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St. Patrick's Day 2011 in Philadelphia, NCAA Tournament March Madness, and Japan Nuclear Reactor on Verge of Total Meltdown

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The Omelette Thursday March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day 2011: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Guiness, and...Preston and Steve

Today is St. Patrick's Day folks. If you played hookie from work then head on down to Finnegan's Wake where 93.3 WMMR's Preston and Steve will be broadcasting live. Be sure to check out Philly2Philly.com for the photos from the event on our Lens Gallery. Also, Mike Fino was down at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, so don't miss his article and photos from the parade at the Lens Gallery. Phillyfunguide, has a good run-down of things to do on St. Patrick's Day in Philly. Also, City Search has a St. Patrick's Day planner if you still haven't figured out what to do. Corned beef and cabbage and guiness are a huge part of St. Patrick's Day. Well, how about a Guiness Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe? Look no further than this recipe here from allrecipes.com for a Guiness-covered corned beef and cabbage!

Opening Day of NCAA Tournament

There were four play-in games, which were on channels that nobody watches, but today is the real opening day of March Madness. It's a perfect storm of sorts with St. Patrick's Day falling on the same day. Today Temple will take on Penn State and look to finally get out of the first round of the NCAA Tournament under Fran Dunphy. And, tomorrow Villanova will take on George Mason out in Arizona. Still looking to fill out a bracket? Check out this free NCAA Tournament spreadsheet.

Japanese Helicopters Dumping Water on Nuclear Reactor

In what appears to be a last ditch effort to stave off a full-blown nuclear meltodown, Japanese officials are using helicopters to dump seawater on a nuclear reactor, which has been rendered nearly empty of water. U.S. officials dispute Japanese claims about the radiation levels and fear it's much worse than they are letting on.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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