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Barber cut coke, not hair, cops say Chester County man allegedly ran three-county cocaine ring from his shop for last 15 years Authorities arrest 27 people, look for more connections to scheme {page 02}

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Hef seeing a bit of Julia Roberts Hugh Hefner on what he plans on doing to continue his Playboy lifestyle {page 12}

The first bus stop fitted with a “green roof” that cost $10,000 in donated money was unveiled yesterday across from City Hall. {page 02}


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Bath salts ban near A bill that would ban fake bath salts in Pennsylvania is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk after the Senate approved it yesterday. The synthetic drug has been linked to violent events across the country and is said to be on the rise. Corbett is expected to sign the bill. METRO

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Three-county coke bust nets 27 arrests More than two dozen people have been charged as part of a cocaine trafficking ring in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Chester counties, officials announced yesterday. The investigation began in November 2008, centered around a Chester

County barbershop operated by Anthony Dennis. Authorities claim Dennis and his brother, Michael, sold large amounts of cocaine to several people, including drug dealers in Montgomery County. Following a series of wiretaps, authorities bust-

ed the Dennis brothers and one of their alleged suppliers, Sam Marshall, on May 18 during a purported transaction in the parking lot of Target on City Avenue. They recovered nine ounces of cocaine and $9,200 in cash. That same day, authori-

“It was a complete collaborative effort undertaken by a number of jurisdictions … all for the good of the public.” RISA VETRI FERMAN, MONTGOMERY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Again, it’s Nutter’s lonely soda fight Mayor takes argument for education Says ‘I’m the mayor, but my best title is dad’ Soda tax outcome anyone’s guess ‘Green’ priorities laid out Mayor Michael Nutter explained his decision to address city residents on live television the night before today’s budget debate as a chance to re-emphasize the importance of finding revenues to fund the school district, as he’s talked about before. “We’re at a critical juncture, literally, for the future of Philadelphia,” said Nutter, who warned cutting services could harm the same people they’re trying to help. “We can’t just shuffle the deck to see if a better card comes up. We need to make sure we’re not robbing Peter to pay Paul. You keep fighting until the final bell is rung, and we’re not at that point yet.” Asked about the vocal opposition to his “soda tax” proposal, he said, “they’re worked up because of the [special] interests that are working them up.” Nutter’s 2-cents-perounce sugary-drink tax proposal hasn’t gained much support in Council, which could vote on it at this morning’s meeting. One councilman said yesterday afternoon that the vote count “is getting closer by the second.” BRIAN HICKEY

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ties conducted raids at 21 locations in the three counties, arresting three people and recovering about four pounds of cocaine worth $205,000; $76,308 in cash; a dozen firearms; two bulletproof vests and a 19-foot Pro Line fishing boat. SOLOMON D. LEACH

Dead fish, body in same creek

PHILADELPHIA. The dead man found in a Delaware County creek yesterday had nothing to do with the dead fish washing up on its shores earlier in the week, according to officials. “That does not seem to be in any way related or a possibility,” said Deborah Fries of the state Environmental Protection Agency, which tested Crum Creek’s water on Tuesday but could not determine a definitive cause of the “relatively small” fish kill that occurred June 13. The body of an unidentified male was discovered in the creek yesterday shortly after 10 a.m. METRO/AW

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A crowd gathered at 15th and Market streets to hear the city’s Greenworks plans.

Bus stop turned garden At an event at 15th and Market streets to showcase the city’s first busshelter green roof and

release of the 2011 Greenworks Philadelphia progress report, Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler said, “There are 10.5 acres of green roofs in Philadelphia, but they’re all on the tops of buildings. We want to try to bring it down to ground level to

show every little bit of hardscape can be transformed into green space.” It cost a donated $10,000 to put a garden atop one of the city’s 300 bus shelters. The city hopes to do more. METRO/BPH

RADNOR. A personal trainer has been missing for two weeks. Gerald Christopher, who runs a gym in Wayne called Deep Cuts Fit, has not been seen since June 1, according to reports. He left all of his belongings, including his cell phone and credit cards, in his apartment. If you have any information on Christopher, call Radnor police at 610-688-0503. METRO/ALP


