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March 23, 2004
2004 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra (available to the public in the fall) Ford Escape (late summer) 2005 Saturn Vue Dodge Ram pickup 2006 Chevrolet Equinox Mercedes S-class 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe GMC Yukon Source: U.S. Department of Energy
NEWS
October 19, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Lexus was the first automaker to field a luxury crossover SUV when it came out with the midsize RX model 17 years ago. But it was hardly at the front of the line with the NX, its belated entry in the red-hot small-crossover segment. The compact NX was a brand-new vehicle for the 2015 model year and will continue as a carryover for 2016. I had an opportunity earlier to drive the gas-engine-powered NX, the 200t. This time I spent a week with the hybrid version, the 300h. The hybrid gets significantly better mileage than the turbo-encouraged 200t and its sportier variant, the F model.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1999 | By Edward J. Sozanski, INQUIRER ART CRITIC
The border between the United States and Mexico is sufficiently permeable to have produced its own distinctive hybrid culture. Glass artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre, while not of the border zone, are perfect representatives of that culture. The brothers are natives of Guadalajara who moved to Southern California as adolescents. Now they produce art that is truly bicultural in the way it thoroughly homogenizes Mexican and American source material. Their small exhibition at Snyderman Gallery indicates that they look at their native and adopted cultures skeptically.
NEWS
February 17, 1991 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were many sides to Joseph Kassab - a skilled surgeon, a Wallingford community activist, an Army Reserve major and an area horticulturist, registered by the National Arboretum as the discoverer of a hybrid holly, 'Doctor Kassab.' Dr. Kassab, 82, died Wednesday at his Wallingford home, the same house where he had cared for the gardens since he was a child. "He was a very caring surgeon and loved his trees," said his wife of 38 years, Emma Elizabeth Smith Kassab. Born in the city of Chester, Dr. Kassab graduated in 1930 from Lafayette College and, in 1934, from Hahnemann Medical College.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1992 | By Larry Fish, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mayor Rendell emerged from a huddle with the board members of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority yesterday and said the center would be run by "a hybrid" of public employees and private companies. Rendell and City Council President John F. Street met for more than an hour in City Hall with the nine-member board and the top staff of the convention center, in a meeting closed to the public. The board then briefly convened a public meeting to award the $54 million bid on the Reading Terminal train shed to Dick Enterprises, of Pittsburgh.
SPORTS
March 30, 2005 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It all started inauspiciously enough a decade ago when Taylor-Made introduced the Rescue club, a funny-looking sort of half fairway wood, half long iron. As the name implies, the Rescue was designed to be easy to hit and versatile, a club that recreational golfers use to get themselves out of trouble their other clubs had gotten them into. Ten years later, the Rescue - generically dubbed a "hybrid" club by the dozen or more manufacturers who have their own variations - is no longer a fad but the fastest-growing category of club in the game.
NEWS
February 16, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
'Excuse me, Miss. Excuse me!" The New York City police officer down on Ludlow Street was tapping my window with the insistence of the law. "Oh boy," I thought. "Here we go again. " I had been idling for way too long, talking on the phone in what definitely could not be considered a parking spot - could not even really be considered a loading spot, if I were honest. I rolled down the window. "Yes, officer?" I asked. "This is the best looking car I have ever seen," he told me, smiling.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
From time immemorial, if not sooner, women have wondered whether all men are pigs. Modern science has muddied the waters - can you cross a pig with a man? Is that redundant? And what do you call something that's part pig, or some other species, and part man? What would you call a guy who dated such a creature? Would the word "pig" even suffice? All these questions, and more, are explored in the zestily disturbing sci-fi/horror/monster mash-up "Splice. " It's a new-age Frankenstein about two married scientists (their names are Clive and Elsa, taken from the actors in "Frankenstein" movies)
NEWS
May 3, 2005 | By Patrick Berkery FOR THE INQUIRER
Take away the laptops at the sound console and the camera phones, and the Mars Volta's 2 1/2-hour show of heavy rock transcendence at the Electric Factory on Sunday was an authentic, mind-expanding happening straight out of the original psychedelic ballroom in the late '60s. (The band plays a second sold-out show there tonight.) The band, expanded to seven pieces for the live performance, turned the Santana-on-steroids opener "Drunkship of Lanterns" into a half-hour opus that spewed discordant sax skronk, and its 35-minute finale, "Cassandra Gemini," made King Crimson's pioneering prog-rock absurdity "Court of the Crimson King" seem tame.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1995 | By Miriam Seidel, FOR THE INQUIRER
It's a cross between Waiting for Godot, Cabaret and Towering Inferno. It's "Cocktail in the Sky," a hard-to-peg but explosively funny dance-theater hybrid. This collaboration between choreographer Melanie Stewart and the Scottish-based Benchtours theater company bowed at Temple Center City's Stage III on Friday, sharing the bill with Darla Stanley's "Blood Carved. " Surprisingly, there was a coherent story here, emerging in pieces from under the strange goings-on: Five disparate characters find themselves in an elevator, bound for the highest cocktail lounge ever built.
