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June 19, 2009
JUST SAY NO, RUBEN. Be firm and resolute. Look to the near future even when the present appears to call for swift and decisive action. Just build a moat around Michael Taylor. Put him off-limits. Declare him a future Philly landmark. Buy him a size XXX-long T-shirt that reads "Untouchable" in front and "Off Limits" in back. Don't ruin my Twin Towers dream. Don't break up potential belting bookends Michael Taylor and Ryan Howard before they have gone back-to-back for the first of what should be many times.
NEWS
February 3, 1994 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Philadelphia Police Capt. Michael Taylor was acquitted yesterday of charges of accepting payoffs from a South Philadelphia numbers operator to protect an illegal lottery business. Taylor, 46, a 19-year veteran of the police force, was fired in August 1986 after he was charged with taking a $200 bribe from an admitted numbers operator. The operator was cooperating with the Police Department's ethics accountability division. Taylor was the highest-ranking of nine police officers arrested in October 1986 on charges of accepting bribes from illegal-lottery operators.
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June 18, 1996 | By Carol Morello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Before he ended up a bullet-riddled corpse by the railroad tracks, Michael Taylor had survived a nightmarish youth of drug addiction and homelessness. He got himself clean and sober. Then he became a political radical who rubbed elbows with Hollywood celebrities and dreamed of starting a small pirate radio station that would defy federal regulations in the name of free speech. Police think those ideas may have gotten him killed. They have arrested three suspects in the April 22 slaying, and said Taylor's murder might be linked to a dispute over whether the station would be commercial-free.
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September 30, 2011 | Phillies All-Traded Lineup BY BILL CONLIN, BY1] bill1chair@home.com bill1chair@home.com
The best trades are the ones that help both teams. Here are the recent Phils' Traded Away All-Stars by position (asterisk denotes potential future All-Star): STARTERS: 1B:: Jonathan Singleton 3B:: Jason Donald SS:: Jonathan Villar 2B:: Adrian Cardenas LF:: Domingo Santana* CF:: Anthony Gose* RF:: Michael Taylor C:: Travis d'Arnaud* SP:: RHP Jarred Cosart SP:: LHP J.A. Happ Closer:: Josh Zeid BENCH: IF/OF:: Matt Spencer C:: Lou Marson OF:: Greg Golson DAMAGED GOODS: RHP:: Carlos Carrasco (Tommy John)
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March 17, 2013
A Camden County grand jury has indicted a 62-year-old Voorhees man who allegedly murdered his neighbor in a June dispute that began with an argument about pet birds. David Giordano of Sherry Court is charged with fatally stabbing 52-year-old Michael Taylor. Giordano allegedly dumped water on Taylor's pet birds because they were chirping loudly from the porch beneath him. Taylor then confronted Giordano, who allegedly stabbed him several times. The indictment was presented March 6 and made public Wednesday.
NEWS
December 11, 2011
Delaware County authorities were holding Maurquis Javon Thompson, 19, of Chester, on $1 million bail Saturday on charges that he killed two 15-year-old Glenolden boys in a hit-and-run accident after he fled from police. Michael Taylor was killed instantly, police said, while Mark McNeill died of his injuries in Chester-Crozer Medical Center in Upland on Saturday afternoon. Police said Thompson was driving a speeding car on Chester Pike, leaving Folcroft Borough and entering Glenolden, about 9:35 p.m. Friday.
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June 27, 2012
A Voorhees man was arraigned on murder charges Tuesday following the weekend death of a neighbor he allegedly stabbed this month in a dispute over the neighbor's pet birds, authorities said. David Giordano, 62, dumped water on Michael Taylor's birds from the porch of his condominium unit on Sherry Court on June 5. When he heard Taylor come up the stairs to confront him, Giordano - who has worked as a butcher - got a knife, according to officials. The men fought and Giordano stabbed Taylor in the arm, stomach, and upper chest, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, Voorhees police, and court records.
SPORTS
July 2, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Michael Taylor slugged his 15th homer, a two-run shot that capped a six-run second inning, as the Reading Phillies beat the Altoona Curve, 8-6, in the Eastern League last night. Scott Eyre, on a rehab assignment from the Phillies, gave up a first-inning run and Kyle Drabek (5-0) allowed three more in the second but went 6 2/3 innings for the victory. Taylor and lefthander Joe Savery were chosen to play in the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 15. Savery (10-1) leads the league in wins, and Taylor leads in batting average (.348 entering last night)
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July 19, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
J.J. Furmaniak, with a bases-loaded double, drove in three of six runs in the fourth inning as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Rochester Red Wings, 7-5, last night in the first game of an International League doubleheader. Michael Taylor hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning of the second game on the way to a 7-3 win to complete the sweep. Carlos Carrasco got the win. Lakewood 8, Lexington 2 LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Harold Garcia was 4 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored as the BlueClaws beat the Legends in the South Atlantic League.
