Yin/Yang :: Crossword Kathy →
If you didn’t figure out today’s theme from either the puzzle title (“Yin/Yang”) or the beautifully designed grid, you need to spend more time doing NYT crosswords.
Mayor gives Occupy Philly 48 hours to move camp →
The mayor on Friday notified members of Occupy Philadelphia that they have 48 hours to dismantle their tent encampment at City Hall to make way for a long-planned $50 million renovation project. Mayor Michael Nutter would not specify what actions officials would take if protesters did not remove the approximately 200 tents and other items from Dilworth Plaza by 5 p.m. Sunday.
Penn State recovery gets boost from Freeh's hiring →
As a dyed-in-the-wool Penn State alumnus, Jeff Jubelirer watched helplessly as his beloved alma mater became engulfed in an explosive child sex-abuse scandal this month. As a crisis communications specialist, he cringed.
Figure It Out :: Crossword Kathy →
Today’s crossword had a semi-bizarre, puzzle-within-a-puzzle. Meh.
Pa. gov. pushes vouchers during Philly school... →
Gov. Tom Corbett visited a Philadelphia charter school Wednesday to rally support for his education reform initiative, which includes vouchers for students at the state’s worst-performing schools and a new teacher evaluation system.
Either Way :: Crossword Kathy →
A Facebook meme came through my news feed the other day — something about National Palindrome Day – but I didn’t bother to click on it.
Calls grow for Penn St president's exit in scandal →
Calls for the ouster of Penn State President Graham Spanier over for his handling of a child sex abuse case on campus grew on Tuesday as a top state lawmaker and two newspaper editorial boards joined online groups and petitions in demanding his removal.
Philly mural will show brotherly love to The Roots →
As a teen, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter got busted for graffiti and was ordered by a judge to perform 150 hours of what he called “scrub time” — cleaning up such vandalism by painting murals. More than 20 years later, it seems all is forgiven in his hometown. Philadelphia is showing some brotherly love to Trotter and the Grammy-winning band he co-founded, The Roots, by...
Baker’s Dozen :: Crossword Kathy →
You don’t need a sweet tooth to solve today’s NYT crossword puzzle, but it might help.
Philly plans 9 school closings amid low enrollment →
City education officials on Wednesday proposed closing nine public schools and reconfiguring more than a dozen others in an effort to save money and streamline operations in the face of major enrollment declines.
Occupy Philly arrests made at Comcast headquarters →
Nine demonstrators from Occupy Philadelphia were arrested Wednesday at the headquarters of cable giant Comcast Corp. in a protest of what they called corporate greed.