Thursday, October 23, 2014
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POSTED: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:15 AM

THE LIST OF HEIRS AND ENTREPRENEURS who have lived, worked and donated money around the region is more impressive than ever. 

More than 50 billionaires spent part of their lives in the Philadelphia area, with more than half having their connection through the University of Pennsylvania, especially its Wharton School.

The gallery above focuses on those with the closest local ties: 20 of the ultra-wealthy who have lived or run businesses in the city or its suburbs -- plus two whose influence has been felt in the greater region -- beer baron Richard Yuengling, who hails from Pottsville, and Wharton grad Donald Trump, who became a major player in Atlantic City.

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:01 AM
Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The U.S. government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports, including the New York area's JFK International and Newark Liberty International, as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Here's your look at five stories we're following today:

1. Ebola response: As the nation figures out how to respond to the Ebola threat, a new rule goes into effect today, requiring travelers from African nations at the center of the outbreak to enter the United States through one of five designated airports -- including Newark Liberty International Airport -- for enhanced screening. Meanwhile, colleges in the Philadelphia region are taking steps that include suspending travel, training health center workers, and monitoring students' heath.

2. Female leaders: The annual "Women on Boards" report for the Philadelphia area is being released today, and shows there are still few female chief executives and corporate board members in the region.

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:00 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: Actress Renee Zellweger arrives at ELLE's 21st Annual Women In Hollywood at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison (Getty Images)

1) Alienating a state from east to west: Tom Ferrick writes about Corbett's troubled tenure in Pennsylvania in the New York Times.

2) Gawker runs some pictures of Renee Zellweger. Finds it necessary to add, "These are 100 percent photos of Renée Zellweger (the one you are thinking of—the famous actress), from Getty photos, correctly identified as Renée Zellweger."

3) Why Atlantic City is dying. Even during its halcyon days, AC was an enterprise built around blue smoke and mirrors, writes George Anastasia in Politico. How did it become Detroit with a Boardwalk?

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POSTED: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:41 AM
Pittsburgh's Station Square. (Photo via iStock)

1) A Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice calls another Justice a "sociopath" in this court document. This must set some new precedent. 

2) According to Gawker, Pittsburgh has the ugliest accent in America. Wadda yinz say? (With bonus video.)

3) The city of Philadelphia has paid out more than $40 million to settle nearly 600 misconduct lawsuits brought against the police department since 2009, reports

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POSTED: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:40 AM
Malala Yousafzai (Getty Images)

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:

1. Liberty Medal: Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for education for girls and the youngest-ever Nobel laureate, will receive the Liberty Medal tonight at the National Constitution Center.

2. Poconos manhunt: Officials say there's been another possible sighting of Eric Frein, suspected of shooting two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, killing one, in an ambush attack last month. Police have shifted their search area in light of the recent spottings, and some schools are closed today as a result.

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POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:28 AM
Camden Mayor Dana Redd gives her "State of the City" address on Feb. 11, 2014. ( APRIL SAUL / Staff )

1. PhillyMag has four reasons Camden may be on the cusp of revival, and an interview with Mayor Dana Redd about the city's upswing.

2. Philadelphia-area emergency responders have been conducting training exercises to prepare for oil-train accidents. Newsworks has the details on the sessions.

3. With Halloween on the way, Hidden City Philadelphia is taking a closer look at some of the city's historic cemeteries. First up: the tombstone wall behind the Presbyterian Historical Society in Society Hill.

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POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:56 AM
In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via (Getty Images)

Here's your look at five stories we're following today:

1. Ebola backlash: Students from east Africa who were slated to start attending school in Burlington County are being kept home from class due to fears stemming from the Ebola outbreak, even though the students aren't from an affected area and are symptom-free.

2. Affordable housing: A state board in New Jersey is scheduled to vote this morning on new rules to determine how many affordable homes New Jersey communities should have.

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POSTED: Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:46 AM
Clinical Head of Infectious Diseases at Middelmore Hospital Dr. Stephen McBride demonstrates the equipment used when treating Ebola during a tour around the new infectious diseases Biocontainment unit at Middelmore Hospital on Oct. 17, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Philadelphia officials and local health care workers are clashing over the readiness of medical centers here to treat Ebola patients. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Here's your look at five stories we're following today and through the weekend:

1. Ebola prepardness: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and top health officials are scheduled to discuss steps the state is taking to prepare for any Ebola cases this morning. In Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter and others are also set to discuss preparations, a day after city officials and health care workers clashed at a City Council hearing over the area's readiness to confront the disease.

2. Anti-abortion video: The group Created Equal is set to play a graphic anti-abortion video on Independence Mall on a continuous loop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

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