Cliff Lee Throws Complete Game Shutout

Plus: Philly heads back to school, a bike accident hospitalizes Paul Holmgren, another flood watch in the burbs, and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Cliff Lee Is Better at His Job Than You Are. How is it possible that a man who signed a $120 million contract seems underpaid? Last night, Lee tossed another complete game shutout as the Phils tuned up Atlanta by a score of 9-0. [The 700 Level]

Back to School, Back to School. Kids in the Philadelphia School District have their lunches packed and their boots tied tight as the 2011-12 school year opens today. After a summer marred by the buyout fiasco, the erasure scandal, school closings, layoffs and the potential demise of the School Reform Commission, the Philadelphia School District can finally again focus its attention on what’s really important: trying to get kids to stop sexting and pick up a book. [CBS 3]

Paul Holmgren Seriously Injured in Bike Accident. Not many details have been released, but right now we know that Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has been hospitalized with broken ribs and other injuries after a bike accident in Avalon. The Scoop’s going to spend his morning working on Homer’s get well soon card. [6 ABC]

Philly Burbs Under Flood Watch. In a change of pace, we’re expecting more rain this week. Bucks, Montgomery and parts of Burlington counties have been issued a flood warning that lasts until Wednesday morning. [Philly Burbs]

Philly May Require Pictures of Tobacco Effects in Stores. So, apparently cigarettes are bad for you? Who knew? The Philadelphia Department of Public Health wants to spread the word by forcing store owners to post pictures of decayed gums and diseased lungs. Clearly, this is a necessary measure because—in 2011—if you’re buying cigarettes, it must be because the system somehow failed you as you navigated childhood and adolescence without ever being informed of tobacco’s negative health effects. [WHYY]

Three Kids in Pennsylvania Have New Strand of Flu. Three kids in southwest Pennsylvania contracted a new strand of the flu that contains the H1N1 virus. Luckily, they have not yet found any cases of human-to-human spread of the virus. Here’s to hoping this is just a viral marketing ploy for Contagion. [FOX 29]