Monthly Archives: February 2012

No way … Davy Jones dead at 66

For those of us who have reached the half-century mark (and beyond), the news of the death of Monkees singer and teen heartthrob Davy Jones really hit home. Yes, as youngsters we watched the television show, listened to their music … Continue reading

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A parent’s worst nightmare, it’s Columbine all over again

A few minutes ago came word that a third student has died following a shooting yesterday at Chardon High School in Ohio. Our sister paper – the News-Herald – has been covering the story since it unfolded and has done … Continue reading

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The deaths of Ryan Dunn and Zachary Hartwell still on his mind…

It’s amazing how one photo (or video) can change your life. Ask Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, or just about any Hollywood type. Or ask Philly’s own Mayor Michael Nutter whose recent late-night bowling alley antics with a blonde have caused … Continue reading

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The case of the accused priests get stranger yet

OK, so we have all watched enough bad movies which paint the Catholic Church and the Vatican as nothing more than the Mafia with good public relations. Everyone knows what I’m talking about. But I have to say that the … Continue reading

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More on the topic of being ‘Shmacked’

I posted on Wednesday about the controversy in the Lower Merion School District regarding the video, “I’m Shmacked.” The bottom line of the video is that is shows students reportedly from Lower Merion and Harriton High Schools drinking alcohol, smoking … Continue reading

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Please don’t drink underage and smoke weed and put it online! ‘I’m Shmacked’ ain’t too smart

It’s a tale of a blessing and a curse. For those of us who use social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc., responsibly, it’s a beautiful thing. We reach out to our audience and give them breaking news, story links, video … Continue reading

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Villanova speaker decision cause for concern?

If there ever was a time when the leadership of the Catholic Church – especially around these parts – could use some divine intervention, it’s probably now. As if being in the courts over priests accused of being sexual deviates … Continue reading

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Not gonna make the Catholics happy with this one

Vince Sullivan, a reporter for our sister paper — the Delco Daily Times — has been closely following the situation of pending closures of Catholic elementary and high schools in our region — specifically Delaware County. The Daily Times has … Continue reading

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West Chester U students and the rest of the town…perfect together?

I realize this will make Joe Norley madder than hell, but … Daily Local reporter Jeremy Gerrard reported today that West Chester University students thinking of living in the Town Center zoning district may have missed their chance. Borough Council … Continue reading

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Killing someone over dog poop…it has really gotten to that

News item from the Associated Press: “Police say a Philadelphia man is charged with murder after allegedly shooting a neighbor in a dispute over dog waste. “Authorities say 47-year-old Franklin Manuel Santana was shot and killed in the city’s Tacony … Continue reading

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