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[-1] SEPTA releases a study saying home values could fall if they’re forced to discontinue Regional Rail service. It’s titled “Things That Will Never Happen If This Other Thing That Will Never Happen Happens.”
[-1] Lawyers for South Philly “Mob Wife” Alicia DiMichele say she’s not profiting from her jailed husband’s mob connections by filming a reality show, but is instead starring in a “cautionary tale” about a single mom. “And be sure to buy my book, which is a straight-up bildungsroman of my struggles to make something of myself by marrying a crook.”
[+2] Weavers Way co-op in Mount Airy celebrates its 40-year anniversary. With an open quinoa bar and kombucha keg.
[-2] Two masked men get $500 by robbing an IHOP in Port Richmond. Making it the single biggest heist in the history of Port Richmond. And IHOP.
 Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity return to the lineup on conservative radio station WPHT, aka The Big Talker. “It’s kind of a no-brainer,” says the station’s manager. “Our listenership breaks down to something like 45 percent impressionable sheeple, 55 percent straight-up racists. By the time they drive home, the Blue Route will be like a giant Klan rally. Furthermore: White power.”
[+1] Runners stage a “Patriot Run” through Valley Forge National Historical Park to protest the government shutdown’s closure of the running paths there. “I’m not used to being so conspicuous about my running,” says one protester. “I usually just do my eight to 10 miles twice a week, take my pulse in a very public place, then go right home to tweet my time and do a quick status update about my hammy. But this was for a good cause.”
[+1] A Breaking Bad writer tweets a photo of Walter White in a Phillies jersey, but says they never used it because it would make the character “too unlikable.” Besides, the Phillies haven’t been the ones who knock for a couple years.
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