5 stories to follow: Dec. 5
Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:
1. LOVE Park restaurants?: Council President Darrell Clarke has unveiled a plan to lease 26,000 square feet of restaurant space in LOVE Park to pay for improvements to the aging John F. Kennedy Plaza. Clarke and Mayor Nutter are both pursuing plans for a park face-lift, but the two are at odds over whether public funds should be spent. Today, an administration bill to approve the sale of a parking garage at the park to the Chicago company InterPark Holdings will be introduced in Council.
2. Springsteen auction: A handwritten lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit song "Born to Run" could sell for up to $100,000 at an auction this morning. Sotheby's says this 1974 working version was written in Long Branch, N.J. Most of the lines are unrecorded, but the manuscript has a "nearly perfected chorus."
3. Land bank deal: The Philadelphia City Council appears to have struck a deal that would create a land bank for the city. Amendments for key changes in the bill that secured the deal are slated to be introduced today.
4. Fumo's future: Former state Sen. Vincent Fumo is pondering a political comeback. In a deposition, Fumo -- who was released from federal prison in August after serving time for a corruption and fraud conviction -- says he is considering running for a party office: election to the Democratic State Committee.
5. Arraignment in Marine's slaying: A Camden man accused of killing a Marine veteran is set to appear in court today. Darrell Crone, 31, is scheduled to be arraigned in the Sunday fatal shooting of 27-year-old Timothy Loper Jr.