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Wynnewood Man Named Professor of Medicine at Jefferson

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:49
“We are so happy to welcome Dr. Unger to the Jefferson team,” said Mani Kavuru, M.D., Division Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
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GreenDrop "recycling" unused gas stations through donations

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:59
For three generations, Chris Stinnett’s family has been in the business of reusing and recycling, though those terms might not have been used in his grandfather’s day.
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Haverford board votes to appeal Walgreens zoning decision

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:25
HAVERFORD — Commissioners voted 8-0 Monday to appeal a recent zoning hearing board decision in a controversial case regarding variances for a proposed 6,880-square-foot Walgreens at 2400 Darby Road. The 0.6-acre site is currently home to a Sharro gas station.
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Portions of East Athens Avenue, Ardmore, closed July 15 and 16

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:25
Lower Merion Township has announced additional road closures for Tuesday and Wednesday in Ardmore.
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Republican Dave Reed’s Five Votes for Welfare to the Wealthy

The Liberty Blog - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:11

    County Representative Dave Reed’s Five (5) Votes for Welfare to the Wealthy. 

District 62 Map  Republican, serving Indiana County (Part) Leadership

Majority Policy Chairman Member of the House  2003 to date   Penna. House Republican Leadership

THE RECORD IS THE RECORD. This is the record as reported by the General Assembly itself.

  Republican Representative David M. Maloney voted YEA to give, that is, redistribute  almost 1/2 Bbillion Taxpayer Dollars to multi-billion dollar, private, tax-exempt corporations. Representative Maloney forced the Forgotten Taxpayer to finance these very wealth corpoations. Why these Favored Five Corpoations and not all private universities and colleges? How much better are we all off that these Favored Five are financed by the government and that taxpayer money has been redistributed to them. Generally, I thought, Republicans think that government dependency, year after year, is morally corrosive and demoralizing as well as being bad economics.

   The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation Penn State   $229, 694,000  taxpayer dollars by Act 10A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB725  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note     Penn State $229, 694,000

  The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation   UPITT $136,076,000 taxpayer dollars by Act 11A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB726  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY  House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note   UPITT $136,076,000

  The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation  TempleU $139, 917,000 taxpayer dollars by Act 12A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB727  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY  House Committe on Appropriations Fiscal Note     TempleU $139, 917,000 

  The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation  LincolnU $13,163,000 taxpayer dollars by Act 13 A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB728  This vote was 199 to 4 with real Republicans John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voting NAY House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note LincolnU $13,163,000

   $2,000,000 compensation package is subsidized by Pennsylania’s Forgotten Taxpayer.

The Republican Governor and the Republican General Assembly voted to give  tax-exempt multibillion dollar private corporation UPENN $28,261,000  taxpayer dollars by Act 14A of 2013  House vote 1 July 2013 SB729  This vote was 197 to 6 with real Republicans   Krieger John McGinnis, Daryl Metcalfe Carl Metzgar Reese and Democrats Haluska and Petrarca  voting NAY  House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Note UPENN $28,261,000



 Only Representatives Metcalfe and McGinnis Metzgar and Democrat Haluska voted NAY five times AGAINST more spending which is funded by the taxpayers and FOR Liberty, Economic Freedom and The Forgotten Taxpayer


  District 69 Map  Republican, serving Bedford County (Part), Somerset County (Part)  Member of the House  2009 to date


    District 12 Map  Republican, serving Butler County (Part) Member of the House  1999 to date

  District 79 Map  Republican, serving Blair County (Part)   Member of the House 2013 to date   District 73 Map  Democrat, serving Cambria County (Part)  Member of the House  1995 to date
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Lower Merion police arrest suspect in Monday afternoon burglary

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:58
Lower Merion police report a burglary in the unit block of Lodges Lane in Bala Cynwyd.  The resident returned home at about 1 p.m. to observe three males running from the home and before entering a silver vehicle.
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Education association contract extension OK'd in Haverford

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:46
HAVERFORD — School directors last week approved a contract extension negotiated between the school district and Haverford Township Education Association.
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Former Montco congressman Joseph Hoeffel talks 'lies' surrounding war in Iraq

