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August 1, 2002 | By SARA SHERR For the Daily News
THIS WEEK belongs to punk heroes and children of the '90s alt-rock revolution. In the early '80s, the large and in charge Portland punkers Poison Idea predicted the Pacific Northwest noise and then disbanded just as the rest of the world was catching up with them. After over a decade, they're back together again at Rex's (10 tonight, 344 W. Gay St., West Chester, Pa., 610-696-7769, $10, www.rexsbar.com). David Johansen, who predated punk and glam with the New York Dolls in the early '70s, and annoyed everyone as Buster Poindexter with '80s wedding reception staple, "Hot Hot Hot," is now fronting a folk-blues project called the Harry Smiths, named for the eccentric music collector whose "Anthology of American Folk Music" jump-started the folk music boom of the '50s and '60s (which begat Bob Dylan)
BUSINESS
September 29, 1999 | By Leslie J. Nicholson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Franklin Electronic Publishers Inc. has sold Rex after two years of mostly disappointing sales for the line of credit-card-size personal organizers. Xircom Inc., a maker of computer peripheral equipment, is paying $13.25 million for Rex, which last year contributed 15 percent of Franklin's sales. Franklin said it would record a gain of $8 million from the sale. Although it is divesting itself of the line, the Burlington Township company will continue to work with Rex - as a software provider.
NEWS
April 5, 2012 | By Alicia Chang, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - The discovery of a giant meat-eating dinosaur sporting a downy coat has some scientists reimagining the look of Tyrannosaurus rex. With a killer jaw and sharp claws, T. rex has long been depicted in movies and popular culture as having scaly skin. But the discovery of an earlier relative suggests the king of dinosaurs may have had a softer side. The evidence comes from the unearthing of a new tyrannosaur species in northeastern China that lived 60 million years before T. rex. The fossil record preserved remains of fluffy down, making it the largest feathered dinosaur ever found.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2001 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Ever since Jurassic Park, the Tyrannosaurus rex has undeniably been in need of some spin doctors to give its image a makeover. I would argue that the creature took the right step in Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster by making a terrified lawyer its first human meal. It makes more progress toward a kinder, gentler - if rather improbable - profile in the new Imax offering T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous. This is a movie with the best intentions that admirably tries to educate youngsters about the lives of the dinosaurs they love.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2002 | By SARA SHERR For the Daily News
BANTAM, the new punk-and-roll trio led by former Lunachick Gina Volpe, is at Rex's (10 tonight, 344 W. Gay St., West Chester, 610-696-7769, www.rexsbar.com) . . . Roots-rock godfathers the Blasters kick off a weekend of alt-country shows this week (9 tonight, Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St., 215-922-1011, $28, 21+), followed by Old 97s heartbreaker Rhett Miller (9 p.m. Saturday, $15 in advance, $17 day of show) . . . Fellow countrypolitans should also check out Hem, a collaboration between New York songwriter Dan Messe, producer Gary Maurer (Jon Spencer, Luna)
NEWS
April 16, 2000 | By Lauren Mayk, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When Rex left the Police Academy in Philadelphia for Willingboro this spring, officers jokingly lamented that the City of Philadelphia wouldn't be making any more money off the $3,700 German shepherd. That's because Rex, a 2-year-old police dog trained to sniff out explosives, was called on several times in the last year by the Willingboro Police Department to check out bomb threats in school buildings. Each visit cost the Willingboro school district $280 to $350. "That was the big joke in Philadelphia," said Willingboro Police Officer Christopher Vetter, who trained with Rex over a 29-week period.
NEWS
September 27, 1992 | By Galina Espinoza, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's . . . Wonder Dogs? Two caped canine crusaders were among the more than 50 animals entered by children in the annual pet parade at the PAWS Nature Center in Mount Laurel last weekend, vying for prizes in one of four categories: best dressed, most obedient, most talented and most unusual. The parade is held to encourage better treatment of animals and foster a sense of pet responsibility in children. "We really look to see how children respond to their pets and treat the animals when we award prizes," said Kate Tweedy, a volunteer at the center.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1997 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Last time around, they paved paradise and put up a Jurassic parking lot. And once again, in Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the awesome creatures on an island petting zoo eat the hands that feed them. But this time, it's not just a feeding frenzy on some remote isle. This time it's The Tyrannosaurus Who Ate San Diego. Yup, a ripping yarn with more than a few ripped limbs. A cautionary tale colossal, scaly and predatory as a T. rex, The Lost World is a B-minus monster movie with A-plus production values.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1997 | By David J. Wallace, FOR THE INQUIRER
It is the gadget buyer's Tickle Me Elmo, and this year another New Jersey company gets to cope with hyper-demand for a product in short supply. The same phenomenon that fueled Tyco Toys a year ago is now under way at Franklin Electronic Publishers in Burlington. Franklin makes REX, a handheld electronic organizer, that quickly produced a buzz among the techno-cognoscenti after its debut this fall. About the size of a credit card, REX stores and displays thousands of address book entries, calendar dates and other details.
