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April 19, 2002 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There was little doubt that the Chester County Commissioners would obey a federal court order to hide the Ten Commandments plaque on the courthouse wall here. The only question was how they'd do it. The commissioners have decided to go with aluminum. A $400 aluminum and fabric covering will be placed over the controversial plaque on the facade of the courthouse on Monday to comply with the judge's order, county officials said yesterday. And protesters can be expected to witness the installation.
NEWS
September 2, 2011
David P. Reynolds, 96, a metals manufacturing executive who helped put aluminum foil and aluminum beverage cans into the American kitchen, died Monday in Richmond, Va. Mr. Reynolds was the last member of his family to lead Reynolds Metals, which was founded in 1919 by his father, Richard Sr., and grew to become the nation's second-largest aluminum manufacturer behind Alcoa. Reynolds was sold to Alcoa in 2000, five years after Mr. Reynolds stepped down from its board. He joined the family business as a salesman out of college in 1937 and began trying to persuade the major St. Louis breweries to affix aluminum labels to their beer bottles.
NEWS
September 19, 1996 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police are investigating a kidnapping, sort of, in Eastwick. When last seen, the victim was wearing a Phillies cap, an open-collar shirt and jeans. But don't call in the FBI just yet, since the man was the life-size aluminum figure seated in the midst of the sculpture across from the Korman townhouse development at 84th and Crane Streets. The sculpture, called Eastwick Farm Park, is a collection of painted aluminum farm animals - life-size cows, sheep and dogs - and three benches.
REAL_ESTATE
May 16, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
My recent column announcing that I am painting the exterior of my house for the last time brought expressions of concern from those who don't like the words last time . And, thankfully, a couple of painting questions, which is the reason I write these columns. John Czuba's question concerning painting aluminum siding is one I have gotten before over the years, but it's one that always merits a response. Yes, you can paint aluminum siding, and the website of the Paint Quality Institute in Spring House is my go-to on all broad-brush matters.
NEWS
September 17, 2009 | By Edward Colimore and Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
For nearly 40 years, it's been one of the Jersey Shore's oddities: the boardwalk without boards. Ventnor experimented with aluminum planks along a two-block section in 1972 as a way to hold down costs. The aluminum stood up better to the elements than wood did. But the idea never caught on with residents or visitors. Many slipped on the metal as they walked, jogged, or rode bikes, especially after rain or fog. No more. Ventnor is returning to an old-fashioned, all-wooden boardwalk and saying good riddance to the aluminum section.
LIVING
November 14, 2008 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Question: We have a house at the Shore, with a second-story deck supported by pressure-treated wood. It was built after they banned the old arsenic pressure-treated wood. We had the wood capped with aluminum. After 18 months, the chemicals in the wood seemed to eat through the aluminum, which had to be replaced. The builder put Tyvek between the wood and the aluminum capping, but the same thing happened. Is there any way to avoid this problem? Answer: It's pretty obvious that your builder missed something in the directions for the new pressure-treated lumber.
NEWS
February 15, 1989 | By Joanne Sills, Daily News Staff Writer
The spanking new aluminum screen door had just been installed, and as it turned out, Joshua Lofton might as well have hung a sign on it saying, "Take me, I'm yours. " The door was ripped off its hinges at the home on 28th Street near Titan in South Philadelphia the morning after it had been put up. The theft angered Lofton, but it didn't shock him, or his neighbors. Rising thefts of storm doors and windows from houses in the crack-devastated area recently earned a separate log in police burglary complaint files.
NEWS
November 9, 1989 | By Charles Pukanecz, Special to The Inquirer
Two men pleaded guilty last week in Bucks County Court to charges stemming from unrelated thefts of aluminum sheets from a Bristol Township sign company. David Rusnock, 34, of Country Manor Apartments, Middletown, had his sentencing deferred by President Judge Isaac S. Garb after he pleaded guilty to charges of stealing an estimated $8,000 worth of aluminum from the Cutler Sign Co., according to court records. Rusnock was spotted at a Trenton recycling company Aug. 5 by a Philadelphia Electric Co. employee investigating copper and aluminum thefts from PE. A court affidavit said the investigator stopped Rusnock after watching him sell the aluminum to V & S Recycling Co. Rusnock was later arrested by Trenton Police.
NEWS
August 15, 2016
THE PHILLY-BORN PiperWai brand doesn't look like drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants. Packaged in a teal-wrapped glass jar, the soft grey solid seems - and smells - more like a fancy candle than a morning hygiene standby that absorbs sweat and eliminates odor. But, judging from the product's 800-jars-a-day sales, that's what it does. Two West Mount Airy besties created PiperWai, named after a family dog and a tribe in Guyana, as an alternative to aluminum- and paraben-laden big-name brands.
SPORTS
June 2, 1988 | By KEVIN MULLIGAN, Daily News Sports Writer
At 1:04 p.m. yesterday, John Kupsey Jr. ripped the clip-on TV microphone off his shirt, disconnected the power pack from his waist and flung them in disgust onto the dining room table. Kupsey, the sleek, 6-1, 185-pound shortstop from Gloucester Catholic High, had just been informed that the first round of baseball's amateur free-agent draft had ended. The Chicago White Sox and Phillies, the two teams that had made known to Kupsey the possibility of drafting him first, had passed on him at Nos. 10 and 11, respectively, for much higher-rated, college-tested All-Americas.
