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Archive: January, 2010

POSTED: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 7:25 AM
The Denver-bound Quizzo players, in the Bards Pub on Walnut Street, are (from left) Jason Garbowski, Phil Castagna, Nate DiGiorgio, Ryan Crocetto, and Johnny Goodtimes. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)

We were waiting for Garbo.

This was 10:15, Monday night, the Quizzo contest had already begun, and the team to beat was doing a pretty good job of beating itself.

It had no clue about the first question: What's the name of the high school in the TV show "Glee?" 

POSTED: Thursday, January 7, 2010, 8:29 AM
People with business to conduct in Philadelphia Community Court wait on Arch Street for it to open. Though instructed to show up at 8:30 a.m., they could not enter until after 8:50. New rules will tell them to show up at 9. (TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer)

Seven years, I'd say, I've walked by the downbeat line that begins forming before 8 a.m. at Broad and Arch., and looked the other way. The line grows, wrapping around the McDonald's at the corner, and fanning up Broad Street. The subpoenas say show up at 8:30 a.m. They say nothing about the fact that the doors don't open until 8:50 a.m. at the earliest. They say nothing about bring warm clothes, because you'll likely be out there in the cold and rain and snow more than a half hour if you follow the letter of the letter, so to speak.

Why does Community Court, a progressive approach to lesser crimes, give its clients the Cold Treatment?

In line you'll find those charged with summary offenses, felons paying fines, witnesses in animal cruelty cases.

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