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March 23, 2004
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
NEWS
September 26, 1999 | By Al Haas, INQUIRER AUTOMOTIVE WRITER
Question: I understand that both Toyota and Honda are coming out with electric cars. When will they go on sale, and how much will they cost? Answer: They aren't true electric vehicles, for openers. They are called hybrids, which means they derive their power from both an electric motor and a small gas engine. The Honda Insight coupe is due on the U.S. market early next year. The Toyota Prius sedan will be along later as a 2001 model. (It is already on sale in Japan.) The advantage of the hybrid is that it gets much better mileage than a conventional gas-powered car - 70 m.p.g.
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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.
NEWS
February 9, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
With lagging student test scores and only about 120 students in grades K-4, Spring City Elementary School three years ago looked more like a candidate for closure than for an extreme makeover. But with the boldness of a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, the Spring-Ford Area School District gambled on a radically different approach to fixing the struggling school near the border of Montgomery and Chester Counties. It spent roughly $300,000 over three years to arm students and their classrooms - even kindergartners - with the latest desktops, iPads, Apple TVs, and smartboards.
FOOD
January 30, 2015 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Years before anyone cared about kale and way before Brussels sprouts went viral, Tozer Seeds, the largest family-owned vegetable-breeding company in England, started playing around with the idea of producing a hybrid combination of the two. Called Flower Sprouts, they debuted in 2010 at a single department store, Marks & Spencer in London. By late 2014, the market had spread elsewhere in the U.K., Scandinavia and Europe, where sprouts' popularity dwarfs kale's. Now the American version from Tozer - under the brand name Kalettes, to cash in on our continuing obsession with all things kale - is available at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and other select supermarkets.
NEWS
September 29, 2014 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
The same week Mr. Driver's Seat had his first-ever chance to get behind the wheel of the all-electric, new-for-2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, a message arrived in my inbox noting that electrified car sales - meaning electric vehicles and hybrids - are essentially flat for 2013 to 2014. Volkswagen will not be the only manufacturer joining the all-electric car race for this model year. Kia plans the Soul EV and Fiat the 500e for select markets in the near future, and Tesla is adding the Model X to the Model S. These new models join the Smart electric drive, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, and Mitsubishi I-Miev.
NEWS
May 30, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - With billions at stake, the standoff over how to resolve Pennsylvania's pension crisis has loomed large as budget negotiations begin this spring. A decision Thursday by the Public Employee Retirement Commission may signal a break. The bipartisan panel backed legislation to create a hybrid pension system for state and school employees, and Gov. Corbett said he would support it. "The governor has called on the commonwealth to address pension issues, the spiraling year-over-year costs to the commonwealth - and school district costs - as well as addressing the risk to the taxpayers," Corbett spokesman Jay Pagni said.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Even after a five-year impasse, the tentative contract agreement between the city and AFSCME District Council 47 looks like a classic labor compromise, with both sides gaining and giving ground on different issues. That makes it a political godsend for Mayor Nutter, who had become the favorite whipping boy for the city labor movement and is still in a standoff with the biggest municipal union, District Council 33. The city is set to resume negotiations Friday with D.C. 33 and its president, Pete Matthews.
NEWS
June 16, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The new-for-2013 Lexus ES 300h is the automaker's first resident in the entry-level luxury hybrid subdivision, a growing community. To do this, it substituted a four-cylinder gas engine, two electric motors and a 36-module battery pack for the V-6 in the conventional ES 350. In the process, it came up with a midsize entry-level luxury sedan with an EPA city mileage estimate of 40 m.p.g. - almost twice what the ES 350 gets. In addition to the hybridization, the 300h benefits from two significant changes in the ES for 2013.
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