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Phillie Phanatic Visits 30 Rock, Tina Fey; Subtitles Some Words (video)
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/27/12 10:00 am | updated: 01/27/12 10:00 am
 
Last Night, the Phillie Phanatic made a guest appearance on NBC's 30 Rock. He never takes a break, even in the off season.

The premise of the segment is that to celebrate the 1-year 'Business-versary' of Kabletown (a fictitious standing for Philadelphia based Comcast) buying NBC, Alec Baldwin's character, Jack Donaghy, bought his boss Hank Hooper a extravagant spread, which included the Phanatic's 'services'. However, it all got sent to the wrong floor. Namely, to the... Read More

 
 
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Pottstown School Says No to Uggs
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/27/12 6:32 am | updated: 01/27/12 6:32 am
 
Pottstown Middle School is banning it's students from wearing open top boots - including and especially Uggs. Uggs are a fashion craze with middle school age girls and the ban has created uproar among parents and students. The school says it is having a problem with students storing their cell phones inside their footwear.

One has to wonder, if the students start bringing cell phones to school in their pockets, will there be a ban on pants?

Parents and students... Read More
 
 
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Industry Optimism Prevails at the Philadelphia Auto Show
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/27/12 6:17 am | updated: 01/27/12 6:17 am
 
The Philadelphia International Auto Show runs through February 5th at the Convention Center and car dealers are optimistic that the strong year-end sales finish will carry over into 2012.

The Philly Auto Show will feature innovative new 2012 models and manufacturers are banking on improved consumer confidence. “Each manufacturer feels like it’s ripe for market share, so there’s an onslaught of new models, something like 13 new models. There is optimism,” said Kevin... Read More
 
 
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Villanova University Plans to Remake Lancaster Avenue
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/27/12 6:06 am | updated: 01/27/12 6:06 am
 
Villanova University is proposing a $200 million expansion to its campus along Lancaster Avenue that would add more housing and retail to space that is currently parking lots.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that early plans call for constructing four, four- to five-story residence halls, a performing arts center, retail space and an 1,800-vehicle parking garage on the main parking lots. The retail space would be oriented toward the students and mean relocating the... Read More
 
 
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Mayor Michael Nutter Puts $20,000 Bounty On The Head of Every Murderer
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/26/12 3:15 pm | updated: 01/26/12 3:15 pm
 
Mayor Nutter announced the City of Philadelphia's new crime-fighting strategy that will rely more on rewards and bounty to bring forward witnesses and information. The city will pay up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of someone for homicide. People can also get $500 for tips pointing to the location of illegal guns and weapons.

"To every criminal out there: I just put a $20,000 bounty on your head," Nutter said, speaking at a news conference at... Read More

 
 
Culture
2012 Philadelphia Flower Show Theme Announced
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/26/12 10:36 am | updated: 01/26/12 10:36 am
 
The plans for the 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show have been announced.

This year's theme is "Hawaii: Islands of Aloha." New technology will play a role this year, including special video effects, and new motion graphics that will transform waterfalls into lava flows and breaking waves.

The layout of the Flower Show has been changed, and a Flower Show "app" has been created, which will be available February 20th.
The show runs March 4th through 11th. ... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia Area Legislators Oppose Corbett Food Stamps Moves
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/26/12 10:34 am | updated: 01/26/12 10:34 am
 
Philadelphia area legislators gathered today to criticize a series of moves by Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett that they say are aimed at cutting programs for poor people.

The most recent change — imposing an asset test for food stamp applicants — will actually cost the state money, according to George Matysik of the food bank Philabundance, because food stamps are paid for by the federal government and spent in local grocery stores.



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Kidnap Hoax Woman, Bonnie Sweeten, Sentenced
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/26/12 10:32 am | updated: 01/26/12 10:32 am
 
Bonnie Sweeten, the Bucks County woman who faked her own kidnapping and fled to Disney World as her thieving past was catching up to her, has been sentenced to just over eight years in federal prison.

Sweeten today told the judge she was sorry. She apologized to all the victims from whom she stole a total of more than $1 million.

Victims included her former law firm boss, clients, even a 91-year-old relative suffering from dementia.


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Sports
Philadelphia Sports Announcer Andy Musser Passes
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/25/12 4:40 am | updated: 01/25/12 4:40 am
 
Andy Musser "did play-by-play for every major sports team in Philadelphia except the NHL Flyers", says the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He worked Phillies baseball from 1976 to 2001, most of that time alongside the legendary Harry Kalas and Richie "Whitey" Ashburn.

Musser broadcast the NBA Philadelphia 76ers championship team that included Wilt Chamberlain.

Musser left the Phillies in 2001 and worked for Anchor Steam Beer – joking that he’d made a... Read More
 
 
Sports
Soccer All Star Game to be Played in Philadelphia in 2012
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/24/12 8:02 am | updated: 01/24/12 8:02 am
 
Philadelphia will host the 2012 Major League Soccer All Star Game. Actually PPL Park in Chester, home to the Philadelphia Union, will be the site of the game.

The New York-based league said Tuesday that the 18,500-seat stadium will host the event July 25.

The game will be televised on ESPN 2 and ESPN International.

Three days of events are planned at the stadium. The actual game will feature a team of Major League Soccer stars versus an... Read More
 
 
 
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