Thursday news round-up
- ID trial update: yesterday saw testimony that books advocating Intelligent Design used the term "creationism" in earlier drafts and then just substituted the new term before publication (and after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism couldn't be taught in public schools).
She said her conclusion is that creationism and intelligent design "are interchangeable, that they are virtually synonymous."oops.
- An Inquirer Editorial takes on Philadelphia's zoning code, which hasn't been revised since color came to TV. It's sometimes hard to get the politicians revved up for changes that lessen the power of their whims.
- A Daily News Opinion piece takes the Transit Workers Union to task for their stance on health care costs. SEPTA needs tax-payer support, and the vast majority of tax-payers pay part of their own insurance premiums.
- The CityPaper's "political notebook" notes a new alliance on City Council among the three Republicans. Will be interesting to see what leverage they gain from this move. Also noted here is an attempt by an organization of black clergy to draft Brady into the mayoral race (I think).
- A larger CityPaper story looks at political wrangling in the Northeast, specifically over whether there should be restrictions on new bars opening between Northern Liberties and Old City, an area primed to be the next developers' squabble zone.