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"Soul Train" Creator / Host, Don Cornelius Found Dead - Shot In His Home
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/01/12 5:28 am | updated: 02/01/12 5:28 am
 
According to the Los Angeles Times, "Soul Train" creator and host Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks, CA home early Wednesday morning.

He apparently died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. There was no sign of foul play when authorities arrived at his home at 4 a.m., but the Los Angeles Police Department is still investigating the incident. There has been no official determination of what happened, the investigation is still ongoing.

"Soul Train" ran... Read More

 
 
Sports
Brian Westbrook Back in Philadelphia as a Sportscaster
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/31/12 11:22 am | updated: 01/31/12 11:22 am
 
Former Philadelphia Eagle and Villanova Wildcat running back Brian Westbrook is about to start a career in radio broadcasting. According to 97.5, The Fanatic, the former running back will be heavily involved with the station's coverage of the NFL Draft, training camp and throughout the football season starting in September.

Westbrook played on the Eagles' 2005 Super Bowl team with another Fanatic personality, linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. Westbrook was one of the Eagles' finest... Read More
 
 
Sports
Long time Phillie Left Fielder, Pat Burrell Retires After 12 Years
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/30/12 10:57 am | updated: 01/30/12 10:57 am
 
Pat Burrell, 35, is putting down the bat after a 12 year career. He was drafted No. 1 overall by the Phillies in 1998 out of the University of Miami as a third baseman, but spent the majority of his career as a left fielder. He was most notably known for his prowess at the plate. Pat the Bat finished his career just shy of 300 HR's at 292.

A nagging, recurring foot injury has hurt his effectiveness in the field and as an everyday player over the past few years. He helped... Read More

 
 
Sports
Eagles Hire Todd Bowles to Coach Eagles Defensive Backs
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/30/12 10:18 am | updated: 01/30/12 10:18 am
 
The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in former Miami Dolphins interim head coach, Todd Bowles to be the Birds defensive backs coach. Juan Castillo will remain defensive coordinator.

Bowles will be in charge of the entire secondary. Safeties coach Mike Zordich will report to under Bowles. Bowles will fill the vacancy left by Johnnie Lynn after he Eagles fired him.

The decision to keep Castillo as defensive coordinator ends weeks of uncertainty over his future.... Read More
 
 
News
Groundbreaking Held For Dilworth Plaza
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/30/12 9:49 am | updated: 01/30/12 9:49 am
 
Two months after "Occupy Philadelphia" protesters were evicted from Dilworth Plaza, city officials gathered for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the plaza's renovation.

The ceremonial groundbreaking was held indoors, in an office building that overlooks Dilworth Plaza, with US transportation secretary Ray LaHood delivering a key component: a $15-million stimulus grant…almost one third of the total $50-million price tag.

The new plaza will include a lawn with... Read More
 
 
News
New Ownership for Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News?
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/30/12 9:47 am | updated: 01/30/12 9:47 am
 
The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News may once again be headed for new ownership.

The New York Post reported over the weekend that the owner, Philadelphia Media Network, is already meeting with potential buyers.

The report claims Philadelphia Media Network is hoping to get roughly $100-million for the papers and news website Philly.com.

The story quotes sources close to the situation as saying the company already is looking for bids in an auction... Read More
 
 
News
Judge Says Bevilacqua Can Be Called To Testify In Priest Child-Sex Case
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/30/12 9:45 am | updated: 01/30/12 9:45 am
 
The judge in an alleged clergy abuse case has again rejected a defense motion to prohibit the testimony of retired Philadelphia cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua on competency grounds, even though the defense contends that Bevilacqua can’t accurately remember many of his own actions during the last two decades.

The judge ordered Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua’s testimony preserved — videotaped — in late November after finding the cardinal competent despite suffering from dementia... Read More
 
 
Business
Pep Boys to be Sold for $1 Billion
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/30/12 8:52 am | updated: 01/30/12 8:52 am
 
Manny, Moe and Jack are getting new bosses. Pep Boys has agreed to be purchased by private investor, the Gores Group.

The Philadelphia-based auto parts and service retailer said the deal is for $15 per share, a 24 percent premium over Friday's closing price. The enterprise value of the deal is $1 billion, Pep Boys said.

According to a Gores Group spokesperson, “For over 90 years, Pep Boys has been the leading automotive service and retail chain and we look... Read More
 
 
Culture
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

 
 
News
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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