Obama Meets with Specter

Their first post-election chat. Plus: A movie studio in Delco, more drinking in Wildwood, and our inaugural "Camille Barnett Worst Person of the Week" award

Specter and Obama Meet One-on-One. At the President’s invitation they met for 20 minutes at the White House, where Specter says they discussed “a number of items on the Senate agenda and a number of issues important to Pennsylvania.” Specter also said he and Obama have a “good relationship” despite the fact “Obama totally screwed me by not campaigning for me in the primary.” (Okay, the Scoop may have invented that last quote.) [Morning Call]

Ground Broken for $85 Million Delco Movie Studio. The lead investor is Jeffrey Rotwitt, the attorney at the center of the current Family Court building real estate shenanigans. Says Rotwitt, who was fired from the Obermayer law firm, “It’s a story for another day that will resolve very quickly and very favorably.” [Inquirer]

Judge: Patronage Led to Danieal Kelly’s Death. The company that was contracted to oversee the city’s neediest cases — including Kelly’s, the 14-year-old who wasted away in a wheelchair — was politically connected and got no oversight. Judge Stewart Dalzell sentenced company owner Michal Kamuvaka to 17 years in prison. [6abc]

Flyers-Blackhawks Pulls Biggest NHL Ratings Since 1974. Game 6 was the highest-rated hockey game in 36 years, with 8 million viewers. [Business Journal]

New Toll Brothers CEO Bullish on Urban Living. Does this spell the end of the suburban McMansion? Doug Yearly says the Bucks County-based mega-developer wants to expand its “City Living” division. “It is the best we have right now by far,” says Yearly. [Wall Street Journal]

Wildwood Bars May Stay Open An Hour Later. City government is considering a bill that would let bars stay open til 4 a.m. The Scoop thinks this is a good idea, because God knows there just hasn’t been enough drinking in Wildwood. [NBC Philadelphia]

And the Worst Person of the Week Is…. Last week, the Scoop got a little peeved at Camille Barnett, the city managing director who’s about to rape the pension system for $50 grand per year for the rest of her life. In order that Camille and her despicableness are never forgotten, every Friday we will now present the “Camille Barnett Worst Person of the Week Award.”

This week’s award goes to whoever stole the lifesize replica of the Stanley Cup that 10-year-old Malvern boy Nick Hilton made with his own hands. Seems that prior to Game 6, someone came and snatched the trophy right off of Nick’s front lawn. (Watch NBC Philadelphia video of Nick’s story here.) To the thieves: You officially suck as much as Camille Barnett does.