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Monday, September 30, 2013

Chip Kelly: ‘I Still Think We’re Stopping Ourselves’

Chip Kelly: ‘I Still Think We’re Stopping Ourselves’

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Philadelphia, PA (CBS) — Chip Kelly began picking up the pieces on Monday after the disastrous 52-20 thumping the Eagles absorbed against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Kelly said he and his staff saw a great many things, mostly breakdowns, which he’s hoping to correct by the time the Eagles visit the winless New York Giants.

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Same-sex Marriage Debate Continues In New Jersey

Same-sex Marriage Debate Continues In New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ (CBS) – New Jersey Democrats trying to keep the ball rolling for same-sex marriage are pushing the issue on two fronts: the NJ Supreme Court and the Statehouse.

They are making a new effort to override Governor Christie’s 2012 veto of legalizing same-sex marriage by trying to persuade lawmakers previously reluctant to give support.

Senate Democrats are also calling on the NJ Supreme Court to skip the appeals process and take up the same-sex marriage immediately.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Eagles-Broncos final score: Denver stomps Philadelphia in a blow out, 52-20

Eagles-Broncos final score: Denver stomps Philadelphia in a blow out, 52-20
 












 Peyton Manning threw for infinity yards and infinity touchdowns as the Eagles fell to the Broncos in Denver on Sunday afternoon.
 
The 1-2 Eagles entered this game as huge underdogs to the 3-0 Broncos.

First Quarter

Eagles get the ball first. A three and out to open the game. Punt.

Denver's turn. Too easy. Peyton Manning puts a nifty drive together that ends with a Wes Welker TD. 9 plays, 74 yards. 7-0, Broncos.

Eagles driving. A couple of Vick runs, Shady mixed in. Oh hey, a James Casey sighting! First career catch as an Eagle. PHI in the red zone... Brent Celek drops a pass on third down. Eagles kick a FG instead of going for it. Not liking that decision. 7-3, Broncos.

Trindon Holiday is dangerous on kick returns and he proved it with a long KR for a TD. Looks like there was a hold on Jordan Poyer, but no call. Makes the Eagles redzone FG decision even worse. 14-3, Broncos.

Eagles back on offense. Lots of Vick scrambling. Bryce Brown getting some carries. DeSean Jackson goes down after a catch, but only misses one snap.

Second Quarter

Eagles move into scoring position but settle for a FG again. Why aren't they going for it? 14-6, Broncos.

A third down stop for the Eagles defense! Well, that was unexpected. Denver almost broke off a huge play after Eric Decker burned Cary Williams in coverage, but Decker couldn't make the catch.

Eagles driving. Tough catch by DJacc gets challenged. but it's definitely a catch. Play stands, good call.

Bryce Brown 35 yard run sets up the Eagles in scoring position... and a short Chris Polk 4 yard TD run caps off the drive! Hey, the Eagles are in this thing?! 14-13, Broncos.

To no one's surprise, Broncos answer with a drive of their own. Knowshon Moreno TD. Eagles struggling to defend the run as well as the pass. 21-13, Broncos.

Eagles ball. Driving down the field... 4th and 6 on Denver's 37. Not a fourth down conversion attempt. Not a field goal. A punt. A punt! Why? Low net yards. Where's the aggressiveness?

Denver's ball. A Cedric Thornton sack on Peyton Manning helps force a stop with 18 seconds left in the half. That, and a silly decision by Knowshon Moreno to push DeMeco Ryans which forced Denver out of FG position. Broncos punt.

Eagles kneel and go to half-time. It's a one possession game. Not too bad, huh?

Third Quarter

Broncos on offense to start the second half. Running the ball effortlessly. Broncos capitalize on the drive with a Demaryius Thomas TD. On the play before the TD, the Eagles were charged on a HIGHLY questionable pass interference call on Bradley Fletcher in the endzone. Gift call for the Broncos. Denver was likely to score anyway. 28-13, Broncos.

The Eagles punt on their next drive, and again to no one's surprise the Broncos capitalize on an offensive drive. Demaryius Thomas TD. The blow out is on. 35-13, Broncos.

More blow out. Welker TD. 42-13, Broncos.

Fourth Quarter

MORE BLOW OUT. Eagles have a punt blocked. 49-13, Broncos.

Alex Henery misses a 46 yard FG. He's 2-5 at kicks from 40-49 yards this year. Not good.

Peyton Manning is done for the day. Broncos backup QB Brock Osweiler in. It's that kind of game, folks.

Broncos 53 yard FG. 52-13, Broncos.

Just under 7 minutes left, Nick Foles comes in for the Birds.

Hey, a Jeff Maehl garbage TD. 52-20, Broncos.

Final Thoughts:

Philadelphia drops to 1-3. The three losses are against AFC teams. The Eagles are still 1-0 in the NFC/NFC East.

The Eagles offense is very much legit. They became the first team in NFL history with 1000+ passing yards and 750+ rushing yards in the first 4 games of a season. But at the same time they only put up 13 points.

Michael Vick threw for 248 yards on 14/27 passing, 0 TD and 0 INT. He also ran for 41 yards on 8 attempts. LeSean McCoy ran for 73 yards on 16 carries (4.6 avg).

Everyone knew the Eagles would struggle on defense. They simply lack the talent and it's not like their coaching staff is top notch either. Peyton Manning is the best QB in the league and their offense is almost unstoppable.

An annoying part of today's game, though: Chip Kelly's lack of aggressive play. As I documented multiple times in this recap, Chip had the chance to go for it on fourth down but simply didn't. Twice, that meant settling for FGs instead of TDs. No onside kicks or fakes, either. Maybe that's asking for too much but what did they have to lose?

