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FOOD
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
June 6, 2016 | By Lisa Scottoline, Columnist
I just bought diapers. For Ruby the Crazy Corgi. Before I explain, let me warn you. If you're squeamish, stop reading now. Go read something else. Preferably one of my books. Or enjoy life some other way. It's up to you. This is America. Just don't say I didn't warn you, if you're truly squeamish about things like poop and peepee. By the way, before we even begin, let me mention something about things scatological. (That's an SAT word for poop and peepee, in case you didn't know.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Hot pink. Orange. Violet. These saturated pastels are destined to pretty up our kissers this spring - think Easter egg brights. The trendlet Vivid matte lips are the only beauty element we need to spice up our monotone smiles. (But a clutch in a matching hue should do the trick, too.) Where does it come from? We can trace the beginning of the vibrant lip to the 1940s, when Max Factor Jr. - whose father invented "pan-cake" makeup - created Tru-Color. This matte lipstick stayed on through all manner of eating and drinking.
SPORTS
February 18, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Brenden Ruby and Adam Perry led the charge for Rancocas Valley on Tuesday in a 54-41 win over host Delran. Ruby scored a team-leading 22 points, thanks to three three-pointers, and Perry added 17 points. The Red Devils shot 14 for 15 from the free-throw line in the Burlington County League contest. Cape-Atlantic League. Jake O'Neill didn't score a point, but he tallied 12 blocked shots and eight rebounds as host Mainland beat Vineland, 68-52. Taylor Dirkes scored 24 points and Brandon Savitch added 20 for the winners.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
A SOUTH PHILLY MAN who beat his ex-girlfriend's dog, Ruby, with a baseball bat was sentenced Thursday in Philadelphia Municipal Court to a rehabilitative program and ordered to pay $2,500 toward the dog's medical bills. As part of the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, Andrew Wallace, 42, must complete anger-management classes and do community service work, said the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Wallace, of 10th Street near Tasker, was charged with animal cruelty and possessing instruments of a crime for hitting the pit bull mix Sept.
NEWS
January 1, 2016
Ruby Cavanaugh, 93, the woman whose love for 1940s music and culture inspired her son to create a chain of diners in her name, died Sunday in Tustin, Calif. "Ruby was known for her quick smile, warm personality and inner strength," the Ruby's Diner restaurant chain said in a statement Tuesday. "Her friends could count on her for warm support during their own trials and tribulations, and more than anything she put family first. " Ms. Cavanaugh was born in Jefferson City, Mo., and moved with her family to California in 1936.
NEWS
December 7, 2015 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
It's no secret that I'm getting older, and so are my pets. But only one of us is able to retire, and it ain't me. At my house, it's AARP, or the American Association of Retired Pets. By way of background, I've always had dogs and cats, as well as the usual menagerie of pets that populated Francesca's childhood, like guinea pigs, gerbils, and even a pygmy bunny named Peewee, who lived to be 12 years old and had one tooth that actually grew outside of his mouth and up his nose.
NEWS
July 2, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
RUBY HORNE Hill had that special glow about her that nobody could really explain. But she had the ability to light up a room just by stepping into it. Yes, she was a beauty, but more important, according to her family, she had a beautiful spirit. "When Ruby walked into a room, the room lit up like bright sunshine," her family said. Ruby Horne Hill, a talented artist and designer and a dedicated family matriarch, died June 9. She was 90 and lived in West Philadelphia. Ruby had many gifts.
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.
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