Brian Tierney's time, money, luck slipping away from his Philly news empire

After leading an investment team to buy The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2006, Brian P. Tierney invited the widow of its onetime owner, Walter Annenberg, to visit him in her husband's old office. While visiting, Lenore Annenberg noted that Tierney had situated his desk differently from her husband.

Tierney moved his desk. "I want all the good vibes, good ideas, I can get," Tierney told Philadelphia magazine.