Will Smith Donates 30 Computers to West Philly High

Plus why PA residents are stocking up on iodide, how Chase Utley's rehab is progressing, what Evan Turner is doing, and more of what Philly is talking about today

Will Smith Donating Computers to West Philly High. After hearing about last month’s depressing theft of 60 laptops , Smith will team up with the Charlie Mack Foundation to replace 30 of the school’s stolen computers. He will not, however, visit the school. (The Scoop’s guessing he just can’t bear the thought of inevitably hearing people sing “In West Philadelphia born and raised …”) [NBC10]

More Budget Backlash. Only one in five people support Governor Corbett’s cuts to school districts and two in three oppose his proposed cuts to state-supported universities. [Inquirer]

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It’s Off to Court He Goes. Frank Rizzo will appear at a hearing today to defend his right to run for re-election even though he’s set to receive $194, 000 from DROP. [MyFoxPhilly] Meanwhile, Marian Tasco is keeping quiet on DROP, which she calls “a minor issue.” [Clout]

Temple Evacuated. Some students studying at Temple’s Japan campus were evacuated yesterday. Many others are scheduled to come to the States this weekend. [CBS3]

PA Residents Loading Up on Potassium Iodide . Residents near Limerick Generating Station are preparing for the worst even though experts say the chance of radiation release in this region is extremely remote. [Inquirer] Better safe than sorry or the latest online money maker? [MyFoxPhilly]

Smackdown Over Short Shorts. A group of teenager s brawled in the Chestnut Street H&M yesterday. This incident comes just a few months after a teen was shot in the chain clothing store’s other Center City location, leading the Scoop to believe that those leopard-print tights are really not his style. [Newsworks]

This Is Just Sad. In not-very-surprising news, the Inky is reporting that it would “take a miracle” for Utley to be ready to play on opening day. According to GM Ruben Amaro, “Utley has been making ‘minimal progress’ in his bid to return. Utley, however, has not been able to run or field ground balls without the aid of a lawn chair.” Sigh. [Inquirer]

There’s an App for That. If by that, you mean Evan Turner’s life. The 76ers rookie teamed up with XCO SportsLink to develop a free smartphone application that will provide fans with exclusive access into his life on and off the court. Where’s our Milton Street app? [Philadelphia Business Journal]