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January 15, 2012 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Denali National Park and Preserve is in Alaska. Acadia is the old French name for what is now essentially New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Those two chunks of real estate are 3,000 miles apart, but that didn't keep those intrepid marketers at GMC from joining them in automotive matrimony. Actually, the Acadia Denali isn't really a bicoastal couple. It is the top-of-the-line rendition of GMC's large and largely pleasing crossover SUV. How top-of-the-line? Well, the base Acadia starts at $32,605.
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April 25, 1995 | For The Inquirer / J. SCOTT LYONS
Owners of Honda's Gold Wing motorcycles were the special Sunday at the Montgomery Mall, as they displayed their preferred mode of transportation.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1986 | By BOB EISBERG, Daily News Staff Writer
The transformation could not have been more dramatic, the architect insisted. The circular Tourist Center at 16th Street and JFK Boulevard "looked real dingy, like a Tennessee Williams set or your typical Social Security office," Edward Semanko of the Center City firm Semanko Bobrowicz said as business and civic brass flocked in last evening for a peek at the new look. "Now, at night, it looks like something out of 'Star Wars,' " he said. Gone are the fluorescent lights, the old draperies and the carpet that looked like it rarely had been cleaned in the 26 years since the building opened.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1986 | By MADELINE DAVIS, Daily News Finds Columnist
It was just a few decades ago that folks started to toss away the dishes they bought at Woolworth's or got as premiums in boxes of soap flakes. Yes, along with prosperity came diswasher-safe stoneware and, in some cases, fine bone china. But in the late '70s those dishes started to make a comeback as collectibles. The retro-chic started to hound their grandparents to check the attic for the forgotten pitcher, the stray salt or pepper shaker. The colorful designs of Fiestaware and Harlequin and the offbeat shapes and muted shades of Russell Wright dishes started to show up in antique shops across the nation attached to healthy price tags.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2001 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Get the holiday siss-boom-bang started tonight at Davio's with Baby DST, or at Chrome with Jersey's Denny Tsettos. Saturday, DJ Kemit rides in from Atlanta to provide the beats between Kindred, Jazzmin Sullivan and Kevin Bryant's performances at Gasoline. The fireworks are ignited early at Egypt when DJs 54, Hex and Ronnie D spin on Sunday. And celebrate the opening of the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on the late-late with Johnny Chink at the 2-4 Club.
FOOD
April 25, 1990 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
The song "Everything That's Old Is New Again" could certainly apply to the lifestyle products issued by the boutique electronics company Cicena. Their classic styled Gotham telephone ($89) in blue, red, black, ivory or chrome looks like a prop from "Batman" or "Dick Tracy," and even is specially weighted to have the heft of those old 1950s phones. Only the pushbuttons (discreetly located in a fake dial) separate the replica from the original. Cicena's Manhattan radio ($59-$69)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2001 | Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Start the "new" Greek Picnic weekend tonight by setting off aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia with the Ques and Ricky D. If you still have dance left in you after the Area: One Festival at the Tweeter Center on Saturday, cross the bridge to Shampoo for an after-party with Slynke, Julia Factorial, Imri, Zonel Smart, Circuit Breaker, Robbie Tronco, Jason Leroy and Carl Michaels. And, if you can get out of bed, don't miss Alex Adrock's "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" at Chrome on Sunday afternoons.
NEWS
August 8, 1992 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They looked like chrome pieces for a jigsaw puzzle. There at the rear of the huge factory building in Lancaster, where Trojan Yachts were made for years, was Lot 1977: hundreds of odd-shaped chrome tubing. And up at the factory's front, along with the office furniture and mementos of the company, were glamorous color photographs showing the fleet of yachts the company used to make - Trojan 261s, 461s, 331s and other models. The chrome fragments had once been fitted together on these yachts to form bow rails, grab rails, stanchions and ladders.
NEWS
September 25, 2010
A toddler died Saturday night after being struck by a car while crossing the street with his mother at Sixth Street and Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia at 8:23 p.m., according to police. The woman, 20, and her 2-year-old son were hit by a silver Mercedes-Benz with chrome wheels and tinted windows. The car disappeared down Sixth Street. The toddler was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was pronounced dead at 9:04 p.m. as a result of his injuries.
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October 31, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
ARCADIA, Calif. - The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, America's richest race, is typically run almost exactly 6 months after America's most important race, the Kentucky Derby. In the early days of the Breeders' Cup, which began in 1984, Derby winners were prominent among Classic winners. Who can forget Tom Durkin's wonderful 1987 Classic call, "the Derby winners hit the wire together" when 1986 Derby winner Ferdinand held off 1987 Derby winner Alysheba. The great Alysheba won the 1988 Classic.