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:34
Abington resident and former Pennsylvania Congressman Joseph Hoeffel said he was uncertain about the vote, but despite his reservations he voted in support of the war in Iraq in October 2002. However, he later regretted that decision.
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Thank Bob Casey For Supporting Senate Dems’ ‘Hobby Lobby’ Fix

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:48
Bob Casey personally opposes abortion rights, which sometimes finds him on the wrong side of the Democratic base on certain votes, but in the case of Senate Democrats’ Hobby Lobby fix, he wants...
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The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, July 16

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:23
The Daily Numbers: 14, age of Glenolden teen who was struck by lightning during Monday night’s wild storm. He’s going to be fine.

1 in 1.9 million, odds of being struck by lightning in any 1 year.

261 people killed by lightning in U.S. from 2006-2013.

7 people killed by lightning in Pa. during same time period.

37, age of suspect who turned himself in to police in Collingdale yesterday to face charges in hit-run case.

8-0 unanimous vote in Haverford to appeal a ruling that gives the green light for a 6,880 foot Walgreens on Darby Road.

50s, what our low temperature could be tonight as a cold front rumbles through, chasing all the storms and humidity. No, it’s not a return of the ‘Polar Vortex.’

6 month contract for Paula Brown as manager of Colwyn that is expiring.

22,500 dollars, how much Colwyn is paying the former Darby Borough mayor.

19 of August, when Ridley Park Borough Council now will take up that new ordinance regulating yard sales. Last night’s meeting had to be postponed.

23, age of recent college grad Laura Araujo, whose body was discovered stuffed in a duffel bag in Philly.

82, age of Pittsburgh conservative millionaire banker Richard Scaife, In his will he’s leaving much of his art collection to the Brandywine River Museum.

52, age of woman seriously injured when a rock dropped by teens from a bridge overpass in western Pa. went through her windshield and struck her in the face.

5 point increase for the stalled stock market yesterday.

1 hit for Chase Utley in last night’s All-Star Game. He came close to a homer but settled for a double. He also was hit by a pitch.

2 for 2 for Derek Jeter.

5-3 win for the AL, powered by two big hits by Millville’s Mike Trout.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Let me be the first to cast a vote against the Phillies dealing Cole Hamels. I know they need to rebuild. Trading their best pitcher is not the way to go about it.

I Don’t Get It: Game time temperatures in Minneapolis for last night’s All-Star Game were in the 50s. The cool front is headed here? Is this summer? I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to David Bodkin, who will have quite the tale to tell his classmates when he goes back to school. He survived being struck by lightning.

Quote Box: “Right now, I’m, in limbo.”

- Paula Brown on her status as Colwyn borough manager.
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Delco teen survives being struck by lightning

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:35
David Bodkin might need a new nickname when he heads back to school in September.

We'd suggest 'Lucky.'

The 14-year-old will have quite the tale to tell, after he survived being struck by lightning as he walked toward a care in Glenolden during the wild thunderstorm that rumbled across the region Monday night.

It was just around 8 p.m. when Bodkin and a friend made a dash for the car as they prepared to head home to Prospect Park.

Bodkin didn't get that far.

He got hit by a lightning bolt between his wrist and thumb.

He was rushed to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, and then transferred to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington.

He's going to be fine.

The odds are being struck by lightning are one in 1.9 million. Bodkin should be good for the summer.

He's still one lucky kid.
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'Live From the Newroom' takes on 'The Vocalist'

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:09
Excuse me while I limber up my vocal cords.

We'll be out on the road again tonight as we head back to Media, which is not only the county seat but the county hot spot on Wednesday nights.

We were there a couple of weeks ago to kick off their Wednesday night tradition of 'Dining Under the Stars,' when they shut down State Street and borough restaurants set up their tables in the middle of what just a few minutes before a main thoroughfare. It was a blast.

Tonight we're headed back to Media for another great summer tradition in the borough.

We'll be at the Media Theatre, serving as the opening act for Week 2 of their summer talent competition 'The Vocalist.' You might remember this contest by its former name, 'Delco Idol.'

It showcases some of the most talented singers from the region.

