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City call Occupy vote ‘betrayal’

Occupiers voted against moving from Dilworth Plaza despite City Hall’s demand over renovation project Nutter says crime, health issues have turned encampment into problem Some claim willingness to relocate PHOTOS: FELICIA PERRETTI/METRO

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Reverend Jesse Jackson made an unannounced stop at the Occupy Philly camp yesterday evening – noting he was “very impressed with the order of it” – and offered words of encouragement for protesters. “Be courageous, have faith, have hope and never surrender,” said Jackson, who was in town for Joe Frazier’s funeral. “You must stand tall.” Jackson spoke as a crush of media and supporters encircled him, at times yelling, “We love, you, Reverend!” and suggesting he run for president.

Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign into law enhanced safety measures for student athletes today. The “concussion bill” requires coaches to remove athletes from play if they suspect a concussion and prohibit them from returning until medical clearance.

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The relationship between Occupy Philly and the city reached its breaking point this weekend after the movement decided Friday to remain at Dilworth Plaza and city officials yesterday began calling into question the motives and safety of the encampment. Managing Director Rich Negrin said that the group’s decision to stay is “incredibly disappointing and, we think, indicative of something of a betrayal of their original beliefs and cause,” adding that a “more radical element might be gaining control.” Many long-term members, however, claim some Occupiers are eager to move to accommodate a $50 million Dilworth Plaza renovation. But feeding the communication breakdown, Mayor Michael Nut-

ter said yesterday that Occupy Philly has stopped talking with city officials. “It’s impossible to cooperate with someone who is not cooperating with you,” Nutter said. And as far as Occupy’s not-yet-crafted list of demands, Nutter

said, “There are no negotiations because there is no communication.” Occupy Philly voted against regular meetings with city officials and did not respond to multiple e-mails or letters sent by the city in the past week

Police: Rape in tent Bolstering Mayor Nutter and some Occupiers’ claims that the camp has become less safe, police said a woman was sexually assaulted Saturday night. A 23-year-old woman was allegedly dragged into a tent by a 50-year-

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old man around 7:55 p.m. and assaulted, police said, though no charges have been filed yet. METRO/AW

and a half, Negrin said. The city has no plans to remove the Occupiers by force, Negrin said — “We’re Philadelphia. We’re not Oakland.” — but he is worried about the possibility of violence. Many at the camp yesterday shared the administration’s concern. Nutter said more officers are patrolling the site. Member David Brouse says he was assaulted at the camp last week while videotaping a fight between two occupants. “We’re feeding the homeless and military veterans, but not giving them their medicines,” he said. “Thefts are rampant – everybody pretty much has stuff stolen.” ALEX WIGGLESWORTH awigglesworth@metro.us

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Drexel uses scandal to educate

UNIVERSITY CITY. Some local colleges are taking steps to remind faculty and staff about the importance of reporting serious incidents in the wake of Penn State University’s sex abuse scandal. Drexel University is among the schools who have used the incident to remind administrators about their responsibility. The college has posted its policy about whistleblowing and a compliance hot line on its website and in an e-mail to faculty and staff that will go out this week. METRO/SDL

Two shot outside downtown hotel

CENTER CITY. Two men were

injured in a shooting outside the Doubletree Hotel at Broad and Locust streets early yesterday morning. Police responded around 12:40 a.m. to find one man, 19, propped up against the wall of the hotel with multiple gunshot and stab wounds. Officers found the second man, 18, nearby with a gunshot wound to the foot. He was hospitalized in stable condition. METRO/AW

Man killed in robbery FISHTOWN. A man was killed after a robber fired six shots in his direction while fleeing. The victim, 27, was walking on the 1300 block of Hewson Street with a woman, 27, around 12:30 a.m. when two white men approached them. Police said one of the robbers fired six times during the robbery, hitting the victim in the chest. He was taken to Temple and pronounced dead at 4:48 a.m. METRO/AW


JJoin oin M Macy’s for o Mac our annual window wi d unveiling and holiday celebration! Macy’s Center City Saturday, November 19 at 1pm Believe in the magic of the season! Our holiday windows invite you to take a magical, whimsical ride to experience the journey that wishes and dreams make during the holiday season! Meet us on Market Street where the Philadelphia String Quartet will kick off the fun along with teen recording sensation Kicking Daisies, Tyler Blackburn of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, children from the Make-AWish® Foundation and the man of the hour himself, Santa Claus!

