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February 7, 1996 | by Gar Joseph, Daily News Staff Writer
Nostalgia in America has mostly focused on the 1950s, a simpler, safer, happier time, etc. Ruby's avoids the cliche by going all the way back to the 1940s. The upside is the sleek, clean, art deco design that permeates every Ruby's restaurant. The downside is that it's hard to be nostalgic for a decade that gave us World War II, the Holocaust and de jure racism. Of course, it's better than the next inevitable trend: '70s nostalgia. Waiters and waitresses in bell-bottoms and flare-collar, purple shirts; lava lamps and strobe-light decor.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 1993 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
When Ruby Lee Gissing speeds out of backwoods Tennessee like greased lightning, it's because, as she later explains to a new friend, she has made it to young adulthood "without getting pregnant or beat up. " From the looks of Ruby's peevish ex reflected in her rearview mirror, this is some accomplishment. Ruby in Paradise is the involving, lovely story of this angel-faced woman and her travels to the Florida panhandle, where she may or may not find the man of her dreams on the Redneck Riviera, but she will most definitely find herself.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2002 | Anchorage Daily News
An episode of "Sex and the City" just may have saved the day for a struggling segment of American agriculture. The Florida Department of Citrus jumped all over a chance to promote its faltering grapefruit market when the high-maintenance women of the popular HBO show were seen sipping grapefruit martinis. "After that episode ran, we all screamed, 'Did you see that?' They had been drinking cosmos on the show for so long," Michelle Chandler told an Associated Press reporter.
NEWS
July 1, 2011
A 38-year-old man was hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself Friday evening inside a Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Southwest Philadelphia. Around 6:30 p.m. in the restaurant at 8680 Bartram Ave., the man stood up and reached into his pocket, causing his gun to fire into the left side of his groin. He was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police said his injury did not appear life-threatening.    -Robert Moran
NEWS
October 16, 1997 | By Frank Burgos
Here's one you won't hear very often: a guy defending a woman's right to be fat. But that's what I'm doing in defending, nay, praising Ruby, the computer-generated poster child for women who wear a size 18. She was part of the campaign by beauty-product retailer the Body Shop to strike a blow against this nation's obsession with the bone-thin look - and damn it, I want her back. There are a number of reasons - selfish and unselfish - why I'm enamored of Ruby. Selfish reason: I hope she will cut down on the number of "Do I look fat in this?"
NEWS
November 19, 1993 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
Every fan of the successful mother-daughter country act The Judds has noticed that Naomi is a beautiful woman with a nice voice and that her daughter, Wynonna, has a nice voice. If you wondered what happened to Naomi's looks, the answer is they went to her other daughter, Ashley, engaging star of the new independent picture "Ruby in Paradise. " "Ruby in Paradise" has won widespread attention for its sensitive look at a troubled, confused young woman (Judd) learning to understand and assert herself.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1992 | By Anita Myette, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Feet in tiptoe condition? Eyes like a hawk's? If so, head on over to Old City on Oct. 2, when the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Old City Arts Association team up for the "First Friday" fall open-house series. "Ruby Friday," as they're calling it, named for choreographer George Balanchine's Rubies ballet to be performed Oct. 14 to 18, is a scavenger hunt for red objects scattered throughout 33 art galleries, antiques shops and decorative arts showrooms. Participants spotting six red objects - in six or more locations -will be eligible to win a season's subscription to the ballet, as well as other prizes.
NEWS
June 21, 2012 | By Dana DiFilippo and Daily News Staff Writer
ATTENTION, pawnshoppers and bling buffs! If you come across an 8,500-carat ruby shaped like the Liberty Bell, find a phone and call the cops — and you'll be rewarded with riches you can put in the bank. Thieves stole the 4-pound, $2 million sparkler in November from the Stuart Kingston Galleries in Wilmington, according to the FBI. Galleries owner Jim Stein is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the capture and conviction of the robbers. Four robbers, armed with handguns and hammers, burst into the jewelry shop about 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1, tied up employees, smashed display cases and escaped with the ruby and "a large volume of high-end jewelry and diamonds," the FBI said.
NEWS
March 28, 1992 | By Ryan Murphy, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Danny Aiello was working as a Greyhound dispatcher in the New York Port Authority when he heard the news. "I heard that (Lee Harvey) Oswald was shot as I was getting off, and I raced home," remembers Aiello, re-creating the moment with feverish gestures. "I got home and my wife said to me, 'A guy named Ruby did it.' Every 10 minutes on the TV, they would play that famous clip of the shooting, and every time I watched it, I would go 'Yes!' " Aiello pauses, smiles and shakes his head.
NEWS
January 1, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / PAUL HU
Gerry Bell became a dog's best friend, removing thorns from Ruby's ears after the retriever dove into a thicket while playing catch between Pennsylvania Avenue and Kelly Drive.
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NEWS
March 28, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ruby Smith Marshall was known at William Allen Middle School in Moorestown as the leaf book lady, said a daughter, Robbin Williams. At the beginning of each school year, her students would have to go out and get leaves on field trips to nearby Strawbridge Lake Park or down in the Pine Barrens. They would then arrange and identify their findings in booklets, as part of the Leaf Book Project, for Mrs. Marshall's life science classes. "Many of her students credited her for their accomplishments" in later life, her daughter said, some of them developing careers in sciences themselves.
