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Archive: January, 2008

Today's Wing Bowl: "A critical turning point in our culture"

Friday, February 1, 2008, 12:02 AM
"There are moments in the history of every nation when the future lies in the balance," says George Shea, president of the International Federation of Competitive Eating, of Wing Bowl 16 which begins in a few short hours. "This is just such a moment." The fierce face-off between... Read more

New Commish also new radio host

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 6:50 PM
So we've now seen Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey's plan to attack crime, but how will he do as a radio host? Listeners can find out at 9 p.m. Monday when he debuts "The Chief Charles Ramsey Show," which is currently scheduled to be a monthly program, along with Dom Giordano on The Big... Read more

The Beatoffs, Kidd Chris' band, make live debut

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 8:53 AM
The Beatoffs, featuring 94 WYSP morning host Kidd Chris and his crew, make their live debut Feb. 8 at Bootleggers (1936 MacDade), in Woodlyn, Delaware County, at the 30th birthday party of show regular Constantine. The group features Chris on guitar, sidekick Thomas singing, Blake from Sales on drums... Read more

Alycia Lane files court papers against CBS3

Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 1:29 PM
Updated with New Information 1/31 Alycia Lane filed a praecipe to issue writ of summons, typically a precursor to a lawsuit, against CBS3 Tuesday in Common Pleas Court. Lane, and her attorney Paul Rosen, have requested to depose CBS3 President Michael Colleran and News Director Susan Schiller. The... Read more

Northeast boy Bashoff on "Lost" and on Broadway

Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 8:56 AM
Northeast native Blake Bashoff, who graduated from George Washington High in 1999, will be seen on three episodes of "Lost" this season. The 26-year-old plays Karl, one of "The Others," on the ABC hit, which premieres tmorrow. Bashoff also recently made his Broadway debut in "Spring... Read more

Joey Chestnut says Friday's Wing Bowl will be his last

Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 8:38 AM
Win or lose, Joey Chestnut says Friday's Wing Bowl will be his last. The two-time champion told us exclusively Monday of his plans to retire from Wing Bowl as a competitor, but the 24-year-old says he hopes to return next year to cheer on someone else. "It's the biggest competitive eating party... Read more

Inqwaster fires Stephen A. Smith

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 5:37 PM
Six months after stripping him of his column, the Inqwaster on Friday fired Stephen A. Smith, citing job abandonment, we’re told. Inqwaster editor Bill Marimow had no comment when reached moments ago. In August, Marimow axed Smith’s column and asked him to stay with the paper as a sports... Read more

Fishtown musician to perform on Conan O'Brien

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 4:39 PM
Dillinger Escape Plan, the prog-metal band featuring Fishtown's Liam Wilson, (on the right in this photo) will perform on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" on Feb. 6. The Upper Darby raised musician, 28, has twice been a contender for PETA's "Sexiest Vegetarian" award. Read more

Johnny Doc going after Fumo's seat?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 9:04 AM
Local 98 leader John Dougherty is collecting signatures to challenge state Sen. Vince Fumo for his 1st District seat, Daily Examiner reports. The electricians union chief has flirted with the idea of challenging his nemesis before, and according to Daily Examiner, he will "consider a calculated... Read more

Hunt's car hit, he's OK

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 8:44 AM
Eagles running back Tony Hunt was uninjured when his gray Mercedes was hit by another car at 5th & South about 2 a.m. Saturday. An eyewitness says a woman in a dark Volkswagen Jetta hit a barricade in the street, then reversed into Hunt's car. Hunt was courteous and helpful to police. The driver... Read more
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