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Corrupt cops sorry, HELP FEED HUNGRY get 15 years in jail Two who robbed cop posing as drug dealer apologize Officials say case will haunt PPD’s goodwill efforts Two former police officers who attempted to rob an undercover cop posing as a drug dealer were sentenced to up to 15 years in prison yesterday. Sean Alivera, 31, and Christopher Luciano, 24, colluded with drug dealers to arrest a rival, leaving 20 pounds of marijuana in the car they stopped at American and Cambria streets in October. When arrested at the 25th District, Alivera had $4,000 in cash on him; the marijuana was never recovered. Both apologized for the shame they brought upon the department, their families and peers before Judge Lillian Ransom sen-

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The Uptown Theater hasn’t held a performance since 1991.

Uptown Theater still in need of big donations Historical site known once for attracting musicians big as James Brown, Patti LaBelle says its close to rebuilding But still needs about $5M private money Some notable names in the Philadelphia music scene will come together next weekend to help raise funds for the $8 million renovation of a historic North Philadelphia theater. The Uptown Entertainment and Development Corp. will host a three-day Philly Music Appreciation Celebration at the North Broad Street venue, which once hosted performances by legends like Patti LaBelle and James Brown, but has been shuttered since the mid-’90s. Con-

Jill Scott to headline fundraiser The inaugural Philly Music Appreciation Celebration kicks off June 23 with an awards ceremony recognizing the contributions of Philadelphians to the music scene. The honorees include

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struction is under way and organizers hope to reopen this fall with a technology center, recording studio, catering facility and office space. “It’s very exciting to come from a point where the organization was getting complaints ... about vandalism,” said Linda singer and actress Jill Scott and radio host Dyana Williams. On June 24, there will be a networking event and after-party for young adults at the Arts Garage, and the celebration will conclude June 25 with a neighborhood cleanup and backyard barbecue. For more information, call 215236-1878. METRO/SDL

Richardson, president and CEO of the group, who has been the driving force behind the renovation since getting involved in 1995. The project has received state, local and federal funding, but Richardson said they still need about $5 million, and the events next weekend will kick off corporate fundraising efforts. Richardson said there are also plans to restore the auditorium and balcony for use as an entertainment venue which would be managed by an outside group. The facility is expected to provide up to 200 jobs when renovation is completed. “What we want to do is provide technological opportunities for young people,” she said. “[This area] is very underserved so we’re working with several entities to try and provide technology access as part of our youth programming.” SOLOMON D. LEACH sleach@metro.us


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months, Republicans Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin were portrayed as political twins, the fiery Tea Party favorites who would vie to lead a conservative assault on President Barack Obama. But with her entry in the 2012 Republican nominating battle and a strong debate performance, Bachmann has quickly moved out of Palin’s shadow and on to the national stage with newfound credibility. REUTERS

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Silicon Valley gets tech housing boost As companies go public, newly wealthy workers look to invest south of San Francisco Median price in area jumped 20 percent in the last year A surge in wealth from technology stock sales and initial public offerings is spilling into the Silicon Valley real estate market as newly rich workers bid up home values in suburban cities south of San Francisco. The median price of single-family houses sold in Palo Alto, home of Facebook Inc., climbed 20 per-

cent in May from a year earlier to $1.63 million, the biggest jump since 2008, according to preliminary figures from research company DataQuick. In Mountain View, the base of LinkedIn Corp., prices rose 3.1 percent to $957,500, the ninth year-over-year gain in 12 months. The advances are defying a U.S. housing slump

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that has sent national values to an eight-year low. Share sales such as the IPO of LinkedIn — which doubled on its first day of trading — and an expected offering from Facebook will fuel a boom in some Silicon Valley cities into 2013, said Kenneth Rosen, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Housing in much of the rest of the nation is struggling as foreclosures and unemployment of more than 9 percent weigh on consumer sentiment. Home prices in 20 U.S. cities dropped 3.6 percent in March from a year earlier to the lowest since 2003, according to a property value index.