Follow the fun inside! 1:15pm, Grand Court: Enjoy a special performance by cast members from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, playing at the Walnut Street Theatre. For more information, visit walnutstreettheatre.org 1:15pm, Kids’ Department on 3: Radio Disney© is in the house! Check out the holiday craft station to create cards and ornaments, then be a guest at our holiday cookie-decorating party. We’ll have awesome Radio Disney© prizes* too! While you’re here, make sure to enter for a chance to win a holiday night out on the town for a family of four in Philadelphia, including one-night hotel accommodations and tickets to The Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker”, courtesy of Radio Disney©**. Kids of all ages, enjoy face painting and balloon twisting, and bring your camera for a special visit from Philly’s favorite mascot, the Philly Phanatic! 1:30pm, Grand Court: Catch a performance by the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale. Tyler Blackburn

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Tot’s history Toys for Tots started in 1947, when a group of U.S. Marine reservists got together and cleaned up small toys and gave them away to needy families. Now, it’s one of the biggest nonprofits in the nation Toys for Tots works by giving away the toys they collect to other nonprofits in the greater Philadelphia region. Last year, they got 600 requests from charities to receive toys and have drop-off boxes set up throughout the city.

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Philadelphia’s generosity sparks Metro Magic Christmas carols have begun inside malls, green and red lights have started popping up on some houses and generous Philadelphians have begun donating in earnest to our Metro Magic holiday gift drive. By the middle of last week, dozens of Metro readers already clicked on the drive’s logo at www.metro.us and picked out a gift that U.S. Marines from the local Toys for Tots charity will eventually pick up in December. Staff Sgt. Ricky Wilson, who runs the Toys for Tots based in Folsom that col-

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“Toys for Tots is run by the Marines across the country. We [here] distribute to parts of Philadelphia and all of Delaware County.” MARINE STAFF SGT. RICKY WILSON, LOCAL COORDINATOR FOR TOYS FOR TOTS

lects gifts every holiday season for poor children in Delaware County and Philadelphia, will come to Metro’s Center City office next month to collect what we’re hoping will by then become a massive pile of hundreds of gifts. Started last year by employees in Metro’s New York City offices, Metro Magic was so successful it was expanded this year to the newspaper company’s Philadelphia and Boston offices. BRIAN X. McCRONE bmccrone@metro.us

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The toys have begun filling up our Philly office!

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on ToysRUs.com. Once there, you can see all the toys we’ve already requested with more added daily. Simply select the toys you want and purchase them. That’s it! Selecting only the toys on our wish list ensures that all the gifts will be shipped to our offices and then picked up by Toys for Tots. If you donate, e-mail us at charity@metro.us letting us know what you gave and we’ll shout out a “thank you” in the paper! METRO

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Love him or hate him, the lack of better candidates has placed Mitt at the top of the heap Something to be said for consistency: No gaffes Mitt Romney has a growing lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, and almost half of the party’s voters expect him to be the nominee, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Twenty-eight percent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of eight percentage points over his nearest challenger Herman Cain in the poll, taken Nov. 10-11. Romney was five percentage points ahead in a survey Nov. 7-8. Newt Gingrich, the U.S. House of Representatives speaker in the mid-1990s, solidified a recent rise among conservatives seeking an alternative to the more moderate Romney, coming in third place in the current poll with 16 percent. Gingrich, who is seen as having performed well in recent debates, was viewed as the second-most “presidential” of the Republican hopefuls, according to the poll. Whether or not they support him, almost half of the Republicans surveyed expect Romney to