Hoping to beat the best team in the NFL by being conservative is a flawed strategy. I'm not sure why Kelly was so passive today after being known as an aggressive guy in college.

Ultimately, it didn't matter though. It was a blow out. There's a lot of blame to go around. Chip's lack of aggression didn't single handily cost the game. The defense was bad. The offense didn't put up enough points. Special teams gave up 14 points (KR for TD, blocked punt).

Look, the sky is not falling. Losing to the best team in the NFL on the road is not the end of the world.

The Eagles still play in a terrible division and they have some VERY winnable games coming up (at Giants, at Buccaneers).

Thousands Gather For Puerto Rican Day Parade In Philadelphia


Thousands Gather For Puerto Rican Day Parade In Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Crowds gathered on Benjamin Franklin Parkway Sunday for the 51st Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

A few thousand people crowded the sidewalks between 18th and the Parkway and Eakins Oval for the parade.

Among them, Neftali, native born Puerto Rican who has been here for four years.

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1 Injured In North Philly Building Collapse


1 Injured In North Philly Building Collapse

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities say a 19-year-old woman was injured in a collapsed building in North Philadelphia Sunday.

The victim was reportedly trapped after a two-story garage collapsed at 12th Street and Lehigh Avenue.

The woman was said to be conscious and alert. She was taken to Temple Hospital for treatment.

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'Breaking Bad' is ending run still looking good

'Breaking Bad' is ending run still looking good 

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This 2012 photo released by AMC shows cinematographer Michael Slovis, left, and Bryan Cranston on the set of "Breaking Bad." The series finale will air on Sunday, Sept. 29.
 
NEW YORK (AP) -- The supply is running low and you know there won't be more. "Breaking Bad" stands to leave its fans reeling.


For five seasons of wickedness, this AMC drama has set viewers face-to-face with the repellent but irresistible Walter White and the dark world he embraced as he spiraled into evil. With the end imminent (Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT), who can say what fate awaits this teacher-turned-drug-lord for the havoc he has wreaked on everyone around him.

This is more than the end of a TV series. It's a cultural moment, arriving as the show has logged record ratings, bagged a best-drama Emmy and even scored this week's cover of The New Yorker magazine.

Up through the penultimate episode, "Breaking Bad" has been as potent and pure as the "blue sky" crystal meth Walter cooked with such skill. Judging from that consistency in storytelling and in performances by such stars as Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Aaron Paul (his sidekick Jesse Pinkman), Anna Gunn (who just won an Emmy as Walt's wife) and Betsy Brandt, the end will likely pack unforgiving potency.
But one thing is dead sure: It will be beautiful.

"Breaking Bad" has often been described as addictive, and if that's so, the look of the show is its own habit-forming drug. Michael Slovis, the series' four-times-Emmy-nominated director of photography, has been cooking up that look since the series' sophomore season.

"I go for the emotion in the scene, not to overtake it, but to help it along," said Slovis over a recent lunch in Manhattan. "With `Breaking Bad,' I recognized very early that I had a story and performances that could stand up to a bold look."

The action is centered in Albuquerque, N.M., which invites sprawling desert shots and tidy manicured neighborhoods, washes of light and jagged sun-drenched expanses.

The look of the show makes the most of its setting and the technology by which viewers see it: In an age of digital video, with the smallest detail and the sharpest resolution visible to the audience, Walter's battered mobile meth lab could be clearly discerned as a speck against a vista of deserts and mountains. A doll's disembodied eyeball bobbing in a swimming pool had chilling vividness.

And don't forget the show's visual signature: "Breaking Bad" was never afraid of the dark.

Slovis recalls how, his first week as DP, he was shooting in Jesse's basement.

"Jesse and Walter are down there cooking meth, and I turn off all the lights and turn the back lights on. 

There's smoke and shafts of light coming through the basement door and I go, `This is what I came to do!'"

"We have some interesting extremes in lighting, thanks to Michael and his fearlessness," said "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan from Los Angeles. He invoked the fancy artistic term for this, "chiaroscuro," which means the use of strong contrasts between light and dark.

"`Breaking Bad' has become known for beautiful bold lighting," he said, "and Michael became an indispensable part of the `Breaking Bad' equation."

The imagery of "Breaking Bad" is second-nature to its viewers, regardless of whether they are conscious of Slovis' work. So when they swoon at the beauty of the desert outside Albuquerque, they may not know the complexion of this badlands was created in his camera.

"The desert on the show has a tonality that doesn't exist in real life," he said with a laugh. This color is achieved with a so-called tobacco filter clamped on the lens. "I don't pay much attention to reality when I light or even when I shoot exteriors. But nobody questions the color because it becomes part of the storytelling."

You would have a hard time finding many stylistic links between "Breaking Bad" and some of Slovis' other credits, which include "CSI" (for which he won an Emmy), "Fringe," AMC's short-lived noir thriller "Rubicon" and lighter fare including "Running Wilde" and "Royal Pains." (Nor his additional credits as a director, which range from four episodes of "Breaking Bad" to "Chicago Fire" and "30 Rock.")
Instead, he said he strives to let each project suggest its own look.

Now 58, Slovis is soft-voiced and lanky, with a head whose baldness rivals Walt White's in Heisenberg mode.

He got the photography bug while growing up in Plainview, N.J., where he became the school photographer and won a state photography contest. He was invited to study at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

He imagined himself a fine-arts photographer, but he loved movies and storytelling, and, after graduate school at New York University, he landed jobs shooting music videos and commercials, then got nibbles from feature films.

But in 2001, he found movie offers drying up, and, though he had never seen TV in his future, he gratefully accepted a call from the NBC series "Ed."

