From the long, long list of things we wish we didn’t know, but do, the Daily Mail has a story about a new book from, apparently, the former mistress of Eagles QB Michael Vick. (Why do we say “apparently?” Because she doesn’t name herself.) There are lots of icky details in Quarterback Keeper—get it? GET IT?!?!?!—but this one’s probably the worst: That Vick sent the woman a card from prison (where he was serving time for his illegal dog-fighting ring) featuring two puppies and the inscription, “Thinking about our friendship.”
Silver Lining in 76ers’ League-Worst Offense
While the Sixers had the worst offense in the league last season, some indicators suggest that they may be on the right path.
Farewell, City Paper
Weymouth: It's where I learned how be a writer and, in many ways, how to be a Philadelphian.
Police: Male in Custody in CCP Incident
SWAT teams are on the scene at Community College of Philadelphia.
Phillies Set Dubious Attendance Record
Another year, another half-million drop in fans.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Penn State University earned more than $2.7 million in fees and royalties in 2011 through a deal helping Bank of America peddle high-interest credit cards to its alumni and students. That put the university at the very top of the list of the colleges and universities in partnership with the credit industry, according to information that’s now available publicly following government overhauls meant to — among other things — make it harder for credit card companies to target college students.”
UPDATE: Swiss Cheese Pervert suspect Chris Pagano has been arrested. For the complete story, go here.
When I showed up at Chris Pagano’s Norristown home on Saturday to ask him if he was the Swiss Cheese Pervert, I didn’t exactly find his denial to be very convincing. So I’m not surprised to learn that Pagano’s 2009 arrest for solicitation did, indeed, involve cheese. Read more »
The Philadelphia Newspaper Guild, which represents more than 500 employees at the company, filed a petition to intervene today in their parent company’s ongoing ownership dispute.
A status hearing took place this morning at which attorney Lisa Lori appeared, representing the Guild. “The Guild has seen nothing but pay cuts [in recent years]” she said afterward. “Unpaid furloughs. … They want an equity stake.”