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July 30, 2012 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
WILDWOOD - Want to know what the hottest prize is this summer at Jersey Shore boardwalks? No problem, mon: It's de rasta-banana! Stuffed animals have long been among the most popular prizes at boardwalk games of chance of skill. But this year, the top dog is a banana wearing dreadlocks and a reggae cap. (Its cousin, rasta-cigar, is a close runner-up in some places.) "I don't know what it's all about, but this is one of the top things that people like this year," said Dante Silva, who runs a cork-gun game on the Wildwood boardwalk in which contestants win prizes by knocking over targets.
FOOD
April 15, 2010 | By Kathleen Purvis, McClatchy Newspapers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A summer Sunday food memory, circa 1974: I'm sitting at the table watching while my mother makes banana pudding and my older sister discusses her latest date. One talks about the frustrations of romance. The other listens, nodding, while patiently, steadily, assembling dessert: Lining the casserole dish with vanilla wafers from a box. Slicing bananas and placing the circles just so. Spooning on a layer of vanilla-flavored pudding. Building the layers until the casserole is full, then covering it with a final layer of fluffy, white whipped topping.
SPORTS
September 23, 2011
LONDON, Ontario - Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds, one of the NHL's few black players, had a banana thrown at him from the stands as he started the shootout against Detroit on Thursday night at the Labatt Centre. The arena is operated by Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor. The banana sailed past Simmonds, and he kept his concentration and scored, but the Flyers lost in the shootout, 4-3. "At first, I thought 'I better get another shot if I miss,' " Simmonds said in the Flyers locker room after the game.
NEWS
June 14, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
While inspecting a container of bananas at the Port of Wilmington, customs agents discovered two brick-like objects hidden in the ventilation system. Then they found two dozen more. Inside those bundles were about 63 pounds of cocaine with a street value estimated at about $2 million, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The seizure was made June 6 by tactical operations officers from Wilmington and Philadelphia. The refrigerated container was aboard the M/V Dole Chile, part of the Western Hemisphere fleet of produce giant Dole.
NEWS
April 12, 2012 | Choose one .
A lot of chips come across a food writer's desk, but it's the rare bag we can't keep our hands out of. Don't let the fact that they are made from organic brown rice and full of protein fool you. These black-pepper chips are crunchy, satisfying, and, thanks to a good dose of white and black pepper, the perfect partner for mild dips or boring turkey sandwiches. Lundberg Family Farms Organic Cracked Black Pepper Rice Chips, $3.29 at Whole Foods Market, lundberg.com. - Ashley Primis Frigid fruit Local health food markets, such as Essene in Queen Village, have long served up a frozen banana custard that is literally just that: a soft serve-like sweet with one ingredient, frozen bananas.
NEWS
February 23, 1988 | BY DON WILLIAMSON
Daily News Senior Editor Chuck Stone sometimes gives me gentle nudges when I miss the mark. He'll catch me in the hall and say something like, "What was wrong with you?" or "Why didn't you explain this or that in your column?" or "Make it plain what you meant. " It doesn't happen often, but it's welcome criticism when it comes, and it's usually right on target. Chuck came by my door the other day with his bowtie undone and a stack of mail in his arms. He paused for a minute, then asked why I hadn't mentioned the name of a rental company I'd written about recently.
SPORTS
August 14, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just days after some knuckleheads defaced the statue honoring Jackie Robinson outside the single-A Brooklyn Cyclones stadium, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones apparently had a banana thrown at him during Sunday's game against the Giants at San Francisco's AT&T Park - and it was starting to feel like the old racial attitudes never faded. But unlike the goofs who scrawled on the monument commemorating Pee-Wee Reese's gesture of brotherhood with Robinson, the guy who threw the banana has stepped forward to apologize to Jones, saying his intent was to express anger at the Giants' effort in the 10-2 loss, not any racial animosity toward the O's slugger, who went 2 for 5 with a homer and four RBIs in the game.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1992 | By David Johnston, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
So what's the biggest banana port in America? According to the Delaware River Port Authority, the honor belongs to . . . Philadelphia. DRPA even made up a chart in Spanish advising Central American melon interests, whose business it wants, that "Filadelfia" is "el puerto mas grande de Banano en U.S.A.," or "the largest banana port in the U.S.A. " There is just one little problem with the claim: Philadelphia is just about the smallest banana port in America. The biggest American banana port, by far, is Wilmington, Del. Wilmington handles almost as many bananas in a day as Philadelphia handles in a year.
NEWS
June 29, 1995 | For The Inquirer / JAY GORODETZER
Banana, anyone? During a lunch break yesterday from lacrosse camp on the Haverford College campus, Bryan Witte, 9, tried to share his fruit with the fowl. At first, they walked off. Later, he got some takers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2002 | By LAUREN MCCUTCHEON For the Daily News
Edwards Freeman Nut Co. has operated business from its old-fashioned factory store on Hector Street in Conshohocken for 102 years. For nearly 100 of those years, they've been making all-natural peanut butter. The process is simple. They roast, shell and grind plain Virginia peanuts into a creamy or crunchy consistency. But the business is serious. Edwards Freeman's giant machine can crank out about 500 pounds of peanuts at a time. The store even gives tours of the factory.
