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Bell Bottoms
June 20 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/20/11 10:27 am | updated: 06/20/11 10:27 am
(2006) 5 Years Ago

Claydes Charles Smith, co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, at age... Read More
Clarence Clemons, Saxophonist for Springsteen, passes at 69
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/19/11 4:22 am | updated: 06/19/11 4:22 am
Clarence "Big Man" Clemons, saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, passed away Saturday night in a hospital in Palm Beach, FL, a week after suffering a stroke at his home in Singer Island, FL. He was surrounded by family members at the time of his death.

"His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years," Springsteen said in a statement posted on the band's website. "He was... Read More
Phillies Designate Pitcher JC Romero for assignment; Likely ending his Phillies days
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/17/11 4:03 am | updated: 06/17/11 4:03 am
Vance Worley is being called up to spot start on Saturday in Seattle. That was a fact everyone knew. What kind of roster move the Phillies were going to make to make room for him was unknown until after today's 3-0 win over Florida.

The Phillies have designated lefty J.C. Romero for assignment, effectively ending his stay in Philadelphia, as it's likely he'll be picked up off waivers by another club. Romero joined the Phillies midway through the 2007 season and had been a... Read More
Philadelphia City Council Votes to Raise Property Taxes and Parking for School Budget
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/17/11 1:05 am | updated: 06/17/11 1:05 am
After a long day of deliberations, negotiations, and proposals, City Council ended the day around 8:30 pm settling on a $53 million package that includes a 4% property tax increase, an increase in Center City parking, and a $10 million appropriation.

Mayor Nutter is happy with this package despite it not including his 2-cents-per-ounce 'soda tax', the second year in a row it has been shot down. This made the beverage workers lobbying at city hall happy as well.
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Weiner Hangs It Up
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/16/11 12:03 pm | updated: 06/16/11 12:03 pm
Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner makes history this week. He becomes the first Congressman whose career was wrecked by indiscretions on Twitter.

Weiner, who mistakenly tweeted a photo of his underwear-clad erection last month and then lied to cover it up, has been under escalating pressure to quit as one embarrassing revelation after another came to light.

Most of the House leadership had already called for his resignation, and President Obama made a similar... Read More
NFL Lockout Latest
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/16/11 12:01 pm | updated: 06/16/11 12:01 pm
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners completed 2 days of talks this week with NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith and a group of players in Maryland. Word is the two sides have been making progress at several such meetings in the last 3 weeks.

Many players expressed confidence that a deal will get done soon and training camps will open on time late in July.
Eagles coaches reportedly have interest in defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and wide... Read More
Martini Lounge
June 15 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/15/11 9:18 am | updated: 06/15/11 9:18 am
(1996) 15 Years Ago

Legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald dies in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 79. She had suffered from diabetes and had both legs amputated in... Read More
Ferris Wheel Death Legal Fight Begins
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/15/11 7:52 am | updated: 06/15/11 7:52 am
The parents of the 11-year-old girl who fell to her death from a Wildwood Ferris wheel have involved an attorney to communicate to the media. This appears to be the beginning of legal actions related to the death of their daughter Abiah Jones, an honor roll student visiting Morey's Pier on June 3rd.

For now, Jones parents suggest new safety measures. "We just want to make sure this doesn't happen to another child," Abiah's father Byron Jones said. The family's attorney has... Read More
Philadelphia 2nd Dirtiest in New Poll
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/15/11 7:38 am | updated: 06/15/11 7:38 am
Travel and Leisure magazine released its list of America's dirtiest cities and reports that Philadelphia ranked No. 2 on its list. If you're scratching your head wondering who was dirtiest, number one went to New Orleans.

Voters in the 2010 "America's Favorites Cities" poll identified themselves as either residents or visitors. In each category, voters can rate a city on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best.

According to visitors, Philadelphia ranked 34th... Read More
Jones Family May Sue Over Morey Ferris Wheel Accident
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/15/11 1:25 am | updated: 06/15/11 1:25 am
On June 3rd, 11-year old, Abiah Jones fell to her death from the Ferris wheel at Morey's Pier in Wildwood, NJ. She was on a school trip to the beach resort. At a press conference in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 14, lawyers for the family said they were considering filing suit against Morey's.

She was alone in her car and about halfway up the 156 foot high wheel when she fell. There were no mechanical or operational problems found with the ride. The exact cause of the accident is... Read More
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