SW Philly man sought

in woman's shooting death

Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a Southwest Philadelphia man wanted in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Cops said Jason Lamont Hives, 33, of St. Bernard Street near Greenway Avenue, shot Ruth Hayes on Saturday inside their home on 56th Street near Lindbergh Boulevard. Cops warned that Hives is armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 215-686-3068.

2 men shot to death

on streets since Sunday

Two men have been killed in shootings since Sunday.

Martin Necrome, 30, died of a single gunshot in the chest about 1 a.m. yesterday at Albert Einstein Medical Center. He had been shot Sunday, on Michener Avenue near Sharpnack Street, Germantown.

Montez Felder, 21, was found shot to death on 5th Street near Moyamensing Avenue, South Philadelphia, shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday.

He died at the scene of a head wound.

Police said no arrests had been made in either case.

David Kairys to receive

Deborah L. Rhode Award

David Kairys, the Philadelphia lawyer who has spent most of his career fighting for civil and First-Amendment rights and civil liberties protections, is the recipient of the 2007 Deborah L. Rhode Award of the Association of American Law Schools.

The award is presented to a fulltime faculty member or dean "who has made an outstanding contribution to increasing pro bono and public service opportunities in law schools through scholarship, leadership or service."

Kairys is the James E. Beasley Professor of Law at Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

School transport workers reject union's bid to represent them

A union affiliated with Laborers' International Union of North America has failed to obtain representation over Durham School Services employees.

In an election held by the National Labor Relations Board on Friday, 140 employees voted against the union, and 25 in favor.

United Independent Union, an affiliate of Laborers' International, had been pressing for representation for the employees for six months.

Durham provides transportation for school children. *

Staff and wire reports