2 sought in shooting death

Police are seeking two gunmen who shot an East Mount Airy man to death during an apparent robbery outside a Nicetown bar late Tuesday.

Kareem McCoy, 27, of Musgrave Street near Phil Ellena, had just left the bar at 15th and Pike streets about 11:30 p.m. when his attackers approached and demanded money, a homicide investigator said. The thugs then shot McCoy in the hand, leg and head, police said. He died two hours later at Temple University Hospital.

Tipsters are asked to call detectives at 215-686- 3334.

7 MOVErs denied parole

Seven of the eight imprisoned MOVE members convicted of killing Officer James Ramp during a shootout on Aug. 8, 1978, have been denied parole, said a spokesman from the state Board of Probation and Parole.

Delbert Orr and William Phillips were turned down for parole this week, leaving Charles "Chuckie" Sims to be interviewed in November before the board considers his parole.

The others rejected are Debbie Sims, Janet Hollaway, Janine Phillips, Michael Davis and Edward Goodman. One woman, Merle Austin, died in prison. All use the surname Africa.

A free string-band concert

Fralinger String Band, which earlier this year snagged a first-place finish for an unprecedented sixth year in a row, will play a free concert in the Mummers Museum courtyard tonight.

Food, drink, water ice and raffles will be available in the courtyard, at 2nd Street and Washington Avenue, beginning at 8 p.m. The free Thursday string-band concerts will continue until mid-September.

Bizman admits bank fraud

Andrew Yao, 45, a philanthropic businessman, admitted yesterday in federal court that he had lied on bank documents to obtain more than $40 million in loans on his jet, Nantucket vacation home and student-loan company.

Yao, of Bryn Mawr, pleaded guilty to 10 fraud and money- laundering counts. He was the founder and sole shareholder of Student Finance Corp., a Delaware-based firm that specialized in trade-school loans and that filed for bankruptcy in 2002. He was convicted of bankruptcy fraud last year in a federal trial in Delaware that revealed he had lied about $669,000 in payments to a mistress, former Playboy centerfold Alexandria "Lexie" Karlsen Wolfe, and $150,000 in gambling losses at two Vegas casinos. *

-Staff and wire reports