Gerry Lenfest Replaces Ed Rendell as Chairman of Potential Inky, Daily News Investors

Plus: The Philadelphia Orchestra pulls ads from the Rush Limbaugh Show, Evan Turner is good at basketball, Mayor Nutter makes a case for Actual Value Initiative, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Lenfest Takes Over Investment Group from Rendell. Gerry Lenfest has replaced Ed Rendell as the chairman of the group of investors working on an exclusive agreement to purchase Philadelphia Media Network. Lenfest heads the group that now includes Raymond G. Perelman. Perelman’s son Jeffrey also submitted an offer to PMN. Former Governor Ed Rendell and Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider have been mum on these recent developments. [Inquirer]

Philadelphia Orchestra Pulls Ads From Rush Limbaugh Show. Though they never paid for advertising on Limbaugh’s show specifically, the Philadelphia Orchestra has made sure that the ads it purchased through CBS Philly will no longer air on during his program. []

Evan. Turner. Where have you been all our lives? The second-year Sixer dropped 26 points and grabbed eight boards as the good guys smoked the Celtics by 32 points last night. That’s one way to get back on track after a rough stretch. [The 700 Level]

Mayor Nutter Makes Case for Actual Value Initiative. Owners in neighborhoods like Northern Liberties and Graduate Hospital could be coughing up some dough if the city takes the rise in overall property values since 2004 into account come tax time. [Inquirer]

Jersey’s Jermaine Jones Impresses on American Idol. Pine Hill’s Jermaine Jones sang Stevie Wonder’s “Knocks Me Off My Feet.” [Fox 29]

Jermaine Jones Performs “Knocks Me Off My Feet” On American Idol:

State Senate Approves Voter ID Bill. If this pans out, everyone in the state is going to get carded at polls this November. The measure heads back to the House for approval and will probably see a vote next week. [CBS 3]

Philly Teams Itching to Dance. Villanova’s out and Lehigh is in. A number of other Philly schools still have their hopes up as the bubble populates and a chance at college basketball’s ultimate prize is at stake. Happy March Madness, everybody. [NBC Philadelphia]

Guy Who Hit Young Phillies Fan Sentenced. The 22-year-old man who hit a young Phillies fan with his truck after the Fightin’s played a game against the Giants in San Francisco last season has been sentenced to a year in prison. He’ll also pay restitution and perform community service. [Fox 29]