Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a proposed agreement to privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. The...
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[-1] Chickie’s and Pete’s, which holds the trademark for the term “Crabfries,” successfully sues a pizza shop in Mayfair that had a picture of a crab next to the word “fries” in its menus and ads. “Hey Chickie!” “Yeah, Pete?” “Remember when we were the underdogs trying to get ahead in the Philly restaurant biz?” “No, Pete, I do not.”
 The School District looks to have its art collection appraised for possible auction. So far, the appraisers are not impressed. For one thing, a lot of the turkeys in the Modern Primitivist Collection look like hands.
[+3] Some Philly teachers are turning to online crowd-funding sources to buy school supplies. But yeah, go ahead and fund your buddy’s production of The Gender-Swapped Vagina Monologues.
[-3] Iraq war veteran and activist Emily Yates is arrested by Federal Parks Police for playing her banjo near Independence Mall. “You know, this is why I got into the Parks Police in the first place,” says the arresting officer. “Some days, the only thing standing between civilians and a squirrel, or a litterer, or a banjo lady, is the thin beige line.”
[+2] During Public Enemy’s set at Made in America, Chuck D criticizes Gov. Corbett and announces that he’s donating $10,000 to Philly public schools. Then Chuck D explains who he is, why he’s onstage and why, instead of a band, there’s just a guy standing at a table.
[-2] A man goes on a bank-robbing spree in Bucks County, allegedly using a cab as a getaway car. “I feel partially responsible,” says the cab driver. “I told him the credit-card machine was out of order.”
[+1] PAFA says it will make $22 million from the sale of Edward Hopper’s “East Wind over Weehawken.” You’re only gonna blow it all on more art. Where does it end, PAFA?
[+1] A medical-marijuana company plans to open a facility in Camden. Because if there’s one thing that people selling controlled substances like, it’s a little healthy competition from a newcomer. Keeps things lively.
This week’s total: +1 | Last week’s total: 0
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