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September 8, 1992 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / AKIRA SUWA
Volunteers loaded nearly a thousand paper plates with donated food yesterday at the first picnic for the homeless sponsored by the Philadelphia Rescue Mission-Family Rescue Service. Ronald Leiter, mission director, said, "We were trying to do something to bring attention to the plight of the homeless in Philadelphia. " Said one woman at the event: "This was a good idea. "
NEWS
July 7, 1991 | By Lita Solis-Cohen, Special to The Inquirer
I have a complete collection (five) of a limited edition of Worcester pewter plates, still in their original boxes and in mint condition. They were issued in connection with the U.S. Bicentennial and with these issue dates and titles: 1972 Boston Tea Party, 1973 Ride of Paul Revere, 1974 Incident at Concord Bridge, 1975 Signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1976 Washington Crossing the Delaware. Can you tell me what they might be worth and where I might sell them? Based on recent transactions on the trading floor of the Bradford Exchange, Box 45204, Chicago, Ill. 60648, the largest trader in limited-edition plates, it appears some of your Bicentennial plates were good investments and others were not. For instance, the 1972 Boston Tea Party, which cost $45 when issued, traded last month at $125.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2002 | By Edward J. Sozanski INQUIRER ART CRITIC
Porcelain is a common element in still-life painting, but German artist Suscha Korte's paintings of porcelain plates are a different animal. They aren't still lifes; they're treated more like mandalas whose symbolic significance is mysterious and alluring. At Temple Gallery, Korte is showing six large oil paintings from a series she calls "Danced Shoes. " Each canvas consists of three plates, seen full-face, in a horizontal row across the canvas. Each is decorated distinctively; some are floral, others are banded.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Each meal served on Bank & Bourbon's rustic wooden tables features pristine place settings with bread plates that do not match. Like, at all. Nonetheless, the china patterns - one with tiny, blue flowers; another trimmed in gold; one with a single red robin at its center - are harmonious. The dishes complement one another in such a way that the tableware in the 18-month-old upscale restaurant at the Loews Hotel looks both traditional and eclectic. "The idea was for people to feel comfortable and cozy," said Jaimi Blackburn, Loews' director of public relations, who also happens to be the person who combs eBay for Bank & Bourbon's funky plates.
NEWS
March 19, 2011 | Associated Press
ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Traffic police in a southern Kazakhstan city have complained of a rising tide of motorists replacing their license plates with signs reading "I Love Sex. " Online news channel Mir reported yesterday that one of them, a 19-year old motorist in Kyzyl-Orda, was fined $1,000 for pinning the provocative plate to his SUV. The station also showed police footage of another car bearing a more chaste plate honoring a woman: "I Love...
NEWS
August 20, 1994 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Starting with a sale this afternoon featuring Perillo plates and another tomorrow featuring monkey plates, the next four days will offer five sales to the west, to the south and to the north. The 50 signed Perillo plates, all from a single consigner, will be offered by Annette and Harold M. Smith Jr. at a sale of antiques and collectibles at 4 p.m. today at the Downingtown Marketplace on Business Route 30 next to the Tabas Hotel. Perillo plates are contemporary limited-edition plates done by a New York artist who specializes in Native American scenes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1986 | By Lita Solis-Cohen, Inquirer Antiques Writer
I have six attractive, shiny plates - three depicting a colonial man in wig and breeches who has been thrown from a white horse, three with a colonial man seated at a table, arms outstretched, with another man standing and facing him and leaning on a cane. All six plates have on the back, "Made at Ye Buffalo Pottery 1908, Deldare Ware underglaze, 1908. " Your rare and desirable Buffalo Pottery Deldare plates are worth $125 each, according to Seymour Altman. Altman and his wife, Violet, wrote the definitive book on the subject, Buffalo Pottery, published by Crown in 1969 and now out of print (the Altmans have a few books left, which they sell for $50)
NEWS
December 12, 1991 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, Special to The Inquirer
Robert de Saint Phalle, 13, is hoping that visitors to Marshallton on Saturday make a stop at the Goddard Early Learning Center on Sugars Bridge Road. There, the young artist will have his handmade Christmas cards and china plates, embossed with his original designs, in a craft sale as part of Saturday's festivities in the village. He has been designing Christmas cards for his friends since the fifth grade, but his drawing days go back to when he has 3 and growing up in Marshallton with his parents, Jean and Fal. "He started by drawing trucks - and they were very detailed for a child his age," said Jean, an artist who graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art. "He once drew a rabbit on the back of a matches cover," added his father.
NEWS
November 3, 2001 | By David Iams FOR THE INQUIRER
As comestibles go, oysters are among the more varied. They range in shape from the flat belons of France to the rock-like bluepoints of Long Island. Their flavors are equally diverse. For the last few years at their home in Moorestown, Jeanne and David Beck have hosted a holiday party for their colleagues at the Coriell Institute and others at which they set out oysters from beds in at least three different regions and challenge their guests to identify the subtle distinctions in flavor of each.
