Snow White’s Employment Agency :: Crossword Kathy →
Thank you, Will Shortz and puzzle creator Adam Fromm, for giving me an awful earworm today: “Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to work we go …”
Photos: Icy coating in Philadelphia today
jimmacmillan: The overnight snowfall looked beautiful from my rooftop in the Center City section of Philadelphia this morning but it was a cold, wet mess at ground level, and left an icy coating on every sign of summer recreation. ©2011 Photos by Jim MacMillan email@example.com http://jimmacmillan.com See the full gallery on Posterous
Pa. officials clear some school districts in cheat... →
State officials looking into possible cheating on state standardized tests have cleared more than 20 districts and several charter schools of wrongdoing, though the investigation is not yet over, an Education Department spokesman said Wednesday.
Weather Report :: Crossword Kathy →
A weather report? I gotcher weather report right here: I was 60 degrees warmer at this time yesterday.
Doing Without :: Crossword Kathy →
Sorry for the late post! I was in Aruba last week and had to “do without” — as today’s title serendipitously puts it — the NYT crossword puzzle. I know, poor me.
On Vacation « Crossword Kathy →
On vacation! Back with two posts on Jan. 15!
48 Catholic Schools In Philly To Close, Reorganize →
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to shutter about a quarter of its Roman Catholic high schools and close or combine nearly 30 percent of its elementary schools mainly because of rising costs and low enrollment, officials said Friday.
Addendum « Crossword Kathy →
Hmmmmm. I think today’s fairly easy NYT crossword puzzle was constructed with hangovers in mind. Happy New Year!
Advocates: More gay-friendly senior housing needed →
At age 62, Donald Carter knows his arthritis and other age-related infirmities will not allow him to live indefinitely in his third-floor walk-up apartment in Philadelphia. But as a low-income renter, Carter has limited options. And as a gay black man, he’s concerned his choice of senior living facilities might be narrowed further by the possibility of intolerant residents or staff members.
Penn State, historic flooding top Pa. news in 2011 →
Though historic flooding, power outages and a nationwide protest movement made numerous headlines in 2011, two words sum up the biggest story of the year: Penn State.
Ain’t He Sweet :: Crossword Kathy →
Mmmmm! The NYT crossword puzzle has a hidden Christmas treat in it!
Philly district posts more data on school violence →
Local education officials have begun releasing more detailed information about school violence in an effort to address an issue that both administrators and parents say has plagued the learning environment for too long.
Again? :: Crossword Kathy →
Sunday’s theme kept it plain and simple, like my weekend in Amish country.
Philly abortion doc charged with running pill mill →
A doctor charged with severing the spinal cords of babies born alive at his abortion clinic also wrote thousands of illegal prescriptions for painkillers and sedatives out of the now-closed business, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Abu-Jamal: I'm off death row, surprised by DA move →
Convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal said he was surprised and somewhat disappointed that he did not get a new sentencing hearing in the racially charged murder case that had kept him on death row for nearly 30 years.
Holiday lights in Philadelphia
jimmacmillan: I grabbed this picture of holiday lighting recently, also showing Philly’s landmark clothespin sculpture and the William Penn statue atop the city hall tower in the background. ©2011 Photo by Jim MacMillan.
Taking Half Steps :: Crossword Kathy →
Is that music I hear? Today’s puzzle is another reason to thank my mom for making me take piano lessons when I was young.