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    Well, Feeders, we’ve got an interesting day ahead of us. Join us, won’t you?

    Philadelphia International Airport has been given FAA approval to expand. But Tinicum Township wants none of it. The expansion would displace 70 residents of the Delaware County town, who now have 60 days to file suit. Susan Philips will talk to Tinicum residents about their action plan.

    Mayor Nutter today will announce plans for the upcoming MLK Day of Service. The annual event drew a record 70,000 people last year. Tom MacDonald will be on hand for the announcement.

    Tom will also follow up on the accidental release of a prisoner from Curran Fromhold-Correction Facility in Holmesburg. The prisoner has since been returned to the facility — the same one from which a man escaped last fall and then murdered a jewelry store owner.

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    School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Arlene Ackerman has warned the city to prepare for big cuts in schools. Shai Ben-Yaacov wants to find out just what (and how much) is on the chopping block.

    What can health care service providers do to help patience access all they’re entitled to? Funds often go unused and programs aren’t taken advantage of because the public isn’t aware of them — or how to use them. Meggan Kole will look into health care communication.

    And finally, Feeders, some potentially upsetting news. Tastykake may be in trouble. The baking company has issued a press release citing tight liquidity and production difficulties. A sale or merger could be in our Krimpet future. Feed the Feed to share your thoughts. Does the tin packaging and new Navy Yard location make your favorite treats taste different?

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