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Vol. II No. 153 (313)

Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia

October 4, 2011

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FORMER Gov. Ed Rendell made known his choice for Democrats’ bid for Penna. Attorney General. It’s Former Congressman Pat Murphy. Story page 3.

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Oct. 6State Sen. Anthony Williams & State Rep. Ron Waters host Town Hall on Crime at KIPP Phila. Sch., 5900 Baltimore Ave. For info Don Cave (215) 492-2980. Oct. 6Iron Workers Local 401 hosts Mayoral Town Hall Meeting at Bridgeman’s Hall, 11600 Norcum Rd., 5 p.m. Roofers’ James Donnelly to moderate. General public invited. Oct. 6Karen Brown For Mayor Fundraiser at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 6-9 p.m. $25. Call (215) 279-7210. Oct. 7Mayfair Civic Ass’n hosts Autistic Endeavors Beef & Beer at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. $30. For info Barbara (215) 360-1569. Oct. 7S.W. Phila. District Services hosts Candidates Forum at Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 50th & Kingsessing Ave., 6-9 p.m. For info Louis Wilson (215) 275-8296. Oct. 9Columbus Day Parade and Italian Gala at Marconi Plaza. Parade starts at Broad & Washington and heads south to Oregon Ave. & Marconi Plaza. Food court and entertainment follows on Plaza. Oct. 9World Premier of modern opera “Adea” by Pennsylvania composer Cynthia Cozette at Lutheran Ch. of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut St., 3 p.m., followed by reception. Free-will offering will be collected. For info (215) 567-3668. Oct. 10Fundraiser for Council candidate Bill Rubin at Del Frisco’s RestauTHE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD

rant, 1426 Chestnut St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsors $1,000, Supporters $500. Oct. 11Lunch with Karen Brown For Mayor at Vesper Club, 1 p.m. Guest of Honor Eagles’ Curtis March. $250-$500. RSVP by Oct. 7 (215) 279-7210. Oct. 11Prevent A Child From Abuse fundraiser art at Tavern On Broad at Bellevue, Broad & Walnut Sts., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Joseph Pultrone. Tickets $50. For info, tickets, and other details Joe (267) 977-3776. Oct. 15W. Poplar NASC hosts Fall Fashion Show & Luncheon at Zoar United Methodist Ch., 1204 Melon St., 2 p.m. Donation $20. For info (215) 765-0960. Oct. 16Sheriff Barbara Deeley and Team Jewell Williams, Democrat candidate for Sheriff host Eagles vs. Redskins Fundraiser for Sheriff candidate Jewell Williams at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 1 p.m. Beer, wine, hot and cold foods. Tickets $50. Make personal checks only out to Citizens for Jewell Williams, 2343 Smedley St., Phila. PA.19132. For info (215) 919-1120. Oct. 16-22 Mt. Zion Baptist Ch. hosts 97th annual Church Anniversary kickoff Concert at 50th & Woodland Ave., 3 p.m. Revival will be held Oct. 19-21, 7 p.m. All events free and open to public. For info (215) 7240619.

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Gov. Ed Rendell Endorses Patrick Sen. Williams To Hold Hearing On Murphy For AG Pa. Electoral Changes Former Gov. Ed Rendell today endorsed Iraq War vet- State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-W. Phila.) today eran and former prosecutor Patrick Murphy for Penn- announced the Senate State Government Committee sylvania Attorney General. will hold a public hearing tomorrow at 11 a.m. on the Republicans’ controversial proposal to change the ElecRendell noted, “Patrick Murphy has prosecuted terrortoral College. ists and served our country in combat. He has battled for civil rights and economic justice for all Pennsylva- The hearing will be in Hearing Room 1 of the North nians. He has fought to eliminate fraud in our govern- Office Building in the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg. ment and to put more cops on our streets to battle Williams will hold media availability following the crime. He is tough, smart and experienced. As Attorney hearing. General, I know that Patrick will stop at nothing to proThe hearing will be webcast live starting at 11 a.m. at tect the people of this Commonwealth, and that’s why he has my support.” Rendell also pointed out, “Patrick is the son of a police officer – a regular bluecollar guy who hasn’t forgotten where he came from. He understands the problems that Pennsylvanians face and will be a fierce advocate for working families and for making our streets safer. As a former federal and military prosecutor, he knows reducing narcotics trafficking can substantially decrease street crimes like robbery, burglary and assault.” Noting “Republicans in Harrisburg are pushing an extreme agenda that is hurting Pennsylvanians,” Rendell closed by saying, “Patrick is the only one in this race who has fought the GOP and won. And he’s the only one who has worked with leaders across the aisle to get things done for everyday folks. That’s the type of experience we need in our next Attorney General.”

