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PA Casino Table Games: Big Money
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/11/11 7:09 am | updated: 07/11/11 7:09 am
 
For the Pennsylvania casinos, table games are where the money is. Estimates for June are still being tallied, and table games have already raked in almost a half a billion dollars across the state.
Slot machines are still where the big money is. Slots gambling is on schedule to make well over $2.3 billion this year, with more than $790 million in tax revenue.
And the headline is here in Southeast Pennsylvania where four casinos generate nearly half the state's casino revenue -... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia School District Summer School...Worth It?
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/11/11 7:05 am | updated: 07/11/11 7:05 am
 
The Philadelphia school district still facing a $600 million dollar budget gap has many wondering about the 18 day district wide summer school program, which costs $18 million dollars.

Some classrooms have had full attendance, while others, have had minimal to no students showing up. Teachers are sitting in empty classrooms with nothing to do and being paid.

Most of the $18 million pays for teacher salaries for the 18 days.

The district had planned... Read More
 
 
Bell Bottoms
July 11 Music Calendar
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/11/11 5:29 am | updated: 07/11/11 5:29 am
 
(1991) 20 Years Ago

Prolific songwriting couple Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager file for divorce. They were married for nine years and have one child... Read More
 
 
Sports
Phillies Lead at the Break
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/09/11 9:36 am | updated: 07/09/11 9:36 am
 
The Phillies head into the All Star break with the best record in baseball. Five Phillies were named All Stars, but it appears Polanco and Victorino will pass and use the time to recover from injuries. After pitching Sunday in the first half finale, Hamels may skip the All Star game as well. Despite a growing list of players on and off the disabled list, the Phillies are the best team in baseball. As this is shaping up to be the year of the pitcher, the Phillies investment in arms is paying... Read More
 
 
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Push to Close PA State Stores
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/09/11 9:10 am | updated: 07/09/11 9:10 am
 
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai hopes to proclaim The Liquor Control Board is dead.

Turzai is ready to unveil a bill to replace the state liquor system, which has been in place since the 1930's, with private enterprise.

The plan is drawing criticism from Democrats and unionists who say the current system works and provides a steady stream of state revenue.

Turzai believes that the government has no business selling alcohol and he has the support of... Read More
 
 
Sports
Phillies Shane Victorino Wins All Star Final Vote but Heads to DL
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/08/11 1:00 pm | updated: 07/08/11 1:00 pm
 
Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino won the National League All Star Final Vote yesterday. This is the second time Shane has been named to the All Star team through the Final Vote, the first was in 2009.

However, he won't be playing in this year's game because he was he was placed on the 15 day disabled list retroactive to Monday with a ligament sprain in his right thumb.

The Phils recalled Pete Orr from Lehigh Valley to fill Victorino's roster spot. Read More
 
 
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NJ State Police Steroid Tests Coming
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/08/11 9:05 am | updated: 07/08/11 9:05 am
 
The NJ state's drug testing policy for police will be changed to allow, but not require, police departments to test officers for steroids, leaving police chiefs with the decision of whether to perform drug tests.

Under the current policy, steroids are not on the list of drugs that can be tested….and these tests cost the state money.

Drug tests for muscle-building drugs must be sent out of state for analysis, at a cost of hundreds of dollars per test. On the... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia Tax Deadbeats Made Known
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/08/11 9:03 am | updated: 07/08/11 9:03 am
 
The city of Philaldelphia yesterday continued its quest to publicly shame tax deadbeats as the Revenue Department showcased its latest list of 38 delinquent bums that owe a combined $5.5 million.

Philadelphia's top-three tax deadbeats, according to the city, include Workforce Culture Connections, Keystone Administrative Services and the Baker Funeral Home. Each owes more than $400,000.

The quarterly list is part of the city's effort to proactively pursue tax... Read More
 
 
Sapphire
July 8 Music Calendar
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/08/11 5:45 am | updated: 07/08/11 5:45 am
 
(2001) 10 Years Ago

The debut album by R&B musician Alicia Keys, Songs In A Minor, reaches No. 1 on the U.S. charts. The critically acclaimed album sells 12 million copies... Read More
 
 
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July 6 Music Calendar
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/06/11 5:11 am | updated: 07/06/11 5:11 am
 
(1971) 40 Years Ago

Influential jazz trumpeter and singer Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong dies from a heart attack in New York at age 69.
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