SPORTS
September 22, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
PARX CASINO is always open. The racetrack across the parking lot will open early today - 10 a.m., probably even earlier if there is a long line. There might be lines outside then, and definitely inside all day. The Kentucky Derby winner is running at Parx. California Chrome, making his first start since finishing fourth in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, will be in post position No. 1 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, scheduled for 5:40 as the finale of a broadcast on The Comcast Network (4:30 to 6 p.m.)
SPORTS
September 22, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The crowd came out to Parx Racing to see a star on Saturday in the 35th running of the Pennsylvania Derby, and California Chrome looked perfect for the role of a Hollywood hero as he walked regally around the paddock, accepted Victor Espinoza onto his back, and stepped onto the track to play his part. And then they ran the race. Someone messed with the script, just as they had in June at the Belmont Stakes, when Chrome wasn't able to parlay wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes into Triple Crown immortality.
SPORTS
September 22, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
They packed the apron in front of the glass-encased grandstand and surrounded the paddock, filling the steps up to the jocks room, straining to get a look at reigning Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome. He was about to contest the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, the first reigning Derby winner to appear in the race. Once the race began, Bayern's jockey said he couldn't see California Chrome. As Martin Garcia pointed out, he wasn't turning around to look back. The crowd at Parx Racing, estimated at 16,000, got a thrill early Saturday evening, but it was from Bayern, trained by Bob Baffert, who led from the gate to the wire and set a track record over the 11/8-mile distance.
SPORTS
September 21, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A red alert for slots players heading to Parx Casino in Bensalem: Saturday afternoon, you may not get your favorite parking spot. Just up Smarty Jones Way from the main casino building, 20,000 people are expected to pack the racetrack to watch reigning Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome compete in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. Extra tellers were being hired, a press room was added to the ground floor, and the parking lots are expected to fill up, although attendance isn't expected to near the record 28,692 set in 1983.
SPORTS
September 20, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Steve Coburn, a lifelong westerner, had never been to Philadelphia before this week, so he put his pearl-gray Stetson on his head and took his wife, Carolyn, to see the Liberty Bell on Wednesday. The line was pretty long and stretched down the block, so Coburn went around the side to see whether there might be another way in. Not really, but he came to a glass wall and right there was the Liberty Bell, and they both got a good, long look at it. "People were standing in line a long time to get their picture taken next to it, but I saw it. I even saw the crack," Coburn said.
SPORTS
September 19, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
PARKING and admission are free at Parx Racing. It was that way long before the casino rose in the massive parking lot off Street Road, the property bordered by Route 1, I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The racetrack building, which opened 40 years ago and has been refurbished several times, most recently after all those slot machines headed across the parking lot 5 years ago, typically gets small crowds on all but the most special of race days. That is typical of the sport in the 21st century, because 95 percent of the money is bet offtrack.
SPORTS
September 19, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
IN THE END, it is still a horse race. It just happens to be the most important race in the history of Pennsylvania racing and the first time a Kentucky Derby winner has run in the state after winning the Derby. The stakes are high for tomorrow's $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx, with many questions. Is California Chrome the same horse that so dominated his peers all winter and spring? Is he better? If he wins and looks good doing it, how cool will the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita be, with Chrome against unbeaten Shared Belief, last year's 2-year-old champion, who is scheduled to run in the Sept.
SPORTS
September 18, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ONE OF the time-honored traditions of big-time horse racing is the "wait" at the barn for the star to arrive. Word was California Chrome would arrive on the Parx backstretch at 3 p.m. yesterday. The Kentucky Derby winner walked out his stall at Los Alamitos Race Course at 2 a.m. Pacific time, rode in a van to the Ontario (Calif.) Airport, where he flew with several other horses to Lexington, Ky. After a brief stop, the plane was flown to Allentown. Chrome got on to another van there and arrived at Barn 10, flanked by the three-eighths pole and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, promptly at 3:42 p.m. As is Chrome's custom, he was backed down the chute by assistant trainer Alan Sherman and walked smoothly right into his home until Saturday's $1 million Pennsylvania Derby.
SPORTS
September 18, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, ready to race Saturday for the first time since his ill-fated bid for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes, is the even-money favorite in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. Is facing Chrome right off a layoff the best shot for his opponents? That would make sense. "It does leave him a little vulnerable in my book," said Ron Winchell, owner of Tapiture, also running in the Pennsylvania Derby, and Untapable, the favorite in the $1 million Cotillion.
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