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POSTED: Monday, January 19, 2009, 7:47 AM

Greater Philadelphia residents participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service today will be working on  projects throughout the region. Some 65,000 people are scheduled to participate in 300 projects.

The signature project is at the Liacouras Center at Temple University, where 3,000 people will be working on more than 100 different projects, ranging from building playground equipment to refurbishing computers to being trained to weatherize homes.

For more information, call 215-665-2475 or visit: www.mlkdayofservice.org

The African American Museum in Philadelphia at 701 Arch St. will offer celebrity book readings, music, a book and clothing drive, a Peace Project quilt display and more. Call 215-574-0380 or visit: www.aampmuseum.org.

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POSTED: Monday, January 19, 2009, 7:42 AM

Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports:

Homicide detectives this morning are investigating a fatal stabbing on the streets of Kensington.

An unidentified man was found dead shortly after 3 a.m. on the 3300 block of D Street. Police were not releasing any further information

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POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2009, 2:00 PM

Inquirer staff writer Adrienne Lu reports:

A New Jersey agency voted today to accept an oil company's five-year old offer to take ownership of Petty's Island in the Delaware River.

The board of the Natural Lands Trust, which was created by the Legislature and charged with preserving land and protecting nature, voted unanimously in favor of accepting the offer of the island and more than $2 million to maintain the island as open space and for education

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POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2009, 1:54 PM

Retail prices in the Philadelphia region fell 3.1 percent from October to December the largest bimonthly decrease since 1940, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lower prices for gasoline and other transportation costs were largely responsible for the recent decrease.

 It is also the first year-to-year decline since 1956.

Read more breaking news in our From The Source blog.

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POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2009, 12:37 PM

Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports:

Heightened security will greet well-wishers tomorrow along President-elect Barack Obama’s Whistle Stop Amtrak tour.

A special train will whisk Obama, Vice President-elect Biden, and their families from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. Saturday morning.

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POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2009, 11:44 AM
Inquirer staff writer Kathleen Brady Shea reports from Chadds Ford:


Andrew Wyeth’s son and granddaughter visited the Brandywine River Museum this morning.

“He died at home very peacefully,” Nicholas Wyeth said. “He was a very happy man.”

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POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2009, 10:54 AM
Inquirer staff writer Kathleen Brady Shea reports:


James H. Duff,  executive director of the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, received a call shortly after 4 a.m. this morning telling him that Wyeth had died at home surrounded by family members.

Duff said Wyeth had been ill with a brief illness recently and he had returned from Maine, where he typically spent summers, with a broken rib.

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POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2009, 8:32 AM

Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports:

A double shooting in a West Oak Lane bar last night has left one man in critical condition with a bullet to the stomach and another with a gunshot wound to his buttocks.

Police were called at 10:40 p.m. to the Shot Glass Café on the 7100 block of N. 19th Street where they found both men seriously injured. Both victims were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where they were rushed into emergency surgery.

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