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November 16, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Grant, who has become a Center City fixture as "Philly Jesus" with his long hair, beard, robes, and staff, was arrested Friday in his LOVE Park stomping grounds, shortly after taking a few laps around the new Dilworth Park skating rink. He has been charged with disorderly conduct and failure to disperse. "Those are charges that, in my experience, the government uses when you don't do whatever the government wants you to do, or that the police officer wants you to do," said Charles M. Gibbs, the lawyer Grant retained Saturday morning to represent him. Gibbs asked Grant to refer media inquiries to him. "He's a very decent young man who is simply exercising his First Amendment right of speech," Gibbs said Saturday.
SPORTS
November 15, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE PHILLIES signed nine players to minor league contracts, including Jeff Francoeur, and invited them to spring training. The non-roster invitees are: * Andres Blanco: The 30-year-old infielder batted .277 in 25 games for the Phils last season. * Brian Bogusevic: The 30-year-old outfielder has played 299 major league games over four seasons with the Astros and Cubs. He batted .236 with 17 home runs, 62 RBI and 22 stolen bases. * Russ Canzler: The 28-year-old utility man played at Lehigh Valley and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre last season.
SPORTS
November 15, 2014 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
STANDING IN the Society Hill Sheraton last night as one of the inductees into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, Darby-born Geoff Petrie had come a long way from his days at Springfield (Delco) High School. Petrie, a 6-4 point guard and shooting guard, graduated from Springfield in 1966 before going to Princeton to play for coach Pete Carril and then to the NBA, where he played six seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and was an All-Star in 1971 and '74. But before all of that, the 66-year-old Petrie knows that his love of the game was forged in the Philadelphia area.
SPORTS
November 15, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
STARING at a crossroads last June, trying to decide whether to continue his career at age 39, Kimmo Timonen leaned on best friend Scott Hartnell for advice. If Timonen was going to keep playing, going to take one last shot at a Stanley Cup, he wanted to do it with Hartnell. The odd couple of friends - a rambunctious and goofy ginger from Lloydminster, Alberta, and a super serious Finn who started their NHL careers together in 2000 in Tennessee - mapped out a final voyage. They looked at the schedule.
NEWS
November 15, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
A Philadelphia jury on Friday convicted former police officer Kevin Corcoran of obstructing justice, a charge that stems from his heated arrest and quick release of an Iraqi War veteran last year. The Common Pleas Court jury of five women and seven men found Corcoran not guilty of two other charges - false imprisonment and official oppression. Corcoran, 34, a 10-year police veteran at the time of his dismissal in March, could receive up to 1-to-2 years in jail when sentenced Jan. 9 by Judge Robert Coleman.
NEWS
November 15, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
NOBODY ON Sparks Street in Olney speaks about Rodney Ramseur. His family still lives in the corner house where he grew up, but it's as if he never existed. Ramseur, who would have turned 24 last month, was gunned down on his front porch in May 2012. It's unknown who pulled the trigger, but it's clear why he was targeted: Six days earlier, he had testified in a homicide case involving a childhood friend. Similarly, four months earlier, Reina Aguirre Alonso, a witness in another homicide case, was executed: An assassin walked into the corner store where she worked at Mutter and Westmoreland streets in North Philly and shot her four times at point-blank range.
SPORTS
November 14, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
PHOENIX - When teams are uncertain whether a player fits into their future plans, or have to make a decision on said player's contract status, their front office evaluates the player and his worth, both to their own team and to others, and then makes a calculated decision they feel best suits the team. Sometimes that means trading a popular pitcher who has served as the face of the franchise. "That's one of the reasons we traded [Jeff] Samardzija when we did," Cubs president Theo Epstein said yesterday.
NEWS
November 14, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
  A budding partnership of local tourism and immigration advocates is set to unveil its "New Americans Tour," an exploration of the nation's founding, with an emphasis on the interests of new and would-be citizens. The self-guided tour, which debuts online and via social media on Friday, encompasses 13 sites between Arch and Walnut Streets, east of Broad Street. It spotlights the role of immigrants in American life and aims to prepare aspiring citizens for the civics portion of the naturalization exam.
NEWS
November 14, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
    By now, Tianna Edwards, the North Philadelphia day-care operator awaiting trial for her role in the drowning of a 7-year-old in her care, knows her way around a sentencing hearing. Her record includes convictions for shoplifting, gun charges, and insurance fraud as well as probation stints in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. But on Thursday, Edwards received her stiffest sentence yet - five years and three months in a federal detention center for using her sister-in-law's identity to obtain a state child care license that her criminal past would otherwise have prevented her from obtaining.
NEWS
November 14, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
In 2008, Philadelphia's households recycled 8 percent of their waste. Pretty much the only good thing experts could say about it was there was ample room for improvement. Then, the city started weekly pickup. It moved from multiple containers for recyclables to single-stream recycling that didn't have to be sorted curbside. It began an awards-based program. The kinds of materials that can be recycled increased. On Thursday, city officials announced the 2014 rate - 21 percent, triple what it was six years ago. The amount increased from less than 55,000 tons to nearly 128,000 tons.
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