Debate in brief SOUTH CAROLINA. The Republican presidential candidates assembled in Spartanburg on Saturday night for a primary debate, the first to focus entirely on foreign policy and national security. In a diverse dialogue, the eight Republicans outlined the approaches they would take to diplomacy if elected head of state. Here are the five most notable exchanges. REUTERS

He’s got the look When judged on his personal qualities, Romney was rated strongly by Republicans. Romney, the former head of the Bain Capital private equity firm, says his business experience gives him an advantage over other Republicans and Obama in the quest to create jobs for the sluggish U.S. economy. Far more voters see Romney as presidential than they do any of his rivals.

become the nominee to oppose President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in the November 2012 election. Romney, who also ran for president in 2008, has been in first or second place in polls for months and enjoys by far the most campaign funds of the Republican field. But some in his party see him as too liberal, and he has so far failed to significantly boost his level of support in polls. The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, however, shows he is benefiting from missteps by his rivals.

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has staying power despite his detractions.

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Following an appearance in which he seemed drunk, and an epic debate gaffe, Gov. Rick Perry is still in the running.

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Torture Is torture acceptable under any circumstances?

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Herman Cain said he opposed torture but would “trust the judgment of our military leaders.” Michele Bachmann said that she too “would be willing to use water boarding,” which she called “very effective.” Ron Paul disavowed water boarding and torture, which he called “immoral,” as did Jon Huntsman, who argued that torture lowers America’s “standing.”

Assassination Is it OK for the U.S. government to assassinate Americans linked to terror groups?

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Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich defended the “targeted killing” of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen thought to be part of alQaeda. Romney said he “absolutely” supported the assassination. Gingrich argued al-Awlaki was “found guilty under review.” Paul dissented: “I don’t think we should give up so easily on our rule of law.”

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Cain suggested “all of the revolutions that are going on” have been “mishandled” by the Obama administration, and “as a result, they have gotten totally out of hand.” Gingrich, meanwhile, worried that the Arab Spring “may become an anti-Christian Spring.”

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry’s disastrous debate performance last week has hurt his campaign, but may not be fatal, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. After watching a video of the Texas governor stumbling while trying to name three government agencies he would eliminate if elected, 48 percent of registered Republicans thought less favorably of him, the poll found.

Foreign aid Should we continue billions in foreign aid for Pakistan?

A plurality of 52% voters — 52 percent — felt that Perry should stay in the race despite his debate performances. But while 31 percent of Republicans believed Perry should drop out of the race, many more disagreed. Perry’s campaign went into damage control overdrive on Thursday, putting the governor front and center on news shows. REUTERS

Withdrawal Huntsman makes conservative case for leaving Afghanistan

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Rick Perry suggested that as president he would eliminate all foreign aid. Bachmann sharply disagreed, saying that Pakistan is a special case because it’s a nuclear power. And Rick Santorum made a similar point: “We can’t be indecisive about whether Pakistan is our friend. They must be our friend, and we must engage them as friends.”

“I think it’s time to come home,” Huntsman said. “I say this nation has achieved its key objectives in Afghanistan: We had free elections in 2004, we uprooted the Taliban, we have dismantled al-Qaeda, and we killed Osama bin Laden.” He went on: “This nation’s future is how prepared we are to meet the 21st century’s competitive challenges.”


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Scandal doesn’t ruin football game for fans BEAVER STADIUM. Penn State played its first game since head football coach Joe Paterno was fired amid allegations that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. REUTERS 1: Fans didn’t let the scandalous events of last week get in the way of their cheer as Penn State players made their way into the stadium before the NCAA game with Nebraska. 2: A fan pumps up the crowd. 3: Homemade sign bears signatures of undaunted fans. 4: Penn State season ticket holders and 1963 graduates Pat and Dan Amey wear their support for Paterno outside the of Beaver Stadium before the start of the football game.

