Philadelphia Front Page News PRESS -National Magazine

Philadelphia Front Page News PRESS -National Magazine
LETTERS/COLUMNS: Send letters to the editor for publishing to frontpagenews1@yahoo.com. Please include day/evening phone and home and email address. APEARANCE REQUESTS: All writers are available to speak on radio, television, and in print. They are also available to speak or appear at your next event. Contact Van Stone frontpagenews1@yahoo.com or (267) 293-9201 to submit a request for any writer. Do not contact the writer directly! All appearance requests go through the Managing Editor’s office. COPYRIGHT: The use of any submissions appearing on this site for monetary gain is strictly prohibited.

Power WVSR 1360

FPN NEWS “TAKE TIME FOR WINNERS IN ANY COMMUNITY!”

Philadelphia Front Page News www.fpnnews.us Your Top Stories Of The Day (267) 293-9201

Philadelphia Front Page News www.fpnnews.us Your Top Stories Of The Day (267) 293-9201
Newspaper Billboard: Above- 1 original lady who is a Van Stone Fashion and Beauty Collection Model. Philadelphia, County/Delaware County USA - Out On The Town Swim Gear. In the image is Nina Milano! She is Van Stone's Selected Princess Model out and about traveling the town scene showing women how to dress for the fun and fantastic occasion- whatever it is. Follow the beautiful women of Color as she share with you the Van Stone look- From Bold Colors and Prints to Cool Jewels! Apparel, Accessories & Jewelry Trends. Also, look for her on the Power WVSR 1360.us Radio Station Webpage. Show Your Care By Listening To The Internet Radio Station. It's Philly Internet Radio.

Click on logo to listen to Power WVSR 1360 Internet Radio Station And Visit The Webpage.

"PROMOTE YOURSELF. DO IT YOURSELF".

VAN STONE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & USA:

Van Stone Dominican Republic & USA: Fashion and Beauty Collection

Van Stone Dominican Republic & USA: Fashion and Beauty Collection
If you are interested in wear and style by Van Stone or wish to promote your own brand or logo click on the Van Stone Logo to go the VSP member page. We can make a simple logo of your name for you. Thanks.

POWER WVSR: POPULAR HITS PLAYED BY DJ VAN STONE


Enjoy The Interactive Radio Station

Enjoy The Interactive Radio Station
Become a guest at the Power WVSR 1360.US Internet Radio Station. Click on the image to go to the radio station sign up membership page.

FPN News -Woman, Man, Teen/Kid Of The Year: Send Us Your Best Of The Year Shots

Share your women, man, teen/kid photos and help FPN promote the best of people to radio, entertainment, car shows, school, parents, and the general public. The magazine cover images are just below for news readers and music listeners to view.

FPN will be promoting the benefits of being a winner to radio, entertainment, car shows, school, parents, and the general public through this year’s theme, "Take Time for Winners in Any Community."

We would like to feature pictures of real, awesome women, men, teens/kids from across the country and beyond and need your help –and your donation for the photo.

Please consider sending your high-resolution, quality photos of your best person to FPN. Click on any of the magazine cover images to go to the VSP form submit page. Please complete the form and include the name of the individual for your image. Someone will return your submission to your email requesting that you complete the submission by emailing your picture and donation amount. Thank you for supporting the best of the year shots.

Potencia WVSR 1360.us.

Potencia WVSR 1360.us.
Haga clic en el logo para escuchar Poder WVSR 1360 la estación de radio por Internet y visitar la página web.

Van Stones' Beautiful World Images-Nina Milano -Beautiful World Imágenes- Nina Milano Van Stones

Van Stones' Beautiful World Images-Nina Milano -Beautiful World Imágenes- Nina Milano Van Stones
Family Modeling -modelado de la familia

Van Stones' Beautiful World Images - South Asia, Latinamerica, and USA Fashion and Beauty Images.

Van Stones' Beautiful World Images - South Asia, Latinamerica, and USA Fashion and Beauty Images.
Family Modeling -modelado de la familia. Click on the image to complete the membership form.

Van Stones' Beautiful World Images -Hermosas World Images Van Stones

Van Stones' Beautiful World Images -Hermosas World Images Van Stones
Family Modeling -modelado de la familia

Van Stones' Beautiful World Child Images-JONAE- Van Stones Hermosas Imágenes Mundial de Niños

Van Stones' Beautiful World Child Images-JONAE- Van Stones Hermosas Imágenes Mundial de Niños
Family Modeling -modelado de la familia

WE'RE #1

WE'RE #1

Van Stones' Beautiful Tween Images-Hermosas Imágenes Tween Van Stones

Van Stones' Beautiful Tween Images-Hermosas Imágenes Tween Van Stones
Family Modeling -modelado de la familia

WE'RE NO 1

WE'RE NO 1

Van Stones' Beautiful Youth Images -Van Stones imágenes hermosas de la Juventud

Van Stones' Beautiful Youth Images -Van Stones imágenes hermosas de la Juventud
Family Modeling -Modelado de la familia

Van Stones' Beautiful Child Images -Van Stones Niño hermoso Imágenes

Van Stones' Beautiful Child Images -Van Stones Niño hermoso Imágenes
Family Modeling -modelado de la familia
CHILD OF THE YEAR

WE'RE #1

WE'RE #1

Van Stones’ Beautiful Woman Images -Van Stones Imágenes hermosas de la mujer

Van Stones’ Beautiful Woman Images -Van Stones Imágenes hermosas de la mujer
Family Modeling -modelado de la familia

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE WITH VAN STONE: (ESL) ENGLISH SECOND LANGUANGE TRAINING.

Click on the subscribe to FPN Magazine image above. Look for it at the left hand column of the page to fill out a request form.

New: LiveTV Weather Channel from Berks County, Pa

New: LiveTV Weather Channel from Berks County, Pa
WFMZ Weather TV Live

Like us On Facebook

Monday, March 31, 2014

Group of Penn Students Rally For Mental Health Reform in Wake of 3 Student Suicides

Group of Penn Students Rally For Mental Health Reform in Wake of 3 Student Suicides

(photo by Tim Jimenez/KYW)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of Penn students rallied on campus Monday afternoon. They’re pushing for University officials to act faster on mental health issues, in the wake of a string three student suicides since the end of last semester.

