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Schools safer, but not theirs

School district’s violence statistics have dropped, but try telling that to parents of students who have been attacked this year Asian students at South Philly HS out of school to protest District says it’s working on addressing problem {page 02} JESSE D. GARRABRANT/NBAE VIA GETTY IMAGES

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Allen Iverson kisses his new home court before the game last night at the Wachovia Center.

Sixers struggle in start to team’s second A.I. era Allen Iverson strolled into the Wachovia Center with just an hour to spare before last night’s game, but his return to Philadelphia wasn’t enough to help the Sixers snap a nine-game losing streak. Iverson scored 11 points in 38 minutes as the Sixers fell to Denver, 93-83. Fans cheered his return, and even Metro columnist Angelo Cataldi welcomes him back. {pages 24-25}

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Try telling them crime is falling While crime is down across the district, Asian students in South Philly are fed up with how they’re being treated there District says it’s trying to address ‘cultural sensitivity’ Advocate says stats may be misleading

Problems remain in district

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At virtually every school in the district, students can be found who are trying to overcome in-school violence. Rhodes High School freshman Britney Miller and her mother, Wanda Singleton, can attest to that violence. “They suspended her for fighting when she was provoked. What is she supposed to do if a girl attacks her?” Wanda Singleton asked as she waited to talk with an administrator at Strawberry Mansion High School last week. METRO/BXM

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Red light tickets Motorists will receive $100 fines for running two redlight cameras around City Hall starting today, the Philadelphia Parking Authority said. Two cameras on Broad Street at South Penn Square and John F. Kennedy Boulevard will go live this morning after two months of warnings for motorists.

Don’t tell Chaofei Zheng about big declines in Philadelphia school violence and crime over the past year and a half. The black right eye and deep abdomen bruise on Zheng, a Chinese-American freshman at South Philadelphia High School, tell a different story than statistics released last week by the district that show doubledigit declines in violent crime in 2008-2009 and this year through Nov. 30. Some of the 30-plus Asian-American students at South Philadelphia who are refusing to go to school say violence against them erupted last week in two attacks, which continue a decade-long history of violence against them there. “It’s been happening for years,” Zheng said through a translator. “And during lunch when these happen, staff members are not stopping any of it.” District officials met last week with the group of Asian-American students, most of whom speak limit-

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Police charged a third homeless person with stealing a dead man’s watch in a hospital ER. Jannia Walker, 21, was arrested Saturday and charged with criminal conspiracy, robbery and related offenses. Walker, Richard Alten and Marvin Smith allegedly took a watch from Joaquin Rivera. METRO

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The U.S. Marshals Service offers cash to help catch some of the city’s most dangerous fugitives. We take a look at some of the city’s “Most Wanted.”

Steven Parsons, 28, is wanted for attempted murder in an October shooting on the 100 block of Hansberry Street. Also known as “Salami,” Parsons is known to frequent Germantown and the 100 block of Abbottsford Street. He is on the Philadelphia Police Department’s Violent Felons Digest. Parsons is 6-feet-3 inches, 170 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair,

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and a tattoo of “MOB” on his right forearm. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. METRO Got info? 1-877-258-1094 All tips will remain confidential.

friend of former Sixers star World B. Free was shot and killed outside her family’s Brooklyn home Sunday night, the New York Daily News reported.

They are being removed due to the negative effect on traffic throughout Springfield. In response, SEPTA formed a Diagnostic Site Committee made up of various stakeholders and officials to reassess these warning systems. The committee decided to move to a warning system that will mainly utilize traffic lights and bar signals. This system will be consistent with other crossing-protection equipment on the Media and Sharon Hill trolley lines. The gates being removed will be used on SEPTA’s Regional Rail system.

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ow often are bus routes reviewed for the purposes of revising the bus schedules? Ja’Net Gabriel, Philadelphia

Transit schedules change about three times per year, but routes are reviewed on an ongoing basis. SEPTA uses a number of tools in these efforts, such as passenger traffic checks and data from automated passenger counters. Our control center also monitors on-time

Audrey Johnson, 51, had reportedly gone outside to stop men from beating her niece’s boyfriend when shots were fired and Johnson was struck in the head. METRO

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At this time, we do not plan to sell parking permits for Trevose in Quoted that there are sufficient spaces “Transit to meet current schedules parking dechange about mands. All 219 parking spaces three times are designated as per year.” fee parking. GenCASEY erally, we install one parking meter for every 75 spaces. We currently have four parking meters at the station and we have no plans to add an additional meter. — Send your questions for SEPTA GM Joe Casey along with your name and location to sleach@metro.us. Metro does not endorse the opinions of the author, or any opinions expressed on its pages. Opposing viewpoints are welcome. Please send 400-word submissions to letters@metro.us.


