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Friday, January 06, 2006


That's Happening Here?
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Alito passions flare in Philadelphia. Yesterday, petitions said to bear the names of over 1 million people opposed to the Supreme Court nominee were handed to representatives of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter at the federal building. On Sunday, a televised rally here will support the Philly-based federal court judge. ... Tomorrow at 6 on WXPN (88.5 FM), Jerry Blavat, the Energizer Bunny of pop, launches a new show, The Geator's Rock and Roll, Rhythm & Blues Express. He's 65 and a great-grandfather. Hear him talk about it. ...
Greenhouse crops bask in heat from used fryer oil at Green Meadow Farm in Lancaster County. "You have to think of yourself as a guerrilla farmer," says Glenn Brendle (above), who spent $12,000 rigging his 400,000-BTU system. ... Bluegrass album "The Art of Virtue" was inspired by a list of moral resolutions by Ben Franklin, who carried a scorecard for rating his progress. Singer Adrienne Young says she didn't realize his 300th birthday was nigh. Hear a clip. ... Cat gets named Miracle for riding 50 miles in a wheel well. The ride on the N.J. Turnpike took a bit of a toll, giving the feline sore feet. Lots of people hope to adopt the stray (below). ... Who you calling a moron? Philly resident Buzz Bissinger won a Pulitizer as an Inquirer staffer in 1987. He wrote Friday Night Lights, the exploration of Texas footballmania that became an acclaimed film. But Don Imus skewers everybody, so Bissinger got dissed, too, while riding a limo with the N.Y. shock jock for a Vanity Fair article that hits newsstands here next week.



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