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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLXIII

10/25/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLXIII

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously. 5784. Suffolk County, NY. Oct. 18. 40-year-old woman fatally struck by…

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When Sunsets Make High-School Football iPhone Pictures Beautiful

10/25/2014
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When Sunsets Make High-School Football iPhone Pictures Beautiful

Covered last night’s MLK vs. Washington High football game in Germantown. MLK won 28-14. The NewsWorks story is forthcoming. But, during the first quarter, I noticed the sky behind the stands. It was awesome. And when coupled with game action, I think it’s even awesomer. No? Spoiler alert: In their regular-season finale, the Cougars snagged…

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Whiteween Returns To Fairmount During Sunday’s Eagles Game

10/25/2014
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Whiteween Returns To Fairmount During Sunday’s Eagles Game

In the wake of the excellently classist/racist Dear Prudence letter decrying poors who bring their kids to non-poor neighborhoods on Halloween, I got to thinking: Hey, whatever happened with Fairmount’s Whiteween? You know, the thing where a Philly neighborhood has two trick-or-treat events: One at a pre-arranged date for insiders (read: our kids) and one…

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Someone Stole A Goal From A Youth Girls-Soccer Program In Philadelphia

10/23/2014
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Someone Stole A Goal From A Youth Girls-Soccer Program In Philadelphia

Sometime in the past week, a cretin stole a soccer goal belonging to Soccer Sisters United, an U-12 girls program that plays its home games in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. “That’s a lot for us, as it’s way more than what bring in from the kids each season,” Head Coach Walter Stewart said. “Our…

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When Network News Shows Have Difficulty Spelling Recognizable Names Properly

10/21/2014
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When Network News Shows Have Difficulty Spelling Recognizable Names Properly

Monica Lewinsky was in town on Monday, talking to the “Forbes Under 30 Summit” about the downside of all this online witch-huntery that consumes our very culture today. Carolyn Beeler, who also works at NewsWorks, attended Monica’s speech and wrote this story about it. Anyway, that’s why I was interested to see Lewinsky getting airplay…

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In Which I Do My Part To Help Stop The Spread Of Ebola

10/20/2014
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In Which I Do My Part To Help Stop The Spread Of Ebola

I get interesting emails from time to time. The one I received from JMH the other day falls into that category. I will run it in its near entirety here. This is for you from your writing you seem like someone who really cares. Please get this important information out. I was sent this information…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLXII

10/20/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLXII

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously. 5772. Lorain, Ohio. Oct. 17. 17-year-old girl injured struck by a…

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Here’s A Vine Of The Florida State Glitter Bros

10/18/2014
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Here’s A Vine Of The Florida State Glitter Bros

Big fans at the FSU/Notre Dame game. Photobomber throwing shade sums up a nation’s thoughts, though.

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLXI

10/18/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLXI

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously. 5751. Goshen, Mich. Oct. 10. 30-year-old man injured when struck by…

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Here’s Video Of Lionel Messi’s 2004 Debut For Barcelona

10/17/2014
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Here’s Video Of Lionel Messi’s 2004 Debut For Barcelona

Ten years ago this week, Lionel Messi first stepped on the pitch for FC Barcelona. Thank God. Here’s footage of that momentous occasion that sparked a career that has brought, and continues to bring, a lot of people a lot of joy.

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