Philadelphia News for April 26th 2013

Researchers track the 'northernization' of Philly's unusual accent; 'wooder
“Certain changes have continued in the same direction over 100 years and everybody's doing it,” said Bill Labov, who has studied the Philadelphia accent since 1971 and recorded hundreds of native speakers born between 1888 and 1992 and living in More…

Recap: Philadelphia vs. NY Islanders
The Philadelphia Flyers are in the midst of perhaps their best stretch of hockey this season. Unfortunately for them, it was far too late. The strong run continued in Thursday's home finale at the Wells Fargo Center, as rookie defenseman Oliver More…

NY Islanders fall to Philadelphia Flyers, drop to eighth in Eastern Conference
PHILADELPHIA ??? John Tavares fueled the Islanders’ surprising run to the playoffs. He’d like to help them get one more win before the regular season ends. Not even Tavares’ 28th goal of the season was enough in the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2-1 win over the … More…

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
However, the new Philadelphia centerfielder tried to downplay how severe his left quad injury really was. "Just numb from the icing," Revere said after Philadelphia's 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park. "It's getting better. More…

Fantasy Football – Offseason Primers: Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are starting over with Chip Kelly, but what does that mean for Fantasy stars like Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin? More…

Pirates-Phillies Preview
Cliff Lee may need some help from the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies if they're going to keep that from happening. Starling Marte will try to continue his hot hitting at the top of the lineup and help the Pirates to a third straight win over the More…

Philadelphia Police seek assault suspects, one 10 -12 years old
PHILADELPHIA – April 25, 2013 (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are looking for three young suspects in an assault, with one described as being 10 to 12 years old. The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. on Monday, April 22nd in the 3300 block of North 16th … More…

Six Must-Do Philadelphia Festivals This Spring & Beyond
PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — From spring until fall, Philadelphia hosts a variety of festivals that music fans and culture vultures will consider must-dos, must-sees and must-hears. For music fans, there's the second-annual Budweiser More…

New York Islanders (24-16-6) at Philadelphia Flyers (21-22-3), 7 pm (ET)
The Philadelphia Flyers won't get a chance to spoil the New York Islanders' playoff chances on Thursday, but they will aim for a fifth win in six games in the final contest at Wells Fargo Center this season. The lockout-shortened season has seen a More…

Philadelphia Eagles Big Board: Final Pre-Draft Update
By leaps and bounds, this is the most important and intriguing draft for the Philadelphia Eagles since Andy Reid made Donovan McNabb his first draft choice 14 years ago. Not only is this the first time the Eagles are selecting in the top five since … More…

Why Philadelphia Should Just Go Bankrupt Already
As a lifelong resident of the area, a native of Germantown, a product of the Philadelphia public schools, a supporter of Mayor Nutter, and a huge fan of the city, I hope Shedlock is right. Mayor Nutter should move the city into bankruptcy. He would be … More…

Philadelphia abortion doctor won't testify in murder trial
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia abortion provider won't testify or call witnesses at his capital murder trial. Dr. Kermit Gosnell's decision follows five weeks of prosecution evidence. Defense lawyer Jack McMahon has done his work by challenging More…

Researchers track evolution of Philly's odd accent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Will Philly no longer be a place where residents drink wooder and root for the Iggles? Gid eowt! A University of Pennsylvania linguistics professor says the Southern-inflected sound of the Philadelphia dialect is moving toward a … More…

Philadelphia Eagles select Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson with the fourth overall pick
lanejohnson310gettyThe Philadelphia Eagles have selected Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson with the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Pros: Very quick and athletic tackle who gets in his set off the snap in a hurry. Has the best pass-blocking kick-step … More…

Gaby Sanchez helps Pirates rally past slumping Phillies
On Thursday, it was Gaby Sanchez, who homered and drove in three runs, and Garrett Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run double to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-4 comeback victory over the struggling Philadelphia Phillies. "You don't try to explain it More…

US bars Castro's daugther from visiting Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA – The daughter of Cuba President Raul Castro cannot visit Philadelphia to receive an award for her gay rights activism because the State Department has denied her permission to travel there, officials said Thursday. Mariela Castro had been More…

Jury returns Monday for Philadelphia abortion…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury won't hear from an abortion provider before they weigh charges that he killed a woman and four viable babies. Dr. Kermit Gosnell decided Wednesday not to testify or call witnesses at his capital murder trial. More…