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NEWS
August 15, 2016
THE PHILLY-BORN PiperWai brand doesn't look like drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants. Packaged in a teal-wrapped glass jar, the soft grey solid seems - and smells - more like a fancy candle than a morning hygiene standby that absorbs sweat and eliminates odor. But, judging from the product's 800-jars-a-day sales, that's what it does. Two West Mount Airy besties created PiperWai, named after a family dog and a tribe in Guyana, as an alternative to aluminum- and paraben-laden big-name brands.
TRAVEL
June 5, 2016
International travelers often are unpleasantly surprised to discover that food markets abroad may not supply shopping carts, or even bags. What a great time to have on hand one of Picnic Time's lightweight collapsible baskets. The 15.8-by-8.5-by-10-inch Urban Basket has a stationary aluminum handle against which the polyester body folds, accordionlike, to 2 inches thick, secured with a snap closure. A removable inner padded "floorboard" provides extra stability flattened; or fold up half the panel to divide the basket into two sections.
NEWS
May 16, 2016 | Tom Gralish, Staff Photographer
IF HEARING the word yo-yo makes you think of the cellist, dieting, or maybe a Bollywood rapper (Yo Yo Honey Singh - he's really big in India), then you didn't grow up into the 1950s and '60s, when the original ambassadors of fun toured the country. Back then, the traveling "Duncan Yo-Yo Man" would appear at the local five-and-dime store, Cub Scout pack, or even your middle school auditorium, with a box of 50-cent toys-on-a-string and show you how to rock the baby, shoot the moon, or walk the dog. But if you are part of today's yo-yo world, then you know Tyler Severance.
REAL_ESTATE
May 16, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
My recent column announcing that I am painting the exterior of my house for the last time brought expressions of concern from those who don't like the words last time . And, thankfully, a couple of painting questions, which is the reason I write these columns. John Czuba's question concerning painting aluminum siding is one I have gotten before over the years, but it's one that always merits a response. Yes, you can paint aluminum siding, and the website of the Paint Quality Institute in Spring House is my go-to on all broad-brush matters.
TRAVEL
December 27, 2015
Drifting asleep to music without disturbing your bedmate or seatmate is as simple as wearing headphones, right? It is until you turn over on your side and the earpieces get smashed into your ears, a not-so-slumber-friendly feeling. The tech world has come up with Bedphones, now in their comfier third generation of featherweight, 1/4-inch-thick foam-covered headphones that you can barely feel that and lie flat against your ears, even when you roll over. Integrated ultra-thin, rubber-coated, flexible-wire ear hooks unobtrusively help fine-tune the fit. The attached 49-inch-long audio cable has an aluminum 31/2 mm jack that fits any standard headphone port.
NEWS
July 20, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Yes, sales of the dramatically redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 pickup have been down. The 61,870 copies sold in May represented a 9.7 percent decline from May 2014 sales. The June tally, 55,170, was 8.9 percent below year-ago levels. And yet, the cutting edge, aluminum-bodied big pickup is doing famously. It continues to be America's best-selling vehicle, a title it has held for the last 33 years. Through June, it had outsold its closest rival, the Chevy Silverado, by 81,358 units. In additional, the average transaction price of an F-series truck set a record in June, rising $3,600 to more than $44,000 per vehicle.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2014 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
Leslie and Curtis Pontz's new house almost looks like a child's drawing: three gray boxes trimmed with a red door and window frames that contrast with the deep green trees and grass of the Wissahickon woods. Its simple appearance is deceptive. The West Mount Airy house is a combination of retreat, artist's studio, retirement home, and dream house - 40 years in the making. In 1973, after Leslie and Curtis married, they bought an old, three-story traditional house, promising each other it would only be a few years until they built the house they really wanted - in other words, a midcentury modern dream.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The star of the Philadelphia Auto Show, which runs through next Sunday at the Convention Center, is not some sex object like the new Corvette Stingray convertible. Rather, it is a beast of burden, a practical hauler, a vehicular tool called the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck. This radically redesigned full-size pickup - the first ever to be built with a weight- and, hence, fuel-saving aluminum cab and cargo bed - is a multibillion-dollar corporate gamble that gets star billing because of the F-150's immense popularity and importance.
NEWS
May 17, 2013
FAT-FRAME, balloon-tire, one-speed bikes have become quite the retro-fashion statement for Shore goers. And they're sure fun for casual tooling around flat, quiet streets and parking near the ocean. But if you plan to venture farther than the Wawa, and won't be BMXing on the beach, a Breezer Uptown is a better cruiser to haul to the seashore. And to really stand out of the crowd, a custom-designed Big Shot bike is another sweet means to travel. Breezer is now part of the Philadelphia-based Advanced Sports International cycle group, which also imports Fuji bikes, among other brands.
NEWS
July 23, 2012 | Sandy Bauers
Hot enough out there? Bet you're thirsty.   Once you choose what you want to drink, there's another big decision: What are you going to drink it from? The container — and I'm not talking about the reusable water bottle you always carry — is a major part of your beverage footprint. (Would that be your "drinkprint?") The good news is that companies are responding to greener consumers and are making huge sustainability strides. Just by drinking in 2012 instead of 1982, you're already to the good.
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