News chase


    It’s tumbleweeds out there today, Feeders. Our reporters are chasing several stories, most of which we’ll bring you after the holiday. But we saved a couple morsels for today, not to worry.


    Tom MacDonald is working on a couple stories, including a bill to be siged today at 4 p.m. by Mayor Nutter. The bill will increase the penalities for tobaccor retailers who sell to minors.

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    As Dave Davies finishes up his feature interview with Pa. State Treasurer Rob McCord, he’s also hunting down information on a local descendant of John Wilkes Booth.

    The Philadelphia Union has signed a 15-year-old Upper Dublin high schooler to its MLS team. Jen Howard will report on what every high school soccer player dreams of.

    Do you experience wrap rage? Those pesky hard plastic cases that manufactures house electronics and other products in come with a high rate of injury. Make sure you read Meggan Kole’s story later today about how to avoid self-injury when opening presents Saturday.

    Organic isn’t just a food and clothing trend. A biotech lab at Philadelphia’s Science Center says organic antibiotics are not just greener, but cheaper than their chemical counterparts. Carolyn Beeler will have more on that story.

    There you have it, Feeders. We’ve got a handful of promising stories on tap for today, plus a few other leads we’re following up on. What stories interest you most on this almost-holiday?

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