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NOW HIRING: Dunkin’ Donuts Looking For 75 Fattest Greatest Philadelphians
homerdonut.gif” PHILADELPHIA — Dunkin’ Donuts, in celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles 75th anniversary season, has announced its search for the 75 greatest living Philadelphians. Fans may nominate an individual who exemplifies this spirit of community service on-line. Individuals will be judged on their community accomplishments and their ability to impact, improve and inspire the city. Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 30, and winners will be recognized at a ceremony at Lincoln Financial Field in October 2007. Dunkin’ Donuts is the official coffee, donut and breakfast sandwich of the Philadelphia Eagles.” [QSR]


NATIONAL DAY OF OUTRAGE: Draws 40 Outraged People
“Nearly 40 people gathered outside the For Your Entertainment (f.y.e.) store at Broad and Chestnut streets yesterday to protest the use of the words ‘nigga,’ ‘bitch’ and ‘ho’ in hip-hop lyrics. The ‘Day of Outrage,’ to demand a ‘single standard of decency’ from the music industry, was held in 20 U.S. cities. The protest was sponsored by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network as part of its Decency Initiative. ” [DAILY NEWS]


WHO KNEW: Turns Out Inquirer Has A Fashion Writer
Sex in the City star Sarah Jessica Parker was in Philadelphia Thursday to promote her new line of clothing called ‘Bitten.’ She talks to Inquirer fashion writer Elizabeth Wellington about why she decided to put her name behind this particular style. Here are excerpts from the interview. [INQUIRER]


MOVIN’ ON UP: Underground Railroad Museum Gets Awesome O.C. Crib
firstbankofus.jpg“It has been a long time coming — nearly a decade — but yesterday leaders of the Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia formally announced a new home, the neoclassical First Bank of the United States on South Third Street. Standing in the bank’s ornate three-story rotunda with its glass dome and Corinthian columns, E. Harris Baum, chairman of the museum’s board of governors, declared it ‘one of the most significant days in the 119-year history of our museum.’ A clutch of officials, including Mayor Street and Darla Sidles, acting superintendent of Independence National Historical Park, gathered for the announcement. They were joined by President A. Lincoln — Christian Johnson, in real life — and Civil War re-enactors representing the U.S. Colored Troops Third Regiment color guard.” [INQUIRER]

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