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Three reasons

HARRISBURG. A law ex-

panding insurance coverage for roughly 15,000 adult children took effect yesterday, Gov. Ed Rendell announced. The change allows uninsured adults, up to age 30, who either reside in Pennsylvania or are full-time students, to remain covered by their parents’ health insurance. Previously, insurers were only required to carry children on dependent coverage until age 19. METRO

Numbers are slowly improving

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Corruption could lead to law change With former top Republican, John Perzel, under indictment, good gov’t groups want changes in Harrisburg Here’s how it could get done METRO FILE PHOTO

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Gerrymandering: Potts said the shape of districts isn’t designed to make sense, but to make it easier for lawmakers to get elected. Smith said indicted Rep. John Perzel’s district is one example. “It looks like a cookie that Cookie Monster took a bite out of,” she said. Per diems: Lawmakers can get $158 each day for expenses, but don’t have to turn in receipts. McIlvaine Smith wants to only allow certain payments and require receipts.

In the wake of 10 more people — including former House speaker John Perzel of Northeast Philadelphia — being charged in a Harrisburg corruption probe, more people statewide are calling for a redo of Pennsylvania’s Constitution. The good-government group Democracy Rising Pennsylvania wants a

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“Will there be any kind of deal in Copenhagen?” That’s the question I get all the time. The thing is — I don’t know. We will see delegations threaten to leave, countries passing ultimatums that are not so ultimate; we will hear leaders being optimistic, others being pessimistic; NGOs will rage and declare everything in vain — it is part of a ritual, and nobody knows what the outcome will be. So expectations are high. Will they be fulfilled? I’ll tell you when it’s over. MWN/SS

Developing nations are demanding more action. “So far we have not seen any real leadership” from rich nations, said Ibrahim Mirghani Ibrahim of Sudan, speaking on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. Dessima Williams, of Grenada, speaking on behalf of small island states, said the group “will not accept a made-for-television solution.” REUTERS

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EPA changes policy as the COP15 climate summit begins Other nations say they are counting on the United States to lead the way Real change would represent the first new U.N. climate deal in 12 years The United States took a step yesterday toward curbing its greenhouse gas emissions, boosting the start of negotiations between 190 countries in Copenhagen on a deal to combat global warming. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that greenhouse gases endanger human health, allowing it to regulate them without legislation from the Senate, where a bill to cut U.S. emissions by 2020 is stalled. The ruling was welcomed at the opening day of Dec. 7-18 talks in Copenhagen, where a record 15,000 participants are trying to work out the first

“President Obama and the United States Congress can now travel to Copenhagen armed with regulatory credibility and emission reduction targets. The world is watching, and the United States is acting.” EDWARD MARKEY, CO-AUTHOR OF A CARBON CAPPING BILL

new U.N. pact in 12 years to combat rising seas, desertification and floods. The United States is the No. 2 emitter behind China and is alone among industrialized nations outside the existing Kyoto Protocol that curbs emissions until 2012. Kyoto was meant as a small step to avert the feared consequences of climate change. Many nations say that the United States is the key to a deal in Copenhagen to break deadlock between rich and poor nations about sharing out the burden of curbs on greenhouse gas emissions. China, Brazil, South Africa and India — the four

The 1,200 estimated limos at COP15 can produce a whole lot of carbon.

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A participant stands in front of the U.N. Climate Wall during the first day of the COP15 Climate Change Conference.

major emerging economies responsible for 30 percent of global carbon emissions — want a global climate treaty wrapped up by June 2010, according to a joint draft document. REUTERS

Sponsors? Or foes? Among COP15’s sponsors, the following companies stand out as cheerleaders for very carbonunfriendly technologies:

The Telegraph points out that, for all the talk of saving the world and battling pollution, the COP15 Climate Summit sure does produce a lot of carbon gas. “We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention,” said Majken Friss Jorgensen, director of Copenhagen Limousine Service, the city’s largest limo company. Though it’s too early for an exact figure, the

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was kind enough to prepare an estimate: Including travel to and from the summit, around 41,000 tons of “carbon dioxide equivalent” will be emitted. The U.N. may be employing a little wishful thinking, but even that trumps 2007’s Bali summit — that climate change forum spewed an estimated 100,000 tons of pollution. METRO/BS


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CHICAGO. An American man accused of plotting to attack a Danish newspaper was charged yesterday with scouting targets for a militant Pakistani group for the 2008 attack on Mumbai that killed 166 people. REUTERS

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Clarke Simmons, left, and Aaron Chabin, right, both were serving in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked.

President Barack Obama will lay out policy proposals to combat double-digit unemployment in a speech today tackling an economic problem that has become a political drain on his young administration. Obama is considering plans including increased aid to states, pushing banks to make more loans to small businesses, infrastructure spending, incen-

tives to homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient and possibly tax cuts for companies that add more workers, U.S. officials said. The White House has not released any program specifics, but stresses that job creation is a top priority. “Having gotten the financial crisis under control ... our biggest challenge now is making sure that job

growth matches up with economic growth,” Obama told reporters yesterday.