“It’s just the beginning of the story and I suspect we’ll see an explosion in the next couple years,” Rosen, chairman of the school’s Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, said in a telephone interview. “You’ve got young people with real money, and it’s not surprising they want to have a house.” BLOOMBERG

SEC seeks additional broker oversight Securities brokers would be more closely scrutinized by auditors and be subject to stricter oversight of their handling of customers’ assets under a plan proposed by federal regulators yesterday. The proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission is meant to improve oversight of broker-dealers in the wake of Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme. The SEC failed to catch Madoff’s scheme despite multiple tips and agency examinations of his operations. Investors are still seeking to recover billions of dollars. REUTERS

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Minister George Papandreou said he will form a new cabinet and seek a vote of confidence from his fractious Socialist party to see through a harsh austerity bill, the target of major protests The move followed a Papandreou offer to step down and form a unity government with opposition parties, a gesture he abandoned after the conservative New Democracy demanded Athens renegotiate its year-old, 110-billioneuro international bailout. REUTERS

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Flags bearing Pandora’s name hang outside the New York Stock Exchange yesterday as the company went public.

Pandora stock for song? Nope Pandora Media Inc. made a splashy public debut as investors shrugged off years of financial losses by the online radio company for the chance to get in on the red-hot market for startups. Shares of Pandora, the latest Web company to test the public markets, soared as much as 48 percent yesterday before handing back those gains to finish 9 percent higher.

“Pandora is incredibly enticing at a surface level because millions ... of people are using it. I think there is a love factor that is getting investors interested in it.” LAZARD CAPITAL MARKETS ANALYST BARTON CROCKETT

Although Pandora was the second biggest gainer on the New York Stock Exchange, the company could not avoid criticism by those who raised doubts about its business model and warned the market could be bound for another bubble. One major concern about Pandora: The bigger its audience gets, the more it must pay to record labels, hurting its chances of

turning a profit. CEO Joseph Kennedy said there was no timeline to turn a profit, though a larger audience should attract advertising dollars. The stock closed the day at $17.42, above its IPO price of $16 a share, bucking the broader market sell-off and implying a total value of $2.8 billion for the company. REUTERS

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Academy Awards revise 10 Best Picture nod rule They won’t stretch to nominate 10 if there aren’t enough worthy films

Finally, the voice of reason: It was revealed this week that the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is going to scale back the Best Picture nomination category. Now, between five and 10 films may be nominated. “A best picture nomination should be an indication of extraordinary merit,” said retiring Academy executive director Bruce Davis. “If there are only eight pictures that truly earn that honor in a given year, we shouldn’t feel an obligation to round out the number.” Hmm, I think we can pinpoint a few times this has happened already dur-

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ing the two years the 10nominee rule was in effect. Did anyone really think “The Kids Are Alright” or “127 Hours” or “Toy Story 3” was true a Best Picture contender? What about 2009 films “The Blind Side” and “An Education?” All these films were good, but picturing any of them winning the Best Picture Oscar seemed improbable. Could this be an admission that, more often than not, the major studios can’t manage to put out 10 outstanding films a year? Most likely. Save those Oscars for the best.

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the phone, where “90 percent of the radiation” is emitted, study author Dr. Suvi Larjavaara from the University of Tampere in Finland told Reuters Health. These findings appeared as the World Health Organization announced that, upon review of available scientific evidence, cell phones should be classified as “possibly carcinogenic.” Although the results of the Finnish study may be reassuring, they are certainly not conclusive, Larjavaara cautioned. Cancer can take a long time to develop, and only 5 percent of the people included in the study had been using mobile phones for at least 10 years, the authors note in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

among cell phone users are not clustered within range of most of the radiation emitted from the devices, a new report finds — suggesting that mobile phones do not cause cancer. Moreover, people who had used mobile phones for the longest amount of time, and spent the most time on the phones, were no more likely to experience tumors located within 5 Yap away. centimeters of

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that everything will be OK, and I respect him more than anything, and we’re still going to be really close,” she explained. You know what she doesn’t explain? Why a seemingly level-headed 25year-old gets engaged to Hugh Hefner. This was all so much easier when we assumed it was for money. Hef, what have you got to say about all of this? “Since we’re not getting married on Saturday, I’ve scheduled a movie: Runaway Bride,” he tweeted Tuesday.

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Here comes another bride If you thought there was too much royal wedding coverage, just wait until November: Bella Swan and Edward Cullen tie the knot in the next “Twilight” flick. And to start the mania, Summit

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Entertainment released this little teaser on their Twitter page: “On November 18, see Bella’s Carolina Herrera-designed wedding dress in #BreakingDawnPart1!” Pippa, you’ve got five months to figure out how to top that. Godspeed.

