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North Korea's Kim Jong Il is Dead; ex-Dictator's son Kim Jong-un Poised to Succeed As Leader
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/19/11 9:07 am | updated: 12/19/11 9:07 am
Kim Jong Il, the 69 year old dictator of Communist North Korea, died on Saturday. The state run network said Kim died of "overwork" while "dedicating his life to the people." And the official news agency said Kim suffered "great mental and physical strain" while on a train. There was no independent confirmation of the circumstances reported by the government, which routinely touted the seemingly mythic achievements of the "Dear Leader" during his lifetime. They did say, He suffered a heart... Read More
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The Blue Route, I-476, Turns 20.
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/19/11 8:49 am | updated: 12/19/11 8:49 am
It opened December 19th, 1991. The 21.5 mile highway connecting the Turnpike at Plymouth Meeting to 95 near Chester, took many more years to complete though. They idea for the road dates back to the late 20's and 30's. Plans for multiple routes, each with a different 'color code' were drawn up, with the 'blue' plan being the only one selected. The first ground was broken in 1969, but construction was halted and restarted many times through lawsuits and court actions. The western suburbs were in... Read More

Philadelphia Eagles....not dead yet
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/19/11 8:18 am | updated: 12/19/11 8:18 am
The Philadelphia Eagles are still alive. Sitting at a record of 6 - 8, they still have a shot at the playoffs. Winning their last two regular season games, and many other scenario combinations are keeping them in the playoff hunt.

The Eagles next test is in Dallas on Christmas Eve against the Cowboys.

Does it end there or will a Christmas miracle make Eagles fans happy for another week?... Read More
NHL Winter Classic Tickets
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/19/11 8:17 am | updated: 12/19/11 8:17 am
The NHL "Winter Classic" is just days away at Citizens Bank Park as the Flyers and Rangers face off.

The good news: there are lots of tickets available. The bad news: be ready to spend a lot of money.

StubHub says the current average for tickets it has actually sold is $512, with a range of $300 to $945.

Know what you're buying. There are also a lot of tickets online for the alumni game, also listed as "Flyers-Rangers," but on December 31st. ... Read More
Philadelphia Traffic Court Shaken Up
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/19/11 8:14 am | updated: 12/19/11 8:14 am
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille today announced a major shakeup in the wake of what he says is corruption and ticket-fixing at Philadelphia Traffic Court.

He has appointed Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer, a former federal prosecutor of corruption cases, to take control of Traffic Court and oversee reforms.

Glazer said the reform will be a real one and is stepping in to restore public confidence in the traffic court.

Castille added... Read More
Citizen Bank Branches Closing and Laying Off
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/19/11 7:00 am | updated: 12/19/11 7:00 am
Citizens Bank's plans to close nine Philadelphia-area branches and lay off 250 employees has been detailed in a recent filing.

Citizens said it would be consolidating a Broomall location in the Acme Supermarket at 1991 Sproul Road into a branch in the Lawrence Park Shopping Center. It will also be consolidating its Flourtown site from 1461 Bethlehem Pike into a Bethlehem Pike and East Mill Road branch.

In addition, Citizens said it would be closing the following... Read More
Childrens's Hospital Getting Major Renovation
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/19/11 6:49 am | updated: 12/19/11 6:49 am
The Philadelphia Business Journal reports the biggest excavation project in Philadelphia history is taking place in West Philadelphia.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is spending $150 million preparing part of the old Civic Center site for an outpatient-care center that will sit on top of a five-story underground parking garage. The pediatric medical center’s expansion plans for ambulatory care, however, extend far beyond the city.

In an interview last... Read More
Eagles - Jets....Vick to Play!
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/15/11 6:20 am | updated: 12/15/11 6:20 am
Andy Reid said he's confident Vick would start against the Jets Sunday even though Vick watched practice from the sideline this week.

The Eagles are still clinging to playoff hopes despite a 5-8 record. They’ll need Vick to be sharp this week against one of the toughest defenses in the NFL.

Vick showed plenty of rust against the Dolphins. He completed just 15 of 30 passes and threw another interception. But he still made enough plays to help lead Philadelphia to... Read More
Philadelphia Mistletoe Safety Tips
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/15/11 6:18 am | updated: 12/15/11 6:18 am
As people around Philadelphia get ready for the holidays decorating their homes and trimming trees, here's some info to hopefully keep you safe and away from the hospitals.

The government estimates that more than 13,000 people were treated last year in emergency rooms for injuries involving putting up holiday decorations. Those injuries include everything from falls from ladders while stringing lights, to cuts resulting from broken glass ornaments.

Decorations for... Read More
Holiday Shopping Procrastinators Miss The Big Bargains
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/15/11 6:16 am | updated: 12/15/11 6:16 am
A recent survey by the couponing website finds that about a third of us are major shopping procrastinators, and a major reason is trying to outwait merchants for a deal.

Many retailers made sure that the big box items that they wanted to move they discounted earlier in the holiday shopping season….so most deals are already gone.

Lots of action in the final days before Christmas is in stocking stuffers in the $100 or under price range.Read More
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