“We don’t think there is one silver bullet, one plan, one speech ... that alone will solve double-digit unemployment”

“What we’ve seen is that companies ... are still tentative about hiring back all those people who were laid off,” he said. Obama’s proposals must win political support in Washington, but he also must avoid adding to a yawning budget deficit after his administration ran a staggering $1.4 trillion shortfall in fiscal 2009.

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Spaceship unveiled MOJAVE, CALIF. Virgin At-

lantic yesterday unveiled the first commercial passenger spaceship that represents an expensive gamble on creating a commercial space tourism industry. The company hopes the

minivan-sized SpaceShipTwo will rocket tourists into zero gravity beginning in two or three years. “This will be the start of commercial space travel,” said Virgin Atlantic Airways founder Richard Branson. REUTERS

Details Despite signs that the economy is emerging from two years of recession, the U.S. unemployment rate remains at a stubbornly high 10 percent and Obama and his fellow Democrats would dearly love to bring it down well before the November 2010 congressional elections. The administration insists this program is not another economic stimulus package akin to the $787 billion bill he signed in February.

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Richard Branson unveils SpaceShipTwo.

Metro would like to apologize to any readers who were offended by the harsh language in a story about HIV in yesterday’s editions.


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MOM SWINE DEFENSE When somebody sneezes or coughs near me these days, I find myself running in the other direction as fast as I can. I am pressing elevator buttons with my elbows, and I can now balance perfectly on the subway without holding on.

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hat happened to me being OK with a sniffle or a cough? Those used to be the signs of a typical cold. I would have done the usual routine of some chicken soup, Tylenol, and then a good night’s sleep and called it a day. But these days, everything’s changed, all because of five letters: S-W-I-N-E. I’m seeking defense everywhere I can. I find myself “Purelling” when I’m on the bus, when I walk in and out of stores, and I will double up at every Purell dispenser I find. I now cancel play dates over a kid’s runny nose. I’ve become a paranoid mama whose children are catching on. My son’s hands have become so dry from washing them so often.

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hat about strep or bronchitis? Those infections get you the roll of the eyes these days, or the comment, “Don’t worry about it; at least it’s not swine.” Swine talk is everywhere. School swine flu updates come weekly, news shows remind me every day, and we now have national commercials discussing the flu and sending us to Web sites for more information. The irony is my son actually had swine flu last year when the epidemic first broke. I’ve been through it, and, while he had such a mild case, I am still so fearful. Is it because the media is blasting the death toll daily? Will life ever be the same? Maybe it will take the next epidemic or “SARS, Part Two” for all us moms to get over swine and move on to the next strain of who knows what. Let’s just hope for a better name.

Metro does not endorse the opinions of the author, or any opinions expressed on its pages. Opposing viewpoints are welcome. Please send 400-word submissions to letters@metro.us.

Giveaway Coca-Cola and Radio City Music Hall, along with Moms And The City, are giving away four “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” tickets to a lucky reader who is living a life of passion. To submit your story, e-mail: contest@moms andthecity.net. Go to www.momsandthecity.net at 5 p.m. on Wednesday when the winner with the most passionate, inspiring story will be announced. Travel and accommodations will not be provided to the winner.

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Hines gets ‘Serious’ about the flu

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Seckler, middle, with the Rockettes dance class

How has the swine flu outbreak changed your life?

Because I have a 5-year-old, I have been paying attention to every cough. My daughter actually got it — it was pretty mild. Not as scary as it sounds. Are you much more careful about germs and people with colds and coughs now?

Yes. Lots of hand washing. Generally speaking, as a busy working mother, how do you keep perspective and balance it all?

My daughter is my priority.

Life takes a little more planning now. I try to really focus on work when I’m working, and then give my family my undivided attention at home. Of course, it doesn’t always work like that, but that’s how I try to balance it all. – Moms and the City is comprised of Denise Albert, Melissa Gerstein and Raina Seitel Gittlin, three mothers who are also working media professionals. E-mail moms@metro.us.

Kids getting kicks with the Rockettes As a vice president of Coca-Cola North America, and as the mother of a 3year-old and 1-year-old, Caren Pasquale Seckler tries to bring a balance and passion to everything she does. In fact, she recently teamed up with the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall to give other mothers and their kids a once-in-a-lifetime experience: exclusive,

one-on-one dance lessons on stage with the Rockettes. “It’s hard to be a great mom and have a career,” Seckler says. “But I have the best job in the world. What other job would let me introduce a new product — the CocaCola mini can — and let me show my little girl what fun a family can have, dancing on stage with the Rockettes?”

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Turn holiday shopping into a workout Christmas is all about giving gifts to the ones you love, and obviously, endless trips to the stores. If this is eating into your allocated gym slot, why not

Weighing it out Carry all your shopping bags. The extra weight you carry around will provide you with a great arm workout, perfect for toning and strengthening. Make sure you have a good stretch before you shop; arm circles and neck rolls will avoid feeling strained.

make the most of this imposed shopping spree? We talk to celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza and get the top tips on how to turn holiday

Muscles for wheels Avoid jumping on every bus in sight to get you to your shopping destination. When possible, walk or ride your bike into town. As you walk from store to store, do some intervals of fast and slow pace, which will act as a mini workout. Wear a heart rate monitor that counts calories and see how many calories you burn, and if you can push yourself harder next time.

shopping into a fabulous workout. ROMINA McGUINNESS

Carrying all of your shopping bags will serve to tone up those arms.

