Unidentified man killed

in West Phila. shooting

An unidentified man was killed after being shot three times in the chest at 9:25 last night on Harlan Street near 51st in West Philly. Police said the man died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 20 minutes later. Police said they had no suspects and knew of no motive for the slaying.

A quick tutorial on voting

for judges is offered today

Judges are on Tuesday's ballot, too - and three civic groups want to help voters understand how to make informed choices among them.

Today, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, the League of Women Voters and the Committee of Seventy will sponsor an educational program for Philadelphians titled "Making Sense of the Judicial Elections," at Temple University's Center City campus, 1515 Market St., Room 222.

Gamble, Huff among those

being honored for arts roles

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff will be among the honorees at the Arts & Business Council's 2007 Awards today. The creators of the Philly Sound will receive the Avatar Award for Artistic Excellence at the lunchtime gala. Louise and Alan Reed of Villanova will receive the G. Fred DiBona Jr. Individual Leadership Award for their support of Philadelphia arts and civic institutions.

Volunteers of the Year are David Elderkin, of Wynnewood; Susanne Iannece, of Philadelphia; Carol Dickerson, of Avondale, Chester County, and Antonio Tedesco Sr., of Lansdale. LUKOIL and advertising firm Red Tettemer will receive Business/Arts Partnership Awards.

Death of Sharon Hill man,

45, is ruled a homicide

The Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office yesterday ruled the death of a Sharon Hill man found at his home Monday a homicide.

Gary Jenkins, 45, of the 100 block of Reese Street, died of blunt-force head injuries associated with numerous stab and slash wounds, the office reported.

Tipsters are asked to call 610-237-6200 or 610-891-4700.

Read*ng by jurors delays tr*al

of man accused of k*ll*ng 6

The murder trial for a South Jersey man accused of killing six people when he was a teenager has been delayed because four jurors saw a newspaper article about the case.

The trial for Llewelyn James is now scheduled for next month. Authorities say that in February 2002, when James was 16, he killed four people - including his aunt and her boyfriend - in a home down the road from his in Winslow Township. The next day, they say, he killed two more people in nearby Lindenwold. Authorities say he did not want to leave any witnesses. *

- Staff and wire reports