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Archive: July, 2008

POSTED: Thursday, July 17, 2008, 10:47 AM
Philly wants to hold the World Sudoku Championship in 2010.

A state Department of Education audit has found mismanagement of funds at the Berean Institute, a North Philly school that provides vocational and business training.

Developers of the Foxwoods Casino has asked the state Supreme Court for help so they can start construction.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 10:21 AM
John Baer considers the fallout after the first round of criminal corruption charges in the state legislature last week.

A friend of former congressman Curt Weldon was charged yesterday with trying to destroy evidence in the federal investigation into Weldon's influence peddling.
Carpenters Union insists they are color-blind and gender-blind when it comes to admissions.

A plan to build a massive skyscraper at 18th and Arch draws applause from the young, boos from the old at Planning Commission meeting.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 4:14 PM
And reveals that there is no traffic around City Hall. For this and other hilarious traffic jokes, check out the clip from Redlasso:
POSTED: Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 10:13 AM

Smokers ignore no-smoking rules at Criminal Justice Center.

Jocelyn Kirsch of the "Bonnie and Clyde" scam duo pleads guilty.

Woman who bought guns for her felon boyfriend is heading to trial.

Ed board weighs in on Mayor Nutter's efforts to enforce a local lost and stolen gun law.

POSTED: Monday, July 14, 2008, 3:07 PM
Man those governors know how to party!

Governor Rendell was officially made head of the National Governor's Association this morning, concluding a weekend of events with governors from around the country. During his speech Rendell noted that the real rock star at a Sunday night party at the Convention Center was Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, often listed as a possible VP pick for Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Governor Palin was the first governor to dance, the only governor to do the electric slide, therefore scratching her from the vice presidency," Rendell teased.

POSTED: Monday, July 14, 2008, 9:39 AM

Dan Geringer takes Daily News readers under Interstate 95 to see how the "Caveman" lives.

John Baer columnizes on the political hurdles standing in the way of health care reform.

South Park said it best:  Blame Canada.

POSTED: Friday, July 11, 2008, 11:02 AM
Sex and corruption scandal sweeps statehouse. John Baer says this is only the beginning.

The regional AFL-CIO chose not to endorse Larry Farnese, who recently beat out labor boss John Dougherty in the primary for state Sen. Vince Fumo's old seat.

What does the one-year contract for police really mean?

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2008, 5:27 PM
Curtis Jones Jr. will not be wearing this suit to his birthday party. (JESSICA GRIFFIN / Daily News)

City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. is having a birthday and he has two wishes:  1. Come to his party on July 19 and 2. Wear white linen.  Now its not unusual for Council members to throw themselves parties that double as political fundraisers.  But PhillyClout is having trouble remembering when attire was part of the invitation.

The "Friends of Curtis Jones Jr." political action committee is throwing the "White Linen Birthday Celebration"  at the Manayunk Brewing Co.  A ticket as a "friend" will run you $100 or you can upgrade to "contributor" for $250 or "sponsor" for $500.  The invitation doesn't say anything about where you can score a white linen suit. [PhillyClout hint: Try Daffy's on Chestnut Street].

No worries, by the way, for those who just don't feel comfortable in white.  It's a suggestion, not a command.

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to
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