Seth Williams Wins 2011 Eisenhower Fellowship, Going To Australia

Seth Williams Wins 2011 Eisenhower Fellowship, Going To Australia

Your District Attorney, Seth Williams, is one of seven people across the country to be selected (and announced by General Colin Powell, Chairman of the Eisenhower Fellows) for the Eisenhower fellowship. Is this good? Let’s bullet it out. •    Becoming a fellow means you get a four to five week “individualized professional program” to check out other...

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E. Money Loses Us After His First (Of Many) Charts To At-Large His Councilman

E. Money Loses Us After His First (Of Many) Charts To At-Large His Councilman

How well does Six Sigma and the knowledge of PowerPoint translate to running a campaign for a position in local government? Um… For the record, we have no idea if Elmer Money, who’s running for City Council At-Large as a Republican, is a yellow/green/black belt within said business management strategy process karate (?) thing. What we do know is that...

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Inky, Daily News and Philly.com To Be Auctioned Again?

That’s what they’re saying: The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News appear headed for another auction now that a noon deadline has passed without the closing of the purchase of the papers by Philadelphia Media Network Inc., according to a knowledgeable source. According to a plan that still must be formally approved by Chief Bankruptcy Judge Stephen...

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Tom Knox To Join List of Candidates Who Will Lose To Nutter in Dem Primary?

Tom Knox To Join List of Candidates Who Will Lose To Nutter in Dem Primary?

Remember Tom Knox? He’s the guy who flushed $12 million of his own money down the toilet in 2007, coming in second place in the 5-way Democratic primary. Not ringing any bells? His campaign also put doorknob hangers around town a week before said primary, which claimed then-Councilman Michael Nutter was part of City Hall’s culture of corruption, i.e....

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Read (Update: WATCH) Obama’s School Indoctrination Speech, Year II

Read (Update: WATCH) Obama’s School Indoctrination Speech, Year II

Below is President Barack Obama’s speech to America’s schoolchildren, set to take place today at 1 p.m. at Masterman. In our copy-and-pasted version, we’ve highlighted the parts which are very – very! – likely the “indoctrination” you’ve heard so much about (moreso last year than this year.) Though if you can’t stand the pink-faced half-wit...

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Slick Willie in West Philly

Slick Willie in West Philly

By Daniel Denvir Bill Clinton joined Pa. governor candidate Dan Onorato and 500 neighborhood residents and union members at a West Philly rally this afternoon. The Allegheny County executive faces a tough fight against Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett. Here’s hoping some of Clinton’s political pixie dust will rub off. Bill Clinton uses his popularity...

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One Night Only: Would-Be War Criminal To Receive Liberty Medal

The day is here. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s in town to get the 2010 Liberty Medal, and former President Bill Clinton is here to give it to him. Here’s most of what you should know concerning this thing: •    Don’t drive anywhere near the Constitution Center tonight. Traffic is going to be really slow and there’ll likely be a parade...

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Harrisburg Lives To See Another Day! (And Other Weekend Horrors)

You know what you missed this weekend while you were busy being the man? Harrisburg almost defaulting. Yep. Harrisburg was bailed out helped by the broke state of Pennsylvania yesterday. It was meant to be quiet, but by late afternoon, Governor Ed Rendell was shooing reporters, and even said: “This is not a bailout,” according to Reuters. According to the...

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How Many Apple Stores is Too Many?

PhillyNow column in our Sept. 8 print edition: Everett Katzen knew this day would come. In fact, the president of Springboard Media, a Center City-based Apple computer retailer and reseller, was warned about it years ago. In 2004, his parent company called him up, saying it had decided to open a flagship store in Center City. Not only would such a move double...

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Probe Launched in West Philly Police Beatdown (Video)

Probe Launched in West Philly Police Beatdown (Video)

The police have launched an internal affairs investigation into last Friday’s beating of a man outside a Chinese restaurant in West Philly. Askira Sabur allegedly failed to vacate the sidewalk at the request of police officers and was then pummeled into submission by a cop with a baton while a large crowd looked on. One neighbor captured the beating on...

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