We'll be joined by some of the Media Theatre stalwarts, including Jesse Cline, the theatre's artistic director who serves as the primary judge for the competition, as well as a very familiar face. Sue Serio, the weather anchor from Fox-29, serves as emcee for the show. Sue knows all about the treasure of the Media Theatre. She and her husband, TV sports guy Bill Vargus, have starred in shows there.

We'll also talk to some of the kids set to perform.

After the show, it will be my honor to serve as one of the guest judges for tonight's competition.

Note that because 'The Vocalist' competition starts at 7, our 'Live From the Newsroom' show will air at a special time. We'll be live on DelcoTimes.com from 6:30-7.

Join us!
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Pennsylvania Pensions Pennsylvania Government Spending: What? Me, Worry?

The Liberty Blog - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:00

 What, if any, any downside to more government spending, more government borrowing and higher taxes on the private, productive sector?

What, if any, is the impact of reducing spending, reducing borrowing and lowering taxes on the private, productive sector?

Is there any way to reduce government spending and government borrowing so that higher taxes will not be necessary?

There are billions and billions of other spending. Focusing on only one spending category, pensions,  diverts attention from other opportunities to reduce spending. Bureaucracies are expensive.

Pensions cannot be cut retroactively so they will continue to drive need for more taxes. I think higher taxes mean lower productive growth and lower wages. But I could be wrong …maybe more state and city spending will increase productivity and increase wages. What do you think? Is there more opportunity elsewhere?

I think recent events in Harrisburg tell us that Union Democrats and Union Republicans dominate the legislature. In any event, the unions cannot bargain away vested pensions. As I have pointed out, billions can be cut elsewhere. Pensions are here to stay.

  It may be that you are on a sinking ship and don’t know it. There are many thinks we don’t know that we don’t know: the Unknown Unknowns. On the other hand, maybe  I  am inferring too much fiscal pessimism from the numbers. 

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Phils should keep Hamels

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:49
Here's a little nugget to mull over while we wait for baseball to resume after the All-Star break.

I notice that on Sunday, July 27, the Phillies giveaway item at Citizens Bank Park is a Cole Hamels T-shirt.

I like Cole. Sure, I poke fun at some of his California ways. But the truth is he strikes me as basically a nice guy who does a lot of good things in the community. His Cole Hamels Foundation routinely pours money into city schools that direly need it.

Besides, he's my wife's favorite Phillie.

All of which is nice. But he's also a stud pitcher, an ace and a relatively young one at that.

All of this is to say that I hope the T-shirt giveway is not something of a swansong. Hamels' name is being bandied about as the Phillies eye the trade deadline and consider the arduous rebuilding process that awaits.

Clearly the core of this team is on the downside of their careers. Yes, Chase Utley was an All-Star. He came close to homering in last night's Mid-Summer Classic. Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard also are likely closer to the end of their career.

I know that not all of these guys are going to be on this roster once the trade deadline passes.

I just hope Hamels is. Yes, I know he's their most valuable chip. But pitchers like him don't grow on trees. The Phils should keep Hamels and try to rebuild around him.
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TOP: Smoking Judge Slapped, Father-Son Heroes, Cop's Special Delivery, 'Arson for Jesus,' and A Fish That Feasts On ... Oh, Never Mind

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-07-15 20:11
Plus, combat vet denied service because of service dog gets free meal and another wounded warrior fights on. Top posts from Patch's network of more than 900 sites.
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Teacher Strike Averted; Most Exciting Places in Pa.; 'Suspicious' Incident on Turnpke

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:06
Plus, papal relics to be venerated at Philadelphia cathedral.
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Wynnewood Apartment Burglarized, Police Say

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-07-15 17:23
The front door was forced open, police said.
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Narberth Councilman Michael Alexander resigns

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-15 16:53
Narberth Borough Council will soon be looking to fill a vacancy.
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State police warn of suspicious SUV that stopped woman on PA Turnpike

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-15 16:53
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the report of a suspicious vehicle using emergency lights Monday to stop motorists on the Pa. Turnpike.
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Gunman in Lower Pottsgrove bank heist that ended in Villanova pleads guilty

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:59
NORRISTOWN — A Luzerne County man has admitted to his role as one of the gunmen who robbed a Lower Pottsgrove bank of more than $11,000.
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