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Penn State President Tour Hits Philadelphia
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/13/12 10:53 am | updated: 01/13/12 10:53 am
 
New Penn State President Rodney Erikson is on tour conducting town hall type meetings to address concerns and discuss the University's position on the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse allegations.

More than 650 Penn State alumni attended. Much of the crowd's anger focused on the firing of football legend Joe Paterno than on the child-sex-abuse scandal and cover-up that provoked it.

Many of the questions centered on why the university board of trustees so quick to fire the... Read More
 
 
Culture
Please Touch Museum Adds Mini Hospital with C.H.O.P.
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/13/12 10:12 am | updated: 01/13/12 10:12 am
 
The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia has teamed up with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to add miniature, non-working X-ray and MRI machines to children's play areas.

Laura Foster, president and CEO of the museum, says “It’s really important that we partner with other organizations in the city that help children and families sometimes in different ways than we do. There’s a lot that we can learn from each other.”

“So, it’s just a little... Read More
 
 
Sports
Phillies Give Kyle Kendrick a One Year Deal
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/13/12 9:50 am | updated: 01/13/12 9:50 am
 
The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $3.585 million contract with Kyle Kendrick. With five weeks until pitchers and catchers report, the Phillies have secured Kendrick who has started, worked long relief and anything else the Phillies have asked of him.

In a career-high 34 games last season, including 15 starts, the 27-year-old Kendrick went 8-6 with a career-best 3.22 ERA.

Three other Phillies remain eligible for arbitration: Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence and... Read More
 
 
Culture
Barnes Museum Benefits from $2 Million Philadelphia Marketing Campaign
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/13/12 6:10 am | updated: 01/13/12 6:10 am
 
In preparation for the official opening of the Barnes Foundation on the Ben Franklin Parkway, a $2 million marketing campaign will help spread the word. The campaign, funded by the City of Philadelphia and other organizations will also shine a light on arts and culture already here. Mayor Michael Nutter said the campaign hopes to link the Barnes with Philadelphia's strong base of “real” cultural and historical attractions.

According to the Philadelphia Business Journal:Read More
 
 
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2012 Grammy Performers Announced
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/12/12 12:32 pm | updated: 01/12/12 12:32 pm
 
The first wave of performers for the 2012 GRAMMY's have been announced.

They include nominees Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno
Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift.

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be
held Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be
broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on CBS Television and
covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube.
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Citizens Bank Foundation Donates $25,000 to Philadelphia's African American Museum
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/12/12 6:22 am | updated: 01/12/12 6:22 am
 
CBS 3 reports the charitable arm of a well-known local financial institution made a donation to an area museum, underwriting free admissions during Monday's Martin Luther King Day of Service.

The Citizens Bank Foundation presented a giant ceremonial check for $25,000 to the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

The donation will allow 3,000 visitors to enter the museum for free and participate in special activities on Martin Luther King Day.
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Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/12/12 6:19 am | updated: 01/12/12 6:19 am
 
January 16th is a day we honor one of the most influential people in the nation's history. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for our nation's civil rights more than 50 years ago.

Last year, more than 75,000 volunteers participated in more than 1,200 projects in the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

This year's celebration could be even bigger.

Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service
Girard College
2101 South... Read More
 
 
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Barnes Museum New Marketing Campaign Launches
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/12/12 6:17 am | updated: 01/12/12 6:17 am
 
In advance of the mid-May opening of the Barnes Foundation Museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway, the city of Philadelphia and tourism officials are launching a new arts marketing campaign.

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation's Meryl Levitz say it’s a first-of-its-kind partnership to position Philadelphia among the world’s great art destinations.

Barnes’ officials say the project is on time and on budget for a May 19th opening, and it’ll... Read More
 
 
Sports
Ryan Madson Signs With Cincinnati Reds for $8.5 Million
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/11/12 5:40 am | updated: 01/11/12 5:40 am
 
Ryan Madson will be wearing red next year but it will be for the Cincinnati Reds, not the Philadelphia Phillies. Madson reached an oral agreement for a 1-year contract worth $8.5 million to pitch as their closer next year. He will be replacing Fransico Cordero whose $12 million option was declined, in favor of a $1 million buy out.

Ryan Madson stepped into the closer role for the Phillies in 2011 after Brad Lidge was plagued by injuries. He was 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA, and saved 32... Read More

 
 
Culture
John Bolaris and Fox 29 to 'part ways'
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/10/12 12:12 pm | updated: 01/10/12 12:12 pm
 
It seems as if Fox 29 has had enough of John Bolaris and his antics. Reports from philly.com are that a Fox spokeswoman confirmed, "We mutually agreed that it was time to part ways."

Bolaris has been suspended indefinitely since December 22nd. That came as a direct result from his interview in the December issue of Playboy magazine discussing the March 2010 incident he had involving two young European women on Spring Break in Miami. During that incident he was scammed, drugged,... Read More
 
 
 
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