News chase

    You’re probably expecting us to be chasing a bunch of soft, silly holiday stories today. And you’re right. We’re following some pretty interesting Thanksgiving traditions and mixing that up with news on the health and sciences and city services fronts. A sort of new souffle, if you will.


    The Pope has taken the official stance that condoms are OK. Sometimes, Depending on who you are and what you’re doing and what you’re trying to prevent. Susan Philips is out for local reaction.

    Relatedly, Carolyn Beeler is looking into the development of a drug meant to prevent the onset of AIDS. What does this mean for those living with HIV?

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    At the Convention Center today, Tom Muldoon, executive vice president of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be honored for his time served, Muldoon will step down Dec. 31, and Kare O’Toole hopes to talk with him about his years at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and his post PCVB plans.

    How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? How ’bout some deep-fried turkey and a slice of pumpple cake?

    Shai Ben-Yaacov is talking to folks about the deliciously dangerous task of deep frying turkeys, while Lizz Fiedler gets a taste of pumpple cake — a half-baked pumpkin pie dipped in chocolate cake batter that’s left to finish baking while a half-baked apple pie is dunked in vanilla cake batter. The whole thing is topped off with buttercream icing by Flying Monkey Bakery.

    And we can’t talk about Thanksgiving without mentioning the far more glitzy gluttonous holidays coming up in December. Peter Crimmins is tracking the region’s holiday displays to find out who’s doing what, when and where.

    Feed the Feed: Share with us your tales of turkey deep frying gone wrong.

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