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Ray Bradbury, Sci-Fi Author, Dies at 91
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/06/12 11:49 am | updated: 06/06/12 11:49 am
 
Ray Bradbury, the author of classics such as "Fahrenheit 451," "Something Wicked this Way Comes." and "The Martian Chronicles," passed away Wednesday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 91.

Bradbury began his writing career in 1938 by writing for fanzines, becoming a full time writer in 1943. His breakthrough, "The Martian Chronicles," was published in 1950. It was about man's attempt to colonize Mars after nuclear war on Earth.

His most well known book was... Read More

 
 
News
Clergy Abuse Tab Over $11 Million, Neshaminy Teacher Strike, Babysitter Murder Trial
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/06/12 9:38 am | updated: 06/06/12 9:38 am
 
Archbishop Charles Chaput estimates that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has spent more than $11 million on the ongoing clergy abuse crisis and that does not include the trial of Monsignor William Lynn. Chaput stressed that the money to pay the bills will come from the sale of excess property owned by the archdiocese.

It’s getting ugly in the Neshaminy School Distrct over the teacher strike. Angry parents and students are throwing things and heckling striking teachers on the... Read More
 
 
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Grizzly Bear announces new Album and releases first track
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/06/12 1:37 am | updated: 06/06/12 1:37 am
 
Brooklyn's Grizzly Bear have announced the follow up album to 2009's breakout Veckatimest. The yet untitled release will be available September 16th. This will be the band's fourth. The first track released, called "Sleeping Ute", has a comparatively complex sound for the indie rockers to previous work.

Check it out here:



The track listing for the new album looks like this:

"Sleeping Ute"
"Speak in Round"
"Adelma"Read More

 
 
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East Goshen Burglar Arrest, Miss PA USA 2012 Quits, Barking Bachelorette
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/05/12 11:17 pm | updated: 06/05/12 11:17 pm
 
Westtown-East Goshen police have arrested a man after he allegedly broke into a home in East Goshen Township. A resident reported that she had been in her bedroom when a black male entered her house before fleeing on foot.

Police searched the area and found an unsecured residence, where they discovered the suspect concealed under articles inside a basement closet.

During this weekend’s Miss USA Pageant, after she lost, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 quit.... Read More
 
 
Culture
Sigur Ros 2012 Tour Starts in Philadelphia 7/29 and 7/30
 
  by: Kibarra - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/05/12 7:59 pm | updated: 06/05/12 8:45 pm
 
Sigur Ros has not been on tour in four years, possibly due to frontman Jónsi Birgisson's solo work, and chose to start off in the great city of Philadelphia! They will be performing at Mann Center July 29th and 30th.

This unique Icelandic band has been producing music since 1994 and have grown to incorporate their eclectic sounds into glorious music that will give you goosebumps. I personally have been an avid listener since 2001. Their incredible sound features classical and... Read More

 
 
News
Religious Groups Sue Over Outside Food, Temple Football Player Arrested for Rape, Abuse Trial Update
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/05/12 6:21 pm | updated: 06/05/12 6:21 pm
 
Various religious groups filed a federal lawsuit protesting Philadelphia's ban on feeding the homeless outside in the city's public parks, on the grounds it violates the First Amendment and Pennsylvania's Religious Freedom Protection Act. The ACLU and the law firm of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg, LLP filed the suit on behalf of Chosen 300 Ministries, the Welcome Church, the King’s Jubilee, and Philly Restart. These groups among others have been operating free food programs along the... Read More
 
 
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CIA confirms that Drone kills al-Queda's no. 2 leader Abu Yahya al-Libi
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/05/12 2:27 pm | updated: 06/05/12 2:27 pm
 
The No. 2 Deputy al-Queda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan.

U.S. military drone struck a militant compound early Monday morning in North Waziristan in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal area. 15 insurgents were killed in the attack.

Officials characterize al-Libi as irreplaceable in his expertise, ability and influence over al-Queda. al-Libi's death is "a major blow" to al-Queda. He was a close aid to bin Laden's successor Ayman... Read More

 
 
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Amtrak Train Kills Man, Police Wound Attacker Near Temple, Hit and Run Suspect Surrenders
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/05/12 9:50 am | updated: 06/05/12 9:50 am
 
A pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak Express train this morning near the Holmesburg train station. SEPTA has resumed operation of the Trenton Regional line but Amtrak is operating at reduced speeds between Philadelphia and New York. The victim has not been identified.

Philadelphia Police shot a man who opened fire on them early this morning near the Temple campus. Temple campus police heard a car crash around 2 am and then gunfire. They called for backup from... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia Clergy Abuse, Sandusky Judge Says No To Aliases, Mayfair Home Invasion
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/04/12 11:41 pm | updated: 06/04/12 11:41 pm
 
The jury in the Philadelphia clergy abuse case submitted another series of questions about the law as it applies to the charges against Monsignor William Lynn and Father James Brennan, who are on trial.

The jury sought clarification on the attempted rape charge against Brennan, and the jury had a number of questions related to the conspiracy and child endangerment charges against Lynn.

The issues in some respects are complicated and technical.
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News
Jury Still Out in Clergy Case, James Earl Jones Honored, Sandusky Trial No Tweets and No Pseudonyms
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/04/12 5:37 pm | updated: 06/04/12 5:37 pm
 
Jurors in the Clergy abuse case deliberated for a full five hours today without conclusion. Today was their first full day of deliberations after first meeting alone Friday afternoon. They sent several requests back to the court room clarifying charges such as the elements of attempted rape and the people who needed to be involved in endangerment or conspiracy. The jury also requested exhibits of evidence presented on Edward Avery, the former priest who plead guilty before trial. They will... Read More
 
 
 
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