Two dozen students and faculty gathered for what they call “The Green Ribbon Movement.”
“The green ribbon is representative of mental health and wellness,” one of the organizers, sophomore Derek Sexton said.http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

In February Penn established the Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare to study student mental health and ways to improve services. But these students say they’re not represented and the study is taking too long – findings due next year. In the meantime, Sexton says their group already has ideas.

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

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thousands Take Part In Philly’s First ‘Love Run’

Thousands Take Part In Philly’s First ‘Love Run’

 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Those who love to run got a chance to participate in an event on Sunday with the perfect name: The Love Run!

It’s the city’s newest half marathon.
“We wanted to do a spring half marathon in Philadelphia and we wanted to bring together the love of running and all the great sights and sounds of Philadelphia.”

About 10,000 runners participated in the half marathon that started near Eakins Oval.

Many say this is a great warmup for other upcoming events.

“This is an early season training day for a lot of races to come in May and June.”

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

Teen Found Shot To Death In Center City Apartment

Teen Found Shot To Death In Center City Apartment

(credit: John Li/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say a 16-year-old was found shot to death Sunday inside an apartment in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Philadelphia.

The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at an apartment located on the 1600 block of Wallace Street.

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

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Arrest Made In Connection To Fire At Philly City Councilwoman’s Property

Arrest Made In Connection To Fire At Philly City Councilwoman’s Property












 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police have made an arrest in connection with the fire at a home owned by a Philadelphia city councilwoman, as well as found some of the stolen goods.

According to police, a 23-year-old man was taken into custody on Saturday in connection to Friday morning’s fire and burglary at the West Kensington home of 7th District Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez.

She rushed to the scene early Friday morning only to learn the fire appeared to be intentionally set.
“Because there were multiple fires and the way they were set, it’s not like it was an electrical outlet, an appliance,” she said.

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

Utah boy finds American Indian remains in backyard Utah boy finds American Indian remains in backyard

Utah boy finds American Indian remains in backyard 
 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy digging a trout pond in the backyard of his father's Salt Lake City home stumbled across a surprise: the remains of an American Indian who lived about 1,000 years ago.

Experts from the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts spent Friday removing the remains, which were confirmed by medical examiners as those of a person from a millennium ago, and investigating the site for archaeological clues after ninth-grader Ali Erturk's discovery earlier in the week.

"Humans have occupied this valley for up to 10,000 years," department spokesman Geoffrey Fattah told The Salt Lake Tribune. "We do run into situations where progress runs into the ancient past."

A forensic anthropologist will analyze the remains to try to learn more, including the person's gender and cultural affiliation. A report will go to the state Division of Indian Affairs, which will try to determine whether the remains are linked to current tribes, Fattah said. A tribe may claim the remains and perform interment rites.

Other private property in Salt Lake City has occasionally yielded Native American graves. The department typically receives about six reports of ancient remains statewide each year, Fattah said.

Erturk said he had been working on the trout pond for a couple of weeks until he discovered what he initially thought was just an animal bone.

"When I saw it looked like a human skull, then it definitely was a bit creepy," he told KTVX-TV. "I really do think there's other bones nearby, and I don't think that it's that unlikely or that lucky that I stumbled across this."

Fattah urged the public to contact law enforcement authorities if human remains are unearthed so they can be removed professionally and respectfully. Erturk's father notified Salt Lake City police after his son's discovery.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Mother Of 3 Kids Left Alone In Home That Caught Fire Surrenders To Police

Mother Of 3 Kids Left Alone In Home That Caught Fire Surrenders To Police

(credit: Philadelphia Police Department)
 Philadelphia Police Department


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The mother of three young children who were left alone and had to be rescued by neighbors after a fire broke out inside the home, has turned herself in to Philadelphia Police Friday night.

Family members tell CBS 3 that the nine-year-old boy, his four-year-old brother and two-year-old sister are all doing fine. They did suffer from smoke inhalation. Meantime their mother is now in police custody, resurfacing hours after the fire at her home.

The fire broke out at about 7 p.m. Thursday inside a home in 1700 block of Newkirk Street in North Philadelphia.

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Neighbors Rescue 3 Children From Burning Home in North Philadelphia

Neighbors Rescue 3 Children From Burning Home in North Philadelphia

(Credit: Thinkstock)


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Three children were rescued by neighbors from a burning home Thursday night in North Philadelphia.

The fire was reported shortly before 7 p.m. in the 1700 block of N. Newkirk Street.
CBS 3 is told neighbors broke a window to get to the children.

A nine-year-old boy, a four-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl are in stable condition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

3 Teens Charged As Adults For Temple Attacks

3 Teens Charged As Adults For Temple Attacks
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Three teenage girls accused of assaulting Temple students last Friday have been charged as adults.

The District Attorney’s office has charged a 16-year-old and two 15-year-olds with aggravated assault and other offenses.

A spokeswoman says the D.A. decided on the adult charges because of the violent nature of the crime.
In three separate incidents that happened in rapid succession Friday evening, a group of girls punched two Temple students and hit a third with a brick, sending her to the hospital.

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

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Delaware County School Bus Driver Facing Endangerment Charges

Delaware County School Bus Driver Facing Endangerment Charges

(Credit: Comstock)

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A school bus driver has been arrested after police said he ordered elementary school children — some as young as 5 — to get off his bus, blocks away from their stops.

Darby police Chief Robert Smythe said Tuesday that 55-year-old Wesner Laventure of Sharon Hill is facing charges of child endangerment and reckless endangerment.

A concerned mother contacted authorities Monday afternoon after her 5-year-old son wasn’t dropped off at the bus stop.

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

School District of Philadelphia Scraps Teacher Seniority Rules

School District of Philadelphia Scraps Teacher Seniority Rules

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If the School District of Philadelphia has its way, seniority won’t play as big a role in filling classrooms next year.

