Good Luck Getting Tickets to the Joe Paterno Memorial Service

Plus: Former Phillies broadcaster Andy Musser died, U.S. Airways lost a woman’s luggage (and her husband’s ashes), the Sixers are SO much better than the Wizards, and more of what the city is talking about today.

Students Need Tickets to “A Memorial for Joe.” Penn State’s 16,000-seat Bryce Jordan Center will house a memorial service for Joe Paterno on Thursday afternoon. The event is free, but admission requires a ticket. They will be available online or by phone at 10 a.m. today with a limit of two per person. [CBS 3]

UPDATE: Tickets were gone in less than 30 minutes. There’s always eBay, though. Yes, really.

Former Phillies Broadcaster Andy Musser Dead at 74. Musser joined the franchise as an 18-year-old junior broadcasting contest winner. He called Phillies games for 26 years. He also called games for the Sixers and Eagles in addition to two World Series, two Super Bowls, and two Masters Tournaments. “He buried it! He buried it!” [Inquirer]

Losing Your Luggage Usually Sucks … But it’s especially infuriating when the item lost is your spouse’s ashes. A woman was flying from PHL to England to bury her husband’s ashes and U.S. Airways lost her luggage after forcing her to check the remains. [FOX 29]

So, the Sixers Are Really Good…or the Wizards are dreadful. It’s probably a combination of both as Philly trounced Washington by 20 points last night. They’ve now beaten the Wizards three times by a combined margin of 64 points. If you include two preseason games Philly’s actually 5-0 against Washington and has outscored them by 96 points. [The 700 Level]

City Offers $15,000 Reward for Killers in Tacony Robbery. Philadelphia is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two armed robbers who shot and killed a store owner in Tacony over the weekend. The victim reportedly cooperated with the gunmen before they shot him in the chest in front of his wife and infant child. Reward money recently led to the arrest of three suspects in the Old City beating death of 23-year-old Kevin Kleiss. [FOX 29]

Gingrich Is an Influence Peddler, Romney’s a Liar. Last night’s debate between GOP presidential candidates got, um, heated early as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich tossed insults and accusations back and forth across a stage in Florida. [USA Today]

Andre Agassi in Town for Ribbon-Cutting. The tennis star/”hair” icon entered a joint venture with California investors last year to help provide successful charter schools with private funding. Their guinea pig is KIPP Philadelphia Elementary Academy in Tioga. Agassi, Mayor Nutter, school representatives, and other players in the venture will be on hand for a 1 p.m. ceremony today. [Inquirer]

 

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