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Deer Kill in Valley Forge to Begin
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/31/11 5:30 am | updated: 10/31/11 5:30 am
 
Valley Forge National Historical Park will conduct its second annual deer-culling operation. U.S. Department of Agriculture marksmen with rifles and night-vision goggles will reduce the herd by killing deer lured to baited sites.

Last year, sharpshooters killed 600 deer. This year the park's natural-resource department would like to kill 500.

Insurance experts estimate there are 130,000 deer-vehicle collisions annually in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Heavy wet snow plus leaves on trees, leaves millions without power
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/30/11 9:23 am | updated: 10/30/11 9:23 am
 
Close to 3 million households have been left without power after yesterday's surprise and unusual early snow. Most trees still have all their leaves, combined with the amount of snow, branches have come down all over the Northeast taking power lines with them.

In PA alone some 423,000 are dark and in NJ 617,000 lost power. Crews are working but it may take days. PECO's customer service message gives an estimate of Oct. 31 by 11 pm for it's customers.

Looks like... Read More
 
 
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Penn Doctor Regrets Fat Jokes
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/28/11 12:14 pm | updated: 10/28/11 12:14 pm
 
Have you heard the one about the University of Pennsylvania orthopedic surgeon who does fat jokes about overweight patients? True story. Doctor John Kelly writes a humor column and threw some jokes in that got some hot water with Penn and obesity bias advocates. Dr. Kelly intended no harm when he quipped, "You should worry about performing surgery on the supersized if there is a comma in your patient's body weight." Or if a patient "wears a wristwatch on his finger," or "has more chins than... Read More
 
 
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Early Snow Statistics for Philadelphia
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/28/11 11:48 am | updated: 10/28/11 11:48 am
 
Winter is making and early appearance in Philadelphia, but it's not the first time. The earliest recorded snowfall in Philadelphia occurred on Oct 10th and 11th, 1979. 2.1 inches fell making it also the largest measured snowfall in October in Philadelphia.

Does this mean we are in for a snowy winter? Who knows, but if it feels like it's been getting worse recently, you're right.

4 of Philadelphia's top 11 snowfalls of all-time have occurred in the last few... Read More
 
 
Culture
Occupy Philadelphia Mad Libs
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 10/27/11 9:30 am | updated: 10/27/11 9:30 am
 
Occupy Wall Street, the nearly 6-week-old social protest in Manhattan has inspired campaigns, headlines and spoofs that often have nothing to do with income inequality or challenging corporate overlords: Occupy the NBA, Occupy The Bar, Occupy Sesame Street, and Occupy the Bathroom are just a few.

That meets with mixed feelings from the occupiers camping out in lower Manhattan. Some protesters are concerned that frivolous uses could dilute their serious message.
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Philadelphia School District: $39 million in reductions needed
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 10/27/11 9:27 am | updated: 10/27/11 9:27 am
 
Philadelphia School District - which had earlier announced a $629 million budget gap - must make an additional $39 million in reductions.

Cutting professional development, English-language learner instruction, psychologists, instrumental music, athletics, educational technology, and bilingual counseling assistants would save about $17 million. The district still has to find $22 million more to cut.

Without further concessions from district unions, Chief... Read More
 
 
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October 27 Music Calendar
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 10/27/11 9:25 am | updated: 10/27/11 9:25 am
 
(2006) 5 Years Ago

"Shut Up and Sing," a documentary that follows The Dixie Chicks after natalie Maines's controversial comments about President George W. Bush, opens in New York and Los... Read More
 
 
Culture
Amy Winehouse Died From Alcohol
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/26/11 11:37 am | updated: 10/26/11 11:37 am
 
The cause of Amy Winehouse's sudden death earlier this summer has now been released. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway concluded it was "death by misadventure," saying the singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning. "The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels (of alcohol) was her sudden and unexpected death," Greenaway said.

Blood and urine samples indicated Winehouse had consumed a "very large quantity of alcohol" prior to her death. The level of alcohol in her blood... Read More
 
 
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Penn and Philadelphia Rank High in Green Power Use
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/26/11 7:50 am | updated: 10/26/11 7:50 am
 
The US Environmental Protection Agency has released its Top 50 consumers of green power and Philadelphia is prominently on the list. The University of Pennsylvania claimed the number 1 spot among colleges across the country for consuming over 200 million kilowatt hours of green power, which is half of Penn's total power needs. The city of Philadelphia ranked 35th nationally for consuming 127.3 million kWh of green power, about 20 percent of the city government's power... Read More
 
 
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Talk of Early Snow from Philadelphia Forecasters
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/26/11 7:34 am | updated: 10/26/11 7:34 am
 
It is snowing in other parts of the country and local meteorologists have already started mentioning the four letter S word in Philadelphia forecasts. A half foot fell west of us in Colorado and two other systems are pushing winter weather from the north and are threatening New England and northeast PA. That's close enough for Philadelphia's TV weather folks to start warning us that snow MAY be coming soon.

The first snow flakes of the season may be spotted this weekend in... Read More
 
 
 
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