Justin Timberlake has revealed one of his preferred relaxation techniques: smoking marijuana. “The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking,” Timberlake tells Playboy. “Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.” And after working his way from a teen sensation to a successful grown-up musi-

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of “Black Swan” and are engaged. Portman has already confirmed she’ll be avoiding the Hollywood spotlight for the time-being: “I’ll be out of the public eye after [the baby’s born],” Portman told People.

housekeeper and mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s illegitimate son, is speaking out, telling Hello! magazine that it was the former California governor’s wife, Maria Shriver, that finally brought the issue to light. “Finally, she asked point blank. Maria asked me directly if Joseph was Arnold’s son, and I just broke down. I dropped to my knees and I was crying, saying that yes he was and I was so sorry,” Baena remembers.


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‘Falling Skies’ Premiering Sunday at 9 p.m. on TNT Six months after an alien invasion of Earth, viewers are introduced to Noah Wyle’s Tom Mason, a former history professor and widower who is forced into a monster-fighting hero role in this Steven

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‘Wilfred’ Premiering June 23 at 10 p.m. on FX The plot of imported Australian comedy “Wilfred” is a bit difficult to explain. So we’ll allow star Elijah Wood to do the heavy lifting: “It’s about a man who befriends a dog who he sees as a man in a dog suit, right, and the sort of comedy that ensues in the world

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around them. And … the dog smokes pot. Yeah.” If comparing it to previous works helps any, the James Stewart film “Harvey” comes to mind. “There’s that aspect of that imaginary character relationship that I find really interesting ... so I have certainly used that to describe [the show] to people,” Wood says. “It’s not the easiest thing to describe.”

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Premiering July 5: ‘Teen Mom,’ 10 p.m., MTV

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‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ Jim Carrey, as a somewhat selfabsorbed dad, is forced to rethink his priorities once he inherits six penguins. And no, they don’t talk.

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‘Super 8’ One of the most highly anticipated films of the summer, J.J. Abrams’ latest monster movie is finally in theaters. It’s kind of like “E.T.� meets “Goonies� meets “Cloverfield,� which can only be a good thing.

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‘Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer’ This summer’s “Ramona and

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‘X-Men: First Class’ It’s the first time in a while that we can feel genuinely psyched for an X-Men movie, and this one definitely brings the goods as it portrays the beginnings of the X-Men clan in the 1960s.

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‘The Hangover Part II’ The men of the wolfpack are back for another evening of unintentional debauchery, this time in Bangkok.

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‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ Martial arts performing animals join forces again against an even more insidious enemy. The voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie return.

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‘Tree of Life’ Terrence Malick’s epic story of the creation of Earth interwoven with the story of a young boy growing up in 1950s Texas earned him the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year. For arty types, this is a must-see experience.

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No evil will escape Ryan Reynolds’ sight in ‘Green Lantern.’

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If you’ve never managed to quite finish James Joyce’s “Ulysses” — or even crack its gigantic cover off its intimidating mountain of pages — you’re in luck today. As part of their annual Bloomsday celebration, the Rosenbach Museum and Library will be hosting an allday, free outdoor reading on Delancey Place. It’s an annual event that’s important to the Rosenbach, not just to Philadelphians who have come to rely on it to fake their way through well-read circles. “We have the ‘Ulysses’ manuscript, the one and only, in the collection,” explains Emilie Parker, the museum’s director of education (and no, she’s

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never finished the book). “It’s always been important for us to do some sort of celebration.” Starting at noon, guest readers — including H.E. Michael Collins, ambassador of Ireland to the United States; Mayor Nutter; and Dito van Reigersberg of Pig Iron Theatre Co. — will read passages of the tome aloud. Even after seven hours, they won’t get through the whole thing, although Parker suspects some listeners might be inspired to finish it themselves. “People are interested in ‘Ulysses,’ and I think being read to from it is less intimidating than sitting down with it alone,” she says. “It really is a way of making it accessible: It’s out on the street, it’s in public and you can come and go as you please.” Bloomsday Today, noon-7 p.m. 2008-2010 Delancey Place www.rosenbach.org