The union has long been against changing work rules and plans to fight them in court.
Eyewitness News Reporter Jan Carabeo explains why this move is so controversial.

We’re talking about the way the district fills teacher vacancies.

Starting next school year, each and every school in the School District of Philadelphia will have what are called site selection committees, and they won’t just be looking at seniority.

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

Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Walker crash

Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Walker crash 

AP Photo
FILE - In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. Crash investigators have determined that the Porsche was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a city street and smashed into a light pole, killing the actor and his friend Roger Rodas. A person who has reviewed the investigators’ report told The Associated Press that it concluded unsafe driving, not mechanical problems, caused the crash. The person requested anonymity because the report has not been officially released yet.
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crash investigators have determined that the Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a California street and smashed into a light pole, killing the actor and his friend.


According to a crash reconstruction report released Tuesday, it was unsafe speed - not mechanical problems - that caused the crash.

Based on post-crash calculations, investigators believe Roger Rodas was driving his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT between 81 mph and 94 mph.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol did the investigation, with the help of Porsche.

Rodas and Walker had taken what was supposed to be a quick ride Nov. 30 from a fundraiser benefiting a charity that gives first-response aid to victims of natural disasters.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident.

The sports car driven by Roger Rodas slammed into a light pole that had a 45 mph speed limit sign, and burst into flames. Walker and Rodas died at the scene.

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol concluded that unsafe speed, not mechanical problems, caused the Nov. 30 crash, the sheriff's department said Tuesday.

Based on post-crash calculations, investigators believe Rodas was driving his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT between 81 mph and 94 mph.

"The vehicle had no mechanical failure, and the damage that occurred to the vehicle was from the collision," accident reconstruction specialists with the Highway Patrol wrote, according to a person who reviewed the final report and who spoke on condition of anonymity because it had not been officially released yet.

The CHP declined to comment.

The Associated Press reported in December that investigators had found no evidence that the car had mechanical problems and ruled out debris or other roadway conditions.

Subsequently, Porsche sent engineers to California to review the rare car's wreckage. Though it was badly mangled and burned, the engineers were able to do a thorough analysis. They found no problems with the car's electrical systems, brakes, throttle, fuel system, steering, suspension or other systems.

Porsche declined comment.

The conclusion about the speed was based on a "yaw" mark that one of the car's tires left on the road in an area of industrial office parks in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. 

Witnesses told a sheriff's deputy that they thought the car could have been traveling in excess of 100 mph.

Post-crash investigators noted several issues with the condition of the car, which had several prior owners, including IndyCar driver Graham Rahal:
- Its original exhaust system had been modified in a way that could allow it to go faster.
- Its tires were about nine years old; the owner's manual suggests changing the tires after four years.
- Its left rear brake rotor was worn below manufacturer specifications, but that did not contribute to the crash.

Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, had taken what was supposed to be a quick ride on a clear afternoon from a fundraiser benefiting Reach Out Worldwide, a Walker charity that gives first-response aid to victims of natural disasters. The crash occurred near the fundraiser, and horrified friends of the men raced to the scene.

Autopsies showed that neither man had used alcohol or drugs. Investigators found evidence suggesting both wore seatbelts and "air bags deployed for both the driver and passenger," the sheriff's department said.

While Rodas was Walker's financial adviser, the two had bonded over their shared love of fast cars. They co-owned an auto racing team named after Rodas' shop, Always Evolving, and Rodas drove professionally for the team on the Pirelli World Challenge circuit in 2013.

Walker starred in all but one of the six "Fast & Furious" blockbusters, which glorify muscular cars and risky driving.
 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Local Volunteers Take Bite Out Of Childhood Hunger

Local Volunteers Take Bite Out Of Childhood Hunger

(credit: Justin Udo)


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

Fairmount Church Gets Big Boost In Attendance Thanks To Social Media

Fairmount Church Gets Big Boost In Attendance Thanks To Social Media

Saint Francis Xavier, The Oratory Catholic church (credit: Tim Jimenez)
Saint Francis Xavier, The Oratory Catholic church

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A church in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia had a few more worshipers Sunday – about 300 more – thanks to a push on social media.

It wasn’t a Flash Mob, but a “Mass Mob” at St. Francis Xavier, The Oratory Catholic church.

“I Decided to get a website together, a Facebook page, Twitter,” says Ben DiFrancesco, a member of the parish who helped put “Mass Mob Philly” together. “I put it out there and people really responded.”
DiFrancesco calls this a grassroots effort, with the Archdiocese’ blessing, inspired by a similar push in the Buffalo diocese.

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

Friday, March 21, 2014

Local Girl Scout Troop “Scarf Bombs” Center City To Give Gifts Of Warmth To Homeless

Local Girl Scout Troop “Scarf Bombs” Center City To Give Gifts Of Warmth To Homeless

(photo by Justin Udo/KYW)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The calendar may say Spring, but some of the temperatures we are seeing make it feel more like Winter.

So a local girl scout troop decided to help some of the less fortunate who have to constantly deal with the cold weather — by scarf-bombing.

What is scarf bombing?

“We are going to put scarves around the city, and we are going to leave them for homeless people,” a girl scout said.

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

Police: Mom Left Baby In Van For 5 Hours While She Drank In Bar

Police: Mom Left Baby In Van For 5 Hours While She Drank In Bar

(credit: CBS3)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (CBS) — Police in the Lehigh Valley say a mom left her two-month-old baby in a minivan while she spent hours drinking in a bar.

Thirty-two-year-old Lisa Altif arrested for leaving her two-month-old baby in a cold car while police say she drank at the Keystone Pub in Bethlehem Township for five hours.

“It was 39 degrees out through the Weather Service, and the baby definitely appeared to be somewhat cold based upon her attire. She was only in a onesie with some light socks and a light blanket on,” Bethlehem Township police officer Stephen Malitzki, Jr. said.

