INSIDE LINE: News & Gossip


» Walter and Nancy Herman’s long fight to keep the Barnes Foundation’s famed art collection in their Merion Station neighborhood is far from over. Friends of the Barnes is hard at work uncovering any loophole that might block the pending move to Center City, which could happen as early as 2009. The Friends have the support of U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, who’s proposed a bill to force the foundation to pay an excise tax of more than $150 million—an amount equal to the funds raised for the move—to the IRS.

» Sadly, the rumors are true: The Radnor Hunt Three-Day Event is no more. After more than 30 years, the elite equestrian competition has succumbed to lack of sponsorship dollars and waning volunteer interest.

» Agnes Irwin senior Veenie Mahmoud’s long list of academic and extracurricular accomplishments have earned her a full scholarship to any school she chooses courtesy of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which helps promising young scholars reach their full potential. Camera crews from ABC’s Good Morning America were on-hand when Mahmoud received the scholarship in February. She and her mom were guests on the show, and they also scored a trip to the Oscars. See what can happen when you do your homework?

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» In case you had any doubt, prankster celebrity Bam Margera of Chester County really isn’t a Jackass—he knows better than to let go of a good woman. He and longtime sweetheart Missy Rothstein just tied the knot in Philly. Anyone who wasn’t invited to the bash can catch the whole matrimonial shebang on the MTV reality series Bam’s Unholy Union.

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