger also appointed to the board. ...

The AMIT Philadelphia Council's Shira Chapter recently celebrated its annual scholarship event with a salute to Tybie and Ted Resnick and Eve and David Korsky. Uh, no, they didn't win scholarships. But they did earn accolades for their work with AMIT. ...

Is it April 15 yet? Brian J.Hoffman, CPA, joined fellow Citrin Cooperman partner Bill Briggs, CPA, in offering a tax update on IRS' "Voluntary Classification Settlement Program," to a breakfast seminar of the Mid-Atlantic Staffing Association, gathered for food and fun (oh, those CPAs can be such kibitzers) in Mt. Laurel, N.J. ...

Morton "Mickey" J. Simon Jr. has been elected president of the Philadelphia/ Southern New Jersey Regional Office of American Jewish Committee. ...

For she's a jolly good Fellow: Dr. Beth Winkelstein, professor of bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science of the U of P., has been named a Penn Fellow. ...

E. Harris Baum of Zarwin Baum has just had his post as honorary consul general for the Republic of Korea extended by the U.S. State Department and the government of Seoul, Korea, to 2016. Indeed, Baum recently returned from repping the United States, one of only 20 chosen globally to attend the International Conference of Honorary Consul Generals for the Republic of Korea, in Seoul. ...

Row, row, row your byline: David Lincoln, who co-captains the Harriton High crew, had an article published by Rowing News. ...

Life in the key of TV: Should Danny Gold, as well as biz partners Ron Stanford and Larry Freedman, start composing acceptance speeches for their work on Danny's Guitar Shop? Set in their Narberth store, the reality show is due to strum its stuff on WHYY-TV12's YArts channel on Feb. 1. ...

The whole tooth: To celebrate its upcoming centennial as a dental distribution business, Premier Dental is building a bridge of thanks by taking 68 people on a trip to Israel. What difference does 100 years make? A letter here, a letter there: The Philadelphia company was founded in 1913 by Julius Charlestein and is now headed up by his great-granddaughter Julie Charlestein. ...

Book 'er! Poet and critic Alicia Suskin Ostriker, English prof emerita at Rutgers U., now teaching in the MFA curriculum at Drew U., is welcoming the new year with the arrival of her The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems, 1979-2011. Among the writer's many past honors, she's been selected a winner of the National Jewish Book Award and two-time finalist for the National Book Award. Three times the charm? ...

Poppin' buttons proud -- that's friends and family of Dr. Yale S. Poppowich, Class of 1998, Medical College of Pennsylvania, just named head of the Oregon Society of Plastic Surgeons. Maybe some residents of Portlandia need his help? ...

Howard Eskin is all talk -- but he does it so well. Indeed, the local sports broadcast fixture's one of the nation's best, rightfully included in Sports Talk: The Personalities Behind the Personalities, just out, featuring interviews with 18 good sports who have their own version of a chat room.

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