Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a proposed agreement to privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. The...
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[+1] Former Daily News/Philly Mag editor Larry Platt, with help from author Buzz Bissinger, launches news website the Philadelphia Citizen because all other Philly journalism institutions “are broken.” Which is blogger-talk for “fired me.”
 The “Southwest Philly Tire Slasher” faces up to 308 years in jail. Assuming he’s immortal. If not, he’ll probably be buried once he’s dead.
[+1] A legal reform summit in Washington, D.C., praises Philadelphia’s efforts to climb out of its “judicial hellhole” regarding tort reform. Which is a little like congratulating a broken clock for not stabbing anyone.
 Ninety-six-year-old philanthropist and millionaire Raymond Perelman says he would like to buy the Inky, Daily News and Philly.com. “And then once they’re all out of business, I’ll probably retire.”
[+1] Addressing the Pennsylvania Conference for Women at the Convention Center, Hillary Clinton says it’s time to smash the glass ceiling. Long story short, they marched on the Kimmel Center and the orchestra got rained out.
 A Common Pleas Court judge rules that the Inquirer’s legal troubles regarding the firing of editor Bill Marimow should be settled in a Philadelphia court. “Preferably in front of an audience. And there should be clowns on unicycles, and lion tamers, and trapeze artists and a guy just sitting there with a slide whistle, ready for anything.”
 Forty-two people are arrested and $12,000 in drugs are confiscated at three Phish shows in Atlantic City. A white guy with dreadlocks slumped over an empty bong inside a zorb has an epiphany. “Holy crap. This music is terrible. Like, god awful. Why would anyone want to listen to a solo this long? Also — didn’t I come here with a girlfriend? Maybe I should go back and finish my thesis.”
This week’s total: 3 | Last week’s total: -9
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