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Philadelphia Mistletoe Safety Tips
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/15/11 10:18 am | updated: 12/15/11 10:18 am
As people around Philadelphia get ready for the holidays decorating their homes and trimming trees, here's some info to hopefully keep you safe and away from the hospitals.

The government estimates that more than 13,000 people were treated last year in emergency rooms for injuries involving putting up holiday decorations. Those injuries include everything from falls from ladders while stringing lights, to cuts resulting from broken glass ornaments.

Decorations for... Read More
Holiday Shopping Procrastinators Miss The Big Bargains
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/15/11 10:16 am | updated: 12/15/11 10:16 am
A recent survey by the couponing website finds that about a third of us are major shopping procrastinators, and a major reason is trying to outwait merchants for a deal.

Many retailers made sure that the big box items that they wanted to move they discounted earlier in the holiday shopping season….so most deals are already gone.

Lots of action in the final days before Christmas is in stocking stuffers in the $100 or under price range.Read More
Slain Cops on Philadelphia Billboards Draws Fire form FOP
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/15/11 8:05 am | updated: 12/15/11 8:05 am
The Daily News reports:

The Fraternal Order of Police blasted the Barbera's on the Boulevard car dealership Monday for using photos of fallen officers in a recent billboard campaign.

On Friday, FOP President John McNesby said he began receiving calls that Barbera's was using the photos of the officers and the Philadelphia Police Department and FOP emblems in its billboard advertisements.

"Somebody called me and said 'What are we doing?' " McNesby... Read More
Philadelphia Spectrum Site to be Developed
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/15/11 7:49 am | updated: 12/15/11 7:49 am
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

The Cordish Cos., based in Baltimore, has earned a national reputation for specializing in retail, dining, and entertainment ventures that, many say, transform urban areas.

Cordish's handiwork is in such places as Baltimore's Inner Harbor; Houston; Los Angeles; Louisville, Ky.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Hollywood, Fla. The names of the attractions are distinguished by an exclamation point.

Other projects include... Read More
Keep Christ in Christmas Sign Challenged
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/14/11 4:16 pm | updated: 12/14/11 4:16 pm
What would Christmas be without a few Scrooge's? 6 ABC is reporting that a national group is asking officials in the southern New Jersey town of Pitman to take down a banner that says "Keep Christ in Christmas."

The Freedom From Religion Foundation says the banner violates the Constitution because it was put up by members of the local fire department and hangs from two town-owned light posts over a county-owned road.

The banner was paid for by a Knights... Read More
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
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