The timing was terrific. For decades, TV's hasty, assembly-line production schedule proved an obstacle to giving a series its own visual style.

"Film had been just a way to record the TV picture," Slovis said. A further barrier to getting too creative was the low resolution and squarish shape of the old TV receivers, which conversely had a negative impact on theatrical films, whose wide-screen format was forced to conform (with lots of medium and close-up shots) to movies' eventual small-screen telecast.

Slovis hails pioneering exceptions such as "Twin Peaks," "Law & Order" and "The X-Files" and credits "CSI" as "one of the first times that cinematography became a real character on a show. TV began changing around us."

Gilligan agreed that "the advent of flat-screen TV really allowed Michael's work to shine in a way it wouldn't have 20 years ago."

Now the end of "Breaking Bad" is nigh. But through Sunday's final fade-out, Slovis' influence will remain, capturing the "Bad" times you can't turn your eyes from. He's a series star who's out of sight, yet controlling what you see.
 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Vick Outplayed Manning Once Before


Vick Outplayed Manning Once Before
 
Peyton Manning #18  of the Indianapolis Colts congratulates Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles after their game on November 7, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Colts 26-24.  (Credit:  Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts
congratulates Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia
Eagles after their game on November 7, 2010 at
Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Colts 26-24.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Last time the Philadelphia Eagles faced Peyton Manning, Michael Vick was the better quarterback.

Vick and the Eagles (1-2) are 11-point underdogs against Manning and the high-powered Broncos (3-0) on Sunday. Don’t expect Vick or his teammates to be intimidated.

“We don’t look at it like we’re underdogs,” Vick said. “We look at it like we’re playing a good football team and we have to go be at our best.”

In Week 9 of the 2010 season, Vick outplayed Manning in Philadelphia’s 26-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Vick, returning after missing a month following a rib injury, threw for 218 yards and one touchdown, and ran for 74 yards and a score. Manning threw for 287 yards, one TD and two interceptions that day.

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Male Shot While Walking With His Girlfriend In Southwest Philadelphia

Male Shot While Walking With His Girlfriend In Southwest Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–On Saturday morning at approximately 1:45 a.m. a male and his girlfriend were walking on 6600 Upland Street in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia when they were approached by two unknown males.

The first suspect asked the male if his name was “O” and then pulled out a silver handgun.

As the male victim tried to run away he was shot once in the back.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Porn, al-Qaeda Mentions Spark Debate Over School Assembly On Web Safety In Lower Merion


Porn, al-Qaeda Mentions Spark Debate Over School Assembly On Web Safety In Lower Merion

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A school district outside Philadelphia halted state-sponsored assemblies about online safety after the presenter made references to al-Qaeda, serial killers and child pornography during a talk to 9- and 10-year-olds.

Principal Anne Heffron said in a message to parents of fourth- and fifth-graders at Merion Elementary School in Montgomery County that Wednesday’s 45-minute assembly by the attorney general’s office was intended to promote the use of technology “in a safe and appropriate manner."

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Philly D.A.: Priest Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Former Altar Boy

Philly D.A.: Priest Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Former Altar Boy











PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A former Philadelphia priest has been charged with sexually assaulting an altar boy over a period of four years.

Rev. Robert L. Brennan, 75, is facing charges of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and aggravated indecent assault.

Brennan was arrested Wednesday in Maryland and remains in custody.

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams announced the charges during a news conference today.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

District Attorney Weighs In On School Texting Scandal In Coatesville

District Attorney Weighs In On School Texting Scandal In Coatesville

COATESVILLE, Pa., (CBS) — Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan is remaining tight lipped about the investigation into the Coatesville Area School District.

However, on Wednesday, he did say his office was already looking into an issue within the Coatesville Area School District before the text message exchange between former School Superintendent Richard Como and former Athletic Director Jim Donato surfaced.

“We had an investigation that pre-dated these texts and these phones,” said District Attorney Hogan, “what then happened was we had developed sources during the course of the investigation, and one night, one of those sources called me up and said these texts have been discovered – there are racist comments, and in addition there are comments about skimming, we are afraid that these phones are going to be either destroyed or that they will never see the light of day, and please intervene.”

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Former Philadelphia Eagles Player Hugh Douglas Arrested In Connecticut

Former Philadelphia Eagles Player Hugh Douglas Arrested In Connecticut
 











PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Former Eagle Hugh Douglas has been arrested.

Eyewitness News reports, police in Connecticut arrested Douglas after a woman claimed he attacked her in a hotel room.

According to court documents, Douglas allegedly grabbed the woman by the neck and slammed her into a wall several times. Douglas reportedly told police the woman was hurt during rough sex.

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Michael Moses Ward “Birdie Africa” Dead At 41

Michael Moses Ward “Birdie Africa” Dead At 41

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)– One of two survivors of the 1985 bombing of the MOVE compound in West Philadelphia has died of an apparent drowning in a hot tub while on a cruise with family members in the Caribbean.

The Brevard County Medical Examiner’s says 41-year-old Michael Moses Ward died of a suspected drowning. Medical examiners say he was found unresponsive in a hot tub aboard the cruise ship “Carnival Dream” on Friday. The exact cause of death will be determined pending toxicology results in about six weeks. His death is not believed to be suspicious.

In 1985, the city dropped a bomb on the radical group MOVE’s compound on Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia. Eleven people died.  Two people survived — an adult woman and a 13-year-old boy who was known then as Birdie Africa and since changed his name to Michael Moses Ward.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cops: Wounded gang member behind Chicago shooting

Cops: Wounded gang member behind Chicago shooting 

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This family handout photo provided by Rev. Corey Brooks shows 3-year-old Deonta Howard with his mother, Shamarah Leggett, recovering from a gunshot wound Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. Howard was among 13 people shot Thursday night, Sept. 19, 2013, at Cornell Square Park on Chicago's southwest side. Two men were charged Monday with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the shooting.

CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago man who was clipped in the leg by gunfire went looking for revenge, leading fellow gang members to a crowded park, where one of them unleashed more than a dozen bullets from an assault rifle in a shooting that wounded 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, authorities say.


Thursday night's attack at a basketball court on Chicago's southwest side did injure several gang members. But the rapid spray of bullets also struck bystanders in a shooting that has again focused national attention on gang bloodshed in the nation's third-largest city.

Authorities announced Tuesday that four men have been charged, including the suspected primary shooter, a second man accused of firing a .22-caliber revolver, a lookout and the man prosecutors say supplied the assault rifle.

A judge denied bail for the group, who appeared lined up in court still wearing the street clothes they had on when they were arrested. Each is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, though additional charges were expected. A defense attorney said each of the four denied the charges, and one of their mothers cried in the second row of the gallery.

"There's a super-heated group of individuals who are involved in gun violence as both victims and offenders," police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said at a news conference. "And in this case we've got them both wrapped into one.

"This individual was a victim of gun violence and then became the offender," he said of the man authorities say was the central player in the shooting.

Bryon Champ and his co-defendants are members of the Blackstones gang, prosecutors said. After Champ was grazed by gunfire from a rival gang member, co-defendant Brad Jett, 22, went on a scouting mission to find members of the rival Gangster Disciples and spotted several of them in the Cornell Square Park, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said.

A pickup basketball game was underway and the park was crowded with neighborhood residents out late enjoying one of the last warm nights of summer.

A third suspect, Kewane Gatewood, 20, who had kept the assault rifle under his bed for several months, deposited the weapon in a stash house where Champ then picked it up, Cook County State's Attorney John Dillon said in court Tuesday.

Twenty-two-year-old Tabari Young, a second gunman armed with a revolver, joined Jett and Champ, and the men drove to the park, tailed by another car meant to provide cover from police and rival gang members, prosecutors said.

With Jett serving as lookout in a gangway leading the park, the other two men got out on foot and opened fire, prosecutors say. At least 14 rounds were fired from the AK-47-style rifle, a weapon that authorities say has rarely been used in Chicago.

One bullet struck 3-year-old Deonta Howard just behind his right ear and exited from his face. He has had surgery and is recovering but is expected to need plastic surgery.

Two teenagers were also among the wounded.

The assailants then got back in the car and fled.

Police gave a slightly different account, saying Young was armed with the assault rifle and Champ with another weapon. In another difference, McCarthy said detectives believed there were no individual intended targets and that the assailants hit the park because it was part of territory controlled by the Gangster Disciples.

Neither the police nor the state's attorney's office could immediately reconcile the differing accounts.

The two guns have not been recovered, prosecutors said.

Authorities say Young has more than a dozen previous arrests and have described Champ as a felon and a documented gang member.

Champ, who was convicted in July 2012 of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, was previously sentenced to Cook County Jail's boot camp.

McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel cited the charges and Champ's record to reiterate their demands for tougher gun laws in Illinois.

"We need a three-year minimum penalty for illegally carrying a gun on our streets," Emanuel said. "One of the shooters should have been behind bars rather than in Cornell Park on Thursday night."

McCarthy said the investigation continues and more people could be charged.

Police had recorded 306 murders and 1,402 shootings this year in Chicago as of Sept. 15, down 20 and 22 percent, respectively, from the same period in 2012. Police say overall violent crime is down about 15 percent, according to figures released Monday.
 

Monday, September 23, 2013

$400M Powerball Winner Cashes In But Will Remain Anonymous

$400M Powerball Winner Cashes In But Will Remain Anonymous

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The winner of last week’s $400 million Powerball jackpot has claimed his prize, but the South Carolina man is asking to remain anonymous.

South Carolina lottery officials said the winner, from Columbia, presented the winning ticket Monday. Under state law, he does not have to release his name.

The lottery did give a few details about the winner. He stopped to get gas at the Murphy Express the day of the drawing last Wednesday and his wife told him to buy some hot dog buns. The store didn’t sell buns, but after seeing the $300 million prize advertised, the winner bought $20 in lottery tickets instead.

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Police: Building Engineer Brought Numerous Weapons To Philadelphia School, Prompting Lockdown

Police: Building Engineer Brought Numerous Weapons To Philadelphia School, Prompting Lockdown

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say a Philadelphia building engineer at Lincoln High School who had been evicted from his home and was distraught and angry apparently drove to work, leaving two rifles, two handguns and ammo inside his car.

School officials who found the small arsenal and feared the worst placed the school on lockdown, worried about potential violence.

As police swept the school on Monday, carefully checking with K-9 units for additional weapons or explosives, the engineer was reportedly taken into custody and committed to Friends Hospital, a local mental facility, without incident.

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South Jersey’s First Medical Marijuana Site Prepares For Opening

South Jersey’s First Medical Marijuana Site Prepares For Opening
 
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EGG HARBOR Twp., NJ (CBS)– South Jersey’s first medical marijuana dispensary is just a few weeks from opening.

The Compassionate Care Foundation is growing about 1,500 pot plants in anticipation of an October 15th kick off.

“We are a legitimate business and we were serving patients who really were in need,” says Foundation CE0 Bill Thomas.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hits Keep On Coming For QB Vick, Eagles

Hits Keep On Coming For QB Vick, Eagles

 Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles is pressured by  Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs on September 19, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 26-16. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) 
Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles is pressured 
by Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs on 
September 19, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in 
Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. The Kansas City Chiefs 
defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 26-16.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Whether he’s in the pocket or on the move, Michael Vick keeps taking hits.