NEWS
January 13, 2008 | By Gene D'Alessandro FOR THE INQUIRER
When word leaked out that Rex's bar was closing, both fans and foes of the storied West Chester watering hole were caught a little off guard. Rex's - whose own proprietor describes it as "the quintessential dive bar" - has been a noisy fixture in town for nearly two decades, showcasing the rowdiest local and national bands and drawing audiences from throughout the region. The bar and rock club - near the corner of West Gay and North Wayne Streets - hosted acts such as George Thorogood, Cowboy Junkies, Dr. Dog and Squirrel Nut Zippers long before they became stars.
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April 9, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN REX PARKER joined the city's Licenses and Inspections Department in the early '90s, the place was jumping. Bennett Levin had taken over the often-troubled department in 1992 and began to crack heads. He prowled the city looking for code violators; he went after contractors who failed to get permits for construction jobs; he knocked down former crack houses and abandoned buildings harboring drugs, the homeless and rats. And Rex Parker, as Levin's deputy, was with him every step of the way. "He would size up a situation and get it cleaned up," said his daughter, Karen Parker.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
NEW YORK - The fearsome bite of a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex left behind new evidence that the famous beast hunted for food and wasn't just a scavenger. Researchers found a part of a T. rex tooth wedged between two tailbones of a duckbill dinosaur unearthed in northwestern South Dakota. The tooth was partially enclosed by regrown bone, indicating the smaller duckbill had escaped from the T. rex and lived for months or years afterward. Since the duckbill was alive and not just a carcass when it met the T. rex, the fossil provides definitive evidence that T. rex hunted live animals, researchers say in Monday's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
SPORTS
July 10, 2013
Rex Ryan spent part of his summer vacation running from angry bulls. The New York Jets coach joined thousands of thrill-seekers on Sunday and Monday in the annual running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. The Cleveland Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral. In an obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Scott E. Entsminger , 55, a lifelong Browns fan, requested "six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.
NEWS
March 9, 2013
Rex Scouten, 88, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. The cause was complications from hip surgery, said his daughter Carol Scouten. Mr. Scouten started as a Secret Service agent and ended his career as curator of the White House's art and furnishings. Most of his years were spent as chief usher of the White House, primarily managing the 132-room mansion.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2013 | By Elizabeth Horkley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Poole is dusty and canvas-clad. His leather satchel and Indiana Jones hat rest near the feet of Hadrosaurus foulkii , a Cretaceous-period dinosaur skeleton. But Poole isn't digging - he's drawing. Swiveling his head from a larger-than-life blackboard to the bones at his right, he fleshes out a rib cage. A few broad chalk strokes here, a softening of the palm there, and the creature creeps closer to life. "This dinosaur probably got eaten by T. rex ," blurts 7-year-old Juan Wilson.
NEWS
January 16, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
TELEVISION was learning how to be television back in the '50s in Philadelphia. Live broadcasting was still in the experimental stage, with crazy people like Ernie Kovacs showing what could be done if you had the imagination and nerve. Live broadcasts on Channel 3 in those years included several kiddie shows that still stick in the memories of older Philadelphians. While Kovacs was entertaining with camera innovations and comic ad-libbing (including running through the Philly streets in a gorilla suit)
NEWS
January 15, 2013
Rex Trailer, 84, the native Texan beloved by a generation of New England children for the cowboy skills he demonstrated on the Boston-based television show Boomtown , died Wednesday at his family's home in Florida, said his friend and manager Michael Bavaro. He recently had fallen ill with pneumonia. Mr. Trailer hosted Western-themed TV shows in Philadelphia for five years before landing in Boston in 1955. Boomtown ran on Boston television from 1956 until 1974. Mr. Trailer was the host, singing, playing guitar, and showing off the horse-riding, roping, and other cowboy skills he learned as a boy on his grandfather's Texas ranch.
SPORTS
January 6, 2013 | Daily News Wire Services
With the ink not even dry on the New York Jets' dreadful season, Rex Ryan fled to the Bahamas only to be photographed lounging poolside at a resort hotel, book in hand, with an interesting tattoo gracing his right biceps. It showed his wife, Michelle, wearing an unmistakably green Jets jersey emblazoned with the unmistakable No. 6 of embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez. And nothing else. The * * * 
SPORTS
January 5, 2013 | Inquirer Wire Report
With the ink not even dry on the New York Jets' dreadful season, Rex Ryan fled to the Bahamas only to be photographed lounging poolside at a resort hotel, book in hand, with an interesting tattoo gracing his right biceps. It showed his wife, Michelle, wearing an unmistakably green Jets jersey emblazoned with the unmistakable No. 6 of embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez. And nothing else. The New York Daily News ran a front-page photo Friday and by lunchtime it was an Internet sensation.
SPORTS
December 19, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
MARK SANCHEZ is no longer the New York Jets' franchise quarterback. He might not even be the backup. Rex Ryan decided to bench Sanchez on Tuesday in favor of Greg McElroy after the fourth-year quarterback had another miserable performance in a 14-10 loss at Tennessee on Monday night that eliminated the Jets from playoff contention. "I think it's best for our team, and for this game," Ryan said during a conference call. So, it'll be McElroy under center for his first NFL start when the Jets (6-8)
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