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NEWS
July 4, 2016 | By Scott Sturgis, Staff Writer
2016 Toyota Prius Four: A higher-level hybrid? Price: $31,743 as tested (including $519 Protection Package, $225 for floor mats, $99 for tablet holder, and $65 for wheel locks). A base Prius (the Prius Two) can be had for $24,200. Conventional wisdom: When I tested a 2011 model some years ago, I wrote: "The admission fee is a little steep, but the reward is a competent car that improves gas mileage when you're stuck in traffic. " Marketer's pitch: "This is what's next. " Reality: This new Prius is even competenter.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
SEPTA approved a contract Thursday that will bring more than 500 new buses to the city by 2021. The $411.8 million, five-year contract with New Flyer of America, of Winnipeg, Canada, will pay for 525 diesel-electric hybrid buses. The buses will begin arriving next year, SEPTA officials said, and in five years 95 percent of the agency's bus fleet will be made up of hybrid vehicles. SEPTA's board voted for the contract at its monthly meeting Thursday. At the same meeting it approved the fiscal year 2017 $1.4 billion operating budget, a 3 percent increase over the prior year.
NEWS
March 28, 2016 | By Rob Nikolewski, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
The low price of oil has not only put a stranglehold on oil companies. It's also hammering the sales of electric and hybrid cars. "Fuel efficiency isn't as important to consumers right now as it was when gas was a lot higher," said Akshay Anand, commercial insights manager for Kelley Blue Book, a company that researches and assigns values to cars. Low oil prices translate into low gasoline prices, which has blunted the incentive for many U.S. consumers to buy vehicles that go farther on a gallon of gas - or in the case of all-electric vehicles, that don't use any gas at all. Nationally, prices are down about 65 percent since June 2014.
NEWS
October 19, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Lexus was the first automaker to field a luxury crossover SUV when it came out with the midsize RX model 17 years ago. But it was hardly at the front of the line with the NX, its belated entry in the red-hot small-crossover segment. The compact NX was a brand-new vehicle for the 2015 model year and will continue as a carryover for 2016. I had an opportunity earlier to drive the gas-engine-powered NX, the 200t. This time I spent a week with the hybrid version, the 300h. The hybrid gets significantly better mileage than the turbo-encouraged 200t and its sportier variant, the F model.
NEWS
September 7, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The average price of gasoline at the end of last month was about $2.60 a gallon - the cheapest petrol has been in late August since 2004, according to AAA's national survey. "Prices should continue to fall this autumn due to declining demand and the switchover to winter-blend gasoline," the auto club added. Cheap gas has, on average, saved American motorists $750 a year. It also has triggered wholesale desertions from what had been the growing ranks of the Hybrid Owners' Army. And in what numbers are these HOA troops going AWOL?
NEWS
August 28, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dressed in navy blue polo shirts and dragging backpacks behind them, the first graders in Christina Gonzalez's class filed into their classroom quietly for their first day at North Camden's Molina Elementary School. There were a few nervous tears, there was some talking, and because of registration glitches, a few students did not yet have name tags on their coat hooks. Otherwise, it looked like any other day. "I am so excited to show you our classroom," Gonzalez said, herding the students gently into the room, decorated with cutout paper bees and colorful posters.
FOOD
August 21, 2015 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
It's understating the case to call these last weeks of summer "stone-fruit season. " No. This is the real fruit season, the only fruit season. For anyone who cares about sweet and natural deliciousness, all the other weeks are merely prelude to the sticky, juicy days of August. "Stone fruits are a massive favorite for me," says Aimee Olexy of the Talula's triumvirate, "and I look forward to getting them every year. " Right now, white and yellow peaches are at their bursting peak; plums beckon with a lustrous gleam.
NEWS
August 17, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
In the case of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you have to pay up front if you want to save at the pump - and wear an ecological white hat. The top-of-the-line hybrid I tested, the Limited Platinum AWD, had a base price of $49,990. That's $5,850 more than a comparable gas-engine model. What you get for those extra bucks is a substantial improvement in fuel economy. The conventionally powered counterpart to the tester has EPA mileage ratings of 18 city and 24 highway. The test car is rated at 27 city and 28 highway.
NEWS
March 2, 2015 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE Sedan: Redesigned for 2015. Price: $32,987 as tested (a base hybrid starts at $27,995, while a base Camry, $22,970). Among the more expensive options on the test vehicle were sunroof for $915, security system for $359, and remote start for $499. (For more about the $1,300 Entune Premium Audio, see "Play some tunes," below.) Marketer's pitch: The "Being a Dad" Super Bowl commercial. Sniffle. Conventional wisdom: Camrys are dad cars. Or mom cars. Not cool cars.
NEWS
February 16, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
'Excuse me, Miss. Excuse me!" The New York City police officer down on Ludlow Street was tapping my window with the insistence of the law. "Oh boy," I thought. "Here we go again. " I had been idling for way too long, talking on the phone in what definitely could not be considered a parking spot - could not even really be considered a loading spot, if I were honest. I rolled down the window. "Yes, officer?" I asked. "This is the best looking car I have ever seen," he told me, smiling.
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