WASHINGTON. A former campaign adviser to President Barack Obama urged that Energy Secretary Steven Chu be replaced and warned of Republican attacks over “inside” deals including Solyndra LLC that went to Obama supporters. In a February e-mail

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2 The feed ... Checking in with some of Hollywood’s biggest names to see what they’ve been up to — in their own words, in 140 characters or fewer.

Although we’re no longer laughing with him (and his twin sister), Adam Sandler is actually laughing all the way to the bank. “Jack and Jill” came in second at the box office this weekend.

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Sandler was once comedy’s golden boy. Sure, he was never, ever highbrow — but his comedy was pretty funny. (Come on, like you don’t know every lyric to “The Chanukah Song” or haven’t seen such ’90s comedy classics as “Billy Madison” or “Happy Gilmore” at least twice.) But it seems like in his bid to be a huge box-office draw, Sandler has sunk to the lowest depths of unfunny. In his latest, “Jack and Jill,” he cross-dresses to dam

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Lindsay Lohan is deluded While Lindsay Lohan’s career may be in tatters, she at least hasn’t lost faith in herself, according to the National Enquirer. “She still sees herself as a player, and she’s telling friends that her career is going better than ever. She’s even talking about finding a role that will make her dream of winning an Oscar come true,” a source says. To that end, she reportedly pulled some strings

play his own sister — and as we all know, once you start playing multiple versions of yourself, it’s all downhill. Call it the Murphy Trajectory, if you will. It’s so bad that “Jack and Jill” debuted to a zero per-

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cent — later upped to 3 percent — rating on the critic aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. Even duds “Yogi Bear” and “The Smurfs” have scored higher. So Metro has compiled the handful of films that scored even worse — zero percent and stayed there: ‘Troll 2’ (1990)

The cult classic, about a group of vegetarian monsters, is so bad it was the subject of a documentary called “Best Worst Movie” — directed by one

to attend the recent after-party for the film “J. Edgar,” hoping to boost her prospects. “Lindsay tried to march up to Leo DiCaprio and Clint Eastwood to discuss collaborating with them on a future project,” the source continues. “Their team held Lindsay at bay, but everyone at the party was horrified at her behavior.”

Madge doesn’t need lovers Madonna puts a lot of thought into her boyfriends. “I don’t necessarily like to use the word lover, because it sounds like

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of the cast members. Funniest part: There are no trolls in “Troll 2.” ‘Pinocchio’ (2002)

Remember Roberto Begnigni? The “Life Is Beautiful” actor who won the Oscar and climbed over the chairs at the ceremony? He cast himself as Pinocchio in this live-action disaster. “What can one say about a balding 50-year-old actor playing an innocent boy carved from a log?” asked one critic. ‘Superbabies: Baby

they just come over and have sex with you. I aspire to more than that, and I need more than that,” the singer, who is currently dating French breakdancer Brahim Zaibat, tells Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s also important that my children admire and respect this partner that I would choose for myself. Especially for my sons, who have their father, but they need a male role model as well. So I need to keep this in mind: What is this person modeling to my sons, what kind of man is he, what values does he

Geniuses 2’ (2004)

Talking babies battle bad guys with superpowers and farts. It’s from the director of another critically acclaimed hit: “Porky’s.” ‘Strange Wilderness’ (2008) and ‘Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star’ (2011)

One’s a satire of nature documentaries, featuring Bigfoot, and the other is a satire of porn, featuring a small penis. Who executive produced these masterpieces? Adam Sandler.

have, what energy is he giving off? Because they are impressionable. It’s so important.”

Pitt, Jolie head to Vietnam After attending the Japanese premiere of “Moneyball,” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie packed up their brood and headed to Vietnam, according to The Associated Press. It was the famous couple’s first visit to the city since they adopted 7year-old son Pax there four years ago. The family was spotted dining out at a traditional Vietnamese restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City.