NEWS
March 26, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
DRESSED IN A STETSON HAT with his best girl, Ruby, by his side, wine-cellar designer Scot Ziskind attended the state House of Representatives hearing on medical marijuana in Center City yesterday for his health - and his livelihood. Ziskind, 57, has a seizure disorder and relies only on Ruby - his service dog - and marijuana to manage his illness. Although nobody denies that Ruby belongs in Ziskind's life, the little green plant he also depends on, which he is forced to obtain illegally, is a different story.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2014 | BY JENELLE JANCI, Daily News Staff Writer jancij@phillynews.com, 215-568-5906
WHAT'S NEW on Twitter? Am I doing well enough at work? Where are my kids? What's the latest on Putin - I'm going to a party tonight and I don't want to look stupid. Sound familiar? Comedian Ruby Wax said that humans "don't have the bandwidth" mentally to survive the demands of 21st-century life. With our brains constantly stimulated, many of us are on the verge of a mental breakdown - whether we are among the one in four people living with a mental illness or not. Wax tackles this issue, as well as methods to combat the chaos, in her book, Sane New World , a bestseller in Britain that came out yesterday in the U.S. She'll bring a stage companion to the book to Christ Church Neighborhood House on Nov. 13 as part of the 13th annual First Person Arts Festival, which began yesterday and runs through Nov. 15 at locations troughout the city.
NEWS
September 30, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's Unified Dispatch Unit is shoehorned into a nondescript office on the seventh floor of City Hall. With its stained drop-ceiling panels and fluorescent lighting, the office hardly looks controversial. Duct tape covers tears in the industrial-gray carpet. On one dingy buff-colored wall is a map of the city. On another is a poster: "Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. " Managing Director Richard Negrin describes it as the city's nerve center, a hub that allows Philadelphia's public servants to communicate with one another day or night.
NEWS
June 14, 2014 | By Carrie Rickey, For The Inquirer
Ruby Dee, 91, the trailblazing actress, activist and American social conscience, died Wednesday night of natural causes at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y., surrounded by her three children and seven grandchildren. She had outlived soul mate Ossie Davis, her husband of 56 years, by nearly a decade. On Broadway, in movies, and as a civil rights activist, the birdlike woman with the stirring alto voice was a change-maker and also a beneficiary of the changes she helped make. "I didn't have the kind of talent or personality that kept me dreaming about Hollywood," she reflected late in life.
NEWS
December 13, 2013
WHAT HAPPENS when the classic strains of Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky are blended with a cartoon show that is a hit with the preschool crowd? The answer can be found tomorrow at Upper Darby's Tower Theater, which is hosting two performances of "Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. " While most folks are probably aware of "The Nutcracker," you likely don't know Max and Ruby unless you are the parent of young ones. For the uninitiated, the two are the stars of "Max & Ruby," which airs on cable's Nick Jr. channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
The picture book Tea for Ruby is transformed into a stage production by the Metropolitan Ballet Company on Saturday and Sunday at Abington Friends School's Josephine Muller Auditorium. Children can also have a queen's tea with the book's New York Times best-selling illustrator, Robin Preiss Glasser. Ruby is having trouble learning good manners, but she is determined to succeed. She receives a surprise invitation to have tea with the queen at the palace and works hard to learn etiquette befitting a princess.
NEWS
November 1, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
On Thompson Street in Bordentown, Halloween is usually over the top. This year, it's over the rainbow. Residents inspired by an accomplished pair of design professionals in their midst have transformed the charming block of 19th-century wooden houses into a Wizard of Oz fantasy. Ruby slippers are suspended like sneakers from utility wires. Witches' hats, gnarled "talking" trees, and other decorative riffs on the classic 1939 movie adorn facades and front steps; a yellow-brick pattern is painted on the pavement.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2013 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Ruby is a beautiful and sweet bilingual (Spanish and English) 14-year-old. Talented and creative, she is interested in music and plays the clarinet for her school. She also enjoys various arts and crafts, including drawing and sketching. Her favorite foods are rice, beans, chicken, and pizza. Ruby describes herself as shy, but once she is comfortable in a setting, she warms up and has fun. She recently graduated from the eighth grade and was eager to attend high school this fall.
NEWS
October 12, 2012 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, Daily News Staff Writer
RUBY IS in limbo. She's fine with it, until it dawns on her that she's not fine at all. Directed by Ava DuVernay, "Middle of Nowhere" follows Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) as she wallows in her own inertia, eventually allowing her to break free. Once a promising medical student, Ruby drops out of school so she can be at the beck and call of her incarcerated husband, Derek ("Dark Blue's" Omari Hardwick, who starred in DuVernay's directorial debut "I Will Follow"). She takes the night shift at her nursing job so she can be home for Derek's phone calls, willingly goes into debt to fund Derek's defense, and rides the bus two hours every weekend for the short time she can visit him. Ruby is constantly in motion - on public transportation in several scenes - but she never goes anywhere.
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