Philadelphia's Enoch Smith guilty of rape, promoting prostitution, other charges
Enoch Smith. Philadelphia's Enoch Smith is accused of being a pimp and a rapist. He is on trial this week in Doylestown. Enoch Smith. Enoch Smith in his Bucks County prison mug shot. Related YouTube Video. Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:00 pm More…

Caught on Camera: Kids Pull Handgun on Girl, Adult
A 10-year old Philadelphia boy turned himself in to police after video shows him. – Nefertiti Jaquez. A 10-year old Philadelphia boy turned himself in to police after video shows him pointing waving a gun at people. He’s home now after it … More…

Philadelphia's Sharrif Floyd goes to Vikings –
NEW YORK – Sharrif Floyd, who first made his name playing football for a high school on Bustleton Avenue – George Washington High, in the Philadelphia Public League – was picked 23d overall in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota More…

Philadelphia News for April 24th 2013

Philadelphia Eagles Should Say No to Dion Jordan
Philadelphia has a more pressing need on the offensive line. As I said in this article, the Eagles' offensive line is rebuilding from injuries to Jason Peters and Jason Kelce, a 1st round bust in Danny Watkins and a right tackle in Todd Herremans whose

Barbarism in Philadelphia | The Weekly Standard
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Boston Bruins (27-12-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (20-22-3), 7:30 pm (ET)
Following what can only be understated as an emotional week, the Boston Bruins take to the road on Tuesday night as they resume their quest for a Northeast Division title versus the Philadelphia Flyers. It hasn't been about hockey lately for the Bruins

Barbarism in Philadelphia
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is on trial in Philadelphia for doping one patient to death and killing seven fetuses born alive. He doubtless seems a worthy candidate for death row. Dr. Gosnell, after all …

Philadelphia Record Seen as Deal Talk Bars Public: Muni Credit
Philadelphia, which has the lowest credit grade among the five most-populous U.S. cities, is planning its largest general-obligation issue on record after holding an unprecedented closed-door conference to draw buyers. Municipal officials last week

Philadelphia declares interest in 2024 Olympics bid –
On Monday, he told the U.S. Olympic Committee in a letter that the Philadelphia region is “enthusiastically” embracing the prospect of bidding on and hosting the Olympics and Paralympics in 2024. “I am honored to confirm our wholehearted commitment and …

If, And, But: The Philadelphia Eagles Will Be in the Playoffs in 2013
And: Another new-look Philadelphia defense adjusts to coordinator Billy Davis and his 3-4 schemes. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox moves to right end and free agent nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga (49ers) takes over in the middle. Defensive end Trent Cole

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Read, Lauridsen score goals 7 seconds apart to lead Flyers past Boston 5-2
Then Philadelphia pitched in with its wallets. The 50/50 raffle that usually supports Philadelphia charities went to The Flyers raised $85,595. Also, the Flyers were set to put their jerseys up for auction at, with

Judge drops 3 of 8 murder charges against abortion provider
PHILADELPHIA ??? Three of eight murder charges were thrown out Tuesday against a Philadelphia abortion provider whose clinic was called a ???house of horrors,??? apparently because the judge had not heard sufficient evidence from prosecutors that the three …

Breaking Down the Philadelphia Eagles' 2013 Out-of-Conference Schedule
Chip Kelly, welcome to the NFL. As a special gift to you and your Philadelphia Eagles, you will begin the season with three games in 11 days. This short period for the Eagles could be a blessing in disguise, an opportunity to win over the fanbase early …

Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney selected MLS Player of Week
Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney has been named Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters for Week 8 of the 2013 MLS season. McInerney scored twice in the first half of a 3-2 victory over D.C. United on

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter talks gun regulations at Yale University
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The man who created the “Sandy Hook Principles” says safe streets should get just as much attention in America as safe airplanes. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, in a speech Monday at Yale University, called on lawmakers and

Eagles' defensive needs are multifold
9:49 p.m. EDT, April 23, 2013. PHILADELPHIA–. — To "shock the world," as new Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga promised right after signing a free-agent contract last month, the Eagles will first have to have a defense that fits

Philadelphia couple, who says they seek prayer not doctors, in court after
Herbert Schaible, 44, and his 43-year-old wife grew up in the First Century Gospel Church in northeast Philadelphia and have served as teachers there. The church's website has a sermon titled "Healing — From God or Medicine?" that quotes Bible verses

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Boston
Steve Mason turned away 39 shots as the Philadelphia Flyers took a 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. Simon Gagne, Scott Hartnell, Matt Read, Oliver Lauridsen and Jakub Voracek all scored for the Flyers, who have won their past two games.

