Convention Center ribbon cutting and state health spending

    Happy Friday, Feeders! You know it’ll be a good day when it starts with Charlie Sheen. There’s plenty more where that came from.

    Tom MacDonald is covering the latest in Philadelphia Housing Authority news. HUD wants the board members out, but so far Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has been the only one to resign.

    Lizz Fiedler is finishing up her feature on municbid so you know exactly what you’ll be able to buy from the City of Philadelphia. She’s also diving back into Camden layoffs. Prosecutors’ time is almost up.

    Susan Philps is making some calls to Dolyestown, where there’s something afoot at the Register of Wills. Susan will report on a press conference there today addressing corruption in the office.

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    Peter Crimmins is heading to the Convention Center for the soft opening ribbon cutting. We’ve got a lot of questions about center and its future in the city.

    Carolyn Beeler is chasing a bill that’s floating around Harrisburg involving pharmaceutical companies fighting insurance companies that require mail order drugs. And now that Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett is being asked to use the state’s tobacco settlement to cover adultBasic, we’re wondering how other states have spent that money.  Carolyn aims to find out.

    Maiken Scott will talk to some experts about how the media approaches celebrities’ breakdowns. Charlie Sheen has caused the latest stir. What do mental health experts say about his rants, and how should the media being handling it?

    What caught your eye in the news this morning? And what questions do you have about the Convention Center? Feed the Feed with your thoughts.

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