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Climb Shops are designed to make things easy for their customers, escalators being fitted inside nearly every single store. Why not try take the stairs instead — carry your bags and you will double your workout efforts.

Stay in motion The repetitive sitting and standing up motion of shopping, whether trying on shoes or clothes is a similar motion to that of a squat. If you are waiting in line for a purchase do some core training. Pull your bellybutton into your spine as you stand there. Hold for 3 seconds then release. Repeat this 10 times (the lines tend to be long).

Ode to oxygen Avoid the stuffy air of a shopping mall, preferring the outdoors. The cold weather will keep your metabolism going and the fresh air will oxygenate your lungs. Don’t buy everything in one go. Go up and down the same street several times to do some extra walking.

Fuel up Avoid the midafternoon slump that will inevitably undo all your hard work. Instead, pack some snacks in your handbag, such as nuts or dried fruit that you can nibble on. Drink a bottle or two of water while you are out shopping. Staying hydrated boosts your metabolism and keeps all systems in your body at optimum performance.


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Coping with the frantic pace of the holidays doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it seems Avoid the ‘poor me’ trap and focus on others No more drama JONATHAN ALPERT WWW.JONATHANALPERT.COM

I’m having a tough time dealing with the craziness of the holiday season. Money is tight and I’m working extra to make ends meet, leaving me with little time to attend all the holiday parties. Honestly I’m sick of the holiday crap, materialism, fakeness, and everyone pretending to be all happy. What do you recommend?

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ow, Scrooge does exist. But no worries, every December there’s an increase in people coming to see me for help with Scrooge-like behavior, and by making a few adjustments, they’re feeling just fine by Christ-

mas … and you will, too. For starters, feel good knowing you can make the distinction between what’s real and what’s fake. Know that you have more control over this issue than you might think. Make a choice: Participate in the craziness of the holiday season or reduce stress by celebrating in your own special way.

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ecognize that materialism is largely Hollywood and Hallmark-fueled and is not an expression of

Helping can be healing Consider volunteering to take the focus off yourself and more on those in need. And of

love, nor does extravagance equal happiness. Set an example for friends and family by doing something that reflects your beliefs. In light of money being tight, spare the craziness of shopping malls and be creative. Make greeting cards and give homemade gift certificates to your friends and family. Next, examine your expectations. Do you have to attend every holiday party or is this self-imposed? Feel comfortable

saying no to stressful situations and yes to those that are truly important.

course, remember the tried and tested stress management essentials: eating healthily by setting limits with holiday spirits and food; exercising to burn stress; getting proper rest; and being flexible with your schedule. METRO/JA

Do your family and friends really need that many gifts?

– Jonathan Alpert is a licensed psychotherapist. E-mail him your questions at jonathan@jonathanalpert.com

Media’s uneven reporting of antidepressant use in children Media coverage of the warnings on antidepressants and children’s risk of suicidal behavior often failed to give the public the whole story, according to a study published yesterday. The study, by researchers at the Yale University School of Public Health, concludes that many print and TV news stories did not give enough information on the actions the Food and Drug Administration took in 2003 and 2004 on pediatric antidepressant use.

Antidepressant Paxil

Safety concerns about the medications first surfaced in 2003, when research linked the drug paroxetine (Paxil) to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in children and teenagers. After an investigation, the FDA in 2005 added a socalled “black box” warning on the use of all antidepressants in children and teens to draw attention to the possible risks. Many psychiatrists have criticized the warnings, saying that they scare people

away from effective treatment for depression, which is the leading cause of suicide. And studies have suggested that the warnings triggered not only a dropoff in pediatric antidepressant use, but may also have contributed to an 8 percent rise in suicide among minors in 2004, the biggest one-year gain in 15 years. Critics have also charged that media coverage of the FDA warnings played a primary role in the declining use of antidepressants in children. REUTERS

Health in brief

Obesity link to mutated gene Scientists at Cambridge University in the U.K. have released a study, which reports that childhood obesity may be linked to a mutant gene, according to The Daily Telegraph. “This is the first evidence that copy number variants have been linked to a metabolic condition such as obesity,” said Dr. Matt Hurles, one of the leaders of the study. METRO/HP

Lung cancer risk in China People in eastern China likely have a higher risk of developing lung cancer than those in western China because of extensive burning of biomass fuels in homes and factories, according to a study. REUTERS

Mozart helps preemie health The sounds of Mozart might help slow premature infants’ metabolism, potentially helping them to put on needed weight, a study published Monday suggests. REUTERS


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Sonia and Nathalie Rykiel on their sexy velvet, satin and lace confections for H&M You’ll want every one

“I love the idea to offer Sonia Rykiel lingerie to all the women of the world for Christmas,” says Nathalie Rykiel.