Diablo Cody stands corrected, Neil Patrick Harris isn’t bitter about not being picked as the new Oscar host, Jason Segel has high hopes for his new Twitter account and Joan Rivers is putting things in perspective. @diablocody iPhone’s SmartType feature really doesn’t want me to describe things as “rockin’.” I guess it is smart. @ActuallyNPH Break a leg, @BillyCrystal. The Oscars are lucky to have you. @jasonsegel This is the best day ever. So many new friends already. I will do my best to make equal time for most of you @Joan_Rivers The Conrad Murray verdict has made me realize that Michael Jackson’s life and death has touched more people than even Herman Cain.

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1. Madonna danced with the winner of the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project dance competition, Lil Buck, at Roseland Ballroom on Saturday in New York City.

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2. Gwen Stefani was seen at launch of her new children’s clothing line Harajuku Mini for Target at Jim Henson Studios on Saturday in Hollywood. 3. Kendra Wilkinson arrived at SoHo Project Presents: Masquerade — Unmasking The Face Of Lung Cancer at The London on Saturday in West Hollywood. 4. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her stepmother-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, smiled during the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph on Sunday in London. British politicians and royalty joined the rest of the county in honoring the war dead by gathering at the iconic memorial to lay wreaths and observe two minutes of silence.

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Drama club Greek mythology is very soap opera-y. Very! And for most people, they don’t see it as that. They’re just, “No no no! Zeus was this mighty guy, a voice of reason.” The guy who got pissed off at everybody else and kept killing the wrong people? And then slept with so-and-so’s daughter, so-and-so’s son and everything? And then Poseidon coming down and impregnating people through water? It’s just like, no they were nasty f—ups. And basically soap opera is the right thing.

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“Clash” was unfortunately so hurried in competition, funnily enough, with us — just thinking that it had to come out before that. I said I had no interest in competing with a juggernaut that has three times my budget. If they want to turn something like that out, that’s fine. But I don’t know how to

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No. [Laughs] It was a fluke, really. I didn’t do it because it was another cop traveling through time — I did it in spite of that. It’s an exciting premise and I thought an exciting world, and the idea of a future civilization wrestling with a Cretaceous one was fascinating to me. So what can you reveal about what’s coming up for the rest of the season?

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good to tease, but people don’t like to be spoiled. Given the long production time on this series, are you expecting an early notice if there will be a second season?

Well, yeah, everyone wants to be told early. But it’s been quite difficult because

Fox had the World Series this year. We were preempted in favor of baseball one week. Two weeks before that baseball ran over, so our show started 52 minutes late, which is never good. Even DVRs weren’t able to cope with that. It’s

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least avoid incurring the wrath of her tough love. Know what you oďŹ&#x20AC;er: Before looking for a job, spend some time evaluating yourself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My foundational coaching is to know who you are and know what you bring to the party,â&#x20AC;? says Doulton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pay very close attention to anything that affects your mood â&#x20AC;&#x201D; positively or negatively â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and let that inform you.â&#x20AC;? Interview your interviewer:

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The trick here isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to answer the question right, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to get the job thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right for you,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a date: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Does he like me, does he like me?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Well, do you like him? Do you want to have coffee and breakfast with him every day of your life?â&#x20AC;? Be positive: The poor job market makes headlines, but Doulton hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen a dip in business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m recruiting for companies all the time. Attitude is everything â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if you want to sit around

Insider tip Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get too used to getting advice from a recruiter. Fear of lawsuits prevent them from offering feedback after an interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The parting line is that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re moving forward with other candidates. If they said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you were energetic enough,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something you can prove you can do or could learn, you could bring a lawsuit.â&#x20AC;?