Vick limped off the field after injuring his ankles on his final play in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 26-16 loss to Kansas City Thursday night, but he would’ve returned if the game hadn’t ended.

He may not be so lucky next time.

Vick has taken plenty of shots in the first three games, an ominous sign for a quarterback who has missed 13 games because of injuries over the past three years.

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Cheyney University Seeks To Renew Discrimination Lawsuit Against Commonwealth

Cheyney University Seeks To Renew Discrimination Lawsuit Against Commonwealth

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The nation’s oldest African American institution of higher learning is expected to announce on Monday its effort to revive a decades old civil rights lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The suit claims the state discriminates against Black colleges when distributing state funds.

“Cheyney is treated like the step-child when it comes to the state’s 14 institutions,” says Michael Coard, a Philadelphia attorney and 1982 graduate of Cheyney University.

Coard is leading the grassroots effort “Heeding Cheyney’s Call,” which seeks to revive a 1980 lawsuit alleging violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and numerous other laws. The suit claims the Commonwealth’s state-college funding formula is inequitable because it ties funding to enrollment. Coard claims the method effectively discriminates against black institutions because they tend to be smaller.

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Police Shoot Man Who Allegedly Shot Siblings In Frankford

Police Shoot Man Who Allegedly Shot Siblings In Frankford
 
(credit: CBS)


PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Police officers opened fire on a suspect after a brother and sister were shot and wounded in Northeast Philadelphia overnight.

The incident started around 3 a.m. in the 2000 block of Margaret Street in the city’s Frankford section.

Police say a 22-year-old man shot his 20-year-old girlfriend in the face and then shot her 21-year-old brother in the chest.

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Second Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Chester Rite Aid Manager

Second Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Chester Rite Aid Manager














PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A woman who police say had a role in the shooting death of a Rite Aid manager in Chester, Delaware County has been arrested.

Authorities say the female suspect was taken into custody Sunday in the 1300 block of Harrison Street in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

Police would not immediately confirm the woman’s identity, but sources tell CBS Philly that she is 22-year-old Rita Pultro.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

For Kelly, Offense’s Fix Is About More Than Vick


For Kelly, Offense’s Fix Is About More Than Vick
 
Chip Kelly speaks with Andy Reid (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)
Chip Kelly speaks with Andy Reid

Philadelphia, PA (CBS) — Chip Kelly was direct, accountable and right now seems very patient in dealing with the media and something new Kelly very rarely had to deal with at Oregon—losing.

The Eagles turned the ball over five times in losing their second-straight game, dropping a 26-16 decision to the undefeated and once-woeful Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night.

The defense hung in there, while the offense, Kelly’s offense, sputtered. Michael Vick struggled, going 13 for 30 for 201 yards, with a touchdown and two first-half interceptions. One was his fault, one wasn’t.

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Assistant Principal Charged In Student Sex Case

Assistant Principal Charged In Student Sex Case

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An assistant principal at a central Pennsylvania public high school who was charged Friday was accused by police of carrying on a sexual relationship with an underage student.

Susquehanna Township Police Chief Rob Martin told the Patriot-News of Harrisburg that Shawn Sharkey, 45, will be arraigned after he is arrested in the Philadelphia area.

Court filings show that Sharkey was charged with sexual contact with a student, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor. Court records did not list a lawyer for Sharkey and no one answered the telephone Saturday at his Abington home.

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Chester Rite Aid Manager Shot To Death; 1 Suspect Arrested

Chester Rite Aid Manager Shot To Death; 1 Suspect Arrested

Rite Aid in Chester, Pa. (credit: Dray Clark)
Rite Aid in Chester, Pa.
 
CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Police have arrested one man in connection with the shooting death of a Rite Aid store manager in Delaware County Thursday night.

David Wiggins has been arrested and charged with first, second, third degree murder and other charges.

The shooting happened at about 10:00 p.m. at the store located at 9th and Highland Streets in Chester.

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Assault on Iraq funeral, other attacks kill 96

Assault on Iraq funeral, other attacks kill 96 

AP Photo
People inspect the site of a double suicide bomb attack, in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr city in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Two suicide bombers, one in an explosives-laden car and the other on foot, hit a cluster of funeral tents packed with mourning families in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad, the deadliest in a string of attacks around Iraq that killed at least 92 on Saturday.

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Two suicide bombers, one in an explosives-laden car and the other on foot, struck a cluster of funeral tents packed with mourning families in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad, the deadliest in a string of attacks around Iraq that killed at least 96 people on Saturday.


The assaults, the latest in a months-long surge of violence, are a chilling reminder of insurgents' determination to re-ignite sectarian conflict more than a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.

Thousands of Iraqis have been killed in violent attacks in recent months - a level of bloodshed not seen since Iraq pulled back from the brink of civil war in 2008 - despite appeals for restraint from Shiite and Sunni political leaders.

The attack on the funeral was one of the largest single terrorist assaults on civilians in Iraq in recent years. It happened shortly before sunset in the densely populated Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City in northeastern Baghdad.

Police said at least 72 people were killed and more than 120 were wounded in that attack. One bomber was able to drive up near the tent before detonating his deadly payload, and another on foot blew himself up nearby, police said.

The explosions set the tents and several nearby cars on fire, sending a towering plume of thick black smoke over the city.

"I saw several charred bodies on the ground and tents on fire and also burning cars. Wounded people were screaming in pain," said Sheik Sattar al-Fartousi, one of the mourners. "The scene was horrible. The funeral turned into an inferno."

