Michael Smerconish’s new eponymous CNN show will debut at 9am Saturday, according to Mediabistro’s TVNewser.
If you’ve ever been toward the end of East Passyunk Avenue in South Philly, you’ve seen it: The incredible sign for the King of Jeans, the now-closed retailer. It features… well, you can see it above: A woman in hot pants is squatting down, kissing a shirtless man wearing jeans.
The King of Jeans is now closed, and the location has been approved to be turned into a five-story retail, office and apartment space. The King of Jeans sign may be on its last legs.
This is an all-timer excuse. A 24-year-old Philadelphian was pulled over after police saw him swerving in Lower Merion, according to Mainline Media News.
According to police, the man was seen speeding as he was driving without the use of headlights as he traveled south on City Avenue. The police officer followed behind the car and reported that the driver was crossing over the traffic lines.
Following the traffic stop, the driver showed the officer a paper learner’s permit. The man then told the officer that he was drinking at Allen Iverson’s birthday party.
The Phillies are currently being rained out of their Spring Training game in Clearwater. It’s a mess: Apparently, there was even a tornado!
And so Phillies outfielder Ben Revere took this Ellen-style selfie. It is fantastic.
Aw, weren’t things so nice in early November? There was no snow on the ground — and the Sixers were 3-0!
Of course, since starting 3-0 the Sixers have lost 46 games with only 12 wins. They’re 15-46, second-worst in the league, and haven’t won a game in February. Since trading three players on deadline day they’ve been even worse. At the Iverson jersey retirement game the Washington Wizards — a top 10 team in defensive efficiency — were very clearly not even bothering to try on defense, and they won by 19.
The Sixers haven’t won since the now-departed Evan Turner beat the buzzer against the Celtics on January 29. There is a real chance they will lose out the rest of the season.
A study in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine has exciting news: Penn researchers may be close to finding a ‘functional cure’ for HIV.
What’s even cooler is how the doctors at Penn did this: They edited a gene — “snipped” it out, per the Inquirer‘s Marie McCullough — to make patients partially resistant to HIV.
A few years back Rev at The 700 Level wrote a tremendously entertaining piece about a 1995 Penn State-Rutgers game. I know, I know: That’s not the type of article that sounds interesting, but it was good! Rev, a Penn State sophomore at the time, traveled to East Rutherford, N.J., for a PSU-Rutgers game. The Nittany Lions were 20-point favorites, and he and his buddies had placed some money on the game.
Penn State was up 18 with just over a minute left. The backups, including quarterback Mike McQueary, were in. They were supposed to run out the clock. And McQueary randomly threw a touchdown pass to beat the spread. Previously, the game was famous for the post-game handshake, where Joe Paterno cursed out Rutgers coach Doug Graber.
Fun story in today’s Daily News from William Bender: The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections literally has no idea how many buildings have collapsed in Philadelphia.
To make things even better worse, the Daily News has been trying to get this data for three months!
As a blue-ribbon commission investigates L&I in the wake of last year’s fatal collapse on Market Street, the beleaguered agency said this week that it cannot determine how many buildings have collapsed in recent years because the descriptions of the incidents to which its staffers respond are buried in an unsearchable database.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday hosted a pitch for a super-high-speed, magnetically levitated train that could whisk riders from Philadelphia to New York City in 25 minutes and to Washington in 30.
While New Jersey’s medical marijuana law may have its faults, marijuana is available for qualified patients in the Garden State. And now it has its own television commercial!