Cub Scouting: What’s the Future Hold for the Zoo’s Baby Lions?

The news cycle in Philadelphia this week, like the news cycle in Philadelphia most weeks, has sucked. AC casinos are shutting down, but not before providing public fodder for horrendous national controversies. Phillies are falling like flies. Parents are suing the school district over deplorable conditions. College students, college presidents, school teachers, and police officers are dying. Temple kids are beating each other up over the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Now that the national spotlight has snatched our girl Mo’ne Davis from us, we’re in serious need of a good, meaty story (not involving weed) right now. Where do we turn in this time of depressing desperation?

Baby lions!

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Reminder: PHA to Demolish Germantown High-Rise on Saturday

301 Queen Lane, as seen on Google Maps. It will be imploded on Saturday.

301 Queen Lane, as seen on Google Maps. It will be imploded on Saturday.

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is scheduled to implode a 16-story high-rise in Germantown on Saturday morning.

NBC 10 reports: “Police will also be shutting down streets around the high-rise while the implosion is taking place. The demolition is scheduled to take place at 7:15 a.m. rain or shine.”

The high-rise will be replaced with a new public housing project — a “a 55-unit development that will include a mix of low-rise flats, walkups and townhouses.” All the units will be rentals.

Paterno Lawsuit Against NCAA Moves Forward

The bowl ban is lifted at Penn State, and so are reduced scholarships, but Joe Paterno’s family is still pursuing a lawsuit against the NCAA, challenging the process that led to the now-mostly lifted sanctions imposed after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

The Morning Call reports a judge decided Thursday to let the lawsuit proceeed — but ordered that a number of co-plaintiffs, including some members of the Penn State Board of Trustees, be removed from the case.
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