DN Calls Dwight Evans a Liar

Plus Tasco and Rizzo are free to collect DROP and un-retire if they wish (and voters wish), Roy Oswalt's injury status, Alyssa Milano's fashion at Citizens Bank Park and more of what Philly's talking about

Daily News and Notebook Catch Dwight Evans In Lie. State Rep. Evans told the Philadelphia Public School Notebook he takes credit for influencing a bit of charter school business, and then later “denied his involvement” when talking to a DN reporter. The Notebook had Evans on tape. Oops. [Daily News]

Roy Oswalt Is Fine. The pitcher got hit in the back of the next yesterday by a line drive from Manny Ramirez, but he’s checked out okay. Thank God opening day is next week. Florida is apparently way too dangerous for our baseball team. [CSN Philly]

Nutter to Sign Anti-Discrimation Ordinance Today. The mayor’s signature will extend protection to gay citizens of Philadelphia when it comes to things like housing and employment. [Newsworks]

Tasco and Rizzo Can DROP and Run. A judge ruled in the case brought against the city council members Marian Tasco and Frank Rizzo that the two can indeed “retire for a day” to collect hundreds of thousands in city pension money and then take their seats back on council if they are re-elected. [Daily News]

Get Your Ice-Cold Smoothies at Citizens Bank Park. What’s as American as apple pie and baseball? Merchandising! New for sale at CBP this year: healthier foods like smoothies and hummus, a lot of Phillies-themed pet gear, and more clothes for lady-fans, including pieces from Alyssa Milano’s Touch line. Are we going to the mall or a baseball game, already? [Business Journal]

Bart Blatstein vs. Shola Olunloyo. Foodies waiting to get on a waiting list to eat at Olunloyo’s forever-in-the-works Piazza restaurant might now be waiting … forever. Developer Blatstein locked the chef out of the NoLibs dining space last week over a contract dispute, and from the talk, the NFL lockout is likely to be settled sooner. [Foobooz]

Escaped Prisoner. Be on the lookout (to avoid or capture, whatever your preference) for a man who escaped from a Philly police van last night. He’s described as having “droopy eyes.” Also possibly relevant: He might still be wearing his handcuffs. [6ABC]