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Archive for April 6th, 2012
Recently, Jimmy Fallon took to Twitter to get fans and views to send him their spring break horror stories. John Bolaris responded with an extremely brief walk-through of his Miami adventure with an organized Russian crime ring because of course he did. Though, we must say, it'll be tough beat the guy out in this contest.
Rick Santorum's 3-year-old daughter Bella has been hospitalized. Bella has a genetic condition called Trisomy 18 and had been hospitalized for pneumonia earlier this year. Santorum is taking a break from his campaign to celebrate Easter with his family. [CBS 3]
Nicole Kidman Is Grace Kelly? Kidman supposedly beat out every actress on the planet for a chance to grace the silver screen as the iconic Kelly. [Inquirer]Bradley Cooper Fights Squid? The Jenkintown native reportedly tops the producers' list of potential stars for the film adaptation of Here There Be Monsters. [Empire]Sweet Dee Had a Baby. Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney of It's Always Sunny fame had their second child, Leo Grey, on Thursday. Leo is the couple's second child. [EW]Glee Scribe Remaking Dirty Dancing. Because nothing, NOTHING, is sacred in Hollywood. [Vulture]Amanda Bynes Arrested. The actress allegedly clipped a
John F. Kennedy once said, "Penn State students choose to put a robot on the moon. Penn State students choose to put a robot on the moon in the next four years and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of their energies and skills, because that challenge is one that they are willing to accept, one they are unwilling to postpone, and one which they intend to win, and because they'd like Google to give the
Consider this a warning, people. If you've done time for felony drug possession and a condition of your release is that you not possess a fire arm, learn from one Montco man's mistake and avoid posting pictures of yourself holding a gun to social media websites. The 22-year-old man recently copped to having a gun and will serve at least two years in prison after authorities saw pictures of the guy holding a gun on Facebook. [NBC Philadelphia]
Seven months ago a storm hit Atlantic City as construction crews were working to build the town's newest newest casino. Workers recall fearing for their safety as they worked with concrete to help build Revel. As the lightning moved closer to their position, some workers decided to seek shelter regardless of what they'd been told by their superiors. It turns out they were late in making that decision as lightning struck a crane, killing one worker and shocking two others. The man's widow and the two injured workers have filed lawsuits against Tishman Construction Corp. of New York and Network
Last Sunday, the Flyers and Penguins weren't joking around, and they traded cheap shots and brawled their way through three tough periods of classic physical hockey. Philly came out on top—as they have in four of the five meetings between the two this season—but the game was really just foreplay for the first round of the NHL playoffs, when the Flyers and Pens will consummate their rivalry next week.
Firefighters are working to control a large blaze in the Winslow wildlife management area near the A.C. Expressway. Reports indicate that authorities have called for an air tanker to help quell the flames. The mild winter likely dried out the forest floors, creating ripe conditions for a large scale fire. Action News has live video of the blaze. [Courier Post]
A self-employed builder from Vineland, New Jersey was working on a neighbors roof when his nail gun jammed. As he tried to clear it, he shot himself in the heart with a nail. He went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated. Eventually, he was airlifted to Camden's Cooper University Hospital. He hopes to be released tomorrow. [Philly.com]
[caption id="attachment_34875" align="alignright" width="220" caption="Photo: Ryan Collerd"][/caption]The Raab Collection has a lot in common with other family businesses: a dad (Steven Raab) who founded it, a mom (Susan) who helps run it, two sons who embarked on other careers after college (Jonas, journalism, and Nathan, politics) before returning to the fold. But instead of dealing in widgets or pool maintenance, the Raabs are, as Jonas says, “custodians of history”—buyers and sellers of rare autographs and artifacts. Name an important one that’s come up for sale in the past 20 years—a letter from Susan B. Anthony decrying the treatment of women as “pets,” even the original copy of the Kennedy Assassination Air Force One tape—and it’s likely to have passed through Raab hands.Steven, 64, was bitten by the bug as a boy, after he was given a comic book about Abraham Lincoln and began collecting Civil War memorabilia. He became a lawyer, but he never stopped collecting, and eventually decided to make the hobby his lifework.“Collectors are people who care about history and aren’t content to just read about it,” Nathan says. “They get a special thrill when holding something Lincoln touched.”