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Will Smith was on Letterman promoting some movie last night when he launched into an impromptu rendition of his classic "Summertime," set to Kool & the Gang's "Summer Madness," which I totally didn't recognize as Kool & the Gang's "Summer Madness" until a colleague educated me.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-GtI8SVMFo;Kind of puts you in the mood for...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr0tTbTbmVA
There's a wild turkey roaming around West Philadelphia, and the Daily News is on it. Hereforth, the best quotes about brash young Barkevious, who escaped his home in Bartram's Garden after getting into a fight with his brother."He's just been wandering around in West Philly trying to find his place in the world ever since.""To tell you the truth, I wasn't too surprised to see him as there is never a shortage of interesting creatures on my block.""He was kind of progressing down the street like Mick Jagger, bobbing his head.""He'll survive very easily out there. There's a lot of
Yes, it's the end of the semester, and yes, you're probably busy nude modeling or something, but here's a quick warning for you Penn Students: Be real careful crossing the street at 38th and Spruce streets. The Daily Pennysylvanian reports that a female student was inured at the intersection Tuesday—the fifth Penn student to have an accident at that location this semester.The intersection has proven problematic in the past. A 2009 campus transportation study led by Facilities and Real Estate Services and DPShighlighted nine recommendations for improving safety and traffic flow at the intersection.According to Principal Planner for the Office of
Nelson Mandela Myers, the man who found a five-year-old West Philadelphia girl abducted earlier this year, will finally receive his $10,000 reward today, after several months of waiting. But the city still managed to screw up this week, initiating a chain of event that led to more bad news for Myers.On April 5th, Myers's wife got a call from the Mayor's office, telling her the check would be sent out on Monday. Later that day, the city appears to have changed its mind, tellings Myers that he was to come to City Hall instead. While getting money from an ATM
To the finder goes the spoils. Or so Nelson Mandela Myers thought when he found a West Philadelphia five-year-old, abandoned in a playground near his house one morning. The girl had been abducted from her school and sexually assaulted. But despite the city's promise of a $10,000 reward, Myers hasn't received a dime yet.In the meantime, not much has changed since Nelson was hailed as a hero. The couple still can't afford a car and, since January, they've had to give up their cellphones and other luxuries so they can pay more important bills and take care of their foster
Following the January kidnapping of a five-year-old girl from a West Philadelphia elementary school, the school district has revised its school pick-up policies during early dismissal.Veils too? That's asking for a whole 'nother controversy, PPSD. [Inquirer]
Security officers are now authorized to ask visitors to remove hats, glasses, and veils to verify the identity of those authorized to pick up children, addressing the "sensitive" task of identifying visitors in nonrevealing clothing.
My office at Drexel is on the corner of 33rd and Chestnut. Seven years ago, when I first started teaching there, I was grateful that the bookstore was in my building, so that I could easily pick up bottled water or a bag of soy crisps on my way in and out of the building. Between that and the plethora of awesome lunch trucks in the neighborhood, I have been satisfied.
From the Daily News:Headline, it's worth noting, reads: "SCUM BAGGED?"
A 19-YEAR-OLD woman is being charged in connection with the kidnapping of a 5-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia school last month, police said late Thursday. Christina Regusters will be charged with kidnapping, rape, conspiracy, aggravated assault and several related offenses in the Jan. 14 abduction from the girl's classroom at Bryant Elementary School at Cedar Avenue near 60th Street, Capt. John Darby, of the police Special Victims Unit, said at a brief news conference.
Welcome to the new normal, anxiety-ridden potential Penn Alexander parents. Today marks the official start of the new post-line-waiting world you live in; applications for kindergarten slots, which will now be determined via lottery, are due at 5 p.m. today. Suggestive photos, 20 dollar bills, and home-baked oatmeal raisin cookies may be slipped in accompanying envelopes to bribe the School District of Philadelphia. [Philly.com]
This is what we know: Sunday night, a cat caused a short in a transformer at a West Philly housing complex, leading to a power outage. About 100 people had to be evacuated to a nearby high school. Things appear to be fine now. That is all. [CBS 3]