Give a little, get a little Kenneth Cole is sponsoring a shoe drive.

Shoppers at their Walnut Street store will get 50 percent off a pair of boots in exchange for donating one of their older ones for the homeless. Dec. 7- 13, 1422 Walnut St., 215-790-1690

The colors pink and black aren’t typically associated with the holiday season. But you won’t be able to escape them this month, when the Sonia Rykiel for H&M line hits stores. The pretty, feminine collection, which was largely designed by Sonia’s daughter Nathalie, includes delicate slips, nightgowns and camisoles, with a dose of the Rykiel brand’s trademark cheekiness. It’s the first time a guest designer has created a lingerie line for the brand. Later in 2010, the Rykiel partnership will continue with a knitwear and children’s line. But first, there is the business of lacy little night things to tend to.

When you set out to design the collection, what did you initially have in mind?

Sonia: Because it is like asking someone to spend the night with you.

Nathalie: I thought about what I would like to wear. I wanted it to be sophisticated lingerie that would appeal to all types of women. There’s no age target. It’s just really sexy. I especially love the satin series that we did, which is a bit ’30s. It’s all very coquettish, but very sophisticated, as well.

In the past, the H&M collaborations have only been sold in H&M stores. Why did you decide to sell this line in the Sonia Rykiel stores, as well?

Nathalie: I love the idea to offer Sonia Rykiel lingerie to all the women of the world for Christmas. I asked them, would they agree for me to sell the collection in our stores, which is a first. It was about not being a hypocrite and being proud of the collection. That means a lot. This collection will be a beautiful way to close out a tough year for everybody.

What are the qualities of the perfect lingerie?

Sonia: The first quality of lingerie is to make you look like you’re naked, and to make you feel as sexy as if you were naked.

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What is it about lingerie that makes it such a special gift item?

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the priority is nailing a job interview or scoring that promotion. Transition a sharp suit into your wardrobe now, and keep warm in that frigid air conditioning at your workplace.

Thighhigh boots Rodarte kicked the trend off during New York Fashion Week with a series of bandaged, thigh boots. Afterward, the sexy shoes popped up — Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Isabel Marant, you name it. The appeal of the thigh-high boot is that it’s always sexy. The down side is that it’s super trendy.

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It’s safe to say that the sharp, shoulder-padded Balmain jacket — and its legions of knockoffs —will rule fall, just the way it did summer. Just be mindful of the jacket’s shape before you buy it. If ill-fitting, shoulder pads can easily veer into bad 1990s territory. Pair it with men’s trousers for day or ripped jeans and studded boots for night.

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he terrible Tiger Woods news contin-

ues. According to documents uncovered by TMZ.com, the cops requested a blood sample from Woods after a witness (allegedly his wife) “stated that the driver had consumed alcohol earlier in the day” and that he “was prescribed medication (Ambien and Vicatin [sic]).” And not only have nine women claimed to have had affairs with the golfer, but Us Weekly reports that with two of the

women — Jaimee Grubbs and Mindy Lawton — he didn’t wear a condom. But wait! Don’t think it’s because he’s gross. It’s probably just because Nike hasn’t come out with a condom line yet for him to endorse.

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Grubbs says that Woods refused to use condoms during their 20 sexual encounters.

ason Segel, the star of “How I Met Your Mother,” had a party on Friday and invited Lindsay Lohan. She was then photographed leaving his house the next morning. This means they had sex, right? But not according to Segel’s rep to Us Weekly: “He let several people stay over as the party ended late. There’s absolutely no romantic relationship going on, period.” Oh, so she just brought over the drugs, then. Got it.

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After ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking,’ the author of ‘Julie & Julia’ steps up to the butcher’s block How she found peace in pork chops Say you’re having an affair. Your wife is, too. In fact, she started it. And everyone’s BlackBerrys are buzzing at suspicious hours. Should you be worried when she announces she’s becoming a butcher? “Eric didn’t run from the butchery, that was the least of it,” says Julie Powell, who candidly chronicles her troubled marriage and quest to cut a perfect filet in “Cleaving.” “The only thing he had a problem with was my being away, but I bribed him with pork chops so it was OK.” For fans of Powell’s debut memoir “Julie & Julia” — not to mention this

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year’s cutesy film adaption by Nora Ephron — it might be surprising to learn that all wasn’t perfect in the tiny apartment

where she playfully cooked her way through Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” But like the first time she came to a dead end, Powell found her way out with a foodie project. “I was looking to learn a physical skill, for an escape, a haven in a time of crisis,” she says of taking up butchery. “But there’s something very poetic and beautiful about the art of meat, and that took me by

