Jogger Pulls Ailing Boater from Schuylkill

A jogger pulled an ailing boater out of the Schuylkill this morning. 6ABC reports: “Authorities tell Action News the victim was in a boat with another man when he suffered a seizure and ended up in the water.A jogger passing through the area saw what had happened and helped pull the man to safety.” The boater was hospitalized; no word on his injuries.

What’s Weird About Chelsea Clinton’s Baby

Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton attend the 2014 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 5, 2014, in New York City. Photo | Debby Wong,

Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton attend the 2014 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 5, 2014, in New York City. Photo | Debby Wong,

A great big mazel tov to Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, who announced late last week the impending birth this autumn of an heir to the Clinton dynasty. You may remember their wedding back in the summer of 2010. It was the American equivalent of one of Britain’s royal marriage hullabaloos, and cost, cognoscenti guessed, about three million bucks. But for all its heritage and privilege, Marc and Chelsea’s baby, when it’s born, will be part of a minority — the less than 50 percent of all babies born in this country today whose parents are wed.

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Miss America Asks PA School Not to Suspend Teen

AP reports that Miss America has asked Central York High School to reconsider its suspension of a teen who asked her to prom during a school assembly on academics last week.  ”School officials knew Patrick Farves intended to ask her to prom and warned him not to do it. Fellow students cheered afterward, but Farves was suspended for misbehaving.” No word on whether the school will lift its punishment.


Student Found Dead at Chestnut Hill College

CBS Philly reports a 22-year-old student was found dead at Chestnut Hill College. “Police were called out to the school, at 9601 Germantown Avenue, shortly after 8:30 a.m. for an unresponsive male found on a couch.”

Philly Mag intern Megan Welch passes along a statement from Sister Carol Jean Vale, the college president: “The Chestnut Hill College community is greatly saddened to announce the death of senior business major Bradley David Amerman on Wednesday, April 16. Our sincere prayers and heartfelt sympathy are extended to the family and friends of Bradley David Amerman and to the Class of 2014. Staff members will be available in the Counseling Center, Student Activities, McCaffery Lounge and Campus Ministry to all members of the College community who wish to discuss and share their thoughts.”

Week in Review: Guns, Kittens, and Baseball

It’s the weekend, which means it’s time to catch up on all the stuff you missed at Here were some of our favorite pieces from the week gone by:


Commencement Speaker Smackdown!

The first round of announcements regarding May college commencement speakers has wound down, and if you think college admissions are competitive, you should see the commencement-speaker arms race. Is our school’s smarter than yours? More famous? Better looking? We took the trouble to arrange the first 20 announcees according to overall desirability as we see it from here.

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Stabbing Spree Reported at Western PA High School

Update: CBS Pittsburgh reports: “Dan Stevens with Westmoreland Emergency Management says 20-students have been injured, four of those are serious. Police say the male suspect is in custody, and is reportedly a student at the school. Sources say that the student is a sophomore at the high school.”


Fox29 reports: “Emergency crews were sent to Franklin Regional High School located in Murrysville, PA after multiple people were stabbed. Several police cars and ambulances are at the school.”

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