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