Not only would the proposed change to the Electoral College disproportionately affect the value of votes in the city of Philadelphia, it would ruin Pennsylvania’s political clout on the national level, Williams said. This is a blatant political power grab by Republican leadership and it is not only a disservice to the voters of Pennsylvania, but also a potential blow to our already-stalled state economy. Those expected to provide testimony at tomorrow’s hearing include:

Luke Bernstein, deputy chief of staff, Office of the Governor; Dr. Terry Madonna, Franklin & Marshall College; Dr. Christopher Borick, Muhlenberg College; Randall Lane, editor, Forbes Magazine; Jim Burn, Pennsylvania State Democratic chairman; Alan Novak, former Republican State Party chairman; Lora Lavin, “Gov. Rendell is an iconic figure in Pennsylvania and election-law specialist, League of Women Voters; Barry across the country. He will forever be known as a leader Kauffman, Common Cause of Pennsylvania; and Dr. that stood up for working men and women, and transJames Broussard, Lebanon Valley College. formed Pennsylvania with innovative and principled ideas. Few have done more for the Commonwealth than the Governor,” Murphy said. “I’m honored to have Gov. Rendell’s support and I look forward to working with him to make Pennsylvania a better, safer place to live and work.” 30 SEPTEMBER, 2011




Franklin Institute Receives Largest Individual Gift

ADMIRING model of Franklin Institute with its new addition, the Nicholas & Athena Karabots Pavilion, are, from left, Dennis Wint, president and CEO of Franklin Institute; Marsha Perelman, chair of Board of Trustees; and the Karabots. Photo by Bonnie Squires by Bonnie Squires LIVE AUCTIONS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 5PM (Preview 3PM) LIVE AUCTIONS EVERY SATURDAY AT 11AM (Preview 9AM) LIVE INTERNET AUCTION EVERY SATURDAY AT 4PM AT: To Register & To Bid 3 BIG SALES WEEKLY

The Franklin Institute has received a $10 million contribution from Nicholas & Athena Karabots for a new building addition. In appreciation, the Institute will name the new building addition the “Nicholas & Athena Karabots Pavilion”. The gift marks the largest individual contribution ever to the science museum, and allows the Franklin Institute to break ground in spring 2012 with a goal of opening the addition in summer 2014. The Karabots’ gift brings the museum’s Inspire Science! fundraising campaign total to $58 million, toward a goal of $64.7 million. The new 53,000-square-foot building, adjacent to the Benjamin



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Franklin National Memorial, enables the Institute to expand its ongoing education programs by adding 10,000 square feet of multi-purpose and classroom space. Further, it will secure the Institute’s standing as the preferred destination for traveling exhibitions by adding 8,000 square feet of climate-controlled gallery space adjacent to the existing traveling exhibit gallery in the Mandell Center. The addition will house Your Brain, a cutting-edge exhibit on the human brain, and allow for improved visitor flow throughout the museum. The building is being designed by SaylorGregg Architects and will be LEED-certified Silver. The new building and Your Brain exhibit are the final capital initiatives of a comprehensive strategic plan that included the restoration of the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial in 2008 and the opening of two new core exhibits, Changing Earth and Electricity, in 2010.

Mayor Holds PhillyStat Outcomes Meeting

Since taking office, Nutter has emphasized creating programs that will produce a greener, more sustainable city including: drafting Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan; Clean Waters, Green City, the Philadelphia Water Dept.’s 25-year plan to manage stormwater with green infrastructure; and Green2015, the City’s initiative to transform 500 acres of empty of underused land in Philadelphia into publically accessible parks and green space. The Mayor assembled key members of his senior Administration to discuss how to measure and track these goals. “We are creating a coordinated, sensible approach by investing directly in neighborhoods to make them greener, more sustainable and more livable for our residents,” said the Mayor. “To make Philadelphia the greenest city in America requires tremendous cooperation and ongoing monitoring by the City and our partners. I am confident that the targets we laid out today will positively affect Philadelphians for generations to come.”

Mayor Michael A. Nutter presided over the televised PhillyStat Outcomes meeting, focused on the goal that Philadelphia become the greenest and most-sustainable city in America.

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