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NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mastery Charter Schools is poised to take over another former Philadelphia district school. The School Reform Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether Scholar Academies can hand over management of the Frederick Douglass School in North Philadelphia to Mastery. The district's charter school office will recommend the change beginning with the 2015-16 academic year. Scholar Academies asked Mastery to consider managing the school a little more than two weeks ago after the district's charter office said it would not recommend renewing the school's operating agreement because Scholar Academies had not delivered the academic improvement it had promised five years ago. Douglass, a former district elementary school at 2118 W. Norris St., was among the first low-performing district schools converted to Renaissance charters under the academic-turnaround program developed by then-Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman.
SPORTS
May 22, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
DENVER - On Wednesday night, Phillies manager and nine-time Gold Glove winner Ryne Sandberg used the word "unreal" when describing a play by first-year starting shortstop Freddy Galvis. The slick-fielding 25-year-old ranged in the hole that night, coming up with the ball and somehow letting loose on a strike to first base to record the out, despite the fact the throw came after Galvis was already airborne. Less than 24 hours later, Sandberg was pointing in the direction of his same sure-handed shortstop when asked about a seventh inning that began with a walk, unraveled with defense, and put the Phillies in a much more difficult position to rally in what was eventually a 7-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
SPORTS
May 22, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
READING - Ruben Amaro Jr. and Pat Gillick sat in a box perched behind home plate. Dickie Noles and a few Phillies scouts were in the ballpark's front rows. The Phillies brass was out in numbers on Wednesday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium. It was Aaron Nola day in Reading. The Phillies prized pitching prospect did not disappoint. Nola pitched seven scoreless innings in double-A Reading's 4-0 win over New Hampshire. The righthander walked one and struck out seven while allowing four hits, all of which were singles.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's not unusual for hospital chief executives in the Philadelphia region to talk to each other about possible mergers, trying to decide which competitor would be a good fit. But such talks have gone into overdrive since last fall, with three deals signed or completed and two systems - Crozer and Aria - now working with financial advisory firms to find buyers to help them through the hard times expected in coming years. Similar searches are happening across the country as hospitals face intensifying competition for dwindling numbers of inpatients, heavy capital demands to expand outpatient reach, and the gradual cuts of Medicare payments under Obamacare.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | Drew Lazor, Daily News
IF YOU could go back in time and ask a 17-year-old Ferry Takili what the United States was like, he might tell you that it was a country filled with monsters. Not in the boorish, self-serving "typical American" sense - we tend not to need any outside help cultivating that odious reputation, if we're being honest. No. Literally, monsters. When Ferry, now 39, stepped off the plane from his native Jakarta and laid eyes on an American airport for the first time, it was nothing but vile, otherworldly creatures in every direction.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former 911 dispatcher has been charged with scamming the city out of $55,500 from a fund earmarked for members of the armed services fighting in the war on terror. Authorities say Pendarvis Williams, 51, forged paperwork to collect $500 a month allotted to employees serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, the military response to the Sept. 11 attacks, officials said Wednesday. He was charged this week with theft. Williams, a former National Guardsman, was eligible for the program for about a year: He served on active duty in the armed forces from Dec. 3, 2002, to Oct. 18, 2003, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
SPORTS
May 22, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
DENVER - It's nearly Memorial Day weekend, meaning most major league teams are beginning to take stock of themselves more than a quarter of the way through the season. The Phillies' brass has been honest with its own club since around Halloween, though. It's a rebuilding team that has been eager to sell off veteran parts. With the trade deadline a little more than two months away, the front office's efforts to move the remaining parts will reach a fever pitch soon. The Phillies will be baseball's most aggressive seller, and contending teams could do a lot worse than adding a Cole Hamels, Aaron Harang or Jonathan Papelbon to their pitching stable in hopes of a postseason run. And then there's the case of Ryan Howard, the once-immovable big piece.
SPORTS
May 22, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
DENVER - Chase Utley's four-game stay in the sixth spot in manager Ryne Sandberg's lineup ended Wednesday. After doubling in each of his previous four games, the Phillies' second baseman returned to the No. 3 spot against Colorado Rockies righthander Eddie Butler. "It just happened to work today with the guys that I wanted in the lineup," Sandberg said. "So he was kind of the fit for the three-spot. Other than that, I think he's been stinging the ball well, and he's a good fit for there obviously.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
With more than 200 Philadelphia police officers packing the courtroom behind them, the two brothers charged with killing Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III during a March 5 robbery waived their preliminary hearing Wednesday. The decision by Carlton Hipps, 29, and Ramone Williams, 25, to let their cases proceed directly to trial aborted a hearing that had been expected to last most of the day. Nevertheless, Assistant District Attorneys Brian Zarallo and Brendan O'Malley spent about 15 minutes outlining for Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni the evidence they would have presented.
SPORTS
May 22, 2015 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Philly.com AAlbert@philly.com
PARENTS OF La Salle High School student-athletes sat on the sidelines of Upper Bartley Field as their boys played in the Catholic League semifinals against Cardinal O'Hara. They spoke candidly and vividly about the Catholic League, the playoffs, other divisions, and even threw in jabs at old rival, St. Joseph's Prep. Listening from afar, one would think they were talking about the heated football, basketball or baseball rivalries built over the years. Nope. Instead, they were talking about lacrosse.
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