Atlantic City Still Swirling the Drain

Plus some losers stole Kyle Kendrick's World Series ring, a Bucks County doc pleads guilty to "pill mill," a battle between two PA breweries and more of what Philly's talking about this morning

PA House Republicans Might Deepen State Funding Cuts to Philly. PA House Republican Majority Leader Mike Turzai says that Corbett’s cuts to higher education might be too much. Unfortunately, he also thinks Corbett is allocating too much to the city of Philadelphia. Turzai is from Pittsburgh. [, Newsworks]

John Adler Dies. The former U.S. rep from Cherry Hill who lost his seat to Republican Jon Runyan last year died yesterday from complications stemming from emergency heart surgery he had last month. [Courier Post]

Someone Stole Kyle Kendrick’s World Series Ring. Thieves broke into Kendrick’s Washington home, which is for sale, and took the ring and other valuable items. Good thing he’s going to get another … no, don’t say it! []

Atlantic City Loses Money. Seems ironic, no? The Division of Gaming Enforcement released numbers yesterday that show total profits for all A.C. casinos were down almost 27 percent last year. The Borgata was up. The Hilton was down. [Fox 29]

Bucks Co. Doc Pleads Guilty. Upper Makefield’s Christopher Vassalluzzo pleaded guilty in court yesterday to distributing controlled substances, which would be diet pills. Lots and lots of diet pills. The “pill mill” made more than $5 million. []

Taking Out the Trash. Mayor Nutter says more than 12,000 volunteers cleared Philly of more than one million pounds of trash during the “Spring Cleanup” on Saturday. Citizen Scoop applauds all those who got out there and picked up garbage; Cynical Scoop estimates that yesterday, more than 12,000 people littered in Philly. [CBS3]

PA Beer Battle. Two PA breweries, Troegs and Fegley’s of Bethlehem, are in court over the use of the word “elf” in the names of their beers. [6ABC]