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Corbett Privatizing PA
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/06/11 12:06 pm | updated: 08/06/11 12:06 pm
Pennsylvania spreading privatization? Gov. Corbett suggested this week that Pennsylvania's 117 state parks might be ripe for privatizing.
When the governor was asked what besides the Liquor Control Board, might benefit from private-sector control. He replied: "Prison health care and running state parks."
Corbett cited the lack of lifeguards at beaches and park pools saying, "If we privatize that, can we save a little money and have the lifeguards back?"

The idea... Read More
Promise Academies Slashed
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/06/11 12:03 pm | updated: 08/06/11 12:03 pm
THE Philadelphia TEACHERS UNION has agreed to the district's slashing of the number of Promise Academies by more than half this school year, union president Jerry Jordan said in an email yesterday to his membership. This week, Jordan called for the ouster of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman and said he refused to reopen contract talks as long as she was still employed by the district. But then, he and the district "reached an agreement . . . following the School Reform Commission's decision to... Read More
August 5 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/05/11 5:16 pm | updated: 08/05/11 5:16 pm
(1976) 35 Years Ago

NBC-TV airs "The Beach Boys: It's O.K.," the group's 15th anniversary... Read More
Phillies Offense is Alive
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/04/11 12:59 pm | updated: 08/04/11 12:59 pm
The Phillies offense has suddenly perked up and is producing more hits and runs. According to Charlie Manuel, "this is hitting season" the summer months when he expects bats to come alive. The recent addition of Hunter Pence to the 5 spot in the batting order behind Ryan Howard seems to be forcing pitchers to throw Howard more fastballs. And the big man has responded with multiple home run games. Howard simply attributes his burst to being a second half guy. Whatever it is, it's working. ... Read More
Prosecuters Push for Video Testimony from Cardinal Bevilaqua
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/04/11 12:48 pm | updated: 08/04/11 12:48 pm
Prosecutors in the criminal sex abuse case against Msgr. William Lynn claim that Cardinal Anthony Bevilaqua is a material witness and have asked a judge to order videotape testimony from Bevilaqua in case he is unavailable at the time of the trial. Cardinal Bevilaqua is now 88 yearsd old. His lawyers object saying he suffers from cancer and dementia and is not well enough to testify or be cross-examined. Assistant District Attorney Mariana Sorensen claims a Bevilaqua's testimony is necessary... Read More
August 4 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/04/11 12:24 pm | updated: 08/04/11 12:24 pm
(1901) 110 Years Ago

Jazz trumpeter/singer Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong is born in New Orleans,... Read More
Forbes releases 2011 Top College Rankings, Philadelphia area Schools in Top 20
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/04/11 12:03 am | updated: 08/04/11 12:03 am
Forbes magazine has released it's annual rankings of colleges and universities. The rankings are based on five categories which include postgraduate success (30%), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence; student satisfaction (27.5%), which includes professor evaluations and freshman-to-sophomore retention rates; debt (17.5%), which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates; four-year graduation rates (17.5%); and competitive awards (7.5%), which rewards schools whose... Read More
Martini Lounge
August 3 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/03/11 10:55 am | updated: 08/03/11 10:55 am
(1926) 85 Years Ago

Crooner Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is born in New York... Read More
August 2 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/02/11 3:43 pm | updated: 08/02/11 3:43 pm
(1991) 20 Years Ago

Singer Rick James, the Grammy-winning "King of Funk," is arrested for allegedly imprisoning and torturing a 24-year-old woman for three days at James' home in Hollywood Hills,... Read More
Local Senators Disapprove Debt Deal
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/02/11 1:36 pm | updated: 08/02/11 1:36 pm
The bipartisan deal to increase the federal government's borrowing limits is now awaiting final approval in the Senate. Three out of our four senators from Pennsylvania and New Jersey are giving it the thumbs down.

Republican PA Senator Pat Toomey said he would vote no because "it simply does not contain meaningful spending cuts." New Jersey Democrats Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg don't like it because they feel the plan does not include any higher taxes on the wealthy or... Read More
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