Good morning, Philly. Be careful in Center City this morning, a large water main break flooded several blocks around Sansom and Juniper Streets. And I'm not sure you've noticed, but it is really ridiculously hot outside. Unfortunately, relief is not quite in sight and the extended heat wave adds to health concerns for Fourth of July crowds. But that isn't going to keep the city from donning its best red, white, and blue. So, we've got some tips and tricks for your holiday ahead. We've also got an update from Allentown's Cadets drum and bugle corps after their scandal-filled year. They performed for their first time at home this season over the weekend. All this and more ahead. I hope you enjoy the holiday tomorrow; we'll pick back up here on Thursday. Don't forget: wear sunscreen, drink water, and find some shade!
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After a tumultuous year, Allentown's famed Cadets drum and bugle corps performed the first home show of their summer tour on Saturday night.
The past few months have seen the #MeToo movement march into the Cadets community, ending the nearly four-decade career of director George Hopkins who was accused of sexual misconduct by nine women.
Last week, a University of Pennsylvania graduate student named Sam says he ordered a drink at a Starbucks in University City, only to have the barista mock him for his stutter. When he received his drink, the label said, "SSSam."
Ironically enough, just yesterday a report on how the company can address discrimination and bias, prepared by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and public policy organization Demos, was released.
Oh man, @_codys_world_ is living the life!
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