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April 1, 2016 | ,By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
David P. Giordano told a state judge Wednesday that he lived an honorable life. That is, he said, until he killed his neighbor, 52-year-old Michael Taylor, in 2012 during a fight about Taylor's noisy pet birds. On Wednesday, Giordano, 65, of Voorhees, stood stoically before Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal in Camden asking for mercy during his sentencing hearing. "I'm truly sorry," Giordano said, turning toward Taylor's relatives and friends in the gallery. "My true intentions were to protect myself.
NEWS
February 11, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
A Camden County man faces up to 30 years in prison after a jury convicted him of killing his neighbor during an argument in 2012 about the neighbor's birds' chirping loudly. A Superior Court jury in Camden on Monday found David P. Giordano, 65, of Voorhees, guilty of aggravated manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of 52-year-old Michael Taylor, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Monday after the trial. The jury was seated Jan. 26, when the trial began. Giordano lived in a condominium unit above Taylor's on Sherry Street.
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April 13, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was his slider above the strike zone on which Nationals leadoff man Michael Taylor whiffed. It was his slider that Yunel Escobar lifted over Ben Revere's head for a double to left field. And it was his slider that Bryce Harper watched paint the outside corner of the plate for an inning-ending strike. Ken Giles bounced back Friday night from his struggle-filled season debut, but the promising 24-year-old setup man is not yet out of the woods. While his slider was razor sharp, he relied on it as his primary pitch after again struggling to locate his fastball.
SPORTS
March 12, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Nine months elapsed between days on which Chad Billingsley pitched to live hitters, a time frame that probably seems like an eternity for the veteran major-leaguer. But there the 30-year-old righthander was Tuesday morning at the Phillies' spring training complex, directing a series of 25 pitches to non-roster invitees Chris McGuiness and Darin Mastroianni. Pitching coach Bob McClure said afterward that Billingsley threw as if he never underwent surgery. "From an arm strength [aspect]
SPORTS
May 9, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
TORONTO - Four and a half years ago, the Toronto Blue Jays had an opportunity to reshape their franchise with one move. They had Roy Halladay, arguably the best pitcher in baseball, as a trade chip. On Dec. 16, 2009, Toronto sent Halladay to the Phillies for three prospects: pitcher Kyle Drabek, catcher Travis d'Arnaud and outfielder Michael Taylor. On the surface, it looks as if that trade worked out about as well for Toronto as a second trade the Phillies made that day: Cliff Lee to Seattle for three prospects, none of whom is in the major leagues (or appears close to getting to the majors in 2014)
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March 11, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Yesterday's game between the Phillies and the Twins was one of a handful that Major League Baseball had designated as a replay game. As in, a game where managers and umpires would abide by the rules of the sport's new replay system in order to familiarize themselves with it in preparation for the regular season. Except, yesterday, managers and umpires were warned before the game that Hammond Stadium wasn't exactly equipped with the requisite technology. "We were warned: limited cameras, and a delay" in accessing the available cameras, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.
NEWS
July 28, 2013 | By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses, and other foods imported into the United States are safe. The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food-safety law passed by Congress 21/2 years ago, are meant to establish better checks on what long has been a scattershot effort to guard against unsafe food imported from more than 150 countries. Only around 2 percent of that food is inspected by the government at ports and borders.
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March 17, 2013
A Camden County grand jury has indicted a 62-year-old Voorhees man who allegedly murdered his neighbor in a June dispute that began with an argument about pet birds. David Giordano of Sherry Court is charged with fatally stabbing 52-year-old Michael Taylor. Giordano allegedly dumped water on Taylor's pet birds because they were chirping loudly from the porch beneath him. Taylor then confronted Giordano, who allegedly stabbed him several times. The indictment was presented March 6 and made public Wednesday.
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December 2, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
An investigation into a series of armed robberies last month in Gloucester and Camden Counties paid off Thursday night when a nearly two-hour manhunt ended with two arrests in Deptford Township and the discovery of a fake gun. The manhunt began as officers interrupted an armed robbery by a teenager with what appeared to be a handgun at the Citgo gas station at 1504 Hurffville Rd. in Deptford just after 10 p.m., said acting Capt. Michael Taylor. They immediately found Albert A. Anderson 3d, 44, in a van, where he was waiting to act as getaway driver, Taylor said.
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