Newsletter for Wednesday, Sept. 16
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PHILLY’S UNIVERSITIES IN THE COURTS: WHY THEY GET SUED
Note to universities in Philadelphia: This winter, be sure to salt and shovel the sidewalks. For your own good. Billy Penn pored through files of lawsuits in which Philadelphia universities are doing the suing or getting sued and came back with a tally of lawsuits against the different schools from the past three years, typical reasons why universities get sued and some extra motivation for why you should pay your tuition.
POLICE COMMISSIONER RAMSEY ON ALLEGED ISIS THREAT: NBD
The FBI released information yesterday saying a 15-year-old boy across the river in Lindenwold was arrested last month for allegedly threatening to launch a terrorist attack against Pope Francis after being inspired by ISIS. The boy, according to Feds, had gotten instructions on how to make explosives over the internet. But Philly Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey was not impressed. He said he spoke to the FBI about the case and told the Inquirer, “there is no indication that he had any ability to carry out anything.”
The actor also writes and performs his own music, so that's something you can say you saw.
Where: The Sellersville Theater at 24 W Temple Ave, Sellersville, PA
When: September 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $29.50
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EAGLES HANGOVER: WHAT TO REMEMBER AND FORGET FROM GAME 1
The Eagles fell during Monday night football to the Atlanta Falcons, 26-24, after even a second-half jolt couldn’t overcome a sluggish first one marked by an average-looking Sam Bradford, who finished off the first half with interception that led to an Atlanta touchdown. There were, of course, some weird calls and head-scratching decision-making along the way, from a missed late field goal rather than a seemingly-obvious-Kelly-going-for-it-on-fourth-and-1, or the largely-sidelined Cowboy and one-time league-leading running back Demarco Murray. Here’s a recap of the performance and the first regular season game of the year.
MEET THE PHILLY HONEY BADGERS, OUR HOMEGROWN QUIDDITCH TEAM
They’re the Philadelphia Honey Badgers, the co-ed Quidditch team that plays the sport — inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series — competitively against professional and college teams from across the region. This Sunday morning at FDR Park in South Philly, muggle teammates were learning to properly tackle one another (yes, it’s a full tackle sport) so that they can still hold the sticks between their legs. And when a game is live, the players will be battling with at least four balls that are in play at the same time. Welcome to the world of Quidditch.