McNabb Says He’s Hopeful for Applause Sunday. Umm, OK.

Plus owner of La Colombe ends Death Valley trek, Campbell Soup CEO to quit, City Council's cooking up a "fair" tax plan, and more of what Philly is talking about today

La Colombe Owner Throws in the Towel. Philly’s favorite coffee entrepreneur, adventure-seeking Todd Carmichael, gave up on his 170-mile Death Valley trek last night after 80 miles. The pullout was blamed on equipment failure. And, no, that doesn’t mean his espresso machine broke. [Inquirer]

Donovan McNabb Won’t Be Surprised If He’s Booed By Eagles Fans. But, the Redskins QB says he’s hopeful that he’ll get applause when he runs out onto Lincoln Financial Field because, he says, “I do feel like I was appreciated there.” Oh, Donovan, how little you know us. [Cumberland Times-News]

Speaking of Campbell’s Soup. Douglas Conant, CEO of the Camden-based company, announced that he’ll be stepping down. Think his parting gift is a lifetime supply of cream of mushroom? [Business Journal]

City Council To Talk Taxes. Council members Bill Green and Maria Quinones-Sanchez say they’ve come up with a restructuring of the Business Privilege tax that would encourage business growth in Philadelphia. The business community (i.e., a handful of people who actually understand Philadelphia tax code) disagree about potential. [Daily News]

When It Rains, It Pours. How much rain are we going to get exactly? Well, put it this way: The Scoop’s already got the sump pump hooked up in his basement. [NBC10]

Pa. House Bans Fake Pot. The one “no” vote on the measure to ban “synthetic marijuana” that’s sold as “incense” was cast by Philly Dem Mark Cohen. The Scoop has one thing to say about that: Dude! [WHYY, Inquirer]