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Cocktail mixers at Grocery Invite us over, and you can just throw some ice and Diet Coke in that rum. But for when you have real company, chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran — the lovely ladies behind BYOs Bindi and Lolita — have created a new line of cocktail mixers. Now available at Grocery (101 S. 13th St.), the frozen mixes are available in

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Give me some sugar Your dessert decisions deserve to be as well-informed as your entree selections. So we asked Ron Paprocki, executive pastry chef at Gordon Ramsay at The London, for tips on how to make the most of a restaurant’s afterdinner offerings. Wine for dessert

“Acidity plays an important role in determining how to pair wine with a dessert,” says Paprocki. “A fruity,

Q&A: Berry much What fruits are in season right now? Strawberries, Paprocki says, and stone fruits like plums, apricots and peaches. “Blueberries, raspberries, red currants and Bing cherries are [also] really nice local fruits to use in the summertime,” he says.

acidic dessert would pair well with a less acidic wine. Opposites attract, more or less.” If you’re still confused, don’t hesitate to ask for help. “Really, the best thing to do is to ask the sommelier,” the chef says. “That’s their profession.” Sweets at home — no culinary degree necessary

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desserts [we do are] just a bunch of simple to intermediate skill-level items that are put together.” Take his twist on pound cake, for example. “You can make a simple pound cake and then [slice it], soak it with a framboise liqueur and simple syrup, top with fresh berries and serve with a nice ricotta or custard.” Ron Paprocki is the executive pastry chef at Gordon Ramsay at The London in NYC.

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Sweet tips about the Caribbean and rum

Juan Campos of Brugal Rum — the No. 1 rum in the Caribbean — chats about the popular summertime spirit Sugar cane, we owe you one

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There are certain theories about how rum got to the Caribbean. “The sugar cane was brought to Hispaniola, the old name of the Dominican Republic, and Columbus brought it on his second trip from the Canary Islands in 1493,” says Campos, who is quick to note that there are many stories about how sugar cane appeared on the island, but this is the most prevalent theory.

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Brugal Rum is distilled in the Dominican Republic — which is OK by Campos: “If I could change my passport from Spain to the Dominican Republic, I would. People, when they think of the Dominican Republic, they probably think of an all-inclusive resort — but there is a heightened Dominican Republic the deeper you go into the island. Grab a drink on the corner.”

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It just so happens that the fermented sugar cane (the basis of rum) fits perfectly with the Dominican way of life. “Rum goes together with their way of living, thinking and especially the weather,” says Campos. DOROTHY ROBINSON

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Obama is no superman RE: “CAPITALISM’S WORST WARRIOR”: Obama did not

“save” any industries and TARP (the bank bailout) was a Bush policy! The bank and auto bailouts simply reward and encourage risky behavior. The banks and auto industries do not represent capitalism; they represent corporatism (AKA fascism). We, the average citizens, pay for bailouts with taxes and inflation. Universal health care will be an economic disaster like social security and Medicare and Medicaid. You may as

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Fixing a mess takes time RE: “OBAMA: SECRET CAPITALIST”: Have you ever

seen boys playing with Legos? They build something up then they destroy it. How long do you think it takes to pick up the scattered pieces and rebuild? Even longer than it would to build it in the first place. So four years of rebuilding compared to the eight years of wreaking havoc is still just the beginning. ALICE THAI, VIA E-MAIL

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Gemini May 21-June 20. Whether it comes from a good friend or a stranger, any kind of proposal brought to you should be examined for strings attached. Thoroughly check things out first. Cancer June 21-July 22. Resources shared by you and your mate might be in hot demand from each party. Instead of letting a blowup occur, give in to certain demands. Leo July 23-Aug. 22. When having work or a service done for you, be on the spot as much as possible in order to prevent a bad job. Unless you’re there to check on what’s being done, things could go awry. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22.Guard against not only your own extravagance urges, but against friends who prod you into spending far more than you should. Both situations bear watching very closely. Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 23. Instead of attempting to do far too many things at once, concentrate on only one job at a time, regardless of how much needs to be accomplished. You’ll botch up the works if you don’t. Scorpio Oct. 24-Nov. 22. Don’t even try to talk another into doing something for you that she or he knows you can easily do for yourself.