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Equipment Fire Knocks Out Power in Bucks, Montgomery Counties

Equipment Fire Knocks Out Power in Bucks, Montgomery Counties

(Credit: Thinkstock)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An equipment fire has around 1,800 customers in Bucks and Montgomery County in the dark.

A PECO spokesman says a wire and pole caught fire at Treewigtown and County Line Roads in Colmar, Montgomery County.

County Line Road is closed between Treewigtown Road and Line Lexington Road.  Officials advise to use caution while driving in the area, some traffic signals are out.

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CDC: Drexel University Student Died Of Same Meningitis Strain Found At Princeton University

CDC: Drexel University Student Died Of Same Meningitis Strain Found At Princeton University
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Drexel University student who died of meningitis last week had the same strain of bacteria that caused an outbreak at Princeton University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Tuesday.

Drexel officials say Stephanie Ross of Pittsburgh, Pa. was found unresponsive on March 10th by housemates at the Phi Mu (Beta Tau) sorority house.


In addition, CBSPhilly has also learned that Princeton University students were at Drexel University and were in contact with Ross about a week before she got sick.

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

Monday, March 17, 2014

Montco DA Admits Erring in Rape Case Against GOP Leader Robert Kerns

Montco DA Admits Erring in Rape Case Against GOP Leader Robert Kerns

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Prosecutors have dropped their sexual assault case against the former head of the Montgomery County Republican Party, who had been accused of drugging and raping a former co-worker after a company party last October.

Robert Kerns had been facing seven felonies including rape of an unconscious person and drug possession with intent to deliver.

But those charges have now been dropped, prosecutors admitting that their office misinterpreted a toxicology report they thought indicated there was the sleep drug Ambien in the alleged victim’s system.

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

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Driver Who Strikes Pedestrian Is Then Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In Pennsauken

Driver Who Strikes Pedestrian Is Then Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In Pennsauken

(credit: CBS)

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) – Police in Camden County, New Jersey are investigating a pair of related crashes that left one man dead, another injured and police searching for a hit-and-run driver.

It happened just after 3:00 a.m. Sunday along Admiral Wilson Boulevard near Lee Avenue in Pennsauken.
Police say 31-year-old Victor Gutierrez was struck and killed by a car. Immediately following the accident, the driver of the car exited his vehicle and that’s when, according to police, he was struck by another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle fled the scene.

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

Cavs join Gators, 'Cats, Shockers as No. 1 seeds

Cavs join Gators, 'Cats, Shockers as No. 1 seeds 

AP Photo
Florida's forward Will Yeguete (15) Patric Young (4) celebrate after the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in the Championship round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Atlanta. Florida won 61-60.


The surprises start right at the top of the NCAA tournament bracket: Virginia is a No. 1 seed.

They keep going throughout the matchups. Last year's national champion, Louisville, was seeded fourth in the Midwest despite playing well enough to be considered a No. 1 by many.

And speaking of that Midwest region - Wichita State and Michigan are there, as well, making it three of last year's Final Four participants all vying for one spot this year.

SMU, the team led on a renaissance by coaching lifer Larry Brown - nowhere to be found. And Michigan State, the team that geared things up in time to win the Big Ten tournament, is only a No. 4 seed.

The tournament begins Tuesday with a pair of First Four games, and things get going in earnest Thursday when 32 of the 64 teams in the main draw take to the floor.

As expected, Florida earned the top overall seed and is No. 1 in the South. Undefeated Wichita State is on top in the brutal Midwest, and Arizona took top billing in the West despite losing to UCLA in the Pac-12 final.

In the end, the individual matchups mean much more than the seeding details. Still, some of the numbers the selection committee came up with this year were head-scratchers - yet another reason Warren Buffett felt perfectly comfortable fronting the insurance money to pay a $1 billion prize to anyone who can fill out a perfect bracket.

Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman, the chairman of the selection committee, said Virginia's twin ACC championships - regular season and tournament - made the Cavaliers (28-6) the choice for a 1 seed over Michigan and Villanova, despite an RPI rating of 11.

"Virginia's total resume was very impressive," Wellman said. "They continued to impress us throughout the year."

Michigan is a `2' in the Midwest and could need to get through Duke, among others, simply to reach the regional final. The top half of the bracket includes Wichita State, Kentucky and Louisville.

The last bubble teams in were Iowa, which plays Tennessee in the First Four on Wednesday; and North Carolina State, which plays Xavier on Tuesday.

Sitting out was SMU - a team almost all the experts had securely in the bracket. Not the folks in the conference room, who couldn't overcome the Mustangs' strength of schedule: 129.

"When I saw Louisville (was a 4 seed), I kind of figured that they didn't have a lot of respect for our conference," Brown said. "But we only can blame ourselves, that's the way I look at it."

Led by Rick Pitino's Cardinals, the new American Athletic Conference placed four teams in the tournament.

And while the committee didn't show much love for the AAC, it did dole out plenty of at-large spots to the big conferences, while only seven spots went to the mid-majors. The so-called small schools took 11 slots in each of the last two seasons.
 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

After School Scrabble Clubs Match Up In Tournament

After School Scrabble Clubs Match Up In Tournament

(Credit: John McDevitt)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia non-profit organization dedicated to keeping kids safe, active and engaged after school hosted a scrabble tournament at the parkway central library today.

After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP) organized 82 scrabble clubs last year with 1,200 students playing weekly in schools, libraries, and recreation centers.

Tanzinayia Benson, 12, is among 6 kids in the Kingsessing rec center’s club. She says scrabble is more than a board game to her.

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

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spokesman: Former Gov. Corzine’s Son Has Died

Spokesman: Former Gov. Corzine’s Son Has Died

New Jersey Governor-elect Jon Corzine (R) hugs his son, Jeffrey, as confetti falls during his victory celebration November 8, 2005 in East Brunswick, New Jersey. With over 90 percent of precincts counted, Corzine defeated Republican Doug Forrester with 54 percent of the votes. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
New Jersey Governor-elect Jon Corzine (R) hugs his son, Jeffrey, as confetti falls during his victory celebration November 8, 2005 in East Brunswick, New Jersey. With over 90 percent of precincts counted, Corzine defeated Republican Doug Forrester with 54 percent of the votes.
 
