Ryan Howard’s Top 10

The slugger did well on Letterman last night. Plus: DRPA reform takes another baby step forward, a hero cop is accused of roughing up a professor, and more of what's news in the city this morning

“We Just Had the Phillie Phanatic Clipped, Wormed and Neutered. Ryan Howard gives the top 10 reasons to watch the playoffs. [Letterman]

Pa. Senate Passes DRPA Reform Bill. Jumping on Chris Christie’s reform wagon, the Senate’s legislation would give the Pa. governor veto power over DRPA board actions. [CBS 3]

Columbia Professor Accuses “Hero Cop” of Excessive Force. Marc Lamont Hill, an academic hip-hop expert and TV commentator who lives in Germantown, is suing the city over a late-night traffic stop by Officer Richard Decoatsworth — the cop who, as a rookie, chased down a man who had just shot him in the face. [Daily News]

The Future of Philadelphia Business. The latest Philadelphia 100 list of the region’s fastest-growing private companies is out. [Business Journal]

Tallest Tower Project Not Dead Yet. The developer of the proposed 1,500-foot-tall American Commerce Center says they’re on track to raise more than $100 million. [PhillyDeal$]

“The Least Relief to the Fewest Patients.” Medical-marijuana advocates say New Jersey’s proposed dispensary rules are too restrictive. [WHYY]

Now Comes the Boring Part of the PHA Scandal. Carl Greene’s former executive assistant claims he was pushed out for raising a red flag on improper use of PHA funds for political activity. [Inquirer]