Thursday's DN: Fumo & Friends Party Before Prison

Former state Sen. Vince Fumo throws an engagement party for his fiance, 12 days before he is due to report to federal prison.  Prosecutors go to court, arguing that Fumo's appeal is really a ploy to delay that 55-month prison term.

Another day, another prediction of dire consequences in Philadelphia if the state Senate doesn't act soon of legislation needed to balance the city's budget.

Councilman Bill Green takes his call for better Dumpster regulation in Philadelphia to a Center City alley, where he finds plenty of props to make his point.

And who knew Howard Eskin could be funny?  Here's a line he fired off last night at the 19th annual Candidates Comedy Night hosted by Stu Bykofsky of the Daily News:  "This is a night when politicians show their sense of humor by telling us jokes, and we show ours by electing them to office."