Archive: April, 2013
College is expensive, and many students are graduating with massive amounts of debt.
That's why, dating website SeekingArrangement.com says, more female students are getting into relationships with "sugar daddies" to pay for expenses. SeekingArrangement, which has been described as "a down-and-dirty marketplace where older moneyed men and cute young women engage in brutally frank transactions," has ranked colleges based on the number of "sugar babies" who have used the site.
The list of the top 15 universities includes two schools from Pennsylvania:
Here's your daily look at five stories we're watching:
1. End of Camden City police: The Camden City police force's official last day is today. A new county-wide force, implemented last month, will now patrol the streets.
2. Jason Collins reaction: The NBA veteran became the first active player in a major professional sports league to come out as gay. Daily News columnist Marcus Hayes asks: How remarkable is that declaration? Gay Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, a Philly Democrat, says Collins is a trailblazer. Here's what others are saying.
Young professionals in Philadelphia are among the most satisfied in the country. The career-happiness site CareerBliss.com recently released a new list of the happiest cities for young workers, and Philly made the cut.
The site says its list is based on employee surveys from the last 12 months; workers were asked about factors like work-life balance, relationships with supervisors and coworkers, compensation, growth opportunities, daily tasks and company culture. The site defined a young professional as someone with fewer than 10 years experience working full-time.
1. San Jose, Calif.
2. San Francisco
3. Washington, D.C.
5. San Diego
6. Riverside, Calif.
Forbes is out with a list of "America's Richest Counties," and two are in New Jersey.
The concentration of the others in Virginia and Maryland ought to provoke some skepticism about whether these really are America's richest areas. Here's the problem: County size varies so greatly across the country, it's no wonder some of the richest pockets fail to appear. Beverly Hills, for example, has an average household income of about $279,000, according to a Business Week list, which is more than double any county, but the glitz and glamour get averaged into all of Los Angeles County.
Gladwyne, Pa., was No. 7 on the zip code list, with Palm Beach, Fla., No 1, but their counties don't make Forbes' Top 10.
We're back from the weekend with our daily look at five stories we'll be following.
1. Gosnell trial: Closing arguments are expected today in the murder trial for a West Philadelphia abortion doctor. Testimony finished last week when Dr. Kermit Gosnell didn't call anyone in his defense. Over the weekend, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput criticized the lack of national media coverage of the trial in his weekly column.
2. Boston investigation: Lawmakers say the FBI is probing "persons of interest" in the April 15 blasts at the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260. Investigators are looking into potential "trainers" for the brothers accused in the bombings in both the United States and Russia.
The new $100 bill's long-delayed release date is now Oct. 8, 2013. The bill will feature all sorts of familiar Philadelphia images, starting, of course, with local legend Ben Franklin. He's why C-notes are also called Benjamins. The Declaration of Independence and the Liberty Bell, part of two new security features, join a new view of Independence Hall. See NewMoney.gov for more information on the new $100 bill.
The "married dating" website AshleyMadison.com surveyed Philadelphians to find the most popular affair destinations. Spouses who cheat say they're most likely to frequent these restaurants:
1. Barclay Prime
6. Capital Grille
7. La Fontana Della Citta
9. Longhorn Steakhouse
10. Ruby Tuesday
It's Friday. End your week with a quick round-up of five stories to keep your eye on today:
1. NFL draft: The Eagles drafted Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson in the first round with the No. 4 pick. Here's everything you need to know about Johnson. The draft continues today (our live blog starts at 6:30 p.m.), so here's Philly.com's full coverage and the details on the best players who are still available.
2. Penn Relays: The Penn Relays opened Thursday amid tight security. In news on the track, the Villanova women won the distance medley relay, and Penn State's Laura Loht was the javelin champion. Follow today's action on the live blog, view a photo gallery or check out our full coverage here.