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Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks Of Winter
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 02/02/12 9:45 am | updated: 02/02/12 11:32 am
 
Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to "see" his shadow on Thursday, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.

The groundhog made his "prediction" on Gobbler's Knob, a tiny hill in the town for which he's named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a German superstition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six... Read More
 
 
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Chester-Upland School District Petitions Gov. Corbett
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 02/02/12 9:47 am | updated: 02/02/12 9:47 am
 
A delegation from Chester delivered petitions to Governor Tom Corbett's office seeking state funds to keep the Chester-Upland schools open.

Four women and a child went to the governor's office carrying a petition they say contains almost 2,500 signatures seeking to keep the Chester-Upland School District open.

The Corbett administration has pledged to keep classrooms open through the current school year, but no decisions have been announced about the coming school... Read More
 
 
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Pennsylvania Food Stamps Asset Guidelines Set
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 02/02/12 9:41 am | updated: 02/02/12 9:41 am
 
The Corbett administration has announced the guidelines of a controversial asset test it plans to re-impose in order for people to qualify for food stamps.

After discussions between the Department of Welfare and the Governor's Office and the Department of Agriculture the asset limit for food stamps has been set.

The Corbett administration plans to set the asset limit at $5,500 for households age 59 and under and $9,000 for households age 60 and above or with... Read More
 
 
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Ads on School Buses Suggested to Reduce Philadelphia Deficit
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/02/12 8:45 am | updated: 02/02/12 8:45 am
 
Here's an idea from a city councilwoman that would boost the revenues of the Philadelphia school district. Put advertising on school buses.

CBS 3 reported that City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced a plan for what she admits would be a controversial money stream.

“If we win approval from the state, this bill will allow the city of Philadelphia to place advertisements on the back of school buses.”

Not just the backs of the 1,200... Read More
 
 
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Retired Archbishop of Philadelphia, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua Dies At 88
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 02/01/12 4:37 am | updated: 02/01/12 5:34 am
 
Retired Archbishop of Philadelphia, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua died in his sleep at 9:15 Tuesday night in his residence at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Bevilacqua served as the Archbishop of Philadelphia for 15 years - from 1988 to 2003, succeeding Cardinal John Krol.

He was elevated by Pope John Paul II to Cardinal in 1991. He was succeeded by Cardinal Justin Rigali.

Funeral arrangements for the cardinal are pending. He was... Read More
 
 
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"Soul Train" Creator / Host, Don Cornelius Found Dead - Shot In His Home
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/01/12 5:28 am | updated: 02/01/12 5:28 am
 
According to the Los Angeles Times, "Soul Train" creator and host Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks, CA home early Wednesday morning.

He apparently died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. There was no sign of foul play when authorities arrived at his home at 4 a.m., but the Los Angeles Police Department is still investigating the incident. There has been no official determination of what happened, the investigation is still ongoing.

"Soul Train" ran... Read More

 
 
Sports
Brian Westbrook Back in Philadelphia as a Sportscaster
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/31/12 11:22 am | updated: 01/31/12 11:22 am
 
Former Philadelphia Eagle and Villanova Wildcat running back Brian Westbrook is about to start a career in radio broadcasting. According to 97.5, The Fanatic, the former running back will be heavily involved with the station's coverage of the NFL Draft, training camp and throughout the football season starting in September.

Westbrook played on the Eagles' 2005 Super Bowl team with another Fanatic personality, linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. Westbrook was one of the Eagles' finest... Read More
 
 
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Long time Phillie Left Fielder, Pat Burrell Retires After 12 Years
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/30/12 10:57 am | updated: 01/30/12 10:57 am
 
Pat Burrell, 35, is putting down the bat after a 12 year career. He was drafted No. 1 overall by the Phillies in 1998 out of the University of Miami as a third baseman, but spent the majority of his career as a left fielder. He was most notably known for his prowess at the plate. Pat the Bat finished his career just shy of 300 HR's at 292.

A nagging, recurring foot injury has hurt his effectiveness in the field and as an everyday player over the past few years. He helped... Read More

 
 
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Eagles Hire Todd Bowles to Coach Eagles Defensive Backs
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/30/12 10:18 am | updated: 01/30/12 10:18 am
 
The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in former Miami Dolphins interim head coach, Todd Bowles to be the Birds defensive backs coach. Juan Castillo will remain defensive coordinator.

Bowles will be in charge of the entire secondary. Safeties coach Mike Zordich will report to under Bowles. Bowles will fill the vacancy left by Johnnie Lynn after he Eagles fired him.

The decision to keep Castillo as defensive coordinator ends weeks of uncertainty over his future.... Read More
 
 
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Groundbreaking Held For Dilworth Plaza
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/30/12 9:49 am | updated: 01/30/12 9:49 am
 
Two months after "Occupy Philadelphia" protesters were evicted from Dilworth Plaza, city officials gathered for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the plaza's renovation.

The ceremonial groundbreaking was held indoors, in an office building that overlooks Dilworth Plaza, with US transportation secretary Ray LaHood delivering a key component: a $15-million stimulus grant…almost one third of the total $50-million price tag.

The new plaza will include a lawn with... Read More
 
 
 
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