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Want to get paid? Here’s how to get the most of it A look at the top-paying majors for you to select from Want to make the big bucks? You’re probably going to have to brush up on math skills marketing, at No. 21, and international relations, at No. 22, that the social sciences begin to come into play — and you can be sure that both of these majors involve statistics and economics. Of course, there are majors in other areas that can lead to good-paying jobs. Business majors have several options in addition to marketing. Accounting is No. 27 on the list. Business administration, at No. 35, edges out business management at No. 36. Medical and associated fields put people in good jobs. Consider majors like occupational therapy (33), health sciences (42) and

If your main goal in life is to make lots of money, you’d better be good at math: Engineers outearn most other college graduates. On a list correlating 75 college majors to professional salaries at Payscale.com, seven of the top 10 slots went to forms of engineering. Aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering and electrical engineering took first through fourth place. Fifth place went to another math-heavy profession, economics. In fact, all of the top 20 slots went to professions involving engineering, math or the hard sciences. It’s not till

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Deciding what major is the best choice for you does not have to be stressful. Five steps to make it easy.

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Remember: When looking at salary projections: Get median figures, not averages — they’re more reflective of what people actually make. Remember that half the workers actually make less than the median (though the other half make more) Compare salaries for recent grads to those in midcareer. In some fields there’s a big difference as people gain experience.

nursing (46). There are a couple of majors in the social sciences that outearn these, though, including political science (28) — traditionally a path to law school — and urban planning (29).

The pay scale To make the really big bucks, you’ll need to be an engineer. If that’s not in your future, here are the top 25 best-paying careers, after removing all forms of engineering from the list. The dollar figures indicate midcareer median salaries. 5. Economics: $101,000 6. Physics: $98,800 8. Computer science: $97,400 11. Statistics: $94,500 12. Biochemistry: $94,200 13. Mathematics: $93,600 16. Finance: $89,400 17. Management information systems: $87,200 18. Computing and information systems: $86,700 19. Geology: $84,200 20. Chemistry: $82,300 21. Marketing: $81,500 22. International relations: $80,500 24. Environmental science: $78,700 25. Architecture: $78,300 SOURCE: PAYSCALE.COM

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Not everyone has a talent for math or an interest in engineering What about liberal arts majors?

Nope, you won’t ever be rich if this is your job

Though you may make less money, there are plenty of reasons why it might make sense to follow your heart when picking a major.

Job (and life) satisfaction If you are drawn to a helping profession like teaching or social work, would you really be happy crunching numbers in a cubicle farm? Many people find that other payoffs — the feeling that you’re making the world a better place, or the creative satisfaction of a job in the arts — more than compensate for a less-than-impressive paycheck.

Getting paid

The 10 lowest-earning majors in the Payscale.com survey were the following. (Figures are median incomes at mid-career.)

According to the Census Bureau, over the average American’s working life: High school graduates earn an average of $1.2 million Associate degree holders earn about $1.6 million Bachelor’s degree holders earn about $2.1 million

Salary Even though teaching and the arts may not offer huge paychecks, there are advantages to having a college degree, regardless of

It takes more than money to be happy at work.

your major. College graduates, in general, make more money over their lifetimes.

Benefits The jobs held by college grads are more apt to pro-

vide good benefits (medical insurance, retirement accounts, vacation pay) than the jobs held by those who don’t have college degrees. Their working conditions also tend to be better.

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Individuals with college degrees generally enjoy better job security (though there are no guarantees in this economy). They are also better prepared when they do want to change jobs, fields or locations.

Drama: $56,600 Fine arts: $56,300 Hospitality and tourism: $54,300 Education: $54,100 Horticulture: $53,400 Spanish: $52,600 Music: $52,000 Theology: $51,500 Elementary education: $42,400 Social work: $41,600 Source: payscale.com

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Running back, wideout continue concussion rehab Hanson return from suspension on the horizon Good things come in bunches, just ask the Eagles. After three straight wins, the team is once again tied with Dallas for first place in the NFC East. Yesterday, Eagles coach Andy Reid delivered some more good news. Brian Westbrook could return to the practice field this week

Help on the way Hanson’s return: Joselio Hanson’s four-game suspension for using a banned substance (diuretics) is over. The Birds cut WR Jordan Norwood to make room for Hanson on the roster. He is expected to practice this week.

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Texas QB Colt McCoy leads the Heisman finalists. Other nominees are Stanford’s Toby Gerhart, Alabama’s Mark Ingram, Florida’s Tim Tebow and Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh.

How do you feel about Allen Iverson’s first game back as a Sixer? Jim Hendricks, South Philadelphia.

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“It’s great to have him back. I drove all the way from Massachusetts to watch him." Duane Lewis, Millersville, N.J. Concussions have shelved Brian Westbrook.

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“Happy. There’s been nobody here all year and now they’re here. Maybe he’ll bring some kind of spark to the team.”

after suffering two concussions. “He hasn’t had any headaches and he’ll be tested in the next couple of days,” Reid said. “There is a chance he’ll be out there practicing.” Westbrook hasn’t played since Nov. 16. The Eagles top playmaker — DeSean Jackson — is also being treated with kid gloves after leaving with a concussion two weeks ago against the Redskins. Reid said the receiver is still being evaluated. “He’s doing well as far as his headaches,” Reid said. “We’ll meet with the doctors.”

