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Arlene Ackerman Pushes For a Decision on Her Future
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/19/11 6:08 am | updated: 08/19/11 6:08 am
 
A defiant, emotional Arlene C. Ackerman has dared her bosses to make a decision about her future - now. "Sentence me. I dare you. Or set me free."

Ackerman was addressing hundreds of School District principals who gathered for a three-day professional-development meeting.

The embattled Philadelphia School Superintendent
Ackerman strode into the Lincoln High School auditorium to the Sade song "Is It a Crime" and embraced the song as the theme of her... Read More
 
 
Culture
Abercrombie and Fitch Pays Jersey Shore Cast to Not Wear its Clothing
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/19/11 4:34 am | updated: 08/19/11 4:34 am
 
Teen clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has offered to pay cast members from MTV's "Jersey Shore" to stop wearing its clothes. In a press release the company said it is "deeply concerned" that Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino "could cause significant damage" to the brand's "aspirational nature."

MTV released a statement in response that called Abercrombie's offer a clever PR stunt: "We'd love to work with them on other ways they can leverage Jersey Shore to reach the largest... Read More
 
 
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Howard Stern Takes Credit for WYSP Demise
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/19/11 4:17 am | updated: 08/19/11 4:17 am
 
Philadelphia radio station WYSP 94.1 FM announced that the station's rock format will be signing off and be replaced by the staff and content currently on sister sports talk station WIP 610 AM.

Howard Stern, the popular Sirius/XM satellite personality and former WYSP morning show host told his listeners that 'YSP couldn't survive after his radio show moved away from free radio to satellite radio.

WYSP became the highest-rated FM station in Philadelphia when Stern... Read More
 
 
Eight Ball
August 19 Music Calendar
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/18/11 9:41 am | updated: 08/18/11 9:41 am
 
(1986) 25 Years Ago

Bon Jovi releases their Slippery When Wet album. It sells 28 million copies... Read More
 
 
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WYSP Going Away. WIP Here To Stay! on 94.1 FM
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/18/11 8:04 am | updated: 08/18/11 8:04 am
 
August 18, 2011, the announcement was made at 9:41 a.m. Angelo Cataldi made it official. 94.1 FM WYSP will be replaced by SportsRadio 94 WIP. The sports talk station will take over the FM signal of 94.1 WYSP on September 6. WIP will now have a stronger signal and be able to reach more listeners. It will still continue to simulcast on 610 AM.

Angelo Cataldi will still anchor mornings from 6 -10 am. New to the daily lineup will be Comcast Sportsnet’s Michael Barkann and... Read More
 
 
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NJ Anti Bullying Law: Toughest In The Nation
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/18/11 7:07 am | updated: 08/18/11 7:07 am
 
Students get back to school in the next couple weeks and New Jersey schools are ramping up for the state's new anti-bullying law.

School administrators have attended regional training sessions to prepare for implementing the measure, which has been called the toughest of its kind in the nation.

The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights permits the expulsion of offenders from school and adds strict requirements to report and investigate incidents without delay.
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Caucus Backs Ackerman
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/18/11 7:05 am | updated: 08/18/11 7:05 am
 
Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus yesterday officially joined the campaign to protect Superintendent Arlene Ackerman's job and vowed to get to the bottom of rumors that political forces are moving to have her booted.

Ackerman, who skipped her annual Superintendent's Leadership Conference, says that she is not going anywhere until she has to and is not negotiating a buyout package, which sources have priced at $1.5 million.

Caucus members plan to... Read More
 
 
Sports
Former Phillie Jim Thome hits 600th Career Home Run
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/15/11 11:41 pm | updated: 08/16/11 9:41 am
 
Former Phillie ('03-'05) Jim Thome, 40, now playing for the Minnesota Twins, became only the 8th player to have hit 600 home runs for their career. That came tonight after hitting a 3 run shot to left field off Daniel Schiereth in the 7th inning at Comerica Park in Detroit. Despite giving the Twins the 9-5 lead, Tigers fans cheered him as he rounded the bases on this monumental occasion. Thome had hit #599 on his previous at bat in the 6th inning, that was a two-run shot.

"It's... Read More
 
 
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PSSA Cheating Investigated in 13 Philly Schools
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/15/11 6:49 pm | updated: 08/15/11 6:49 pm
 
The Philadelphia School District's accountability office said that they had "many concerns" about the data analysis used by the state to flag 28 district schools for possible 2009 PSSA cheating. The district will cooperate with the state and will help gather forensic analyses of the 2010 and 2011 PSSA's. Of the 28 schools the district was directed to analyze, 13 schools bear further investigation because they have big jumps in test scores and flags for erasures on exams. The district... Read More
 
 
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Sacred Crosses and Gold Stolen from St. Simon
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/15/11 6:32 pm | updated: 08/15/11 6:32 pm
 
Sometime after Sunday services, thieves entered St. Simon the Cyrenian Church at 22nd and Reed Streets in the city's Point Breeze section and stole several sacred items, including gold crosses, chalices, candle holders, bells and collection plates. Monday morning, the church sexton discovered that thieves had gone through the church, breaking open locks on all the storage areas. Most of the stolen items had belonged to St. Simon for decades. The church recently celebrated its 125th... Read More
 
 
 
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