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Girl Stabbed After Mayor Nutter's Bowling Event, Warren Buffett's Tax Comments, and New Jersey Floods


The Omelette Monday August 15, 2011

Girl Stabbed Outside Bowling Alley After Mayor Nutter's "Teen Night" Event

In a case of extreme irony a girl was stabbed outside the Erie Lanes bowling alley on the same night that Mayor Nutter hosted an event to combat teen violence. Philadelphia has been in the national spotlight after a series of violent flash mobs have given the city yet another black eye. And, Mayor Nutter called out the parents of the teens last week.

Saturday night's "Teen Night" event at Erie Lanes was organized to provide teens with an example of what good fun is all about according to Mayor Nutter. The 16-year-old girl was stabbed outside the bowling alley by 18-year-old Corey Maxey. Maxey was arrested at his home without incident.

Warren Buffett Calls Upon Taxes For the Rich

Republican's and the wealthy decry any sort of talk of tax increases, but the third richest man in the world is ready to pony up. Warren Buffett wrote in an Op-Ed piece this morning that it's time to stop coddling the super wealthy and to raise their taxes.

Buffett wrote that, "While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks," Buffett said.

Warren Buffett stated that he only paid 17% in earned income taxes last year, which is less than what Middle class Americans pay. To be exact he paid $6,938,744 in taxes - which was 17.4% of his taxable income last year.

Massive Floods Rock Southern New Jersey Over the Weekend

Many people in Southeastern PA were spared from the torrential flooding, which occured over the weekend. The same couldn't be said for many residents of South Jersey, where it was reported as much as 10 inches of rain fell in some parts. Salem county roadways were heavily damaged and some roads were even washed away.

Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey was hardest hit - receiving a whopping 11 inches of rain.

A flood warning is still in effect for many counties in Jersey as the cleanup effort got underway. A state of emergency remains in effect in Salem and Cumberland counties.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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