He said the first blast went off as dinner was being served in one of several tents set up for the funeral of a member of the al-Fartousi tribe. He estimated that more than 500 people were attending the event.

Civilian pickup trucks loaded with casualties and ambulances with sirens blaring were seen racing from the scene.

Hussein Abdul-Khaliq, a government employee who lives near the bomb site, said the tents were packed with mourners when the blasts went off.

He described seeing several lifeless bodies on the ground, and wounded women and children. The clothes of several victims were soaked with blood, and firefighters had to leave the scene to refill tanker trucks with water as they struggled to contain an immense blaze, he said.

"This funeral was not a military post or a ministry building, yet it was still targeted," Abdul-Khaliq said. "This shows that no place and no one is safe in Iraq."

Less than two hours after the funeral attack, another car bomb blast struck a commercial street in the nearby Ur neighborhood, killing nine people and wounding 14, according to police.

Gunmen later shot up a shop that has been discretely selling liquor in the largely Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah, killing four people, police said.

Earlier in the day, insurgents launched a suicide attack on a police commando headquarters in the city of Beiji, an oil refining center 250 kilometers (115 miles) north of Baghdad. Guards managed to kill one suicide bomber, but the three others were able to set off their explosive belts inside the compound, killing seven policemen and wounding 21 others, police said.

In other violence, gunmen shot and killed two prison guards after storming their houses in a village near the restive city of Mosul early Saturday. Two soldiers were killed and four others were wounded when a roadside bomb struck their convoy in Mosul, which is 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of the Iraqi capital.

Medics in nearby hospitals confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the day's attacks. Al-Qaida's local franchise in Iraq frequently targets Shiite civilians and security forces in an attempt to undermine public confidence in the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.

Saturday's violence came as voters in the northern Kurdish autonomous region cast ballots in local elections for the Kurdistan Regional Government's 111-seat legislature. Iraqi Kurds are looking to bolster their autonomy while insulating their increasingly prosperous enclave from the growing violence roiling the rest of the country.

The pace of violent attacks in parts of Iraq outside the three-province Kurdish region has spiked sharply since security forces carried out a deadly crackdown on a Sunni protest camp in northern Iraq in April. Iraq's minority Sunni Arabs have been protesting against the Shiite-led government since late last year, alleging discrimination and criticizing the application of tough anti-terrorism measures against their sect.
Sunni extremists have been trying to capitalize on those Sunni-Shiite tensions, which are being inflamed by the sectarian divisions reflected in the civil war in neighboring Syria.

The Iraqi branch of al-Qaida is fighting among the largely Sunni rebels in Syria even as it steps up attacks inside Iraq. It earlier this year changed its name to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - a name evoking its aim of creating a new Islamic caliphate that ignores regional borders drawn by Western powers.

Mainstream Iraqi political and religious leaders have appealed for calm. Earlier this week, Shiite, Arab Sunni and Kurdish political leaders signed what they called an "honor pact" against the rising violence. The pact calls for safeguarding national unity, political dialogue over political problems, firm action against terrorist activities and a fair distribution of government posts among all Iraqi sects and ethnic groups.

More than 4,000 people have been killed in violent attacks between April and August, United Nations figures show. Another 493 have died so far in September, according to an Associated Press tally.
 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Andy Reid’s Chiefs Tromp On Eagles

Chiefs vs. Eagles 2013 final score: Andy Reid and Kansas City are 3-0 after 26-16 win

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 19:   Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles is pressured by  Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs on September 19, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 26-16. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Michael Vick #7 


PHILADELPHIA -- This was one time Andy Reid didn't mind being a big target.

The man in the bull's-eye so often when he coached in Philadelphia was easy for Chiefs receiver Donnie Avery to find. At the end of Kansas City's 26-16 victory over the Eagles in Reid's homecoming Thursday night, Avery gave Reid a Gatorade shower.

Reid already looked strange decked in all red on the visitors' sideline. Now, he was drenched, too -- but smiling, even joking he was doing Gatorade promotions.
"Yeah, it was different," Reid said. "I was on the opposite side of the field than I normally am at. But I can't tell you that I was caught up in that part of it."

The result was similar to what he gave Philadelphia in his 14 years in charge of the Eagles, thanks to a dynamic Chiefs defense that forced five turnovers and sacked a harried Michael Vick five times. Vick even limped off after a late fumble -- he said his ankle got rolled, but he was fine -- but stayed around to hug Reid following the final play.

"It was great to see the players that are here," Reid admitted. "I had a chance to talk to them after the game."

Kansas City, which has not had a giveaway in opening 3-0, has won one more game already than it did in 2012 -- after which it hired Reid days after he was fired on the heels of Philly's 4-12 finish.

"It's important," he said of the fast start, "but there's still a lot of season left. There no time to relax on what you have done."

The usually stoic Reid showed some fire to match his bright red outfit late in the first half when he thought the Chiefs got a bad spot. He came out to the hash mark to yell at the officials, then walked off at halftime still gesturing his displeasure.

That was far more emotion than he displayed when he entered the stadium with the Chiefs just before kickoff. Although the Philly fans gave him a warm ovation, some standing in tribute to the man who won 140 games and six division titles for them, Reid walked briskly along the sideline, never turning his gaze toward the stands.

But he later said he recognized the tribute.

