May 23, 2015 |
Tyler Phillips was in command for sixth-seeded Bishop Eustace in its 6-2 victory over visiting No. 11 St. John Vianney in the first round of the South Jersey Non-Public A baseball playoffs. Phillips threw five shutout innings, allowing only two hits and three walks and striking out 10. A three-run third inning helped give Bishop Eustace the lead, and two insurance runs in the sixth sealed the win. Nick Browne went 2 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI. Justin Hagenman drove in two runs on two hits.
May 17, 2015 |
A work of bizarro genius, The Incredibly Dangerous Astonishing Lucrative and Potentially True Adventures of Barry Seal , at FringeArts only through Saturday, is not to be missed. Thaddeus Phillips gives us a brilliant, hilarious theater installation/conspiracy theory/telenovela/true-life drama about the titular drug smuggler and CIA informant. If you look up Barry Seal, you'll discover that not only was he a real person, but also that there are conflicting theories about his death.
May 13, 2015 |
When experimental multimedia theater performer and playwright Thaddeus Phillips premieres The Incredibly Dangerous Astonishing Lucrative and Potentially TRUE Adventures of Barry Seal on Thursday at FringeArts, he'll be showing how far he's come from his start in Philadelphia. This colorful first segment of the tale of the most notorious drug smuggler in U.S. history (whose second, lengthier portion, Alias Ellis Mackenzie , will run during September's Fringe Festival) features a stage full of beat-up Cadillac parts and splashy '80s costuming.
May 3, 2015 |
It can be an overwhelming situation, seeing all those radar guns measuring his velocity, and those handling the instruments also assessing intangibles such as character, heart, and the will to compete. Bishop Eustace senior righthander Tyler Phillips is used to the drill and focuses only on the next batter, not the group of older men behind home plate who are taking notes on one pitch after another. Phillips has had plenty of company during his pitching appearances this season, as several major-league scouts eye him. It could be intimidating and overwhelming, or it could be motivating.
April 11, 2015 |
When he was a child, George H. Phillips worked in the kitchen of his family's restaurant in Sea Isle City, N.J. "He opened clams, got a penny apiece," his wife, Linda, said. When ownership of the business - Busch's Seafood Restaurant - passed to him from his mother, Anna Busch, he was back where he started. "He was the cook; he kept the back of the house going," his wife said. Though the restaurant employed as many as 120 workers at its peak, she said, "he sweated like everybody else in that kitchen.
February 11, 2015 |
BUDDY CIANFRANI had it in for Wally Phillips. Phillips, a highly regarded crusading prosecutor on the local, state and federal levels whose forte was going after public figures, had his eye on Cianfrani as a special prosecutor in 1974. Henry J. "Buddy" Cianfrani, then a state senator with lots of political pull, scoffed at Phillips' efforts to nail him. He famously boasted, "If he can't get me, what kind of an investigator is he?" Walter M. "Wally" Phillips Jr., who died Saturday at age 76, had been named a special prosecutor by Gov. Milton Shapp to investigate police corruption in Philadelphia and any political figures who got in the way. Phillips called Cianfrani the "Big Cannelloni.
February 10, 2015 |
Walter M. Phillips Jr., 76, a tireless prosecutor whose efforts to root out public corruption in the 1970s shook the foundations of Philadelphia's Democratic politics, died Saturday, Feb. 7, of complications from earlier open-heart surgery. His career as a city, state, and federal prosecutor pitted him against New York mobsters and politicians such as former Pennsylvania State Sen. Henry J. "Buddy" Cianfrani. His drive to pursue graft at all costs at times laid him low, such as when he turned his investigative zeal on officials close to the administration that appointed him - and later fired him - as a state special prosecutor charged with rooting out police and political corruption in the city.
January 29, 2015 |
Contract balks According to the Hollywood Reporter , "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips has complained to the California Labor Commission to get out of the contract with 19 Entertainment, the company that signed him from the show. "I am very grateful for the opportunities provided to me through appearing on 'American Idol'," Phillips said. "The value that the fans and the show have given to my career is not lost on me. However, I have not felt that I have been free to conduct my career in a way that I am comfortable with.
December 23, 2014 |
ALEXIS MCKINNEY had strong empathy for people who she believed suffered from society's various inequities. She not only had empathy, she had the passion and drive to do something about it. Her focus was mainly on the problems of being African-American, but her embrace covered anyone she thought of as a victim. "She was very committed to the community," said her brother, Frederick B. Phillips, a prominent Washington-based psychologist and social worker. "She was very committed to those she felt had experienced negative impact from society.
December 18, 2014 |
IN THE MANY years that John Bucci Jr. has been serving up his famous pork sandwiches at John's Roast Pork in South Philadelphia, he's made up many an order "to go. " But not this far. Last week, a customer came in with an unusual order. His father was a devoted fan of John's roast pork sandwiches, and he wanted to take one with him. Where John C. "Butch" Gleason was going was a place where you wouldn't expect roast pork sandwiches to dwell - but who knows? Butch, a longtime salesman, teacher, basketball coach and broadcaster, died Dec. 8. He had told his family, "The day I die, promise me you'll put one of his sandwiches in my casket.