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Republican extremists are as out of touch with reality as when they referred derisively to the “realitybased” community. (They prefer faith-based economic policy.) The economy is not doing as well as it should — Republicans, along with conservative Democrats, blocked much of what would have helped. Yet the Far Wrong has forgotten that in the waning months of the Bush administration “good” economic news was when fewer jobs were lost than expected. Now the economy isn’t

They are the puppetmasters The banksters are grabbing land and water in Africa for profits at the expense of the survival of the people there. Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan were named specifically in an article on the reports of these inhumane actions. When will the people wise up and realize these evil people have an evil agenda, they aren’t just accidentally doing this stuff ? The Oilygarch Bankster agenda is to reduce the world population to 500 million they select and to have all the world’s resources to themselves. CHARLES

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Sagittarius Nov. 23-Dec. 21. If your fear of losing is taking precedence over your will to win, you’ve already been defeated before you’ve even begun. Believe to achieve. Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19. As resistance to your aims stiffens, so will your possibilities for accomplishment. In order to get things done, you must be tenacious. Fight for your right to get what you want. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 19. Think before you act, instead of creating unnecessary problems through uninformed, knee-jerk reactions. Be your own sagacious adviser, not your worst enemy. Pisces Feb. 20-March 20. Be realistic in assessing your finances and then budget your spending accordingly. Don’t pauper yourself through extravagance and, or, borrowing more from others. Aries March 21-April 19. Unless you focus on a specific goal or objective, something you’ve wanted for a long time that you believe could help you will slip through your fingers. Taurus April 20-May 20. If you want to maintain a healthy perspective on issues, temper your grandiose conceptions with a large dose of realism. A balanced outlook will bring you the best results. BERNICE BEDE OSOL

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Phillies prized prospect taking advantage of opportunity Has three homers in last five games Quickly making Francisco an afterthought Nearly two years ago, the whole Phillies organization had its eyes on Pedro Martinez during a rehab start at Double-A Reading. On Aug. 5, 2009, Martinez impressed. But it was Domonic Brown who gave them an eye-popping glimpse at the future, when he smacked a 426-foot home run out of FirstEnergy Stadium. Now, the future is staring them in the face — in right field, at Citizens Bank Park, on a nightly basis. Brown made that point abundantly clear Tuesday

night with his first career multihomer game in the majors. Brown hit a pair of solo shots, including a majestic, second-deck blast to right field with two outs in the seventh inning. The sellout crowd gave him a standing ovation. “I’ve been working extra hard, working in the cage, watching film,� Brown said. “I want to get better every day.� This season has been quite a roller-coaster ride for the prized prospect. At one point, it seemed shaky

Little Ben Ben Francisco won the right field job coming out of spring training. But he’s struggled ever since. Here are his stats this season: Batting average: .220 Home runs: 6 RBIs: 25 Runs: 16 Stolen bases: 3

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After 75 at-bats (not including last night’s late game), Brown has 18 hits (.240). Four of those 18 hits are homers. The Phillies have been searching for that consistent player in right field every day. Ben Francisco and John Mayberry Jr. filled in for a while. Now, it seems to be Brown’s turn. “You have to stay on an even keel in this sport,� Brown said. “You can’t get too high or too low.�

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Kendrick’s time to shine. Kyle Kendrick allowed a solo home run to Logan Morrison in the first inning. But that was it. Kendrick was terrific in his seven innings of work, allowing just five hits and that one run. He struck out five and walked one. Kendrick’s outing has to be encouraging for the Phillies

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Wilson being Wilson. Wilson Valdez started the opening game at third base and even added a bases-clearing triple in the third. The versatile utility player just continues to make things happen. He can play a number of positions in the field — including pitcher — and has shown a deft ability

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Know your timeline “You need to ask the venue, ‘How many hours does my team have to set up and break down?’” says Kalman. “They might only give you an hour, in which case those lanterns hanging from the ceiling of the tent might not be physically able to happen.” Have an emergency kit In it, Kalman says to pack: double-stick tape, mints, lots of safety pins in all sizes, a

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PRO TIP: Planning an outdoor affair? Kalman recommends keeping a tent on hold. “They require a deposit and then a couple

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