NEWARK, N.J. (CBS/AP) — A spokesman says former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s son has died.
Corzine Spokesman Steven Goldberg said Thursday that 31 year-old Jeffrey Corzine has passed away.

Goldberg said in a statement “Mr. Corzine is obviously devastated by this tragic loss. We ask that all respect his family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”

Goldberg declined to say where or when Jeffrey Corzine died.

Details regarding the cause of death were also not immediately known.

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

Insurers, Advocates Step Up Health Care Enrollment Events As Deadline Nears

Insurers, Advocates Step Up Health Care Enrollment Events As Deadline Nears


(The US government's web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.)
The US government’s web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With the deadline to sign up for health insurance closing in, insurers and advocates are stepping up enrollment events. Independence Blue Cross held three simultaneous events, Thursday.

The hot coffee was a big draw on a frigid day in Love Park, where Blue Cross set up a tent to make it easy for folks to drop in and sign up.

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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pa. State Senator LeAnna Washington Charged With Illegal Use of Staff

Pa. State Senator LeAnna Washington Charged With Illegal Use of Staff











HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — A longtime state lawmaker from the Philadelphia region has been charged with using her legislative offices for campaign purposes.

State senator LeAnna Washington, a Democrat who represents portions of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, turned herself in to authorities this afternoon in Abington, accompanied by her son.  She was released on her own recognizance, charged with theft and conflict of interest.

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








Prosecutor Vows Retrial After Phila. Priest Sex Abuse Jury Deadlocks

Prosecutor Vows Retrial After Phila. Priest Sex Abuse Jury Deadlocks
 










PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A mistrial was declared this afternoon in the case of a Philadelphia priest charged with sexually assaulting a ten-year-old altar boy in 1997.

The jury reported today that it was deadlocked — that all discussions among jurors had ceased.

And although the panel was ordered by the court to keep trying, the jury was back a short time later to report that nothing had changed.

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







Low-wage jobs unexpectedly a way of life for many

Low-wage jobs unexpectedly a way of life for many 

AP Photo
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, file photo, customers at a Wal-Mart store head to the checkout lines past a worker with the company's motto on the back of her vest, in Salt Lake City. With fewer middle-income jobs available, low-wage work is becoming a dead-end for more Wal-Mart employees.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- For years, many Americans followed a simple career path: Land an entry-level job. Accept a modest wage. Gain skills. Leave eventually for a better-paying job.

The workers benefited, and so did lower-wage retailers such as Wal-Mart: When its staffers left for better-paying jobs, they could spend more at its stores. And the U.S. economy gained, too, because more consumer spending fueled growth.

Not so much anymore. Since the Great Recession began in late 2007, that path has narrowed because many of the next-tier jobs no longer exist. That means more lower-wage workers have to stay put. The resulting bottleneck is helping widen a gap between the richest Americans and everyone else.

"Some people took those jobs because they were the only ones available and haven't been able to figure out how to move out of that," Bill Simon, CEO of Wal-Mart U.S., acknowledged in an interview with The Associated Press.

If Wal-Mart employees "can go to another company and another job and make more money and develop, they'll be better," Simon explained. "It'll be better for the economy. It'll be better for us as a business, to be quite honest, because they'll continue to advance in their economic life."

Yet for now, the lower-wage jobs once seen as stepping stones are increasingly being held for longer periods by older, better-educated, more experienced workers.

The trend extends well beyond Wal-Mart, the nation's largest employer, and is reverberating across the U.S. economy. It's partly why average inflation-adjusted income has declined 9 percent for the bottom 40 percent of households since 2007, even as incomes for the top 5 percent now slightly exceed where they were when the recession began late that year, according to the Census Bureau.

Research shows that occupations that once helped elevate people from the minimum wage into the middle class have disappeared during the past three recessions dating to 1991.

One such category includes bookkeepers and executive secretaries, with average wages of $16.54 an hour, according to the Labor Department. Since the mid-1980s, the economy has shed these middle-income jobs - a trend that's become more pronounced with the recoveries that have followed each subsequent recession, according to research by Henry Siu, an economist at the University of British Columbia, and Duke University economist Nir Jaimovich.

That leaves many workers remaining in jobs as cashiers earning an average of $9.79 an hour, or in retail sales at roughly $10.50 - jobs that used to be entry points to higher-paying work. Hourly pay at Wal-Mart averages $8.90, according to the site Glassdoor.com. (Wal-Mart disputes that figure; it says its pay for hourly workers averages $11.83.)

Since the Great Recession began, the share of U.S workers employed by the retail and restaurant sector has risen from 16.5 percent to 17.1 percent.

"It really has contributed to this widening of inequality," Siu said.

The shift has injected new pressures into the economy. Older and better-educated retail and fast food workers have become more vocal in pressing for raises. Labor unions helped launch protests last year against such employers as Wal-Mart, McDonald's and Burger King.

Fewer teenagers are staffing cash registers, prepping meals or stocking shelves, according to government data. Replacing them are adults, many of whom are struggling with the burdens of college debt or child rearing. Some are on the verge of what was once envisioned as retirement years.

They are people like Richard Wilson, 27, in Chicago. More than 2 1/2 years ago, a Wal-Mart store manager spotted Wilson cleaning the cafeteria at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

A double major in biblical studies and business communications, Wilson had $3,000 in tuition due and had maxed out on student loans. He said the recruiter suggested that a management job could eventually be within reach for him because, "Wal-Mart is where people's dreams become a reality."

Wilson first worked at a Wal-Mart near college before returning to his Chicago hometown without a degree but with $50,000 in student debt and another job at a boutique Wal-Mart specializing in groceries.

Today, Wilson earns $9.45 an hour at that Wal-Mart and lives on the city's western edge with his grandmother. He boards a bus most mornings at 3:30 a.m. and arrives for his 5 a.m. shift in the more upscale neighborhood of Lakeview East. He has applied for promotions. So far, no success.

