Morning News News Roundup – February 11, 2013

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The Philadelphia City Council heard testimony Friday on a proposed plan for a city-owned casino. Testifying, along with the resolution’s sponsors and various city officials, were representatives from Penn National Gaming Inc., one of six applicants for the city’s second casino license. The company has proposed a plan to give two-thirds of its revenue to the city to “help support the cash-strapped school district and underfunded municipal pension fund.”

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ABC Channel 6 reports that police searched a West Philly home on Friday in the continued pursuit for the abductors of a 5 year old from her school last month. 

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The city of Philadelphia has the most outdoor statues of any metropolis in the world. CBS Philly has a listing of some of its lesser-known monuments. 

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About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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  1. L.A. Murphy

    Casinos, any casinos and especially one operated by the city are a really bad idea. All the reasons why have been cited in studies, testimony and neighborhood activism to keep them out. If so many Philadelphians do not want them, why does this keep coming around again and again? (Rhetorical question) There is no easy fix for decades of short-term policy, incompetence and corruption.

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