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Toys For Tots Donations Down Significantly In Philadelphia
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/14/11 1:18 pm | updated: 12/14/11 1:18 pm
Donations collected for this year's Toys for Tots campaign in Philadelphia just a fraction of previous years, prompting organizers to warn some needy children may not get presents.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports organizers have collected about 25,000 toys as part of this year's drive. Last year they delivered 113,000.

Chief organizer Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Palos says workers are moving toys out of a suburban warehouse almost as soon as they arrive. Palos says... Read More
Flyers Injured But Still Winning
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/14/11 12:47 pm | updated: 12/14/11 12:47 pm
In case you haven't been paying attention, The Philadelphia Flyers have been hot, with their latest win crushing the Washington Capitals. The Flyers have won 6 in a row AND they've done it without Flyers winning without Giroux and Pronger in the lineup. Flyers fans are hoping the concussion Giroux is dealing with is not long term. He's been one of the best players in the NHL this... Read More
Tony Auth Cartoons Killed by Philadelphia Inquirer
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/14/11 12:28 pm | updated: 12/14/11 12:28 pm
Syndicated political cartoonist Tony Auth is getting edited out of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

CBS Philly reports the Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist Tony Auth has been spiked, killing two of his cartoons in the last month. This marks a major shift from the usual latitude they have given Auth for the past 40 years.

An elephant, representing Republican lawmakers, laments the failure of the deficit reduction committee, even though there are clear signs that it is... Read More
Philles Trade Ben Francisco to Blue Jays
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/12/11 1:19 pm | updated: 12/12/11 1:19 pm
The Philadelphia Phillies have traded OF Ben Francisco to the Toroto Bluejays for left-hander Frank Gailey.

Ben Francisco joined the Phillies in 2009 as part of the trade with the Indians that also originally brought over Cliff Lee. Last year, Francisco started the season in right field to replace the lost Jayson Werth, however he returned to his reserve/pinch hit role by mid season. In the 2011 NLDS Game 3, he hit a 3-run pinch hit home run against the St. Louis Cardinals.Read More
Cardinal John Foley Passes Away at 76
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/11/11 12:54 pm | updated: 12/11/11 12:54 pm
Cardinal John Foley passed away early Sunday morning at the Villa St. Joseph retirement home at age 76. He was battling leukemia.

Foley was appointed to lead the Pontifical Council of Social Communications in 1984 by Pope John Paul II to help get the church's message out through the media.

He was most widely known to Americans as the voice of masses broadcast from the Vatican such as the midnight Christmas mass.

He was also named the Grand Master... Read More
Reading Rainbow Changes Name to Bleeding Rainbow
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/10/11 9:02 pm | updated: 12/10/11 9:02 pm
Local indie fav Reading Rainbow has decided to change it's name to Bleeding Rainbow ... Why? Well they have their reasons, spelled out on their tumbler (link here)


- We like the name Bleeding Rainbow better.

- It is trippy as shit.

- We didn’t want to... Read More

Mumia Abu Jamal Center City Protests
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/10/11 11:44 am | updated: 12/10/11 11:44 am
6 ABC reports the controversial case of Mumia Abu Jamal had caused some demonstrations and some tense moments Friday night, the 30th anniversary of the fatal shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

The National Constitution Center was standing room only as hundreds marked the 30th anniversary of Mumia Abu Jamal's arrest for the killing of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Two opposing protests converged there.

Inside the room, Abu... Read More
Camden County Police Force
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/10/11 11:43 am | updated: 12/10/11 11:43 am
CBS 3 reports efforts continue to create a Camden County police force, with the City of Camden it’s only confirmed participant so far.

One city councilman wants the National Guard brought in. State and city officials are discussing response options. Long term, Camden County Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli believes the countywide plan will put more officers on the street. And while national studies now peg Camden as America’s second most dangerous city, Cappelli disputes... Read More
Are Free Apps Really Free?
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/10/11 11:41 am | updated: 12/10/11 11:41 am
According to CBS 3, some smartphone apps are free, but there's a price to pay.
On iPhone and iPad, iAds mostly appear as small banners. But on Android, they pop up on the notification screen.

PCWorld executive editor Tom Spring recommends using a program like Addons Detector, AdFree Android or AirPush Detector. And read the store feedback.

“The users are typically ones that will gripe and complain and give them one-star reviews. And that’s where... Read More
Vick, Maclin, Asomugha All Healthy Again for Philadelphia Eagles
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/07/11 4:40 pm | updated: 12/07/11 4:40 pm
According to the Daily News:

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, returning this week from a three-week rib injury absence, said he plans to heed teammates and coaches who have pleaded with him to be more conscious of self-preservation.

"Sliding. Getting down," Vick said, interrupting a question about how he might avoid missing valuable time with injuries. "I've made my mind up. There's going to be times when I can't get the extra yards. I gotta get down. I get too... Read More
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