10G for Alex fund in 1 day?
Philly.com, the Web site for the Daily News and the Inquirer, is seeking to raise $10,000 in one day to benefit the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
The event - Philly.com's Lemonade Challenge - will start at 10 a.m. Monday at LOVE Park on JFK Plaza. The foundation, based in Wynnewood, carries on the legacy of Alexandra Scott, who started to sell lemonade in front of her house at age 4 to raise money for childhood-cancer research. Alex died of the disease in 2004 at age 8.
An unidentified victim is clinging to life after being shot in the head in northeast Philly last night, police said. The unidentified victim was shot on Passmore Street near Algon Avenue shortly before 10 p.m. and taken to a local hosptial. Police reported no motive or suspects.
Honor for Ramsey
Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will receive the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul Keys & Sword Award in recognition of "extraordinary commitment and selfless dedication to serving others as well as the community in general." It will be presented at a luncheon June 28 at the Sheraton Hotel.
Reid son ends drug program
Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid's son Britt graduated Wednesday from a drug-court program. Reid, 24, enrolled in the program early last year after a series of run-ins with the law.
He was arrested in January 2007 in West Conshohocken after he flashed a gun at another driver in a road-rage incident and police found small amounts of cocaine and marijuana in his vehicle.
Reid's parents, Andy and Tammy Reid, were in the courtroom for the graduation. Andy Reid called it a "big step" for his son.
2008 Powerball ticket
Somebody out there would be $200,000 richer if he or she could dig out an old Powerball ticket from last June. The winner has two weeks to notify the lottery or lose out. The holder of the winning ticket is urged to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at a regional office.
The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments Monday night in Bensalem and Bristol townships, Bucks County, including Neshaminy State Park, to control mosquito populations in the fight against West Nile virus.
Labor deal in Jersey
The Corzine administration says it has finalized an agreement with New Jersey's largest state-worker union that calls for wage freezes and unpaid furloughs in return for a pledge to avoid layoffs through 2010. Members of the Communications Workers of America have yet to ratify the deal. *
- Staff and wire reports