Sam Katz To Run For Mayor?

Plus the new Parx poker room, the Sixers first win of the season, how a TSA worker shamed our city, and more of what Philly is chattering about today

Michael Nutter Will Run for Re-Election. “I love this job,” says the mayor, who has hired a former staffer for state Sen. Anthony Williams’ gubernatorial campaign to do community outreach. He’s also been meeting with the black clergy, other elected officials and union leaders. [Daily News]

Will He Face Sam Katz in the Primary? We’ll know for sure next week. [WHYY]

In Other Nutter News … Philadelphia Weekly‘s news blog breaks the big news that the mayor has shaved his goatee. Uh, thanks for the update. [Philadelphia Weekly, Philly Now]

Parx Unveils 24-Table Poker Room. Aware that seven kids have been left in the Parx parking lot, a growing number of children across the region develop abandonment issues. [Inquirer]

Local TSA Worker Pranks Travelers With Fake Cocaine. Though several co-workers knew about his shenanigans, the prankster didn’t get caught until he brought a 22-year-old University of Michigan student to tears. And we wonder why other cities think they’re better than us?  [The Smoking Gun]

Two Northeast Philly Teens Microwave a Cat. Then, they threw it out the window and videotaped it. [CBS]

The Sixers Win! The boys worked up a 26-point lead halfway through and held on for dear life. The Sixers are now 1-4. [The 700 Level]