NEWS
September 15, 1987 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
The Casey administration, which is considering ending the state's ubiquitous "You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania" slogan, announced yesterday that the phrase would no longer be printed on car license plates. Instead, the state will return to plates containing only the words Pennsylvania and Keystone State, as well as the numbers and letters comprising the vehicle registration. Except for the position of the two words and the color combination (from blue lettering on a gold background to gold on blue)
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July 8, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
IN HINDSIGHT, the line of questioning was destined to be a jinx. The morning of the Fourth of July, a reporter asked Cody Asche about his recent resurgence. Nothing specific. What was working? What wasn't? What, if anything, felt different about these last few weeks? He didn't have any specifics, Asche explained, a slight smile working its way toward his left ear. He was just playing better. Then Asche trotted out and went hitless in four at-bats, the only Phillies position player without a hit or an RBI on the country's birthday.
SPORTS
July 3, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Peter Bourjos started June with a .199 batting average. His major-league future, the rightfielder thought, was in question. Bourjos responded by batting .410 (25 for 61) in 24 games last month to enter Friday with a .262 batting average to start July. He led all National League players in batting in June and finished second in the majors trailing Houston's Jose Altuve's .420 average. He entered Friday riding a nine-game hitting streak. "I had to keep going and take one day at a time and continue to grind away," Bourjos said.
SPORTS
June 27, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
SAN FRANCISCO - When Cameron Rupp smashed a double - his 14th - to right field Friday night, he matched his career total before this season in 201 fewer plate appearances. He entered Saturday with a .773 OPS, a number eclipsed by just four other catchers in baseball. The 27-year-old Rupp, with more frequent playing time, has discovered a power stroke he lacked for much of his time in the minors. "For me, if I get on first base, it takes at least two hits to score me," Rupp said, with a smile.
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
Eating out in South Jersey? If you're dining in Gloucester County, you can now check the latest health inspection reports for restaurants from Deptford to Franklin, from Swedesboro to Williamstown. The reports, which are updated daily, can be found online on Philly.com through the Inquirer's Clean Plates project, a searchable database that also contains inspection evaluations for restaurants in Philadelphia and Bucks County. More area counties are to be added as their databases become accessible.
SPORTS
May 16, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Pete Mackanin hoped Tyler Goeddel would launch the perfect throw. The outfielder did. Goeddel fired a strike from left field to home plate on Saturday night with two outs in the ninth inning. Cameron Rupp hoped he would be able to keep his grip on the ball and seal a 4-3 win over Cincinnati at Citizens Bank Park. Rupp certainly did. The catcher nabbed Goeddel's throw and survived a nasty crash at home plate to finish a wild win. The throw brought Rupp a shade to his left and into the path of Eugenio Suarez, who had tagged up and was sprinting from third base.
SPORTS
April 28, 2016 | By Vince DeBlasio, Staff Writer
An opportunity arose for Izzy Kelly this season with the Bishop Eustace softball team, and she has taken advantage of it. With pitcher Rachael Romer graduating in 2015, Kelly knew her role on the mound would expand, and the sophomore has emerged as the go-to hurler, according to coach Kat Dreitlein. "She's doing a great job for us on the mound, plus she's having great at-bats. She's getting on base, helping herself out," Dreitlein said. "What else could you really ask for?" Kelly provides Bishop Eustace (9-3)
SPORTS
April 21, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Maikel Franco slogged into Tuesday with just two hits in his last 20 at-bats. He has begun the season without the plate discipline that carried him last year. According to the FanGraphs website, Franco has swung at 38 percent of pitches outside the strike zone this season. That mark is nearly 4 percent higher than last season's. And Franco has connected with just 55.3 percent of those pitches, a mark that is 7 percent lower than last season's. Franco struggled with plate discipline in the minor leagues as the Phillies wanted him to resist overswinging and find a patient approach.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2016 | Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
At her family's Passover seder last April, Rabbi Debra Orenstein opted for the layered look: an ordinary T-shirt topped by a purple-and-black blouse made in India - and very likely sewn in a sweatshop by slave labor. At the moment when the seder's leader typically holds up a piece of matzo and declares, "This is the bread of affliction" - symbolizing the ancient Israelites' enslavement and hasty flight from Egypt - Orenstein startled her guests by peeling off the Indian blouse. "This," she announced, "is the shirt of affliction!"
SPORTS
March 11, 2016
There was no hesitation from Yadier Molina. The St. Louis Cardinals catcher stepped up and made the play. Molina executed the maneuver that got him injured, a sweeping tag at the plate, saving a run in his spring training debut. "I was ready, I wasn't thinking about anything," Molina said after playing three innings against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday in Jupiter, Fla. "I just tried to get the guy and everything went right. " Molina wore a splint to protect his surgically repaired thumb and played three innings, but did not bat after being listed ninth in the lineup.
NEWS
December 12, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner for president, once called the Plaza Hotel in New York City "the ultimate trophy. " That was when he owned it, from 1988 to 1995. The Pennsylvania Republican Party might have seen Trump, who draws large crowds at rallies, as a trophy "headline speaker" for Friday's fund-raising luncheon, held each year at the Plaza during Pennsylvania Society events. The question now: Has Trump tarnished his trophy status with a series of escalatingly provocative comments, culminating in a call to ban Muslims from entering the country?
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