"I appreciate the fans and the support they gave me," he said. "That was kind of them."
Andy Reid scored a win over his former players as the Kansas City Chiefs improved to 3-0 on the season with a 26-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. The Eagles hurt themselves early and often with turnovers in the first half, and the 10-point halftime deficit gave a struggling Chiefs offense enough cushion to take momentum into the second half and eventually bury the Eagles. The Eagles helped give the Chiefs a 16-6 lead heading into halftime with four first half turnovers. Michael Vick threw two interceptions, including a pick-six to Eric Berry on a deflected pass. Alex Smith often had good blocking in front of him, but had trouble finding open receivers deep in the Eagles' secondary. Case in point: Dwayne Bowe was held to one catch for four yards for the game.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sbnation/SBNation_20130919_Chiefs_vs__Eagles_2013_final_score__Andy_Reid_and_Kansas_City_are_3-0_after_26-16_win.html#Y70869TyK0eGFLif.99
Andy Reid scored a win over his former players as the Kansas City Chiefs improved to 3-0 on the season with a 26-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. The Eagles hurt themselves early and often with turnovers in the first half, and the 10-point halftime deficit gave a struggling Chiefs offense enough cushion to take momentum into the second half and eventually bury the Eagles. The Eagles helped give the Chiefs a 16-6 lead heading into halftime with four first half turnovers. Michael Vick threw two interceptions, including a pick-six to Eric Berry on a deflected pass. Alex Smith often had good blocking in front of him, but had trouble finding open receivers deep in the Eagles' secondary. Case in point: Dwayne Bowe was held to one catch for four yards for the game.
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It was offensive master Reid's defense and special teams that set the tone and put his team ahead early, silencing the sea of green at the Linc.

The Chiefs forced four first-half turnovers and Houston had three of their four sacks in the first half. He had another half-sack to start the second half, off a bad snap to Vick, and he forced Vick to fumble with 1:34 remaining. Houston has 6 1/2 sacks in three games.

"The defense, man -- the DBs, the linebackers giving great coverage, the big guys in the middle pushing the pocket," he said. "When they're doing that, it's real easy for me to do my job."

Damaris Johnson's muffed punt return gave Kansas City the ball at the Eagles 8, leading to Ryan Succop's 33-yard field goal for a quick 3-0 lead. Derrick Johnson then deflected Vick's ill-advised throw into the flat and Eric Berry picked it off, going 38 yards with the first interception of the year for the Philly quarterback.

There would be more mistakes as Philadelphia (1-2) lost its eighth straight home game.

"I take full responsibility," Vick said. "I didn't get the offense going. I didn't get the tempo going. We didn't play well by any stretch. We didn't execute at all and we didn't play the way we're capable of."

But after falling behind 10-0, Vick got the Eagles' no-huddle, fast-tempo offense in gear with the longest run of his 12-year career. He burst up the middle, shook off two attempted tackles and sped 61 yards. Two plays later, it was his arm doing the damage. Under a heavy rush, he stood in and led Jason Avant perfectly in the left corner of the end zone for a 22-yard score.

That three-play, 87-yard spurt epitomized the fast-paced offense coach Chip Kelly brought from Oregon in replacing Reid. But Kelly got cute, going for a 2-point conversion on tight end Zach Ertz's run that failed.

The takeaways kept the Chiefs in front. And after Avery turned a short pass into a 51-yard gain thanks to sloppy Eagles tackling, Succop made a 31-yard field goal. He kicked a 34-yarder moments later after another turnover, Sean Smith's interception, for a 16-6 halftime edge.

Avery had a big night, finishing with seven catches for 141 yards.

Alex Henery's 29-yard field goal was the only scoring of a sloppy third quarter, and when Jamaal Charles surged around right end for a 3-yard TD early in the fourth quarter, Reid's return was a rousing success. Not even LeSean McCoy's 41-yard TD run with 11:36 remaining could spoil that.

"This was definitely bigger than coach Reid, and he would be the first to admit that," Smith said. "This was about us as an organization, as a team, to go out there and be 3-0, which is big in the NFL."

Game notes

The Eagles retired Donovan McNabb's No. 5 jersey at halftime. ... The Chiefs are the fifth team to go 3-0 after losing 14 games or more the previous season. ... Kansas City came into the game tied for the league lead in sacks and now has 15. ... Chiefs LG Jeff Allen injured his groin and CB Brandon Flowers aggravated a knee injury.
 
Andy Reid scored a win over his former players as the Kansas City Chiefs improved to 3-0 on the season with a 26-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. The Eagles hurt themselves early and often with turnovers in the first half, and the 10-point halftime deficit gave a struggling Chiefs offense enough cushion to take momentum into the second half and eventually bury the Eagles. The Eagles helped give the Chiefs a 16-6 lead heading into halftime with four first half turnovers. Michael Vick threw two interceptions, including a pick-six to Eric Berry on a deflected pass. Alex Smith often had good blocking in front of him, but had trouble finding open receivers deep in the Eagles' secondary. Case in point: Dwayne Bowe was held to one catch for four yards for the game.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sbnation/SBNation_20130919_Chiefs_vs__Eagles_2013_final_score__Andy_Reid_and_Kansas_City_are_3-0_after_26-16_win.html#Y70869TyK0eGFLif.99
Andy Reid scored a win over his former players as the Kansas City Chiefs improved to 3-0 on the season with a 26-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. The Eagles hurt themselves early and often with turnovers in the first half, and the 10-point halftime deficit gave a struggling Chiefs offense enough cushion to take momentum into the second half and eventually bury the Eagles. The Eagles helped give the Chiefs a 16-6 lead heading into halftime with four first half turnovers. Michael Vick threw two interceptions, including a pick-six to Eric Berry on a deflected pass. Alex Smith often had good blocking in front of him, but had trouble finding open receivers deep in the Eagles' secondary. Case in point: Dwayne Bowe was held to one catch for four yards for the game.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sbnation/SBNation_20130919_Chiefs_vs__Eagles_2013_final_score__Andy_Reid_and_Kansas_City_are_3-0_after_26-16_win.html#Y70869TyK0eGFLif.99

New Investigation On Missing DA In Sandusky Case

New Investigation On Missing DA In Sandusky Case
 
(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case.  Credit:  Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)
(Former Penn State assistant football coach
Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse
after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case.
 
