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Eagles place Franchise Tag on DeSean Jackson
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/01/12 1:00 pm | updated: 03/01/12 1:00 pm
 
The Philadelphia Eagles have officially placed the franchise tag on Wide Receiver and Returner DeSean Jackson. The franchise tag is worth $9.4 million for a wideout in 2012. That is equal to the average of the 5 highest paid players at his position. Jackson becomes the first NFL player to be given a franchise tag this year.

"We want DeSean to be an Eagle for the long haul and this is a step in the right direction to accomplish that," GM Howie Roseman said in a statement released... Read More

 
 
Culture
The Monkees singer Davy Jones, dies at 66
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/29/12 8:56 am | updated: 02/29/12 8:56 am
 
The Monkees lead man, Davy Jones, has passed away today at age 66. The singer was at Martin Memorial Hospital in Florida on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

The British star started his career on television as a child actor on the UK soap opera "Coronation Street".

He found his fame though as the frontman of The Monkees. The band, who also starred in the TV show of the same name, was assembled in 1966 by television producers. Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith... Read More

 
 
News
Leap, Intercalary, or Bissextile Year: It's all the same for an extra day in February
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/29/12 5:32 am | updated: 02/29/12 5:32 am
 
Every four years we get to add a day to the end of February. The 29th day of February is needed so that our calendar year can stay synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. The seasons and astronomical events don't repeat in a whole number of days, so we need to readjust our calendar to line up with our place in the sky. Otherwise, the seasons would start to drift around the year.

Other calendars besides our Gregorian calendar handle this drift in different ways, with... Read More
 
 
Culture
Sacha Baron Cohen, as "The Dictator", Dumps Ashes on Ryan Seacrest at Oscars
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/26/12 3:36 pm | updated: 02/26/12 3:36 pm
 
All this week, Sacha Baron Cohen, has made it clear he wanted to attend the Academy Awards tonight as his character from "The Dictator." As is always his schtick, Cohen, doesn't just put on a costume and show up to a party, his embodies that costume as an extreme method performance. The Oscars were not going to let him come, but eventually let in, probably hoping he wouldn't cause too much of a scene.

Well, they didn't quite get their wish. As "The Dictator" was waking his way... Read More

 
 
Culture
Camden County Teen, Kevin McGuire, Gets Fairytale After All; Taylor Swift Asks Him to Country Awards
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/25/12 6:02 am | updated: 02/25/12 6:21 am
 
Kevin McGuire of Somerdale, Camden County, New Jersey is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was first diagnosed when he was 13. Now 18, He is now being treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a relapse of the leukemia.

Kevin is now a senior at Sterling Regional High School. His sister, Victoria, came up with the idea to have Taylor Swift attend Prom with Kevin. “I tried thinking of a kind person who would make me feel OK. And laugh,” he said. “A person who... Read More

 
 
News
Former Dismissed Teacher Sets off Lock Down at Cardinal O'Hara After He Trespasses In Building
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/24/12 4:39 pm | updated: 02/24/12 4:39 pm
 
Today, students, teachers and parents got a scare when a former teacher at Cardinal O'Hara was seen trespassing in the building during school hours today. School officials had escorted him from the building at 10:55 a.m. only to find that at 11:38 he had returned. The second time, he was seen in the school gym by another teacher, a former colleague, and fled.

The incident today triggered an hour long lockdown out of precaution as the school was swept for the suspect. He had fled... Read More
 
 
News
All Four Philadelphia Catholic High Schools Will Be Saved
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/24/12 11:06 am | updated: 02/24/12 11:06 am
 
It is official. All four Philadelphia Catholic Archdiocesan High Schools have been saved and will remain open. Archbishop Charles Chaput announced his decision on the appeals of 3 of the Catholic high schools today at 3 pm. The Blue Ribbon Commission had recommended closing West Catholic, St. Hubert, Conwell-Egan and Bonner-Prendergast High Schools last month. The 3 later schools filed official appeals of that recommendation, West Catholic did not appeal but will remain open as well.
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Archdiocese of Philadelphia Will Announce High School Appeals Today at 3pm
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/24/12 7:50 am | updated: 02/24/12 9:20 am
 
UPDATE: All Four Philadelphia Catholic High Schools Will Be Saved

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput will announce his decision on the appeals of the 3 Catholic high schools today at 3 pm. The Blue Ribbon Commission had recommended closing West Catholic, St. Hubert, Conwell-Egan and Bonner-Prendergast High Schools last month. The 3 later schools filed appeals of that recommendation, West Catholic did not.

Last... Read More
 
 
News
Lower Merion students reportedly appeared in YouTube video using drugs and alcohol
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/23/12 6:00 pm | updated: 02/23/12 6:00 pm
 
Lower Merion school district officials have sent a letter home to parents warning them of a YouTube video that contains high school students using drugs and alcohol. The video called "I'm Shmacked" shows binge drinking, marijuana use, window smashing, and use of drugs and alcohol.

"Communities across the country are struggling with these same issues - with teenagers making incredibly dangerous decisions involving... Read More
 
 
Culture
Shane Victorino, the Flyin Hawaiian, Guest Stars on Hawaii Five O
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/16/12 10:59 am | updated: 02/19/12 1:44 pm
 
Phillies centerfielder, Shane Victorino gets a chance to take a big swing at acting with a TV appearance on Hawaii Five O on Monday night. The Flyin Hawaiian plays a business executive on a company retreat where a murder takes place. Also in the episode, Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno
guest stars as a Hawaiian history buff who helps Five-0 with the case. HAWAII FIVE-0 airs Monday, Feb. 20 at 10:00 pm on CBS.
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