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Luck of the Irish Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen has announced he will forgo his senior season with the Irish and enter the NFL Draft. Clausen is a likely top-five pick in the upcoming draft.

Pettitte to return Free agent pitcher Andy Pettitte has decided to return for a 16th season. Pettitte has a strong preference to return to the Yankees, who will attempt to re-sign the veteran lefty.

“It’s exciting. He’s worth waiting out in the cold for.” Annette Walsh, Philadelphia.

“We’re happy we’re gonna actually see him. I love him.” SOLOMON D. LEACH

Irish set to talk to Cincy’s Kelly Notre Dame is planning on interviewing Cincinnati’s Brian Kelly today in New York City about the Irish’s coaching vacancy, according to an ESPN report. Stanford’s Jim Harbaugh is also expected to interview for the position. The undefeated Bearcats will square off with Florida in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. METRO


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TALKIN’ ABOUT TRAFFIC — Allen Iverson didn’t get into the locker room until 5:56 p.m. prior to last night’s game. Players are required to be ready to go by 5:30, but most arrive well before then. It’s unclear exactly why Iverson was late, but he obviously started and there were rumors that traffic was to blame.

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Iverson scores 11 points in long-anticipated return to Sixers Nuggets use late run to hand Sixers 10th straight loss Iguodala leads with 31

Allen Iverson spent the majority of last night trying to fit in with his new teammates. He started at point guard and played the entire first quarter, taking the team’s first shot of the game on a wild drive to the basket. When it was said and done, Iverson recorded 11 points, six assists, five re-

“It’s going to take him awhile to get his game shape right.” SIXERS COACH EDDIE JORDAN ON ALLEN IVERSON

bounds and 38 minutes in a 93-83 loss to the Nuggets. “I did the best I could,” Iverson said. “My legs and

arms were weak. It’s going to take some time. The best part was hearing these fans’ voices again.” Andre Iguodala clearly didn’t want to relinquish control of the team, having one of his best shooting games of the year, piling up 31 points on just 21 shots. Regardless, Iverson did

not solve the problems that have plagued the Sixers all year. They allowed the Nuggets to make 11 3pointers. And as usual, the Sixers struggled to knock down outside jumpers, shooting just 40 percent for the game. ADAM LEVITAN alevitan@metro.us

DIRTY MOUTH — Right after he was introduced, Iverson went to midcourt, got down on both knees and kissed the Sixers logo. That, of course, sent the crowd into a frenzy. Iverson also kissed the logo when he returned to Philadelphia for the first time after being traded to the Nuggets.

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THE MAN THEY CAME TO SEE — When Iverson came out for his pregame shots, the crowd went nuts. He looked at a sign that said “Welcome Home A.I.,” and the fans erupted. During the national anthem, the crowd lost it when Iverson’s face was shown on the big screen. Even when the public address announcer gave Iverson credit for an assist, the decibel level was higher than it’s been at any point this season. The fans’ hunger was satisfied, at least for one game. METRO/AL

20,664 Last night’s attendance at the Wachovia Center, the first sellout since April 10.

Fans back in full force for Iverson Jerry Manley wouldn’t drive two and a half hours and pay $750 for two tickets to see Jrue Holiday run a pick and pop with Elton Brand. But to see Allen Iverson? “I think I got a pretty good deal,” said Manley, of Scranton, Manley wasn’t alone. The Wachovia Center was jammed with both fans and media yesterday to levels not seen since Iverson’s first visit back to Philly. “This will last for a week or two,” said Manley. “If they win, the fans will keep coming.” METRO/AL

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Thaddeus Young had never played with Allen Iverson before. His first impressions? “He’s much littler than I thought,” said Young. Iverson was not given his old locker. He was sandwiched up the wall a little bit between Smith and Rodney Carney. Iverson was also not announced last in pregame introductions. That honor went to Andre Iguodala. METRO/AL


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ANGELO CATALDI THE VOICE OF THE PHILLY SPORTS FAN

IVERSON WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF US Long before Allen Iverson stepped onto the court last night to begin his second life as a Sixer, he had won. No, not an NBA championship; he will likely never win one of those. What Iverson won, very simply, is us.

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ll it took were a couple of jokes, at his own expense, and a flood of tears. When Iverson sat before us last week after a three-year hiatus, he did something that few Philadelphia superstars have ever been willing to do. He showed himself, flaws and all. He didn’t hide behind a goofy face or an empty line. He shared himself with us, and we instantly forgave his sins. It was that easy. I have never really liked Iverson because he is the most selfish player I have ever encountered. For an entire decade, he was a solo act in a team game. Great players make their teammates better; Iverson often had to be reminded that he had teammates. His problems after he left here only reinforced his image as a great player who would never sacrifice his own acclaim for an NBA title. However, Iverson created a bond with Philadelphia fans that no other athlete has ever managed — and that includes Julius Erving, Mike Schmidt and, yes, Donovan McNabb.

