Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a proposed agreement to privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. The...
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[-5] Lt. Jonathan Josey, fired after being caught on video punching a woman in the face, will get his job back. Well, at least he took a financial hit and got taught a lesson.
[-3] Lt. Jonathan Josey will also be paid all the money he would have earned had he not been fired. The lesson, of course, is that it’s OK to punch a woman in the face.
[-3] On the TLC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?, Zooey Deschanel traces her roots back to Quakers from the area. Technically, it was a little-known subset called the Quirkers, known for their cutesy ukulele songs and totes adorbs outfits. Anyway, most of them died out in the 19th century, when they were torn apart trying to pet coyotes.
[-1] The New Jersey chapter of the National Organization for Women backs U.S. Rep. Rush Holt in the race for Senate, saying his opponent Newark Mayor Cory Booker was unresponsive to their attempts to hold a meeting. Because NOW means now.
[+1] Locally based pet-insurance company PetPlan says its business is expanding rapidly and that it currently insures some 100,000 dogs and cats nationwide. Some customers like the low dedogtibles, while others appreciate the nine-tuple indemnity clause.
 Activists start a petition for Philadelphia to sever ties with its sister city of Nizhny Novgorod, given Russia’s recent anti-gay laws. Hey, you know, if we’re not sisters anymore, God won’t mind if we fool around a little.
[-2] A North Philly man is arrested for aiming a laser pointer at a police helicopter. “This man needs to learn that his actions could lead to serious consequences,” says the arresting officer. “In this case: All these chopped-up kitty cats.”
[+1] Penn researchers are studying dogs’ ability to identify ovarian cancer by smelling patients. “So far we’re mostly finding out that Great Danes are big-time pervs.”
This week’s total: -12 | Last week’s total: -6
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