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5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

September 9, 2013
Associated Press

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday:

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATOIN SAYS FUNDRAISING FOR FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL IS FINISHED

The group says $40 million in private funds has been raised for the memorial in southwestern Pennsylvania, with the help of more than 110,000 individuals as well as foundations and corporations. The memorial honors the 33 passengers and seven crew members killed when the plane crashed into a field on Sept. 11, 2001, after passengers fought back against hijackers.

PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS OPENING AMID FUNDING UNCERTAINTY

About 190,000 students are going back to class this morning. The district laid off nearly 3,800 workers over the summer to close a $304 million deficit but have rehired about 1,650 employees with $83 million in restored funds.

TODAY ALLENTOWN, TOMORROW ... PENNSYLVANIA?

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will seek to become the next governor of Pennsylvania, joining what could be a crowded race for the 2014 Democratic nomination. Pawlowski, who is also running for a third term as mayor, announced his gubernatorial bid yesterday.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS LOSE MORE THAN JUST HOME OPENER

Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey, linebacker Larry Foote and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling are all believed to be lost for the season with injuries.

EAGLES OPEN SEASON ON ROAD AGAINST THE REDSKINS

And Philadelphia can only hope it fares better than the Steelers, who looked listless in a 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Chip Kelly makes his NFL coaching debut for the Eagles after going 46-7 at Oregon the last four years.

 
 

 

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