If he had the money for a ring and a wedding, Wilson said he would propose to his girlfriend.

Last year, 17.4 million Americans between ages 25 and 64 earned less than $10.10 an hour, the minimum wage proposed by President Barack Obama (The current federal minimum is $7.25.) That's equal to an income of nearly $19,000 for a full-time employee - less than half the median pay of a U.S. worker.

The share of Americans in their prime earning years who earn the equivalent of $10.10 an hour or less, adjusted for inflation, has risen to 13.4 percent from 10.4 percent in 1979, according to government data analyzed by John Schmitt, a senior economist at the progressive Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Nearly a third of low-wage employees last year had had some college education. An additional 10 percent had graduated. By contrast, in 1979 less than 25 percent of low-wage employees had college experience. Most had not completed high school. For millions of lower-wage workers, more schooling hasn't led to higher pay.

"Where you start out in terms of wages helps to predict where you move over time," Schmitt said.

That principle has become an alarming reality for many. Only 5.5 percent of people with jobs at the fast food chain Wendy's will earn more than $70,000 in today's dollars at that company, based on a review last year of 8 million resumes by the analytics firm Bright.com.

Just 8 percent of Home Depot employees will be so fortunate. For Macy's, 9.4 percent. By contrast, more than a quarter of Amazon staffers will exceed $70,000 a year. The ratio is even better for Verizon and AT&T workers. A majority of Ford employees will achieve that income at least once in their career. Just 10 percent of Wal-Mart workers will.

Wal-Mart promotes itself as a source of opportunity, and in some cases, that's proved true. Over 11 years, for example, Tonya Jones rose from staffing a checkout line to managing a section of a Wal-Mart supercenter in Hendersonville, Tenn. Jones, 41, said her pay exceeds $15 an hour - enough with scholarships, including one from Wal-Mart, to help put her daughter through college.

Asked whether she represents an average Wal-Mart worker, Jones said opportunities at the company boil down to personal choices.

"I want to be No. 1," she said. "I am very competitive."

That said, the data show why it's harder now for workers to rise into higher-paying fields despite an economic recovery now nearly 5 years old. About 1.9 million office and administrative support jobs were lost to the Great Recession, according to government data. That includes 714,370 executive secretaries with annual incomes averaging $50,220. And 252,240 fewer bookkeepers with average incomes of $36,640.

By comparison, the number of lower-wage jobs increased: The Labor Department says restaurants added 777,800 jobs since the recession began, general merchandise stores 345,600.

"You see adults moving into these relatively generic services (jobs) that don't require expertise, just dexterity, attention and showing up," said MIT economist David Autor. "You want people to be in jobs that have good trajectories. I can imagine you only get so efficient as a checkout clerk or a stocker."

Wal-Mart customer service manager Janet Sparks of Baker, La., trained as a bookkeeper. She owned a video rental store and worked for an accountant, a nuclear power plant, a McDonald's and a bank before joining Wal-Mart about eight years ago.

Sparks, 53, said Wal-Mart once offered a path to the middle class with merit raises of up to $2 an hour. The company ended those raises, while making more employees eligible for bonuses based on a store's overall performance. It also introduced what's called "optimal scheduling" to match employees with expected sales. It can mean that workers whose shift ended at 11 p.m. might have to begin their next shift at 7 a.m., Sparks said.

Sparks said the erratic schedule makes it hard for employees to earn additional income from a second job. She joined Wal-Mart in 2005 with the expectation that the since-cancelled merit pay raises would eventually let her clear $21 an hour. She instead received smaller raises and now earns $12.40.

Wal-Mart said it began to change its bonus system in 2006. It now pays bonuses of up to $2,500 to some employees based on their store's performance.

And it says its scheduling system considers the preferences and availability of employees and gives them three weeks' notice of their work calendars.

Other retailers have also adopted optimal scheduling. Starbucks was sued by a former employee over its system, according to Massachusetts court records. Starbucks said on its corporate site that the "goal" of optimal scheduling "was to provide the most working hours to those partners who were available to do so."

Retail industry executives argue that stronger economic growth would make it possible to pay higher wages. 

The economy grew just 1.9 percent last year, well below its post-World War II average of 3.2 percent.

"For generations of Americans, it was an entry-level wage that got you into a position in which you could gain skills and experience and then get connected to the workforce and move up," said Matthew Shay, CEO of the National Retail Federation. "The problem now is the economy is not growing rapidly enough to create those other opportunities."

Simon's suggestion that many Wal-Mart employees might be better off leaving for other jobs surprised Wal-Mart cashier Joanna Lopez. A 26-year-old single mother, she owns no car and lives with her church pastor near Fremont, Calif. She collects food stamps and receives insurance through California's version of Medicaid.

Lopez started at Wal-Mart as a temp in August 2011, after being unable to land a hospital job with her associate's degree. Her pay has risen from $8 an hour to $9.20, after she moved from part time to full time. 

The suggestion by a Wal-Mart executive that some employees might be staying too long offended her.

"To me, that's an utter humiliation," Lopez said. "How can you sit there and have management say that we should find other jobs because this place is `no bueno?'"

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Katie Cody said that its employees have "endless opportunities for advancement" and that "management is not saying that people should find other jobs."

"But when the economy is doing well, people tend to move around more," Cody said. "If people were moving around more, that would be a better indicator that the economy is doing well, which is good for our customers, our associates and our business."

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Nearly 160K Pennsylvanians Enrolled In Health Insurance Through February

Nearly 160K Pennsylvanians Enrolled In Health Insurance Through February

(The US government's web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.)
The US government’s web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Federal officials say nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in February, including some 36,000 Pennsylvanians.

February enrollment brings the number of previously uninsured Pennsylvanians, now enrolled in plans through healthcare.gov, to nearly 160,000. That’s just 13 percent of the total number eligible but Bill England of the non-profit Enroll America was upbeat.

