September 17, 2016 |
Quadir Phillips hadn't even touched the ball on offense or made many plays on defense. But in the third quarter of Thursday's demolition of Strawberry Mansion, the 5-foot-5, 120-pounder from Fels made the play of the game, hit of the game and most unselfish play of the game - all at the same time. The final score was 34-12 at Northeast High, and the game was already in hand by the time Phillips left his mark. But that didn't matter much to coach Bill Harrigan. "Quadir, that was my play of the game right there!"
September 15, 2016 |
The consensus on the Temple football team is that the 1-1 Owls aren't anywhere near where they need to be if they hope to approach the success they had last season. One person in particular who believes he needs to step up is quarterback Phillip Walker. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound senior has even more responsibility than a year ago, when strong senior leadership and production from the upperclassmen resulted in a 10-4 finish. This year's team is still feeling its way, looking for leaders and big-play performers to emerge.
August 7, 2016 |
Matt Nathanson can't seem to sit still. Last summer, the singer/songwriter toured with Train and the Fray. After his latest album, Show Me Your Fangs , launched in October, he headed out for an acoustic set. Now, he's at it again, this time with a full band and American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips as a co-headliner. Nathanson recorded his first album in 1993, while he was still in college. His music gained popularity in the mid-2000s, when songs such as "Come on Get Higher," "All We Are," and "I Saw" were featured on NCIS , Big Shots , Scrubs , and other shows.
May 26, 2016 |
Terron L. Phillips had just bought a pack of cigarettes from an East Camden gas station late last Wednesday and was walking home when a red SUV approached him. Four males, ages 16 to 19, were inside, authorities said. The youngest held a sawed-off shotgun. He stepped out of the car with Raquan Handon, 18, and tried to rob Phillips, investigators said. Phillips, 19, told them he had nothing. Handon searched his pockets, found only the cigarettes, and walked back to the SUV holding them, authorities said.
April 19, 2016 |
By the time paramedics found the 4-year-old girl shot dead in a back bedroom of his family's East Kensington house, Maurice "Stephon" Phillips was long gone. Those who remained in the house where Phillips lived with his girlfriend and six children told police the girl's 5-year-old brother had been playing with a gun that accidentally went off, firing a single shot into the girl's face. But the boy wasn't in the house, and neither was Phillips, whose Facebook cover photo features a semiautomatic pistol with a box of hollow-point bullets.
April 18, 2016 |
A 4-year-old girl - whose mother rarely let her or her siblings play outside their Kensington home because of chronic violence in the area - was shot dead inside her home Saturday afternoon by her 5-year-old brother, police said. The girl, whose name had not been released by police hours later, was shot once in the face about 2:25 p.m. in the family's home on the 200 block of East Mayfield Street. She was pronounced dead at the scene by medics at 2:30. Police said a semiautomatic pistol was recovered.
April 15, 2016 |
During a moment of silence late Wednesday afternoon on the University of Pennsylvania campus green, some of the dozens gathered there held posters that read, "You Are Not Alone," and, "This Is a Safe Space. " The campus church bell tolled six times. Then the next speaker came to the lectern to read more letters from anonymous students who had written their stories of depression and anxiety. The event was organized by friends of Penn junior Ao "Olivia" Kong, a finance major, who was hit by a Market-Frankford Line train at the nearby 40th Street station during Monday's morning rush.
March 25, 2016 |
Maybe it was when the pirates stood behind Capt. Richard Phillips and all he could hear was the click, click, click of a gun not discharging. Or maybe when there was a bang, and he felt blood coming down his face. Somehow, Phillips, held hostage on a lifeboat with four Somali pirates who had previously boarded his 17,000-ton Merchant Marine vessel off the coast of Africa, found the strength and faith to remain calm. "The way I solved that was one of the most crucial parts of being a leader, and that's staying calm," Phillips told a group of more than 400 human-resource professionals at a daylong symposium Wednesday organized by the Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management.
February 5, 2016 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Wade Phillips called defensive plays for Buddy Ryan during his three years with the Eagles, but Ryan would still interject, especially when the opposing offense picked up a first down. "If they made a first down, [Ryan] said, 'Blitz!' " Phillips recalled on Wednesday from the Super Bowl. "He said, 'Blitz 'em!' OK, Coach. Any time they made a first down he was going to blitz them. " Phillips chuckled at the thought. But the 68-year-old Broncos coordinator, who has achieved a similar amount of acclaim as a defensive whiz, said the former Eagles coach had a great impact on his career.
January 14, 2016 |
From the time she was 5 or 6, Susan knew she wanted to be a lawyer. She was equally certain she wanted to be a mother. But in the darkest and most turbulent times of her life, she didn't think either of those dreams was possible. By the time she was in college, Susan had twice attempted suicide; in law school, she developed severe anxiety and later was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She grew paranoid; she yanked out her fingernails and toenails. Finally, in desperation, she checked herself in to a psychiatric ward.