What Was Oprah Doing at Comcast?
What Was Oprah Doing in Philly? She was at the Comcast headquarters yesterday, then sipped sparkling water at Table 31. Comcast wouldn’t dish on what she was doing here, although she’s launching her own cable network — called OWN — next year. [Daily News]
Up to 90 Percent of Philadelphia Youth Unacceptable for Military Service. A study conducted by a nonprofit found that 9 out of 10 17-to-24-year-olds in Philadelphia couldn’t be accepted into the military because they’re undereducated, physically unfit or have serious criminal records. This is the saddest story the Scoop has read in a while. [Daily News]
Nutter to Become President? Don’t get too excited. It’s only president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and it wouldn’t happen until 2012, which means he’ll have to get re-elected mayor of Philadelphia first. [Philly.com]
New Tourism Campaign Focuses on Local Food. Philly Homegrown, aimed at locals and visitors, will shine a light on locally produced food at restaurants, farmers markets and anywhere else you might find it. [KYW1060]
Oil Spill “Extremely Unlikely” to Affect New Jersey. So says the head of the state DEP, who notes that if the spill does reach the Jersey coast, it wouldn’t be until October or November. (The Scoop is canceling his plans for Thanksgiving at the Shore, just in case.) [6abc]
Delaware County Democrats Elect New Chairman. It’s attorney and longtime party activitst David Landau, who replaces Tony Campisi, who replaced Cliff Wilson, who routinely got crushed by Republicans. Just sayin’. [Philly.com]