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

Monday, March 10, 2014

Independent Watchdogs Wary of Comcast’s Pervasive Donations To Politicians

Independent Watchdogs Wary of Comcast’s Pervasive Donations To Politicians


(Graphic by Ed Fischer)
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Comcast Corp. has long been a big player in Washington, DC, working to expand its influence among lawmakers as it increases its industry footprint across the country.

Comcast says that for its business and its customers, it’s critical for the company to be part of the political process.

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

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cub Scouts Compete To See Who Has Fastest Pine Wood Race Car

Cub Scouts Compete To See Who Has Fastest Pine Wood Race Car

Ted Sulzner and his son Daniel compete in the Pine Wood Derby race at the Voorhees Town Center. (credit: Mike Dougherty)
Ted Sulzner and his son Daniel compete in the Pine Wood Derby race at the Voorhees Town Center.
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Camden County, New Jersey visited the Voorhees Town Center Sunday for a regional Pine Wood Derby race.

Hundreds of uniquely designed wooden toy cars race down the metal ramp and cross the finish line about 125 feet away.

“The boys get to paint it and put designs on it,” said field director, Nathan Clark. “It’s everything from a simple paint job to recreating the Batmobile. They have to weigh a certain amout of ounces, and they all have to use the same tires and the same basic kit.”

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

The Killing Of Ninety-Six Lenape (Delaware) By Colonial American Militia From Pennsylvania During The American Revolutionary War

The Killing Of Ninety-Six Lenape (Delaware) By Colonial American Militia From Pennsylvania During The American Revolutionary War

















On This Day (3/8/1782): In 1782 the Gnadenhutten massacre, also known as the Moravian massacre took place. It was the killing of ninety-six Lenape (Delaware) by colonial American militia from Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War. 

The incident took place at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenhütten, Ohio, near present-day Gnadenhutten. The Lenape were going hungry because of insufficient rations, so in February 1782, more than 100 returned to their old Moravian villages to harvest the crops and collect stored food they had been forced to leave behind. In early March, the Lenape were surprised by a raiding party of 160 Pennsylvania militia led by Lieutenant Colonel David Williamson. 

The militia rounded up the Lenape and accused them of taking part in raids into Pennsylvania. Although the Lenape denied the charges, the militia held a council and voted to kill them. The next morning on March 8, the militia tied the Lenape, stunned them with mallet blows to the head, and killed them with fatal scalping cuts. In all, the militia murdered and scalped 28 men, 29 women, and 39 children. They piled the bodies in the mission buildings and burned the village down.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Activists In Philadelphia Join Nationwide Protest Of Low Minimum Wage

Activists In Philadelphia Join Nationwide Protest Of Low Minimum Wage

 

Latest News

Activists In Philadelphia Join Nationwide Protest Of Low Minimum Wage

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Activists in Philadelphia joined many across the country Saturday in protesting the low minimum wage. The rallies were purposely held on International Women’s Day.

Philadelphia workers held a rally in Center City, demanding the minimum wage be raised from $7.25 to $15 and hour in Pennsylvania.

“Because if you’re working for $7.25, you usually don’t have a lot leftover to have stable housing, beautify your neighborhoods,” says Activist Seth DiMartile.

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

Police Search For Driver In Fatal Hit-Run In Collingdale

Police Search For Driver In Fatal Hit-Run In Collingdale













COLLINGDALE, Pa. (CBS) — Delaware County authorities are searching for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Collingdale and then fled the scene.

Collingdale police say the victim, 58-year-old Timothy McCaughan, was in the intersection of Spruce Street and Clifton Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Friday when he was struck by an SUV.

According to police, a witness saw the driver stop, get out of the vehicle, make a comment, then get back into the SUV and speed off, heading south on Clifton Avenue.

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

Friday, March 7, 2014

Amber Alert Canceled: Abducted Baltimore County Girl Located, Father In Custody March 7, 2014 7:39 PM

Amber Alert Canceled: Abducted Baltimore County Girl Located, Father In Custody


DUNDALK, Md. (WJZ) — After missing for more than 24 hours, a little girl and her father have been located.

Caitlyn Virts, 11, was abducted by her father, Timothy Virts after police say he murdered her mother.
According to our media partner, The Baltimore Sun: “He is in custody and she is safe.”

Family members say they’re just relieved Caitlyn’s home safe.

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

Police: Body Of Missing Woman Found In West Philadelphia

Police: Body Of Missing Woman Found In West Philadelphia
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police say the body of a missing woman with Autism was found Friday morning.

At about 6:30 a.m. Friday, police say the body of 29-year-old Christina Sankey was found lying on the ground in between two parked vehicles on the 1400 block of North 57th Street in West Philadelphia.

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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Adrian Peterson Wants Michael Vick On The Vikings

Adrian Peterson Wants Michael Vick On The Vikings

 
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 15: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings greets Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles after the game on December 15, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 15: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings greets Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles after the game on December 15, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Eagles have reportedly decided not to bring Michael Vick back in any capacity in 2014. That would likely suit Vick just fine, as he has expressed his desire to start, and Nick Foles has a firm grip on that spot in Philadelphia. Vick is one of the top free agent quarterbacks available in the NFL this year, and at least one star player wants him on his team.

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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bob Conga, "REFLECTIONS of GOD" CD by Van Stone frontpagenews1@yahoo.com (267)293-9201

Bob Conga, "REFLECTIONS of GOD" CD by Van Stone frontpagenews1@yahoo.com (267)293-9201




















Bob Conga

School days are fast approaching Easter school break for thousands of Gospel Music lovers in the Philadelphia and Delaware County area that listen to internet radio.  POWER WVSR 1360 is ready for the break by dropping one new single “Good Morning Lord" from the “Reflections of GOD” CD in its playlist. “Reflections of God” (2013) is Bob Conga's new CD.  The
CD is designed to uplift the people of God and give hope to everyone.  

Bob Conga, also known as Robert Lee Strother, Jr., is the gospel music soloist artist whose “REFLECTIONS of GOD" CD is sure to affect the quality of life for youth and adult listeners in a positive way. Strother, Jr.'s ballads will actually enlighten listeners as a soloist performs his creations using a wide range of eastern gospel sound mixed with a sort of smooth jazz tempo. Bob, mixes in Christian pop favorite sounds from the past with original music beats for modern times. You can hear drums, guitar, and several other instruments being used to accompany Bob Conga’s praise songs.

