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Wednesday, November 30, 2005
We're Not Kidding ... Not one state required security measures for its chemical facilities. At least not yesterday when New Jersey made its previously voluntary plans mandatory. Makes you wonder what protect us most: government measures or lack of terrorists? More. ... A $2.2 million discrepancy in reported campaign contributions was an honest mistake, says a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach. "This goes beyond sloppy accounting," said Lower Merion attorney Lois Murphy, who filed a complaint and may run against the Pa. Republican next year. More. ... Peco customers aren't the only ones who will pay $50 to $100 more each month this winter because of higher natural gas prices. Expect announcements PGW and PSE&G any time. More. ... It took 18 months for two Philly police officers to get arrested and charged with assault and other offenses for an alleged attack on a plainclothes officer at the building where MTV's Real World was being taped. More. See also Tom Ferrick's column, "Case shows need to police the police," about a costly officer with possible "anger issues."