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Dan Gross: Take note of Betsy Ross 'flag'

THE BETSY ROSS House (239 Arch) is going for a Guinness world record for the largest flag made of Post-It notes.

THE BETSY ROSS House (239 Arch) is going for a Guinness world record for the largest flag made of Post-It notes.

It hopes to join together 8,000 Post-Its as part of its Flag Festival on June 14, Flag Day. Each Post-It bears a signature or message and so far, the Betsy Ross House has Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, Gov. Rendell, Mayor Nutter, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, former Phillies slugger Greg "The Bull" Luzinski, motivational speaker Pat Croce and radio vet Jerry Blavat. For info, visit

Morning movement

for Q102

Q102's Diego Ramos was heard talking a bit between songs on yesterday's morning show, which was mostly music. Ramos was the only staffer from the Booker Show not fired last week. Chris Booker, Angi Taylor and Blaire Galaton were let go by the station, which said, in radio cliche, only that it's exploring other programming options. Tuesday's show was all music, with no host.

A Q102 spokesman says Ramos will continue on the air.

Canseco, Sikahema and Cataldi

610 WIP's Angelo Cataldi agreed during yesterday's show to serve as ring announcer for the July 12 bout between baseball bad boy Jose Canseco and NBC 10's Vai Sikahema. The pair will box at Bernie Robbins Stadium in Atlantic City. For tix, 800-677-8499.

* Speaking of WIP, we goofed yesterday in mixing up Philadelphia Park track announcer Keith Jones with WIP's Keith Jones, the former Flyer. The first Jones, also PA announcer for the Phantoms, is co-host of Comcast SportsNet's "Let's Go Racing."

Hudson hits Power 99 today

Jennifer Hudson will be interviewed in

studio by Power 99's Shamara from 11 to noon this morning. Some lucky listeners will meet the actress/singer, who plays Carrie Bradshaw's assistant in the "Sex and the City" film, which opens tomorrow. Power's also giving away tickets to a private "SATC" screening, which Shamara is hosting. Visit

Eagles to work the catwalk

Fashion stylist Renee Reese's JadaRenee boutique presents the Rip the Runway Phillystyle, hosted by Wired 96.5's Chio, G-N, and Justice June 14 at G (111 S. 17th). Reese's husband, 610 WIP host and former linebacker Ike Reese, will model, as will other Eagles past and present, including Donovan McNabb, Jeremiah Trotter and L.J. Smith. Tickets available at

A portion of proceeds will benefit the United Way.

* Trotter joins CN8's Art Fennell from

10 to 11 this morning at Brimm Medical Arts High School, in Camden, for "A Walk for Diabetes," with students on campus. Fennell's foundation financially assists the school.

* In other ex-Iggles news, former punter

Sean Landeta is engaged to local gal Donna Bretzel. The pair will wed later this year, says Landeta's pal Sy Presten, a New York publicist.

Is this some sort of a joke?

Don Steinberg didn't feel much like

joking on Jan. 3, 2007, his birthday, when he was laid off by the Inqwaster, where he had been a reporter. But later that week Dave Borgenicht of Old City's Quirk Books contacted him about editing a joke book, which has just been published.

"Jokes Every Man Should Know" is out in mini-hardcover format. Steinberg wrote a 1999 GQ piece about the funniest jokes of all time, which Borgenicht saw on Steinberg's Web site,

Charitably minded

CBS 3's Larry Mendte and Susan

Barnett on Wednesday will emcee the UCP Life Without Limits Award from United Cerebral Palsy at the UBS Motor Cars Under the Stars event at Cairnwood Mansion in Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County. The event features classic cars and a performance by Huntington Valley's Timmy Kelly, 14, who is blind and has cerebral palsy. For tickets and info, call 215-242-4200, ext. 202.

* Share our Strength's Taste of the Na-

tion takes place Monday at the Loews Hotel. Proceeds benefit The Food Trust, The Greater Coalition Against Hunger and Philabundance. Participating restaurants include Amada, Capital Grille, Fork, Gilmore's, James, Le Castagne, Meritage, SoleFood, Striped Bass, Twenty Manning, Valanni and Water Works. Tickets are $75-$125 at *

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