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Philly Wants To Host Wrestlemania -The new renovations to Lincoln Financial Field make Philadelphia a top contender for 2015 or 2016’s Wrestlemania event. In addition to the renovations, another reason Philly is seriously being considered is the success of this year’s Wrestlemania that took place in East Rutherford, NJ. If selected it would be the first time Philly hosted the event since 1999 and it could bring in much needed funds. The event brought in over $12 million for Jersey and could be even bigger for Philly considering it brought in more than $100 for the city of Miami when it was hosted there. The announcement for the city selected will be made early next year.
Zimmerman Case Closing Arguments -Yesterday the prosecution made their closing arguments to the jury regarding George Zimmerman. They described Zimmerman as an angry “vigilante” who wanted to be a police officer and take the law into his own hands. They say he basically stalked Martin and provoked the confrontation that ultimately led to the teenager’s death. The prosecutor said, “A teenager is dead. He’s dead not just because the man made those assumptions, but because he acted on those assumptions and unfortunately, because his assumptions were wrong, Trayvon Benjamin Martin no longer walks on this Earth.” Today the defense will make their closing arguments followed by a rebuttal from the prosecution and then the decision lies within the hands of the 6-person jury. These closing arguments come after the judge decided that the jury will be allowed to consider a lesser charge than manslaughter, in addition to second degree murder charges.
Nutter Launches Anti Poverty Plan -Philadelphia has suffered the highest poverty rate in the nation’s top 10 cities for nearly a decade and yesterday Mayor Nutter’s administration revealed a plan to help fight this issue. The plan is called “Shared Prosperity Philadelphia” and has five main goals:
1. Target job creation and workforce development efforts for adults with the greatest barriers to jobs.
2. Expand access to public benefits and essential services.
3. Ensure that children enter school prepared an expand year-round learning opportunities.
4. Increase housing security and affordability.
5. Strengthen economic security and asset building.
28% of people in Philadelphia live below the poverty line with Blacks and Latinos being more than twice as likely to live in poverty. The plan hopes to create at least 25,000 more jobs.
Town has 4 Year Old Boy As Mayor -Most 4 year olds are worried about who’s “it” in tag and when snack time is but not in Dorset, Minnesota. The town has a population of about 25 and they voted the toddler, Bobby Tufts, into office last year, even though they don’t have a formal city government. The youngster got voted in through the town’s Taste of Dorset Festival where whoever gets the most votes (through the ballot boxes placed in stores throughout the city) gets to become mayor. Bobby’s main priorities are to greet people as they come into the town and to make ice cream the top of the food pyramid.
Red Cross Facing Blood Donation Shortage - The American Red Cross is asking for donations from individuals of all blood type to help alleviate the shortage they are currently dealing with. The shortage came about as a result of the 4th of July holiday weekend. Those with universal or O-type are especially encouraged to donate. A rep for the Red Cross said, “It’s common for us to see a decline in donations in the summer months.” But with the increase in car accidents and the decline of school sponsored blood drives- it makes donations during this time period even more important. The Penn-Jersey region is way behind the June donation goal and about 50K donations behind the national average. You can find area blood drives at redcrossblood.org and remember that your donation has the potential to save 3 lives.