DAILY GRINDER: Mayor Specter?
What do you think, would you vote for Grandpa Specter for mayor of Philly? We’re intrigued, even if the mere thought may or may not be based on nothing. [Heron’s Nest]
Philadelphia Media Network, owners of Philly.com, the Inky and the Daily News, also own the Northeast Times and My Community Trend. They’re being sold to a new company called Broad Street Media, which owns 28 community newspapers in the Northeast, mostly in Long Island, New York. Ah, the long, slow death of local print journalism. [Inky]
The “Faith Healing” couple who let their son die, believing superstition would take care of him are convicted of manslaughter. [Reuters]
A vigil was held Friday night for the recent strangulation victims in Kensington. According to this article, one man’s been questioned and had his DNA taken in the case. [ABC]
Want to read an article about Renee Tartaglione with one-liners like “Real classy, hon,” “Nixon’s plumbers had nothing on Tartaglione” and “Only in Philadelphia”? Then check out Paul Davies’ all-you-need-to-know article about Renee Tartaglione’s gross election corruption, which, yeah, is still gross. And City Council has a plan to maybe, sorta simplify ethics rules “so a fifth grader can read them” but we don’t count on it. [Inky/Newsworks]
And check this out: If you missed this story originally, a woman with the “Jane Doe” moniker has been on life support at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital since August. She’s in a permanent vegetative state and the cost of her care – $2,000 per day – is being absorbed by the hospital. According to the hospital, she’s either Hispanic or white, has tattoos that read “Bruce” and “David” and no one has come forward say they know her. She’s got little brain function and doctors don’t expect her to recover from what they believe was a massive heart attack. [Fox News]
Remember Joe Sestak? The weirdo who talked like Crispin Glover as George McFly and while we were told he was a hardass behind the scenes, he looked and acted like a robot behind the mic? Well, fun fact: He’s still in congress! He still represents Pennsylvania’s Seventh District like a champ. And, as such, still has opinions on things! One of those opinions: He hates how liberals blocked what’re being called the “Obama-GOP” tax cut compromise. Damn libs. [Delco Times]