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August 15 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/15/11 9:18 am | updated: 08/15/11 9:18 am
(2001) 10 Years Ago

Dave Matthews and his wife, Jennifer Ashley Harper, become proud parents of twin girls, Stella Busina and Grace... Read More
Teen Curfew Begins in Philadelphia and will be Enforced
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/12/11 11:31 pm | updated: 08/12/11 11:31 pm
Beginning tonight at 9 pm the extended earlier curfew for teens 18 and under took effect in Center City and University City. Additional police patrol on foot, bike, and mount will be on patrol to enforce and pick up violators.

This new curfew is all in an effort by Chief Ramsey's police force to curb the teen mobs that have become an increasing problem for businesses and the public at large. The hope is to help reduce the random violence and vandalism that pops up with these... Read More
Free Thyroid-Protection Pills For Those Near Nuclear Plants
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/12/11 8:32 am | updated: 08/12/11 8:32 am
If you live or work within 10 miles of the Limerick nuclear power plant, you can pick up free potassium iodide tablets courtesy of the state and local health departments. The pills are designed to protect the thyroid gland against harmful radioactive iodine that may be released during an accident. The nuclear disaster in Japan earlier this year caused concern among any within range of a potential disaster.
The Chester County Health Department says this is a smart protective measure to... Read More
Energy Assistance Fraud Probed
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/12/11 8:16 am | updated: 08/12/11 8:16 am
Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner is calling on Governor Corbett to launch a statewide audit focusing on the widespread waste and evidence of fraud in the Pennsylvania Welfare Department's administration of the program that distributes heating assistance to low-income families. Wagner claims the welfare department was scammed by applicants for aid under the federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. He says they gave fake Social Security numbers, addresses that didn't... Read More
Perseid Meteor Showers Poised for show in Philly Skies
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/11/11 3:15 pm | updated: 08/11/11 3:15 pm
Every August as the Earth's orbit takes it through the remains of the comet Swift-Tuttle, we are treated to a dramatic show of meteors streaking through the sky called the Perseids. Named because they seem to radiate from the constellation Perseus, these meteors will peak as always in the early morning hours of Friday August 12th and Saturday August 13th.

It is not uncommon to see up to 50 meteors an hour with the Perseids, unfortunately however this year, the moon will be... Read More
Philadelphia Cyclists Getting Citations?
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/11/11 10:35 am | updated: 08/11/11 10:35 am
Philadelphia bicyclists beware.....traffic citations may be coming your way.
Philadelphia Traffic Court president Judge Thomasine Tynes suggests, making city bicyclists register their bikes, cite them for moving violations such as riding on the sidewalk or blowing through stop signs, and then have those tickets dealt with by Traffic Court. Judge Tynes is not against cyclists, but says there is no punishment for not abiding by the law.
The city in May started a 40-week "Give... Read More
Philadelphia Orchestra Association vs. American Federation of Musicians
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/11/11 10:33 am | updated: 08/11/11 10:33 am
Lawyers for the Philadelphia Orchestra Association and the pension fund of the American Federation of Musicians were still butting heads in U.S. Bankruptcy Court over the union's demand for deeper layers of documentation relating to the orchestra's $120 million endowment.

Much of the session focused on a line-by-line examination of many of the union's 50 or so requests for information in its effort to prove that portions of the endowment were not restricted by donors to remain... Read More
London Riots leave Indie Label Warehouse Burnt to the Ground
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/10/11 9:14 pm | updated: 08/10/11 9:14 pm
On Tuesday, August 9 at 4:00am GMT on the third night of these increasingly senseless riots, the distribution warehouse for Sony/PIAS was set ablaze in North London. It was a 3 story/20,000 sq.ft facility mainly used by PIAS, a distribution company, that deals mainly with indie labels and stored cd's and vinyl for more that 150 labels on site.

Indie labels that had their releases being stored include XL Recordings, Beggars, Domino, Wall Of Sound, Warp Defected, Sunday Best, Big... Read More
Philadelphia Orchestra Bankruptcy Challenges Endowment Claim
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/09/11 9:04 am | updated: 08/09/11 9:04 am
The musician's union wants the Philadelphia Orchestra to tap its $120 million endowment if the Orchestra wants to withdraw from the union pension fund as part of bankruptcy reorganization. According to the union, the Philadelphia Orchestra would have to pay between $23 and $35 million into the pension fund. The Orchestra claims those funds are restricted by donor specifications. But in Chapter 11 court proceedings, the 476 documents produced don't show evidence of specific donor wishes. The... Read More
Philadelphia Mourns for a Proud Navy SEAL
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/09/11 8:40 am | updated: 08/09/11 8:40 am
The Navy SEALS, an elite fighting force for the US military, lost 30 soldiers in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last week. The Philadelphia family and friends of Michael Joseph Strange, one of the SEALS lost, are remembering him as a true hero. According to the family, he was an ordinary Philly kid who loved his cheese steaks and loved the Eagles. Michael Strange was a graduate of North Catholic High School, a Navy triathlon champion who decided to join the military after 9/11. According... Read More
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