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating a tip a missing prosecutor connected to former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse case was killed and dumped in a mine shaft.

Bellefonte police Detective Matthew Rickard says the tip regarding the 2005 disappearance of Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar is being investigated and the FBI is involved.

Gricar decided not to charge Sandusky in 1998 after a boy’s mother complained to State College police about abuse.

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Woman Found Dead Inside Sicklerville Home

Woman Found Dead Inside Sicklerville Home
 
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SICKLERVILLE, N.J., (CBS) – Authorities say a 53-year-old woman was found shot multiple times inside a home in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township.

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office says victim lived in Washington Township and was house-sitting.

Police have not released the victim’s name.

There is no word on a suspect or motive at this time.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Donovan McNabb Says Chip Kelly’s Offense Is A Fad

Donovan McNabb Says Chip Kelly’s Offense Is A Fad















PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chip Kelly has only been a head coach in the NFL for two games, but Donvovan McNabb has seen enough.

“To me, it’s just a fad,” McNabb said of the read-option and Kelly’s offense to Ruben Frank of 94WIP and Comcast Sportsnet.

Though Kelly’s offense does have the read-option as part of it, it isn’t exclusively that formation, as the Eagles have shown in their first two games.

But it isn’t only the formation that McNabb questions, it’s the speed.

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Religious Statues Decapitated Outside Church in Gloucester County

Religious Statues Decapitated Outside Church in Gloucester County
 
MALAGA, N.J., (CBS) – Members of St. Mary’s Malaga are in disbelief after vandals smashed the heads off of statues of Virgin Mary and Jesus.

In all, nine statues were damaged including three statues that are about five-feet-tall – Sacred Heart of Jesus, Virgin Mary, and Our Lady of Fatima.

“For a statue to be defamed in this way in this very holy ground and this very holy church it is crushing to me,” says long-time parishioner Cynthia Hetzler.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps 


AP Photo
Chart shows federal food stamp participation since 1969; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans.

The 217-210 vote was a win for conservatives after Democrats united in opposition and some GOP moderates said the cut was too high.

The bill's savings would be achieved by allowing states to put broad new work requirements in place for many food stamp recipients and to test applicants for drugs. The bill also would end government waivers that have allowed able-bodied adults without dependents to receive food stamps indefinitely.

House conservatives, led by Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., have said the almost $80 billion-a-year program has become bloated. More than 47 million Americans are now on food stamps, and the program's cost more than doubled in the last five years as the economy struggled through the Great Recession. 

Democrats said the rise in the rolls during tough economic times showed the program was doing its job.

Finding a compromise - and the votes - to scale back the feeding program has been difficult. The conservatives have insisted on larger cuts, Democrats opposed any cuts and some moderate Republicans from areas with high food stamp usage have been wary of efforts to slim the program.

Republican leaders emphasized that the bill targets able-bodied adults who don't have dependents. And they say the broader work requirements in the bill are similar to the 1996 welfare law that led to a decline in people receiving that government assistance.

"This bill is designed to give people a hand when they need it most," Cantor said on the floor just before the bill passed. "And most people don't choose to be on food stamps. Most people want a job ... They want what we want."

The new work requirements proposed in the bill would allow states to require 20 hours of work activities per week from any able-bodied adult with a child over age 1 if that person has child care available. The requirements would be applicable to all parents whose children are over age 6 and attending school.

The legislation is the House's effort to finish work on a wide-ranging farm bill, which has historically included both farm programs and food stamps. The House Agriculture Committee approved a combined bill earlier this year, but it was defeated on the floor in June after conservatives revolted, saying the cuts to food stamps weren't high enough. That bill included around $2 billion in cuts annually.

After the farm bill defeat, Republican leaders split the legislation in two and passed a bill in July that included only farm programs. They promised the food stamp bill would come later, with deeper cuts.

In order to negotiate the bill with the Senate, Republicans said Thursday that one more step is needed - the House will have to hold a procedural vote to allow both the farm and food stamp bills to go to a House-Senate conference together. It is unclear if Republicans who pushed to split the two bills will oppose that effort.

Once the bills get to that conference, negotiations with the Senate will not be an easy task. A Senate farm bill passed in June would only make a tenth of the cuts to food stamps, or $400 million, and the White House has issued a veto threat against the bill. The two chambers will also have to agree on policy for farm subsidies amid disputes between different crops.

Every single Democrat voting on Thursday opposed the bill. Many took to the floor with emotional appeals.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the bill is a "full assault on the health and economic security of millions of families." Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett called it the "let them starve" bill.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday that House Republicans are attempting to "literally take food out of the mouths of hungry Americans in order to, again, achieve some ideological goal."

The Congressional Budget Office says that if the bill were enacted, as many as 3.8 million people could lose their benefits in 2014.

Around 1.7 million of those would be the able-bodied adults who would be subject to work requirements after three months of receiving food stamps. The 1996 welfare law put that limit into law, but most every state has been allowed to waive that requirement since the Great Recession began in 2008.

The other 2.1 million would lose benefits because the bill would largely eliminate so-called categorical eligibility, a method used by many states that allows people to automatically qualify for food stamps if they already receive other benefits. Some of those people who qualify that way do not meet current SNAP income and asset tests

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