Willard Rouse III, 1942-2003

Bill Rouse was our champion. More so than anyone else, he could overcome Philadelphia’s all-too-frequent lack of self-confidence,” said Peter Hearn, former chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a former candidate for mayor. “He defied the doubters time after time, and succeeded. The loss of Bill is staggering.” Gov. Rendell said yesterday that no […]

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A little site reworking….

Moved my blogroll page to Philly Blogs page and reorganzied that page. Having two weblog listings on seperate pages was giving me a headache This should help to drive more traffic to the other Philly weblogs too.

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Working poor get screwed again

Let’s see: they work, are not on welfare, and are contributing to the tax coffers… But they don’t vote in the numbers required to make them a threat. They aren’t noticed, and are largely forgotten. So what happens? David Firestone in the NYTimes: Tax Law Omits Child Credit in Low-Income Brackets: ” after studying the […]

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Blabbermouth gets it right

From a fan perspective, of course I’m going to dig Blabbermouth.net. But the web-tech guy in me wants you to take notice – the site gets a topic based weblog right. Straight forward design. Sticks to to subject. Content right were you can see it. Notice how Road Runner records owns the site, but is […]

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What Did You Do?

Nicholas Kristoff at the NYTimes: What Did You Do During the African Holocaust?: ” In Congo, in which I’ve had a special interest ever since Tutsi rebels chased me through the jungle there for several days in 1997, 3.3 million people have died because of warfare there in the last five years, according to a […]

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Hoagieland?

R. W. Apple Jr. in the NYTimes: In Hoagieland, They Accept No Substitutes. The New York Times sampling Hoagies, Cheese Steaks, Scrapple, and Soft Pretzels! A good cheese steak or hoagie is usually just a delivery call away while a soft pretzel from any of the hundreds of street vendors across Center City (what we […]

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A few interesting stories

AlterNet: Neo’s the Hero of My Generation: “For many of my peers, it’s not cool anymore to listen to Jay-Z, wear Gap clothes, or watch MTV all day. Those things are seen as being a part of our Matrix. My generation uses terms like “keep it real” and “don’t front” ? the worst thing you […]

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