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    Duck tours, arms dealers, and Michael Vick.  We’ve got it all!

    Jen Howard will report on a federal case involving a man accused of plotting to deal arms to Iran, being prosecuted at the Eastern District federal courthouse.

    Susan Phillips will follow up on the settlement between the School District of Philadelphia and Asian-American students at South Philly High.

    Lizz Fiedler will report on Michael Vick’s reported desire to own a dog, a move that could violate the terms of his sentence for dogfighting charges.

    On the arts and culture beat, Peter Crimmins will talk with visitors at the newly open President’s House Memorial.

    Tom MacDonald will sit in on today’s council session.  Today’s session could feature a vote on a possible, controversial relocation for Duck Boats to the Schuylkill River.  He’ll also note the absence of any council action on the city’s Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP).

    In Harrisburg, Scott Detrow will get an update on the state budget from Governor Rendell.  He’ll also sit in on yet another plea for more time from the developers of Foxwoods Casino in Philadelphia.

    And at the Health and Science Desk, Carolyn Beeler will look into whether the FDA will rescind approval for the breast cancer drug Avastin.  She’ll also file on a bioethics conference on synthetic cells.

    That’s all for now.  Stay with the Feed for updates on these stories, and all things regional.

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