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5 stories to follow: Feb. 25

Here's your daily look at the stories we're following:

5 stories to follow: Feb. 25

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State of the State address before the New Jersey State Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2013. He will give his budget address this afternoon. ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer )
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State of the State address before the New Jersey State Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2013. He will give his budget address this afternoon. ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer )

Here's your daily look at the stories we're following:

1. Christie's budget: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will give his annual budget address this afternoon, and state Democrats are already preparing for a fight over state contributions to public pensions.

2. Tastykake's 100th: Today is the 100th anniversary for Tasty Baking Co. Three years after the Tastykake maker was sold to Flowers Foods Inc., the brand has renewed strength. The company is celebrating the day with cake and festivities at its Navy Yard Headquarters and delivering treats to charities and first responders throughout Philadelphia.

3. Temple sports: Temple University has revisited its decision to cut seven varsity sports, sparing the men's and women's rowing teams and continuing men's gymnastics at the club level. But four others -- baseball, softball and men's indoor and and outdoor track -- will be cut entirely on July 1. The news is drawing mixed reactions on Temple's campus.

4. Women in Philly history: Philadelphia politician Sam Katz's documentary company will launch a major project today about women in the city's history. The six-episode television series, called Women of Philadelphia: A Documentary, will be created by former Philadelphia History Museum executive director Nancy Moses and shed light on the women who have shaped the city since the 17th century.

5. Penn State trustees: Today is the deadline for alumni interested in running for Pennsylvania State University's Board of Trustees to submit the required paperwork and signatures. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is among the candidates for the three open alumni seats in what's expected to be a highly contested election for the slots on the 32-member board.

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