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Kidnap Hoax Woman, Bonnie Sweeten, Sentenced
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/26/12 10:32 am | updated: 01/26/12 10:32 am
 
Bonnie Sweeten, the Bucks County woman who faked her own kidnapping and fled to Disney World as her thieving past was catching up to her, has been sentenced to just over eight years in federal prison.

Sweeten today told the judge she was sorry. She apologized to all the victims from whom she stole a total of more than $1 million.

Victims included her former law firm boss, clients, even a 91-year-old relative suffering from dementia.


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Sports
Philadelphia Sports Announcer Andy Musser Passes
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/25/12 4:40 am | updated: 01/25/12 4:40 am
 
Andy Musser "did play-by-play for every major sports team in Philadelphia except the NHL Flyers", says the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He worked Phillies baseball from 1976 to 2001, most of that time alongside the legendary Harry Kalas and Richie "Whitey" Ashburn.

Musser broadcast the NBA Philadelphia 76ers championship team that included Wilt Chamberlain.

Musser left the Phillies in 2001 and worked for Anchor Steam Beer – joking that he’d made a... Read More
 
 
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Soccer All Star Game to be Played in Philadelphia in 2012
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/24/12 8:02 am | updated: 01/24/12 8:02 am
 
Philadelphia will host the 2012 Major League Soccer All Star Game. Actually PPL Park in Chester, home to the Philadelphia Union, will be the site of the game.

The New York-based league said Tuesday that the 18,500-seat stadium will host the event July 25.

The game will be televised on ESPN 2 and ESPN International.

Three days of events are planned at the stadium. The actual game will feature a team of Major League Soccer stars versus an... Read More
 
 
Culture
Bruce Springsteen Tour Hits Philadelphia in March
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/24/12 7:41 am | updated: 01/24/12 7:41 am
 
Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball Tour will be coming to Philadelphia in March.

The Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Wrecking Ball world tour starts March 18 in Atlanta and will come to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on March 28 and 29. Tickets go on sale this Saturday.

All 19 dates on the tour will bee indoor arenas including two dates each in Madison Square Garden and East Rutherford, N.J. The only outdoor show announced is at the New... Read More
 
 
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Joe Paterno Funeral/Memorial Arrangements Announced including Public Viewing and Service
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/23/12 7:56 am | updated: 01/23/12 7:56 am
 
Funeral and memorial services have been announed for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who died Sunday.

Here is the schedule:

Schedule of Events for Services Honoring Joe Paterno

TUESDAY

Public Viewing - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

1:00pm -11:00pm

WEDNESDAY

Public Viewing - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

8:00am - noon

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University of Pennsylvania Sleep Medicine New Findings
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/23/12 7:42 am | updated: 01/23/12 7:42 am
 
Local researchers have proof from a nationwide study that poor sleep will hurt your health.
Researchers have known there's a correlation between poor sleep and obesity.

Now sleep disturbances such as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep can be linked to several cardiovascular and metabolic disorders according to Dr. Michael Grandner, research associate in the Division of Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The study also shows that getting... Read More
 
 
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Temple University Campus Democrats Start Get Out The Vote Planning
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/23/12 7:39 am | updated: 01/23/12 7:39 am
 
On the first day of the new semester, Temple University's campus Democrats met to plan spring activities, including a non-partisan voter registration drive.

President Dave Lopez remains convinced that more young voters means more Obama voters.
Lopez concedes the president's re-election lacks the excitement of his upstart 2008 victory.

But Megan Chialastri, head of the statewide federation of college Democrats, thinks issues such as funding for higher... Read More
 
 
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"Hell And Back Again", documentary by Temple grad student, Nominated for Oscars
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/23/12 7:36 am | updated: 01/23/12 7:36 am
 
This week, Academy Award nominations are announced, and a documentary edited by a grad student at Temple University is on the short list.

Chosen out of 124 films, "Hell and Back Again", which chronicles the life of a Marine deployed to Afghanistan, is one of 15 on the short list for Best Documentary Feature.

Temple grad student Fiona Otway says her role in the process was quite complicated, is thrilled that the film could get an Oscar nod, but she is more focused... Read More
 
 
Culture
New Book by Haverford Doctor Eases a Child's Pain With Doctor-speak
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/22/12 6:08 pm | updated: 01/22/12 6:08 pm
 
Dr. Christopher Johnson, a Haverford College grad, has authored a new book focusing on a child's experience with visits to the doctor.

Having a sick or hurt child can be frightening and worrisome, and a visit with the doctor just might leave you more confused than anything. That’s why a Haverford College grad, now a pediatrician of long-standing, has a new book to help.

Doctor-speak can be mystifying. How Your Child Heals, by Dr. Christopher Johnson, may be the... Read More
 
 
News
Joe Paterno's Sad End
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/22/12 5:47 pm | updated: 01/22/12 5:47 pm
 
Joe Paterno has passed. Hopefully, Coach Paterno will be forever remembered for his contributions to Penn State, the students, its football program and the impact he had on the lives of the thousands of young men who had the privilege of playing for him.

Today, it seems a terribly sad that Penn State's board of trustees decided to fire Joe Paterno a few weeks ago. Joe should have gone out differently and been given the chance to retire at the end of the season. Not exiled and... Read More
 
 
 
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