Robert Lee Strother, Jr., has been keeping himself very busy these days since his first CD, “God Speaks Thru These Hands”, was released in 2002.  He went to college during that time to get an Associate’s degree in Music and he graduated in May 2003 with honors.  He also went back to college to get an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and graduated in May 2012 with honors.  Today, Bob, who is also a preschool teacher, has been a freelance performer with several bands in the Pennsylvania area during these times.     

Conga has written several poems, songs, and a transcript for a children’s book.  He called the project “Encourage the Courageous” and he believes that this project will encourage the children throughout the world.   Bob’s dream is to leave behind a positive legacy of hope for the generations to come. 

“Reflections of God" is designed to uplift the people of God and give hope to everyone,” says Conga.   The Lord has given another blessing upon his people through one of his warriors revealing more reflections of God from Bob Conga.  Bob Conga’s music can be found online at www.powerwvsr1360.us but is not yet made available in stores.


Blog Archive

Internet Weekly Newspaper, the “Front Page News” on-line blogs and more!

No newspaper carrier is involved

Ask about donation to our community newspaper online


Subscriptions:
Philadelphia, PA
Delaware County, PA
Wilmington, DE
New Jersey
News, and more about:

Youth, Education, Political analyst, Schools, Anti-violence, Social Justice, Grass roots

Health N Wellness,

Democracy, Ecological Protection, Seniors, Historic Preservation & Restoration, (Black, Latinos, Asian, Pakistani, Italian, and other) Religious Studies,(Judaism, Christian Ministry, Islamic Study), Arts, Books, Super Heroes & Trading Cards, College, and Pro Sports, Non-profits and Real-estate.

Visit FPN Advertisers

Support The Philadelphia Front Page News

Daily Publishing/Readership Online 190,000

Inquire About FPN

ADS/Gifts

Creative Services

Marketing/Entertainment News

Action Groups

Volunteers


BY PHONE:

267-293-9201


In Delaware

County, PA & Philadelphia County, PA

Van Stone

267-293-9201

Frontpagenews1@yahoo.com


In Philadelphia County, PA

James Sullivan

215-416-0862

In Haverford Township, PA

Joel Perlish

610-789 -7673


By EMAIL:

frontpagenews1@yahoo.com

phillygeek74@yahoo.com

joelperlish@aol.com

sullivancoach@yahoo.com

vspfoundation@yahoo.com

wvsr1360@yahoo.com


FPN Contact Address

Phila. Front Page News

P.O. Box 395

E. Lansdowne, PA 19050


VSP/FPN

Editorial Board

Van Stone,

Volunteer Editor

James Sullivan, Volunteer Editor and Publisher

Joel Perlish, Volunteer Proofing

Diane White,

Volunteer Editor

BY FAX:

To Van Stone Editor

215-474-5155

FRONT PAGE NEWS

PRINT DEADLINES:

Daily

7PM Monday to Friday

(Space and Published)

4PM Saturday to

Sunday

(Space and Published)

All materials published at least 2 days or less after submission

We accept All donation transactions

money order; company check

(no personal check) Please donate at the Donate Button

We accept Credit Card/Debit Card

with symbol Mastercard, Visa,

American Express and Discover.


About Us

  • FPN can reach out to Representatives from your side of: The Village, The Township, or The City

  • FPN Features:

    Sports
    Radio Control Race Models (Cars & Monster Trucks)
    Skateboarding

    Classified
    Radio Broadcasts
    Cars


    Community

    Family Entertainment
    Neighborhood News
    Scholastic News
    Regional News
    National News
    Citywide News
    Legal News
    Alternative Green Energy Education News
    Superhero & Comic Strip News
  • Teen Stars
  • Humanitarian/Ministers/Political
  • Community Services
  • Women & Men & Kids

  • You acknowledge and agree that you may not copy, distribute, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Newspaper or Services.
    Unless otherwise expressly provided in our Newspaper, you may not copy, display or use any trademark without prior written permission of the trademark owner.

    FPN/VSP® is in no way responsible for the content of any site owned by a third party that may be listed on our Website and/or linked to our Website via hyperlink. VSP/FPN® makes no judgment or warranty with respect to the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the content of any site to which the Website may refer and/or link, and FPN/VSP® takes no responsibility therefor. By providing access to other websites, FPN/VSP® is not endorsing the goods or services provided by any such websites or their sponsoring organizations, nor does such reference or link mean that any third party websites or their owners are endorsing FPN/VSP® or any of the Services. Such references and links are for informational purposes only and as a convenience to you.

    FPN/VSP® reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website and/or Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice to you. You agree that neither FPN/VSP® nor its affiliates shall be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website and/or Services.

    You agree to indemnify and hold harmless FPN/VSP®, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, legal representatives, agents, successors and assigns, from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, causes of action and other proceedings arising from or concerning your use of the Services (collectively, "Claims") and to reimburse them on demand for any losses, costs, judgments, fees, fines and other expenses they incur (including attorneys' fees and litigation costs) as a result of any Claims.

    The Website is © 2009 by VSP®, or its designers. All rights reserved. Your rights with respect to use of the Website and Services are governed by the Terms and all applicable laws, including but not limited to intellectual property laws.

    Any contact information for troops overseas and/or soldiers at home provided to you by FPN/VSP® is specifically and solely for your individual use in connection with the services provide by Van Stone Productions Foundation VSP.

    FPN/VSP® soldiers contact information for any other purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, copying and/or storing by any means (manually, electronically, mechanically, or otherwise) not expressly authorized by FPN/VSP is strictly prohibited. Additionally, use of FPN/VSP® contact information for any solicitation or recruiting purpose, or any other private, commercial, political, or religious mailing, or any other form of communication not expressly authorized by FPN/VSP® is strictly prohibited.