Del. freezes Race to the Top funds, residents near power plants talk about energy

    Welcome to the weekend, Feeders! We’ve got some intersting features coming your way, but here’s a roundup of Friday’s headlines that you might consider checking out first.

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    What do people who live near power plants think about the different sources of energy? Sparked by a spill of contaminated water in Bradford County, Susan Philips asked people to grade different power sources.

    Delaware has frozen its $11 million Race to the Top funding for the Christina School District, and the district is crying foul. Gov. Jack Markell says until the district transfers to new positions as part of the agreed-upon reform plan, the funding will be withheld.

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    Think your hand sanitizer is fighting things like e. coli? Just because the packaging says so, doesn’t mean it’s true. The FDA has issued warnings about four products that claim to fight infections, but who have not submitted the required scientific testing to the FDA to be allowed to make that claim.

    There is still fallout from the 2005 grand jury report that alleged abuse by priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. A former regional vicar for South Philadelphia has written to Cardinal Justin Rigali expressing outrage that the vicar helped reassign priests without being told the priests were accused of abuse.

    Lots of buzz:

    We asked what the worst intersections are for biker/driver/pedestrian mashups, who the worst offenders are and what traffic laws you break the most. A few of you named the intersection of 10th Street, Reed Street and Passyunk Avenue as a dangerous spot, while 12th and Chestnut streets, Seventh between Market and Arch, and the Ben Franklin Parkway all got nods as traffic nightmares. And the majority of our biking readers say they mostly obey the traffic laws.

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    It’s more election silliness. At a Democratic ward leader meeting, Philadelphia City Commissioner candidates Stephanie Singer and Marge Tartaglione reportedly went head-to-head about whether to publish election results online.

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