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March 2, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
The kid wanted to have some fun with his friends at a basketball game, so he put on a banana suit and hopped around in the front row of the boisterous Holy Spirit High School student section. Two things to keep in mind: 1. This was three years ago. 2. The kid is black. "It's just ridiculous," Ray Ellis said of the criticism that has been leveled at his old high school after two Holy Spirit students followed his example and tried to have some fun of their own during a Feb. 18 game against archrival Atlantic City.
SPORTS
October 27, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Culture wins football. Culture will beat scheme every day. " - Chip Kelly Malcolm Jenkins has a story about five monkeys, a banana, and culture. The Eagles cornerback first heard it when he was with the Saints. He said the story was told in New Orleans as an allegory for building culture, and that it applied to Kelly and why he probably believes the culture he's creating within the Eagles organization supersedes scheme. "If you take five monkeys, put them in a room with some stairs, and put a banana at the top of the stairs, every one of those monkeys is going to try go get the banana," Jenkins said.
NEWS
September 5, 2014
BANANA DOG BITES These sweet, sushi-style snacks pack a protein punch. Use whole-wheat tortillas for extra fiber. 2 tortillas (any variety will work) 1/4 cup peanut butter, or almond or sunflower butter 2 bananas, peeled Place one tortilla on a flat surface and spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on the tortilla to coat it evenly. (Note: If your tortillas are stiff, you can put them in the microwave between 2 pieces of moist paper towel and heat for 15 to 20 seconds to soften.)
SPORTS
August 14, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just days after some knuckleheads defaced the statue honoring Jackie Robinson outside the single-A Brooklyn Cyclones stadium, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones apparently had a banana thrown at him during Sunday's game against the Giants at San Francisco's AT&T Park - and it was starting to feel like the old racial attitudes never faded. But unlike the goofs who scrawled on the monument commemorating Pee-Wee Reese's gesture of brotherhood with Robinson, the guy who threw the banana has stepped forward to apologize to Jones, saying his intent was to express anger at the Giants' effort in the 10-2 loss, not any racial animosity toward the O's slugger, who went 2 for 5 with a homer and four RBIs in the game.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Port of Wilmington's top banana - Dole Fresh Fruit Co. and the 65 million pieces of the yellow fruit it ships there each week - could be lost to the competing port across the Delaware at Paulsboro. After 30 years in Wilmington, Dole is considering relocating one ship a week - 3.4 billion bananas a year - to a new port being built on 190 acres in Paulsboro. For Paulsboro, landing Dole and gaining 100 to 120 direct port jobs, as well as the trucking and related businesses catering to the fresh-fruit trade, would be a major shot in the arm. The port, directly across from Philadelphia International Airport, is on 130 acres that had been the BP Oil Paulsboro Terminal, and 60 acres that was the site of Dow Chemical's former Essex Chemical plant.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19) As the saying goes, "From an acorn grows a mighty oak. " Be sure your little idea is getting all the tending it needs to grow into a big idea. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Like a cosmetic advertiser, life might try to convince you that what's in the bottle will make you beautiful for $100. Do your research, though, because there's a $3 version that's just as effective. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) You know the truth when you hear it. Believing one true thing will change your whole day for the better.
FOOD
May 10, 2013 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
This is the ninth in a series on healthy cooking classes at St. Martin De Porres School in North Philadelphia. As our cooking classes wind down - just one more to go! - I still want to introduce healthy meals, but I also long to teach these 11-year-old girls to make something they really love. I figured smoothies were a good bet, and I knew better than to whip up the banana, kale, flaxseed, and almond milk concoctions I love. I'd go with a basic banana-yogurt-honey blend, and present it as an alternative to the fast-food banana milkshake Jayla Reeves loves.
NEWS
April 27, 2013 | By Danica Coto, Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The fishing trip off the rugged north coast of St. Lucia was supposed to last all day, but about four hours into the journey, the boat's electric system crackled and popped. Dan Suski, 30, a business owner and information-technology expert from San Francisco, had been wrestling a 200-pound marlin in rough seas with help from his sister, Kate Suski, 39, an architect from Seattle. It was noon Sunday. He was still trying to reel in the fish when water rushed into the cabin and flooded the engine room, prompting the captain to radio for help as he yelled out their coordinates.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013
Banana Joe , the Affenpinscher with the bouncy step and shiny black coat, walked off as America's top dog on Tuesday night, winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club show at New York's Madison Square Garden. The 5-year-old wagged his tail after earning his 86th best in show title overall, a day before he was set to fly back to the Netherlands with his owner. Old English sheepdog Bugaboo's Picture Perfect was picked as the runner-up on the green carpet of the Garden. Also in the best-of-seven final ring were a German wirehaired pointer, an American foxhound, a Portuguese water dog, a Bichon Frise, and a smooth fox terrier.
NEWS
September 11, 2012
How to have your banana and eat it too, or How to parody a sex show with a sex show, or How three wild and gorgeous clowns take on the porn establishment and break free. In Bang , Charlotte Ford (who conceived the show), Sarah Sanford, and Lee Etzold find themselves onstage with no idea why they're there; but the audience knows why it's there: to see a show. A sign above the actors' heads lights up: "Sex Show. " So they proceed to provide one. And, under Emmanuelle Delpech's direction, it's hilarious.
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