Concierge Auctions Sells Exquisite 10+/- Acre English Manor Just Outside
Situated just 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, five bidders competed to own this expansive and luxurious property at 265 Abrahams Lane. The sale was conducted in cooperation with listing agent Eva McKendrick and buyer's agent Dana Hospodar, both of

Judge Throws Out Some Murder Charges Against Philadelphia Abortion Doctor
Abortion Doctor. By JON HURDLE. Published: April 23, 2013. PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday threw out three of seven murder charges against a Philadelphia doctor charged with killing viable fetuses while performing abortions.

Locke allows 2 hits in 6 innings, Sanchez homers off Hamels to lead Pirates
Locke pitched six strong innings of two-hit ball and Gaby Sanchez homered off Cole Hamels to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over Philadelphia 2-0 on Tuesday night. “That's his best big league performance,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Locke, who

Locke pitches Pirates past Hamels, Phillies 2-0
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jeff Locke throws a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Philadelphia. Michael Perez ??? AP Photo. Story Photos: Pirates Phillies Baseball. Previous PageNext Page …


Philadelphia News for April 22nd 2013

Lawyer's illness delays defense in capital murder trial of Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — A defense lawyer has fallen ill, causing a delay in the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell. The 72-year-old Gosnell is charged with killing a patient and seven babies. The defense had been expected to start

Philadelphia Eagles Off to a Fast Start Under Chip Kelly
The Philadelphia Eagles got their first taste of Kelly's practice approach during mini-camp last week, and needless to say, it was a shift away from anything they experienced under Andy Reid. "It's different," tight end Brent Celek told reporters. "You

Philadelphia Phillies Pick Pettibone, Will Make MLB Debut Against Pirates
When Philadelphia Phillies’ fifth starting pitcher John Lannan hit the 15-day disabled list with a strained knee tendon, two questions came to mind. The first was how long Lannan would have to sit out, and the second (and more important), who would …

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Philadelphia Orchestra fund-raising still has a way to go –
Not long ago, a woman stood at the entrance to the Kimmel Center before a sold-out Philadelphia Orchestra concert, holding a sign: “Need one ticket.” A few weeks earlier, a couple called the box office the day after a performance of The Rite of Spring …

5 Most Telling Statistics from Philadelphia Flyers' 2013 Season
With just three regular-season games remaining and the Philadelphia Flyers officially eliminated from playoff contention, it’s time to reflect on what proved to be an utterly forgettable season for the Orange and Black. The Flyers will miss the …

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
MLB Team Report – Philadelphia Phillies – INSIDE PITCH When John Lannan went down with an oblique injury last week, there were a multitude of ways the Phillies could have gone to replace their fifth starter. It could have been right-hander Tyler Cloyd

United vs. Union: Philadelphia defeats DC, 3-2, in MLS play
McInerney, 20, was the seventh selection in the 2010 MLS draft — a slot Philadelphia acquired from United in what turned out to be a one-sided trade: The Union added McInerney, veteran midfielder Fred and financial considerations for goalkeeper Troy

Changes Philadelphia Phillies Must Make to Spark a Winning Streak
The Philadelphia Phillies will finish in the bottom half of the division if they continue to play disinterested and uninspired baseball. While the team is lacking those two intangible qualities, there are plenty of areas in the physical realm of the …

Philly man gets 15 months over bogus plane threat
Kenneth Smith, 26, must also send written apologies to 38 passengers who were aboard when their flight turned around and armed agents stormed the plane at Philadelphia International Airport. Smith, a pizza cook, was angered over a compromising photo

Philadelphia's First Lady Lisa J. Nutter Named Peirce College's 2013
Peirce College, Philadelphia's leading private, non-profit, four-year accredited institution for working adult learners, is proud to announce that Philadelphia First Lady Lisa J. Nutter will deliver the keynote speech at the 2013 Commencement Ceremony