Newsletter for Thursday, Sept. 24
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Meet Beau. He’s dressed like the Pope, and he’s in Philly. He’s having fun this week. Photo via @adventuresofbeau on Instagram.
WHY KATHLEEN KANE’S LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED
Kathleen Kane’s law license is about to be temporarily suspended. So what does all this mean for her day-to-day duties? Can she retain office if she’s not allowed to practice law? Was the suspension a pretext for impeachment? We asked Bruce Ledewitz, an associate dean of academic affairs and professor of law at Duquesne University School of law. And he told us the temporary suspension is really tied to something else: It more easily lets the state Senate impeach her.
THE STORY BEHIND THE GIANT SHIP IN SOUTH PHILLY
The thing about ships is that they usually aren’t remembered unless they crash (Titanic) or are the focus of a hundred-million dollar Disney production (Black Pearl). Few people notice the dependable ones. Case in point: The most distinguished ship in American history is anchored in the Delaware, and unless you’re a maritime buff or someone who compulsively followed local Philadelphia news in 1996 you might not realize it. But it’s true. That giant ship across from the IKEA is the SS United States. It is the fastest passenger ship to ever cross the Atlantic and was once the top choice of travel for the country’s most prominent figures. Here’s why it’s there, and what’s on its next horizon.
Madonna performs in Philly and it has absolutely nothing to do with Pope Francis' visit (but she'll probably bring it up).
Where: The Wells Fargo Center at 3601 South Broad Street
When: September 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $30 and up on StubHub
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THE CONFESSIONAL: PHILLY’S DEEPEST SECRETS, REVEALED
If there has ever been an ideal week for Philadelphians to get some of their misdeeds off their chests, this is it. Pope Francis is coming. He sees EVERYTHING. So Tuesday night at Billy Penn‘s papal beers event at the P.O.P.E., we decided to host a confessional. We let people at the bar anonymously tell us about a time that they misbehaved. Here are their best confessions.
BLESS SAM BRADFORD’S KNEES! WHAT POPE FRANCIS SHOULD DO HERE
Just 72 hours after visiting New York, Pope Francis will finally be here in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, several public outings and a massive Papal service on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday. But we’re assuming he a little bit of time to kill. And while he’s here, maybe he could pretty please answer some of our prayers for the city.