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Sometimes, you have to pick your spots. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Andy Reid might have picked the worst one. With the season hanging in the balance, the Eagles coach decided to bench DeSean Jackson, after the receiver missed a special teams meeting. Jackson was inactive yesterday when the Eagles hosted Arizona at Lincoln Financial Field. With one of the team’s most dangerous weapons out of the game plan, the Eagles’ offense looked out of sync, mired in quick sand, as Mike Vick turned in his worst performance of this nightmare season in a 21-17 loss. “Honestly, it was tough,” Vick said. “Playing without a guy you go to war with each and every week and you believe in, have confidence in and him not being there, it was a blow for everybody, not just me. Hopefully, he’ll see that and understand that.” Maybe. But even if Jackson sees the error of his ways, it’s probably too late for a team that once had Super Bowl aspirations. The Eagles would have to run the table — win seven straight games — just to finish at 10-6. “We still have opportunities,” Vick said. “Lord willing, maybe we can end up at 10-6. Who knows? Nobody believes it but us.” The players insist they’re not giving up, not on the season or the coach-

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ing staff. In fact, almost everyone agreed with Reid’s decision to bench Jackson. “You tell me, if a guy doesn’t do the same things everybody else is doing, then what would you do?,” LeSean McCoy said. “Coach

Reid is very fair with these things. DeSean will tell you that.” And, despite a 3-6 record, there doesn’t seem to be any finger pointing. No lack of trust in the coaches to get it fixed. “We’re still with him [Reid],” McCoy said. “He’s a fair coach, a good coach. We love him to death.” MIKE GREGER

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Fifth amendment — For the fifth time this season, the Eagles entered the fourth quarter with a lead and couldn’t hold it. The Cardinals outscored the Eagles 14-3 in the final frame and have been bested 60-23 in the fourth this year. The key play came when John Skelton hit Larry Fitzgerald on a 37-yard bomb that set up the game-winning score. Inexplicably, rookie Jaiquawn Jarrett was left alone to cover Fitzgerald on the play.

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Feed the beast — LeSean McCoy came in as arguably the hottest running back in the NFL, but saw just 14 touches (for 81 yards) in this one. On a day when Mike Vick was very inaccurate (16-of-34, two picks), Reid wouldn’t commit

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Blame game — You can’t blame the coaches for all the mental mistakes. The Eagles were called for 11 penalties (minus-97 yards), including two — a false start on Riley Cooper, illegal holding on LeSean McCoy — on what turned out to be the team’s final drive with under two minutes remaining.

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Pittsburgh 24, Cincinnati 17 An injury to A.J. Green, who’d scored a TD earlier, allowed the Steelers to earn a crucial division win.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Generation Gadgetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gets their college car Hyundai Veloster capable of becoming new version of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s Honda Civic Cool enough for tech-hip kids, economical enough to cruise campus

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Chevy Cruze doesn’t want to oversell itself Production of car that replaced sluggish-selling Chevy Cobalt began last year suspended for week Competitors’ production beginning to rebound General Motors will suspend production at its factory that assembles Chevrolet Cruze compact cars for one week to avoid oversupply of the model as Japanese rivals’ inventories rebound. The Lordstown, Ohio, plant will stop output for the week of Nov. 28, Chris Lee, a spokesman for the Detroit-based automaker, said last week. United Auto Workers Local 1714, which represents the plant’s hourly workers, cited competitors’ inventories recov-

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after the natural disaster in March disrupted supplies of parts and depleted inventories of models such as Corolla and Civic. Cruze has outsold Honda’s Civic this year through October and trails Toyota’s Corolla by 1,316 deliveries. “We don’t want to overproduce,” GM’s Lee said. “Those days are gone from a GM standpoint. We’re just keeping it in control and we’ll ramp it back up and be prepared for a strong start after the first

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SPECIAL $189 BLUE TOPAZ & DIAMOND PENDANT Reg. $600, after special $336. In 14k white gold. + WebID 508288.

DIAMOND EARRINGS Reg. $800, after special $448. 3/4 ct. t.w.‡ in 14k white gold. + WebID 613281.

SPECIAL 40% OFF

SPECIAL 29.99

SPECIAL 97.99

SPECIAL 39.99

STAND MIXERS & FOOD PROCESSORS Special 23.99-299.99. Reg. 39.99-499.99, after special 29.99-399.99. All styles from KitchenAid, Cuisinart and more.

12-PC. COOKWARE SET Reg. 99.99 & $100, after special 59.99. Only at Macy’s. Basics Everyday nonstick, Classic (+ WebID 351162) or Essential stainless steel from Tools of the Trade.

