PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast Corp. is stepping outside its core business of telecommunications and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in California and Florida theme parks in an effort to boost revenue and profits. In a story published today, The Philadelphia Inquirer says recent moves by the Philadelphia-based, cable-TV company represent a challenge to the Walt Disney Co.'s tourism business in Orlando.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Candidates for Pennsylvania governor and lieutenant governor who are seeking to compete in the state's May 20 primary must turn in their nomination petitions by Tuesday. Gubernatorial candidates must collect valid signatures from at least 2,000 voters, including 100 in each of 10 counties. Candidates for lieutenant governor need at least 1,000 signatures, including 100 from each of five counties. Seven Democrats are vying for their party's nomination to challenge Republican Governor Tom Corbett in November.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel is out of prison and tells the PennLive.com website that he's landed a marketing job with a construction company. The Philadelphia Republican served nearly two years behind bars on a corruption conviction before he was released February 27th. He says he wishes his former legislative colleagues good luck but that he has nothing else to say to them.
MARKLEYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man was killed when his car struck a utility pole. State police say 54-year-old Chris McDonald of Markleysburg was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash yesterday afternoon. Authorities say McDonald was driving along Braddock Road in Markleysburg in Fayette County when his car veered off the road for unknown reasons and it struck the pole.
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