Philadelphia News for May 7th 2013

Wheelchair attendants at Philadelphia airport allege defective equipment, lack
PHILADELPHIA — Wheelchair attendants at Philadelphia International Airport said Monday that defective equipment, lack of training and exposure to bodily fluids have led to unsafe working conditions for employees and the disabled passengers they More…

Qatar Airways to make Philadelphia its 5th US city
Qatar Airways will make Philadelphia its newest U.S. gateway, the airline announced via its Twitter account this morning. The carrier gave few details in its morning tweet, saying only that it planned to begin nonstop flights to Philadelphia on Boeing More…

Philadelphia boy who suffers from Alopecia told by school his hair is too long
Zion Williams, a second-grader at Philadelphia’s Shiloh Christian Academy, is battling Alopecia, an auto-immune disease which causes patches of his hair to fall out. Zion is undergoing treatment at Drexel University, which includes painful shots to his … More…

Philadelphia Phillies place RHP Roy Halladay on 15-day DL
SAN FRANCISCO – The Philadelphia Phillies placed two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay on the … – Sports – Winnipeg Free Press.
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Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay's Crashing End Hard on All Concerned
The final curtain may be coming down on Roy Halladay’s once-dazzling run as a starting pitcher in Philadelphia. Whether the show can reopen in another city some other day is, well, some other day’s question. The here and now is pretty awful. When the … More…

Castro niece wins local gay-rights award – Philly.com
Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and niece of former President Fidel Castro, told a Philadelphia gay-rights conference Saturday of her efforts to promote equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Cubans. Castro … More…

Position Snapshot: Offensive Tackle – Philadelphia Eagles
As our Position Snapshots continue, we move to the offensive line, where 17 players are currently on the roster. Nine of those 17 can loosely be defined as tackles though most are versatile enough to play multiple positions. We'll focus on
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Phillies' Halladay to have tests on sore shoulder
Philadelphia Phillies’ Roy Halladay, right, and Carlos Ruiz wait for the results of a review of a home run by Miami Marlins’ Adeiny Hechavarria in the third inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Philadelphia. Michael Perez ??? AP Photo … More…

Philadelphia mother is outraged to discover her ninth grade son received
fifty-shades-of-grey-cac1d39d5bb5c20810b1314bcbf61dee35d8219b-s6-c10_1.jpg In the latest controversy over “Fifty Shades of Grey,” a Philadelphia mother was astonished and angry to discover that a high school teacher bought her ninth-grade son a More…

Burning Device Thrown at Office of Local Politician
Philadelphia police say a dangerous device ended up outside the office of Pennsylvania State Representative Dwight Evans. A similar device was discovered at a nearby playground. A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection to both incidents. NBC10′s … More…

William Shakespeare's Star Wars Staged in Philadelphia – GalleyCat
Quirk Books, Drexel University's Urban Playground and Dragon Jedi staged a few scenes from William Shakespeare's Star Wars outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art recently. Below, we've embedded a video of the reenactment. Museum
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Philadelphia Equality Forum 2013 Summit wraps up
“SundayOUT at the Piazza is a daylong festival showcasing gay rights,” said Keith Joseph, VP of the Philadelphia Equality Forum Board. Joseph says this year the nation of Cuba was highlighted by the forum and Mariela Castro was honored during several … More…

Philadelphia jury begins 4th day of deliberations in case of ghoulish
A Philadelphia jury is scheduled to start a fourth full day of deliberations in the case of a Philadelphia abortion provider charged with multiple counts of murder. More…

Qatar Airways plans Philadelphia expansion
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of fast-growing Qatar Airways says it plans to add Philadelphia to its routes next year as part of alliances with American Airlines and other U.S.-based carriers. Qatar Airways is locked in fierce More…

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
MLB Team Report – Philadelphia Phillies – INSIDE PITCH For years, he's been one of the most feared pitches in MLB — a surgeon with two Cy Young Awards to his name and the boundless respect of hitters everywhere for having pinpoint control that never More…

Philadelphia Phillies (14-18) at San Francisco Giants (19-12), 10:15 pm (ET)
The former Cy Young Award winner would take a repeat performance with a different result as he tries to snap a four-start winless drought on Monday, when the Philadelphia Phillies begin a three-game set with the Giants. The Giants have only seen the More…

Philadelphia jury rehears instructions in abortion clinic deaths; doctor, co
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia jury weighing charges against a Philadelphia abortion provider in the deaths of four babies allegedly born alive and a patient listened again Monday to the legal distinctions between first- and third-degree murder, More…

Phillies Faced with Reality That Roy Halladay May Never Be Back
Roy Halladay gave up five runs on two hits in the first inning of the Philadelphia Phillies’ 14-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. After a clean second inning, Halladay allowed another four runs to cross in the third, leaving the game after … More…

Philadelphia Eagles Are 1 of the NFL's Biggest Mysteries
Assuming that Robert Griffin III continues to recover from early offseason knee surgery successfully, the NFC East’s top three teams from 2012 won’t have changed a whole lot by the time 2013 begins. Griffin’s Washington Redskins didn’t gain or lose … More…

Philadelphia Phillies place RHP Roy Halladay on 15-day DL
SAN FRANCISCO — The Philadelphia Phillies placed two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Manager Charlie Manuel said Halladay had traveled to Los Angeles, More…

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