Conservative Poll Shows Santorum Will Beat Obama

Plus: Corbett wants to cut school funding again, the Sixers send Kobe home with a loss, Philly cabs might go cash-only for cheap fares, and more of what the city is talking about today.

Conservatives Must Use “New” Math. The latest Rasmussen Reports polls shows that in a general election Santorum would edge Obama 45-44. For reals. [Philly Weekly]

Corbett Proposes More Cuts to University Funding. Governor Tom Corbett proposed a 20- to 30-percent cut in the funding to all state universities. So, apparently cutting school funding is, like, his thing. [Inquirer]

Sixers Comeback, Beat Kobe’s Lakers. If you didn’t watch the Sixers last night, you messed up. Lou Williams took over the game in the fourth quarter as Kobe went cold and the Sixers beat the Lakers as the entire place chanted “BEAT L.A.” Yeah, the Sixers are back. [Crossing Broad]

Philly Cabs Go Cash-Only? The PPA is considering instituting a $10 minimum for the use of credit cards in Philly cabs. At this point, whatever it will take for them to turn the machine on would be an incredible improvement. [WHYY]

Mayor Nutter’s Divine Lorraine Restoration Plan. Mayor Nutter is working with City Council and Deputy Mayor for Commerce and Economic Development Alan Greenberger to find a buyer for the 19th century building on North Broad. [Metro]

Second Public Viewing, Funeral for Bevilacqua. Cardinal Bevilacqua’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today after a second public viewing wraps up this morning. [FOX 29]

SEPTA Police Warn of Strike. The SEPTA Police are threatening to strike as contract negotiations have slowed. They’ve scheduled more talks for March, but warned that if that doesn’t go well, the transit cops may walk out. [Inquirer]

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