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Whitney Houston's Homegoing Complete
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/18/12 11:30 am | updated: 02/18/12 11:30 am
 
Whitney Houston, who passed away last week was celebrated in grand style at a public Homegoing ceremony. There was music, speeches and tears at the gathering at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, where Houston got her musical start in the church choir.

WHITNEY was honored by many in entertainment including mentor Clive Davis, mother Cissy Houston, daughter Bobbi Kristina, cousin Dionne Warwick, sister-in law and manager Patricia Houston, ex-husband Bobby Brown (who reportedly... Read More
 
 
News
Official Confirmation: 18 Catholic Grade Schools Have Won Appeal to Remain Parish Schools
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/17/12 6:20 am | updated: 02/17/12 6:20 am
 
18 schools have won their appeals after being recommended for closure and/or merging by the Blue Ribbon Commission to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia earlier this year. Each school had to present their case, along with the school they were being merged with, as to why they were wrongly targeted or the information used to make the initial decision might have been incorrect.

The schools that are going to remain parish schools include:
- Bucks County -
St. Mark,... Read More
 
 
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Catholic Schools Have Won Appeal to Stay Open
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/16/12 11:03 am | updated: 02/17/12 5:16 am
 
At least four Catholic schools that appealed the Blue Ribbon Commission's closure recommendations to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia say they have won those appeals. Official word is not expected until tomorrow.

Holy Trinity in Morrisville, St. Ephrem in Bensalem, St. Francis de Sales in Aston, and St. Laurentius in Fishtown are the elementary schools that have announced that their appeals were... Read More
 
 
Business
Study shows Full Effect of Sunoco and ConocoPhillips Refinery Closings
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/16/12 11:54 am | updated: 02/16/12 11:54 am
 
Delaware County officials warned of the devastating effects of the closings of the Sunoco and ConocoPhillips refineries in Marcus Hook and Trainer on Wednesday. They cited a state analysis they requested that said that for every job lost at the refinery, 18 non-refinery jobs would either be lost, lose hours, or in some other way be affected.

There are currently 1,100 union workers contracted at the two refineries who would lose their jobs, according to the state study. That... Read More
 
 
News
NRA Likes New Gun Control Bill
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/16/12 10:47 am | updated: 02/16/12 10:47 am
 
A bill on its way through the General Assembly could open the door for the NRA to challenge local gun control laws passed by local governments.

The legislation would penalize municipalities - including Philadelphia and 29 others - that have enacted laws to curb illegal gun sales by requiring them to pay damages and penalties to plaintiffs who challenge those laws in the courts.

The bill is being applauded by the National Rifle Association and condemned by such... Read More
 
 
Sports
Phillies Single Game Tickets Go On Sale
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/16/12 10:44 am | updated: 02/16/12 10:44 am
 
Fans started lining up at Citizens Bank Park early Thursday to make sure they got their hands on tickets to the games they had their eyes on, whether it be a giveaway night, the first night home game, or just one on the schedule that fits their plans. This morning at 8:30 am tickets went on sale at the box office, at phi lies.com and on the phones 215-463-1000.

The team has already sold about 3 million tickets through the full and partial season-ticket plans, plus smaller 6 and 3... Read More
 
 
Culture
Philadelphia Artists Win Grammy for Anti-Bullying CD
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/13/12 9:32 am | updated: 02/13/12 9:52 am
 
A group of Philadelphia artists claimed the Grammy for Best Children's Album this week. All About Bullies Big and Small is a collaborative effort that included songs, stories and poetry from local artists including Eric Bazilian, John Flynn, Grover Silcox, Cyndy Drue, Debbi Calton, Steve Pallura, Skip Denenberg, Little Steven Van Zant and others.

According to the website for the CD, "Bullying can happen to anyone, but together we can change that by bringing awareness to the... Read More

 
 
Culture
Adele Dominates Grammy Awards
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/13/12 9:48 am | updated: 02/13/12 9:48 am
 
Adele, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter from London, dominated the Grammy Awards this year grabbing the statue in all six categories she was nominated including album of the year, for 21.

In her first live performance since cancelling her tour for vocal chord surgery, Adele wowed the crowd with a powerful rendition of Rolling in the Deep.

"This record is inspired by something that is really normal and that everyone has been through," the singer said in a teary... Read More
 
 
News
GOP Race: Rick Santorum Gaining Ground On Mitt Romney
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 02/13/12 7:14 am | updated: 02/13/12 7:14 am
 
There are new developments in the GOP race for president.

After a squeaker over Ron Paul in Maine, Mitt Romney's team is ready to set off an ad barrage in Michigan and Arizona.

Why? Rick Santorum is raising more than $1-million a day, and is ahead of Romney in several national polls after his triple victory last week.

Bottom line: concern in the Romney campaign, Santorum rising and a race that might have been over could be a marathon.
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Judge: Jerry Sandusky Can See Grandkids, Have Local Centre County Jury
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 02/13/12 7:12 am | updated: 02/13/12 7:12 am
 
Jerry Sandusky, the defendant in a child sex abuse case, will be allowed to see his grandchildren, according to a judge's order issued Monday morning.

The jury for the upcoming trial, intended to start May 14, will come from Centre County. Prosecutors requested a jury from outside the county to avoid any connection to Sandusky or the victims.

But Sandusky and his lawyers wanted a jury from inside the county, and the judge granted their request.
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