Is Taylor Swift Going to a Prom in Jersey?
Jersey Teen Wants to Take Taylor Swift to Prom. Camden County’s Victoria McGuire started the “Taylor Swift take Kevin McGuire To Prom!” Facebook page for her 18-year-old brother. Kevin was diagnosed with leukemia five years ago and beat it, but has had a relapse. The push to get T-Swift to R.S.V.P. yes had #teamkevin trending on Twitter last night. [6 ABC]
Pennsylvanians Think Obama > Santorum > GOP Field. A recent Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College poll shows that Pennsylvanians favor Rick Santorum over the other GOP candidates, but they still prefer President Obama. [Daily News]
Sixers Lose. Again. The Sixers dropped their fifth straight game as the NBA heads into All-Star Weekend. Here’s to hoping they start the second half of the season by snapping the skid. [The 700 Level]
Andre Agassi School Accused of Racist Practices. Andre Agassi—who recently funded a charter school in Philly—is the founder and namesake of a college prep school in Nevada. That school has been named in a lawsuit by a former teacher alleging that he was treated unfairly because he is black and was fired for filing a complaint about the alleged unfair treatment. [TMZ]
Jury Selection Wrapping Up in Rutgers Webcam Case. The case against Dharun Ravi is expected to take another step forward today as jury selection wraps up. Ravi is charged with using his webcam to secretly watch a sexual encounter between his roommate and another man. His roommate later committed suicide. [Inquirer]
William Penn Foundation Donates $1.5 Million to Philly Schools. The restructuring of the Philadelphia School District just got a little easier thanks to the William Penn Foundation. Last year the foundation gave $1 million. It looks like the changes made since September have given the foundation some new-found faith in the SRC. [Inquirer]
Rabid Raccoon Bites Camden Man. Yeah, that’s probably not a good thing. [NBC Philadelphia]