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here’s a very good reason why only one basketball hero was ever able to sell out our arenas, and we’re seeing this phenomenon on display again. Less than a minute into his first news conference, he broke down when he was talking about his love for the

fans. The fact that he had insulted these same fans by not appearing for a Fan Appreciation Night in his last full season here was no longer relevant. Iverson was giving a passionate sports city what it craves the most: emotion.

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had a chance to talk to Mike Schmidt on my WIP radio show last week, and I asked him why he was far more beloved now than during his Hall of Fame career. He knew the answer immediately. When he played here, he rarely showed any emotion. It wasn’t until his unforgettable retirement announcement, when he sobbed uncontrollably, that fans truly embraced him. Hey, I’m not arguing here for a weekly sob-athon. Not at all. What I have learned by talking every day to these fans is that detachment doesn’t work. Erving couldn’t sell seats here because he was too cool. Schmidt never found comfort here because he waited too long to show his feelings. And McNabb will never be loved here because he values his privacy more than he does his fans. What does work is the kind of raw emotion Allen Iverson has shown, even if it’s only for a passing moment at the end of a bittersweet career. – Angelo Cataldi is a Metro columnist and host of 610 WIP’s Morning Show, which airs weekdays from 5:30-10 a.m. Metro does not endorse the opinions of the author, or any opinions expressed on its pages. Opposing viewpoints are welcome. Please send 400-word submissions to letters@metro.us.

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BIRDS OF SAME FEATHER

Watch out for wedges Tiger Woods, who made $800 million in endorsements selling a false image, was caught with his pants down — literally — last week. It couldn’t have happened to a bigger jerk. Last year, Woods was caught by the “National Enquirer” cheating on his wife. He bargained his way out of a public revelation by agreeing to pose for “Men’s Fitness,” which is owned by the Enquirer. Did getting caught change Woods’ behavior? Not at all. In fact, it appears he was juggling at least three women when Elin used his SUV as a pinata. At first, he belittled reports of his infidelity, until more women emerged with voice mails and text messages. Cornered, he then admitted to “transgressions” before launching an ill-timed lecture about the invasiveness of the tabloids. Oh, yeah. The real problem here is the tabloids, not a father and role model hiding a harem of bimbos. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones -— especially when their wife has a wedge in her hand.

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Glorifying a dog killer

Allen Iverson had to wipe away tears at his reintroduction press conference last week.

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Snooze. John Stevens was so boring as coach of the Flyers that even his long-overdue firing last week was a snooze. How will he be remembered? He won’t be.

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Liar or clueless?Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said last week that rumors of Allen Iver-

son coming back were a media creation. One day later, Iverson signed. So now we know that Jordan either doesn’t tell the truth, or he’s totally clueless.

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Remember Pedro. The Phillies are going to regret paying $18 million over three years for a third baseman, Placido Polanco, who hasn’t played the position in five

years. Their three (or maybe four) lefty starters are going to regret the loss of Pedro Feliz.

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Always a Phil. Here’s why I will always love Chris Coste: When he signed with the Mets, he said he didn’t really want to join the enemy because he will always see himself as a Phillie. No matter the uniform, Coste is one of us.

We all knew that Michael Vick has been an obsession of coach Andy Reid, but it wasn’t until Sunday that the true scope of this insanity was apparent. Reid let Vick lead the charge out of the runway, an honor normally reserved for someone who didn’t serve two years in jail for torturing and exterminating innocent animals. Yes, there were a few cheers mixed into the din of boos, but the verdict was clear. Vick is still a villain in Atlanta. But not to Reid. Early in the third quarter, he found the perfect showcase for his rehab project. From the 5-yard line, Vick snaked into the end zone for his first Eagle TD. I was nauseated then, and I was even more nauseated when Reid ignored the unwritten rules of good sportsmanship and had Vick lead the Eagles in for a late, meaningless touchdown. It takes a sick man to do what Michael Vick did to those dogs. And it takes a sadly misguided coach to glorify him this way.

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1-888-212-8055 or visit CRITRIALS.com SOUTH JERSEY - PHILADELPHIA

Have you tried medication for your depression, but it just didn’t help much? If this is so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study being conducted by Psychiatrists at the University of Pennsylvania. If eligible, you would be treated with a marketed antidepressant of the psychiatrist’s choice and an experimental medication. Please call 215-898-4301 to see if you qualify. Locations: University of Pennsylvania, Greater Northeast Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.


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To place an ad in the metro medical research directory, Call Brian at 215.717.2694 or email at brian.lydon@metro.us

Qualified participants must: • Be 18 to 65 years of age • Have had a manic, hypomanic or mixed episode of bipolar disorder • Have suffered from a depressive episode for at least the past four weeks To learn more, please call toll-free

1-866-783-1558 or visit

Qualified participants receive: • All study-related care and study medication at no cost • Compensation for time and travel


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