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Ackerman Speaking Out (of turn)?
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/26/11 12:56 pm | updated: 08/26/11 12:56 pm
Arlene Ackerman is speaking out in interviews this week with Education Week, Fox 29 and WURD-AM.

On WURD-AM, she said Mayor Nutter forced the SRC to get rid of her after she wouldn't "play politics" on funding for full-day kindergarten.

She also told Education Week that the SRC put her on its hit list when she refused to support an unnamed politician who wanted her to back a bid by Foundations Inc. to run Martin Luther King High School as a charter.
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August 26 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/26/11 12:51 pm | updated: 08/26/11 12:51 pm
(2001) 10 Years Ago

Madonna's concert from her "Drowned World Tour 2001" is broadcast live on HBO from the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan. A DVD of the broadcast is released in... Read More
Mandatory Evacuations of South Jersey Ordered
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/26/11 12:23 am | updated: 08/26/11 12:23 am
Hurricane Irene is expected to hit South Jersey sometime starting late Saturday Evening into Sunday. With this powerful storm likely to bring powerful winds, flooding rain, severe beach erosion, surging tides, and crippling power outages, NJ Gov. Christie has ordered all residents and visitors to evacuate Cape May County and costal areas of Atlantic and Ocean Counties.

In Cape May County, A mandatory evacuation is in effect immediately for the barrier islands, including Ocean... Read More
Phillies Game Sunday Moved to Saturday Ahead of Irene
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/25/11 6:21 pm | updated: 08/25/11 6:21 pm

The Phillies game on Sunday, August 28 against the Florida Marlins has been moved up due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Irene. The game will be played as part of a day/night doubleheader on Saturday, August 27 at 1:05 p.m.

All tickets for the August 28 game will be honored for entry into the August 27 day game, which begins at 1:05 p.m. The ShopRite Back-to-School Cliff Lee Gym Bag giveaway for fans 14 and under will also take place at... Read More
New Jersey Shore Braces For a Direct Hit by Hurricane Irene
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/25/11 3:12 pm | updated: 08/25/11 3:12 pm
New Jersey Governor Christie has declared a state of emergency and offered this advice for renters and vacationers - If you had plans to go to the Jersey shore this weekend, don't go. Computer models now show the eye of Hurricane Irene passing directly over South Jersey. Christie suggested voluntary evacuations of New Jersey's barrier islands and warned he could call for mandatory evacuations at any time.

!! UPDATE 4:25pm !!
Time to leave Cape May County. A... Read More
Hurricane Irene Most Powerful East Coast Storm in Decades
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/25/11 7:51 am | updated: 08/25/11 7:51 am
As Hurricane Irene tracks up the East Coast, it has the potential to become the most powerful Hurricane to hit the Philadelphia area in decades. Residents of the Philadelphia area rarely get close contact with hurricanes and may not be prepared. Proper preparation in advance will help survive the worst storms. Hurrican experts suggest the following:

Hurricane Survival Kit - Essential Items

During a hurricane, and possibly for days or even weeks afterward,... Read More
Steve Jobs Steps Down as Apple CEO
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/24/11 7:38 pm | updated: 08/24/11 7:38 pm
The surprise news of Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple's CEO comes just weeks after the company passed Exxon Mobil as having the largest market capitalization in the world. Steve Jobs has been on medical leave since January. He issued this statement:

"August 24, 2011-To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let... Read More
Joey Vento, Owner of Geno's Steaks, Dies of Heart Attack
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/23/11 11:59 pm | updated: 08/24/11 12:01 am
Joey Vento, the colorful and sometimes controversial owner of the famous cheesesteak shop Geno's Steak at the equally famous corner of 9th and Passyunk in South Philly, has passed away tonight of a massive heart attack. He was 71.

Vento learned the cheeseteak business from his father, who started Jim's Steaks in the early 40s. Also, according to the Geno's website, Joey opened Geno's in 1966 "with $6 in his pocket, two boxes of steaks and some hot dogs." He choose to place his... Read More

August 23 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/23/11 5:29 pm | updated: 08/23/11 5:29 pm
(1961) 50 Years Ago

Dean DeLeo, guitarist for Stone Temple Pilots, is born in Newark, New... Read More
Rare Earthquake Felt in Philadelphia
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/23/11 2:07 pm | updated: 08/23/11 2:30 pm
At approximately 1:51 pm on August 23, 2011, an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.8 at the epicenter shook the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Viginia about 9 miles from Mineral, VA according to the USGS earthquake monitoring... Read More
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