Philadelphia Orchestra Files Plan to Emerge From Bankruptcy

Plus: The Sixers force Game 7, Michael Days is back at the Daily News, Hamels and Chooch help the Phils avoid a sweep, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Orchestra Has a Plan. The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced a plan to erase its debt, cut costs, and climb out of bankruptcy. The orchestra declared bankruptcy more than a year ago, but could be out of Chapter 11 by July if the judge and creditors approve the plan submitted yesterday. [New York Times]

Sixers Force Game 7. Confetti! The Sixers beat the Boston Celtics 82-75 on the back of 20 points from Lou Williams in front of Allen Iverson and a sold-out Wells Fargo Center in South Philly last night. Game 7 is in Boston on Saturday. [Sixers]

Michael Days Back at the Daily News. Michael Days was at the helm of the Daily News from 2005 to early 2011. Yesterday, after Larry Platt announced he was leaving the paper, Michael Days was brought into the news room and reintroduced as the paper’s editor. [Daily News]

Phillies Avoid Sweep. Cole Hamels is a revelation and Chooch continued to crush it—even in his first game as the team’s cleanup hitter. The Phillies won 4-1. [Phillies]

Hall and Oates in GQ. Hall and Oates spoke with GQ about their comeback, the Great Googa Mooga Festival, The Voice finale, the Black Keys and more. [GQ]

Lightning Strikes (More Than) Twice. Thunderstorms yesterday evening caused lightning to strike numerous area buildings including a nursing home in Montgomery County and the Exton Square Mall. Authorities say that at least eight buildings in Chester County were struck by lightning. [6 ABC]

HS Track Star Suspended From States. A star high-school sprinter at Penn Wood has been suspended from the Pennsylvania state meet this weekend at Shippensburg University. The whole ordeal started when he stepped under a tent to get out of the sun between races at a recent meet. [Fox 29]

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