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Perseid Meteor Showers Poised for show in Philly Skies
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/11/11 11:15 am | updated: 08/11/11 11:15 am
 
Every August as the Earth's orbit takes it through the remains of the comet Swift-Tuttle, we are treated to a dramatic show of meteors streaking through the sky called the Perseids. Named because they seem to radiate from the constellation Perseus, these meteors will peak as always in the early morning hours of Friday August 12th and Saturday August 13th.

It is not uncommon to see up to 50 meteors an hour with the Perseids, unfortunately however this year, the moon will be... Read More
 
 
News
Philadelphia Cyclists Getting Citations?
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/11/11 6:35 am | updated: 08/11/11 6:35 am
 
Philadelphia bicyclists beware.....traffic citations may be coming your way.
Philadelphia Traffic Court president Judge Thomasine Tynes suggests, making city bicyclists register their bikes, cite them for moving violations such as riding on the sidewalk or blowing through stop signs, and then have those tickets dealt with by Traffic Court. Judge Tynes is not against cyclists, but says there is no punishment for not abiding by the law.
The city in May started a 40-week "Give... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia Orchestra Association vs. American Federation of Musicians
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/11/11 6:33 am | updated: 08/11/11 6:33 am
 
Lawyers for the Philadelphia Orchestra Association and the pension fund of the American Federation of Musicians were still butting heads in U.S. Bankruptcy Court over the union's demand for deeper layers of documentation relating to the orchestra's $120 million endowment.

Much of the session focused on a line-by-line examination of many of the union's 50 or so requests for information in its effort to prove that portions of the endowment were not restricted by donors to remain... Read More
 
 
Rift
London Riots leave Indie Label Warehouse Burnt to the Ground
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/10/11 5:14 pm | updated: 08/10/11 5:14 pm
 
On Tuesday, August 9 at 4:00am GMT on the third night of these increasingly senseless riots, the distribution warehouse for Sony/PIAS was set ablaze in North London. It was a 3 story/20,000 sq.ft facility mainly used by PIAS, a distribution company, that deals mainly with indie labels and stored cd's and vinyl for more that 150 labels on site.

Indie labels that had their releases being stored include XL Recordings, Beggars, Domino, Wall Of Sound, Warp Defected, Sunday Best, Big... Read More
 
 
Culture
Philadelphia Orchestra Bankruptcy Challenges Endowment Claim
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/09/11 5:04 am | updated: 08/09/11 5:04 am
 
The musician's union wants the Philadelphia Orchestra to tap its $120 million endowment if the Orchestra wants to withdraw from the union pension fund as part of bankruptcy reorganization. According to the union, the Philadelphia Orchestra would have to pay between $23 and $35 million into the pension fund. The Orchestra claims those funds are restricted by donor specifications. But in Chapter 11 court proceedings, the 476 documents produced don't show evidence of specific donor wishes. The... Read More
 
 
News
Philadelphia Mourns for a Proud Navy SEAL
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/09/11 4:40 am | updated: 08/09/11 4:40 am
 
The Navy SEALS, an elite fighting force for the US military, lost 30 soldiers in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last week. The Philadelphia family and friends of Michael Joseph Strange, one of the SEALS lost, are remembering him as a true hero. According to the family, he was an ordinary Philly kid who loved his cheese steaks and loved the Eagles. Michael Strange was a graduate of North Catholic High School, a Navy triathlon champion who decided to join the military after 9/11. According... Read More
 
 
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Delaware Tags Tell The Tale
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/08/11 7:08 am | updated: 08/08/11 7:08 am
 
If you owe traffic fines, or even back taxes, license plates in Delaware can now tell all.
Delaware state troopers are using new technology that lets them instantly check license plates to determine whether you owe traffic fines and even back taxes.

Troopers can now process up to 900 plates per minute.

Privacy advocates worry about what happens with the electronic recordings, how long the information is stored, who keeps it, and whether third parties get... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia Flash Mobs and Mayor Nutter's Sunday Sermon
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/08/11 7:06 am | updated: 08/08/11 7:06 am
 
Sunday's sermon at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, in West Philadelphia was a 30 minute emotionally packed message from Mayor Nutter regarding the flash mobs popping up in Center City. Nutter emphasized that it's a very small percentage of the city's youth who bring a bad name to the rest.

"This nonsense must stop. If you're going to act like a butthead, your butt is going to get locked up," he said.

He homed in on absentee fathers and said that those who send money... Read More
 
 
BYO
Diverse Pop Group
 
  by: debannvm - Cape may, NJ
started: 08/06/11 9:51 pm | updated: 08/06/11 9:51 pm
 
Love the song When The Beat Drops! Please let us know where we can find out... Read More
 
 
News
Corbett Privatizing PA
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/06/11 8:06 am | updated: 08/06/11 8:06 am
 
Pennsylvania spreading privatization? Gov. Corbett suggested this week that Pennsylvania's 117 state parks might be ripe for privatizing.
When the governor was asked what besides the Liquor Control Board, might benefit from private-sector control. He replied: "Prison health care and running state parks."
Corbett cited the lack of lifeguards at beaches and park pools saying, "If we privatize that, can we save a little money and have the lifeguards back?"

The idea... Read More
 
 
 
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