24-PC. BEDROOM ENSEMBLE Reg. $400-$460, after special 199.99-229.99. Only at Macy’s. Queen or king. Lynette (shown) or Martha Stewart Collection Chantilly.

TUES OR WED ’TIL 1PM; CANNOT BE USED ON SPECIALS OR SUPER BUYS

WOW! $1O OFF

ALL SALE & CLEARANCE APPAREL AND SELECT HOME ITEMS

1OOFF!

$

YOUR PURCHASE OF $25 OR MORE. VALID 11/15 OR 11/16/11 ’TIL 1PM. LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER.

Excludes: Everyday Values (EDV), specials, super buys, furniture, mattresses, floor coverings, rugs, electrics/electronics, cosmetics/fragrances, gift cards, jewelry trunk shows, previous purchases, special orders, selected licensed depts., special purchases, services, macys.com. Cannot be combined with any savings pass/coupon, extra discount or credit offer, except opening a new Macy’s account. Dollar savings are allocated as discounts off each eligible item, as shown on receipt. When you return an item, you forfeit the savings allocated to that item. This coupon has no cash value and may not be redeemed for cash, used to purchase gift cards or applied as payment or credit to your account. Purchase must be $25 or more, exclusive of tax and delivery fees.

SAVINGS PASS DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY TO SPECIALS.

SPECIAL $289

6-PC. QUEEN OR KING SHEET SET Reg. $130-$150, after special 69.99-79.99. Only at Macy’s. 410-thread count Egyptian cotton by Madison Collection. Includes 4 pillowcases.

OR, TAKE AN EXTRA $1O OFF WHEN YOU USE YOUR SAVINGS PASS TUES OR WED ’TIL 1PM

FREE SHIPPING AT MACYS.COM with $99 online purchase ($8 FLAT-FEE SHIPPING WITH PURCHASES UNDER $99). NO PROMO CODE NEEDED; EXCLUSIONS APPLY.

+Enter the WebID in the search box at MACYS.COM to order. FIND MACY'S EVERYWHERE!

Shop, share and connect anytime. Fine jewelry specials are only available at stores that carry fine jewelry. REG. & ORIG. PRICES ARE OFFERING PRICES, AND SAVINGS MAY NOT BE BASED ON ACTUAL SALES. SOME ORIG. PRICES NOT IN EFFECT DURING THE PAST 90 DAYS. ONE DAY SALE PRICES IN EFFECT 11/15 & 11/16/2011. MERCHANDISE WILL BE ON SALE AT THESE AND OTHER SALE PRICES THROUGH 1/2/12, EXCEPT AS NOTED. Our “season’s lowest prices” refers to our winter season from November 1-January 31, 2012. *Intermediate price reductions may have been taken. ‡All carat weights (ct. t.w.) are approximate; variance may be .05 carat. **May contain rose-cut diamonds. Jewelry photos may be enlarged or enhanced to show detail. Fine jewelry at select stores; log on to macys.com for locations. Almost all gemstones may have been treated to enhance their beauty and require special care, log on to macys.com/gemstones or ask your sales professional. Specials are available while supplies last. Advertised merchandise may not be carried at your local Macy’s & selection may vary by store. Prices & merchandise may differ at macys.com. Luggage & electric items shown carry warranties; to see a mfr’s warranty at no charge before purchasing, visit a store or write to: Macy’s Warranty Dept., PO Box 1026 Maryland Heights, MO 63043, attn Consumer Warranties. N1100035. OPEN A MACY’S ACCOUNT FOR EXTRA 20% SAVINGS THE FIRST 2 DAYS, UP TO $100, WITH MORE REWARDS TO COME. Macy’s credit card is available subject to credit approval; new account savings valid the day your account is opened and the next day; excludes services, selected licensed departments, gift cards, restaurants, gourmet food & wine. The new account savings are limited to a total of $100; application must qualify for immediate approval to receive extra savings; employees not eligible.


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