Smokin’ Joe Frazier Is Dead at Age 67

Plus: The Birds drop their Monday Night Football bout with the Bears, JoePa will face the press at 12:30, it’s Election Day, and more of what Philly is buzzing about this morning

Smokin’ Joe Frazier Died. Philadelphia’s boxing legend died at age 67 after a battle with liver cancer. Frazier, who lost only four matches in his heavyweight career, will be remembered in boxing history for his left hook, stoicism, and classic bouts with Ali. He’ll always be a part of the sport, and he’ll always be a part of the city of Philadelphia. [Time]

Birds Lose to Bears 30-24. The Eagles turned two Matt Forte fumbles into 14 points but quell their own sloppiness. A red-zone interception from Michael Vick and a fumbled punt from DeSean Jackson proved costly as Philadelphia fell to 3-5 on the season, making the playoffs a little more of a longshot. [The 700 Level]

Joe Paterno’s Regular Presser Scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Joe Paterno will address the media and answer questions in his weekly Tuesday press conference. It looks like an entire herd of elephants will stampede into the room in State College today, as it has been announced that the 12:30 p.m. presser will go on despite the ongoing scandal, but Paterno will be talking about the upcoming game with Nebraska and will not address the Sandusky-related allegations. [FOX 29]

It’s Election Day. Today, Mayor Michael Nutter and a slew of other public officials are up for re-election. Some tight races are expected out in the ‘burbs but overall voter turnout is expected to be low. [FOX 29]

President Obama in the Area Today. President Obama will make an appearance at the Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Bucks County today. His total time in the area is expected to be approximately two hours. [CBS 3]

Ex-Employee Sues Whole Foods. A former employee of Whole Foods is suing the company, claiming he was fired because he requested time off to take a pilgrimage to Mecca. The former employee also claims to have been heckled by management for praying in a storage space during work. [6 ABC]

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