Philadelphia News for June 9th 2013

Philadelphia Phillies draft Cord Sandberg with 89th pick of MLB Draft
Manatee Baseball star Cord Sandberg, in his Bradenton, Fla home, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the 89th pick in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Friday. TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald … More…

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
And he earned high marks for his outing Thursday, when he was matched up against a Milwaukee Brewers team he faced just five days earlier in Philadelphia. "For me, it's definitely changing it up, mixing it up a lot, not going over same sequences that I More…

Philadelphia jail offering tourists a taste of prison food
Plates of prison food that will be offered this weekend at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia include Nutraloaf, left, presently served in Pennsylvania prisons as a “behavior modified meal” and salt beef, with “Indian Mush,” an inmate dinner More…

Philadelphia crane operator accused in deadly building collapse turns himself in
sean benschop View full sizeSean Benschop, seen here in an undated photo released by Philadelphia police, tuned himself in today to city police. Benschop is expected to be charged with six counts of involuntary manslaughter and related charges in a More…

Brad Pitt Surprises "World War Z" Fans in Philadelphia, Atlanta
VIDEO – Brad Pitt surprises fans at World War Z screenings in Philadelphia and Atlanta. WATCH HERE!
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Philadelphia Orchestra members surprise airplane passengers with impromptu
This was one captive audience. When four members of the Philadelphia Orchestra found themselves stuck on board a delayed flight for nearly three hours, they decided to get to work. Two violinists, a cellist and a viola player took out their instruments … More…

Thousands Laid Off In Philadelphia Schools – Business Insider
ABC 6 News in Philadelphia is reporting that all 160 assistant principals in the city's school district will lose their jobs as part of thousands of layoffs that will go into effect at the end of the month. The Philadelphia School District is trying to close
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Philadelphia equipment operator surrenders to police
The excavator operator who was demolishing a four-story building in downtown Philadelphia this week when it collapsed onto a Salvation Army store, killing six people, has turned himself in to police. Sean Benschop, 42, is to be charged with six counts More…

Philadelphia sportswriter Bob Lyons dies at age 73
Sportswriter Bob Lyons was so organized, so diligent, that he wrote his own obituary and left it for his family to disperse to the media. Mr. Lyons, 73, an understated, dignified man who wrote several books connected to the Philadelphia sports scene More…

Philadelphia Orchestra performs on delayed plane
After being stuck on the tarmac in Beijing for three hours this week, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra decided to take matters into their own hands. To the delight of the other passengers, a quartet of musicians launched into a piece by Anton?n More…

Philadelphia Orchestra Tours China, 40 Years Later – NYTimes.com
The Philadelphia Orchestra is completing a two-week tour of China.
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Philadelphia jail offers tourists a taste of prison food
Plates of prison food at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. On left, Nutraloaf, presently served in Pennsylvania prisons as a 'behavior modified meal' and salt beef, with'Indian Mush,' an inmate dinner from the 1800s. (Matt Rourke/Associated More…

Philadelphia school district laying off 3783 employees
On the heels of a “doomsday” school budget for 2013-14 that has no funding for things as basic as paper and new books, the Philadelphia school system is now laying off 3,783 employees, including 676 teachers and 283 counselors, effective July 1. More…

Philadelphia demolition worker not responsible for collapse, lawyer says
The lawyer for a heavy equipment operator accused of being high on marijuana when a building collapsed in Philadelphia, killing six people, says his client “is not responsible.” Attorney Daine Grey says 42-year-old Sean Benschop and his family “are … More…

Philadelphia worker faces manslaughter charges
PHILADELPHIA — A 42-year-old man who was allegedly high while operating demolition equipment when a downtown building collapsed and killed six people will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a top city official said yesterday. Sean Benschop More…

Philadelphia Phillies (31-31) at Milwaukee Brewers (23-37), 7:15 pm (ET)
The Philadelphia Phillies blew a chance to extend their season-high winning streak and will try to get back on track Saturday in the third portion of a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Phillies had a 4-0 lead early on in Friday's 5-4 More…

Philadelphia Orchestra Quartet Gets Stuck on a Plane in China
httpv://youtu.be/dFhYPsgroMk When a quartet from The Philadelphia Orchestra (my home town) recently found itself grounded on a plane at the Beijing.
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Philadelphia demolition worker turns self in after deadly collapse
A heavy equipment operator with a lengthy rap sheet who is accused of being high on marijuana when a building in Philadelphia collapsed onto a thrift store, killing six people, surrendered Saturday to face charges in the deaths, police said. Sean … More…

Philadelphia worker charged with manslaughter in building collapse
A crane operator who police said tested positive for marijuana use on the job was arrested on Saturday on charges of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a building collapse in Philadelphia that killed six people and injured more than a dozen. More…

PFF: Damaris Johnson is the Philadelphia Eagles "Secret Superstar
Pro Footbal Focus thinks WR Damaris Johnson had a good 2012 season and can be an even more valuable player for the Eagles in 2013.
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